Mini Grants

The College of Applied and Natural Sciences annually awards grants to students and faculty for innovative instruction, research, and travel to present their research.  The following lists the students and faculty receiving awards during 2015-2016.  Thank you to the generous donors/alumni who provided support!

 
 
INNOVATIVE INSTRUCTION MINI-GRANTS
 

PI/Co-PI

ANS Unit

Project Title

 

   

 

  

   FACULTY RESEARCH MINI-GRANTS
  
 
   

PI/Co-PI

ANS Unit

Project Title

Heidi Adams           

Joshua Adams

Forestry

Evaluation of White-tailed Deer Preference and Nutritional Quality Among Commercial Food Plot Seed Mixes

Natalie Clay

Biological Sciences

The impact of sodium on rates of herbivory

William Green             Ashley Keith

Agricultural Sciences

Utilizing Fruits and Vegetables as Alternative Feed Sources in Feedlot Rations

Patrick Hindmarsh

Biological Sciences

Thermus aquaticus Protein Purification

Paul D.  Jackson          

Jacob Reichley

Agricultural Sciences

Foliar Nutrient Analysis of Poinsettias under Various Fertility Regimes

Pei Liu

Human Ecology

An Investigation to Healthy Food Consumption in Low-income Families

David Mills

Biological Sciences

3D Printed Scaffolds with Defined Architecture and Controlled Growth Gradients

William Wolf

Biological Sciences

Assessment of the Jackson Bienville Wildlife Management Area (JB-WMA) Feral Hog Population for Four Pathogens with Potential for Zoonotic Spread

  

        GRADUATE STUDENT RESEARCH MINI-GRANTS

  

Student Name

Faculty Sponsor-

ANS Unit

Project Title

Erik Beadle

Jamie Newman

The Role of MED31 in the Regulation of Mesenchymal Stem Cell State

Jaymes Hunter Collins

William Wolf

Assessment of the Jackson Bienville Wildlife Management Area (JB-WMA) Feral Hog Population for Four Pathogens with Potential for Zoonotic Spread

Yue Li

David Mills

Antibiotic and Bioactive Releasing Coatings

Lulu Liu

Patrick Hindmarsh

The Transcription Factor NDT80 Contributes to Azole Resistance in Candida albicans

Meichen Liu

David Mills

Synthesis Characterization of a Gelatin Methacrylate Hydrogel System

Cody McLeland

Patrick Hindmarsh

Creating a Candida albicans plasmid capable of Homologous Recombination

Dhananjay Naik

Patrick Hindmarsh

Development of a Green Fluorescent Protein as a Sensor to detect Reactive Oxygen Species

Ngozi Ogbonnaya

Jamie Newman

Role of Notch Signaling in Mesenchymal Stem Cell

Rawieh Telfah

William Wolf

Assessment of the Jackson Bienville Wildlife Management Area (JB-WMA) Feral Hog Population for Four Pathogens with Potential for Zoonotic Spread

 

UNDERGRADUATE STUDENT RESEARCH MINI-GRANTS

 

Student Name

Faculty Sponsor-

ANS Unit  

Project Title

Barbara Blair   Bennett

Ashley Keith 

William Green                              

Investigating the Impact of Fruits and Vegetables as Alternative Feed Sources on Reproductive Performance in Cattle

Kristen Chatelain

Maureen Hillard

Alternative Substrates for Container Media

Evan Landau

Patrick Hindmarsh

Identifying white and opaque cells in Candida albicans

Matthew McDougal

Patrick Hindmarsh

Investigating the effects of antifungals on the epigenetics of Candida albicans

Katie Jo Kitchings  

Ali Perregrino        

Kody Beavers

Laura Gentry

Feeding square baled hay vs chopped hay to horses at the La Tech Equine Center

Justin Philobos

Jamie Newman

Cardiac Tissue Engineering

Demi Sandel

Jamie Newman

The Role of the Notch Signaling Pathway in Mesenchymal Stem Cells

 Alex Say

Patrick Hindmarsh

Optimizing the pcDNA3.a Plasmid For Various Purposes in Yeast Systems

 

Anna Whitehead

                   

Jamie Newman             

 

Role of Biomimetic Cues on Differentiation of Embryonic Stem Cells into Cardiomyocytes