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SERC-URGP RECIPIENTS FALL 2015


BIOLOGY

Student

Faculty Mentor

Project Title

Courtney Cochran Drs. Matt Chumchal and Ray Drenner Levels of mercury contamination in Gulf of Mexico fish across trophic levels
Sydney DeSpain Dr. Michael Chumley Minimum LPS dose to induce amyloid beta production in
aged mouse model
Taylor Hayes Dr. Michael Chumley Resveratrol as a therapeutic agent against amyloid-beta
induced oxidative stress
Kyle Lauck Drs. Matt Chumchal and Ray Drenner Methyl mercury contamination in terrestrial spiders
Jacob Malmquist Dr. Marlo Jeffries Effective spawning strategies for producing viable fathead
minnow embryos for use in fish embryo toxicity tests
Kate Phillips Dr. Marlo Jeffries

Identifying molecular biomarkers of growth inhibition in
fathead minnows: Ontogenetic expression profiles and
responses to common contaminants

Jake Powell Dr. Michael Chumley Does forced exercise provide a benefit to Alzheimer’s disease
similar to voluntary exercise?
Terrul Ratcliff Dr. Michael Chumley The interaction between exercise and increased
cerebrospinal fluid flow on amyloid beta clearance from
the brain following inflammation
Sruthi Reddy Dr. Michael Chumley The expression of NR4A family nuclear orphan receptors in
response to repeated bouts of Poly:IC injections
Eric Reid Dr. Giri Akkaraju Effects of daclatasvir, an inhibitor of hepatitis C viral
protein NS5A, on interferon β gene expression
Eleanor Rominger Dr. Michael Chumley Peritoneal B-1 cells offer resistance to LPS-induce
amyloid-beta production and may have therapeutic value
against Alzheimer’s disease
Alexander Sanders Dr. Michael Chumley Do omega-3 fatty acids reduce inflammation produced
by microglial cells
Kristin Scoggins Dr. Dean Williams Genetic analysis of Texas Horned Lizards in the Fort
Worth/Dallas area
Andrew Trinh Dr. Dean Williams Relationship of diet to body size in Texas Horned Lizards
(Phrynosoma cornutum)
Julianna West Dr. Giri Akkaraju The effect of HCV NS5A on the degradation of IkB
Hannah Wilkerson Drs. Michael Chumley and Gary Boehm The role of exercise in the anti-inflammatory response of
microglial cells from the hippocampus
Emily Williams Dr. Giri Akkaraju The effect of hepatitis C virus non-
structural protein NS5A on antiviral gene
expression

 


CHEMISTRY

Student

Faculty Mentor

Project Title

Caleb Ashbrook Dr. Yulia Sevryugina Novel carborane modulators of the D3 dopamine receptor
Kim Bui Dr. Youngha Ryu Synthetic riboswitches for trimethylamine-N-oxide
(TMAO)
Matthew Canipe Dr. Kayla Green Enhancing blood brain barrier permeability of therapeutic
agents for Alzheimer’s disease by adding glucose
Brad Coplin Dr. David Minter Studies on the synthesis of the phenanthridone ring system
Nathan Elder Dr. Eric Simanek Steric preclusion of protonation to stabilize triazinylhydrazones
Ryan Itoh Dr. Kayla Green Amine functionalization of N-heterocylces for the development of MRI constrast agents for Alzheimer's disease
Tung Lu Dr. Eric Simanek Conformational Study of Substituted 2,4-bis(amino)s- and
1,3,5-tris(amino)s- triazines using 1H and 13C NMR analysis
Hieu Tran Dr. Onofrio Annunziata Diffusion of molecules within hydrogels

 


COMPUTER SCIENCE

Student

Faculty Mentor

Project Title

Duy Dang Drs. Liran Ma and Donnell Payne iSound: an iOS based intelligent sound processing system for
the hearing impaired
Blake Lucas Dr. Liran Ma An iBeacon assisted tracking system for schools with autistic
children

 


NUTRITIONAL SCIENCES

Student

Faculty Mentor

Project Title

Miguel Lopez
Danielle Rivera

Dr. Jada Stevenson Hunger, satiey, and metabolic responss to high-fat meals of varying fatty acid composition

 


PHYSICS AND ASTRONOMY

Student

Faculty Mentor

Project Title

Jacqueline Antwi-Danso

Dr. Kat Barger Cannibalization of dwarf galaxies by the Milky
Way: Mapping H? in the leading arm of the Magellanic Clouds
Christine Pho Dr. Anton Naumov Study of the cellular entry of carbon nanotubes for
applications in anticancer drug delivery

 


PSYCHOLOGY

Student

Faculty Mentor

Project Title

Ryan Duproest Dr. Brent Cooper Contribution of HVC to acoustic features of the Bengalese finch (Lonchura striata domestica) song
Mia Ericsson Drs. Gary Boehm and Michael Chumley Amyloid-beta disrupts memory consolidation, but not recall
in a contextual conditioning paradigm
Vangjush Gjini Dr. Brent Cooper

USVs in the transition from anxiety to fear: will CRH-mediated
changes in anxiety drive similar shifts in the production of CF
50 kHz USVs?

Christopher Hagen Dr. Gary Boehm The effects of social stress on neural inflammation and
programmed cell death in mice
Nicholas Jones Dr. Charles Lord Effects of eollege education on self-radicalization

 


SCHOOL OF GEOLOGY, ENERGY & THE ENVIRONMENT

Student

Faculty Mentor

Project Title

Austin Lewis Dr. Art Busbey Mound building organisms of the Wolfcampian Gouldbusk Limestone Member, Coleman County, Texas

 


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