Abstracts from the 26th Annual Conference

Anderson, Darya
CARBON UTILIZATION AND TRANSFORMATION ACROSS A PERMAFROST THAW GRADIENT

Apostol, Christopher
DESIGN AND SYNTHESIS OF MULTIVALENT LIGANDS TARGETING THE ? AND ? OPIOID RECEPTORS AND NEUROKININ-1 (NK1) RECEPTOR FOR THE TREATMENT OF NEUROPATHIC PAIN

Balaji, Aanika
FINDING POTENTIAL PROTEIN INTERACTORS OF ANTI-CANCER DRUG PMIP

Bartels, Trace
DNA-PK AUTOPHOSPHORYLATION AND ITS ROLE IN THE NHEJ PATHWAY

Bautista, Alexa
NEURAL CORRELATES OF PROCESSING LEXICALLY AND GRAMMATICALLY DEGRADED LINGUISTIC STIMULI IN A FAMILIAR NARRATIVE CONTEXT

Belone, Phillip
AN ANALYSIS OF SALIVARY ABP EXPRESSION IN THREE GENOTYPES OF MICE

Black, River
IDENTIFYING NOVEL SNPS IN THE 3’UTR OF KRAS

Blackburn, Brody
PHIX174 MICROVIRUS AND THE H PROTEIN

Bower, Joseph
DEFINING THE ROLE OF THE ACTIN INTERACTING REGION (AIR) OF MTK1 IN BREAST CANCER SIGNAL TRANSDUCTION.

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

Brown, Austin
THE SUBLETHAL EFFECTS OF A NEONICOTINOID INSECTICIDE ON HONEYBEE WORKER BEHAVIOR AND COLONY COMMUNICATION

Buchholz, Carl
MAPPING THE BINDING INTERFACE OF BCL, A FUNDAMENTAL REGULATOR OF APOPTOSIS

Burgman, Brandon
FISHING FOR FUNCTION; DISCOVERING GENETIC INTERACTIONS OF THE DEAD-BOX RNA HELICASE DBP1

Carlson, Daniel
K20, K374, OR K390: WILL THE REAL SUMO SITE REVEAL ITSELF? STUDIES EXAMINING THE EXACT SITE OF SUMOYLATION ON CRMP2 THAT CONTROLS SODIUM CHANNEL TRAFFICKING.

Carter, Mackenzie
ELECTROPHYSIOLOGICAL CORRELATES OF THE REGULARITY READING EFFECT DURING WORD RECOGNITION IN HEALTHY, LITERATE ADULTS

Chen, Sheri
MARKER CHARACTERIZATION OF HNF4A AS A TARGET OF TCE EXPOSURE IN THE HEART

Chung, Amanda
HOW THE ABSENCE OF TWO MAJOR SALIVARY ANDROGEN-BINDING PROTEIN (ABP) GENES AFFECTS MOUSE DEVELOPMENT AND EXPRESSION OF OTHER ABP GENES

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

Comrie, Alison
NOVEL METHODS FOR BEHAVIOR-DRIVEN MOLECULAR AND STRUCTURAL INVESTIGATION IN RODENT WHOLE BRAIN

Cota III, Marco
DETERMINING THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN LANGUAGE CONCERNS AND ATTENTION DEFICITS

Credo, Jonathan
QUANTIFICATION OF A UBIQUITOUS TOXIN: EXPANDING KNOWLEDGE OF ARSENIC IN DRINKING WATER ON THE NAVAJO/HOPI RESERVATION.

Danbury, Cassidy
CHARACTERIZING INFECTION DYNAMICS OF MARINE PODOVIRUS ?38:1

DiLallo, Jen
CORPUS-BASED TRANSITIVITY BIASES IN PEOPLE WITH APHASIA

Doig, Cassandra
DEVELOPMENT OF HUMAN MHC CLASS II TETRAMER FOR DETECTION OF INFLUENZA SPECIFIC TCR

Downs, Alexandra
HONEY BEE TRACKING TECHNOLOGY: MONITORING THE SUBLETHAL EFFECTS OF NEONICOTINOID EXPOSURE ON FORAGER ACTIVIES WITH RFID SENSORS

Edwards, Lauren
PARENTAL RATINGS OF ATTENTION AND CENTRAL EXECUTIVE PERFORMANCE OF CHILDREN WITH AND WITHOUT LANGUAGE IMPAIRMENT

Escobar, Yael-Natalie
THE ROLE OF LAMIN ASSOCIATED MUSCULAR DYSTROPHY MUTATIONS IN GENE EXPRESSION

Espiritu, Daniella
EXPRESSION LEVEL OF LINKER H1 SUBTYPES IN MESENCHYMAL STEM CELLS UNDER SHEAR STRESS CULTURE ENVIRONMENTS

Farrar, Victoria
UNCOVERING EVOLUTIONARY TRAJECTORIES OF COMPLEX COLOR PHENOTYPES DURING POPULATION ESTABLISHMENT AND DIFFERENTIATION

Figueroa, Mary
DETERMINING POTENTIAL SYNERGY OF INHIBITING HDACS AND JAK/STAT SIGNALING IN DIFFUSE LARGE B-CELL LYMPHOMA

Foster, Matthew
INVESTIGATING NEURAL MECHANISMS UNDERLYING COST-BENEFIT DECISION MAKING: THE ROLES OF NEURAL ACTIVITY AND DOPAMINE RELEASE

George, Laeth
ANALYZING TRAFFICKING TO LYSOSOMES OF CUP MUTANTS IN C. ELEGANS

Gomez, Christopher
ELUCIDATING THE FUNCTIONAL SIGNIFICANCE OF UNIQUE DOMAINS OF THE ACTIN-BINDING PROTEINS TROPOMODULIN AND LEIOMODIN IN CARDIAC MUSCLE

Gullo, Catherine
THE EFFECT OF MINE TAILINGS PHYTOSTABILIZATION IN A SEMI-ARID ENVIRONMENT ON ABUNDANCE OF MICROBIAL POPULATIONS

Hafezi, Autri
EXPLORING HOW LEARNED AND UNLEARNED STIMULI CONFIGURATIONS COMPETE IN HUMAN VISUAL CORTEX

Harnois, Melissa
PROTEIN C IN BACTERIOPHAGE ?X174: THE CHARACTERIZATION OF A COLD SENSITIVE MUTANT

Hasan, Shaina
USE OF ANTAGONISTIC PEPTIDE TECHNOLOGY TO DETERMINE THE CLE PEPTIDES THAT REGULATE ROOT GROWTH IN ARABIDOPSIS

Hayes, Megan
THE EMERGENCE OF PATTERN SEPARATION IN CHILDREN

Hernandez, Ernesto
DO GLIAL CELL BRANCHING PATTERNS REFLECT LOCAL OR REGIONAL FUNCTIONAL COMPARTMENTS?

Hernandez, Jamie
NON-SYNTHETIC ELECTROSPUN SCAFFOLD FOR A TISSUE ENGINEERED VASCULAR GRAFT TO MODEL PORCINE CORONARY ARTERIES

Howard, Amber
AN EVIDENCE-BASED APPROACH TO HEALTHCARE LITERACY

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

Icenogle, Ali
THE ROLE OF LYSINE DEACETYLASES IN GLUCOCORTICOID-MEDIATED TRANSCRIPTIONAL REPRESSION

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

Jones, Mykella
INFLAMMATION OUTCOMES DUE TO VARIOUS GENE EXPRESSIONS OF SMAD3 AND IL-6 IN AOM-TREATED MICE IN COLON CANCER DEVELOPMENT

Kaur, Pareena
EFFECT OF PERSISTENT INWARD CURRENT BLOCKADE ON RAT MOTOR NEURON ACTIVITY

Kim, Chi Hun
QUANTITATIVE ANALYSIS OF CARBON DIOXIDE RESPIRATION BY PLUEROTUS OSTREATUS DURING MUSHROOM PRODUCTION.

Kochanowsky, Joshua
THE ROLE OF DNA METHYLATION ON GENE EXPRESSION IN V. CHOLERAE

Koger, Robert
‘DIFFERENTIAL T-CELL ACTIVATION, SENSITIVITY AND INNATE IMMUNITY IN RESPONSE TO ALTERNARIA ALLERGENS’

Koutia, Adele
STUDYING THE EFFECTS OF AGE ON VISUAL CUE-BASED SPATIAL NAVIGATION USING A NOVEL BEHAVIORAL APPARATUS

Lacy, Gabrielle
BEHAVIORAL EFFECTS OF OXYTOCIN ADMINISTRATION IN THE CENTRAL AMYGDALA

Lammers, Keith
ADAPTIVE RESPONSES OF ENTEROHEMORRHAGIC ESCHERICHIA COLI TO TEMPERATURE CHANGES

LaSharr, Tayler
MECHANISMS INFLUENCING DISTRIBUTION AND THE COEXISTENCE OF TWO PASSERINE BIRDS

Le, Tam
FUNCTIONAL ROLES OF CDC48/P97 IN GRANULOPHAGY

Le, Gloria
PENTOXIFYLLINE AS AN ADJUNCT THERAPY IN PROSTATE CANCER

Lee, Cindy
VISUALIZING NUCLEAR NUMBER IN ALTERNARIA SOLANI AND ALTERNARIA ALTERNATA WITH HCL-GIEMSA STAINS

Lee, Mark
NOVEL USE OF DUAL ENERGY X-RAY ABSORPTIOMETRY SPINE SCAN TO DETERMINE ABDOMINAL FAT IN POSTMENOPAUSAL WOMEN

Lin, Carrie
EXAMINING THE INFLUENCE OF SULFORAPHANE ON HISTONE ACETYL TRANSFERASE (HAT) AND SIRTUIN EXPRESSION IN KERATINOCYTES VERSUS COLON CANCER CELLS.

Liu, Kendra
GLIAL INVOLVEMENT IN THE PATTERNING OF DEVELOPING OLFACTORY AXONS

Lockwood, Donovan
TDP-43 MODULATION OF PABP STRESS GRANULE FORMATION DURING OXIDATIVE STRESS

Lopez, Paola
COMPARISON OF INSULIN, ITS AND ITS+ ON THE DEVELOPMENT OF TISSUE-ENGINEERED CARTILAGE

Lopez, Kyle
SIGNAL TRANSDUCTION IN SOLUBLE GUANYLATE CYCLASE, THE NITRIC OXIDE RECEPTOR

Lynch, Colin
NEURAL MECHANISMS OF BEHAVIORAL VARIATION IN TEMNOTHORAX ANTS

MacDonald, Wes
CHRONIC TOXOPLASMA INFECTION DECREASES BETA-AMYLOID PLAQUE FORMATION IN ALZHEIMER'S DISEASE MOUSE MODEL

MacIsaac, Corina
DEVELOPMENT OF A TISSUE ENGINEERED VASCULAR GRAFT FROM NON-SYNTHETIC BIOPOLYMERS

Mathieson, Danielle
GAINS AND LOSSES: IS FIGURE GROUND PERCEPTION INFLUENCED BY MOTIVATION OR LEARNED VALUE?

McCarron, Angelica
CONNECTED SPEECH IN NEUROSURGERY PATIENTS

McIntosh, Mary
INHIBITION OF MONOACYLGYLCEROL LIPASE ATTENUATES CANCER-INDUCED BONE PAIN

McLeod, Kaitlyn
MELANOCORTIN PEPTIDE DRUGS AS POTENTIAL MELANOMA THERAPUTICS

Medina, Cesar
DOES AGE AND SOCIAL INTERACTION AFFECT EMPATHIC-LIKE BEHAVIOR IN RATS?

Meldrum, Ari
IDENTIFYING THE TELOMERASE RNA LOCI IN BRASSICACEAE

Misra, Shivani
CONTEXT EFFECTS IN ADULTS VS CHILDREN

Moon, Brianna
EVALUATION OF REAL-TIME MULTI-MODAL IMAGE PROCESSING TO DETECT ORAL NEOPLASIA

Murugesh, Swaroop
DETECTION OF C-FOS GENE ACTIVATION IN MOUSE OLFACTORY AND ACCESSORY OLFACTORY EPITHELIUM

Neeb, Megan
PERSONALIZED CANCER THERAPIES THROUGH CIRCULATING TUMOR CELL ANALYSIS

Nguyen, Celina
COMPENSATION IN PRECISE STEPPING DUE TO STEP CYCLE-RELATED VISUAL DENIAL

Nippert, Amy
EFFECT OF A NOVEL Il-6 ANTAGONIST ON METASTATIC BONE CANCER PROGRESSION

Peaches, Erik
QUANTIFICATION OF URANIUM IN UNREGULATED WELLS ON THE NAVAJO & HOPI RESERVATIONS

Perkins, Alec
REVIEW OF NETWORK THERAPY FOR TREATING SUBSTANCE ABUSE & POTENTIAL APPLICATION WITH NATIVE AMERICAN PATIENTS

Pyon, Wonn
HIPPOCAMPAL DEVELOPMENT, SLEEP, AND SEQUENTIAL LEARNING

Rajguru, Poorva
FUNCTIONAL GENETICS USING TALENS: TRANSCRIPTION-ACTIVATOR-LIKE-EFFECTOR NUCLEASES

Regan, Chelsea
UNCOVERING THE DIFFERENT ROLES OF DEAD-BOX PROTEINS AT THE UNIVERSITY OF ARIZONA AND THE UNIVERSITY OF SEVILLE

Remley, Quentin
A HEAT INDUCED ANTIGEN RETRIEVAL METHOD TO IMPROVE DETECTION OF NEURAL STEM AND PROGENITOR CELLS IN PREFIXED FROZEN MOUSE TISSUES

Rhodes, Naomi
THE EFFECT OF BACKGROUND NOISE ON WORKING MEMORY PERFORMANCE ACROSS THE LIFESPAN

Rivera, Benjamin
BIOGEOCHEMICAL INDICATORS FOR ASSESSING PLANT ESTABLISHMENT DURING MINE RECLAMATION

Roddy, Will
ELECTROPHYSIOLOGICAL CONNECTIONS FROM THE ANTERIOR CINGULATE CORTEX TO THE DORSAL STRIATUM

Roder, Alexandra
ENTOMOPATHOGENIC NEMATODES AND THEIR BACTERIAL SYMBIONTS: A MODEL SYSTEM FOR STUDYING THE CHAIN OF INFECTION OF INFECTIOUS DISEASES

Romero, Aracely
A MICROSCOPIC SURVEY OF OLFACTORY NEURONS IN INSECT BRAINS

Sandhu, Ivraj
THE HIGH RESOLUTION CHARACTERIZATION OF NRF2 TARGETS IN NORMAL AND CORRESPONDING CANCER CELLS.

Sangston, Ryan
THE SIGNIFICANCE OF DMIRO’S DIFFERENT PROTEIN ISOFORMS FOR MITOCHONDRIAL TRANSPORT AND STRUCTURE

Santoro Jr., John
TWO ARE BETTER THAN ONE: SYNERGY OF BETA-BLOCKADE AND STATIN THERAPY ON SURVIVAL IN SEPSIS

Schwalbe, Nicole
THE ROLE OF CUSC, AN OUTER MEMBRANE PROTEIN OF ESCHERICHIA COLI, AND TECHNIQUES FOR BIOCHEMICAL TRACTABILITY

Steinbach, Mackenzie
DETECTION OF SHEAR-INDUCED PLATELET AGGREGATION VIA IMPEDANCE SIGNAL

Stepanovic, Kristina
CHARACTERIZING ADAPTIVE IMMUNE RESPONSES IN C57BL/6J AND BALB/CJ MICE FOLLOWING STROKE

Szyszka, Taylor
SEEING DOUBLE: EVOLUTION MAY UTILIZE MULTIPLE PARALLEL PATHS TO OPTIMIZE NEW PROTEIN FOLDS

Takamatsu, Chelsea
UNDERSTANDING THE ROLE OF INHIBITORY INTERNEURONS IN COGNITIVE AGING

Taska, David
EFFECTS OF NICOTINE ON HYPOGLOSSAL MOTONEURON MORPHOLOGY

Terashima, Jun
ENGINEERING A BIOCOMPATIBLE MODEL FOR STUDIES IN CANCER CELL MIGRATION

Thai, Theresa
IRON DEPOSITION AND FERRITIN ACCRETION IN THE OVARIES OF THE YELLOW FEVER MOSQUITO, AEDES AEGYPTI

Tran, Cathy
GLIAL CELL MODULATION OF REDUCED NEURONAL ACTIVITY AS REVEALED BY BEHAVIORAL ASSAYS IN DROSOPHILA LARVAE

Tran, Emily
MEMORY CONSOLIDATION DURING SLEEP AFFECTS THE ABILITY TO SEPARATE MEMORIES

Uhlorn, Joshua
BIOMECHANICAL CHARACTERIZTION OF ELECTROSPUN VASCULAR GRAFTS OF VARIOUS NON-SYNTHETIC BIOPOLYMERS

Umashankar, Abhishek
EFFECTS OF THE MR SENSITIVE IRON OXIDE NANOPARTICLE MOLDAY ION RHODAMINE B ON NEURAL STEM CELL VIABILITY AND BEHAVIOR

Uribe, Nichole
OPTIMAL LYSIS CONDITIONS FOR THE SOLUBILIZATION OF A TRANSMEMBRANE PROTEIN COMPLEX MHC II

Valdes, Frank
ANALYSIS OF ASTROCYTE-LIKE GLIAL CELLS IN DROSOPHILA MELANOGASTER

Valdez, Jose
A VARIABLE STIFFNESS PLATFORM FOR INVESTIGATING MECHANICAL MEMORY IN MAMMARY EPITHELIAL CELLS

Vance, Christopher
DIFFERENTIAL PATTERNS OF NEURAL ACTIVATION IN TYPICAL ADULTS AND ADULTS WITH DEVELOPMENTAL LANGUAGE DISORDER

Vasquez, Manuel
THE ROLE OF HDAC3 IN CELL DEATH

Vining, Sarah
REEF PROTECTORS: THE POTENTIAL ROLE OF MICROORGANISMS IN BUFFERING THE GREAT BARRIER REEF FROM HUMAN-DERIVED POLLUTANTS

Von Bieberstein, Philipp
HYDROPONICS BETTER THAN AEROPONICS FOR SYNTHESIS OF PLANT-DERIVED MEDICINALS

Wang, Alisa
MEMORY AND LANGUAGE: THE ROLE OF MEMORY IN FOREIGN SOUND CATEGORIZATION

White, Lisa
A MURINE MODEL FOR STUDYING THE EFFECTS OF PROLONGED SPACE FLIGHT ON THE CELLS OF THE BLOOD AND IMMUNE SYSTEMS

Whitehurst, Sarah
THE EFFECT OF AGING ON SENTENCE TYPE AND ANIMACY

Wilson, Zachary
INFLUENCE OF INTRACELLULAR BINDING AND EFFLUX OF CATIONIC SUBSTRATES ON MODELING OF HUMAN ORGANIC CATION TRANSPORT 2 (OCT2) ACTIVITY

Young, Veronica
THE DANCE OF BASEBALL: AN EXPLORATION OF AESTHETICS

Young, Ashley
CANCER PREVENTION OUTREACH WITHIN IN THE HOPI, NAVAJO, AND URBAN NATIVE AMERICAN COMMUNITIES

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