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Laungani Lab

My research students work on a variety of topics which allows not only for the student to center their research around their passions and questions that intrigue them, but I can learn along with them.   This allows the student to teach me about their topic, and I believe helps the student to see themselves as not only as researchers, but as my colleagues. 

Below are a list of my research students in my lab and a very brief description of the general topic/question that each student is working on (including their ultimate goals).

My Research Colleagues (listed alphabetically)

 

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Brianna Dickinson (Class of 2013)

Testing the effect of household chemicals on vertebrate decomposition

Originally from: Denver, CO

Goals: Forensic science

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Rachel Gibson (Class of 2013)

Understanding Neo-tropical bat wing morphometrics relationship to weight bearing ability

Originally from: Lincoln, NE

Goals: Scientific illustration

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Sydney Jumps (Class of 2013)

Examining temporal variation in insect diversity associated with cattle tank water "islands"

Originally from: McCook, NE

Goals: Nursing

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Jesse Koenig (Class of 2013)

Impacts of biochar on the invasion and success of Eastern Red Cedar (Juniperus virginiana) into grasslands

Originally from: DeWitt, NE

Goals: Nursing

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Bailey Kremke (Class of 2013)

Impact of grassland plant community diversity on the invasion success of Eastern Red Cedar (Juniperus virginiana)

Originally from: Casper, WY

Goals: Physical therapy

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Landon Miller (Class of 2013)

Understanding variation in mineral nutrition on artificial insemination rates in cattle

Originally from: Cody, NE

Goals: Ranching and cattle production

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Lizabeth Reimers (Class of 2013)

Examining effects of wet vs. dry distillers grain on cattle weight gain

Originally from: Boelus, NE

Goals: Veterinary medicine

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Brooke Segerstrom (Class of 2013)

Testing the relationship between age and retinal druse buildup in age-related macular degeneration

Originally from: Falmouth, ME

Goals: Optometry 

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Zachary Sims (Class of 2013)

Impact of anoxic conditions on plant growth and nutrient acquisition

Originally from: Lincoln, NE

Goals: Graduate school in agronomy

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Erin Stukenholtz (Class of 2013)

Examining dietary behavior in neo-tropical bat species using stable isotopes

Originally from: Nebraska City, NE

Goals: Graduate school in animal ecology