Summer 2009 Internships

A reception for SBI Undergraduate Interns was held Thursday, September 3, from 2:30 to 4:30 pm in Room 109 of the Memorial Union, OSU. Interns shared their research experiences through a scientific poster session. Below is a list of interns (in bold type) and their poster titles with the title linked to a PDF of their poster if available:

Michelle Adlong
Characterization of nC60 Fullerene Particles in Natural and Synthetic Waters
Mentor: Jeff Nason, Environmental Engineering

Coralie Backlund, Kelsey Yee, and Christine Kelly
Production of the Lignin Degrading Enzyme Recombinant Manganese Proxidease
Mentor: Christine Kelly, Chemical Engineering

Nicole Bauer, Ellen Swogger, and Lewis Semprini
Effect of Nitrosomonas europaea Growth Rate on rRNA Degradation and Phenol Inhibition
Mentor: Lewis Semprini, Environmental Engineering

Sonal Bhargava Shoutao Xu, Hong Liu
Microbial Fuel Cell (Current Density Generation Using Multiple Substrates)
Mentor: Hong Liu, Biological and Ecological Engineering

Celene Christensen, Roy Haggerty, and Alba Algerich
Development of a“Smart” Tracer: Microbial Respiration in Stream Sediment and the Resazurin-Resorufin System
Mentor: Roy Haggerty, Geosciences

Emery Collins,
How Does Biochar Affect Soil Properties? Chapter 1:Hydrophobicity
Mentor: Markus Kleber, Crop and Soil Science

Paul Dornath, Skip Rochefort and Nicholas Kraaz
Analysis of “BPA-free” TritanTM Copolyester Under High Stress Conditions
Mentor: Skip Rochefort, Chemical Engineering

Kristin Egan, Tyler Radniecki, and Lew Semprini
The Role of Trace Metals in Protecting Nitrosomonas europaea From Silver Ions and Silver Nanoparticles Egan.pdf
Mentor: Lewis Semprini, Environmental Engineering

Calvin Elser,Laurel Kluber, Lydia Zeglin, and David Myrold
Microbial Community Associated with Birth and Death of Ectomycorrhizal (EcM) Mats
Mentor: Dave Myrold, Crop and Soil Science

Victoria Grimwood, Katharine Field, Jeffrey Shaman, and Hyatt Green
Patterns of Occurrence and Prevalence for Avian Fecal Markers detected by GFB, GFC, and GFD
Mentor: Kate Field, Microbiology

Jayson Hieter, Brandon Briggs, Fredrick Colwell
Analysis of Macroscopic Biofilms in Methane Hydrate Bearing Sediment As They Relate to Anaerobic Oxidation of Methane
Mentor:Rick Colwell, COAS

Kaalindi Misra
Electrolysis Cells - Generation of Hydrogen Gas from Different Types of Bacteria
Mentor: Hong Liu, Biological and Ecological Engineering

Thomas Kendig, Dusty Berggren, Mohammad Azizian
Evaluation of Sulfate Reduction and TCE Reduction by the Evanite and Point Mugu Cultures
Mentor: Lewis Semprini, Environmental Engineering
 
Michelle Land, Neeraja Vajrala, Luis Sayavedra-Soto, and Daniel Arp
Can You Differentiate the Ammonia Oxidizers in Soil?
Mentor: Luis Sayavedra-Soto, Botany and Plant Pathology

Betsy Leondar, Dave Myrold
Soil Processes in Restored Wetlands
Mentor: Mary Santelmanm, Geosciences; Dave Myrold, Crop and Soil Science

Mikkel Leslie, Dylan Stankus, Jeff Nason, Kate Saili and Stacey Harper
Characterization and Toxicity Results on Silver and Gold Nanoparticles Samples
Mentor: Jeff Nason, Environmental Engineering

Felicia Molatore,
Soil Fractionation
Mentor: Kate Lajtha, Botany and Plant Pathology

Shane Monares,
Adapting the Methylene Blue Sulfide Detection Method for use in a Microfluidic In Situ Monitoring Device
Mentor: James Ingle,  Chemistry

Nicole Nasholm,
Hydrophobicity Determination of Bacteria, Colloids and Surfaces
Mentor: Brian Wood, Environmental Engineering

Hoang Nguyen, Martin Fisk, Jerry Yamamuro, David Cann, Eric Patterson, Jason Ideker, Skip Rochefort
Hawaii Giant Landslides and Their Strength
Mentor: Martin Fisk, COAS

Kayli Paterson,, Hatem Mohamed
Growth of Cyanobacterial Cells with a Carbon Source Added
Mentor: Roger Ely, Biological and Ecological Engineering

Jean Plotkin Hongqiang Hu and Hong Liu
The Effects of Cathode Variation on Hydrogen Production in Microbial Fuel Cells
Mentor: Hong Liu, Biological and Ecological Engineering
 
Hilary Rogers
Engineering a Mutant Strain of Synechocystis PCC 6803 to Over-Express Cyanoglobin
Mentor: Roger Ely, Biological and Ecological Engineering

Devin Seitz
Development of an Experimental Procedure to Determine Volatile Matter Content in Biochar
Mentor: Markus Kleber, Crop and Soil Science

Stephanie Yarwood and intern Kedy Shen
Kedy Shen points out a detail to Stephanie Yarwood during the  summer 2009 poster session.

Kedy Shen, Joyce E. Loper, Marcella D. Henkels
Identification of Phytotoxic Secondary Metabolites in Pseudomonas fluorescens Pf-5
Mentor: Joyce Loper, Botany and Plant Pathology

Cassandra Viéville
Genetic Engineering of Yeast for Manganese Peroxidase Production
Mentor: Christine Kelly, Chemical Engineering

Hiu Tung Yip, Brandon Briggs, Rick Colwell
Characterization of Microbiological Communities in the Columbia River Basalts before Carbon Dioxide Sequestration
Mentor:Rick Colwell, COAS