2008 Bowdoin Research Fellows



Beckman
Fellow Research Project Faculty Mentor
Samuel Minot '08  
Molecular genetics of the human follicle mite Mike Palopoli     
                            James Stacy Coles Summer Research Fellowship                             in Chemistry and Biochemistry
 Fellow Research Project  Faculty Mentor
Michael Ardolino '08          
Cationic Cobalt Catalysis: Improving upon alpha-olefin dimerization Rick Broene              
Sarah Dale '11 Oxidation of monolayers at the air/water interface
Laura Voss
Michael Farthing '10 Iridium Catalyzed Hydrosilyation polymerization
Rick Broene
Sarah Luppino '10
Purification and Optical Spectroscopy of Long, Synthetic Polyenes
Ron Christensen
Joshua Magno '11
Aerosol generation
Laura Voss
Ta-Hsuan '10
Thermal Conversion of Woody Biomass to Fuels: The Analysis of Pyrolysis Oils
Beth Stemmler 
Yasmine White '11
Raman spectroscopy of optically trapped particles
Laura Voss


 James Stacy Coles Undergraduate Research Fellowship
    Fellow     Research Project Faculty Mentor
Nicholas Selden '09     
Enzymatic synthesis of a committed, unnatural pseudaminic acid substrate Danielle Dube        


Martha Reed Coles Undergraduate Research Fellowship
           Fellow             
                       Research Project                       
 Faculty Mentor 
Maud Taber-Thomas '09
The Art and Philosophy of Ruskin and the Pre- Raphaelites
James Mullen


            Henry L. and Grace Doherty Charitable Foundation Coastal                  Studies Research Fellowship
      Fellow    
Research Project FacultyMentor 
James Anderson '10                               
A survey of aquatic invertebrates in Merrymeeting Bay and their relationship to submerged aquatic vegetation John Lichter                               
Elizabeth Barton '09
The Characterization of Truncated and Modified Orcokinin Neuropeptides in the tissues from the American Lobster, Homarus americanus
Beth Stemmler
Nicholas Crawford '09 Exploring Androscoggin Lake's Outlet Delta System
Peter Lea
Rachel Dicker '09
Egg capsule distribution in Nucella lapillus as a strategic maternal investment
Jon Allen
Isaac Irby '09
The extent of marine sedimentation on North America
Ed Laine
Drew Trafton '10
Trophic Web Structure and Anadromous Fish Distributions in Merrymeeting Bay
John Lichter


 Faculty Research Grant Fellowship
     Fellow
 Research Project FacultyMentor 
Bryan Amagai  '08                  
Purification and Optical Spectroscopy of Long, Synthetic Polyenes
Ron Christensen           
Katharina Bilotti '10
Purification and Optical Spectroscopy of Long, Synthetic Polyenes
Ron Christensen
Eli Bossin '09
Inglefield Land Archaeology Project in Northern Greenland
Genevieve LeMoine
Elita DeFeo '09 
The Role of the Extracellular Domain in the Wall Associated Kinase (WAK)
Bruce Kohorn
Luke Fairbanks '09
Collaborative Research: Direct and Indirect Coupling of Fisheries Through Economic, Regulatory, Environmental, and Ecological Linkages
Ta Herrera
Samuel Hankinson '10
Phyto Plankton Census
Ed Laine
Matthew Kwan '10
Thermal Conversion of Woody Biomass to Fuels
Beth Stemmler
Morgan MacLeod '09
Numerical Simulations of Neutron Stars, Black Holes, and Gravitational Radiations
Thomas Baumgarte
Rhysly Martinez '09
Investigation of Wall-Associated Kinases (WAKs) and Mechanisms of Post-transcriptional Control using Microarrays
Bruce Kohorn
Carl Morissey '09
N/A Laura Toma
Christopher O'Donnell '10                                 
Scalable Algorithms for Realistic Terrain Processing in GIS
Laura Toma
William Richard '11
Scalable Algorithms for Realistic Terrain Processing in GIS
Laura Toma
Kristina Sorg '09
Collaborative Firn Project in Greenland
Mark Battle
Leah Wolberg '10
Visualizing Circulation in the gulf of Maine
Ed Laine
Michael Wolovick '09
Influence of Circulation on Phyto Plankton
Ed Laine
Erin York '09 Landscape-level controls on terrestrial, aquatic, and wetland responses to climate change in the southern Canadian Arctic
Phil Camill             


                             Freedman Summer Research Fellowship                                     in Computer Science
 Fellow   Research Project  FacultyMentor
Jeremy Fishman '09      
Cognitive Robotics                               
Eric Chown       


                                   Freedman Summer Research Fellowship                                     in Coastal/Environmental Studies
 Fellow  Research Project  FacultyMentor
Mark Newman '09  
The Influence of Chemical Structure on Contaminant Retention in Soils Dharni Vasudevan


 Gibbons Summer Research Internship
  Fellow   Research Project   FacultyMentor
Angela Fabunan '11       
N/A
Chuck Dorn
Hillary Hooke '09
N/A                                             Genevieve LeMoine & Susan Kaplan
Jacob Christopher '09
N/A
Brad Burnham & Dale Syphers
Benjamin Lovell '10
N/A
Patrick Rael 
Duncan Masland '11
N/A
Matt Klingle
Christopher Necchi '10
N/A Peter Lea & Janet Martin           


                               Peter J. Grua and Mary G. O'Connell                                         Faculty/Student Research Fellowship
   Fellow    Research Project    FacultyMentor
Norah Maki '09 The Isolated Nature of Incidence
Anna Hepler


Howard Hughes Medical Institute Summer Fellowship
 Fellow Research Project  FacultyMentor
Rachel Ackerman  '09             Identification and localization of a new myosuppressin analog in the Maine lobster, Homarus americanus
Beth Stemmler           
Chaiyaboot Ariyachet '10                    
Exploring the function of hydrophobic residues in the arginine-glycine-rich (RG) domain of the RNA-binding Np13
Anne McBride           
Tamlyn Frederick '09
The Role of Trehalose in Bioremediation
Peter Woodruff
Han Guo '09
Synthesis and analysis of unnatural azidosugars in Helicobacter pylori pseudaminic acid biosynthetic pathway
Danielle Dube
Khristianna Jones '10
Testing Episodic-like Memory in Rats by Acquiring a Taste Aversion
Seth Ramus
Adam Kaplan '09
Examination of cilia diversity between C. elgans populations
Mike Palopoli
Alex Keeney '09
Isotocin and its Effect on Social Approach Behavior in Goldfish
Rick Thompson
Maria Koenigs '09
A New Glow: Using azidosugar metabolism in conjunction with the Staudinger ligation to selectively image H.pylori
Danielle Dube
Claire Lewkowicz '09
The Role of Trehalose in the Mycobacterial Cell Wall
Peter Woodruff
Pablo Obregon '09
The Role of WAKs in Cell Expansion
Bruce Kohorn
Terrence Pleasant Jr. '09
The role of the hippocampus in the expression of episodic-like memories in rats
Seth Ramus
Nicholas Sanchez '09
Evolutionary origins of demodex peromysci taken from nine subspecies of mice from the genus peromyscus
Jeff Nagle          
Pawat Seritrakul '11
Functional analysis of retinoic acid signaling in zebrafish tooth development
William Jackman      


                            Hughes Family Summer Research Fellowship                                 in Environmental Studies
  Fellow   Research Project   FacultyMentor
Ross Cowman '10        
Aquatic Plant (Vallisneria americana) colonization and transplantation in Merrymeeting Bay
John Lichter  


                            Idea Network of Biomedical Research Excellence                             (INBRE) Summer Fellowship
  Fellow   Research Project   FacultyMentor
Julie Endrizzi '09
Demodex:  a Species Comparison using Genetic Methods
Mike Palopoli
Emily Gabranski '09          
Neuromodulatory Effects of SIFamide on Motor Patterns of the Stomatogastric Ganglion in C. irroratus
Patsy Dickinson          
Molly Kwiatkowski '11            
Hormonal control in the American lobster by midgut-dervied peptides
Patsy Dickinson
Haley McHugh '09
The Candida albicans Protein IPF12319 and its Relationship with Fluconazole Resistance
Anne McBride
Matthew Shew '09
Identifying the substrates of ppGalNAcT-2 using the novel Golgi two-hybrid assay
Danielle Dube
Caitlin Stauder '10
Functional analysis of the role of BMP signaling in zebrafish tooth developmen
William Jackman
Claire Williams '10
Characterization of Serine Peptidase in Cricket Neuronal Regeneration
Hadley Horch
Teerawat Wiwatpanit '11                
Effects of neuropeptide GAHKNYLRFamide on American lobster Homarus americanus Cardiac Ganglion Patsy Dickinson
James Yoo '09
Analysis of Hedgehog Function in Zebrafish Tooth Development
William Jackman


                     Idea Network of Biomedical Research Excellence                          (INBRE) Pre-Doctoral Fellowship
  Fellow   Research Project   FacultyMentor
James Harris '08        
The Role of a Pushover Homologue in Compensatory Dendritic Regeneration in Gryllus bimaculatus
Hadley Horch       
Louis David Lord '08             
Rapid Steroidal Influences on Visually Guided Social Behavior in Male Goldfish
Rick Thompson


 Kent Island Summer Fellowship
  Fellow   Research Project   FacultyMentor
Nathan Elliott '09
Bowdoin Scientific Station
Robert Mauck
Nathan Johnson '09
Bowdoin Scientific Station
Robert Mauck
Mary Miller '09
Bowdoin Scientific Station
Robert Mauck
Kathryn Nichols '09
Bowdoin Scientific Station
Robert Mauck
Meredith Steck '09
Bowdoin Scientific Station
Robert Mauck
Allison Weide '08
Bowdoin Scientific Station
Robert Mauck


 Kibbe Science Fellowship
  Fellow   Research Project   FacultyMentor
Elise Krob '10
Automatic Color Calibration in Robotics
Eric Chown


 Edward E. Langbein Sr. Summer Research Award
  Fellow   Research Project   FacultyMentor
Leah Stecher '10
A Study of the Prodigious in Seventeeth Century France
Katherine Dauge-Roth
Janice Tong '08            
Blackface and Passing Revisited: Spectatorship and Liminality of Racial Identity Inversion in Black Theatre
Elizabeth Muther                       


 Latin American Studies Research Grant
  Fellow   Research Project   FacultyMentor
Michelle Argueta '09
                                                  
Allen Wells
Julia Seltzer '09
 
Enrique Yepes


 Littlefield Summer Fellowship
  Fellow   Research Project   FacultyMentor
Zoe Anaman '10
Purification and Optical Spectroscopy of Long, Synthetic Polyenes
Ron Christinson
Oronde Cruger '11
Cp*Quinoline Cobalt complexes
Rick Broene
Maria Nicolais '10
Oxidation and Uptake of Gaseous Species
Laura Voss


 Maine Space Grant Consortium Fellowship
  Fellow   Research Project   FacultyMentor
Alison Chase '09
Groundtruthing Buoy Fluorometer with Multiple Color Parameters
Ed Laine
Jaclyn Davis '10
Understanding recovery capabilities of the cricket auditory system
Hadley Horch
Susanna Kimport '09
Thompson's Group and Public Key Crytography
Jennifer Taback
Morgan MacLeod '09
Neutron Star Seismology: Analyzing the Neutrino Signal from newly Formed Neutron Stars
Thomas Baumgarte
Daniel No '09                                     
Variation in Vasotocin Receptor Genes of Goldfish and its Implications for Variation in Receptor Expression and Basic Social Behavior
Rick Thompson
Erin Taylor '09
Mathematical Modeling of the Neurologic Feedback Loop in the Cardiac Ganglion of the Lobste
Patsy Dickinson                       


 Mellon Global Environmental Studies Student Fellowship
  Fellow   Research Project   FacultyMentor
Emily Guerin '09
Indigenous Rights and Natural Resource Exploitation
Allen Wells


 Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship
  Fellow   Research Project   FacultyMentor
Rory Brinkman '10
 
Liz Muther       
Jasmine Graham '10
 
Liz Muther
Christine Kue '09
 
Liz Muther
Fatoumatta Kunjo '10
 
Liz Muther
Lynzie McGregor '09
University of Chicgo Summer Research Training Program
Liz Muther
Ahmad Hassan Muhammad '10
 
Liz Muther
Tony Perry Jr. '09                  
University of Chicgo Summer Research Training Program
Liz Muther
Rebecca Shouvieller
 
Liz Muther
Jessica Walker '09
  Liz Muther


 Nyhus Travel Grant
  Fellow   Research Project   FacultyMentor
David Thomson '08 Honors Project Funding
Dallas Denery


 Paller Research Fellowship
  Fellow   Research Project   FacultyMentor
Julia Bond '09                                              The Relationships between Female Pheromones and Testosterone in Eliciting an Approach Response in Male Goldfish
Richmond Thompson
Emily Gabranski '09
Neuromodulatory Effects of SIFamides on Motor Patterns of the Stomatogastric Ganglion in the crab
Patsy Dickinson
Matthew Ginther '09
The Hippocampus and the Memory for Sequence of Events
Seth Ramus     
Nicholas Simon '09
Temporal Dynamics of Association Cortex-Parahippocampal Interactions in a Delayed Nonmatched to Sample Memory Task in Rats
Seth Ramus                                       


 RoboCup Fellowship
  Fellow   Research Project   FacultyMentor
Nicholas Dunn '09
Machine calibration of robotic vision
Eric Chown
Tucker Hermans '09
RoboCup
Eric Chown
Andrew Lawrence '10
RoboCup
Eric Chown
George Slavov '09
RoboCup
Eric Chown
Johannes Strom '09
RoboCup
Eric Chown


 Rusack Coastal Studies Fellowship
  Fellow   Research Project   FacultyMentor
Alexandra Bassett '09                         
The Coastal Resource: A Scientifically Oriented Visual Study
James Mullen
Annie Hancock '10
Squirrel Point Light: the Restoration of Maine's Built Environment
Wiebke Theodore
Alexa Kaubris '09
From Hills to Coast: Our Androscoggin
Dewitt John                    
Wallace McFarlane '09
In the Shadow of the Clean Water Act:  Environmental Regulation and Local Knowledge in the Androscoggin River and Merrymeeting Bay
Matt Klingle
Jessica McGreehan '08
On a Boat that is Stuck Between a Rock and a Hard Place:  An Exploration of Women's Experiences in the Maritime Industry
Nancy Riley


 Surdna Foundation Undergraduate Research Fellowship
  Fellow   Research Project   FacultyMentor
Julia Bond '09                        
The Relationships between Female Pheromones and Testosterone in Eliciting an Approach Response in Male Goldfish
Rick Thompson               
Christopher Carlin '09
Examining the effects of over-expression of an arginine methyltransferase on filamentation in the pathogenic yeast Candida albicans
Anne McBride
Robert Halliday '09
Squaring the War Triangle:  The Road to the Golan Runs Through Beirut
Shelley Deane
Daniel Hetherman '09
Further Characterization of the role of Synapotbrevin in Cricket Auditory System
Hadley Horch
William Oppenheim III '09
Educational NGO's and Religious Minorities in Contemporary India
Sara Dickey
William Pope '09
Charting the Logical Geography of Darwinian Metaethics
Scott Sehon
Liza Shoenfeld '09
Hormonal stress responses and social behavior in the goldfish, Carassius auratus
Rick Thompson
Tanya Todorova '09
OG induced, WAK2 dependent mechanism of ROS burst response in Arabidopsis thaliana
Bruce Kohorn
Samuel Tung '09
Mythologies and their Meanings in a Contemporary Graphic Novel
Anthony Walton


 Nellie C. Watterson Fellowship in the Creative and Performing Arts
  Fellow   Research Project   FacultyMentor
Katharine Sherman '09
Playwriting: Intensive Work in Collaborative Environment
Davis Robinson


 Wolstencroft Summer Research Fellowship
  Fellow   Research Project   FacultyMentor
David Falkof '09
Health Care Access and Morbidity in Urban China
Rachel Connelly