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2010 Berea College Research Symposium

The Berea Undergraduate Research Symposium (BURS), 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 2010 will be held on Friday, October 22rd starting after lunch and concluding with a plenary talk “Metabolism: Old or Gold?” by Dr. Teresa Whei-Mei Fan who works at the University of Kentucky in the Department of Chemistry. Teresa uses NMR spectroscopy to study biological systems.
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 sessions 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.
Students and faculty interested in attending or participating in the 2019 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 105th Kentucky Academy of Sciences Meeting should follow this link KAS Registration

The following students have registered to do presentations for 2010

Oral Internship Presentations

# Name Host Title Mentor Major

Oral Research Presentations

# Name Host Title Mentor Major
1 Kayla G. Kinker Vanderbilt University Immune Response to Vimentin Peptides and the Role of Smoking in an HLA Transgenic Mouse Model of Rheumatoid Arthritis Unknown biology
2 Alisha Holmberg Vanderbilt University The E3 ubiquitin ligase NEDD4L interacts with and polyubiquitinates ∆Np63α following genotoxic stress Unknown biology
3 Theint Theint Iowa State University 2H NMR Studies of Dynamics in Protein Sidechains Mei Hong chemistry
4 Ramesh Adhikari Argonne National Laboratory Quench Localization in Superconducting Radio-frequency Cavities Unknown chemistry
5 Katherine Simonson Unknown The Impact of Gardening on College Students' Eating Behaviors Unknown child and family studies
6 Tyler Vanover Berea College Pulsed Laser Ablation of Solids in Liquid Environment Amer Lahamer physics
7 Christopher B. Yaluma Unknown The Optical Reflectivity of Graphene Unknown physics
8 Tommy Boykin Berea College Copper-Based Superconductors Amer Lahamer physics
9 Rohan Isaac Berea College Synthesis of FeGe Amer Lahamer physics

Poster Presentations (Research and Internship)

# Name Host Title Mentor Major
1 Jane Tonello Unknown Glucose Clamping in the Conscious Mouse Unknown biology
2 Jalicia Sturdivant & Charli Bobit Unknown Nitric Oxide Synthase Isoform Expression in Regenerating Axolotl Salamander Retina Unknown biology
3 Kathryn Massana & Abigail Wier Berea College Localization and characterization of photoreceptors in the cercariae of the trematode, Proterometra macrostoma Ron Rosen biology
4 Premila Samuel Unknown Constructing an Inducible System for the Study of Rod Cell Degeneration and Regeneration Unknown chemistry
5 Jose Victoria & Dhadon Dhadon Berea College Reactions of imidazolium and triazolium salts with [Ir(H)2(PPh3)2(OCMe2)2]BF4 Anes Kovacevic chemistry
6 Kelly Njine Mouapi Unknown Monoclonal antibody 1A5 abrogates TGF-beta induced tumor cell migration Unknown chemistry
7 Dominic Suma & Parker Shuler Berea College Synthesis of Enantioenriched β-Ketoesters via a Ketene-Claisen Condensation Mary Robert Garrett chemistry
8 Horton Li, James McCarty, & Ivan Titaley Berea College Struvite precipitation in anaerobic swine lagoon liquid at Berea College Farm: effect of pH and Mg:P ratio Paul Smithson chemistry
9 Violet R.Katiyo, Casey Gray, Alexcia Moore, & Grace Par Berea College Nutrient and waste management at Berea College Farm: Analysis of soil samples for the availability of phosphorus Paul Smithson chemistry
10 Imelda Hot Unknown Histidine-Functionalized Water-Soluble Nanoparticle as Mimics of Hydrolytic Enzymes Unknown chemistry
11 James Brian Hamblin & Zelalem Demissie Mekonnen Berea College Chemical and phosphorus-31 NMR characterization of phosphorus in a swine facility waste stream Paul Smithson chemistry
12 Chido Hambira Unknown Development of an HPLC assay for the analysis of adducted DNA-protein cross-links Unknown chemistry
13 Justin McGlothlin Unknown Establishing Density Profile of Ultra-Cooled Gas in a Harmonic Potential Unknown physics
14 William Norris Berea College BEC to BCS crossover in a rotating Fermionic Gas Martin Veillette physics
15 Hodari-Sadiki James Unknown The Importance of Glia in Chemosensory Modulation of Respiration Unknown physics
16 Zachary Danneman & Tara Shumate Unknown Pedagogy of Place: The Development of an Invisible Curriculum Unknown psychology
17 Yuta Katsumi, Victoria Fulton, Jordan Harrison, & Ali Hassan Berea College EEG Spectral Analysis of Neurocognitive Style in Relation to a Remote Associations Task Rob Smith psychology
18 Jessica Barnes, Jenipher Dennis, & Rachel Krebs Unknown The Effects of Scenes Presented on Cognitive Tasks Unknown psychology
19 Rita Yalda & Damika Jones Berea College Infrared Reduction Analysis and Photometry Unknown technology & industrial arts