Final Spring 2019 Schedule

Spring 2019 ABT 395/399 Student Presentations
Tuesday, April 23 from 9:30am to 4:30pm
Cameron Williams Lecture Hall, Plant Science Building
Lunch provided

9:30am  Welcome and Introduction  Dr. Aardra Kachroo, ABT 395/399 Course Cordinator

9:30am Josef Zeller  Characterizing the Role of Pipecolic Acid Metabolic Enzymes in Systemic Acquired Immunity
Mentor:  Dr. Aardra Kachroo, Department of Plant Pathology, UK College of Agriculture, Food and Environment

9:45am  Courtney Hellman   Does the Form of Selenium in Free-Choice Vitamin-Mineral Mixes Affect Gene Expression by Circulating White Blood Cells of suckling Beef Calves?
Mentor:   Dr. James Matthews, Department of Animal and Food Sciences, UK College of Agriculture, Food and Environment

10:00am  Rebecca Hall  Effects of Form of Supplemental Selenium on Steroidogenesis by the Bovine Corpus Luteum
Mentor:  Dr. Phillip Bridges, Department of Animal and Food Sciences, UK College of Agriculture, Food and Environment

10:15am  Brian Arisman  Differential Expression of Hepatic Glycogen Synthesizing Enzymes in Weanling Pigs
Mentor:   Dr. James Matthews, Department of Animal and Food Sciences, UK College of Agriculture, Food and Environment

10:30am  Nicole Bacha  Influence of Sex Chromosomes on HFpEF
Mentor:  Dr. Sean Thatcher, Department of Pharmacology & Nutritional Sciences/Cardiovascular Research Center, UK College of Medicine

10:45am  Carly Ballinger Boone  The Role of Peptidoglycan Receptors in the Response to Bacterial Endotoxin LPS on Body Wall Muscle and Cardiac Function in Larval Drosophila
Mentor:   Dr. Robin Cooper, Department of Biology, UK College of Arts & Sciences

11:00am  Samantha Danyi  Splice-Site Changing Oligonucleotides Targeting the Serotonin 2C may Reduce Spasticity after Spinal Cord Injury
Mentor:   Dr. Stefan Stamm, Department of Molecular & Cellular Biochemistry, UK College of Medicine

11:15am    Break
  

11:30am  Holly Grajera  University of Kentucky Salvation Army Clinic Retention and Referral Rates
Mentor:   Dr. Andrew Hoellein, Division of Internal Medicine, UK College of Medicine

11:45am  Alexyis Edwards  Chemical Analysis of Medicinal Plants
Mentor:   Dr. Joseph Chappell, Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, UK College of Pharmacy

12:00 - 1:00pm Lunch Break   Lunch provided by the Agricultural and Medical Biotechnology program  
   

1:00pm - 3:30pm  Break  
   

3:30pm  John Thomas   Investigating Effects of Light Intensity During Early Seed Development of Physiology and Yield in Glycine max
Mentor:   Dr. Tomo Kawashima, Department of Plant and Soil Sciences, UK College of Agriculture, Food and Environment

3:45pm  Eric Gegg  The Effect of ApoA-1 Liposomal Immunization in LDL Receptor Deficient Mice
Mentor:   Dr. Vincent Venditto, Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, UK College of Pharmacy

4:00pm  Giovanna Panepinto  Effect of Protein in the Diet on mTOR and Skeletal Muscle in Mature Thouroughbred Mares
Mentor:   Dr. Kristine Urschel, Department of Animal and Food Sciences, UK College of Agriculture, Food and Environment

4:15pm   Burke Moore  Dissection of the Worker Termite Brain for 3D Imaging
Mentor:   Dr. Xuguo Zhou, Department of Entomology, UK College of Agriculture, Food and Environment