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Lyon student finds new home in campus lab

Sophomore Michael Uecker (left) and junior Hannah Wu have been researching axolotls in Lyon's biology lab this summer.   A Lyon student feels at home in the biology lab after his first undergraduate research experience. Sophomore Michael Uecker, of Brockwell, has been working with Assistant Professor of Biology Dr. Maryline Jones to research osmoregulation in Ambystoma mexicanum, also known as the Mexican axolotl. Uecker said osmoregulation is essentially the... Read More
at Wednesday, July 22, 2020

Wu researches amphibians to understand human diseases

Junior Hannah Wu, of Cabot, is expanding her research experience in Lyon College’s lab this summer. She is working with Assistant Professor of Biology Dr. Maryline Jones to study Ambystoma mexicanum , a type of salamander known as the Mexican axolotl.  Wu and Jones are using quantitative polymerase chain reaction (qpcr) and immunostaining to identify osmoregulatory proteins and the expression and location of those proteins in the aquatic salamanders. Osmoregulation is the... Read More
at Tuesday, July 7, 2020

Big smiles: Students achieve 100 percent acceptance at top dental schools across U.S.

Lyon College had three students and one graduate apply to dental school this semester, and all four were accepted. Keifer Hartwig, ’19, of Corning, will attend the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Dentistry. Senior Vinston Van, of Batesville, will attend the University of Florida College of Dentistry. Senior Taylor Dale, of Batesville, has been accepted to five dental schools and is still making her decision. Senior Ayden Henry, of Thayer, Mo., will attend... Read More
at Wednesday, December 11, 2019

HPLC equipment enhances research opportunities

Jordan Trant (left) and Natalie Milligan were some of the first Lyon students to use the new HPLC instrument. Thanks to a successful grant proposal written by Lyon faculty, chemistry and biology students have access to a state-of-the-art research instrument. The new Semi-Preparative High Performance Liquid Chromatography (HPLC) instrument will be utilized to purify chemical compounds possessing medical significance. During drug discovery-themed research, it will help achieve the... Read More
at Tuesday, August 6, 2019