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Tennessee Academy of Sciences
Collegiate Division, Western Regional Meeting 
Hosted by LeMoyne-Owen College, Memphis, TN
24 March 2007
Link to TAS web page
In the W. W. Herenton Renaissance Center
across Walker Avenue from the gymnasium. 
  • 8:00 - 9:00 Registration 
  • 9:00 - 10:00    Welcome by Dr. Watson and 

  • Keynote Address by:
    • Professor Eldridge F. Johnson, Department of Anatomy and 

    • Neurobiology, University of Tennessee Health Science Center.
      "National and Tennessee Health Disparities"
  • 10:15 - 12:15   Oral Paper Sessions (schedule)
  • 12:00 - 12:30   Poster Session (schedule)
  • 12:00 - 1:15    Lunch 
  • 12:15 - 12:45   Judges Meeting 
  • 1:30 Concluding Session 

  • (Business Meeting and Awards Ceremony) 
  • List of Authors and Titles for CBU papers

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  • Links to Photos:
  • TAS info. & next meeting
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    Above left: Bro. Edward Salgado, CBU, and Dr. Nabil Bayakly, LOC.  Above right:  Dr. Delphia Harris, LOC, and Dr. Malinda Fitzgerald, CBU.

    Above left:  Dr. Kesler, Rhodes, and Dr. Biggers, U. Memphis, at Registration.



    Above:  Attendees gather for the welcome and the Keynote Address.


    Above left:  Dr. Shafi, LOC, and Dr. Johnson, U.T.  Above right: Dr. Charlie Biggers, U. Memphis, and Dr. Nabil Bayakly, LOC.

    Above: Dr. Johnnie B. Watson, President, Le-Moyne Owen College.

    Above:  Dr. M. Shatfi, Chair Natural Sciences and Math, Le-Moyne Owen College, introducing Dr. Johnson.

     Above: Dr. Harris, LOC, presents a plaque to the Keynote Speaker, Dr. Eldridge Johnson, Dept  Anatomy & Neurobiology, Univ. Tenn. Health Science Center.

    Above right: Bro. Edward, Dr. Fitzgerald, Whitney Heath, Bobby Lawrence, and Jay Scott.  Above far right:  Dr. Thompson-Jaeger.

    Above left:  ChantelEngleberg and her Mom.

    Above right: Bro. John Monzyk and others gather for the Physical & Computer Sci. Session.
    Photo by Dr. Delphia Harris, LOC
    Above right: LeAnedra Crowell (Physical and Computer Science Session)

    Above and below:  The Molecular Biology Session.


    Above:  Sheharyar Minhas presenting in the Molecular Biology Session.

    Above right: Bernard Bach is ready for the Physiology Session to begin.


    Above: Enthusiastic Physiology Session participants.

    Above right: Brian Kim begins his presentation.



    Above and below: Jordan Klein


    Above: Dr. Bayakly moderates the question period for Jordan Klein.


    Above and below:  Bobby Lawrence


    Above and below:  Sana Mujahid


    Above right and below: Makita Reed


    Above right and below: Hannah Shackelford


    Photo by Dr. Delphia Harris, LOC
    Above right: Jay Scott and Tamara McIntyre (Social Science Session)
    Photo by Dr. Delphia Harris, LOCPhoto by Dr. Delphia Harris, LOC
    Social Science Session.  Above left: Tushundria Manning.  Above right: Tamara McIntyre

    Above: Brett Prentiss addresses Dr. Kesler's question in the Ecology Session.

    Above and below: Whitney Heath in the Ecology Session.



    Above:  Presenters in the Ecology Session, Brett Prentiss, Whitney Heath, Laura Anglin, and Adam Robinson
    Oral Paper Sessions (Names are linked to titles for CBU students' papers)
    Time Social Sciences Physiology Molecular Biology Physical & Comp. Sci.
    Moderator:
    Dr. Femi Ajanaku Dr. Nabil Bayakly Dr. M. R. Uddin Dr. Sherry Painter
    10:15
    Kanika TownsendAward Ribbon
      [photo]
    Bernard Bach [photo]
      [presenting]
    Chantel Engleberg[photo] Herman Holeyfield
    10:30
    Tushundria Manning  [presenting] Brian Kim  [photo]
     [presenting]
    John Gehrig  [photo] Troy Greer
    10:45
    Jay Scott  [photo] Jordan Klein [photo]
      [presenting]
    Raven Fifer Scott Barrows  [photo]
    11:00
    Tamara McIntyre  [presenting] Bobby Lawrence
      [presenting]
    Sheharyar MinhasAward Ribbon
      [photo]  [presenting]
    Latrina Childs  [photo]
    Moderator:
    Ecology
    Dr. M. I. Shafi 
    Physiology
    Dr. Nabil Bayakly
    Molecular Biology
    Dr. M. R. Uddin
    Physical & Comp. Sci.
    Dr. Sherry Painter
    11:15
    Laura Anglin [photo] Sana MujahidAward Ribbon
      [photo]  [presenting]
    Mallory Shaw  [photo] Suleman Zia
    11:30
    Adam RobinsonAward Ribbon Makita Reed [photo]
      [presenting]
    Alan Newton [photo] LeAnedra Crowell  [presenting]
    11:45
    Brett Prentiss  [photo] Hannah Shackelford
      [photo]
    Jennie Nguyen [photo] Drew ScottAward Ribbon
      [photo]
    12:00
    Whitney Heath [photo]


    Above left: Brett Prentiss, Heidi Bissell, Rachael (Research Biologist at Memphis Zoo), and Bro Edward Salgado.

    Poster Presentations
    Posters will be up by 10:00 am. 
    Judging and the poster session from 12:00 – 12:30 pm.
    Takena Gross [photo] and Mickie Woodall 
    Kevin Andring Award Ribbon[photo]
    William Sheftall  [photo]
    Fadzanai Mukarakate  [photo]
    Click on a photo to see a larger version.












    Below: Dr. Delphia Harris Presents Certificates of Participation

    Above left: Kanika Townsend.  Above right: Jay Scott.

    Above left: Laura Anglin.  Above right: Whitney Heath.

    Above left: Bernard Bach.  Above right: Brian Kim.

    Above left: Jordan Klein.  Above right: Sana Mujahid.

    Above left: Makita Reed.  Above right: Hannah Shackelford.

    Above left: Chatel Engleberg.  Above right: John Gehrig.

    Above left: Sheharyar Minhas.  Above right: Mallory Shaw.

    Above left: Alan Newton.  Above right: Jennie Nguyen.

    Above left: Scott Barrows.  Above right: John Janeski.

    Above left: Drew Scott.  Above right: Kevin Andring.

    Above left: Fadzanai Mukarakate.  Above right: Takena Gross.

    Above left: William Sheftall.  Above right: Latrina Childs.
    Click on a photo to see a larger version.
    CBU Oral Presentations at the 2007 TAS Meeting
    • Laura Anglin*, Ashle Ragsdale*, Carly Vynne, and Leandro Silveira. Christian Brothers University, Memphis, TN, University of Memphis, Memphis, TN; University of Washington, Seattle, WA;  Pro Carnivore and University Brazilla, Brazilla, Brazil. 

    • The effects of agricultural land clearing surrounding Emas National Park, Brazil, on the viability and diet of the Maned Wolf.
    • Bernard H. Bach1, Raquel S. Pires2, Malinda E.C. Fitzgerald1, and Cláudio A.B. Toledo2. 1Department of Biology, Christian Brothers University, Memphis, TN 38104, USA; 2Laboratory of Neurosciences, City University of São Paulo, São Paulo, SP 03071-000, Brazil. 

    • Distribution of glutamate receptors and calcium-binding proteins in the Purkinje cells of the chick cerebellum.
    • Monica Jablonski1, XiaoFei Wang1, and Chantel Engleberg2.  1Department of Ophthalmology, Hamilton Eye Institute, University of TN at Memphis; 2Department of Biology, Christian Brothers University.

    • Cellular retinol binding protein levels in RPE deprived and RPE attached Xenopus retinas.
    • Sean Wilson1, Shreedeepalakshmi Vedam1, and Raven Fifer2. 1Department of Pharmacology, University of Mississippi at Ole Miss; 2Department of Biology, Christian Brothers University. 

    • Molecular expression of sigma receptors in mouse smooth muscle.
    • Whitney Heath*, Heidi Bissellº, and Jennifer Bernard˜. *Christian Brothers University, Biology Department, °Memphis Zoological Society, ˜University of Tennessee, Department of Veterinary Medicine.

    • Non-Invasive methods for measuring bamboo intake in Giant Pandas.
    • Brian Kim1, Elizabeth Fitzpatrick2, and Eldon Geisert3. 1Department of Biology, Christian Brothers University; 2Department of Molecular Sciences, University of Tennessee HSC, Memphis, TN; 3Department of Ophthalmology, University of Tennessee HSC, Hamilton Eye Institute, Memphis, TN.

    • The Effect of Carbon Nanofibers on NIH 3T3 Fibroblast Proliferation.
    • Jordan M. Klein2, Claudio A.B. Toledo1, Reena S. Patel2, Bob J. Dalsania2, Adriane Wilkinson2, Anton Reiner3, and Malinda E. C. Fitzgerald2.  1Núcleo de Pesquisa em Neurociências, Universidade Cidade de São Paulo, Brazil; 2Department of Biology, Christian Brothers University; 3Department of Anatomy and Neurobiology, University of Tennessee Health Science Center, Memphis, Tennessee. Pre-hatching expression of AMPA-type glutamate receptors in the Nucleus of the Edinger-Westphal of chicks. 
    • Bobby Lawrence£, Luciana P. Schwab*, and Richard Smith*.  £Department of Biology, Christian Brothers University; *University of Tennessee-Campbell Clinic Department of Orthopaedic Surgery. Polymorphisms in macrophage’s endotoxin receptors may predispose patients to peri-implant osteolysis. 
  • Award RibbonSheharyar Minhas1, and Richard Webby2. 1Department of Biology, Christian Brothers University, 2Department of Infectious Diseases, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Memphis, Tennessee.

  • Incorporation of HA into H5N1 vaccine virus is independent of matrix gene origin.
     
  • Award RibbonSana Mujahid, Department of Biology, Christian Brothers University; Yuko Fujiwara, Ryoko Tsukahara, William J. Valentine, and Gabor J. Tigyi, Department of Physiology, University of Tennessee Health Science, Memphis.

  • Characterization of the dioctylglycerol pyrophosphate-binding pocket of lysophosphatidic acid 3 receptor. 
    • Alan Newton1 and Lawrence Reiter2.  1Christian Brothers University, Department of Biology; 2University of Tennessee, Department of Neurology, Memphis, TN.Regulation of Dube3a Substrates in the Drosophila melanogaster Nervous System.  
    • Jennie Nguyen1, Jiaxi Liu2, and Alex M. Dopico21Department of Biology, Christian Brothers University, 2Department of Pharmacology, University of Tennessee HSC, Memphis, TN. 

    • Towards cloning the ryanodine receptor type 2 from rat cerbral artery myocytes. 
    • Brett Prentiss1, Heidi Bissell2, and Jenny Bernard3. 1Department of Biology, Christian Brothers University, Memphis TN; 2Memphis Zoo, Memphis TN; 3University of TN School of Veternary Medicine, Knoxville, TN. 

    • Seasonal Starch and Sugar Content of Bamboo Culms. 
    • Makita Reed* and John Boughter.  *Department of Biology, Christian Brothers University, Department of Anatomy and Neurobiology, University of Tennessee Health Science Center, Memphis, TN

    • FOS expression in brainstem nuclei after conditioned taste aversion.
    • Jay Scott, Department of Biology, Christian Brothers University; Corey Foster, Forrest Pharmaceuticals Inc., St. Louis, MO; and Dr. Malinda Fitzgerald, Department of Biology, Christian Brothers University. 

    • Pharmaceutics and pharmaceutical sales: A helping hand or a crippling crutch?
    • Hannah Shackelford1,2, M. R. F. Marques2, and M. Henneman 21Dept. of Biology, CBU, 2Dept. of Biochemistry, UFSC, Florianopolis, Brazil.

    • Hypoxia Stimulates Elevated Heat Shock Protein Expression in the Cultivated Shrimp Species, Litopenaeusvannamei
  • Award RibbonKanika Townsend* and Brown, L. M.  Department of Biology, Christian Brothers University, *; University of Tennessee Health Science Center-College of Pharmacy, Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences.

  • Diabetes prevalence trends among African-Americans and Hispanics: 2001-2003.
    Tennessee Academy of Sciences
    Collegiate Division, Western Regional Meeting
    Best Paper Awards
    Saturday, 24 March 2007
    Award Ribbon Social Sciences:
    • Kanika Townsend, Christian Brothers University

    • Diabetes prevalence trends among African-Americans and Hispanics: 2001-2003.
    Award Ribbon Ecology:
    • Adam Robinson, Rhodes College

    • Tree species selectivity of wintering birds in an urban forest.
    Award Ribbon Physiology:
    •  Sana Mujahid, Christian Brothers University

    • Characterization of the dioctylglycerol pyrophosphate-binding pocket of lysophosphatidic acid 3 receptor.
    Award Ribbon Molecular Biology:
    • Sheharyar Minhas, Christian Brothers University

    • Incorporation of HA into H5N1 vaccine virus is independent of matrix gene origin.
    Award Ribbon Physical and Computer Science:
    • Drew Scott, Rhodes College

    • Effect of biological fluid absorption on lamellar structure of UHMWPE.
    Award Ribbon Poster Session:
    • Kevin Andring, Rhodes College

    • Experimental and theoretical challenges of creating electrostatic orbits in weightlessness.
    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
    Host:  University of Memphis
    Saturday, March 2008 (Third or Fourth Saturday in March, tentative date)
    Tuesday, 17 April 2007    11th Annual CBU Student Research Poster Session
    • 11:00 a.m. to 1:50 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

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