Spring 2021 Schedule

Spring 2021 ABT 395/399 Student Presentations
Tuesday, April 27 9:25am to 2:45pm
Thursday, April 29 10:55am to 2:30pm
Presentations by Zoom
Please contact Esther Fleming, efleming@uky.edu, for more information.

Tuesday, April 27
9:25am  Aardra Kachroo Introductions

9:30am  Aaron Harris  Effects of mycotoxins Fumonosin and Doxynivalenol    
Mentor:  Dr. Robert Hirsch, Department of Plant Pathology, College of Agriculture, Food, & Environment

9:45am    Kaitlin Cox   Salivary flow and intensity of pain in patients with burning mouth disorder
Mentor:  Dr. Craig Miller, Division of Oral Diagnosis, Oral Medicine and Maxillofacial Radiology, College of Dentistry

10:00am  Angelica Garza  Genetic components of male-female interactions of transgenic insects carrying a conditional dominant lethal gene
Mentor:  Dr. Nicholas Teets, Department of Entomology, College of Agriculture, Food & Environment

10:15am  Hanna Lefevers  Comparing the effects of global DNA methylation on soybean epimutants and dem mutant tomatoes
Mentor: Dr. Carlos Rodriguez-Lopez, Department of Horticulture, College of Agriculture, Food & Environment

10:45am  Sydney Rogers  Measuring the over-wintering success in both latent and virulent strains of HzNV-2
Mentor: Dr. Bruce Webb, Department of Entomology, College of Agriculture, Food & Environment

11:00am  Cessna Langford  Megasphaera elsdenii supplementation effects on performance measures of crossbred Holstein X Angus calves
Mentor: Dr. Joao Costa, Department of Animal & Food Sciences, College of Agriculture, Food and Environment

11:15am  Allison Snyder    Azithromycin's impact on the inflammatory properties of neutrophils
Mentor: Dr. David Feola, Pharmacy Practice & Science Department, College of Pharmacy

11:30AM - 1:55PM LUNCH BREAK

2:30pm  Henry Smith  Identification and characterization of Fusarium spp. affecting Kentucky hemp
Mentor:   Dr. Nicole Gauthier, Department of Plant Pathology, College of Agriculture, Food & Environment

2:45pm  Rebecca Martinez;   Mitochondrial OXPHOS signaling regulates Wnt pathway in colon cancer
Mentor: Dr. Tianyan Gao, Department of Molecular & Cellular Biochemistry, College of Medicine

3:00pm  Elizabeth Yates   Comparing Physical and Chemical Methods to Enhance Hemp Seed Germination
Mentor:  Dr. Luke Moe, Department of Plant and Soil Sciences, College of Agriculture, Food & Environment


Thursday, April 29
10:55am  Aardra Kachroo  Introductions

10:45am  Tristan Donovan  Physiological limits in the use of channel opsins with Drosophila melanogaster:  Body wall muscle and motor neuron
Mentor: Dr. Robin Cooper, Department of Biology, College of Arts & Sciences

11:00am  Jaxon Boley    Survival of bluegrass hardwood tree seedlings under varying conditions
Mentor: Dr. John Cox, Department of Forestry and Natural Resources, College of Agriculture, Food & Environment

11:15am   Alexi Linneman   The mechanisms of the protective immunity against Toxoplasma gondii
Mentor:  Dr. Yasuhiro Suzuki, Department of Microbiology, Immunology, & Molecular Genetics, College of Medicine

11:30am  Hayden Bouren  Characterization of the Australian cane toad blood microbiome
Mentor: Dr. Carlos Rodriguez-Lopez, Department of Horticulture, College of Agriculture, Food & Environment

11:45am Kylie Bickler  Dose Response of RNAi in Multiple Insect Species
Dr. Lynne Rieske-Kinney, Department of Entomology, College of Agriculture, Food & Environment    

12:00 - 12:55 pm  LUNCH BREAK     

1:00pm  Rebecca Caldbeck; Feeding a growing population: Leghemoglobin as a visual marker for developing cisgenic plants
Mentor: Dr. Pradeep Kachroo, Department of Plant Pathology, College of Agriculture, Food, & Environment

1:15pm Hanna Fischer  Characterizing SATB2 circular RNAs in arsenic-mediated carcinogenesis
Mentor: Dr. Yvonne Fondufe-Mittendorf, Department of Molecular & Cellular Biochemistry, College of Medicine

1:30pm  James Campbell  The potential of CASC3 as a LEAP client protein
Mentor: Dr. Bruce Downie, Department of Horticulture, College of Agriculture, Food & Environment

1:45pm  Alexandria Pete  Investigating the role of myosin XI-G in synergid cells for Arabidopsis thaliana
Mentor:  Dr. Tomokazu Kawashima, Department of Plant and Soil Sciences, College of Agriculture, Food, & Environment

2:00pm  Taylor La Mantia  Virtual authentic learning experiences in molecular biology using data sonification
Mentor: Dr. Luke Bradley, Department of Neuroscience, College of Medicine

9:30am  Rachael Klueppel  Small molecule inhibitors of bacterial type IV secretion systems
Mentor:  Dr. Carrie Shaffer, Department of Veterinary Science, College of Agriculture, Food, & Environment

2:30pm  Morgan Erwin  Transmission of the Helicoverpa zea nudivirus by sterile males
Mentor: Dr. Bruce Webb, Department of Entomology, College of Agriculture, Food & Environment