Accepted Poster Presentations

The following posters will be presented by attendees during the two Monday afternoon poster sessions from 3:30 pm to 6:30 pm in the Silverbell Pavilion.

This building is adjacent to the main Emory Conference Center Hotel. 

Silverbell

Poster Session 1:  3:30 pm – 5:00 pm

Poster Number
Poster Category
First Name
Last Name
Institution
Poster Title
5
Cell Biology and Biochemistry
Rachael
Barry
University of California, San Diego
RSC-y Business: Structural determination of SWI/SNF-family nucleosome remodelers by electron microscopy (EM)
7
Cell Biology and Biochemistry
Shanna
Bowman
University of Pennsylvania
The Dark Side of Cell Biology: Regulation of Membrane Fusion in Melanosome Formation
9
Cell Biology and Biochemistry
Courtney
Carroll
The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio
Elucidating the role of small heat shock protein 25 in protein aggregation
11
Cell Biology and Biochemistry
Galo
Garcia
University of California, San Francisco
Super-resolution imaging of membrane compartmentalization during signaling by primary cilia.
13
Cell Biology and Biochemistry
Kristen
Holbrook
University of California, Los Angeles
Functional analysis of copper storage sites and their role in metal homeostasis in Chlamydomonas
15
Cell Biology and Biochemistry
Jeremiah
Keyes
University of California, San Diego
Regulation and Functional Impact of Temporally-Regulated ERK Activity Near the Plasma Membrane
17
Cell Biology and Biochemistry
Lathiena
Manning
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
The scaffold protein Canoe and ZO1/Polychaetoid work together to ensure tissue integrity during tissue formation.
19
Cell Biology and Biochemistry
Teresa
Monkkonen
University of California, San Francisco
Endothelial Cell Autophagy in Solid Tumor Progression and Vascular Integrity
21
Cell Biology and Biochemistry
Stefanie
Novak
University of Arizona, Tucson
Increased Cardiac Arrhythmogenesis Associated With Gap Junction Remodeling With Upregulation of RNA-Binding Protein FXR1
23
Cell Biology and Biochemistry
Wylie
Stroberg
University of Michigan
How to Sense Endoplasmic Reticulum Stress
25
Cell Biology and Biochemistry
Joanna
Wardwell-Ozgo
Emory University
A Yorkie-inhibitory checkpoint downstream of the tumor suppressor dFbw7
27
Chemistry and Pharmacology
Alison
Clark
The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio
Identification of new oxazoles analogs with potent and selective activity against androgen receptor positive triple negative breast cancer cells
28
Chemistry and Pharmacology
Tony
Davis
University of California, San Diego
Active Site Labeling and Capture of Fatty Acid and Natural Products Acyl-Carrier Protein Transacylases Using Fluorescent Reporters and Crosslinkers
29
Chemistry and Pharmacology
James
Robertson
Stony Brook University
MELD Threads the Nonthreadable Needle
30
Chemistry and Pharmacology
Alfred
Tuley
University of Texas at Austin
Synthesis and Evaluation of Halopyridines as Covalent DDAH Inhibitors
31
Evolution and Ecology
R. Antonio
Herrera
Stony Brook University
Synchrony sculpts the attractor phenotypic landscape during gene regulatory network evolution
32
Evolution and Ecology
Amber
Paasch
University of California, San Francisco
Did you bring enough for everyone? : Detecting patterns of gene sharing in bacteria
33
Evolution and Ecology
Sonia
Singhal
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
A bacteriophage model of the evolutionary consequences of recombination
34
Evolution and Ecology
David
Steinberg
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
Natural blood-doping in Galapagos Marine Iguanas
36
Genetics and Molecular Biology
Kellie
Agrimson
Other (please specify)
Investigating the Role of Liver Receptor Homolog 1 (LRH1, NR5A2) in a Cell-Specific Manner during Mouse Testis Development
38
Genetics and Molecular Biology
Sofya
Borinskaya
Rutgers University, Wood Johnson Medical School
Branched actin regulates E-Cadherin trafficking to stabilize apical junctions
40
Genetics and Molecular Biology
Sunny
Chang
University of California, Los Angeles
Exome Sequencing Identifies A ZBTB17 Truncation Variant In Arrhythmogenic Cardiomyopathy
42
Genetics and Molecular Biology
Sean
Koebley
Virginia Commonwealth University
Digital PCR paired with high-speed atomic force microscopy for minimal residual disease detection
44
Genetics and Molecular Biology
Monica
Lewis
University of Alabama at Birmingham
Development of a Murine Model to Mimic Melanoma
46
Genetics and Molecular Biology
Jenny
Link
University of California, Los Angeles
Characterization of the novel FXR target Tm4sf4 in lipid metabolism
48
Genetics and Molecular Biology
Santiago
Pineda
University of California, Los Angeles
Neuroglian: Septate Junction Regulation of Stem Cell Niche Homeostasis
50
Genetics and Molecular Biology
Pragati
Sharma
Rutgers University, Wood Johnson Medical School
A forward genetic screen to identify factors involved in heterochromatin inheritance and DNA replication.
52
Genetics and Molecular Biology
Stephen
Wechman
Virginia Commonwealth University
Inhibition of Angiogenesis in Glioblastoma by Combined Suppression of MDA-9/Syntenin and AEG-1
54
Microbiology and Immunology
Sarah
Beno
University of Alabama at Birmingham
Streptococcus pneumonias causes long-term cardiac damage and dysfunction during invasive disease
56
Microbiology and Immunology
Rachel
Bleich
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
Molecular barcoding to identify highly-colonizing E. coli strains associated with Crohn’s disease
58
Microbiology and Immunology
Elizabeth
Danka
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
Characterization of Burkholderia thailandensis BcpO as an outer membrane lipoprotein
60
Microbiology and Immunology
An Duy
Duong
University of Arizona, Tucson
Bioactivity-guided fractionation to identify novel secondary metabolites produced by the insect pathogenic bacterium Photorhabdus l. sonorensis as potential antibacterial and antifungal agents
62
Microbiology and Immunology
Sergio
Ita
University of California, San Diego
PacBio sequencing of the full-length HIV pol gene to investigate HIV type 1 drug resistance
64
Microbiology and Immunology
Anel
Lizcano
University of California, San Diego
Streptococcus gordonii Suppress Neutrophil Activation via its SRR Adhesin
66
Microbiology and Immunology
Ryan
Pace
Baylor College of Medicine
High-fat diet exposure during development persistently alters the microbiome-gut-brain-axis in juvenile non-human primates
68
Microbiology and Immunology
Peter
Ramirez
University of California, San Diego
A conserved acidic cluster motif reduces the sensitivity of SERINC5 to antagonism by HIV-1 Nef.
70
Microbiology and Immunology
Amy
Rohlfing
Tufts University
Structure-function analysis of a pseudoprotease critical for Clostridium difficile germinant sensing
72
Microbiology and Immunology
Nikolas
Stasulli
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
Distinct microbiota of two Sarracenia carnivorous pitcher plant species growing in the same location
74
Neuroscience and Psychology
Omavi
Bailey
University of Arizona, Tucson
Delayed sleep time in African Americans and depression in a community-based population
76
Neuroscience and Psychology
Elizabeth
Crofton
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
Single cell analysis and characterization following chronic ethanol in rats
78
Neuroscience and Psychology
Vicky
DiBona
Rutgers University, Wood Johnson Medical School
The effects of pesticide/insecticide exposure on microglia-neuron interactions during early development
80
Neuroscience and Psychology
Monica
Gaudier-Diaz
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
Effects of propranolol on cortisol, alpha-amylase, and circulating interleukin-6 following a social stress task
82
Neuroscience and Psychology
Eric
Luth
Tufts University
VEGF receptor-related proteins regulate glutamate receptor surface levels and control behavior
84
Neuroscience and Psychology
Zoe
Thompson
University of Michigan
Characterizing reproductive function in POMC-deficient mice
86
Neuroscience and Psychology
Robert
Wickham
Tufts University
Identifying Mechanisms Underlying Intellectual Disability Linked to β-catenin Disruptive Mutations
87
Pedagogy
Robert
Akscyn
University of Alabama at Birmingham
UAB-CORD (Community OutReach Development) and GEAR UP Birmingham (Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs) Collaboration
89
Pedagogy
Jason
Diaz
La Salle University
Life Science Innovation: Teaching Students to Think Like an Entrepreneur
91
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93
Pedagogy
angela
migues
Stony Brook University
The Impact of Septic Systems on Long Island’s Aquifer- an interdisciplinary study
95
Pedagogy
Brittany
Peterson
University of Arizona, Tucson
Research at PUIs: How can we balance learning, creativity, and productivity?
96
Pedagogy
Jesus
Segovia
UT San Antonio
Injecting Biomedical Research into the Undergraduate Laboratory Environment: a Case Study from San Antonio, Texas
98
Pedagogy
Helen
Vuong
University of California, Los Angeles
Adapting Experiential Learning Activities to Enhance Neuroscience Education
100
Pedagogy
Keaton
Wilson
University of Arizona, Tucson
An open-source biostatistics and data science course for undergraduates in R: a reimagining of POGIL-based group roles to foster collaborative coding

Poster Session 2:  5:00 pm – 6:30 pm

Poster Number
Poster Category
First Name
Last Name
Institution
Poster Title
1
Biomedical Engineering and Physics
Tory
Schaaf
University of Minnesota
Red-shifted FRET biosensors for high-throughput lifetime screening
2
Biomedical Engineering and Physics
Brian
Bui
The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio
A DNA dosimeter to measure radiation dose in 3D space
3
Biomedical Engineering and Physics
Anum
Glasgow
University of California, San Francisco
Reprogramming protein-protein interfaces to sense new small molecules
4
Biomedical Engineering and Physics
Morgan
Hawker
Tufts University
Transient Bioelectronics: Solvent-free Strategy to Coat Transient Metals with Silk
6
Cell Biology and Biochemistry
Jonathan
Berman
The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio
Regulation of Epithelial Sodium Channel by Casein Kinase 2 and Ankyrin 3
8
Cell Biology and Biochemistry
Pamela
Brady
University of Alabama at Birmingham
Binding Studies for Functional Profiling of Bat Coronavirus Macrodomain HKU9M
10
Cell Biology and Biochemistry
Elizabeth
Draganova
Tufts University
To Bud or Not to Bud: Inhibition of the HSV-1 Nuclear Egress Complex
12
Cell Biology and Biochemistry
James
Hall
University of California, San Diego
Spatial Organization of a cAMP/Ca2+-Regulated Signaling Complex: A Solution Structural Small-Angle X-ray and Neutron Scattering Study of an AKAP79-Scaffolded Complex Containing Type IIβ PKA and Calcineurin
14
Cell Biology and Biochemistry
Jennifer
Judge
University of Michigan
Skeletal muscle fibroblasts from aged mice display markers of cellular senescence and extracellular matrix remodeling
16
Cell Biology and Biochemistry
Anthony
Mangan
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
Regulation of Plasma Membrane Expansion in Developing Neurons
18
Cell Biology and Biochemistry
Olivia
Molinar-Inglis
University of California, San Diego
Activated Protein C-mediated Crosstalk Between PAR1 and S1PR1 in Endothelial Barrier Stabilization
20
Cell Biology and Biochemistry
Dequina
Nicholas
University of California, San Diego
GLUT1: A Potential Regulator of Gonadotrope Function in Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome
22
Cell Biology and Biochemistry
Alexander
Payumo
University of California, San Francisco
Role of beta adrenergic receptors and sympathetic nerve activity in regulating cardiomyocyte cell-cycle arrest and binucleation
24
Cell Biology and Biochemistry
Crystal
Vander Zanden
University of New Mexico
Neuroprotective effect of plant-derived polyphenols against amyloid beta toxicity
26
Cell Biology and Biochemistry
Keith
Ashcraft
University of Texas San Antonio
Novel Regulation of Fatty Acid Synthase by Folate in Aggressive Prostate Cancer
35
Genetics and Molecular Biology
Christopher
Abdullah
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
Characterizing developmental and cellular phenotypes caused by H3.3 oncohistone mutations in Drosophila
37
Genetics and Molecular Biology
Onur
Birol
Emory University
The effect of age on epigenetic reprogramming in C. elegans
39
Genetics and Molecular Biology
Alex
Chaim
University of California, San Diego
My Adventures In The World Of Single Cell Transcriptomics
41
Genetics and Molecular Biology
Keolu
Fox
University of California, San Diego
Revisiting the thrifty gene theory in the genomic era
43
Genetics and Molecular Biology
Sarah
Latchney
University of Rochester
Aberrant DNA methylation at the IDO1 locus is linked to human pregnancy loss
45
Genetics and Molecular Biology
Jonathan
Lindsay
Virginia Commonwealth University
State dependent learning in caenorhabditis elegans requires dopaminergic signals
47
Genetics and Molecular Biology
Rebekah
Mahoney
UT San Antonio
Investigating the role of Slowpoke in the aberrant calcium signaling observed during the pathogenesis of tauopathies
49
Genetics and Molecular Biology
Heather
Ray
University of Alabama at Birmingham
The Tumor Suppressor Hypermethylated in Cancer 1 (Hic1) Interacts with Wnt Signaling Pathways During Neural Crest Migration
51
Genetics and Molecular Biology
Eillen
Tecle
University of California, San Diego
Investigating the regulation of a novel epithelial immune response
53
Microbiology and Immunology
Walter
Adams
Tufts University
Pneumolysin induces 12-lipoxygenase-dependent neutrophil migration and lung damage during S. pneumoniae infection.
55
Microbiology and Immunology
Eryn
Bernardy
Emory University
Pseudomonas aeruginosa and Staphylococcus aureus interactions in cystic fibrosis
57
Microbiology and Immunology
Mayra
Carrillo
University of California, Los Angeles
Investigating the enhancement of anti-HIV chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) T cell therapy using  immunostimulatory cytokines
59
Microbiology and Immunology
Tammi
Duncan
University of New Mexico
Reactive Oxygen Species (ROS) Generation by Uranium and Arsenic Leads to Increased DNA Damage in Immune Cells
61
Microbiology and Immunology
Raquel
Furtado
Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Expansion of circulating CXCR3lo memory CD4+ T helper cells correlates with clinical protection against human malaria
63
Microbiology and Immunology
Stephanie
Jerman
University of New Mexico
G-CSF:  An old cytokine with new tricks in the colon tumor microenvironment
65
Microbiology and Immunology
Rebecca
McQuade
University of Arizona, Tucson
Antimicrobial function of a type six secretion system in the entomopathogenic bacterium Xenorhabdus bovienii
67
Microbiology and Immunology
Zhijuan
Qiu
Stony Brook University
Mesenteric Lymph Node Priming Licenses Rapid CD8 Tissue-Resident  Memory T Cell Differentiation in the Intestines
69
Microbiology and Immunology
Angelica
Riestra
University of California, San Diego
Inflammasome activation by Trichomonas vaginalis
71
Microbiology and Immunology
Jessica
Sowa
University of California, San Diego
Investigating Mechanisms of Intracellular Pathogen Detection by C. elegans
73
Microbiology and Immunology
Jason
Tan
Virginia Commonwealth University
Novel mechanism of transcriptional de-repression of the Staphylococcus aureus pathogenicity islands (SaPI)-1 by bacteriophage 80alpha.
75
Neuroscience and Psychology
Victor
Cazares
University of Michigan
Neural mechanisms underlying impaired extinction learning in a wild-type inbred mouse strain.
77
Neuroscience and Psychology
Lauren
Crowe
Tufts University
Noktochor is a required in glia and neurons for Drosophila night sleep
79
Neuroscience and Psychology
Nathan
Fried
University of Pennsylvania
A Mouse Pain Scale: Assessment of Pain Sensation in Mice Using Sub-second Behavioral Mapping and Statistical Modeling
81
Neuroscience and Psychology
Molly
Hyer
Virginia Commonwealth University
High fructose diet impairs learning and alters microglia in adult male, but not female, rats
83
Neuroscience and Psychology
Ashlyn
Spring
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
Modeling Spinal Muscular Atrophy patient mutations in the fly reveals a spectrum of disease severity and role for Smn in innate immune function
85
Neuroscience and Psychology
Helen
Vuong
University of California, Los Angeles
The Maternal Microbiome Modulates Thalamocortical Axon Development and Sensory Behavior
88
Pedagogy
Sofya
Borinskaya
Rutgers University
RISE UP: Rutgers INSPIRE mentoring Sessions promote Early Undergraduate Participation in biomedical research.
90
Pedagogy
Kelsey
Gray
Emory University
The Emory-Tibet Science Initiative: Rethinking cross-cultural science and teaching
92
Pedagogy
Joyce
Lloyd
Virginia Commonwealth University
VCU IRACDA Mentors’ & Fellows’ Perspectives on Effective Mentoring Practices
94
Pedagogy
Morgan
Mouchka
University of California, San Diego
Stimulating scientific inquiry in non-science majors: Redesigning General Biology using a student-centered approach
97
Pedagogy
Robin
Sugiura
Stanford University
Centralized Postdoctoral Recruitment: An Effort to Support Diversity in Academia
99
Pedagogy
Stacey
Wahl
Virginia Commonwealth University
The Mentored Teaching Experience: a Pilot Program for First Year VCU-IRACDA fellows.
101
Pedagogy
Tadakimi
Tomita
Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Flipping a class without flipping a coin: implementation of multi-modal assessment devices in a General Biology course improved student preparation, in-class engagement, and course material understanding
102
Public Health
Wyatte
Hall
University of Rochester
When inclusion excludes: Using NHIS insights for a preliminary rethinking of deaf children’s experiences in the home
103
Public Health
Christine
Loyd
University of Alabama at Birmingham
Trajectories of Community Mobility Recovery Following Hospitalization Among Older Adults
104
Public Health
Tiffany
Panko
University of Rochester
Optimizing contraception for pregnancy spacing in Rochester, NY: When talking about it helps