Summer Research Symposium

July 27, 2022, 9:20 a.m.

Download the Summer Research Symposium Program.

Schedule of Events

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

Introduction & Oral Presentations
9:20 a.m. | HP Amphitheater

Dr. Mike Rischbieter, Director of Summer Fellows Program

Matt vandenBerg, Ed.D., CFRE, President of Presbyterian College

Presentations I
9:35 am – 10:30 am | Session Chair: Dr. Jim Wetzel

  • 9:35 am – 9:50 am
    Kenedie Conaway (PC Summer Fellows)
    Morphological Comparison of Microfossils from the Peedee and Donoho Formations, Burches Ferry, Florence, South Carolina
    Advisor: Dr. Mike Rischbieter
  • 9:55 am – 10:10 am
    Reagan Turner (SCINBRE)
    The Effects of Arnica montana Extracts as a Non-Opioid Treatment for Post-Operative Pain
    Advisors: Dr. Wei Lei and Dr. Austin Shull
  • 10:15 am – 10:30 am
    Laken Fulmer (SCINBRE)
    Clinical Significance of Human NPC2 Mutations
    Advisor: Dr. Margo Petukh

Coffee Break
10:30 am – 10:40 am

Presentations II
10:45 am – 11:20 am | Session Chair: Dr. Kendra Hamilton

  • 10:45 am – 11:00 am
    Ainslie Lane (PC Summer Fellows)
    Examining the Economic and Societal Integration of DACA Recipients: A Decennial Review
    Advisor: Dr. David Liu
  • 11:05 am – 11:20 am
    Lauren Andrews, Sharecka Byrd and Gabriella Evans (PC Summer Fellows)
    Investigation of “News Deserts” and the Impacts on Local Communities: The Oasis Project, Bringing Water to Local News Deserts
    Advisor: Dr. Kendra Hamilton

Coffee Break
11:20 am – 11:30 am

Presentations III
11:35 am – 12:30 pm | Session Chair: Dr. Stuart Gordon

  • 11:35 am – 11:50 am
    Patrick Leonard (SCINBRE)
    Establishment of an In Vitro Model for Multidrug Resistance in Human Lung Cells
    Advisor: Dr. Amy Messersmith-Love
  • 11:55 am – 12:10 pm
    Megan Wilson (SCINBRE)
    Establishing Suppression of IL32-Beta in Breast Cancer Stem Cell Lines to Determine its Role in Cancer Progression and Metastasis
    Advisor: Dr. Austin Shull
  • 12:15 pm – 12:30 pm
    Megan Whisonant (SCINBRE)
    Effects of Dietary Iron on Taxonomic Composition and Function of the Zebrafish Gut Microbiome
    Advisor: Dr. Stuart Gordon

12:35 pm – 1:45 pm | HP Amphitheater
Lunch Presentation: Dr. Austin Shull

Poster Session
2:00 pm – 3:15 pm | Library Reading Room

  • Characterization of Sputter Deposition System as a Means of Studying Sn Whisker Propagation
    Wil Armstrong (SCINBRE)
    Advisor: Dr. Chad Rodekohr
  • P-gp Substrate of Reflux Medication Induces Drug Resistance and Promotes Cancer Growth in Esophageal Tumor Cells
    Mayah Lee (PRSI)
    Advisor: Dr. Christopher Farrell
  • The Effect of Mental Health Medications on ABCB1 Expression in Caco-2 Cells, an In Vitro Study
    Ryan McCall (PRSI)
    Advisor: Dr. Amy Messersmith-Love
  • Subjective Well-Being and Existential Themes Among Elderly Adults During the Covid-19 Pandemic
    Lainey Powers (PC Summer Fellows)
    Advisor: Dr. Drew Brandel
  • Investigating Narcissistic Subtypes and their Parasocial Relationships with Fictional Television Series Characters
    Sarah Smathers (PC Summer Fellows)
    Advisor: Dr. Stephanie Freis
  • The Pharmacist Role in Opioid Treatment Programs to Reduce Opioid Overdose Deaths
    Nyesha’ Tyler and Annalisa Pacheco (PRSI) Advisors: Dr. Kayce Shealy and Dr. Talisha Ratliff
  • Soft Robotic Prosthetics Utilizing Granular Materials Marigordon R. Varner (SCINBRE)
    Advisor: Dr. Eli T. Owens
  • Nonpharmacologic Management of Pain in the Older Adult
    Caroline Witmer and Allie Shaw (PCSP – APPE)
    Advisors: Drs. Erika Tillery, Talisha Ratliff, and Kayce Shealy

Group Photo
3:20 pm | Library, Front Steps