Carleton Summer 2007 Research

In summer 2007, forty nine students did research with Carleton faculty in six science and math departments. Our HHMI grant supported fifteen (15) of these students who were mentored by 13 Carleton faculty. Another 34 students were supported by Carleton College and external sources (private foundations and government agencies including NSF and NIH).
Deborah Gross
Stephan Zweifel
Bill Titus
Joe Chihade
Steve Drew
Fernan Jaramillo
Julie Neiworth
Cindy Blaha
Dani Kohen
Eric Egge
Arjendu Pattanayak
Kathie Galotti
Matt Rand
Susan Singer
Cam Davidson
Clint Cowan
Mija Van Der Wege
Nelson Christensen
Melissa Eblen-Zayas
Dave Musicant

Research Funded by HHMI (15 students)


  • Prof. Stephan Zweifel Using DNA microarrays to detect genome-wide expression patterns in yeast cells in response to mitochondrial DNA mutations(1 student)
  • Prof. Fernan Jaramillo Localization of the gating spring in hair cells (1 student)


  • Prof. Joe Chihade Evolution of substrate specificity in alanyl-tRNA synthetases (1 student)
  • Prof. Steven Drew The Synthesis and Characterization of Chiral Platinum(II) Extended Linear Chain Materials and Their Potential Application as Gas Sensing Transducers (1 student)
  • Prof. Deborah Gross Chemical composition of particulate emissions from combustion of ethanol/gasoline mixtures in a car engine(1 student)
  • Prof. Daniela Kohen Studying the behavior of CO2 within zeolites: atomistic simulations(1 student)


  • Prof. Eric Egge Symmetric Permutations Avoiding a Pattern of Length 3 and a Pattern of Length 4(2 students)

Physics and Astronomy

  • Prof. Cindy Blaha Emission-line Study of Local Group Galaxies(1 student)
  • Prof. Arjendu Pattanayak Mapping the quantum-classical transition for open nonlinear systems (1 student)
  • Prof. Bill Titus The Quantum Mechanics of the Inverted Harmonic Oscillator Near Its Unstable Equilibrium Point(1 student)


  • Prof. Kathleen Galotti Hypothetical versus Real Decision-Making(1 student)
  • Prof. Julie Nieworth: Perceptual testing of an Autistic Model, and Nicotine effects on memory loss in Alzheimer's Disease (2 students)
  • Visiting Prof. Clark Ohnesorge, Does fame moderate the other-race effect in the recognition of human faces?(1 student)

Research Funded by Other Sources (34 students)