Summer 2014

Poster Presentations by the School of Science Summer Research Program Participants

Allen, Julian

Cross-cultural globalization of advertising

Mentor: Dr. Elena Escalera (Psychology)

 

Ashley Arancio

Using Xenopus as a model system to assess genetic and environmental factors of development

Mentor: Dr. Sonya Schuh (Health Science)

 

Madeline Bell

Relationship between shared rhythmic interaction and salivary oxytocin levels in mothers and infants

Mentor: Drs. Mary True & Margaret Field (Health Science)

 

Brianna Bibel

Structure/functional analysis of the neuropeptide processing enzyme neurolysin

Mentor: Dr. Jeff Sigman (Biology)

 

Tormey Blake

Observing the Perseid meteor shower

Mentor: Dr. Ron Olowin (Astrophysics)

 

Cameron Booth

Design and development of a carbon fixating algal chamber

Mentor: Dr. James Pesavento (Biology)

 

Sofia Burille

Minimum vector rank of families of graphs

Mentor: Dr. Michael Nathanson (Mathematics)

 

Giuseppe Carmassi

Versatility and applications of metal-catalyzed cross-coupling reactions

Mentor: Dr. Ken Brown (Biology)

 

Nicholas Kennen

Air quality analysis of the 2013 Yosemite Rim Fire: Effects on ambient ozone concentrations

Mentor: Dr. Joel Burley (EES)

 

Alina Nguyen

Microbial analysis of Australian dry lake cores; analogs for martian biogeochemical processes

Mentor: Dr. Alice Baldridge (EES/Biochemistry)

 

Jessica Porter

Development of algae-based systems for scavenging carbon dioxide from yeast fermentation

Mentor: Dr. James Pesavento (Biochemistry)

 

Nataly Sanchez

Knockdown of highly conserved human fertility gene MCM8 in Xenopus embryos to assess gene function

Mentor: Dr. Sony Schuh (Biology)

 

Thinus Venter

The weekend effect: Spatial and temporal trends

Mentor: Dr. Joel Burley (Biology)

 

Chase Webb

Investigating the Stereoselectivity of Magnesium Oppenauer reactions

Mentor: Dr. Ken Brown (Chemistry)