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Recent Undergraduate Achievements
SIU Distinguished Service Award
Alexis Hamon received the 2023 SIU System Student Distinguished Service Award. The award recognizes and honors the efforts and contributions of students in the SIU System “whose acts of service are demonstrative of excellence and exemplary commitment to the support, advancement and achievement of fellow students, their campus, and their community.”
Dr. Varadaraj Chandrashekar Awards
The Varadaraj Chandreshekar award provides outstanding graduate or undergraduate students with travel assistantships. The recipients of this years travel awards were Ms. Savannah Skinner and Ms. Caitlyn Bartsch.
UNDERGRADUATE STUDENT GAINS FIRST AUTHORSHIP ON SCIENTIFIC PUBLICATION
Congratulations to Ms. Caitlyn Bartsch on her first author publication. Caitlyn had her paper titled “Promises and Pitfalls of NMDA receptor antagonists in treating violent aggression” published in Frontiers. Caitlyn's mentor is Dr. Jacob Nordman.
Spring 2022 Dean's List
Congratulations to our Physiology majors on making the Dean’s list for the College of Agriculture, Physical and Life Sciences! Click here to view the list.
2022-2023 REACH AWARDS
Congratulations to Claire Ayers, Caitlyn Bartsch, Savanah Skinner and Trinity Price for receiving REACH Awards for the 2022-2023 academic year. The students will be working with the following mentors:
Claire Ayers-Dr. Buck Hales
Caitlyn Bartsch- Dr. Jacob Nordman
Savannah Skinner-Dr. Jacob Nordman
Trinity Price- Dr. Brent Bany.
For more information on the REACH Awards and who is eligible to apply see the link below:
Hannah Gahagan received a poster award at the RESEARCH & CREATIVE ACTIVITIES FORUM held on April 14, 2022.
Hannah presented her topic "Characterization of p53 in Ovarian Cancer in the Laying Hen”. Her faculty advisor is Dr. Karen Hales.
Samantha Park received the Outstanding Leadership and Service Award. The awards will demonstrate the achievements of students in their commitment to leadership, service and to improving the Southern Illinois University Carbondale campus.
News Article - Outstanding Leadership and Service Award
UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS GAINS CO-AUTHORSHIP ON SCIENTIFIC PUBLICATION
Ms. Caitlyn Bartsch, the second author on a recent publication is a Physiology undergrad who participated extensively in the research project reported on in this publication coming from Dr. Jacob Nordman's lab. Use the link below to download and read the research paper in its entirety.
RESEARCH & CREATIVE ACTIVITIES FORUM WINNERS
Alana Campbell and Samantha Park received awards at the RESEARCH & CREATIVE ACTIVITIES FORUM held on April 15, 2021.
Alana presented her topic "Characterizing DEAF1-PARP1 Protein Interactions". Her faculty advisor is Dr. Phil Jensik.
Samantha presented "The Production of Short Chain Fatty Acids in The Microbiota of the Ceca from the Integration of Fibrous Supplementation and its Effect on the Metabolic Development of Ovarian Cancer". Her advisor is Dr. Dale B. Hales.
To view their abstracts click on the available link. Alana has poster number A127. Sami has poster number A129.
REACH AWARD WINNERS
Congratulations to Grace Lehnhoff and Hannah Gahagan for receiving REACH Awards for the 2021-2022 academic year. Grace will be working with Dr. Buck Hales and Hannah with Dr. Karen Hales. For more information on the REACH Awards and who is eligible to apply see the link below:
STUDENT SUCCESS PROFILE
Alana Campbell graduated in May 2021 with a B.S. in Physiology. She is currently in her first year of medical school in Chicago. Click here to see what Alana has to say about her undergraduate education at SIU.
UNDERGRADUATE STUDENT PUBLICATIONS:
- Nordman Jacob C., Bartsch Caitlyn J, Li Zheng. Opposing effects of NMDA receptor antagonists on early life stress-induced aggression in mice. Aggress Behav. 2022 Feb 4. doi: 10.1002/ab.22022
- Scott CA, van Huyen D, Bany BM. Angiopoietin-like gene expression in the mouse uterus during implantation and in response to steroids. Cell Tissue Res. 2012 Apr;348(1):199-211. Epub 2012 Feb 22. PubMed PMID: 22350948; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3319254.
- Bany BM, Scott CA, Eckstrum KS. Analysis of uterine gene expression in interleukin-15 knockout mice reveals uterine natural killer cells do not play a major role in decidualization and associated angiogenesis. Reproduction. 2012 Mar;143(3):359-75. Epub 2011 Dec 20. PubMed PMID: 22187674; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3307949.
- Charles A Scott, Kirsten S. Eckstrum and Brent M. Bany. Localization of C-Fos-Induced Growth Factor (Figf) mRNA Expression in the Mouse Uterus during Implantation. Reprod Sys Sex Disord (in press).