Congratulations to the 2016 FYRE Program Student Researchers

Posted on July 7th, 2016 by

The following students were selected to participate in the 2016 First-Year Research Experience (FYRE) Program from a very competitive pool of applicants. Students began working with their mentors in June, and will work through the summer for a total of ten weeks. Descriptions of the research projects can be found here.

Student: Linh Chu
Mentor: Dr. Ian Hill
Project Title: In-line hydrogenation of lipids in a two-dimensional HPLC system with supported transition metal catalysts

Student: Cassidy Coats
Mentor: Dr. Jon Grinnell
Project Title: American bison behavior and conservation

Student: Kathryn Hagen
Mentor: Dr. Laura Burrack
Project Title: Exploring the functional consequences of flexibility in chromosome segregation mechanisms

Student: Rachel Lund
Mentor: Dr. Jeff Jeremiason
Project Title: Investigating mercury levels in Minnesota rivers

Student: Melinda Meyer
Mentor: Dr. Jeff Dahlseid
Project Title: Centromere protein genes – their interactions and regulation in baker’s yeast

Student: Benjamin Rorem
Mentor: Dr. Chuck Niederriter
Project Title: Characterizing a new wind delivery system

Student: Alyssa Welle
Mentor: Dr. Yuta Kawarasaki
Project Title: Examining the effects of rapid-cold hardening (RCH) on the metabolic activity of insects


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