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Michigan State UniversityLyman Briggs College

Spring 2014 Undergraduate Research Winners

Morgan Burnette, Junior, LB Human Biology major. Morgan will be working with Dr. Dilshani Sarathchandra from Lyman Briggs College. The title of her research project is Risks of Prescription Drug Use and Increased Medicalization of Society.


Madison Fitzgerald, Junior, LB Astrophysics & Women’s and Gender Studies major. Madison will be working with Dr. Edward Brown in the Department of Physics and Astronomy. The title of her research is X-Ray Superburst Cooling Models for Experiments in Stellar Astrophysics (MESA).


Tyler Messenger, Junior, LB Computer Science & Biochemistry major. Tyler will be working with Dr. Eva Farre from the Plant Biology Department. His research is titled: Identification of Regulates of PRR7 in Arabidopsis thaliana.

Mark Schonfeld, Senior, LB Biochemistry major. Mark will be working with Dr. Evangelyn Alocilja from the Dept. of Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering on a project entitled A Simple Biosensor Strip for E. coli 0157:H7.