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33rd Annual Diebold Symposium: April 28-30, 2016

2016 keynote address by

Dr. Brian Freeman


Alexander Von Humboldt Scholar & Professor of Cell and Developmental Biology, University of Illinois

"Molecular chaperones foster a dynamic genomic environment"

Thursday, April 28, 4:00 PM, Dow 226

Reception to follow, 2nd floor Dow Science Center

Student Presentations (PDF)

Friday, April 29, 2016

Lecture Session 4:00-6:00 p.m. (Dow 226)

4:00-4:15 Shadi Larson Daytime Variation in Activity Patterns of Drosophila suzuki Among Berry Crops as a Means for Determining Optimal Control Timing
4:15-4:30 Madeline LaVasseur Personalized Medicine for Aortic Disease by Returning Research-Level Genetic Results
4:30-4:45 Yunpeng Pang Trafficking of Amyloid Precursor Protein (ATP) in Lipid Rafts and Vesicle Membranes During Staurosporine-Induced Apoptosis
4:45-5:00 Keith Garber Effects of Media-type and MAP Kinase on Caenorhabditis elegans Lifespan and Ability to Regulate Intestinal Colonization by Bacterial Strains from its Native Environment
5:00-5:15 Break  
5:15-5:30 Mindze Mbala-Nkanga Mother Anopheles: Of Malaria and Other Infections
5:30-5:45 Megan Malish Isotopic Composition of Crassostrea virginica Shells as Indicator of the Effects of the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill
5:45-6:00 Ayaka Abe Influence of Sound Reflections from Urban Structures on Synthesized Sounds Mimicking the Chipping Sparrows (Spizella passerina) Trill Songs


Poster Session One  7:00-8:15 p.m. (Dow Third Floor)

Olivia Nalugya The Significance of Understanding Lived Experiences of People Living with HIV/AIDS to Treatment and Prevention in Rural Uganda
Katie Callaghan Factors Influencing Human Masticatory Performance
Jacob Lindquist Building a Better Biofuel: Discovering Physiological Differences Between Switchgrass Varieties
Maggie Sneideman Detectable Diversity in Serratia and Pseudomonas Strains Found in a Local Environment
Chiara Sarter Synthesized Nature
Amy Tam Combination Drug Therapy for Bone Regeneration Using a Model of Disraction Osteogenesis Following Radiotherapy
Roderick Vogel Oxycodone Dosing Methods Using Pharmacogenetics and Pharmacokinetics
Sophie Roberts The Effects of a Locally Made Pineapple and Papaya Herbicide on Weeds and Soil Health
Calli Brannan Analysis of the Behavioral Time Allocations of Captive Cebus apella from the Franklin and Marshall Vivarium
Henry Pointon Larval Host Plant Selection and Daily Behavior of Poweshiek Skipperliing (Oarisma poweshiek)


Poster Session Two  8:15-9:30 p.m. (Dow Third Floor)

Elizabeth Lenning Success in Science: Identifying Barriers and Bridges to First Year Students Success in Introductory Undergraduate Biology and Chemistry Courses
Kathleen Markey A History of the Environmental Protection Agency, Superfund Program, and a Case Study of the Kalamazoo Superfund Site
Alexsandra Siems A Review of the Development of Evidence-Based Protocols and Structure of Pre-Hospital EMS Systems
Alison Bloomfield Michigan and Mississippi
Anthony Ketner Investigation of the Rearrangement of an Organic Macrocycle to a Cation Radical by Copper (II) Oxidation
Brian Cunningham-Rhoads Analysis of Fecal Temperature and Feeding Behavior on the Gastrointestinal Nematode Egg Density in the Feces of Captive African Antelope
Charles Edick A Review of Herniated Discs and Treatment Outcomes
Dana Page Enzyme Functional Evolution of Single Amino Acids in Beta Genus (Sugar Beet) Promotes Multiple Differential Specialized Enzymes
Jasmine Charter-Harris An Epidemic in Kalamazoo County: Increasing Chlamydia and Gonorrhea Rates Among Black Youth
Jordan Veillette Concussions in Lacrosse: A 10-Year National Epidemiologic Study
Nadia Torres The Over-Medicalization of Childbirth and the Role of the Doula

Saturday, April 30, 2016

Lecture Session: 9:00 a.m.–2:30 p.m. (Dow 226)

9:30-10:00 Coffee and Doughnuts  
10:00-10:15 Riley Pizza Microclimate Effects on the Germination of Pitcher’s Thistle (Cirsium pitcheri)
10:15-10:30 Margot Couraud The Effects of Varying Forest Fire Severities on the Abundance of Beetles in the Colorado Front Range
10:30-10:45 Evan Gorgas In vitro Dose Assessment of Marrow-Derived Mesenchymal Stem Cell Chemotactic Factors for Enhanced Musculoskeletal Tissue Regeneration
10:45-11:00 William Gribbin Lack of Hydroxyproline O-Arabinosyltransferases Does Not Cause Over Deposition of Cellulose in the Moss Physocomitrella patens
11:00-11:15 Break  
11:15-11:30 Avery Gaden “Don’t Be a Teacher” and Other Reasons to Teach
11:30-11:45 Reid Blanchett Establishment of Latency in Human Immortalized Dorsal Root Ganglia with the Neurotropic 17syn+ strain of Herpes Simplex Virus Type 1
11:45-12:00 Sarah Woods Propogation of Satyrodes eurydice and Satyrode appalachia as Surrogates for the Endangered Neonymphia mitchelli mitchelli
12:00-12:15 Kelly Olrich A Review of the Common Complications of Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement
12:15-1:00 Lunch Break  
1:00-1:15 Evan Johnson Some Like It Hot but the Hot Like It Cold:  Adaptation to Thermal Regimes in the Marine Diatom  Thalassiosira pseudonana
1:15-1:30 Brielle Bethke An Analysis of Baroreflex Performance in Spinal Cord Injured Humans in Response to Orthostatic Stress
1:30-1:45 Ariah Lacey The PlantID Application: Building a Virtual Plant Handbook
1:45-2:00 Joshua Sower Evaluation of a False Positive Heartworm Test Using Mass Spectrometry Based Proteomics
7:00 p.m. Banquet