Bioengineering Hyperbook

Department of Bioengineering


Category: Protists (Algae, Amoeba, Dinoflagellates)

Just Keep Swimming: Structure, Movement, and Light Interactions of Unicellular Green Algae

Unicellular green algae, stress, locomotion, kinematics, swimming, light properties

Ai-Lan Ji-Eun Nguyen, Tesnim Obey, Anders Schwarz, Jackson Yu

A Mathematical Approach to Understanding Volvox

algae, fractal geometry, self-assembly, nutrient uptake, embryo inversion, multicellularity, randomness, swimming

Robinson Libman, Meryem Louni, Ryan McGibbon, Ali Najjar

The Chemistry Lying Deep Within a Volvox Colony

Asexual/sexual reproduction, metabolism, protein-protein interactions, phototsynesis, colony, aging/senescence

Robinson Libman, Meryem Louni, Ryan McGibbon, Ali Najjar

The Biophysics of Volvox

protist, algae, hydrodynamic interaction, phototaxis, embryo inversion

Robinson Libman, Meryem Louni, Ryan McGibbon, Ali Najjar

Art in Symmetry: Mathematical Models that Dictate Radiolarian Structures

Voronoi tessellations, protist, biomineralization, symmetry, Geodesic sphere, tomography, symmetry

Vicky Barré, Liora Benzecry, Rhiannon Butler, Valerie Hung

Unveiling the Chemistry of Radiolaria: Exploring Elemental Insights and Environmental Significance

biomineralization, bioluminescence, photosymbiosis, silica cycle, bioindicator, protists

Vicky Barré, Rhiannon Butler, Valerie Hung, Liora Benzecry

The Innovative Structural and Physical Properties of Radiolaria

protist, silica skeletons, buoyancy and specific gravity control, photosymbiosis, optical properties, photonics

Vicky Barré, Liora Benzecry, Rhiannon Butler, Valerie Hung

An Investigation into the Mathematical Modeling of the Properties of Gonium

Pyrolysis biofuel, formal language theory/computational linguistics, flagellar fluid dynamics, phototaxis, Thermogravimetric analysis, growth modelling

Andrew D’Argenio, Breanna D’Ettorre, Lucas Elliott, Joseph Gad

An Investigation into the Chemical Properties of Gonium

Photocycles, growth regulation, depolluting enzymes, biodegradation, multicellularity evolution, protist

Andrew D’Argenio, Breanna D’Ettorre, Lucas Elliott, Joseph Gad

An Investigation of the Physical Properties of Gonium

Flagellar motion, phototaxis, colonies, eyespot optics, helical propulsion, protist

Andrew D’Argenio, Breanna D’Ettorre, Lucas Elliott, Joseph Gad

Mathematical Marvels of Foraminifera

Adaptation, Pore patterns, symbiosis in microeukaryotes, calcification and acidification, shell growth/development, morphogenesis, symbiosis

Emma Bussières, Carolyn Denton, Reno Thompson, Xiao (Rachel) Jiang

The Physics of Foraminifera

Environmental pressure, reproductive strategy, vertical migration, strength rigidity and elasticity, pseudopodia, tests or shell geometry, openings

Carolyn Denton, Emma Bussiéres, Rachel Jiang, Reno Thompson