PC Summer Research Symposium

July 28, 2020, 9:20 a.m.

Schedule of Events

Coffee and Refreshments
9 a.m. | Harrington-Peachtree (HP) Center Lobby

Introduction & Oral Presentations
9:20 a.m. | HP Amphitheater
Welcome, Dr. Mike Rischbieter, Director of Summer Fellows Program
Introduction, Dr. Stuart Gordon, Director of Undergraduate Research

Presentations I - 9:20 a.m. - 10:45 a.m., Session Chair: Dr. Jim Wetzel

9:30 – 9:45 a.m. – Jaden Yam (PCSF)
A New Paleocological Reconstruction of the Douglas, WY Locality at the EOT
Advisor: Dr. Mike Rischbieter

9:50 – 10: 05 a.m. – Krissy Harrelson (PCSF)
3D Printing of Skeletal Elements
Advisor: Dr. Jim Wetzel

10:10 – 10:25 a.m. – Sarah Rodekohr (Collaborative Summer Research Fellow)
Research in the Mechanics of a Carbon Fiber Braiding Machine
Advisor: Dr. Chad Rodekohr

10:30- 10:45 a.m. – Valentin Kliebe (SC-INBRE)
The selective inhibitors for Heat shock protein 90 beta and tumor necrosis factor type I (TRAP1) reduce the LPS-induced inflammatory response in BV2 microglial cells
Advisor: Dr. Wei Lei

Coffee Break: 10:45 a.m. – 11 a.m.

Presentations II - 11 a.m. - Noon, Session Chair - Dr. Marharyta Petukh

11:00- 11:15 a.m. – Noah Burkett (SC-INBRE)
Effect of Drug Therapy on the N-Terminal Domain of NPCI Protein
Advisor: Dr. Marharyta Petukh

11:15 – 11:30 a.m. – Layn Benson (SC-INBRE)
SHOX2 cooperates with STAT3 to promote breast cancer metastasis through the transcriptional activation of STAT3
Advisor: Dr. Austin Shull

11:30 – 11:45 a.m. – Christen Hanna (PRSI)
Treatment with a novel AHa1 inhibitor, KU177, improves opioid therapy
Advisor: Dr. Wei Lei

11:45 – Noon – Marigordon Varner (SC-INBRE)
Soft Robotic Prosthetics Utilizing Granular Materials
Advisor: Dr. Eli Owens

Lunch – 12:15 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Boxed Lunches (Pick up from HP lobby)

Poster Session
1:30 p.m. - 3:15 p.m. | Library Reading Room

Is multidrug resistance a cause of increased cancer mobility in those with mental illness?
Shelby Andrysxczyk
Advisor: Dr. Amy Messersmith-Love

Building a Manipulatable Sputter Coating System As a Means to Controlling Sn Whiskers
Wil Armstrong
Advisor: Dr. Chad Rodekohr

Synthetic studies towards puromycin analogues: Optimization of the flourination of a ketone intermediate
Adrianna Cody
Advisor: Dr. Guiseppe Gumina

Impact of Continuous Glucose Monitors and Pharmacist-Led Educational Interventions on Type 2 Diabetes Management
Kaileigh Collins
Advisor: Eileen Ward

Induction of Chemotherapy Resistance with Drugs Used in the Treatment of Mental Illness
Caroline Dipzinski
Advisor: Dr. Amy Messersmith-Love

What Drives the White Working Class’s Vote Choice?
Martha Grace Dixon
Advisor: Dr. Erin McAdams

Changes in Regulation of Cancer-Related Genes in OE33 and OE19 Cells Treated with Omeprazole
Jessica Escobar
Advisor: Dr. Chris Farrell

A Qualitative Content Analysis on How Contemporary Television Dramas Portray Sexual Violence
Ndayishimiye Florence
Advisor: Dr. Erin McAdams

Yeast as A Model for Autism Spectrum Disorder: Tetramethoxyluteolin as a Treatment for Mitochondria Dysfunction. Possible Sphingolipid requirement for TML antioxidant properties
Deltrice Holmes
Advisor: Dr. Evelyn Swain

Transposon Mutagenesis in Acidovorax avenae subsp. avenae
Jeremiah Jackson
Advisor: Dr. Stuart Gordon

In vitro model for drug resistance in Psychiatric medications using Caco-2 cells
Michael Jenkins
Advisor: Dr. Amy Messersmith-Love

Atorvastatin and its varying effects on colorectal cancer
Kelsey Maynard
Advisor: Dr. Christopher Farrell

Investigating the mechanism of co-suppression between Rvs161 growth defect and HXT4 overexpression in Saccharomyces cerevisiae
Jimmy McCollum
Advisor: Dr. Evelyn Swain

Impact of metformin use in COVID-19 patients: A systematic review and meta-analysis
Allie Shaw
Advisor: Dr. Katherine Hanlon

Dysregulation of Cancer-related Genes in Caco-2 Cells Treated With Losartan
Mark Suddreth
Advisor: Dr. Christopher Farrell

Optimization of the Higuchi Method
Grace Wanliss
Advisor: Dr. James Wanliss

Establishing suppression of IL32-beta in breast cancer stem cell lines to determine its role in cancer progression and metastasis
Megan Wilson
Advisor: Dr. Austin Shull