26th Annual Undergraduate Research Symposium

Dean Edelgard Wulfert meets poster presenter, Linda Mariconda who worked with Professor John Schmidt.

26th Annual Undergraduate Research Symposium
APRIL 24th 2009-D'Ambra Auditorium ~ Life Science Building

The Undergraduate Research Symposium is sponsored annually in the spring semester by the Department of Biological Sciences.  The faculty is proud of its long tradition of mentoring undergraduate research.  Selection for participation in the Research Symposium is based on research performance and communication of that research in the form of an oral presentation, a poster, and a formal written paper.  This year’s students presenting their work represent a highly talented group of science majors who have participated in at least two semesters of supervised experimental research, and whose research skills have been nurtured by nearly daily individual mentoring by their faculty advisors. 

Please follow below for a complete list of student participants with their project title and faculty mentor.

Poster presenters:

Jason Altman Developing FRET Reporters for Forces in DNA Kissing Triangles * Dr. Pan Li > Biological Sciences ~ University at Albany

Steve Cardio Measurement of Double Mutant Thymidylate Synthase Expression Levels in Transduced Pancreatic Cancer and HT1080 Fibrosarcoma Cell Lines * Dr. Erasmus Schneider > ~ Wadsworth Center

Adriana Chacon Lead Toxicity in Sacharomyces cerevisea Cells * Dr. Douglas Conklin > Biomedical Sciences ~ Gen*NY*sis Center for Excellence in Cancer Genomics

Jin Choi Nematicidal effect of the garlic and onion oil * Dr. Min-Ho Lee > Biological Sciences ~ University at Albany

Daniel daCosta An Aromatase Inhibitor Produces Anti-Anxiety Like Behavior and Increases in cognition and Motor Activity Of Male Rats, but Does Not Produce Prostate Proliferation * Dr. Cheryl Frye> Psychology ~ University at Albany

Margaret Daly The Role of tRNA Methyltransferases in the Cellular Stress Response * Dr. Thomas Begley> Biomedical Sciences ~ Gen*NY*sis Center for Excellence in Cancer Genomics

Marta Grzegorek SOS induction in E.coli knockout mutants * Dr. Richard Cunningham > Biological Sciences ~ University at Albany

Fareed Haddad The AEDs Phenytoin and Valproate produced reproductive endocrine dysfunction of Female Rats * Dr. Cheryl Frye > Psychology ~ University at Albany

Andrew Hatkoff HIV-1 PROTEASE - Study of Data Graphing and Analysis * Dr. Keith Earle > Physics ~ University at Albany

Dennis Iyekegbe The Establishment of Cell Line Expressing Sodium Channel Nav1.8 * Dr. Sho-Ya Wang> Biological Sciences ~ University at Albany

Fraulin Joseph Proteins And Pathways That Modulate The Toxicity Of The Chemotherapeutic Drug Carmustine * Dr. Thomas Begley > Biomedical Sciences ~ Gen*NY*sis Center for Excellence in Cancer Genomics

Gurinder Kaur Yersinia Pestis KIM 5 * Dr. Dennis Metzger > Ctr Immunology & Microbial Disease ~ Albany Medical College

Amy Kohtz Sex differences, and endogenous hormonal milieu, interact with dose-dependent cocaine administration for effects on psychomotor, anxiety-like, and sexual behaviors * Dr. Cheryl Frye > Psychology ~ University at Albany

Eduard Koman
In vivo Studies of a HSF Aptamer * Dr. Hua Shi > Biological Sciences ~ University at Albany

Laura Mariconda The Role of the Par Complex in the Retinotectal Map of Zebrafish * Dr. John Schmidt> Biological Sciences ~ University at Albany

Caitlin Norton Phenotypic Variations of Drosophila melanogaster associated with temperature * Dr. Kurt McKean > Biological Sciences ~ University at Albany

John Ryoo Toward the understanding of GLD-1 binding specificity * Dr. Min-Ho Lee > Biological Sciences ~ University at Albany

Dale Segal Hydroxylamine Sensitive Mutants of E. coli * Dr. Richard Cunningham > Biological Sciences ~ University at Albany

Arun Sunny Structural Analysis of DNA kissing complexes through Fluorescence Spectroscopy * Dr. Pan Li > Biological Sciences ~ University at Albany

Larissa Suparmanto Siderophores as Cooperative Virulence Factors * Dr. Kurt McKean > Biological Sciences ~ University at Albany

Gregory Szczepanski The Involvement of KH-Domain Proteins during Optic Nerve Regeneration * Dr. Ben Szaro> Biological Sciences ~ University at Albany

Christopher Teehan Factors affecting fis and dksA expression in E. coli * Dr. Robert Osuna > Biological Sciences ~ University at Albany

Ye Mon A survey of the pathogenicity of Drosophila – associated bacteria * Dr. Kurt McKean> Biological Sciences ~ University at Albany

Oral presenters:

Fraulin Joseph delivers his oral presentation.

Kelly Bonetti Expression of fatty acid synthase 1 (FAS1) and inhibitation of FAS1 by 5-chloropyrazinamide and analogs * Dr. John Welch > Chemistry ~ University at Albany

Amy Kohtz Sex differences, and endogenous hormonal milieu, interact with dose-dependent cocaine administration for effects on psychomotor, anxiety-like, and sexual behaviors * Dr. Cheryl Frye > Psychology ~ University at Albany

Kathryn Gulfo Insights into the ROCK-mediated pathway leading to branching morphogenesis in mouse SMG * Dr. Melinda Larsen > Biological Sciences ~ University at Albany

Jason Altman Developing FRET Reporters for Forces in DNA Kissing Triangles * Dr. Pan Li > Biological Sciences ~ University at Albany

Daniel Leonard Fibroblast Growth Factors 7 and 10 modulate mouse embryonic salivary gland development in a time dependant manner * Dr. Melinda Larsen > Biological Sciences ~ University at Albany

Nasiratu Larry The Role of Sphingosine-1-Phosphate in regulation of Paxillin and Focal Adhesion Kinase in HUVEC Cells and the Role of Acetylcholine Receptor Signaling in Salivary Gland Ductal Differentiation * Dr. Melinda Larsen > Biological Sciences ~ University at Albany

Ryan Benway Budding yeast mRNA translation, localization and storage proteins are required for Ty1 transposition * Dr. Joan Curcio > Biomedical Sciences ~ Wadsworth Center

Evan Delgado B52 Aptamer and B52 RBD1-RBD2 Domain Synthesis * Dr. Carla Theimer > Chemistry ~ University at Albany

Fraulin Joseph Proteins And Pathways That Modulate The Toxicity Of The Chemotherapeutic Drug Carmustine * Dr. Thomas Begley > Biomedical Sciences ~ Gen*NY*sis Center for Excellence in Cancer Genomics

Sarah Deaton Expression Of Rna Binding Proteins During Optic Nerve Regeneration In Juvenile Xenopus Laevis * Dr. Ben Szaro > Biological Sciences ~ University at Albany

Erin Labarge The use of sheep for management of the invasive plan Lythrum salicaria, in a wet meadow in an agricultural landscape * Dr. Gary Kleppel > Biological Sciences ~ University at Albany

Lana Bunning Phylogenetic Analysis of CD4, CCR5 and CXCR4 and Molecular Modeling of gp120 and HIV/SIV Interactions * Dr. Caro-Beth Stewart > Biological Sciences ~ University at Albany

Margaret Daly The Role of tRNA Methyltransferases in the Cellular Stress Response * Dr. Thomas Begley> Biomedical Sciences ~ Gen*NY*sis Center for Excellence in Cancer Genomics

 

4-24-2009