Abstracts from the 21st Annual Conference

Adusei, Charity
CONCEPTUAL KNOWLEDGE ACROSS CULTURES

Almryde, Kyle
FEELING DISTRACTED? SEPARATE BRAIN NETWORKS FOR RETRIEVAL OF ATTENDED AND UNATTENDED WORDS IN THE HUMAN AUDITORY SYSTEM

Andrade, Cassandra
ANALYSIS OF GENES SIGNIFICANT TO REGULATION OF CAPSULE SYNTHESIS IN CRYPTOCOCCUS NEOFORMANS USING RNA INTERFERENCE

Avery, Kelsey
ARABIDOPSIS THALIANA EUKARYOTIC ELONGATION FACTORS EEF1B-α(1,2) AND EEF1B-β(1,2) AND THEIR ROLE IN THERMOTOLERANCE IN ASSOCIATION WITH SMALL HEAT SHOCK PROTEINS

Badran, Ahmed
Split luciferase systems for the rapid interrogation of zinc finger and mCpG-binding domain selectivity and DNA-binding affinity

Badran, Amr
NUCLEAR-LOCALIZED CLASS III (C-III) SMALL HEAT SHOCK PROTEINS IN PLANT HEAT TOLERANCE

Bandekar, Neha
Maximal electro-convulsive shock induced c-fos mRNA expression is reduced in the hippocampus of aged rats

Baynes, Cayla
THE ACTIN-BUNDLING PROTEIN FASCIN ALTERS SUSCEPTIBILITY TO A NEUROTOXIC DRUG EFFECT: IMPLICATIONS FOR GENE-X-ENVIRONMENT INTERACTIONS DURING BRAIN DEVELOPMENT

Behnejad, Roxanna
DEVELOPMENT OF DIALKYLCYSTEINE DERIVATIVES FOR TREATMENT OF NON-MELANOMA SKIN CANCER

Bhakta, Janki
THE EFFECT OF TARGETED SILENCING OF FERRITIN IN THE YELLOW FEVER MOSQUITO, AEDES AEGYPTI

Brettner, Leandra
The Link between Protein Cooperativity and Variation in Expression

Bronnimann, Matthew
Studies on a Predicted Transmembrane (TM) Domain in L2 and its Role in HPV16 Infection.

Brown, Jessie
CD44 REGULATES FOCAL ADHESION KINASE AND SRC KINASE DURING MAMMARY GLAND BRANCHING MORPHOGENESIS

Brown, Jessica
ISABEL CASIMIRO, DARIO F. RIASCOS-BERNAL,NICHOLAS E. SIBINGA

bruce, heather
HOW THE SNAIL GOT IT'S SHELL: CHARACTERIZING THE FUNCTION OF POST2 IN THE MUD SNAIL ILYANASSA OBSOLETA

bryan, alberto
Drug Development: An Anti-Breast Cancer Peptide

Burne, Jonathan
MTERFs: PROTEINS INVOLVED IN ORGANELLE GENE EXPRESSION

Byrne, Andrea
CHARACTERIZATION OF BACTERIA PRESENT ON A CALCITE SPELEOTHEM IN KARTCHNER CAVERNS

Cai, Alice
BIFUNCTIONAL OPIOID AGONIST/ BRADYKININ ANTAGONIST FOR CHRONIC PAIN

Camarillo, Jeannie
HUMAN BLADDER EPITHELIAL CELLS: ACUTE EXPOSURE TO ARSENITE AND MONOMETHYLARSONOUS ACID

Carrocci, Tucker
A SYNTHETIC METHOD FOR MONORHAMNOLIPIDS

Chhun, Jimmy
SERUM-BASED MOLECULAR WEIGHT MARKERS AND REDOX TITRATION OF ADIPONECTIN

Chiu, Hong-Yan
Discovering neural pathways underlying the dynamic control of odor-induced responses to a wide range of odors concentrations

Choate, Brittany
NAEGLERIA FOWLERI—DEADLY AMOEBA IN ARIZONA WATERS

Cholanians, Aram
MICROGLIAL RESPONSE TO 3, 4-(±)-METHYLENEDIOXYMETHAMPHETAMINE AND IT’S METABOLITES IN FEMALE SPRAGUE-DAWLY RATS

Ci, Shuang
ROLE OF α2δ1 IN MONOSODIUM IODOACETATE (MIA)-INDUCED PAIN: A POTENTIAL TARGET FOR TREATMENT OF OSTEOARTHRITIS-INDUCED PAIN

Clasen, Sara
EXPRESSION OF THE IMMEDIATE-EARLY GENE ARC IN THE ENTORHINAL CORTEX OF BEHAVING ANIMALS

Comi, Troy
GENERATION AND CHARACTERIZATION OF GLUCOKINASE-CONTAINING POROUS PHOSPHOLIPID NANOSHELLS AS ENZYME DELIVERY AGENTS

Constantopoulos, Eleni
ASSOCIATIVE LEARNING IN THE MOTH, MANDUCA SEXTA: A BEHAVIORAL AND ELECTROPHYSIOLOGICAL STUDY

Dowdy, Nick
WHY DO MY YOUNGER BROTHERS HAVE LESS OFFSPRING?: A STORY OF WASPS AND BACTERIA

Edwards, Sarah
EFFECTS OF HIGH NACL ON CELLULAR GLUTATIONE AND GLUTATHIONYLATION OF PROTEINS IN HELA CELLS

Egurrola, Ana
ELECTROPHYSIOLOGICAL RESPONSES OF ROSTRAL VERSUS CAUDAL VENTRAL TEGMENTAL NEURONS

Emert, Ashlie
SHIFTS IN SKELETAL MUSCLE FIBER TYPES DURING THE PROGRESSION OF HYPERTROPHIC CARIDOMYOPATHY

Garrick, Jacqueline
FUNCTIONAL ROLE OF PSKR5 IN ARABIDOPSIS THALIANA

Ghare, Imran
NOVEL ALLOSTERIC PROPERTIES EXHIBITED BY SgrAI, A RESTRICTION ENDONUCLEASE NATIVE TO STREPTOMYCES GRISEUS

Gonzalez, Robert
EXPLORING THE NEUROTROPHIC EFFECTS OF PEDF, VEGFA165, VEGFB167, and VEGFB186 ON DOPAMINERGIC NEURONS IN VITRO FOR USE IN NOVEL CELL-BASED THERAPIES FOR PARKINSON'S DISEASE

Gordon, Emile
Genetic and Biochemical Characterization of ΦX174 Internal Scaffolding Protein

Grigsby, Brianna
A DROSOPHILA MODEL OF AMYOTROPHIC LATERAL SCLEROSIS

gutierrez, keila
INSIGHT ON HOLISTIC AND SEGMENTAL SPEECH PLANNING IN CHILDREN AS REVEALED VIA AUDITORY PRIMING

Harshman, Dustin
ANALYSIS OF ORGANIC SOLAR CELLS: IMAGING INTERFACES AND CHARACTERIZING LIGHT INTERACTIONS

Helmers, Mark
INTERROGATING PROTEIN-PROTEIN INTERACTIONS INVOLVED IN CANCER

Hobaica, Karri
MOLECULAR CHARACTERIZATION AND PHYLOGENETIC RELATIONSHIPS OF STEINERNAMA SP. (NEMATODA: STENERNEMATIDAE) FROM MT LEMMON, ARIZONA

Huerta, Danah
EXCITATORY AND INHIBITORY NEURAL INFLUENCES IN TARGET BRAIN REGIONS FOR SCHIZOPHRENIA

Jones-Weinert, Colin
LASP-2: AN IMPORTANT PLAYER IN FOCAL ADHESION FUNCTION AND Z-DISC ASSEMBLY

Keys, Kevin
SURVEY OF THE HUMAN SKIN PIGMENTATION PATHWAY FOR SIGNATURES OF POSITIVE NATURAL SELECTION

Koussa, Mounir
MORPHOLOGICAL AND ELECTROPHYSIOLOGICAL DEVELOPMENT OF PERIPHERAL GLIAL CELLS IN THE OLFACTORY NERVE OF THE MOTH MANDUCA SEXTA

Kula, Alex
ANALYSIS OF A DOUBLE KNOCKOUT MUTANT ON FRUIT DEVELOPMENT IN ARABIDOPSIS THALIANA

Kumirov, Vlad
NMR SOLUTION STUDIES OF MELANOCORTIN LIGANDS

Lee, Cameron
A GENETIC APPROACH TO DETERMINING COMPONENTS OF RPK1/TOAD2-MEDIATED EMBRYONIC SIGNALING

Lopez, Robert
MOLECULAR AND MORPHOLOGICAL CHARACTERIZATION OF THREE FACULATIVE INSECT PARASITIC NEMATODES

Luttmann, Amber
THE USE OF OPTICAL COHERENCE TOMOGRAPHY FOR THE IMAGING OF EX VIVO KIDNEY

Martin, Nina
INVESTIGATION OF MECHANISM OF BILE ACID-INDUCED REDUCTION OF MUCIN 2

Mason, Gina
THE ROLE OF CATECHOL-O-METHYLTRANSFERASE AND DOPAMINE RECEPTOR D4 IN ADHD SYMPTOM VARIATION AMONG INDIVIDUALS WITH DOWN SYNDROME

Mauser, Justin
CHARACTERIZING A REDOX SENSITIVE GFP FOR DYNAMIC MONITORING OF ER REDOX STATE

Meece, Claudia
DETERMINING THE EFFECT OF THE T263G SNP IN THE ODC GENE ON G-QUADRUPLEX FORMATION

Meserve, Joy
A LARGE SCALE GENETIC SCREEN FOR PROTEINS THAT INTERACT WITH CONDENSIN II

Moore, Jillian
THE ROLE OF EEF1Bγ IN PLANT THERMOTOLERANCE

Moy, Jamie
QUANTIFICATION OF MICROBIOTA BACTERIA IN THE HONEY BEE (APIS MELLIFERA)

Murata, Anthony
EXPRESSION OF THE IMMEDIATE-EARLY GENE ARC IN THE HIPPOCAMPUS OF WHEEL-RUNNING RATS

Nelson, Michael
INFLUENCE OF THE N-TERMINAL REGION ON CRO PROTEIN STRUCTURAL AND FUNCTIONAL EVOLUTION

Ouellette, Ellen
EPILEPSY EMERGENCIES: TRENDS IN EPILEPSY AND SEIZURE PATIENT UTILIZATION OF THE YUMA REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER EMERGENCY DEPARTMENT

Pace, Natalie
STUDY OF HUMAN MELANOCORTIN RECEPTOR 1 SUBTYPE: IDENTIFYING SELECTIVE MELANOTROPINS TARGETING METASTATIC MELANOMA CELLS

Pesque, Adrien
EFFECTS OF PLANT-DERIVED OLFACTORY CUES ON THE OVIPOSITION BEHAVIOR OF MANDUCA SEXTA

Reese, Angela
EFFECTS OF NEURONAL ACTIVITY ON DENDRITIC DEVELOPMENT OF DROSOPHILA MOTONEURONS

Robinson, Logan
TRANSGENIC PLANT APPROACHES TO UNDERSTANDING THE FUNCTION OF HSP101, A MAJOR HEAT SHOCK PROTEIN IN PLANTS

Samsel, Kara
THE ROLE OF CHLOROPLAST-LOCALIZED HSP21 IN THE STRESS RESPONSES OF ARABIDOPSIS THALIANA

Sandoval, Cynthia
Urokinase Receptor Regulation of Integrin Function

Schaller, Jason
PATTERNS IN DIVERSITY OF THE COLEOPTERA OF SOUTHERN SONORA

Simonson, Caitlin
STEM CELL THERAPY IN THE WOUND HEALING PROCESS IN A MURINE MODEL

Slosky, Lauren
LEAVING A MARK: A COMPARISON OF ARTHROPOD PROTEIN MARKING PROTOCOLS

Smith, Alexis
INTERACTION OF THE PHOSPHOINOSITIDE-3 KINASE AND THE INTEGRATED STRESS RESPONSE PATHWAY IN RENAL CELL SURVIVAL TO UREA-INDUCED OSMOTIC STRESS.

Son, Tiffany
DETERMINATION OF NICOTINIC ACETYLCHOLINE RECEPTOR EXPRESSION BY MICROGLIAL CELLS

Starobinska, Ella
IDENTIFICATION OF NOVEL GENES INVOLVED IN HEART FORMATION

Sund, Derrick
REPLICA EXCHANGE MOLECULAR DYNAMICS OF SMALL HEAT SHOCK PROTEINS

Tang, Jonathan
ELUCIDATING THE ROLE OF FXR1 IN MRNA TRANSLATION IN THE HEART

Techner, Jose Marc
SMALL MOLECULE MODULATION OF ZINC-FINGER SEQUENCE SPECIFICITY

Teter, Katherine
IDENTIFYING AND CHARACTERIZING DOPAMINE RECEPTORS IN MANDUCA SEXTA

Tham, Kim
cAMP-Dependent Pathway(s) Directs the B-Raf MAPK-Mediated Cytosolic Mislocalization of p27kip-cyclin D1 in Renal Cancer

Tseng, Andrew
THE EFFECT OF SCOPOLAMINE ON MANDUCA SEXTA

Urbina, Amanda
STRETCHING OF HUMAN ADIPOSE DERIVED STEM CELLS: A STEP IN THE DEVELOPMENT OF APPROPRIATELY STRUCTURED TISSUE FOR THE TREATMENT OF CARTILAGE DAMAGE

Uribe, Jasmin
Modeling Transcriptional Regulation

Vemulapalli, Beena
Wnt Signaling in Colorectal Cancer

Villegas, Debora
THE SEARCH FOR A FLAVOLIPID-NEGATIVE FLAVOBACTERIUM SP. MTN11 MUTANT

Wagner, Zachary
THE SPATIAL DISTRIBUTION OF GAMMA FLUCTUATIONS WITHIN THE RAT CORTEX.

winston-mcpherson, gabrielle
SYNTHESIS OF FLOUORESCENT PROBES FOR THE INVESTIGATION OF MULTIVALENT LIGANDS

Woznica, Sarah
Characterization of Ankyrin Repeat Socs Box in the early heart development of the basal chordate, Ciona intestinalis

Yu, Lily
FXR1: REPRESSION OF SPECIFIC MRNA TARGET CANDIDATES

Zhang, Wujie
SEROTONIN RECEPTORS IN THE PRIMARY OLFACTORY PATHWAY OF THE MOTH MANDUCA SEXTA

Zhou, Adele
ANALYSIS OF GLOBAL GENE EXPRESSION IN Mop2 MUTANTS USING HIGH-DENSITY MICROARRAYS

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