Dordt College News

Dordt students to present biology research, proposals

December 3, 2009

Van Gaalen

The Dordt College Biology Department is hosting a Senior Research Presentation Night on Wednesday Dec. 9, at 5 p.m. in the Science and Technology Building Lecture Hall S108. The public is welcome to attend.

The schedule of presentations is as follows:

• At 5 p.m. Joelle Van Gaalen (Sioux Center) will present the results of her research on “Genetic Diversity in Yucca Glauca Populations in the Loess Hills and Nebraska.”

• At 5:20 p.m. Josh Bowers (Peyton, CO) will present his research proposal, “Culturing Canine Parvovirus In Vitro: Detection of Mutations.”

• At 5:35 p.m. David Christensen (Waconia, MN) will present his proposal, “The Effects of Ozone upon E. coli O157:H7 Growth on Meat Samples as compared to Sodium hypochlorite.”

• At 5:50 p.m. Ben Christians (Sioux Center) will present his proposal, “Cortisol and Stress in College Students: A Longitudinal Study.”

• 6 p.m. refreshment break

• At 6:15 p.m. Nathaniel Cordel (Sioux Center) will present his proposal, “Using Oral Fluids to Detect Porcine Respiratory and Reproductive Syndrome Virus.”

• At 6:30 p.m. Adam De Ruyter (Sioux Center) will present his proposal, “Population, Habitat Use and Diet of Bald Eagles Wintering in Sioux County, Iowa.”

• At 6:45 p.m. Brittany De Ruyter (Sioux Center) will present her proposal, “Using Microsatellite Analysis to Study Genetic Diversity of Butterfly Milkweed (Asclepias tuberosa) in Iowa Native Prairies.”

• At 7 p.m. Troy Ellens (Lacombe, AB) will present his proposal, “Investigating the Effects of Amino Acids on the Growth of Corn.”

• At 7:15 p.m. Theo Mobach (Sherwood Park, AB) will present his proposal, “Quorum Quenching Properties of Cyanobacteria.”

• At 7:30 p.m. Michael Olthoff (Sioux Center) will present his proposal, “Ecological Impacts of Mosquito Larvicides on the Guppy Poecilia reticulate.”

• At 7:45 p.m. Cherylyn Vande Glind (Lacombe, AB) will present her proposal, “The Effects of Increased Levels of Homocysteine on Neural Tube Development in Xenopus laevis.”

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