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SERC-URGP RECIPIENTS SPRING 2014


BIOLOGY

Student

Faculty Mentor

Project Title

Elizabeth Do

Dr. Dean Williams

Analysis of yeast DNA sequences to determine unique
yeast species to Texas that are optimal for distilling
whiskey
Sarah Gallagher Dr. Michael Misamore Effects of temperature on fertilization in Quagga mussels
Laurel Gardner Dr. Michael Chumley The role of imatinib methanesulfonate salt reduction of
hippocampal amyloid-beta in the hyperphosphorylation of tau
Troy Gurney Dr. Michael Chumley The effectiveness of the antioxidant pyclen-OH in the
disaggregation of Aβ plaques, reduction of oxidative stress, and restoration of cognitive function in Alzheimer’s Disease
Hailey Hayes Dr. Michael Chumley How early life inflammation affects brain amyloid-beta
accumulation and cognitive deficits following subsequent
inflammation in aged mice
Kelsey Paulhus Dr. Michael Chumley Triazine dendrimers as potential disruptors of LPS:TLR4
interactions
Jenelle Salisbury Dr. Michael Chumley Steroidal anti-Inflammatories and their role in the progression of Alzheimer’s disease
Dane Stephens Dr. Marlo Jeffries

Seeking animal alternatives in toxicity testing: Validation and
enhancement of the fathead minnow fish embryo toxicity test as an alternative to larval fish toxicity tests

Ally Yost Dr. Marlo Jeffries Global amphibian declines: Are exposures to polybrominated diphenyl ethers a contributing factor?

CHEMISTRY

Student

Faculty Mentor

Project Title

Brittney Chaney Dr. Kayla Green Evaluating the electronic control of copper complexes
derived from pyridine based N-Heterocyclic amines
Sach Dekam Dr. Kayla Green Probing the electronic nature of pyridine derived N-Heterocyclic amine ligands
Shan Jian Dr. Youngha Ryu Towards protein N-terminal acetyltransferases with altered
substrate specificity

COMPUTER SCIENCE

Student

Faculty Mentor

Project Title

Kathryn Grebel Dr. Liran Ma iSound: a smartphone based intelligent sound fusion system for the hearing impaired

PSYCHOLOGY

Student

Faculty Mentor

Project Title

Kristin Faciane Dr. Naomi Ekas The effect of religiousness and spirituality on mothers of
children with autism spectrum disorder.
Richard Goodrich Dr. Uma Tauber The influence of emotion on monitoring accuracy and
memory.
Samantha Hodges Dr. Gay Boehm The effect of GABA inverse agonist MRK-016 on memory
acquisition and consolidation
Zach Kosmatka Dr. Gary Boehm Effects of animal protein diet versus plant protein diet on Poly I:C induced cognitive impairment involved in sickness
behavior/burrowing
Austin Lemke Dr. Brenton Cooper Changes in heart rate following pharmacological modulation
of anxiety state
Mia Lewis Dr. Charles Lord The effects of activating self-protection motives on attitudes
toward capital punishment and affirmative action
Ryan Madigan Dr. Gary Boehm Can probiotics protect against LPS-induced learning decrement in contextual fear conditioning?
Taryn Quinn Dr. Catherine Cox Does a caregiver’s attachment style influence treatment
decisions in breast cancer patients?
Madeline Rhoden Dr. Naomi Ekas Attachment representations in parents of children with autism
Lindsey Sadler Dr. Gary Boehm Exercise attenuates Aβ-induced cognitive deficits in adult mice

Tracy Strazzini
Christian Sullivan

Dr. Catherine Cox The role of death thought accessibility and close
relationships in cell phone use while driving
Lucas West Dr. Uma Tauber The dffects of smartphone apps on students’learning and
metacognition

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