Clinical Laboratory Sciences Undergraduate Research

Projects 2005-2006

Project                      

Comparison of Ortho-Gel vs. the Traditional Tube Method for the Detection of Anti-Kell Antibodies

Collaboration Ortho-Diagnostics
Student Names Natasha McRae and Linda Sethongkang
Faculty Mentor William Zundel
Funding WSU Office of Undergraduate Research, October 2005
Conference
Presentations
WSU Undergraduate Research Symposium, Ogden, UT, April 2006
ASCLS-CLMA Utah Spring Seminar, Salt Lake City, UT, March 2006
ASCLS National Conference, Orlando, FL, June 2006


Project                     

Comparison of Immature Granulocyte Count and Elevated Versus Normal c-Reactive Protein in Patients with an Infectious Process

Collaboration Primary Childrens Medical Center, Salt Lake City, UT
Student Names

Heather Guillot, Diana Cotner, Julie Dexter

Faculty Mentor

Kara Hansen-Suchy

Funding Phyllis Crosby Gardner Undergraduate Research Scholarship Award - WSU Office of Undergraduate Research, October 2005
Conference
Presentations
• WSU Undergraduate Research Symposium, Ogden, UT, April 2006
• ASCLS-CLMA Utah Spring Seminar, Salt Lake City, UT, March 2006
• NCUR (National Conference On Undergraduate Research) Ashville, NC, April 2006


Project                     

Association of TGF polymorphisms with severity of Hepatitis C virus

Collaboration Dr. Radhika Gade, Genetic Research Institute of the Desert, Rancho Mirage, CA
Student Names

Masoud Rostamkhani, Tiffany Smith, and Garrett Anderson

Faculty Mentor

Scott Wright

Funding Eccles Undergraduate Research Scholarship Award - WSU Office of Undergraduate Research, October 2005
Conference
Presentations
WSU Undergraduate Research Symposium, Ogden, UT, April 2006
ASCLS-CLMA Utah Spring Seminar, Salt Lake City, UT, March 2006
ASCLS National Conference, Orlando, FL, June 2006


Project                     

Effects of Oral Contraceptives on Protein C and Protein S Levels

Collaboration Rhonda Crist, ARUP, Salt Lake City, UT
Student Names

Callie Parry, Jacob Barnhill, and Corey Bankhead

Faculty Mentor

Dr. Yasmen Simonian

Funding Eccles Undergraduate Research Scholarship Award - WSU Office of Undergraduate Research, October 2005
Conference
Presentations
WSU Undergraduate Research Symposium, Ogden, UT, April 2006
ASCLS-CLMA Utah Spring Seminar, Salt Lake City, UT, March 2006


Project                     

Genetic Lineage Tracking of MRSA Through SCCmec Typing

Collaboration Dr. David Pombo, Infectious Disease Department, LDS Hospital, Salt Lake City, UT
Student Names

DaNette Bushman, Megan Maciel, and Justin Rhees

Faculty Mentor

Travis Price

Funding WSU Office of Undergraduate Research, October 2005
Conference
Presentations
WSU Undergraduate Research Symposium, Ogden, UT, April 2006
ASCLS-CLMA Utah Spring Seminar, Salt Lake City, UT, March 2006
Publication Proceedings of The National Conference On Undergraduate Research (NCUR) April, 2006



Project                     

Migraine headaches and estradiol/testosterone concentrations in men

Student Names

Marc Schmitt, and Rhett Crapo

Faculty Mentor

Dr. Yasmen Simonian

Funding Phyllis Crosby Gardner Undergraduate Research Scholarship Award -WSU Office of Undergraduate Research, October 2005
Conference
Presentations
WSU Undergraduate Research Symposium, Ogden, UT, April 2006
ASCLS-CLMA Utah Spring Seminar, Salt Lake City, UT, March 2006