Scholar’s Research Presentations

RESEARCH 2014

 

Azam, Saad, and Charles Hays. 2014. High-throughput electrochemical characterization of fuel cell catalysts. Poster. Emerging Researchers National Conference in STEM, Washington, DC, February 20-22. Second place in Chemistry.

 

Azam, Saad, Sunil Ramasahayam, Zachary Hicks, and Tito Viswanathan. 2014. Novel microwave-assisted synthesis of phosphorous and silicon co-doped carbon for fuel cell application. Poster. UALR Research Expo, Little Rock, AR, April 15. First place in Physical Science.

 

Biris, Alexandru, Osvaldo Cossio, and Anindiya Ghosh, and Meena Mahmood. 2014. The cytotoxicity of nanoparticles coated with Clostridium perfringens enterotoxin treatment on breast cancer. Poster. Arkansas INBRE (IDeA Network of Biomedical Research Excellence) Conference, Fayetteville, AR, November 7-14.

 

Brown, Autumn, James Poland, Emanuel Zlibut, and Natalie Arnett. 2014. The synthesis of novel block copolymers containing poly (xylitol sebacic acid) and poly (glycolic acid). Poster. Spring Research Conference of Arkansas Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation, Little Rock, AR, April 11-12.

 

Brown, Autumn, James Poland, Emanuel Zlibut, and Natalie Arnett. 2014. The synthesis of novel block copolymers containing poly (xylitol sebacic acid) and poly (glycolic acid). Poster. UALR Research Expo, Little Rock, AR, April 21.

 

Brown, Autumn, Andrson LaFont, Bailey Barnes, Jeffrey Jones, Alexandru Biris, and Shawn Bourdo. 2014. Thermal analysis of polymer-nanoparticle polymer films. Poster. Arkansas INBRE (IDeA Network of Biomedical Research Excellence) Conference, Fayetteville, AR, November 7-14.

 

Cossio, Osvaldo, Meena Mahmood, and Anindya Ghosh. 2014. The cytotoxicity of clostridium perfringens enterotoxin (CPE) with nanoparticles on drug resistance human breast cancer cell lines. Poster. UALR Research Expo, Little Rock, AR, April 21.

 

Dawson, Victoria, and Amy Scurlock. 2014. Innate immunity and strain-related differences in the peanut allergic response. Poster. Spring Research Conference of Arkansas Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation, Little Rock, AR, April 11-12. First place.

 

DeRamus III, Lafayette, and Jingbiao Cui. 2014. Optimization of CIGS solar cells through AFORS-HET simulation program. Poster. Emerging Researchers National Conference in STEM, Washington, DC, February 20-22.

 

DeRamus III, Lafayette, and Jingbiao Cui. 2014. Optimization of CIGS solar cells through AFORS-HET simulation program. Poster. Spring Research Conference of Arkansas Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation, Little Rock, AR, April 11-12.

 

DeRamus III, Lafayette, and Jingbiao Cui. 2014. Optimization of CIGS solar cells through AFORS-HET simulation program. Poster. UALR Research Expo, Little Rock, AR, April 21.

 

DeRamus III, Lafayette, and Hye-Won Seo. 2014. Determining optimal characteristics for CIGS/CdS solar cells through AFORS-HET simulation program. Poster. Arkansas INBRE (IDeA Network of Biomedical Research Excellence) Conference, Fayetteville, AR, November 7-14. Second Place in Physics.

 

Hicks, Zachary, Sunil Ramasahayam, Saad Azam, and Tito Viswanathan. 2014. Novel carbon based supercapacitors. Poster. UALR Research Expo, Little Rock, AR, April 21. Third place in Physical Science.

 

Hicks, Zachary, Sunil Ramasahayam, Saad Azam, and Tito Viswanathan. 2014. Novel carbon based supercapacitors. Poster. Arkansas INBRE (IDeA Network of Biomedical Research Excellence) Conference, Fayetteville, AR, November 7-14. Honorable Mention in Chemistry.

 

Ho, Kelly, Nancy Riggs, and Koby Sommer. 2014. Identifying vent location and eruptive behavior at the Sproul Crater, San Francisco volcanic field. Oral Presentation. Annual Meeting of the Geological Society of America. Vancouver, BC, Canada. October 19-22.

 

Ho, Kelly, and Laura Ruhl. 2014. Chemicaland adsorption behavior of weathered coal combustion products. Poster. Annual Meeting of the Geological Society of America. Vancouver, BC, Canada. October 19-22.

 

Jones, Jeffrey, and Shawn Bourdo. 2014. Simulation and optimization of geometric parameters of a small-scale solar updraft tower. Oral Presentation. Arkansas INBRE (IDeA Network of Biomedical Research Excellence) Conference, Fayetteville, AR, November 7-14.

 

Kerst, Jeffrey, and Howard Hendrickson. 2014. Standardizing goldenseal (Hydrastis Canadensis) for clinical studies. Poster. Arkansas INBRE (IDeA Network of Biomedical Research Excellence) Conference, Fayetteville, AR, November 7-14.

 

Kilaparty, Surya, Divya Patel, Qudes Al-Anbaky, and Nawab Ali. 2014. Role of endoplasmic reticulum proteins in regulating apoptosis and other ER stress. Poster. Arkansas INBRE (IDeA Network of Biomedical Research Excellence) Conference, Fayetteville, AR, November 7-14.

 

McClanahan, Taylor. 2014. Intervention model for malaria. Poster. Arkansas INBRE (IDeA Network of Biomedical Research Excellence) Conference, Fayetteville, AR, November 7-14.

 

Odeniyi, Bukola, and Nawab Ali. 2014. Simulated microgravity perturbs cytoskeletal protein expression in mammalian cells. Poster. Spring Research Conference of Arkansas Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation, Little Rock, AR, April 11-12. Third place.

 

Odeniyi, Bukola, and Dolapo Odeniyi. 2014. Guideline and advice on applying for M.D./Ph.D. programs. Oral Presentation. Spring Research Conference of Arkansas Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation, Little Rock, AR, April 11-12. Invited paper.

 

Odeniyi, Dolapo, Lirong Zeng, Ravi Mural, and Bangjun Zhou. 2014. Characterization of tomato Rub1/Nedd8-conjugating enzymes SIUbc18/19. Oral Presentation. Emerging Researchers National Conference in STEM, Washington, DC, February 20-22. First place in Plant Research.

 

Odeniyi, Dolapo, Lirong Zeng, Ravi Mural, and Bangjun Zhou. 2014. Characterization of tomato Rub1/Nedd8-conjugating enzymes SIUbc18/19. Oral Presentation. Spring Research Conference of Arkansas Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation, Little Rock, AR, April 11-12. Invited paper.

 

Rudolf, Xeniya, and Nalini Bora. 2014. Effects of nicotine on CD46 in human ARPE-19 cells. Poster. UALR Research Expo, Little Rock, AR, April 15.

 

Rudolf, Xeniya, and Nalini Bora. 2014. Effects of nicotine on the complement regulatory protein CD46 in human ARPE-19 cells. Poster. Arkansas INBRE (IDeA Network of Biomedical Research Excellence) Conference, Fayetteville, AR, November 7-14.

 

Shry, Samuel, Melissa Evans, Dave Jacobson and Kathleen O’Malley. 2014. Investigating the genetic basis of migratory timing using circadian clock genes in spring Chinook salmon (Oncorhynchus tshawytscha). Poster. Arkansas INBRE (IDeA Network of Biomedical Research Excellence) Conference, Fayetteville, AR, November 7-14. Honorable Mention in Biology.

 

Sra, Natasha, and Yang Xu. 2014. Cytotoxicity analysis of various nanomaterials under thermal treatment of MCF-7 breast cancer tissue. Poster. UALR Research Expo, Little Rock, AR, April 15.

 

Williams, Mary-Kate, Sonia Altizer, Richard Hall, and Dara Satterfield. 2014. Spore persistence in the environment drives infection dynamics of a butterfly pathogen. Oral Presentation. Arkansas INBRE (IDeA Network of Biomedical Research Excellence) Conference, Fayetteville, AR, November 7-14. First Place in Biology.

 

RESEARCH 2013

 

Akhter, Asad. 2013. Novel fabrication of carbon nanotube arrays. Poster. Arkansas INBRE (IDeA Network of Biomedical Research Excellence) Conference, Fayetteville, AR, October 18-19.

 

Azam, Saad, and Zachary Hicks. 2013. Microwave-assisted synthesis and characterization of phosphorus, nitrogen-doped carbon from aminated tannin and its ORR catalysis. Poster. UALR Research Expo, Little Rock, AR, April 15.

 

Azam, Saad. 2013. High-throughput electrochemical characterization of fuel cell catalysts. Poster. Arkansas INBRE (IDeA Network of Biomedical Research Excellence) Conference, Fayetteville, AR, October 18-19. First place in Chemistry.

 

Bouzihay, Nora. 2013. Defining markers of “stemness” in canine mesenchymal stem cells from various tissue sources. Poster. Emerging Researchers National Conference in STEM, Washington, DC, February 28-March 2.

 

Bouzihay, Nora, Rudell Screven, Elizabeth Kenyon, Michael Myers, Haile Yancy, Elmer Bigley III, Lynne Boxer, Mark Skasko, Min Zhu. 2013. Defining markers of “stemness” in canine mesenchymal stem cells from various tissue sources. Poster. Spring Research Conference of Arkansas Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation, Little Rock, AR, April 12-13.

 

Bouzihay, Nora, Rudell Screven, Elizabeth Kenyon, Michaels Myers, Haile Yancy, Elmer Bigley III, Lynne Boxer, Mark Skasko, and Min Zhu. 2013. Defining markers of “stemness” in canine mesenchymal stem cells from various tissue sources. Poster. UALR Research Expo, Little Rock, AR, April 15.

 

Burger, Jacob, and Stephen Grace. 2013. Variations in photosynthesis, chlorophyll, and carotenoids in two tomato cultivars under varying light intensities. Poster. Spring Research Conference of Arkansas Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation, Little Rock, AR, April 12-13.

 

Clifton, Ian. 2013. Ecological and evolutionary patterns of cranial morphology in diamondback water snakes. Poster. UALR Research Expo, Little Rock, AR, April 15.

 

Colvis, Arthur. 2013. Light regulated expression of a plant development gene in tomato. Poster. UALR Research Expo, Little Rock, AR, April 15.

 

De La Paz, Marissa, and Stephen Grace. 2013. Mass spectrometry-based metabolomics reveals variation in tomato light regulation. Poster. Emerging Researchers National Conference in STEM, Washington, DC, February 28-March 2.

 

De La Paz, Marissa, and Stephen Grace. 2013. Metabolomic analysis of light regulation effects in tomato genotypes. Oral presentation. Spring Research Conference of Arkansas Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation, Little Rock, AR, April 12-13. Invited paper.

 

De La Paz, Marissa, and Stephen Grace. 2013. Metabolomic analysis of light regulation effects in tomato genotypes. Poster. UALR Research Expo, Little Rock, AR, April 15.

 

De La Paz, Marissa, Ryne Ramaker, and Stephen Grace. 2013. Mass spectrometry-based metabolomics reveals variation in light regulation in tomato genotypes. Poster. NSF Arkansas ASSET Annual Meeting, Little Rock, AR, June.

 

DeRamus III, Lafayette. 2013. Optimization of GIGS solar cells through AFORS-HET simulation program. Poster. Arkansas INBRE (IDeA Network of Biomedical Research Excellence) Conference, Fayetteville, AR, October 18-19. Second place in Physics.

 

Kelly, Sharhonda and Bennie Prince. 2013. Investigating existing research for common characteristics of yeast to cancer. Poster. 20th Annual Ronald E. McNair Scholars Program Research Symposium and Awards Reception. UALR. September 19.

 

Matthew, Megan. 2013. Development of a digital trail guide for Coleman Creek. Poster. UALR Research Expo, Little Rock, AR, April 15. Honorable Mention in Undergraduate Life Sciences.

 

Odeniyi, Bukola, Z. Javid, Z. Al-karakooly, S. Kilparty, J. Post, and N. Ali. 2013. Microgravity produces morphological and biochemical changes in mammalian cells. Poster. Arkansas Space Grant Symposium, Morrilton, AR, April 19.

 

Odeniyi, Bukola, and Zartashia Javid. 2013. Microgravity produces morphological and biochemical changes in mammalian cells. Poster. UALR Research Expo, Little Rock, AR, April 15. First place in Undergraduate Life Sciences.

 

Odeniyi, Bukola, Z. Javid, Z. Al-karakooly, S. Kilpatrym, J. Post, and N. Ali. 2013. Microgravity produces morphological and biochemical changes in mammalian cells. Poster. Spring Research Conference of Arkansas Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation, Little Rock, AR, April 12-13.

 

Odeniyi, Bukola, and Nawab Ali. 2013. The effect of microgravity on expression of the G-protein coupled receptor CCR5 in human coronary artery endothelial cells (HCAEC) grown in HARV culture vessel. Poster. 20th Annual Ronald E. McNair Scholars Program Research Symposium and Awards Reception. UALR. September 19.

 

Odeniyi, Dolapo, R. Mural, B. Zhou, and L. Zeng. 2013. Characterization of the tomato ubiquitin-conjugating enzyme SIUbc19 in plant immunity. Poster. Spring Research Conference of Arkansas Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation, Little Rock, AR, April 12-13.

 

Odeniyi, Dolapo. 2013. Characterization of the tomato ubiquitin-conjugating enzyme SIUbc19 in plant immunity. Poster. UALR Research Expo, Little Rock, AR, April 15. Third place in Undergraduate Life Sciences.

 

Odeniyi, Dolapo, and Lirong Zeng. 2013. Characterization of the tomato Rub1/Nedd8-conjugating enzymes SIUbc18/19 in plant immunity and development. Poster. 20th Annual Ronald E. McNair Scholars Program Research Symposium and Awards Reception. UALR. September 19.

 

Ortiz-Silva, Javier. 2013. Age, disuse, and reambulation effects on cortical bone compartment-specific expression of sclerotin in osteocytes. Poster. Arkansas INBRE (IDeA Network of Biomedical Research Excellence) Conference, Fayetteville, AR, October 18-19.

 

Rudolf, Xeniya, Yufeng Xia, Quan Shi, Guy Njewel, Lovepreet Sigh, and Fusheng Tang. 2013. Osh6 extends yeast lifespan by down-regulating TORC1. Oral presentation. Arkansas Academy of Science, Little Rock, AR, April 5-6.

 

Rudolf, Xeniya, Ravi Mural, Bangjun, and Lirong Zeng. 2013. Selected Osh proteins are required for caloric restriction-mediated lifespan extension. Poster. UALR Research Expo, Little Rock, AR, April 15. Honorable Mention in Undergraduate Life Sciences.

 

Topiwala, Kanika, Tariq Fahmi, Alena Savenka, Eugene O. Apostolov, and Alexei G. Basnakian. 2013. DNase activity in kidney cell pyknosis induced by serum deprivation. Oral presentation. Experimental Biology Meeting of the American Physiological Society, Boston, MA, April 20-24.

 

Topiwala, Kanika. 2013. DNase activity in kidney cell pyknosis induced by serum deprivation. Poster. UALR Research Expo, Little Rock, AR, April 15. Second place in Undergraduate Life Sciences.

 

RESEARCH 2012

 

Allen, Ruddie. 2012. Career discovery in the United States Fish and Wildlife Service. Poster. Ark-LSAMP Spring Research Conference, Little Rock, AR, April, 20-21.

 

Bonney, Samuel, and Olga Tarasenko. 2012. Effect of carbohydrate-based conjugate on Bacillus anthracis spores in vivo. Poster. UALR Undergraduate Expo, April, 16.

 

Bonney, Samuel, and Olga Tarasenko. 2012. Ex vivo and in vivo study of glycoconjugates on Bacillus spores. 18th Annual SAEOPP McNair/SSS Scholars Research Conference, Atlanta, GA, June 21-24.

 

Bouzihay, Nora, Jim Luba, Anindya Ghosh, and Shane Sullivan. 2012. Identifying biomarkers in diabetes. Poster. Ark-LSAMP Spring Research Conference, Little Rock, AR, April, 20-21.

 

Cisler, Erica, Jaclyn Vander Schilden, Jordyn Radke, and Robert C. Steinmeier. 2012. Differential inhibition by dimethylsulfoxide of cellobiohydrolase, endoglucanase, and B-glucosidase activities in Trichoderma reesei cellulase. Poster. UALR Undergraduate Expo, April, 16.

 

Costa-Farris, Carolina, et al. 2012. Use of a novel iron complex for dechlorination of polychlorinated solvents. Poster. UALR Undergraduate Expo, April, 16. Honorable Mention in Physical Sciences.

 

Crow, Lauren, April Alegria, and Michael DeAngelis. 2012. Discovering the minerals of Arkansas. Poster. UALR Undergraduate Expo, April, 16.

 

Odeniyi, Bukola, Charla Wiley, and Elvin T. Price. 2012. The effects of fenofibrate on RANTES (CCL5) and CCR5: potential implications for HIV. Emerging Researchers National Conference, in Atlanta, February 23-25. Poster. Second place in Cell Biology.

 

Odeniyi, Bukola, Ryan Farris, Charla Wiley, Elvin T. Price, and D. Pharm. 2012. Fenofibrate modulates the expression of receptor in CCR5 cells; potential implications for HIV. Poster. UALR Undergraduate Expo, April, 16. First Place in Health Sciences.

 

Odeniyi, Bukola, Charla Wiley, and Elvin T. Price. 2012. The effects of fenofibrate on RANTES (CCL5) and CCR5: potential implications for HIV. Poster. Ark-LSAMP Spring Research Conference, Little Rock, AR, April, 20-21.

 

Ramaker, Ryne, James Everett, and Stephen Grace. 2011 Metabolomic analysis of antioxidant phytonutrients in the high pigment (hp-1, hp-2) photomorphogenic mutants of tomato. 50th Anniversary Meeting of the Phytochemical Society of North America, Hilo, Hawaii, December 10-15.

 

Ramaker, Ryne, James Everett, and Stephen Grace. 2012. Metabolomic analysis of fruit natural products in the high pigment (hp-1, hp-2) photomorphogenic mutants of tomato. 15th Annual Posters on the Hill, Washington, DC, February, 2012.

 

Ramaker, Ryne, James Emmet, Stephen Embry, and Stephen Grace. 2012. Metabolomic profiling of secondary metabolites in tomato. Poster. UALR Undergraduate Expo, April, 16. First Place in Life Science.

 

Ramaker, Ryne, Steven Embry, and Stephen Grace. 2012. Metabolomic profiling of tomato. Arkansas P3 conference, Jonesboro, AR, May 22-24. Best Presentation Award.

 

Zimmerman, Z. W., M. J. Pennison, I. Brezovich, N. Yi, C. T. Yang, R. Ramaker, D. Absher, R. M. Myers, N. Kuster, F. P. Costa, A. Barbault and B. Pasche. 2012. Cancer cell proliferation is inhibited by specific modulation frequencies. British Journal of Cancer 106:307-313.

 

Rudolf, Xeniya. 2012. Alkaline stress extends the lifespan by modulating vacuole fusion. Poster. UALR Undergraduate Expo, April, 16.

 

Rudolf, Xeniya, Yufeng Xia, Lovepreet Singh, and Fusheng Tang. 2012. Selected Osh proteins are required for caloric restriction-mediated lifespan extension. Poster. Arkansas INBRE (IDeA Network of Biomedical Research Excellence) Conference, Fayetteville, AR, October.

 

Topiwala, Kanika, Zelyad Al-karakooly, Surya Kilaparty, and Nawab Ali. 2012. A non-radioactive method to detect changes in cellular levels of inositol polyphospates during apoptosis. Poster. UALR Undergraduate Expo, April, 16.

 

Topiwala, Kanika, Tariq Fahmi, Alena Savenka, Eugene O. Apostolov, and Alexei G. Basnakian. 2012. Role of apoptotic endonucleases in serum deprivation-induced pyknosis. Poster. Arkansas INBRE (IDeA Network of Biomedical Research Excellence) Conference, Fayetteville, AR, October.