SATURDAY, APRIL 20TH, 2013

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POSTER SESSION I (11:45AM – 1:00PM)

P1 (11:45am – 1:00pm):  THE DEVELOPMENT OF AN INTERACTIVE WEBSITE DESIGNED TO EDUCATE THE GENERAL PUBLIC ON GENETICS AND ETHICAL ISSUES ASSOCIATED WITH NEW GENETIC TECHNOLOGIES. Brenna Espelien*, Piper Dankworth* and Nazin Sedehi* (Laura Rivard), University of San Diego, Dept. of Biology, 5998 Alcala Park, San Diego, CA 92110.

 

P2 (11:45am – 1:00pm):  FACEBOOK, STRESS, AND INCIDENCE OF UPPER RESPIRATORY INFECTION IN UNDERGRADUATE COLLEGE STUDENTS. Pamela Bynog, Hope McGehee*,  Joshua C. Oakland*, Shannon Quirk, Carlee Taga and Morgan Taylor (Jay Campisi) Regis University, Dept. of Biology, 3333 Regis Blvd., Denver, CO 80221.

 

P3 (11:45am – 1:00pm):  TURNING YOUR COMPUTER LAB INTO A SUPERCOMPUTER Devin Wakefield* (Justen Whittall), Santa Clara University, Dept. of Biology, 500 El Camino Real, Santa Clara, CA 95053.

 

P4 (11:45am – 1:00pm):  PATTERNS OF SEXUAL DIMORPHISM IN CHIMPANZEE AND GORILLA LIMB BONES. Tessa L. Pearman (Rebecca S. Jabbour).  Department of Biology, Saint Mary’s College of California, 1928 St. Mary’s Rd., Moraga, CA 94556.

 

P5 (11:45am – 1:00pm):  LA BREA TAR PITS:  DOES THE BODY SIZE OF TWO LARGE, NOW EXTINCT LATE PLEISTOCENE CARNIVORES FOLLOW SIMILAR PATTERNS OF CHANGE OVER TIME?  Richard Smith* and Hannah Linnemeyer* (Wendy Binder), Loyola Marymount University, Dept. of Biology, 1 LMU Dr., Los Angeles, CA 90045

 

P6 (11:45am – 1:00pm):  ELECTROSTATIC CONTRIBUTIONS TO LIGAND BINDING IN THE PREQ1 RIBOSWITCH.  Ben Neilson*and Lauren Ryon (Ian T. Suydam), Seattle University, Dept. of Chemistry, 901 12th Ave., Seattle, WA 98122.

 

P7 (11:45am – 1:00pm):  DEVELOPMENT OF TWO “TURN-ON” METAL CHEMOSENSORS FOR NI(II). Joseph Christensen* (James T. Fletcher), Creighton University, Dept. of Chemistry, 2500 California Plaza, Omaha, NE 68178.

 

P8 (11:45am – 1:00pm):  glmS RIBOZYME MECHANISM AND DEVELOPMENT AND DELIVERY OF ARTIFICIAL AGONISTS AS CANDIDATE ANTIBIOTICS.   Alexander Stock* (Juliane Strauss-Soukup), Creighton University, Dept. of Chemistry, 2500 California Plaza, Omaha, NE 68178.

 

P9 (11:45am – 1:00pm):  CLONING OF KAP3 OF KINESIN-2 INTO A GFP VECTOR FOR CELL CULTURE ANALYSIS   Danielle Hatt* and Taylor Kline (Matthew Berezuk), Azusa Pacific University, Department of Biology and Chemistry, Azusa, CA 91702.

 

P10 (11:45am – 1:00pm):  PHYTOPLANKTON PIGMENTS: A STUDY FROM NEWPORT BEACH, CALIFORNIA USING HIGH PERFORMANCE LIQUID CHROMATOGRAPHY.  Jenny Cybulski* and Amber Barnes (Jayme Smith and Tara Sirvent) Vanguard University, 55 Fair Drive, Costa Mesa, CA 92626

 

P11 (11:45am – 1:00pm):  MODE OF ACTION OF TWO META BIS-BENZIMIDAZOLES TOWARDS TRICHOMONAS VAGINALIS.   Emmanuel Bujans* (Nigel Yarlett and Tien L. Huang), Chemistry and Physical Sciences, and Haskins Laboratories, Pace University, 1 Pace Plaza, New York, NY 10038, USA and Xavier University of Louisiana, College of Pharmacy, Division of Basic Pharmaceutical Sciences, 1 Drexel Drive, New Orleans, LA 70125, USA.

 

P12 (11:45am – 1:00pm):  DETERMINATION OF AMINO ACIDS FROM POLEROVIRUS P0 PROTEIN RESPONSIBLE FOR SILENCING SUPPRESSION ACTIVITY AND ELICITATION OF HYPERSENSITIVE RESPONSE IN NICOTIANA GLUTINOSA. Michelle Sendejas* and Ken-Der Wang (Melanie Sacco), California State University Fullerton, Dept. of Biology, 800 N. State College Blvd., Fullerton, CA 92831

 

P13 (11:45am – 1:00pm):  FUNCTIONAL AND STRUCTURAL CHARACTERIZATION OF THE NOVEL PYROCOCCUS HORIKOSHII LON HOMING ENDONUCLEASE.  Frances Hundley* (Matthew Sazinsky and Lenny Seligman).  Pomona College, Molecular Biology Program, 175 West Sixth Street, Claremont, CA 91711-6324.

 

P14 (11:45am – 1:00pm):  NOVEL SMALL MOLECULE INHIBITOR DEVELOPMENT AND TARGETING F0R THE IL-8 PATHWAY IN COLORECTAL CANCER. Yinghui Jane Esther Huang* (Melissa LaBonte Wilson), Azusa Pacific University, Dept. of Biology and Chemistry, 675 E. Foothill Blvd., Azusa, CA 91702

 

P15 (11:45am – 1:00pm):  ROLE OF HER3 IN GROWTH, PROGRESSION, AND CHEMORESISTANCE IN GASTRIC CANCER. Snay Mallick and Jane Huang (Melissa LaBonte Wilson). Azusa Pacific University, Department of Biology and Chemistry, 675 East Foothill Boulevard, Azusa, CA 91702.

 

P16 (11:45am – 1:00pm):  TWO MODELS FOR TARGETING TUMOR CELLS THROUGH SPECIFIC MACROPHAGES  FOR POSSIBLE APPLICATIONS.  Zachary Sedillo* and Jack Rusing (Mike Dorrell), Point Loma Nazarene University, Dept. of Biology, 3900 Lomaland Dr. San Diego, CA 92106

 

P17 (11:45am – 1:00pm):  SUBCELLULAR PROTEOMICS REVEALS A FUNCTIONAL MOLECULAR NETWORK IN PANCREATIC CANCER   Yvess Adamian* and Malachia Hoover* (Jonathan A. Kelber), Department of Biology, California State University at Northridge,  Northridge, CA 91330

 

P18 (11:45am – 1:00pm):  THE USE OF MICROFLUIDIC BIOREACTORS TO STUDY HUMAN STEM CELL DIFFERENTIATION INTO CARDIAC MESODERM. Kalli Kappel* and Elisa Cimetta (Gordana Vunjak-Novakovic), Columbia University, Department of Biomedical Engineering, 622 West 168th Street, VC12-234, New York, NY 10032.

 

P19 (11:45am – 1:00pm):  THE USE OF TIME STAMPING TO TRACK HEPATOCYTE LINEAGE IN THE LIVER.  Kasey Holland* (Ed Schmidt and Emily Talago), Montana State University Dept. of Immunology and Infectious Disease Biosciences Building, Advanced Technology Park, 960 Technology Blvd., Bozeman MT 59717

 

P20 (11:45am – 1:00pm):  PTHALATE PLASTICIZERS DISRUPT EARLY REPRODUCTIVE DEVELOPMENT IN NEMATODE WORMS. Rebecca Muradyan*, Miguel Huanaco, Brandon Rosenstrauch and Raul Copaciu (Thomas Landerholm). California State University at Sacramento, Dept. of Biological Sciences, 6000 J Street, Sacramento, CA 95819.

 

P21 (11:45am – 1:00pm):  MAKING ORGANS IN EMBRYOS: FORMING TUBES FROM SHEETS OF CELLS. Timothy De La Cruz*, Angela Neyra, Elizabeth Falat, Zoila Medina, Mihyun Kim, Yertgyji Xiong, An Pham, Sumer Abdul-Hafiz and Laura Long (Elizabeth Eldon). California State University at Long Beach, Department of Biological Sciences, 1250 Bellflower Blvd., Long Beach, CA 90840.

 

P22 (11:45am – 1:00pm):  THE ROLE OF MICRORNAS IN HUMAN EMBRYONIC STEM CELL SURVIVAL. Cullen Pivaroff*1,2,( Heather Schultheisz2, Francesca Boscolo2,3, Jeanne Loring2, Louise Laurent3)  1Department of Biology, San Diego State University, San Diego,  CA 92182   2Department of Chemical Physiology, The Scripps Research Institute and the Center for Regenerative Medicine, La Jolla, CA  92037   3Department of Reproductive Medicine, University of California, San Diego, La Jolla, CA 92093

 

P23 (11:45am – 1:00pm):  FACTORS INFLUENCING WEB TENURE IN A TROPICAL SPIDER AND  COMPARISON FOREST AND NON-FOREST HABITATS. Daniella Barraza*  (Elise D. Ferree), Scripps College, W.M. Keck Science Dept., 925 N. Mills Ave., Claremont, CA 91711

 

P24 (11:45am – 1:00pm):  EXPRESSION AND PURIFICATION OF THE PYRIFORM SPIDROIN 2 PROTEIN OF ORB-WEAVING SPIDERS. Nadia Shaheen* and Pachai Moua (Joan and Geoff P. Lin-Cereghino), University of the Pacific, Dept. of Biology, 3601 Pacific Ave, Stockton, CA 95211

 

P25 (11:45am – 1:00pm):   ASSESSING THE PHYTOREMEDIATION POTENTIAL OF DUNE LUPINE (LUPINUS CHAMISSONIS),  Stephen Louie (Michelle Lum). Loyola Marymount University, Dept. of Biology, 7900 Loyola Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90045.

 

P26 (11:45am – 1:00pm):  DOES A NATURALLY OCCURRING FUNGAL SEED PATHOGEN DEMONSTRATE HOST SPECIFICITY ON INVASIVE GRASSES?  Toby Ishizuka*  (Julie Beckstead), Gonzaga University, Dept. of Biology, 502 E Boone Ave, Spokane, WA 99258.

 

P27 (11:45am – 1:00pm):  IMPACT OF DORMANCY STATUS AND INOCULUM LOAD ON PATHOGEN CAUSED SEED DEATH OF INVASIVE ANNUAL GRASSES. Kelsey McEvoy* and Connor Barth (Julie Beckstead), Gonzaga University, Dept. of Biology, 502 E Boone Ave., Spokane, WA 99258.

 

P28 (11:45am – 1:00pm):  GENETIC VARIABILITY AND FITNESS IN THE LYNX SPIDER PEUCETIA VIRIDANS (ARANEAE, OXYOPIDAE).  Hayley Quartuccio*, Mia Reynolds*, Rita Lis, Adrianna Sosa, Megan Ishibashi*, Denise Villanueva, Nicole Lata, Sophie M. Crinion, Annabelle J. Audet-Griffin, Kelsey M. Hodge and Daniel G. Salazar (Martin Ramirez), Loyola Marymount University, Dept. of Biology, 1 LMU Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90045.

 

P29 (11:45am – 1:00pm):  LOST IN TRANSLATION: WEST COAST YELLOW WARBLERS SING  DIFFERENTLY FROM EAST COAST POPULATIONS. Asha Mada*and Hetal Raval, (William Hoese), California State University, Fullerton, Dept. of Biological Science, 800 N. State College Blvd, Fullerton, CA 92831.

 

P30 (11:45am – 1:00pm):  NUTRIENTS REMOVAL EFFICIENCY OF NEWPORT VALLEY WETLAND, SOUTHERN  CALIFORNIA. Ai Nakamura* (Robert Hamersley), Soka University of America, Dept. of Environmental Studies, 1 University Dr., Aliso Viejo, CA92656.

 

P31 (11:45am – 1:00pm):  THE RELATIONSHIP OF CADMIUM AND IRON DURING THE GROWTH OF TOMATO  PLANTS.  Sara Morledge-Hampton* (Gary Kuleck, Yong-Jun Li, Martin Ramirez), Loyola Marymount University, Dept. of Biology, 1 LMU Dr., Los Angeles, CA 90045.  University of Detroit Mercy, College of Engineering & Science, 4001 W. McNichols Road, Detroit, MI 48221.

 

P32 (11:45am – 1:00pm):  TESTING HYPOTHESES FOR WING COLORATION IN A NEOTROPICAL DAMSELFLY GROUP THROUGH MORPHOMETRIC AND PHYLOGENETIC ANALYSES.  Nikole Ankrom*1, Melissa Sanchez Herrera2 and William R. Kuhn2 (Christopher D. Beatty1) 1Santa Clara University, Dept. of Biology, 500 El Camino Real, Santa Clara, CA 95053,  2Rutgers University, Dept. of Biological Sciences, 195 University Ave, Newark, NJ 07102

 

P33 (11:45am – 1:00pm):  THE USE OF TRANSGENIC ZEBRAFISH TO MONITOR THE B CELL IMMUNE RESPONSE. Caitlyn McGue*1, Tania Montenegro*1, Sarah E. Schale1, Bradley H. Jacobsen1, David N. Pratt1, Noemi Delgado1, Alyssa R. Doty1, Brad G. Magor2, (David Traver3 and Dawne M. Page1), 1Point Loma Nazarene University, Dept. of Biology, San Diego, CA,  2Univ. of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada,    3UCSD, La Jolla, CA

 

P34 (11:45am – 1:00pm):  INVESTIGATING THE ROLE OF EXOPOLYSACCHARIDE IN PLANT-HOST RECOGNITION BY BURKHOLDERIA TUBERUM. Katherine-Anne Kimura and Andrew Morris, (Michelle Lum). Loyola Marymount University. Dept. of Biology, 1 LMU Dr., Los Angeles, CA 90045

 

P35 (11:45am – 1:00pm):  MOTILITY OF THE MUCOID AND NON-MUCOID PHENOTYPES OF PSEUDOMONAS  AERUGINOSA PAO1: A POSSIBLE ROLE IN BIOFILM FORMATION. Monique Macias, Gabriella Lacovetti, Brandon Bauer and Alex Woodrow (Kathleen Tallman), Azusa Pacific University, Dept. of Biology and Chemistry, 901 E. Alosta Avenue, Azusa, CA 91702

 

P36 (11:45am – 1:00pm):  EXAMINING THE ROLE OF plrS IN BORDETELLA BRONCHISEPTICA VIRULENCE  GENE EXPRESSION. Dean LaBarba*, Jeffrey Midgley* and Michelle Wheeler* (Steve Julio), Westmont College, Dept. of Biology, 955 La Paz Rd., Santa Barbara, CA 93108

 

P37 (11:45am – 1:00pm):  RV2034 GENE RESPONSIBLE FOR EXPRESSION OF GENES RESPONSIBLE FOR EVASION OF HOST RESPONSE AND PERSISTENCE IN MYCOBACTERIUM TUBERCULOSIS  Joshua Rivera* (Marcy Kelly) Pace University, Department of Biology and Health Sciences, 1 Pace Plaza, New York, NY 10038

 

P38 (11:45am – 1:00pm):  Identification of Cold Inducible F-box Genes in Arabidopsis thaliana  Connor O’Boyle* and Sarah Vitak (Bryan Thines) Keck Science Department, Claremont McKenna, Pitzer, and Scripps Colleges.  925 N. Mills Ave, Claremont, CA 91711 

 

P39 (11:45am – 1:00pm):  INVESTIGATION OF THE BINDING AFFINITY OF REST FOR PAH1 AND PAH2.  Kaitlyn Bathke*, Marisa Jones*, Christopher Cronkite and Anna Parton (Abby Hodges), Azusa Pacific University, Dept. of Biology and Chemistry, 901 E. Alosta Ave., Azusa, CA 91702

 

P40 (11:45am – 1:00pm):  GENERATION AND CHARACTERIZATION OF SINGLE NUCLEOTIDE POLYMORPHISMS IN THE VASODILATOR-STIMULATED PHOSPHOPROTEIN (VASP).  Kristen Gulino* (David Zuzga), Pace University, Dept. of Biology and Health Sciences, 1 Pace Plaza, New York, NY 10038.

 

P41 (11:45am – 1:00pm):  dNTP IMBALANCE AFFECTS REPLICATION ERROR FREQUENCY AND THE SPECIFICITIES OF MUTATIONS. Jessica Yuan*, Alice Zhou, Tina Kang, Lawrence Tse, Emily Chan, Danielle Mihora and  Kathleen Tan (Jeffrey H. Miller), University of California Los Angeles, Dept. of Microbiology, Immunology, and Molecular Genetics, 609 Charles E. Young Dr. East. Los Angeles, CA 90095-1489.

 

P42 (11:45am – 1:00pm):  MOLECULAR ANALYSIS OF REGENERATION IN BOTRYLLOIDES VIOLACEUS. Bryan Andrews*, Daniel Haensel, Gina Leaming and Brock Hashim (Elena Keeling), California Polytechnic State University, Dept. of Biological Sciences, 1 Grand Ave., San Luis Obispo, CA 93407.

 

P43 (11:45am – 1:00pm):  AN ALTERNATIVE LOOK AT CODE EVOLUTION: USING NON-CANONICAL CODES  TO EVALUATE ADAPTIVE AND HISTORIC MODELS FOR THE ORIGIN OF THE GENETIC CODE.  David W Morgens (Andre RO Cavalcanti), Department of Biology, Pomona College, 175 W 6th Street, Claremont, CA

 

P44 (11:45am – 1:00pm):   TRANSCRIPTION INITIATION FACTOR II H (TFIIH) AND ITS EFFECT ON THE RECRUITMENT OF RAD52 TO DOUBLE STRAND BREAKS IN YEAST.  William Matthew Reilly and John Michael Replogle*  (Tina Negritto); Pomona College, Molecular Biology Program, 175 West 6th Street, Claremont, CA 91711

 

P45 (11:45am – 1:00pm):  MECHANISMS OF LOW FREQUENCY OSCILLATIONS IN BRAIN ACTIVITY. Lyolya Hovhannisyan* and Serapio Mike Baca (Andrew Charles). University of California Los Angeles, Department of Neurology, 405 Hilgard Avenue Los Angeles, CA 90095.

 

P46 (11:45am – 1:00pm):  EFFECTS OF BREAST CANCER ON BRAIN-DERIVED ASTROCYTES, Neyaz Mohammadi*,Anh-Viet Dinh (Tyisha Williams); Trinity University, Dept. of Biology, 1 Trinity Place, San Antonio, TX 78212.

 

P47 (11:45am – 1:00pm):  ROLE OF MICRO RNA IN CEREBELLAR DEVELOPMENT. Taylor Mighell1*, Megan Bosch1  and Erik Arneson1  (Garrett Soukup2 and Annemarie Shibata1), Creighton University Biology Department, Omaha, NE 68178. 1Department of Biology and 2Biomedical Sciences. Creighton University, 2500 California Plaza, Omaha, NE 68178-0103.

 

P48 (11:45am – 1:00pm):  METAMORPHIC CHANGES IN NUMBER AND TYPE OF SEROTONERGIC NEURONS IN THE TERMINAL ABDOMINAL CNS OF A MEALWORM BEETLE. Angelica Barr, Weston Bennett*, Joanna Fregoso and Daniella Wolf (Robert Elson). Point Loma Nazarene University, Department, Dept. of Biology, 3900 Lomaland Drive, San Diego CA 92106.

 

P49 (11:45am – 1:00pm):  NEUROBIOLOGICAL EFFECTS OF PLACENTA CONSUMPTION IN MALE CALIFORNIA MICE (PEROMYSCUS CALIFORNICUS).  Eric Kung* and Juan Pablo Perea-Rodriguez (Wendy Saltzman), University of California, Riverside, Dept. of Biology, 900 University Ave., Riverside, CA 92521

 

P50 (11:45am – 1:00pm):  NORMAL HDL, BUT NOT OXIDATIVELY MODIFIED HDL, PROTECTS ARTERY WALL ENDOTHELIAL CELLS, Brian Yadegari* (M. Navab and Z. Barseghyan), David Geffen School of medicine at University of California Los Angeles, Division of Cardiology, Department of Medicine, 10833 Le Conte Avenue, Los Angeles, California, 90095-1679.

 

 

POSTER SESSION II  (2:30pm - 3:45pm)

P51 (2:30-3:45pm):  A STRUCTURAL AND MECHANISTIC CHARACTERIZATION OF FATTY ACID 2-HYDROXYLASE USING PICHIA PASTORIS AS AN EXPRESSION SYSTEM.  Hannah Hudson* (Matt Sazinsky), Pomona College Department of Chemistry 645 N. College Avenue, Claremont, CA 91711

 

P52 (2:30-3:45pm):  PURIFICATION AND CHARACTERIZATION OF ARABINOGALACTAN PROTEINS FROM BEE HONEY. Jane H Kim* (Eugene A. Nothnagel), University of California, Riverside, Department of Botany and Plant Sciences, 900 University Ave., Riverside, CA, 92521.

 

P53 (2:30-3:45pm):  DICARBOXYLATED ETHYNYLARENES AS FLUORESCENT CHEMOSENSORS FOR POLYAMINES. Brent S. Bruck* and Douglas E. Deever (James T. Fletcher), Creighton University, Dept. of Chemistry, 2500 California Plaza, Omaha, NE 68102

 

P54 (2:30-3:45pm):  CHARACTERIZATION OF A GTPASE AFFECTOR CATALYTIC DOMAIN DERIVATIVE PROTEIN OF PHOSPHODIESTERASE 4D. Hans Wang* (Paul Adams) University of Arkansas Fayetteville, Dept. of Biochemistry, 1125 W Maple Street, Fayetteville, AR 72701

 

P55 (2:30-3:45pm):  THE FAR-RED REVERSAL OF THE RED-LIGHT INDUCED PSBA RNA-BINDING PROTEIN GENES SUGGESTS THE PRESENCE OF A NOVEL PHYTOCHROME-LIKE MOLECULE IN CHLAMYDOMONAS REINHARDTII. Alex Powell* (Amybeth Cohen and Laura Arce) ASI CSUF, Cal State University, Dept. of Biology, 800 N. State College Blvd, Fullerton, CA 92831.

 

P56 (2:30-3:45pm):  CHARACTERIZATION OF HELIX-TURN-HELIX PROTEINS FROM MYCOBACTERIOPHAGE HELDAN.  Jan Clement Santiago* and Sabrina Jen (Yiwen Fang and Carl Urbinati), Loyola Marymount University, Department of Biology, 1 LMU Drive, MS8220, Los Angeles, CA 90045.

 

P57 (2:30-3:45pm):  EVALUATION OF LMTK3 EXPRESSION AND TUMOR PHENOTYPE IN ESTROGEN DEPENDENT COLORECTAL CANCER. Sybil Magturo*, Georgios Giamas, Justin Stebbing and Heinz-Josef Lenz (Melissa LaBonte Wilson), Azusa Pacific University, Department of Biology and Chemistry, 675 East Foothill Boulevard , Azusa, CA

 

P58 (2:30-3:45pm):  EVALUATION OF CLASS I HISTONE DEACETYLASE INHIBITOR ENTINOSTAT (MS-275) AS A NOVEL TREATMENT OPTION IN CRC CELL LINE MODELS. Stephanie T. Kuwahara1, Shelby C. Martin1, Cody McDermott*1,  (Peter M. Wilson2, Robert D. Ladner2 and Melissa LaBonte Wilson1) 1Azusa Pacific University, Department of Biology and Chemistry, 675 East Foothill Boulevard, Azusa, CA  2University of Southern California, Department of Medicine, 1441 East Lake Avenue, Los Angeles, CA

 

P59 (2:30-3:45pm):  ESTABLISHING MYOSIN 1E OVEREXPRESSING AND DOMINANT NEGATIVE HUMAN  COLORECTAL CANCER CELL LINES. Michael Boyle* (David Zuzga). Pace University, Dept. of Biology and Health Sciences, 1 Pace Plaza, New York, NY 10038.

 

P60 (2:30-3:45pm):  DIOXIN DISRUPTS NORMAL DEVELOPMENT THROUGH IMPAIRMENT OF THE EARLY STAGES OF EMBRYOGENESIS IN NEMATODE WORMS. Eyobed Worku*, Diane Chism, David Hubbert and Raul Copaciu (Thomas Landerholm). California State University Sacramento, Dept. of Biological Sciences, 6000 J Street, Sacramento, CA 95819.

 

P61 (2:30-3:45pm):   CHARACTERIZING BLOOD CELLS AND TRACKING WHOLE BODY REGENERATION IN BOTRYLLOIDES VIOLACEUS.  Eric Vaught*, Jordan Harbin*, and Ashlie Munoz* (Elena Keeling),    California Polytechnic State University, Dept. of Biology, 1 Grand Ave., San Luis Obispo, CA 93405.

 

P62 (2:30-3:45pm):  INVESTIGATING A WNT1-CRE CKO MOUSE MODEL FOR FAMILIAL DYSAUTONOMIA Lindsey Wolfe*  (Frances Lefcort and Lynn George), Montana State University, Dept. of Cell Biology and Neuroscience, Bozeman, MT 59717

 

P63 (2:30-3:45pm):  THE GREAT AMERICAN BIOTIC INTERCHANGE – NOT JUST FOR ANIMALS: A PHYLOGENETIC STUDY OF PLANT DISPERSAL BETWEEN CALIFORNIA AND CENTRAL/SOUTH AMERICA  Peter R. Biro* and Kyle K. Hohu* (Justen B. Whittall), Santa Clara University, Dept. of Biology, 500 El Camino Real, Santa Clara, CA 95053

 

P64 (2:30-3:45pm):  THE EFFECTS OF TEMPERATURE INCREASE ON STARCH BIOSYNTHESIS AS A MEASURE OF PHOTOSYNTHETIC ACTIVITY IN ARABIDOPSIS THALIANA (BRASSICACAE).  Ceylan Hasan (Erica Kipp),  Pace University, Department of Biology and Health Sciences, One Pace Plaza, New York, NY 10038.

 

P65 (2:30-3:45pm):  THE ECOLOGY AND DISTRIBUTION OF BELLAMYA JAPONICA, A NEW INVASIVE  FRESHWATER SNAIL IN THE SAVANNAH RIVER BASIN. Colleen Millsted, Joseph Catoe, Amy Justice, Evan Meadows, Gregory Ricalde and Chaney Hiers (John Hains), Clemson University, Dept. of Biology, 132 Long Hall, Clemson, SC 29634.

 

P66 (2:30-3:45pm):  MANIPULATION OF NECTAR LEVELS INFLUENCES HONEY BEE FORAGING BEHAVIOR AND POLLEN DEPOSITION. Stephanie Duenas*, Robert Polanco*, and Jacob Cecala* (Joan Leong), Cal Poly Pomona, Dept. of Biological Sciences, 3801 W Temple Ave., Pomona, CA 91768

 

P67 (2:30-3:45pm):  INVESTIGATING PYRETHROID PESTICIDE UPTAKE BY PLANTS AND INVERTEBRATES IN THE DUWAMISH RIVER. Signe Poquette* and Trevor Younquist (W. Lindsay Whitlow), Seattle University, Dept. of Biology,  901 12th Ave., Seattle, WA 98122

 

P68 (2:30-3:45pm):  THE EFFECTS OF URBAN NOISE ON FLIGHT INITIATION DISTANCE IN BLACK PHOEBES, SAYORNIS NIGRICANS. Olivia Graham* (Elise Ferree), Claremont McKenna College, Dept. of Biology, 925 N. Mills Ave., Claremont, CA 91711-5916.

 

P69 (2:30-3:45pm):  METHODS TOWARDS GENETIC SCREENING OF PHYTOPLANKTON POPULATIONS IN NEWPORT BEACH, CALIFORNIA.  Amber Barnes* and Jenny Cybulski (Jayme Smith and Tara Sirvent), Vanguard University, 55 Fair Drive, Costa Mesa, CA 92626

 

P70 (2:30-3:45pm):  CAN YOU HEAR ME NOW? THE EFFECT OF NOISE POLLUTION ON YELLOW WARBLER SONG. Hetal Raval* and Asha Mada (William Hoese), California State University Fullerton, Dept. of Biological Science, 800 N. State College, Fullerton, CA 92831.

 

P71 (2:30-3:45pm):  BIOGENIC GREENHOUSE GAS FLUXES FROM AN URBAN FRESHWATER WETLAND  IN SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA. Masayuki Takeuchi* (Robert M. Hamersley), Soka University of America, 1 University Dr., Aliso Viejo, CA 92656.

 

P72 (2:30-3:45pm):   THE EFFECTS OF WATER STRESS AND TEMPERATURE ON A FUNGAL SEED PATHOGEN OF THE INVASIVE CHEATGRASS. Connor Barth (Julie Beckstead), Gonzaga University, Department of Biology, 502 E Boone Ave, Spokane, WA 99258.

 

P73 (2:30-3:45pm):  ASYMMETRY AND LEG LOSS IN THE GREEN LYNX SPIDER PEUCETIA VIRIDANS (ARANEAE, OXYOPIDAE).  Mikayla Kemp*, Kayla Murata* and Jasmin Takemoto* (Martin Ramirez), Loyola Marymount University, Dept. of Biology, 1 LMU Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90045.

 

P74 (2:30-3:45pm):  CHARACTERIZATION OF KU86 AUTOANTIGEN RELATED PROTEIN-1 (KARP-1) IN GENETICALLY MODIFIED HUMAN SOMATIC CELLS.  Benjamin Akhuetie-Oni* (Eric Hendrickson), University of Minnesota, Dept. of Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, and Biophysics, 321 Church Street SE., Minneapolis, MN 55455.

 

P75 (2:30-3:45pm):  EXAMINATION OF THE IMMUNE RESPONSE IN THE AMERICAN COCKROACH, PERIPLANETA AMERICANA, AGAINST BACTERIAL AND FUNGAL PATHOGENS.  Melanie Baetz, Samuel Bassong, Susie Chandler, Amanda Cortes and Alex Mathews (Robin Herlands) Nevada State College, Department of Physical and Life Sciences, 1125 Nevada State Drive, Henderson,  NV 89002.

 

P76 (2:30-3:45pm):  ANALYSIS OF <I>PSEUDOMONAS AERUGINOSA<I> MUCCOID BIOFILMS ON HeLa  CELL CULTURE USING FLUORESCENT ANTIBODY LABELING AND ONFOCAL  LASER SCANNING MICROSCOPY. Randy Dunston* and Zachary Brown (Kathleen Tallman), Azusa Pacific University, Dept. of Biology and Chemistry, 901 E. Alosta Ave., Azusa, CA 91702.

 

P77 (2:30-3:45pm):  REMOVAL OF EPIPHYTIC BACTERIA FROM MACROCYSTIS PYRIFERA FRONDS USING A TRIPLE-ENZYME DETERGENT.  Stephen Avila, Mitchell Coleman and David Donner (Frank Percival), Westmont College, Dept. of Biology, 955 La Paz Rd., Santa Barbara, CA  93108.

 

P78 (2:30-3:45pm):  IN VIVO EXPRESSION OF AMYLOIDOGENIC SEGMENT IN ESCHERICHIA COLI AS AN UBIQUITIN EXTENSION. Reina Amiling*, Elaine Wu*, Jieyan He, Jennifer Chen and Dan Li (Jeffrey H. Miller), University of California Los Angeles, Dept. of Microbiology, Immunology, and Molecular Genetics, 609 Charles E. Young Dr. East. Los Angeles, CA 90095-1489.

 

P79 (2:30-3:45pm):  TESTING THE FUNCTION OF DIVJ GENE IN THE PURPLE PHOTOSYNTHETIC BACTERIUM, RHODOSPIRILLUM CENTENUM.  Samantha Jasso (Terry H. Bird), University of San Diego, Dept. of Biology, 5998 Alcala Park, San Diego, CA 92110.

 

P80 (2:30-3:45pm):  PGPR AND ANTIBACTERIAL PROPERTIES OF STREPTOMYCES AND ITS EFFECT  ON CORN GROWTH. Isabel Gonzaga*, Kathryn Vecchiato and Austin Nguyen (Michelle Lum), Loyola Marymount University, Dept. of Biology, 1 LMU Dr., Los Angeles, CA 90045.

 

P81 (2:30-3:45pm):   THE PARADOX OF GLUTATHIONE: MYCOBACTERIAL GROWTH INHIBITOR OR STIMULATOR?  Josie Blair* (Marcy Kelly), Pace University, Dept. of Biology, One Pace Plaza, New York, NY 10038.

 

P82 (2:30-3:45pm):  BORATE BINDING TO THE PERIPLASMIC IRON TRANSPORT PROTEIN FBPA IN A MARINE BACTERIUM.  Jerrell Tisando (Carl Carrano), Department of Chemistry, San Diego State University

 

P83 (2:30-3:45pm):  THE GENERATION OF A BURKHOLDERIA UNAMAE DELETION MUTANT TO INVESTIGATE THE ROLE OF MOTILITY IN PLANT-MICROBE INTERACTIONS.  Walter Au* (Michelle Lum), Loyola Marymount University, Dept. of Biology, 7900 Loyola Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90045.

 

P84 (2:30-3:45pm):  A PROPOSED INHIBITION MECHANISM FOR ETHACRIDINE WITH TOPOSIOMERASE IA,  Sylvia Kelly* (Daniel Strahs), Department of Biology and Health Sciences, Pace University, New York, NY 10038

 

P85 (2:30-3:45pm):  BIOINFORMATIC IDENTIFICATION OF CIS-ACTING REGULATORY SEQUENCES  CONTROLLING THE EXPRESSION OF THE ESSENTIAL GENE ASD, A KEY PLAYER IN AMINOACID METABOLISM AND BACTERIAL SURVIVAL.  Clara Lyashevsky*  (M. Julia Massimelli). Claremont McKenna, Pitzer, and Scripps Colleges W.M. Keck Science Center, 925 N. Mills Ave, Claremont, CA 91711

 

P86 (2:30-3:45pm):   MUTAGENESIS OF THE P0 PROTEIN TO DETERMINE SEQUENCE OF FUNCTION  FOR THE SUPPRESSION OF SILENCING IN NICOTIANA BENTHAMIANA AND  ELICITATION OF HYPERSENSITIVE RESPONSE IN ACCESSIONS TW59 AND  TW61 IN NICOTIANA GLUTINOSA, Tiffany Nguyen and Ken-Der Wang (Melanie Sacco), California State University at Fullerton, Dept of Biological Sciences, 800 N State College Blvd, Fullerton, CA  92831.

 

P87 (2:30-3:45pm):  DISCOVERING PROTEINS THAT INTERACT WITH THE PROTEIN SMMAK16 FROM  THE PARASITIC FLATWORM SCHISTOSOMA MANSONI Sarah O’Dell*, Daniel Shouldice, Tayah Kline and Yun-lan Wong (Jon Milhon). Azusa Pacific University, Department of Biology and Chemistry, 675 East Foothill Blvd, Azusa CA 91702.

 

P88 (2:30-3:45pm):    THE ROLE OF RAD4 IN RECRUITING THE TRANSCRIPTION INITIATION FACTOR II H (TFIIH) TO DOUBLE STRAND BREAKS IN YEAST. Emma Catherine Carroll*  (Tina Negritto),  Pomona College, Molecular Biology Program, 175 West 6th Street, Claremont, CA 91711.

 

P89 (2:30-3:45pm):   EVOLUTIONARY CONSERVATION OF A POTENTIAL MAMMALIAN RIBOSWITCH.  Zoran Pavlovic*, Shweta Goswami and Molly McDevitt (Juliane K. Soukup), Creighton University, Department of Chemistry, 2500 California Plaza, Omaha, NE 68178.

 

P90 (2:30-3:45pm):  USE OF A BACTERIAL RIBOSWITCH TO CONTROL MAMMALIAN GENE EXPRESSION.  Shweta Goswami* (Garrett Soukup and Juliane K. Soukup), Creighton University, Department of Chemistry, 2500 California Plaza, Omaha, NE 68178.  

 

P91 (2:30-3:45pm):  DOES DUPLICATION OF ACT1 CONTRIBUTE TO THE ABNORMAL PHENOTYPE OBSERVED IN CHROMOSOME VI ANEUPLOID CELLS?  Keegan Gies (Kirk Anders), Gonzaga University, Department of Biology, Spokane, WA 99258

 

P92 (2:30-3:45pm):  CONTROL OF NEUROGENESIS BY FRAGILE X PROTEINS.  Tyler J Wishard* (Regina L Faulkner and Hollis T Cline) University of California, San Diego, 9500 Gilman Dr., La Jolla, CA 92093  The Scripps Research Institute, 10550 N. Torrey Pines Rd., La Jolla, CA 92037

 

P93 (2:30-3:45pm):  PREPARATION OF REST AND ASSOCIATED PROTEINS FOR QUANTIFICATION BINDING BY ISOTHERMAL TITRATION CALORIMETRY Christopher Cronkite*, Kaitlyn Bathke, Marisa Jones and Anna Parton (Abby Hodges), Azusa Pacific University, Dept. of Biology and  Chemistry, 701 E Foothill Blvd., Azusa, CA 91702

 

P94 (2:30-3:45pm):  ANALYZING PHOTOTACTIC BEHAVIOR IN THE DROSOPHILA MELANOGASTER  MODEL FOR ALZHEIMER’S DISEASE.  Shelby Chun Fat and Eddie Anton (Cathy McElwain), Loyola Marymount University, Dept. of Biology, 1 LMU Dr., Los Angeles, CA, 90045.

 

P95 (2:30-3:45pm):  PREGNANCY AS A PUZZLE PIECE? THE POTENTIAL CONTRIBUTION OF ENVIRONMENTAL FACTORS TO THE DEVELOPMENT OF AN AUTISM PHENOTYPE. Emma Baker* (Tyisha Williams), Trinity University, Dept. of Biology, One Trinity Place, San Antonio, TX 78212

 

P96 (2:30-3:45pm):  D-4F PEPTIDE DOSE DICTATES EFFICACY WITH INTESTINE AS MAJOR TARGET. Daniel Niknam* (Greg Hough), University Of California, Los Angeles, David Geffen School Of Medicine, 10833 Le Conte Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90095.

 

P97 (2:30-3:45pm):  SERUM ALBUMIN DETERMINATION WITH BROMOCRESOL PURPLE. Cesar Cervantes*, Julianna Jimenez and Tarek Karam, California State University at Los Angeles, Dept. of Biochemistry, 5151 University Dr., Los Angeles, CA 90032.

 

P98 (2:30-3:45pm):  EFFECTS OF EXERCISE ON CALCIUM HANDLING ON WHITE SEABASS AND CALIFORNIA YELLOWTAIL. Kaitlyn Philpott* (Sue Lowery), University of San Diego, Department of Biology, 5998 Alcala Park, San Diego, CA 92110.

 

P99 (2:30-3:45pm):  A HIGH FAT, HIGH CHOLESTEROL DIET REDUCES COGNITIVE CAPACITY IN A MOUSE MODEL Nikki Izadi* (Farhad Seddigh),  David Geffen School of Medicine, University of California Los Angeles