Fall 2017 Final Schedule

When:   Tuesday, December 5, 2017; 12:55pm to 5:45pm 
Where:   Cameron Williams Lecture Hall, Plant Science Building

Welcome:  12:55 pm  Dr. Aardra Kachroo, ABT 395/399 course coordinator

1:00 pm  Seth Biendenbender   Exposure to Novel Odors During Kleptobiotic Events May Confound Honey Bee Nest Mate Recognition 
Mentor:  Dr. Clare Rittschof, Department of Entomology, UK College of Agriculture, Food and Environment

1:15pm   Shankar Chaitanya Chereddy  RNAi and its Applications in Aedes aegypti
Mentor:  Dr. Subba Reddy Palli, Department of Entomology, UK College of Agriculture, Food and Environment

1:30 pm  Adrienne Arnold  Analysis of Pectin Degraders During Hemp Retting Process
Mentor:  Dr. Luke Moe, Department of Plant and Soil Sciences, UK College of Agriculture, Food and Environment  

1:45 pm  Shanice Edwards  Is There Cross Infection by Colletotrichum species in Orchards?  
Mentor:  Dr. Lisa Vaillancourt, Department of Plant Pathology, UK College of Agriculture, Food and Environment

2:15 pm   Toni Fehrenbacher    Modifying Autophagy in Cancer Cells to Increase Susceptibility to Chemotherapeutics

Mentor:  Dr. Edmund Rucker, Department of Biology, UK College of Arts & Sciences  

2:30 pm   Break

2:45 pm   Rachel Gray  CRISPR-Cas9 Mediated Alteration of Calmodulin Methyltransferase in Lypersicon esculentum  
Mentor:  Dr. Robert Houtz, Department of Horticulture, UK College of Agriculture, Food and Environment

3:00 pm   Austin Lingle  Testing Potential Antagonists of CCR1 and CCR5 with Facilitated Activation using CCL3 and CCL15  
Mentor:  Dr. Annette Gilchrist, Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, College of Pharmacy, Midwestern University

3:15 pm   Rachel Potter  The Role of CAMP in Presynaptic Vesicle Recruitment at Neuromuscular Junctions of Larval Drosophila  
Mentor:  Dr. Robin Cooper, Department of Biology, UK College of Arts & Sciences    

3:30 pm   Madison Rich  Impact of Serum Amyloid A Deficiency on Inflammatory Response to High Fat Diet  
Mentor:  Dr. Nancy R. Webb, Department of Pharmacology and Nutritional Sciences, UK College of Medicine  

3:45 pm   Alberto Rondon  Protein Engineering for Starch Modification  
Mentor:  Dr. Matthew Gentry, Department of Molecular & Cellular Biochemistry, UK College of Medicine  

4:00 pm   Chase Thornton  Aging's Impact on Cognition, Vasculature, and Gastrointestinal Microbiome in Mouse Models  
Mentor:  Dr. Ai-Ling Lin, Department of Pharmacology and Nutritional Sciences and Sanders-Brown Center on Aging, UK College of Medicine

4:15 pm   Connor VanMeter  Role of Human Metapneumovirus Phosphoprotein Domains in the Viral Lifecycle
Mentor:  Dr. Rebecca Dutch,  Department of Molecular & Cellular Biochemistry, UK College of Medicine  

4:30 pm   Break

4:45 pm  Mathew Zeltner   Biological and Targeted Synthetic DMARDs’ Prior Authorization Time is Significantly Reduced with Pharmacy Presence in the Rheumatology Clinic  
Mentor:  Dr. Elizabeth Autry, Department of Pharmacy Practice and Science, UK College of Pharmacy   

5:00 pm   Drew Jennings   The Purification of Mouse Serum Amyloid A to Investigate Inflammasome Activation 
Mentor:  Dr. Marcielle deBeer, Department of Physiology, UK College of Medicine   

5:15 pm  Mason Walker  Bone Adaptation to Orthodontic Tooth Movement
Mentor:  Dr. Sarandeep Huja, Department of Orthodontics, College of Dental Medicine, Medical University of South Carolina

5:30 pm  Robert Boggs  Oil Extraction and Quantification
Mentor:  Dr. David Hildebrand, Department of Plant and Soil Sciences, UK College of Agriculture, Food and Environment

Reception and Glenn B. Collins Research Achievement Award in ABT and Alltech Young Scientist Affiliate Nominee

When:  1:00pm, Friday, December 15, 2017

Where:  Cameron Williams Lecture Hall -- Plant Science Building

1:00pm  James Farrage, III   A Further Review of the Apicomplexan Pathogen Neospora caninum and Comparsion of IMC3 Protein Production with CRISPR Fluorescence
Mentor:  Dr. Daniel Howe, Department of Veterinary Science, UK College of Agriculture, Food and Environment