Student Highlights

Gonzaga Students are on the move and making headlines!

Check out the links below to read more about what students are accomplishing during their research experience.

Gonzaga Students in the news ...

Recent Student Presentations

"Dalmatian Toadflax is larger and hosts fewer weevils when growing at urban sites"
Anne Garcia and Charles Burt
Department of Biology, Gonzaga University
at the Ecological Society of America Annual Meeting
August 7 - 12th, 2011
Austin, TX
Anne Garcia, Chaz Burt and
Dr. Chang at ESA 2011
"Building a Biological Hammer"

Alex Friedman and Brittany Bergam
Department of Biology, Gonzaga University
at the Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology
2010 Annual Meeting
January 3 - 7, 2010
Seattle, WA


Alex Friedman, Brittany Bergam and
Dr. Swanson at the SICB Meeting
"The atypical plethodontid salamander Karsenia korenea has typical plethodontid skin"

Brett Wagner
Department of Biology, Gonzaga University
July 22 - 27, 2009 at the 2009 Joint Meeting of Icthologists and Herpotologists
Portland, OR


Brett Wagoner and Dr. Staub
Northwest Regional Meeting of the American Chemical Society Pacific Lutheran University, Tacoma, Washington

June 28 - July 1, 2009
Members of the Shepherd, Warren and Cremeens labs represented Gonzaga at the 2009 NORM meetings.

For a list of poster titles and pictures, see here.


Brian Brajcich, Andy Iarocci and
Dr. Shepherd present their poster
at NORM 2009
Spokane Intercollegiate Research Conference

April 25, 2009
A number of students from the Chemistry and Biology Departments presented their research at the SIRC, which was held at Whitworth University this year.

See a complete list of presentations here.


Members of the Ettinger Lab
present their poster.
Leah Schwiesow, Matt Velinder,
Erik Frandsen and Kristin Weakly
"Cloning and Expression of Putative Class II HMG CoA Reductase from B. cenocepacia

Holly Dembinski
Department of Chemistry, Gonzaga University
April 18 at the West Coast Biological Sciences Undergraduate Research Conference
Point Loma Nazarene University, San Diego, CA

Holly Dembinski at WCBSURC
Holly Dembinski and Kirstie Keller
at the WCBSURC poster session
“Gene Dosage Effect:  Can the Apparent Lethality of ExtraChromosome VI in Yeast be Alleviated by the Addition of the TUB1 Gene?”

Kirstie Keller
Department of Biology, Gonzaga University
April 18 at the West Coast Biological Sciences Undergraduate Research Conference
Point Loma Nazarene University, San Diego, CA

Kirstie Keller at WCBSURC
Kirstie Keller presents at the WCBSURC
“Comparison of three tools used for measuring road density”

Padraic Stoy
Department of Biology, Gonzaga University
April 9 at the Intermountain GIS Conference in Coeur d’ Alene, Idaho
Sponsored by the Idaho chapter of URISA (Urban and Regional Information Systems Association)


Paddy Stoy and Tracy Morgan with
Paddy's Third Place poster at the
Northern Rockies URISA Conference
“Orbital Overlap (Area and Volume) as a Function of Rotation”

Ryan R. Cloke , Robert C. Ray, Thomas M. McKenzie, Shannon R. Overbay, and Matthew E. Cremeens, Departments of Chemistry and Mathematics, Gonzaga University, April 4th, 2009 at the Annual Meeting of the Pacific Northwest Mathematical Association of America, Central Washington University, Ellensburg, WA

Ryan Cloke with his poster
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