PRECS is a program designed to provide community college students with authentic research experiences in the area of phenotypic plasticity, the 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 is a three-year program funded by a grant from the National Science Foundation. 2019 is the third year of the program.
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.
Comparative Efficacy of Novel Endolysins in Queso Fresco, Daniella Smith, Maxwell J. Holle, and Dr. Michael Miller
Construction of a Tn5 mutant library in Xanthomonas cucurbitae, Keirsten Kline, Rikky Rai, and Sarah R. Hind
Direct Impacts of Heat Stress on Illinois Soybeans, Jessica O'Connor, Charles Burroughs, and Lisa Ainsworth
Effects of Mycorrhizae on Struvite Dissolution Can plant-fungus mutualism increase the viability of a sustainable phosphorus fertilizer?, Isako Battista Di Tomassi, Erinn Dady, Neha Chatterjee, and Andrew Margenot
Fungal Endophytes Interact with Endophytic Yeast Isolated from Soybean Leaves, Baldemar Basurto, Natalie Christian, and Katy Heath
Plasticity or local adaptation?: Survival of L. parva larvae in varying salinity, Kaitlyn Cortez, Lauren McDaniel, and Becky Fuller
Stress Induced Remodeling in the Nematode C. elegans, Becky Rose, Rebecca Androwski, and Nathan E. Schroeder
Verification of Successful Kainic Acid Injections in a Temporal Lobe Epilepsy Mouse Model, Adrian J. Garcia, Robbie J. Ingram, and Catherine A. Christian
Precs Participant: Adrian Garcia, Adrian Garcia and Parkland College
Precs Participant: Baldemar Basurto, Baldemar Basurto and Parkland College
Precs Participant: Becky Rose, Becky Rose and Parkland College
Precs Participant: Daniella Smith, Daniella Smith and Parkland College
Precs Participant: Erinn Dady, Erinn Dady and Parkland College
Precs Participant: Isako Di Tomassi, Isako Di Tomassi and Parkland College
Precs Participant: Isiah Ramos, Isiah Ramos and Parkland College
Precs Participant: Jessica O’Connor, Jessica O'Connor and Parkland College
Precs Participant: Jessica Trueblood, Jessica Trueblood and Parkland College
Precs Participant: Justina Lee, Justina Lee and Parkland College
Precs Participant: Kaitlyn Cortez, Kaitlyn Cortez and parkland college