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Category: undergraduate research

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

Lyon student increases understanding of neurological disorders

A Lyon College senior is finding the links between altered neural connectivity and neurological disorders. Luke Shackelford, ‘20, is spending his summer in the University of Chicago’s molecular genetics and cellular biology department, researching neural development and how the neuromuscular system forms. To study this complex system, the research team is using Drosophila melanogaster, a type of common fruit fly, as its model organism. Shackelford said the project will collect... Read More
at Tuesday, July 9, 2019