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Kalamazoo College

34th Annual Diebold Symposium: April 27-29, 2017

Sonia Sultan2017 keynote address by

Dr. Sonia Sultan

Biology Department, Wesleyan University

“Plant Environmental Response: a Weedy Answer to 3 Big Questions”

Thursday, April 27, 4:00 PM, Dow 226

Reception to follow, 2nd floor Dow Science Center


Student Presentations (PDF)

K BioSeniors 2017

Friday, April 28, 2017

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

4:00-4:15 Erin Byrd Investigation of N- and C- Termini in Lytic Properties of Chimeric Antimicrobial Peptides
4:15-4:30 Lydia Fyie Distribution of the Rusty Crayfish Orconectes rusticus and the Northern Clearwater Crayfish Orconectes propinquus in the Western Lake Erie Basin
4:30-4:45 Allie Brodsky The Matricellular Extracellular Matrix Protein Thrombospondin-2 affects Pro-lysyl Oxidase Protein Levels in Primary Osteoblast Lineage Cells
4:45-5:00 Aaron McKay E. faecalis Exhibits Virulence Towards S. carpocapsae
5:00-5:15 Break  
5:15-5:30 Na Young Kim How is Herbivory Impacting Algal Assemblage at Rottnest Island, Western Australia with the Ongoing Climate Change?
5:30-5:45 Giovanni LoGrasso Saturated Fatty Acids Alter Mitochondrial Trafficking in Dorsal Root Ganglion (DRG) Sensory Neurons
5:45-6:00 Nicholas Polzin Evaluation of a Beer Brewed with an Isolated Microbe via GC/MS-FID and Sensory Analysis


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


Madeleine Chilcote Environmental and Food Based Enrichment Effects on the Stereotypic Pacing Behaviors of Black Bears in Captivity
Logan Horejsi The Influence of Time of Day and Insecticide Application on the Abundance of Spotted Winged Drosophila Drosophila suzuki in Michigan
Colleen Lea The Musketeers Era: A Costume Design
Emily Powers A Gap in Women’s Health Research: Optimizing Pelvic Floor Health Following a Vaginal Delivery
Tucker Rigney Possible Effects of Global Warming on Three Native North American Prairie Species
Darren Peel The Effects of Mineralocorticoid Receptor Antagonism on TRPV4 Mediated Vasodilation in the Aorta of Hypertensive Rats
Andrew Kaylor Characterization and Quantitation of Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons in Spice Matrices via GC/MS
Andrew Kim A Literature Review & Personal Study of the Role of Macronutrient Intake in Muscle Growth
Alex Blematl Characteristics of Harvested and Released Lake Trout in Charter Boat Fisheries of Northern Lake Michigan
Aaron Schwark The Importance of Oral Health Maintenance in Disease Prevention
Joshua Whitney Creation of Molecular Tools for the Investigation of lux Promotor Regulation by a Potential Small RNA Product
Siwook Hwang Soil Microbial Function and Community Composition Responses to Winter Legume Cover Crop Under High Tunnel Pepper Production
Theresa Shuryan Characterization of Hydrocarbon-Degrading Bacteria from an Oil-Spill Site
Sydney Spring Investigation of State and Trait Anxiety in Oncology Patients Receiving Therapeutic Massage During Chemotherapy

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

Madelyn Maskell Silent Thoughts Out Loud: A Graphic Novel Narrative and Dance Performance
Brent Yelton Increasing Quality of Life in Hypotonic Children through Structured Physical Exercise
David Kracht Thymosin β4 (Tβ4) and Ciprofloxacin Conjunctive Treatment Improves Pseudomonas aeruginosa Induced Bacterial Keratitis
Andrew Thiede Mechanisms of Muscle Hypertrophy
Ronald Trosin The Effects of Organic Fertilizers on the Development of Two Surrogate Species Used for the Propagation of the Mitchell’s Satyr Butterfly
Eric Hart Cervical Cord Neurapraxia: My Experiences with a Traumatic Spine Injury
Kaitlyn Perkins The Effects of a Mindfulness Meditation Course on Perceived Stress, Perception of Life, and Resilience in Undergraduate Students
Anh-Tu Vu Effects of NMDA Receptor Antagonist to Induce Cortical Activation in vivo
Cameron Werner Raman Spectroscopy: Identifying Peaks Associated with Breast Cancer Pathophysiology to Diagnose Cancerous Tissue
Celeste Nosow An Assessment of Water Quality in the Kalamazoo Area: Analysis of the Headwater to the West Fork of Portage Creek Running Through Asylum Lake, Parkview Hills, and the West Fork property
Steven Fotieo The Olympics: A Case Study of the Role of Competitions within Society
Madison Perian Human A1KB Homolog 1 ALKBH1 Contains Distinct AP Lyase and 6mA Demethylase Active Sites
Steven Simmons Differences in Skeletal Muscle Growth by Concentric, Eccentric, and Isometric Contractions
Katherine Spink Effects of Rain and Insecticides on Drosophila suzuki Abundance and Behavior

Saturday, April 29, 2016

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

9:30-10:00 Coffee and Doughnuts  
10:00-10:15 Kathleen George RNF19B: A Novel E3 Ligase in the Ubiquitin Mediated Degradation of F508 CFTR
10:15-10:30 Emma Tardiff Are Pollination Services Limited to Sungold Cherry Tomato Plants in Urban Agricultural Landscapes in Detroit, Michigan?
10:30-10:45 Gordon Liu Validation of a Quantitative Molecular Assay for Direct Detection of Invasive Aspergillosis
10:45-11:00 Grace Smith Meta-Analytic Driven Best Practices Guidelines for Anterior Cruciate Ligament Injury Prevention
11:00-11:15 Break  
11:15-11:30 Katherine Wynne No Niche Overlap Between a Co-occurring Native Dune Thistle (Cirsium pitcheri) and Non-native Invader (Centaurea stoebe)
11:30-11:45 Dana DeVito Adipose-Derived and Bone-Marrow Stem Cell Exosomes Assist in Human Kidney Cell Immunomodulation
11:45-12:00 Hannah Kim Senior Piano Recital “Homage”
12:00-1:00 Lunch Break  
1:00-1:15 Sarah Smith Myosin II Localization in Plasmodium falciparum Trophozoites Suggests Role in Hemoglobin Containing Vesicle Transport
1:15-1:30 Suma Alzouhayli Investigating the Effect of SER-1 in a C. elegans
1:30-1:45 Lucy Merrill Natural Chaos; A Personal Collection of Creative Non-fiction
1:45-2:00 Caleb Van Dyke JUb38 and JUb54 Bacterial Strains Confer a Beneficial Effect on the Life Span of Wild Type Caenorhabditis elegans
7:00 p.m. Banquet