According to a press release from the college, 16 University of Dubuque students and recent graduates will participate in the Joseph and Linda Chlapaty Summer Research Fellowship.

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Fellows will engage in one-on-one research with faculty, prepare for post-graduate school examination, build upon their communication skills, and participate in networking opportunities. They will commit to 400 hours of work over a 10-week period through the summer. Fellows each receive a stipend of $5,500 with an additional $600 for research associated supplies and travel costs. Fellows are then required to present the results of their research or internship during the following academic year at a local, regional, or national conference.

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These students were named 2023 Chlapaty Fellows:

  • Jenna Bidlingmaier (C’23), a biology major from Winslow, Illinois. Project: The Molecular and Cellular Role of Muscle Proteins, FER-1 and CAV-3, and Their Implications in Muscular Dystrophy
  • Kylee Cashman, a sophomore criminal justice major from Fort Madison, Iowa. Project: Iowa’s Fair Cross Section Guarantee in Jury Pools.
  • Kaylee Coquyt, a junior communication and English double major from Ely, Iowa. Project: Understanding How Religion, Politics, and Mass Media Sexualize Birth Control.
  • Jessicca Dix, a junior environmental science major from Dubuque, Iowa. Project: Forest Tree Density and Age Structure in Wolter Woods and Prairies
  • Ryan Kiddle, a junior biology and chemistry double major from Lindenhurst, Illinois. Project: Analyzing the Neurological and Physical Effects of Caenorhabditis elegans Exposed to Specific Carcinogens.
  • Makenzie Knapp, a senior biology major from Prairie du Chien, Wisconsin. Project: The Influence of Diet on the Composition and Diversity of the Sri Lankan Asian Elephant Gut Microbiome.
  • Azariah Martin, a senior human health science major from Janesville, Wisconsin. Project: Relationship Between Amantadine and Concussion Symptoms in Caenorhabditis elegans.
  • Ben Micheau, a junior chemistry major from Naperville, Illinois. Project: In Silico (Molecular Docking) Studies on Several Quinoline Derivatives Against SARS-Cov-2 Main Protease.
  • Sara Nerad, a senior biology major from Janesville, Wisconsin. Project: Investigating an Electrostatic Method for Separating Microplastics of Different Densities.
  • Ahrend Raab (C’22), a biology major from Warren, Illinois. Project: CRISPR-dCas9-Targeted Transcriptional Activation of the Timp-1 Gene in HEK-293 Cells.
  • Samantha Scodeller, a senior biology major from Davenport, Iowa. Project: Determining the Presence and Prevalence of Coccidia in Songbirds of Dubuque County.
  • Lindsey Smith, a senior human health science major from Davenport, Iowa. Project: Evaluating the Antibacterial Properties of Four Native Iowa Plants Against Staphylococcus epidermidis and Escherichia coli.
  • Sean Wahlin, a senior biology major from Mineral Point, Wisconsin. Project: Determining the Prevalence of Antibiotics in Wisconsin and Illinois Stream Waters
  • Emerson Wilson, a senior biology and chemistry major from Grand Junction, Colorado. Project: Cellular Metal Contamination and Tolerance in Crayfish.
  • Maryn Winders (C’23), a biology major from Dubuque, Iowa. Project: Determining the Prevalence of Antibiotics in Wisconsin and Illinois Stream Soils.
  • Evan Wolter, a senior environmental science major from Dubuque, Iowa. Project: Forest and Canopy Density Phenology at Wolter Woods and Prairies.

If you're looking for more information on these projects or students fell free to contact University of Dubuque's Director of Public Information at 563-589-3267. We wish all students continued growth and success in their endeavors.

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