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

Saturday, 1 April 2017
TAS 2017 Program (pdf) -- Includes Abstracts      Schedule Grid to print (pdf)


SCHEDULE
  • Registration                             8:30am  Assisi Hall Foyer [Photos]
  • Welcome and Introduction    8:55 am   AH155  [Photos]
  • Keynote Address                    9:00 am   AH 155  [Photos]
Dr. Keith Bowers, Assistant Professor, The University of Memphis, Memphis, Tennessee
“Parental Care and Avian Sex-Ratio Evolution”
Lunch   Sabbatini Lounge, Thomas Center  1:00--2:00 pm 
Announcement of Best Paper Awards  

Tennessee Academy of Sciences
Collegiate Division, Western Regional Meeting
Best Paper Awards  [Award Photos]
Saturday, 1 April 2017
Awards
Session
1
Organismal Biology

[Photos]



A novel technique for assessing biomarkers of stress in snakes. 
Kyle Fioranelli*
, Emily Lichtenberger, and Beth Roberts.
Christian Brothers University (KF), Rhodes College (EL), Research & Conservation Dept., Memphis Zoo, Memphis, TN (BR)

Award Ribbon

Accumulation of heavy metals by chironomids in the Wolf River, Memphis, Tennessee.
Alex Wolf*, Lynda Miller.
Memphis University School (AW), Christian Brothers University (LM)

Award Ribbon

Effects of Microstegium vimineum competitive interactions on focal plant growth and local species diversity.
Jacob Mann*
, James E. Moore.
Christian Brothers University (JM, JEM)

Awards
Session
2
Health & Medical Sci

[Photos]


Quantification of amyloid beta in Alzheimer’s Disease mouse models.
John B. Buttross, Jr.*, S. M. Neuner, and C. C. Kaczorowski.
Christian Brothers University (JBB) The Jackson Laboratory, Bar Harbor, ME (SMN, CCK)

Award Ribbon

rAAV targeting GD3 synthase protects against MPTP-induced nigrostriatal destruction and Parkinsonian symptoms.
Nuti M. Desai*, David F. Delotterie, and Michael P. McDonald.
Christian Brothers University (NMD), University of Tennessee Health Science Center (DFD, MPM)

Award Ribbon

Amelioration of high glucose induced apoptosis on retinal explants with adipose-derived stem cell conditioned media.
Damian Kaminski*
and Ramesh Periasamy.
Christian Brothers University (DK) University of Tennessee Hamilton Eye Institute (RP)
Awards
Session
3
Engineering


he LED Mirror.
John Frizzell*, Aaron Kellner*and Sean Stocking
*. Christian Brothers University (JF, AK, SS)

Award Ribbon

Wireless Power Transfer.
Juan Avalos* and Anh Kha Le*
.
Christian Brothers University (JA, AKL)           

Award Ribbon

Solar Controller.
Thanh N. Truong*
.
Christian Brothers University (TNT)    


 Awards
Session
4
Posters

[Photos]

    
Brain responses indicate that task difficulty and distractor salience create competition for attention.
Andrea Perez-Munoz
*, Patrick Woody*, James W. Rogers*, Jamonte D. Wilson*, and Jeffrey J. Sable.
Christian Brothers University, Memphis, Tennessee (APM, PW, JWR, JDW, JJS).

Award Ribbon

Lichens of the Ghost River State Natural Area, Fayette County, Tennessee.
Hannah E. Schultz*, Thomas J. Sullivan, and Lynda R. Miller.
Christian Brothers University, Memphis, Tennessee (HES, TJS, LRM)

Award Ribbon

Protected areas of the southeastern region of the United States. Erica C. Carcelen* and Sarah Boyle, Rhodes College, Memphis, Tennessee (ECC, SB).



 







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TAS at CBU -- Sat., 1 April 2017 -- Oral Presentation Schedule Grid
Schedule Grid to print (pdf)

Time

Organismal Biology
AH 151

Health & Medical Sci
AH 155

Engineering
AH 005

Moderator

Dr. James Moore

Dr. Malinda Fitzgerald

Dr. John Varriano

9:45

An investigation of germination and competitive ability between an invasive wetland plant species (Lythrum salicaria L.) and its native congener (Lythrum alatum Pursch.).
Richard Grambergs* and James E. Moore
, Christian Brothers University (RG, JEM)

ASIALO, Triantennary Oligosaccharide (NA3 Glycan) and its binding partner, Galectin-3, as a therapeutic drug for age related macular degeneration (AMD).
Ellen Garner* and Monica M. Jablonski
, Christian Brothers University (EG), University of Tennessee Health Science Center (EG, MMJ)

Wireless Power Transfer. Juan Avalos* and Anh Kha Le*. Christian Brothers University (JA, AKL)

 

10:00

Accumulation of heavy metals by chironomids in the Wolf River, Memphis, Tennessee. Alex Wolf*, Lynda Miller. Memphis University School (AW), Christian Brothers University (LM)

 

rAAV targeting GD3 synthase protects against MPTP-induced nigrostriatal destruction and Parkinsonian symptoms. Nuti M. Desai*, David F. Delotterie, and Michael P. McDonald. Christian Brothers University (NMD), University of Tennessee Health Science Center (DFD, MPM)

The LED Mirror. John Frizzell*, Aaron Kellner*and Sean Stocking*. Christian Brothers University (JF, AK, SS)

10:15

Effects of Microstegium vimineum competitive interactions on focal plant growth and local species diversity. Jacob Mann*, James E. Moore. Christian Brothers University (JM, JEM)

Expression of ryanodine receptor type 2 full length cDNA cloned from Rattus norvegicus cerebral artery myocytes. Venkatasushma Kalava*, Guruprasad Kuntamallappanavar, Jianxi Liu, and Alex Dopico. Christian Brothers University (VK) University of Tennessee Health Science Center (JL, GK, AD)

IR signal transmission from underwater to above water.  Rudolph E. Brown*.  Christian Brothers University (REB)

10:30

Accumulation of heavy metals by chironomids in the Wolf River, Memphis, Tennessee. Alex Wolf*, Lynda Miller. Memphis University School (AW), Christian Brothers University (LM)

Amelioration of high glucose induced apoptosis on retinal explants with adipose-derived stem cell conditioned media. Damian Kaminski* and Ramesh Periasamy. Christian Brothers University (DK) University of Tennessee Hamilton Eye Institute (RP)

 

10:45

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11:00

A novel technique for assessing biomarkers of stress in snakes.  Kyle Fioranelli*, Emily Lichtenberger, and Beth Roberts. Christian Brothers University (KF), Rhodes College (EL), Research & Conservation Dept., Memphis Zoo, Memphis, TN (BR)

Validation of the VIVID Stereopsis Vision Screening Program for the OPTO Application on the iPad Air Compared to Free Space Examination Techniques. Keane R. Prosser*, Marc B. Taub, Jenny Rider and Kara L. Tison. Christian Brothers University (KRP) Southern College of Optometry (MBT, JR) Incarnate World Eye Institute (KLT)

Envirofish 2.0. Wenting Zhu*. Christian Brothers University (WZ)

11:15

Morphometric variation in two species of Ambystomatid salamanders across a geographic range. Megan Mosier* and Lynda Miller. Christian Brothers University. (MM, LM)

Uncovering novel candidate genes that modulate the effects of prenatal ethanol exposure in BXD mouse strains. Megan L Huynh*, Kristin M. Hamre, and Jessica Baker. Christian Brothers University (MLH) University of Tennessee Health Science Center (KMH, JB)

Solar Controller. Thanh N. Truong*. Christian Brothers University (TNT)

11:30

Land cover change in South America and the potential impact on Trypanosoma cruzi. Katharine V. Goebel* and Sarah Boyle. Rhodes College (KVG, SB)

Quantification of amyloid beta in Alzheimer’s Disease mouse models. John B. Buttross, Jr.*, S. M. Neuner, and C. C. Kaczorowski. Christian Brothers University (JBB) The Jackson Laboratory, Bar Harbor, ME (SMN, CCK)

 

11:45

 

Toxicity level of human keratinocytes for drug administration. Prakruthi C. Phaniraj*, Purnendu K. Sharma, and S. Narasimha Murthy. Christian Brothers University (PCP) University of Mississippi (SNM, PKS), Oxford, MS

 

12:00

 

A case study using principles of applied behavior analysis with a child diagnosed with a developmental delay. Jessica Ruff*, and Wendy Ashcroft. Christian Brothers University (JR, WA)

 

12:15

 

Comparison of different primers to determine the most effective method of RNA amplification of RSV. Jonah Rendon*, Alex Ryder, Brett Clark, and Diego Hijano. Christian Brothers University (JR) Methodist Lebonheur Hospital Research Department (AR, BC, DH), Memphis, TN

 

  12:30
Characterization of a recent Zika isolate. Nirali S. Patel*, Hunsni Elbahesh. Christian Brothers University (NSP) and Dept., Microbiology, Immunology, and Biochemistry, University of Tennessee Health Science Center (HE)
  12:45
Management of diabetic tractional retiopathy without use of vitrectomy. Heer Patel* and Michael Hood. Christian Brothers University (HP) and Charles Retina Institute, Memphis, TN (MH)



Session Four -- Posters
Assisi Foyer
Authors present 12:00--1:00pm
  1. New methods for studying behavior and spatial movement of captive species. Erica C. Carcelen*, Sarah E. Ferguson, Sarah Boyle, and Miranda Rose. Rhodes College, Memphis, Tennessee.
  2. A graph theoretical analysis of the video game Portal. Luke Wade*. Christian Brothers University, Memphis, Tennessee.
  3. Analysis of close binary stars using the Dark Energy Camera. Alison Crisp*, Christopher Johnson, and Robert HynesChristian Brothers University (AC), Memphis, Tennessee, Louisiana State University (CJ, RH).
  4. Protected areas of the southeastern region of the United States. Erica C. Carcelen* and Sarah Boyle, Rhodes College, Memphis, Tennessee (ECC, SB).
  5. Brain responses indicate that task difficulty and distractor salience create competition for attention. Andrea Perez-Munoz*, Patrick Woody*, James W. Rogers*, Jamonte D. Wilson*, and Jeffrey J. Sable. Christian Brothers University, Memphis, Tennessee (APM, PW, JWR, JDW, JJS).
  6. Lichens of the Ghost River State Natural Area, Fayette County, Tennessee.  Hannah E. Schultz*, Thomas J. Sullivan, and Lynda R. Miller. Christian Brothers University, Memphis, Tennessee (HES, TJS, LRM)


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. 
 The Next Meeting of the Tennessee Academy of Sciences
Collegiate Division, Western Region
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(Date TBA, April 2018)
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