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Students, Faculty Present Research at the Association of Southeastern Biologists Annual Meeting

Three biology faculty and 17 students in biology, biochemistry & molecular biology, environmental science and neuroscience presented their research at the 79th Annual Meeting of the Association of Southeastern Biologists (ASB) in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina March 28-31.  The presentations were:

Faculty Presenters

Dr. Chris Barton, “Integrating an inquiry-driven cell culture experience in an upper-level cell biology course”

Dr. Matthew Heard, “Using life history data to examine trade-offs in body size and reproductive ability”

Dr. Darlene Panvini, “Why Science Matters: Personalizing Biology through Citizen Science”

Student Presenters (Faculty Advisors)

Sherif Helmey (Robert Grammer), “Towards an enhanced chemotaxis assay of Caenorhabditis elegans with microfluidics”

Hope Kramer (Robert Grammer), “Stable inheritance of olfactory imprinting in Caenorhabditis elegans”

Midya Yarwais (Nick Ragsdale), “The Effects of Bromocriptine on the Mobility of Caenorhabditis elegans with Parkinson’s-like Disease”

Yasmin Telwar (Nick Ragsdale), “Investigating the Effect of the NMDA-type Neurotransmitter Glutamate on Habituation in Caenorhabditis elegans”

Taylor Hodge (Nick Ragsdale), “Investigating the Potential Role of nsy-1 in Response to an Oxidative Stressor”

Ryan Fox (Robert Grammer), “Isolation of Lysosomes in Caenorhabditis elegans”

Kylie Lawrence (Darlene Panvini), “The Effects of Exotic Invasive Plant Species on Pollinator Biodiversity in a Deciduous Temperate Forest”

Caroline Glover (Darlene Panvini), “A Quantitative Analysis of a Kale Hybrid, Tronchuda beira Grown on an Extensive Green Roof, Garden and EarthBox”

Christien Jackson (Darlene Panvini), “The effect of exotic plant species on arthropod diversity within an urban temperate deciduous forest”

McKenzie Roberts (Chris Barton), “Lycorine hydrochlorine induces a proliferative arrest in colorectal cancer cell”

Bailey Bergmann (Chris Barton), “Amodiaquine, an anti-malarial compound, inhibits the growth of epithelial cancer cells in culture”

Kara Garrett (Lori McGrew), “The effects of various pathogens on cortisol levels of Danio rerio measured from holding water compared to full body collection”

Dylan Adler (John Niedzwiecki), “The Effect of PH on a Freshwater snail’s (Elimia laqueta) ability to detect predator and alarm cues”

Priyanka Kumar (Amber Bradley, Joe Deweese, Chris Barton), “Novel etoposide analogs inhibit the growth of cancer cells in culture”

Brooke Pugsley (Robert Grammer), “Investigating the use of quorum sensing molecules in the pathogenic pathway of Bacillus thuringiensis in Caenorhabditis elegans”

Cady Sliger (Virginia Fleer, James Wetzel, Darlene Panvini), “Fertilization of green sea urchin, Lytechinus variegatus, negatively impacted by increasing temperature and acidity”

Hannah Forgani (Chris Barton, Matthew Heard), “Examining the presence of Escherichia coli and fecal coliforms at Percy Priest Lake in Nashville, Tennessee”

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