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Tennessee Academy of Sciences
Collegiate Division, Western Regional Meeting 
Hosted by U. T. Health Science Center, Memphis, TN
Saturday, 9 April 2011
Program including Abstracts
Link to TAS web page
 
  • U.T. 2011 TAS webpage
  • Program
  • 8:30 am  Registration [Photos]
    9:00 am  Welcome and Introduction  [Photos]
    9:15-10:00 am Posters  (Authors list)  [Photos]
    10:00 am -- 12:15 pm  Presentations  (Authors list)  Sessions 1-4 [Photos]
    12:15 pm  Lunch & Grad School Worksop  [Photos]
             Keynote Speaker: Dr. Isaac Donkor
    1:30 pm    Announcement of Best Paper Awards[Photos]
    Session 1 Awards    Session 2 Awards Session 3 Awards   Session 4 Awards
    Poster Awards
  •  Group Photos
  • Posters
    Authors present 9:15-10:00 am
    Award RibbonBrittney Boyd, LOC
    Award RibbonLatia Johnson, LOC
    Jeremy O'Riley, Rust
    Joshua W. Cooper, Union 
    Megan Mathis, Union
    Phillip Lyons, Rhodes

    Session
    Topic
    Session 1
    Behavior/Ecol
    Session 2
    Genetics
    Cell& Molecular
    Session 3
    A: Clinical
    B: Cell & Molecular
    Session 4
    Chemistry
    10:00
    (3-A)
    Joseph V. Alfonso, CBU Award RibbonBridgett R. Sharp, CBU Brea T. Bowers, CBU Chris Colanero, CBU
    10:15 Award RibbonBen Chism, CBU Mary J. Dickey, CBU Kathleen Nelson, CBU Award RibbonMegan Mathis, Union
    10:30 Award RibbonJennifer Cobb, CBU Award RibbonRachel E. Hagg, CBU Award RibbonMatt Jackson, CBU Molly Mitchell, Union
    10:45 Meagan E. Lamica, CBU Dominique Garcia Robles, CBU Kyle Hayes, CBU Erik Scott, CBU
    11:00 Vanessa K. Walker, CBU Award RibbonNatalie E. Hurt, CBU Award RibbonBowei Deng, WSHS Trey Smith, Union
    11:15
    (3-B)
    Cheryl Clausel, CBU Matthew G. Charles, CBU Award RibbonCasey Carr, CBU Justin Burt, CBU
    11:30  Carrie A. Le, CBU Award RibbonAmanda Fitzgerald, CBU Award RibbonBrandon Maharrey, CBU
    11:45 Larry J. Anderson, CBU Cathlyn Chan, CBU Madison T. Cao, CBU
    12:00 Veronica Shields, LOC  
    Program including Abstracts

    Tennessee Academy of Sciences
    Collegiate Division, Western Regional Meeting
    Best Paper Awards
    Saturday, 9 April 2011
    Session 1 Awards    Session 2 Awards Session 3 Awards    Session 4 Awards Poster Awards
    Best Paper Awards
    Session

    [Photos below]
    Joseph V. Alfonso, CBU
    TESTING THE DETECTION RANGE OF VEMCO VR2W ACOUSTIC RECEIVERS USED TO STUDY LARGE SCALE MOVEMENTS OF SPOTTED SEATROUT (CYNOSCION NEBULOSUS) IN SOUTH TEXAS ESTUARIES.  Joseph V. Alfonso*, Gregory W. Stunz, and Laura Bivins.   Christian Brothers University, Memphis, Tennessee, Texas A&M University Corpus Christi, Corpus Christi, Texas. 

    Meagan E. Lamica, CBU
    THE HUMAN IMPACT ON SEA TURTLES IN THE GULF Meagan E. Lamica*, and Danielle O’Neil, Christian Brothers University, Memphis, Tennessee, and Clearwater Marine Aquarium, Clearwater, Florida. 

    Award RibbonJennifer Cobb, CBU
    THE IMPORTANCE OF MANED-WOLF FRUIT (SOLANUM  LYCOCARPUM) FOR MAMMALS OF THE BRAZILIAN CERRADO. Jennifer Cobb*, Marina Zanin, Natalia M. Torres and Leandro Silveira, Christian Brothers University, Memphis, Tennessee. Jaguar Conservation Fund, Emas, Brasil. 

    Award RibbonBen Chism, CBU
    THE EFFECTS OF LAND FRAGMENTATION ON MAMMAL POPULATION DENSITIES AT THE SOURCE OF THE ARAGUAIA RIVER. Ben Chism*, Marina Zanin,  Natalia M. Torres and Leandro Silveira, Christian Brothers University, Memphis, Tennessee, Jaguar Conservation Fund, Emas, Brasil.

    Best Paper Awards
    Session

    [Photos below]
    Larry J. Anderson, CBU
    CYTOCHROME P450 1B1 GENE DISRUPTION PROTECTS AGAINST RENAL DYSHOMEOSTASIS AND DAMAGE ASSOCIATED WITH ANGIOTENSIN II INFUSION IN MICE. Larry J. Anderson*, Brett L. Jennings, Jason Porter, Anne M. Estes and Kafait U. Mailk. Christian Brothers University, Memphis, Tennessee (LA) and University of Tennessee, Health Science Center, Memphis, Tennessee (BJ, JP, AE, KM). 

    Award RibbonNatalie E. Hurt, CBU
    USING GLAUCOMA-RELATED PHENOTYPES OF MICE TO IDENTIFY GENES THAT CONTROL THE SEVERITY OF GLAUCOMA Natalie E. Hurt* and Monica Jablonski Christian Brothers University, Memphis, Tennessee and University of Tennessee Health Science Center Hamilton Eye Institute, Memphis, Tennessee

    Award RibbonRachel E. Haag, CBU
    DETERMINATION OF THERAPEUTIC TRANSGENE DOSE Rachel E. Haag*, Jessica Hines-Beard, Anand Patel, Siddarth Desai, Tonia Rex, Christian Brothers University, Memphis, Tennessee and University of Tennessee Health Science Center Hamilton Eye Institute, Memphis, Tennessee.

    Award RibbonBridgett R. Sharp, CBU
    PREVALENCE STUDY OF AVIAN VIRUSES IN BENIN AND TOGO, WEST AFRICA. Bridgett R. Sharp*, Mariette Ducatez, and Richard Webby, Christian Brothers University, Memphis, Tennessee (BS), St Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Memphis, Tennessee (MD, RW). 

    Best Paper Awards
    Session
    3-A 
    [Photos below]
    Kathleen Nelson, CBU
    DETERMINATION OF VITAMIN-D ANALOGS FOR TREATMENT OF AUTOIMMUNE DISEASES WITHOUT CALCEMIC SIDE EFFECTS. Kathleen Nelson* , and  Richard Smith, Christian Brothers University, Memphis, Tennessee, and The University of Tennessee Health Science Center, Memphis, Tennessee. 

    Award RibbonMatt Jackson, CBU
    THE ROLE OF ARTERIAL MYOCYTE MEMBRANE CHOLESTEROL IN ETHANOL-INDUCED CEREBROVASCUALR CONSTRICTION. Matt Jackson*, Anna Bukiya, and  Alex Dopico Christian Brothers University, Memphis, Tennessee (MJ) and Department of Pharmacology at University of Tennessee Health Science Center, Memphis, Tennessee (AB, AD). 

    Award RibbonBowei Deng, WSHS
    EVIDENCE OF THALAMIC NEURODEGENERATION IN HUNTINGTON’S DISEASE MOUSE MODELS. Bowei Deng*, Yunping Deng, Anton Reiner.  White Station High School, Memphis, TN (BD), and The University of Tennessee Health Science Center, Memphis, TN (YD, AR). 

    Best Paper Awards
    Session
    3-B 
    [Photos below]
    Cathlyn Chan, CBU
    IL-6 PRODUCTION BY AIRWAY SMOOTH MUSCLE. Cathlyn Chan* and Rennolds Ostrom. Christian Brothers University, Memphis, Tennessee and University of Tennessee Health Science Center, Memphis, Tennessee

    Veronica Shields, LOC
    HEXABROMOCYCLODODECANE CAUSES ACTIVATION OF A MITOGEN ACTIVATED PROTEIN IN HUMAN NATURAL KILLER CELL.  Veronica Shields* and Margaret Whalen, LeMoyne-Owen College, Memphis, Tennessee, and Tennessee State University, Nashville, Tennessee. 

    Award RibbonAmanda Fitzgerald, CBU
    EFFECTS OF HIGH CHOLESTEROL DIET ON CHOLESTEROL LEVELS IN RAT SMOOTH MUSCLE ARTERIES OF VARIANT DIAMETER Amanda Fitzgerald*, Maria Asuncion-Chin, Anna N. Bukiya, and Alex M. Dopico, Christian Brothers University, Memphis, Tennessee(AF); and The University of Tennessee Health Science Center, Memphis, Tennessee (MAC, AB, AD). 

    Award RibbonCasey Carr, CBU
    EXPRESSION ANALYSIS OF GENES USING REAL-TIME PCR, Casey Carr*, and Burt Sharp, Christian Brothers University, Memphis, Tennessee, and The University of Tennessee Health Science Center, Memphis, Tennessee.

    Best Paper Awards
    Session

    [Photos below]
    Madison T. Cao, CBU
    THE EFFECTS OF ANTHROPOGENIC CHEMICALS ON THE AMPHIBIAN CHYTRID FUNGUS (BATRACHOCHYTRIUM DENDROBATIDIS) IN CULTURE.  Madison T. Cao*, and Matthew Parris, Christian Brothers University and University of Memphis, Memphis, Tennessee. 

    Award RibbonBrandon, Maharrey, CBU
    FUNCTIONAL pH-SENSITIVE INDICATOR DYES. Brandon Maharrey*, Eugene Pinkhassik, and William Ganus, Christian Brothers University, Memphis, Tennessee (BM) and University of Memphis, Memphis, Tennessee (EP, WG). 

    Award RibbonMegan Mathis, Union
    ISOLATION OF YEAST ALCOHOL DEHYDROGENASE. Megan Mathis*, David Wing, Union University, Jackson, Tennessee. 

    Best Paper Awards
    Poster Session
    [Photos below]
    Phillip Lyons, Rhodes
    ABSENCE OF SEXUALLY DIMORPHIC SECOND TO FOURTH (2D:4D) TOE LENGTH RATIOS IN STRIPED NEWTS. Phillip Lyons*, Jen Germano, and Andy Kouba, Rhodes College, Memphis, Tennessee (PL) and the Memphis Zoo, Memphis, Tennessee (JG, AK). 

    Award RibbonBrittney Boyd, LOC
    TUMOR NECROSIS FACTOR-A INHIBITS NA+-GLUTAMINE COTRANSPORT IN INTESTINAL EPITHELIAL CELLS  Brittney Boyd*, Ashley Griffin, and Jamilur R. Talukder, LeMoyne-Owen College, Memphis, Tennessee. 

    Award RibbonLatia Johnson, LOC
    ISOLATION AND CHARACTERIZATION OF MOUSE INTESTINAL STEM CELLS Latia Johnson*, Nabil A. Bayakly, and Jamil Talukder, LeMoyne-Owen College, Memphis, Tennessee. 


    Group Photos
    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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