2010 Student Research Conference:
23rd Annual Student Research Conference

Program

Program-At-A-Glance

7:30 am - 2:30 pm • Student Union Main Hallway
Registration

8:00-9:15 • MG 2001
SESSION 8
Oral Paper -
Biology I

Presiding: Cynthia Cooper

8:00

8 - 1  DIANA S. ACEVEDO
Dr. Cynthia Cooper and Dr. Michael Lockhart, Faculty Mentors
Applying molecular methods to identify human and ruminant fecal contamination sources in Forest Lake, Kirksville, MO

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8:15

8 - 2  JENNIFER W. CHEN* and BETSEY C. YORK
Dr. Stephanie Fore, Faculty Mentor
Yearly Hotspot Variation in Amblyomma americanum

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8:30

8 - 3  AUSTIN B. RUPP* and ENATO ESANGBEDO
Dr. Stephanie Fore, Faculty Mentor
Seasonal Patterns in Abundance for the Three Life Stages of the American Dog Tick (Dermacenter variabilis) and the Lone Star Tick (Amblyomma americanum)

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8:45

8 - 4  LISA L. NADEAU* and JENNIFER G. BEVELL
Dr. Stephanie Fore and Dr. Hyun-Joo Kim, Faculty Mentors
The Role of Environmental Factors in Tick Burden on Peromyscus leucopus

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9:00

8 - 5  TESHOME M. ASSEFA*, CHASE A. GRAY, and KEVIN MCGARRAH
Dr. Cynthia Cooper, Faculty Mentor
E. coli Levels in Local Streams

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9:15 - 9:30 am • MG Cyber Cafe, OP Lobby, & VH Lobby
Break

9:30-10:45 • MG 2001
SESSION 19
Oral Paper -
Agricultural Science

Presiding: Michael Seipel

9:45

19 - 2  MARTHA E. CRUSE
Dr. Thomas E. Marshall, Faculty Mentor
Lowering Cold Flow in Biodiesel

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10:00

19 - 3  AMANDA M. ZERKEL
Dr. Thomas E. Marshall, Faculty Mentor
Effects of Resistant Starch from High Amylose Corn on Swine Growth, Feed Effciency, and Fecal and Blood Volatile Fatty Acid and Aromatic Concentrations

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9:30-10:45 • VH 1000
SESSION 25
Oral Paper -
Health Science

Presiding: Roberta Donahue

9:30

25 - 1  PATRICK I. CASEY
Dr. Lin Twining and Dr. Mark J. Manary (Washington University School of Medicine), Faculty Mentors
Reduced phytate diets do not enhance Zn status in Malawian children

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11:00 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. • VH 1000
Plenary Session: All Disciplines

Two Keys, One Photograph, and What Wasn't There: The Unlikely Origins of Three Books

Denise Von Glahn, Professor of Musicology and Director of the Center for Music of the Americas at The Florida State University, College of Music


1:15-2:45 • MG 1098
SESSION 34
Oral Paper -
Chemistry I

Presiding: Russell Baughman

1:30

34 - 2  SHANE M. BERNARD
Dr. Maria Nagan, Faculty Mentor
Computational Studies of Biomolecular Recognition in Viral Leukemia

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1:15-2:30 • MG 2001
SESSION 47
Oral Paper -
Biology II

Presiding: Corey Johnson

1:15

47 - 1  CHELLE KING PORTER♦
Dr. Timothy D. Walston, Dr. Jon Beck, and Dr. Brent Buckner, Faculty Mentors
Establishing Caenorhabditis elegans as a model for neural tube defects

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1:30

47 - 2  TAD A. DALLAS♦
Dr. Stephanie Fore, Dr. Laura J. Fielden, and Dr. Hyun-Joo Kim, Faculty Mentors
What's That Smell?: Chemoattraction in the American Dog Tick

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1:45

47 - 3  PETER J. MUELLEMAN♦
Dr. Chad E. Montgomery, Faculty Mentor
Trailing of Maternal Chemical Cues by Neonate Timber Rattlesnakes, Crotalus horridus

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2:00

47 - 4  AMANDA H. DEBROT
Dr. Chad E. Montgomery, Faculty Mentor
Digestive Efficiency of a Generalist Predator, Pantherophis obsoletus, on Mice, Eggs, and Chicks

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2:15

47 - 5  ANTHONY J. WILMES* and LAURA K. GAREY
Dr. Chad E. Montgomery, Faculty Mentor
Geographic Distribution of the Parthenogenic Checkered Whiptail Lizard, Aspidoscelis tesselata, in Southeast Colorado

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2:30 - 2:45 pm • MG Cyber Cafe & VH Lobby
Break

2:45-4:00 • MG 1098
SESSION 52
Oral Paper -
Chemistry II

Presiding: Eric Patterson

2:45

52 - 1  JAMES E. BROWN
Dr. David McCurdy and Dr. Brian D. Lamp, Faculty Mentors
Atomic Absorption Determination of Mercury in Local Freshwater Fish Using a Home-Built Cold Vapor Generator

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2:45-4:00 • MG 1000
SESSION 55
Oral Paper -
Sociology & Anthropology

Presiding: Julie Flowerday

3:30

55 - 4  SARAH C. FOLTZ
Dr. Bonnie Mitchell, Faculty Mentor
Diabetes in Native American Groups

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2:45-4:00 • MG 2001
SESSION 58
Oral Paper -
Biology III

Presiding: Jose Herrera

2:45

58 - 1  ROBERT J. WELTER
Dr. Peter Goldman, Faculty Mentor
Piping Plover Conservation on Sandy Neck Beach, Cape Cod, Massachusetts

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3:00

58 - 2  KATHERINE A. NEBEL* and RAVIN POUDEL
Dr. Jose Herrera, Faculty Mentor
Variation in Precipitation Patterns and the Affect on Root-Associated Fungal Communities Inhabiting Sporobolus cryptandrus

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3:15

58 - 3  JOE C. SCHAEPERKOETTER
Dr. Peter Rolnick (Retired), Faculty Mentor
A Case for the Maternal Effect

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3:30

58 - 4  HALEIGH J. WHITE
Dr. Jose Herrera, Faculty Mentor
Comparison of mycorrhizal fungal communities in Achnatherum hymenoides and Bouteloua gracilis in the Chihuahuan desert

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3:45

58 - 5  AUDREY C. ZIMBELMAN
Dr. Myron L. Toews (University of Nebraska - Medical Center) and Dr. Susan Guffey, Faculty Mentors
Hog Manure Extract and Porcine Pancreatic Elastase Modulate Airway Epithelial Cell EGF Receptors, Calcium Signaling, and Cytokine Release

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4:15-5:15 • SUB-GEO
SESSION P-5
Poster -
Health Science

P-5 - 14

PATRICK I. CASEY* and MICHELLE L. RIEFE
Dr. Lin Twining, Faculty Mentor
Breastfeeding educational pamphlet

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4:15-5:15 • SUB-GEO
SESSION P-6
Poster -
Agricultural Science/Biology

P-6 - 3

STACY A. MARSHALL
Dr. Mark Campbell, Faculty Mentor
Marker Assisted Selection for the Development of Amylomaize VII Germplasm

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P-6 - 4

SAMAH HASSAN A. HASSAN* and SUZANNE N. PITTS
Dr. Mark Campbell, Faculty Mentor
Effective Extraction of High Amylose Starch through the Use of a Novel Method of Dimethyl Sulfoxide (DMSO) Leachate

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P-6 - 5

SCOTT J. HUESGEN*, CHRISTINE GRAVES, HAZAR KHIDIR, JESSICA KLINE, CHRISTOPHER J. TRACY, and ADAM J. WINKELER
Dr. Diane Janick-Buckner, Dr. Brent Buckner, and Dr. Jon Beck, Faculty Mentors
Annotation and Analysis of Global Gene Expression Studies: A Maize Shoot Apical Meristem Expression Database

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4:15-5:15 • SUB-GEO
SESSION P-7
Poster -
Mathematical Biology

P-7 - 1

CORINNA A. WARNARS
Dr. Jason E. Miller, Faculty Mentor
Mathematical Shape Description of Alueritopteris

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P-7 - 2

KELSY M. PARKER*, MOLLY GIBSON, and MICHAEL D. MILLER
Dr. Jon Beck and Dr. Diane Janick-Buckner, Faculty Mentors
Design and Development of a Second Generation Gene Annotation System

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4:15-5:15 • SUB-GEO
SESSION P-8
Poster -
Biology

P-8 - 1

ANNA E. HOFFMAN
Dr. George L. Shinn, Faculty Mentor
A Dichotomous Key for Identifying the Crayfishes of Northern Missouri

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P-8 - 2

TERIN E. BUDINE
Dr. Timothy D. Walston, Faculty Mentor
Caenorhabditis elegans as a model host of Staphylococcus aureus virulence

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P-8 - 3

RAVIN POUDEL
Dr. Jose Herrera, Faculty Mentor
Characterization of Coprophilous Fungi Using Molecular Methods

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P-8 - 4

JACOB E. SCHRUM
Dr. Jon Goguen (University of Massachusetts Medical School) and Dr. Cynthia Cooper, Faculty Mentors
Comparison of Methods for Genetic Manipulation in Yersinia pestis: Deletion of the y0237 Gene

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P-8 - 5

LAUREN E. DEADY
Dr. James Cox (A.T. Still University) and Dr. Timothy D. Walston, Faculty Mentors
Mechanism of Uptake of Cystatin C by B16F10 Melanoma Cells

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P-8 - 6

SARAH D. MEYER
Dr. Michael Lockhart and Dr. Cynthia Cooper, Faculty Mentors
Identifying Sources of Fecal Contamination in Hazel Creek and Forest Lake Using Bacteroides Host Specific Primers

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P-8 - 7

CHRISTINA THEBEAU
Dr. Stephanie Fore, Faculty Mentor
Does Distance Traveled by Peromyscus leucopus (White-Footed Mouse) Influence Tick Load?

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P-8 - 8

MELISSA J. WRIGHT
Dr. Chad E. Montgomery, Faculty Mentor
Morphological clinal variation in Boa constrictor

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P-8 - 9

TAMMY J. GREEVERS* and KRISTINA A. SIT
Dr. George L. Shinn, Faculty Mentor
Use of Transmission Electron Microscopy to Study the Minute Male Parts of a Freshwater Pond Snail (Physa gyrina)

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P-8 - 10

CHRISTOPHER J. TRACY* and HAZAR H. KHIDIR
Dr. Diane Janick-Buckner and Dr. Brent Buckner, Faculty Mentors
Characterization of a Maize Knox-like Mutant

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P-8 - 11

MEGAN K. LUTZ* and HALEY B. EISENBERG
Dr. Chad E. Montgomery, Faculty Mentor
Metabolic Rate in Tropical Scorpions

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P-8 - 12

KATHERINE M. KUHN*, ELIZABETH COTTEY, ANDREA COTTEY, CASEY STEFANSKI, HEATHER CURTIS, KAY BRUEMMER, JENNA SESTI, and CORINNA A. WARNARS
Dr. Emily Smith and Dr. C. George Carlson (AT Still University), Faculty Mentors
The Effect of In Vivo and In Vitro Administration of Gossypol on p65 Expression in Dystrophic Muscle

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P-8 - 13

ADAM J. WINKELER*, CHRISTOPHER J. TRACY, and DUSTIN R. MAYFIELD
Dr. Diane Janick-Buckner and Dr. Brent Buckner, Faculty Mentors
Expression of Chromatin Assembly Factor-1 Subunits in Maize

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4:15-5:15 • SUB-GEO
SESSION P-9
Poster -
Chemistry

P-9 - 4

MICHAEL JONES
Dr. Maria Nagan, Faculty Mentor
Computational Studies of P22 N Peptide-boxB Complex

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4:45 - 5:45 pm • Student Union - Georgian Room
Reception


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