2012 Final Poster Session Titles
for Non-Chemistry REU Presentations

Investigating the tight junction modulatory activity of EC-4 hexapeptides from E-cadherin
Matt Behymer, Atsutoshi Ikesue, and Teruna J. Siahaan, Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry, University of Kansas, Lawrence KS 66045

MODIFYING FMCW RADAR FREQUENCY TO CALIBRATE AND IMPROVE SIDE LOBE AND DYNAMIC RANGE
Tyler L. Berry, John Paden, Ben Panzer, Aqsa Patel, CReSIS, University of Kansas, Lawrence KS 66045, Haskell Indian Nations University, Lawrence KS 66046

GEOTHERMAL HEAT FLUX BENEATH THE GREENLAND ICE SHEET CALIBRATED FOR OBSERVED BASAL MELTWATER CONDITIONS
Carolyn Branecky, Leigh A. Stearns, C.J. van der Veen, John Paden, Center for the Remote Sensing of Ice Sheets (CReSIS), University of Kansas, Lawrence, Kansas 66045 and Department of Earth Sciences, Rice University, Houston, Texas 77005

CHLAMYDIAL RODZ HOMOLOG CT009 INTERACTS WITH MREB USING CONSERVED INTERACTION RESIDUES, IN A LOCALIZATION-DEPENDENT MANNER
Braun, Patricia, Kyle Kemege, Dr. Scott Hefty, Department of Molecular Biosciences, University of Kansas, Lawrence KS 66045 and Central College, Pella IA 50219

CHEMICAL AND PHYSICAL STABILITY OF HAV6 PEPTIDE
Brianna R. Bray, Paul Kiptoo, and Teruna J. Siahaan, Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry, University of Kansas, Lawrence KS 66045 and Missouri State University, Springfield MO 65987

FLOW DYNAMICS OF UPERNAVIK ICE STREAM, GREENLAND
Christine Butcher, Leigh A. Stearns, C.J. van der Veen, John Paden, Center for Remote Sensing of Ice Sheets, University of Kansas, Lawrence KS 60045 and University of Alaska Fairbanks, Fairbanks AK 99712

Transmit Waveform Shaping for an FMCW Radar
David Carrillo, Dr. Fernando Rodriguez-Morales, Daniel Gomez, Center for Remote Sensing of Ice Sheets (CReSIS), University of Kansas, Lawrence KS 66045 and University of California Los Angeles, Los Angeles CA 90095

STRUCTURAL AND FUNCTIONAL ANALYSIS OF SALMONELLA TYPHIMURIUM SPI-1 TYPE III SECRETION SYSTEM TRANSLOCATOR CHAPERONE SICA
Theodore E. Christensen, Haiyan Zhao, Liang Tang, Department of Molecular Biosciences, University of Kansas, Lawrence KS 66045

BIOCOMPATIBILITY OF ORGANIC SOLVENTS WITH MICROALGAE FOR LIPID EXTRACTION PURPOSES
Matt Crawford, Dr. Aaron Scurto, Dr. Belinda Sturm, Department of Chemical and Petroleum Engineering, University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS 66045

LOCATION OF STARVATION SUSCEPTIBILITY GENE IN DROSOPHILA MELANOGASTER
Nancy Delgado, Stuart Macdonald, Casey L McNeil, Department of Molecular Biosciences, University of Kansas, Lawrence KS 66045

CHARACTERIZATION AND APPLICATION OF ALGAL BIOCHAR: SOIL AMENDMENT AND CATALYTIC SURFACE POTENTIAL
Andrew J. Dougherty, Griffin W. Roberts, Dr. Edward F. Peltier, Dr. Susan M. Williams, Department of Chemical and Petroleum Engineering, University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS 66045 and Washington University in St. Louis, One Brookings Drive, St. Louis, MO 63130

BLACK AND WHITE IN REMOTE SENSING
Marvin L. Elder II, Cheri Hamilton, Brandon Gillette, and Dr. Latonya Garner, Center for Remote Sensing of Ice Sheets, University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS 66045 and Mississippi Valley State University, Itta Bena, MS 38941
TOTAL PROTEIN AND TOTAL CARBOHYDRATE ANALYSIS OF ALGAE
Corinne Finley and Dr. Aaron M. Scurto, Department of Chemical & Petroleum Engineering, University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS 66045 and The University of Maine, Orono, ME 04469

Identifying Inhibitors of ZipA-FtsZ Interaction Through Computational
and Biochemical Screening
Alex Fondaw, and John Karanicolas, Department of Molecular Biosciences, University of Kansas, Lawrence KS 66045
CHARACTERIZATION OF ATYPICAL SMALL GTPASE CHW-1 IN C. ELEGANS NERVOUS SYSTEM DEVELOPMENT
Eric L. Grimm, Dr. Jamie K. Alan, and Dr. Erik A. Lundquist, Department of Molecular Biosciences, University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS, 66045 and Newman University, Wichita, KS, 67213

CREATION OF NUTRITIONAL SELECTION MARKERS ASPERGILLUS NIDULANS VIA GENE DELETION
Alexander W. Grubbs, Berl Oakley, Christine E. Oakley, Ruth Entwistle, and Manmeet Ahuja, Department of Molecular Biosciences, University of Kansas, Lawrence KS 66045 and North Greenville University, Tigerville, SC 29688

HYDROTHERMAL LIQUEFACTION OF WASTEWATER ALGAE
Robert Hable, Umar Hamdeh, Jake Garrett, Griffin Roberts, Belinda Sturm, and Susan Stagg-Williams, Department of Chemical and Petroleum Engineering, University of Kansas, Lawrence KS 66045 and Iowa State University, Ames IA 50011
MATHEMATICAL MODELING OF NANOPARTICLE TRANSPORT ACROSS VAGINAL MUCUS
Alex T. Hodes, Derek Taylor, Dr. Sarah Kieweg, Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Kansas, Lawrence KS 66045, and Dr. Bi Botti Celestin Youan, Division of Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of Missouri-Kansas City, Kansas City MO 64110 and Vanderbilt University, Nashville TN 37235

PRODUCTION AND CO-COMBUSTION OF ALGAL BIOMASS PELLETS FOR USE IN HEATING AND COOKING APPLICATIONS IN DEVELOPING COUNTRIES
James G. Hoy1,2,3, Val Smith2, Jin-Ho Yun2. 1Department of Chemical and Petroleum Engineering, and 2Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS 66045; and 3University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA 22903

DEVELOPMENT OF LOCALIZED AMIODARONE THERAPY FOR THE TREATMENT OF VENTRICULAR ARRHYTHMIA USING HYALURONIC ACID
1, 2Shih-Hsuan Huang, 2Shuang Cai, and 2Laird Forrest, 2Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry, University of Kansas, Lawrence KS 66045 and 1University of New Mexico, Albuquerque NM 87106

THE ROLE OF GLS IN GURKEN mRNA LOCALIZATION
Tessa Jennings, Lan Lan, Hailey Baker, Kim Bland, Carol Saunders, Shengyin Lin, Sui Zhang and Dr. Robert S. Cohen. Department of Molecular Biosciences, University of Kansas, Lawrence, Kansas 66045

DO YOU SEE ME?: USING THE iPAD AS A TOOL FOR ASSESSMENT AND LEARNING FOR CHILDREN WITH CORTICAL VISUAL IMPAIRMENT
Clint Jensen, Dr. Muriel Saunders, Dr. Richard Saunders, Life Span Institute; & Dr. Young-Jin Lee, Educational Technology Program, University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS 66045

IMPACT OF GROWTH CONDITIONS AND GROWTH PHASES ON ALGAL CELLULA CONTENT
Alexander William Keeling, Dr. Belinda Sturm, Marie-Odile Fortier, Griffin Roberts, Department of Chemical and Petroleum Engineering and Environmental Engineering, University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS 66045 and Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY 13210 

ROLE OF HEK IN E. coli INVASION OF HUMAN BRAIN MICROVASCULAR ENDOTHELIAL CELLS
Somi Kim, Scott S. Crupper, Kee Jun Kim. Department of Microbiology, Molecular Genetics and Immunology, University of Kansas Medical Center, Kansas City, KS 66160 and Department of Biological Sciences, Emporia State University, Emporia, KS 66801

INHIBITION OF Hsp90 BY KU32
Whitney Kleinmann, Faculty Advisor: Rick T. Dobrowsky, Department of Pharmacology & Toxicology, University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS 66045

BIOCHEMICAL AND CRYSTALLOGRAPHIC STUDIES OF DNA REPLICATION AND PACKAGING PROTEIN NS1 FROM HUMAN PARVOVIRUSES
Daniel A. Koblas, Sunil Tewary, and Liang Tang, Department of Molecular Biosciences, University of Kansas, Lawrence KS 66045 and Arizona Western College, Yuma AZ 85366

EFFECTS OF N-HEPTANE PHYSICAL PROPERTIES, CHEMICAL STRUCTURE, AND RUNTIME ON EMISSIONS AND PERFORMANCE OF A DIESEL ENGINE
Hai Lai, Dr. Christopher Depcik, Dr. Edward Peltier, Michael Mangus, and Colter Ragone, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Department of Environmental Engineering, and Department of Chemical & Petroleum Engineering, University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS 66045 and University of Tulsa, Tulsa, OK 74104

IDENTIFICATION OF THE PROTEIN BINDING INTERFACE OF THE PSEUDOMONAS AERUGINOSA VIRULENCE PROTEINS PCRV AND PCRG
Paul A. Levy, Kawaljt Kaur, Srirupa Chatterjee, Sukanya Chaudhury, Srirupa Chatterjee, Andrew McShan, and Dr. Roberto De Guzman, Department of Molecular Biosciences, University of Kansas, Lawrence KS 66045 and University of Maryland, College Park MD 20742

How does precipitation and temperature contribute into the decreasing of glacier mass balance?
Malcolm K.H. McConner, Cheri Hamilton, Brandon Gillette, and Steve Obenhaus, Center for Remote Sensing of Ice Sheets, University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS 66045 and Elizabeth City State University, Elizabeth City, NC 27909

Elucidating the relationship between nuclear APC and its effect on cell differentiation along the intestinal tract
Matthew A. Miller, Maged Zeineldin, and Kristi L. Neufeld, Department of Molecular Biosciences, University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS 66045

BRAIN UPTAKE OF ANTI-TRYPANOSOMAL DIAMIDINE DERIVATIVES USING AN IN-VITRO­ CELL MODEL
Patrik N Miller, Sihyung Yang, Michael Zhuo Wang, Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry, School of Pharmacy, University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS 66045 and Grove City College, Grove City, PA 16127

FLOW DYNAMICS OF NIOGHALVFJERDSFJORDEN (79NORTH) GLACIER, GREENLAND
Alexis N. Moyer, Leigh A. Stearns, C. J. van der Veen, and John Paden, Center for Remote Sensing of Ice Sheets, University of Kansas, Lawrence KS 66045 and Gettysburg College, Gettysburg PA 17325

OPTIMATION OF SOLUBLE ANTIGEN ARRAY SYNTHESIS: EXPLORING CONJUGATION PATHWAYS USING AMINOOXY AND HYRAZIDE PROBES
Mullins, Meagan1, Sestak, Joshua2, and Berkland, Cory2, 1Emory & Henry College, Emory VA 24327 and 2Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry, University of Kansas, Lawrence KS 66045

MICROALGAE PRECONCENTRATION BY SEDIMENTATION AND BY ADDITION OF MONTMORILLONITE CLAY COAGULANT
Elizabeth T. Murray, Dr. Belinda Sturm, Marie-Odile Fortier, and Griffin Roberts. Department of Chemical & Petroleum Engineering, University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS 66045 and Columbia University, New York, NY 10027
MONITORING THE EFFECTS OF CHEMOTHERAPY AGENTS IN VIVO UTILIZING BRAIN MICRODIALYSIS
Mitchell D. Newton, Sara R. Thomas, Justin Carl Cooley, Dr. Craig E. Lunte; Department of Chemistry, University of Kansas, Lawrence KS 66045

GOD AND MAMMON: CLASS AND RELIGION AND THE IMPACT ON POLITICAL SUPPORT FOR CONSERVATISM
D. Adam Nicholson Dr. David Smith, Dr. Tracey LaPierre, Department of Sociology, University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS 60045

PERFORMANCE AND EMISSIONS CHARACTERISTICS OF JATROPHA METHYL ESTER IN A SINGLE CYLINDER DIRECT INJECTION ENGINE
Jacob A. Mebus Nuhn, Dr. Christopher Depcik, Dr. Edward Peltier and Michael Mangus, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Department of Chemical & Petroleum Engineering, Department of Civil, Environmental and Architectural Engineering, University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS 66045 and University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA 52242

SPATIAL DISTRIBUTION OF MEDICINAL PRAIRE PLANT SPECIES OF NORTH AMERICA
Cesalea N. Osborne, Jorge Soberon, Andres Lira-Noriega, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS 66045 and Haskell Indian Nations University, Lawrence, KS 66046

UTILIZING ARCGIS IN EDUCATION TO MAP A GLACIER AND ITS CHANGES OVER TIME
Erica T. Petersen, Cheri Hamilton, Brandon Gillette, Center for Remote Sensing of Ice Sheets, University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS 66045 and Mississippi Valley State University, Itta Bena, MS 38941

DEVELOPMENT NITRIC OXIDE ASSAY USING DUAL ELECTRODE DETECTION WITH MICROCHIP ELECTROPHORESIS 
1, 2Pann Pichetsurnthorn, 2Dulan B. 2Gunasekara, Diogenes Meneses do Santos, 2,Susan M. Lunte1 Department of Chemistry, 2Ralph Adams Institute of Bioanalytical Chemistry, University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS 66045

TWO INVESTIGATIONS: DETERMINATION OF THE EWS RESCUE SEQUENCE LOCATION AND EXPLORATION OF POSSIBLE ACTIN AND EWS/FLI1 INTERACTION
Cliff Pruett and Mizuki Azuma, Department of Molecular Biosciences, University of Kansas, Lawrence KS 66045

CONDITIONED PLACE PREFERENCE ALLOWS A BETTER INDICATION OF PAIN EXPERIENCED IN MICE WITH PERIPHERAL NEUROPATHY
Lucy Pyle, Natalie Wilson, Janelle Ryals and Douglas E. Wright, Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology, University of Kansas Medical Center, Kansas City, KS 6616 and University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS 66045

MICROCHIP ELECTROPHORESIS WITH ELECTROCHEMICAL DETECTION
Erin Reid, Rachel Saylor, and Susan Lunte, Department of Chemistry and Ralph N. Adams Institute for Bioanalytical Chemistry, University of Kansas, Lawrence KS 66045

INTER-CELL INTERFERENCE COORDINATION FOR MACRO-CELL NETWORKS AND HETEROGENEOUS NETWORKS
Eric J. Rivera, Lingjia Liu, Information and Telecommunication Technology Center, Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS 66045

NETRIN SIGNALING LIMITS FILIPODIAL PROTRUSION IN GROWTH CONES DURING REPULSIVE AXON GUIDANCE
Zachary J. Roberts, Dyan E. Morgan, Adam D. Norris, and Erik A. Lundquist, Department of Molecular Biosciences, University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS 66045

BIOPHYSICAL CHARACTERIZATION AND EFFECT OF BIOTINYLATION ON THE PHYSICAL STABILITY OF GroEL
Taylor L. Roop1, Ozan S. Kumru1, Mark Fisher2, Sangeeta B. Joshi1, C. Russell Middaugh1, and David B. Volkin1
1 Macromolecule and Vaccine Stabilization Center, Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry, University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS 2 Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, University of Kansas Medical Center, Kansas City, KS

ISOMETRIC STRENGTH TRAINING IS PROTECTIVE AGAINST NEUROMUSCULAR DENERVATION IN SOD1-G93A RATS.
Alex Rorie, Kimberly G. Stanford, Dr. Hiroshi Nishimune, Dr. John Stanford, Departments of Molecular & Integrative Physiology and Anatomy & Cell Biology, University of Kansas Medical Center, Kansas City, KS 66160

Modeling gas exchange in ancient and modern tree samples using leaf morphology
Kayla Sale, Juliana Medieros and Joy Ward, Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of Kansas, Lawrence KS 66045

Phylogeography of Philippine drongos reveals underestimated species diversity
Joshua L. Selbe, Carl H. Oliveros and Robert G. Moyle, Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of Kansas, Lawrence KS 66045
Select Polyamine Compounds Inhibit an Early Stage of Chlamydia trachomatis Infection
Dan Simon, Ichie Osaka, and Faculty Advisor P. Scott Hefty, Department of Molecular Biosciences, University of Kansas, 2034 Haworth Hall, 1200 Sunnyside Avenue, Lawrence, Kansas 66045

NUTRIENT RECYCLING AND ALGAE GROWTH WITH ACQUEOUS CO-PRODUCT FROM HYDROTHERMAL LIQUEFACTION
Cody Siroka, Dr. Belinda Sturm, Dr. Susan Williams, Marie-Odile Fortier, Griffin W. Roberts, Department of Chemical and Petroleum Engineering, University of Kansas, Lawrence KS 66045 and University of Massachusetts - Amherst, Amherst MA 01003

Traveling radars: Designing a Sled
Kyle Sykes and Richard Hale, Department of Aerospace Engineering, University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS 66045 and Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS 66506
THE SUMO LIGASE PIAS3 INCREASES THE EXPRESSION OF PROMYELOCYTIC LEUKEMIA PROTEIN
Molly Thorson, Raghavi Sudharsan, Hyewon Park, Makoto Yoshida, and Dr. Yoshiaki Azuma, Department of Molecular Biosciences, University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS 66045 and Drake University, Des Moines, IA 50311

DETERMINATION OF THE EFFECTS OF EWS ON EMBRYONIC DEVELOPMENT
Timothy K. Turkalo, Chris Merkes, and Dr. Mizuki Azuma, Department of Molecular Biosciences, University of Kansas, Lawrence KS 66045

ELUCIDATING THE ENDOGENOUS BINDING PARTNERS OF CAPTISOL
Erica R. Villa, Randy Logan, and Dr. Jeffrey Krise, Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry, University of Kansas, Lawrence KS 66045 and The College of Wooster, Wooster OH 44691

HYDROPROCESSING OF FAST PYROLYSIS BIO-OIL MODEL COMPOUNDS: SOLVENT EFFECTS IN 2-BUTANONE HYDROGENATION OVER SUPPORTED Ru CATALYSTS
Audrey Vitter 1, Haijun Wan 2, Raghunath V. Chaudhari 2, Bala Subramaniam 2,*
2 Center for Environmentally Beneficial Catalysis, University of Kansas, Lawrence, Kansas 66047
1 Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, Indiana 46556

THE VISCOSITY DETERMINATION OF MONOCLONAL ANTIBODY “A” BY NMR SPECTROSCOPY: LOW AFFINITY INTERACTION ANALYSIS
Paul T. Wagle1, Dr. Benjamin Nelson2, and Dr. Jennifer S. Laurence1,2, 1Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry, 2Bioengineering Research Center, University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS 66047 and Benedictine College, Atchison, KS 66002

IMPACT OF NEONATAL STRESS ON VISCERAL PAIN PROCESSING IN ADULT MALE MICE
Natalie K. Walker, Angela N. Pierce, and Dr. Julie A. Christianson, Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology, University of Kansas Medical Center, Kansas City KS 66160

FAMILY COnTEXT AS A PREDICTOR OF Acculturation and Psychological Well-being in African Immigrants in the U.S.
Maureen Wangare Mungai, Dr. Glenn Adams, Department of Psychology, University of Kansas, Lawrence KS, 66045

FUNCTIONAL ANALYSIS OF A PROTEIN INVOLVED IN MYOBLAST FUSION IN DROSOPHILA
Tyler Wells, Nina Mathew, Erin O’Grady, Andrea Sitek, Hanbo Yu and Dr. Victoria Corbin, Department of Molecular Biosciences, University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS 66045

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