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Thursday, August 2, 2018 - Flaum Atrium

  • 9:30am – 10:30am: even posters presentation
  • 10:30am - 11:30am: odd posters presentation

Poster Presenters

Sara Alfieri, Colorado State University

Sarah Alfieri with poster

Mentor: Jeffrey Hayes, Ph.D.
Title: Reactivity of selected cysteine substitutions in histone H3 in H3/H4 tetramers, tetramer-DNA complexes and nucleosomes
Authors: Sarah Alfieri, Laxmi Narayan Mishra, Ph.D., Prasoon Jaya, Jeffrey J. Hayes, Ph.D.

MaryJane Been, Coe College

Mary Jane Been with poster

Mentor: Catherine K. Kuo, Ph.D.

Title: Culturing Embryonic Chick Tendon Cells in Physiological Levels of Oxygen in Vitro

Authors: MaryJane Been, Phong Nguyen, M.S., Catherine K. Kuo, Ph.D.

Sebrena Brink, Claflin College

Sebrena M. Brink with poster

Mentor: Ania K. Majewska, Ph.D.

Title: Characterization of astrocytes and neurons following pharmacological depletion of microglia in the visual cortex

Authors: Sebrena M. Brink, Monique S. Mendes, Ania K. Majewska, Ph.D.

Alexander Chirokikh, SUNY Stony Brook

Alexander Chirokikh with poster

Mentor: Roman A. Eliseev, M.D., Ph.D.

Title: Characterization of primary bone marrow-derived mesenchymal stem cell populations amongst varying isolation techniques

Authors: Alexander A. Chirokikh, Brianna H. Shares, Roman A. Eliseev, M.D., Ph.D.

Miriam Dilts, Brigham Young University

Miriam Dilts with poster

Mentor: Patricia M. White, Ph.D.

Title: Effect of CA-ERBB2 signaling on hearing recovery

Authors: Miriam Dilts, Jingyuan Zhang, Ph.D., Patricia M. White, Ph.D.

Benjamin Hauk, College of William and Mary

Benjamin Hauk with poster (2)

Mentor: Hugh Xia, Ph.D.

Title: The PDZ binding domain is critical for COX-2 localization

Authors: Benjamin Hauk, Makaia Papasergi-Scott, Ph.D., Karl Foley, Hugh Xia, Ph.D.

Melissa Kingue, Macalaster College

Melissa Kingue with poster

Mentor: John J. Foxe, Ph.D.

Title: Mobile Brain and Body Imaging (MoBI) in analyzing the effects of cognitive load on gait metrics

Authors: Melissa Kingue, David P. Richardson, Pragathi Priyahardsini, Ph.D., Kevin A. Mazurek, Ph.D, Ian DeAndrea-Lazarus, Edward G. Freedman, Ph.D., John J. Foxe, Ph.D.

Alejandra Lorenzen, University of Texas at San Antonio

Alejandra Lorenzen with poster

Mentor: Tingting Yang, Ph.D.

Title: Probing critical residues involved in ATP-dependent activation of bestrophin ion channels

Authors: Alejandra Lorenzen, Changyi Ji, Yu Zhang, Tingting Yang

Marisa McGrath, Wake Forest University

Marissa McGrath with poster

Mentor: Stephen Dewhurst, Ph.D.

Title: Immunofluorescence reveals Influenza B inhibits infectivity of Influenza A in MDCK cells

Authors: Marisa McGrath, Andrew Smith, Jeff Chamberlain, Stephen Dewhurst

Ashley Melendez, University of Puerto Rico, Mayaguez

Ashley Melendez with poster

Mentor: Benoit Biteau, Ph.D.

Title: Sox100B is required in the ovary peritoneal muscle sheath development in Drosophila melanogaster

Authors: Ashley J. Melendez1, Benoit Biteau2, Ph.D.

Philipp Melendez, San Francisco State University

Phillipp Melendez with poster

Mentor: Hucky Land, Ph.D.

Title: Exploring mechanisms that drive acquired tumor resistance to dual inhibition of glycolysis and serine biosynthesis

Authors:  Philipp Melendez, Bradley Smith, and Hucky Land

Amanda Mitchell, Columbia University

Amanda Mitchell with poster

Mentor: Joe V. Chakkalakal, Ph.D.

Title: CCR2 receptor revealed as a molecular link between inflammation and impaired skeletal muscle stem cell function in aging

Authors: Amanda Mitchell, Romeo Blanc, Ph.D., Joe V. Chakkalakal, Ph.D.

Hannah Nichols, Louisiana Tech University

Hannah Nichols with poster

Mentor: Laurel H. Carney, Ph.D.

Title: Integrating mode-locking phenomena into a computational model of the inferior colliculus of the auditory system

Authors: Hannah Nichols, Laurel H. Carney, Ph.D.

David Nickels, University of Rochester

Mentor: Keith Nehrke, Ph.D.

Title: L- and D-2-Hydroxyglutarate Dehydrogenases in C. elegans

Authors: David Nickels, John Bennett, Keith Nehrke

Erin Nolan, Winona State University

Erin Nolan with poster

Mentor: Michael Welte, Ph.D.

Title: Timing is important; a time course of importin binding on lipid droplets

Authors: Erin Nolan, Roxan Stephenson, Michael Welte, Ph.D.

Chloe Qiu, Wesleyan University

Chloe Qiu with poster

Mentor: Richard Burack, M.D., Ph.D.

Title: Preparation of follicular lymphoma specimen for TP53 genomic analysis

Authors: Rong (Chloe) Qiu, Diana Adlowitz, Ph.D., Philip Rock, W. Richard Burack, M.D., Ph.D.

Rojina Shrestha, Ramapo College of New Jersey

Rojina Shrestha with poster

Mentor: David I. Yule, Ph.D.

Title: The Effect of imperacalcin on inositol 1,4,5-trisphosphate receptor mediated calcium release

Authors: Rojina Shrestha, Lara E. Terry, David I. Yule

Ellen Wang, Pomona College

Ellen Wang with poster

Mentor: M. Kerry O’Banion, M.D., Ph.D., and John Olschowka, Ph.D.

Title: Gas6 Reduces Microglial Inflammatory Responses: Potential Therapeutic for Alzheimer’s Disease?

Authors: Ellen Wang, Laura Owlett, Dawling Dionisio-Santos, Elizabeth Belcher, M. Kerry O’Banion, M.D., Ph.D., John Olschowka, Ph.D.

Matthew Wang, Johns Hopkins University

Matthew Wang with poster

Mentor: David Auerbach, Ph.D.

Title: Cardiac electrical and autonomic disturbances surrounding seizure clusters in patients with intractable epilepsy

Authors:  Matthew Wang, Xiaojuan Xia, Ph.D., Jean-Philippe Couderc Ph.D., David Auerbach Ph.D.

Adelaide Weidner, SUNY Geneseo

Adelaide Weidner with poster

Mentor: Patricia J. Sime, Ph.D.

Title: Cross-organ application of microRNA therapy for fibrosis

Authors: Adelaide E. Weidner, Ashley R. Rackow, Thomas H. Thatcher, R. Matthew Kottmann, Patricia J. Sime

Thursday, August 3, 2017 - Flaum Atrium

  • 9:30am – 10:30am: even posters presentation
  • 10:30am - 11:30am: odd posters presentation

Poster Presenters

Adib Behrouzi,  Indiana University - Purdue

Mentor:  M. Kerry O’Banion M.D., Ph.D.
Title: Examination of Interleukin-4 effects on Neuroinflammation in Alzheimer’s Disease.
Authors: Adib Behrouzi, Dawling Dionisio-Santos, Josh Hinkle, John Olschowka, Ph.D., M. Kerry O’Banion M.D., Ph.D.

Patrick Buckley, SUNY College at Geneseo

Mentor: Dave Topham, Ph.D.   
Title: The Role of Integrin α1β1 (VLA-1) in CD8+ T Cell Motility.
Authors: Patrick Buckley, Emma Reilly, Ph.D., David Topham, Ph.D.

Katherine Elacqua, College of the Holy Cross

Mentor:  Deb Fowell, Ph.D.
Title: Extracellular Matrix Fibronectin within the Inflamed Dermis.
Authors: Katherine M. Elacqua, Ninoshka R. J. Fernandes, Deborah J. Fowell, Ph.D.

Edgar Faison, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Mentor: Laura Calvi, M.D.
Title: Differences in Cell Surface Marker Expression as Mouse Mesenchymal Stromal Cells Undergo Osteoblastic Differentiation.
Authors: Edgar Faison, Allison Li, Brandon Zaffuto, Laura Calvi, M.D.

Anayah Ferris, University Of The Virgin Island

Mentor: Jim Palis, M.D.
Title: Making Blood Ex Vivo: Erythropoiesis from Human Embryonic Stem Cells.
Authors:  Anayah I. Ferris, Anne D. Koniski, M.S., Kathleen E. McGrath, Ph.D., and James Palis, M.D.

Cecilia Garcia, California State University -Monterey Bay

Mentor: Brian Ward, Ph.D.
Title Use of siRNA to determine the importance of STAT-1 in Poxvirus infection.
Authors: Cecilia Garcia, Brian Ward, Ph.D.

Courtney Herms, University of Rochester

Mentor: Robert Dirksen, Ph.D.
Title: Functional Characterization of Mutations in Junctin Linked to Malignant Hyperthermia.
Authors: Courtney Herms, Linda Groom, Yukari Endo, James Dowling, Robert T. Dirksen, Ph.D.

Lauren Hodkinson, Ithaca College

Mentor: Doug Portman, Ph.D.
Title: Investigating Sex Differences in Response to AWC Specific Odorants in Caenorhabditis elegans.
Authors: Lauren J. Hodkinson, Emily R. Wexler, and Douglas S. Portman, Ph.D.

Andrew Hollomon, University of Rochester           

Mentor: Ross Maddox, Ph.D.
Title: Human Salivary Gland Acinar Cell Division Supports Self-Sufficient Maintenance Model Under Homeostasis in Mouse.
Authors: Andrew J. Hollomon, Matthew H. Ingalls, Paul D. Allen, Shawn D. Newlands, Catherine E. Ovitt, Ph.D.

Hannah Jackel-Dewhurst, Oberlin College

Mentor: Sanjay Maggirwar, Ph.D.
Title: Treatment of Neural Cells with Platelet Monocyte Complexes.
Authors: Hannah Jackel-Dewhurst, Emily A. Weber and Sanjay Maggirwar, Ph.D.

Andrew Johanson, St. Lawrence University

Mentor: Craig Morrell, Ph.D.
Title: beta 2 Microglobulin Promotes Endothelial Cell Injury.
Authors: Andrew Lover, Johanson, Craig N. Morrell D.V.M., Ph.D., Sara K. Ture B.S., LVT, Zachery T. Hilt B.S., Daphne Pariser B.S., Scott J. Cameron M.D., Ph.D.

Cory Kim, University of Rochester

Mentor: Tim Mosmann, Ph.D.
Title: Differentiation Pathways of Naïve Helper T Cells (2017).
Authors: Cory Kim, Tim Mosmann, Ph.D.

Abby Krysztofowicz, Nazareth College of Rochester

Mentor: Gloria Culver, Ph.D.
Title Biochemical characterization of YbeY from E. coli.
Authors: Abby Krysztofowicz, Brian Smith, Gloria Culver, Ph.D.

Nora Langer, Colorado College

Mentor: Doug Portman, Ph.D.
Title: Temporal Regulation of Adult Specific Behavior in C. elegans.
Authors: Nora J Langer, Hannah N Steinert, and Douglass S Portman.

Jada Mack, Xavier University

Mentor: Coeli Lopes, Ph.D.
Title: The Effects of Statin Treatment on Long QT Syndrome Type 2.
Authors: Jada Mack, Amanda Amoha, Xiaorong Parks, Elsa Ronzier, Coeli M. Lopes, Ph.D.

Claire Mayorga, The University of Texas at Austin

Mentor: David Mathews, Ph.D.
Title: Examining Revised RNA Parameters of Amber Force Field Using Molecular Dynamics.
Authors: Claire Mayorga, Aleksandar Spasic, Daniel Steiner, David H. Mathews, Ph.D.

Charlotte Morrissey, Claremont Mckenna College

Mentor: Steve Georas, Ph.D.
Title: Characterizing the role of protein kinase D in airway epithelial cell immune signaling.
Authors: Charlotte E. Morrissey, Janelle Veazey, Steve Georas, M.D.

Ifunanya Okeke, Scripps College

Mentor: Stephen Hammes M.D., Ph.D.
Title: Prolactin is Expressed in Uterine Leiomyomas and May Promote Their Growth (2017).
Authors: Ifunanya Okeke, Irina Lerman, Andrea Amitrano, Divya Kumar, Balasubramanian Bhagavath, Stephen R. Hammes, M.D, Ph.D.

Madeline Ostrom, Villanova University

Mentor: Chris Proschel, Ph.D.
Title: Stressed Out: iPSC Derived Vanishing White Matter Astrocytes Confirm Higher Levels of ER Stress.
Authors: Madeline Ostrom, Michelle Lacagnina, Chris Pröschel, Ph.D.

Kelly Rineer, Millersville University of Pennsylvania

Mentor: Doug Portman, Ph.D.
Title: Sex Pheromones Mediate Male-Specific Attraction Behavior in C. elegan.
Authors: Kelly Rineer, Jintao Luo, and Douglas S. Portman, Ph.D.

Irma Ruiz, Tulane University of Louisiana

Mentor: Paul Brookes, Ph.D.
Title: Analysis of Cardiac Mitochondrial Supercomplexes: Method Development & Application to Slo2.1-/- & ALKBH7-/- Samples.
Authors: Irma Ruiz, C. Owen Smith, Sergiy M. Nadtochiy, Paul S. Brookes, Ph.D.

Mary Visca, Stevens Institute of Technology

Mentor: Andrew McDavid, Ph.D.
Title: Supervised Classification of Single-cell Expression Assays
Authors: Mary Visca, Andrew McDavid, Ph.D.

Tara Vrooman, University of Rochester

Mentor: Gerber, Scott, Ph.D.
Title: Characterization of the Tumor Microenvironment in a Pre-Clinical Cholangiocarcinoma Model.
Authors: Tara Vrooman, Nathania M. Figueroa, M.D., Brian Belt, J.D., Booyeon Han B.A., Ankit Patel M.D., Aditi Murphy MS, Scott Gerber, Ph.D., Aram Hezel,M.D., David Linehan, M.D.

Sara Wierbowski, University of Scranton

Mentor: Marc Halterman M.D., Ph.D.
Title: Morphometric Analyses of Neurons from Wild Type and Chop-10 Knock-out Mice.
Authors: Sara Wierbowski, Jonathan Bartko, George Albert, Marc W. Halterman M.D., Ph.D.

Thursday, August 4, 2016 in Saunders Research Building Atrium

  • 9:30am – 10:30am: even posters presentation
  • 10:30am - 11:30am: odd posters presentation

Posters Presented

Kaylind Batey, Centre College

Mentor: Laura Calvi, M.D.
Title: Loss of Notch Ligand Jagged1 in the Osteolineage Accelerates Osteoblast Differentiation and Influences Trabecular Bone Localization
Authors: Kaylind G. Batey, Rialnat A. Lawal, PhD; Mary A. Georger, Benjamin J. Frisch, PhD and Laura M. Calvi, M.D.

Yonina Bykov, University of Hartsford

Mentor: Robert Freeman, Ph.D.
Title: Effect of Perinatal Hypoxia on EGLN3 mRNA Expression in Late Term Embryos and Newborn Mice (2016)
Authors: Yonina Bykov, Reed Donithen, Min Yee, Michael A. O’Reilly, PhD and Robert S. Freeman, Ph.D.

Christopher Campomizzi, Niagara University

Mentor: Andy Samuelson, PhD
Title: Caenorhabditis elegans Mlx is Essential for Gene Expression Changes Mediated by Dietary Restriction
Authors: Christopher S. Campomizzi, Adam B. Cornwell, David W. Johnson, and Andrew V. Samuelson, Ph.D.

Amelia Clark, Virginia Tech

Mentor: Dave Topham, Ph.D.
Title: Evasion of Vaccine-Mediated Antibodies by Influenza A H1N1
Authors: Amelia M. Clark, Marta L. DeDiego, Chris S. Anderson and David J. Topham, Ph.D.

Janine Cubello, Niagara University

Mentor: Elaine Sia, Ph.D.
Title: Respiration Loss and Changes to Mitochondrial Morphology in S. Cerevisiae Due to Growth in Various Carbon Sources
Authors: Janine Cubello, Christopher Prevost and Elaine Sia, Ph.D.

Bao Dang, University of Rochester

Mentor: Patricia White, Ph.D.
Title: Noise Exposure Induces Anatomical Differences in the Cochlea of SIRT3 Knock Out Mice After Noise Exposure, Compared to Wild Type Littermates.
Authors: Bao Dang, Sally Patel, Steve Paquette, PhD and Patricia White, Ph.D.

Kevin Denny, Nazareth College

Mentor: Gloria Culver, Ph.D.
Title: Investigation of the Role of RNase II in 16S rRNA Maturation in E.Coli
Authors: Kevin Denny, Brian Smith and Gloria Culver, Ph.D.

Catherine Giannetti, Stonehill College

Mentor: Michael Welte, Ph.D.
Title: Effect of Jabba Dosage on Histone Recruitment on Drosophila Embryos
Authors: Catherine Giannetti, R. Stephenson and Michael Welte, Ph.D.

Nidhi Goel, Auburn University

Mentor: Deb Fowell, Ph.D.
Title: The Role of Wiskott - Aldrich syndrome Protein in Th17 Differentiation
Authors: Nidhi Goel, Katherine E Herman and Deborah J Fowell, Ph.D.           

Hannah Jackel-Dewhurst, Oberlin College

Mentor: M. Kerry O’Banion, M.D., Ph.D.
Title: Radiation Diminishes Microglial Proliferation in Response to Injury
Authors: Hannah Jackel-Dewhurst, M. Kerry O’Banion, M.D., Ph.D., John Olschowka, Ph.D. and Tara Sweet, Ph.D.

Andrew Johanson, St. Lawrence University

Mentor: Craig Morrell, DMV, Ph.D.
Title: Platelet Factor 4 Regulation of B Cell Differentiation
Authors: Andrew L. Johanson, Sara K. Ture, B.S. LVT; Zachery T. Hilt, B.S.; Daphne N. Pariser, B.S.; Scott J. Cameron, M.D., Ph.D. and Craig N. Morrell DVM, Ph.D.

Tylor Militello, Siena College

Mentor: Doug Portman, Ph.D.
Title: Genetic Sex of Sensory Neurons Influences Sex-Specific Behavior of Male C. elegans (2016)
Authors: Tylor Militello; Hannah Steinert; Renee Miller, Ph.D. and Douglas Portman, Ph.D.

Roberto Morales Silva, University of Puerto Rico in Ponce

Mentor: M. Kerry O’Banion, M.D., Ph.D.
Title: Intracranial Injection of interleukin 4 Effects in the 3xTg Mouse Model of Alzheimer Disease
Authors: Roberto J. Morales, Dawling Dionisio-Santos, John A. Olschowka, Ph.D. and M. Kerry O’Banion, M.D., Ph.D.

Martha Ormanoski, Cornell University

Mentor: Danielle Benoit, Ph.D.
Title: Assessing the Distribution of siRNA Nanoparticles to Protect the Salivary Glands Against Radiation-Induced Hypofunction
Authors: Martha A. Ormanoski, Jomy J. Varghese, Catherine E. Ovitt, Ph.D. and Danielle S.W. Benoit, Ph.D.

Reva Peer, University of Rochester

Mentor: Ania Majewska, Ph.D.
Title: Impact of Gestational 2, 3, 7, 8-Tetrachlorodibenzo-p-dioxin Exposure on Microglial Morphology
Authors: Reva Peer, Cassandra Lamantia and Ania Majewska, Ph.D.

Connor Schroyer, Ithaca College

Mentor: Doug Portman, Ph.D.
Title: Regulation of odr-10 Expression by dmd-6
Authors: Connor Schroyer, Emily Wexler and Douglas Portman, Ph.D.

Stephanie Viteri, University of Rochester

Mentor: Keith Nehrke, Ph.D.
Title: Epistatic Analysis and Signaling Outputs of the Mitochondrial Unfolded Protein Response
Authors: Stephanie Viteri, Yunki Im, Salvador Peña, Teresa Sherman and Keith Nehrke, PhD

Joanna Wojtun, University of Connecticut

Mentor: Benoit Biteau, Ph.D.
Title: The Role of Sox100B, a Transcription Factor in the Drosophila Melanogaster Intestinal Stem Cell
Authors: Joanna Wojtun and Benoit Biteau, Ph.D.

Shuchen Wu, University of Rochester

(Not participating due to a previous commitment.)
Mentor: Ralf Haefner, Ph.D.
Title: A Biologically Plausible Implementation of Probabilistic Inference in the Visual System Using Leaky Integrate and Fire Neurons
Authors: Shuchen Wu, Ankani Chattoraj, Ralf Haefner, Ph.D.

  1. Bright Arthur, Philander Smith College
    Mentor: David Topham, PhD
    Title: Can the influenza H1N1 HA2 Drift Under Immune Pressure?
    Authors: Bright Arthur, Christopher S. Anderson, Marta L. DeDiego and David J. Topham, PhD
  2. Cormac Assink, University of Rochester
    Mentor: Charles Duffy, PhD
    Title: Differential Impact of Aging and Alzheimer’s on Cortical Visual Processing
    Authors: Cormac A. Assink, Colin T. Lockwood and Charles J. Duffy, PhD
  3. Aahana Bajracharya, Wesleyan College
    Mentor: Tatiana Pasternak, PhD
    Title: Common Rules Guide Comparisons of Location and Direction in the Prefrontal Cortex during Visual Memory Tasks
    Authors: Aahana Bajracharya, Kostas Michalopoulos, PhD, Aaron Ketting-Olivier, Philip Spinelli and Tatiana Pasternak, PhD
  4. Blake Bentley, University of Rochester
    Mentor: Elizabeth Grayhack, PhD
    Title: Mechanisms by which Inhibitory Codon Pairs Reduce Translation
    Authors: Blake Bentley, Andrew Wolf, Christina Brule and Elizabeth Grayhack, PhD
  5. Andrew Bui, University of Rochester
    Mentors: Lin Gan, PhD
    Title: Characterizing the Expression of LHX3 and LHX4 in the Adult Mouse Retina
    Authors: Andrew Bui, Xuhui Dong and Lin Gan, PhD
  6. Shannon Doherty, Davidson College
    Mentor: David Dean, PhD
    Title: CCN1 Expression and Regulation of ICAM Protein in Mammalian Endothelial Cells
    Authors: Shannon Doherty, Rosemary Norman, David A. Dean, PhD and Jennifer L. Young
  7. Jasmine Geathers, Xavier University
    Mentor: Harris Gelbard, MD, PhD
    Title: BN52021 Protects Hippocampal Synapses in EAE
    Authors: Jasmine Geathers, Matthew Bellizzi, MD, PhD and Harris Gelbard, MD, PhD
  8. Rebecca Greiner, Rochester Institute of Technology
    Mentor: Harold Smith, PhD
    Title: Characterization of HIV Host Defense Factor APOBEC3G Mutants Predicted to be Involved in ssDNA Binding and Catalytic Activity
    Authors: Rebecca Greiner, Bogdan Polevoda, PhD and Harold Smith, PhD
  9. Michael Gwyn, North Carolina State University
    Mentor: Patricia White, PhD
    Title: Proliferation of Supporting Cells in Adult Mouse Vestibular Tissue by Errfi1 Knockdowns and ErbB Receptor Activation
    Authors: Michael Gwyn, Luoying Yang, Jonelle Mattiacio, PhD and Patricia White, PhD
  10. N’Toia Hawkins, Ohio Wesleyan University
    Mentor: Elaine Sia, PhD
    Title: IRC3 Responsible for an Increase in Mitochondrial DNA Instability.
    Authors: Elaine Sia, PhD, Alexis Stein and N'Toia Hawkins
  11. Kenechi Iwudyke, University of Rochester
    Mentor: Mark Dumont, PhD
    Title: The Use of Yeast to Screen for Antibodies with Functional Effects on the G Protein Coupled Receptor, CXCR4
    Authors: Kenechi Iwudyke, Elizabeth Mathew, PhD and Mark Dumont, PhD
  12. Katryna Kevelson, University of Rochester
    Mentor: Liz Romanski, PhD
    Title: Prefrontal Networks Involved in Audiovisual Working Memory
    Authors: Katryna Kevelson, Bethany Plakke and Lizbeth Romanski, PhD
  13. Selena Lilley, University of Rochester
    Mentor: Krystel Huxlin, PhD
    Title: Impact of Vision Loss on Quality of Life in Cortical Blindness
    Authors: Selena Lilley, Matthew Cavanaugh, Adin Reisner and Krystel Huxlin, PhD
  14. Nina Lutz, Tufts University
    Mentor: Ania Majewska, PhD
    Title: Response of Microglia in vivo to Acute Alcohol Exposure
    Authors: Nina Lutz, Elissa Wong and Ania Majewska, PhD
  15. Arena Manning, Skidmore College
    Mentor: Suzanne Haber, PhD
    Title: The Role of the Dorsal Anterior Cingulate Cortex in OCD
    Authors: Arena Manning, Julia Lehman, MD and Suzanne Haber, PhD
  16. Karen Martin, Cornell University
    Mentor: Jim Miller, PhD
    Title: Exploring the Structure-Function Relationship of CD28 Homodimer Interactions
    Authors: Karen Martin, Scott Leddon and Jim Miller, PhD
  17. Robert Newell, Rochester Institute of Technology
    Mentor: Margot Mayer-Proschel, PhD
    Title: Gestational Iron Deficiency Increases Adult Cortical Inhibition
    Authors: Robert Newell, Michael Rudy and Margot Mayer-Proschel, PhD
  18. Utkarsh Parwal, Mercer University
    Mentor: Richard Waugh, PhD
    Title: Micromechanical Study of Adhesion Probability between Mouse Neutrophils and Immobilized ICAM-1
    Authors: Utkarsh Parwal, Elena Lomakina PhD, Minsoo Kim PhD, David H. Smith and Richard E. Waugh PhD
  19. Ge Song, University of Rochester
    Mentor: David McCamant, PhD
    Title: A Femtosecond Stimulated Raman Spectroscopy Study of dGMP and its Self-Aggregated Structures in Various Conditions
    Authors: Ge Song, Joohyun Lee and David McCamant, PhD
  20. Rachel Suppok, Dickinson College
    Mentors: M. Kerry O’Banion, MD, PhD and John Olschowka, PhD
    Title: The Role of Alternative Activation in Microglia
    Authors: Rachel Suppok, Tara Sweet, PhD, John A. Olschowka, PhD, and Kerry O’Banion, MD, PhD
  21. Ralphdy Vernge, University of Puerto Rico in Ponce
    Mentor: Mark Noble, PhD
    Title: Mechanism of Tamoxifen Resistance in MCF7 Breast Cancer Cells
    Authors: Ralphdy Vergne, Brittany Krupp, Hsing-Yu Chen and Mark Noble, PhD
  22. Alicia Wei, University of Rochester
    Mentor: Keith Nehrke, PhD
    Title: Optogenetic Control of ROS Production in C. elegans Using CRISPR/Cas9 Fusion Proteins
    Authors: Alicia Wei, Keith Nehrke, PhD and Andrew Wojtovich
  23. Katheryn Wright, University of Rochester
    Mentor: Ania Majewska, PhD
    Title: Effect of Circadian Rhythm on Cortical Microglia Morphology
    Authors: Katheryn Angel Wright, Grayson Sipe and Ania Majewska, PhD
  24. Lila Yang, University of Rochester
    Mentor: Laura Calvi, MD
    Title: Investigating the Role of CCR1 and CCR5 in a CCL3 Abundant Leukemic Microenvironment
    Authors: Lila Yang, Brandon Zaffuto, Mary Georger, Rhonda Staversky, Benjamin J. Frisch, PhD and Laura Calvi, MD
  25. Ellen Yates, The College of William and Mary
    Mentor: Suzanne Haber, PhD
    Title: Frontal and Parietal Convergence in the Striatum: A Critical Node Underlying Attentional Drug Bias in Addiction
    Authors: Ellen Yates, Eun Young Choi, PhD and Suzanne Haber, PhD

Thursday, July 31, 2014
9:30am – 10:30am: even posters presentation
10:30am - 11:30am: odd posters presentation
Flaum Atrium

 

  1. Zachariah Adam, University of Rochester
    Mentor: Lisa Opanashuk, PhD
    Title: Notch Signaling Promotes Proliferation of Medulloblastoma Cells through a Crosstalk with the Aryl Hydrocarbon Receptor
    Authors: Zachariah O. Adham, Daniel P. Dever, Lisa A. Opanashuk, PhD
  2. Alyssa Chaplin, University of Minnesota
    Mentor: Julie Fudge, PhD
    Title: Stressed adolescent rat behavioral testing: How much does investigator presence matter?
    Authors: Alyssa Chaplin, Michele Saul, Dana Helmreich, Julie Fudge, PhD
  3. Michaela Cronin, University of Rochester
    Mentor: Gary Paige, PhD
    Title: Ocular Smooth Pursuit of Auditory Targets after Extinction Resembles that of Visual Targets
    Authors: Michaela Cronin, Christina Cloninger, Justin Fleming, Paul Allen, William O’Neill, and Gary Paige, PhD
  4. Gregory Davidson, University of Delaware
    Mentor: Sanjay Maggiwar, PhD
    Title: Elucidating Antiplatelet Activity of Minocycline: Implications for HIV Secondary Disorders
    Authors: Gregory A. Davidson, Joseph W. Jackson, Giovanni Schifitto, MD, Sanjay B. Maggiwar, PhD
  5. Caitlyn Edwards, SUNY Geneseo
    Mentors: M. Kerry O’ Banion, MD, PhD and John Olschowka, PhD
    Title: Effects of Radiation Exposure on Synaptic Density and Pericyte Coverage in the Hippocampal CA1 Region
    Authors: Caitlyn M. Edwards, Fatima Rivera-Escalera, John A. Olschowka, PhD, M. Kerry O’Banion MD, PhD
  6. Kathleen Gates, St. Lawrence University
    Mentor: Ania Majewska, PhD
    Title: Loss of fractalkine signaling does not affect microglia density in the developing mouse Lateral Geniculate Nucleus
    Authors: Kathleen Gates, Rebecca Lowery, Ania Majewska, PhD
  7. Joshua Hatfield, Wells College
    Mentor: Beth Grayhack, PhD
    Title: Characterization of inhibitory codon pairs in the yeast S. cerevisiae
    Authors: Joshua T. Hatfield, Andrew S. Wolf, Christina E. Brule, and Elizabeth J. Grayhack, PhD
  8. Courtney Kleeschulte, Binghamton University
    Mentor: Paul Dunman, PhD
    Title: Development of a Novel Bacterial Diagnostic and Antimicrobial Susceptibility Too
    Authors: Courtney Kleeschulte, Jordan Reed, Henry Chung, Gregory Madejski, James McGrath, PhD, and Paul Dunman, PhD
  9. Jessica LaPiano, SUNY at Buffalo
    Mentor: Kate Ackerman, PhD
    Title: Analysis of Diaphragmatic Defects in Zfpm2 (Fog2) Mutants
    Authors: Jessica B. LaPiano, Nian Zhang, PhD, Kate Ackerman, MD
  10. Zachary Mietus, University of Rochester
    Mentor: Edward Schwarz, PhD
    Title: Quantifying the Effects of Teriparatide (rPTH) Therapy on Massive Allograft Healing in a Canine Femoral Defect Model via Volumetric CB-CT and Union Ratio Analysis
    Authors: Zachary Mietus, Kohei Nishitani, Weixing Cai, Jiangkun K Liu, Hani Awad, Nicole Ehrhart and Edward M. Schwarz, PhD
  11. Ariana Mitchell, Xavier University
    Mentor: Ben Hayden, PhD
    Title: Description-Experience Gap for Non-Human Primates
    Authors: Ariana L. Mitchell, Caleb E. Strait, Sarah R. Heilbronner, Benjamin Y. Hayden, PhD
  12. Robert Newell, Rochester Institute of Technology
    Mentor: Margot Mayer-Proschel, PhD
    Title: Identification of a Possible Mechanistic Link Between Iron Regulated Signaling and Neuronal Specification
    Authors: Robert Newell, Michael Rudy, Margot Mayer-Pröschel. PhD
  13. Zoey Prokopiak, Slippery Rock University
    Mentor: Laurel Carney, PhD
    Title: Auditory masking analysis with a computational auditory nerve model
    Authors: Zoey Prokopiak, Robert Houde, Laurel Carney, PhD
  14. Jordana Schmierer, University of Rochester
    Mentor: Stephen Dewhurst, PhD
    Title: Characterization of Residues within the PA Segment of IAV Permitting Mammalian Replication
    Authors: Jordana Schmierer, Andrew Cox, Colleen O’Dell, Andrew Smith, Stephen Dewhurst, PhD
  15. Nathaniel Schramm, Westminister College
    Mentor: Harold Smith, PhD
    Title: Mutation of APOBEC3G in Presumed ssdna Binding Site for Analysis of Effects on DNA and RNA Binding
    Authors: Nathaniel Schramm, Eseosa Aiwerioghene, Bogdan Polevada, and Harold Smith, PhD
  16. Rachel Siciliano, Colgate University
    Mentor: Stephen Dewhurst, PhD
    Title: Development of a novel model for NeuroAIDS: Expression of HIV-Tat protein in an AAV2 vector under the microglia-specific promoter F4/80 in mice
    Authors: Rachel Siciliano, Oksana Polesskaya, PhD, Stephen Dewhurst, PhD
  17. Dequantarius Speed, Louisiana State University
    Mentor: Elaine Sia, PhD
    Title: The Effect of IRC3on Mitochondrial Genome Stability
    Authors: Dequantarius Speed and Elaine A. Sia, PhD
  18. Amanda Tian, University of Rochester
    Mentor: Gary Paige, PhD
    Title: Eye Position in Absence of a Visual Reference Biases Auditory Localization in the Direction of Fixation
    Authors: Amanda Tian, Justin Fleming, Adam Bosen, William E. O’Neill, PhD, Gary D. Paige, PhD
  19. Kathyrn Vetter, Michigan State University
    Mentor: Michael O’Reilly, PhD
    Title: Hyperoxia may lead to cell proliferation and apoptosis in the brains of neonatal mice
    Authors: Kathryn Vetter, Min Yee, Bryan Thompson, Bradley W. Buczynski, Lisa Opanashuk, PhD, Michael A. O’Reilly, PhD

Thursday, August 1, 2013
10:00am – 11:00am: odd posters presentation
11:00am - 12:00pm: even posters presentation
Flaum Atrium

  1. Felix Ramos, University of Puerto Rico at Rios Piedras
    Mentor: Harris Gelbard MD, PhD
    Title: MLK-3 Inhibition Behavioral Trials in C57bl/6 Mice to Control Severe Neuroinflammation Caused by LPS-Stereotactic Injections: Implications for HIV- Associated Neurocognitive Disorder
    Felix M Ramos, Daniel Marker, Jenna Puccini and Harris Gelbard, PhD
  2. Rebecca Bailey, Rochester Institute of Technology
    Mentor: Charles Thornton, PhD
    Title: Supt4h1-Dependent Transcriptional Elongation: Potential Point of Attack for Repeat Expansion Diseases
    Rebecca Bailey, Wenli Wang and Charles A. Thornton, PhD
  3. Morgan Kennedy, University of Rochester
    Mentor: Gary Paige, PhD
    Title: Visual Capture of Auditory Targets in Extrafoveal Space
    Morgan J. Kennedy, Adam K. Bosen, Emily C. Clark, Paul D. Allen, William E. O’Neill, PhD and Gary D. Paige, PhD
  4. Diana Liao, Johns Hopkins University
    Mentor: Brad Mahon, PhD
    Title: Connectivity in the Tool Network: The Effects of an Induced Lesion
    Diana A. Liao, F.E. Garcea, and Brad Z. Mahon, PhD
  5. Bingqing Wang, University of Rochester
    Mentor: Tatiana Pasternak, PhD
    Title: Memory-guided Comparisons of Visual Motion and Its Location: A Psychophysical Study
    Bingqing Wang, Kristiana Lachiusa, Philip Spinelli and Tatiana Pasternak, PhD
  6. Alaina Wayland, University of Rochester
    Mentor: Marc Halterman, PhD
    Title: Defining the Genetic Pathways Regulating Lipid Droplet Induction in Neuronal Cells
    Wayland A., Rininger A., Giulaino R., Welte M., M. W. Halterman
  7. Breanna Caruso, Colgate University
    Mentor: M. Kerry O’Banion MD, PhD and John Olschowska, PhD
    Title: The Effects of Head Only, Body Only and Whole Body Irradiation on Neurogenesis in C57BL/6 Mice
    Breanna Caruso, Jonathan Cherry, Kerry O’Banion, MD, PhD and John Olschowka, PhD
  8. Alexander Skojec, University of Scranton
    Mentor: Mark Noble, PhD
    Title: Increased Neurite Outgrowth in Cerebellar Granule Neurons Treated with Wnt and Soluble Factor 3
    Alexander Skojec, Chung-Hsuan Shih, Michelle Lacagnina, and Christoph Proschel, PhD
  9. Kendra Lechtenberg, Kenyon College
    Mentor: Margot Mayer-Pröschel, PhD
    Title: Pro-Astrocyte Signaling in Oligodendrocyte Progenitor Cells after Interferon-γ Treatment
    Kendra Lechtenberg, Daniel Tanner, PhD and Margot Mayer-Pröschel, PhD
  10. Christopher Wunsch, Virginia Military Institute
    Mentor: Robert Freeman, PhD
    Title: Testing for a Possible Interaction between Mammalian EGLN and APBA Family Proteins
    Chris Wunsch, Mary Gantz and Robert Freeman, PhD
  11. Eric Ramirez, University of Puerto Rico at Rios Piedras
    Mentor: Jean Bidlack, PhD
    Title: Effects of Filtration Buffers and MgCl2 on DAMGO- and Buprenorphine- Stimulated [35S]GTPγS Binding at the μ Opioid Receptor
    Eric Ramirez, Greg Bryman, Bryan I. Knapp and Jean M. Bidlack, PhD
  12. Eric Miller, University of Rochester
    Mentor: Paul Kammermeier, PhD
    Title: Interaction of Metabotropic Glutamate Receptors, Subtypes 1 and 5
    Eric Miller and Paul Kammermeier, PhD
  13. Boris Borovcanin, University of Rochester
    Mentor: Paul Brookes, PhD
    Title: Aspirin Affects Metabolism in Cardiac Cells
    Boris Borovcanin, Sergiy M. Nadtochiy, PhD, Paul S. Brookes, PhD
  14. Allyssa Abel, University of Rochester
    Mentor: Keith Nerke, PhD
    Title: Adaptive Stress Regulation of Carbonic Anhydrase 6 in Mouse Neuronal Cell Culture Models
    Allyssa Abel, Teresa Sherman, Jonathan Malecki,Tori Matthews and Keith Nehrke, PhD
  15. Molly Austen, University of Rochester
    Mentor: Keith Nerke, PhD
    Title: Mitochondrial UPR and Ca2+ Signaling in C. elegans: A Two- Component System
    Molly Austen, Teresa Sherman, Erik Allman and Keith Nehrke, PhD
  16. Cristina Castro-Rivera, University of Puerto Rico at Mayaguez
    Mentor: Burns Blaxall, PhD
    Title: Elucidating the Role and Therapeutic Efficacy of MLK 3 Inhibition in Pathologic Cardiac Remodeling
    Cristina M. Castro, Melissa L. Martin and Burns C. Blaxall, PhD
  17. Eric Garbade, University of Scranton
    Mentor: Matthew Hilton, PhD
    Title: Notch Regulation of Mesenchymal Progenitor Cell (MPC) Proliferation and Differentiation Factors
    Eric Garbade and Matthew J. Hilton, PhD
  18. Zachariah Adham, University of Rochester
    Mentor: Lisa Opanashuk, PhD
    Title: AhR and Notch Signaling Pathways Promote Proliferation of Human MB Cells
    Zachariah O. Adham, Daniel P. Dever and Lisa A. Opanashuk, PhD
  19. Robert Hayden, Hamilton College
    Mentor: Harold Smith, PhD
    Title: Developing a High Throughput Counter Screening Assay For HIV-1 Therapeutics by Investigating the Molecular Interactions of Anti-Host Cell Defense Factor CBFβ
    Robert M. Hayden, Ryan P. Bennett and Harold C. Smith, PhD
  20. Emma Gryotis, Earlham College
    Mentor: Denise Hocking, PhD
    Title: Testing the Effects of Acoustic Cavitation on Fibronectin Conformation
    Emma Grygotis, Diane Dalecki, PhD, Denise Hocking, PhD
  21. Maureen Newman, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
    Mentor: Danielle Benoit, PhD
    Title: Development of ‘Smart’ Hydrogels for Cell-Dictated Peptide Release
    Maureen R. Newman, Amy Van Hove and Danielle S. W. Benoit, PhD
  22. Christian Evans, SUNY Geneseo
    Mentor: Jim Miller, PhD
    Title: Translational Regulation of GATA-3 via a Unique Secondary mRNA Structure within the 5’ Untranslated Region
    Christian Evans and James Miller, PhD
  23. Liz Garcia, Universidad del Este
    Mentor: Michael Elliott, PhD
    Title: Response of BV-2 Microglia Cells to Purinergic Find-Me Signals from Apoptotic Cells
    Liz Garcia, Patrick S Murphy and Michael R. Elliott, PhD
  24. Jackeline Palencia, Universidad del Este
    Mentor: Jose Lemos, PhD
    Title: Linkage of the Stringent Response to Antibiotic Tolerance in Enterococcus Faecalis
    Jackeline Palencia, Jessica K. Kajfasz, and José A. Lemos, PhD
  25. Phillip Cohen, University of Rochester
    Mentor: Steve Dewhurst, PhD
    Title: Association of Spherical, 500 nm Nanoparticles with Murine Dendritic Cells
    Phillip Cohen, Matthew Brewer, William Domm, Danielle Benoit, PhD and Stephen Dewhurst, PhD
  26. Kaitlyn Jefferson, University of South Dakota
    Mentor: Stephen Dewhurst, PhD
    Title: Identification of Novel Inhibitors of Semen Derived Enhancer of Viral Infection (SEVI)-Mediated Enhancement of HIV-1 Infection
    Kaitlyn Jefferson, David Easterhoff, Stephen Dewhurst, PhD, John DiMaio, Alan Smrcka, PhD and Bradley Nilsson, PhD
  27. Janelle Veazey, Messiah College
    Mentor: Stephen Dewhurst, PhD
    Title: Association of Host Protein Transportin 3 (TNPO3) with Influenza Virus RNA Polymerase
    Janelle Veazey, Jonelle Mattiacio and Stephen Dewhurst, PhD
  28. Kevin Allan, University of Rochester
    Mentor: Baek Kim, PhD
    Title: SAMHD1 Effects on HIV-1 Recombination Frequency in Macrophages and Activated T-cells
    Kevin C. Allan, Laura A. Nguyen and Baek Kim, PhD
  1. Felix Ramos, University of Puerto Rico at Rios Piedras
    Mentor: Harris Gelbard MD, PhD
    Title: MLK-3 Inhibition Behavioral Trials in C57bl/6 Mice to Control Severe Neuroinflammation Caused by LPS-Stereotactic Injections: Implications for HIV- Associated Neurocognitive Disorder
    Felix M Ramos, Daniel Marker, Jenna Puccini and Harris Gelbard, PhD
  2. Rebecca Bailey, Rochester Institute of Technology
    Mentor: Charles Thornton, PhD
    Title: Supt4h1-Dependent Transcriptional Elongation: Potential Point of Attack for Repeat Expansion Diseases
    Rebecca Bailey, Wenli Wang and Charles A. Thornton, PhD
  3. Morgan Kennedy, University of Rochester
    Mentor: Gary Paige, PhD
    Title: Visual Capture of Auditory Targets in Extrafoveal Space
    Morgan J. Kennedy, Adam K. Bosen, Emily C. Clark, Paul D. Allen, William E. O’Neill, PhD and Gary D. Paige, PhD
  4. Diana Liao, Johns Hopkins University
    Mentor: Brad Mahon, PhD
    Title: Connectivity in the Tool Network: The Effects of an Induced Lesion
    Diana A. Liao, F.E. Garcea, and Brad Z. Mahon, PhD
  5. Bingqing Wang, University of Rochester
    Mentor: Tatiana Pasternak, PhD
    Title: Memory-guided Comparisons of Visual Motion and Its Location: A Psychophysical Study
    Bingqing Wang, Kristiana Lachiusa, Philip Spinelli and Tatiana Pasternak, PhD
  6. Alaina Wayland, University of Rochester
    Mentor: Marc Halterman, PhD
    Title: Defining the Genetic Pathways Regulating Lipid Droplet Induction in Neuronal Cells
    Wayland A., Rininger A., Giulaino R., Welte M., M. W. Halterman
  7. Breanna Caruso, Colgate University
    Mentor: M. Kerry O’Banion MD, PhD and John Olschowska, PhD
    Title: The Effects of Head Only, Body Only and Whole Body Irradiation on Neurogenesis in C57BL/6 Mice
    Breanna Caruso, Jonathan Cherry, Kerry O’Banion, MD, PhD and John Olschowka, PhD
  8. Alexander Skojec, University of Scranton
    Mentor: Mark Noble, PhD
    Title: Increased Neurite Outgrowth in Cerebellar Granule Neurons Treated with Wnt and Soluble Factor 3
    Alexander Skojec, Chung-Hsuan Shih, Michelle Lacagnina, and Christoph Proschel, PhD
  9. Kendra Lechtenberg, Kenyon College
    Mentor: Margot Mayer-Pröschel, PhD
    Title: Pro-Astrocyte Signaling in Oligodendrocyte Progenitor Cells after Interferon-γ Treatment
    Kendra Lechtenberg, Daniel Tanner, PhD and Margot Mayer-Pröschel, PhD
  10. Christopher Wunsch, Virginia Military Institute
    Mentor: Robert Freeman, PhD
    Title: Testing for a Possible Interaction between Mammalian EGLN and APBA Family Proteins
    Chris Wunsch, Mary Gantz and Robert Freeman, PhD
  11. Eric Ramirez, University of Puerto Rico at Rios Piedras
    Mentor: Jean Bidlack, PhD
    Title: Effects of Filtration Buffers and MgCl2 on DAMGO- and Buprenorphine- Stimulated [35S]GTPS Binding at the μ Opioid Receptor
    Eric Ramirez, Greg Bryman, Bryan I. Knapp and Jean M. Bidlack, PhD
  12. Eric Miller, University of Rochester
    Mentor: Paul Kammermeier, PhD
    Title: Interaction of Metabotropic Glutamate Receptors, Subtypes 1 and 5
    Eric Miller and Paul Kammermeier, PhD
  13. Boris Borovcanin, University of Rochester
    Mentor: Paul Brookes, PhD
    Title: Aspirin Affects Metabolism in Cardiac Cells
    Boris Borovcanin, Sergiy M. Nadtochiy, PhD, Paul S. Brookes, PhD
  14. Allyssa Abel, University of Rochester
    Mentor: Keith Nerke, PhD
    Title: Adaptive Stress Regulation of Carbonic Anhydrase 6 in Mouse Neuronal Cell Culture Models
    Allyssa Abel, Teresa Sherman, Jonathan Malecki,Tori Matthews and Keith Nehrke, PhD
  15. Molly Austen, University of Rochester
    Mentor: Keith Nerke, PhD
    Title: Mitochondrial UPR and Ca2+ Signaling in C. elegans: A Two- Component System
    Molly Austen, Teresa Sherman, Erik Allman and Keith Nehrke, PhD
  16. Cristina Castro-Rivera, University of Puerto Rico at Mayaguez
    Mentor: Burns Blaxall, PhD
    Title: Elucidating the Role and Therapeutic Efficacy of MLK 3 Inhibition in Pathologic Cardiac Remodeling
    Cristina M. Castro, Melissa L. Martin and Burns C. Blaxall, PhD
  17. Eric Garbade, University of Scranton
    Mentor: Matthew Hilton, PhD
    Title: Notch Regulation of Mesenchymal Progenitor Cell (MPC) Proliferation and Differentiation Factors
    Eric Garbade and Matthew J. Hilton, PhD
  18. Zachariah Adham, University of Rochester
    Mentor: Lisa Opanashuk, PhD
    Title: AhR and Notch Signaling Pathways Promote Proliferation of Human MB Cells
    Zachariah O. Adham, Daniel P. Dever and Lisa A. Opanashuk, PhD
  19. Robert Hayden, Hamilton College
    Mentor: Harold Smith, PhD
    Title: Developing a High Throughput Counter Screening Assay For HIV-1 Therapeutics by Investigating the Molecular Interactions of Anti-Host Cell Defense Factor CBFβ
    Robert M. Hayden, Ryan P. Bennett and Harold C. Smith, PhD
  20. Emma Gryotis, Earlham College
    Mentor: Denise Hocking, PhD
    Title: Testing the Effects of Acoustic Cavitation on Fibronectin Conformation
    Emma Grygotis, Diane Dalecki, PhD, Denise Hocking, PhD
  21. Maureen Newman, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
    Mentor: Danielle Benoit, PhD
    Title: Development of ‘Smart’ Hydrogels for Cell-Dictated Peptide Release
    Maureen R. Newman, Amy Van Hove and Danielle S. W. Benoit, PhD
  22. Christian Evans, SUNY Geneseo
    Mentor: Jim Miller, PhD
    Title: Translational Regulation of GATA-3 via a Unique Secondary mRNA Structure within the 5’ Untranslated Region
    Christian Evans and James Miller, PhD
  23. Liz Garcia, Universidad del Este
    Mentor: Michael Elliott, PhD
    Title: Response of BV-2 Microglia Cells to Purinergic Find-Me Signals from Apoptotic Cells
    Liz Garcia, Patrick S Murphy and Michael R. Elliott, PhD
  24. Jackeline Palencia, Universidad del Este
    Mentor: Jose Lemos, PhD
    Title: Linkage of the Stringent Response to Antibiotic Tolerance in Enterococcus Faecalis
    Jackeline Palencia, Jessica K. Kajfasz, and José A. Lemos, PhD
  25. Phillip Cohen, University of Rochester
    Mentor: Steve Dewhurst, PhD
    Title: Association of Spherical, 500 nm Nanoparticles with Murine Dendritic Cells
    Phillip Cohen, Matthew Brewer, William Domm, Danielle Benoit, PhD and Stephen Dewhurst, PhD
  26. Kaitlyn Jefferson, University of South Dakota
    Mentor: Stephen Dewhurst, PhD
    Title: Identification of Novel Inhibitors of Semen Derived Enhancer of Viral Infection (SEVI)-Mediated Enhancement of HIV-1 Infection
    Kaitlyn Jefferson, David Easterhoff, Stephen Dewhurst, PhD, John DiMaio, Alan Smrcka, PhD and Bradley Nilsson, PhD
  27. Janelle Veazey, Messiah College
    Mentor: Stephen Dewhurst, PhD
    Title: Association of Host Protein Transportin 3 (TNPO3) with Influenza Virus RNA Polymerase
    Janelle Veazey, Jonelle Mattiacio and Stephen Dewhurst, PhD
  28. Kevin Allan, University of Rochester
    Mentor: Baek Kim, PhD
    Title: SAMHD1 Effects on HIV-1 Recombination Frequency in Macrophages and Activated T-cells
    Kevin C. Allan, Laura A. Nguyen and Baek Kim, PhD