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Tennessee Academy of Sciences
Collegiate Division, Western Regional Meeting 
Hosted by U.T. Health Science Center, Memphis, TN
18 March 2006
| Best Paper Awards |         | Session 2 photos |     | Session 3 photos |       | Keynote Speaker |
Program (Titles and authors)Session 1, Session 2, Session 3

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Above left:  Dr. David Dawson and Bro. Edward Salgado of CBU with Dr. Kesler of Rhodes.  Above center: Dr. Fitzgerald and Katrina Thompson.  Above right: Jennifer Bernard, Paula Cerrito, and Emily DeFur

Attendees assemble for the opening remarks by Dr. Edward Schneider, UTMC.

Above left: Andrew Michael, Bob Dalsania, Reena Patel, Christie Spencer, Sheharyar Minhas, and Steven Moore.  Above right: Jeremy Hunt (and Mom).

Above left: Christina Brown, Jennifer Hendrick, Bob Dalsania, Katrina Thompson, and Reena Patel.
Award Ribbon
Above: Dr. Kesler with Elizabeth Young, Best Poster, "Detection of oxytocin receptor MRNA in human amnion derived WISH cells using RT-PCR."

Above: Sheharyar Minhas picks up a program at Registration.

Above, from the left: Christina Brown, Jeremy Hunt, Ashley Miller, and (far right) Jennifer Hendrick

Above left: Bob Dalsania and Dr. Fitzgerald.

Above left: Melissa Hines, Emily Defur, Paula Cerrito, Jennifer Paxson, Dr. Thompson-Jaeger, Jennifer Bernard.

Above: CBU Biology Juniors attended to support their CBU classmates.  Bernard Bach, Brett Prentiss, and Jordan Klein



Above: Bob Dalsania, Reena Patel, Christie Spencer, Andrew Michael, Jennifer Hendrick, and Christina Brown

Above: Melissa Hines, Emily Defur, Paula Cerrito, Jennifer Bernard, Bob Dalsania, Christie Spencer, Reena Patel, and Andrew Michael.

Above: Jeremy Hunt, Ashley Miller, Katrina Thompson, and Jennifer Hendrick


Above left: Dr. Delphia Harris (LeMoyne Owen) and Dr. Fitzgerald.


Above: Paula Cerrito leads off Session 2.

Above: Andrew Michael.

Above: Steven Moore.


Above: Reena Patel and Bob Dalsania
Award Ribbon
Above: Sheharyar Minhas

Above: Christie Spencer

Above: Emily DeFur

Above: Christina Brown leads off Session 3
Award Ribbon
Above: Jennifer Hendrick

Above: Melissa Hines

Above: Jeremy Hunt

Above: Ashley Miller

Above: Katrina Thompson
Above left: David Tran, Oscar Herrera, Ashley Miller, and Jeremy Hunt.

Keynote speaker: Dr. Steven J. Barnes, Memphis Bioworks Foundation

Dr. Charles Biggers presents Certificates of Participation and announces the Best Paper Awards.  Dr. Eldridge Johnson made the closing remarks. 
Tennessee Academy of Sciences
Collegiate Division, Western Regional Meeting
Best Paper Awards
Saturday, 18 March 2006
Award Ribbon Session 1:
  • Carlesia Smith, Univ. Memphis, "The role of thyroid hormone in photoperiodism."
Award Ribbon Session 2:
  • Sheharyar Minhas, CBU, "Effect of glycosylation on CTL epitope presentation from influenza neuraminidase."  | pictured above |
Award Ribbon Session 3:
  • Jennifer Hendrick, CBU, "Abdominal compartment syndrome in a newly diagnosed patient with Burkitt's lymphoma."
Session OneRoom A102Judges: Dr. Paul HerronDr. Robert WatersDr. Rhonda Kuykindoll
Coordinator: Dr. Charles Biggers
  • Conservation and Ecology of Jaguars in Private Ranches in the Pantanal

  • Jennifer Bernard1*, Claudia Ferro2, Leandro Silveira2  1Department of Biology, CBU, Memphis, TN. 2Jaguar Conservation Fund, The Pantanal, Brazil. 
  • AN ASSESSMENT OF INDIVIDUAL ANNUAL GROWTH RATE, SPREAD RATE, AND DENSITY OF Asimina triloba IN OVERTON PARK (MEMPHIS, TN) .

  • Campion, Christina M.*, Teresa M. Bell*, and David H. Kesler.  Rhodes College, Memphis, TN.
  • Meadow voles may have the capacity for episodic-like memory

  • Amy M. Combs, Andrew A. Pierce, Javier delBarco Trillo, Michael H. Ferkin, University of Memphis Biology Department 
  • CONTINUOUS CONNEXIN 26 mRNA EXPRESSION IN GT1-7 CELLS

  • Kyle R. Covington, Keri L. Mahaffey, and Gilbert R. Pitts.  Austin Peay State University, Clarksville, TN
  • The role of light and oxygen in Chaoborus puntipennis diel vertical migration.
  • Mark Stratton. Rhodes College, Memphis, TN
  • Effects of Cadmium Exposure on the GST activity and HSP-70 levels in the gills of the mangrove oyster Crassostrea rhizophorae

  • Paxson, Jennifer M.1,2*, M.R.F. Marques2, D.B.B. Trivella2, and G.S. Toledo2 1Dept. of Biology, CBU, Memphis, TN. 2Dept. of Biochemistry, UFSC, Florianopolis, Brazil
  • Award RibbonThe Role of the Thyroid Hormone in Photoperiodism

  • Carlesia Smith, David A. Freeman. Dept. of Biology, University of Memphis
Session TwoRoom A103Judges:  Dr. Delphia HarrisDr. Arthur Geller
Coordinator: Dr. Louis Moses
  • The Synthesis of Potential Calpain Inhibitors

  • Paula Cerrito1,2*, Shanta Ali1, and Isaac O. Donkor1 1Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of Tennessee Health Science Center, Memphis, TN. 2Department of Biology, Christian Brothers University, Memphis, TN.
  • Mechanisms of Osterolysis 

  • Andrew Michael1, Luciana Pilatti Schwab2,3 , Richard Smith1Christian Brothers University, Memphis, TN, 2Department of Orthopedic Surgery, University of Tennessee Heath Science Center, Memphis, TN, 3Department of Biology, University  of Memphis, Memphis, TN
  • The Effect of Tai Chi on Medication Use and Musculoskeletal Diseases in Older Adults

  • Steven L. Moore1, 2, Veronica F. Engle 2, Lawrence Faulkner2 1Department of Biology, Christian Brothers University, Memphis,Tennessee, 2University of Tennessee Health Science Center, Memphis, Tennessee
  • Intraspecific Differences in the Expression of the AMPA-Type Glutamate Receptors in the Nucleus of Edinger-Westphal of Chick Embryos and Young Adult Chicks

  • Reena S. Patel1, Bob J. Dalsania1, Raquel S. Pires2, Claudio A.Toledo2 and Malinda E. C. Fitzgerald1 1Christian Brothers University, Memphis, TN, 2Núcleo de Pesquisa em Neurociências, Universidade Cidade de São Paulo, São Paulo, SP, Brazil
  • Award RibbonEffect of Glycosylation on CTL Epitope Presentation from Influenza Neuraminidase

  • Sheharyar Minhas1 and Richard Webby2   1Department of Biology, Christian Brothers University, Memphis TN and 2Department of Infectious Diseases, St Jude Childrenís Research Hospital, Memphis, TN
  • Genetic, Reproductive, and Behavioral Characteristics of Giant Pandas

  • Christie Spencer1,2* and Meghan Carr2, 1Department of Biology, Christian Brothers University, Memphis, TN and 2Memphis Zoo, Memphis, TN
  • Cyclooxygenase Metabolites and Brain CO Production

  • Emily DeFur1, Michael McNeeley2, Oksana Balabanova2, Charles Leffler21Department of Biology, Christian Brothers University, Memphis, TN, 2Department of Physiology, University of Tennessee Health Science Center, Memphis, TN
Session ThreeRoom A104Judges: Dr. Reese ScroggsDr. Amira Wohabrebbi
Coordinator: Dr. Malinda Fitzgerald
  • GENOTYPING FOR TP53 R337H IN SOUTHERN BRAZIL WHERE IT IS RESPONSIBLE FOR ALMOST ALL CASES OF CHILDHOOD ADRENOCORTICAL CARCINOMA 

  • Christina L. Brown2 , Sohaila Boehm Ibrahim Arram1, Gislaine Custódio C. Piovezan 1, Sérvio Túlio Stinghen1, Ednéia P. Machado1, Guilherme Augusto Parise1 and Bonald C. Figueiredo1  1Center for Molecular Genetics and Cancer Research in Children, Federal University of Paraná,Curitiba, Brazil; 2Christian Brothers University, Department of Biology, Memphis, TN
  • Award RibbonAbdominal Compartment Syndrome in a Newly Diagnosed Patient with Burkitt Lymphoma

  • Jennifer M. Hendrick1,6, Kaste SC1, 2, 4, Tamburro RF3, Hoffer FA1, Onciu M4, Sandlund JT2, Ribeiro RC2, Chandler JC 5, and Howard SCFrom the Departments of 1Radiological Sciences, 2Hematology-Oncology, 3 Division of Critical Care St. Jude Childrenís Research Hospital, the Department of  4Radiology and 5University of Tennessee School of Health Sciences, and 6Christian Brothers University Department of Biology, Memphis, TN.
  • Characterization of Genetic Alterations High Grade Pediatric Gliomas Using Fluorescence In Situ Hybridization (FISH)

  • Melissa Hines1,2, Steven Allen2,3, Erika Proko2,4, Jim Dalton2, Christine Fuller2   1Department of Biology, Christian Brothers University, Memphis, Tennessee; 2Department of Pathology, St. Jude Childrenís Research Hospital, Memphis, TN; 3Department of Biology, Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA; 4 School of Medicine, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC.
  • Sensitization of Chronic Myelogenous Leukemia Cells to Gleevec Through Reduced Expression of Bcr-Abl Kinase by Low-Dose AD 198 and AD 288

  • Jeremy T. Hunt1, Luydmila A. Savranskaya2, and Leonard Lothstein2 1Department of Biology, Christian Brothers University, Memphis, TN and 2University of TN Center for Health Sciences, Department of Pharmacology, Memphis, TN
  • Methylation of Developmental Genes in Cell Lines of Different Subtypes of Human Rhabdomyosarcoma

  • Ashley C. Miller1,2, Rachel N. Stamp1, Charlotte A. Peterson3,4 , David M. Parham5,6, Raushan T. Kurmasheva3 , Peter J. Houghton7 , & Craig A. Cooney1   1Dept. of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Univ. Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Little Rock, AR  2Department of Biology, Christian Brothers University, Memphis, TN
  • The Effect of Interleukin-1 Knockout on the Thickness of Mouse Ocular Choroid and Sclera

  • Katrina Thompson1, Sharon Frase2, and Malinda E.C. Fitzgerald1Christian Brothers University, Memphis, TN, 2University of Memphis Integrative Microscopy Center, Memphis, TN
  • Rapid Collection of Gonadotropin-Releasing Hormone Neurons

  • Pier-Anne Lachance, DeLacy LeBlanc, Hyunah Roberson, and Gilbert R. Pitts.  Department of Biology, Austin  Peay State University, Clarksville, TN
Tennessee Academy of Sciences
Collegiate Division, Western Regional Meeting
This meeting is a forum for undergraduate college students to present their research.  Undergraduate student researchers in all areas of science will present talks describing their research. 
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    Hosted by LeMoyne Owen University
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