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SERC-URGP RECIPIENTS FALL 2013


BIOLOGY

Student

Faculty Mentor

Project Title

Laurel Gardner Dr. Chumley The affect of 7 days of LPS injections on the amount of pTau in the mouse brain
Mariah Green Dr. McGillivray Inability of mutant Bacillus anthracis to sequester iron from hemoglobin
Troy Gurney Dr. Chumley

The effectiveness of the antioxidant pyclen-OH in the
disaggregation of Aβ plaques, reduction of oxidative stress, and restoration of cognitive function in Alzheimer’s disease

Hailey Hayes Dr. Chumley The expression of NR4A Family mRNA in the
hippocampus following peripheral Inflammation
Samantha Hodges Drs. Chumley and Boehm The effect of a plant-protein based diet followed by LPS-induced inflammation on amyloid-beta formation and cytokine levels in the brain
Jessica Learned Dr. McGillivray

Susceptibility of Bacillus anthracis (Anthrax) to antimicrobial peptides

Jessica Mussatto Dr. Chumley Analysis of amyloid beta clearance in exercised mice following inflammation
Madison Rightley Drs. Chumchal and Drenner Riparian spiders as biosentinels of mercury contamination of fish
Allison Simkins Dr. Akkaraju The effect of curcumin on the TNFa –mediated inflammation pathway
Kyle Szymanski Dr. Akkaraju Investigate the role of NS3/4A protein isolated from Hepatitis C in blocking the innate immune system
Stepanie Turner Dr. Chumley Exercise-induced clearance of amyloid-β mediated by NG2 expressing oligodrendroglial precursor cells
Athanasios Vouszas Dr. Akkaraju Screening of plant extracts to identify HCV NS5A inhibitors

CHEMISTRY

Student

Faculty Mentor

Project Title

Phuong Diep

Dr. Annunziata Salt-induced mesoscopic aggregation of polyvinyl alcohol in aqueous solution
Rachel Walker Dr. Simanek Amine protection with acetic anhydride

COMPUTER SCIENCE

Student

Faculty Mentor

Project Title

Chad Wood Dr. Scherger

Imnplmentation and performance of associative computing primitives using Intel Xeon Phi co-processors


PHYSICS AND ASTRONOMY

Student

Faculty Mentor

Project Title

Robert Pendry Dr. Gryczynski Neurohistochemical comparison of fluorescent ADOTA and Fluoro-Jade dyes in neurodegenerative detection/analysis
David Thompson Dr. Gryczynski Advanced biomedical diagnostic detection technologies in nanophotonics and plasmonics

PSYCHOLOGY

Student

Faculty Mentor

Project Title

John Adams Dr. Leising

Occasion setting with humans in a virtual reality spatial-search task

Gabriella Aguilar Dr. Petursdottir Effects of stimulus pre-exposure on the acquisition of conditional discriminations
Kaily Baskett Dr. Hill The effect of infectious disease on risk taking and future discounting
Cary Brown Dr. Boehm Administration of probiotics may protect against LPS-induced anxiety in C57BL/6J mice
Sara Eaton Dr. Cox The role of death concerns in autistic parents’
psychological well-being
Arielle Elliott Dr. Leising Feature-positive discriminations during a spatial-search task with humans
Jacey Harris Dr. Leising Occasion setting of spatial behavior
Courtney Hicks Dr. Hill The effect of father absence on the gender gap in achievement
Samantha Hodges Drs. Boehm and Chumley The effect of a plant-protein based diet followed by LPS-induced inflammation on amyloid-beta formation and cytokine levels in the brain
Hillary Kirk Dr. Petursdottir

A comparison of indices of discrimination, positive affect, and rate of problem behaviors across two pairing procedures to Increase vocalizations of nonverbal children with autism

Molly O'Neill Dr. Ekas Say yes to the task: The effect of parent-child interactions on the compliance methods of children with and without autism.
Megan Osborne Dr. Hill Does taking off one’s wedding band unconsciously prime mating motives in men?
Michael Wilson Dr. Lord The effects of directed thinking and imagination on exercise

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