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Category: undergraduate research

SCARF highlights Lyon students’ research, collaboration, creativity

Logan Hubberd explains his research on 'Civic Engagement and Academic Success' to SCARF judges.   Lyon students gained confidence in their presentation skills at the annual Student Creative Arts and Research Forum (SCARF) on March 15, with several winning prizes for their performance. The event is organized each year by Lyon College’s Mortar Board chapter and the SCARF committee, with faculty, staff and community members volunteering to serve as judges. All presenters re... Read More
at Wednesday, March 16, 2022

Lyon students contribute to tuberculosis, lung cancer drug discovery research

Lyon students get the opportunity to perform undergraduate research as early as their freshman year. This summer, a group of students assisted Associate Professor of Chemistry Dr. Irosha Nawarathne with her ongoing drug discovery research for multi-drug resistant tuberculosis (TB) and lung cancer. Nawarathne said Lyon received over $30,000 in summer research funds from the Arkansas IDeA Network of Biomedical Research Excellence (INBRE). The students not only had the opportunity to contribut... Read More
at Thursday, September 2, 2021

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 maintenance of an or... 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 process ... 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 pr... Read More
at Wednesday, April 1, 2020