Abstracts from the 18th Annual Conference

Abdelwahab, Mohammad
NEURAL CIRCUITS PRODUCING PELVIC VASODILATION

Aguilar, Jessica
Receptive Language in Adults: an fMRI Study

Aguirre, Andrea
PHENOTYPIC ANALYSIS OF A DOMINANT INTRAGENIC SUPRESSOR OF BRI1 IN ARABIDOPSIS

Alabaster, Amy
ATP-REGULATED BLOOD MEAL ENGORGEMENT IN AEDES AEGYPTI MOSQUITOES

Archuleta, Tara
PREFERENTIAL LOSS OF IRS PROTEINS DUE TO IN VITRO OXIDANT EXPOSURE OF RAT SKELETAL MUSCLE.

Ashraf, Shaharyar
IDENTIFY SUPPRESSORS OF THE CUP-5 MUTANT

Barker, Jennifer
Ecological stoichiometry of Manduca sexta herbivory on Datura wrightii.

Bartik, Leonid
THE HUMAN VITAMIN D RECEPTOR IS A LOW AFFINITY SENSOR OF DIETARY ESSENTIAL UNSATURATED FATTY ACIDS AND OF THE TURMERIC-DERIVED ACTIVE POLYPHENOL, CURCUMIN

Bastidas, Adam
Biomolecular Platforms with Immobilized Enzymes for Microarray Technologies: Activity and Stability Analysis

Begaye, Adrian
OPTIMIZATION OF AN ASSAY FOR THE CHYMOTRYPSIN-LIKE PROTEASE (3CLpro) FROM SARS VIRUS

Blackwater, Thomasina
IDENTIFICATION OF THE POST-TRANSLATION MODIFICATIONS OF PROTEINS BY METABOLITES OF BENZOQUINONE

Brandon, Michelle
Target of Rapamycin-mediated translational regulation in the midgut of Aedes aegypti mosquitoes

Brown, Natalie
CD44-HYALURONAN INTERACTIONS PROTECT AGAINST METASTASIS

Bustamante, Sara
INVESTIGATING THE MECHANISMS BY WHICH THE INTERGRIN αvβ6 ACTIVATES TGFβ

Carroll, Joseph
Map-based cloning to identify hot3-1, a gene involved in acquired thermotolerance in Arabidopsis thaliana.

Castro, Nina
DOGS AS A POTENTIAL RESERVOIR HOST FOR HUMAN GIARDIA

Cavanaugh, Sarah
A SURVEY OF ALLELIC GENE EXPRESSION IN DROSOPHILA HYBRIDS

Ceniceros, Ilianna
MAPPING GROWTH AFFECTING MUTANTS

Chandler, Kevin
Total RNA Concnetration in Pseudomonas aeruginosa IGB83 Varies by Growth Stage

Chen, Shuang
THE ROLE OF HEB IN XENOPUS SKELETAL MUSCLE DIFFERENTIATION

Cherwa, James
Genetic and biochemical analyses of the øX174 external scaffolding protein

Combs, Daniel
THE SYNOVIAL SARCOMA-ASSOCIATED FUSION PROTEIN SYT-SSX1 ANTAGONIZES THE RETINOBLASTOMA PROTEIN INHIBITING ONCOGENE E7

Cook, Andrew
TLR2 EXPRESSION AFTER INTERACTION WITH BACTERIAL LIGANDS

Cooper, Jonathan
An Unknown Protein Cross-Reacts with a HIF-1alpha Antibody in Primary Tumor Cell Line AZCC-812

Covarrubias, Roman
CHROMOSOME CONFORMATION OF THE IFNG LOCUS

Cox, Laurel
DIFFERENTIATING STEM CELLS EXTRACTED FROM ADIPOSE TISSUE INTO CHONDROCYTES FOR TISSUE ENGINEERING

Craighead, Megan
INVESTIGATING THE ROLE OF THE EUKARYOTIC ELONGATION FACTORS 1B-α (1, 2) AND EEF1B-β (1, 2) FROM ARABIDOPSIS THALIANA IN PLANT THERMOTOLERANCE

Dahl, Nikolai
COMPARISON OF ALLERGEN PROFILES IN ALTERNARIA

Davies, Kelli
Reverse Genetics to identify LRR RLKs involved in pathogen response in Arabidopsis thaliana

Delgado, Ryan
Keap1 as a molecular target against UVA-induced AP-1 activation

Diaz, Rachel
FUNCTIONAL ANALYSIS OF CO-EVOLVING RESIDUES HYPOTHESIZED TO PARTICIPATE IN THE INTERACTION BETWEEN HOP AND HSP70/HSP90

Emesh, Safia
EFFECTS OF LOOP MUTATIONS ON THE KINETICS OF HUMAN SULFITE OXIDASE

Ferguson, Nicole
POINT MUTATION IN ENDOSYMBIONT AFFECTS APHID FITNESS

Ferng, Alice
OPTIMIZING SENSE-RNAi CONSTRUCTS TO TARGET GENES IN ARABIDOPSIS THALIANA

Forsline, Ashley
MITOCHONDRIAL RPM1 RNA PROCESSING AND LIPOIC ACID ATTACHMENT IN YEAST

Frazier, Niles
Optimization of Sense-RNAi Efficiency

Gaj, Thomas
HIGHLY SELECTIVE CYCLIC PEPTIDE LIGANDS FOR NEUTRAVIDIN AND AVIDIN IDENTIFIED BY PHAGE DISPLAY

Goodman, Laura
Gender differences in smoking-induced DNA damage

Grimes, Matthew
Eukaryotic Elongation Factors and Plant Stress Tolerance

Guzman, Arturo
ROLE OF STAND STILL (stil) IN GERM CELL SEX DETERMINATION IN DROSOPHILA

Hanke, Neale
LOSS OF CATALASE ELEVATES STRESS ACTIVATED MAPK PATHWAYS IN MOUSE KERATINOCYTE TUMOR PROGRESSION

Harrell, Nicholas
EFFECTS OF LITHIUM ON GLUCOSE TRANSPORT AND DISTAL INSULIN SIGNALING IN SKELETAL MUSCLE OF INSULIN-SENSITIVE LEAN ZUCKER RATS

Hartz, Stephanie
RAPID INDUCTION OF SENSORY NEURON NECROSIS BY CONDITIONED MEDIUM FROM SARCOMA CELLS

Hollman, Derek
The Aqueous Autoxidation of Nitric Oxide

Howlett, Iris
A GENETIC SCREEN FOR DOMINANT MODIFIERS OF FRAGILE-X

Hummell, Erica
GENETIC ANALYSIS OF NITRIC OXIDE METABOLISM IN PLANTS

Kemmish Jr, Stanley (Kent)
IDENTIFYING X-LINKED GENES INVOLVED IN AN INTEGRIN MISEXPRESSION GAIN-OF-FUNCTION EVENT IN DROSOPHILA MELANOGASTER

Kim, Joon
Delivery of Peptide Nucleic Acid via G-Quadruplex Forming DNA Aptamer

Kittleson, Megan
ATTENTION AND MEMORY IN THE BRAIN: AN fMRI STUDY

Kozuch, Amaranta
Cytoplasmic Incompatibility Mechanisms in Encarsia inaron

Lau, Pick-Chung
NMR compatible bioreactor studies on C6 glioma cells under hypoxia and glucose free environment.

Leitner, Dominique
IDENTIFYING GABA A RECEPTOR SUBUNITS AND NEURAL CIRCUITRY IN MANDUCA SEXTA

Lockwood, Julie
ATTENTION AND MEMORY IN THE BRAIN: AN FMRI STUDY

MacDow, Kevin A.
Dietary restrictions in an insect-bacterial symbiosis

Martinez, Melissa
ASSEMBLY MECHANISMS OF HIGH MOLECULAR WEIGHT ADIPONECTIN

Mashalidis, Helen
OLIGOMERIZATION STATES OF HIGH MOLECULAR WEIGHT ADIPONECTIN

Mathern, Douglas
OVEREXPRESSION IN E. COLI AND PURIFICATION OF THE RAT HAIRLESS PROTEIN , A NOVEL COREPRESSOR OF THE NUCLEAR VITAMIN D RECEPTOR

Melcher-Post, Jesselyn
MHC Variation and Mating Patterns in a Natural Population of House Mice

Mena Gonzalez, Juan
Maintanace of Neural Circuit Homeostasis By Preserving Synaptic Heterogeneity

Mosher, Clayton
Enhanced Skin Conductance Responses Elicited by Facial Expressions with Averted Gaze in Rhesus Macaques

Myers, Lauren
THE ROLE OF DISTAL-LESS 5 IN EAR DEVELOPMENT IN XENOPUS LAEVIS

Nematollahi, Saman
THE EFFECT OF AGING ON OBJECT RECOGNITION MEMORY

Ortega, Alicia
DROSOPHILA DENDRITIC GROWTH AND REORGANIZATION DURING EMBRYONIC AND PUPAL NEURAL DEVELOPMENT

Padavano, Julianna
INFLUENCE OF MUTANT K-RAS ON HUMAN PANCREATIC CANCER CELL PHENOTYPES

Palacios, Jorge
TRACING NEURONAL CONNECTIONS IN THE BEE BRAIN

Palmer, Erin
Thio-ether bridged melanotropin peptides: selective ligands for hMC1R and hMC3R

Paluscio, Elyse
NEUROPEPTIDE GENE-EXPRESSION PROFILES IN THE CENTRAL NERVOUS SYSTEM OF DROSOPHILA MELANOGASTER DURING METAMORPHOSIS

Patel, Vijay
PHENOTYPIC EFFECTS OF HSP21 MUTANTS IN ARABIDOPSIS THALIANA.

Patel, Nikita
EMERGENCY WATER DISINFECTION

Plichta, Kathryn
ENTOMOPATHOGENIC NEMATODES: A TOOL FOR UNDERSTANDING BACTERIAL SYMBIOSIS

Rios, Sarah
PURIFICATION OF THE SOULBLE FRAGMENT CD151

Schnell, Stephanie
DEVELOPING TOOLS FOR THE NICOTINIC ACID RECEPTOR

Schvarcz, Christopher
NEST SITE SELECTION BY THE MONTANE ISLAND ENDEMIC MEARNS'S SQUIRREL (TAMIASCIURUS MEARNSI)

Shahabi, Kaveh
The role of mitochondrial small heat shock protein chaperone activity in Arabidopsis thaliana

Shi, Veronica
EFFECT OF STIMULUS WIDTH ON THE SIMULTANEOUS CONTRAST ILLUSION

Shokhirev, Maxim
INVESTIGATING THE EFFECTS OF SITE-SPECIFIC MUTATION OF NP2 NITROPHORIN ON REDOX POTENTIAL: A SPECTROELECTROCHEMICAL APPROACH.

Snyder, Rae Ana
Coupled Electron Proton Processes at Oxo-Molybdenum Centers

Sozanski, Jesse
DETECTING EVIDENCE OF ANCIENT ADMIXTURE BETWEEN MODERN AND ARCHAIC HUMANS FROM DNA SEQUENCE DATA

Spriggs, Ekaterina
MODELING AND VISUALIZING ALTERNARIA

Steinwinter, Elyssia
UPREGULATION OF SPHINGOSINE 1-PHOSPHATE KINASE 1 BY RENAL ISCHEMIA REPERFUSION INJURY

Velasquez, Lissette
Identification and Cloning of a Putative Ovotransferrrin Gene from Mosquitoes

Vinck, Patrick
Protein S-Nitrosation in a Fibrosarcoma Cell Line

Vogel, Laura
A MODEL OF MIGRAINE IN RATS: PATHOGENESIS BY A POTASSIUM CHLORIDE-INDUCED CORTICAL SPREADING DEPRESSION MECHANISM

Vu, Bao Uyen
DECIPHERING THE FUNCTIONAL PROPERTIES OF A NOVEL SKELETAL MUSCLE PROTEIN, LASP-2

Walker, Corrine
COMPLEMENT GENE EXPRESSION IS UPREGULATED IN THE TYPE 2 DIABETIC HEART FOLLOWING MYOCARDIAL ISCHEMIA AND REPERFUSION

Whitley, Sarah
EFFECTS OF MISEXPRESSION OF DLX5 ON DEVELOPMENT OF THE NOSE, EYE, AND JAW IN THE AFRICAN CLAWED FROG, XENOPUS LAEVIS.

Wiley, Devin
PHYSIOLOGICAL EFFECTS OF SUBJECTING STEM CELL DERIVED CHONDROCYTES TO INTERMITTANT HYDROSTATIC PRESSURES

Williams, Christine
A DEVELOPING METHOD TO MODEL THE INFLUENCE OF SINGLE NUCLEOTIDE POLYMORPHISMS ON HUMAN PIGMENTATION VARIATION

Yang, Adeel
Fragile X: Protein and Associated mRNAs: Together on the Neuronal Highway

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