Presentations on Saturday, April 6
Oral Presentations 9:00-12:00
Balanos Session - TXH
9:00-9:15 Jillian Blake, Oral Roberts University – Attraction of swarming paper wasp sexuals (Polistes spp.) to the chemical attractant N-3-methylbutyl acetamide.
9:15-9:30 Mary Kadatska, Oral Roberts University – Effects of trinitrobenzene induced colitis on vasoactive intestinal peptide, calcitonin gene-related peptide and morphology of colon in rats.
9:30-9:45 Nicole Mountz, Oral Roberts University – Cytotoxic Effects of Inonotus obliquus Secretions on Non-Tumor and Tumor Cells
9:45-10:00 Abigail Sequeira, University of Dallas – Parasitic infection and exposure alters mate choice in Potamopyrgus antipodarum.
10:00-10:15 Joselyn Gutierrez, West Texas A&M University – The Effects of Summer and Winter Burning on Herpetofauna in a Sand Sage Prairie Ecosystem.
10:45-11:00 Erin Dempsey, East Central University – Plant Pathogenic Fungal Species on Melons from Guatemala.
11:00-11:15 Anthony Sanchez, St. Edward's University – UNC-33, a microtubule associated protein, plays a key role in neuronal autophagy
11:15-11:30 Jailene Canales, University of Central Oklahoma – Characterizing Early Developmental Defects in an Avian Model of Maternal PKU.
11:30-11:45 Hannah Butterfield, Austin College – Investigating Synergy Between PA28γ and IKKε.
11:45-12:00 Emma Thornburg, Austin College – Investigating the Positive and Negative Regulators of PA28γ in Cancer.
Boudetase Session - LSR
9:00-9:15 Angela Chen, Angelo State University – Atypical Expression of Cell Cycle Genes in a Drosophila Model of Alzheimer’s Disease.
9:15-9:30 Katherine Collins, Austin College – Barriers to plant establishment from seed in tallgrass prairie restoration.
9:30-9:45 Blake Pate, Dallas Baptist University – Concordance of HPV genotyping between histopathology and trigger cytology.
9:45-10:00 Caitlyn Cutrer, Northwestern State University – Identifying Leptospira Interrogens in feral hog populations using the MALDI-TOF.
10:00-10:15 Selena Gomez, Oral Roberts University – Canine diets in the digital age: an examination of dog owner’s feeding practices and external signs of health in dogs.
10:30-10:45 Jack Koszykowski, Oral Roberts University – The Effects of Azadirachta indica (Neem) Extract on RP62A Staphylococcus epidermidis Biofilm Formation.
10:45-11:00 Lois Nguapa, Oral Roberts University – Bioinformatic Prediction of Gene Function in Streptobacillus moniliformis.
11:00-11:15 Keith Tittle, Texas Wesleyan University – Species-area Relationships across Conserved lands in Texas: Does iNaturalist Work?
11:15-11:30 Julio Molina-Pineda, University of the Ozarks – Maternal Commensal Bacteria Inhibits Intrauterine ZIKV Infection and Fetal Growth Restriction in a Mouse Model.
11:30-11:45 McKayla Muse, University of Central Oklahoma – Analysis of Proliferation and Migration in Phenylalanine, Retinoic Acid, and 4-diethylaminobenzaldehyde Treated Cells.
11:45-12:00 Cristin Connor, University of the Ozarks – Temperature and the Variability of Vertebrae in Dasypus novemcinctus.
Boax Session - DBU House
9:00-9:15 Faith Sawyer, Dallas Baptist University – MRSA: The Missing Link.
9:15-9:30 Fiorella Hernandez, St. Edward's University – Examining unc-33 expression using GFP transcriptional reporter.
9:30-9:45 Kaylee Ballard, The University of Tulsa – Influence of Staphylococcus aureus Co-Contamination On Survival of Campylobacter Strains At Low Temperature, Biofild Formation, and Aerotolerance.
9:45-10:00 Brent Wesley, Angelo State University – Genetic Barcoding Analysis of Agave.
10:00-10:15 Monica A. Martinez, Austin College – Estradiol Effects on Hibernating Physiology of Ground Squirrels.
10:30-10:45 Minh-Nguyet Hoang, University of Dallas – Novel Glial Cells Affect Sensitivity to Nociception in Third Instar Larvae of Drosophila melanogaster.
10:45-11:00 Fernanda Hernandez Sanchez, University of the Ozarks – Novel Approaches for Investigating Cancer Growth Inhibition and Male Contraception by DEC-TEC and PROTAC.
11:00-11:15 Constance Byers, Texas A&M University - Texarkana – Microplastic Pollution in East Texas Freshwaters and Water Treatment Plants.
11:15-11:30 Anna Bailey, Oral Roberts University – Gene Annotation of the Hypothetical Protein-Coding Genes of Chlamydia caviae.
11:30-11:45 Joshua Holsing, Oral Roberts University – Antimicrobial Effects of Electrically Modified Lyophilic Silver Hydrosol in vitro and in vivo.
11:45-12:00 Taylor Miller, Oral Roberts University – Anti-cancer effects of compounds secreted by Flammulina velutipes.
Oral Presentations: Three concurrent sessions will run in the morning (9:00-12:00) in Texas Hall (TXH), Lone Star Room (LSR), and DBU House. Presenters should bring presentations on a memory stick and presentations must be uploaded to the Nu Eta Chapter computer in the DBU Hospitality House on Friday night by 11:00pm. 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.
Poster Session 1:15-3:15
Acorn Session - TXH
Emily Bedea, Southwestern Oklahoma State University – In-silico analysis and homology modeling of β-carbonic anhydrase from Streptococcus sanguinis, an opportunistic pathogen involved in subacute infective endocarditis
Constance Green, East Central University – Finding Novel Antibiotic Producing Bacteria
Emily Hernandez, Oklahoma City University – The Enemy of my Enemy is my Friend: Mycobacteriophage and the Treatment of Drug-Resistant Tuberculosis
BreAnna Le, Southwestern Oklahoma State University – Investigating effects of innate immune agonists on co-receptor B7-H4 in B lymphocytes
Clay Clarkson, Texas A&M University - Corpus Christi – Quantifying the relationship between methane concentration and mcrA genes from a cultured Methanolobus spp. isolated from surfaces sediments of Tranquitas Creek, Kingsville Texas
Toi Nguyen, Texas Wesleyan University – Identification and Distribution of Wolbachia in Natural Culex quinquefasciatus Populations in Tarrant County, TX.
Kayle Patatanian, University of Central Oklahoma – Analysis of cardiac teratogenicity of phenylalanine using the avian model: the role of the focal adhesion pathway
Sophia Ostertag, University of Dallas – Coevolution of host-pathogen interactions in a Pseudomonas aeruginosa chronic infection model of Drosophila melanogaster
Julio Molina-Pineda, University of the Ozarks – Antioxidant Carbon Nanoparticle Results in Novel Auditory Response in Mice
Aubrey Howard, West Texas A&M University – Microscopic Characterization of the Aeroallergen and Reduction in Reduction Index on Using Air Purifiers With AHPCO and Plasma Nanotechnology
Dani Whiting, Southwestern Oklahoma State University – Raptor Perch Locations and Types in Southwestern Oklahoma
Bird Session - TXH
Nana Amponsah, Angelo State University – Predator Avoidance Behavior in Physa acuta
Sidney Lyons, East Central University – The effect of Iron Oxide Nano particles on development, and fluctuating asymmetry of Zophobas morio larvae
Kade Ezell, Southwestern Oklahoma State University – Antimicrobial activity of phytopathogen biosurfactants against human pathogens
Kia Baeza, St. Edward's University – Commonly Used Agricultural Pesticides and their Effect on the Immunological Function of Honeybee Populations
Susan McGuire, Texas A&M University - Corpus Christi – Investigating Nutrient and Organic Carbon Distribution in Wetland Ecosystems
Ruqea Saheb, Texas Wesleyan University – The Change in Oral Microflora in Response to Coffee Intake
Kayley Pate, University of Central Oklahoma – Analysis of Proliferation and Migration in Phenylalanine, Retinoic Acid, and 4-diethylaminobenzaldehyde Treated Cells
Vincent Phan, University of Dallas – Novel Therapeutics for Head and Neck Cancer
Rebecca Romero, West Texas A&M University – Current aspects of PM 2.5 and analyzing the aeroallergen of the Texas panhandle
Shayla Miller, Southwestern Oklahoma State University – The Battle of the Sexes: How female condition affects conflict over mate guarding duration in Hyalella amphipods
Fish Session - LSR
Zoey Stormes, Angelo State University – The Effects of HEPA Air Filters on Airborne Mold Spores in College Dormitories
Amanda Pang, East Central University – Growth Inhibition of Chaetomium globosum After Exposure to NSAIDs
Bailee Cummings, Southern Nazarene University – Mosquito Sampling and Arbovirus Surveillance in Oklahoma
Yesica Garcia, Southwestern Oklahoma State University – Isolating Rhizobacteria for Promoting Growth of Winter Wheat
Rachel Vargas, St. Edward's University – Hemocyte Protein Analysis as an Indicator of Immunological Response in Tigrosa helluo Following Leg Autotomy
Neha Amberkar, Texas A&M University - Texarkana – Microplastic Pollution in East Texas Freshwaters and Water Treatment Plants
Kaylee Ballard, The University of Tulsa – Next Generation Sequencing of Staphylococcus Species Isolated from Oklahoma Retail Mushrooms
Rebecca Wood, University of Central Oklahoma – Serologic Evidence of Viral Reactivation and Increased Disease Activity in Patients with Systemic Lupus Erythematosus
John Cantley, University of Texas at Tyler – Pseudomonas aeruginosa Antibiotic Resistance Gene Profile in East Texas Clinical Isolates
Max Shaw, West Texas A&M University – Analysis of the amino acid content for beef, chicken and turkey bone broths
Jennifer Prophet, Southwestern Oklahoma State University – Timing of Avian Migration Onset Through the Oklahoma City Area 1995-2017 Using NOAA Weather Data
Serpent Session - LSR
Jennifer Abshire, Southwestern Oklahoma State University – Pseudomonas syringae motility appendages: roles in surface colonization and survival
Cuishan Deng, East Central University – The difference in leaf-tying caterpillar communities between forest edge and interior habitats
Alexa Benavides, Houston Baptist University – The Very Hungry Superworm: Superworms' ability to digest Polystyrene
Brendan Harrison, Southwestern Oklahoma State University – How sex ratios & population density affect sexual conflict over pairing duration in Hyalella amphipods
Mikaela Wilson, St. Edward's University – Evaluating the Effects of Inducing Autophagy in unc-33 Mutants
Nancy Huynh, Texas Wesleyan University – The effect of alcohol-containing mouthwash on Streptococcus sobrinus biofilm formation
Emily Falcon, University of Central Oklahoma – Documenting the Expansion of an Invasion of Mediterranean Geckos (Hemidactylus turcicus) at the University of Central Oklahoma and its Surrounding Area
Virginia Green, University of Dallas – Mortality during Pseudomonas aeruginosa chronic infection of Drosophila melanogaster dependent on mating experience of host
Shandis Fancher, University of Texas at Tyler – Determining the Mechanism of Pseudomonas Elastase Induced Activation of EGFR
Theresa Stein, Southwestern Oklahoma State University – The effects of stream order, season, and drainage on the abundance of two caddisfly families
Poster Presentation: Four concurrent sessions will run in the afternoon (1:15-3:15) in Texas Hall (TXH) and Lone Star Room (LSR) Easels, poster boards, and tacks will be available in the TXH and LSR for Poster Presenters. Poster setup will happen immediately following the oral presentations in the morning.