2021 Virtual Presentations - Saturday, April 10
The following presentation schedule includes two concurrent oral presentation session in the morning and one oral presentation session running concurrent with the poster session in the afternoon. Moderators will be available to introduce your talk. The time allotted for all presentations is 15 minutes, which includes time for questions. Moderators will not allow presenters to go beyond 15 minutes.
Morning Concurrent Sessions (9:00-11:30 AM)
Balanos Oral Presentation Session
9:00-9:15 AM Riley Andrews, Oral Roberts University — Attenuation of Angiomotin Expression via CRISPR in Triple-Negative Mammary Epithelia.
9:15-9:30 AM Annet Kwagala, Oral Roberts University — Gene Annotation of Select Protein-Coding Regions of Wolbachia Endosymbiont of Culex quinquefasciatus.
9:30-9:45 AM Marissa Rivas, Oral Roberts University — An Analysis of Hypothetical Protein-Coding Genes of Vibrio cholerae.
9:45-10:00 AM Bryler Atchley, Southwestern Oklahoma State University — Characterization of the Antimicrobial Properties of Syringafactin.
10:00-10:15 AM Katie Holland, Angelo State University — Adenovirus Screening in Texas Bats.
10:15-10:30 AM Kaitlin Galassini, Southwestern University — Old School or New School? Comparing the Efficacy of Traditional eDNA Hand Sampling and the Novel ANDe™ eDNA Backpack.
10:30-10:45 AM Emily J. Aller, Austin College — The Function of The Oncogene c-Myc Is Affected By PA28γ In Cancer.
10:45-11:00 AM Stephany A. Gutierrez, Texas Wesleyan University — Analysis of the evolution of the widerborst gene, a critical regulator of the insulin pathway, in the genus Drosophila.
11:00-11:15 AM Kayvan Noori and Lauren Watkins, University of Central Oklahoma — Analysis of Cardiac Teratogenicity in Maternal PKU: Cloning for In-situ hybridization probe synthesis.
11:15-11:30 AM Aria Dang, Houston Baptist University — Using malaria to understand the proteins of Toxoplasma gondii parasitism.
Boudetase Oral Presentation Session
9:00-9:15 AM Hannah Budde, Southwestern Oklahoma State University — Investigating the impact of phytopathogen competition on the survival of Salmonella enterica and Escherichia coli on lettuce.
9:15-9:30 AM C. Ethan Long, Southwestern Oklahoma State University — Photoinducible Changes in Cell Morphology and Phenol Content Related to UVB Tolerance in Isolates of Zygnema (Streptophyceae).
9:30-9:45 AM Robert B. McManus, Texas Wesleyan University — Population structure of White Rosinweed (Silphium albiflorum A. Gray: Asteraceae).
9:45-10:00 AM Nazka Nurbyek and Michaela Vance, University of Central Oklahoma — Effect of Phenylalanine, Retinoic Acid, Retinal, and Citral on the Proliferation of O9-1 Mouse Cranial Neural Crest Cells.
10:00-10:15 AM Eddy Leardini, Oral Roberts University — Genome Annotation of Putative Coding Regions of Listeria monocytogenes.
10:15-10:30 AM Laura Tham, Oral Roberts University — Identification and Characterization of a Compound, “F14,” Secreted by Inonotus obliquus.
10:30-10:45 AM Bethany Wilkinson, Oral Roberts University — Gene annotation of hypothetical protein-coding genes of Yersinia pestis.
10:45-11:00 AM Andrew H. Vergote, Southwestern University — Designing Novel Bioinks for 3D Printing.
11:00-11:15 AM Elizabeth Gwartney, Oklahoma City University — Novel Antibiotics from Oklahoma Soil.
11:15-11:30 AM Michelle Ramirez, Austin College — Investigation of Correlation between Expression of PA28 gamma and Cell Sensitivity to Cisplatin.
Afternoon Concurrent Sessions (12:00-3:00 PM)
Boax Oral Presentation Session
12:00-12:15 PM Kade Ezell, Southwestern Oklahoma State University — Impacts of Naturally Occurring Antimicrobials on Eukaryotic Organisms.
12:15-12:30 PM Denton Parsells, Southwestern Oklahoma State University — Sexual Selection in Response to Varying Levels of Eutrophication.
12:30-12:45 PM Jason Salvato, Oral Roberts University — Gene Annotation of the Hypothetical Protein-Coding Genes of Coxiella burnetii.
12:45-1:00 PM Anastasia Smith, Oral Roberts University — Identification and Characterization of ~2DKa Peptide-Containing Polysaccharide “Felix”.
1:00-1:15 PM Abigail Fajardo, University of St. Thomas — Stress Promotes a More Aggressive Phenotype in Human Melanoma Cells.
1:15-1:30 PM Sara Ambrocio Paque, University of the Ozarks — New species of the green algal genus Coelastrella Chodat from Warren Prairie Natural Area in southeast Arkansas.
1:30-1:45 PM Zoey Stormes, Angelo State University — Screening of Genetic Markers to Distinguish Morphologically Similar Speices of Cottontail Rabbit.
1:45-2:00 PM Kristina M. Sattler, Mount St. Joseph University — Validation of a Therapeutic Biomarker in a Cell Model of GNE Myopathy.
2:00-2:15 PM Tristan Henderson, Houston Baptist University — The neglect of microbes (and a potentially novel species of antibiotic resistant marine bacteria isolated from blood worms).
2:15-2:30 PM Hallie Dickerson, Austin College — A 50 Year Restoration Difference Increased Small Mammal Abundance, but not Diversity in Blackland Prairie.
2:30-2:45 PM Jireh Gillian De La Cruz, University of Dallas — The role of glial cells in the nociceptive circuit of Drosophila melanogaster third instar larvae.
Johnson Poster Session
12:00-12:15 PM Lizbeth Robles-Fernandez, East Central University — Analysis of Regulating Sugar Metabolism in Escherichia coli Under Anaerobic Conditions Using Beta-Galactosidase Tests.
12:15-12:30 PM Christian Baker and Juan Gonzalez, Northwestern State University of Louisiana — Helminthological survey of channel catfish (Ictalurus punctatus) in aquaculture hatchery (Natchitoches, Louisiana, USA).
12:30-12:45 PM Ethan Cranford, University of Louisiana at Monroe — Analysis of Biofilming Capabilities of Novel Rhizobium radiobacter Phages from Louisiana Soil.
12:45-1:00 PM Shawn Bounkhong, Southwestern Oklahoma State University — Characterization of Biosurfactant Chemoreceptors in Pseudomonas aeruginosa.
1:00-1:15 PM Caden Bowles, Southwestern Oklahoma State University — Foraging behavior of fruit flies (Drosophila melanogaster) on patches of sugar: the effects of distance and food quality.
1:15-1:30 PM Larry Cossey, Southwestern Oklahoma State University — Effects of Controlled Traffic on the Microbial Communities on Doorhandles.
1:30-1:45 PM Makayla Hicks, Southwestern Oklahoma State University — Evaluating pathogenicity of Pseudomonas aeruginosa by manipulating genes associated with motility and biofilm formation.
1:45-2:00 PM Raistlin Hiner, Southwestern Oklahoma State University — The effect of acceleration of high power rockets on the foraging behavior of Drosophila melanogaster.
2:00-2:15 PM Tommy Nguyen, Southwestern Oklahoma State University — Establishing quinine as a deterrent for learning experiments in fruit flies (Drosophila melanogaster).
2:15-2:30 PM Michelle Marshall, Tarleton State University — Evaluation of Diatoms in Bone Marrow as Evidence for Length of Post-Mortem Skeletal Submersion with Applications in Forensic Sciences.
2:30-2:45 PM Rachel S. Armfield, University of Central Oklahoma — Differential Gene Expression in a Murine Model of Maternal Phenylketonuria.
2:45-3:00 PM Kenneth Shimer, University of Central Oklahoma — Comparison of passive detection methods in determining occupancy of coyotes in rangeland in southern Oklahoma.