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Student and Faculty Research

Students can expand their horizons through research, whether in a lab, the research spot of your choice or Doane's 50-acre Aldrich Prairie Research Site.  Senior research projects also provide experience before employment or grad school.
 

Summer Research Programs

Stipends are provided for students to work with faculty to conduct scholarly or creative research—from studying waterways to writing an original play.

 
Title Departmentsort ascending Description
Velocity Field in Roots of Arabidopsis thaliana Seedlings Biology & Physics

Characteristics of the Velocity Field in Roots of Arabidopsis thaliana Seedlings.

Phytomorph Research Biology

This lab completed collecting over 14,000 individual responses of root tips to gravity stimulus from a set of Arabidopsis recombinant inbred lines,

The Detection of Additional Glutamate Receptors Biology

The Detection of Additional Glutamate Receptors Involved in the Gravitropic Response of Arabidopsis thaliana

The Effect Of Volatile Signaling Biology

The Effect Of Volatile Signaling On Arabidopsis Floral Terpenoid Production

Algae Biofuels at Doane College Biology

Intro

Impacts of Biochar Biology

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

Testing the Effect of Household Chemicals Biology

Testing the effect of household chemicals on vertebrate decomposition.

Examining Temporal Variation in Insect Diversity Biology

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

Expression of Candidate Transcription Factors Biology

Expression of candidate transcription factors putatively involved in regulating N-cadherin transcription.

Evaluating the Impact of Differentiation Agents Biology

Evaluating the impact of differentiation agents on breast cancer stem cell tumorsphere formation.

N-cadherin Expression in Breast Cancer Cells Biology

N-cadherin expression in breast cancer cells treated with the methylation inhibitor 5'-azacytidine.

Expression of Candidate Transcription Factors in Regulating N-cadherin Biology

Expression of candidate transcription factors putatively involved in regulating N-cadherin transcription.

Understanding Bird and Neo-tropical Bat Wing Morphometrics Biology

Understanding bird and Neo-tropical bat wing morphometrics and their relationship to weight bearing ability.

Examining Dietary Behavior in Neo-tropical Bat Species Biology

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

Testing the Relationship Between Age and Retinal Druse Buildup Biology

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

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