Colin Wikholm

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Contact Info

  Colin Wikholm
  Loyola Marymount University
  1 LMU Drive, MSB-5586
  Los Angeles, CA 90045-2659


Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles, California

  • Major: Biology
  • Expected Graduation Date: May 6, 2017
  • Upper Division Science Courses:
    • CHEM 370 - Biochemistry
    • BIOL 318 - Principles of Ecology
    • BIOL 398 - SS: Biostat Analysis
    • BIOL 450 - Physiology of Disease
    • BIOL 351 - General Physiology
    • BIOL 361 - General Microbiology
    • BIOL 362 - Gen Microbiology Lab
    • BIOL 368 - Bioinformatics Laboratory

Research and Career Interests

Research Projects

Public Health
  • CPR Knowledge of Latino Farmworker Communities in Southern California
  • “Ecological Implications of Heavy Metals”
  • “California Horn Snail exhibit a bimodal size distribution and size-associated dispersal patterns”
Physics Education
  • Physics Force Concept Inventory (FCI) instrument: Evaluating guessing vs. knowledge-based factors in answer changes from correct to incorrect
  • “Sleep and final exam performance in introductory physics”

Research Presentations

Major Research Interests

Public Health
  • Diabetes, heart disease, knowledge of life-saving skills, and health disparities
  • Learning, motivation, willpower, and population disparities
  • Ecophysiology and the ecological effects of climate change
  • Human health and population dynamics with respect to organisms and the environment

Career Interests

I plan to earn an MD/MBA, MD/MPH, or MD/MAS. Afterward, I will manage non-profit healthcare foundations and provide affordable care to underserved communities in California. I hope to address national issues in health disparity, nutrition, and lifestyle management, as well as oversee research endeavors in diseases such as diabetes and heart disease. Other possible interests include orthopedic surgery and sports nutrition.

Leadership and Work Experience

  • Student Vice President of the Loyola Marymount University Honors Program
    • Previously: Student Chair of Academic Events
  • President of the Loyola Marymount University Chapter of Alpha Sigma Nu (ASN)
    • attending 2016 ASN Leadership Summit
  • Founder and President of Curis Educatione Iuventutis (CEI)
    • Assisted in 2016 LMU Special Games
    • Assisted in organization and management of the 2016 LMU Lion Science
    • Attended Alex's Lemonade Stand Inaugural Donor Reception
    • Fundraising for Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation for Childhood Cancer
  • Loyola Marymount University Honors Program Representative Positions
    • 2014 Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities (AJCU) Conference
    • 2015 National Collegiate Honors Council (NCHC) Conference
  • Hands-Only CPR Instructor
    • taught in Santa Paula and Oxnard, CA. Taught at La Clínica FreSalud, a farmworker clinic and Reiter Affiliated Company
  • Official Co-Captain of Lemons on the Loose
    • An athletics fundraising organization for Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation for Childhood Cancer
  • Prehealth Club Council Representative
  • LMU Leadership Council Representative
  • Previously: General Biology Grader

Academic Passions


Important links

Colin Wikholm's Individual Journal Assignment Week 2

Important links

Bioinfomatics Lab: Fall 2016

Class Page: BIOL 368-01: Bioinfomatics Laboratory, Fall 2016

Weekly Assignments Individual Journal Assignments Shared Journal Assignments

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