2021 Graduate Research Symposium winners
- 1st place: Erin Edwards, Psychiatry and Behavioral Neuroscience, "Backward walking as a novel marker of fall risk in multiple sclerosis"
- 2nd place: Fatima Albrehi, Communication, "How do ostracism experiences effect people of colors' communication behaviors?"
- 3rd place: Maggie Sneideman, Biological Sciences, "Finding the X chromosome through the lens of a protein"
March 1 Platform Presentations
- 1st place: Kelsey Mesmer, Communication, "'An assumption of bad faith': Using fake news rhetoric to create journalistic teaching moments"
- 2nd place: Egbe-Etu Etu, Industrial Engineering, "Intensive Care Unit Admissions for COVID-19 Patients: A Machine Learning Driven Approach"
- 3rd place: Yi Tian Yap, Physiology, "DNALI1 forms a complex with PACRG in the manchette for normal spermiogenesis and sperm function"
March 2 Platform Presentations
- 1st place: Karynn Glover, Kinesiology, "A multilevel examination of the effect of motivational climate on empowerment to exercise"
- 2nd place: Shiraz Nantogma, Chemistry, "Development of hyperpolarization equipment for contrast-enhanced molecular imaging of cancer
- 3rd place: Alixandria Trombley, Psychiatry and Behavioral Neuroscience, "Chronic cocaine induces sex-dependent increases in locomotor activity and behavioral sensitization"
March 2 Poster Presentations
- 1st place: Beatriz Lara, Modern Languages, "Love story or Syndrome of Stockholm? Female agency in the fairy tale 'Beauty and the Beast'"
- 2nd place: Paige Arvidson, Kinesiology, "Parental support and middle schoolers physical fitness outcomes"
- 3rd place: Chela Wallin, Psychology, "Opioid use during pregnancy: effects on the maternal brain and initiation of maternal behavior"
March 3 Platform Presentations
- 1st place: Katherine Dwyer, Biological Sciences, "Proximity to the promoter and terminator determines transcriptional regulation by an intron"
- 2nd place: Adedayo Sanni, Chemistry, "Synthetic control of Iodide vacancy aided emission in self-assembled materials for LED applications"
- 3rd place: Fatima Albrehi, Communication, "Speak no evil: a burkean analysis of sexuality within a cultural artifact"
March 3 Poster Presentations
- 1st place: Jacqueline Rodriguez-Stanley, Psychology, "Risky families predict asthma symptoms and inflammation through trait rumination among youth"
- 2nd place: Valerie Smith, Kinesiology, "Moving less but working more: prospective evaluation of load and recovery in American football"
- 3rd place: Cameron Davidson, Psychology, "Neurochemical and behavioral impact of environmental benzene, toluene, ethylbenzene, and xylene (BTEX)"
March 4 Platform Presentations
- 1st place: Sean Johnson, Pharmacology, "Polyglutamine toxicity of ataxin-3 is ameliorated by targeting its binding to VCP/p97"
- 2nd place: Kyotaek Hwang, Geology, "COVID-19 pandemic underscores role of green space in urban carbon dynamics"
- 3rd place: Anindita Mitra, Biological Sciences, "SIN3 isoforms differentially regulate energy metabolism and cell survival"
March 4 Poster Presentations
- 1st place: Jordan Sabourin, Kinesiology, "Muscle matters: body composition analyses in collegiate versus professional male basketball players
- 2nd place: Ruchiranga Ranaweera, Chemistry, "Novel bubble-based analytical techniques for concentrating and detecting PFAS"
- 3rd place: Imad Soukar, Biological Sciences, "The role of SIN3 in metabolism sensing and gene expression"
March 5 Platform Presentations
- 1st place: Yi-Ling Hu, Occupational Therapy, "Acceptability and feasibility of activity tracker for pre-frail African American older adults"
- 2nd place: Matthew VanSumeren, Kinesiology, "Mental and physical health assessments in collegiate athletes and non-athletes: beyond black and white"
- 3rd place: Alyson Sujkowski, Physiology, "Exercise ameliorates phenotypes in Drosophila models of ataxia"
March 5 Poster Presentations
- 1st place: Christopher Mataczynski, Biological Sciences, "The TodK histidine kinase & its role in cell fate segregation during Myxococcus xanthus development"
- 2nd place: Lingfei Tang, Psychology, "Replicability of fMRI subsequent memory effects in children and adults"
- 3rd place: Erin Edwards, Psychiatry and Behavioral Neuroscience, "The influence of cognition on the relation between backward walking and falls in multiple sclerosis"