Author(s) Raeanne Tegman Faculty Mentor(s) Gabrielle Stryker (Biological Sciences) Abstract Rickettsia rickettsii is a pathogenic bacterium that causes Rocky Mountain spotted fever in individuals who have been the recipient of a tick bite. Rocky Mountain spotted fever causes fever, headache, rashes, and can be deadly… Read More »Prevalence of Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever in Kittitas County Ticks
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Author(s) Vanessa Montano Faculty Mentor(s) Brandy Wiegers (Mathematics) Abstract Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) is a hormone related health condition that impacts 10% of people who ovulate. This can cause problems with regular ovulation, fertility, and other aspects of biological systems in people who ovulate. As… Read More »Investigating Mathematical Hormone Models for Human Ovulation
Author(s) Taylor Arndt Faculty Mentor(s) April Binder (Biological Sciences) Abstract The NAG1 gene is the non-steroidal anti-inflammatory gene 1. Mice with the activated NAG1 gene have been associated with a leaner phenotype, longer lifespan, less adipose tissue, and higher metabolic activity. Although the mechanism is… Read More »Cold Exposure Effects on Adipose Tissue in NAG-1 and Wildtype Mice
“I see you; you see me”: How a crocodile sanctuary can teach us to create a more sustainable future with our cohabitants.
Author(s) Mackenzie Stinson Faculty Mentor(s) Daniel Beck (Biological Sciences), Rodrigo Tenteria-Valencia Abstract Mexico is a diverse and wonderful place for cultures, biospheres, and organisms. Along the Costalegre region of Jalisco there is a vast expanse of habitat called the Chamela-Cuixmala Reserve. Located just south of… Read More »“I see you; you see me”: How a crocodile sanctuary can teach us to create a more sustainable future with our cohabitants.
Author(s) Lauren Taracka Faculty Mentor(s) Alison Scoville (Biological Sciences) Abstract Clark’s Nutcrackers (Nucifraga columbiana) and Whitebark Pine (Pinus albicaulis; WBP), both native to the subalpine habitats of the Cascade Mountains, are part of a fascinating mutualism: WBP, a keystone species which is currently declining, provides… Read More »Acoustic Monitoring of Clark’s Nutcrackers in Whitebark Pine Habitat of the North Cascades
Author(s) Kylie Howson Faculty Mentor(s) Gabrielle Stryker (Biological Sciences) Abstract Trypanosoma cruzi is a single-celled parasite found in the Americas, from the southern United States through South America, and is responsible for causing Chagas disease. This vector-borne parasite can infect all mammals, including humans, through… Read More »Purification of a Recombinant Paraflagellar Rod Protein-5 from Trypanosoma cruzi
Author(s) Rachel Davey Faculty Mentor(s) April Binder (Biological Sciences) Abstract Obesity is a multifaceted metabolic disorder with severe worldwide public health consequences. While obesity can often be treated using diet and exercise, there are complex genetic interactions driving obesity that don’t always respond to such… Read More »Mice Mice Baby! Cold-induced metabolic changes in lean, transgenic mice
Author(s) Rebecca Follett, Rachel Davey Faculty Mentor(s) April Binder (Biological Sciences) Abstract Cold exposure has been shown to affect metabolic activity and adipose tissue. Therefore we aimed to examine the differences caused by prolonged cold exposure in two strains of mice. We used a transgenic… Read More »How Prolong Cold Exposure Affects Adipose Tissue in NAG and WT Mice
An Ecological Comparison Between Resource Subsidies: Pacific Lamprey (Entosphenus tridentatus) & Pacific Salmon (Oncorhynchus sp
Author(s) Jocelyn Wensloff Faculty Mentor(s) Clay Arango (Biological Sciences) Abstract The regular return of resource subsidies in the form of anadromous fish are especially important in the Pacific Northwest where many streams are nutrient limited. Thus far, stream resource subsidy studies in the Pacific Northwest… Read More »An Ecological Comparison Between Resource Subsidies: Pacific Lamprey (Entosphenus tridentatus) & Pacific Salmon (Oncorhynchus sp
Longitudinal Patterns of Microplastic Abundance and Potential for Food Web Uptake in the Yakima River
Author(s) Janell Shah Faculty Mentor(s) Clay Arango (Biological Sciences) Abstract Microplastic (MP) pollution is ubiquitous worldwide with plastics found even in pristine terrestrial, marine, and freshwater environments, but the ecological consequences of widespread MP remain unknown concern is growing because. A growing number of MP… Read More »Longitudinal Patterns of Microplastic Abundance and Potential for Food Web Uptake in the Yakima River