Abstracts from the 29th Annual Conference

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PIGMENT OR POISON? A COMPREHENSIVE LOOK AT TATTOO INK IN THE US

Acosta, Paul
MEMBRANE RECONSTITUTION OF SIGNAL TRANSDUCTION EVENT OF A T CELL CO-RECEPTOR

Agron, Abrielle
MODELING EFFICIENCY OF DIFFERENT TASK ALLOCATION STRATEGIES IN ANTS

Alamban, Andrew
CX37-13K IS GROWTH SUPPRESSIVE DESPITE INABILITY TO FORM GAP JUNCTION CHANNELS.

Aragaki, Adam
INCREASING KISSPEPTIN-10 APPARENT AFFINITY THROUGH HETERO-MULTIVALENT TETHERING

Armstrong, Emma
INFLUENCE OF SLEEP-AFFECTING DRUGS ON MEMORY CONSOLIDATION IN RATS

Atluri, Sri Sai Swetha
AMYLOID BETA-INDUCED ALTERATIONS IN BASAL FOREBRAIN CHOLINERGIC NEURON (BFCN) MORPHOLOGY AND SURVIVAL ARE REGION SPECIFIC

Austin, Olivia
MULTIPHOTON MICROSCOPY IMAGING IN EARLY DETECTION OF OVARIAN CANCER

Badwal, Areen
BIRDSONG AS A MODEL FOR AGING VOICE

Bae, Esther
ACTIVATING THE A3 ADENOSINE RECEPTOR TO TREAT HIV-INDUCED NEUROPATHY

Bakhshi, Ky
FOXO3A RESPONSE TO TARGETED THERAPIES IN SINGLE CANCER CELLS

Bear, Rachel
FUNCTIONAL INTERACTIONS BETWEEN TDP-43 AND TRANSLATIONAL MACHINERY IN A DROSOPHILA MODEL OF AMYOTROPHIC LATERAL SCLEROSIS

Becerra, Marisa
INVESTIGATING THE MECHANISM OF LOCUS COERULEUS DOPAMINE RELEASE

Bellaire, Bailey
SYNTHETIC ROUTES TO APOMORPHINE

Blohm, Jonathan
QUANTITATIVE RISK ASSESSMENT: ARSENIC EXPOSURE FROM DRINKING WATER

Bradley, Charles
BOLDNESS AS A HERITABLE TRAIT IN BLACK WIDOW SPIDERS

Bradshaw, Christine
TWO NOVEL TYPE SIX SECRETION SYSTEMS IN THE ENTOMOPATHOGENIC BACTERIUM XENORHABDUS BOVIENII MAY IMPACT BACTERIAL COMPETITION, MOTILITY AND BIOFILM FORMATION

Calderon, Casey
ALTERED HEPATIC TRANSPORTER AND ENZYME EXPRESSIONS IN NASH/NAFLD

Cannon, Danielle
PROTEOMICS UNDERLYING MENOPAUSE SUSCEPTIBILITY TO PATHOLOGICAL CARDIAC REMODELING

Carhart, Briggs
EVALUATING CHEMOSENSORY PROCESSING IN THE SPIDER PERIPHERAL AND CENTRAL NERVOUS SYSTEMS

Carlson, Ethan
RESISTANCE TO BACTERIAL MEDIATED KILLING COMPLEXES IN P. SYRINGAE

Carr, Shane
OVERACTIVATION OF CA2+/CALMODULIN-DEPENDENT PROTEIN KINASE IV CONTRIBUTES TO ENHANCING PULMONARY ARTERIAL SMOOTH MUSCLE CELL PROLIFERATION IN PATIENTS WITH IDIOPATHIC PULMONARY ARTERIAL HYPERTENSION

Cavalcante, Alexandre
LINE-1 ACTIVITY IN DEVELOPMENTAL CARDIAC EMT AND ITS CONSEQUENCES IN HEART MORPHOGENESIS

Chaung, Matthew
COPPER HOMEOSTASIS MODULATES LOCOMOTOR FUNCTION AND ALS PHENOTYPES IN VIVO

Chew, Lindsey
HIGH-THROUGHPUT CHEMICAL SCREENING IDENTIFIES SGM-45 AS A SELECTIVE INHIBITOR OF N-TYPE VOLTAGE-GATED (CAV2.2) CHANNELS

Chung, Kathryn
EFFECTS OF SLEEP QUALITY ON DELAYED EPISODIC MEMORY IN PRESCHOOL AGED CHILDREN

Coleman, Dez
EFFECTS OF CHRONIC AND ACUTE MORPHINE TREATMENT ON NUCLEAR FACTOR NF-KB

Croft, Jacob
ROLE OF THE COILED-COIL DOMAIN IN SOLUBLE GUANYLATE CYCLASE

De La Pena, Nicole
TYROSINE HYDROXYLASE AND CALCIUM BINDING PROTEIN EXPRESSION IN THE NORADRENERGIC SYSTEM OF AGED PRIMATES

Dixon, Annie
ANT DEFENSE AND FORAGING TIMES

Eck, Randall
RNA MODIFICATION IN THE TREMBLAYA TRIPARTITE ENDOSYMBIOSIS 

Espinoza, Tyler
ENGINEERING ALLOSTERIC REGULATION IN SRC FAMILY KINASES VIA BH3 DOMAIN INSERTION

Forlastro, Isabel
GALLERIA MELLONELLA AS A COMPLEMENTARY MODEL ORGANISM TO STUDY THE ENTEROPATHOGENIC E. COLI TYPE 3 SECRETION SYSTEM

Fortier, Alyssa Lyn
ENSURING THE ROBUSTNESS OF DOMINANCE AND SELECTION INFERENCE

Franco, Mariajose
DEREGULATION OF LONG NONCODING RNAS IS VITAL FOR RHABDOMYOSARCOMA TUMORIGENESIS

Fried, Steven
INFLUX OF WATER MEDIATES G-PROTEIN-COUPLED RECEPTOR ACTIVATION

Gallegos, Nathaniel
THE IMPACTS OF FAMILY HISTORY OF ALZHEIMER’S DISEASE AND EDUCATION ON WHITE MATTER INTEGRITY

Galloway, Emily
INVESTIGATING KCL-INDUCED EXPRESSION CHANGES OF SODIUM-PROTON EXCHANGER NHE1 AT THE BLOOD BRAIN BARRIER

Gardner, Rebeca
METASTASIS OF OLFACTOMEDIN-1 TREATED GLIOBLASTOMA STEM CELLS

Gee, Michael
DESIGN AND FUNCTIONAL CHARACTERIZATION OF A6* AND A7* NACHRS

Gorushi, Olivia
COMPARATIVE ANALYSIS OF MICROBIOME AND HOST RESPONSE IN CHRONIC, SURGICAL, AND TRAUMATIC WOUNDS

Grabiec, Cheyenne
SA’ÁH NAAGHÁÍ BIK’EH HÓZHÓÓN: A NAVAJO INSPIRED RESEARCH FRAMEWORK

Harrell, Emma
INVESTIGATING THE NATIVE ROLE OF RNA-BINDING PROTEIN FUSED IN SARCOMA (FUS) IN TRANSCRIPTION AND DEVELOPMENT OF AMYOTROPHIC LATERAL SCLEROSIS (ALS)

Hunjan, Dhanwant
IN VITRO PURIFICATION OF CARDIOMYOPATHY-ASSOCIATED MUTATIONS IN HUMAN ?-MYOSIN HEAVY CHAIN

Ilunga, Meucci
PRIMER DEVELOPMENT AND TESTING FOR POLYMERASE CHAIN REACTION ON DNA TEMPLATES OF HOUSE MOUSE AND RELATED SUB-SPECIES.

Ingabire, Nadia
CHARACTERIZATION OF A NOVEL INTEGRIN ?4 VARIANT IN HUMAN PROSTATE CANCER

Jackson, Jayme
DETECTING PAPILLOMAVIRUS RECOMBINATION IN VIVO

Jezulin, Derek
EFFECT OF IMMUNE RESPONSE ON QUEEN ACTIVITY IN BUMBLEBEES.

Johnson, Wes
COMMUNICATION STRATEGY EFFICIENCY OF SOCIAL INSECT FORAGERS DOESN’T DEPEND ON SPATIAL RESOURCE CLUSTERING

Juang, Jason
INVESTIGATING THE EFFECTS OF SMALL MOLECULES ON ALS PHENOTYPES IN A DROSOPHILA MODEL

Kellogg, Gabriel
IMPLICATIONS OF EDAPHIC DRIVERS ON SOIL MICROBIAL COMMUNITIES

Kim, John
BLOOD-BRAIN BARRIER: PILOT INVESTIGATIONS ON REGIONAL DISTRIBUTION OF SODIUM-HYDROGEN EXCHANGER AND TIGHT JUNCTION PROTEIN EXPRESSION AFTER CORTICAL KCL INJECTION

Kim, Caleb
PHOSPHATIDYLETHANOLAMINE-BINDING PROTEIN PROMOTES OPIOID ANTI-NOCICEPTION IN THE BRAIN AND SPINAL CORD BY REDUCING ?ARRESTIN2 RECRUITMENT TO THE MU OPIOID RECEPTOR

Kouris, Christopher
GRP8 PROJECT

Kumar, Sakthi
ENGINEERING CRE RECOMBINASE SECRETING TOXOPLASMA EFFECTOR MUTANTS TO STUDY TOXOPLASMA EFFECTOR-NEURON MANIPULATIONS

Lara, Heber
CD47 AND NITRIC OXIDE SIGNALING IN NORMAL AND CANCEROUS CELLS

Li, Bohan
ALGORITHM FOR ESTIMATION OF BLOOD FLOW RATES IN LARGE MICROVASCULAR NETWORKS

Lira Jr., Ricardo
INHIBITION OF THE UBIQUITIN-PROTEASOME SYSTEM IS NOT SUFFICIENT TO REVERSE ARSENITE-ENHANCED INFLUENZA VIRUS INFECTION IN LUNG EPITHELIAL CELL LINES

Liu, Albert
INVESTIGATING THE PHYSICAL INTERACTION OF TWO PROTEINS IN THE LIPOIC ACID BIOSYNTHETIC PATHWAY

Lynch, Colin
TESTING INDIVIDUAL-BASED MODELS FOR DIVISION OF LABOR IN SOCIAL INSECTS VIA NUMERIC SIMULATIONS

Madias, Marianne
PAPER ANGIOGENESIS-ON-A-CHIP

Mason, Andrea
DO BEES GENERALIZE CAUTIOUS SAMPLING BEHAVIOR LEARNED ON UNREWARDING FLOWERS, AND IF SO, HOW?

McFarlane, Kailyn
ELECTROPHYSIOLOGIC CORRELATES OF SPATIAL RELEASE FROM MASKING

Meer, Kendra
LOWER TRANSCRIPTIONAL ERROR RATES ARE SELECTED FOR IN HIGHLY EXPRESSED GENES

Michaels, Alaina
BODY SIZE VARIATION IN COMMON EASTERN BUMBLE BEES-DO MALES HAVE THE SAME AMOUNT OF BODY SIZE VARIATION AS FEMALE WORKERS?

Moffett, Caitlin
ANTAGONISM OF ESTROGEN RECEPTOR ALPHA IN ANGIOTENSIN II-INDUCED HYPERTENSION IN FEMALES.

Nez, Tasha
IDENTIFICATION OF GENETIC VARIANTS THAT INFLUENCE HUMAN BODY WEIGHT WITH ALTERED POPULATION BASED FREQUENCY DUE TO ADAPTATION TO ENVIRONMENT

Nguyen, Paul
THE MU-DELTA OPIOID RECEPTOR HETERODIMER PROMOTES ACUTE AND CHRONIC MORPHINE INDUCED DEPENDENCE/WITHDRAWAL IN MICE

Ordine, Juliana
DOWNSTREAM TRENDS OF IN VITRO BIOASSAY RESPONSES IN A WASTEWATER EFFLUENT-DOMINATED STREAM

Osorio, Daniel
KINETICS OF MAP KINASE ACTIVATION IN ARABIDOPSIS THALIANA

Paat, Victor
COMPETITION BETWEEN ANT COLONIES VARY IN STRATEGY

Pacheco, Miguel
EXPRESSION OF LACTATE DEHYDROGENASE IN INSECT CELLS

Perez, Diana
DOES FAMILIARITY INCREASE THE PERCEIVED SHARPNESS OF AN OBJECT?

Perno, Savannah
THE EFFECTS OF WET-DRY CYCLES ON GREENHOUSE GAS EMISSIONS FROM SOUTHERN ARIZONA COMPOST SOURCES

Pham, Nancy
ANTI-NOCICEPTIVE PROPERTIES AND FUNCTIONAL CHARACTERIZATION OF BETULINIC ACID, AN EXTRACT FROM THE DESERT LAVENDER HYPTIS EMORYI

Pisani, Lauren
THE ROLE OF NEURON NUMBER IN THE SMALL-BRAIN PHENOTYPE OF CASK ?18/?18 DROSOPHILA MUTANTS

Plecki, Caroline
DEVELOPMENTAL DELAYS ASSOCIATED WITH PLANT LONG NON-CODING RNA TRANSCRIPTION DURING SALT STRESS

Pottenger, Ayumi
SUB-ANESTHETIC KETAMINE INCREASES MICROGLIA RAMIFIED MORPHOLOGY IN A PRE-CLINICAL MODEL OF LEVODOPA-INDUCED DYSKINESIA

Reed, Alexander
NEUROGENESIS IN THE AGING BRAIN: A MALE VERSUS FEMALE COMPARATIVE STUDY

Renger, Jessica
GOAL SETTING AND ACHIEVEMENT IN SOCIALLY ANXIOUS INDIVIDUALS

Reynolds, Aubrey
SIZE VARIATION WITHIN BUMBLEBEE COLONIES DOES NOT INFLUENCE COLONY EFFICIENCY AND ROBUSTNESS

Rios-Monterrrosa, Jose
INVESTIGATING THE STRUCTURAL CHARACTERISTICS OF MC4R SELECTIVE PEPTIDES

Rosette, Thane
TARGETING CMYC AND ITS LNCRNA BINDING PARTNER PVT1 TO EXAMINE THEIR CO-OPERATIVE FUNCTION IN CONTROL OF TRANSLATION

Sadler, Rachel
INDIVIDUAL INNATE PREFERENCES AND VISUAL LEARNING IN ANTS

Salguero, Sergio
QUANTIFYING DIVERSE MICROGLIA MORPHOLOGIES IN THE EPILEPTIC BRAIN

Schmitz, Hannah
REDUCING ERROR IN ULTRASOUND ELASTICITY IMAGING VIA 3D SIMULATION OF HUMAN TENDON

Schreiber, Yannick
SYNTHESIS AND CHARACTERIZATION OF A NOVEL TRIAZABUTADIENE WITH A CAFFEINE SCAFFOLD

Schwenker, Anthony
THE ROLE OF SIRPA INITIATED CD47 SIGNALING IN BREAST CANCER

Serrano, Karen
REVEGETATION OF MINE WASTE ROCK SLOPES: INFLUENCE OF PH AND BIOAVAILABLE PHOSPHORUS

Shahin, Tala
ALLOGRAFT ADIPOSE GRAFTING APPEARS TO REDUCE PLANTAR PRESSURE IN PATIENTS IN DIABETIC FOOT ULCER REMISSION

Shahin, Ahmad
SCREENING OF CRYSTALS FOR CO-STRUCTURES OF TDP-43 RRM DOMAINS BOUND TO RNA

Sierra, Ruby
TOXICOLOGICAL EFFECTS OF ARSENIC-LADEN DUST PARTICLES

Sikora, Catherine
MOTORCYCLE HELMET ATTITUDES AND BELIEFS AMONG ARIZONA RIDERS

Smith, Connor
EFFECT OF BEHAVIORAL VARIATION ON LIFE HISTORY STRATEGIES IN BLACK WIDOW SPIDERS

Springhower, Charis
CLASSIFICATION OF HIGHER ORDER ASSEMBLIES OF FUS

Stine, Carolyn
HEAT SHOCK PROTEIN 90 PROMOTES MORPHINE ANTI-NOCICEPTION IN THE SPINAL CORD, BUT NOT IN THE BRAIN, IN A MURINE CANCER INDUCED BONE PAIN MODEL.

Sullivan, Alyssa
INDIVIDUAL DIFFERENCES IN CHILDREN'S TENDENCY TO ABSTRACT RULES

Summers, Alex
ALTERNATIVE TECHNIQUES FOR MANUFACTURE OF CARBON FIBER MICRO-ELECTRODES

Syal, Arjun
A NOVEL MOUSE MODEL TO EXAMINE NRF2--SYNUCLEIN INTERACTIONS IN THE CONTEXT OF PARKINSON’S DISEASE

Tat, Trinny
DOXORUBICIN TEMPORARILY MODULATES CYCLOOXYGENASE-2 LEVELS IN HUMAN VASCULAR SMOOTH MUSCLE CELLS.

Tran, Meagan
DEVELOPMENT OF A PROSTATE-ON-A-CHIP

Vann, Roxanne
PHASE II CLINICAL STUDY OF METFORMIN FOR BREAST CANCER PREVENTION

Vij, Neeraj
MUC1 AFFECTS CD1’S ABILITY TO REGULATE CELL QUIESCENCE IN TRIPLE NEGATIVE BREAST CANCER

Wheeler, Greg
SEMI-AUTOMATED ANALYSIS OF MICROEMBOLIC LESIONS IN BRAIN DIFFUSION WEIGHTED MRI

Whitaker, Shaira Marie
EFFECTS OF AN ENVIRONMENTALLY-ACQUIRED BURKHOLDERIA SYMBIONT ON THE DEVELOPMENT AND FITNESS OF AN INSECT HOST

Williams, Brittany
THE EFFECTS OF AGING ON STRESS GRANULE FORMATION

Wu, Meng-Han
REGULATION OF EPITHELIAL POLIFERATION PATHWAYS, YAP AND WNT, BY ENDOSOME

Yao, Stephen
EXPRESSION OF RNA STRESS GRANULE COMPONENTS IN AGING: FLIES TO RATS

Yen, Samuel
THE EFFECTS OF DIFFERENCES IN RELATIVE STIMULUS IN TEMNOTHORAX RUGATULUS DIVISION OF LABOR

Zambrano, Dane Evan
SUPERCHARGING AND CHARGE REDUCING REAGENTS TO MONITOR STABILITY OF NANODISCS USING NATIVE MASS SPECTROMETRY

Zenhausern, Ryan
ORGAN-ON-A-VINE: SPINACH LEAVES USED AS CANCER MODEL

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