Oral Presentations

Oral Presentations

Cancer Biology
(Co-Chairs: Drs. Ma (OUHSC) and Zempleni (UNL))

  1. Name: Sandeep Singhal
    Title: Racial disparity and molecular biology of breast cancer: A multi-omics approach
  2. Name: Joshua Corbin
    Title: AN-DISE: A potential RNA interference-based therapy for prostate cancer
  3. Name: Fangfang Qiao
    Title: Ctdp1 deficiency results in early embryonic lethality and lactation defects in mice
  4. Name: Horrick Sharma
    Title: Discovery of a Novel Class of LDH inhibitors against Cancer
  5. Name: Dianna Huisman
    Title: Molecular Characterization of Tumor Initiation in Small-cell Lung Carcinoma
  6. Name: Derek Baldwin
    Title: Observing actin structures and organization to reveal Palladin’s role in metastasis 

Viruses and Bacteria
(Co-Chairs: Drs. Huber (USD) and Liu (OSU))

  1. Name: Sydney Newsom
    Title: Ranking potential drug targets in coronavirus spike protein by analyzing amino acid functional conservation and evolutionary pressure
  2. Name: Miruthula Tamil Selvan
    Title: Establishing a naturally occurring Feline model for SARS CoV-2 infection and disease
  3. Name: Phoebe Peña
    Title: Impact of pre-existing serological cross-reactivity against SARS-CoV-2 on cancer patients in sub-Saharan Africa
  4. Name: Lauren Zenewicz
    Title: A Clostridioides difficile toxin induces activation of innate lymphocytes
  5. Name: Austin Nuxoll
    Title: Decreased Tricarboxylic acid (TCA) cycle in Staphylococcus aureus increases survival to innate immunity 
  6. Name: Cheyenne Loo
    Title: Promiscuity of the Chromobacterium subtsugae QS receptor CviR and its role in interspecies competition

(Co-Chairs: Drs. Basson (UND) and VanWagoner (OUHSC))

  1. Name: Michael G. Nichols
    Title: In vivo quantification of metabolic and tissue architectural changes associated with UVA-induced skin cancer in SKH1 Mice
  2. Name: Kathryn Burge
    Title: Hyaluronic acid 35 kDa protects against necrotizing enterocolitis in a hyperosmotic, formula feeding mouse model
  3. Name: James Fletcher
    Title: Synthesis and antimicrobial evaluation of 1,2,3-triazole-containing phenanthridines
  4. Name: Mark K. Larson
    Title: Differential Platelet Responses in Native Americans
  5. Name: George Varghese
    Title: Early detection of Squamous Cell Carcinoma by NADH Phasor FLIM in SKH1 Mice
  6. Name: Shane Scholten
    Title: Ischemic preconditioning effects on physical performance.

(Co-Chairs: Drs. Kirkpatrick (KSU) and Dunavesky (UNMC))

  1. Name: Nishama De Silva Mohotti
    Title: Defining lipid changes during demyelination & myelin repair using a novel genetic muse model
  2. Name: Jennifer Sexton
    Title: Investigating the association between Hippocampal volume and neuropsychological abilities vulnerable to Alzheimer's Disease: A developmental approach
  3. Name: Danielle Germundson
    Title: Repeated allergen exposure triggers neuroinflammation and behavioral changes in a mouse model of asymptomatic cow’s milk allergy
  4. Name: Carly Baker
    Title: Characterization of CPTII Knockdown on Zebrafish Body and Brain Development and Function
  5. Name: Anastasia Kerr-German
    Title: Moving Towards a viable characterization of the neurocognitive mechanisms underlying the development of ADHD
  6. Name: Lara Bergdolt
    Title: Astrocytic contribution to audiogenic seizure susceptibility in a mouse model of fragile X syndrome

Drug Addiction and Targets
(Co-Chairs: Drs. Paulus (UO) and Bevins (UNL))

  1. Name: Manali Kamath
    Title: The unfolded protein response is essential for the corneal pathogenesis of Aspergillus fumigatus
  2. Name: Nathan Zimmerman
    Title: Effects of Psychopharmaceuticals on neuronal sterol synthesis
  3. Name: Sarah Alsuleiman
    Title:  Bone marrow transcriptomics suggest immunomodulation of promising anti-Schistosoma analog SA01
  4. Name: Julie Soukup
    Title:  Evolutionary conservation of ornithine decarboxylase antizyme pseudoknot RNA binding to spermine
  5. Name: Jetty Duffy-Matzner
    Title: Chitosan, hyaluronic acid biopolymer (LbL) assembly on siloxy amino functionalized balafilcon A contact lenses
  6. Name: Caleb Sandall
    Title: Changes in Reactive Species Production Caused by the Novel Anti-Schistosomal Compound CS01

Molecular Target Discovery and Development/Nanomedicine
(Co-Chairs: Drs. West (OU) and Guzman (KU)

  1. Name: Suman Maharjan
    Title: Cell shape variation in Escherichia coli with point mutations in mreB
  2. Name: Isioma Akwanamnye
    Title: The title of my presentation is the Effect of Curcumin on gene expression induced by the NF-KB pathway in Triple-Negative breast cancer
  3. Name: Sadegh Nikfarjam
    Title: Laser microgrooving and nanofiber membrane application for total knee replacement  implants using a Caprine model
  4. Name: Evelyn Carreto
    Title: Investigation of Molecular Adducts Formed with a Novel NTSR1-targetted Radiotherapeutic in the Pancreatic Cancer Cell Line
  5. Name: Vivek Swami
    Title: The title of my project is Effect of PCL nanofiber support of an in vitro skin equivalent
  6. Name: Emily Gilbert
    Title: The formulation, development, and analytical characterization of polyphenolic combination

 INBRE Undergraduate Rising Stars
(Julie Soukup, CU)

  1. Name: Johnny Dinh Phan
    Title: TBA
  2. Name: Elizabeth Holmes & Jason Becker
    Title: Antimicrobial effects of placenta on Staphylococcus aureus biofilms
  3. Name: LeeAnna Lui
    Title: Developing a combinational drug therapy against the chronic stage of Toxoplasma gondii
  4. Name: Nicholas Bergum
    Title: Chronic Exposure to Arsenic Increases the Invasiveness of the Luminal Bladder Cancer Cell Line, RT4
  5. Name: Emily Bedea
    Title: Identification and Characterization of an Important Metabolic Enzyme from Streptococcus Sanguinis