Abstracts from the 22nd Annual Conference

Abiero, Beatrice
THE INFLUENCE OF PSYCHOSOCIAL VARIABLES AND SOCIAL INFLUENCE ON PHYSICAL ACTIVITY AMONG YOUTH

Adun, Eseoghene
VASOPRESSIN ALTERS THE EXPRESSION OF AQUAPORINS, UREA TRANSPORTERS AND ER STRESS GENES IN RENAL MEDULLA OF MICE

Amini, Leila
DIFFERENTIAL REGULATION OF iNOS-DEPENDENT TUMOR CELL KILLING BY DENDRITIC CELLS GENERATED WITH IL-4 OR IL-15

Asghar, Mostafa
FLOW CHAMBER: A NOVEL MODEL FOR CULTURED ENDOTHELIAL CELL STUDIES

Badran, Amr
THE ROLE OF EUKARYOTIC ELONGATION FACTOR 1B-GAMMA IN ARABIDOPSIS THALIANA STRESS TOLERANCE

Bao, Jennifer
DESIGN AND EVALUATION OF PEPTIDE ANALOGUES AND SMALL MOLECULE PEPTIDE MIMETICS TARGETING HUMAN MELANOCORTIN RECEPTORS AS PHARMACEUTICAL THERAPEUTICS

Barcelo, Bianca
ARSENIC ALTERS LUNG EPITHELIAL BARRIERS; A ROLE FOR TIGHT JUNCTION PROTEINS

Begay, Rene
INFECTION SPECIFICITY AND GROWTH PROPERTIES OF DINOFLAGELLATE STRAINS SYMBIOTIC WITH A CNIDARIAN HOST

Beneze, Erica
MICROBES IN THE EXPANDING OXYGEN MINIMUM ZONE OF THE SUBARCTIC PACIFIC OCEAN

Bolin, Krista
INFLUENCE OF ENDOPLASMIC RETICULUM REDOX STATE ON FORMATION OF ADIPOCYTE HORMONE ADIPONECTIN

Bowman, Bradley
THE ROLE OF VITRONECTIN IN REGULATING α6β1 INTEGRIN ADHESION AND CLEAVAGE IN PROSTATE CANCER METASTASIS

Brettner, Leandra
THE EFFECTS OF OLIGOMERIZATION ON GENE NOISE

Bronnimann, Matthew
A PREDICTED TRANSMEMBRANE DOMAIN IN HPV16 MINOR CAPSID PROTEIN L2 IS IMPORTANT FOR LATE STAGES OF HPV16 CELL INVASION

Cai, Alice
Bradykinin receptors as Potential Therapeutic Target for Neuropathic Pain

Camarillo, Jeannie
CHARACTERIZATION OF AML1-ETO ALTERNATIVE SPLICING AND ITS ROLE IN LEUKEMOGENESIS

Chappell, Jennifer
To Waggle, or Not To Waggle--That is the question.

Cholanians, Aram
MICROGLIAL RESPONSE TO 3,4-(±)-METHYLENEDIOXYMETHAMPHETAMINE (ECSTASY) IN SPRAGUE-DAWLEY RATS

Ci, Shuang
THE ROLE OF CORTICOTROPHIN-RELEASING FACTOR IN MEDICATION OVERUSE HEADACHE

Constantopoulos, Eleni
Mechanics of Cardiac Muscle in Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy Mice vs. Wild Type

Cox, Kurt
TARGETING PROTEIN KINASES WITH A BIVALENT INHIBITION STRATEGY

Davis, Amanda
INVESTIGATING THE ROLE OF HISTIDINE 304 IN THE ENZYMATIC FUNCTION AND ACTIVE SITE STRUCTURE OF HUMAN SULFITE OXIDASE

Dermyer, Lindsey
BRCA1: a Candidate Gene for Reproductive Isolation in House Mice

Diamond, Paul
THE EFFECT OF THE CELL ADHESION MOLECULE NEUROGLIAN ON THE MORPHOLOGY OF OLFACTORY RECEPTOR NEURON GROWTH CONES

Dillingham, Erik
CYBORG MOTHS: USING FLEXIBLE MULTI-SITE ELECTRODES TO ASSESS CURRENT PATHWAYS THROUGH THE MANDUCA SEXTA NERVOUS SYSTEM.

Dukerich, Zachary
VISUALIZING VASCULAR PATTERNING MECHANISMS OF MUTANTS IN ARABIDOPSIS THALIANA

Edwards, Sarah
GENE EXPRESSION ANALYSIS AND FATTY ACID PROFILING OF S. CEREVISIA EXPRESSING C. PARAPSILOSIS FATTY ACID DESATURASES

Ettling, Alexandria
NOTCH SIGNALING IS REQUIRED FOR THE ORGANIZER CELLS TO APPROPRIATELY SIGNAL TO ESTABLISH DOWNSTREAM FATES IN THE EARLY ILYANASSA EMBRYO

Ferng, Shiana
FORCES MAINTAINING HIGH MOLECULAR WEIGHT ADIPONECTIN IN THE ABSENCE OF DISULFIDE BONDS

Fijal, Jacob
ROLE OF BACTERIAL SYMBIONT(S) IN NEMATODE-HOST FITNESS

Garrett, Sarah
PEROXIDASE ACTIVITY OF NP2 AND NP4

gonzales, David
ADIPOSE DERIVED STROMAL CELL ALIGNMENT FOR HYALINE CARTILAGE REGENERATION

Goren, Allena
STUDIES OF A TYROSINE MUTATION IN THE BINDING POCKET OF NITROPHORIN 2

Hailey, Alexander
STRUCTURE AND FUNCTION OF SOLUBLE GUANYLATE CYCLASE FROM THE TOBACCO HORNWORM

HarnEnz, Zoe
Learning in Bumblebees: Social or Asocial?

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

Hartzell, Andrea
TRANSCRIPTION OF THE IMMEDIATE-EARLY GENE ARC IN THE PERIRHINAL CORTEX DOES NOT SHOW A RESPONSE DECREMENT FOLLOWING REPEATED EXPOSURE TO NOVEL OBJECTS

Helmers, Mark
ANALYZING PROTEIN-PROTEIN INTERACTIONS AND THEIR INHIBITORS USING SPLIT-LUCIFERASE REASSEMBLY

Jones, Laurel
ROLE OF GLUTATHIONE S-TRANSFERASE ACTIVITY IN ENDOPLASMIC RETICULUM CHAPERONE DSBA-L IN THE ASSEMBLY OF ADIPOCYTE HORMONE ADIPONECTIN

Ke, Wangjing
CHOLESTEROL ACCUMULATION IN LUNG IS NOT PREVENTED BY LIFE EXTENDING CYCLODEXTRIN THERAPY IN A MOUSE MODEL OF NIEMANN-PICK C1

Kodatt, John
Using Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging to Study Gender Differences in Prefrontal Structures Engaged in Attentive Listening to Spoken Language

Lee, Cameron
IDENTIFICATION OF TWO RECEPTORS REQUIRED FOR TRANSCRIPTIONAL REGULATION OF DEFENSE RESPONSE GENES IN ARABIDOPSIS THALIANA

Lim, Brian
Extracellular DNA vs extracellular DNase: Trapping and release at the interface of root-microbe interactions

Liu, Natalie
MODELING GENE DOSAGE OF 14-3-3 TUMOR PROMOTER PROTEINS IN SACCHAROMYCES CEREVISIAE

Lopez, Robert
DIAGNOSIS AND EVOLUTIONARY RELATIONSHIP OF NEMATODES ASSOCIATED WITH THE EUROPEAN FIRE ANT, MYRMICA RUBRA

Ma, Andrew
DIRECT DETECTION OF DNA METHYLATION USING SPLIT-PROTEIN SENSORS

Marchionne, Elizabeth
CHRONIC RENIN INHIBITION WITH ALISKIREN IMPROVES GLUCOSE TOLERANCE, INSULIN SENSITIVITY, AND SKELETAL MUSCLE GLUCOSE TRANSPORT ACTIVITY IN OBESE ZUCKER RATS

Martin, Nina
CHARACTERIZATION OF THE EFFECTS OF TNF-α ON APICAL BILE ACID TRANSPORTER PROTEIN

Mathieu, Wana
VALPROMIDE AND MGCD0103 EFFECT ON GLUCOCORTICOID RECEPTOR TARGET GENES AFFECTED BY VALPROIC ACID

McMullen, John
ASSESSING INTERACTION BETWEEN CHEMICAL AND BIOLOGICAL INSECTICIDES

Meyers, Kimberly
Investigating Critical Amino Acids Located Near the Heme Cofactor in Human Sulfite Oxidase

Moore, Jillian
THE GENETIC BASIS OF ADAPTIVE MELANISM IN A ROCK POCKET MOUSE POPULATION

Nelson, Michael
THE DIFFERENCES IN BINDING AFFINITIES OF TWO RELATED DNA-BINDING PROTEINS WITH DIFFERENT FOLDS

O'Connor, Sarah
Extracellular DNA vs extracellular DNase: Trapping and release at the interface of root-microbe interactions

Ouellette, Ellen
CHARACTERIZING THE NOVEL UL135 PROTEIN IN HUMAN CYTOMEGALOVIRUS

Ozumerzifon, Tarik
ROLE OF CONSERVED CYSTEINE RESIDUES IN S-NITROSOGLUTATHIONE REDUCTASE

Peck, Kayla
THE EFFECT OF SELECTION AGAINST TRANSLATIONAL ERRORS ON THE EVOLUTION OF PROTEIN EVOLVABILITY

Redhair, Michelle
PURIFICATION OF SYNW_0921 AND SYNC_1496 FROM SYNECHOCOCCUS FOR STRUCTURAL AND FUNCTIONAL CHARACTERIZATION

Reese, Angela
CHARACTERIZING THE EFFECTS OF ASEF ON RAC1 AND MEMBRANE DYNAMICS IN EPITHELIAL CELLS

Regan, Jessica
EXPRESSION OF ACTIVE AND PASSIVE PROTEINS IN HYPERTROPHIC CARDIOMYOPATHY

Robinson, Logan
ENGINEERING OF MRI COMPATIBLE HOLLOW FIBER BIOREACTORS FOR THE STUDY OF PERFUSED 3D CELL CULTURES

Sandoval, Cynthia
A ROLE FOR AUTOPHAGY MACHINERY IN APOPTOTIC CELL PHAGOCYTOSIS

Schlegel, Angela
A YEAST TWO-HYBRID SCREEN AGAINST HPV 16 CAPSID PROTEINS REVEALS POTENTIAL CELLULAR FACTORS INVOLVED IN HPV 16 INFECTION

Scobie, Emily
THE SUBTERRANEAN LIFE OF AN ARBOREAL SQUIRREL: BURROW USE BY ENDANGERED MT. GRAHAM RED SQUIRRELS

Shtayer, Meytal
INCREASED PRODUCTION OF THE ADIPOCYTE HORMONE ADIPONECTIN IN MICE LACKING NEUTROPHIL CYTOSOLIC FACTOR 1 (NCF1)

Shultz, Christopher
Effect of Anticoagulant on Cord Blood Unit Characteristics

Slosky, Lauren
Effects of Guayule Resin on Termite Feeding Activity

Son, Tiffany
Investigation of Evolutionary Changes in the Cro Protein Structure

Soto, Robert
DESIGN, SYNTHESIS, AND BIOLOGICAL EVALUATION OF NOVEL CHIMERIC ANTAGONIST LIGANDS FOR THE MELANOCORTIN-3 RECEPTOR

Starobinska, Ella
IDENTIFICATION OF ETS1/2 TARGET GENES

Suarez-Berumen, Marcela
An in silico approach to identifying novel actin filament nucleators in striated muscle.

Techner, Jose Marc
Small Molecule Modulation of Zinc-Finger Sequence Specificity

Tham, Kim
cAMP-DEPENDENT PATHWAYS INCREASE P27KIP-CYCLIN D1 THROUGH THE RAP-GTP/B-RAF MAPK SIGNALING PATHWAY IN RENAL CANCER

Town, Jason
SCREENING FOR DEFECTS IN AXON-GLIAL CELL INTERACTIONS IN THE DROSOPHILA VISUAL SYSTEM

Tseng, Andrew
THE EFFECT OF SCOPOLAMINE ON THE TOBACCO HORNWORM, MANDUCA SEXTA

Umaretiya, Puja
ACTIVATION OF THE CB2 RECEPTOR ATTENUATES BREAST CANCER INDUCED BONE PAIN AND PROMOTES BONE HEALTH IN A MURINE MODEL OF BREAST CANCER METASTASES

Urbina, Amanda
Structural and Functional Deterioration of Human Articular Cartilage of the Medial Femoral Condyle with Aging

Urity, Vinoo
FUNCTIONAL MORPHOLOGY OF THE RENAL INNER MEDULLA OF THE DESERT RODENT DIPODOMYS MERRIAMI

Waters, Heather
BIOLOGICAL TISSUE GROWTH ON ALLOGRAFT SURFACES USING ADIPOSE DERIVED STROMAL CELLS

Winston-McPherson, Gabrielle
SYNTHETIC STUDIES TOWARD NANTENINE DERIVITIVES AS POTENTIAL 5-HT2A ANTAGONISTS

Yu, Lily
FRAGILE X-RELATED PROTEIN 1 (FXR1) AT THE COSTAMERE: NOVEL MRNA AND PROTEIN TARGETS

Zhou, Adele
REGULATION OF TYPE I MADS-BOX TRANSCRIPTION-FACTOR GENE EXPRESSION IN ARABIDOPSIS ENDOSPERM

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