2022 Student Research Conference:
35th Annual Student Research Conference

Program

Program-At-A-Glance

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SESSION v-3
Asynchronous Virtual -
Science & Mathematics

v-3 - 2

REBEKAH L. KIMPEL
Dr. Stephanie L. Maiden, Faculty Mentor

Investigation of the function of UNC-33 in embryonic development of Caenorhabditis elegans

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v-3 - 3

BROOKE L. DIEHL* and ALICIA A. KOOGLER
Dr. Daniela Ostrowski and Dr. Tim Ostrowski (A.T Still University), Faculty Mentors

Oxidative Stress in an Alzheimer’s Disease-Induced Rat Model

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v-3 - 12

KALLISTA M. STUBBLEFIELD
Dr. Joanna Hubbard, Faculty Mentor

Does Mercury Exposure in an Insectivorous Bird Affect Development of a Sexually Selected Trait?

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8:30-10:00 • MG 2001
SESSION 105
Oral Presentation- 105 -
Biochemistry & Molecular Biology I

Presiding: Dr. Cassidy Dobson

8:30

105 - 1  JONATHAN C. BRADFIELD
Dr. Bill Miller, Faculty Mentor

Computational Investigation of the Aducanumab Antibody in its Binding to Amyloid-β Species Associated with Alzheimer’s Disease

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9:15

105 - 4  LIZZIE CREMER
Dr. Bill Miller, Faculty Mentor

Computational Drug Design to Inhibit the Zika NS2B/NS3 Protease

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9:45

105 - 6  CHRISTINE W. CHEN
Dr. Bill Miller, Faculty Mentor

Computational Investigation of Stilbenoids as Aggregation Inhibitors of Amyloid β as it Relates to Alzheimer’s Disease

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8:30-10:00 • MG 1000
SESSION 106
Oral Presentation- 106 -
Biology

Presiding: Dr. Brett Berke

8:30

106 - 1  LEAH M. CHANEY
Dr. Cassidy Dobson, Faculty Mentor

Mutagenesis of Disulfide Bond Forming Enzyme

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8:45

106 - 2  MANIE BREMA
Dr. Stephanie L. Maiden, Faculty Mentor

The Role of MRP-5 Exporting Heme to the Hypodermis In Adult Caenorhabditis elegans 

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9:00

106 - 3  SYDNEY S. WIEBERG
Dr. Stephanie L. Maiden, Faculty Mentor

The Genetic Interaction of sma-1 in the Embryonic Epidermis of Caenorhabditis elegans

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9:15

106 - 4  TRE'ANDICE A. WILLIAMS
Dr. Stephanie L. Maiden, Faculty Mentor

The role of rpm-1 gene on Caenorhabditis elegans behavior when exposed to organophosphate pesticides 

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9:30

106 - 5  MAGGIE J. WHITE* and DAKOTA HALL
Dr. Stephanie L. Maiden, Faculty Mentor

Determining the Cause of the tbcd-1 (RNAi) Phenotype in Embryonic C. elegans Epidermal Tissue 

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10:15-11:45 • SUB GEO A
SESSION 202
Oral Presentation- 202 -
Environmental Studies

Presiding: Dr. Joey Hubbard

10:15

202 - 1  ANDREW S. MILES
Dr. Chad Montgomery and Dr. Heidi Cook, Faculty Mentors

A case study on feral cat populations and their impact on the city of Kirksville 

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10:45

202 - 3  ASHLEY V. STAAB*, LUKE C. STOCK, and KATHRYN ASHTON
Dr. Joanna Hubbard, Faculty Mentor

Effects of Vocal Mimicry of Cooper’s Hawk (Accipiter cooperii) Calls by Blue Jays (Cyanocitta cristata) on Competing Songbirds

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11:15

202 - 5  JOSHUA T. STEFFENS*, ANNE S. WELLS, ZACHARY A. BOEYINK, and ADRIEN M. SEABLOOM
Dr. Kelly Walter and Dr. Bob Johnson, Faculty Mentors

Pirates vs. Lions: Using Predatory Insects to Control Herbivorous Pests

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11:30

202 - 6  LUKE C. STOCK*, ASHLEY V. STAAB, and KATHRYN ASHTON
Dr. Joanna Hubbard, Faculty Mentor

Variance in Songbird Species' Responses to Mimicked Predator Calls

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10:15-11:45 • MG 2001
SESSION 205
Oral Presentation- 205 -
Biochemistry & Molecular Biology II

Presiding: Dr. Bill Miller III

11:00

205 - 4  ALISON REGINA
Dr. Cassidy Dobson, Faculty Mentor

Determination of the Ratio of Oxidized Cysteine to G-S

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12:00 - 1:00 pm • MG 2001 & Zoom
Plenary Address- Dr. Sonia Arteaga

Environmental influences on Child Health Outcomes (ECHO) Program

The plenary speaker will be joining via Zoom. Come to MG 2001 for a live showing or join via Zoom- https://truman-edu.zoom.us/j/98415632910


1:15-2:45 • MG 2001
SESSION 305
Oral Presentation- 305 -
Biochemistry & Molecular Biology III

Presiding: Dr. Cassidy Dobson

1:30

305 - 2  MARGO C. MOTES* and RACHEL A. STANFIELD
Dr. Tim Humphry, Faculty Mentor

Synthesis of 5-methyl-5-sulfato-4-hydroxy-furanone

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1:45

305 - 3  ADAM D. VASKE* and ELLA MOZIER
Dr. Brittany Hagenhoff , Faculty Mentor

Using Analytical Methods to Determine Polyphenol Effect on Aβ Aggregation

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2:15

305 - 5  RICHARD W. PARKS
Dr. Bill Miller, Faculty Mentor

Computational Chemistry Exploration of Inhibitors for APOBEC3B as a Potential Cancer Treatment

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1:15-2:45 • MG 1000
SESSION 306
Oral Presentation- 306 -
Health

Presiding: Dr. Rolena Stephenson

2:00

306 - 4  BASHAR ZAHEER*, MELODY ZAKARIAN, MCKAYLA BOGDA, MADISON SPRUNG, and ADDIE GODSY
Dr. Frederic Shaffer, Faculty Mentor

Rhythmic Skeletal Muscle Tension to Increase HRV: Are Wrist-and-Ankle Contraction Necessary?

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3:00-4:00 • SUB Activities Room
SESSION P-2
Poster -
Science & Mathematics

P-2 - 2

KATELYN E. HOPKINS
Dr. Drew Sieg, Faculty Mentor

Tracking Herbivory and Fungal Infection in Plantago spp. Using iNaturalist

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P-2 - 3

ALEJANDRA ANCHONDO SAKODA
Dr. Elisabeth A. Hooper, Faculty Mentor

Characterization of the Bacterial and Archaeal Community in the Rhizosphere of Peatland Vascular Plants as Temperature and Oxygen Changes

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P-2 - 4

KEIRA SPROGOE* and MICAH J. HENMAN
Dr. Laura Fielden, Faculty Mentor

Transitioning from Bricks and Mortar to Virtual - Insect Collections at Truman

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P-2 - 5

KATHRYN ASHTON*, ASHLEY V. STAAB, and LUKE C. STOCK
Dr. Joanna Hubbard, Faculty Mentor

Habituation of Songbirds to Vocal Mimicry of Cooper's Hawk calls by Blue Jays

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P-2 - 6

MEGHAN C. NOVOTNY* and AUDREY HEATHCOTE
Dr. Yohei Norimatsu (A.T. Still University ) and Dr. Stephen Hudman, Faculty Mentors

Expression of KCNJ5 with KCNJ3 and OPRM1 in Xenopus Oocytes

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P-2 - 7

ZACHARY W. WILLIARD
Dr. Joanna Hubbard, Faculty Mentor

Background Coloration Impacts Spectrometer Measurements of Bird Plumage

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P-2 - 8

THI A. TRAN
Dr. Brett A. Berke, Faculty Mentor

Investigating a role for the Numb adapter protein in neurotransmission at the Drosophila neuromuscular junction 

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P-2 - 9

JEREMIAH A. DOMON
Dr. Brett A. Berke, Faculty Mentor

A role for the Fem-1 gene of Drosophila melanogaster in synapse formation

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P-2 - 10

EVAN J. CLARK*, CAROL COOB, KARA SARGENT, and ELIZABETH K. COLLIER
Dr. Brett A. Berke, Faculty Mentor

Drosophila Cyp1 Regulates Larval Behavior and Toxin Sensitivity

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P-2 - 11

ISAAC J. VILCHIS
Dr. Joyce Patrick, Faculty Mentor

Motility of Soil Bacteria Bacillus subtilis In Vitro

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P-2 - 12

MORGAN D. PAYNE*, HUNTER J. MADISON, SARAH G. SIMONS, EZRA G. ORTBALS, and MAR AGELET
Dr. Brett A. Berke, Faculty Mentor

Understanding motoneuron cell death in ALS using the fruit fly Drosophila melanogaster

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P-2 - 13

CHARAN DYAVANAPALLI
Dr. Daniela Ostrowski and Dr. Tim Ostrowski (A.T Still University), Faculty Mentors

Comparison of vGLUT2 expression in Control and Alzheimer’s Disease-induced rats

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P-2 - 14

ALICIA A. KOOGLER
Dr. Daniela Ostrowski and Dr. Tim Ostrowski (A.T Still University), Faculty Mentors

Alteration of the glutamate signaling in the nucleus tractus solitarii of Alzheimer’s disease-induced rats

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P-2 - 15

BROOKE L. DIEHL
Dr. Daniela Ostrowski and Dr. Tim Ostrowski (A.T Still University), Faculty Mentors

Alterations of the Glutamate Signaling in the Hippocampus of Alzheimer’s Disease-Induced Rats

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P-2 - 16

CASSADI FORMAN
Dr. Daniela Ostrowski and Dr. Tim Ostrowski (A.T Still University), Faculty Mentors

Quantification of Beta-1-Adrenergic Receptors in Hearts of Alzheimer’s Induced Rats Using Western Blot Technique

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P-2 - 17

KEIRA SPROGOE
Dr. Daniela Ostrowski, Faculty Mentor

Reduction of Methanol-Containing Hazardous Waste Produced By the Western Blot Method

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P-2 - 18

ELIZABETH J. THOMPSON
Dr. Stephen Hudman and Dr. Yohei Norimatsu (A.T. Still University ), Faculty Mentors

Investigating the True Open Structure of the CFTR Protein Using Site-Directed PCR Mutagenesis

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P-2 - 19

PEYTON G. WILLIAMS* and AINSLEY P. LAMORE
Dr. Bill Miller, Faculty Mentor

Novel Inhibitors of HIV Viral Infectivity Factor using Computational Design and Analysis

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P-2 - 20

ANNA E. BURNS* and CHRISTINA M. JUROTICH
Dr. Yohei Norimatsu (ATSU Department of Physiology) and Dr. Stephen Hudman, Faculty Mentors

Analyzing the effects of the potassium channel KCNJ6 on the mu Opioid Receptor

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P-2 - 21

JAKE A. COLLINS
Dr. Bill Miller, Faculty Mentor

Characterization of Sphingomonas sp. KT-1 PahZ1 Interface Mutant Domain via Crystallization and QM/MM

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