Dean's Distinguished Fellowship

The Dean's Distinguished Fellowship program fosters collaborative research between an undergraduate and a faculty mentor.  Students from all College of Science and Health academic programs participate in a range of scientific and scholarly experience.  This is a premier and highly selective program that has multiple benefits for students, faculty mentors, and has a significant impact on the overall success of the College of Science and Health.  Our goal is to increase the number of fellowship opportunities for our students with the support of our generous donors.

Current Students

 

Caleb Andrews*jwisinski

College of Science and Health
Biology

Determining the role of Rap1b in the cell cycle

 

 

 

Ky Ariano*pschweiger

Ky Ariano*pschweiger

College of Science and Health
Microbiology: Biomedical

Revealing the mechanism of glucose transport in Gluconobacter oxydans

 

 

Edith Ben-Eboh*ayu

Edith Ben-Eboh*ayu

Richard and Barbara Nord Dean’s Distinguished Fellowship
Public Health and Community Health Education

Impact of disrupted circadian rhythms on blood glucose levels in Drosophila melanogaster with modeled Type II diabetes


 

 

Anna Buss*jklein,dfreidenreich

Anna Buss*jklein,dfreidenreich

Jes Asmussen and Colleen Cooper Dean’s Distinguished Fellowship
Molecular Genetics and Cellular Biology

Determine the effect of older versus younger peoples' exosomes on muscle cell differentiation and proliferation


Sara Duffy*tking-heiden

Sara Duffy*tking-heiden

Rada Dean's Distinguished Fellowship
Biochemistry

Effects of Chronic Exposure to the Insecticide Imidacloprid on Fathead Minnow Behavior

* Learn more about Sara's sponsors - Ron and Jane Rada

Brice Durocher*kgorres

Brice Durocher*kgorres

College of Science and Health
Biochemistry

The effects of leucine metabolites on lytic cycle activation of Epstein Barr Virus

 

 

Samuel Flaig*rvandervorste

Samuel Flaig*rvandervorste

College of Science and Health
Biology

Sampling invertebrates efficiently: comparing two methods of quantifying aquatic insect emergence on the Upper Mississippi River



Nathaniel Green*ekim

Nathaniel Green*ekim

College of Science and Health
Mathematics

Positivity of coefficients coming from matrices


 

 

Adam Grunwald*eforbes

Adam Grunwald*eforbes

College of Science and Health
Computer Science

Heterogeneous Mulli-Core Program Performance and Allocation



Josh Hetcher*jwisinski

College of Science and Health
Biology: Biomedical Science

Rap1b- Detection Assay


 

Travis Key*cbelby,jkelly

Travis Key*cbelby,jkelly

The Nick & Yonok Zeller Dean’s Distinguished Fellowship in Land Conservation
Geography Environmental Science

Historical Floodplain Sediment Mapping along Plum Creek in Southwest Wisconsin

 

 

Walter Leifeld*dmathias

Walter Leifeld*dmathias

College of Science and Health
Computer Science

Generalization of Evolved Response Thresholds for Effective Decentralized Dynamic Task Allocation




 

 

Abby Lewis*pschweiger

Abby Lewis*pschweiger

McGinley Dean's Distinguished Fellowship
Microbiology

Display of amylases on the surface of Gluconobacter oxydans to enable starch utilization

*Learn more about Abby's sponsor - Michael McGinley, ’82


Audrey Mattmiller*jwisinski

Jes Asmussen and Colleen Cooper Dean’s Distinguished Fellowship
Biology

Determining the influence of phosphorylated Rap1b on megakaryocyte regulation

 

Megan Miller*rstephenson

Megan Miller*rstephenson

College of Science and Health
Exercise and Sport Science: Physical Education

Teacher Change in Attitudes and Beliefs of Social Emotional Learning through Professional Development


Emma Ann Oberg*ayu,dschumann

Emma Ann Oberg*ayu,dschumann

College of Science and Health
Biology

Wild Caught Salmo trutta Gut Microbiome Response to Heavy-Metal Contamination

Max Peters*estrauss

Prairie Springs Dean's Distinguished Fellowship
Biology: Aquatic Science

Analysis of microplastics in net spinning caddisfly larvae (Family Hydropsychidae) in driftless area streams

* Learn more about Jordan's sponsor - Prairie Springs: The Paul Fleckenstein Trust

Morgan Priem*dgrilley

Morgan Priem*dgrilley

Jes Asmussen and Colleen Cooper Dean’s Distinguished Fellowship
Molecular Genetics and Cellular Biology

The Effects of Salt Conc. and Poly-A Tracts on the Equilibrium and Dynamics of Nucleosomes


 

Spencer Reichart*rvandervorste

Spencer Reichart*rvandervorste

Prairie Springs Dean's Distinguished Fellowship
Biology

Benthic invertebrate productivity and diversity in floodplain habitats in Pool 8 of the Upper Mississippi River

* Learn more about Spencer's sponsor - Prairie Springs: The Paul Fleckenstein Trust

Aly Reuvers*estrauss

Aly Reuvers*estrauss

Prairie Springs Dean's Distinguished Fellowship
Biology

The effect of the La Crosse River on the Myrick Marsh water system quality indicated by primary production

* Learn more about Aly's sponsor - Prairie Springs: The Paul Fleckenstein Trust


Veronica Sannes*estrauss

Veronica Sannes*estrauss

Prairie Springs Dean's Distinguished Fellowship
Biology: Aquatic Science

Abundance of Microplastics in Freshwater Drum

* Learn more about Tessa's sponsor - Prairie Springs: The Paul Fleckenstein Trust


Damon Trump*kgorres

Damon Trump*kgorres

Toce Dean's Distinguished Fellowship
Biology: Biomedical Science

A Search for the Structural Identity of MHV68 ORF48 Protein: Advancements Towards the Understanding of Epstein Barr Virus (EBV)



Cora Vogt*nkil

Prairie Springs Dean's Distinguished Fellowship
Public Health and Community Health Education

Examining the Influences of Cross-Cultural Forest Therapy on Psychological Health and Well-Being among Children and Adolescents with Health Challenges

* Learn more about Cora's sponsor - Prairie Springs: The Paul Fleckenstein Trust

poster session

 Dean's Distinguished Fellowship Fund
 20 for 20 campaign

Our goal is to establish support for twenty fellowships through donors establishing an endowment fund or a restricted fund to support a student’s opportunity to participate in the Deans Distinguished Fellowship.

donor and student