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 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.
Submissions from 2018
Production of Bioactive Isothiocyanates by Bacterial Myrosinase, Juan Isaiz, Xiaoji Liu, and Michael J. Miller
Sperm-mediated Effects of Predation Risk on Reproduction in Male Threespined Sticklebacks, Shayne Kempfer, Erika Carlson, Jennifer Hellmann, Jason Keagy, and Alison Bell
How Does Climate Change Affect Endophytic Fungi?, Amber Toussaint, Natalie Christian, and Katy Heath
Submissions from 2017
Determining Effects of Heat Stress on Illinois Soybeans, Ava Alford, Charles Burroughs, and Lisa Ainsworth
PRECS Participant: Ava Alford, Ava Alford and Parkland College
IVD Formation in Monodelphis domestica, Emma C.B. Gray, Jen Maier, and Karen Sears
PRECS Participant: Emma Gray, Emma C.B. Gray and Parkland College
PRECS Participant: Staci Hammer, Staci E. Hammer and Parkland College
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
You Are What You Eat: Food-Drug Interaction in Honey Bees (Apis mellifera), Allison G. Kelley, Liao Ling-Hsiu, and May Berenbaum
PRECS Participant: Allison Kelley, Allison G. Kelley and Parkland College
PRECS Participant: Kayla Kulinski, Kayla Kulinksi and Parkland College
PRECS Participant: Elliot Ping, Eva C. Ping and Parkland College
Thick Slice Clarity for Localization of Novel Neuroactive Target Gene Products, Eva C. Ping, Michael C. Saul, and Lisa Stubbs
PRECS Participant: Cassandra Smith, Cassandra Smith and Parkland College
Neuroanatomical Tracing of the Gut -- Brain Axis, Ricardo P. Torres, Elizabeth A. Davis, Coltan G. Parker, and Megan J. Dailey
PRECS Participant: Ricardo Torres, Ricardo P. Torres and Parkland College
PRECS Participant: Aaron West, Aaron K. West and Parkland College
Soybean Cyst Nematode Hatching Behavior, Aaron K. West, Sita Thapa, and Nathan E. Schroeder