Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Student Research Symposium Showcases Investigations into Natural Medicine

Bastyr University held its annual Student Research Symposium on June 3, offering more than 30 undergraduate, graduate and doctoral students a chance to showcase their research projects.

L-R: Travis Simpson, Michele Milligan and Jila Misaghi-Benabi.

Bastyr University held its annual Student Research Symposium on June 3, offering more than 30 undergraduate, graduate and doctoral students a chance to showcase their research projects. The students chose topics of their choice and worked with a faculty mentor. Many of the projects were funded by the Center for Student Research

Here are a few examples of the research presented:

Comparison of the Cell Killing Ability of Whole Rhizome Herbal Extracts Containing Podophyllotoxin to Pure Podophyllotoxin Standard

Students: Michele Milligan, Jila Misaghi-Benabi and Travis Simpson Faculty: Kaleb C. Lund, PhD

Assessing Microbe Presence and Organic Acid Content of Commercially Prepared Kombucha

Student: Katherine Leonard
 Faculty: Lev Elson-Schwab, PhD, Kaleb C. Lund, PhD and Rebecca R. Achterman, PhD

The Antifungal Effect of Allium sativum Extracts on Trichophyton equinum

Students: Debra Daniels and Leesa Kim
 Faculty: Rebecca R. Achterman, PhD

For more information contact Diane Spicer, DN, MS, a core faculty member in the Department of Basic Sciences and the director of the undergraduate Integrated Human Biology program, at dspicer[at]bastyr[dot]edu.

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