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Student Ian Jacobs ’22, Biochemistry major and Religious Studies minor

Skeletons and Tuberculosis: analyzing bioarcheological remains for element marker IS6110

Biochemistry major and religious studies minor, Ian Jacobs ’22, worked with Helen Werner this summer as part of the Pakula Biomedical Fellowship Summer Research program. His research pertained to  osteological lesions and mycobacterium tuberculosis in archaeological remains
in relation to their burial conditions.

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Student poses with laboratory equipment

Amphibians and Herbicides: Examining links between agriculture and declining frog populations

Biochemistry major Grace Scott’22 worked with Tawnya Cary and Rongping Deng as part of the Paukula Biomedical Fellowship Summer Research program. Her research involved detecting Atrazine in surface water of native frog habitats of southern Wisconsin.

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Student poses near limestone wall during field research

From Forest to Sea: examining the relationships between open ocean and terrestrial biomass

This summer, Anna Weldon ’22, geology and anthropology double-major, worked with geology professor Jay Zambito to understand how forest evolution impacted ancient climate.

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Can computer science improve how physicians diagnose Coronary Artery Disease?

Computer Science major Prince John’22 and Mathematics major Bipin Gc’22 worked with Professor Eyad Haj Said in summer 2020 as part of the Pakula Biomedical Fellowship. Their research explored whether data mining and machine learning models could offer a non-invasive method of early detection for Coronary Artery Disease.

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The methodology of conducting research: Historical trauma, physician trust, and preterm birth in African American women

Biology major Ardita Fardilovski ’21 worked with professor Helen Werner to examine trends in preterm births in African American women as part of the Pakula Biomedical Fellowship.

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Using data mining techniques for predicting and clustering of Chronic Kidney Disease

As a Pakula Biomedical Scholar, Mathematics and Computer Science major, Mahima Sharma ’21 worked with Professor Eyad Haj Said to apply data mining techniques to predict Chronic Kidney Disease.

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Michael Lafayette ’20 observing in field

Genetic Research on Live Red-Winged Blackbirds

Emeritus professor Ken Yasukawa and Michael Lafayette’20 worked with researchers at the University of Illinois to analyze data from a study of changes in gene expression in Red-winged Blackbirds in response to threats from potential rival blackbirds as well as female cowbirds. The aim was to  better understand the link between genes and animal behavior. 

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