This collection contains research and creative materials featured at the 2019 Showcase for Undergraduate Research and Creative Activities (SURCA) at Washington State University.

Recent Submissions

  • Metabolic Fuel Switching in Hibernating Grizzly Bears 

    McPhee, Madeline; Hutzenbiler, Brandon (4/1/2019)
    Bears utilize fat during hibernation as their sole source of energy. However, as many bears in zoos are fed during the winter months we tested the hypothesis that a single macronutrient, carbohydrate, could serve as a ...
  • Hypothalamic ghrelin signaling in cannabis induced feeding 

    Gill, Sumeen; Brutman, Julianna; Wheeler, Emma (3/25/2019)
    Cannabis is the most widely used illicit drug worldwide. In this context, vaporization is the most common route of cannabis administration. Data from our lab indicates that vapor cannabis exposure increases meal frequency ...
  • Structural and Biophysical Characterization of EppA 

    Greene, Chelsie; Sattler, Steven; Lewis, Kevin (2019-03)
    Ethylenediaminetetraacetate, better known as EDTA, is a chemically stable compound whose widespread use has led to its persistence in the environment as potentially toxic EDTA-metal complexes. Being a ubiquitous environmental ...