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April 1, 2019 at 9:30 pm

HTC and Biological Sciences Thesis Presentations, April 2019

The Biological Sciences Department announces a series of thesis presentations by Honors Tutorial College and biology students in April 2019.

Anika Friedman (HTC Neuroscience) presents “A Computational Model of Neurofilament Kinetics Relating to Axonal Caliber Growth and the Neurofilament Slowing Phenomenon” on Thursday, April 11, from 5 to 6 p.m. in Irvine 159. Her mentor is Dr. Peter Jung, Distinguished Professor of Physics & Astronomy.

Sarah Warnock (HTC Biological Sciences) presents “Cortical Bone Mechanics Technology (CBMT) and Dual X-Ray Absorptiometry (DXA) Sensitivity to Bone Collagen Degradation in Human Ulna Bone” on Wednesday, April 17, from 5 to 6 p.m. in Irvine 159. Her mentor is Dr. Anne Loucks, Professor of Biological Sciences.

Matthew Colpo (HTC Biological Sciences) presents “Effects of varying insulin concentration Treatments following Insulin receptor knock-down on the growth regulating RhoGAP, Arhgap39” on Thursday, April 18, from 5 to 6 p.m. in Irvine 159. His mentors are the late Dr. Felicia Nowak, and Dr. Soichi Tanda, Associate Professor of Biological Sciences.

Samantha Selhorst (HTC Neuroscience) presents “Endothelial deletion of Rbpj leads to perivascular abnormalities in the brain” on Tuesday, April 23, from 4 to 5 p.m. in Irvine 159. Her mentor is Dr. Corinne Nielsen, Assistant Professor of Biological Sciences.

Julie Slyby (HTC Biological Sciences) presents “The effects of weight cycling on markers of oxidative stress” on Wednesday, April 24, from 4 to 5 p.m. in Irvine 159. Her mentor is Dr. Edward List of the Edison Biotechnology Institute.

Sal Gomez (Biological Sciences Honors Program) presents “Protein Phosphatase 1 Concentrates at the Base of Sensory Hair Cell Stereocilia and Physically Associates with CLIC5 and NHERF2 In Vitro” on Wednesday, April 24, from 5 to 6 p.m. in Irvine 159. His mentor is Dr. Mark Berryman, Associate Professor of Biomedical Sciences.

Marissa Smarelli (HTC Neuroscience) presents “Tau Toxicity: Establishing a Cellular and Behavioral Model of Alzheimer’s Disease Using Drosophila melanogaster” on Thursday, April 25, from noon to 1 p.m. in Life Sciences Building 201. Her mentor is Dr. Daewoo Lee, Professor of Biological Sciences.

Emily Caggiano (HTC Biological Sciences) presents “Characterization of cold atmospheric plasma treatment as a novel transfection technique to knock down nucleolin in head and neck squamous cell carcinoma” on Thursday, April 25, from 5 to 6 p.m. in Irvine 159. Her mentor is Dr. Monica Burdick, Associate Professor of Engineering.

Emily Trzeciak (HTC Biological Sciences) presents “Global Transcriptomic Analysis of Intracellular Staphylococcus aureus Enabling Chronic and Recurrent Infections” on Friday, April 26, from 4 to 5 p.m. in Research and Technology Center 102. Her mentor is Dr. Ronan Carroll, Assitant Professor of Biological Sciences.

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