Abstracts from the 23rd Annual Conference

Adun, Eseoghene
DESIGNING NANOCONJUGATES TO EFFECTIVELY TARGET PANCREATIC CANCER CELLS IN VITRO AND IN VIVO

Bao, Jennifer
BIOLOGICAL EVALUATION OF CYCLIZED CYSTINE KNOT PEPTIDES TARGETING HUMAN MELANOCORTIN RECEPTORS

Barcelo, Bianca
E-CADHERIN PLASMA MEMBRANE TURNOVER MAY BE REGULATED BY UBIQUITINATION AND NOT P120-CATENIN BINDING

Begay, Rene
REGULATION OF THE KISSPEPTIN SYSTEM IN GNRH-DEFICIENT ADULT TRANSGENIC ANIMALS

Bischoff, Christina
THE ROLE OF MENINGEAL TRPM8 IN MIGRAINE HEADACHE

Bondy, Elizabeth
RICKETTSIA EFFECTS ON HEAT TOLERANCE IN BEMISIA TABACI

Bowman, Bradley
FE3O4@TIO2 NANOPARTICLE NUCLEAR INTERNALIZATION AND ITS THERANOSTIC PROPERTIES IN CANCER

Brettner, Leandra
PREADAPTATION AS ASSESSED BY THE AGGREGATION PROPENSITY OF NOVEL UNANNOTATED MRNA TRANSCRIPTS

Brown, Austin
EVALUATING CARBAMAZEPINE AND BISPHENOL-A AFFINITY FOR DISSOLVED ORGANIC MATTER VIA DIALYSIS EXPERIMENTS

Cai, Alice
OPIOID AND NON-OPIOID ACTIONS OF DYNORPHIN A ON SPINAL WIDE DYNAMIC RANGE NEURONS

Cai, Wesley
PENTOXIFYLLINE INITIATES GSK-3B-INDUCED PROTEOSOMAL DEGRADATION OF CYCLIN D1 AND ARRESTS RENAL CANCER CELLS IN THE G1 PHASE

chai, kevin
MONITORING CALCIUM ACTIVITY IN THE ANTENNAL LOBE OF THE MUSTARD-PLANT SPECIALIST SCAPTOMYZA FLAVA.

Chopra, Harsharon
SCHWANN CELLS PROMOTE TUMOR CELL INVASION THROUGH REGULATION OF THE LAMININ RECEPTOR A6B1

Cochran, Alicia
EXTRACELLULAR TRAPPING OF BACILLUS SPP. BY PLANT CELLS: BIOFILMS OR BORDER PATROL?

Conley, Zachary
VISUALIZATION OF FERRITIN IN ANOPHELES GAMBIAE 4A3B CELLS

Crouse-Matlock, Sharon
PHONETIC INVENTORY ELICITATION IN BILINGUAL CHILDREN: WHAT TOYS ARE BEST?

Daudfar, Syna
PAIN RELIEF ACTIVATES THE MESOLIMBIC DOPAMINE REWARD PATHWAY

Davis, Amanda
INVESTIGATING THE ROLE OF HISTIDINE 90 IN THE FUNCTION OF HUMAN SULFITE OXIDASE

DeHaven, Mary
NEMATODE-BACTERIUM MUTUALISM: A STUDY ON SYMBIONT SPECIFICITY

Diggins, Nicklaus
A MEDIAL CONDYLE SURFACE REPLACEMENT SCAFFOLD UTILIZING BIOMIMETIC TRABECULATED PEGS TO ACCELERATE BONE INGROWTH

Eddie, Rachelle
BINDING OF CD47 AND VEGFR2 ASSOCIATED WITH ANGIOGENESIS

Edelman Vogelsang, Kimberly
POST-TRAUMATIC STRESS DISORDER: A DIFFERENCE BETWEEN SEXES

Ettling, Alexandria
CHARACTERIZING THE CELLULAR DYNAMICS OF ARTHROPOD POSTERIOR GROWTH ZONE DEVELOPMENT

Faridian, Martin
INHIBITION OF NEUROPATHIC PAIN VIA DYNORPHIN ANALOG LYS 1044

Ferng, Jonathan
THE INFLUENCE OF ADVANCED AGE ON NOVELTY DETECTION

Friel, Jacqueline
THE EFFECTS OF INTERRUPTING AND DISTRACTING STIMULI ON WORKING MEMORY

Gereke, Brian
SEX DIFFERENCES IN RODENT OPTIMAL SPATIAL NAVIGATION: INFLUENCES OF OBJECT CUES IN THE TRAVELING SALESPERSON PROBLEM

Goldberg, Shelley
ALTERED RENAL EFFLUX TRANSPORTER EXPRESSION IN A MOUSE MODEL OF NAFLD

Gomez, Bree
HORIZONTAL TRANSMISSION OF RICKETTSIA IN WHITEFLIES

Gordon, Emile
CONFORMATIONAL SWITCH MUTATIONS IN THE ΦX174 INTERNAL SCAFFOLDING PROTEIN

Harper, Jaclyn
COMPETITIVE EXCHANGE DIFFUSION TO DETERMINE TRANSPORT OF HOCT2 INHIBITORS

Hart, Madeline
ALTERED OLIGOMERIC DISTRIBUTION OF THE ANTI-DIABETIC HORMONE ADIPONECTIN

Hogan, Joanna
INVESTIGATION OF NOVEL ENDOMORPHIN ANALOGUES AS POSSIBLE ALTERNATIVES TO MORPHINE

Jandu, Arvinder
DIFFERENTIAL WNT SIGNALING IN DLD-1 COLORECTAL CANCER CELLS AND DERIVED STEM CELLS

Jemmett, Jessica
FGF/ETS TARGET GENES IN CIONA INTESTINALIS HEART CELL SPECIFICATION

Jones, Theo
THE EFFECT OF HONEYBEE COLONY SIZE ON FORAGING EFFORT

Jones-Weinert, Colin
THE ROLE OF LASP-2 IN FOCAL ADHESIONS

Kang, Feel
CLONING AND PURIFICATION OF SOLUBLE GUANYLATE CYCLASE FROM MANDUCA SEXTA

Kishi, Patrick
HISTOLOGY AND HISTOMORPHOMETRY OF K9 TISSUE ENGINEERED CARTILAGE

Kojs, Pawel
CURCUMIN REDUCES CORTACTIN EXPRESSION IN HUMAN COLON CANCER CELLS

Langston, Rachel
EFFECTS OF MILTON-A OVEREXPRESSION ON MITOCHONDRIAL TRANSPORT IN MOTOR NEURONS

Le, Larry
ACTIVATION OF TRPA1 ON DURAL AFFERENTS: A POTENTIAL MECHANISM OF HEADACHE PAIN

Lee, Si Woo
SPATIAL RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN MOTOR NEURON PROCESSES AND NEUROPIL GLIAL PROCESSES

Levy, Amanda
RECONSTRUCTION OF THE GLIAL NETWORK IN THE SORTING ZONE OF THE MOTH OLFACTORY PATHWAY

Li, Frank
ANALYSIS OF THE EFFECTS OF BCL-2 PROMOTER G-QUADRUPLEX FORMATION ON PROTEIN EXPRESSION

Li, Younan
ANALYSIS OF ENHANCERS OF ETS1/2 TARGET GENES IN THE BASAL CHORDATE CIONA INTESTINALIS

Liu, Natalie
MODELING CELL CYCLE EFFECTS OF HUMAN 14-3-3 TUMOR PROMOTING PROTEINS IN SACCHAROMYCES CEREVISIAE

Loomis, Kayla
RESPONSES OF OLFACTORY RECEPTOR NEURON GROWTH CONES TO GLIAL MEMBRANE PROTEINS

Lopez, Robert
SCLEROSTIN: UNDERSTANDING AND TREATING AGE-RELATED BONE LOSS

Lucero, Miles
COMBINING MULTI-COMPONENT BEHAVIOR THERAPY WITH RTAMELTEON FOR CHRONIC INSOMNIA: A CLINICAL TRIAL

Luois, Samantha
SUBMICRON DECAFLUOROBUTANE PHASE-CHANGE CONTRAST AGENTS GENERATED BY MICROBUBBLE CONDENSATION

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

Mathieu, Wana
DISSECTION OF THE GENETIC EVENTS ON CHROMOSOME 9P IN GLIOBLASTOMA MULTIFORME

McAllister, Brandon
THE ROLE OF APOLIPOPROTEIN E IN THE PATHOLOGY OF PERIPHERAL NERVE INJURY AND NEUROPATHIC PAIN

McCracken, Katherine
NANOSCALE PATTERNING AND SHEAR STRESS FOR GUIDED ENDOTHELIAL CELL GROWTH

McMullen, John
ASSESSING INTERACTION BETWEEN CHEMICAL AND BIOLOGICAL INSECTICIDES

Minta, Akua
COMBINING TRANSCRIPTOME ANALYSIS AND RNAI TO CHARACTERIZE MAIZE NUCELLUS AND ENDOSPERM, THE MAJOR TISSUES IN EARLY KERNEL DEVELOPMENT

Mitchell, Jennifer
THE EFFECT OF GLUCAGON-LIKE PEPTIDE-1 (GLP-1) ON NITRIC OXIDE PRODUCTION IN HT1080 FIBROSARCOMA CELLS

Moore, Jillian
THE AGOUTI LOCUS AND ADAPTIVE PIGMENTATION IN A POPULATION OF ROCK POCKET MICE

Negelspach, Melissa
EXTRACELLULAR TRAPPING OF BACILLUS BY PLANT CELLS

O'Neil, Lauren
PHENOTYPIC ANALYSIS OF THE INTELLECTUAL DISABILITY GENE, PAK3 (P21-ACTIVATED KINASE 3), IN THE DROSOPHILA GENETIC SYSTEM

Ozumerzifon, Tarik
SYNTHESIS OF A NOVEL REDOX-ACTIVATED MRI CONTRAST AGENT

Peralta, Karen
ADVANCED CENTRAL EXECUTIVE FUNCTIONING IN BILINGUAL CHILDREN: EVIDENCE FROM THE STROOP TASK

Pierce, Clay
Environmental Humidity Effects on M. Sexta Foraging Behavior

Quiroz, Jose
ENVIRONMENTAL TOXIN BISPHENOL A INDUCES INSULIN RESISTANCE

Quiroz, Marisela Moreno
RESEARCH PROVIDING FOR THE GREATER GOOD.

Redhair, Michelle
HEPATITIS B VIRUS: PURIFICATION AND CAPSID ASSEMBLY

Regan, Jessica
REDUCED LENGTH-DEPENDENT ACTIVATION IN HUMAN CARDIOMYOCYTES HARBOURING THE CARDIAC TROPONIN I MUTATION R145W

Sandoval, Juan
FLYING UNDER THE INFLUENCE: EFFECT OF TOPICAL PROTEIN MARKS ON LADY BEETLE FLIGHT BEHAVIOR.

Santos, Fernando
THE SERINE KINASE C-JUN N-TERMINAL KINASE (JNK) CONTRIBUTES TO OXIDANT-INDUCED INSULIN RESISTANCE IN RAT SKELETAL MUSCLE

Sayre, Marcel
A GLIAL DEFECT IN THE VISUAL PATHWAY OF DROSOPHILA

Schlegel, Angela
A YEAST-TWO HYBRID SCREEN AGAINST HPV16 CAPSID PROTEINS INDICATES DYNACTIN 6 IS A POTENTIAL CELLULAR FACTOR INVOLVED IN HPV16 INFECTION

Sepulveda, Jennifer
CHARACTERIZATION OF A GENE TARGETED BY MITOCHONDRIAL RETROGRADE REGULATION IN ARABIDOPSIS THALIANA

Shi, Jinglu
THE ROLE OF IRON IN THE FORMATION OF ARSENIC INDUCED REACTIVE OXYGEN SPECIES

Starobinska, Ella
INVASION AND MATRIX DEGRADATION IN CANCER

Strautman, Stephanie
NOVEL COORDINATION OF LAMININ CELL ADHESION RECEPTORS IN HUMAN PROSTATE CANCER

Suarez-Berumen, Marcela
DECIPHERING THE ROLE OF CYCLASE-ASSOCIATED PROTEIN 2 (CAP2) IN ACTIN-THIN FILAMENT DYNAMICS IN STRIATED MUSCLE

Troup, Daniel
CHANGES IN STAT-3, TMPRS11A, IRF-1, AND MKP-1 PROTEIN EXPRESSION IN HUMAN UROTHELIAL CELLS EXPOSED TO LOW-LEVEL MONOMETHYLARSONOUS ACID.

Upchurch, Cameron
ROLE OF CUP-8 AND CUP-9 IN THE ENDOCYTIC PATHWAY, WITH RELATION TO IMERSLUND-GRASBECK SYNDROME

Vargas, Juan
INVESTIGATING CORTICAL LAMINATION IN DYX1C1 FOREBRAIN CONDITIONAL KNOCKOUT MOUSE

Vermont, Alexander
DIMETHYLSULFONIOPROPRIONATE (DMSP) RELEASE DURING MESOZOOPLANKTON GRAZING: A GRAZING DETERRENT?

Viator, Sara
INFANTS CAN USE A NEWLY LEARNED OBJECT CATEGORY FOR SCENE SEGREGATION

Williamson, Alexa
USING OCT/LIF TO DETERMINE BIOCHEMICAL AND PHYSICAL INTEGRITY OF CORONARY ARTERY BYPASS GRAFT CONDUITS

Wilson, Janice
MEASUREMENT OF ALKALI-LABILE SITES IN PLASMID DNA EXPOSED TO URANYL ACETATE

Xiong, Monica
QUANTITATIVE ANALYSIS OF COLUMNARITY IN THE CEREBRAL CORTEX OF YOUNG AND AGED FISCHER 344 RATS: CORRELATIONS BETWEEN BRAIN STRUCTURE AND PERFORMANCE ON COGNITIVE TASKS

Young, Gavin
EXPRESSION LEVELS OF 14-3-3 PROTEINS IN HUMAN ADENOCARCINOMAS

Yu, Lily
DECIPHERING THE ROLE OF THE INTERACTION OF FXR1 WITH STRESS GRANULES AND PROCESSING BODIES

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