16th Annual CBU
Student Research Poster Session 
Tuesday, 17 April 2012
11:00 am – 2:00 pm

Sabbatini Lounge (East Lounge) 
2nd floor Thomas Center

Poster numbers, titles, authors listed below
2012 Program to download

Photo Gallery

Sponsored by CBU's chapter of Alpha Chi, the national honor society.

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  • Research Posters on display: 11:00 am – 1:50pm, Tuesday, 17 April 2012
  • Student authors present at their posters according to the following schedule:
2012 Dunn Award
Above: Dr. Holmes presents the 2012 Dominic Dunn Award to Andrew Greenop (MATH, ME) and Catherine Gluszek (BIOCHEM).

Student Research Posters ~ 2012 ~ Program   download
1
ARTS
Picasso
Johnnie Huddleston
2
BIOL
Effect of bracing for impact on patient recovery time
Anthony Ford and Bobby Myers 
3
ME
Aerobic Cruiser Dynamometer
Austin Gooch
4
BIOL
Inhibition of cytochrome P450 1B1 activity with 2,3?,4,5?-tetramethoxystilbene prevents renal dysfunction associated with angiotensin II-induced hypertension in rats.
Larry Anderson, BL Jennings , AM Estes , 
KU Malik
5
CHEM
Synthesis of (Z)-4,4’-bis(iodoacetimide)stilbene as a cross-linker in a peptide drug delivery system
Larry J. Anderson, Martin Michael Dcona, and Matthew C. T. Hartman
6
EE
ThyssenKrupp SG200 Speed Governor Test System Prototype 
Steven Denton
7
BIOL
Determination of baseline CRP values in post-operative transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion patients
Adrienne Renfro and Patrick M. Curlee
8
CHEM
Pathogenesis of Homocysteine- mediated Hyperplastic Response
Luanzo Lung’aho, John Nyalala, Hongju Deng, and Mohammed M. Moursi
9
BIOL
Determining the effectiveness of systemic gene therapy with EPO-R76E in protecting axons after optic nerve crush
Claire C. May and Tonia S. Rex
10
CE
Design of a Light Rail System in Metropolitan Memphis
Evan Blake Boulonger
11
BIOL
Retinal pathology following interruption of autonomic regulation of choroidal blood flow
Corey Haughey, Malinda E.C. Fitzgerald, 
Nobel Del Mar, Chunyan Li and Anton Reiner
12
CHEM
Fear Acquisition and Changes in GABAergic mRNA
Catherine Gluszek and Scott Heldt
13
PSYC
The Relationship between Self-Deception and Self-Monitoring
Melanie Horne
14
BIOL
Categorizing glaucomatous phenotypes in recombinant mice to determine the genes that modulate glaucoma severity
Rachel I. Reese, Elizabeth Beebe, Christie Brough, Rohit Reddy and Monica Jablonski
15
MATH
Graph Theory Applications of Degrees of Separation and the Small-World Phenomenon 
Andrew Greenop 
16
ME
Project Greenspeed
Andrew Greenop, Brian Vernon, Chloe Chung, Drew Duch, and Michael Smith
17
CHEM
Establishing Stable Mammalian Cell Lines for High-throughput Pharmacological Studies of Large Conductance, Calcium- and Voltage-gated Potassium (BK) Channels
Justin L. Gallagher, Maria Asuncion-Chin, 
Anna N. Bukiya, and Alex M. Dopico
18
BIOL
Detection of tissue or temporal specific p75 protein expression via flow cytometry
Kelly Jeu, and Christopher Dillon
19
ME
100% Recycled Packaging Performance : Peel Testing
Matt Warren and Kalli Powers
20
CHEM
Toward Development of Methods for the Quantitative Analysis of Pipemidic Acid Derived Autotaxin Inhibitors
Keara Moore and Daniel L. Baker
21
BIOL
The role of GD3 synthase in Alzheimer’s disease
Porsha A. Chillis, Shailaja K. Rao, and 
Michael P. McDonald
22
PSYC
The Effects of War and Rape Scenarios and Gender of Victim on the Stigma Associated with PTSD
Ariel Kingsley, Allison Welch, and Katie Antes
23
BIOL
Altered ultrasonic vocalizations in a mouse model of Fragile X syndrome
Nick Watkins, Snighda Roy and Detlef Heck
24
ME
AZO Tech Transfer
Daniel Johnson
25
BIOL
The effects of ascorbic acid on cartilage metabolism
Dana Pabalate,Christy Patterson, 
Elsa Stephen and Karen Hasty
26
MATH
Statistical Meta-Analysis
Brenda Withrow 
27
BIOL
Evaluation of the vasoactive effects of vitamin D3 and 25-hydroxyvitamin D3
Bhavyata Parag and Alejandro Dopico
28
CHEM
Determining Melt Temperatures of Sumo 21P6 LPA Receptor Construct
Prashant Patel, John Young,
Abby Parrill-Baker, and Dr. Kikonyogo
29
MHIRT
BIOL
Healthcare and malaria in the Pallisa district, eastern Uganda
Samantha Sol Bownes, Dustin James, Chris Moore, Veronica Wittman, and Luis Sanchez
30
CE
Retrofitting of Barry Hall at Christian Brothers University Campus
Gregory Taylor Stinson
31
BIOL
Comparison of siRNA transfection rate between L2 and L4 larval stages of Caenorhabditis elegans
Shanandria Jackson, Larry Anderson, 
Lynda Miller and Malinda E.C. Fitzgerald
32
BIOL
Urokinase Plasminogen Activator (uPA) and Inhibitor (PAI-1) Expression in Cultured Adenocarcinoma Cells
David Kim, Megan Moshea, Ashlee R. Franklin, Aleena Shahiryar, M. Margaret Jefferson, Edwin L. Thomas, and Mustafa Kh. Dabbous
33
CHEM
Temperature Studies of a Coiled-Coil Mimetic By Circular Dichroism Spectroscopy
Nicholas Selvo,Abby Parrill-Baker, John Young, and Alexandra Kikonyogo
34
BIOL
Comparative efficacy of autologous blood and platelet rich plasma in treating tendinopathy
Jonathan Timmerman and Richard Smith
35
PSYC
The Effects of Information on Attitudes Toward Assault
Amanda Wilhite, Kara Jones, and 
Elizabeth Nelson
36
BIOL
Examinations of adult human cadavers for the incidence of hyperostosis frontalis interna
Robert Banks, Eldridge F Johnson, and Paul Madubuonwu
37
CHEM
Determination of BEZ235 in Mouse Plasma and Cerebro-Spinal Fluid by Liquid Chromatography-Electrospray Ionization-Tandem Mass Spectrometry (LC-ESI-MS/MS
Xinyu von Buttlar, and Clinton F. Stewart
38
BIOL
Analytical method development and validation for the measurement of Methotrexate (MTX) 7-OH-MTX, and 4-Amino-4-Deoxy-N-Methylpteroic acid (DAMPA) by online extraction-liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry (HPLC-MS/MS)
Kyle Smith, Thandra Owens, Feng Bai,
Stacy Throm, and Clinton F. Stewart
39
EE
Project Green-Speed
Michael Smith 
40
BIOL
Isolation of bacteriophages from soil that infect Escherichia coli
Justin King, Brittany Wilburn,
Malinda E.C. Fitzgerald, and 
Sandra Thompson-Jaeger
41
CE
Design of Bridge over a Stream Leading to a School
Catherine Wood
42
BIOL
Flooding and wetland plants: Localized versus whole-plant response
Carey A. Bowen, Melissa B. Koontz, Lyndsay E. Saunders, and Samuel C. Pierce
43
ME
Neighborhood Energy Conservation Project
Leandreaonia Dunning
44
CHEM
Pinpointing Possible Ethanol Binding Sites of Ethanol to the Slo1 BK Channel
Justin Edwards, Alex M. Dopico and 
Anna Bukiya
45
BIOL Examining Herpetofauna Abundance and Diversity 
in Shelby Farms Park With Respect to Land Utilization
  Joseph Alfonso and Lynda Miller
46
PSYC
Modes of Communication
Taylor Salton, Jose Villa, and 
Dominique Williams
47
BIOL
An assessment of population abundance and morphological abnormalities in the white-footed deer mouse (Peromyscus leucopus)
Mario A. Sauceda and Michael Kennedy
48
EE
Power Electronics Lab
Alex Bermel
49
MATH
Actuarial Applications of Epidemiological Models: Comparing Insurance Models During Normal Circumstances With Those During Some Epidemic
Jamie Frommelt 
50
PSYC
The Effect of Prayer and Silence on Anxiety
JaLissa Fredrick
51
BIOL
Excitability and suppression of fear in the basolateral amygdala
Michael W Hankins Jr and Scott Heldt.
52
CHEM
Synthesis and Applications of Gold Nanorods
Raymond Wilson and Xiaohua Huang
53
BIOL
Effects of Sleep Deprivation on Response to Alcohol Exposure
Grace Hutchison, Candis DuBose, and Kristin Hamre
54
CE
Renovation of Kenrick Hall at Christian Brothers University Campus
Tarris W. Greer
55
BIOL
The pharmacokinetics of caffeine in inbred mice
Madeline Reynolds, Trevor Sweatman, , Jennifer M Paxson-Saputra, and John D. Boughter Jr
56
EE
Open Source Home Security System
Allen Chu
57
MATH
Analyses of different algorithms for ranking sports teams using graph theory and linear algebra
Kelci Pearce 
58
CHEM
Cylophosphamide Treatment in children with Medulloblastoma Tumors
Sarah-Catherine Ryan and Clinton F. Stewart
59
BIOL
The effects of amino acid enriched diets on hematologic development of prenatal pigs
Sarah Hill and Randall Buddington
60
EE
SoutheastCon 2012 Hardware Competition
Justin Davis and Steven Menezes
61
ME
CBU Formula SAE Car
Nate Spears, Luke Eck and Gideon Leteyian
62
CE
Design and Construction of a Concrete Canoe
Katelyn A. Godwin
63
CE
Adjustable Form for National Concrete Canoe Competition
Daniel G. Smith
64
ME
CBU Moonbuggy 2011-2012
Ellis Jones, Josh Lane, Kristy Rosenberger and Zach Turner, Alex Williams
65 PHYS Preservation of Biological specimens by Freeze Drying   Kyle Moats
"Learning is intense when one is doing research. In the pursuit of primary data, one acquires skills that cannot be found in books, including time-management techniques and the ability to think quickly and solve difficult problems." Halaby, Reginald.  2001.  Promoting Undergraduate Research in Science. The Scientist 15[8]:35, Apr. 16, 2001.

Dept.
Participating Courses and Professors - 2012
ART
Visual & Performing Arts
Dr. Jana Travis
BIOL
Biology Mentored / Independent Research (Biol 462/465)
Dr. Malinda Fitzgerald
CHEM
Chemistry Senior Seminar (Chem 431)
Dr. Dennis Merat
CE
Civil Engineering (CE 432)
Dr. K. Madhavan
ECE Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE 410)
Dr. John Ventura
MATH
Mathematics Senior Seminar (Math 482)
Ms. Cathy Grilli
ME
Mechanical Engineering (ME 408)
Dr. Ray Brown
MHIRT
Minority Health International Research Training
Dr. Malinda Fitzgerald
PHYS
Physics 
Dr. John Varriano
PSYC
Psychology
Dr. Beth Nelson
Special thanks to all the Mentors and Funding Agencies.
Thanks to Alpha Chi Honor Society for sponsorship.
Photo Gallery (click to see a larger image)
"Undergraduate students' enthusiasm and ingenious approaches to research problems can be very stimulating to the research program.  Working with student and faculty collaborators on research problems of common interest is rewarding, intellectually satisfying, and best of all, fun."  Halaby, Reginald.  2001.  Promoting Undergraduate Research in Science. The Scientist 15[8]:35, Apr. 16, 2001.

Appreciation

Thanks to all the Mentors

who directed student research projects.

"You learn to become a scientist by doing science, not by studying science in textbooks. Undergraduate research experiences lead to better prepared and motivated individuals (graduate student, professional school student, educator)." Halaby, Reginald.  2001.  Promoting Undergraduate Research in Science. The Scientist 15[8]:35, Apr. 16, 2001.

The Research Poster Session is sponsored by CBU's chapter of Alpha Chi, the national honor society.
The Annual CBU Student Research Poster Session is hosted by the CBU Biology Department; 
the Session Program was arranged by Dr. Randel Price and Mrs. Leah Allen. 

CBU Biology students presented their research papers at the
TAS Collegiate Div. Western Regional Meeting 
held at LeMoyne-Owen College on 31 March 2012.

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