Abstracts from the 25th Annual Conference

Adamson, Chelsea
CHARACTERIZATION OF THE RPON (SIGMA-54) REGULON OF CLOSTRIDIUM DIFFICILE

Alvarez, Jorge
THE EFFECT OF ANTI-VEGF DRUG ON NEURAL STEM CELLS

Alvarez, Jorge
THE EFFECT OF ANTI-VEGF DRUG ON NEURAL STEM CELLS

Anderson, Darya
DRIVERS OF CLIMATE CHANGE: CHANGING MICROBIAL COMMUNITIES IN THAWED PERMAFROST

Brock, Jordan
EVOLUTIONARY HISTORY OF THE EMERGING BIOFUEL CROP CAMELINA SATIVA

Brown, Austin
SUBLETHAL EFFECTS OF PRISTINE, A FUNGICIDE, ON HONEYBEE HEALTH AND PHEROMONE EMISSIONS

Brussels, Aaron
GLYCOSYLATION INFLUENCES FLAGELLAR ASSEMBLY AND FUNCTION IN CLOSTRIDIUM DIFFICILE

Cai, Wesley
PENTOXIFYLLINE INDUCES GSK-3Β-INDEPENDENT PROTEASOMAL DEGRADATION OF CYCLIN D1 AND ARRESTS RENAL CANCER CELLS IN THE G1 PHASE

Carlson, Kevin
INVESTIGATIONS OF THE SPECIFICITY AND PROMISCUITY OF RECEPTORS WITHIN THE BCL-2 PROTEIN FAMILY

Carmen, Natalie
EFFECT OF VISUAL VARIABILITY ON MENTAL ORTHOGRAPHIC IMAGE

Cheah, Cheryl
CHITIN QUANTIFICATION OF CLINICAL SAMPLES

Cheung, Julie
CHARACTERIZATION OF TELOMERASE RNP IN PLANTS

Cho, Ihnbae
SIGNALS CONTROLLING EXTRACELLULAR TRAP FORMATION IN PLANT AND ANIMAL IMMUNE RESPONSES

Chung, Amanda
SHARED AND UNIQUE PROTEINS IN HUMAN, MOUSE AND RAT SALIVA PROTEOMES: FOOTPRINTS OF FUNCTIONAL ADAPTATION

Coggins, Si'Ana
5-FU CHEMOTHERAPY FAILURE IN SOME COLORECTAL CANCER PATIENTS WITH MICROSATELLITE INSTABILITY

Cook, Tanner
CXCL12 EXPRESSION IN A MODEL OF BREAST CANCER-INDUCED BONE PAIN

Credo, Jonathan
DETECTING A SUBTLE TOXIN: ASSESSING ARSENIC LEVELS IN UNREGULATED WELLS ON THE NAVAJO RESERVATION

Daw, Jennifer
SEVERAL FRAGMENTS OF SOLUBLE GAUANYLATE CYCLASE FROM VARIOUS SPECIES EXPRESSED IN E. COLI CELLS

Demara, Bianca
SLEEP, SLOW WAVE FRAGMENTATION, AND LANGUAGE IN DOWN SYNDROME

Doig, Cassandra
HOST RESISTANCE TO RSV

Dominick, Lauren
INCREASING RADIATION THERAPY EFFECTIVENESS BY INHIBITING DNA REPAIR MECHANISM

Escobar, Yael-Natalie
DELETION OF IG SEGMENTS IN TITIN CAUSES ATROPHY IN SOLEUS MUSCLE-TESTING OF FIBER-TYPE DEPENDENCY USING FLUORESCENCE MICROSCOPY

Espinoza, Arturo
FRONTAL CORTICAL GAMMA FREQUENCY SLOWING IN AGING: CAN C6 RESCUE CORTICAL SYNCHRONY AND DECISION SPEED?

Espiritu, Daniella
THE TYPE-III TGFβ RECEPTOR AND SRC DRIVE HYALURONAN DEPENDENT FILAMENTOUS ACTIN POLYMERIZATION IN EPICARDIAL CELLS

Evans, John
RECYCLING THE UNRECYCLABLE

Farrar, Victoria
MICROSATELLITE MARKERS ARE A USEFUL RESEARCH AND CONSERVATION TOOL FOR GILA MONSTERS IN SAGUARO NATIONAL PARK

Fletcher, Jessica
SINGLE-CELL RECORDINGS TO ELUCIDATE NEURONAL DYNAMICS OF PHEROMONE DETECTION IN MANDUCA SEXTA

Friel, Ariel
SELECTIVE MEDIA DEVELOPMENT FOR THE ISOLATION OF OLIGOTROPHIC ORGANISMS FROM KARTCHNER CAVERNS, ARIZONA

Gonzalez, Sandra
TRANSCRIPTIONAL DISSECTION OF THE LUNG ALVEOLAR EPITHELIUM USING SINGLE CELL ANALYSIS

Harrington, Kevin
DIFFERENCES BETWEEN FORAGERS AND NON-FORAGERS IN TEMNOTHORAX RUGATULUS.

Harris, Lauren
HOME RANGES AND MOVEMENT RATES DIFFER BETWEEN SEXES IN GILA MONSTERS (HELODERMA SUSPECTUM) AT SAGUARO NATIONAL PARK

Hasan, Shaina
INVESTIGATING THE INTERACTION BETWEEN ATYPICAL PKC AND THE NFKB PATHWAY

Hasan, Shemonti
NEISSERIA GONORRHOEAE AND NEISSERIA ELONGATA INDUCE EGFR ACTIVATION DURING INFECTION

Hernandez, Kari
GENETIC VARIATION IN THE PRE-MIR-367-302D SEQUENCE DECREASES MATURE MIR EXPRESSION

Heusser, Michelle
EYE MOVEMENT PATTERNS OF CATS DURING WALKING IN LIGHT AND DARK CONDITIONS

Huynh, Julie
ESCRT-ASSOCIATED PROTEIN INVOLVEMENT IN LYSOSOMAL DYSFUNCTION AND CELL DEATH IN MUCOLIPIDOSIS TYPE IV

Jandu, Simi
EXPRESSION OF ION CHANNEL-COUPLED RECEPTORS USING HUMAN COUPLED IVTT CELL-FREE EXPRESSION

Kesler, Benjamin
INVESTIGATION AND ANALYSIS OF CHEMICALS FOR TREATING PANCREATIC CANCER ALONGSIDE GEMCITABINE

Kierstead, Karen
DOES AGE DICTATE “LAZINESS” IN ANTS?

Lavarias, Mitchell
IONIC CHARGE AND HOFMEISTER SERIES EFFECTS ON MODEL INTRINSICALLY DISORDERED PROTEINS

Levy, Amanda
SPATIAL CHARACTERISTICS OF THE GLIAL NETWORK CONFRONTED BY GROWTH CONES OF OLFACTORY RECEPTOR AXONS IN THE SORTING ZONE OF THE OLFACTORY NERVE

Lodhia, Naran
EXPLORATION OF PROSTATE TISSUE BIOMARKERS FOR IMPROVED DIAGNOSIS OF PROSTATE CANCER

Lopez, Paola
APPLICATION OF ANAEROBIC DIGESTED WASTEWATER ON MICROALGAE GROWTH.

Magale, Hussein
ANTIBIOTIC SUSCEPTIBILITY OF ORGANISMS CAUSING URINARY TRACT INFECTION IN PATIENTS PRESENTING AT KENYATTA NATIONAL HOSPITAL, NAIROBI

Magana , Yessenia
NEURAL MODULATION IN MANDUCA SEXTA DURING THE OLFACTORY CONDITIONING OF THE PROBOSCIS EXTENSION REFLEX (PER)

Maitland, Ashley
QUANTITATIVE HOST RANGE ANALYSES OF 155 PHAGES AGAINST 15 HOSTS

Mansoor, Asad
OVER-EXPRESSION OF THE ESCHERICHIA COLI VIRULENCE PROTEIN, ESPZ

McDonald, Andrew
EXPLORATIONS OF ELECTROPHYSIOLOGY

McMullen, John
COMPARATIVE GENOMIC ANALYSIS OF THE STEINERNEMA—XENORHABDUS BOVIENII SYMBIOSIS: REVEALING NOVEL REGIONS IN MUTUALISM AND PATHOGENICITY

McQuade, Rebecca
CONSTRUCTING NEW TOOLS FOR RANDOM MUTAGENESIS IN THE BACTERIAL PATHOGEN C. DIFFICILE

Moon, Brianna
EVALUATING THE EXTRACELLULAR PH OF TUMORS IN VIVO USING ACIDOCEST MRI

Muller, Jordan
CUSTOMIZED GELATIN ELECTROSPUN SCAFFOLDS FOR TISSUE ENGINEERING APPLICATIONS

Natonie, Kristen
THE PARTNERSHIP FOR NATIVE AMERICAN CANCER PREVENTION COMMUNITY OUTREACH INTERNSHIP

Newton, Miyant'e
INVESITGATION AND ANALYSIS OF CHEMICALS FOR TREATING PANCREATIC CANCER ALONGSIDE GEMCITABINE

Nichols, Eva
CLARITY AND SEEDB: OPTICAL CLEARING METHODS FOR THE THREE-DIMENSIONAL RENDERING OF KIDNEY TISSUE

Orendain, Adam
AUTOMATED ELECTROCHEMICAL TECHNIQUES TO EVALUATE BIOSENSOR ARRAYS

Paddock, Ethan
SECONDARY STRUCTURE CHARACTERIZATION OF FLGM PEPTIDES FROM AQUIFEX AEOLICUS

Pearson, Antony
THE EFFECT OF ALS-ASSOCIATED TDP-43 MUTATIONS ON ACTIVE TRANSLATION OF SPECIFIC RNAS USING POLYSOME PROFILING AND RNA-SEQ

Perkins, Alec
FEASIBILITY OF CONDUCTING MULTI-FAMILY GROUP INTERVENTIONS FOR PARENTS WITH CANCER AND THEIR CHILDREN

Pribadi, Amy
A GENETIC SCREEN FOR IDENTIFYING NOVEL GENES INVOLVED IN NEURODEGENERATION

Ramirez, Adrian
THE EFFECTS OF REDOX MODULATORS ON A KNOWN CANCER THERAPEUETIC

Regan, Chelsea
EXPLORING THE REGULATORY MECHANISMS OF DEAD-BOX PROTEINS BY ALTERING THE INTERACTION OF DED1 AND ITS REGULATOR GLE1

Reyes, Roberto
OPTICAL DETECTION OF PLASMID-MEDIATE ANTIBIOTIC RESISTANCE IN BLOODSTREAM INFECTION BY PCR USING WIRE-GUIDED DROPLET MANIPULATION

Richards, Amanda
COGNITIVE AND PHYSIOLOGICAL CHANGES THAT OCCUR WITH GRADUAL INDUCTION OF HYPERTENSION IN A CYP1A1-REN2 MIDDLE AGE TRANSGENIC RODENT MODEL

Rico, Brianna
LOCAL DIFFERENCES IN FEEDING PATTERN OF LEAVES BY THE JAPANESE GIANT FLYING SQUIRREL, PETAURISTA LEUCOGENYS

Rico, Kare
RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN ACYL-COA THIOESTERASE 7 AND SATURATED FATTY ACID-INDUCED JNK ACTIVATION

Rodrigues, Kameron
KILLING CANCER: USING VINCRISTINE TO SYNERGISTICALLY ELIMINATE PXD101 DRUG-RESISTANCE IN DIFFUSE LARGE B CELL LYMPHOMA

Roxas, Jennifer
ENTEROPATHOGENIC ESCHREICHIA COLI DYNAMICALLY REGULATES EGFR SIGNALING IN INTESTINAL EPITHELIAL CELLS

Sandoval, Juan
SEE MANUEL VASQUEZ'S TITLE

Santoro Jr., John
CONCURRENT BETA-BLOCKERS REDUCE MORTALITY AMONG PATIENTS WITH SEPSI

Schweers, Nick
GENETIC AND FUNCTIONAL ANALYSES OF A MICROVIRUS SPIKE PROTEIN: A C-TERMINAL REGION CRITICAL FOR ASSEMBLY AND FUNCTION

Schwenck, Sarah
WHEN THE OXYGEN MINIMUM ZONE AND EUPHOTIC ZONE COLLIDE, VIRAL COMMUNITIES ARE ALTERED

Serrano Careaga, Jesus
YEARNING AND THE TRIER SOCIAL STRESS TEST IN A VIRTUAL WORLD

Seto, Nickie
EFFECTS OF POLYPHENOL CONCENTRATION ON THE FEEDING BEHAVIOR OF THE JAPANESE GIANT FLYING SQUIRREL

Shareef, Faryal
ANTI-UBIQUITIN ANTIBODIES AS A METHOD TO PREVENT METASTASIS

Son, Michelle
SIGNALING FROM OUTER LAYERS TO INNER LAYERS IN ARABIDOPSIS THALIANA

Spanier, Adam
GUAYULE CLONE PROPAGATION THROUGH CUTTINGS

Talwar, Siddhant
EFFECT OF AN OLIGONUCLEOTIDE COMPOUND ON CELLULAR DNA-REPAIR CAPABILITY AND RADIATION SENSITIVITY

Thai, Theresa
IRON ACCUMULATION BEFORE AND AFTER A BLOOD MEAL CONSUMPTION IN THE OVARIES OF AEDES AEGPYTI MOSQUITOES

Treptow, Andrea
CREATION OF AN ENGINEERED PROBIOTIC FOR THE TREATMENT AND PREVENTION OF CLOSTRIDIUM DIFFICILE INFECTION

Tsosie, Winifred
POLYMORPHISM IN A PTEN MICRORNA BINDING SITE AND ANALYSIS OF ALLELE FUNCTION

Umashankar, Abhishek
CHARACTERIZATION AND MAGNETIC RESONANCE IMAGING BASED TRACKING OF MOLDAY ION RHODAMINE B LABELED NEURAL STEM CELLS

Valdez, Jose
A MICROFLUIDIC PLATFORM FOR REVEALING MECHANOREGULATION OF ENDOTHELIAL CELL MIGRATION

Vance, Christopher
THE EFFECTS OF NATURAL LANGUAGE INPUT ON PATTERNS OF NEURAL ACTIVATION DURING THE LEARNING PROCESS

Vasic, Ivana
RELATING A VISUAL MOTION DETECTION BRAIN CENTER TO FLIGHT ABILITIES AMONG BEETLES

Vasquez, Manuel
RECYCLING WATER: A STEP CLOSER TO SUSTAINABLE ALGAL BIOFUELS

Wainwright, Jennifer
NOVEL INSIGHTS INTO THE ROLE OF FXR1 IN PHYSIOLOGIC HYPERTROPHY

Wellington, Rachel
ANALYZING REGULATORS OF ROOT STEM CELLS IN ARABIDOPSIS THALIANA

White, Jensen
CONSEQUENCES OF POST-TRAUMATIC STRESS ON THE RECONSOLIDATION OF NEUTRAL MEMORIES: A RODENT MODEL

White, Lisa
BETA AMYLOID PEPTIDE EFFECT ON ALZHEIMER'S DISEASE

Wildenstein, Fabian
HYPERTHERMIA INDUCING, SPIRAL SCANNING DOPPLER OPTICAL COHERENCE TOMOGRAPHY ENDOSCOPE FOR EARLY DETECTION OF COLORECTAL CANCER IN A MOUSE MODEL

Williams, Mikayla
USING HEALTH LITERACY TO CONSTRUCT CANCER OVERVIEWS FOR THE COMMUNITY

Wilson, Zachary
KINETIC MECHANISMS FOR HOCT2-LIGAND INTERACTION AND THEIR ROLE IN DETERMINING ADVERSE DRUG-DRUG INTERACTIONS IN HUMAN RENAL PROXIMAL TUBULE CELLS.

Yamaguchi, Jonathan
DESENSITIZATION OF DMSO-TREATED PLATELETS TO COMMON AGONISTS VIA MEMBRANE MODULATION

Yen, Tzu Chuan
DEVELOPMENT OF A “PHOTO-SHAPIRO” REACTION FOR FUNCTIONAL GROUP TRANSFORMATION

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