McNair Projects

Investigation of Dalea nana Flavonoids with the Potential for Activity Toward ABC Transporters of Genetically Modified Fungi

Author(s) Caroline Cruz Faculty Mentor(s) Gil Belofsky (Chemistry) Abstract The flowering plant Dalea nana Torr. ex A. Gray, native to Arizona, has never been explored for its chemical content. In our ongoing research of the chemistry of Dalea spp., we explore the potential for medicinal… Read More »Investigation of Dalea nana Flavonoids with the Potential for Activity Toward ABC Transporters of Genetically Modified Fungi

Construction of Conformationally Restricted Bicyclic Lactam-Lactones by sp3 C-H Oxygenation

Author(s) Victoria Shearer Faculty Mentor(s) Timothy Beng (Chemistry) Abstract Climate change is a daunting predicament the world has found itself in, leading to an increase in green chemistry. A green chemistry technique that utilizes C-H bond activation is desirable. Due to this, a sustainable, cost-effective,… Read More »Construction of Conformationally Restricted Bicyclic Lactam-Lactones by sp3 C-H Oxygenation

Prevalence of Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever in Kittitas County Ticks

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

Qualitative Methods for Studying Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) Among Young Queer Men of Color in the US: A Literature Review

Author(s) Gerald Lemmon Faculty Mentor(s) Griff Tester (Sociology) Abstract In the U.S., gay and other men who have sex with men (G/MSM), especially young Black and Latino men of color, are disproportionately impacted by the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), representing a large percentage of the… Read More »Qualitative Methods for Studying Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) Among Young Queer Men of Color in the US: A Literature Review

The Link Between Sleep, Healthy Food Choices, and Physical Activity

Author(s) Amanda Cantu Faculty Mentor(s) Tonya Buchanan (Psychology) Abstract Many college students regularly get insufficient sleep – as little as six hours on average per night. Many factors contribute to the lack of sleep including demanding academic schedule, work and family obligations, and time-consuming extracurricular… Read More »The Link Between Sleep, Healthy Food Choices, and Physical Activity

Microtubules, Take the Wheel: A Neuron’s Journey to its Target

Author(s) Kahmina Ford Faculty Mentor(s) Erin Craig (Physics) Abstract Neuroplasticity, the ability for neurons to reorganize and form new connections, has major implications for brain trauma recovery and neurological disorders. During nervous system development, neurons extend long narrow fibers called axons that must grow in… Read More »Microtubules, Take the Wheel: A Neuron’s Journey to its Target