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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

Lyon junior receives selective Goldwater Scholarship

Lyon College junior Hannah Zang has received the Goldwater Scholarship. The scholarship gives financial support to college sophomores and juniors who show “exceptional promise of becoming this nation’s next generation of natural sciences, mathematics and engineering research leaders,”, according to goldwater.scholarsapply.org. It is limited to students who intend to enter Ph.D. or M.D./Ph.D programs, and the funds are applied to students’ final years of college. A... Read More
at Wednesday, April 1, 2020

HATS off: Lyon freshmen present research

The new Humanities, Arts, Sciences and Technology (HATS) event on Dec. 5 gave Lyon freshmen the chance to showcase the original research they have worked on during their first semester. Provost Melissa Taverner said the event, sponsored by Mortar Board, is a “first-year bookend” to the Student Creative Arts and Research Forum (SCARF), a spring event where upperclassmen share their research and scholarship. “We wanted to start freshmen off with the experience of... Read More
at Monday, December 9, 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