• Bruner Hall with Biology Logo

Biology

Undergraduate Student Research

All majors in the biology department at UNK, regardless of their emphasis, complete 2 hours of original research (BIOL 420). Research is the culmination of their biology learning experience, finally getting a chance to put into practice all the things they have learned during their first three years at a level far beyand what they will have done within any course. Research is done near the end of the students' academic stay and therefore requires that at least 16 hours of biology have been taken (including BIOL 375), including specific biology courses necessary for the research to be undertaken. Students will also need the permission of the biology professor who will be mentoring the research.

Scenes from several undergraduate research projects

In order to get any professor's permission, the student presents a formal research proposal (the particulars of which will be learned in BIOL 375) and convinces the professor that they will be able to perform the project. When convinced, the professor will mentor the student, and they will work on the project together. As a rule, one faculty member will mentor no more than 3 students at a time.

These research projects are independent investigations of a particular biological question. Each includes 3 hours of laboratory or field work per week for each hour of credit. A detailed journal is kept (something like a research diary), recording all information relevant to the project. In the end, a scientific paper about the investigation will be presented, along with a professional poster. Each student will also give a 20-minute PowerPoint oral presentation to the biology faculty, their fellow students, parents and friends during a day-long seminar.

Two hours of research credit are required for a major or endorsement, but up to 5 hours of research can be done. The hours can include more than one project.

Below are past students and their projects.

2010 Undergraduate Research Projects

Student

Mentor

Title of Project


Barber, Ana Dr. Paul Twigg Increased activity in aphid-infested soybeans of transcripts malate dehydrogenase and glyoxisome hydrolase
Bauer, Josh Dr. Kim Carlson Characterization of homeostatic role of OTK18 protein in monocytic cells
Beebout, Brandon Dr. Joseph Springer Developmental defects as a result of Atrazine® exposure in African clawed frogs (Xenopus laevis)
Blessing, Allison Dr. Paul Twigg Soybean defense mechanisms against soybean aphids
Block, Andrew Dr. Julie Shaffer Bacteria with a wide pH growth ranges have bacteriophage with small pH infection capabilities
Blunk, Jacqueline Dr. Paul Twigg Increades level of gene expression (PAD4 and NPR1) for the SA pathway due to its involvement with tolerance to aphid feeding
Brown, Brittany Dr. Brad Ericson Exon-Intron structure of the Immulectin-1 gene of Manduca sexta
Edwards, Sebastian Dr. Julie Shaffer Cleaning behavior of Drosophila virilis, Musca domestica, and Sarcophaga bullata as measured by removal of Escherichia coli O157:H7 and Pseudomonas aeruginosa vegetative cells
Fees, Roxanna Dr. Keith Geluso Epizoochorous seed dispersal throughout summer and fall in hair of cattle in central Nebraska
Hagel, Josh Dr. Brad Ericson A model and mechanism for how the T7 bacteriophage infects Escherichia coli
Keeton, Lacey Dr. Wyatt Hoback Effects of prey color on preying mantid attack:  a teaching exercise
Kling, Michael Dr. Julie Shaffer Isolation and characterization of esterases used in halophilic nutrient cycling in Nebraska’s sandhills alkaline lakes
Prokupek, Whitney Dr. Dawn Simon Evolutionary pattern of group II intron self-spicing in the gene psaA of red algae
Roy, Jeff Dr. Joseph Springer Movement and presence of small mammals found within or around prairie dog towns using capture-recapture
Schapmann, Adam Dr. Janet Steele The effects of 5-Hour Energy Drink® on human mood, concentration, and endurance
Smits, Eric Dr. Joseph Springer Small mammal numbers and diversity within habitats surrounding wetlands of the Rainwater Basin of Nebraska
Takagi, Mai Dr. Julie Shaffer Comparison of lytic and lysogenic lifecycle in bacteriophage under hyper alkaline-saline conditions
Tokairin, Ryo Dr. Brad Ericson Do Manduca sexta larvae have an immune response to either gram-positive or gram-negative bacteria?
Virgl, Alicia Dr. Dawn Simon Secondary structure degeneration of a red algal plastid group II intron

2009 Undergraduate Research Projects

Student

      Mentor

        Title of Project



Baumgartner, Andrew Dr. Julie Shaffer Laboratory exercise to introduce students to the importance of biofilms in antimicrobial resistance
Bonner, Stacey Dr. Keith Geluso Re-examination of diets of the common barn owl and the great horned owl in western Nebraska
Bonner, Stephanie Dr. Kim Carlson Characterization of microbes in frass from two populations of Drosophila melanogaster
Brown, Brittany Dr. Brad Ericson Exon-Intron structure of the Immulectin-1 gene of Manduca sexta
Caldwell, Brittany Dr. Wyatt Hoback Month variation in bot fly parasitism of the white-footed mouse (Peromyscus leucopus)
Callahan, Richard Dr. Brad Ericson Prevalence of creationists among Nebraska’s K-12 educators
Calleroz, Amanda Dr. Kim Carlson Characterization of OTK18 function in monocytic cells using RNAi
Christensen, Amy Dr. Janet Steele Effectiveness of detoxification by Kinoki® cleansing detox foot pads
Clark, Ashley Dr. Joseph Springer Time budget and ethogram of the chacma baboon (Papio ursinus) in South Africa
Cordes, Ethan Dr. Joseph Springer & Dr. Kim Carlson Hybrid zone investigation of two short-tailed shrew (Blarina) species in a hybrid zone using mitochondrial DNA analysis
Curry, Elizabeth Dr. Joseph Springer Impact of Juniperus virginiana on small mammal diversity in the Nebraska National Forest (Oral presentation of this project was voted "Best Research Presentation" in Spring 2009 by the Biology Department faculty)
Davis, Zach Dr. Kim Carlson Characterization of candidate aging genes during the life span of female Drosophila melanogaster
DuVall, Richard Dr. Brad Ericson Sequencing of the innate immunity gene, Immulectin-4, of the tobacco hornworm, Manduca sexta
Fujiwara, Kenta Dr. Brad Ericson The exon-intron DNA sequence of Manduca Sexta Immulectin-3 gene
Granger, Joshua Dr. Steve Rothenberger
A size and distribution study of burr oak (Quercus macrocarpa) savannahs in the Middle Loup River valley and the lower Platte River valley of Nebraska
Hadden, James Dr. Julie Shaffer Consequences of toilet lid use on toothbrush contamination by aerosolized coliform bacteria
Hastings, Naomi Dr. Steve Rothenberger A floristic analysis and comparison of one pasture site and two riparian sites in Harlan County, Nebraska
Horwart, Andrew Dr. Wyatt Hoback Dietary analysis of Labidesthes sicculus and effects of preservation on stomach contents
Johnson, Owen Dr. Keith Geluso Discarded bottles entrap and kill small mammals along roadsides in Nebraska
Kellogg, Morgan Dr. Wyatt Hoback Introduced western mosquitofish, Gambusia affinis, also consume Trichoptera larvae
Langenfeld, Katie Dr. Paul Twigg Assessment of differential gene expression in buffalograss cultivars exposed to chinch bugs using subtractive hybridization
Murdoch, Jarod Dr. Janet Steele Influence of exercise and Hydroxycut® on weight loss and body composition
Nott, Patrick Dr. Wyatt Hoback Gut analysis of western mosquitofish (Gambusia affinis) during winter
Ruble, Spencer Dr. Brad Ericson RNAi-mediated knockdown of Immulectin-2 gene expression in Manduca sexta
Schall, Rodney Dr. Joseph Springer Diet comparison of the coyote (Canis latrans) in central Nebraska
Scheef, Kyle Dr. Joseph Springer The effects of prairie dogs on small mammal populations
Serbousek, Kimberly Dr. Robert Murphy Behavior of sandhill cranes flying near powerlines over the Platte River in central Nebraska
Shearer, James Dr. Robert Murphy & Dr. Leticia Reichart Abundance and habitat associations of breeding Eurasian collared-doves (Streptopelia decaocto) and mourning doves (Zenaida macroura) residential areas in Kearney, Nebraska
Suhr, Evan Dr. Mary Harner Independent and mixed-species decomposition of Russian olive (Elaeagnus angustifolia) and cottonwood (Populus deltoides) leaf litter  (Oral presentation of this project was voted "Best Research Presentation" in Fall 2009 by the Biology Department faculty.)
Ueno, Maiko Dr. Joseph Springer
Habitat preference of raccoons in Higashi-matsuyama, Saitama, Japan
Wicks, Levi Dr. Paul Twigg Developing Panicum virgatum as a better bioenergy crop by use of dormancy-breaking chemicals

2008 Undergraduate Research Projects



STUDENT

MENTOR

TITLE OF PROJECT

Christ, Michael Dr. Tamara Smith Variations in glucocorticoid levels of dominant-aggressive behavioral patterns in domestic horses
Dlagnev, Tervel

Dr. Keith Geluso
 

Natural history study of southern flying squirrels (Glaucomys volans), one of Nebraska’s threatened species, in southeastern Nebraska
Eberle, Duane Dr. Keith Geluso Patterns of hibernation in meadow jumping mice in Nebraska with comments on natural history
Gardner, Kylee Dr. Kim Carlson Gene changes associated with longevity in large caged populations of Drosophila melanogaster 
Gfeller, Jason

Dr. Wyatt Hoback

Effectiveness of the sevenspotted lady beetle (Coccinella septempunctata) as a biological control in the areas of diet and appetite
Hartman, Ashlee Dr. Matt Bolek Effects of age, sex, and environmental conditions on occurrence of parasites in dogs at different locations in Nebraska
Heathers, Megan Dr. Julie Shaffer Proteorhodopsin in alkalophilic Archaea and how it relates to humans
Longo, Peter Dr. Keith Geluso Incomplete recovery of seeds in scatterhoards by granivorous rodents benefits plant establishment
Mifune, Naomi Dr. Julie Shaffer Cleaning behavior of Drosophila virillis, Musca domestica and Sarcophaga bullata for Bacillus thuringiensis endospores
Novak, Daniel Dr. Janet Steele Effects of type 1 diabetes on vision in Long Evans rats
Nuxoll, Austin Dr. Paul Twigg Differential gene expression in buffalograss cultivars infested with chinch bugs
Reifschneider, Scott Dr. Julie Shaffer Using sub-theraputic antibiotic levels to develop antibiotic resistance in Escherichia coli 
Saathoff, Megan Dr. Janet Steele Effects of diabetes on gene expression of RNA associated with kidney function in rats
Saito, Tomotaka Dr. Julie Shaffer Identification of bacteria that can degrade cellulose under alkaline conditions
Skates, Pamela Dr. Janet Steele The effects of anabolic steroids on the heart rate of elderly Sprague-Dawley rats
Spanel, Tyson Dr. Keith Geluso A species index of small mammals in man-made rural microhabitats in central Nebraska
Stover, Derry Dr. Julie Shaffer Isolation and identification of the antimicrobial enzyme in the oral secretions of the burying beetle, Nicrophorus marginatus 
Swanson, Benjamin Dr. Janet Steele The effectiveness of Policosanol as a dietary supplement lowering total cholesterol in healthy males
Zahler, J. Paul Dr. Tamara Smith Microhabitat and prey odor selection in the foraging western hognose snake (Heterodon nasicus)
     

2007 Undergraduate Research Projects

STUDENT

FACULTY MENTOR

TITLE OF PROJECT

Abe, Michiko Dr. Julie Shaffer Characterization of the oral secretion from Nicrophorus marginatus, N. carolinus, and N. tomentosis
Akahane, Shusaku Dr. Julie Shaffer Effects of temperature on the production of antimicrobial compounds in Nicrophorus marginatus and N. carolinus 
Chiweshe, Joseph Dr. Janet Steele Influence of gender contractility force of aortic smooth muscle in older normatensive adult rat subjects and potential effect of diabetes
Dendinger, Mason Dr. Paul Twigg Effects of hydrogen peroxide on switchgrass germination
Derr, Jenna Dr. Kim Carlson Effects of the antioxidant properties of blueberries on mortality rates and Indy gene expression in Drosophila melanogaster (Oral presentation of this project was voted "Best Research Presentation Runner Up" in Spring 2007 by the Biology Department faculty)
Dixon, Bryna Dr. Paul Twigg Characterization of putative defense gene expression levels in chinch bug (Blissus occiduus) infested buffalograss (Buchloe dactyloides) varieties
Granger, Jason Dr. John Hertner Prevalence of sarcoptic mange in coyote (Canis latrans) populations of central Nebraska  
Griffith, Scott Dr. Julie Shaffer Finding a true alkaliphile in a hypersaline-alkaliphilic lake (Oral presentation of this project was voted "Best Research Presentation" in Spring 2007 by the Biology Department faculty)
Hoblyn, Katie Dr. Joseph Springer Coyote population index in rangeland versus cropland regions
Horkey, Monica Dr. Keith Geluso Natural history of the big brown bat (Eptesicus fuscus) at a summer roost in southwestern Nebraska
Janda, Natalie Dr. Paul Twigg Genomic cloning and phylogenetic analysis of leghemoglobin in partridge peas
Johnson, Jason Dr. Julie Shaffer Presence of the reductive tricarboxylic acid cycle in alkaliphiles
Johnson, Jennifer Dr. Wyatt Hoback Are they biting?  Fishing tiger beetle larvae allows conservation of rare species and their habitat
Kajimoto, Kenta Dr. Janet Steele  Influence of type-1 diabetes on viability of offspring in Long-Evans rats (Oral presentation of this project was voted "Best Research Presentation" in Winter 2007 by the Biology Department faculty)
Koch, Jaimie Dr. John Hertner Estimate of environmental parasitic contamination by Toxocara spp. and the risk to children in Kearney, Nebraska
Kugler, Kole Dr. Keith Geluso Distribution and habitat associations of the eastern woodrat (Neotoma floridana campestris) in southwestern Nebraska
Luebs, Anna Dr. Steve Rothenberger A botanical survey of Juhl Prairie, Buffalo County, Nebraska
McGee, Joelle Dr. Steve Rothenberger Plant diversity of the Pleasanton Meadow
Powell, Elizabeth Dr. Tamara Smith Friend or foe:  the recognition of conspecifics by two families of lizards
Rassmussen, Melissa Dr. Janet Steele Calcium availability from over-the-counter supplements
Rickert, Kristy Dr. Joseph Springer Is there gene flow between populations of deer mice (Peromyscus maniculatus) across Interstate 80 in central Nebraska?
Rump, T. J. Dr. Brad Ericson Comparison of anti-sera produced against Gene 10 protein, whole virus, and denatured whole virus of Phage T-7
Schaaf, Annie Dr. David Smith Growth characteristics and water use of Phragmites australis 
Schaneman, Katie Dr. Paul Twigg Analysis of nitrogen levels in nodulated and non-nodulated partridge pea plants
Schultz, Dana Dr. Julie Shaffer Influence of the R2 plasmid in DNA repair in Pseudomonas aeruginosa 
Serbousek, Matt Dr. Keith Geluso Distribution and abundance of bats along the Republican River and its tributaries in southwest Nebraska
Skorupa, Annie Dr. Brad Ericson An attempt at a classroom model of graft-versus-host disease (GVHD)
Smith, Tim Dr. Robert Murphy Avian mortality from powerline collisions at Lillian Annette Rowe Sanctuary, south central Nebraska
Spirk, Peter Dr. Keith Koupal Fisheries benefits from a lake rehabilitation project at Cottonmill Lake (Oral presentation of this project was voted "Best Research Presentation Runner Up" in Winter 2007 by the Biology Department faculty)
Starostka, Lindsay Dr. Paul Twigg Analysis of lignin biosynthesis gene expression in swithgrass using RT-PCR
Stubbs, Dana Dr. Janet Steele Gender differences in the excretion of calcium in Long-Evans rats
Sugita, Yoshinori Dr. Keith Koupal Effects of two commercially prepared feeds on growth performance of channel catfish, Ictalurus punctatus 
Torres, Manuel Dr. Janet Steele The effects of Ginkgo biloba on short-term memory
Welborn, Benjamin Dr. Julie Shaffer Comparison of invertebrate populations in alkaline and non-alkaline lakes in Nebraska
Wright, Greg Dr. Keith Geluso Recurrence of the hispid cotton rat (Sigmodon hispidus) at historical sites in Nebraska, with comments on current distribution and reproduction
Younes, Lilian Dr. Janet Steele The effectiveness of niacin on lowering cholesterol
     

2006 Undergraduate Research Projects

STUDENT

FACULTY MENTOR

TITLE OF PROJECT

Aspen, Valerie Dr. Paul Twigg Effects of turnip crinkle virus on gene expression in Arabidopsis thaliana 
Baker, Kate Dr. Janet Steele Effects of diabetes mellitus on potassium channels and the KCNQ1 gene in cardiac tissue
Banks, Brian Dr. Paul Twigg The effects of humic acid on aluminum toxicity and phosphate uptake in field corn (Zea mays)
Barber, William Dr. Julie Shaffer Fluoride inhibition of DNA repair in UV damaged E. coli when grown with and without fluoride
Bauer, Kristi Dr. Bruce Eichhorst Small mammal population diversity and change in a cleared and wooded riparian habitat
Blum, Josh Dr. Bruce Eichhorst Small mammal populations in correlation with burned vs. unburned switchgrass plots
Ciccone, Cory Dr. Janet Steele Influence of diabetes mellitus and exercise training on gene expression in cardiac muscle
Dalton, Aaron Dr. Brad Ericson Comparison of antibodies produced against native and denatured proteins of Phage T7
Malcom, Brooke Dr. Paul Twigg Construction and characterization of a cDNA library from buffalograss (Buchloe dactyloides) infested with chinch bugs (Blissus occiduus) 
McClanahan, Greg Dr. Julie Shaffer Identification of UV repair gene(s) in bacteriophage UNL-1
Meyer, Whitney Dr. Brad Ericson Determing the prevalence of West Nile Virus infection in canine populations in central Nebraska
Miller, Hillary Dr. Julie Shaffer Analysis of particulate coliform bacteria from the dust of commercial cattle feedlots in central Nebraska
Muthart, Nick Dr. Joseph Springer Food habits of the coyote (Canis latrans) in south central Nebraska
Nelson, Megan Dr. Julie Shaffer Size characterization of the antimicrobial compounds in secretions of Nicrophorus marginatus 
Pashaj, Anjeza Dr. Kim Carlson Characterization of human OTK18 utilizing transgenic Drosophila melanogaster 
Pedersen, Nicole Dr. Janet Steele Effects of exercise training on the expression of potassium channel KvLQT1 in rat cardiac muscle tissue 
Rupp, Kyle Dr. Julie Shaffer Formation of a library for the bacteriophage UNL-1 and characterization of genes of interest
Veloso, Sara Dr. Steve Rothenberger Thomsen Meadow, a botanically diverse lowland in the Loup River Valley
Vodehnal, Melissa

Dr. Kim Carlson and Dr. Hal Nagel

Determination of potential carcinogenic halogenated alkenes in Cozad, Nebraska by air analysis
Wagoner, Stacy Dr. Kim Carlson DNA extraction, PCR, and gel electrophoresis in a forensic teaching experiment
Whipple, Sean Dr. Joseph Springer & Dr. Wyatt Hoback A comparison of invertebrate numbers and species taken from the Platte River and surrounding sloughs
     

2005 Undergraduate Research Projects

Student

Faculty Mentor

Title of Project

Bachman, Kyleen Dr. Janet Steele The effects of physical vs. psychological stress on salivary cortisol levels
Collins, Kristin Dr. Janet Steele The effects of physical vs. psychological stress on salivary cortisol levels
Bieber, Stacy Dr. Wyatt Hoback & Dr. Keith Koupal Field and laboratory zooplankton sub-sampling efficiency
Bierman, Merle Dr. Charlie Bicak Efficacy of NP coat in prevention of bovine respiratory disease in high risk calves
Carlson, Kathryn Dr. John Hertner Determining effects of aspartame consumption on mouse liver and the role of exercise
Cooper, Samantha Dr. Julie Shaffer Antimicrobial secretion of Nicrophorus marginatus
Emmerich, Laura Dr. Michael D. Mosher Synthesis of potential MIF antagonists
Frost, Crystal Dr. Janet Steele Concentrations of adrenal testosterone in castrated male rats before and after exposure to a female in estrus 
Gibbons, Michelle Dr. Kerri Skinner Age-size relationships in saltcedar (Tamarix spp.) at two Nebraska reservoirs
Griffiths, Mark Dr. Julie Shaffer Coliform colonization on the toothbrush at various storage distances from the toilet (Oral presentation of this project was voted "Best Research Presentation" in Winter 2005 by the Biology Department faculty)
Gunderson, Lance Dr. Kerri Skinner Grasshopper densities among different crops along the Platte River
Johnson, Cathy Dr. Paul Twigg The process of nitrogen assimilation in the partridge pea, Chamaecrista fasciculata
Johnson, Tasia Dr. Julie Shaffer Identification of antibiotic resistance in solvent tolerant bacteria
Kucera, Karynn Dr. Janet Steele Effect of swim training on repair enzymes of tissues affected by diabetes mellitus (Oral presentation of this project was voted "Best Research Presentation Runner Up" in Winter 2005 by the Biology Department faculty)
Markes, Maryann Dr. Kim Carlson & Dr. Hal Nagel An investigation of carcinogens in Cozad, Nebraska
Moghe, Saili Dr. John Hertner The effects of Viactiv® Soft Calcium Chews on calcium ion concentration in saliva (Oral presentation of this project was voted "Best Research Presentation" in Spring 2005 by the Biology Department faculty)
Rabbe, Matt Dr. Charlie Bicak Estimating duck use-days in Rainwater Basin wetlands:  a baseline model for management implications
Rollman, Paul Dr. Janet Steele Determining heterogenicity of stress response in rats exposed to novel stressors
Serenaldi, Dan Dr. Brad Ericson A comparison of antibodies produced against native and denatured proteins of Bacteriophage T7
Shank, Todd Dr. Charlie Bicak, Dr. Paul Twigg, & Dr. Hal Nagel The effect of salinity in irrigation water on growth and development of dry edible beans
Simonson, Chelsey Dr. Bruce Eichhorst Relative frequency of Western and Clark’s Grebes in their wintering range (Oral presentation of this project was voted "Best Research Presentation Runner Up" in Spring 2005 by the Biology Department faculty)
Sindelar, Krista Dr. Kim Carlson Search for the Drosophila melanogaster analog Human KRAB OTK18 domain
Smith, Amber Dr. Charlie Bicak A study of landscape heterogeneity including plant biomass and diversity of the Oldfather Prairie
Thong, Dak Dr. Paul Twigg Role of gibberellins in the growth of cabbage
Woolsey, Lawnie Dr. Marc Albrecht Analysis of adaptations and memory ability of trained and untrained crayfish

2004 Undergraduate Research Projects

Student

Faculty Mentor

Title of Project

Bartos, Andrew Dr. Bruce Eichhorst Small mammal, reptile, and amphibian population diversity between wooded and open habitats along the Platte River
Coleman, Christie Dr. Bruce Eichhorst Diversity of amphibians, reptiles, and small mammals in wooded versus clear-cut riparian Platte River habitats
Friedel, Timothy Dr. Joseph Springer Small mammal population diversity in a wooded and cleared Platte River habitat
Frost, Garrett Dr. Wyatt Hoback Low oxygen tolerance of the western mosquitofish (Gambusia affinis) (Oral presentation of this project was voted "Best Research Presentation" in Winter 2004 by the Biology Department faculty)
Fyfe, T. J. Dr. Wyatt Hoback Carrion beetle seasonal activity in Dodge County, Nebraska
Gehrt, KC Dr. John Hertner Horse hoof strength of pigmented and unpigmented hooves. Is there a difference? (Oral presentation of this project was voted "Best Research Presentation Runner Up" in Winter 2004 by the Biology Department faculty)
Gomez, Chelle Dr. Charlie Bicak & Dr. Paul Twigg Use of Wisconsin fast plants in teaching high school biology
Hamik, Jeff Dr. Wyatt Hoback Spilling the guts:  carcass preparation by Nicrophorus marginatus
Holzworth, Christie Dr. Steve Rothenberger A comparison of conservation reserve program land in south central Nebraska and western Kansas
Ingraham, Mike Dr. Charlie Bicak Effects of drought on Yucca glauca Nutt. in central Nebraska prairies
Jurzenski, Jess Dr. Wyatt Hoback An investigation of ant (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) diversity in 26 Nebraska counties (Oral presentation of this project was voted "Best Research Presentation Runner Up" in Winter 2004 by the Biology Department faculty)
Laux, John Dr. Wyatt Hoback & Dr. Keith Koupal An evaluation of visible implant elastomer (VIE) tags for marking black and white crappie
Lulaj, Anisa Dr. Kim Carlson Optimization of RT-PCR parameters for OTK18 transfected rat cortical neurons
Nichols, Gale Dr. Julie Shaffer The effects of membrane derived oligosaccharides (MDO) on bacteriophage replication and attachment in Escherichia coli
Reilly, Joe Dr. Wyatt Hoback Frog distribution in Nebraska and the affects of Atrazine® on the spring peeper frog
Ringenberg, Glenn Dr. Wyatt Hoback A survey to determine the optimal habitat for mosquito larva and survivorship of larva and pupae against pesticides
Sass, Brian Dr. Wyatt Hoback Male burying beetles (Coleoptera: Silphidae) increase bait attractiveness
Sherman, Rick Dr. Frank Kovacs Expression and purification of sensory Rhodopsin II from Escherichia coli
Snyder, Andy Dr. Joseph Springer Food habits of coyotes in central Nebraska
Sullivan, Mike Dr. Joseph Springer Interstate highways acting as barriers to small mammal movement
Timperley, Corey Dr. Kim Carlson & Dr. Hal Nagel Incidence of brain tumors and cancers in Cozad, Nebraska 
Wieck, Betty Dr. Julie Shaffer Platte Valley sandpit water quality study 2003-2004