Office of Undergraduate Research Undergraduate research will set you apart.

Meet the 2022-2023 Undergraduate Research Fellows

 

College of Agriculture

 

Andrew Bradford

Gracen Bridges Agriculture

Sponsor(s): College of Agriculture

Project Title: A Study of Climate Change Impact on Major Alabama Crops

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Mentor: Ruiqing Miao

Andrew Bradford

Josiah Gullatte Wildlife Ecology and Management

Sponsor(s): College of Agriculture

Project Title: Prescribed Fire Effects on Stream Dwelling Crayfish (Order: Decapoda)

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Mentor: Jim Stoeckel

Andrew Bradford

Susan Iott Environmental Science

Sponsor(s): College of Agriculture

Project Title: An Assessment of Dredging as a Lake Management Practice in Banana Lake

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Mentor: Matt Waters

Andrew Bradford

Bailee Price Biomedical Sciences

Sponsor(s): College of Agriculture

Project Title: Characterization of a Viral Suppressor of RNA Silencing Encoded by CLRDV-AL

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Mentor: Sung Hwan Kang

Andrew Bradford

John Rogers Animal Sciences

Sponsor(s): College of Agriculture

Project Title: Effect of Early-Stage Incubation Thermal Manipulation on Broiler Chicken Skeletal Muscle Satellite Cell Population Heterogeneity

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Mentor: Jessica Starkey

Andrew Bradford

Harrison Estes Applied Biotechnology

Sponsor(s): College of Agriculture

Project Title: Comparing the Virulence of Clinical and Environmental Isolates of Members of the Fusarium solani species complex

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Mentor: Jeffrey Coleman

Andrew Bradford

Charis Harrison Microbiology

Sponsor(s): College of Agriculture

Project Title: Investigating Gene Clusters and Secondary Metabolites of Chromobacterium and Relation to Globisporangium ultimum Inhibition

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Mentor: Zachary Noel

Andrew Bradford

Lucinda McEachin Agriculture

Sponsor(s): College of Agriculture

Project Title:  Monitoring TSWV in Alabama Peanut Fields

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Mentor: Alana Jacobson

Andrew Bradford

Diva Rigney Agriculture

Sponsor(s): College of Agriculture

Project Title: Effort of Preservation Method of Nutritive Value of Kudzu Forage

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Mentor: William Smith


College of Architecture, Design, and Construction

Ana Marie Hanger Environmental Design

Sponsor(s): College of Architecture, Design, and Construction

Project Title: Designing a Higher Impact Curriculum for Environmental Design Students

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Mentor: C. Farrow

Aubrey Sanders Environmental Design

Sponsor(s): College of Architecture, Design, and Construction

Project Title: Urban Economics and Environmental Design in Montgomery's Peacock Tract

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Mentor: Robert Sproull


College of Business

Reagan Giles Finance

Sponsor(s): College of Business

Project Title: Criminal Justice Information Systems

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Mentor: Atiya Avery

Audrey Osborne Finance

Sponsor(s): College of Business

Project Title: Accounting Information Systems: Small Business Digitization Before, During, and After the COVID-19 Pandemic

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Mentor: Atiya Avery


Samuel Ginn College of Engineering

Janset Aksoy Neuroscience and Chemical Engineering

Sponsor(s): College of Engineering

Project Title: Development of Hydrogels for In-Vitro Evaluation of Ocular Drug Permeability

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Mentor: Allan David

John Bentley Mechanical Engineering

Sponsor(s): College of Engineering

Project Title: Expanding RDE Aggressiveness Analysis to a Larger Data Set

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Mentor: Mark Hoffman

Elise Collins Chemical Engineering

Sponsor(s): College of Engineering

Project Title: The Functionalization of Cellulose Nanocrystals for Agricultural Applications

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Mentor: Virginia Davis

Martin Flores Chemistry

Sponsor(s): College of Engineering

Project Title: Sustainable and Controllable Production of Cellulose Nanofibers and Their Functional Nanocomposites for Energy Storage

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Mentor: Xinyu Zhang

Joshua Kacmarzyk Aerospace Engineering

Sponsor(s): College of Engineering

Project Title: An investigation of the sweep effect on corrugated wings at low Reynolds numbers

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Mentor: Anwar Ahmed

Marisa Kelley Materials Engineering

Sponsor(s): College of Engineering

Project Title: The Effects of Jointing Mechanisms within Bistable Structures on the Overall Fixity and Bistability

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Mentor: Russell Mailen

Emily Kimbrell Software Engineering

Sponsor(s): College of Engineering

Project Title: Sat-Tycoon Event Pipeline

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Mentor: Daniel Tauritz

Cyrus Lloyd  Engineering

Sponsor(s): College of Engineering

Project Title: Design and Construction of a Low-Cost Diamond Turning Lathe and Workflow for Precision Optics Manufacturing

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Mentor: Jordan Roberts

Gregory McCallum  Aerospace Engineering

Sponsor(s): College of Engineering

Project Title:  The Effects of Jointing Mechanisms within Bistable Structures on the Overall Fixity and Bistability

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Mentor: Russell Mailen

Dylan Pollard  Chemical Engineering 

Sponsor(s): College of Engineering

Project Title: Elucidating Catalytic Processes for Sustainable Technologies with Multiscale Modeling Approaches

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Mentor: Andrew Adamaczyk

Ansley Scott Biosystems Engineering 

Sponsor(s): College of Engineering

Project Title: Investigating the Sustainability of an Aquaponics System to Reduce Food Insecurity

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Mentor: David Blersch

Jacob Thornton Chemical Engineering 

Sponsor(s): College of Engineering

Project Title: Python Developed GUI with Robotic Navigation

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Mentor: Jean-Francois Louf

Ryan Wozniak Chemical Engineering 

Sponsor(s): College of Engineering

Project Title: Impact of different comonomers (PEGMA,PEGMEA, and PEGMEMA) on solute co-transport in PEGDA and PEGMA-AMPS membranes

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Mentor: Bryan Beckingham

Colin Bamford Aerospace Engineering

Sponsor(s): College of Engineering

Project Title: Mitigation of Vertical Gusts by a Red-Tailed Hawk

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Mentor: Vrishank Raghav

Jordan Clemmons Chemical Engineering

Sponsor(s): College of Engineering

Project Title: Making Sorbents for Chronic Kidney Disease

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Mentor: Symone Alexander

Joseph Crapet Mechanical Engineering

Sponsor(s): College of Engineering

Project Title: The Effect of Using Hybrid Exoskeletons in Rehabilitation

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Mentor: Brendon Allen

Saksham Goel Computer Science

Sponsor(s): College of Engineering

Project Title: Partial Order Alignment Optimization

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Mentor: William Heaton

Katherine Griffin Mechanical Engineering

Sponsor(s): College of Engineering

Project Title: Additive Manufacturing of Braided Structures for Composite Reinforcement

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Mentor: Sabit Adanur

William Keith Chemical Engineering

Sponsor(s): College of Engineering

Project Title: Exploring the Effects of Reactive Oxygen Species on Confined Cell Motility

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Mentor: Panagiotis Mistriotis

Ayden Kemp Aerospace Engineering and Biosystems Engineering 

Sponsor(s): College of Engineering

Project Title: Fast Pyrolysis of Waste Plastic and Biomass Blends to Produce Transportation Fuels

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Mentor: Sushil Adhikari

Ethan Koenig  Engineering 

Sponsor(s): College of Engineering

Project Title: Safety Control and Development for Exoskeletons

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Mentor: Michael Zabala

Wesley Lowman Computer Science 

Sponsor(s): College of Engineering

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Mentor: Vahid Azimi

Ravikiran Nataraj Chemical Engineering 

Sponsor(s): College of Engineering

Project Title: Adaptation of a Microfluidic System for Scalable Cell Encapsulation
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Mentor: Elizabeth Lipke

Ryan Pollard Mechanical Engineering 

Sponsor(s): College of Engineering

Project Title: Lower Limb Joint Movement/ Power Prediction via Machine Learning

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Mentor: Michael Zabala

Robert Spieler Mechanical Engineering 

Sponsor(s): College of Engineering

Project Title: The Effect of using Hybrid Exoskeletons in Rehabilitation

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Mentor: Brendon Allen

Robin Weaver Aerospace Engineering 

Sponsor(s): College of Engineering

Project Title: The Effects of Jointing Mechanisms Within Bistable Structures on the Overall Fixity and Bistability

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Mentor: Russell Mailen


School of Forestry and Wildlife Sciences

Florrie Adams Sustainable Biomaterials and Packaging 

Sponsor(s): School of Forestry and Wildlife

Project Title: Cellulose dissolving pulp and nanocellulose regeneration comparison

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Mentor: Maria Peresin

Ally Cobern Science

Sponsor(s): School of Forestry and Wildlife

Project Title: A Global Analysis of the Impacts of Free-Ranging Dogs on Native Wildlife

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Mentor: Christopher Lepcyzk

Evelyn Pearson Sustainable Biomaterials and Packaging

Sponsor(s): School of Forestry and Wildlife

Project Title: Cellulose dissolving pulp and nanocellulose regeneration comparison

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Mentor: Maria Peresin

Kate Norrid Wildlife

Sponsor(s): School of Forestry and Wildlife

Project Title: The Influence of Urbanization on Stream Quality and Fish Health

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Mentor: Bruce Lockaby

Payton Brewer Wildlife Ecology and Management

Sponsor(s): School of Forestry and Wildlife

Project Title: Interaction of Burn and Unburned and Vegetation Composition with Early Seed Establishment of Four Southeastern Pine Species

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Mentor: Heather Alexander

Ellen Mayson Sustainable Biomaterials and Packaging

Sponsor(s): School of Forestry and Wildlife

Project Title: Cellulose dissolving pulp and nanocellulose regeneration comparison

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Mentor: Maria Peresin

Caroline Ward Business

Sponsor(s): School of Forestry and Wildlife

Project Title: How Do Stakeholder Views on Wildlife Management Differ in Eswatini?

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Mentor: Kelly Dunning


College of Human Sciences

Kalandra Blake Human Development and Family Science

Sponsor(s): College of Human Sciences

Project Title: Virtual Tour of Auburn University's African American History

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Mentor: Robert Bubb

Mae Howell Nutrition

Sponsor(s): College of Human Sciences

Project Title: 2-Year Student Food Security Module Cognitive Interviews

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Mentor: Onikia Brown

Claire Sisson Interior Design

Sponsor(s): College of Human Sciences

Project Title: The Impact of the Built Environment on Health and Wellness

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Mentor: Taneshia West Albert

Jenna Wettstein Psychology

Sponsor(s): College of Human Sciences

Project Title: Positive Approaches to Trauma Healing (PATH) for Foster Parents

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Mentor: Silvia Vilches

Elena Gagliano Human Development and Family Science

Sponsor(s): College of Human Sciences

Project Title: Internalizing Problems and Declines in Academic Achievement: Mechanisms and Protective Factors

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Mentor: Wendy Troop-Gordon

Kendall McCallum Nutrition Science

Sponsor(s): College of Human Sciences

Project Title: Nourish Wellness

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Mentor: Alicia Powers

Courtney Weeks Human Sciences

Sponsor(s): College of Human Sciences

Project Title: Virtual Tour of Auburn University's African American History

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Mentor: Robert Bubb


College of Liberal Arts

Jordan Branchman Political Science

Sponsor(s): College of Liberal Arts

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Mentor: Rebecca Retzlaff

Walton Ferguson Psychology

Sponsor(s): College of Liberal Arts

Project Title: Examining Interception as a Mediator Between Sleep Disturbances and Suicidality in a Military Population

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Mentor: April Smith

Madysen Maggio Psychology

Sponsor(s): College of Liberal Arts

Project Title: Comorbidity Between Higher Rates of Trauma, Depression, and Anxiety and ADHD Diagnosis

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Mentor: Kelli Thompson

Olivia Price Theatre Design and Technology, English

Sponsor(s): College of Liberal Arts

Project Title: Investigating Invisible Labor Practices in TTRPG Actual Play

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Mentor: Emily Friedman

Katie Smith Anthropology

Sponsor(s): College of Liberal Arts

Project Title: Linear Enamel Hypoplasia in African Enslaved Individuals from Newton's Plantation, Barbados

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Mentor: Kristina Shuler

Dorothy Dreelin Psychology

Sponsor(s): College of Liberal Arts

Project Title: Traumatic Stress Risk Factors and Daily Symptoms (TRIADS)

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Mentor: Brian Albanese

Cameron Hearon Psychology

Sponsor(s): College of Liberal Arts

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Mentor: Corina Jimenez-Gomez

Kelly Moore Health Service Administration

Sponsor(s): College of Liberal Arts

Project Title: Single Shift Quality Among Nurses

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Mentor: Haneen Ali

Sophia Rosene Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences

Sponsor(s): College of Liberal Arts

Project Title: Effects of Accented Speech in Normal and Degraded Backgrounds on Listening Effort and Speech Intelligibility in American College Students

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Mentor: Sridhar Krishnamurti

Cameron Tice Biomedical Sciences

Sponsor(s): College of Liberal Arts

Project Title: Treatment and Recidivism of Adolescents with Illegal Sexual Behavior

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Mentor: Kelli Thompson


College of Education

Trent Agee Nutrition

Sponsor(s): College of Education

Project Title: Is there a Correlation between Jump Performance and Male Youth Hitting Performance?

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Mentor: Gretchen Oliver

Anna Wood Exercise Science

Sponsor(s): College of Education

Project Title: Kinesiophobia

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Mentor: Jaimie Roper

Maia Engelkes Biomedical Sciences

Sponsor(s): College of Education

Project Title: Is there a correlation between jump performance and male youth hitting performance?

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Mentor: Gretchen Oliver


College of Sciences and Mathematics

Janset Aksoy Neuroscience and Chemical Engineering

Sponsor(s): College of Science and Mathematics

Project Title: Spontaneous Presynaptic Vesicle Release in P301L Mouse Hippocampal Neurons

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Mentor: Michael Gramlich

Nicholas Edmonds Genetics

Sponsor(s): College of Science and Mathematics

Project Title: How Does Climate Change Affect Seasonal Adaption in Drosophila robusta

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Mentor: Laurie Stevison

Auburn Jordan Chemistry

Sponsor(s): College of Science and Mathematics

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Mentor: Christian Goldsmith

Sean O'Hare Biochemisty 

Sponsor(s): College of Science and Mathematics

Project Title: Investigating the Mechanism of Luciferase Catalyzed Bioluminescence in the Dinoflagellate Species Noctiluca scintillans 

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Mentor: Steven Mansoorabadi

Alexis Toney Science

Sponsor(s): College of Science and Mathematics

Project Title: Characterization of Unsaturated Lipids Using Ambient Ionization Techniques (Paper Spray Ion Mobility-Mass Spectrometry (PS-IM-MS))

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Mentor: Ahmed Hamid

Rachel Youngblood Exercise Science

Sponsor(s): College of Science and Mathematics

Project Title: The Impact of Diversifying and Humanizing Science Role Models on Student Attitudes and Interest in Science Careers

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Mentor: Cissy Ballen

Brandon Dye Biomedical Sciences

Sponsor(s): College of Science and Mathematics

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Mentor: Byron Farnum

Charlotte Jannach Biomedical Sciences

Sponsor(s): College of Science and Mathematics

Project Title: Water Quality Perceptions of Auburn University Students

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Mentor: Ann Ojeda

Nathan Landers Physics

Sponsor(s): College of Science and Mathematics

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Mentor: Michael Gramlich

Toby Sizemore Chemistry

Sponsor(s): College of Science and Mathematics

Project Title: Investigating Mechanical Properties of Dystrophin and Utrophin by in Silico Single Molecule Force Spectroscopy

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Mentor: Rafael Bernardi

David Walker Math, Computer Science, and Data Science

Sponsor(s): College of Science and Mathematics

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Mentor: Jingyi Zheng


School of Nursing

Abigail Cox Nursing

Sponsor(s): School of Nursing

Project Title: Anxiety, Depression, and Stress: A Survey of College Students Mental Well-Being

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Mentor: Linda Gibson-Young

Melissa Schrinel Nursing

Sponsor(s): School of Nursing

Project Title: The Vital Link: Nursing’s Role in the Early Detection of Patient Deterioration

Project Keywords: 

Mentor: Pao-Feng Tsai


School of Pharmacy

Melissa Gathman Genetics

Sponsor(s): School of Pharmacy

Project Title: Functional Genetic Analysis of Single Nucleotide Polymorphisms in Drug Metabolism Genes

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Mentor: Amit Mitra

Jessica Heard Biochemistry

Sponsor(s): School of Pharmacy

Project Title: Sustained Release of Capsaicin via 3D Printed Biodegradable Implants to Combat Obesity

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Mentor: Jayachandra Ramapuram

Zalaya Haynes Biomedical Sciences

Sponsor(s): School of Pharmacy

Project Title: Dissolution of Acai Capsules

Project Keywords: 

Mentor: Angela Calderon

Katie Marlow Genetics

Sponsor(s): School of Pharmacy

Project Title: Functional Genetic Analysis of Single Nucleotide Polymorphisms in Drug Metabolism Genes

Project Keywords: 

Mentor: Amit Mitra


College of Veterinary Medicine

Alyssa Berry Biomedical Sciences

Sponsor(s): College of Veterinary Medicine

Project Title: The Role of DHCR24 in the Adrenal Gland

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Mentor: Jeff Huang

Kacey Meyering Animal Sciences

Sponsor(s): College of Veterinary Medicine

Project Title: The Role of DHCR24 in the Adrenal Gland

Project Keywords: 

Mentor: Jeff Huang

Last modified: November 29, 2022