15th Annual CBU
Student Research Poster Session 
Tuesday, 19 April 2011
Noon – 1:45 pm

Sabbatini Lounge (East Lounge) 
2nd floor Thomas Center

Poster numbers, titles, authors listed below

2011 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: Noon – 1:45 pm, Tuesday, 19 April 2011
  • Student authors present at their posters according to the following schedule:

Above: Dr. Holmes presents the 2011 Dominic Dunn Award to Brittany Course (MATH) and Rachel Haag (BIOL).


Student Research Posters ~ 2011 ~ Program   pdf to download
1.
NSCI
Tolerance and Withdrawal Effects of Zolpidem and Diazepam on Mice
Regina A. Smith
2.
ME
SFI Renovation
Marcus Sims
3.
MATH
Active Paths from Graph Theory to Origami 
Rance Alan Killen*
4.
NSCI
Effects of Acne & Rosacea on Skin pH
Teri Lewis
5.
CHEM/


MHIRT

Analysis of Transient Receptor Potential Vanilloid 1 Receptor Expression in Y-79 Retinoblastoma Cells. 
Dominique Garcia Robles*Luiz R.G. Britto, and Mauro Leonelli
6.
BIOL/


MHIRT 

The Importance of Maned-Wolf Fruit (Solanum lycocarpum) for Mammals of the Brazilian Cerrad. 
Jennifer Cobb*, Marina Zanin, Natalia M. Torres and Leandro Silveira
7.
NSCI
The Effects of Chinese privet on Shelby Farms Forest
Justin Hopper
8.
BIOL
The Human Impact On Sea Turtles In The Gulf 
Meagan E. Lamica*, and Danielle O’Neil
9.
CE
Design of a 2011 ASCE Deep South Steel Bridge Competition
Mallory Bailey
10.
BIOL/


MHIRT

Extinction Of Olfactory Fear Conditioning In Rats.
Vanessa K. Walker*, A.P. Carobrez, Rimenez de Souza, and Julianna Kroon
11.
NSCI
Effects of Tick Saliva on Secretion of TNF alpha from Mouse Macrophages
Kaylea Brewer
12.
CHEM
Il-6 Production by Airway Smooth Muscle
Cathlyn Chan* and Rennolds Ostrom
13.
BIOL
The Blocking Effect In The Dorsal Prefrontal Cortex Of Rats
Cheryl Clausel*, Wen-lin Sun, and YueQiang Xue
14.
NSCI
The Effect of Light on the Life Cycle of Artemis nyos
SadeDora Rogers
15.
BIOL
Prevalence Study Of Avian Viruses in Benin and Togo, West Africa
Bridgett R. Sharp*, Mariette Ducatez, and Richard Webby
16.
ME
Instruments for a Midline Approach to Minimally Invasive Spinal Surgery
Jacob Zimmerman
17.
CHEM
Expression Analysis of Genes Using Real-Time PCR. 
Casey Carr*, and Burt Sharp
18.
NSCI
Effects of Temperature on Efficiency of Mosquito Insecticides
Caleb Burrow
19.
BIOL
Effect Of A Functional Pb1-F2 Protein On Viral RNA Expressions Of The 2009 Pandemic H1n1 Virus.
Mary J. Dickey*, Henju Marjuki and Robert Webster
20.
ECE
Tech2Exec Dictionary iPhone Application
Max Karimnia
21.
BIOL
Determination Of Therapeutic Transgene Dose. 
Rachel E. Haag*, Jessica Hines-Beard, Anand Patel, Siddarth Desai, Tonia Rex
22.
PHYS
Field Suitability of a Compact Spectrometer
Daniel E. Benson
23.
BIOL
Using Glaucoma-Related Phenotypes Of Mice To Identify Genes That Control The Severity Of Glaucoma. 
Natalie E. Hurt*and Monica Jablonski
24.
NSCI
Effects of Probiotics on the Digestive Tract of Ashywater Darters
Samantha De Melo
25.
BIOL/


MHIRT

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
26.
ECE
RFID Security System for Vehicles at CBU
Ian Withrow
27.
BIOL
Mutation Analysis of THAP1 Gene in Dystonia Patients.
Carrie A. Le*, Jiangfeng Xiao, and Mark S. Ledoux
28.
CHEM
Calcium Binding Properties and Changes in Expression of a High Molecular Weight Protein from Ilex opaca
DeMario Smith* and Dennis Merat
29.
NSCI
Comparison of Four Treatment Modalities for Vitamin D Deficiency in Dermatologic Skin Types 5 and 6. 
Brea T. Bowers*, Robert Skinner, Patricia Adams-Graves, William Rosenberg, Robert Sayre, and Beverly Williams-Cleaves
30.
BIOL
The Role of Arterial Myocyte Membrane Cholesterol in Ethanol-Induced Cerebrovascualr Constriction. 
Matt Jackson*, Anna Bukiya, andAlex Dopico
31.
ECE
Mobile Sun Tracking Solar Panel
Robert Alekos and Adam Blair
32.
CHEM
Validation of a Fluorescent Dye Based Assay
Yandira Salinas*
33.
BIOL
Impact of Halo Vest Stabilization in Patients with Blunt Cervical Spine Fractures.
Kyle Hayes*, Martin Croce, and Louis Magnotti
34.
NSCI
Headaches as a Symptom with TMJ Disorder and the Likelihood of Reduction and/or Resolution of the Headaches with Active Treatment
Jessica Benson
35.
BIOL
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
36.
CE
Design and Construction of a Concrete Canoe
Rance Alan Killen*
37.
NSCI
The Effect of Acid Rain on Earthworms (Lumbricus terrestris)
Rachel Norris
38.
BIOL
Analysis of the Frequency of Cystic Fibrosis Transmembrane Conductance Regulator (Cftr) Gene Mutations in the African-American Population in Memphis
Matthew G. Charles* and Anjaparavanda P. Naren
39.
CHEM
Determining Agonists and Antagonists for Sphingosine-1-Phosphate on the S1p2 Receptor. 
Erik Scott*, and John Young
40.
NSCI
Metal Ion Binding to High-Energy N12C4
Zamyra Lambert
41.
CHEM
Nanocomposites With High Aspect Ratios: Multilayered Versus Conventional
Sergio Nazarenko,Yingju Wu,Jeremy Decker, Justin Burt*
42.
ME
Pommel Horse/Mushroom Circle Trainer
Adam Zysk
43.
CHEM
Enlivening Chemistry in Memphis City Schools
Catherine Gluzsek*
44.
NSCI
Temperature and Times Effect on Germination of the Ginkgo bilboa
Jeffrey Kaldahl
45.
CE
Design of Bridge over a Stream Leading to a School
Catherine Wood
46.
CHEM
Method Development and Validation for BKM120 in Mouse Plasma and Cerebrospinal Fluid by Liquid Chromatograph Tandem Mass Spectrometry
Jack Land*, Feng Bai, and Clinton Stewart
47.
MATH
Folding Math Together:  An Exploration of Modular Origami
Brittany Course
48.
CHEM
Synthesis of Pharmaceutical Derivatives from Tetrahydrofuran
Chris Colanero*, George Kvakovszky
49.
NSCI
The Effects of Chinese privet on Shelby Farms Forest
Justin Hopper
50.
ECE
Autonomous Emergency Response Robot
Lindsey Hodges, Wani Hakim, and Nate Phillips
51.
ME
The Universal First Strike Round Adapter
Matthew McKnight
52.
NSCI
The Transmission of Bacteria Within a Sealed Air Compartment as a Model for Respiratory Disease Transmission in an Aircraft
Kimberly Patton
53.
ME
Mini-Baja
Jeffrey Dove, Robinson, Sambhav Gada, Sam Noland, and Jeremy Hopkins
54.
NSCI
The Effects of Adderall and Ethanol on Locomotory Behavior in Drosophila Melanogaster
Tammy Jeans
55.
CE
Design of a Distribution Warehouse
Joseph Boyer
56.
BIOL
The Effects of Anthropogenic Chemicals on the Chytrid Fungus (Batrachotrium dendrobatis) in Culture
Madison Cao* and Dr. Matthew Parris
57.
NSCI
Mutated Genes of Congenital Stationary Night Blindness
Victoria Bujalski 
58.
ME
CBU Moonbuggy 2011
John Wesley Hall, KyleEdmundson, Sean Buonanno, Yu Cai, Gerald Paige
59.
ME
Cervical Retractor
Chris Tran
60.
NSCI
Isolation of Lectin from Agkistrodon piscivorous leucostoma (Western Cottonmouth Moccasin) Venom
Puja Karawadra
61.
BIOL
The Determination of Vitamin D Analogs for the Possible Treatment of Diseases Without Calcemic Side Effects
Kathleen Nelson
62.
BIOL
Optimization of the Synthesis of Nanocapsules Containing pH-sensitive Indicator Dyes
Brandon Mahanney
"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 - 2011
BIOL
Biology Mentored / Independent Research (Biol 462/465)
Bro. Edward Salgado
CHEM
Chemistry Research 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 Carter
ME
Mechanical Engineering (ME 408)
Dr. Ray Brown
MHIRT
Minority Health International Research Training
Dr. Malinda Fitzgerald
NSCI
Natural Science Senior Thesis (NSCI 411)
Ms. Lynda Miller
Special thanks to all the Mentors and Funding Agencies.
Thanks to Alpha Chi Honor Society for sponsorship.
"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 UT Memphis on 9 April 2011.
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