2004 Student Research Conference:
17th Annual Student Research Conference

Program

Science

Program-At-A-Glance

8:30-9:30 AM • VH 1432
SESSION 10
PAPERS: SCIENCE DIVISION  -
Animal Science and Zoology I

Presiding: Dr. Glenn Wehner, Professor of Agriculture

8:30

10 - 1  CHELSEA O. GERRISH* and JANE W. WAYLAND
Dr. Charlie Apter and Dr. Thomas E. Marshall, Faculty Mentors
Performance Testing in Young Male Goats

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8:45

10 - 2  PEGGY S. LUENSMANN♦
Dr. Scott Burt, Faculty Mentor
Ectoparasites of a North Central Missouri Bat Community

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9:00

10 - 3  KATHRYN M. SMITH* and TAMMY R. BRAGG
Dr. Charlie Apter, Faculty Mentor
Allometric Scaling in Three Sizes of Equids (Equus caballus)

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9:15

10 - 4  SHAWNA A. COOPER
Dr. Scott Burt, Faculty Mentor
Determination of Hantavirus Distribution Within Small Mammal Communities of Northeast Missouri, A Human Risk Assessment.

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8:30-9:45 AM • VH 1010
SESSION 11
PAPERS: SCIENCE DIVISION  -
Cell Biology and Biochemistry

Presiding: Dr. Daniel Hite, Associate Professor of Biology

8:30

11 - 1  ASHLEY L. SIEGEL
Dr. C. George Carlson (AT Still University) and Ms. Jeanne Mitchell, Faculty Mentors
Inhibition of the NF-kappa B pathway in the mdx mouse model

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8:45

11 - 2  CHERI L. DUNHAM*♦, JACQUELINE E. WEISS, MONICA A. STUTZ, and WILLIAM G. ALEXANDER
Dr. Cynthia Cooper, Dr. Bin Liu (National Institute of Environmental Health Science), and Dr. John S. Hong (National Institute of Environmental Health Science), Faculty Mentors
Optimization of a Mixed Culture System For Microglia and Neurons Using Immortalized Cell Lines

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9:00

11 - 3  STACEY A. SMITH
Dr. Charles Wood (Nebraska Center for Virology - Lincoln, NE) and Dr. Michael Lockhart, Faculty Mentors
Detection of a Putative Kaposi's Sarcoma Virus (Human Herpes Virus-8) in Infants by Immunofluorescence Assays

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9:15

11 - 4  ROBBI A. KUPFER
Dr. Laura J. Fielden and Dr. Daniel Hite, Faculty Mentors
Anaerobic Metabolism of the Dog Tick, Dermacentor variabilis

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9:30

11 - 5  KATIE L. SCHEMBRI
Dr. Maria Nagan, Faculty Mentor
Molecular Dynamics Simulation of the tRNALys,3UUU Anticodon Step Loop

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9:45 - 10:00 am • OP Lobby & VH Lobby
Break

10:00-11:15 AM • VH 1010
SESSION 22
PAPERS: SCIENCE DIVISION -
Plant Sciences I

Presiding: Dr. Lisa Hooper, Associate Professor of Biology

10:00

22 - 1  DAWN M. BEAULAC♦
Dr. Michael I. Kelrick, Faculty Mentor
A Comparison of Habitat Suitability Models Developed at Two Spatial Scales for the Federally Threatened Plant Species, Missouri bladder-pod (Lesquerella filiformis)

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10:15

22 - 2  EJIKEMENWA I. ANIH
Dr. Mark Campbell, Faculty Mentor
Screening of Amaranth Accessions for Varaition in Starch Properties

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10:30

22 - 3  PATRICK J. HUDSON* and JOLENE M. MIESNER
Dr. Jeffrey M. Osborn, Faculty Mentor
Pollen Ontogeny in the Giant Water Lily Victoria (Nymphaeaceae)

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10:45

22 - 4  MACKENZIE L. TAYLOR
Dr. Jeffrey M. Osborn, Faculty Mentor
Pollen and Anther Development in the Water Shield, Brasenia schreberi (Cabombaceae)

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11:00

22 - 5  ALLISON S. DOORES
Dr. Jeffrey M. Osborn, Faculty Mentor
Pollen Development in Mormon’s Tea, Ephedra americana (Gnetales)

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10:00-11:15 AM • VH 1432
SESSION 23
PAPERS: SCIENCE DIVISION  -
Chemistry

Presiding: Dr. Russ Baughman, Professor of Chemistry

10:00

23 - 1  SARAH M. DORN
Dr. Eric V. Patterson, Faculty Mentor
Ab Initio Molecular Dynamics on the Phenylcarbene Rearrangement

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10:15

23 - 2  ANN M. KNOLHOFF
Dr. Maria Nagan, Faculty Mentor
Understanding the Rev-RRE Complex Using Computational Chemistry

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10:30

23 - 3  JESSICA L. MENKE
Dr. Eric V. Patterson, Faculty Mentor
Quantum Mechanical Study of Twisted Intramolecular Charge Transfer (TICT) Characteristics of Substituted Pyrrol Pyridines

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10:45

23 - 4  JOLITA SECKUTE
Dr. Eric V. Patterson, Faculty Mentor
Ab Initio Molecular Dynamics Calculations on the Neutralization of Sarin

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11:00

23 - 5  STEPHANIE M. TIEMANN
Dr. Maria Nagan, Faculty Mentor
“The Role of Pseudouridine at the Spliceosomal Branch Site: A Molecular Dynamics Analysis”

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11:30 am - 12:00 pm • VH 1000
Plenary Session: All Divisions

Barbara Dixon, President, Truman State University


1:15-2:15 PM • OP Lobby & Atrium
SESSION 26
POSTERS, TECHNOLOGY DEMONSTRATIONS, & STUDIO ARTS -
All Divisions
Science

26 - 25

IKECHUKWU P. OKONKWO
Dr. Matthew M. Beaky, Faculty Mentor
Visual Observations of Long-Period Variable Stars in the Northern Sky

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26 - 26

LISA S. LESLIE*, JAMES H. PARK, KYLE BAILEY, and BRYAN MCCLELLAN
Dr. Michael Goggin, Faculty Mentor
Cooling and Trapping of Rubidium Atoms

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26 - 27

COREY R. KOCH* and MATT A. MARKS
Dr. Barbara K. Kramer, Faculty Mentor
The Relative Efficiency of Various Scrubbing Techniques for Indoor Ozone Remediation

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26 - 28

NICHOLAS W. HARBISON
Dr. Dennis W. Smith (Clemson University), Ms. Nilmini Abayasinghe (Clemson University), and Dr. Anne E. Moody, Faculty Mentors
Lactide Containing Epoxy Thermosets

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26 - 29

KIMBERLY J. KENNETT
Dr. Maria Nagan, Faculty Mentor
Molecular Dynamics Simulations of the Rev-RRE Complex

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26 - 30

ANGELA R. SOEMO
Dr. Maria Nagan, Faculty Mentor
Molecular Dynamics Studies of Arginine Side-chain Dynamics in the HIV Rev-RRE Complex under High and Low Salt Conditions

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26 - 31

HEATHER S. WEBB
Dr. Clinton Jones (Nebraska Center for Virology - Lincoln, NE), Dr. Melissa Inman (Nebraska Center for Virology - Lincoln, NE), and Dr. Michael Lockhart, Faculty Mentors
Characterization of a novel transcript containing a small open reading frame that is expressed during latency in bovine herpes virus 1 (BHV-1)

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26 - 32

JENNIFER L. FULLER
Dr. Asit K. Pattnaik (University of Nebraska-Lincoln), Ms. Ha M. Truong (University of Nebraska-Lincoln), and Dr. Michael Lockhart, Faculty Mentors
Construction of a Plasmid Encoding the Untranslated Regions of Porcine Reproductive and Respiratory Syndrome Virus

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26 - 33

JACQUELINE E. WEISS
Dr. Cynthia Cooper, Faculty Mentor
Astrocyte secreted and membrane-bound factors induce expression of neural markers in mesenchymal stem cells

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26 - 34

MONICA A. STUTZ
Dr. Cynthia Cooper and Dr. Troy Zars (University of Missouri-Columbia), Faculty Mentors
The Role of Dopamine in the Modulation of Walking Behavior in Drosophila melanogaster

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26 - 35

WILLIAM G. ALEXANDER
Dr. Cynthia Cooper, Faculty Mentor
atDjB48, a Previously Uncharacterized Molecular Chaperone from Arabidopsis thaliana

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26 - 36

PENNY R. KITTLE* and CHRISTOPHER S. CONATSER
Dr. Mark Campbell, Faculty Mentor
Influence of Genetic Background on Expression of the Recessive Sugary-2 Allele in Maize

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26 - 37

EMILY C. DUNN
Dr. Brent Buckner and Dr. Georgia E. Davis (University of Missouri-Columbia), Faculty Mentors
Comparative Study of Lepidopteran Resistance in Maize Lines through Protein Analysis

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26 - 38

MICHAEL R. RAVENSCRAFT
Dr. Brent Buckner and Dr. Diane Janick-Buckner, Faculty Mentors
Isolation of a Maize FBX6 cDNA from Shoot Apical Meristem

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26 - 39

LISA A. SCHELL* and JACQUELINE E. WEISS
Dr. Diane Janick-Buckner, Faculty Mentor
Analysis of maize mutants: differential protein expression in camouflage1 plants

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26 - 40

KRISTEN A. HALEY
Dr. Diane Janick-Buckner, Faculty Mentor
Photosynthetic Pigment Levels in Cell Death Mutants

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26 - 41

REBECCA T. TAGUE
Dr. Stephanie Fore, Faculty Mentor
Analysis of the Spatial Genetic Structure of Passiflora incarnata Populations in Recently Disturbed Locations

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26 - 42

JULIE R. RUBLY* and LAURA N. RIESS
Dr. Stephanie Fore, Faculty Mentor
An Eight-Year Study of Vegetative Dynamics in the Restoration of Union Ridge Conservation Area, a Mesic Prairie Savannah in Northern Missouri

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26 - 43

THERESA M. MAYO
Dr. Elisabeth Hooper, Faculty Mentor
The Greener Side of Magruder Hall: A Look Inside the Greenhouse

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26 - 44

STACEY A. SMITH
Dr. Steven Carroll, Faculty Mentor
Truman's New Solar Clock Garden: Plants that Tell Time

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26 - 45

JULIE A. ANDERSON
Dr. George L. Shinn, Faculty Mentor
The Surface-Crawling Behavior of Pink Papershell Clams in the Chariton River

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26 - 46

IL W. KIM
Dr. Michael I. Kelrick and Dr. Steve F. Matter (University of Cincinnati ), Faculty Mentors
A comparison of the effects of forest matrix habitat on the dispersal of two species of butterflies

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26 - 47

MARY M. GREEN
Dr. Don Kangas, Faculty Mentor
A Turtle Community on a Small Northeast Missouri Marsh

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26 - 48

AMBER N. STRATMAN
Dr. Don Kangas, Faculty Mentor
Growth Rates of African Brown House Snakes

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2:15-3:15 PM • VH 1432
SESSION 36
PAPERS: SCIENCE DIVISION  -
Plant Sciences II

Presiding: Dr. Charlie Apter, Assistant Professor of Agriculture

2:15

36 - 1  LAURA C. GROENING
Dr. Steven Carroll, Faculty Mentor
Pollination of Blue Sage by Bee Pollinators and Nectar Robbers

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2:30

36 - 2  JOLENE M. MIESNER
Dr. Mark Running (Donald Danforth Plant Science Center) and Dr. Jeffrey M. Osborn, Faculty Mentors
Genetics and Cytology of the Meristem Mutant Pluripetala in Arabidopsis

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2:45

36 - 3  NATHAN W. POLASKE
Dr. Mark Campbell and Dr. Dawood Afzal, Faculty Mentors
Screening For Natural High-Amylose Corn Starch Using Differential Scanning Calorimetry

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3:00

36 - 4  CHRISTOPHER S. CONATSER* and EJIKEMENWA I. ANIH
Dr. Mark Campbell, Faculty Mentor
Development and Evaluation of a Core Subset of Chilean Maize Populations by Near-Infrared Transmittance Spectroscopy

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2:15-3:30 PM • VH 1010
SESSION 37
PAPERS: SCIENCE DIVISION  -
Chemistry/Physics

Presiding: Dr. Ken Hahn, Professor of Physics

2:15

37 - 1  SAMUEL N. EDEH
Dr. Robert G. Dyer, Faculty Mentor
Application of Hard-Soft Acid-Base (HSAB) Theory to Reactions between Amino Acids and Quinone Methides

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2:30

37 - 2  ERIC L. NULL
Dr. James M. McCormick, Faculty Mentor
Crystallographic Studies of Lead Coordination Compounds

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2:45

37 - 3  ADAIR P. CROWE
Dr. Eduardo Velasco, Faculty Mentor
Thermodynamic Properties of Fermions in an Energy Band Structure

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3:00

37 - 4  JAMES D. LLOYD*, PHILIP R. SCHIFF, CHRISTOPHER Q. COOK, and S. E. SMITH
Dr. Mohammad Samiullah, Faculty Mentor
Scanning Tunneling Microscopy: Part I

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3:15

37 - 5  JAMES D. LLOYD*, PHILIP R. SCHIFF, CHRISTOPHER Q. COOK, and S. E. SMITH
Dr. Mohammad Samiullah, Faculty Mentor
Scanning Tunneling Microscopy: Part II

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3:30 - 3:45 pm • OP Lobby & VH Lobby
Break

3:45-4:45 PM • VH 1010
SESSION 47
PAPERS: SCIENCE DIVISION  -
Animal Science and Zoology II

Presiding: Dr. Lin Twining, Professor of Biology

3:45

47 - 1  GERRAD D. JONES
Dr. Scott Burt, Faculty Mentor
The Current Status of the Bobcat (Lynx rufus) in Northeast Missouri

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4:00

47 - 2  CATHERINE E. ZIVNUSKA
Dr. Michael Seipel, Faculty Mentor
Feed Efficiency of Rainbow Broilers in Pastured Poultry Systems

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4:15

47 - 3  STEPHANIE R. TOOLE
Dr. George L. Shinn, Faculty Mentor
Is Shell Shape a Valid Feature for Recognizing Physa halei as a Distinct Species of Snail?

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4:30

47 - 4  NARISSA C. WEBBER
Dr. Peter Goldman, Faculty Mentor
Parental Care in Breeding Eastern Bluebirds, Sialia sialis

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3:45-4:45 PM • VH 1432
SESSION 48
PAPERS: SCIENCE DIVISION  -
Physics

Presiding: Dr. Ian Lindevald, Associate Professor of Physics

3:45

48 - 1  AMENYEDU D. ADOVOR
Dr. Matthew M. Beaky, Faculty Mentor
Astronomy Of Asteriods

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4:00

48 - 2  IKECHUKWU P. OKONKWO*, ADAM H. BEZINOVICH, and JARRETT L. JOHNSON
Dr. Taner Edis, Faculty Mentor
Motivations for random walk studies on a Discrete Spacetime

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4:15

48 - 3  JARRETT L. JOHNSON*, ADAM H. BEZINOVICH, and IKECHUKWU P. OKONKWO
Dr. Taner Edis, Faculty Mentor
Modeling Potential Barrier Tunneling on a Randomly Discretized Space

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4:30

48 - 4  JUSTIN M. MCANINCH
Dr. Matthew M. Beaky, Faculty Mentor
Correlation Study: Ionospheric Disturbances and Sunspot Activity

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5:00 - 6:00 pm • OP Lobby
Reception


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