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2008 plenary speaker, Dr. Mark Lovell

2008 Berea College Research Symposium

The research symposium held each fall the same weekend that the Berea College Trustees visit campus is an opportunity for the students and faculty to share research work with each other as well as these important campus visitors. This has been organized by the science departments in the past but participation is open to all members of the college community. In recent years we have structured the symposium with both talks and poster presentations as well as a plenary session.
The symposium for Fall 2008 was held on Friday, October 17th starting after lunch and concluding with a plenary talk titled “A Search for Novel Biomarkers of Alzheimer’s Disease” by Dr. Mark Lovell who works at the University of Kentucky. Mark is also a Berea College graduate so it was exciting to bring him back to campus to share his work.
Students and faculty interested in attending or participating in the 2018 BURS should either contact Jay Baltisberger or Anes Kovacevic of the chemistry program. Alternatively a student may elect to register online via the link on the Chemistry department web server.
Registration for the 103rd Kentucky Academy of Sciences Meeting should follow this link KAS Registration

The following students have registered to do presentations for 2008

Oral Presentations

# Name Title Major
1 Dikshya Bastakoty p63 defines an epithelial phenotype and represses mesenchymal-specific gene, COL5A1 abstract biology
2 Jessica R. Price Behavioral Ecology and Translocation of the Endangered Stephens' Kangaroo rat (Dipodomys stenphensi). abstract biology
3 Jessica R. Price Influence of Elevation, Host Species, and Host Size on the Density of Mistletoe, Phoradendron robustissimum (Viscaceae) in Costa Rica abstract biology
4 Megan Jackson Effect of commensal bacterium, Prevotella nanceiensis, on experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis, an animal model for Multiple Sclerosis abstract biology
5 Miluka Gunaratna The loss of stromal TGF-β leads to increased expression of STATIP1 abstract biology
6 Anthony Reynolds Liquid-liquid phase transition of nanoscaled supercooled silicon chemistry
7 Justin Cornelison, Enchanta Jackson Restoring the Oliver Street Community School: History and Preservation abstract other
8 Ehidiamhen Akhetuamhen, Arlett Franco Living in Hope in Louisville: An Assessment of the Hope VI Redevelopment Project abstract other
9 David Gilmour, William Dean Norris Laser Ablation of Diamond abstract physics
10 Bradley Steele, Brandon Brown Numerical Simulations of Disorder in Classical Spin Models abstract physics
11 Jimmy Rop, Ramesh Adhikari, Chase Cole Variable Star Observations at the Berea College Observatory abstract physics

Poster Presentations

# Name Title Major
1 Alaina Faust, Alisha Holmberg, Elizabeth Fleming Proterometra macrostoma (Digenea: Azygiidae): The effect of osmolality on the retraction of the distome body into its cercarial tail abstract biology
2 Oliver Pogue Effects of human disturbance on ground beetle diversity abstract biology
3 Patricia Stephens, Yili Gan, Jordan Harrison The Perception of Phagostimulants Is Context Dependent in Larval Manduca Sexta abstract biology
4 Tsering Dolma Kinetic Imaging of Single Molecule Interaction (KISMI): SNARE Proteins and UNC-18 Interactions abstract biology
5 Kayla G. Kinker Analysis of the Telomere Position Effect and the Role of RecQ Helicases in the Genomic Integrity of Model Organism Aspergillus Nidulans abstract biology
6 Kabindra Kafle, Efua Wilmot Design and synthesis of Proline Containing Cationic antimicrobial peptides ( PCAMPS) abstract chemistry
7 Donia Arthur Chelation and N-Heterocyclic Carbene Complexes abstract chemistry
8 Josh Schmeling, Theint Theint Pyridylidene N-Heterocyclic Carbene Complexes abstract chemistry
10 Oliver Munyaradzi HER2-overexpressing, PIK3CA mutated breast cancer cells rely on HER3 for their survival abstract chemistry
11 Andrea Paezold Dancing: Dance and Choreography Intelligent Nondeterministic Generator computer science
12 Jessica Carnes, Amy Jones Scientific Inquiry: Factors that influence evolution of scientific skills and disposition abstract other
13 Shannon Baldon, Amber Stanton In Search of Us: Black Women Identifying 'Right' Representation in Contemporary Films other
14 Ashley Crockett Self-Selected Walking Pace as a Predictor of Maximal Oxygen Consumption abstract physical education & health
15 Matthew Bailey Investigating Blue Straggler Production without Cluster Dynamics: A Binary-Evolution-Only Approach abstract physics
16 Danielle Pelenkahu Sometimes you can’t win for losing; The effect of stereotype threat on Sudoku performance abstract psychology
17 Samantha Buchanan The Effects of Physical Appearance and Subjective Description on Rated Likability abstract psychology
18 Lacey Owens The Effects of Gender and Condition on Fifth Graders' Block Stacking Performance abstract psychology
19 John Damron To Tell the Truth: The Effects of Viewer and Presenter Personal Political Preferences on Perceptions of Sincerity abstract psychology
20 Brian Owens Robbers Cave Revisted: The Effects of Race and Instructions on Implicit and Explicit measures of Racial Prejudice abstract psychology
21 Julia Price The Effects of Object Familiarity and time on Incidental Recall abstract psychology
22 Kaleigh McCoy, Megan Rodgers, Bozhidar Bashkov, Angela Sutton Predicting Academic Success in the Third Semester abstract psychology
23 Debra Bulluck, Kim-Dung Nguyen Kentucky African American Encyclopedia: Black Life and Culture in the Commonwealth abstract sociology
24 Christopher Dueker, George Shea, Noah McGraw Development of Ultralight Personal Electric Vehicles abstract technology & industrial arts