2017 Student Research Conference:
30th Annual Student Research Conference

Program

Program-At-A-Glance

7:30 a.m. • MG Cyber Cafe & VH Lobby
Continental Breakfast

8:30 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. • University Art Gallery
Juried Student Art Exhibition

8:00-9:15 • MG 1096
SESSION 103
Oral Paper -
Biology I/Chemistry I

Presiding: Dr. Bill Miller

8:00

103 - 1  GENE R. CLINE
Dr. Bill R. Miller, Faculty Mentor

Investigation of Product Dissociation Mechanism for DNA Polymerase I of B. stearothermophilus

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8:15

103 - 2  ANDREW V. YEAGER
Dr. Bill R. Miller, Faculty Mentor
Investigation of Mismatch Base Pairing in DNA Polymerase I

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8:30

103 - 3  EMILY M. LEDDIN
Dr. Bill R. Miller, Faculty Mentor
Computational Analysis of the Dynamics and Inhibition of APOBEC3B

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8:45

103 - 4  PETER K. WINDSOR
Dr. Bill R. Miller, Faculty Mentor

Computational Drug Discovery for Zika Virus NS2B-NS3 Protease

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9:00

103 - 5  MEGAN E. KILIAN
Dr. Bill R. Miller, Faculty Mentor

Computational Analysis of NS2B-NS3 Zika Protease Inhibition

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9:15 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. • MG Cyber Cafe & VH Lobby
Break

9:30-10:45 • MG 1096
SESSION 203
Oral Paper -
Chemistry II

Presiding: Dr. Bill Miller

9:30

203 - 1  JOHN D. BICKEL* and BRANDEN W. LAWSON
Dr. Bill R. Miller, Faculty Mentor

Understanding the Interactions of the Ribosome with the Anti-Cancer Drug Cisplatin 

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9:45

203 - 2  SILAS D. WOOD
Dr. Bill R. Miller, Faculty Mentor

Molecular Dynamics Simulations in Support of an Indirect Binding Mechanism for Transducer-Like Protein 1

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10:00

203 - 3  ARI VERA
Dr. Bill R. Miller, Faculty Mentor

Computational Simulations of Asphaltenes in the Solvent Heptane

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10:15

203 - 4  DOMINIC S. MATTOCK
Dr. Bill R. Miller, Faculty Mentor

Computational analysis of Amyloid Beta aggregation inhibitors in combating Alzheimer's Disease.

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10:30

203 - 5  STEPHEN P. PLASSMEYER
Dr. Bill R. Miller, Faculty Mentor

Computational Investigation of Amyloid Beta Aggregation Inhibitors in Alzheimer's Disease

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9:45-10:45 • MG 1098
SESSION 204
Oral Paper -
Chemistry III/Physics I

Presiding: Dr. Michael Goggin

9:45

204 - 1  MORGAN L. GRANDON
Dr. James D. Batteas (Texas A&M University) and Dr. Barbara K. Kramer, Faculty Mentors

Covalent Immobilization of Graphene on Patterned SAMs for Investigation of Frictional Properties

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10:00

204 - 2  EMILY M. LEDDIN
Dr. James M. McCormick, Faculty Mentor

Do You Believe in the Power of Entropy?

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

Dr. Julio F. Turrens, Associate Dean, College of Allied Health Professions, University of South Alabama


1:00-2:15 • MG 1096
SESSION 303
Oral Paper -
Chemistry IV

Presiding: Dr. Barbara Kramer

1:00

303 - 1  KYLE J. ANGLE
Dr. Amy Fuller and Dr. Tim Humphry, Faculty Mentors
Making and Breaking Global Coolants: Analysis of Structure and Hydrolysis of Sulfate Esters

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1:15

303 - 2  CELESTE E. BECKMAN* and DEREK W. LEONG
Dr. Tim Humphry and Dr. Amy Fuller, Faculty Mentors
Where's the Aldehiding?

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1:30

303 - 3  EMILY M. CHURCHILL
Dr. Amy Fuller and Dr. Tim Humphry, Faculty Mentors

Synthesis of 1,3,4-trihydroxy-2-methylbutan-2-yl sulfate

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1:45

303 - 4  ERIC D. NORFLEET* and PATRICK T. SULLIVAN
Dr. Tim Humphry and Dr. Amy Fuller, Faculty Mentors

Synthesis of 3-Methylbutan-2,3-diol

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2:00

303 - 5  ANDREA R. HAMILLTON*, LUCY M. GAVLICK, and DORIAN S. SNEDDON
Dr. Tim Humphry and Dr. Amy Fuller, Faculty Mentors

Synthesis of Allyl Sulfates with Multiple Cations

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1:00-2:15 • MG 2050
SESSION 306
Oral Paper -
Astronomy/Astrobiology

Presiding: Dr. Vayujeet Gokhale

1:15

306 - 2  NATHAN T. SCOTT
Prof. Vayujeet Gokhale and Dr. Carolina Sempertegui-Sosa, Faculty Mentors

Ozone as a Marker for Exoplanet Habitability

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2:15 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. • MG Cyber Cafe, OP Lobby, & VH Lobby
Break

3:30-4:30 • GEO - SUB
SESSION P-6
Poster -
Biology

P-6 -

MEAGAN E. NOWLAN
Dr. Laura J. Fielden, Faculty Mentor
Kavalactone Isolation from Piper methysticum using Chromatography

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3:30-4:30 • GEO - SUB
SESSION P-7
Poster -
Chemistry

P-7 -

MARIA KONDRASHOVA
Dr. Bill R. Miller, Faculty Mentor
Investigation of Affinity at Binding Site Between Human Epidermal Growth Factor Receptor 2 (HER2) and Herceptin

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P-7 -

KATHRYN L. HUMPHRIES
Dr. Bill R. Miller, Faculty Mentor
Characterization of Asphaltene Nano-aggregation using Molecular Dynamics

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P-7 -

LYDIA J. DAVIS
Dr. Timothy D. Walston, Faculty Mentor

Isolation and Elucidation of a Small Sollasin from the Sponge Pachastrellidae: Inhibitor of RAGE

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P-7 -

HAO T. MAI* and LAUREN G. BEASLEY
Dr. Kenneth Carter, Faculty Mentor

A Quantitative Evaluation of Aggregation of Heteroatomic Asphaltenes 

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3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. • Student Union - Georgian Room
Reception


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