Abstracts from the 28th Annual Conference

Acosta, Paul
MEASURING PH USING MAGNETIC RESONANCE IMAGING (MRI) AND MACHINE LEARNING

Aguirre, Sophia
UNDERSTANDING THE FUNCTION OF DIFFERENT 3-DIMENSIONAL GENOME ORGANIZATIONS

Andersh, Katherine
AGE-RELATED ATTENTIONAL CONTROL AND SET SHIFTING IMPAIRMENTS ARISE INDEPENDENTLY IN MACAQUE MONKEYS

Aragaki, Adam
INCREASING SENSITIVITY FOR KISSPEPTIN ACTIVATION OF BETA-CELL INSULIN SECRETION BY LINKING TO GLP-1

Atluri, Sri Sai Swetha
CHARACTERIZATION OF ?7 AND ?7?2 NICOTINIC ACETYLCHOLINE RECEPTOR (NACHR) FUNCTION AND ?-AMYLOID INTERACTIONS

Austin, Olivia
OPTICAL COHERENCE TOMOGRAPHY IMAGING IN EARLY DETECTION OF OVARIAN CANCER

Barbosa, Gilda
THERMOREGULATION INFLUENCE ON BODY SIZE IN BUMBLE BEES

Barrows, Jordan
INVESTIGATING EFFECTS OF TDP-43 ON METABOLIC GENE EXPRESSION IN A DROSOPHILA MODEL OF AMYOTROPHIC LATERAL SCLEROSIS

Becenti, Lyle
USING ECHOCARDIOGRAPHY TO CONTRAST THE DIFFERENCE IN STROKE VOLUME BETWEEN A DIABETIC AND NON-DIABETIC HEART DURING EXERCISE

Becerra, Marisa
RELATION OF MEAN ARTERIAL AND PULSE PRESSURE MEASUREMENTS TO COGNITIVE PERFORMANCE IN HEALTHY OLDER ADULTS

Bedonie, Lillian
AN EVIDENCE BASED APPROACH TO DOMESTIC VIOLENCE WORKSHOPS FOR NAVAJO NATION

Begaye, Melanie
CREATING AND DISSEMINATING NAVIGATION MATERIALS FOR THE TOHONO O’ODHAM CANCER PROGRAM

Bellampalli, Shreya
A NOVEL PEPTIDE APTAMER TARGETING THE CRMP2/NEUROFIBROMIN INTERACTION IN NF1

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

Benavides, Gabriela
ABSTRACT: LOOKING AT TEMNOTHORAX RUGATULUS ANTS AND THEIR RESPONSE TO SUCROSE

Bhakta, Anvi
DEFINING MECHANISMS OF SENSITIVITY AND RESISTANCE TO HISTONE DEACETYLASE INHIBITORS IN DIFFUSE LARGE B-CELL LYMPHOMA

Bhargava, Vedanshi
ALTERATIONS IN GROWTH, MORPHOLOGY AND ?-SYNUCLEIN IN HUMAN DERMAL FIBROBLASTS FROM SPORADIC PARKINSON’S DISEASE SUBJECTS

Birr, Madalena
BEE LEARNING

Blohm, Jonathan
FIBRILIN-1 EXPRESSION IN ARSENIC EXPOSURE

Blubaum, Karriann
MORPHOLOGICAL VARIATION WITHIN BOMBUS IMPATIENS

Borrero, Nathan
EFFECTS OF PERINATAL NICOTINE EXPOSURE ON CHOLINERGIC SIGNALING IN THE AIRWAY EPITHELIUM

borunda, eunice
GENETIC TESTING WITH THE KINO HERITAGE FRUIT TREE PROJECT

Bradshaw, Christine
THE ROLE OF THE TYPE SIX SECRETION SYSTEM IN THE INSECT PATHOGENIC BACTERIUM XENORHABDUS BOVIENII (GAMMA-PROTEOBACTERIA: ENTEROBACTERIACEAE)

Brown, Morgan
THE CYTOKINE RESPONSE TO PATHOGEN N. GONORRHOEAE AND COMMENSAL N. ELONGATA

Burkett, Nichole
INHIBITION OF TLR4 ACTIVITY BLOCKS UV-INDUCED STRESS SIGNALING: IN VITRO AND CHRONIC IN VIVO RESPONSES

Burton, Alex
MODELING AND IMAGING ACOUSTOELECTRIC SIGNALS IN A BAIN PHANTOM

Bustamante, Emanuel
THE EVOLUTION OF EVOLVABILITY VIA HIGH ERROR RATES AND BENIGN CRYPTIC SEQUENCES

Carlson, Ethan
GENETIC MUTATIONS CONFERRING RESISTANCE TO TAILOCINS IN P. SYRINGAE

Carrera, Daniel
A ROLE OF BDNF IN LONG-TERM POTENTIATION AT THE MOSSY CELL TO DENTATE GRANULE CELL SYNAPSE

Celaya-Alcala, Jose
EFFECTS OF CHANGING MICHAELIS-MENTEN KINETIC PARAMETERS ON TISSUE OXYGENATION AND HYPOXIA

Chandra, Swati
AN INTERMITTENT APPROACH TO TREATMENT OF COLORECTAL CANCER USING SULINDAC

Chaung, Matthew
A NOVEL DROSOPHILA MODEL OF FRONTOTEMPORAL DEMENTIA (FTD) BASED ON TAR DNA BINDING PROTEIN-43 (TDP-43)

Chew, Lindsey
A NOVEL PEPTIDE THERAPEUTIC FOR CHRONIC PAIN

Conway, Renee
CHARACTERIZATION OF HUMAN ADIPOSE-DERIVED STROMAL/STEM CELL POPULATIONS

Curry, Roslyn
MOLECULAR CHARACTERIZATION OF SGC, A KEY PROTEIN FOR NO-DEPENDENT ANGIOGENESIS

Dagnino, Jazmin
BEE ALLOMETRY

Davidson-Knapp, Rachel
INHIBITION OF OPIOID INDUCED REWARD VIA GENETIC AND PHARMACOLOGICAL MANIPULATIONS

Davis, Colette
A QUALITATIVE EXAMINATION OF FACILITATORS AND BARRIERS ADDRESSING BEHAVIORAL HEALTH NEEDS AMONG NATIVE AMERICANS IN COCONINO COUNTY

Davis, Benjamin
INVESTIGATING THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN HIGH-FREQUENCY OSCILLATIONS AND NEURONAL SPIKING DUE TO SUB-ANESTHETIC KETAMINE IN A MODEL FOR DYSKINESIA

Dolby, Tanner
HOW DOES SPIDER PERSONALITY INTERACT WITH WEB STRUCTURE IN BLACK WIDOW SPIDERS (LATRODECTUS HESPERUS)

Edwards, Kelly
EXAMINING RESPONSE TO LEXICAL RETRIEVAL TREATMENT IN INDIVIDUALS WITH LOGOPENIC AND SEMANTIC VARIANTS OF PRIMARY PROGRESSIVE APHASIA

Forlastro, Isabel
EVALUATION OF GALLERIA MELLONELLA (LEPIDOPTERA: PYRALLIDAE) AS A COMPLEMENTARY MODEL ORGANISM TO STUDY ENTEROPATHOGENIC E. COLI

Franco, Jenna
UTILIZING STRAIN-­SPECIFIC TOXOPLASMA GONDII INFECTION TO INVESTIGATE APP PROCESSING PATHWAYS

Friedrich, Virginia
ANALYSIS OF HY5 PHOSPHORYLATION AND UPSTREAM SIGNALING USING PHOSPHOMIMETICS AND DOUBLE MUTANT ANALYSIS

Gallegos, Nathaniel
THE IMPACT OF FAMILY HISTORY OF AD ON WHITE MATTER TRACT HEALTH

Galloway, Emily
EFFECT OF ESTROGEN ON EXPRESSION OF SODIUM-PROTON EXCHANGERS IN THE CONTEXT OF MIGRAINE

Gee, Michael
EXPRESSION OF CLAUDIN-4 TIGHT JUNCTION PROTEIN IN RENAL MEDULLA

Goldstein, Brian
IMAGING BIOMARKERS OF AROMATASE-INHIBITOR INDUCED JOINT PAIN

Gorushi, Olivia
INTERACTION OF ENDOSOMAL PROTEIN ENDOTUBIN WITH OCCLUDIN

Granados, Jeffry
EXAMINING EXTRACELLULAR MATRIX PROTEINS IN HEALTHY AND FIBROTIC KIDNEY SCAFFOLDS

Gudenkauf, Galen
EMIGRATION SPEED AND ACCURACY TRADEOFFS IN THE ANT TEMNOTHORAX RUGATULUS

Gutierrez-Muñoz, Daniela
SCAVENGER RECEPTOR PROTEASE IRSRP1 AND ITS ROLE IN TICK GUT PHYSIOLOGY

Harrell, Lucas
THE ROLE OF EWSR1 IN EWING'S SARCOMA TUMORIGENESIS

Harris, Alondra
THE TRANSCRIPTION FACTOR HNF4A IS A CENTRAL TARGET OF TRICHLOROETHYLENE TOXICITY IN THE DEVELOPING CHICK HEART

Haskie, Kaitlyn
INVESTIGATION OF SELECT METABOLIC AND HORMONAL PREDICTORS OF WEIGHT CHANGE

Hayes, Megan
DEVELOPING AN AGED STROKE MOUSE MODEL OF MIXED DEMENTIA

Howard, Erin
ENHANCING MEMORY CONSOLIDATION IN RATS WITH AUDITORY CUES

Hsu, Steven
AUTO-DATA COLLECTING AND AUTO-FEEDING ROBOTIC SYSTEM FOR BEHAVIORAL STUDIES

Irving, Ashlee
USING DUAL X-RAY ABSORPTIOMETRY SPINE SCANS TO DETERMINE TOTAL ABDOMINAL FAT

Isakov, Bojan
Time-locked mesolimbic dopamine signals in response to pain onset and to pain offset

Jannuzi, Barnes
SEMANTIC PRIMING INFLUENCES OBJECT DETECTION

Johnson, Wes
TEMPORAL POLYTHEISM AND DIVISION OF LABOR IN TEMNOTHORAX RUGATULUS.

Kaplan, Leah
DROSOPHILA ASTROCYTES SPAN FUNCTIONAL NEURAL DOMAINS WITH VARIABLE OVERLAP

Kaur, Pareena
BEHAVIORAL RECOVERY FOLLOWING INCOMPLETE SPINAL CORD INJURY (ISCI): MEASURING LOCOMOTOR PERFORMANCE USING A RAT MODEL

Kim, John
NHE1 EXPRESSION IN NAIVE RATS: DIFFERENCE BETWEEN SEXES

Kirwan, Konner
AUTOPHAGIC ALTERATIONS IN DERMAL FIBROBLASTS FROM INDIVIDUALS WITH IDIOPATHIC PARKINSON’S DISEASE

Krumberger, Maj
SYNTHESIS OF CYCLIC PEPTIDES FOR PREFERENTIAL BINDING TO MELANOCORTIN 4 RECEPTOR

Lagas, Joseph
CHARACTERIZATION OF THE HOST CNS IMMUNE RESPONSE CAUSED BY TOXOPLASMA GONDII INFECTION

Le, Gloria
IDENTIFICATION OF REGULATORS OF LYSOSOME FORMATION

Ledbetter, Trevor
NECTAR ROBBING AND POLLINATION IN A CHANGING ALPINE POLLINATOR COMMUNITY

Long, Emily
EXPLORATORY BEHAVIORAL AND NEURAL EFFECTS OF INFLAMMATION-INDUCED SICKNESS BEHAVIOR

Longmire, Pierce
INVESTIGATING THE INTERACTION OF TRANSCRIPTION-FACTOR PROTEINS INVOLVED IN EARLY ENDOSPERM DEVELOPMENT IN MAIZE

Lopez, Kyle
DETERMINING THE EFFECT OF NANOBODIES ON THE METNI ABC TRANSPORTER

Lopez, Justin
EFFECT OF HEAVY ATOM SUBSTITUTION IN FORMATE DEHYDROGENASE

Lund, Dominique
AGE POLYETHISM IN TEMNOTHORAX RUGATULUS

Lynch, Colin
INVESTIGATING THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN RESPONSE THRESHOLDS AND DIVISION OF LABOR

MacDonald, Wes
CRE RECOMBINASE SYSTEM IN A TOXOPLASMA GONDII BRADYZOITE MUTANT

Mason, Andrea
IS LEARNING IN BOMBUS IMPATIENS THE RESULT OF POSITIVE OR NEGATIVE REINFORCEMENT OR BOTH?

Mastrud, Monica
THE FUNCTION OF IL-1 FAMILY MEMBERS IN THE REGULATION OF TH2 IMMUNITY

McLaughlin, Shannon
THE RELATIONSHIP FOR BIASES BETWEEN COMPLEX FLOWERS AND UNICOLOR FLOWERS IN BUMBLE BEES

McMinn, Jessi
EFFECT OF ESTROGEN ON CIRCADIAN TEMPERATURE RHYTHMS IN FEMALE MICE

Miller, Matthew
IDENTIFYING NETWORK ELEMENTS THAT MAKE OR BREAK A BISTABLE RB-E2F CELL PROLIFERATION SWITCH

Molina, Fatima
MYXOZOA: MICROSCOPIC JELLYFISH PARASITES

Mona, Justine
POTENTIALLY NEURODEGENERATIVE FACTORS PRESENT IN THE CIRCULATION AND INFARCT LEAK INTO THE BRAIN FOR MONTHS FOLLOWING STROKE THROUGH THE GLIAL SCAR

Montelongo-Rodriguez, Jenille
PHYSICAL ACTIVITY IN NAVAJO CANCER SURVIVORS

Montoya , Megan
TRNA PROCESSING IN TRYPANSOSOMA BRUCEI

Morrison, Alexis
RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN JOB SPECIALIZATION AND BROOD THRESHOLD IN TEMNOTHORAX REGATULUS ANTS

Morrison, Christina
ASSESSING THE EFFICIENCY OF VARIOUS DISINFECTION TECHNIQUES IN COMBINATION WITH ANTIMICROBIAL TEXTILES

Munoz, Elise
IDENTIFICATION OF CYCLIC PEPTIDES TO TARGET BETA AMYLOID (A?)-MEDIATED TOXICITY IN CELLULAR SYSTEMS

Nguyen, Celina
USING BIOORTHOGONAL CHEMISTRY TO PULL-DOWN DENGUE VIRUS PROTEIN INTERACTIONS

Nolcheff, Ryan
CUSTOM OCT-ENDOSCOPE SYSTEM FOR IN VIVO MOUSE COLON IMAGING

Nuncio Zuniga, Andres
ULTRASOUND EVALUATION OF THE MECHANICAL PROPERTIES OF THE POSTERIOR TIBIAL TENDON IN PATIENTS WITH ADVANCED TENDINOPATHY

O'Conner, Abigail
ALTERED METABOLISM IN A TDP-43 MODEL OF ALS IN DROSOPHILA

Osorio, Daniel
REGULATION OF LATERAL ROOT GROWTH IN ARABIDOPSIS THALIANA

Pan, Katie
THE ART OF DATA VISUALIZATION FOR DIABETIC FOOT ULCER RESEARCH THROUGH FRONT AND BACK END DEVELOPMENT

Parks, Wesley
INVESTIGATING THE NEUROLOGICAL BASIS FOR DIVISION OF LABOR IN ANTS

Patel, Parth
EFFECT OF FXR1 EXPRESSION ON CARDIAC HYPERTROPHY

Patni, Varuska
QUANTIFYING THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN DIVISION OF LABOR AND THE PERIPHERAL NERVOUS SYSTEM IN TEMNOTHORAX RUGATULUS ANTS

Patterson, Genevieve
EPIGENETIC MODULATION OF SYNAPTIC PLASTICITY IN MOUSE AUDITORY CORTEX

Perez, Diana
ELUCIDATING THE MECHANISMS OF OBJECT PERCEPTION

Perno, Savannah
EXAMINING THE CAUSE OF CELL DEATH IN MUCOLIPIDOSIS TYPE IV

Perrera, Alec
ARSENIC AND LINE-1 DISRUPT DEVELOPMENTAL EPITHELIAL TO MESENCHYMAL TRANSITION: IMPLICATIONS FOR CARDIAC MORPHOGENESIS

Pimentel, Jenna
SIZE MATTERS: HOW EXPOSURE TO HUMIDITY AND VARYING COLONY SIZE AFFECT TEMNOTHORAX RUGATULUS NESTBUILDING BEHAVIOR

Potter, Colin
SEMI-AUTOMATED QUANTIFICATION OF TOXOPLASMA – CNS HOST CELL INTERACTIONS

Qasim, Summer
BUMBLEBEE RESPONSIVENESS AND REVERSAL

Ragone, Michael
THE ROLE OF HIPPOCAMPAL REPLAY IN A COMPUTATIONAL MODEL OF PATH LEARNING

ritchie, jenna
A NEW SELF-GUIDED REHABILITATION TASK DESIGNED TO REDUCE SOMATOSENSORY SENSITIVITY AND IMPROVE COGNITIVE PERFORMANCE FOLLOWING EXPERIMENTAL TBI

Rivera, Benjamin
AMMONIA-OXIDATION MICROBIOTA ABUNDANCE ON AN ARID MINE SITE

Robles, Dagoberto
ROLE OF OPIOID-SENSITIVE DESCENDING PAIN MODULATORY PATHWAYS IN AFFECTIVE AND SENSORY COMPONENTS OF CHRONIC PAIN IN RATS

Salguero, Sergio
METHODS TO QUANTIFY DIVERSE MICROGLIA MORPHOLOGIES IN THE HEALTHY AND INJURED BRAIN

Samtani, Grace
EVALUATION OF DRUG “X” IN PRECLINICAL MODELS OF PARKINSON’S DISEASE

Schmitz, Hannah
DYNAMIC MODEL TO OPTIMIZE ULTRASOUND ELASTICITY IMAGING OF HUMAN TENDON FOR ASSESSMENT OF ADVANCED TENDINOPATHIES

Seanez, Leonard
PROTEIN COMPLEX FORMATION AND C-MYC REGULATION OF PROSTATE CANCER

Shahin, Tala
NOVEL IMPLEMENTATION OF AUTOLOGOUS FAT GRAFTING FOR IMPROVEMENTS OF GAIT, PEAK PRESSURE AND FUNCTIONALITY IN PEOPLE IN DIABETIC FOOT REMISSION: TOWARD EXTENDING ULCER-FREE DAYS

Sierra, Ruby
ARSENIC TOXICITY IN DUST-LADEN PARTICLES

Soofi, Kianoush
EFFECTS ON DELTA AND THETA POWER DURING SLEEP IN LRRK2 MOUSE MODEL OF PARKINSON'S DISEASE

Suarez Cham, Stacy
IDENTIFICATION OF IXODES TICK DEFENSIN ACTIVITY AGAINST BORRELIA

Tat, Trinny
DOXORUBICIN DOSE DEPENDENTLY ATTENUATES CYCLOOXYGENASE-2 IN FEMALE HUMAN CORONARY VASCULAR SMOOTH MUSCLE CELLS

Tecle, Daniom
OPTIMIZING THE PROPERTIES OF CELL-LADEN GELMA HYDROGELS FOR A PREVASCULARIZED BONE GRAFT TISSUE

Theilmann, Mira
ASSESSING CAPPING MATERIALS USED FOR MINE RECLAMATION USING BIOGEOCHEMICAL INDICATORS

Tran, Meagan
SHEAR STRESS EFFECTS ON ENDOTHELIAL CELLS IN A MICROCHANNEL

Tsinnijinnie, Joshelle
IDENTIFYING MICRORNA-27 POLYMORPHISMS IN NATIVE AMERICANS

Vaughan, Spencer
TDP-43 PATHOLOGY IN ALS/FTD DISRUPTS FUNCTION OF NUCLEAR PORE COMPLEXES AND NUCLEOCYTOPLASMIC TRANSPORT

Vigil, Deionna
THE ANTIMICROBIAL EFFECTS OF ESSENTIAL OILS

Vining, Sarah
PERMAFROST THAW SUCCESSION IN ARCTIC PEATLANDS LEADS TO SHIFTS IN VEGETATION COMPOSITION AND BIOMASS TURNOVER RATES

Wang, Karen
COMPARING POLLEN COLLECTION OF BUMBLEBEE NECTAR-ROBBERS AND LEGITIMATE VISITORS

Wartz, Kassidy
CANCER KNOWLEDGE AND SELF-EFFICACY IN TOHONO O’ODHAM CANCER NAVIGATORS

Wealing, Jesse
FUNCTIONAL SPECIALIZATIONS OF HYPOGLOSSAL MOTONEURONS INNERVATING INTRINSIC AND EXTRINSIC TONGUE MUSCLES.

Whittington, Nicole
AUTOMATING VIDEO ANALYSIS: THE ABCTRACKER

Wohlford, Luke
FAST-SCAN CONTROLLED ADSORPTION VOLTAMMETRY AS A METHOD TO MEASURE ABSOLUTE LEVELS OF DOPAMINE IN VIVO

Woods, Dana
ADDITION OF DOXORUBICIN CAUSES DISRUPTION OF CELL CYCLE IN MUTANT P53 HUMAN MAMMARY EPITHELIAL CELLS

Wu, Meng-Han
IDENTIFYING THE GENES THAT INTERACT WITH THE DEAD-BOX RNA HELICASE DBP1 THROUGH A SYNTHETIC LETHAL SCREEN

Yao, Stephen
TRANSLATION DYSREGULATION IN ALS

Young, Cristina
PRENATAL NICOTINE EXPOSURE AND THE 5HT?-7 RECEPTOR

Yup, Dillon
DEVELOPMENT OF A FRET-BASED APTAMER SENSOR FOR INTRACELLULAR ATP DETECTION

Zaepfel, Benjamin
RESCUE OF NEUROTOXICITY IN A TDP-43-BASED DROSOPHILA MODEL OF ALS BY A 4-AMINOQUINOLINE ANALOG

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