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Mr. Carey was selected as an IN LSAMP Summer Research Scholar for 2018. Currently, he is pursuing a BS degree in Chemistry with an ACS certification and a minor in Physics. He works as a Teacher Assistant for the Chemistry and Physics Department. After graduation, he plans to attend Medical School to be a Emergency Medical Physician and Trauma Surgeon.
Ms. Casillas was selected as an IN LSAMP Summer Research Scholar in 2018. Currently, she is seeking a BS degree in Biology with a minor in Chemistry. As a LSAMP scholar, she is working with Dr. Ming Gao to determine what mRNAs bind to me31B protein in Drosophila melanogaster. She is also involved with Harbor Light Hospice, an organization that brings companionship to those in hospice facilities. When she graduates, she hopes to go to Medical School.
Ms. Elmalh was selected as an IN LSAMP Summer Research Scholar in 2018. Currently, she is seeking a BS degree in Biology with a minor in Chemistry. She is working with Dr. Jenny Fisher to test and analyze the prevalence of antibiotic resistance in the Northwest Indiana region. She is also Biology and Chemistry tutor at Indiana University Northwest and is a co-founder of the Coptic Orthodox Christian Fellowship club on campus. After graduation, she plans on pursuing a career in medicine.
Mr. Garcia was selected as an IN LSAMP Scholar in 2017. Currently, he is seeking a BS in Geoscience with a BA in Spanish. He is conducting research in Dr. Zoran Kilibardas' lab researching the amounts of microplastic found along the southern shores of Lake Michigan, as well as the use of Fluorescence as a way of detecting microplastics in beach sediment. Cesar has also been working with researchers at the Indiana Geological and Water Survey using Optical Stimulated Luminescence to date buried beach sediments. In addition to this Cesar works in the IUN LSAMP STEM lab assisting students taking geoscience courses. Cesar will graduate in May 2019 and plans to pursue graduate school.
Ms. Jackson was selected as an IN LSAMP Summer Research Scholar in 2018. Currently, she is seeking a Bachelor of Science in Biology with a minor in Chemistry and a concentration in Pre-Medicine. She is working with Dr. Jenny Fisher to engineer a CRISPR/Cas-9 plasmid specific for antibiotic resistance, with the goal of treating antibiotic resistant bacteria present in sewage. In addition, she works to improve campus recruitment efforts as the Treasurer of the IU Northwest Student Ambassadors. She is also involved with the IU Northwest Student Government Association as the Head of Communications, where she strives to improve student life. After graduation, she plans to pursue a Doctor in Medicine, with the hopes of practicing anesthesiology.
Mr. Olchawa was selected as an IN LSAMP Summer Research Scholar in 2018. Currently, he is seeking a BS degree in Biology with a minor in Chemistry. As a LSAMP scholar, he works with Dr. Ming Gao on examining the expression of me31B present in ovarian tissues of drosophila. He also serves as a Biology tutor in the STEM lab. After graduation, he hopes to continue his research and apply to graduate school to continue his education.
BS Biology, 2018
Ms. Barajas was selected as a scholar in 2017. While a scholar she conducted research in Dr. Peter Avis' lab investigating new species of the mushroom genera Russula.
BS Chemistry, 2018
Ms. Sadlowski was selected as an IN LSAMP Scholar in 2017. She completed a BS degree in chemistry with a minor in mathematics. She conducted research in Dr. Tia Walker's lab studying synthesis of carbon cryptands on the N2S2 ligand with possible future use as a biological sensor.
Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation. IN LSAMP is supported by NSF Award Number: HRD-1618408, 2016-2022