Summer 2018

Poster Presentations by the School of Science Summer Research Program Participants

Katherine Anderson
Investigation of PTSD treatment approaches in relation to recent APA guidelines
Mentor: Dr. Mark Barajas (Psychology)

Ray Childers
The singlet glycine riboswitch, its relationship to the tandem glycine riboswitch, and mutational analysis of the singlet glycine riboswitch
Mentor: Dr. Karen Ruff (Biochemistry)

Connor Christensen
Elucidating effects of the conformation change of neurolysin using stopped-flow fluorescence spectrophotometry
Mentor: Dr. Jeffrey Sigman (Biochemistry)

Charles Crockett
Investigating ways to calibrate eye data in facial emotion detection
Mentor: Dr. Nada Attar (Math & Computer Science)

Kirsti Dunckel
Tyrosinase inhibitor impacts reproductive behaviors, androgens, and corticosteroids in male coast range fence lizards (sceloporus occidentalis bocourtii)
Mentor: Dr. David Chambers (Biology)

Caroline Fogel
Modeling and 3D-printing fractal structures of trees
Mentor: Dr. Kristen Beck (Math)

Megan Hackleman
Synthesis of alkylresorcinols as potential tyrosinase inhibitors
Mentor: Dr. Valerie Burke (Chemistry)

Ariana Hofelmann
Joining the TESS exoplanet follow-up observing program
Mentor: Dr. Brian Hill (Physics & Astronomy)

Megan Holt
Synthesis of alkylresorcinols as potential tyrosinase inhibitors
Mentor: Dr. Valerie Burke (Chemistry)

Lexi Luong
Targeting closely related strains in microbial communities
Mentor: Dr. James Berleman (Biology)

James Morris
California newt feeding ecology in times of extreme weather
Mentor: Dr. Michael Marchetti (Biology)

Andrea Padilla
Evaluating a fair redistricting method
Mentor: Dr. Ellen Veomett (Math)

Darya Poliyenko
Surface ozone levels at remote Sierra Nevada sites: Impact on flora determined by exposure indices
Mentor: Dr. Joel Burley (Chemistry)

Zlatas Serebnitskiy
PH tolerance of myxococcusxanthus--properties and potential
Mentor: Dr. James Berleman (Biology)

Tobin Shea
Analysis of photo-responsive properties in a liquid crystal elastomer platform
Mentor: Dr. Zuleikha Kurji (Chemistry)

Maya Szafraniec
Investigation of the relationship between scapula shape and altitude in Eastern gorillas (gorilla beringei)
Mentor: Dr. Rebecca Jabbour (Biology)

Mark Ray Trani
Thermodynamic analysis of neurolysin by isothermal titration calorimetry
Mentor: Dr. Jeffrey Sigman (Biochemistry)

Allison Uba
Ozone concentrations in Sierra Nevada and White Mountains: Where is the O3 coming from?
Mentor: Dr. Joel Burley (Chemistry)

Dana Weinert
Varying glycine concentrations inside E. coli to analyze mutant glycine riboswitches
Mentor: Dr. Karen Ruff (Biochemistry)

Ashley Woodyard
Synthesis and optimization of a photoresponsive liquid crystal elastomer material
Mentor: Dr. Zuleikha Kurji (Chemistry)