Poster Presentations

DUCURS 2014 Poster Schedule
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POSTER
NUMBERS
POSTER PRESENTATION TITLES
28 A COMPARISON OF ENVIRONMENTS AND FISH COMMUNITIES IN URBAN AND NATURAL STREAM HABITATS
Matt Acree, Thomas Rosburg, Department of Biology, College of Arts & Sciences
02 A COMPARISON OF FUNCTION-BASED ASSESSMENTS AND THE ABERRANT EHAVIOR CHECKLIST—COMMUNITY FORM IN THE ASSESSMENT OF CHALLENGING BEHAVIORS IN ADULTS WITH INTELLECTUAL DISABILITIES
Meara Henninger-McMahon, Elizabeth Schieber, Danielle Mroz, Annika Basham, Madison Cirks, Ashley Fee, Annette Haas, Raizel Small, Madalyn  Troske & Maria Valdovinos (Mentor), Department of Psychology College of Arts & Sciences
03 A FIELD STUDY OF LOW-TOP VS. MID-TOP VS. HIGH-TOP AMERICAN FOOTBALL CLEATS
Calvin W. Daack, David S. Senchina, Exercise Science and Sports Medicine Lab, Department of Biology, College of Arts & Sciences
42 A QUANTITATIVE, AGENT-BASED MODEL OF THE MOVEMENT OF THE ORNATE BOX TURTLE (TERRAPENE ORNATA ORNATA)
Jaxon Gittinger, David Courard-Hauri (Mentor), Environmental Science and Policy Program, College of Arts & Sciences
58 AGENT-BASED MODELING OF THE ROLE OF SELECTIVE EXPERT OPINION IN THE DISSEMINATION OF SCIENTIFIC IDEAS UNDER UNCERTAINTY
Emily Wilkins, David Courard-Hauri (Mentor), Environmental Science and Policy Program, College of Arts & Sciences
36 AN ANALYSIS OF INTERNAL CONSISTENCY OF SNARC TASKS USING DIMENSIONS OF MAGNITUDE, LENGTH, AREA, AND BRIGHTNESS
Bailey Mack, Jeffrey Kraft, Olga Lazareva (Mentor), Department of Psychology, College of Arts & Sciences
60 AN ASSESSMENT OF THE UTILITY OF THE C-FOS HOMOLOG, KAYAK, AS A MEASURE OF NEURAL ACTIVITY IN DROSOPHILA MELANOGASTER
Jeffrey Hoyt, Christopher L. Kliethermes (Mentor), Department of Psychology, Program in Neuroscience, College of Arts & Sciences
55 AN EVALUATION OF ENVIRONMENTAL ENRICHMENT PROGRAM FOR SCARLET MACAWS (ARA MACAO) AT THE BLANK PARK ZOO
Kristine Micheletti, Kayla Salsberg, Olga Lazareva (Mentor), Department of Psychology, College of Arts & Sciences, Blank Park Zoo
22 AN EXPERIMENTAL EVALUATION OF MINDFULNESS AND RELAXATION ON AFFECT, ANXIETY, AND STATE-MINDFULNES
Whitney Knightly, Keith P. Klein, B.S., Steven L. Lancaster, Ph.D. (Mentor), Department of Psychology, College of Arts & Sciences
14 AN IN-DEPTH LOOK AT THE CHANGING FUNCTIONS OF BEHAVIOR: WHAT HAPPENS WHEN PSYCHOTROPIC MEDICATION REGIMENS ARE ALTERED?
Raizel Small and Maria G. Valdovinos, Ph.D. (Mentor), Acknowledgements: Madison Cirks, Annette Haas, Elizabeth Schieber, Department of Psychology, College Arts & Sciences
40 APPLYING ERIKSON’S DEVELOPMENTAL THEORY TO THE RECOVERY PROCESS OF EATING DISORDERS
Ashley Fee, Catherine Gillespie, Department Psychology, College of Arts & Sciences, Associate Dean, School of Education
41 AUTONOMIC BALANCE OF HEART RATE AND ANXIETY-LIKE BEHAVIOR IN BORDERLINE HYPERTENSIVE RATS AS A FUNCTION OF EARLY ENVIRONMENTAL EVENTS
Joshua Cain, Charles Jaschek, and Dr. Brian Sanders (Mentor), Department of Psychology and the Neuroscience Program, College of Arts & Sciences
24 BIOPHYSICAL STUDIES OF CALMODULIN INTERACTION WITH THE RYANODINE RECEPTOR IN DROSOPHILA MELANOGASTER
Amanda Marwitz, Adina Kilpatrick (Mentor), Kristin Tefft, Lisa Weaver, Madeline A. Shea (Mentor) Department of Biology, Department of Physics, College of Arts & Sciences, Department of Biochemistry, University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine
57 BULGE MORPHOLOGY OF SEYFERT GALAXIES: BULGE OR PSEUDO-BULGE
Evan Stewart, Andrew Poehlman, Glenn Wilson, Courtney Meuller, Joseph Mullen, & Charles Nelson (Mentor), Department of Physics & Astronomy, College of Arts and Sciences
45 CAN EXERCISE REVERSE THE EFFECTS OF AGING ON MUSCLE FUNCTION AND CARDIOVASCULAR FITNESS?
Ty Drake, Gabrielle Dillon, Sophia Smith, Kimberly Huey (Mentor), College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences
23 COMPARISON OF ISOKINETIC MUSCLE PERFORMANCE IN ACTIVE, HEALTHY MALES AND FEMALES
Brett Wright, Halli Meyer, Rhonda Cross Beemer, PhD, ATC (Mentor), Pharmaceutical, Biomedical, & Administrative Sciences Department; College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences
11 COMPARISON OF STEP, CALORIE, AND DISTANCE OUTCOMES FROM VARIOUS PHYSICAL ACTIVITY MONITORS
Devin P. Leland, Bio 134L Fall 2013 Class, David S. Senchina (Mentor), Exercise  Science and Sports Medicine Laboratory, Department of Biology, College of Arts & Sciences
33 DELELTION OF THE trpc4 GENE IN RATS ELIMINATES COCAINE INDUCED INCREASES IN IMPULSIVITY
Maddie Troske, Rebecca Share, Alisa Pajser, Rebecca Lewis,  Talor Gray, W.D. Klipec (Mentor), Department of Psychology, College of Arts & Sciences
65 DETERMINATION OF BINDING STRENGTHS BETWEEN CALMODULIN AND RYANODINE RECEPTOR TARGETS
Taylor Harville, Jesse Kovac, Matthew Wright, and Dr. Adina Kilpatrick (Mentor), Departments of Physics & Astronomy and Biochemistry, Cell & Molecular Biology Program, Department of Biology, College of Arts & Sciences
59 DEVELOPMENT AND PHARMACOLOGICAL VALIDATION OF A NOVEL ASSAY OF ETHANOL PHYSICAL DEPENDENCY IN DROSOPHILA MELANOGASTER
Shardul C. Soni, Samuel N. Meyers, and Christopher L. Kliethermes (Mentor), Department of Psychology and Program in Neuroscience, College of Arts & Sciences
26 DIFFERENTIAL RESPONSE TO SEXUAL ASSAULT AND NON-SEXUAL ASSAULT 
Mackenzie Kirkman, Steven Lancaster (Mentor), Psychology Department, College of Arts & Sciences
47 EFFECTS OF BPA EXPOSURE ON REPRODUCTIVE HORMONE LEVELS IN ZEBRA FINCHES
Casey Hoover, Aubrey Lambach, Kristin Dahlem, Rebekah Reynolds, Avery Tucker, Rebecca Rabideaux, Ann Den Hartog, Debora Christensen (Mentor),  Department of Biology,  Biochemistry, Cell, & Molecular Biology Program, College of Arts & Sciences
12 EFFECTS OF ENERGY GEL COMPOSITION ON BLOOD GLUCOSE AND FUEL UTILIZATION IN MALES AND FEMALES DURING SUBMAXIMAL EXERCISE
Gabrielle Dillon, Austin Moore, Kaila Wechsler, Kimberly Huey (Mentor), College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences, Ellis Disease Prevention Laboratory
34 EFFECTS OF ESTROGEN AND BPA ON OFFSPRING GROWTH IN ZEBRA FINCHES
Avery Tucker, Aubrey Lambach, Kristin Dahlem, Rebekah Reynolds, Casey Hoover, Rebecca Rabideaux, Ann Den Hartog, Debora Christensen (Mentor), Department of Biology, Biochemistry, Cell, and Molecular Biology Program, College of Arts & Sciences
53 EFFECTS OF INTERFERON-? ON TRANSFECTION EFFICIENCY OF IMMORTALIZED CELL LINES
Molly Frey, Lauren Shuda, Chinh Dao (Mentor), Department of Biology, College of Arts & Sciences
44 EFFECTS OF INTRACRANIAL ADMINISTRATIONS OF GABA AGONIST AND ANTAGONIST INTO NUCLEUS SUBPRETACTALIS IN PIGEONS
Shae Atterberg, Hannah Moses, Martin Acerbo (Mentor), Olga Lazareva (Mentor), Department of Psychology, College of Arts & Sciences, Iowa State University, College of Arts & Sciences
20 EFFECTS OF STATIN TREATMENT ON MUSCLE ADAPTATION DURING CHRONIC OVERLOAD
Alexander Herold, Sophia Smith, Kimberly Huey (Mentor), College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences
13 EFFECTS OF TEN MONTHS’ DRYING ON THE IN VITRO IMMUNOMODULATORY PROPERTIES OF ECHINACEA LAEVIGATA FLOWER AND LEAF TINCTURES
Ekta N. Haria, Nisarg B. Shah, Brad K. Laflen, Griffin B. Hoffmann, Jennifer H. Strauch, Breanna R. Dumke, Amila S. Dias, M. Ann d. N. Perera, David S. Senchina (Mentor), Department of Biology, Pharmacy  Program, Biochemistry, Cell and Molecular Biology Program, College of Arts & Sciences, W. M. Keck Metabolomics Laboratory, Iowa State University
54 ENGINEERING TETRAHYMENA CYTOSKELETON PROTEIN TCB2
Hannah Garcia, Theodore Gurrola, Heidi Sleister (Mentor), Adina Kilpatrick (Mentor), Jerry E. Honts (Mentor), Department of Biology, Department of Physics and Astronomy, College of Arts & Sciences
56 ESTIMATION OF THE SOCIAL DISCOUNT RATE FOR NON-MARGINAL ENVIRONMENTAL DAMAGES
Conor Parrish, David Courard-Hauri (Mentor), Environmental Science and Policy Program, College of Arts & Sciences 
17 EVOLUTION OF COLOR VISION IN WATERFOWL
Gina Digiantonio, Muir D. Eaton (Mentor), Department of Biology, College of Arts & Sciences
27 EVOLUTION OF PLUMAGE COLOR CONTRAST IN THE GRACKLES AND ALLIES
Lisa Tupy, Muir D. Eaton (Mentor), Department of Biology, College of Arts & Science
04 EXPRESSIVE WRITING AND GROWTH
Allison Heifner, Steven L. Lancaster (Mentor), Department of Psychology, College of Arts & Sciences
46 FORMULATION AND OPTIMIZATION OF SOLUBILITY AND STABILITY IN NIFEDIPINE-LOADED SOLID LIPID NANOPARTICLES CREATED BY SOLVENT EVAPORATION METHOD
Paul Choeun, Abebe E. Mengesha (Mentor), College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences
43 GABAERGIC MODULATION OF ACUTE ETHANOL-INDUCED LOCOMOTOR STIMULATION IN DROSOPHILA MELANOGASTER
Derek Yeh, Katherine Stypulkowski, Carmen Cook, Christopher L. Kliethermes (Mentor), Department of Psychology and Program in Neuroscience, College of Arts and Sciences
62 GENETIC RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN FOOD AND ETHANOL INTAKE IN DROSOPHILA MELANOGASTER
Morgan Sekhon, Omoteniola Lamina, William R. Szmanda, Kerry E. Hogan, Matthew T. Wright Christopher L. Kliethermes (Mentor), Department of Psychology and Program in Neuroscience, College of Arts & Sciences
51 GLUCOSE REGULATION IN TWO STRAINS OF RATS AND IMPLICATIONS FOR RESEARCH
Drew Harkins, Katie Parsons, Kaila Weschler, Fall 2013 Biology 129 Lab, Debora  Christensen (Mentor), Department of Biology, College of Arts & Sciences, Pharmacy and Health Sciences Department,  College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences
50 HIGH-THROUGHPUT VISUALIZATION OF PROTEIN RESIDUES WITH UCSF CHIMERA AND NATURAL LANGUAGE TOOLKIT ANALYSIS
Adam Riesselman, Jerry Honts (Mentor),  Biochemistry, Cell and Molecular Biology Program, Department of Biology, College of Arts & Sciences 
29 IDENTIFICATION AND SEQUENCING OF THE CANINE GSTA1 AND GSTM1 GENES AND TRANSCRIPTS
Justin Kochanski, James Sacco (Mentor), Biochemistry, Molecular and Cell Biology, Department of Biology, College of Arts & Sciences, Pharmacy, College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences
38 IDENTIFICATION OF HUMAN HOST PROTEINS THAT INTERACT WITH SWINE INFLUENZA A VIRUS NUCLEOPROTEIN USING THE YEAST TWO-HYBRID SYSTEM
Molly Thorson, Jeff Barcus, Alex Generous, Joe Jacher, Marc Busch (Mentor), Heidi Sleister (Mentor) Department of Biology, College of Arts & Sciences
09 IMPACT OF PSYCHOTROPIC MEDICATION CHANGES ON FUNCTION OF PROBLEM BEHAVIORS ACROSS PARTICIPANTS WITH INTELLECTUAL DISABILITIES
Annette Haas, Madison Cirks, Ashley Fee, Raizel Small, Madalyn Troske, Annika Basham, Meara Henninger-McMahon, Danielle Mroz, Elizabeth Schieber, Maria G. Valdovinos, Ph.D. (Mentor) Department of Psychology, College Arts & Sciences
37 LEAF TOUGHNESS, EFN PRODUCTION AND HERBIVORY ON TROPICAL HIGHLAND INGA SIERRAE (FABACEAE: MIMOSOIDEA)
Rebekah Reynolds, Alan Masters (Mentor), CIEE Study Abroad Program 
18 LOCALIZATION OF ISG15 IN HUMAN HELA AND 293T CELLS: FURTHER EXAMINATION OF THE CELLULAR MECHANISM OF ISG15 FUNCTION 
Brandon Tish, Drake Bittner, Jacob Dines, Chinh Dao (Mentor), Department of Biology, College of Arts & Sciences 
39 MATLAB TOOLBOX FOR MATHEMATICAL MODELING OF TRANSITIVE INFERENCE DATA
David Goodman, Philip Martin, Olga Lazareva (Mentor), Department of Psychology, College of Arts & Sciences
15 MAXIMUM VERTICAL JUMP IS IMPROVED AFTER TWO MILES OF RUNNING
Melissa T. Parks, Haley N. Hicks, David S. Senchina (Mentor), Exercise Science and Sports Medicine Laboratory, Department of Biology, College of Arts & Sciences 
08 NEUROPIL DISTRIBUTION IN THE ANTERIOR CINGULATE AND PRIMARY VISUAL CORTEX OF CETARTIODACTYLA, PRIMATES, AND AFROTHERIA
Amy Nguyen, Nina Patzke, Kathleen Bitterman, Paul Manger, Muhammad Spocter,  College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, Drake University, Des Moines, IA, School of Anatomical Sciences, The University of Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa, Department of Anatomy, Des Moines University, Des Moines, IA
05 NUMBER OF METAL SPIKES IN THE BASEBALL CLEAT FOREFOOT MAY NOT AFFECT BASEBALL DRILL PERFORMANCE OR PERCEPTION OF CLEAT TRACTION 
Drew D. Gibson, David S. Senchina (Mentor), Exercise Science and Sports Medicine Lab, Department of Biology, College of Arts & Sciences
61 OXYMERCURATION-DEMERCURATION REACTION
Yvonne L. Gildemaster, Katherine A. Nelson, Emily Nemeth, Gholam A. Mirafzal (Mentor), Department of Chemistry, College of Arts & Sciences 
66 PARALLELIZABLE ALGORITHMS FOR DESCRIBING THE EFFECTS OF STRONG TIME-DEPENDENT ELECTROMAGNETIC FIELDS ON THE HYDROGEN ATOM
John Emmons, Austin Howes, Alex Kramer, Xiaoxu Gaun†, Klaus Bartschat, Jason Grout, Grum-Grzhimailo, Institute of Nuclear Physics, Moscow State University, Department of Physics and Astronomy, Department of Mathematics and Computer Science, College of Arts & Sciences
10 PRODUCTION OF SWINE INFLUENZA A VIRUS-LIKE PARTICLES
Amanda Wollert, Mallory Bonstrom, Elizabeth Sommers, Marc Busch (Mentor), Biochemistry, Cell and Molecular Biology Program, Department of Biology, College of Arts & Sciences
67 PROTEIN EXPRESSION AND PURIFICATION OF A NOVEL CALCIUM-BINDING PROTEIN FROM TETRAHYMENA
Alan Arakkal, Grace Carroll, Matthew Dalton, Alexandra Howland-Lopez, Kirby Lampe, Tej Patel, Emily Sadecki, Cole Schwartz, Alexander Troester, Shannon White, Jerry E. Honts, Department of Biology, Spring 2014 BIO 187 Class, College of Arts & Sciences
07 PULSE-SHAPE EFFECTS ON THE AUTLER-TOWNES DOUBLET IN STRONG-FIELD IONIZATION OF ATOMIC HYDROGEN
John Emmons, Sean Buczek, Klaus Bartschat, Alexei Grum-Grzhimailo, Department of Physics and Astronomy, College of Arts & Sciences, Institute of Nuclear Physics, Moscow State University
19 RATCHETING MEDICAL TOURNIQUET PRESSURES
Sarah Birkholz, Mary Rometti, Yvonne Gildemaster, Sadie Lewis, Alec Bartlett, Aaron Davis, Keegan Mechels, Emily Nemeth, Rosemarie Freymark, Ali Hassan, Shannon White, Lisa Grulke, Ohmar Coughlin, Sheryl Sahr, Piper Wall (Mentor), Charisse Buising (Mentor), Biochemistry, Cell, and Molecular Biology Program, Department of Biology, College of Arts & Sciences, Department of Surgical Education, Iowa Methodist Medical Center 
48 SCREENING FOR HOST PROTEINS THAT INTERACT WITH INFLUENZA A POLYMERASE COMPLEX PROTEINS PB1, PB2, PA
Cassandra Drew, Brianna Johnson, Lindsay Gravatt, Marc Busch (Mentor), Heidi Sleister (Mentor) Department of Biology, College of Arts & Sciences
63 SCREENING OF C ALBICANS LIBRARIES FOR MUTANTS WITH ABNORMAL RESISTANCE TO BA
Celia Venezia, Dr. Martin Schmidt (Mentor), Department of Biochemistry and Nutrition, Des Moines University
01 SOCCER CLEATS VS. FOOTBALL CLEATS DURING PERFORMANCE OF FOOTBALL SPEED AND AGILITY DRILLS ON ARTIFICIAL TURF
Kaitlyn A. Finneran, FYS 29 Class Fall 2013, David S. Senchina (Mentor), Department of Biology, College of Arts & Sciences
21 STRUCTURAL ANALYSIS OF A CYTOSKELETAL-ASSOCIATED PROTEIN KINASE IN TETRAHYMENA
Alan Arakkal, Robert Sterner, Faraaz Zafar, Ryan Larson, Taylor Gavin, Jerry E. Honts (Mentor), Biochemistry, Cell and Molecular Biology Program, Department of Biology, College of Arts & Sciences 
52 SYNTHESIS OF ULTRA-FAST PROBE SUBSTRATES TO INVESTIGATE MECHANISM OF P-450 MONOOXYGENASE ENZYME
Molly Frey, Lauren Shuda, Gholam Mirafzal (Mentor), Department of Chemistry, College of Arts & Sciences 
16 TASTER STATUS AND BODY COMPOSITION IN COLLEGE AGE STUDENTS
Russell Pluhm, Robert Soltis (Mentor), Pramod Mahajan (Sponsor), Pharmaceutical, Biomedical and Administrative Sciences, College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences
35 THE EARLY DEVELOPMENT OF THE RAT P3 ERP TO PREDICTIVE STIMULI IN TRANSIENT RECEPTOR POTENTIAL CHANNEL 4 KNOCKOUT AND WILD TYPE RATS
Katie Elder, Talor Gray, W.D. Klipec (Mentor), Department of Psychology, College of Arts & Sciences
25 THE EFFECT OF EARLY LIFE EXPERIENCES ON BIOBEHAVIORAL REPSONSES IN ADULT RATS
Lucas Kelberer, Joshua Cain, Charles Jaschek, Dr. Brian Sanders (Mentor), Department of Psychology and the Neuroscience Program, College of Arts and Sciences 
06 THE EFFECTS OF ANKLE APPLIANCES ON LOWER BODY JOINT ANGLES DURING THE BACK SQUAT
Travis J. Merritt, Eric V. Swafford, Christopher L. Kliethermes, (Co-Mentor),  David S. Senchina (Co-Mentor), Department of Biology; Department of Psychology, College of Arts & Sciences
32 THERE’S SOMETHING IN THE WATER: EFFECTS OF ENDOCRINE DISRUPTING CHEMICALS (EDCS) ON OFFSPRING VIABILITY IN ADULT ZEBRA FINCHES, TAENIOPYGIA GUTTATA
Aubrey Lambach, Kristin Dahlem, Rebekah Reynolds, Casey Hoover, Avery Tucker, Ann Den Hartog, Rebecca Rabideaux, Debora Christensen (Mentor), Department of Biology, Biochemistry, Cell and Molecular Biology Program, College of Arts & Sciences 
64 UNDERSTANDING ROLE OF METALLOPROTEINSAES IN DNA REPAIR
Shannon Mahney, Michael Buege, Pramod Mahajan (Mentor), Department of Pharmaceutical, Biomedical and Administrative Sciences, College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences
31 VARIATIONS IN THE RAT P3 ERP AS A FUNCTION OF STIMULUS DURATION
Rebecca Lewis, Alisa Pajser, Talor Gray, W.D. Klipec (Mentor), Department of Psychology, College of Arts & Sciences
30 VISUALIZATION OF GFP TAGGED TETRAHYMENA THERMOPHILA PROTEINS THROUGH CONFOCAL LASER SCANNING MICROSCOPY
Robert Sterner, Jerry Honts (Mentor), Department of Biology, Biochemistry, Cell and Molecular Biology Program, College of Arts & Sciences
49 WEIGHTED ENSEMBLE SIMULATIONS OF PROTEIN DYNAMICS
Robert Sterner, Matthew Zwier (Mentor), Department of Chemistry, College of Arts & Sciences

 

 

 

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