Phenotypic Plasticity Research Experience for Community College Students

PRECS is a program designed to provide community college students with authentic research experiences in the area of phenotypic plasticitythe phenomenon of a single genotype producing multiple phenotypes depending on the environment.

Parkland's Dr. C. Britt Carlson and Dr. Nathan Schroeder of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, are the program's creators. PRECS a three-year program funded by a grant from the National Science Foundation.

Students present their research at their home community colleges as well as at Illinois Summer Research Symposium on the University of Illinois campus. This collection contains their work as well as participant videos captured during the research process.

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News Articles

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Blog Post: PRECS: A New Opportunity for Community College Students, C. Britt Carlson

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Blog Post: PRECS Summer Research "Invaluable" to Students, C. Britt Carlson

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Parkland Accommodating Students for Boom in STEM Fields, EvyJo M. Compton

Posters

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Determining Effects of Heat Stress on Illinois Soybeans, Ava Alford, Charles Burroughs, and Lisa Ainsworth

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GIRK2 and GABABR1 Downregulate in Response to TTX as GIRK2, GABABR1, and GABABR2 Are Not Affected by BC Treatment, Staci E. Hammer, Amanda Weiss, and Hee Jung Chung

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IVD Formation in Monodelphis domestica, Emma C.B. Gray, Jen Maier, and Karen Sears

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Neuroanatomical Tracing of the Gut -- Brain Axis, Ricardo P. Torres, Elizabeth A. Davis, Coltan G. Parker, and Megan J. Dailey

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Soybean Cyst Nematode Hatching Behavior, Aaron K. West, Sita Thapa, and Nathan E. Schroeder

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Thick Slice Clarity for Localization of Novel Neuroactive Target Gene Products, Eva C. Ping, Michael C. Saul, and Lisa Stubbs

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You Are What You Eat: Food-Drug Interaction in Honey Bees (Apis mellifera), Allison G. Kelley, Liao Ling-Hsiu, and May Berenbaum