Date of Award
Undergraduate Honors Thesis/Project
Prof. Greg Poulin
Honors Program Director
Dr. Gavin Keulks
Tardigrades, also known as water bears, are microscopic creatures that happen to have extreme radiotolerancy. Because of this, they are able to withstand the most extreme conditions. This radiotolerancy has been pinpointed to the d-Sup protein and has thus instigated experimentations into the limits and availability to genetically splice this protein and its functions have been tested. Through analysis and critique of these studies, I have created art pieces to express the scientific research and findings. Each piece varies in scientific data, alongside media and size. This results in an assemblage of works that will successfully express scientific research and findings in a visual mode. It is fair to note that the current global pandemic of Covid-19 has halted some of this artistic expression and presented obstacles that were not always overcome. Because of this, there’s limitation on wholly finished pieces—further explained in the body of this project.
Rooper, Jenny N., "Interpretative Works of the d-Sup Protein within the Tardigrade Genome" (2021). Honors Senior Theses/Projects. 248.