Poster Presentations

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DUCURS 2016 Poster Schedule

As their schedule permits, authors of odd numbered posters will be available for questions during Poster Session I, and authors of even numbered posters will be available for questions during Poster Session II. Complete abstracts of the posters are available by clicking on the poster number in the table below.

POSTER
NUMBERS
POSTER PRESENTATION TITLES
 55 #THINSPIRATION: THE EFFECT OF PRO-ANOREXIA WEBSITE CONTENT ON NEGATIVE AFFECT AND BODY IMAGE
Karli Kisch, Kelsey Panfil, Marissa Schuster, Trynann Utzinger, Jill Allen, Ph.D. (Mentor), Department of Psychology, College of Arts and Sciences
 ‌30 A COMPARISON OF KNEE AND SHOULDER FLEXION/EXTENSION RATIOS BETWEEN GENDERS AND ACROSS EXERCISE PLATFORMS
Danielle Buettner, Emily Larson, Alec Wilhelmi, Kimberly Huey (Mentor), College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, Ellis Disease Prevention Laboratory
 9 A COMPARISON OF QUANTITATIVE OBSERVATIONAL METHODS
Lisa Beard1, Meara Henninger-McMahon2, and John Hoch3, Maria G. Valdovinos1 (Mentor) 1Drake University, Department of Psychology & Neuroscience; 2University of Maryland, Baltimore County, Department of Psychology; and 3University of Minnesota Department of Psychology
64 A COMPARISON OF RESPONDING FOR INTRACRANIAL SELF-STIMULATION AND FOOD REINFORCEMENT IN TRPC4 KNOCKOUT AND WILD TYPE RATS
Grace Boatman, Madison Bagnall, & W.D. Klipec (Mentor), Department of Psychology and Neuroscience, College of Arts & Sciences
 50 A TEST OF A RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN NONVERBAL TRANSITIVE INFERENCE AND SPATIAL ABILITIES
Callie Krueger, Ashley Strzelecki, Ally Van Winkle, Courtney Kalender, Nora Balboa, Olga Lazareva (Mentor), Department of Psychology, College of Arts and Sciences
 13 A TEST OF SOCCER CLEATS COMPARED TO FOOTBALL CLEATS DURING FOOTBALL SPEED AND AGILITY DRILLS: DO SOCCER CLEATS MAKE YOU FASTER OR MORE AGILE?
Benjamin R. Mardis, Caanan G. Gassmann, David S. Senchina (Mentor), Kinesiology Program, Drake University, Des Moines, IA 50311, USA
 7 AN ANALYSIS OF BENTHIC MACROINVERTEBRATE COMMUNITY STRUCTURE ON THE RACCOON RIVER AND SURROUNDING TRIBUTARIES
Gabrielle Brodek, Keith Summerville (Mentor), Environmental Science, College of Arts and Sciences
42 AN ANALYSIS OF HIGHER EDUCATION STUDENT LEARNING OF NATURE OF TECHNOLOGY
Megan Wagner, Ren Daemicke, Mitchell Klocke, Dr. Jerrid Kruse (Mentor), Science Education, School of Education
52 AN ANALYSIS OF THE INTERNAL CONSISTENCY OF SNARC TASKS
Cody Dressler, Katherine Berger, Olga Lazareva (Mentor), Drake University, College of Arts and Sciences, Department of Psychology
 53 AN INVESTIGATION INTO FOOD QUALITY AND NUTRITION AND THEIR IMPACT ON GLOBAL HEALTH
Sami Clarke, Cassie Doody, Taylor Floyd, Eunice Park, Nate Self, Danielle Waltznauer, John Gitua (Mentor), Department of Chemistry, College of Arts and Sciences
4 ANTECEDENT ANALYSIS OF THE HYPOTHESIZED FUNCTION OF STEREOTYPY
Alyssa Wilkinson, Kathryn Carano, Lisa Beard, Maria Valdovinos (Mentor), Drake University, Department of Psychology
 20 APPLICATION OF THE FORCE VELOCITY CURVE: FLEXION AND EXTENSION STRENGTH DIFFERENCES BETWEEN GENDERS
Emily Larson, Danielle Buettner, Alec Wilhelmi and Kimberly Huey (Mentor), College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, Ellis Disease Prevention Laboratory
28 ASSESSING DECOY PREFERENCE: DOES COLOR REALLY MATTER?
Davis Horton and Muir D. Eaton (Mentor), Biology Department, College of Arts & Sciences
 46 COMPARISON OF SOIL CARBON CONTENT IN REMNANT AND RECONSTRUCTED PRAIRIES IN CENTRAL IOWA
Kathleen Knox and David Courard-Hauri (Mentor), Drake University, Department of Environmental Science and Policy
66 DATA MINING AND META-ANALYSIS OF ANDROGEN-RECEPTOR-ASSOCIATED GENES
Cole Schwartz, Ken Jones (Mentor), Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics, Anschutz Medical Campus, University of Colorado Denver
 29 DEVELOPMENT AND VALIDATION OF AN ETHOGRAM FOR RATITES IN A CAPTIVE SETTING
Kristine Micheletti, Amanda Muir, Michael Renner (mentor), Environmental Science and Policy, College of Arts and Sciences, Blank Park Zoo
3 DNA SEQUENCING AND GENETIC POLYMORPHISM DISCOVERY IN THE CANINE MONOAMINE OXIDASE (MAOA) GENE
Paul Skoineczny, Andrew Ruplin, Michael Ohman, and James Sacco, College of Pharmacy and Health Science, Drake University, Des Moines, IA
 40 DOES MATERNAL GENISTEIN AFFECT NON-SPATIAL HIPPOCAMPAL-DEPENDENT MEMORY TASKS?
Amber J. Amick, Cory B. Langreck, Sarah A. Lothspeich, Hayley R. LeBlanc, and Craige C. Wrenn (Mentor), Harris Research Endowment, Drake University College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences, Des Moines, Iowa
 17 EFFECTS OF ENVIRONMENTAL ENRICHMENT ON STEREOTYPICAL BEHAVIORS IN RETICULATED GIRAFFE (GIRAFFA CAMELOPARDALIS RETICULATA) AT THE BLANK PARK ZOO
Kayla Salsberg, Michael Renner (Mentor), Psychology Department, College of Arts and Sciences, Blank Park Zoo
 26 ELUCIDATING THE STRUCTURE OF THE TETRAHYMENA MEMBRANE SKELETON: CLONING AND EXPRESSING EPIPLASM GENES EPN1 AND FEN1
Monika Makowiecki, Alex McMullen, Erica Noyes, Taylor Scott, George Webb, Jerry Honts (Mentor), and Heidi Sleister (Mentor), Biology Department; Biochemistry, Cell & Molecular Biology Program; College of Arts & Sciences
 59 ENHANCING HEALTH SCIENCE STUDENT CRITICAL THINKING AND ANALYTICAL SKILLS: A COLLABORATION BETWEEN DRAKE UNIVERSITY AND WAUKEE HIGH SCHOOL’S APEX PROGRAM
Allen R, Greifzu M, Kipligat F, O’Brien A, Lyons MC (mentor), Torry RJ (mentor) Department of Pharmaceutical, Biomedical and Administrative Sciences, College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, Drake University and Waukee High School’s APEX Program
 58 EPOXIDATION OF ALKENES USING DIOXIRANE SYSTEM
Ken Kuniy, Michael Thorison, and Gholam Mirafzal (Mentor), Drake University, Department of Chemistry, Des Moines, Iowa, 50311
 34 EVOLUTION OF SEXUAL DICHROMATISM IN NEW WORLD BLACKBIRDS (FAMILY: ICTERIDAE)
Jason S. Thompson and Muir D. Eaton (Mentor), Biology Department, College of Arts & Sciences
8 EXPLORING THE WILDTYPE AND MUTANT BETA GLUCOSIDASE B SPECIFICITY TOWARDS GLUCO- AND GALACTO- PYRANOSIDES
Jonathan Le, W. Brett Norris, Bonnie Hall, Laura A. Rusch-Salazar, Department of Chemistry and Physics, Grand View University, Des Moines, IA
 43 EXPOSING THE GRANDPARENT GENERATION (F0) TO ENDOCRINE DISRUPTING CHEMICALS (EDCS) INCREASES THE NUMBER OF FEMALE OFFSPRING IN THE F2 GENERATION
Krista Petersen1, Graham Isaacson1,3, Amber Burns2, Debora Christensen1 (Mentor), 1Department of Biology, College of Arts & Sciences, Drake University, 2Health Sciences, College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, Drake University, 3Department of Philosophy, College of Arts & Sciences, Drake University
 48 EXPOSURE TO ENDOCRINE DISRUPTING CHEMICALS (EDCS) INCREASES ANXIETY AND COURTSHIP BEHAVIOR IN F1 GENERATION ZEBRA FINCH MALES
Kathryn Kriss1, Mark Jones1, Sai Saichellappa2, Kaitie Parsons3, Krista Petersen3, Kelsey Hupp1, Matthew Wright1 Debora Christensen3 (Mentor), 1Biochemistry, Cell, and Molecular Biology, College of Arts and Sciences, 2Neuroscience, College of Arts and Sciences, 3Department of Biology, College of Arts & Sciences, Drake University Drake University, Des Moines, IA
 63 EXPRESSION AND PURIFICATION OF TETRAHYMENA TCB2 CALCIUM-BINDING PROTEIN FOR STRUCTURAL STUDIES
Nocknoi Baccam, Krista Braun, Sara Donovan, Joseph Herba, Niha Majeed, Connor McCarthy, Phuong Thai, Huynh Vo, Daniel Zaiss, and Jerry E. Honts Department of Biology, College of Arts and Sciences
 57 EXPRESSION, PURIFICATION AND ANALYSIS OF TETRAHYMENA TCB2 CALCIUM-BINDING PROTEIN AND ITS BINDING PARTNER PROTEINS, EPC1 AND FEN1
Alexandria Fiscus, Rosemarie Freymark, Rhiannan Kauffman, Amy Sands, Cole Schwartz, Benjamin Trendle, and Jerry E. Honts, Department of Biology, College of Arts and Sciences
15 FERMION MASS RENORMALIZATION USING TIME-DEPENDENT RELATIVISTIC QUANTUM MECHANICS
Amelia Santrach, Timothy Kutnink, Sarah Hockett, Scott Barcus, Athanasios Petridis (mentor), Department of Physics and Astronomy, College of Arts and Sciences, Drake University
 67 FLOOD, GRAZING, AND FIRE DISTURBANCE EFFECTS ON SPECIES ABUNDANCE AND RICHNESS IN TALLGRASS PRAIRIE ECOSYSTEMS
Caitlin Ryan, Keith Summerville (mentor) Environmental Science and Policy Program, College of Arts and Sciences
 24 FOOT TEMPERATURE DURING AMERICAN FOOTBALL DRILLS IN VARIOUS FOOTWEAR (AND A TEST OF THE “BELLOWS HYPOTHESIS”)
Sarah Larson, Tessa Heitkamp, Philip M. Rinehart, Leah B. Amundson, Bridget C. Banks, Mary G. Hausler, Darrin A. MacLeod, Neha A. Patel, Leanne S. Pettit, Demi L. Plathe, David S. Senchina (mentor), Exercise Science and Sports Medicine Laboratory, Biology Department, Drake University
 12 FUNCTIONAL ANALYSIS OF CHALLENGING BEHAVIOR ACROSS PSYCHOTROPIC MEDICATION CHANGES IN ADULTS WITH INTELLECTUAL DISABILITIES: WHICH ASSESSMENTS DEMONSTRATED CHANGES, WHICH DID NOT, AND WHY?
Brenna Conley1, Lisa Beard1, Jaimie Carpenter1, Alyssa Wilkinson1, Meara Henninger-McMahon2, Elizabeth Schieber3, & Maria G. Valdovinos1 (Mentor), 1Drake University, Department of Psychology & Neuroscience, 2University of Maryland, Baltimore County, Department of Psychology, 3University of Florida, Department of Psychology
 6 GENDER STEREOTYPING OF LEADERSHIP: THEN AND NOW
Kathryn Ambrose, Madeleine Johnson, and Maria Clapham (mentor), Department of Psychology and Neuroscience, College of Arts & Sciences
 51 GROWTH EFFECTS OF ENDOCRINE DISRUPTING CHEMICALS (EDCs) ON OFFSPRING OF ZEBRA FINCHES (TAENIOPYGIA GUTTATA)
Kimberly Dao1, Jessia Connelly1, Brianna Stevens1, Debora Christensen2 (Mentor), 1Biochemistry, Cell, & Molecular Biology, College of Arts & Sciences, Drake University, 2Biology Dept, College of Arts & Sciences, Drake University
 62 GROWTH OF HUMAN FORESKIN FIBROBLAST IN A LOW GRAVITY ENVIRONMENT
Catherine Dennis1 and Marc Busch1,2 (mentor) 1Biochemistry, Cell and Molecular Biology (BCMB) Program and 2Department of Biology, College of Arts and Sciences
 41 HABITAT EVALUATION ON IOWA PRAIRIES CONTAINING POPULATIONS OF ORNATE BOX TURTLES (TERRAPENE ORNATA ORNATA)
Leah Robison1, Dr. Thomas Rosburg2(mentor), 1Environmental Science and Policy Program, 2Department of Biology, College of Arts & Sciences
 2 HABITAT SUITABILITY MODELING FOR THREE STATE-LISTED SNAKE SPECIES IN CHICHAQUA BOTTOMS GREENBELT, POLK COUNTY, IA
Emma Huston, Dr. Keith Summerville (Mentor), College of Arts and Sciences, Department of Biology
  HIDDEN WORKS OF VAN GOGH IDENTIFIED USING SPECTRAL ANALYSIS
Mary Jo Elder, Kyle Hommer, Erin Lettow, Mark Vitha PhD. (Mentor), Maura Lyons, PhD. (Mentor), Department of Chemistry, Department of Art and Design, College of Arts and Sciences
 21 IMMEDIATE EARLY GENE EXPRESSION IN AVIAN HIPPOCAMPUS AFTER RELATIONAL TASK AND ASSOCIATIVE TASK
1Jessica Rick, 1Kelsey Panfil, 1Abigail Koski, 1Olga Lazareva (Mentor), 2Martin Acerbo (Mentor) 1Drake University College of Arts and Sciences, 2Iowa State University College of Arts and Sciences, Department of Psychology and Neuroscience; College of Arts and Sciences, Drake University
31 INTERACTIONS OF MG132 WITH MULTIWALLED CARBON NANOTUBES
Taylor A. Harville,Dr. Matthew Zwier (mentor), Department of †Chemistry, Drake University, Des Moines, Iowa 50311, United States
 49 MICROWAVE-ASSISTED SODIUM HYPOCHLORITE OXIDATION OF 9-HYDROXYFLUORENE TO 9-FLUORENONE
Katherine Walther, Kayla Kroner, Hayley Petras, and Gholam Mirafzal (Mentor), Drake University, Department of Chemistry, Des Moines, Iowa 50311
 18 MULTI-PHOTON TWO-COLOR IONIZATION OF ATOMS AND IONS BY FEMTOSECOND PULSES
J. Venzke1, N. Douguet1 (Mentor), A. N. Grum-Grzhimailo2, E. V. Gryzlova2, E. I.  Staroselskaya2, and K. Bartschat1 (Mentor), 1Department of Physics and Astronomy, College of Arts and Sciences 2Institute of Nuclear Physics, Moscow State University
 11 NUTRITION AND HEALTH
Thomas Rooney, Alex Hassel, Stephanie Boylan, Jennifer Netwal, Sydney Carlstrom, Annemarie McCoy, Rebecca Heinert, John Gitua (mentor), Department of Chemistry, College of Arts & Sciences
 33 ODONATE DIVERSITY IN RELATION TO RESTORATION HISTORY, PLANT COMMUNITIES AND PRECIPITATION IN KANE COUNTY, IL, USA
Laura Leben, Keith Summerville (Mentor), Environmental Science and Policy, College of Arts and Sciences, Data collected at Hickory Knolls Nature Preserve, Saint Charles Park District, IL
 32 ORGANIC DIOLS:  PREPARATIONS AND APPLICATIONS
Jifeng Wang, Alexander Wegener, John Gitua (mentor), Department of Chemistry, College of Arts & Sciences
61 REMEMBERING DETAILS ABOUT WORDS THAT WERE NEVER STUDIED
Emma Hodges, Dr. Josh Woods (mentor), Psychology, Social and Natural Sciences, Grand View University
56 SELECTIVE BREEDING FOR DIVERGENCE IN A PUTATIVE MEASURE OF ANXIETY-LIKE BEHAVIOR IN DROSOPHILA MELANOGASTER
Husein Mehmedovic1, Christopher Kliethermes2 (mentor), 1Department of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, College of Pharmacy; 2Department of Psychology and Program in Neuroscience, College of Arts and Sciences
38 SMARTPHONES FOR SCIENTIFIC DATA PROCESSING
David Mascharka and Victor Pankratius (Mentor), MIT Haystack Observatory
23 SOMATOSENSORY PERCEPTION OF RUNNING SHOE MASS BY WOMEN PART 2
Taylor L. Conroy, Mary G. Hausler, Christopher L. Kliethermes (Mentor), David S. Senchina (Mentor), Exercise Science and Sports Medicine Laboratory, Biology Department, Drake University
36 STRUCTURAL STUDIES OF CALMODULIN-RYANODINE INTERACTION
Jesse Kovac#, Adina M. Kilpatrick# (Mentor, Madeline A. Shae* #Department of Physics and Astronomy, College of Arts and Sciences, *Department of Biochemistry, Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA
10 STUDY OF THE EFFECT OF URBAN LIFE ON THE WATER QUALITY OF THE RACOON AND DES MOINES RIVER WATERSHED
Nejla Memic, Leilla Memisevic, Emma Hodges, Jill Tang, Eric Chambers, Noah Peterson, and Corbin J. Zea, Department of Chemistry and Physics, Grand View University, Des Moines, IA
65 SYNTHESIS OF SULFANILAMIDE DRUG AND ITS EFFECTIVENESS ON BACTERIAL GROWTH
Ali Jandal, Jae Park, and Gholam Mirafzal (Mentor), Drake University, Department of Chemistry, Des Moines, Iowa 50311
60 SYNTHESIS OF ULTRA-FAST PROBE SUBSTRATES TO INVESTIGATE MECHANISM OF P-450 MONOOXYGENASE ENZYME
Cassandra Doody, Jennifer Mastrolonardo, Huynh Vo, and Gholam Mirafzal (Mentor), College of Arts and Sciences, Department of Chemistry, Drake University
47 SYNTHESIZING A YFP-CFP BIOSENSOR PLASMID WITH GOLDEN GATE CLONING CAPABILITY
Alexander J. Steiner1,2, Marc Busch (Mentor)1,3 1Biochemistry, Cell and Molecular Biology (BCMB) Program and 2Department's of Chemistry and 3Biology; College of Arts and Sciences
1 THE AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE CHILD BEHAVIOR CHECKLIST AND ABERRANT BEHAVIOR CHECKLIST-COMMUNITY IN ASSESSING CHALLENGING BEHAVIORS IN CHILDREN WITH DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES
1Katelyn Canepa, 2Dr. Nathan Noble, DO, FAAP, FACMG, and 1Dr. Maria Valdovinos, Ph.D (Mentor), BCBA-D, 1Department of Psychology, College of Arts & Sciences, Drake University, 2Blank Children’s Developmental Clinic, Blank Children’s Hospital, Des Moines, IA
35 THE COMPLEX INFLUENCE OF STRESS DURING VARYING PHASES OF DEVELOPMENT ON ANXIETY AND CARDIOVASCULAR SYMPTOMATOLOGY IN SPRAGUE DAWLEY RATS
Joshua Cain, Charles Jaschek, Steven Cochran, Dr. Brian Sanders (Mentor), Department of Psychology and Neuroscience, College of Arts and Sciences
37 THE EFFECT OF EARLY ENVIRONMENTAL EXPERIENCE ON BIOBEHAVIORAL RESPONSES TO CONDITIONED EAR: A PRELIMINARY ANALYSIS
Charles Jaschek, Joshua Cain, Steven Cochran, Guadalupe Aquino, Joseph Herba, Alec Wieker, and Brian Sanders (mentor), Department of Psychology and Neuroscience, College of Arts and Sciences
22 THE EFFECT OF VISITOR DENSITY AND NOISE LEVEL ON EASTERN BLACK RHINOCEROS BEHAVIOR IN A CAPTIVE ENVIRONMENT
Devon Piersma and Dr. Michael Renner (mentor), Environmental Science and Policy Department, Drake University and Blank Park Zoo
25 THE EFFECTS OF A UTILITY CORRIDOR THROUGH PRAIRIE HABITAT ON LATE SEASON BUTTERFLY POPULATION SPECIES RICHNESS AND ABUNDANCE
Haley Chelsvig1, Keith Summerville2 (Mentor), 1Department of Biology, College of Arts and Science, 2Environmental Science and Policy Program, College of Arts and Science
44 THE EXPLICIT/REFLECTIVE METHOD OF LEARNING: A COMPARISON OF STUDENT LEARNING OF WHAT IS ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY
Renald Daemicke, Megan Wagner, Mitchell Klocke, and Dr. Jerrid Kruse (Mentor), Science Education, School of Education
27 THE MORPHOLOGY OF SEYFERT GALAXIES
Courtney Mueller, Joseph Mullen, Jessica Schertz, Katrina Sletten, Meghan Stevens, Charles Nelson (Mentor), Department of Physics & Astronomy, College of Arts & Sciences
16 THE ROLE OF RODENT ALCOHOL INTAKE MODELS IN THE DEVELOPMENT OF THERAPEUTICS FOR THE TREATMENT OF ALCOHOL USE DISORDERS
Ashley Barajaz, Christopher Kliethermes (Mentor), Department of Psychology and Neuroscience, College of Arts and Sciences
5 TRANSCRIPTOME-BASED PREDICTION OF IMMUNE RESPONSE UTILIZING CD4+ PERIPHERAL BLOOD CELLS
Robert C. Sterner1,2,3, Adam D. Scheid4, Virginia P. Van Keulen4, Sara J. Felts4, Larry R. Pease4 (Mentor); 1Biochemistry, Cell and Molecular Biology (BCMB) Program; 2Department of Biology; and 3Deparment of Chemistry, College of Arts and Sciences, Drake University; 4Department of Immunology Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota
54 TRPC4 GLUCOSE REGULATION IN FISCHER-LONG EVANS RATS
Kathryn L. Panther1, Jordan Saeed1,2, Samantha Nielsen1, Debora E. Christensen (Mentor); 1Department of Biology, 2Department of Psychology and Neuroscience, College of Arts & Sciences, Drake University
39 USING FLUORESCENT BIOSENSORS TO IDENTIFY RYANODINE RECEPTOR AMINO ACIDS IMPORTANT FOR CALMODULIN BINDING
Emily Bjorklund1, Cassandra Doody1,2, Lauren Gorski3, David Hammond4, Alexander Steiner1, Robert C. Sterner1,2,4, Jonathan Wloch4, Marc Busch1,4 (Mentor), Adina Kilpatrick3 (Mentor); 1Biochemistry, Cell and Molecular Biology (BCMB) Program, 2Departments of Chemistry, 3Physics and 4Biology, College of Arts and Sciences
14 USING FUNCTIONAL ANALYSIS TO EVALUATE THE ADVERSE SIDE EFFECTS OF PSYCHOTROPIC MEDICATION ON CHALLENGING BEHAVIOR
Jaimie Carpenter1, Alyssa Wilkinson1, Lisa Beard1, Brenna Conley1, Elizabeth Schieber2, Meara Henninger-McMahon3, and Maria Valdovinos1 (Mentor), 1Drake University Department of Psychology & Neuroscience; 2University of Florida, Department of Psychology; 3University of Maryland, Baltimore County, Department of Psychology
45 VOLUNTARY INTAKE OF DRUGS WITH ABUSE POTENTIAL IN DROSOPHILA MELANOGASTER
Mallory Karr, Arti Patel, and Christopher L. Kliethermes (Mentor), Department of Psychology and Program in Neuroscience, College of Arts and Sciences
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