Fall 2019 Schedule

Fall 2019 ABT 395/399 Student Presentations
Tuesday, December 3, 2019 10:00am to 3:30pm
Cameron Williams Lecture Hall, Plant Science Building

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

10:00am  Trent Marshall   Relationship between sex, age, BMI and comorbidity on cognitive and emotional health in survivors of critical illness
Mentor:  Dr. Kirby Mayer, Department of Rehabilitation Sciences, UK College of Health Sciences

10:15am  Katie Sandford  An investigation into Habronema muscae
Mentor:  Dr. Martin Nielsen, Department of Veterinary Science, UK College of Agriculture, Food and Environment

10:30am  Brandon Goble  Leading causes of bacterial keratitis not so far from home for contact wearers
Mentor:  Dr. Martha E. Grady, Department of Mechanical Engineering, UK College of Engineering

10:45am  Chi Zhang   Differential undertaking behavioral responses to corpse from different castes in eastern subterranean termite
Mentor:  Dr. Xuguo Zhou, Department of Entomology, UK College of Agriculture, Food and Environment

11:00am  Sirui Huang   The influence of different causes of death on termite chemical profile
Mentor:   Dr. Xuguo Zhou, Department of Entomology, UK College of Agriculture, Food and Environment

11:15-1:30pm  Lunch Break   Lunch provided by the Agricultural and Medical Biotechnology Program
  

1:30pm  Samantha De Jesus   Neuropeptide Y (NPY) receptor deletion in adipocytes blunts fat-derived aldosterone production in female mice exposed to chronic stress
Mentor:  Dr. Analia Loria, Department of Pharmacology and Nutritional Sciences, UK College of Medicine

1:45pm  Bailee Taylor   Examining toxicity of phosphorene nanomaterials and their ability to remove organic contaminants from drinking water
Mentor:   Dr. Olga Tsyusko-Unrine, Department of Plant and Soil Sciences, UK College of Agriculture, Food and Environment

2:00pm  Break  

2:15pm  Adam Farman  Role of serum amyloid A in obesity accelerated and cholesterol-induced atherosclerosis
Mentor:   Dr. Nancy R. Webb, Department of Pharmacology & Nutritional Sciences, College of Medicine

2:30pm  Sam Hacker   Robust computational nuclei detection in microscopy of developing Arabidopsis endosperm
Mentor:   Dr. Tomokazu Kawashima, Department of Plant & Soil Sciences, UK College of Agriculture, Food and Environment

2:45pm  Evan Hall  Effects of environmental stresses on polyadenylation in red clover
Mentor:   Mentor: Dr. Arthur Hunt, Department of Plant and Soil Sciences, UK College of Agriculture, Food and Environment

3:00pm  Donny Hyman   The genetic modification of Catharanthus roseus to produce anti-cancer drugs
Mentor:   Mentor: Dr. Ling Yuan, Department of Plant and Soil Sciences, UK College of Agriculture, Food and Environment

3:15pm  Cierra Isom  Evaluation of the effects of synthetic lipid anchors on apolipoprotein A-I responses
Mentor:   Dr. Vincent Venditto, Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, UK College of Pharmacy

3:30pm  Nicholas Jacobs   Genetic architecture of critical thermal maximum in Drosophila melanogaster
Mentor:   Dr. Nicholas Teets, Department of Entomology, UK College of Agriculture, Food and Environment