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Collegiate Division, Western Regional Meeting
Hosted by Christian Brothers University, Memphis, TN

Saturday, 5 April 2014
TAS 2014 Program (pdf) -- Includes Abstracts      Schedule Grid to print (pdf)


SCHEDULE
  • Registration                             8:30am  Assisi Hall Foyer
  • Welcome and Introduction    8:55 am   AH153  
  • Keynote Address                    9:00 am   AH 153  [Photos]
Dr. Diana Outlaw, Assistant Professor, The Mississippi State University, Starkville, Mississippi
Evolution and Diversification in Malaria Parasites  
Lunch   Sabbatini Lounge, Thomas Center  1:00--2:00 pm  [Photos]
Announcement of Best Paper Awards   [Photos]

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Tennessee Academy of Sciences
Collegiate Division, Western Regional Meeting
Best Paper Awards
Saturday, 5 April 2014

Awards
Session
1
Organismal Biology


Avian malaria in East Tennessee. Alison Hanson*, Alix Matthews, Vincenzo Ellis, Jackson Roberts, and Michal Collins, Rhodes College.

Award Ribbon

Eau de Tigres:  Effects of specialized scent enrichment on tiger behavior and physiology and visitor perception. Stephen Leavelle*, Corinne Pisacane, and Lance Miller, Rhodes College.

Award Ribbon

Heavy metal uptake by lichens in an urban environment.  Sarah Fay*, Thomas Sullivan, and Lynda Miller Collierville High School (SF), Christian Brothers University (LM, TS)

Awards
Session
2
Health & Medical Sci


SepG in Aspergillus nidulans encodes an IQGAP protein. Kristen E. Wendt* and Terry W. Hill. Rhodes College.

Award Ribbon

SD-OCT scanning of the optic nerve in diagnosis of glaucoma. Cale Baskin* and Eric Sigler, Christian Brothers University.

Award Ribbon

Preclinical assessment of gemcitabine as an effective new treatment of Ependymoma.
Hope Gilbertson*
Nidal Boulos, Jason Dapper, and Richard Gilbertson, Christian Brothers University.


Awards
Session
3
Engineering


Escape from the minefield. Shilpa Appurubugatha*, Sean Dantis* and Matthew Winters*, Christian Brothers University.

Award Ribbon

The Smart Cube Solver. Adam Tekle* and Viet Minh Tong*, Christian Brothers University.           

Award Ribbon

 IEEE SoutheastCon 2014 hardware competition.  Jerry W. Counce*, Cody R. Crow*, Michael B. Powers*, Christian Brothers University.    


 Awards
Session
4
Posters

    
Visual mechanisms in copepod mating behavior: the effect of light on mating frequencies in Labidocera aestiva. Margaret R. Blake* and Jonathan C. Cohen, Rhodes College.

Award Ribbon

Visual acuity and genetic classification of subjects with either Type I or Type II Oculocutaneous Albinism. John D. Wolfe*, Ronaldo Y. Sano, Einat Hauzman, Daniela M.O. Bonci, Malinda Fitzgerald, Dora F. Ventura, Christian Brothers University.

Award Ribbon

Morphological characterization of hemoparasites from small mammals living in forest fragments in Paraguay.  Aubrey G. A. Howard*, Monali Lipman*, Alisha Patel*, Pastor Pérez-Estigarribia, Noe de la Sancha, Sarah Boyle, Laura E. Luque, Rhodes College.



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TAS at CBU -- Sat., 5 April 2014 -- Oral Presentation Schedule Grid
Schedule Grid to print (pdf)

Time

Organismal Biology – AH 155

Health & Medical Sci – AH 153

Engineering – AH 151

9:45

Differences in trace metal accumulation in lichens between Overton Park and the road side.
Corey Keyser*, Lynda R. Miller, and Thomas J. Sullivan, Collierville High School  CK), Christian Brothers University (LM, TS)

Preclinical assessment of gemcitabine as an effective new treatment of Ependymoma.
Hope Gilbertson*
Nidal Boulos, Jason Dapper, and Richard Gilbertson, Christian Brothers University

The production of a quadcopter.
John Vo*; Christian Brothers University

 

10:00

Effects of Ailanthus altissima allelopath on the nodulation and growth of Coronilla varia. Catherine Thorn*, James E. Moore, Christian Brothers University

SD-OCT scanning of the optic nerve in diagnosis of glaucoma. Cale Baskin* and Eric Sigler, Christian Brothers University

Escape from the minefield. Shilpa Appurubugatha*, Sean Dantis* and Matthew Winters*, Christian Brothers University

10:15

Comparison of lichen populations in urban and rural sites. Tekira Mills*, Lynda Miller, and Thomas Sullivan; Memphis School of Excellence (TM), Christian Brothers University (LM, TS)

Sleep deprivation and anxiety exhibited in mice. Eric M. Joe*, Scott Lattimer and Kristin M. Hamre. Christian Brothers University

IEEE SoutheastCon 2014 hardware competition.  Jerry W. Counce*, Cody R. Crow*, Michael B. Powers*, Christian Brothers University

10:30

Avian malaria in East Tennessee. Alison Hanson*, Alix Matthews, Vincenzo Ellis, Jackson Roberts, and Michal Collins, Rhodes College

Fibrosarcoma cells expressing CD9 increase matrix metalloproteinase 9 production – a process regulated by epidermal growth factor receptor. Jessica F. Jameson*, Michael J. Herr, Scott E. Mabry, Lisa K. Jennings. Christian Brothers University,

Challenge Center’s Activity: “Lost in the Jungle.” Mitchell Clayton Moorehead* and Charmaine Cooper*, Christian Brothers University

10:45

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11:00

Heavy metal uptake by lichens in an urban environment.  Sarah Fay*, Thomas Sullivan, and Lynda Miller Collierville High School  (SF), Christian Brothers University (LM, TS)

Diet, not body weight, electrically remodels hypothalamic circuits controlling appetite. Kevin Pham*, Alana Smith, and Kristen O’Connell. Christian Brothers University

The Smart Cube Solver. Adam Tekle* and Viet Minh Tong*, Christian Brothers University

11:15

Measuring the stress levels of French grunts (Haemulon flavolineatum) from hatchery-rearing to the marketplace. Sarah Porter* and James R. Kerfoot, Union University

A comparison of letter vs. continuous text contrast sensitivity testing. Kristen Davis*, Marc B. Taub, Christian Brothers University

 

11:30

Investigating the escape response to auditory and visual stimuli in American crows. Chelsea N. Cothran*, James Kerfoot, and James Huggins, Union University

High throughput screening for protection of hair cell within the Organ of Corti against Cisplatin Ototoxicity. Russell Higgins*, Tal Teitz, and Jian Zuo. Christian Brothers University

 

11:45

Detection and occurrence of Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis in amphibian populations of eastern Arkansas and western Tennessee. D. Smith*, J. E. Moore, S. M. Hanlon, J. L. Kerby, M. J. Parris, W. Peterson, and E. Berg, Christian Brothers University

How demographic factors influence the cortisol levels of infants and young children. Stephanie Allen-Winters. Christian Brothers University

 

12:00

CANCELLED
The nature, occurrence, and function of 2-methoxy-1,4-naphthoquinone in Impatiens capensis. Eron R. Raines*, University of Memphis

 

Analysis of expression patterns of tuberin and hamartin in mice with high fat diets. Elton Banks*, Deborah Azzi-Nogueira, A.C Rodrigues, A.S Torrão, L.A Haddad and L.R.G Britto, Christian Brothers University

 

12:15

Eau de Tigres:  Effects of specialized scent enrichment on tiger behavior and physiology and visitor perception.  Stephen Leavelle*, Corinne Pisacane, and Lance Miller, Rhodes College

SepG in Aspergillus nidulans encodes an IQGAP protein. Kristen E. Wendt* and Terry W. Hill. Rhodes College

 

 

Session Four -- Posters
Assisi Foyer
Authors present 12:00--1:00pm

1. Morphological characterization of hemoparasites from small mammals living in forest fragments in Paraguay.  Aubrey G. A. Howard*, Monali Lipman*, Alisha Patel*, Pastor Pérez-Estigarribia, Noé de la Sancha, Sarah Boyle, Laura E. Luque, Rhodes College, Memphis, Tennessee (AH, ML, AP, SB, LL), Universidad de Concepción, Chile (PP), Chicago State University, Chicago, Illinois (NS).

2. The effect of opportunistic potential-stressor on urinary cortisol levels of a female Sumatran tiger. Jennifer J. Marshall *, Erin Loeding, and Beth Roberts, Rhodes College, Memphis, Tennessee (JM), and Research and Conservation Department at the Memphis Zoological Society, Memphis Tennessee (EL, BR).

3. Visual mechanisms in copepod mating behavior: the effect of light on mating frequencies in Labidocera aestiva. Margaret R. Blake* and Jonathan C. Cohen, Rhodes College, Memphis, Tennessee (MB), and College of Earth, Ocean and Environment, University of Delaware, Lewes, Delaware (JC).

4. The influence of kinship on the presence of aggressive behaviors between Nile hippopotamuses (Hippopotamus amphibius) in captivity. Sunanda Mattancheril*, Roberta Moore* and Sarah Boyle, Rhodes College, Memphis, Tennessee (SM, RM, and SB).

5. Arboreal mapping of the Memphis Zoo, Mary E. DuBose*, Taylor Sieben*, John F. Menz*, Roberta Moore*, Rachel S. Jabaily, Connie Shepherd, and Sarah A. Boyle, Rhodes College, Memphis, Tennessee (MED, TS, JFM, RM, RSJ, SAB) and the Memphis Zoo (CS).

6. Visual acuity and genetic classification of subjects with either Type I or Type II Oculocutaneous Albinism. John D. Wolfe*, Ronaldo Y. Sano,Einat Hauzman, Daniela M.O. Bonci, Malinda Fitzgerald, Dora F. Ventura, Departmento de Psicologia Experimental, Instituto de Psicologia, Universidade de São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil (JW, EH, DB, DF, RS), Departamento de Oftalmologia da Santa Casa de Misericórdia de São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil (RS),Department of Biology, Minority Health and Health Disparities International Research Training Program, Christian Brothers University, Memphis, Tennessee (JW, MF), Instituto Israelita de Ensino e Pesquisa, Hospital Israelita Albert Einstein, São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil (EH, MB, DF).

7. Continuous time quantum random walks. Rebekah Herrman* and Travis Humble, Christian Brothers University, Memphis, TN (RH) and Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, TN (TH).

8. Burrowing habits and morphology of salamanders in genus Ambystoma. Megan Mosier*, Marie Ryall*, and Lynda Miller, Christian Brothers University Memphis, Tennessee (MM, MR, and LM).
 
 

 
Oral Presentations
Session 1 -- Organismal Biology

Corey Keyser, Collierville H.S., CBU



Cathy Thorn, CBU

 
Tekira Mills, Memphis School of Excellence, CBU


Alison Hanson, Rhodes
 

Sarah Fay, Collierville H.S., CBU
 
Sarah Porter, Union Univ.


 

Chelsea Cothran, Union Univ.
 
 
Desire Smith, CBU
 
 
Stephen Leaville, Rhodes


Oral Presentations
Session 2 -- Health & Medical Sci.

 
Hope Gilbertson, CBU

Cale Baskin, CBU
 
 

Eric Joe, CBU

 
Jessica Jameson, CBU



Dr. Malinda Fitzgerald, Jessica Jameson, Dr. Michael Herr
 
 Kevin Pham, CBU
 

Kristen Davis, CBU


Russell Higgins, CBU

Stephanie Allen-Winters, CBU

Elton Banks, CBU

 


Kristen Wendt, Rhodes


Oral Presentations
Session 3 Engineering

Poster Presentations

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The CBU Biology Senior Research Crew


Lunch


Awards Presentation
Awards List
Session 1: 1st Place

Avian malaria in East Tennessee.
Alison
Hanson*, Alix Matthews, Vincenzo Ellis, Jackson Roberts,
and Michal Collins, Rhodes College.
Session 1: 2nd Place

Eau de Tigres:  Effects of specialized scent enrichment on tiger behavior and physiology and visitor perception. Stephen Leavelle*, Corinne Pisacane, and Lance Miller, Rhodes College

Session 1: 3rd Place

Heavy metal uptake by lichens in an urban environment.  Sarah Fay*, Thomas Sullivan, and Lynda Miller Collierville High School  (SF), Christian Brothers University (LM, TS)



Session 2:  1st Place

SepG in Aspergillus nidulans encodes an IQGAP protein. Kristen E. Wendt* and Terry W. Hill. Rhodes College.
Session 2:  2nd Place

SD-OCT scanning of the optic nerve in diagnosis of glaucoma.
Cale Baskin
*
and Eric Sigler, Christian Brothers University.


Session 2: 3rd Place

Preclinical assessment of gemcitabine as an effective new treatment of Ependymoma.
Hope Gilbertson* Nidal Boulos, Jason Dapper, and Richard Gilbertson, Christian Brothers University.



Session 3: 1st Place

Escape from the minefield.
Shilpa Appurubugatha
*,
Sean Dantis* and Matthew Winters*, Christian Brothers University.
Session 3: 2nd Place

The Smart Cube Solver.
Adam Tekle
*
and Viet Minh Tong*, Christian Brothers University
.

Posters: 1st Place


Visual mechanisms in copepod mating behavior: the effect of light on mating frequencies in Labidocera aestiva. Margaret R. Blake* and Jonathan C. Cohen, Rhodes College.
Posters: 2nd Place

Visual acuity and genetic classification of subjects with either Type I or Type II Oculocutaneous Albinism.
John
D. Wolfe*, Ronaldo Y. Sano, Einat Hauzman, Daniela M.O. Bonci, Malinda Fitzgerald, Dora F. Ventura, Christian Brothers University.


Posters: 3rd Place

Morphological characterization of hemoparasites from small mammals living in forest fragments in Paraguay. 
Aubrey G. A. Howard
*, Monali Lipman*, Alisha Patel*, Pastor Perez-Estigarribia, Noe de la Sancha, Sarah Boyle, Laura E. Luque,
Rhodes College.




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 are invited to participate. 
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Collegiate Division, Western Region
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