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Tennessee Academy of Sciences
Collegiate Division, Western Regional Meeting
5 April 2003
Hosted by Union University, Jackson, TN
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Nick Newsom, Kristin Cozart and Bro. Edward Salgado

Welcoming Remarks from Dr. McMillin and Dr. Wofford

The presenters and audience convene for Session A

Left:  Kristin Cozart, Kim Ries, Nick Newsom, and Scott Adelman

Session A:  Nina Addison, Scott Adelman (Best Paper Winner), and Robert Appling

Robert Appling and Andy Asbury

Some of the Session A audience, Andy Asbury, and Franchette Pascual

Left: Franchette Pascual.  Right: Sarah Stinnett checks the remore control with Dr. Madison, then begins her talk.

Sarah Stinnett and some of the Session A audience

Audience, Kim Ries, and Adam Rubrum

Adam Rubrum, CBU Juniors came to support Senior presenters, Chris Cash checks in with Dr. Madison for the afternoon session

 Left: Prentice Bowman, Alison Groeger (Best Paper Winner), Heidi Rademacher, and Forrest McCullough from Rhodes. 
Right: Session B.  [Photos by Dr. Kesler]


Keynote address "Contributions of the Islamic Empire to Mathematics and Science" by Dr. Lunsford of Union University

Left: Session D; Edin Basic, Stacey Bourg, and Bro. Edward.  Right: Session C.


Left: Dr. Huggins of Union University convenes Session C.  Right: Lachre Brown

Kris Cozart and Katie Fields

Katie Fields and Nick Newsom

Nick Newson and Nazi Kelishadi

Nazi Kelishadi

Chris Cash




Left: Dr. Wofford announces the Best Paper Awards.  Right: Scott Adelman of CBU picks up his Award.

Award Ribbon

Best Paper Award Recipients for 2003, Scott Adelman, CBU, and Alison Groeger, Rhodes College, with Dr. Wofford.
Award Ribbon CBU's Best Paper Award TAS 2003
 Clinical and Imaging Parameters that Predict the Development and Duration of Typhlitis in Pediatric Oncology Patients.  C.S. Adelman1, M.B. McCarville2, M. Lee3, D. Alsamarre3, and J.T. Sandlund4. 1Dept. of Biol., Christian Brothers University, Memphis, TN 38104 and POE Student-Dept. of Diagnostic Imaging, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, Memphis, TN 38105, 2Dept. of Diagnostic Imaging, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, Memphis, TN 38105, 3POE Student- Dept. of Diagnostic Imaging, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, Memphis, TN 38105, 4Dept. of Hematology-Oncology, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, Memphis, TN 38105

 

 

Titles CBU Biology Student Research Papers ~ TAS 2003
Class of 2003  * = Best Paper Award
TN Acad. Sci. Volume 78, Number 3, pgs 89-95 July 2003 
Presented at Union University, Jackson, TN
  • EVIDENCE OF LESIONS IN FRUIT FLY BRAINS AS A FUCTION OF ETHANOL EXPOSURE. Nina Addison and S. Eisen
  • *CLINICAL AND IMAGING PARAMETERS THAT PREDICT THE DEVELOPMENT AND DURATION OF TYPHLITIS IN PEDIATRIC ONCOLOGY PATIENTS. C. Scott Adelman, M. B. McCarville, M. Lee, D. Alsamarre, and J.T. Sandlund.
  • CALCIUM STIMULATION OF CARBON MONOXIDE RELEASE BY CEREBRAL MICROVESSELS. Robert W. Appling and C.W. Lefler.
  • CONTROL OF GLIAL PROLIFERATION IN THE INJURED RAT RETINA USING ANTIBODIES TO CD81 AND NCAM. Andy M. Asbury and E. E. Geisert, Jr.
  • PKC-? MEDIATES NOREPINEPHRINE-INDUCED PHOSPHOLIPASE D ACTIVATION AND CELL PROLIFERATION IN VASCULAR SMOOTH MUSCLE CELLS. Jean-Hugues Parmentier, Edin Basic, and Kafait U. Malik.
  • RETROSPECTIVE ANALYSIS: FINDING A COMMON LINK IN CASES OF INTRAUTERINE FETAL DEMISE. Stacy J. Bourg and M. Schneider.
  • PRESENCE OF CALBINDIN POSITIVE NEURONS IN THE REGION OF SUPERIOR SALIVATORY NUCLEUS AND POTENTIAL ROLE IN REGULATION OF CHOROIDAL BLOOD FLOW IN RODENTS. Lachre Brown, M.T. Wiggins, M.E.C. Fitzgerald, C.A.B. Toldeo, and A. Reiner. 
  • INVOLVEMENT OF MITOCHONDRIAL PERMEABILITY TRANSITION PORE COMPLEX IN AD 198-INDUCED APOPTOSIS. Christian Cash, L. Lothstein, and M. Savaranskaya.
  • IDENTIFICATION OF ANTERIOR COMMISSURE PHENOTYPE IN ENU MUTAGENIZED MICE. K. Cozart, A. elberger, and N. Brauer.
  • LIP SMACKING AND SOCIAL BEHAVIOR IN A CAPTIVE GROUP OF SULAWESI MACQUES. April L. Deslattes and M. Carr.
  • IMMUNOHISTOCHEMISTRY TO STAIN INSULIN, GLUCAGON, SOMATOSTATIN, AND PANCREATIC POLYPEPTIDE RELEASE IN PANCREATIC ISLET CELLS TO DETERMINE CHANGES IN HORMONE LEVELS OVER TIME IN CULTURE. Katie Fields, D. Fraga, Y. Abdel-Rahman. 
  • PREGNANT WOMEN WITH SICKLE CELL DISEASE AND THE OUTCOME OF THEIR PREGNANCY. Nazia Kelishadi, M. Schneider, and T. Ivester.
  • EVALUATION OF 8-ISOPROSTANE CONCENTRATIONS AND THE EFFECTS OF VITAMIN C AND E SUPPLEMENTATION ON 8-ISOPROSTANE LEVELS IN WOMEN AT HIGH RISK FOR DEVELOPING PREECLAMPSIA. Dewonia King and R. Ahokas.
  • AGGRESSIVE BEHAVIOR IN AN ALL-MALE WESTERN LOWLAND GORILLA GROUP AT THE MEMPHIS ZOO AND AQUARIUM. T.J. Kueter, M. Carr, J. Ouellette, and C. Huhar. 
  • CELLULAR MECHANISM OF THE ACTION OF ANGIOTENSIN II ON COLLAGEN PRODUCTION IN VASCULAR SMOOTH MUSCLE CELLS. K.U. Malik, M. Aqueel, and Nick R. Newsom
  • IDENTIFICATION OF DOWNSTREAM TARGET GENES OF CBFA1: CONSTRUCTION AND SCREENING OF A MOUSE CDNA LIBRARY. Kim Ries, J.S. Gaikwad, A. Cavender, and R. DíSouza. 
  • LOCALIZATION OF SK3 CHANNELS IN A RATíS SUPRAOPTIC NUCLEUS. Adam Rubrum and W. Armstrong.
  • POLYAMINE AND GLUTAMATE RECEPTOR LOCALIZATION IN THE RETINAL PIGMENT EPITHLIUM. Sara Stinnett and D. Johnson.
  • DETERMINATION OF THE GENE THAT CAUSES THE MEANDER TAIL PHENOTYPE. Eric Weilch, Dr. Goldowitz, and Y. Tong.
 

 

 

CBU Biology Student Research Poster Papers ~ 2003
 1.  BIOL Evidence of Lesions In Fruit Fly Brains As A Function of Ethanol Exposure.  N. Addison1 and S. Eisen1. 1Dept. Biol., Christian Brothers University, Memphis, TN 38104
 2. BIOL Clinical and Imaging Parameters that Predict the Development and Duration of Typhlitis in Pediatric Oncology Patients.  C.S. Adelman1, M.B. McCarville2, M. Lee3, D. Alsamarre3, and J.T. Sandlund4. 1Dept. of Biol., Christian Brothers University, Memphis, TN 38104 and POE Student-Dept. of Diagnostic Imaging, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, Memphis, TN 38105, 2Dept. of Diagnostic Imaging, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, Memphis, TN 38105, 3POE Student- Dept. of Diagnostic Imaging, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, Memphis, TN 38105, 4Dept. of Hematology-Oncology, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, Memphis, TN 38105
 3. BIOL Calcium stimulation of CO release by cerebral microvessels.  R. Appling1 and C. Leffler2. 1Dept. Biol., Christian Brothers University, Memphis, TN 38104, 2Dept. Physiol. and Biophysics, Univ. TN, Memphis, TN 38163.
 4. BIOL Control of Glial Proliferation in the Injured Rat Retina Using Antibodies to CD81 and NCAM. A.M. Asbury1 and E.E. Geisert, Jr.2, 1Dept. Biol., Christian Brothers University, Memphis, TN 38104, 2Dept. Anat. And Neurobiol., Univ. TN, Memphis, TN 38163.
 5. BIOL PKC-zeta Mediates Norepinephrine-Induced Phospholipase D Activation and Cell Proliferation in VSMC.  E. Basic1 and K.U. Malik2. 1Christian Brothers University, Memphis, TN 38104.2Dept. of Pharmacology, University of Tennessee, Memphis, TN 38163
 6.  BIOL Retrospective Analysis: Finding a Common Link in Cases of Intrauterine Fetal Demise. S.J. Bourg1 and M. Schneider2. 1Dept. Biol., Christian Brothers University, Memphis, TN 38104, 2Dept. Maternal-Fetal Medicine, Univ. TN, Memphis, TN 38103
 7. BIOL Presence of Calbindin Positive Neurons in the Region of Superior Salivatory Nucleus (SSN) and Potential Role in Regulation of Choroidal Blood Flow in Rodents. L.Brown1, M.T. Wiggins2, M.E.C. Fitzgerald1,3, C.A.B.Toledo4 and A.Reiner3. 1Dept. Biol., Christian Brothers University, Memphis, TN 38104, 2Dept of Biol., LeMoyne-Owen College, Memphis, TN 38126 3Dept. Anat. And Neurobiol., Univ. TN, Memphis, TN 38163, 4Laboratorio de Neurociencias, Universidade Cidade de Sao Paulo, Brazil 03071-0004
 8. BIOL Identification of Anterior Commissure Phenotype in ENU Mutagenized Mice.  K.Cozart1, A. Elberger2 and N. Brauer3. 1Dept. Biol., Christian Brothers University, Memphis, TN 38104, 2,3Dept. Anat. and Neurobiol., Univ. TN, Memphis, TN 38163
 9. BIOL Lipsmacking and Social Behavior In a Captive Group Of Sulawesi Macaques.  A. L. Deslattes1and M. Carr2, 1Dept. of Biol., Christian Brothers University, Memphis, TN 38104, 2Conservation and Research Dept., Memphis Zoo and Aquarium, Memphis, TN 38112
10.  BIOL Immunohistochemistry to stain insulin, glucagon, somatostatin, pancreatic polypeptide release in pancreatic islet cells to determine changes in hormone levels over time in culture. K. Fields1, D. Fraga2,and  Y. Abdel-Rahman2. 1Dept. of Biol., Christian Brothers University, Memphis, TN 38104, 2Dept. of Surgical Immunology,University of Tennessee, Memphis, TN 38163
11.  BIOL Pregnant Women with Sickle Cell Disease and the Outcome of their Pregnancy.  M. Schneider1, T. Ivester1, J. Ruffin1, and N. Kelishadi2. 1Dept. Obst. & Gyn., Regional Medical Center, Memphis, TN 38163; 2Dept. Biol., Christian Brothers University, Memphis, TN 38104.
12.  BIOL Evaluation of 8-Isoprostane Concentrations and the Effects of Vitamin C and E Supplementation on 8-Isoprostane Levels in Women at High Risk for Developing Preeclampsia. D. King1, R.Ahokas2. 1Department of Biology, Christian Brothers University, Memphis, TN 38104, 2Maternal and Fetal Research, University of TN, Memphis 38163
13.  BIOL Aggressive Behavior in an All-Male Western Lowland Gorilla Group at the Memphis Zoo and Aquarium.  T. Kueter1, M. Carr2, J. Ouellette2, and C. Kuhar3. 1 Dept. Biol Christian Brothers University Memphis, TN 38104, 2 Dept. Res. Memphis Zoo and Aquarium Memphis, TN 38104, 3 Dept. Res. Zoo Atlanta, GA 30315
14.  BIOL Cellular Mechanism of the Action of Angiotensin II on Collagen Production in Vascular Smooth Muscle Cells.  K. U. Malik1, M. Aqueel1, N.R. Newsom2. 1Dept. of Pharmacology, University of Tennessee, Memphis, TN 38163, 2Christian Brothers University, Memphis, TN 38104
15.  BIOL Comparison of Lysophosphatidic-induced Cell Migration Using Impedance Cell Sensing and Traditional Migration Assay.  F. Pascual1, G. Tigyi2, A. Aryal2, and M.J. Viar2, 1Dept. of Biol., Christian Brothers University, Memphis, TN 38104, 2Dept. of Physiol., Univ. of Tennessee, Memphis, Tennessee, 38163
16.  BIOL Identification of Downstream Target Genes of Cbfa1: Construction and Screening of a Mouse cDNA Library.  K. Ries1, J. S. Gaikwad2, A.. Cavender3, and R. DíSouza4. 1Department of Biology, Christian Brothers University, 2Department of Orthodontics, University of Texas 3Department of Orthodontics, University of Texas, 4 Department of Orthodontics, University of Texas, Houston
17.  BIOL Localization of SK3 Channels in a Ratís Supraoptic Nucleus.  A. Rubrum1 and W. Armstrong21Department of Biology, Christian Brothers University, Memphis, TN, 38104; 2Department of Neurobiology and Anatomy, University of Tennessee, Memphis, TN, 38163
18.  BIOL Polyamine and Glutamate Receptor Localization in the Retinal Pigment Epithelium. S. Stinnett1 and D. Johnson2. 1Department of Biology, Christian Brothers University, 2 Department of Ophthalmology, University of Tennessee
19.  BIOL Determination of the Gene that Causes the Meander Tail Phenotype.  E. Weirich1, D. Goldowitz2, and Y.Tong2. 1Dept. Biol., Christian Brothers University, Memphis, TN 38104, 2Dept. Anat. and Neurobiol., Univ. TN, Memphis, TN 38163
20.  BIOL Involvement of Mitochondrial Permeability Transition Pore Complex (PTPC) in AD198-Induced Apoptosis. C. Cash1, L. Lothstein2, M. Savaranskaya2, 1Dept. Biol., Christian Brothers University, Memphis, TN 38104, 2Dept. of Pharm., Univ. TN, Memphis, TN 38163
Tennessee Academy of Sciences
Collegiate Division, Western Regional Meeting
23 March 2003
Hosted by Union University, Jackson, Tennessee.
Program Summary
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. 
  • What is TAS, Collegiate Division and what happens at a TAS meeting?
  •  The Next Meeting of the Tennessee Academy of Sciences
    Collegiate Division, Western Region
    Saturday, 3 April 2004 (tentative date)
    Hosted by Rhodes College, Memphis, TN
    (Contact: Dr. David Kesler)
    Tuesday 22 April 2003  7th Annual CBU Student Research Poster Session
    • 11:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. East Lounge, 2nd floor Thomas Center, CBU
    CBU Biology Department Student Research
    CBU Student Research Poster Sessions and Tenn. Academy of Sciences Meetings
  • CBU Biology Student Publications
  • Research Posters 2003
  • Research Posters 2002
  • TAS 2002 
  • Research Posters 2001
  • TAS 2001
  • Research Posters 2000
  • TAS at CBU 2000
  • Research Posters 1999
  • T.A.S. 1999
  • Research Posters 1998
  • T.A.S. 1998
  • CBU School of Sciences Student Research.

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