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Senior Capstone Research Projects

Senior Capstone Posters 2016

Amending PHB with Algal Biomass

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Amending PHB with Algal Biomass

Shawni Bastian, Celeste Hancock, Amanda Stoudt

Consumer-Ready Milk Spoilage Indicator by Method of Immersed pH Dector

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Consumer-Ready Milk Spoilage Indicator by Method of Immersed pH Dector

Luke Jarvis, Timothy Kerns, Jacob King

Facilitation of Microfluidic Channeling to Generate Concentration Gradients for Cellular Culture

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Facilitating of Microfluidic Channeling to Generate Concentration Gradients for Cellular Culture

Ryan Hatch, Tanner Hunt, Steven Rupp, Hyrum Wendel

Synthesizing Microcarriers as a Platform for Pharmaceutical Delivery of Quercetin for Antiviral Applications 

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Synthesizing Microcarriers as a platform for Pharmaceutical Delivery of Quercetin for Antiviral Applications

Taylor Eggertsen, Arther Hart, William Johnson

Measuring the Effects of High-Altitude Flight


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Measuring the Effects of High-Altitude Flight

Lori Caldwell, Annelise Dykes, Katherine Glaittli

Non-invasive, Inductive Electrodes for Application in BCI

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Non-invasive, Inductive Electrodes for Application in BCI

Colin Ecsedy, Justin Marriott, Andrew Parker

Optimization and Scale-up of (2S)-Naringenin Production in Escherichia coli

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Optimization and Scale-up of Naringenin Production in Escherichia coli

Logan Sherman, Zach Thomas, Cameron Zabriskie

Optimized Bioproduction of Resveratrol Using Genetically Modified Escherichia coli

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Optimized Bioproduction of Resveratrol Using Genetically Modified Escherichia coli

Scott Draper, Daniel Erickson, Brian Hoffmann

Oxygen-Controlled Growth Chamber for Hyposic Study


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Oxygen-Controlled Growth Chamber for Hyposic Study

Justus Clark, Dallon Durfey, Jared Theurer

Pairing of Anaerobic and Aerobic Treatment of Petroleum Wastewater

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Pairing of Anaerobic and Aerobic Treatment of Petroleum Wastewater

Zachary Fica, Alan Hodges, Jessica VanDarlin, Jordan Wanlass

Spider Silk Bandaging and Relevant Applications for the Revolution of Wound Therapy

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Spider Silk Bandaging and Relevant Applications for the Revolution of Wound Therapy

Samuel Briggs, Danielle Gaztambide, Ana Laura Licon, Michael Paskett

2016 Senior Design Projects
  • Designing a Novel Device for Spinal Corpectomies sponsored by:
  • Arakniprint: 3D Printing of Synthetic Spider Silk to Produce Biocompatible and Resorbable Biomaterials
  • Microfabrication of Glucose-Powered Abiotic Biobatteries for Implantation and Integration in Biological Systems
  • Modification of Polysulfone Membranes for use in Water Filtration and Anti-fouling Applications
  • The Regeneration of Peripheral Nerves using Recombinate Spider Silk Protein
  • Use of Brine Ecosystems and Anaerobic Digestion to Reduce Treatment Costs of Oil-field Produced Water
  • Microfluidic Device for Cell Culture Optimization
  • Separating Pichia pastoris from a Continuous Flow System
2015 Senior Design Projects
  • Hernia Mesh Repair Through the Use of Transgenic Silworm Silk Mesh
  • Targeted Drug Delivery System for Kidney and/or Liver Failure Patients using Human Serum Albumin
  • Design of a genetic Expression System for Antimicrobial Peptides in Esherichia coli
  • Production and Purification of Green Fluorescent Protein Secreted from Pichia pastoris
  • Antifouling Bioreactor Sparger for High Density Cell Cultures
2014 Senior Design Projects
  • Design Artificial Tendon/Graft Derived from Silworm Silk, and Synthetic Spider Silk with Respect to Biocompatibility, Structure, Mechanical Properties, and Attachment 
  • Cervical Spine Implant 
  • Decreasing Bacterial Biofilm Formation on Medical Implants through Surface Modification
  • Increasing Efficacy of Antibiotics By Their Combination with Pluronics and Quaternary Ammonium Surfactants
2013 Senior Design Projects
  • Secretion of Green Fluorescent Protein in Pichia pastoris
  • Protection and Delivery of Biacridine by Micelle Encapsulation
  • Stand a Little Taller
  • Designing an Anterior Cruciate Ligament from Synthetic Spider Silk for Surgical Implementation
2012 Senior Design Projects
  • Automation of Tangential Flow Filtration to Purify Bio-synthetic Spider Silk Protein
  • The Freedom Fighter, Innovative Biomaterial Helmet for Acute Brain Damage
  • Production of Biodiesel from WVO
  • An Approach to Cell Retention on Gold Surfaces through Surface Modification and Fluid Flow Analysis
  • Production and Secretion of Green Fluorescent Protein in the yeast Pichia pastoris
2011 Senior Design Projects
  • Laser Induced Surface Nanopatterning Effects on Au and Ag Surface Energy and Bacterial Adhesion
  • Innovative Non-Mechanical Solutions for the Removal of Dental Plaque and Calculus, While Maintaining Dental Enamel Integrity
  • Bacterial Chemotaxis Quantification using Real-Time Video Microscopy and Capillary-like Micro Slides
  • Combating Antibiotic Resistance Through Development of a Novel Antimicrobial Delivery Vehicle
  • Monitoring Real-Time Gene Expression Through Membrane and Cytoskeletal Changes Using Surface Plasmon Resonance Technology
2010 Senior Design Projects
  • Production of a Novel Tetracycline-based Antibiotic
  • GFP Production by S. cerevisiae in Suspended and Immobilized Cell Cultures
  • Bench-scale production of algae in wastewater for phosphorus removal

Bioenergy from Oilfield Produced Water

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