Oral presentations, performances, and demonstrations

  • Session II: 10:30 a.m. - 11:50 a.m.

      Plyler Hall 231 (Townes Science Center)

      Research in Biology
      Moderator: John Quinn

      Eileen Brown
      Norovirus Among Children With Non-Rotavirus Acute Gastroenteritis in Southern Israel (2006-2013)
      Ryan Ernstes
      Shift in Songbird Vocalizations Suggests Possible threats of Anthropogenic Noise for Human Health
      Walker Stinette
      Relationships between land cover, water chemistry, biomarkers, and fish diversity in the Piedmont region of South Carolina, USA
      Sara Prescott
      Care and Maintenance of the Animals of the Riverbanks Zoo & Garden Small Mammal Department
  • Session III: 1 p.m. - 2:20 p.m.

      Patrick Lecture Hall, TSC 126

      Research in Biology
      Moderator: Dennis Haney

      Jordan Ellington
      The effect of agricultural, pastured, and forested land covers on freshwater stream fish in the Piedmont of South Carolina.
      Luke Turner
      Community structure of dragonfly assemblages and effects on parasitism rate; A test of the Dilution effect
      Andrea Binz
      Circadian Rhythms in y-H2AX Response to Temozolomide treatment of Murine Transfformed Astrocytes
      Tyler Greathouse
      Human MetapneumovirusN
  • Session IV: 2:30 p.m. - 3:50 p.m.

      Patrick Lecture Hall, TSC 126

      Presentations of Research in Biology
      Moderator: Bill Blaker

      Jesse Wood
      A multi-scale analysis of the effects of local- and landscape-level habitat variables on avian cavity-nesting species abundance
      Tori Brenner
      Time away from nest as an indicator of habitat quality
      Rachel McAlister
      Intraspecific Variation in Ni hyperaccumulation in Populations of Psychotria grandis from Serpentine and Nonserpentine Soils of Puerto Rico
      Scarlet Sellers
      Activity and Predation Patterns among Puma, Deer, and Elk: Variance in Lunar Illumination

Posters and exhibits

  • Session I: 9:30 a.m. - 11 a.m.
      (BIO-1) Jasmine Rethmeyer
      Internship: Greenwood Genetic Center
      (BIO-2) Martha Robinson
      Internship at the Greenville Zoo: A Day in the Life of a Zookeeper FU Style
      (BIO-3) Joseph Horacek
      The distribution of dragonfly larvae in a South Carolina stream: Relationships with sediment type, body size, and the presence of other larvae
      (BIO-4) Sasha Gogoli
      Modeling the MLL (Mixed-lineage leukemia) complex in Saccharomyces cerevisiae
      (BIO-5) Audrey Heldreth
      Optimization of Luciferase Assay Protocol to Evaluate Expression of SOCS Proteins in Measles Infected A549 SLAM Cells
      (BIO-6) Peter Olsen
      SMO Dependent Sonic Hedgehog Signaling in Definitive and Hepatic Endoderm
  • Session II: 11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
      (BIO-7) Sarah Kooy
      Internship: Cleveland Park Animal Hospital
      (BIO-8) Jenna Meredith, Megan Lee, Taylor Mitchell
      Defining the roles of calcium mobilization and protein kinase C in the initial decondensation of chromatin during T cell activation
      (BIO-9) Amber Brown, Simone Dixon
      Relative gene expression of Mortality factor 4-like 2 (morf412) and SLIT/NTRK-like family, member 4 (slitrk4) in rat Schwann cells following activation of Protease-activated Receptor-1
      (BIO-10) Dainee Gibson
      Analysis of Ecosystems Services on an Urban-Rural Gradient in Upstate South Carolina
      (BIO-11) Jacob Hanna
      Ruthenium complex KP1019 and its effects on Saccharomyces cerevisiae
      (BIO-12) Katie Durham
      Internship: Audubon Aquatics Center
  • Session III: 12:30 p.m. - 2 p.m.
      (BIO-13) Judith Carlisle, Betsy Lyde, Abbey Myers, Kiersten Rule
      Effects of symbiont density and feeding rate on sexual and asexual reproduction in Aiptasia pallida anemones
      (BIO-14) Megan Willner
      Elucidating the role of deubiquitinating enzymes in a yeast model for Parkinson's disease
      (BIO-15) Julia Villemuer
      Regulation of Nicotinic ß3 and GABAA ß1 subunits, and Galanin Receptor 2 Expression during Lesion-Induced Sprouting in the Rat Septohippocampal Pathway
      (BIO-16) Michael Beck
      Internship: The Paley Advanced Limb Lengthening Institute (West Palm Beach, FL)
  • Session IV: 2 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
      (BIO-17) Luke Hetherington and Haley Clevenger
      Small-scale habitat preferences of ground beetles (Coleoptera: Carabidae) and responses to vegetative regrowth after Kudzu removal
      (BIO-18) Alex Panuccio
      Modeling the Mixed-lineage leukemia (MLL1) multi-protein complex in budding yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae

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