Amelia BelizaireFSB Room 156
Dan EliasFSB Room 255
FSB Room 152
Flavonoid Compound Analysis within the Genus Quercus (Oaks)
Our project consists of collecting different species of oaks and extracting flavonoid compounds from leaves for purification and identification. Currently, we are assessing the best protocol for extraction and separation using TLC plates. The next phase will involve separation using a flash chromatography system and spectrophotometric identification. The other area of interest is isolating and characterizing a phosphorescent compound for potential usefulness in the medical and energy industries.
Claudia HindsFSB Room 252
FSB Room 103
Dr. Paul MangumFSB Room 102
Explorations of the PTC taste gene
This research project is an exploration of the Human PTC taste receptor gene. Methods of exploration include restriction mapping, sequencing, and population genetic analyses. For the 2012 - 2013 fall and spring semesters the focus of research will be testing of methods to reduce the time required to acquire a DNA fingerprint for the PTC gene. The goal is to develop a protocol that will allow us to analyze 15 - 20 individuals in 2 hours.
FSB Room 104
Identification of Readily Available Bacteria which Consume Heavy Hydrocarbons
FSB Room 253
Information Exchange Between Species in Bacterial Biofilms
When different species of bacteria grow in the same place, sometimes they communicate with one another via small chemical molecules. This is usually done by one bacterial species to exert dominance over the other species. However, there is the possibility that genetic in formation can be traded between the bacteria which impart.
Detection of Cryptosporidium species in soil using nested PCR
Cryptosporidium is a protozoan which infects the digestive system of calves and causes death. Our group is studying aspects of laboratory isolation of the protozoan, and causes for the spread of this species.
Miranda PoageFSB Room 155
Isolation of Native Bacteria which Consume Heavy Hydrocarbons
In conjunction with Ms. Matthew's, Bacteria which live in oil deposits are likely to be very effective in the consumption of heavy hydrocarbons (paraffin). We will go to oil field sites and take samples of oil deposits. We will attempt to isolate native bacteria from these oil deposits which thrive on a hydrocarbon environment. Our research group will make controlled measurements of hydrocarbon consumption of several readily available bacterial species to determine their value in this application.
FSB Room 106
FSB Room 105
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