Award Winners

Alaina Nicole Sonksen

2013
Third Place

Determining the Behavioral and Physiological Effects of Pentedrone-Based Bath Salts on Drosophila melangaster

Alaina Nicole Sonksen

Alaina Nicole Sonksen

About the Project: 

Alaina looked at the effects of two versions of the drugs called “bath salts” on the common fruit fly and found that substances acted more like a hallucinogen than a stimulant, with the flies appearing to be in a daze.