Thursday, May 14, 2009

SMU biology students present at Beta Beta Beta meeting

WINONA, Minn. — Five Saint Mary’s University biology students presented their research at the NC-3 Beta Beta Beta district meeting, hosted by the Gamma Eta Chapter at Grand View University on April 17-18, in conjunction with the Iowa Academy of Science held at Des Moines University, Iowa.

The students, their project and their research advisors are:

• Maria Borgerson, “Determination of Genetic Relationship Between Female Phellodendron Chinese in Saint Mary’s Park and Offspring Phellodendron Chinese Found Nearby” — advised by Dr. Debra Martin.

• Nicole Haese, ”The Effects of the Dietary Supplement Laucidin on Blood Glucose Levels of Diabetic Mice” — advised by Dr. Jeanne Minnerath.

• Ben Linder, “Analyzing the M3 Repeat Region of the Induced Nitric Oxide Synthase (iNOS) Gene in Homo Sapiens with Exercised Induced Asthma” — advised by Dr. Martin.

• Melanie Tyler, “Assaying of Lysozyme Inhibitor from Egg-Whites” — advised by Dr. Martin.

• Lori Brunner, “The Mode and Extent of DNA Replication During Endomitosis in Nodules of Leguminous Plants” — advised by Dr. Richard Kowles.

Haese was award first place for the Frank G. Brook Award and Tyler was awarded third place.

Dr. Martin is the Beta Beta Beta district director.