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.