Fall 2016 Final Schedule

When:   Tuesday, December 6, 2016; 12:50pm to 5:00pm
Where:   Cameron Williams Lecture Hall, Plant Science Building

12:50pm:  Welcome and Introduction    Dr. Dan Howe, ABT 395/399 Course Coordinator

1:00 pm    Chaney Brown    RNA Protection from Cell Nucleases by Nanoparticles
Mentor:   Dr. Bruce Webb, Department of Entomology, UK College of Agriculture, Food and Environment

1:15pm  Ryan Harpole     Molecular Genetics of MS4A6A and Alzheimer's Disease
Mentor:   Dr. Steven Estus, Sanders-Brown Center on Aging, UK College of Medicine

1:30 pm    Michael Yurek     Exploring the Physiochemical Properities of Protein-Protein Interactions
Mentor:   Dr. Hunter Moseley, Department of Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry, UK College of Medicine

1:45 pm    Katrina Epps     What is the Relationship between Strains of Colletotrichum acutatum Causing Disease in Plants and in Insects?
Mentor:   Dr. Lisa Vaillancourt, Department of Plant Pathology, UK College of Agriculture, Food and Environment

2:00 pm   Allison Polidori     Effects of GADD45 on DNA Methylation and Demethylation in the Brain
Mentor:   Dr. Melinda Wilson, Department of Physiology, UK College of Medicine

2:15 pm    Lesley Wempe     Developing Immunodetection Assays for the N-gene in Sf9v Rhabdovirus
Mentor:   Dr. Michael Goodin, UK College of Agriculture, Food and Environment

2:30 pm    Evie Beckert     VgDGAT Segregants and Oil Content in Soybeans
Mentor:   Dr. David Hildebrand, Department of Plant and Soil Sciences, UK College of Agriculture, Food and Environment

2:45 pm  BREAK

3:00 pm    Riku Imanishi     Is there Cross Infection of Colletotrichum species in Orchards?
Mentor:   Dr. Lisa Vaillancourt, Department of Plant Pathology, UK College of Agriculture, Food and Environment

3:15 pm    Satya Alluri     The Role of Blood-Brain Barrier in Epilepsy
Mentor:   Dr. Bjoern Bauer, Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, UK College of Pharmacy

3:30 pm   Grady Bryant  Immune Response Stimulation by the Trophic Form of the Life Cycle of Pneumocystis murina
Mentor:   Dr. Beth Garvy, Department of Microbiology, Immunology, and Molecular Genetics, UK College of Medicine

3:45 pm    Ellen Gouws     The Purification of Serum Amyloid A
Mentor:   Dr. Maria DeBeer, Department of Physiology, UK College of Medicine

4:00 pm    Cecilia Winfrey     Characterization of Streptothricin Resistance
Mentor:   Dr. Steven Van Lanen, Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, UK College of Pharmacy

4:15 pm    Hunter Thomas     Analysis and Expansion of the Morphological Traits in Colletotrichum actutatum and Colletotrichum gleosporioides
Mentor:   Dr. Lisa Vaillancourt, Department of Plant Pathology, UK College of Agriculture, Food and Environment

4:30 pm   Sandhya Paudel   The Use of IgG(T) as a Diagnostic Tool in Foals with Rhodococcus equi Pneumonia
Mentor:   Dr. David Horohov, Department of Veterinary Science, UK College of Agriculture, Food and Environment

4:45 pm   Heather Gosnell  The Emerging Genetics Workforce:   A Study of Physician Geneticists' Professional Lives
Mentor:  Dr. Eric Rush, Department of Pediatrics, University of Nebraska Medical Center 

5:00pm  Reception and Glenn B. Collins Research Achievenment Award in ABT and Alltech Young Scientist Affiliate Nominee