Abstracts from the 27th Annual Conference

Al-dabbagh, Maryam
INVESTIGATING NUTRITION-INFLUENCED GROWTH RESPONSES IN ARABIDOPSIS THALIANA RECEPTOR MUTANTS

Andersh, Katherine
AGE-RELATED REVERSAL LEARNING IMPAIRMENT IN BONNET MACAQUES

Andrews, John
CORRESPONDENCE BETWEEN STATIC AND DYNAMIC PROPERTIES IN A BIOCHEMICAL NETWORK

Balaji, Aanika
IDENTIFYING NEW PROTEIN TARGETS FOR TRIPLE NEGATIVE BREAST CANCER THERAPY PMIP

Barrows, Jordan
INVESTIGATING EFFECTS OF TDP-43 ON METABOLIC GENES IN THE CONTEXT OF AMYOTROPHIC LATERAL SCLEROSIS

Begaye, Melanie
NUTRITIONAL SUPPORT FOR SYMPTOM MANAGEMENT DURING CANCER CARE IN NATIVE AMERICANS

Belone, Phillip
CHARACTERIZATION OF A MOUSE ABP KNOCKOUT LINE: EXPRESSION OF THREE SALIVARY PROTEIN GENES.

Bhargava, Vedanshi
MODELING PARKINSON'S DISEASE IN PATIENT-SPECIFIC HUMAN DERMAL FIBROBLASTS

Bianchi, Kaitlin
OXYTOCIN ENHANCES GAZE-FOLLOWING RESPONSES TO VIDEOS OF NATURAL SOCIAL BEHAVIOR IN RHESUS MONKEYS

Blackburn, Brody
PHIX174 MICROVIRUS AND THE H PROTEIN

Borrero, Nathan
LABORATORY TECHNIQUES AND THEIR SCIENTIFIC APPLICATIONS

Brown, Morgan
HOW NEISSERIA GONORRHOEAE AVOIDS BEING KILLED BY THE COMPLEMENT CASCADE

Brussels, Aaron
DIFFERENTIAL FLAGELLAR GLYCOSYLATION INFLUENCES MOTILITY, FLAGELLAR ASSEMBLY, AND TOXIN PRODUCTION IN CLOSTRIDIUM DIFFICILE

Burkett, Nichole
PHARMACOLOGICAL INHIBITION OF NF-KAPPAB AND UPSTREAM TLR4 RECEPTOR BIOMARKERS TO PREVENT TUMOR PROGRESSION IN NON-MELANOMA SKIN CANCER

Burrell, Katherine
MOLECULAR MECHANISMS OF ALL-TRANS-RETINOIC ACID MEDIATED SELECTIVE CYTOPROTECTION AGAINST RENAL INJURY

Calahan, Kristin
OPTIMIZING FLUID FLOW RATES IN A MICROFLUIDIC-BASED HUMAN LUNG MODEL

Carlson, Ethan
EXPLORING FITNESS EFFECTS AND PATHOGENICITY IN SYRINGACIN RESISTANT MUTANTS OF PSEUDOMONAS SYRINGAE

Carrera, Daniel
NEURAL CORRELATES OF ENGAGE-FORAGE DECISIONS IN HUMANS

Charlton, Julie
NEURAL ACTIVITY AFFECTS ASTROCYTE MORPHOLOGY IN DROSOPHILA MELANOGASTER

Chaung, Matthew
A NOVEL DROSOPHILA MODEL OF ALZHEIMER'S DISEASE BASED ON TDP-43

Comrie, Alison
EFFECTS OF AGE AND ODORS ON NEURONAL POPULATION ACTIVITY IN RAT LATERAL ENTORHINAL CORTEX DURING TRACK-RUNNING BEHAVIOR

Costanzo, Juliana
PATERNAL CARE AND ESTRADIOL IN WILD-LIVING RED-BELLIED LEMURS (EULEMUR RUBRIVENTER)

Cross-Killingsworth, Maya
EFFECTS OF SALT STRESS ON ARABIDOPSIS THALIANA LONG-NONCODING RNA PRODUCTION

Davis, Sarah
ORIGIN OF NOVEL COLOR PHENOTYPES: CONTRIBUTION OF STATIC AND DYNAMIC PROPERTIES OF BIOCHEMICAL NETWORKS

Duran, Naim
LOW DOSE, LONG TERM EFFECT OF TRANSITION METALS ON LINE-1 EXPRESSION AND RETROTRANSPOSITION IN HUMAN BRONCHIAL EPITHELIAL CELLS

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

Egan, Madison
ACCURACY OF PARENT REPORTED HEIGHT AND WEIGHT IN 9-12 YEAR OLDS

Ernest, Nizigiyimana
EVALUATING EFFECTS OF INHIBITING INSULIN GROWTH FACTOR 1 RECEPTOR PATHWAY IN CULTURED MOUSE OVARIAN FOLLICLES.

Figueroa, Mary
LYSINE DEMETHYLASE AND HDAC INHIBITORS SYNERGIZE TO INDUCE CYTOTOXICITY IN DIFFUSE LARGE B-CELL LYMPHOMA

Froyum, Joshua
STATISTICAL ANALYSIS OF MUTTON HEART URANIUM CONTENT FROM DESERTED MINES

Garcia, S. Brandon
ANALYZING THE WATER SUPPLY: DETECTING ARSENIC CONCENTRATIONS IN UNREGULATED WELLS ON THE NAVAJO/HOPI RESERVATION

Ghamsari, Farid
AMYGDALA STIMULATION PRODUCES APNEA IN RHESUS MACAQUES

Ghotmi, Yarah
CHARACTERIZING THE STRAIN-SPECIFIC CNS IMMUNE RESPONSE PROVOKED BY TOXOPLASMA GONDII

Gilliland, Alexandra
CLASSIFICATION OF COGNITIVE APTITUDES USING THE MORRIS SWIM TASK DURING THE ENTIRE RODENT LIFE SPAN

Granados, Jeffry
CLINICAL ASSESSMENTS OF TUMOR PH USING MRI

Griffin, Kaitlyn
STRUCTURE AND FLUIDITY IN LIPID MEMBRANES ON POLYMER SUPPORTS

Grunwald, Jonathan
EXPOSURE TO ENVIRONMENTALLY RELEVANT ARSENIC LEVELS AFFECTS ESTROGEN SENSITIVE TISSUES IN AN ADULT VERTEBRATE

Hayes, Megan
EXACERBATION OF INFLAMMATION, NEURODEGENERATION, AND DELAYED COGNITIVE IMPAIRMENT IN AN AGED MOUSE MODEL OF STROKE

Hernandez, Ernesto
MORPHOLOGICAL ANALYSIS OF ASTROCYTES IN THE DROSOPHILA MELANOGASTER VENTRAL NERVE CORD.

Hernandez, Jamie
DEVICE TO CELL SEED SMALL DIAMETER ELECTROSPUN VASCULAR GRAFTS

Howard, Caitlin
MULTIPHOTON FLUORESCENCE AND SECOND HARMONIC GENERATION IMAGING OF THE HEALING RESPONSE IN INJURED RAT TENDONS TREATED WITH INTENSE THERAPEUTIC ULTRASOUND

Hutchison, Dylan
CONTROLLING THE PHOSPHOPROTEOME: LIGAND-GATED SPLIT KINASES & PHOSPHATASES

Iniguez, Daniel
THE EFFECTS OF ORAL DIBUTYL PHTHALATE INGESTION ON BRAIN INFLAMMATION IN A MOUSE MODEL

Kaplan, Leah
PRESENCE OF MARKERS FOR GLUTAMATE, GABA, AND ACETYLCHOLINE IN PARTICULAR NEURONS PROVIDES EVIDENCE IN SUPPORT OF NEURON-GLIA INTERACTIONS

Kaszubinski, Sierra
CHARACTERIZATION OF ASPERGILLUS FLAVUS ISOLATES ADAPTED TO SOUTHEASTERN U.S. CORN FOR OPTIMIZED BIOCONTROL

Kaszubinski, Savannah
NITROGEN SIGNALING IN ARABIDOPSIS

Kaur, Pareena
MEASURING LOCOMOTOR PERFORMANCE: GRID WALK ANALYSIS OUTCOMES USING RAT MODEL OF INCOMPLETE SPINAL CORD INJURY (ISCI)

Kishi, Charlotte
TESTING THE VALIDITY OF A RECONSTITUTION ASSAY FOR TELOMERASE ACTIVITY

Krumberger, Maj
FOLLOWING STROKE NEURODEGENERATIVE FACTORS LEAK FROM NEWLY FORMED BLOOD VESSELS, BUT ARE PREVENTED FROM ENTERING HEALTHY BRAIN TISSUE BY ENDOCYTIC GLIAL SCARS

Le, Gloria
PENTOXIFYLLINE MODULATES THE AKT/MTOR/AMPK PATHWAY: POTENTIAL ROLE AS AN ADJUNCT IN CANCER CHEMOTHERAPY.

Leach, Tim
BIOMECHANICAL CHARACTERIZATION OF VARIOUS CROSSLINKED TROPOELASTIN BASED BIOPOLYMER VASCULAR GRAFTS

Lee, Mark
PHYSICAL ACTIVITY AMONG NATIVE AMERICAN CANCER SURVIVORS DISCUSSION OF PRELIMINARY FINDINGS OF FOCUS GROUPS

Li, Maxwell
CHARACTERIZATION OF PROCESSED POLYCAPROLACTONE (PCL) AND POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL (PEG) BLENDS FOR CLINICAL APPLICATIONS

Liu, Kendra
MORPHOLOGICAL EXAMINATION OF THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN ASTROCYTE-LIKE GLIA AND NEURONAL SYNAPSES IN DROSOPHILA

Lopez, Paola
ENGINEERING BIO-MAGNETISM FOR DIAGNOSTICS AND THERAPY

Lopez, Justin
THE OPTIMIZATION OF THE EXPRESSION AND PURIFICATION OF YEAST RRP40

Lopez, Kyle
EXAMINING NITRIC OXIDE-INDUCED CONFORMATIONAL CHANGES IN SOLUBLE GUANYLATE CYCLASE USING LRET

Love, Maria
LOCATION OF IRON AND FERRITIN IN THE MIDGUT OF THE YELLOW FEVER MOSQUITO, AEDES AEGYPTI

Lynch, Colin
DOES SUCROSE ASSIST IN MODULATING TEMNOTHORAX RUGATULUS BEHAVIOR?

MacIsaac, Corina
IN VIVO ASSESSMENT OF A TISSUE-ENGINEERED VASCULAR GRAFT IN A RAT MODEL

Manson, Ariana
MATERNAL NUTRITION AND HEALTH IN CONFLICT ZONES OF NORTHERN KENYA: A LOOK INTO THE EFFECTS OF CHRONIC VIOLENCE

Mansoor, Asad
ACTIVE CLOSTRDIUM DIFFICILE INFECTION SURVEILLANCE IN A LARGE TERTIARY MEDICAL CENTER REVEALS SIGNIFICANT STRAIN VARIATION.

McCarron, Angelica
NEURAL CORRELATES OF CONNECTED SPEECH DEFICITS AFTER LEFT HEMISPHERE RESECTIVE SURGERY

McDaniel, McKenzie
CARTILAGE TISSUE ENGINEERING STRATEGY USING DISCARDS FROM TOTAL KNEE REPLACEMENT SURGERIES AND ADIPOSE DERIVED STEM CELLS

McMinn, Jessi
EFFECTS OF ESTROGEN ON TEMPERATURE REGULATION IN FEMALE TACR3-EGFP MICE

Messina, Genevieve
DEVELOPMENT OF A POLYMERIC DEVICE TO TREAT ABDOMINAL AORTIC ANEURYSMS

Mintz, Joel
PHOSPHORYLATION OF TROPOMYOSIN; POST-TRANSLATIONAL MODIFICATIONS AND THEIR ROLE IN GENETIC CARDIOMYOPATHY

Misra, Shivani
SLEEP PROFILE OF INFANTS WITH DOWN SYNDROME

Morrison, Christina
IMPACT OF IRRIGATION CANAL SEDIMENTS ON MICROBIAL WATER QUALITY

Muller, Dyana
EVALUATION OF VEGF-B AS A NEUROPROTECTANT IN A PINK1 KNOCKOUT RAT MODEL OF PARKINSON'S DISEASE

Munoz, Elise
A NOVEL DROSOPHILA MODEL OF ALS BASED ON PROFILIN 1

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

Nez, Wayne
THE EFFECTS OF ALCOHOL IN MACROPHAGE-PSEUDOMONAS AERUGINOSA INTERACTION

Nguyen, Celina
INCORPORATION OF A BIOORTHOGONAL SUGAR INTO THE GLYCOME OF DENGUE VIRUS

Nguyen, MInhkhoi
VISUALIZATION OF NEUROKININ B NEURONS IN CLEARED WHOLE BRAINS

O'Connor, Patrick
CARDIOPROTECTIVE MECHANISMS OF BIFIDOBACTERIUM PROBIOTICS

Ochieng, Samwel
REGULATION OF LINE-1 EXPRESSION AND RETROTRANSPOSITION BY G-QUADRUPLEX INTERACTING DRUGS

Pan, Katie
MODIFYING PEPTIDES TO IMPROVE BLOOD BRAIN BARRIER PENETRATION

Paree, Joshua
NEUROMUSCULAR JUNCTION PHENOTYPES IN A PROFILIN MODEL OF ALS IN DROSOPHILA

Patel, Parth
THE ROLE OF FXR1 IN MODULATING EXERCISE INDUCED CARDIAC HYPERTROPHY IN A MOUSE MODEL

Patni, Varuska
ACTIVITY LEVELS IN TEMNOTHORAX RUGATULUS ANTS

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

Perkins, Alec
DIVERSITY WITHIN THE CESTODE GENUS BIACETABULUM

Perrera, Alec
COCKTAIL OF DEVELOPMENTAL FACTORS CREATES A NICHE FOR CARDIAC REGENERATION

Potter, Colin
CHARACTERIZING THE LOCALIZATION OF TOXOPLASMA GONDII INFECTION IN THE CENTRAL NERVOUS SYSTEM

Ragone, Michael
A MODEL OF PATH-ENCODING AND OPTIMIZATION BY HIPPOCAMPAL PLACE CELL PLASTICITY AS THE POSSIBLE NEURAL BASIS OF SOLUTION TO THE TRAVELING SALESPERSON PROBLEM

Ramamurthy, Shylaja
ROLE OF SECRETED PROTEIN ESPZ IN THE VIRULENCE OF ENTEROPATHOGENIC ESCHERICHIA COLI

Ray, Sneha
IN VITRO AND IN VIVO CHARACTERIZATION AND MAGNETIC RESONANCE IMAGING OF MOLDAY ION RHODAMINE B LABELED NEURAL STEM CELLS

Rivera, Benjamin
THE UNSEEN INFLUENCE: USING MICROBIOTA PRESENCE TO EVALUATE MINE REVEGETATION SUCCESS

Robles, Dagoberto
MEASUREMENTS OF ENDOGENOUS OPIOID PEPTIDES IN THE RAT BRAIN USING ONLINE-PRESERVATION MICRODIALYSIS WITH MASS SPECTROMETRY

Rodriguez, Shade
INHIBITION OF PPAR-G SIGNALING INHIBITS IN VITRO GROWTH OF MOUSE OVARIAN FOLLICLES

Russell, Taylor
EFFECTS OF AGE-RELATED SYSTEMIC ALTERATIONS ON SUBVENTRICULAR ZONE NEURAL STEM AND PROGENITOR CELLS

Schmitz, Hannah
ULTRASOUND ELASTICITY IMAGING OF THE POSTERIOR TIBIAL TENDON USING FOCUS SIMULATION SOFTWARE

Seanez, Leonard
PATHWAYS MEDIATING REGULATION C-MYC LEVELS IN PROSTATE CANCER CELLS

Seghezzo, Giulia
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Simental, Eric
INFLUENCES OF MAT LOCI ON NUCLEAR BEHAVIOR DURING THE ASPERGILLUS FLAVUS PARASEXUAL CYCLE

Simmonds, Mackenzie
ELEMENTAL CHARACTERIZATION OF TRACE ELEMENTS IN UNREGULATED WATER SOURCES ON THE NAVAJO AND HOPI RESERVATIONS

Singh, Anmol
THE KETOGENIC DIET ATTENUATES BOTH HYPERACTIVITY IN MTOR PATHWAY AND ASTROGLIOSIS THROUGH REGULATION OF AMPK SIGNALING IN THE EPILEPTIC BRAIN

Soltero, Kambrea
TYROSINE KINASE ACTIVITY IN DRUG RESISTANT AND INVASIVE PANCREATIC CANCER CELLS

Steinbach, Mackenzie
CHARACTERIZATION OF TAU IN PREPARATION FOR A SURFACE DISPLAY SCREEN TO IDENTIFY TAU BINDING KNOTTINS

Taylor, Samantha-Su
CONNEXIN 37 GROWTH SUPPRESSIVE PHENOTYPE IS REGULATED IN A SITE-SPECIFIC, PHOSPHORYLATION-DEPENDENT MANNER.

Taylor, Michael
CHARACTERIZING THE ORAL MICROBIOME OF COOPER’S HAWKS (ACCIPITER COOPERII)

Tecle, Daniom
GOLD-COATED LIPOSOMES TARGETED TO MOLECULAR MARKERS IN CELL MEMBRANES

Tran, Emily
THE EMERGENCE OF PATTERN SEPARATION IN CHILDREN

Tran, Meagan
RECREATING THE HUMAN LUNG AIR-LIQUID INTERFACE IN A MICROFLUIDIC DEVICE

Uhlorn, Joshua
THE INTEGRATION OF TROPOELASTIN INTO A COMPUTATIONALLY OPTIMIZED TISSUE ENGINEERED VASCULAR GRAFT PRODUCES PROMISE

Valdes, Frank
PRE-ICTAL BRAIN STATE’S EFFECT ON SEIZURE LENGTH AND OPTOGENETIC INTERVENTIONA

Veeravelli, Suhitha
NOVEL EXERGAME INTERVENTION FOR IMPROVEMENTS IN BALANCE, GAIT, AND FRAILTY IN OLDER HIV-INFECTED ADULTS

Vicenti, Anthony
DO YOUNG GENES EVOLVE FASTER?

Vining, Sarah
WHEN PLANTS FUEL A CLIMACTIC FEEDBACK: USING THE PLANT COMMUNITY TO MAP CARBON TRANSFORMATIONS ACROSS A THAW GRADIENT

Wealing, Jesse
HYPOGLOSSAL MOTONEURON DIFFERENTIATION THROUGH FLUORESCENCE MAPPING AND PATCH CLAMP ELECTROPHYSIOLOGY.

Wilson, Victoria
SINGLE MOLECULE ELECTRON TRANSPORT: EXAMINING THE FUTURE OF ELECTRONIC DEVICES THROUGH BREAK JUNCTIONS AND HISTOGRAM ANALYSIS.

Wilson, Tomoko
THE EFFECTS OF WASTEWATER EFFLUENT ON GONADAL DEVELOPMENT IN THE AMERICAN BULLFROG (RANA CATESBEIANA)

Wu, Ben
UNDERSTANDING CHARGE TRANSPORT IN SINGLE MOLECULES USING MECHANICALLY CONTROLLED BREAK JUNCTIONS

Yao, Stephen
THE ROLE OF TDP-43 IN TRANSLATION

Yazdanifar, Golbahar
EXPLORING THE EVOLUTIONARY HISTORY OF ABP GENES IN THE GENOMES OF SIX GENUS MUS TAXA

Zaepfel, Benjamin
MOLECULAR INTERACTION BETWEEN TDP-43 AND PROFILIN

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