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Tennessee Academy of Sciences
Collegiate Division, Western Regional Meeting Hosted by Rhodes College, Memphis, TN
3 April 2004
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Photo from Dr. Fitzgerald
Above: Dr. Fitzgerald, Corta Thompson, Michelle Driscoll, Dao Nguyen, Manny Patel, Ashleigh Frith, Tony Vu, Cynthia Carceres, and Christina Martinez.
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Left:  Welcoming remarks from Dr. Robert Llewellyn, Rhodes College.
Right:  Keynote address, “Pathogens and Global Amphibian Decline” by Dr. Matthew Parris, Univ. Memphis.



Michelle Driscoll, Dr. Mary Ogilvie, Janet Eichholz, and Manny Patel.

Above:  Tony Vu

Above:  Ashleigh Frith

Above:  Christina Martinez
Photo by Dr. FitzgeraldPhoto by Dr. Fitzgerald
Above left: Cynthia Caceres   Above right: Dao Nguyen

Above: Michelle Driscoll


Above:  Manny Patel
Photo by Dr. Fitxgerald

Ashleigh Frith, Corta Thompson, Dao Nguyen, and Tony Vu.
Photo by Dr. Fitzgerald
Photo by Dr. Fitzgerald
Above: Michelle Driscoll, Ashleigh Frith, Corta Thompson, Dao Nguyen, Christina Martinez, Tony Vu.

Above: Christina Martinez, Bro. Edward Salgado, Manny Patel, Dr. Malinda Fitzgerald, and Cynthia Carceres.

At the luncheon, certificates are presented to the speakers.
Photo by Dr. Fitzgerald
Above: Corta Thompson, Michelle Driscoll, Dao Nguyen, Manny Patel, Ashleigh Frith, Tony Vu, Cynthia Caceres, and Christina Martinez.



 

 

CBU Biology Student Research Papers ~ TAS 2004
THE INVOLVEMENT OF MAC-1 IN GAMMA DELTA T CELL-MEDIATED CYTOTOXICITY. Janet L. Eichholz*1, Rupert Handgretinger2, and Mario Otto2, Department of Biology, Christian Brothers University, Memphis, TN1, and Division of Stem Cell Transplantation, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Memphis, TN2.

AN OBSERVATIONAL STUDY TO REVIEW A NONINVASIVE CARDIVASCULAR RECORDING TECHNIQUE IN PRETERM  CONTRACTING PATIENTS. Cristina Martinez*1, Risa Ramsey2,    Lucinda Del Mar2, Rosianne  Mattar3, and Prescilla Lindsey3, Biology    Department, Christian Brother University Memphis TN1, University of  Tennessee, Memphis, TN2, and Universidade Federal de Sao Paulo, Brazil3.

INTRALYMPHOCYTE FREE MAGNESIUM AND CALCIUM IN RATS TREATED WITH ALDOSTERONE. Patrice Michelle Driscoll*1 and Robert Ahokas2,  Department of Biology, Christian Brothers University, Memphis, TN1 and Department of OB-GYN, University of Tennessee, Memphis, TN2.

ANXIOLYTIC EFFECTS OF 8 OH-DPAT IN TEST-EXPERIENCED RATS ARE ABOLISHED WHEN SUBMITTED    TO THE ELEVATED PLUS MAZE.  Manish Y. Patel1*, Leandro J. Bertoglio2, Antonio P. Carobrez2, and Malinda Fitzgerald1.  Department of Biology: Christian Brother University, Memphis, TN1 and Department of Pharmacology: Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina, Florianopolis, SC Brazil2.

THE MITOCHONDRIAL TRANSPORTER ABCB6 PROMOTES HYPOXIC SURVIVAL AND ITS EXPRESSION IS REGULATED BY HYPOXIC SIGNALS. Partha C. Krishnamurthy1, Guoquing Du1, Tony Vu*2, Daxi Sun1, John D. Schuetz1,  Pharmaceutical Sciences, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Memphis, TN 1, Department of Biology, Christian Brothers University, Memphis, TN 2.

FORCED EXPRESSION OF ACTIVATED MAP KINASE KINASE (MKK3) ENHANCES THE EXPRESSION OF MUSCLE-SPECIFIC PROMOTERS IN NORMAL SKELETAL MYOBLASTS BUT NOT IN RHABDOMYOSARCOMA-DERIVED CELL LINES. Ashleigh Frith*1,2,  J. Bills3, S. Skapek3. Department of Biology, Christian Brothers University, Memphis, TN1, Pediatric Oncology Education Program2, and Department of Hematology-Oncology3, Saint Jude Children’s Research Hospital Memphis, TN.

1AMPA-TYPE GLUTAMATE RECEPTOR SUBUNIT DISTRIBUTION IN OCULOMOTOR AND FACIAL MOTOR NUCLEUS IN RAT AND CHICKEN BRAIN. Cynthia Caceres*1, Kim Ries1,3, Dr. Claudio A.B. Toledo2, Raquel Pires2, Malinda E.C. Fitzgerald1,3 and Anton Reiner3 Dept. of Biol., Christian Brothers University, Memphis, TN1, Laboratòrio de Neurociências, Universidade Cidade de Sao Paulo, Brazil 2, and Dept. of Anat. and Neurobiol. Univ.  TN, Memphis, TN3.

SALIVARY GLAND DEGENERATION IN FEMALE IXODID TICKS: NECROSIS OR PROGRAMMED CELLS DEATH. Corta K. Thompson*1, L.B. Coons2,and Sharon Frase2, Department of Biology, Christian Brothers University, Memphis, TN1, and  Integrated Microscopy Center, University of Memphis, Memphis, TN2.

LOCALIZATION OF POLYAMINES DURING ATTACHMENT AND SPREADING OF RETINAL PIGMENT EPITHELIAL CELLS.  Xuandao L. Nguyen*1 and Dianna A. Johnson2. Department of Biology, Christian Brothers University, Memphis, TN1, Department of Ophthalmology, University of Tennessee, Memphis, TN2.

 Dr. Kesler's TAS 2004 Page (program, paper titles, and 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. 
  • 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, 26 March 2005 (tentative date)
    Hosted by Christian Brothers University

     

     

    Association of Southeastern Biologists Meeting
    CBU Biology Student Research Papers ~ ASB 2004
    The following CBU biology students (and one chemical engineering student who participated in MIRT 2003)  presented papers at the Association of Southeastern Biologists Meeting held at the Univ. of Memphis 14-17 April 2004.  This meeting was co-sponsored by the Biology Departments of CBU, Rhodes, and U of Memphis.  Dr. Ogilvie, Bro. Edward Salgado, and Dr Fitzgerald worked on the organization of this meeting. 

    Poster Session Thursday the 15th 8-6:30 in the Holiday Inn Grand Ballroom
    P 29 Cynthia Caceres (CBU '05), K. Ries (CBU 03), C.A.B. Toledo, R. Pires, M.E.C. Fitzgerald and A. Reiner
    Distribution of AMPA-type glutamate receptor subunits in oculomotor and facial motor nuclei in rat and chicken brain

    Papers  Thursday Morning  Room 219 Fogelman Executive Center
    11:15  #22  Ashley Wise (CBU '04) and S. Bahouth
    Characterization of MAPK activation by the human beta 1 adrenergic receptor.

    Friday morning  Room 308 Fogelman Executive Center
    8:30 #106 Ashlee Vaughn (CBU '03) and Meghan Carr
    A comparison study of Sulawesi macaques (Macaca nigra) at the Memphis zoo.

    Room 219 in the Fogelman Executive Center
    10:00 #154 Nathan Daulton (ChemE CBU '04), E. Ventura, A. Bainy and M. Marques
    Antioxidant responses of the brown mussel Perna perna exposed to lead and paraquat

    Friday Afternoon  Room 308 Fogelman Executive Center (Dr. Fitzgerald chairing session)
    1:45 #160 L.B. Coons, J.L. Tzefakes (CBU '02) R.A. Blaudow, S Frase, L. Boykins, Corta Thompson (CBU '04) and C.M. Williams
    Programmed cell death is involved in tick salivary gland degeneration

    3:00 #165 Manish Patel (CBU '05), L. Bertoglio and A. Carobrez. 
    Anxiolytic effects of 8 OH DPAT are abolished in test-experienced rats submitted to the elevated plus maze

     Association of Southeastern Biologists
    ASB Meeting 2004 (Photo from Dr. Fitzgerald)
    ASB Meeting 2004 (Photo from Dr. Fitzgerald)
    Above: Ashlee Vaughn at the ASB meeting
    ASB Meeting 2004 (Photo from Dr. Fitzgerald)ASB Meeting 2004 (Photo from Dr. Fitzgerald)
    Left: Manny Patel     Right: Nathan Daulton at the ASB Meeting
    Tuesday, 20 April 2004    8th Annual CBU Student Research Poster Session
    • 11:00 a.m. to 1:50 p.m. East Lounge, 2nd floor Thomas Center, CBU
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