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Project Grants


Each semester, LSU Discover funds at least 10 undergraduate student research or creative projects. The purpose of these grants is to provide students a learning opportunity through participation in faculty-mentored projects. Students from any major are welcome to apply. With an LSU Discover Undergraduate Research Project Grant, currently enrolled, full-time LSU undergraduate students can receive funding for hourly wages, supplies, and travel related to an undergraduate research or creative project. Students must have an LSU employed faculty member serve as their supervisor and sign their time-sheets.

A list of all previously funded students are at the bottom of this page.

Looking for funding to present at a conference? Apply for an LSU Discover Conference Travel stipend.

 

Name Major Department in which research is conducted Mentor Research
Samira Awad Studio Art Art Dr. Hye Nam Programming Compostable Art
Marie Drozda Biochemistry Biological Sciences Dr. Karen Maruska Receptor Levels in the Haw Muscle Across Reproductive Stages in the Mouthbrooding Cichlid Fish, Astatotilapia burtoni
Madeline Fryer Coastal Environmental Science Oceanography & Coastal Sciences Dr. Mark Benfield Using Drone Technology to Evaluate Material Flux in an Urban Watershed
Clara Jimenez Architecture Architecture Dr. Traci Birch Green Roof Architectural Systems as Urbanized Stormwater Management Strategies in Southern Louisiana
Natalie Lim Biochemistry Biological Sciences Dr. Stephania Cormier Role of IL-10 in SARS-CoV-2 Infection During Pregnancy
Christopher Meyer Mathematics Political Science Dr. Yann Kerevel LGBT Politicians & Candidates on Twitter: A Language Modeling Approach
Alaine' Mitchell Biological Sciences Pathobiological Sciences Dr. Antonieta Guerrero-Plata Alteration of the Antiviral Response by Tobacco Smoke
Reza Najdi Mechanical Engineering Mechanical Engineering Dr. Corina Barbalata Underwater Microplastic Detection
Sarah Napier Chemical Engineering Chemistry Dr. Semin Lee Fine-Tuning Reactivity on Alkyne Metathesis Catalysts
Fredlicia Phillips Mass Communication Political Communication Dr. Meghan Sanders African Americans' Perception of Cultural Appropriation by Whites in the Media
Colette Rainey Chemistry Chemistry Dr. Kermit Murray Analysis of Proteins Generated from Organophosphorus Pesticide Poisoning
Elizabeth Reich Biological Engineering Biological Engineering Dr. Todd Monroe Preventing Fouling in Cellular Diagnostic Microdevices
Ruby Roberg Chemical Engineering Chemical Engineering Dr. Bhuvnesh Bharti Synthesis of Monodisperse Polyethylene Particles as Models for Microplastics
Abby Roche Coastal Environemtal Science Oceanography & Coastal Sciences Dr. Cassandra Glaspie Investigating the Benthic Communities Amongst the Northern Gulf of Mexico's Hypoxia Ridden Dead Zones
Claire Sullivan & Ria Salway Coastal Environmental Science & Biological Sciences Environmental Sciences Dr. Linda Hooper-Bui Louisiana's Cancer Alley: The Fight Against Formosa
Raedan Stephens Biological Engineering Biological Sciences Dr. Christine Lattin Effects of Ectoparasite Abundance on European Starling Nestling Growth and Parental Provisioning
Jordan Waldmann Biochemistry Political Science Dr. Elizabeth Lane Judicial Ambition: An Examination of Opportunities for Women in the Legal Profession
James Woodward Biochemistry Biological Sciences Dr. SeYeon Chung Revealing the Mechanisms of papss in Apical ECM Organization and Lumen Expansion during Organ Development

 

 

 

Funding Limits

  • Fall – $1,500
  • Spring – $1,500
  • Summer – $2,500

 

Funding Cycle Dates

 

Application Information

 

Recipient Responsibilities

 

Guidelines for acknowledging our support in publications and presentations

Primary Support – for research fully-funded by LSU Discover

  • “This research was funded by an Undergraduate Research Grant from the Discover Undergraduate Research Program at Louisiana State University.”

Partial Support – for research partially funded by LSU Discover

  • “This research was funded in part by an Undergraduate Research Grant from the Discover Undergraduate Research Program at Louisiana State University.”

* For posters and presentation slides, please include the LSU Discover logo (either the horizontal or vertical versions of our logo):

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Research Grant Recipients

College of Agriculture

 

Name Semester(s) Major Department research was conducted Mentor Research
Katie Miranda Spring 2022 Natural Resource Ecology & Management Renewable Natural Resources Dr. Kevin Ringleman Ecology of Black-Bellied Whistling-Ducks (Dendrocygna autumnalis) In Louisiana
Abigail Mechatto Fall 2021 Microbiology Entomology Dr. Michael Stout The Relationship Between Deterrence and Toxicity of Plant Secondary Metabolites against the Fall Armyworm, Spodoptera frugiperda
Sarah Lackey Summer 2021 Animal Sciences Animal Sciences Dr. Erin Oberhaus Whole blood transcriptome analysis of insulin sensitive and insulin dysregulated horses
Kortni Blalock Summer 2021 Agricultural Business Agricultural Economics & Agribusiness Dr. Danyi Qi Get New Life in Stay-at-Home Economy? Estimating the consumer preferences for meal kit delivery during COVID-19 Pandemic
Jackson Martingayle Summer 2021 & Fall 2021 Natural Resource Ecology & Management Renewable Natural Resources Dr. John Nyman Nutrient Availability, Flooding Stress, and Salinity Stress Interaction in Growth of Avicennia germinans (L.) L. Seedlings
Nathan Le Spring 2021 Biological Sciences Entomology Dr. Qian Sun Exploration by Smell: The Impact of Orco Gene on Tunneling Behavior in Termites
Peyton Mercola Spring 2021 Nutrition and Food Sciences Nutrition and Food Sciences Dr. Erin McKinley An Analysis of Pandemic Panic Buying Motivators among College Students using Mind Genomics Cognitive Science
Alexis Theriot Spring 2021 Nutrition and Food Sciences Nutrition and Food Sciences Dr. Erin McKinley An Analysis of Pandemic Panic Buying Motivators among College Students using Mind Genomics Cognitive Science
Natlia Urrutia-Alvarez Spring 2021 Nutrition and Food Sciences Nutrition and Food Sciences Dr. Erin McKinley An Analysis of Pandemic Panic Buying Motivators among College Students using Mind Genomics Cognitive Science
Ashlyn Sak  Fall 2020 Natural Resource Ecology and Management Renewable Natural Resources Dr. Phil Stouffer Nest Box Preference and Nest Temperature Effects on Breeding Success and Nestling Growth Rate in Prothonotary Warblers in Louisiana
William Dunford Summer 2020 Microbiology Plant Pathology Dr. Vinson Doyle A Guide to the Toxic Mushrooms of East Baton Rouge Parish
Alexis Boyd Fall 2019 Plant & Soil Systems Plant Pathology and Crop Physiology Dr. Christopher Clark Improving the Long-Term Protocol for Sweet Potato Tissue Cultures
Haley Jeneske Spring 2020 & Spring 2021 Animal, Dairy & Poultry Sciences Animal Sciences Dr. Kenneth McMillin Potential Factors Related to Muscle Degeneration in White Striping Chicken Breast
Keyla Pruett Summer 2019 Natural Resource Ecology & Management Entomology Dr. Rodrigo Diaz Developing PCR Primers to Assess Parasitism Rates and Spatial Distributions of Parasitoids of the Roseau Cane Scale
Kathryn Davis Spring 2019 Natural Resource Ecology and Management & Spanish Renewable Natural Resources Dr. Sabrina Taylor Assessing population structure in subspecies of Seaside Sparrow (Ammospiza maritima)
Alexandra Perez Fall 2018 Coastal Environmental Science Renewable Natural Resources Dr. Megan La Peyre Improving energy models of the eastern oyster, Crassostrea virginica
Stefanie Foreman Fall 2017 & Spring 2018 Natural Resource Ecology & Management   Linda Hooper-Bui Impact of Red Foxes on Live Oaks
Lesley Twiner Spring 2018 Natural Resource Ecology & Management   Maurice Wolcott Using GIS to Compare Coastal Wetland Loss Between Managed and Unmanaged Sites
 

 

College of Art & Design

 

Name Semester(s) Major Department research was conducted Mentor Research
JaNiece Campbell Spring 2021 & Spring 2022 Studio Art Digital Art Dr. Hye Yeon Nam STEM Accessibility through Creative Coding
Tanner Theisen Summer 2020 Architecture Architecture Dr. Niloufar Emami Investigation of Additive Manufacturing for the Design and Fabrication of Facade Paneling Systems
Andrea Miller Summer 2019 & Fall 2019 Studio Art – Photography Art Dr. Johanna Warwick Reflections on Regional Identity and Exclusivity
Peter Tinker Summer 2019 Architecture Architecture Dr. Niloufar Emami Employing Virtual Reality for Digital Design and Fabrication Verification
Arden McMillin Spring 2019 Studio Art – Photography Art Dr. Kristine Thompson Home and History: an investigation into the complexity of small southern towns that never left the Civil War
Laura Devalcourt Fall 2017 Studio Art   Lynne Baggett Design and Production for a Traveling Exhibition: “Letterform Characters: From Stone Carver to Type Designer”
 

E.J. Ourso College of Business

 

Name Semester(s) Major Department research was conducted Mentor Research
Samuel Camacho Spring 2022 Economics Economics Dr. Abigail Peralta Efficiency Challenges of Managed Retreat: Evidence from FEMA Buyouts of Flood-prone Properties
Jared Cyprian Fall 2020 Finance Finance Dr. Kurtay Ognuc The Performance of Hedge Fund Strategies
Rion Askin Summer 2020 Management Management Dr. Andrew Loignon Uncovering the Strengths of Black Women in Senior Leadership Positions
Ariana Buckner Fall 2019 Information Systems & Decision Sciences Stephenson Department of Entrepreneurship & Information Systems Dr. Reg Tucker Peer Influence Effects on the Spread of Disinformation
Sean Krieg Summer 2019 Economics Economics Dr. Dek Terrell The Impact of a Carbon Tax and Dividend Policy on Louisiana’s Consumption Spending
Abimbola Ogundare Spring 2019 International Trade and Finance Economics Dr. Daniel Keniston Uncovering the Roots of the Black-White Wealth Gap: The Freedman’s Bank Crash
Lauren Agrigento Spring 2018 Economics   Joni Shreve Prediction of Potential Opiate Addiction

 

College of Coast & Environment

 

Name Semester(s) Major Department research was conducted Mentor Research
Kameelah Hollis Spring 2022 Coastal Environmental Science Environmental Sciences Dr. Brian Snyder Sustainable Floating Wetland Construction
Jacob Reinhardt Fall 2021 & Spring 2022 Coastal Environmental Science Oceanography & Coastal Sciences Dr. Matthew Hiatt The Effects of Cold Fronts on Currents in Barataria Bay
Ria Salway Fall 2021 & Spring 2022 Biological Sciences Environmental Sciences Dr. Linda Bui Louisiana’s Cancer Alley: The Fight Against Formosa
Claire Sullivan Fall 2021 & Spring 2022  Coastal Environmental Science Environmental Sciences Dr. Linda Bui Louisiana’s Cancer Alley: The Fight Against Formosa
Olivia Hurley Summer 2021 & Fall 2021 Coastal Environmental Science Oceanography & Coastal Sciences Dr. Austin Lynn Sexual Reproduction and Recruitment Potential Following Phragmites australis Die-back in the Mississippi River Delta
Parker Lawrence Spring 2021 & Summer 2021 Biochemistry Oceanography and Coastal Sciences Dr. Jennifer Brum Investigating Unique Viral Communities Within Diverse Marine ‘Dead Zones’
Lauren Lewellen Fall 2020 Biochemistry Oceanography and Coastal Sciences Dr. Sibel Bargu Ates Survival and Toxicity of Overwintering Cyanobacteria in Lake Pontchartrain, Louisiana
Victoria Rittell Fall 2020 Biochemistry Oceanography and Coastal Sciences Dr. Jennifer Brum Composition of Fish Cut Microbiomes in LSU Lakes and their Application in Fisheries Research
Josef Schuster Fall 2020 Natural Resource Ecology & Management Oceanography & Coastal Sciences Dr. Michael Dance Diet Composition of Swordfish (Xiphias gladius) in the Gulf of Mexico
Danielle Soileau Fall 2020 Coastal Environmental Science Oceanography and Coastal Sciences Dr. Tracy Quirk Photosynthetic Response of a Cladium jamaicense-dominated Marsh Community to Pulsed and Prolonged Saltwater Intrusion
Denise Poveda Spring 2020 Coastal Environmental Science Oceanography & Coastal Sciences Dr. Robert Twilley Effects Of Hydroperiod On The Productivity And Decomposition Rate Of Below Ground Biomass Of Coastal Marshes In Wax Lake Delta, Louisiana
Josef Schuster Spring 2020 Natural Resource Ecology & Management Oceanography & Coastal Sciences Dr. Michael Dance Diet Composition of Swordfish (Xiphias gladius) in the Gulf of Mexico
Callie Snow Fall 2019 & Spring 2020 Coastal Environmental Science Oceanography & Coastal Sciences Dr. Sibel Bargu Studying the Succession of 2019 Toxic Cyanobacteria Bloom (CyanoHAB) Development in Lake Pontchartrain Project Progress
Jenna Cheramie Fall 2019 Wildlife Ecology Oceanography & Coastal Sciences Dr. Michael Dance Stomach Content Analysis of Tertiary and Quaternary Marine Predators for Micro Plastics
Katerine Kjos Summer 2019 Chemistry Oceanography & Coastal Sciences Dr. Revati Kumar Neural Network Potentials to Simulate Graphene Oxide -Water Interfaces
Nadia Romero Spring 2019 Coastal Environmental Science Oceanography & Coastal Sciences Dr. Victor Rivera-Monroy Evaluating Mangrove Wetland Productivity as Ecosystem Service under Climate Change in Coastal Louisiana
Rohit Kalvakaalva Fall 2018 Coastal Environmental Science Environmental Sciences Dr. Brian Snyder Biogas Conversion of Native Gulf of Mexico Macroalgae via Anaerobic Digestion
Katelyn Lamb Spring 2018 Coastal Environmental Sciences   Michael Polito Mercury Biomagnification in Coastal Louisiana Food Webs Immediately Following the 2010 Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill

 

College of Engineering

 

Name(s) Semester(s) Major Department research was conducted Mentor Research
Elizabeth Reich
Spring 2022 Biological Engineering Biological Engineering Dr. Todd Monroe reventing Fouling in Cellular Diagnostic Microdevices
 Mustafa Alam Spring 2022 Biological Engineering Biological Engineering Dr. Todd Monroe Preventing Fouling in Cellular Diagnostic Microdevices
Michael Martin Spring 2022 Computer Engineering Construction Management Dr. Ali Kazemian Extrudate Scanning Techniques for Construction 3D Printing
Madeline Thomas Fall 2021 Computer Engineering Computer Engineering Dr. Amirhosein Jafari Establishing an energy-Smart Office lab by Developing an Occupant-Centric Energy Management System
Anna Guidry Fall 2021 & Spring 2022 Biological Engineering Biological Engineering Dr. Philip Jung Accelerated wound healing by oxygen-generating tissue scaffolds
Pearce Copeland Summer 2021 Biological Sciences Biological Engineering Dr. Yongchan Kwon Cell-free reprogramming monolignol biosynthetic pathway
Miller Dickerson Summer 2021 Biological Engineering Biological Engineering Dr. Philip Jung Screening and selection of chimeras from non-contiguous recombination of laminin globular domains by applying random forest machine learning
Allie Brooks Summer 2021 Biological Engineering Biological Engineering Dr. Dorin Boldor Multiphysics Numerical Modeling of Electromagnetic-Driven Thermochemical Conversion of Biomass
Parker Hannan Summer 2021 Biological Engineering Biological Engineering Dr. Yongchan Kwon Cell-free reprogramming monolignol biosynthetic pathway
Chloe Heitmeier Summer 2021 Biological Engineering Biological Engineering Dr. Yongchan Kwon Cell-free reprogramming monolignol biosynthetic pathway
Stephanie Lofton Summer 2021 & Fall 2021 Biochemistry Chemical Engineering Dr. Adam Melvin 3D Plate Insert Co-culture with Triple Negative Breast Cancer Cells
Madeline Thomas Summer 2021 Computer Engineering Computer Engineering Dr. Amirhosein Jafari Establishing an energy-Smart Office lab by Developing an Occupant-Centric Energy Management System
Lizabeth Breaux Spring 2021 Biological Engineering Biological Engineering Dr. Phillip Jung Multifactorial optimization and optogenetic stimulation to promote Schwann cell proliferation to accelerate axonal repair
Kara Liimatta Spring 2021 Biological Sciences Biological Engineering Dr. Elizabeth Martin Effect of Inflammatory Cytokines on Endocrine Response in Estrogen Receptor Positive Breast Cancer
Ignatius Semmes Spring 2021 & Summer 2021 Biological Engineering Biological Engineering Dr. Todd Monroe Development of a 3-D printed open-source sperm counting chamber
Aliza Siddiqui Spring 2021 Computer Science Computer Science Dr. Mark Wilde Optimizing Bidirectional Quantum Teleportation
Hongjie Zhu Spring 2021 & Summer 2021 Civil Engineering Civil Engineering Dr. Aly-Mousaad Aly Design of Coastal Buildings for Hurricanes: Innovative Large-Scale Testing
Morgan Doyle Fall 2020 & Spring 2021 Biological Engineering Biological Engineering Dr. Elizabeth Martin Mimicking Tumor Matrix Composition and Fiber Alignment in vitro
Grace Lowry and Monica Sarmiento Fall 2020 Environmental Engineering Environmental Engineering Dr. Samuel Snow Viruses Disinfection and Regrowth
Alexis Booe Summer 2020 Biological Sciences Chemical Engineering Dr. Adam Melvin Biophysical Analysis of the Phototactic Response of Chlamydomonas reinhardtii using a 3D-Printed Microfluidic Device
Jake Fontenot & Adam Bao Summer 2020 Biological Engineering Biological Engineering Dr. Philip Jung 3D Bio-printing of Myocardial Infarction Guided by Bayesian Optimization
Siarra Gremillion Summer 2020 Computer Science Computer Science Dr. Anas Mahmoud Engineering a User-Friendly LSU Course Offering App
Dylan Stephens Summer 2020 Mechanical Engineering Mechanical Engineering Dr. Corina Barbalata Underwater Robotic Control Systems
Gabrielle Langlois and Grace Lowry Spring 2020 Environmental Engineering Environmental Engineering Dr. Samuel Snow Viruses Disinfection and Regrowth
Jarod Larriviere Fall 2019 & Spring 2020 Chemical Engineering Chemical Engineering Dr. James Dorman Molten Salt Synthesis Process for the Doping of Ceria-based Perovskites Will Induce strain Within a Dense Cubic Structure with Conductive Pathways Through Oxide Ion Vacancies
Maryn Cavalier Summer 2019 & Fall 2019 Biological Engineering Biological Engineering Dr. Elizabeth Martin Involvement of Stromal Age in Breast Cancer Endocrine Response
Timothy King & Meggie Lam Spring 2019 & Fall 2019 Biological Engineering Biological Engineering Dr. Elizabeth Martin An Improved Understanding of the Mechanisms Driving Breast Cancer Recurrence and Drug Resistance Will Facilitate More Novel Therapy Options
Gabrielle Langlois Fall 2019 Environmental Engineering Environmental Engineering Dr. Samuel Snow Investigating the Role of Halide Radicals in Photochemical Inaction of Viruses
Duyen Thuy Lam Fall 2018 & Spring 2019 Environmental Engineering Environmental Engineering Dr. John Pardue Plant uptake and metabolism of the pharmaceutical carbamazepine (CBZ) in constructed wetland systems”
Sven Saemundsson Fall 2018 & Spring 2019 Chemical Engineering Chemical Engineering Dr. Mike Benton Genetic modification of cyanobacteria cultures and further modifications of HB101 E. Coli
Charles Kearney Fall 2018 Electrical Engineering  Electrical Engineering Dr. Jin-Woo Choi Processing Pressure Data from a Fourteen-Point Pressure-Sensing Glove in Real-Time
Meagan Moore Fall 2018 Biological Engineering Physics & Astronomy Dr. Wayne Newhauser Continued Methodology and Testing for the First 3D-Printed Whole Body Anthropomorphic Phantom for Radiation Therapy
Shivani Pandya Summer 2018 Biological Engineering Biological & Agricultural Engineering Dr. Pranjali Muley Optimization of Gasification Parameters
Brandon Tramontana Fall 2018 Biological Engineering Biological Engineering Dr. Marybeth Lima Creation of a low-cost device to aid in construction of playground surface textures for the visually impaired
Adam Bao Summer 2018 Biological Engineering Biological Engineering Shisheng Li The Effects of Histone Amino Acid Substitutions on UV Induced DNA Mutations in Yeast Cells
Joshua Campbell Summer 2018 Chemical Engineering Chemical Engineering Dr. Adam Melvin A Microfluidic device to Characterize the Effect of Orthogonal Chemical Gradients on 3D Cancer Cell Migration
Laura Moldovan Summer 2018 Biological Engineering Biological Engineering Cristina Sabliov Nanoparticle Tracking in Ocular Tissues Following In vivo Application
Raymond Poche Summer 2018 Environmental Engineering Civil Engineering Aly Mousaad-Aly The Effects of Significant Wind Loads on Self Ballasting Solar Panel Arrays on Low Slope Roofs
Olivia Hunt Spring 2018 Civil Engineering   Michele Barbato Development of a Lightweight Fluorogypsum-based Blend for the Construction of Artificial Reefs and Coastal Protection Structures
Chandler Landrum Fall 2017 & Spring 2018 Environmental Engineering   Zimeng Wang Creating a Database for the Adsorption Affinity of Uranium to a Variety of Adsorbents
Breanna Lee Spring 2018 Chemical Engineering   LaVonda Brown Mobile App with ROBOTIS-OP2 for Use with Super PopmVR
Michael Quigley Spring 2018 Mechanical Engineering   Shyam Menon A distributed liquid fuel injection system to achieve low emission gas turbine engines for aircraft propulsion
Katie Render Fall 2017 Biological Engineering   Adam Melvin Microfluidic Co-Culture of Breast Cancer Cells and Adipose Stem Cells

 

College of Human Sciences & Education

 

Name Semester(s) Major Department research was conducted Mentor Research
Abigail Baumgartner Spring 2022 English Education Dr. Robyn Ansermann Relating to Reading: A Case Study of 10th Grade English Literature Students
Abigail Lafleur Spring 2021 Kinesiology Kinesiology Dr. Brian Irving The Impact of Exercise Training on Mitochondria in Drosophila Melanogaster
Brandon Phillips Fall 2019 Kinesiology Kinesiology Dr. Marc Dalecki Do Dimensions Matter? Development of an Eye-hand Coordination Test in Virtual Reality
Abigail Caffey Spring 2019 & Summer 2019 Kinesiology Kinesiology Dr. Marc Dalecki Cognitive Functioning in Young Adults with a History of a Concussion
Karmen Ancar Spring 2018 Kinesiology   Nikita Kuznetsov Can We Move our Fingers Independently?
Madison Liggio Spring 2018 HSE-PK-3 Teacher Certification   Cynthia DiCarlo Using Social Stories to Increase Appropriate Social Initiations in a Pre-kindergarten Child

 

College of Humanities & Social Sciences

 

Name Semester(s) Major Department research was conducted Mentor Research
Kennedy Butler Spring 2022 Biological Sciences Communication Sciences & Disorders Dr. Julie Schneider A Regional Specific Analysis of Brain Structure based on Food Deserts and Other Compounding Risk Factors Across Low SES Communities using sMRI
Kyleigh Jackson Fall 2021 Communication Disorders Communication Sciences & Disorders Dr. Hyunju Chung Analysis of acoustic and articulatory characteristics of English lateral /l/ produced by Korean-English Bilingual Children
Anna Stebbins Fall 2021 & Spring 2022 Anthropology Geography & Anthropology Dr. Kristine DeLong Barium/Calcium Ratios in Eastern Oysters (Crassostrea virginica) as a Potential Environmental Proxy: Examining the Effects of Anthropogenic Freshwater Flooding on Development and Mortality of Oysters in the Pontchartrain Basin
Frankey Leggio Spring 2021 Anthropology Geography & Anthropology Dr. Teresa Wilson The Identification of Burned Human Teeth in Forensic Anthropology
Evan Leonhard Spring 2021 & Fall 2021 English and Philosophy Philosophy & Religious Studies Dr. Carmela Mattza Transcending the Artist: A Neo-Thomistic Inquiry into the Autonomy of Art
Amber Alford Fall 2020 & Spring 2021 Sociology Psychology Dr. Heather Lucas Learning Under Stress: The Effect of Acute Stress on Learners’ Use of Effective Study Strategies
Katherine Nugent Fall 2020 Sociology Sociology Dr. Mathew Valasik Demographics, Locations, and Behavior Featured in COPS
Marina Bianchi Summer 2020 & Spring 2021 Political Science Political Science Dr. Jeong H. Kim Masculine Gender Characteristic Effects on Political Efficacy
Kendall Brome Spring 2020 & Summer 2020 Coastal Environmental Science Geography & Anthropology Dr. Kristine DeLong Paleoclimatic Reconstructions in the Gulf of Mexico Using Fossilized Coral Proxies (Siderastrea siderea)
Horatio Traylor Spring 2020 & Summer 2020 Psychology Psychology Dr. Rachel Williamson Smith Do Minority Women In Managerial Positions Experience A Greater Propulsion To Voluntary Turnover?
Kaela Powery Fall 2019 & Spring 2020 Communication Disorders Communication Sciences & Disorders Dr. Hyunju Chung English /l/ and /w/ Sound Development in Young Children With and Without Speech Sound Disorders
Zachary Traylor Summer 2019 & Spring 2020 Psychology Psychology Dr. Steven Greening Cheap Thrills: An Affordable and Effective Fear Conditioning Device
Charles Desobry Fall 2019 Philosophy Philosophy & Religious Studies Dr. Jon Cogburn The Temporal Aspect of the Principle of Sufficient Reason from Leibniz to Schopenhauer
Dwayne Hinton Summer 2019 & Fall 2019 Anthropology Geography & Anthropology Dr. Heather McKillop The Role of Forest Management in the Classic Maya Collapse
Lauren Vidrine Spring 2019 English English Dr. Gregory Johnson A Syntactic Analysis of Cajun English Disjunctive Pronouns
Katherine Vukovics Summer 2018 & Spring 2019 Music Education Psychology Dr. Emily Elliott The relationship between aural skills experience and our measures of tonal working memory and musical sophistication as well as the relationship between aural skills proficiency and musical experience by means of genre preference
Madeline Meyer Fall 2017 & Spring 2018 Psychology   Jason Harman The Effect of Information Availability and Ownership on Group Creativity

 

Manship School of Mass Communication

 

Name Semester(s) Major Department research was conducted Mentor Research
Fredlicia Phillips Spring 2022 Mass Communication Political Communication Dr. Meghan Sanders African Americans' Perception of Cultural Appropriation by Whites in the Media
Renee Lucas Summer 2020 Mass Communication Public Relations Dr. David Stamps Black and Essential – Relational Maintenance and Coping Strategies Among Black Populations during COVID-19
Loreal Johnson Spring 2019 Mass Communication Digital Advertising Dr. Erin Coyle Sharing more than expected: Exploring whether and how young people have privacy concerns related to social media advertising
Katherine Gagliano Spring 2018 Mass Communication   Joshua Grimm When One Door Closes: The Evolution of Journalists’ Gatekeeping Role

 

College of Music & Dramatic Arts

 

Name Semester(s) Major Department research was conducted Mentor Research
Anthony Doyle Spring 2020 Theatre Theatre Dr. Shannon Walso Creating and Producing Immersive Theatre Performances in Found Spaces
Seth Guerra Spring 2020 Music (B.M.) Music Dr.Mara Gibson Hidden Spirituals: Rekindling Avery Island’s Forgotten Music

 

College of Science

 

Name Semester(s) Major Department research was conducted Mentor Research
Marie Drozda Spring 2022 Biochemistry Biological Sciences Dr. Karen Maruska Variations in Sex-Steriod Receptor Levels in the Jaw Muscle Across Reproductive States in the Mouthbrooding Cichlid Fish, Astatotilapia burtoni
Anna Borne Spring 2022 Biological Sciences Natural Science Dr. Nicholas Mason Integrative Taxonomy of Polylepis Sky-island Birds: Quantifying Variation in Morphometrics, Song, and Plumage
Sean Hager Fall 2021 Geology Geology & Geophysics Dr. Adam Forte Appraising the Accuracy of Junction Angle Measurements from Automatically Extraced Drainage Networks
Madison LeBlanc Fall 2021 & Spring 2022 Physics Physics & Astronomy Dr. Tabetha Boyajian Transit Model Fitting of Tabby’s Star
Marz Newman Fall 2021 Physics Physics & Astronomy Dr. Matthew Penny Deep Learning to Identify Objects in Telescope Images Proposal
Zahara Vafaei Naeini Fall 2021 & Spring 2022 Biological Sciences Biological Sciences Dr. SeYeon Chung Revealing the role of Puratrophin-1 like in Drosophila salivary gland formation
Sanaa Alam Summer 2021 Biological Sciences Biological Sciences Dr. Alyssa Johnson The Effect of Acute Oxidative Stress on Tubular Lysosome Formation and Lifespan Extension in C. elegans
Cecilia Aucoin Summer 2021 Biological Sciences Biological Sciences Dr. Huangen Ding Iron homeostasis in Escherichia coli cells: A Study of Fur and Anaerobiosis Modifications
Jena Bordelon Summer 2021 Biological Sciences Biological Sciences Dr. Chen Chen Generation of Staphylococcal Superantigen-like Protein to Inhibit Neutrophil Infiltration in Murine Pneumonia Models
Allison Cannon Summer 2021 Biological Sciences Biological Sciences Dr. Christine Lattin Testing cytokines as the link between the HPA axis and immune responses to avian malaria
Timothy Chen Summer 2021 Biological Sciences Biological Sciences Dr. James Moroney Assaying plant carbonic anhydrase activity using the Saccharomyces cerevisiae mutant ΔNCE103
Gabriela Coronel Hernandez Summer 2021 Chemistry Chemistry Dr. Victor Garcia-Lopez Molecular Machines Modulate Plasma Membrane Structure and Dynamics
Cale Locicero Summer 2021 Chemistry Chemistry Dr. Rendy Kartika Synthesis of α, α’-Bis-Quarternary Hydroxy Ketones
Joshua Fabre Summer 2021 Physics Physics & Astronomy Dr. Omar Magana-Loaiza Real time quantum imaging with few photons
Emily Garcia Summer 2021 & Fall 2021 Biochemistry Biological Sciences Dr. William Doerrler Role of a conserved membrane protein family in antibiotic sensitivity and virulence of the multidrug resistant human pathogen Klebsiella Pneumoniae
Chris Gupta Summer 2021 Mathematics Chemistry Dr. Revati Kumar Molecular Dynamics Simulations of Sodium Triflate and TFSI with Mixed Glyme Solvents
Grayce Mores Summer 2021 Microbiology Biological Sciences Dr. Mark Batzer Discovery and Analysis of Unique Alu Insertions in the Capuchin Species Sapajus apella
Lauren Lewellen Spring 2021 Biochemistry Biochemistry Dr. Sibel Bargu Ates Survival and Toxicity of Overwintering Cyanobacteria in Lake Pontchartrain, Louisiana
Julio Mora Urbina Spring 2021 Physics Physics and Astronomy Dr. Matthew Penny Predicting Duration of Microlensing Events
Ashley Patron Spring 2021 & Summer 2021 Physics Physics and Astronomy Dr. Gabriela Gonzalez Providing Statistics on Earthquakes and Detector Lockloss
Victoria Rittell Spring 2021 Biochemistry Biochemistry Dr. Jennifer Brum Composition of Fish Cut Microbiomes in LSU Lakes and their Application in Fisheries Research
Kaitlin Couvillion Fall 2020 & Spring 2021 Microbiology Biological Sciences Dr. Christine Lattin Developing a Map of Predator Call Perception in the Songbird Brain
Isabella LaBruzzo Fall 2020 & Spring 2021 Biological Sciences Biological Sciences Dr. Seyeon Chung Creation of transgenic animals for Puratrophin-1-like, a RhoGEF Protein critical for tubular organ formation in Drosophila
Aliza Siddiqui Fall 2020 Computer Science Physics and Astronomy Dr. Mark Wilde Optimizing Bidirectional Quantum Teleportation
Han-Hsuan Wu Fall 2020 & Spring 2021 Physics Physics and Astronomy Dr. Mohammad Saghayezhian Quantum Materials Spin Texture Probing by Magneto-Optical Kerr Effect
Evan Dore Summer 2020 & Summer 2021 Biochemistry Biological Sciences Dr. Karen Maruska How do visual and chemosensory stimuli during malemale aggression affect behaviors and neural activation patterns in an African cichlid fish?
Alexander Paul-Torres Summer 2020 & Fall 2020 Physics Physics & Astronomy Dr. Martin Tzanov Characterizing the effects of Neutron Interactions in Neutrino Detectors
Danielle Tyler Spring 2020 & Summer 2020 Biological Sciences Biological Sciences Dr. Arthur Penn Effects Of In-Utero Second-Hand Smoke (SHS) Exposure And Adult High Fat Diet (HFD) On Development Of COPD
Jordan Wall Spring 2020 & Summer 2020 Biological Sciences Biological Sciences Dr. Alyssa Johnson Using CRISPR Engineered Flies to Study VCP Disease Mutations
Rebecca Krueger Summer 2019 & Fall 2019 Biochemistry Biological Sciences Dr. Alyssa Johnson Understanding the Biogenesis of Tubular Lysosomes During Animal Development
Hayden Guidry Spring 2019 & Summer 2019 Biological Sciences Biological Sciences Dr. Adam Bohnert Exploring Possible Lifespan-Extending Effects of Botanical Extracts
Lukas Kim Summer 2019 Chemistry Chemistry Dr. Revati Kumar Neural Network Potentials to Simulate Graphene Oxide -Water Interfaces
Cy Bryson Spring 2019 Biological Sciences Biological Sciences Dr. Karen Maruska Neural activation patterns in female African cichlid fish when receiving multimodal versus unimodal male courtship signals
Oleksandr Molchanov Spring 2019 Physics Physics & Astronomy Dr. Kristina Launey Nuclear Modeling from Machine Learning
Mykola Sereda Spring 2019 Biological Engineering Chemistry Dr. Kenneth Lopata Accelerating Computation of Electronic Absorption Spectra in Large Molecules
Emily Brown Fall 2018 Microbiology Biological Sciences Dr. David Vinyard A low energy input photobioreactor for maximizing algal biomass yields
Henry Crull Fall 2018 Biological Sciences Biological Sciences Dr. Laura Lagomarsino Investigation of Sicklebill Hummingbird Niche Expansion Through Analysis of Centropogon and Heliconia Pollen, and Centropogan Pollen Reference Catalog
Rebecca DiTusa Fall 2018 Physics Physics & Astronomy Dr. Kenneth Matthews Evaluation of Stability of 3D Printed Materials During Radiological Use
Annaliesa Fanguy Fall 2018 Microbiology Biological Sciences Dr. David Vinyard Role of PratA in the Photo-Assembly of the Active Site of Photosynthetic Water Oxidation
Matthew Junot Fall 2018 Biological Sciences Biological Sciences Dr. Adam Bohnert Investigating how the protein CLU-1/Clueless exerts mitochondrial quality control during reproduction
Roman Hundley Summer 2018 Biological Engineering Chemistry Dr. Lavrent Khachatryan Identifying Food Court Waste Decomposition Products in Electromagnetically Heated Reactors
Spencer Lemoine Summer 2018 Biological Engineering Biological Sciences Dr. James Moroney Localization of HCO3- Transport Proteins “Bestrophins” in C.reinhardtii
Alyssa Lobello Fall 2018 Biochemistry Biological Sciences Dr. SeYeon Chung Spatial Regulation of Apical Constriction in Drosophila Salivary Gland Invagination
Stephen Lopez Fall 2018 Kinesiology Biological Sciences Dr. Alyssa Johnson Understanding how a human short sleep mutation offsets negative effects of Sleep Deprication
Chase Anselmo Summer 2018 Biological Sciences Biological Sciences Dr. Karen Maruska What role do social signals detected by the mechanosnesory lateral like system have on neural activation patterns in an African cichlid fish?
Caitlin Billiot Summer 2018 Microbiology Biological Sciences Dr. William Doerr DedA Protein Functions in Conferring Colistin Resistance to the Gram-negative Bacterium Klebsiella pneumoniae
Logan Hart Summer 2018 Mathematics Mathematics Frank Neubrander Superstability of Semigroups
Taylor Sigur Summer 2018 Kinesiology Chemistry Justin Regains Synthesis of 1,2-cis-Glycoside through Alpha-Selective Glycosylation
Manjot Singh Fall 2017 & Spring 2018 Biochemistry   Guillaume Spielmann Effects of Aerobic and Resistance Exercise on Bio-markers of B-Cell Function and Overall Inflammation in Patients with Type 2 Diabetes
Hailey Teachout Spring 2018 & Summer 2018 Biological Sciences   Michelle Meyer Understanding What Motivates People to join the Cajun navy and Volunteer for Disaster

 

School of Veterinary Medicine

 

Name Semester(s) Major Department research was conducted Mentor Research
Bryan Edwards Spring 2022 Biological Engineering Comparative Biomedical Sciences Dr. Ahmed Abdelmoneim System for Automated Dechorionation of Zebrafish Embryos for High Throughput Applications
Anang Bungwon Summer 2021 & Fall 2021 Microbiology Pathobiological Sciences Dr. Antonietta Guero-Plata Regulation of the Immune Response by Viral-Induced Non-Coding RNA
Hunter Stewart Spring 2021 & Summer 2021 Biological Sciences Comparative Biomedical Sciences Dr. Alexandra Noel Effects of in utero exposures to nicotine salt mint-flavored Puff Bar aerosols on lung function and immune responses in neonate mice
Hannah Guidry Fall 2019, Spring 2020, Summer 2020 & Fall 2020 Animal, Dairy & Poultry Sciences Comparative Biomedical Research Dr. Henrique Cheng Endocrine Regulation of Stem Cell Differentiation
Jake Fontenot Summer 2019 Biological Engineering Comparative Biomedical Sciences Dr. Shaomian Yao Assessment of Human Tissue-derived Cells for Bone Bio-Engineering