2013 Student Research Conference:
26th Annual Student Research Conference

Program

Program-At-A-Glance

7:30 am • MG Cyber Cafe, OP Lobby, & VH Lobby
Continental Breakfast

8:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. • Atrium, South Wing of OP
Studio Art Display

8:30 am - 7:00 pm • University Art Gallery
Annual Juried Student Exhibit

8:00 - 9:15 • VH 1324
SESSION 108
Oral -
Interdisciplinary I

Presiding: Linda Twining

8:00

108 - 1  EMMA J. BROCKSCHMIDT
Mr. Pamela J. Ryan and Dr. Sarah Mohler, Faculty Mentors
Futuristic and Dystopian Literature and Society's Perception of Human Genetics

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8:00 - 9:15 • MG 2001
SESSION 109
Oral -
Biology I

Presiding: George Shinn

8:00

109 - 1  ANDREW K. GIBSON* and BRYCE E. FRAZIER
Dr. Timothy D. Walston and Dr. Scott Thatcher, Faculty Mentors
A Glazier-Graner-Hogeweg Approach to Model the Embryo of Caenorhabditis elegans

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8:15

109 - 2  VICTORIA F. HALFMANN
Dr. Stephanie Fore, Faculty Mentor
A Survey of Shrubs in Riparian and Upland Plots in the Great Basin Ecoregion in Northwest Nevada

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8:30

109 - 3  THOMAS P. MCDONALD
Dr. Dongsheng Duan (University of Missouri) and Dr. George L. Shinn, Faculty Mentors
Examination of Revertant Muscle Fiber Number Variance in Dystrophin-Null Mice of Various Mutations and Genetic Backgrounds

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8:45

109 - 4  LUCAS HAUSER
Dr. Stephanie Fore, Faculty Mentor
Insect Communities in a Grazed Sagebrush Steppe Environment

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9:00

109 - 5  REID A. MCLEAN
Dr. Laura J. Fielden, Faculty Mentor
Study of Segregation Distortion in Fruit Flies

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

9:30 - 10:45 • MG 2001
SESSION 204
Oral -
Mathematical Biology I

Presiding: Chad Montgomery

9:30

204 - 1  HAILEY E. CAHILL* and ELI T. JACKSON
Dr. Stephanie Fore and Dr. Hyun-Joo Kim, Faculty Mentors
Modeling the Influence of Abiotic Factors on Larval Dermacentor variabilis Burden on Peromyscus leucopus.

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10:00

204 - 3  ANNA C. SUMNER* and MICHELLE O. OKPEWHO
Dr. Laura J. Fielden and Dr. David Garth, Faculty Mentors
Underwater Survival in Ticks

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9:30 - 10:45 • MG 1096
SESSION 206
Oral -
Physics I

Presiding: Taner Edis

10:15

206 - 4  JUSTIN J. BARABOO
Dr. Peter Rolnick (Retired), Faculty Mentor
Maternal effect and Population Dynamics for Paramecium Aurelia

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11:00 am - 12:15 pm • VH 1000
Plenary Session: All Disciplines

Collaboration in a Distributed Cognitive Ecosystem; Cross-Disciplinary Lessons from Arts and Science

Bruno Louchouarn, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Music and Cognitive Science Occidental College, Los Angeles, CA


1:00 - 2:15 • MG 2001
SESSION 310
Oral -
Biology II

Presiding: Elisabeth Hooper

1:00

310 - 1  JARED D. JAMES
Dr. Dorota Skowyra (Saint Louis University Department of Biochemistry) and Dr. Cynthia Cooper, Faculty Mentors
Purification of proteasomal substrates from mouse (Mus musculus) tissue using proteasomal polyubiquitin-binding domains

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1:15

310 - 2  CHARLES R. HEINZMANN
Dr. Elisabeth Hooper and Dr. Jose Herrera, Faculty Mentors
The Composition of Microfungal Communities Inhabiting the Flowers of Meads Milkweed (Asclepias meadii), an Endangered Prairie Inhabitant

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1:30

310 - 3  JILLIAN T. BURKE* and DEBORAH BODOECKER
Dr. Mark Campbell and Dr. Jon Beck, Faculty Mentors
Creating Databases and Phylogenetic Tree Browsers to Assist in Marker-Assisted Gene Selection Studies

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1:45

310 - 4  SEAN A. SERROQUE
Dr. Elisabeth Hooper, Faculty Mentor
A Preliminary Molecular Analysis of the Genus Aureolaria (Orobanchaceae) Based on Two Chloroplast Gene Loci

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2:00

310 - 5  KATHRYN HOGAN
Dr. Patrick Lecaque, Faculty Mentor
French for the Medical Professional

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2:15 - 2:30 pm • MG Cyber Cafe, OP Lobby, & VH Lobby
Break

2:30 - 3:30 • MG 2001
SESSION 403
Oral -
Mathematical Biology II

Presiding: Stephanie Fore

2:30

403 - 1  GRANT LIBRA* and JENNIFER FLYNN
Prof. Zhong Ma and Dr. Todd Hammond, Faculty Mentors
Modeling the Effect of Elevated CO2 on Phosphorus Uptake in Common Bean (Phaseolus Vulgaris)

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2:45

403 - 2  CHRISTOPHER R. BECKER* and CLAY MAROLT
Dr. Chad E. Montgomery and Dr. Phil Ryan, Faculty Mentors
Estimating Body Fat of Lizards Using Field Measurements

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3:00

403 - 3  PRIYA F. MAILLACHERUVU*, KYLE S. SMITH, and ANDREW K. GIBSON
Dr. Hyun-Joo Kim and Dr. Stephanie Fore, Faculty Mentors
Modeling the Activity of Adult A. americanum in Northeast Missouri

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2:30 - 3:30 • MG 1096
Recommendations, Applications, and Grad School Life: A Panel on Graduate Education

2:30 - 3:30 • MG 1098
IRB -- Get it Right the First Time

3:30 - 4:30 • GEO
SESSION P-2
Poster -
Biology

P-2 - 1

LISA J. CLARK
Dr. Cynthia Cooper, Faculty Mentor
Thrombin mutant G216A provides insight into mechanism of E-E* structure transition

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P-2 - 2

BRIDGET C. WALLER* and KASSI L. CROCKER
Dr. Timothy D. Walston, Faculty Mentor
Impact of alcohol on embryonic development in Caenorhabditis elegans

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P-2 - 3

DEEPAK BOKATI*♦ and RAVIN POUDEL
Dr. Jose Herrera, Faculty Mentor
Domestication of Cereal Grains: Effects on Root-Associated Fungal Communities

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P-2 - 4

AARON M. KUSMEC* and ARIN D. KETTLE
Dr. Kristen H. Taylor (University of Missouri), Dr. Charlotte L. Phillips (University of Missouri), and Dr. Brent Buckner, Faculty Mentors
Methylation Status of Type I Collagen Gene Promoters in Four Month Old Myostatin Deficient Male and Female Offspring

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P-2 - 5

LAUREN A. CHOATE
Dr. Brent Buckner, Faculty Mentor
Structure and transcription of maize genes that exhibit B73/Mo17 presence-absence variation

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P-2 - 6

KYLER L. CARLSON*, EMILY R. ROSS, and ZENITH TANDUKAR
Dr. Diane Janick-Buckner, Faculty Mentor
Characterization of a New Developmental Mutant of Maize: rld*5409

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P-2 - 7

KEVIN A. BODKER*, KEVIN A. KAIFER, and BETH A. OSIA
Dr. Diane Janick-Buckner, Faculty Mentor
Histological and Molecular Characterization of Maize Mutant rgd-766

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P-2 - 8

ERIC M. VOLSTROMER* and SHERI HE
Dr. Hyun-Joo Kim and Dr. Stephanie Fore, Faculty Mentors
Modeling environmental factors that describe the number of active off-host larval Amblyomma americanum

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P-2 - 9

BASIA M. DANN
Dr. Stephanie Fore, Faculty Mentor
Shrub Steppe Amphibians in Overgrazed Riparian Areas in Northwest Nevada

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P-2 - 10

DANIEL L. CREAGOR
Dr. George L. Shinn, Faculty Mentor
Use of Scanning Electron Microscopy to Study Dark Septate Endophytic Fungi in Wheat (Triticum aestivum) Roots

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P-2 - 11

KYLEEN E. ELWICK
Dr. Ashley N. Lough, Faculty Mentor
Composition of nuclear mitochondrial DNA insertions on the short arm of chromosome 1 in B73

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P-2 - 12

LAUREN CANHAM♦
Dr. Jason Luscier, Faculty Mentor
Rusty Blackbird Migratory Habitat Dynamics in Northeastern Missouri

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P-2 - 13

KAITLIN E. ALLEN
Dr. Chad E. Montgomery, Faculty Mentor
Factors Influencing Habitat Selection in Sphaerodactylus macrolepis

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3:30 - 4:30 • GEO
SESSION P-5
Poster -
Exercise Science

P-5 - 1

MEGAN L. HOWARD
Dr. Brian Snyder and Dr. Rachel L. Ruhlen (ATSU), Faculty Mentors
Effects of Different Kinds and Durations of Exercise on Estrogen and Progesterone Levels

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3:30 - 4:30 • GEO
SESSION P-8
Poster -
Mathematical Biology

P-8 - 1

SHERI HE* and ERIC M. VOLSTROMER
Dr. Stephanie Fore and Dr. Hyun-Joo Kim, Faculty Mentors
Environmental Influences on Questing of Amblyomma americanum

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3:30 - 4:30 • GEO
SESSION P-9
Poster -
Chemistry

P-9 - 4

MEGGIE T. HOFFMAN* and WESLEY T. HODGES
Dr. Maria Nagan, Faculty Mentor
Molecular Simulations of Viral Leukemia Protein-RNA Interactions

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3:30 - 4:30 pm • Student Union - Georgian Room
Reception


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