2011 Summer Research Symposium

Friday, September 2, 2011

Poster Session: 1:00-1:45pm – Keck Science, Ground Level Floor

Joshua Buss: Iridium (III) N-Heterocyclic Carbene Complexes for the Efficient Oxidation of Hydrocarbons (Off-Campus)

Fenxiao Chen and Jessie Liu: Analysis of the Spider Silk with Computational Modeling;                              Vibration Transmission Characters of Spider Webs (Gould)

Andres Fuerte: Virtual Stick Balancing (Milton)

Cooper Galvin: Neurovascular changes in zebra fish due to notch inhibition (Western Univ.)

Andrea Gochi: The Role of Sigma Receptors in Modulating Novelty-Seeking Behaviors in Monoamine Oxidase B-Deficient Mice (Poon)

Karina Gomez: Testing the Role of Small RNSs in Hybrid Incompatibility (Ferree)

Helen Kim: Investigating the Catalysis of an E3 Ubiquitin Ligase by a High-Throughput Method (Off-Campus)

Su Anne Lee and Eric Praske: Amine Salts in the Atmosphere; Concentration of Alkylaminium Salts Measured by a Particle into Liquid Sampler (PILS) and Ion Chromatography (IC) (Purvis-Roberts)

Karen Leung: A Chemical Study of the Effects of Cisplatin, Dicycloplatin, and Bisphenol A (BPA) on Schizoaccharomyces pombe (Tang)

Emily Lopez: Tracking and Delay in the Human Visual and Motor Systems While Stick Balancing (Milton)

Elizabeth Martin: Response to Bisphenol A involves the Endoplasmic Reticulum Stress Pathway in S. cerevisiae (Edwalds-Gilbert)

Emily Nordhoff and Laura Wyatt: Modeling Stick Balancing to Discern Indication of Predictive Control in the Nervous System (Milton)

Peter Rominger: The Study of Abnormal Ring-X Chromosomes in Drosophila Melanogaster (Ferree)

Jon Steck: Epsilon Aurigae (Naftilan)

Megan Swim: The Effect of Paternal Sex Ratio on Nasonia vitripennis (Ferree)

Breanna Walker: Study of Spatial Distribution and Endophytic Fungi in Three Coastal Sage Scrub Species (Schenk)


Power Point Presentations: 2:00-4:45pm
Session 1 (Biology) – Keck-125
2:00        LeeAnn Allen: Discovering Botswana Through Vaccine Research (Grill)
2:15        Stephanie Bamidele: Loss of Function Analysis of CHD1 in Drosophila melanogaster (Armstrong)
2:30        Melissa Campos: Gain-of-Function Genetic Screen with chd1 (Armstrong)
2:45        Sharon Kim: Effects of CHS1 when TRX is lost in Drosophila melanogaster (Armstrong)
3:00        Courtney Woods: Where is CHD1 located on the fkh gene in Drosophila melanogaster (Armstrong)

3:15        BREAK (Refreshments) – Lobby, 1st Floor

Session 2 (Biology) – Keck-127

2:00        Jenny Phillips: Rare and Endemic Plants on Santa Rosa Island (Thomson)
2:15        Acadia Tucker: Ecology on Santa Rosa Island (Thomson)
2:30        Blair Clark: (Title TBA) (McFarlane)
2:45        Kathleen West: Tree Diameters at Breast Height of the Firestone Reserve, Baru, Costa Rica (McFarlane)
3:00        Jessica Baker: Tracking Changes in Leaf-Cutter Ant Colonies (McFarlane)

3:15        BREAK (Refreshments) – Lobby, 1st Floor

Moderator:  Dr. Gretchen Edwalds-Gilbert
3:30        Julia Behnen: Antagonistic Viral Protein Counters Multiple Host Factors in vivo (Edwalds-Gilbert)
3:45        Shelly Chen: Feeding behavior of Nucella ostrina on Balanus glandula (Gilman)
4:00        Jennifer Wong: The effects of behavior on the respiration of Balanus Glandula (Gilman)
4:15        Jacy Humphries: Social Stress in Potter Traps (Malisch)

Session 3 (Chemistry) – Keck-137

Moderator:  Dr. Mary Hatcher-Skeers
2:00        Claire Mazahery: Synthesis of OMS-2 Using Non-Conventional Oxidants (Crisostomo)
2:15        Kassandra Pinnock: A Volumetric Study of DNA (Fucaloro)
2:30        Evan Munoz and Esmeralda Trejo: The Effects of Aluminum on DNA Using NMR; DNA Dynamics Effected by Aluminum (Hatcher-Skeers)
2:45        Alexandra Pincus: Sequence and Methylation-Dependent DNA Conformation Affects Drug Binding Affinity of the CRE Sequence (Hatcher-Skeers)
3:00        Jessica Wall: The Preparation of Chiral Thiophosphoramides as Ligands for Gold(I) Catalysis (Wenzel)

3:15        BREAK (Refreshments) – Lobby, 1st Floor

Moderator:  Dr. Scott Williams
3:30        Sam Kahr, Beverly Lee and Isha Tirumali: Relating Solution and Gas Phase UV/Vis Spectroscopy (Fucaloro) – (30 minutes)
4:00        Shawn Ali: ALDH2 Inhibitors: Daidzin Analogues (Poon)
4:15        Andrea Gochi: The Role of Sigma Receptors in Modulating Novelty-Seeking Behaviors in Monoamine Oxidase B-Deficient Mice (Poon)
4:30        Alexandra Sullivan: (Title TBA) (Williams)

Session 4 (Neuroscience/Off-Campus Advisor) – Burns Lecture Hall

Moderator:  Dr. Melissa Coleman
2:00        Valerie Latimore: Investigating How the Brain’s Sensitivity to the Eyes in a Face Associates with Social Gaze During Real Conversations in Autism (Spezio)
2:15        Sumaiya Hashmi: The Effect of Tertiapin-Q on EEG in Wild-type Mice (Borowski)
2:30        Paige McCleary: The dura mater of a rat migraine model at the capillary endothelial cell level (Borowski)
2:45        Katherine Lawrence: Fiber tractography shows increased mean diffusivity in ADHD subjects and their siblings (Borowski)
3:00        Gabe Loewinger: Phasic Mesolimbic Dopamine Release is Associated with Pavlovian Cue-Induced Stimulation of Instrumental Activity (Coleman)

3:15        BREAK (Refreshments) – Lobby, 1st Floor

Moderator:  Dr. Melissa Coleman
3:30        Evan Friedenberg: Gender Identity and the Brain: a look at the causes with the help of Four Genotype mice (Coleman)
3:45        Kristina Norrgard: Formalin-induced Activation of the Ascending Nociceptive Pathway in Male and Female Rats (Coleman)
4:00        Dean Pospisil: Effects of Visual Mouth Movement on Pitch Perception (Coleman)
4:15        Teresa Wen: The Effect of Dopamine Agonist on Behavioral Song Preference and Neural Activity of Female Zebra Finch (Coleman)
4:30        Sydney Goings: Neural Synchrony in the Zebra Finch Brain (Coleman)