Buchtel College of Arts and Sciences
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Bachelor of Science
Date of Expected Graduation
My proposed project will be creating large unilaminar vesicles with varying concentrations of DHA in the vesicles. The diffusion in and out of these vesicles will be tracked by using singular lipid molecules. These singular lipid molecules will be tagged with fluorescence and viewed using an internal reflection fluorescence microscope. The data collected over the course of this project will then be analyzed using Matlab. The result of the project will be to find the specific lipid diffusion constant of these unilaminar vesicles. The relationship between the concentration of DHA and lipid diffusion and membrane fluidity will be found as well.
Dr. Chunming Liu
Honors Faculty Advisor
Dr. William Donovan
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Rezabeck, Elise, "The Affect of DHA Concentration on Lipid Membrane Fluidity" (2023). Williams Honors College, Honors Research Projects. 1637.