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2009 plenary speaker, Dr. Kimberly Nixon

2009 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 program for Fall 2009 has not yet been set, but the event will be held on Friday, October 23rd starting after lunch and concluding with a plenary talk titled “Alcohol and Neural Stem Cells: Roles in Neurodegeneration and Recovery from Alcoholism” by Dr. Kimbery Nixon who works at the University of Kentucky in the college of pharmacy. Kim studies how alcohol interacts with neural stem cells. Students and faculty interested in this event should either contact Matthew Saderholm of the Chemistry department or Dawn Anderson of the Biology department. Alternatively a student may elect to register online via the link on the Chemistry department web server.
We will start at 2:30 PM with a poster session in the lobby of the science building with posters from various fields (in the past this included chemistry, biology, physics, psychology, industrial arts, computer science, physical education & health, and mathematics.) We then move into dual lecture sesssions at 4 PM while continuing the posters in the lobby. Generally one seminar section is devoted to biological sciences and the other to physical sciences. Other disciplines are also welcome to give a talk and are placed in one section or the other based on research topic.
Registration for the 102nd Kentucky Academy of Sciences Meeting should follow this link KAS Registration

The following students have registered to do presentations for 2009

Oral Presentations

# Name Title Major
1 Kayla Kinker Characterizing the Anti-tumorigenic Properties of Novel KRAS Peptide Based Inhibitors abstract biology
2 Dikshya Bastakoty Role of myelin-specific antibodies in PLP 91-110 induced EAE in HLA transgenic mice biology
3 Miluka Gunaratna Differential responses of CD4+ and CD8+ T cells to superantigen stimulation biology
4 Crystal Thomas The Role of YlaJ on the Function and Localization of SleB in Bacillus anthracis abstract biology
5 Theint Theint Study of the Influenza A M2 Transmembrane Peptide and C-terminal Chain by Solid-State NMR chemistry
6 Kabindra Kafle Identification of Breast Tumorigenic Cells in a Three Dimensional Bone Colonization Assay In Vitro abstract chemistry
7 Tichaona Chiwandamira, Sara Evans Mathematical problems in super-resolution image reconstruction abstract mathematics
8 Jeta Rudi Appalachia has got talent, but why does it flow away? A study on the determinants of brain drain among Appalachian students abstract other
9 Oliver Munyaradzi A system for quantifying MutYh-mediated repair activity in mammalian cells using luminescence assays abstract other
10 Ramesh Adhikari Magnetic Shielding for Neutron EDM Experiments physics
11 Mohammed Yusuf Measuring Coronal Magnetic Twist Injected by Photospheric Rotation abstract physics
12 William Norris The Transitions between the Normal, Superfluid, and FFLO states in a Fermi gas. abstract physics
13 Emily Worinkeng A re-examination of mid-infrared ISOCAM images of HII regions in M33 physics
14 Jimmy Rop Etching of single Layer Graphene physics
15 Christine Morris The Effects of Personality and Preparedness on Group Work abstract psychology

Poster Presentations

# Name Title Major
1 Adam Meador, Kelly Mouapi, Krystina Sandefur, Lee Ware, Cecilia Albers, and Adam Chambers In-Vitro Retraction Of The Distome Body Of Proterometra macrostoma Into Its Cercarial Tail: Effect Of Selected Ions, Light, And Subsequent Cercarial Swimming abstract biology
2 Cecilia Albers, Adam Chambers, Adam Meador, Kelly Mouapi, Krystina Sandefur, and Lee Ware Effect Of Praziquantel On Natural Infections Of The Snail, Elimia semicarinata (Gastropoda: Pleurocerida) With The Trematode Proterometra macrostoma (Digenea: Azygiidae) abstract biology
3 Alisha Holmberg Analysis of the Defect in B-catenin in Dendritic Cells from NOD Mice biology
4 James Brian Hamblin Analysis of TGF-β mediated expression of ALCAM in human prostate cancer cell lines biology
5 Matthew Meter Synthesis of Proline-containing Peptides chemistry
6 Justin Baldwin, Clarin Ellard, Samuel Rosolina Normal and Abnormal Binding in Carbene Complexes in Reactions of Imidazolium Salts With [Ir(H)2(PPh3)2(acetone)2]BF4 chemistry
7 Lauren Lane Analysis of Alpha Galactosidase, the Active Ingredient in Beano chemistry
8 Amanda Rood Steroid-induced Fetal Programming Increases Reactive Oxygen Species to Angiotensin II within the Cell Nucleus chemistry
9 Jessica Carnes, Amy Jones, Chris Yaluma The Development of a Nature of Science Curriculum for Teachers other
10 Brandon Brown A Study of Ultra-Cold Atoms in the Strongly Interacting Regime abstract physics
11 Hodari-Sadiki James Mid-infrared observations of IC133 abstract physics
12 Bozhidar Bashkov The Effects of Physical Attractiveness, Gender, and Job-type on Personnel Selection abstract psychology
13 Megan Rodgers Read'n, 'Rite'n, and Residue: Using the Cloze Procedure to Explore the Persistence of Memory abstract psychology
14 Alyssa Seibers, Rob Smith, Debra Blaacker, Hope Reuschel Thinking Creatively in Education: The Role of Thinking Styles and Creative Self-Efficacy abstract psychology
15 Caleb Wetmore Exploration of Digital Infrared and Black & White Photography technology & industrial arts