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College of Biological Science -- Graduate Student Symposium

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Dipendra Karki - Construction of a Full-length Infectious Clone of Grapevine Pinot gris virus

Keywords: Grapevines, GPGV, infectious cDNA clones, mutational analysis, virulence

Greg Higgins - Bdellovibrio-and-Like Organism–specific Antibody Development for a Novel Predation Assay against Colorectal Cancer Oncomicrobes

Keywords: BALOs, Predatory Assays, Immunofluorescence, Fluorescence-Activated Cell Sorting, Antibodies

Maysa Niazy - Modeling the dynamics of the tonsil microbiota in relationship to Streptococcus suis disease in pigs

Keywords: Amplicon sequencing analysis, S. suis serotypes, Differential abundance analysis, DMM, and Metacommunities

Aleksandra Dolezal - Re-designing agricultural landscapes: The effect of habitat on arthropod communities

Keywords: arthropods, alpha diversity, beta diversity, gamma diversity, restored prairie,

Laura K Thompson - Escherichia coli Loss of Efflux Leads to Phenotypic Heterogeneity in Isogenic Mutants

Keywords: Escherichia coli, drug efflux pumps, phenotypic heterogeneity, oxidative stress

Arshia Leekha - Regulation of Dynactin by Palmitoylation during Fast Axonal Transport

Keywords: Fast axonal transport, Palmitoylation, Dynactin, Dynein, Neurons

Sarah Vancuren - Effect of diet in maintaining the diversity of Yanomami gut microbiota in vitro

Keywords: gut microbiota, microbiome model, pre-industrialization, diet, microbial diversity

Carlie Goodall - Investigating the antimicrobial efficacy of new generation higher oxidation state silver compounds

Keywords: Silver, Antimicrobial, Antimicrobial Resistance, Staphylococcus aureus, Proteomics

Alexandria Kellington - Investigating the effects of oxidized guanines in human physioxic molecular biology

Keywords: Physioxia, oxidation, 8-oxoguanine, gene expression

Bayonle Aminu - Targeted protein degradation using ubiquitin variant induced proximity

Keywords: Ubiquitin, degradation, ubiquitin variants, proteolysis, E3 ligases

Qi Liu - Development of inhibitors for human deubiquitinases

Keywords: Ubiquitin variants, Deubiquitinases, OTUD1, STAMBP, Lys63-linked ubiquitination

Tanisha Teelucksingh - A Simplified Genetic Background to Study the Substrate Specificities and Dispensability Patterns of Escherichia coli Drug Efflux Pumps

Keywords: Escherichia coli, efflux pumps, physiology, antibiotic resistance

Allison Leonard - Exogenous Fatty Acids Inhibit Staphylococcus aureus Adhesion to Host Ligands

Keywords: MRSA, adhesion, colonization, anti-adhesives, fatty acids

Victoria Wilson - Characterization of Putative β-Lactamases in Pseudomonas aeruginosa

Keywords: Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Beta-Lactamases, Biofilms, Antimicrobial Resistance, Biochemistry

Norris Chan - The Vitis riparia E3 ubiquitin Ligase HOS1 can interact with proteins involved with cold acclimation and stomatal development

Keywords: HOS1, E3 ubiquitin ligase, Cold acclimation, Stomatal development, Protein interaction

Olivia Bebenek - Investigating the DEAD-box protein DDX28’s regulation of HIF-2α and eIF4E2-directed translation initiation and its role in cancer progression in hypoxia

Keywords: hypoxia, translation, DDX28, HIF, cancer

Michael Jones - A Tale of Two Diseases: Cardiomyopathy Onset and Differentiation Discerned Using R312

Keywords: Heart disease, Cardiomyopathy, Biochemistry, Protein Interactions, Microscopy

Owen Hebb - How floral repressors affect plant architecture and potential molecular mechanisms.

Keywords: Flowering, vegetative, development, plant-architecture, interactions

Monika Jesionowska - Studying protein-protein interactions of key regulators in the ICE-CBF-COR pathway of Vitis riparia

Keywords: CBF, OST1, grapes, freezing tolerance, co-IP

Viola Halder - Conducting genetic interaction analysis with CRISPR-Cas9-based strategies in Candida albicans

Keywords: genetic interaction, pathogenic fungus, CRISPR-Cas9, Candida albicans, stress response