Fall 2018 Final Schedule

The fall 2018 ABT 395/399 student presentations are scheduled for Tuesday, December 4 from 10:00am to 5:00pm in the Cameron Williams Lecture Hall, Plant Science Building.

10:00am  Welcome and Introduction  Dr. Aardra Kachroo, ABT 395/399 Course Cordinator

10:00am   Cassie Adams    Liposomally-delivered Itaconic Acid and Alternative Macrophage Activation
Mentor: Dr. Vincent Venditto, Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, UK College of Pharmacy

10:15am  Isabella Usenza   Effects of Reduced Height Genes on a Wheat Breeding Program
Mentor:   Dr. David Van Sanford, Department of Plant and Soil Sciences, UK College of Agriculture, Food and Environment

10:30am  Kristin O’Leary   Importance of PRL Subcellular Localization During the Cell Cycle
Mentor: Dr. Jessica Blackburn, Department of Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry, UK College of Medicine

10:45am  Tucker Jones   Early Life Stress-induced Increases in Adiposity in Mice are Prevented by the Adipose Tissue-specific Abrogation of Neuropeptide Y Receptor 2
Mentor: Dr. Analia Loria, Department of Pharmacology and Nutritional Sciences, UK College of Medicine

11:00am  Rachel Guess  Characterization of Genotypes Impaired in Biosynthesis/Catabolism of Nonprotein Amino Acid Pipecolic Acid
Mentor: Pradeep Kachroo, Department of Plant Pathology, UK College of Agriculture, Food and Environment

11:15am   Jesse Neal The Effect of Bovine Herpes Virus-1 on Mononuclear Dendritic Cell
Mentor: Dr. Michelle Blaha, RTI LLC. and Dr. Christopher Chase, South Dakota State University

11:30am   Jessica Belcher   Plant Response to Selenium Supplementation and other Alltech Crop Science Applications
Mentor:   Jana Norton, Crop Science Department, Alltech

11:45am-12:30pm    LUNCH BREAK
  

12:30pm  Joseph Steinhauer Determination of Colocalization of L-type Calcium Channels and Rad Protein
Mentor:    Dr. Jonathan Satin, Department of Physiology, SAHA Cardiovascular Research Center, UK College of Medicine

12:45pm  Bradley Nightengale Soft Red Winter Wheat Breeding: Rhizosphere Warming + Plant Response
Mentor: Dr. David Van Sanford, Department of Plant and Soil Sciences, UK College of Agriculture, Food and Environment

1:00pm  Brittney Rivers   Antibody Responses in Mice Toward Apolipoprotein A-I
Mentor: Dr. Vincent Venditto, Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, UK College of Pharmacy

1:15pm  Amy R. Sessions   Fishing for Data: the Examination of Collagen IV’s Effect on Developing Zebrafish Retinas
Mentor: Dr. Jakub Famulski, Department of Biology, UK College of Arts and Sciences

1:30pm   Hanna Carr    Investigating Relationships Between Aggression and Immune Function in Honey Bees
Mentor:   Dr. Clare Rittschof, Department of Entomology, UK College of Agriculture, Food and Environment

1:45pm   Jason Spaude  Synthesis and Characterization of a Novel Class of Triazine-based Lipids for Gene Delivery
Mentor:   Dr. Vincent Venditto, Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, UK College of Pharmacy

2:00pm  Melhem Zakharia  Changes in Muscle Fiber Size in Response to Atrophy and Recovery from Atrophy
Mentor:   Dr. Esther Dupont-Versteegden, Department of Rehabilitation Sciences, College of Health Sciences

2:15pm  Chandler Albright  Determining the Quantity of JC Virus in Various Urine Samples
Mentor:   Dr. Craig Miller, Department of Oral Medicine, UK College of Dentistry

2:30pm  Ashley Allen  The Efficiency in Treatment Time for Plantar Fasciitis using PRP Injections
Mentor:  Dr. Bryan Harmon, Lexington Foot and Ankle Center

2:45pm  Trevor N. Farmer  Analysis of Erbin as a Tumor Suppressor in Colorectal Cancer (CRC) by Negatively Regulating Cell Motility
Mentor:   Dr. Tianyan Gao, Department of Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry, UK College of Medicine

3:00pm-3:15pm  BREAK  
   

3:15pm  Kai Davis  Effects of Vitamin C, Vitamin E, and Zinc on in vitro Lymphocyte Cytokine Release in the Face of Inflammation
Mentor:   Dr. Amanda Adams, Department of Veterinary Science, UK College of Agriculture, Food and Environment

3:30pm  Devin Montgomery  Implications of Social Pressure on Smoking Behavior Among Cervical Cancer Survivors
Mentor:  Dr. Jessica Burris, Department of Psychology, UK College of Arts and Sciences

3:45pm  Jay Philips   Differential Undertaking Response of a Lower Termite to the Corpse of Different Castes
Mentor:   Dr. Xuguo Zhou, Department of Entomology, UK College of Agriculture, Food and Environment

4:00pm  Katherine Bernardo   Variations in Expression of Lipid Metabolizing Enzymes in Cases of Hepatocellular Carcinoma (HCC) in Mice
Mentor:   Dr. Brett Spear, Department of Microbiology, Immunology and Molecular Genetics, UK College of Medicine

4:15PM  Reception and Awarding of the Glenn B. Collins Agricultural Biotechnology Undergraduate Research Achievement Award