Scholar’s Research Presentations

RESEARCH 2017

 

Avram, Marina, Sakr Elsaidi, Tyler Maxwell, Bonn Belingon, Wei Ahao, and Caixia Li. 2017. Algal oculata biotemplated water-splitting nanocatalysts nickel/iron oxides. Poster. Student Research and Creative Works Expo, UA Little Rock, Little Rock, AR, April 3.   First Place in Life Science/Human Science

 

Brown, Dustin, Yanquing Yang, Alexander Burnett, Lorenzo Fernandes, and Rosalia Simmen. 2017. Effects of short-term oral metformin on tumor biomarkers in endometrial carcinoma. Poster. Posters at the Capitol, Little Rock, AR, February 15.

 

Cossio, Osvaldo, Sreevishnu Cheerla, and Darin Jones. 2017. The design and synthesis of novel inhibitors of poly (ADP-ribose) glycohydrolase (PARG) for tumor-selective therapy. Poster. Emerging Researchers National Conference in STEM, Washington, DC, March 2-5.

 

Cossio, Osvaldo, Sreevishnu Cheerla, and Darin Jones. 2017. The design and synthesis of novel inhibitors of poly (ADP-ribose) glycohydrolase (PARG) for tumor-selective therapy. Poster. Spring Research Conference of Arkansas Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation, Little Rock, AR, April 14-15.

 

Curry, Courtney, and Nawab Ali. 2017. Examining the antimicrobial activity of doped carbon nanoparticles. Poster. Arkansas INBRE (IDeA Network of Biomedical Research Excellence) Conference, Fayetteville, AR, October 27-28.

 

Esparza, Domonick, Jeannie Kuang-Nguyen, Juhyung Lee, Brian Berry, Tito Viswanathan, and Nawab Ali. 2017. Applications of phosphorous and nitrogen doped carbons. Poster. Student Research and Creative Works Expo, UA Little Rock, Little Rock, AR, April 3.

 

Heath, Lora, and Julie Stenken. 2017. Enhanced microdialysis sampling of flurbiprofen by use of beta-cyclodextrin. Poster. Sixth Annual Central Arkansas Undergraduate Research Symposium, UAMS, Little Rock, AR, July 26.

 

Heath, Lora, and Julie Stenken. 2017. Enhanced microdialysis sampling of flurbiprofen by use of beta-cyclodextrin. Poster. Arkansas INBRE (IDeA Network of Biomedical Research Excellence) Conference, Fayetteville, AR, October 27-28.

 

Hutchison, Rachel, and Paul Prather. 2017. Biased agonism at CB2 cannabinoid receptors: implications for drug development. Poster. 253rd American Chemical Society National Meeting and Exposition, San Francisco, CA, April 2-6.

 

Kuang-Nguyen, Jeannie, Rachel Hutchison, Jerry Darsey, Dave Soni, Osvaldo Cossio. 2017.   Increasing interest in chemistry. Poster. 253rd American Chemical Society National Meeting and Exposition, San Francisco, CA, April 2-6.

 

Maxwell, Tyler, Marina Avram, Sakr Elsaidi, Bonn Belingon, Wei Zhao, and Caixia Li. 2017. Nannochloropsis oculata biotemplated water-splitting MoS2 nanocatalysts for hydrogen production. Poster. Student Research and Creative Works Expo, UA Little Rock, Little Rock, AR, April 3. First Place in Physical Sciences

 

Mckissick, Jasmine, and Yuri Zarate. 2017. Genetic causes of craniosynostosis. Poster. Emerging Researchers National Conference in STEM, Washington, DC, March 2-5.

 

Mckissick, Jasmine, and Yuri Zarate. 2017. Genetic causes of craniosynostosis. Poster. Spring Research Conference of Arkansas Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation, Little Rock, AR, April 14-15. Second Place

 

Salazar, Paloma, Sakr Elsaidi, Marina Avram, Daniel Nde, and Wei Zhao. 2017. Algae-biotemplaated water-splitting copper oxide nanocatalysts for hydrogen production. Poster. SciX – The Great SCIentific eXchange, Reno, NV, October 8-13.

 

Salazar, Paloma, Sakr Elsaidi, Marina Avram, Daniel Nde, and Wei Zhao. 2017. Algae-biotemplaated water-splitting copper oxide nanocatalysts for hydrogen production. Poster. Arkansas INBRE (IDeA Network of Biomedical Research Excellence) Conference, Fayetteville, AR, October 27-28.

 

Shahare, Alaa, Clark Sims, and Philip Mayeux. 2017. Effects of Rolipram on the renal microcirculation during sepsis in the rat pup. Poster. Student Research and Creative Works Expo, UA Little Rock, Little Rock, AR, April 3.

 

Soni, Dave, Bijay Chhetri, Charlette Parnell, and Anindya Ghosh. 2017. Synthesis and photocatalytic activity of cellulose-based carbonaceous nanocomposites toward organic pollutants. Poster. Posters at the Capitol, Little Rock, AR, February 15.

 

Szwedo, Sylvia. 2017. Isolating exosomes using tumor-specific antibodies in the serum and ascites of cancer patients. Poster. Sixth Annual Central Arkansas Undergraduate Research Symposium, UAMS, Little Rock, AR, July 26.

 

Szwedo, Sylvia. 2017. Isolating exosomes using tumor-specific antibodies in the serum and ascites of cancer patients. Poster. Arkansas INBRE (IDeA Network of Biomedical Research Excellence) Conference, Fayetteville, AR, October 27-28.

 

Taylor, Nathan, and Russ Summers. 2017. Spectrophotometric analysis of animal stones through infrared spectroscopy. Poster. Arkansas INBRE (IDeA Network of Biomedical Research Excellence) Conference, Fayetteville, AR, October 27-28.

 

Yacine, Neden, Bushra Ergul, and Wei Zhao. 2017. Few-layered, nanosized tungsten (IV) disulfide antioxidant and its ROS scavenging abilities. Poster. Posters at the Capitol, Little Rock, AR, February 15.

 

Yacine, Neden, Bushra Ergul, and Wei Zhao. 2017. Few-layered, nanosized tungsten (IV) disulfide antioxidant and its ROS scavenging abilities. Poster. Student Research and Creative Works Expo, UA Little Rock, Little Rock, AR, April 3.

 

RESEARCH 2016

 

Brown, Dustin, Yanquing Yang, Alexander Burnett, Lorenzo Fernandes, and Rosalia C. M. Simmen. 2016. Effects of short-term oral metformin on tumor biomarkers in endometrial cancer. Poster.   Fifth Annual Central Arkansas Summer Undergraduate Research Symposium, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Little Rock, AR. July 20.

 

Brown, Dustin, Yanquing Yang, Alexander Burnett, Lorenzo Fernandes, and Rosalia Simmen. 2016. Effects of short-term oral metformin on tumor biomarkers in endometrial carcinoma. Poster. Arkansas INBRE (IDeA Network of Biomedical Research Excellence) Conference, Fayetteville, AR, October 21-22. Honorable Mention in Biological Sciences.

 

Cossio, Osvaldo, Ramon Campos-Olivas, Clara Santiveri, Daniel Lietha, and Marta Acebron. 2016. Fragment based drug discovery of allosteric FAK inhibitors. Oral presentation. Emerging Researchers National Conference in STEM, Washington, DC, February 25-27.

 

Cossio, Osvaldo, Ramon Campos-Olivas, Clara Santiveri, Daniel Lietha, and Marta Acebron. 2016. Fragment based drug discovery of allosteric FAK inhibitors. Poster. Spring Research Conference of Arkansas Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation, Little Rock, AR, April 8-9.

 

Cossio, Osvaldo, Sreevishnu Cheerla, and Darin Jones. 2016. The design and synthesis of novel inhibitors of poly (ADP-ribose) glycohydrolase (PARG) for tumor-selective therapy. Poster. Arkansas INBRE (IDeA Network of Biomedical Research Excellence) Conference, Fayetteville, AR, October 21-22.

 

Ergul, Busra, Daoyuan Wang, Jeannie Kuang-Nguyen, and Wei Ahao. 2016. ROS scavenging ability of graphene-based water splitting catalyst scaffolds optically sensed with DNA-encased single-walled carbon nanotubes. Poster. Annual Student Research and Creative Works Expo, UALR, April 11.

 

Frogoso, Kristina, and Scott Connelly. 2016. Using environmental and natural history traits to predict on-going global amphibian die-offs. Poster. Emerging Researchers National Conference in STEM, Washington, DC, February 25-27.

 

Frogoso, Kristina, and Scott Connelly. 2016. Using environmental and natural history traits to predict on-going global amphibian die-offs. Poster. 100th Annual Meeting of the Arkansas Academy of Science, Fayetteville, AR, April 1-2.

 

Frogoso, Kristina, and Scott Connelly. 2016. Using environmental and natural history traits to predict on-going global amphibian die-offs. Poster. Annual Student Research and Creative Works Expo, UALR, April 11.

 

Hicks, Zachary, and Tito Viswanathan. 2016. Novel phosphorus and nitrogen co-doped carbons for utilization in supercapacitors. Poster. Annual Student Research and Creative Works Expo, UALR, April 11. Honorable Mention.

 

Hill, Amber, and Laura Ruhl. 2016. Sediment as a source of contamination from the Tri-state Mining District. Poster. Emerging Researchers National Conference in STEM, Washington, DC, February 25-27.

 

Hill, Amber, and Laura Ruhl. 2016. Sediment as a source of contamination from the Tri-state Mining District. Poster. Spring Research Conference of Arkansas Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation, Little Rock, AR, April 8-9.

 

Hill, Amber, and Laura Ruhl. 2016. Sediment as a source of contamination from the Tri-state Mining District. Poster. Annual Student Research and Creative Works Expo, UALR, April 11.

 

Hutchison, Rachel, Benjamin Ford, and Paul Prather. 2016. Unique pharmacodynamic properties of AB-Pinaca; a new synthetic cannabinoid found in K2/Spice. Poster. 100th Annual Meeting of the Arkansas Academy of Science, Fayetteville, AR, April 1-2.

Hutchison, Rachel, and Paul Prather. 2016. Distinct pharmacodynamic properties of AB-Pinaca, a new synthetic cannabinoid found in K2/Spice. Oral presentation. Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Little Rock, AR. July.

 

James, C’Asia. 2016. Photocatalytic Dye-Degradation using PNDCs. Oral Presentation. Emerging Researchers National Conference in STEM, Washington, DC, February 25-27. First Place in Chemistry.

 

James, C’Asia. 2016. Dye degradation of carbon-based nanomaterial, PNDC. Invited Oral Presentation. Spring Research Conference of Arkansas Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation, Little Rock, AR, April 8-9.

 

McClanahan, Taylor, Cristina Huertas-Diaz, and Courtney Murdock. 2016. Microclimate effects on Aedes albopictus mosquitoes. Poster. Emerging Researchers National Conference in STEM, Washington, DC, February 25-27.

 

McClanahan, Taylor, Cristina Huertas-Diaz, and Courtney Murdock. 2016. Microclimate effects on Aedes albopictus mosquitoes. Poster. Spring Research Conference of Arkansas Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation, Little Rock, AR, April 8-9.

 

Mckissick, Jasmine, and Yuri Zarate. 2016. Genetic causes of craniosynostosis. Poster. Arkansas INBRE (IDeA Network of Biomedical Research Excellence) Conference, Fayetteville, AR, October 21-22.

 

Shahare, Alaa, Clark Sims, and Philip Mayeux. 2016. Effects of Rokipram on the renal microcirculation during sepsis in the rat pup. Oral Presentation. Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Little Rock, AR. July.

 

Shahare, Alaa, Clark Sims, and Philip Mayeux. 2016. Effects of Rolipram on the renal microcirculation during sepsis in the rat pup. Poster. Annual British Pharmacological Society Meeting, London, UK, December 13-15.

 

Soni, Dave, Bijay Chhetri, Charlette Parnell, and Anindya Ghosh. 2016. Synthesis and photocatalytic activity of cellulose-based carbonaceous nanocomposites toward organic pollutants. Poster. Arkansas INBRE (IDeA Network of Biomedical Research Excellence) Conference, Fayetteville, AR, October 21-22.

 

Stone, Portia, Raad Abdulnabi, Ali Abudulhusse, Nigel Kelly, Ganesh Kannarpady, and Fumiyah Watanabe. 2016. Titanium dioxide nanotuber superhydrophobic surfaces. Poster. Annual Student Research and Creative Works Expo, UALR, April 11.

 

Washington, Taylor, Katherine Lewandowski, Xiao-Qi Wang, W. Daniel, R. Kang, D. Giljohann, C. Mirkin, and Any S. Paller. 2016. Targeting psoriasis with topically-applied TNF-a antisense nanoconjugates. Poster. Emerging Researchers National Conference in STEM, Washington, DC, February 25-27.

 

Washington, Taylor, Katherine Lewandowski, Xiao-Qi Wang, W. Daniel, R. Kang, D. Giljohann, C. Mirkin, and Any S. Paller. 2016. Targeting psoriasis with topically-applied TNF-a antisense nanoconjugates. Poster. Spring Research Conference of Arkansas Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation, Little Rock, AR, April 8-9. First Place in STEM.

 

Washington, Taylor, Katherine Lewandowski, Xiao-Qi Wang, W. Daniel, R. Kang, D. Giljohann, C. Mirkin, and Any S. Paller. 2016. Targeting psoriasis with topically-applied TNF-a antisense nanoconjugates. Poster. Annual Student Research and Creative Works Expo, UALR, April 11.

 

Yacine, Neden, Bushra Ergul, and Wei Zhao. 2016. Analysis of tungsten disulfide’s antioxidant behavior. Poster. Fifth Annual Central Arkansas Summer Undergraduate Research Symposium, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Little Rock, AR. July 20.

 

Yacine, Neden, Bushra Ergul, and Wei Zhao. 2016. Few-layered, nanosized tungsten (IV) disulfide antioxidant and its ROS scavenging abilities. Poster. Arkansas INBRE (IDeA Network of Biomedical Research Excellence) Conference, Fayetteville, AR, October 21-22.

 

 

RESEARCH 2015

 

Azam, Saad. 2015. Novel microwave-assisted synthesis of phosphorus and silicon co-doped carbon for fuel cell application. Poster. UALR Research Expo, Little Rock, AR, April 13.

 

Bouzihay, Nora. 2015. Identifying small-molecule inhibitors of breast cancer onset and progression. Oral Presentation. Spring Research Conference of Arkansas Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation, Little Rock, AR, April 17-18.

 

Brown, Autumn, Anderson LaFont, Bailey Barnes, Jeffrey Jones, Alexandru Biris, and Shawn Bourdo. 2015. Thermal analysis of polymer-nanoparticle polymer films. Poster. Emerging Researchers National Conference in STEM, Washington, DC, February 19-21.

 

Brown, Autumn, Anderson LaFont, Bailey Barnes, Jeffrey Jones, Alexandru Biris, and Shawn Bourdo. 2015. Thermal analysis of polymer-nanoparticle polymer films. Poster. UALR Research Expo, Little Rock, AR, April 13.

 

Brown, Autumn. 2015. Thermal analysis of polymer-nanoparticle polymer films. Poster. Spring Research Conference of Arkansas Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation, Little Rock, AR, April 17-18.

 

Cossio, Osvaldo. 2015. The cytotoxicity of nanoparticles coated with clostridium perfringens enterotoxin treatment on breast cancer. Poster. Spring Research Conference of Arkansas Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation, Little Rock, AR, April 17-18.

 

Cossio, Osvaldo, Ramon Campos-Olivas, Clara Santiveri, Daniel Lietha, and Marta Acebron. 2015. Fragment based drug discovery of allosteric FAK inhibitors. Poster. Arkansas INBRE (IDeA Network of Biomedical Research Excellence) Conference, Fayetteville, AR, November 6-7. Honorable Mention in Biological Sciences.

 

DeRamus III, Lafayette. 2015. Determining optimal characteristics for CIGS/CdS and InGaN solar cells through AFORS-HET simulation. Poster. “Posters at the Capitol,” Arkansas State Capitol, Little Rock, AR, February 11, 2015.

 

DeRamus III, Lafayette, and Hye-Won Seo. 2015. Determining optimal characteristics for CIGS/CdS solar cells through AFORS-HET simulation program. Poster. Emerging Researchers National Conference in STEM, Washington, DC, February 19-21. First place in Nano Science and Physics.

 

DeRamus III, Lafayette, and Hye-Won Seo. 2015. Determining optimal characteristics for CIGS/CdS solar cells through AFORS-HET simulation program. Poster. UALR Research Expo, Little Rock, AR, April 13.

 

DeRamus III, Lafayette. 2015. Determining optimal characteristics for CIGS/CdS solar cells through AFORS-HET simulation program. Poster. Spring Research Conference of Arkansas Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation, Little Rock, AR, April 17-18. Second Place in STEM.

 

Ellis, Jacob, Qingfang He, Soumana Daddy, and Morgan Gillum. 2015. Cyanobacteria responses to stress induced by copper contamination and light intensity. Poster. Arkansas INBRE (IDeA Network of Biomedical Research Excellence) Conference, Fayetteville, AR, November 6-7.

 

Frogoso, Kristina, and Scott Connelly. 2015. Using environmental and natural history traits to predict on-going global amphibian die-offs. Poster. Arkansas INBRE (IDeA Network of Biomedical Research Excellence) Conference, Fayetteville, AR, November 6-7.

 

Hicks, Zachary, Suil Ramasahayam, Saad Azam, and Tito Viswanathan. 2015. Novel carbon-based supercapacitors. Poster. “Posters at the Capitol,” Arkansas State Capitol, Little Rock, AR, February 11, 2015.

Hicks, Zachary. 2015. Novel phosphorus and nitrogen co-doped carbons for utilization in supercapacitors. Poster. UALR Research Expo, Little Rock, AR, April 13. Second Place in Physical Sciences.

 

Hicks, Zachary, Suil Ramasahayam, Saad Azam, and Tito Viswanathan. 2015. Novel phosphorus and nitrogen co-doped carbon for utilization in supercapacitors. Poster. Arkansas INBRE (IDeA Network of Biomedical Research Excellence) Conference, Fayetteville, AR, November 6-7.

 

Hill, Amber, and Laura Ruhl. 2015. Sediment as a source of contamination from the Tri-state Mining District. Arkansas INBRE (IDeA Network of Biomedical Research Excellence) Conference, Fayetteville, AR, November 6-7.

Ho, Kelly, Nancy Riggs, and Koby Sommer. 2015. Identifying vent location and eruptive behavior at the Sproul Crater, San Francisco volcanic field. Poster. Emerging Researchers National Conference in STEM, Washington, DC, February 19-21.

 

Ho, Kelly. 2015. Chemical and adsorption behavior of weathered coal combustion products. Poster. UALR Research Expo, Little Rock, AR, April 13. First Place in Physical Science.

 

Hutchison, Rachel, Benjamin Ford, and Paul Prather. 2015. Unique pharmacodynamic properties of AB-Pinaca; a new synthetic cannabinoid found in K2/Spice. Poster. Arkansas INBRE (IDeA Network of Biomedical Research Excellence) Conference, Fayetteville, AR, November 6-7.

 

Jahan, Sinthia, Laura Ewing, Chris Bolden, Charles Hay, Emily Reichard, and Eric Peterson. 2015. Poster. AAV delivery of an anti-methamphetamine scFv: in vitro and in vivo functional analysis. Poster. Arkansas INBRE (IDeA Network of Biomedical Research Excellence) Conference, Fayetteville, AR, November 6-7.

 

James, C’Asia. 2015. Photocatalytic Dye-Degradation using PNDCs. Oral Presentation. 22nd Annual UALR Ronald E. McNair Research Symposium. UALR, Little Rock, AR, September 2015. First Place in STEM.

 

James, C’Asia, and Brian Berry. 2015. Photocatalytic Dye-Degradation using PNDCs. Poster. Arkansas INBRE (IDeA Network of Biomedical Research Excellence) Conference, Fayetteville, AR, November 6-7.

 

McClanahan, Taylor. 2015. Intervention model of malaria. Poster. UALR Research Expo, Little Rock, AR, April 13.

 

McClanahan, Taylor. 2015. Intervention model of malaria. Poster. Spring Research Conference of Arkansas Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation, Little Rock, AR, April 17-18.   Third Place in STEM.

Rowland, Rachel. 2015. The effect of computer-based, interactive modules on student learning of diffusion. Poster. UALR Research Expo, Little Rock, AR, April 13.

 

Rudolf, Xeniya. 2015. Effects of nicotine on expression of membrane cofactor protein CD46 in humans. Poster. Annual Great Plains Honors Council Conference. South Padre Island, TX. April 10-12.

 

Rudolf, Xeniya. 2015. Effects of nicotine on expression of membrane cofactor protein CD46 in humans. Poster. UALR Research Expo, Little Rock, AR, April 13. Second Place in Life Sciences.

 

Satterfield, D.A., S. Altizer, R.J. Hall, and M-K Williams. 2015. Parasite persistence in the environment drives infection dynamics for a butterfly host. Poster. 100th Annual Meeting of the Ecological Society of America, Baltimore, MD., August 9-14.

 

Schirmer, Jetta. 2015. Synthesis and applications of fullerene-modified TiO2. Poster. UALR Research Expo, Little Rock, AR, April 13.

 

Shry, Samuel, Melissa Evans, Dave Jacobson, and Kathleen O-Malley. 2015. Investigating genetic basis of migratory timing using circadian clock genes in spring Chinook salmon (Oncorhynchus tshawytscha). Poster. Emerging Researchers National Conference in STEM, Washington, DC, February 19-21.

 

Shry, Samuel, Melissa Evans, Dave Jacobson, and Kathleen O-Malley. 2015. Investigating genetic basis of migratory timing using circadian clock genes in spring Chinook salmon (Oncorhynchus tshawytscha). Poster. Arkansas Chapter of the American Fisheries Society, February 25-27.

 

Simmons, Martiyha. 2015. DsDNA-assisted dissolution of tungsten disulfide in aqueous solution. Poster. UALR Research Expo, Little Rock, AR, April 13.

 

Simmons, Martiyha. 2015. DsDNA-assisted dissolution of tungsten disulfide in aqueous solution. Poster. Spring Research Conference of Arkansas Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation, Little Rock, AR, April 17-18.

 

Williams, Mary-Kate. 2015. Spore persistence in the environment drives infection dynamics of a butterfly pathogen. Poster. “Posters at the Capitol,” Arkansas State Capitol, Little Rock, AR, February 11, 2015.

 

Williams, Mary-Kate, Sonia Altizer, Richard Hall, and Dara Satterfield. 2015. Spore persistence in the environment drives infection dynamics of a butterfly pathogen. Poster. Emerging Researchers National Conference in STEM, Washington, DC, February 19-21.

 

Williams, Mary-Kate, Sonia Altizer, Richard Hall, and Dara Satterfield. 2015. Spore persistence in the environment drives infection dynamics of a butterfly pathogen. Poster. UALR Research Expo, Little Rock, AR, April 13.

 

 

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.

 

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.

 

McClanahan, Taylor. 2013. The longevity of wild and captive orcas. 20th Annual Ronald E. McNair Research Symposium. University of Arkansas at Little Rock, Little Rock, AR, September.

 

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, 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 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.

 

Winters, Amanda, and Matthew Gifford. 2013. Geographic variation in the water economy of a lungless salamander. Herpetological Conservation and Biology 8(3):741-747.

 

 

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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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.