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Research

Corban students often engage in research with faculty, earning research credits, presenting at conferences such as the Murdock College Science Research Conference and Corban’s own Science Symposium, and even having their work published in peer-reviewed journals.

Research on Corban’s campus takes a variety of forms, from natural product synthesis to live animal research and human subject research.

To protect the safety and wellbeing of people and animals involved in research, and to maintain in compliance with the National Institutes of Health and the Office of Laboratory Animal Welfare, Corban has in place a thorough review process for all research conducted on campus or with Corban-affiliated people and animals.

Past Undergraduate Research

Katareanna Coen, Dallyce Vetter, Joel Johnson, Levi Miles, Cassandra Davis, James Donnell, and Tessa Nelson
Faculty mentor: Dr. Sarah Comstock
“Differential Effects of High Sugar Diets on Hepatic Metabolic Pathways in Obese Mice”
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Presented at the Murdock College Science Research Conference

Calvin Vetter
Faculty mentor: Dr. Sarah Comstock
“Investigation of Susceptibility to Cataract Development in An Obese Mouse Model”
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Presented at the Murdock College Science Research Conference

Scott Dong-Young Kum
Faculty mentor: Dr. Tak Suyama, visiting professor
“Two-step total synthesis of an anti-MRSA and myosin-inhibiting marine natural product pentabromopseudilin via Suzuki-Miyaura coupling of a MIDA boronate ester”
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Published in Tetrahedron Letters

Joel Johnson, Biology
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Sarah Comstock
“Differential effect of various sugars on the development of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease in obese mice”
Presented at Corban Research Symposium

Trevor Peterson and Samuel Wheeler, Biology
“Lens Proteostasis and Cataract Development in a Sugar Induced Obese Mouse Model”
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Sarah Comstock
Presented at Corban Research Symposium

Jenna Beilby and Dong Young Kum, Biomedical Science
“Examining Gut Microbiota of Lean and Obese Mice”
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Christina Cooper
Presented at Corban Research Symposium

Cassandra Davis and Tessa Nelson, Biomedical Science
“Physiological effects of sucrose consumption in male and female mice”
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Sarah Comstock
Presented at Corban Research Symposium

Ellie Baddeley, Sabrina Reifschneider, and Kayla Sorrick, Biology
“Lens Proteostasis and Cataract Development in a Sugar Induced Obese Mouse Model”
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Sarah Comstock
Presented at Corban Research Symposium

Alaina Gentili, Kinesiology
“The Effect of Core Training Exercises on Performance Measures in Female Collegiate Volleyball Athletes”
Faculty Mentor: Doug Crowell
Presented at Corban Research Symposium

Nadine Correa and Heidi Fronk, Kinesiology
“The Effect of Creatine and ATP Supplementation on Muscle Performance Tests in Collegiate Athletes”
Faculty Mentor: Doug Crowell
Presented at Corban Research Symposium

Alizabeth Bigger, Kinesiology
“The Relationship Between Reaction Time and Change of Direction Speed in Female Collegiate Soccer Athletes”
Faculty Mentor: Doug Crowell
Presented at Corban Research Symposium

Brooklyn Baker, Kinesiology
“Comparing the Effects of Two Foam Rollers on Ankle Range of Motion”
Faculty Mentor: Doug Crowell
Presented at Corban Research Symposium

Cody Harmon, Kinesiology
“The Relationship Between State/Trait Anxiety and Athletic Satisfaction”
Faculty Mentor: Doug Crowell
Presented at Corban Research Symposium

Brogan Boen, James Donnell, and Levi Miles, Biology
“Differential Effects of High Sugar Diets on Hepatic Metabolic Pathways in Obese Mice”
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Sarah Comstock
Presented at Corban Research Symposium

Austin Le Vey and Hector Martinez Sanchez, Biomedical Science
“Gastrointestinal Bacteria and the Obesity Epidemic”
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Christina Cooper
Presented at Corban Research Symposium

Katareanna Coen, Biology
“Physiological Effects of Sucrose Consumption in Male and Female Mice”
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Sarah Comstock
Presented at Corban Research Symposium