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Applied and Natural Sciences annually awards grants to students and faculty for innovative instruction, research, and travel to present their research. The following lists the students and faculty receiving awards during 2012-2013. Thank you to the generous donors/alumni who provided support!

 

FACULTY RESEARCH MINI-GRANTS
 
Faculty
ANS Academic Unit
Project Title
Jennifer Hanson
YuChun Chen
Human Ecologgy
"Parents as Partners" Tennis as a Platform for Obesity Prevention
Kimberly Corsen
Human Ecology
Young Children's Secrets and Secret Hiding Places
Dylan Dillaway
Michael Tyree
Forestry
Carbohydrate Allocation Patterns in (Pinus palustris) Following a Prescribed Burn
William Wolf
Biological Sciences
Induction of MT-A, GST, and Superoxide Dismutase in Fathead Minnows Exposed to the Ouachita River, Louisiana
Bogdan Strimbu
Wesley Palmer
Forestry
Technology Impact on Measurement Accuracy: LIDAR vs. Multispectral Images
Julie Rutledge
Heather McCollum
Human Ecology
PLAY: Promoting Inclusion Via Literacy
Jeffrey Shultz Biological Sciences Rare Alternative Splicing of Similar Genes Leads to Multiple Schlerosis in Humans
Pei Liu Human Ecology Food Safety Training Needs Assessment for School Foodservice Operations: Health Inspection Review in Louisiana
Yeonsoo Kim Human Ecology Effects of Coffee on Glucose Metabolism and Inflammation in Overweight Individuals
 
 
GRADUATE STUDENT RESEARCH MINI-GRANTS
 
Student
Faculty Advisor - ANS Academic Unit
Project Title
Zach Allgood
Patrick Hindmarsh
Biological Sciences
Development of an Autonomous Replicating Plasmid System for Candida albicans
Jaymes Hunter Collins
Patrick Hindmarsh
Biological Sciences
Using Combination Antifungal Drug Treatment to Identify Response in Candida albicans
Jennifer Guergues
Bill Wolf
Biological Sciences
Survey of KLK5 Expression in Normal and Tumor Tissue Sections
Elizabeth Griggs
Becky Giorno
Biological Sciences
Influence of CotO and SpoVID on Spore Assembly and Function in Bacillus
Wilson Hood
Michael Tyree
Forestry
The Influence of Soil Moisture and Shrink-Swell Clay Cracking Dynamics on Soil Respiration
Gargi Suchak
Bill Wolf
Biological Sciences
Q-PCR Survey of Kallikrein 6 (KLK6) Protein Expression in Normal and Tumor Tissues Using Immunohistochemistry
Leema Pradhan
Becky Giorno
Biological Sciences
To Determin the Roles of the Spore Coat and the Exosporium in Contributing to Spore Ozone Resistance in Bacillus anthracis Using Aqueous Ozone
Javier Rivas
Becky Giorno
Biological Sciences 
The Roles of CotJC and BAS 2447 in Bacillus anthracis
Xuan Liu
Patrick Hindmarsh
Biological Sciences
Development of an Autonomous Replicating Plasmid for Candida albicans
Edward Pierce
Patrick Hindmarsh
Biological Sciences
Using Resistant Strains of Candida albicans to Test Whether Drugs in Combination Overcome Resistance
Prasant Seetala
Becky Giorno
Biological Sciences 
The Role of IunH, Transglutaminase, and Other Spores Proteins in Bacillus anthracis Superdormancy
Alexis Traylor
Thea Edwards
Biological Sciences
Effects of Dietary Phytoestrogens on Southern Toad Development
 
 
 
UNDERGRADUATE STUDENT RESEARCH MINI-GRANTS
 
Student
Faculty Sponsor -
ANS Academic Unit
Project Title
Kiersten Campbell
William Green
Mark Murphey
Agricultural Sciences
The Effects of a Novel 7_day Synchronization of Estrus Protocol on Conception Rates in Beef Cattle
Murphy Colvin
William Green
Mark Murphey
Agricultural Sciences 
Economic Feasibility of Using Sexed Semen in Beef Cattle