Student Research

Recent student research collaborators.

Students Projects
Isabel Ayala, Abby Mark Genome size estimates for perennial sunflowers. Independent project.
Kayla Ingvalson, Luke VonEschen, Joel Denny, Max Eness Multi-drug resistant bacteria in springs and streams in NE Iowa.  HHMI funded research.
Sheri Schwert Connections between sinkholes and springs in NE Iowa.  Funded by  the McElroy Foundation and the Iowa Ground Water Association.
Ellen Behrens Co-infection of deer ticks (Ixodes scapularis) by three pathogenic parasites: Borrelia burgdorferi, Anaplasma phagocytophyllum, and Babesia microtii. HHMI funded research.
Kimberly Howell Diversity of fungal endophytes in Indian Grass Sorghastrum nutans) and effects on growth. Dean’s office collaborative research.
Anna Gudjonsdottir, Matthew Rosene, Rebekah Schulz Frequency of multi-drug resistant bacteria in NE Iowa streams. Independent project.
Molly Tulkki Research assistant on ‘A multigenerational assessment of the fate and impact of crop gene introgression into wild sunflower’ (Grant from USDA)
Chelsea Weiss Multi-drug resistant bacteria and efflux pumps. Independent project.
Katrina Freund Isolation and Characterization of Endophytic Fungi from Prairie Plants. Honors project.
Rachel Albert Effect of ovulation on female behavior and male perceptions. Honors project.
Paul Atkins Effect of chloroplast genotype on hybridization. Dean’s office collaborative research.
Maria Carr Evolutionary response of native plants to allelopathic invaders. Honors project.
Kristin Manges Epidemiological analysis of medical outcomes related to the historic 2008 flood in Winneshiek County, Iowa. Honors project.
John Delaney Chromosome number variation in Iowa grasses. Dean’s office/Grow Iowa Values Fund.
Adam Ragheb Evolutionary response of native plants to allelopathic invaders. Iowa Science Foundation.