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2009
Thursday, August 6th
7:00 AM

Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program

University of Nevada Las Vegas, College of Sciences

University of Nevada Las Vegas, Student Union Ball Room

7:00 AM - 1:00 PM

9:30 AM

Attempts to cultivate bacteria from deep subsurface aquifers and mountaintop plant communities

Eric D. Hughes, Arizona State University
J. C. Bruckner, Desert Research Institute
Duane P. Moser, Desert Research Institute

University of Nevada Las Vegas, Student Union Ball Room

9:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Baseline microbial characterizations of an imperiled aquatic diversity hotspot: Ash Meadows National Wildlife Refuge

Jessica Newburn, University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Jim Bruckner, Desert Research Institute
Jenny C. Fisher, Desert Research Institute
Duane P. Moser, Desert Research Institute

University of Nevada Las Vegas, Student Union Ball Room

9:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Differential localization of IcsA and IcsP in the outer membrane of Shigella flexneri

Robin Herlands, Nevada State College at Henderson
Helen Wing, University of Nevada, Las Vegas

University of Nevada Las Vegas, Student Union Ball Room

9:30 AM - 12:00 PM

DNA secondary structures and their contribution to mutagenesis in B. subtilis stationary phase cells

Carmen Vallin, University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Katherine Ona, University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Chris Ross, University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Ronald E. Yasbin, University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Eduardo A. Robleto, University of Nevada, Las Vegas

University of Nevada Las Vegas, Student Union Ball Room

9:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Efficient simulation of fluid flow

David Hannasch, University of Nevada Las Vegas
Monika Neda, University of Nevada Las Vegas, Department of Mathematical Sciences, Mentor

University of Nevada Las Vegas, Student Union Ball room

9:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Exploring diversity of Nitrate reducing thermophiles in Nevada hot springs

Jenny Lam, University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Jeremy A. Dodsworth, University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Brian P. Hedlund, University of Nevada, Las Vegas

University of Nevada Las Vegas, Student Union Ball Room

9:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Expression of an alternate splice form of Bmi-1 in multiple myeloma

Adam Austin, University of Nevada Las Vegas
Kristine Veys, University of Nevada Las Vegas
Debbie Wong, University of Nevada Las Vegas
James Tung, Nevada Cancer Institute, Division of Laboratory Medicine, Mentor

University of Nevada Las Vegas, Student Union Ball Room

9:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Germination and characterization of Bacillus anthracis and Bacillus cereus

Ann Desdemonia Nde-Neh Fowajuh, University of Maryland Eastern Shore
Ernesto Abel-Santos, University of Nevada Las Vegas, Department of Chemistry, Mentor

University of Nevada Las Vegas, Student Union Ball Room

9:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Long distance microbial transport in air: Global change implications

Bradley J. Davey, University of Nevada, Las Vegas
J. C. Bruckner, Desert Research Institute
Jenny C. Fisher, Desert Research Institute
Duane P. Moser, Desert Research Institute

University of Nevada Las Vegas, Student Union Ball Room

9:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Manipulation of foraging rate in honey bees in a natural setting

Loann K.L. Larsen, University of Nevada Las Vegas
Joyce H. Pang, University of California Berkeley
Andrew Ammons, University of Nevada Las Vegas
Michelle M. Elekonich, University of Nevada Las Vegas, School of Life Sciences, Mentor

University of Nevada Las Vegas, Student Union Ball Room

9:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Martian life detection with amino acid enantiomers

Ali Jamil, Vassar College
Gaosen Zhang, Desert Research Institute
Henry J. Sun, Desert Research Institute

University of Nevada Las Vegas, Student Union Ball Room

9:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Martian life detection with xylose enantiomers

Arturo White, Fort Valley State University
Gaosun Zhang, Desert Research Institute
Henry J. Sun, Desert Research Institute

University of Nevada Las Vegas, Student Union Ball Room

9:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Mutations to antibiotic resistance during stringent response in B. subtilis

Chad Hansen, University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Ronald E. Yasbin, University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Eduardo A. Robleto, University of Nevada, Las Vegas

University of Nevada Las Vegas, Student Union Ball Room

9:30 AM - 12:00 PM

pDEST FG12-CMV DsRed Vector

Jarod Wolffis, University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Sheri L. Holmen, Navada Cancer Institute

University of Nevada Las Vegas

9:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Point and nonpoint source analysis of nutrients, metals, and pathogens in the sediment and water column in Las Vegas Wash

Christine Simmons, Villanova University
Kumud Acharya, Desert Research Institute

University of Nevada Las Vegas, Student Union Ball Room

9:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Researching nitrite oxidation at high temperatures

Dolores A. Huang, University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Jeremy A. Dodsworth, University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Brian P. Hedlund, Univeresity of Nevada, Las Vegas

Univeresity of Nevada Las Vegas, Student Union Ball Room

9:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Role of ecdysone signaling in fat body remodeling

Marsha Kristel Bernardo, University of Nevada Las Vegas
N. Bond, University of Nevada Las Vegas
Allen G. Gibbs, University of Nevada, Las Vegas

University of Nevada Las Vegas, Student Union Ball Room

9:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Stationary phase mutagenesis in Bacillus subtilis: The interaction between transcription and error-prone replication in conditions of stress

Mary Girard, University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Eduardo Robleto, University of Nevada, Las Vegas

University of Nevada Las Vegas, Student Union Ball Room

9:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Survival of Shigella flexneri in swimming pool water

Monique Gomez, University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Helen J. Wing, University of Nevada, Las Vegas

University of Nevada Las Vegas, Student Union Ball Room

9:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Temperature links to compositional variations at Mutnovsky Volcano, Kamchatka, Russia

Lindsey Clark, University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Adam Simon, University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Kelly L. Robertson, University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Sean Mulcahy, University of Nevada, Las Vegas

University of Nevada Las Vegas, Student Union Ball Room

9:30 AM - 12:00 PM

The Characterization of two diverse magnetotactic bacteria: LEMS and MMS-1

Ulysses C. Pickard, Fort Valley State University
Paul A. Howse, University of Nevada Las Vegas
Dennis A. Bazylinski, University of Nevada Las Vegas, School of Life Sciences, Mentor

University of Nevada Las Vegas, Student Union Ball Room

9:30 AM - 12:00 PM

The Effects of pressure on wide bandgap GaN semiconductors

William Kang, University of Nevada Las Vegas
Linda Tran, University of Nevada Las Vegas
Eunja Kim, University of Nevada Las Vegas, Department of Physics & Astronomy, Mentor

University of Nevada Las Vegas, Student Union Ball Room

9:30 AM - 12:00 PM

The Regulation of the icsP promoter of Shigella flexneri by ryhB

Lia A. Africa, University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Helen J. Wing, University of Nevada, Las Vegas

University of Nevada Las Vegas, Student Union Ball Room

9:30 AM - 12:00 PM

The Regulation of the ospZ and ORF-2 promoters in the Shigella flexneri by the virulence factor VirB

David Basta, University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Helen J. Wing, University of Nevada, Las Vegas

University of Nevada Las Vegas

9:30 AM - 12:00 PM

The Role of recN in stationary phase mutagenesis in bacillus subtilis

Lauren E. Johnson, Hampton University
Katherine R. Ona, University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Eduardo A. Robleto, University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Ronald E. Yasbin, University of Nevada, Las Vegas

University of Nevada Las Vegas, Student Union Ball Room

9:30 AM - 12:00 PM

The Role of rpoE in stationary phase mutagenesis in Bacillus

Turquoise C. Alexander, Fort Valley State University
Eduardo A. Robleto, University of Nevada, Las Vegas

University of Nevada Las Vegas, Student Union Ball Room

9:30 AM - 12:00 PM