Spring 2017 Final Schedule

When:   Tuesday, April 25, 2017; 12:20 pm to 5:00 pm 
Where:   Cameron Williams Lecture Hall, Plant Science Building

Welcome:  12:20 pm  Dr. Daniel Howe, ABT 395/399 course coordinator

12:30 pm   Megan Bennett    Investigation of the Genetic Basis for a Novel Coat Color Change in Horses

Mentor:   Dr. Kathy Graves, Department of Veterinary Sciences, UK College of Agriculture, Food and Environment

12:45 pm   Juliana Kisha Jeremiah    Manipulation of a Gateway Baculovirus Expression Vector System (BEVS) which Enables Enhanced Budded Virus Production and/or Recombinant Protein Expression
Mentor:   Dr. Kathleen Franklin, ParaTechs Corporation

1:00 pm   Bobbie Deaton    Developmental Role of the MADS-domain Transcription AGL-15: A Study of Somatic Embryogenesis
Mentor:   Dr. Sharyn Perry, Department of Plant and Soil Sciences, UK College of Agriculture, Food and Environment

1:15 pm   Kati Carter    Melanocortin 1 Receptor Signaling Axis Accelerates Repair of Cisplatin-Induced DNA Damage
Mentor:   Dr. John D'Orazio, Department of Pediatrics, UK College of Medicine

1:30 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 Sciences, UK College of Agriculture, Food and Environment

1:45 pm   Meagan Prince    Gene Expression/Repression Controlled by Protein-Protein Interaction between the MADS Domain Protein AGL15 and the Histone Deacetylase HDA19 on Arabidopsis
Mentor:   Dr. Sharyn Perry, Department of Plant and Soil Sciences, UK College of Agriculture, Food and Environment

2:00 pm   Shea Woods    How Mutations in MeCP2 Affect Binding to Methylated DNA
Mentor:   Dr. Yvonne Fondufe-Mittendorf, Department of Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry, UK College Medicine

2:15 pm   Joshua Ohde    Nutrient-Dependent O-GlcNAc cycling in Pituitary Endocrine Development
Mentor:   Dr. Stephanie Olivier-Van Stichelen, Laboratory of Cellular and Molecular Biology, National Institutes of Health

2:30 pm   Rowan Calkins    Inorganic Arsenic-Induced Methylation Changes in the Development of Lung Cancer
Mentor:   Dr. Yvonne Fondufe-Mittendorf, Department Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry, UK College of Medicine

2:45 pm   Break

3:00 pm   Andrew Simpson    The Life Cycle Stages of Pneumocysitis murina Provoke Opposing Immune Responses
Mentor:   Dr. Beth Garvy, Department of Microbiology, Immunology and Molecular Genetics, UK College of Medicine

3:15 pm   Emma Brennan    Equine Inflammatory Cytokine Response to Stress as a Result of Transportation
Mentor:   Dr. Amanda Adams, Department of Veterinary Science, UK College of Agriculture, Food and Environment

3:30 pm   Rebekah Eleazer    Changes in DNA Methylation and Gene Expression of NCAM2 During Arsenic Mediated EMT
Mentor:   Dr. Yvonne Fondufe-Mittendorf, Department of Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry, UK College of Medicine

3:45 pm   Fabian Leon    Determination of X Protein Interactions to Complete Localization Map of the Sanguinolenta Strain of Potato Yellow Dwarf Virus
Mentor:   Dr. Michael Goodin, Department of Plant Pathology, UK College of Agriculture, Food and Environment

4:00 pm   Darcie Meiman    Does the Expression of Genes Responsible for Glutathione Metabolism Differ in Growing Angus vs. Angus x Wagyu Cross Steers?
Mentor:   Dr. James Matthews, Department of Animal Sciences, UK College of Agriculture, Food and Environment

4:15 pm   Chase Tucker    Susceptibility of Equine Peripheral Blood Mononuclear Cells to Equine Arteritis Virus Field Strains
Mentor:   Dr. Udeni Balasuriya, Department of Veterinary Sciences, UK College of Agriculture, Food and Environment

4:30 pm   Alex McCartney    Up-Regulation of Heat-Shock Proteins in Scenedesmus quadricuadus Through Acclimation
Mentor:   Dr. Czar Crofcheck, Department of Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering, UK College of Agriculture, Food and Environment

4:45 pm   Evan Young    Using Functional Assessment to Identify Athletes at Increased Risk for Ankle Injury
Mentor:   Dr. Philip Gribble, Department of Rehabilitation Sciences, UK College of Health Sciences

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