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2010
Tuesday, August 3rd
7:30 AM

Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program 2010

University of Nevada, Las Vegas

University of Nevada, Las Vegas

7:30 AM - 1:00 PM

9:00 AM

3d micro-mr and micro-ct models for determining in-vivo function in the Guinea Pig knee model of Osteoarthritis (OA)

Kristoffer W. Dean, University of Nevada, Las Vegas

University of Nevada, Las Vegas

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Antibiotic resistance in Bacillus subtilis as affected by transcriptional derepression and the stringent response

Brandon Eisinger, 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

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Biogeochemical investigation of Soda Lake

Kathryn Bywaters, Desert Research Institute
Shaneen Braswell, University of Michigan - Ann Arbor
David Crowther, University of Nevada - Reno
Bernadette Leonis, University of Nevada - Reno
Jeremy Memmott, Desert Research Institute
Farrah Moazeni, Desert Research Institute
Christian H. Fritsen, Desert Research Institute

University of Nevada, Las Vegas

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Chemical weathering of serpentinite rocks and implications for atmospheric CO2 carbonation

Valerie Tu, University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Julie Baumeister, University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Elisabeth Hausrath, University of Nevada, Las Vegas

University of Nevada, Las Vegas

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Construction and use of a calorimeter to estimate the anaerobic contributions to metabolism

Mark S. Burger, University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Frank van Breukelen, University of Nevada, Las Vegas

University of Nevada, Las Vegas

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Determination of olivine orientation dependence through raman spectroscopy

Alexandra J. Leandre, Bennett College for Women
Joseph Lussier, University of San Francisco
Brittany Morgan, University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Michael Rodriguez, University of Nevada, Las Vegas

University of Nevada, Las Vegas

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Effects of starvation selection on nutrient allocation and fecundity in Drosophila Melanogaster

Bryan Penalosa, University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Allen Gibbs, University of Nevada, Las Vegas

University of Nevada, Las Vegas

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Evaluating snow microbial assemblages

Jenny Lam, University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Jessica K. Guy, University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Ryan Brock, University of Nevada - Reno
Matt Oates, University of Nevada - Reno
Alison E. Murray, Desert Research Institute

University of Nevada, Las Vegas

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Evaluation of VirB binding site contribution to the regulation of the icsP promoter in Shigella flexneri

Juan C. Duhart, University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Maria I. Castellanos, University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Helen J. Wing, University of Nevada, Las Vegas

University of Nevada, Las Vegas

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Examination of germination receptors of B. subtilis and B. megaterium

Shruti Patel, University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Alessio Luinetti, University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Ernesto Abel-Santos, University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Eduardo Robleto, University of Nevada, Las Vegas

University of Nevada, Las Vegas

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Experimental determination of the stable boundary for a cylindrical ion trap

Andrew Alexander, University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Victor Kwong, University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Brad Clarke, University of Nevada, Las Vegas
James Benavente, University of Nevada, Las Vegas

University of Nevada, Las Vegas

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Genetically modifying Arabidopsis thaliana with a gene from Drought-tolerant Xerophyte Larrea tridentata (Creosote Bush)

Norris Lam, University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Liyuan A. Zhang, University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Lingkun Gu, University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Qingxi J. Shen, University of Nevada Las Vegas, School of Life Sciences, Mentor

University of Nevada, Las Vegas

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Geochemistry of pyrite and whole rock samples from the Getchell Carlin–type gold deposit, Humboldt County, Nevada

Tim A. Howell, University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Jean S. Cline, University of Nevada, Las Vegas

University of Nevada, Las Vegas

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

High pressure infrared studies of HMX

Jennifer Wojno, University of Louisville
Michael G. Pravica, University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Martin Galley, University of Nevada, Las Vegas

University of Nevada, Las Vegas

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

High pressure structural studies on EuS nano particles up to 52 GPa

Kristie Canaday, Austin Peay State University
Ravhi S. Kumar, University of Nevada, Las Vegas

University of Nevada, Las Vegas

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

High pressure studies of titanium hydride up to 50 GPa with synchrotron x-ray diffraction

Greg Harding, Harvey Mudd College
Patricia Kalita, University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Stanislav Sinogeikin, Carnegie Institute of Washington
Andrew Cornelius, University of Nevada, Las Vegas

University of Nevada, Las Vegas

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

High pressure x-ray diffraction studies on ZrFe2: A potential hydrogen absorption medium

Dylan D. Wood, Vanderbilt University
Ravhi S. Kumar, University of Nevada, Las Vegas

University of Nevada, Las Vegas

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Hydrostaticity of pressure transmitting medium of 4:1 methanol: Ethanol at high pressure and low temperature

Christopher Salvo, California State University - San Marcos
Andrew Cornelius, University of Nevada, Las Vegas

University of Nevada, Las Vegas

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Impact of historical climate change on the genetic structure of the Great Basin Pocket Mouse, Perognathus parvus

Ashwitha Francis, University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Mallory E. Eckstut, University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Brett R. Riddle, University of Nevada, Las Vegas

University of Nevada, Las Vegas

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Laser microraman study of reduced synthesized spinel powders

Alexandra J. Leandre, Bennett College for Women
Michael M. Rodriguez, California Lutheran University
Joseph Lussier, University of San Francisco
Brittany Morgan, Seattle University
Brian Hosterman, University of Nevada, Las Vegas
John W. Farley, University of Nevada, Las Vegas

University of Nevada, Las Vegas

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Modifying the amino acid sequence in the surface-exposed loops of the omptin family of proteins to determine their effect on function

Natiera Magnuson, University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Eun-Hae Kim, University of Arizona
Christian Ross, University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Helen J. Wing, University of Nevada, Las Vegas

University of Nevada, Las Vegas

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Nitrogen cycle in Great Basin hot springs

Tara A. Edwards, University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Eric Wirthlin, University of Nevada - Reno
Paula Matheus-Carnevali, University of Nevada - Reno
Ryan Wahrenbrock, University of Nevada - Reno
Jeremy A. Dodsworth, University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Brain P. Hedlund, University of Nevada, Las Vegas

University of Nevada, Las Vegas

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Phylogenetic studies of newly isolated freshwater Magnetospirilla using cbb and mam genes

Nathan Viloria, University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Christopher T. Lefevre, University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Dennis A. Bazylinski, University of Nevada, Las Vegas

University of Nevada, Las Vegas

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Potassium chlorate decomposition under high pressure

Harrison Ruiz, Citrus College
Michael G. Pravica, University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Martin Galley, University of Nevada, Las Vegas

University of Nevada, Las Vegas

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Properties of z≥6 galaxies in cosmological SPH simulations

Jason Jaacks, University of Nevada, Las Vegas

University of Nevada, Las Vegas

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Similarity of climate change data for Antarctica and Nevada

Corbin Benally, University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Shahram Latifi, University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Karletta Chief, Desert Research Institute

University of Nevada, Las Vegas

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Structural and magnetic properties of Iron clusters

Andrew Mohrland, University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Eunja Kim, University of Nevada, Las Vegas

University of Nevada, Las Vegas

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Synthesis of Bis-styrylbenzene derivatives via Wittig-Horner reaction

Joseph K. Wray, University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Tae Soo Jo, University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Pradip K. Browmik, University of Nevada, Las Vegas

University of Nevada, Las Vegas

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Synthesis of novel aromatic quinols for colon and renal cancers

Bradley J. Davey, University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Tae Soo Jo, University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Pradip K. Bhowmik, University of Nevada, Las Vegas

University of Nevada, Las Vegas

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

The Effects of the ground reaction force on the muscle-tendon systems about Guinea Pig joints

Theresa Schill, University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Kevin Mailland, University of Nevada, Las Vegas
David V. Lee, University of Nevada, Las Vegas

University of Nevada, Las Vegas

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

The Endosymbiotic relationship of Leguminosae (Fabaceae) and Rhizobium

Sabrina Mcgee, College of Southern Nevada
Dolores Maceda, College of Southern Nevada
Maria Bustos, College of Southern Nevada
Maryknoll Palisoc, College of Southern Nevada
Rachel Dahl, College of Southern Nevada

University of Nevada, Las Vegas

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

The Small regulatory RNA RyhB regulates icsA expression in Shigella flexneri

Nick Egan, University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Helen J. Wing, University of Nevada, Las Vegas

University of Nevada, Las Vegas

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Thin film optical filter fabrication and characterization

Adam G. Hammouda, Kalamazoo College
David P. Shelton, University of Nevada, Las Vegas

University of Nevada, Las Vegas

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Ubiquitin dependent proteolysis in the frozen Wood Frog

Michael Ulrich, University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Ken Storey, Carleton University
Frank van Breukelen, University of Nevada, Las Vegas

University of Nevada, Las Vegas

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Y-Aminobutyric acid inhibits synergistic interleukin-6 release and increases intracellular cytokine content in C6 astrocytoma cells in vitro

Daniella Sandoval, University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Becky M. Hess, University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Bryan L. Spangelo, University of Nevada, Las Vegas

University of Nevada, Las Vegas

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM