Author Austin Calhoun studies bumble bee health. He asks how bumble bees respond when they are exposed to a common fungicide and a pathogen at the same time.
Author Pooja KR studies the immune system using the fruit fly. She finds genes that help immune cells turn on when flies are infected with parasites.
Author Joey Neale studies how mortality might impact the size of a mosquito population. He removes individuals from the population and measures population growth.
Author Michael Burt studies how chemistry teachers build their teaching curricula. He looks at how Illinois teachers use Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) in the classroom.
Kiley Hughes uses the nematode worm to study Duchenne muscular dystrophy. She looks at a particular muscle protein and studies how exercise might protect the muscles of worms with this disease.