Abstracts from the 30th Annual Conference

Alamban, Andrew
A TRUNCATED, 13KDA ISOFORM OF CX37 DOES NOT SUPPRESS PROLIFERATION OF RAT INSULINOMA CELLS

Arnold, Haley
THE EFFECT OF WORD GENERATION ON THE RETENTION OF NOVEL WORDS IN CHILDREN WITH DEVELOPMENTAL LANGUAGE DISORDER

Bae, Esther
ENDOGENOUS PEPTIDE, ANGIOTENSIN (1-7), CONTAINS NEUROINFLAMMATION AND RESCUES COGNITIVE DECLINE AND NEURONAL LOSS FOLLOWING TRAUMATIC BRAIN INJURY (TBI)

Bakhshi, Ky
FOXO1 RESPONSE TO MTOR INHIBITORS IN SINGLE CANCER CELLS

Bear, Rachel
CHARACTERIZING A HUMAN CELL MODEL OF ALS TO TEST POTENTIAL SMALL MOLECULE THERAPEUTIC

Belone, Brenn
FTIR BASED IMAGING METHOD FOR LOCOMOTOR FUNCTION ANALYSIS IN A DROSOPHILA MODEL OF ALS

Blanche, Anne-Laure
INFLUENCE OF SOCIAL CONTEXT ON EXPRESSION OF AGGRESSION IN THE ZEBRA FINCH

Blawn, Kiera
EXPLORING THE SEX DIFFERENCES OF OATP1A2 AND ITS IMPLICATIONS IN MIGRAINES

Calderon, Casey
MRP2 ALTERATIONS IN NASH/NAFLD LIVERS TREATED WITH SORAFENIB

Calderon, Kylie
CYCLODEXTRIN DECREASES IMMUNE CELL INFILTRATION IN CHRONIC STROKE INFARCTS IN A MOUSE MODEL OF STROKE

Carl, Adam
RETURNING STUDY MEASUREMENTS TO PARTICIPANTS OF THE HOPI ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH PROJECT

Cho, Tiffany
PERIPHERAL CHOLECYSTOKININ-MEDIATED CENTRAL NEURAL CIRCUITS IMPLICATED IN FEEDING SUPPRESSION

Ciccone, Haley
CHRONIC ADMINISTRATION OF MORPHINE LEADS TO INCREASED BONE LOSS AND PROLONGED NEUROPATHIC PAIN IN A MURINE METASTATIC BREAST CANCER MODEL

Coleman, Dez
MECHANISTIC ROLE OF ADENOSINE3-RECEPTOR IN HIV-INDUCED PERIPHERAL NEUROPATHY

Condarcure, Angelina
OPTIMIZATION OF FIBER OPTIC ALIGNED CAPILLARY ZONE ELECTROPHORESIS WITH LASER INDUCED FLUORESCENCE

Cuevas, Emilie
AN INHIBITORY TAIL: LYP IS AUTOINHIBITED BY ITS INTRINSICALLY DISORDERED DOMAIN.

Culpepper, Elizabeth
EFFECTS OF STAPLED PEPTIDE THERAPY ON EGFR SIGNAL TRANSDUCTION PATHWAY

Dasen, Jordan
NEURON COUNT IN ANT BRAINS

David, Brandon
THE ROLE OF POLYMERASE V IN RNA-DIRECTED DNA METHYLATION DURING BRASSICACEAE SEED DEVELOPMENT

Davidson, Samantha
MEASURING DED1 INTERACTIONS USING A SPLIT-LUCIFERASE ASSAY

Delacruz, Lillian
THE EFFECTS OF AMPK ACTIVATION IN ANOPHELES STEPHENSI MOSQUITOES

Eby, Allison
INVESTIGATING MOTOR LEARNING IN A LRRK2 MOUSE MODEL OF PARKINSON’S DISEASE

Eck, Randall
DYNAMIC EXPRESSION OF RNA STRESS GRANULE COMPONENTS IN BEHAVIORALLY CHARACTERIZED YOUNG, MIDDLE AGED AND OLD RATS

FINK, JORDAN
THE SALT-ASSISTED CHEMICAL VAPOR DEPOSITION OF TRANSITION METAL DICHALCOGENIDES ON SI/SIO2

Flores, Ashley
ROLE OF SEX HORMONES IN MODULATING WEIGHT GAIN DUE TO SLEEP DISRUPTION

Fried, Steven
G-PROTEIN-COUPLED RECEPTOR ACTIVATION IS COUPLED TO INTERNAL HYDRATION

Fye, Margret
MUTATIONS OF CX37 THAT INDUCE CELL DEATH REQUIRE THE FULL LENGTH PROTEIN, A TRUNCATED 13K ISOFORM IS INSUFFICIENT

Galloway, Emily
INVESTIGATING HORMONAL REGULATION OF MOLECULAR PATHWAYS IN MIGRAINE THROUGH NETWORK ANALYSIS

Gardner, Rebeca
DISTINGUISHING BETWEEN MICROGLIA AND SYSTEMIC MACROPHAGES IN POST-STROKE BRAIN INJURY.

Gee, Michael
AMYLOID-BETA (Aβ) DIFFERENTIALLY MODULATES α7* NACHRS EXPRESSED IN VITRO

Giunta, Marissa
EXPLORATORY BEHAVIORAL EFFECTS OF INHIBITING CRMP2 SUMOYLATION IN TRANSGENIC MICE

Gonzales, Alana
PAPER-BASED VERTICAL ASSAY FOR DETECTION OF METASTATIC BREAST CIRCULATING TUMOR CELLS

Grabiec, Cheyenne
CONDUCTING RESEARCH IN COLLABORATION WITH TRIBAL COMMUNITIES: A RESEARCH FRAMEWORK

Hancock, Sarah
LORELEI AND ITS MOST CLOSELY RELATED PARALOG, LLG1, HAVE SHARED FUNCTION BUT DIFFERENT EXPRESSION PATTERNS

Harrell, Emma
RNA-BINDING PROTEIN FUSED IN SARCOMA (FUS) ROLE IN RNAP2 AND T7 TRANSCRIPTION IN THE PRESENCE OF MOLECULAR CROWDING AGENTS

Hodges, Destiny
ANALYSIS OF CRISPR-CAS9-GENERATED MUTANTS OF MRP-1 TRANSCRIPTION FACTOR GENE IN MAIZE

Howard, Gregory
SUBCELLULAR LOCALIZATION OF LORELEI IN PLANT CELLS VIA GPI-ANCHORING

Howard, Victoria
MICROBIAL SYMBIONTS OF AN INVASIVE GRASS DIFFER IN URBAN AND EX-URBAN ENVIRONMENTS

Ingabire, Nadia
A BACTERIAL SURFACE PROTEIN PROTECTS RICKETTSIA FROM MULTIPLE HOST POLYUBIQUITYLATION MECHANISMS

Jackson, Jayme
DETECTING HUMAN PAPILLOMAVIRUS RECOMBINATION IN VIVO

Jezulin, Derek
DOES CONFLICT DRIVE DIVERSITY: THE EFFECT OF IMMUNE STRESS IN QUEEN BEES ON WORKER BODY SIZE VARIATION.

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

Kim, Caleb
PHOSPHATIDYLETHANOLAMINE-BINDING PROTEIN REDUCES OPIOID INDUCED ?ARRESTIN2 RECRUITMENT TO THE MU OPIOID RECEPTOR

Kirwan, Konner
NRF2 OVEREXPRESSION MITIGATES THE AGE-RELATED DECLINE OF NEURAL STEM CELLS DURING A CRITICAL PERIOD

Koons, Emily
EVALUATION OF A HUMANIZED SINGLE CHAIN VARIABLE FRAGMENT (SCFV) SPECIFIC TO PROSTATE STEM CELL ANTIGEN (PSCA)

Lacey, James
EXPLORING EEG BIOINDICATORS OF MDD

Lagas, Maxwell
A-SYNUCLEIN EXPRESSION IN YEAST AND APPARENT EFFECTS ON ENDOCYTOSIS

Lara, Heber
THE ROLE OF NITRIC OXIDE IN CELL QUIESCENCE

Lee, Joo Ryung
SCALE-UP OF PREVIOUS PROTOCOL FOR SYNTHESIS OF POLYSTYRENE NANOPARTICLES FOR ANALYTE TO PROTEIN INTERACTION QUANTIFICATION

Little, Alyssa
DEVELOPING RECRUITMENT METHODOLOGY FOR H.PYLORI PILOT STUDY ON NAVAJO NATION

Macklin-Isquierdo, Samantha
ATP7A’S ROLE IN COPPER HOMEOSTASIS WITHIN THE FRAMEWORK OF AMYOTROPHIC LATERAL SCLEROSIS

Madias, Marianne
A CLOSED-LOOP SYSTEM FOR JUXTACELLULAR PIPETTE CONTROL

Mamaril, Erin
INVESTIGATING CONTROL OF NUCLEUS ACCUMBENS DOPAMINE RELEASE BY VENTRAL TEGMENTAL AREA NEURONS AND THE ROSTROMEDIAL TEGMENTAL NUCLEUS

Mapp, Jacob
DEVELOPING MORE COST-EFFECTIVE AND MOBILE CAPILLARY ELECTROPHORESIS INSTRUMENTATION THROUGH 3D PRINTING

Morrison, Alexis
SPEECH DEFICITS IN APHASIC STROKE PATIENTS

Nguyen, Paul
THE MU-DELTA OPIOID RECEPTOR HETERODIMER MAY EVOKE SIMILAR SIGNALING WITHIN THE STRIATUM, PERIAQUEDUCTAL GRAY, AND BRAINSTEM

Noun, Jibriel
MODELLING SIMPLIFIED NATURAL LIPID MEMBRANES IN NANODISCS

Ordine, Juliana
APPLICATION OF CHEMICAL AND BIOLOGICAL TECHNIQUES TO CHARACTERIZE THE ORGANIC MATTER WITHIN ENVIRONMENTAL BUFFERS RECEIVING WASTEWATER EFFLUENT

Paat, Victor
COLONY CONTEST IN THE ANT TEMNOTHORAX RUGATULUS

Paterson, Chloe
FACTORS CONTRIBUTING TO EXPLORATION IN FORAGING BUMBLEBEES

Pena, Nicolai
TSC2 DEFICIENCY IN OXYTOCIN RECEPTOR NEURONS CAUSES STEREOTYPY AND SEXUALLY DIMORPHIC SOCIAL BEHAVIOR IMPAIRMENT

Pham, Nancy
HARNESSING THE PAIN RELIEVING PROPERTIES OF NARINGENIN, A CITRUS FLAVONOID

Plecki, Caroline
EVALUATING THE RHIZOSPHERE MICROBIOME ASSOCIATED WITH ALLELOPATHY OF AN ICONIC DESERT SHRUB

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

Rheinschmidt, Shelby
MODELING EXERCISED INDUCED STRESS WITH ACM ENGINEERED HEART TISSUES

Sadler, Rachel
INDIVIDUAL DIFFERENCES IN VISUAL LEARNING AND BRAIN METABOLIC ACTIVITY IN ANTS

Sanchez, Andres
DRUG RESISTANCE MECHANISM MEDIATED BY FUNGAL STEROL TRANSPORT PROTEIN TIR3

Sandoval, Estevan
EFFECTS OF ARSENIC ON MOUSE TRACHEAL EPITHELIUM TIGHT JUNCTION INTEGRITY

Scandura, Matthew
TDP-43 MEDIATED TRANSLATION INHIBITION IN A DROSOPHILA MODEL OF AMYOTROPHIC LATERAL SCLEROSIS

Schmidt, Johnny
LARGE-SCALE LIFESPAN ANALYSIS OF CAENORHABDITIS ELEGANS IDENTIFIES NOVEL AGING GENES

Schoelen, Siena
SELF-REFERENTIAL PROCESSING IN DOWN SYNDROME

Schreiber, Yannick
CAFFEINE-EMBEDDED TRIAZABUTADIENE AS AN ADENOSINE A2A RECEPTOR INHIBITOR AND PROBE

Serrano, Karen
BIOGEOCHEMICAL FACTORS AFFECTING PHOSPHORUS AVAILABILITY DURING REVEGETATION OF MINE WASTE ROCK SLOPES

Servin, Frank
ASSESSMENT OF PULMONARY ARTERIAL STRUCTURE AND ITS ASSOCIATION WITH RIGHT VENTRICULAR FUNCTION IN PULMONARY ARTERIAL HYPERTENSION

Sillik, Sara
COMPLEX CONTROL OF EXOSOME RELEASE IN OCULAR TISSUES

Sin, Kristina
GENERATION OF REPORTER HUMAN INDUCED PLURIPOTENT STEM CELL LINE USING CRISPR/CAS9 FOR ATRIAL CARDIOMYOCYTE IDENTIFICATION AND EFFICIENT DIFFERENTIATION

Smidt, Saskia
VEGF-B OVEREXPRESSION IN PINK1 GENE KNOCK OUT RATS: IS IT NEUROPROTECTIVE OR NEURORESTORATIVE?

Smith, Angela
MECHANISMS OF OPIOID-INDUCED TLR4 SIGNALING

Somers, Julian
GENETIC AND PHENOTYPIC CHARACTERIZATION OF AN ARABIDOPSIS LONG NON-CODING RNA

Souder, Madeline
LOST IN SPACE: THE ROLE OF OBJECTS DURING COMPLEX RODENT SPATIAL NAVIGATION

Spence, Erica
DIRECT HYDROGEN PEROXIDE BREAKDOWN BY 3-HYDROXYANTHRANILLIC ACID AS AN OXIDATIVE STRESS RESISTANCE MECHANISM FOR INCREASED LONGEVITY IN C. ELEGANS

Srinivasan, Sneha
CRISPR MEDIATED TAGGING OF ENDOGENOUS CELL FATE MARKERS

Stearns, Jack
“THE VITAL ROLE OF RNA DEPENDENT RNA POLYMERASE (RDR2) IN THE RNA DEPENDENT DNA METHYLATION PATHWAY DURING SEED DEVELOPMENT”

Stine, Carolyn
HEAT SHOCK PROTEIN 90, ASSISTED BY THE CO-CHAPERONE CDC37 BUT NOT P23, PROMOTES MORPHINE ANTI-NOCICEPTION IN THE BRAIN THROUGH ERK AND JNK MODULATION IN A MURINE CHEMOTHERAPY INDUCED PERIPHERAL NEUROPATHY MODEL.

Syal, Arjun
STUDYING NRF2- ALPHA SYNUCLEIN INTERACTIONS IN THE CONTEXT OF PARKINSON’S DISEASE

Tolton, Ashley
DETERMINING HOW SP-A1 AND SP-A2 MEDIATE THE IMMUNE RESPONSE IN ALLERGIC MOUSE MODELS.

Turner, Emily
EFFECT OF KYNURENINE PATHWAY METABOLITES ON LIFESPAN IN CAENORHABDITIS ELEGANS

Van Linden, Noelle
RESPONSE TO TREATMENT FOR NAMING DIFFICULTY IN INDIVIDUALS WITH APHASIA

Vann, Roxanne
FORMATIVE QUALITATIVE RESEARCH TO INFORM A COMMUNITY NAVIGATION PROGRAM THAT SUPPORTS CANCER SURVIVORSHIP

Warner, Amanda
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Williams, Brittany
INCREASING CRISPR-MEDIATED HOMOLOGOUS DNA REPAIR EFFICIENCY

Wilson, Lauren
THE EFFECT OF PUF4 BINDING ON NSR1 MRNA STABILITY

Young, Juliana
IDENTIFYING TARGETS FOR NECROPTOSIS INHIBITION IN RIPK3-MLKL MEDIATED ACTIVATION.

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