Students

In 2019, 66 Clemson students, freshman through rising seniors, participated in the Summer CI & UR program. In addition to research, students were invited to a series of lunch seminars geared toward developing them as professionals. The Summer CI & UR students presented their research at the Summer Showcase on August 20, 2019. Students are listed below based on the home college of their mentor.

Students participated in research in the following colleges and centers:

  • College of Agriculture, Forestry and Life Sciences

    Department of Animal and Veterinary Sciences


    Shelby Smith
    Shelby Smith
    Major: Animal and Veterinary Sciences
    Research Title: Evaluation of Swine Mammary Glands: A Model for Development, Cancer and Environmental Cues
    Amber Stone
    Amber Stone
    Major: Animal and Veterinary Sciences
    Research Title: Evaluation of Swine Mammary Glands: A Model for Development, Cancer and Environmental Cues

    Department of Forestry and Environmental Conservation


    Sara Almassri
    Sara Almassri
    Major: Wildlife and Fish Biology
    Research Title: The Effects of Weather on Activity Patterns in African Hyenas Using Camera Trap Photos
    Erin McDaniel
    Erin McDaniel
    Major: Environmental/Nat Res
    Research Title: A Comparison of Water Quality Parameters in Artificial and Natural Breeding Habitat of the Eastern Hellbender

    Rachel Moore
    Rachel Moore
    Major: Wildlife and Fish Biology
    Research Title: Blue-headed Chub Nesting Behaviors: Quantifying Gravel Movement and Choice
    Hannah Mulligan
    Hannah Mulligan
    Major: Wildlife and Fish Biology
    Research Title: Latitudinal Variation in Yellow Perch Growth Across North America

    Rachel Parnell
    Rachel Parnell
    Major: Environmental/Nat Res
    Research Title: Understory Vegetation of a Pine Savannah at Camden Battlefield Reserve for Restoration
    Savannah Seeber
    Savannah Seeber
    Major: Environmental/Nat Res
    Research Title: Longleaf Pine Restoration at a Camden Battlefield Preserve

    Fiona 'Noel' Slater
    Fiona 'Noel' Slater
    Major: Wildlife and Fish Biology
    Research Title: Latitudinal Variation in Yellow Perch Growth Across North America
  • College of Behavioral, Social and Health Sciences

    Department of Psychology


    Kathleen Wirth
    Kathleen Wirth
    Major: Biochemistry
    Research Title: Applying Organizational Science to Heal Healthcare: A Multilevel Study of Culture, Engagement, and Well-Being

    Department of Sociology and Anthropology


    Brittney George
    Brittney George
    Major: Anthropology
    Research Title: Cultural Dimensions of GHS Academic Health Center
  • College of Engineering, Computer and Applied Science

    Department of Bioengineering


    Taylor Cruse
    Taylor Cruse
    Major: Bioengineering
    Research Title: Head Start! Infant Cranial Remodeling
    Maggie Elpers
    Maggie Elpers
    Major: Bioengineering
    Research Title: Assessment of Medical Technology to Enable Health Centers to Provide Patients with Non-Communicable Disease Screenings and Support Services

    Julia Gambill
    Julia Gambill
    Major: Bioengineering
    Research Title: Preliminary Study for 3D Motion Capture of Golf Swings
    Jhordan Jenkins
    Jhordan Jenkins
    Major: Electrical Engineering
    Research Title: Smoking Cessation Device

    Lisette Jenkins
    Lisette Jenkins
    Major: Biochemistry
    Research Title: Development of Positive Controls for the Detection of G6PD Deficiency
    Mario Krussig
    Mario Krussig
    Major: Bioengineering
    Research Title: Decalcification and Decellurization of Intact Intervertebral Disc Xenografts

    Mariana Miller
    Mariana Miller
    Major: Bioengineering
    Research Title: Head Start! Infant Cranial Remodeling
    Diego Nigoa
    Diego Nigoa
    Major: Bioengineering
    Research Title: Save Your Breath! A Low Cost Oxygen Concentration Sensor

    Adam Samuta
    Adam Samuta
    Major: Bioengineering
    Research Title: Optimization and Testing of a Novel Electrospun Nanofiber Coating onto a Suture Device
    Chandler Sizer
    Chandler Sizer
    Major: Bioengineering
    Reearch Title: Biomechanical Analysis of Hippotherapy using 3-D Motion Capture

    Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering


    Owen Bailey
    Owen Bailey
    Major: Chemical Engineering
    Research Title: Magnesium Oxide Cement Composites for Sustainable Building Products
    Cheyenne Brady
    Cheyenne Brady
    Major: Chemical Engineering
    Research Title: Modulating Nanoparticle Shape to Enhance Drug Delivery

    Chloe Champion
    Chloe Champion
    Major: Biochemistry
    Research Title: Correlating Lysosomal Hydrolase Up-Regulation with Neuro-Degenerative Disease Pathology
    Sara Edgecomb
    Sara Edgecomb
    Major: Chemical Engineering
    Research Title: Modulating Nanoparticle to Enhance Drug Delivery

    Michael Epperson
    Michael Epperson
    Major: Chemical Engineering
    Research Title: Conversion of Waste Bio-Oils to Valuable Products Using Supercritical Methanol
    Sierra Gurtler
    Sierra Gurtler
    Major: Biological Sciences
    Research Title: Analysis of ER Stress in CHO Cells

    Samantha Hutter
    Samantha Hutter
    Major: Biological Sciences
    Research Title: Radiation Biosensors - Analyzing the Transcriptome to Determine the Unique Signature of Radiation and How it Affects Bacteria
    Edward Mabry
    Edward Mabry
    Major: Genetics
    Research Title: Sustaining Nutrition for Crews during Long Duration Space Travel

    Tara Richbourg
    Tara Richbourg
    Major: Biochemistry
    Research Title: Analyzing ER Stress and the Unfolded Protein Response in Highly Producing Chinese Hamster Ovary (CHO) Cells
    Baylee Westbury
    Baylee Westbury
    Major: Microbiology
    Research Title: Human Artificial Chromosomes as a Platform for Multiplexed Expression of CRISP-Based Genetic Recording System

    Department of Environmental Engineering and Earth Sciences


    Joshua Brumagin
    Joshua Brumagin
    Major: Geology
    Research Title: Monitoring CO2 Fluctuations of Clemson Basketball Games and Clemson Baseball Games
    Kimberly Henning
    Kimberly Henning
    Major: Geology
    Research Title: Characterization of Shallow Soil Failures

    Ryan Monico
    Ryan Monico
    Major: Geology
    Research Title: The Fabrication and Analysis of Wire Extensometers to Measure Slope and Rock Face Stability

    Department of Mechanical Engineering


    Emma Barnett
    Emma Barnett
    Major: Microbiology
    Research Title: Dielectrophoresis to Identify Candida Strains
    Phillip Do
    Phillip Do
    Major: Computer Science
    Research Title: Autonomous Control Study for Micro Aerial Vehicle (MAV) Challenge

    Alexander Krolick
    Alexander Krolicki
    Major: Mechanical Engineering
    Research Title: Autonomous Control Study for Micro Aerial Vehicle (MAV) Challenge
    Aparna Mahendranath
    Aparna Mahendranath
    Major: Bioengineering
    Research Title: Cardiovascular Bench-top Processing Model

    Wuzhou Zu
    Wuzhou Zu
    Major: Mechanical Engineering
    Research Title: Shear-Thinning Microfluids Research and its Application
  • College of Education

    Department of Education and Human Development


    Emily Pilot
    Emily Pilot
    Major: Psychology
    Research Title: Descriptive Analysis of Existing PBIS Videos
  • College of Science

    Department of Biological Sciences


    Michelle Baldassare
    Michelle Baldassare
    Major: Microbiology
    Research Title: 16s rRNA Gene and Metagenomic Analysis of Lucinid Clam Symbionts from the Bahamas
    Katie Bassler
    Katie Bassler
    Major: Biological Sciences
    Research Title: Creatine Transporter Deficiency and in situ Hybridization on Zebrafish

    Riley Garvey
    Riley Garvey
    Major: Biosystems Engineering
    Research Title: Effects of Artificial versus Natural Reef Structures on Fish Communities in the Florida Keys
    Grant Kroeschell
    Grant Kroeschell
    Major: Biological Sciences
    Research Title: Histology of Araucana Chickens for Insight into TBX1 Gene Mutations

    Kaylie Lively
    Kaylie Lively
    Major: Biochemistry
    Research Title: Creatine Deficiency Syndrome and Danio rerio
    Danielle 'Dani' McLaughlin
    Danielle 'Dani' McLaughlin
    Major: Animal and Veterinary Sciences
    Research Title: The Effects of Membrane Potential on Manduca sexta Hemocytes

    Chiara Micchelli
    Chiara Micchelli
    Major: Microbiology
    Research Title: Characterizing Dynamic Organelle Organization of the Endolysosomal System in Toxoplasma gondii
    Chris Moss
    Chris Moss
    Major: Microbiology
    Research Title: Using Transgenic Drosophila melanogaster to Study Function of the Vinnexin Protein

    Benjamin O'Connell
    Benjamin O'Connell
    Major: Microbiology
    Research Title: Immunostaining of Signaling Proteins During Early Zebrafish Brain Development
    Margaux Palmentiero
    Margaux Palmentiero
    Major: Biological Sciences
    Research Title: Targeted Inhibition of Clinically Relevant Bacteroides dorei

    Kyle Russi
    Kyle Russi
    Major: Microbiology
    Research Title: The Effects of Ethanol on Caenorhabditis elegants
    Kelsey Sox
    Kelsey Sox
    Major: Wildlife and Fish Biology
    Research Title: Correlation between Foureye Butterflyfish and Coral Disease in the Florida Keys

    Department of Chemistry


    Drew Reynolds
    Drew Reynolds
    Major: Biochemistry
    Research Title: Electrochemical Comparisons of Ruthenium-based Antioxidative Ligands

    Department of Genetics and Biochemistry


    Cameron Corbett
    Cameron Corbett
    Major: Genetics
    Research Title: Identification of a New Mutant in the Autoregulation of Nodulation Pathway in Medicago truncatula
    Matt McAlister
    Matt McAlister
    Major: Biochemistry
    Research Title: Biochemical Characterization of RADX in Homologous Recombination

    Megan Noonan
    Megan Noonan
    Major: Biochemistry
    Research Title: Role of Glycolysis in Entamoeba histolytica Growth and Infection
    Chris Panetta
    Chris Panetta
    Major: Biological Sciences
    Research Title: Metabolic Adaptation in the Human Pathogen Entamoeba histolytica

    Ashley (Grace) Polson
    Ashley (Grace) Polson
    Major: Microbiology
    Research Title: Biochemical Characterization of SYCP3
    Emily Powell
    Emily Powell
    Major: Genetics
    Research Title: Functional Characterization of Major Regulators of Lipid Accumulation in Camelina, a Promising Bioenergy Crop

    Department of Physics and Astronomy


    Parastoo Amlashi
    Parastoo Amlashi
    Major: Microbiology
    Research Title: Knockdown and Fluorescent Tagging of Axonemal Dynein to Understand the Unique Flagellar Undulation in T. Brucei
    Samantha Markley
    Samantha Markley
    Major: Biological Sciences
    Research Title: Knockdown and Fluorescent Tagging of Axonemal Dynein to Understand the Unique Flagellar Undulation in T. brucei

    Alexis Taylor
    Alexis Taylor
    Major: Biochemistry
    Research Title: Controlling the Growth of Dendrites Using the Optical Tweezer
    Katherine Wentworth
    Katherine Wentworth
    Major: Microbiology
    Research Title: Knockdown and Fluorescent Tagging of Axonemal Dynein to Understand the Unique Flagellar Undulation in T. brucei
  • Watt Family Innovation Center
    Nicholas Deas
    Nicholas Deas
    Major: Computer Science
    Research Title: IBM Watson Research Analytics