Western Kentucky University

Summer Research in Investigative Biotechnology

Research Projects


REU Project 1—Phytoremediation of toxic metals and expression of genes in response to heavy metals—Dr. Shivendra Sahi, Biology Department


REU Project 2—Plant Biotechnological approaches to remove excess phosphorus (P) from contaminated soils—Dr. Shivendra Sahi, Biology Department


REU Project 3—RNA based mechanisms of transcription elongation control—Dr. Rodney King, Biology Department


REU Project 4—Molecular phylogenetic studies of the bostrichoid beetles—Dr. T. Keith Philips, Biology Department


REU Project 5—Mathematical modeling oxygen (O2) treatment for chronic wounds—Dr. Richard Schugart, Mathematics and Computer Science Department


REU Project 6—Photoceptors of the circadian clock in Chlamydomonas—Dr. Sigrid Jacobshagen, Biology Department


REU Project 7—Reaction of platinum(II) diamine and triamine complexes with selenocysteine—Dr. Kevin Williams, Chemistry Department


REU Project 8—Reaction of halogenated hydrocarbons with cysteine derivatives and DNA bases—Dr. Kevin Williams, Chemistry Department


REU Project 9—Understanding the effects of molecular crowding on the structure, dynamics and stability of proteins—Dr. D. Rajalingam, Chemistry Department


REU Project 10—Effect of osmolytes on protein stability—Dr. D. Rajalingam, Chemistry Department


REU Project 11—Gene expression during auditory hair cell regeneration in zebrafish—Dr. M.E. Smith, Biology Department


REU Project 12—Unique auditory adaptations in loricariid catfishes—Dr. M.E. Smith, Biology Department


REU Project 13—Sequence finishing and genome annotation of C. scatologenes—Dr. Claire Rinehart, Biology Department


REU Project 14—Understanding the contributions of extracellular matrix to normal development, tumorigenesis and metastasis using Drosophila genetics—Dr. Ajay Srivastava, Biology Department


REU Project 15—Analysis of hybrid zones using single-nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs)—Dr. Jarrett Johnson, Biology Department


REU Project 16—Landscape genetics using microsatellite DNA markers—Dr. Jarrett Johnson, Biology Department


REU Project 17—Development of statistical methods for analysis of high-dimensional data—Dr. Michael L. Collyer, Biology Department

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