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2015
Friday, April 10th
9:30 AM

Are You Anxious? Getting Cold Feet? Blame the Sympathetic Nervous System

Vincent Sharkey, Monroe Community College

Holmes 214

9:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Comparison of Antimicrobial Properties of Kombucha Fermented from Green Tea, Black Tea and Yerba Mate

Cameron Prophet, Alfred State College of Technology

Holmes 214

9:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Effects of Global System for Mobile Communication Radiation on Paramecia Tetraurelia

Samuele Weekes, SUNY Plattsburgh
Mostafa Elbery, SUNY Plattsburgh

Holmes 214

9:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Investigating Mechanisms of Cell Cycle Regulation during Germline Stem Cell Differentiation in Drosophila

Mohammed A. Nasrallah, University at Albany, State University of New York

Holmes 215

9:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Membrane Binding and Leakage Properties of Antimicrobial Peptide Maximin-3

Pedro E. Lebron, SUNY Purchase

Holmes 215

9:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Targeting the methionine salvage pathway as a metabolic point of leverage in novel therapeutic approaches for prostate cancer.

Irianna M. Torres Ms., SUNY Buffalo

Holmes 215

9:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Testing the Sensitivity of 32 Acetobacteraceae family bacteria to Bacteriophage 14g: Investigating Interactions among the Gut Microbiota of Drosophila melanogaster

Aaron Matthews, SUNY Oswego

Holmes 214

9:30 AM - 11:00 AM

The Effect of Adenosine Diphosphate on Platelets Induced by Shear Stress and Secondhand Smoke and its Role in Platelet Aggregation

Sarah E. Georges, SUNY Stony Brook

Holmes 215

9:30 AM - 11:00 AM

The Effects of Ethanol on Courtship and Mating Preference in Drosophila melanogaster

Weily Lang, CUNY La Guardia Community College
Wai Lam, LaGuardia Community College
Brittany Johnson, LaGuardia Community College

Holmes 214

9:30 AM - 11:00 AM

The Role of GNB4 and SULF2 in Human Oligodendrocyte Differentiation

David A. Bratton, University at Buffalo

Holmes 215

9:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Validation of splice altering morpholino knockdown of anoctamin 1

Maxwell Denora, The College at Brockport

Holmes 215

9:30 AM - 11:00 AM

11:15 AM

A Blueprint of the Striatal Medium Spiny Neuron Population in an Animal Model of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

Danielle Weeks, Albany State University

SERC House of Fields

11:15 AM - 12:00 PM

Agrobacterium-mediated Soybean Transformation

Cale Ballard, SUNY College of Agriculture and Technology at Cobleskill

SERC House of Fields

11:15 AM - 12:00 PM

Analysis of Cardiac Ion Channels to Understand Arrhythmias Which Lead to Sudden Cardiac Death

Melissa Barlett, Mohawk Valley Community College - Utica Branch
Amanda L. Miller, Mohawk Valley Community College - Utica Branch
Summer L. Carbone, Mohawk Valley Community College - Utica Branch
Casey S. Clark, Mohawk Valley Community College - Utica Branch
Carolyn M. Entelisano, Mohawk Valley Community College - Utica Branch
Matthew J. Betzenhauser, masonic medical research labs

SERC House of Fields

11:15 AM - 12:00 PM

Analysis of the Drosophila melanogaster wnt5 Mutant’s Behavior towards Carbon Dioxide and Apple Cider Vinegar

Kendra L. Andrew, The College at Brockport

SERC House of Fields

11:15 AM - 12:00 PM

Associations Between Oral and Systemic Health in Long-term Care Residents

Summar S. Amin

SERC House of Fields

11:15 AM - 12:00 PM

Characterization and Identification of Isaria fumosorosea metabolite

Velisha Guillaume, SUNY New Paltz

SERC House of Fields

11:15 AM - 12:00 PM

Development and Identification of Soybean Plants with an Increased Tolerance to Osmotic Stress

Emily A. Norton, SUNY Cobleskill
Amanda Rhodes, SUNY Cobleskill

SERC House of Fields

11:15 AM - 12:00 PM

Effect of histone deacetylase inhibition on radiosensitivity of primary human fibroblasts following charged particle irradiation

Jonathan M. Millings, Suffolk County Community College
Benjamin Daniels, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Leonard Chavannes, SUNY Old Westbury
Lucia Kolodiuk, SUNY Stony Brook
Katherine Z. Salidad, SUNY Stony Brook
Alicia M. Johnson, Biosciences-Brookhaven National Laboratory
Deborah Keszenman, Biosciences-Brookhaven National Laboratory
Paul F. Wilson Jr., Biosciences-Brookhaven National Laboratory
Paula Bennett, Biosciences-Brookhaven National Laboratory

SERC House of Fields

11:15 AM - 12:00 PM

Generating a Novel Soybean Cultivar with Resistance to Nematode Infection and High Performance in Adverse Conditions by Overexpressing Cysteine Protease Inhibitor 1

Thien D. Luu, SUNY College of Agriculture and Technology at Cobleskill
Timothy DeMarsh, SUNY College of Agriculture and Technology at Cobleskill

SERC House of Fields

11:15 AM - 12:00 PM

High Mobility Group B Proteins Modulate histone Methylation in Mouse Embryonic Fibroblasts

Oluwatoyosi A. Awotorebo, Suffolk County Community College

SERC House of Fields

11:15 AM - 12:00 PM

How the Cellular Environment Influences Hybrid Duplex Conformation

Pakinee Phromsiri, The College at Brockport
Stephanie R. Gill, The College at Brockport

SERC House of Fields

11:15 AM - 12:00 PM

Meprin Alpha Mediates CCL2 Activity in Murine Bone Marrow Cells Using a Model of Chemotherapy

Maria Sena, Jamestown Community College
Faoud Ishmael, Pennsylvamia State College of Medicine
Jacqueline M. Crisman

SERC House of Fields

11:15 AM - 12:00 PM

Need for Cognition, Tolerance for Ambiguity, and Need for Closure between Majors

Zachary T. Longo Mr., SUNY Cortland
Kathy Tota Ms., SUNY Cortland
Nansi E. Has Ms., SUNY Cortland

SERC House of Fields

11:15 AM - 12:00 PM

Protecting Open-Air Microalgal Culture Ponds from Zooplankton Contamination

Sara Lawler, SUNY Fredonia

SERC House of Fields

11:15 AM - 12:00 PM

Sex-based Differences in C. elegans Responsiveness to Aversive Stimuli

Ronald Aaron S. Bola, University at Buffalo, State University of New York
Michelle C. Krzyzanowski, University at Buffalo, State University of New York
Jordan F. Wood, University at Buffalo, State University of New York
Douglas S. Portman Ph.D., University of Rochester
Denise M. Ferkey Ph.D., University at Buffalo, State University of New York

SERC House of Fields

11:15 AM - 12:00 PM

Size Divergence of Threespine Stickleback (Gasterosteus aculeatus)

Yuleisy V. Lanns, Suffolk County Community College

SERC House of Fields

11:15 AM - 12:00 PM

Study of the Unknown Extracellular Polymeric Substances (EPS) contained within Legionella pneumophila (Lpn) Biofilms.

Casey P. Peterson, SUNY Cortland

SERC House of Fields

11:15 AM - 12:00 PM

The Abundance and Characteristics of Aquatic Tree Hole Communities In Three German Forests

Roodline Cineus, SUNY Oswego

SERC House of Fields

11:15 AM - 12:00 PM

The Effect of Neuropeptide Y on Food-Induced Reinstatement and Vocalization in Rats

Sarah J. Perrotta, University at Buffalo

SERC House of Fields

11:15 AM - 12:00 PM

The Effect of Vitamin k2 on ATP Production in CHO Cells Transfected with siRNA for UBiAD1

Tracy Scott, Tompkins-Cortland Community College

SERC House of Fields

11:15 AM - 12:00 PM

The Significance of the Nuclear Gene, SGS1, in Mitochondrial Genome Stability in Saccharomyces Cerevisiae

Kathryn C. Wershing, The College at Brockport

SERC House of Fields

11:15 AM - 12:00 PM

Towards Identifying the Antimicrobial Action of Maximin 3 From Bombina maxima Using GROMACS

Thomas H. Lipscomb, State University of New York at Purchase

SERC House of Fields

11:15 AM - 12:00 PM

Transformation of Soy (Glycine max) for Heightened Expression of the SIZ1 Gene

Tim DeMarsh, SUNY Cobleskill
Thien D. Luu, SUNY Cobleskill

SERC House of Fields

11:15 AM - 12:00 PM

Understanding the Different Ecological Roles of Three Tilapia Species in Lake Turkana, Kenya

Taylor R. Bouraad, SUNY Stony Brook

SERC House of Fields

11:15 AM - 12:00 PM

2:00 PM

A Survey of Mosquito Populations for Evidence of Lateral Gene Transfer.

Andrew Becker, Jamestown Community College
Jacqueline M. Crisman, Jamestown Community College

SERC House of Fields

2:00 PM - 2:45 PM

Analysis of Borrelia in Lipotena cervi (Deer Keds) as a Model of Infection in the White Tailed Deer Population of New York State.

Zachary Jackson, Jamestown Community College
Chelea Cotter, Jamestown Community College
Jacqueline M. Crisman, Jamestown Community College

SERC House of Fields

2:00 PM - 2:45 PM

Antimicrobial Effects of Essential Oils on Staphylococcus aureus

MacKenzie Bryant, SUNY Alfred State College
Katelynn Andera, SUNY Alfred State College
Bryan D. Monesson-Olson, SUNY Alfred State College

SERC House of Fields

2:00 PM - 2:45 PM

Antioxidants Boost Male Fertility: The Role of Reactive Oxygen Species (ROS) in Modulating Fertility and Sperm Viability in Drosophila melanogaster

MIN KYUNG SHIN, LaGuardia Community College
Weily Lang, LaGuardia Community College
Jon Rodriguez, LaGuardia Community College

SERC House of Fields

2:00 PM - 2:45 PM

Chemical Production of Kopi Luwak

Sophie I. LaRohcelle, SUNY Cobleskill
Hanyue Tang, SUNY Cobleskill
Hao Dong, SUNY Cobleskill
Xin Zhou, SUNY Cobleskill
Jiayu Chen, SUNY Cobleskill
Honglin Ouyang, SUNY Cobleskill

SERC House of Fields

2:00 PM - 2:45 PM

Determination of Hydraulic Resistance of Endovascular Stents

Asmah Shafie, SUNY University at Buffalo
Nalini Gadkary, SUNY University at Buffalo
Nikita Kumar, SUNY University at Buffalo
Erin Giangreco, SUNY University at Buffalo

SERC House of Fields

2:00 PM - 2:45 PM

Developing an Essential Oil-Based Antibiotic: A Novel Solution to the Treatment of Mastitis in Organic Dairy Cows

Emberstar S. Wakefield, SUNY Potsdam

SERC House of Fields

2:00 PM - 2:45 PM

Discovery of Novel Virus Sequences in a Flea Transcriptome

Garrett R. Evans, University at Buffalo

SERC House of Fields

2:00 PM - 2:45 PM

Dysregulation of Iron Metabolism in X-Adrenoleukodystrophy

Lauren Carnevale, University at Buffalo, State University of New York
Bradley A. Blansky, University at Buffalo, State University of New York

SERC House of Fields

2:00 PM - 2:45 PM

Escherichia coli as a detection and killing system against pathogenic microbes and implications towards antibiotic therapy

Maryam Ige, SUNY Stony Brook
Janki Patel, SUNY Stony Brook
Helen Liu, SUNY Stony Brook

SERC House of Fields

2:00 PM - 2:45 PM

Expression of the inhibitory receptor subunit GABAA α2 in neurons and glia of zebrafish embryos

Jose L. Vazquez, SUNY Alfred State College
Katelynn M. Andera, SUNY Alfred State College
MacKenzie M. Bryant, SUNY Alfred State College
Derek J. Fuerch, SUNY Alfred State College
Brianna D. Kelly, SUNY Alfred State College
Victoria C. Marte, SUNY Alfred State College
Ilsa S. Miller, SUNY Alfred State College
Kayla M. Murray, SUNY Alfred State College
Caitlin M. Ryan, SUNY Alfred State College
Daniel R. Turkewitz, SUNY Alfred State College
Kayla M. Washington, SUNY Alfred State College

SERC House of Fields

2:00 PM - 2:45 PM

Expression of WHAsi from the Non-coding Strand of the Woodchuck Hepatitis Virus

Chelsea Maceda, Tompkins-Cortland Community College
Vladimir Leshkevich, Tompkins-Cortland Community College

SERC House of Fields

2:00 PM - 2:45 PM

How Osmolytes Affect the Stability of GNRA Hairpins.

Kaethe N. Leonard, The College at Brockport

SERC House of Fields

2:00 PM - 2:45 PM

Inducing RNAi by feeding

Jinming Guan, SUNY cobleskill
Yunru Jiang, SUNY cobleskill
Siyuan Yang, SUNY cobleskill

SERC House of Fields

2:00 PM - 2:45 PM

Isolation of Magnetotatic Bacteria from a Graphite Mine in Upstate New York

Jeremy G. Monroe, SUNY Adirondack Community College

SERC House of Fields

2:00 PM - 2:45 PM

Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms Associated with Parkinson's Disease

Arezo Aziz, Suffolk County Community College

SERC House of Fields

2:00 PM - 2:45 PM

Modulation of Progesterone Receptor Activity Treated with Conjugated Estrogen and Bazedoxifene

Eunna Huh, SUNY Fredonia

SERC House of Fields

2:00 PM - 2:45 PM

Nitrous Oxide Detection in Dental Operatories

Nazia Hasan, University at Buffalo, State University of New York
Stephen Schneider, University at Buffalo, State University of New York
Gaurang Dimri, University at Buffalo, State University of New York

SERC House of Fields

2:00 PM - 2:45 PM

SEM Analysis of Turtle Embryogenesis

Karina Cruz, SUNY Oswego

SERC House of Fields

2:00 PM - 2:45 PM

The Effect of Limonene on the Biodegradation of Phenanthrene and Polystyrene by Pseudomonas putida and aeruginosa

Richard F. Hilliard, Tompkins-Cortland Community College

SERC House of Fields

2:00 PM - 2:45 PM

The Influence of Osmolytes on the Stability of UNCG Hairpins

Michelle Whittum, The College at Brockport

SERC House of Fields

2:00 PM - 2:45 PM

The Role of Dystroglycan in Central Nervous System Myelination

Beverly Goldsmith, Suffolk County Community College

SERC House of Fields

2:00 PM - 2:45 PM

The Role of the Nuclear Gene RAD1 in the Stability of the Mitochondrial Genome in Saccharomyces cerevisiae

Amber Altrieth, The College at Brockport

SERC House of Fields

2:00 PM - 2:45 PM

The Role of the Nuclear Genes KU70 and KU80 in the Stability of the Mitochondrial Genome in Saccharomyces cerevisiae.

Amber Blidy, The College at Brockport

SERC House of Fields

2:00 PM - 2:45 PM

The Role of the RCK/p54 Nuclear Localization Signals on Hepatitis C Virus Infection

Samantha L. Kahn, SUNY at Albany

SERC House of Fields

2:00 PM - 2:45 PM

Transmission of Streptococcus equi by fomites among stabled horses

Shana R. Vitouski, SUNY Adirondack Community College

SERC House of Fields

2:00 PM - 2:45 PM

4:15 PM

Analyzing mRNA Secondary Structure Using SHAPE Chemistry in Search of Internal Ribosomal Entry Site

Allison H. Martin, SUNY Fredonia

Hartwell Hall 122

4:15 PM - 5:30 PM

Analyzing Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) in Drinking Water in Oswego City

Hilda Posada, SUNY Oswego

Hartwell Hall 123

4:15 PM - 5:30 PM

Characterization of Ginkgolide B as an Antagonist of Alpha 3 Glycine Receptors

Sampurna Chakrabarti, SUNY Buffalo

Hartwell Hall 122

4:15 PM - 5:30 PM

Development of Hypocalciuria and hyperphosphaturia during early stages of magnesium deprivation in mice

Jacob MacWilliams, The College at Brockport
Nicholas Desain, The College at Brockport
Justin Leach, The College at Brockport
Bernardo Ortega, The College at Brockport

Hartwell Hall 122

4:15 PM - 5:30 PM

Effects Of Ethanol on Brain Injury: the Role Of Microglial Migration

Sushobhna Batra, University at Buffalo, The State University of New York

Hartwell Hall 123

4:15 PM - 5:30 PM

European Flight Restrictions May Inhibit International Propagation of Ebola

Nicholas A. Yager, SUNY Geneseo
Matthew D. Taylor, SUNY Geneseo

Hartwell Hall 123

4:15 PM - 5:30 PM

Exploring the Connection between Sequence and Coordinated Gene Activity for Adjacent Promoter Pairs

Ameen M. Salem, University at Buffalo, The State University of New York

Hartwell Hall 123

4:15 PM - 5:30 PM

Expression of Anoctamin 1 in adult zebrafish

Clayton Brady, The College at Brockport

Hartwell Hall 122

4:15 PM - 5:30 PM

Probing Structure/Function Relationships in the gurken 5’ UTR

Phillip A. Frankino, SUNY Fredonia
Allison H.H. Martin, SUNY Fredonia

Hartwell Hall 122

4:15 PM - 5:30 PM

Structure Activity Relationship Studies of Small Molecules Directed Against the T-box Specifier Loop

Spencer F. Weintraub, University at Albany, State University of New York

Hartwell Hall 123

4:15 PM - 5:30 PM