Poster Presentations

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DUCURS 2015 Poster Schedule
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POSTER PRESENTATION TITLES
 43 ASSESSING FUNCTIONAL BEHAVIOR CHANGES IN ADULTS WITH BIPOLAR DISORDER AND INTELLECTUAL DISABILITIES ACROSS ADJUSTMENTS IN MEDICATIONS
Meara Henninger-McMahon, Danielle Mroz, Annika Basham, Elizabeth Schieber, Jacob Hunstiger, Ashley Fee, Natalie Norlund, Amy Nguyen, Brenna Conley, Katelyn Canepa, Jaimie Carpenter, Lisa Beard, Maria G. Valdovinos (Mentor) Department of Psychology, College of Arts and Sciences
 4 ASSESSING SELF-INJURIOUS BEHAVIORS ACROSS PSYCHOTROPIC MEDICATION CHANGES IN INDIVIDUALS WITH AUTISM SPECTRUM DISORDER AND INTELLECTUAL DISABILITY
Jacob Hunstiger, Ashley Fee, Amy Nguyen, Meara Henninger-McMahon, Danielle Mroz, Annika Basham, Elizabeth Schieber, Natalie Nordlund, Brenna Conley, Katelyn Canepa, Jaimie Carpenter, Lisa Beard, and Maria G. Valdovinos, PhD., BCBA-D, FAAIDD Department of Psychology, College of Arts and Sciences
 45 BEHAVIORAL EFFECTS OF NATURALLY-CONSUMED ENDOCRINE DISRUPTING
CHEMICALS (EDCS) IN F1 GENERATION ZEBRA FINCHES
Kaitie Parsons1, Krista Petersen1, Kathryn Kriss2, Kelsey Hupp2, Matthew Wright2, Mark Jones2, Sai Saichellappa3, Debora Christensen1 (Mentor) 1Department of Biology, College of Arts and Sciences,  2Biochemistry, Cell, and Molecular Biology Program, College of Arts and Sciences, 3Neuroscience Program,  College of Arts and Sciences
 28 ASSESSING THE PREVALENCE OF RISK FOR OBSTRUCTIVE SLEEP APNEA AMONG HOSPITALIZED PATIENTS FOR WHOM THE MEDICAL EMERGENCY TEAM IS CALLED
Mark Purtle2, MD, Gregory Hicklin2, MD, Catherine Hackett-Renner2, PhD, K. Danielle Hahn2, BS, Stacey Stover2, Katherine Gross1, Bensy Joseph1 1Department of Biology, College of Arts and Sciences, 2UnityPoint, Des Moines, Iowa
 15 COCAINE INDUCED INCREASES IN IMPULSIVITY ARE ELIMINATED BY DELETION OF THE trpc4 GENE IN RATS
Rebecca Share, Alisa Pajser, Rebecca Lewis, Maddie Troske, Talor Gray, W.D. Klipec (Mentor) Department of Psychology, College of Arts and Sciences
 10 COMPARING INQUIRY-BASED AND HISTORICALLY-BASED NATURE OF SCIENCE INSTRUCTION
Neal Patel, Colin Seebach, Jerrid Kruse (Mentor) Education Teaching and Learning, School of Education
29 COMPUTATIONAL SIMULATION MODELING PROTEIN MOTION
Shannon White1, Paige Diamond1, Julia Reiner2, Nicholas Giuliani3, Zachary Elkins3, Sarah Schoeberle3, Kayla Huff3, Timothy Webber3, Matthew Zwier2 (Mentor), Timothy Urness3 (Mentor) 1Biochemistry, Cell and Molecular Biology Program (BCMB), 2Department of Chemistry, 3Department of Mathematics and Computer Science, College of Arts and Sciences
 8 DNA POLYMERASE INHIBITORS ENHANCE THE ANTI-VIRAL EFFECT OF TERMINASE INHIBITORS WHEN USED IN COMBINATION AGAINST HCMV
Mary Shea O’Brien, Brian Gentry (Mentor) Pharmaceutical, Biomedical and Administrative Sciences, College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences
 17 DO THE SCORES OBSTAINED ON THE ABERRANT BEHAVIOR CHECKLIST-COMMUNITY PREDICT OCCURRENCE OF CHALLENGING BEHAVIORS OF CHILDREN WITH DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES IN A CLINICAL SETTING?
Elizabeth Schieber1, Nathan Noble2, Maria G. Valdovinos1 (Mentor) 1Department of Psychology, College of Arts and Sciences; 2Blank Children’s Hospital Developmental Clinic
 36 DOES TRPC4 AFFECT GLUCOSE REGULATION IN DIABETIC AND NON-DIABETIC FISCHER-LONG EVANS RATS?
Kathryn L. Panther, Debora E. Christensen (Mentor) Department of Biology, College of Arts & Sciences
 22 EFFECT OF MATERNAL GENISTEIN ON A SOCIALLY TRANSMITTED OLFACTORY MEMORY
Cory Langreck, Sarah Lothspeich, Craige C. Wrenn, PhD (Mentor), Department of Pharmaceutical, Biomedical, and Administrative Sciences, College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences
 24 EFFECTS OF A PRE-EXERCISE SUPPLEMENT ON ANAEROBIC POWER AND BLOOD LACTATE LEVELS IN MALES AND FEMALES
Bradley Duwe, Kimberly Huey (Mentor) Ellis Disease Prevention Laboratory, College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences
 12 ELEMENTARY TEACHERS LEARNING TO TEACH NATURE OF SCIENCE
Caleb Grulke, Colin Seebach, Neal Patel, Jerrid Kruse (Mentor) Education Teaching and Learning, School of Education
 20 FOOD INTAKE PREDICTS ETHANOL INTAKE AND PREFERENCE IN DROSOPHILA MELANOGASTER
Morgan L. Sekhon, Omoteniola A. Lamina, Kerry E. Hogan, William R. Szamanda, Christopher L. Kliethermes (Mentor) Department of Psychology and Program in Neuroscience, College of Arts and Sciences
 9 FOOT TEMPERATURE DURING THIRTY MINUTES OF TREADMILL RUNNING IN RUNNING SHOES WITH MESH VERSUS VINYL UPPERS
Allison K. White, Haley N. Hicks, Melissa T. Parks, Ekta N. Davis, David S. Senchina (Mentor) Exercise Science and Sports Medicine Laboratory, Department of Biology, College of Arts and Sciences
 30 GENDER ROLES, SEX, PERSONALITY, AND SEXUAL ASSAULT
Mackenzie Kirkman, Steven Lancaster, PhD (Mentor) Department of Psychology, College of Arts and Sciences
 44 IDENTIFICATION AND SEQUENCING OF THE GSTP1 GENE AND TRANSCRIPT(S) IN DOGS
Keller Toral, James Sacco (Mentor) Ellis Disease Prevention Laboratory, College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences
 7 INFLUENCE OF RUNNING SHOE FAMILIARITY ON SOMATOSENSORY PERCEPTION OF RUNNING SHOE MASS
James G. Saxton, Joel G. Greenya, David S. Senchina (Mentor) Exercise Science and Sports Medicine Laboratory, Department of Biology, College of Arts and Sciences
 5 INVESTIGATING BEHAVIORS OF EFFECTIVE UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH ASSISTANTS
Matthew Everhart, Dr. Maria Clapham (Mentor), Dr. Olga Lazareva (Mentor) Department of Psychology, College of Arts and Sciences
 14 INVESTIGATING CHANGES IN PRESERVICE SCIENCE TEACHERS' VIEWS OF NOS INSTRUCTION
Colin Seebach, Neal Patel, Dr. Jerrid Kruse (Mentor), Education Teaching and Learning, School of Education
 42 MICROSCOPIC AND MOLECULAR CHARACTERIZATION OF SPIROSTOMUM, A GIANT CILIATED PROTOZOAN THAT DEMONSTRATES EXTREME CONTRACTILITY
Amy Sands, Jerry E. Honts (Mentor) Department of Biology, College of Arts and Sciences
 26 MUSCLE ACTIVITY AND WRIST MOVEMENT DURING PIANO PERFORMANCE
Di Zhang, Rhonda Beemer (Mentor), Ronald Torry (Mentor) Ellis Disease Prevention Laboratory, College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences
 41 NGC 4151 & NGC 1068: BULGE OR PSEUDO-BULGE?
Glenn Wilson, Courtney Meuller, Joseph Mullen, Nur Shafiqua Fitri Kamsani, Charles Nelson (Mentor) Department of Physics and Astronomy, College of Arts and Sciences
 33 OBJECTIVE AND SUBJECTIVE PREDICTORS OF FACETS OF STATE MINDFULNESS
Stacy Christensen, Jade Miles, Steven L. Lancaster, Ph.D. (Mentor) Department of Psychology, College of Arts and Sciences
 25 PHYSIOLOGICAL RESPONSE TO VIOLENT AND NONVIOLENT VIDEO GAMES AND THE IMPACT OF PSYCHOLOGICAL FUNCTIONING
Alexandra Kahtava, James Ramirez, Kendrick Dewdney, Steven L. Lancaster (Mentor) Department of Psychology, College of Arts and Sciences
 21 PRESCRIBED AND VOLUNTARY EXERCISE ATTENUATE AGE-ASSOCIATED REDUCTIONS IN MUSCLE STRENGTH AND CARDIORESPIRATORY FITNESS IN MICE
Ty Drake, Gabrielle Dillon and Kimberly Huey (Mentor) Pharmaceutical, Biomedical and Administrative Sciences, College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences
 37 PRODUCTION OF RECOMBINANT INFLUENZA A NEURAMINIDASE
Katherine McCullough, Marc Busch (Mentor) Biochemistry, Cell and Molecular Biology (BCMB) Program, Department of Biology, College of Arts and Sciences
 27 PULSE-SHAPE EFFECTS IN IONIZATION OF ATOMIC HYDROGEN BY SHORT-PULSE XUV INTENSE LASER RADIATION: A SENSITIVITY STUDY
Joel Venzke1, Klaus Bartschat1 (Mentor), Alexei N. Grum-Grzhimailo2 (Mentor) 1Department of Physics and Astronomy, College of Arts and Sciences; 2Skobeltsyn Institute of Nuclear Physics, Lomonosov Moscow State University, Moscow 119991, Russia
 3 RELIABILITY AND INTERNAL CONSISTENCY OF SNARC TASKS USING DIMENSIONS OF MAGNITUDE, LENGTH, AREA, AND BRIGHTNESS THE SPATIAL-NUMERICAL ASSOCIATION
Bailey Mack, Cody Dressler & Olga Lazareva (Mentor) Psychology Department, College of Arts and Sciences
 34 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 and Health Sciences; 2Department of Psychology and Program in Neuroscience, College of Arts and Sciences
 31 SOLUTION NMR STUDIES OF TCB2, A CYTOSKELETAL PROTEIN FROM TETRAHYMENA THERMOPHILA
Robert Sterner1, 2, Theodore Gurrola2, Jerry Honts1 (Mentor), Adina Kilpatrick3 (Mentor) 1Department of Biology, 2Biochemistry, Cell and Molecular Biology Program, 3Department of Physics and Astronomy, College of Arts and Sciences
 39 SOMATOSENSORY PERCEPTION OF RUNNING SHOE MASS BY WOMEN
Mary G. Hausler, Taylor L. Conroy, Philip J. DeGraffenreid, Stacey L. Lester, David S. Senchina (Mentor) Exercise Sciences and Sports Medicine Laboratory, Department of Biology, College of Arts and Sciences
 1 SYNTHESIS AND CHARACTERIZATION OF ALPHA AMINO ACIDS
Khairunnisa Bachuri, John Gitua (Mentor) Department of Chemistry, College of Arts and Sciences
 6 SYNTHESIS OF RECOMBINANT HCMV PROTEINS
Margaret Armstrong1, Brian Gentry2 (Mentor), and Marc Busch1 (Mentor) 1Department of Biology, College of Arts and Sciences, 2Pharmaceutical, Biomedical and Administrative Sciences, College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences
 40 SYNTHETIC BIOLOGY APPROACH TO ENGINEER TETRAHYMENA CONTRACTILE PROTEINS
Alexandra Howland-Lopez, Monika Makowiecki, Erica Noyes, Kelcy Smith, Alan Arakkal, Nicholas Bianchina, Grace Carroll, Taylor Cashman, Tom Cieslik, Matthew Dalton, Kimberly Dao, Janelle Dieleman, Marbella Edwards Reyes, Khairun Nadiah Fadillah, Hannah Garcia, Alex Generous, Ted Gurrola, Cassandra Hardy, Mary Hausler, Ali Jandal, Rhiannan Kauffman, Kirby Lampe, Alexandra McMullen, Sarah Mork, Chioma Nwachuku, Tej Patel, Hugo Rodriguez, Emily Sadecki, Elizabeth Schieber, Cole Schwartz, Paul Skonieczny, Robert Sterner, Brianna Stevens, Ben Strickland, Michael Thorison, Molly Thorson, Christina Tran, Alexander Troester, Shannon White, Jerry E. Honts (Mentor), Adina Kilpatrick (Mentor), Heidi Sleister (Mentor) Department of Biology, Biochemistry, Cell and Molecular Biology Program, Department of Physics and Astronomy, College of Arts and Sciences
 2 THE AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE QUESTIONS ABOUT BEHAVIOR FUNCTION, MOTIVATION ASSESSMENT SCALE, FUNCTIONAL ANALYSIS INTERVIEW, AND BRIEF FUNCTIONAL ANALYSIS OF CHILDREN WITH PROBLEM BEHAVIORS
Ashley Fee1, Elizabeth Schieber1, Dr. Nathan Noble2, DO, FAAP, FACMG, Dr. Maria Valdovinos1, Ph.D, BCBA-D (Mentor) 1Department of Psychology, Drake University, 2Blank Children’s Developmental Clinic, Blank Children’s Hospital, Des Moines, Iowa
 32 THE EFFECT OF NEONATAL AND ADOLESCENT STRESS ON ADULT BEHAVIOR AND CARDIOVASCULAR RESPONSES
Rebecca Braun, Joshua Cain, Charles Jaschek, Meara Henninger-McMahon, Dr. Brian Sanders (Mentor) Department of Psychology and the Neuroscience Program, College of Arts and Sciences
 23 THE EFFECT OF NITROGEN APPLICATION RATE ON CORN GROWTH AND THE COMPOSITION OF STORM RUNOFF
Anna Chott, Kathryn Szramek (Mentor) Environmental Science and Policy, College of Arts and Sciences
 13 THE EFFECTS OF ENDOCRINE DISRUPTING CHEMICALS (EDCs) ON HYPOTHALAMIC OT AND AVT IN ZEBRA FINCHES
Kaitie Parsons1, Kelsey Hupp2, Debora Christensen1 (Mentor) 1Department of Biology, College of Arts and Sciences, 2Biochemistry, Cell, and Molecular Biology Program, College of Arts and Sciences
 11 THE EFFECTS OF FOOTWEAR ON FORCE PRODUCTION DURING BARBELL BACK SQUATS
Thomas P. Schermoly, Ian G. Hough, BIO 133L Fall 2014, David S. Senchina (Mentor) Exercise Science and Sports Medicine Laboratory, Department of Biology, College of Arts and Sciences
 19 THE USE OF MOLECULAR DYNAMICS TO DETERMINE SPECIFIC PROTEIN CONFORMATIONS
Samuel Meyer1, Samantha Renfro2, Samantha Campbell2, Kathryn Gray2, Dr. Matthew Zwier3 (Mentor) 1Department of Biology, College of Arts and Sciences, 2Department of Clinical Sciences, College of Pharmacy and Health Science, 3Department of Chemistry, College of Arts and Sciences
18 THERMAL CHARACTERIZATION OF BLENDS OF MONOGLYCERIDES FOR TRIGGERABLE LOCAL DRUG DELIVERY SYSTEMS
Midhad Mrvoljak, Abebe Mengesha, Ph.D. (Mentor) Pharmaceutical, Biomedical and Administrative Sciences, College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences
38 THERMODYNAMIC AND STRUCTURAL STUDIES OF CALMODULIN INTERACTION WITH RYANODINE RECEPTOR TARGETS
Jesse Kovac1, Ryan Wealther2, Adina Kilpatrick1 (Mentor) 1Department of Physics and Astronomy, 2Biochemistry, Cell and Molecular Biology Program College of Arts and Sciences
16 TRANSPOSITION AND HIPPOCAMPUS: A COMPARISON BETWEEN RELATIONAL AND ABSOLUTE LEARNING
Anna Gertsberg, Jessica Rick, Kelsey Panfil, Jordan Feucht, Martin Acerbo (Mentor), Olga Lazareva (Mentor) Department of Psychology and Neuroscience, College of Arts and Sciences
35 UTILIZING MACHINE LEARNING TO ACCELERATE AUTOMATED ASSIGNMENT OF BACKBONE NMR DATA
Joel Venzke1,2, David Mascharka1, Paxten Johnson1,2, Rachel Davis1, Katie Roth1, Leah Robison1, Adina Kilpatrick2 (Mentor), Timothy Urness1 (Mentor) 1Department of Mathematics and Computer Science, 2Department of Physics and Astronomy, College of Arts and Sciences
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July 27, 2015
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