Presentations on Saturday, April 2
Oral Presentations 9:15-11:45
Two concurrent sessions will run in the morning in Texas Hall (TXH) and Lone Star Room (LSR). Presenters should bring presentations on a memory stick. Remote clickers will be available in order for presenters to advance slides. Moderators will be available to introduce your talk. The time allotted for oral presentations is 15 minutes; which includes time for questions. Moderators will not allow you to go beyond 15 minutes.
Balanos Session - TXH
9:15-9:30 Makayla Hicks, Southwestern Oklahoma State University — Evaluating pathogenicity of Pseudomonas aeruginosa through assessment of motility and biofilm mutants.
9:30-9:45 Eduardo Carrillo, St. Edward's University — Defects in autophagy flux related to microtubule associated protein UNC-33 mediate changes in basal and starvation-induced autophagy.
9:45-10:00 Ella Fotinos, St. Edward's University — Using lipopolysaccharides to evaluate the effect of energetic stress on Italian honeybee immune response.
10:00-10:15 Laura Matt, Texas Wesleyan University — Antibacterial Properties of a Novel 1,2,4 Oxadiazole.
10:15-10:30 Luke Whelchel, Dallas Baptist University — Urinary Inflammatory Biomarkers and Gut Microbiome are Weight Dependent in Adolescents.
10:45-11:00 Emily Penner, Oral Roberts University — Bioassessment of Fred Creek and Haikey Creek, Tulsa, OK water quality using aquatic macroinvertebrate diversity.
11:00-11:15 Taylor-Jade Higgins, Austin College — Investigating the Role of Epithelial to Mesenchymal Transition on PA28γ Expression.
11:15-11:30 Stephenie Rogers, Houston Baptist University — Potential for Combination Antibiotic-Phage Treatment as a Viable Therapeutic.
11:30-11:45 Anastasia Smith, Oral Roberts University — Analysis of Effects of Full Spectrum CBD Extracts on Gene Expressions in Triple Negative Breast Cancer Cells.
Boax Session - LSR
9:15-9:30 Sebastian Calderon, Houston Baptist University — Determining the Presence of E. coli 0157:H7 in Bovine Population.
9:30-9:45 Mary Cooperrider, Oral Roberts University — A Preliminary Analysis of Full Spectrum Hemp Oil in Triple-Negative Mammary Epithelia.
9:45-10:00 Sara Ambrocio Paque, University of the Ozarks — Comparison of eukaryotic soil algae in Warren Prairie Natural Area sodic saline slicks.
10:00-10:15 Benjamin Berggren, Austin College — Detection of Chytrid Fungus via Environmental DNA in North Texas.
10:15-10:30 Emma Solis, Austin College — Evaluation of the relationship between a high-fat diet and gut microbiome health in thirteen-lined ground squirrels (Ictidomys tridecemlineatus).
10:45-11:00 Ryan Agyemang and Altherr Joseph Alcuitas, Southwestern Oklahoma State University — The effect of female mate choice on offspring sex ratios in a freshwater amphipod species.
11:00-11:15 Uzziah Urquiza, Southwestern Oklahoma State University — Investigation of the molecular mechanisms underlying the cytotoxicity of novel lactate dehydrogenase A inhibitors against human pancreatic cancer.
11:15-11:30 Nichole Abrego, St. Edward's University — Determining if extracts of Eysenhardtia polystachya, Pinus maritima, and Zingiber officinale can combat antimicrobial resistance.
11:30-11:45 Kaylee Salazar, St. Edward's University — Evaluating the link between bacterial infections and Schizophrenia..
Poster Session 1:30-3:30
Poster Presentation: Two concurrent poster sessions will run in the afternoon in Texas Hall (TXH). Easels, poster boards, and tacks will be available. Posters must be setup by 12:45 PM.
Bird Session - Texas Hall (TXH)
Poster 1 Larry Cossey, Southwestern Oklahoma State University — Detecting Variations in Microbial Concentrations in Oklahoma Lakes.
Poster 2 Katie Holland, Angelo State University — Adenovirus screening in Texas bats.
Poster 3 Payden Farnsley, Southwestern Oklahoma State University — Development of Isolation Protocols to Study the Distribution of Pseudomonas syringae in Western Oklahoma.
Poster 4 Bethany Chapman, Angelo State University — An Observational Study of Mast Cells in the Mephitidae Family.
Poster 5 Nicholas Bauer, Southwestern Oklahoma State University — High Resolution Crystal Structure of Ro0101, a Dodecameric Dps-like Protein from Rhodococcus jostii.
Poster 6 Lily Ellzey, Angelo State University — Detection and Identification of Coronavirus Strains in Myotis velifer.
Poster 7 Emily Foss, Southwestern Oklahoma State University — Identification and Characterization of Bacterial Carbonic Anhydrases for Enzyme Accelerated Carbon Capture and Sequestration.
Poster 9 Annabelle Hawkins, Southwestern Oklahoma State University — Investigating impacts of syringafactin on bacterial chemotaxis.
Serpent Session - Texas Hall (TXH)
Poster 10 Sneha Jacob, Oral Roberts University — Determining Optimal Extraction Conditions to Isolate a Peptide Containing Polysaccharide with anti-cancer properties from Ganoderma lucidum.
Poster 11 Megan Strotman, Southwestern Oklahoma State University — Investigating Potential Circadian Oscillations in Pseudomonas syringae.
Poster 12 Arianna Vacio, St. Edward’s University — UNC-33L partially rescues lifespan and locomotion defects in unc-33 mutants but fails to rescue dauer formation defects.
Poster 13 Saraya Hunt, Southwestern Oklahoma State University — Microbial Analysis of Regolith-Grown Species (M.A.R.S.) on Mars.
Poster 14 Alejandra Cristancho, St. Edward’s University — Does the extension of lifespan equate to improved quality of life?
Poster 15 Bryler Atchley, Southwestern Oklahoma State University — Syringafactin Increases Membrane Permeability in Gram-Negative Bacteria.
Poster 16 Kristina Simons, Texas A&M University - Galveston — A systems toxicology analysis of the effects of oxybenzone on the metabolic physiology of embryo-larval zebrafish (Danio rerio).
Poster 17 Danitra Sargent, University of the Ozarks — Two new species in the genus Vacuoliviride (Eustigmatophyceae, Goniochloridales) revealed by light microscopy and DNA sequence analysis.