Science Educator Research Fellowship

School Districts Include:

Armour (SD)
Bon Homme (SD)
Boyden-Hull (IA, not pictured)
Brookings (SD)
Dell Rapids (SD)
Freeman (SD)
Harrisburg (SD)
Lennox (SD)
Mitchell (SD)
Montrose (SD)
Platte-Geddes (SD)
Sioux Falls (SD)
Sioux Valley (SD)
Tea (SD)
Watertown (SD)
Wessington Springs (SD)
West Central (SD)

2016 Participants

Jared Ailts
School: Lennox HS; Lennox, SD
Laboratory: Kyle Roux, PhD, Children’s Health Research Center
A strategy to map the protein constituency of the outer nuclear envelope with BioID

Kathleen Donlan
School: Memorial MS; Sioux Falls, SD
Laboratory: DenYelle Kenyon, PhD; Center for Health Outcomes and Population Research
Expanding a Culturally Relevant Health Curriculum to Include Vignettes Promoting a Variety of Health Topics

Travis Ehrisman
School: Tea HS; Tea, SD
Laboratory: Lance Lee, PhD; Children’s Health Research Center
Analysis of mouse strain-specific expression of proteins relevant to hydrocephalus

Jesse Hauck
School: Watertown HS; Watertown, SD
Laboratory: Thayne Munce, PhD; Sanford Sports Science Institute
Evaluating Neurologic Function of Mixed Martial Arts Fighters

Katie Juhnke
School: Freeman ES; Freeman, SD
Laboratory: Paola Vermeer, PhD; Cancer Biology Research Center
Role of EphrinB1 in Tumor Growth and Behavior in a murine model of HPV+ HNSCC

Lindsay Kortan
School: Bon Homme HS; Tyndall, SD
Laboratory: Kevin Francis, PhD; Children’s Health Research Center
Use of CRISPR/Cas9 to produce exon deletion and genomic mutations in SC5D

Julie Olson
School: Mitchel HS/Second Chance High; Mitchell, SD
Laboratory: Chad Spanos, MD; Cancer Biology Research Center
HPV16-E5’s Role in Mouse HPV Positive Tumor Model

 

2015 Participants

Cathryn Carney
School: Boyden-Hull HS; Hull, IA
Laboratory: Indra Chandrasekar, PhD; Children’s Health Research Center
Research Bench to Student Bench: Techniques Learned From a Cell Biology Lab

Darwin Daugaard
School: Dell Rapids HS; Dell Rapids, SD
Laboratory: Peter Vitiello, PhD; Children’s Health Research Center
Mitochondrial Quantification during Oxidative Injury

Darren Deneui 
School: Platte-Geddes MS/HS; Platte, SD
Laboratory: Jill Weimer, PhD; Children’s Health Research Center
Translating standard mouse genotyping strategies into classroom project for interpreting outcomes for chemically resistant plants

Katie Donlan 
School: Memorial MS; Sioux Falls, SD
Laboratory: DenYelle Kenyon, PhD; Center for Health Outcomes and Prevention Research
Design of a Train-the-Trainer course for a sexual health curriculum for American Indian youth

Courtney Graanstra
School: Augustana College; Sioux Falls, SD
Liz McMillan, MS; Sanford PROMISE Community Lab
Are you asking the right question?

Allison Hutchinson
School: CTE Academy; Sioux Falls, SD
Laboratory: Alexei Savinov, PhD: The Sanford Project
Dissecting the function of type 1 diabetes risk-associated variants of PTPN22 phosphotase using BioID method

Julie Olson
School: Mitchel HS/Second Chance High; Mitchell, SD
Laboratory: Haotian Zhao, PhD; Children’s Health Research Center
Functional Studies and Whole Transcriptome Analysis of Metastatic Sonic Hedgehog Subgroup Medulloblastoma in a Mouse Model

Jeff Peterson
School: West Central HS; Hartford, SD
Laboratory: Kyle Roux, PhD; Children’s Health Research Center
The Impact of Temperature on BioID Ligases

2014 Participants

Kay Bass
School: Harrisburg HS; Harrisburg, SD
Laboratory: Amy Elliott, PhD; Center for Health Outcomes Prevention Research
An Overview of the Safe Passage Study: A Multi-Disciplinary Approach to Research 

Cathryn Carney
School: Boyden-Hull HS; Hull, IA
Laboratory: Jessica Hanson, PhD; Center for Health Outcomes Prevention Research
FASD and the Future of the Life History Screen

Darwin Daugaard 
School: Dell Rapids HS; Dell Rapids, SD
Laboratory: Peter Vitiello, PhD; Children’s Health Research Center
The Role of the Mitochondria Thioredoxin-2 System During Oxygen Injury 

Darren Deneui 
School: Platte-Geddes MS/HS; Platte, SD
Laboratory: Thayne Munce, PhD; Sports Science Institute
A multi-year Analysis of Injuries at a Recreational Ski Park

Marie Gillespie (not pictured)
School: Pierre Indian Learning Center; Pierre, SD
Laboratory: David Pearce, PhD; Children’s Health Research Center

Julie Olson
School: Mitchel HS/Second Chance High; Mitchell, SD

Jeff Peterson
School: West Central HS; Hartford, SD
Laboratory: Kyle Roux, PhD; Children’s Health Research Center
The Impact of Temperature on BioID

2013 Participants

 
Michael Amolins
School: Harrisburg HS; Harrisburg, SD
Laboratory: Peter Vitiello, PhD; Children’s Health Research Center
Isothiocyanate-Induced Antioxidant Response: Potential Mechanisms for Chemoprevention
 
Tiffany Kroeger
School: Montrose MS/HS; Montrose SD
Laboratory: Lance Lee; Children’s Health Research Center
Characterization of Fap54, a Novel Ciliary Gene Required for Spermatogenesis in Mice
 
Laura Mehlbrech
School: Washington HS; Sioux Falls, SD
Laboratory: Chad Spanos, MD; Cancer Biology Research Center
Effects of HPV E5 on HPV Positive Head & Neck Squamous Cell Carcinoma
 
Steve Ortmeier
School: Lincoln HS; Sioux Falls, SD
Laboratory: Olga Savinova, PhD; Children’s Health Research Center
Glucose Effects Metabolic Adaptations in Macrophages in Response to Lipopolysaccharide and Cholesterol
 
Casey Rose (not pictured)
School: Lincoln HS; Sioux Falls, SD
Current Position: St. Peter MS; St. Peter, MN
Laboratory: Jill Weimer, PhD; Children’s Health Research Center
Hypoxia Model for IgM Antibody Treatment of Periventricular Leukomalacia and Vanishing White Matter Disease
 
Jeff “Slim” Schneider
School: Armour MS/HS; Armour, SD
Current Position: STEM Coordinator, South Dakota Innovation Labs
Laboratory: DenYelle Kenyon, PhD; Center for Health Outcomes Prevention Research
My Journey: Writing a Culturally Centered Health Curriculum Aimed at Teen Pregnancy Prevention
 
Jamie Tucker
School: Brookings HS, Brookings, SD
Laboratory: Thayne Munce, PhD; Sports Science Institute
Evaluating Movement Performance in Healthy Athletes: Preliminary Data
 
Angela Wachel
School: Harrisburg HS; Harrisburg, SD
Laboratory: Michelle Baack, MD; Children’s Health Research Center
Cardiomyocyte Growth Alterations occur with Fetal Exposure to Maternal Gestational Diabetes and High Fat Diet
 

2012 Participants

Michael Amolins
School: Harrisburg HS; Harrisburg, SD
Laboratory: Peter Vitiello, PhD; Children’s Health Research Center
Redox Signaling in Response to Oxidative Injury: Hyperoxic Regulation of Txnip
 
Kay Bass
School: Harrisburg HS; Harrisburg, SD
Laboratory: Casey Wright, PhD; Cardiovascular Health Research Center
α1-Adrenergic Receptor Localization and Signaling  in Human Pulmonary Artery Smooth Muscle Cells
 
Kim Borkowski
School: Wessington Springs MS/HS; Wessington Springs, SD
Laboratory: Kamesh Surendran, PhD; Children’s Health Research Center
Identify Cyst Suppressor Genes of Kidney Proximal Tubules in Wild-Type versus Notch Mutant Mice via Laser Micro Dissection
 
Laura Mehlbrech
School: Washington HS; Sioux Falls, SD
Laboratory: Chad Spanos, MD; Cancer Biology Research Center
Examining Methods of Cell Death in HPV (+) and HPV (-) Head and Neck Squamous Cell Carcinoma
 
Steve Ortmeier
School: Lincoln HS; Sioux Falls, SD
Laboratory: Greg Shearer, PhD; Cardiovascular Health Research Center
Whole Blood Fatty Acids in End-Stage Renal Failure
 
Jamie Tucker
School: Sioux Valley HS; Volga, SD
Laboratory: Thayne Munce, PhD; Sports Science Institute
Assessing Athletic Readiness in Soccer Players
 
Angela Wachel
School: Harrisburg HS; Harrisburg, SD
Laboratory: Michelle Baack, MD; Children’s Health Research Center
Fetal Exposure to Maternal Gestational Diabetes and High Fat Diet causes Lipid Deposition in Cardiac Tissue