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 - 6

SUTTON Q. PURINTON
Dr. Cassidy Dobson, Faculty Mentor

Determination of the Impact of Copper(II) chloride on DBF as a Molecular Chaperone for Gamma Crystallin D

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v-3 - 7

COLLIN J. HANSEN
Dr. Bill Miller, Faculty Mentor

Computational investigation of the PD1/PDL2 allosteric binding site

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v-3 - 8

CHANZ S. SILKEY
Dr. Bill Miller, Faculty Mentor

Computational Investigation of Potential Small Molecule Inhibitors of Zika Virus's NS2B-NS3 Protease

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v-3 - 9

GRANT M. FREITAS
Dr. Bill Miller, Faculty Mentor

Inhibiting SARS-CoV-2: A Computational Approach

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v-3 - 10

ELISE D. STUERTZ*, IRELAND G. BOYD, and MARIAN HANDAL
Dr. Brittany Hagenhoff , Faculty Mentor

Method Development of Iron Analysis Using Atomic Absorption Spectroscopy for Filtered Rain Water

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v-3 - 11

CORBIN A. ESTES
Dr. Cassidy Dobson, Faculty Mentor

Investigation into Higher Ratios of DBF Compared to Denatured Lysozyme to Determine the Chaperone Activity of DBF

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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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9:00

105 - 3  DOMINIC A. CAPUTA
Dr. Bill Miller, Faculty Mentor

Computational Drug Discovery of APOBEC3B Inhibitors as a Treatment for Epithelial Cancers

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

Presiding: Dr. Bill Miller III

10:15

205 - 1  CADE K. ROHLER
Dr. Cassidy Dobson, Faculty Mentor

Chaperoned Aggregation of Gamma D Crystallin Proteins

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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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11:15

205 - 5  GEORGIA R. HOLLINGSWORTH
Dr. Bill Miller, Faculty Mentor

Early Design of Aromatase Inhibitors as a Treatment for Endometriosis using Computational Methods

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10:15-11:45 • MG 1000
SESSION 206
Oral Presentation- 206 -
Chemistry

Presiding: Dr. Barbara Kramer

10:15

206 - 1  ANDREW M. EGAN
Dr. Tim Humphry, Faculty Mentor

Cubane: Synthetic Boxing

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10:30

206 - 2  TAYLOR R. BRADSHAW* and GRACE E. GIBSON
Dr. Tim Humphry, Faculty Mentor

Synthesis of the Sulfate Ester, Tertiary Isoprene Sulfate

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10:45

206 - 3  WENDY A. MORFELD
Dr. Barbara K. Kramer, Faculty Mentor

The Reality of Research: Diagnosing and Troubleshooting Malfunctioning Instrumentation

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11:00

206 - 4  BRUCE J. DOLENZ
Dr. Tim Humphry, Faculty Mentor

Synthesis and determination of Lactic Acid Sulfate via x-ray crystallography

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11:15

206 - 5  MEGAN G. PERKINS
Dr. Tim Humphry, Faculty Mentor

Synthesis of Cubane 

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11:30

206 - 6  KRISTINE M. MAXWELL
Dr. Barbara K. Kramer, Faculty Mentor

 Determination of additives and contaminants in drinking water in low-income and high-income communities in Missouri

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10:15-11:45 • MG 1098
SESSION 207
Oral Presentation- 207 -
Physics I

Presiding: Dr. Tim Wiser

11:00

207 - 4  DAPHNE J. ZAKARIAN*, EMMANUELLA E. GOE, and BIWANSH KHATRI
Dr. Rasanjali Jayathissa, Faculty Mentor

Towards Green Energy: Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells using Natural Dyes

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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

1:15

305 - 1  ALEXANDRA P. PLATT
Dr. Bill Miller, Faculty Mentor

Computational Investigation of Polyphenols as Inhibitors to the Aggregation of Amyloid β in Alzheimer’s Disease

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

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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P-2 - 22

THOMAS J. SCHODL
Dr. Cassidy Dobson, Faculty Mentor

Analysis of gamma-D Crystallin Aggregation in the Presence of Disulfide Bond-Forming Enzyme

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