Undergraduate Research Reception and Poster Session
October 1, 2013
Adriana Aceves, Cay Yu, Ha Bui and Dr. Tom Savage – Chemistry
“The effect of IPTG and “the Inducer” on E. coli expression of soluble Pseudonitzschia prenyltransferase”
Gillian Andaya, Victoria Hrabak and Dr. Kelly McDonald - Biological Sciences
“Using exams to promote reflection and learning in introductory Biology students"
Sherilyn Bethony and Dr. James Wanket – Geography
"Should your food have a passport? A look at food miles for five Sacramento grocery retailers"
Allison Bock and Dr. Ron Coleman – Biological Sciences
"The effect of temperature on parental behavior in convict cichlids"
Caitlin Brady and Dr. Ron Coleman – Biological Sciences
"Effects of high salinity on survivability of Salton Sea tilapia eggs"
Audrey Burnett and Dr. Ron Coleman – Biological Sciences
"The effect of aquarium structure on aggression levels in convict cichlids"
James Campbell, and Dr. Robin Datel - Geography
“The effect of DEM grid cell resolution: A study of error propagation on confidence levels”
Eric Carmi and Dr. David Zeigler – Mathematics & Statistics
"Music, math & me: From pythagorean tuning to digital synthesis"
Jonathan Charron, Raymond Tan and Dr. Ruth Ballard - Biological Sciences
“Identification of sperm in semen-vomit mixtures”
Andy Cicchetto, Ryan Wasurick, and Dr. Tom Peavy - Biological Sciences
“Detection of microbial produced catecholamines in a model wound environment”
Lance (Teo) Courtney and Dr. Ron Coleman – Biological Sciences
"The effect of parental care on the growth of water mold in cichlid eggs."
Emily Gorrie, Kevin Hernandez and Dr. Susan Crawford
“Utilizing diffuse reflectance infrared fourier transform (DRIFT) spectroscopy to probe the solid state
diffusion of cations through zeolite materials”
Jasmine Hamilton and Dr. Ron Coleman – Biological Sciences
"Long-term metal exposure and parasitism affect the behavior of mayfly nymphs and predation by stonefly
larvae"
Sonia Hawkins and Dr. Linda Roberts – Chemistry
"Effect of the detergent dodecyltrimethylammonium chloride on apolipoprotein A-I fibril formation"
Krystle Heaney and Dr. Robin Datel - Geography
“Locating Suitable Sites for a New Reservoir in El Dorado County”
Hoang Le and Dr. Katherine McReynolds - Chemistry
"Building Glycoconjugates by Utilizing Microwave Reactions"
Joy Lowe, Chelsea Oga and Dr.Ruth Ballard – Biology
“Comparison of Three Preservation Methods on the Recovery of DNA from Wet Cigarette Butts”
Jillian MacLean and Dr. James Wanket - Geography
"Reconstructing Mixed Evergreen Forest Dynamics in the Western Klamath Mountains from 1000 AD to
Present"
Kwamel McCullough and Dr. Tom Savage – Chemistry
“Analysis of beta-thujaplicin in older callus cultures of Cupressus dupreziana”
Rebecca Muradyan, Miguel Huanaco, Brandon Rosenstrauch, Raul Copaciu
and Dr. Tom Landerholm – Biology
“ Pthalate Plasticizers disrupt early reproductive development in nematode worms”
Nick Novotny and Dr. Brian Hausback – Geology
“Petrographic Analysis and Geochemical Source Correlation of Pigeon Peak Pyroclastic Flow, Sutter
Buttes, California”
Matt O'Neal and Dr. Brian Hausback – Geology
“Examination of the 2-Pumice Pyroclastic Flow, Mount St. Helens, Washington”
Cindy Palomar, Sing Chau and Dr. Ruth Ballard - Biological Sciences
“Can DNA be transferred between swabs in a swab dryer?”
Sarah Parks and Dr. Rafael Diaz-Escamilla – Mathematics & Statistics
Statistical analysis consulting for a pedagogical research project in an introductory Biology class at
Sacramento State.
Sarah Parks and Dr. Rafael Diaz-Escamilla – Mathematics & Statistics
Teaching confidence intervals to High School students thought Monte Carlo simulations
Renee Phillips and Dr. Tim Horner - Geology
“ Augmenting Sites of the American River by Replenishing Gravel, and its Effects on Chinook Salmon
Spawning”
David Ripperda and Dr. Robin Datel – Geography
“Food in Sacramento’s R Street Corridor: Then and Now”
Gina Rodriguez and Dr. Ron Coleman – Biology
"Hermit crab activity patterns in relation to time of day and crab mass on a tropical shore at Cabo Blanco
Absolute Reserve, Costa Rica"
George Reid Rosebrock and Dr.Coskun Cetin – Mathematics & Statistics
“Approximate solutions of stochastic differential equations with certain non-linear drift coefficients”
Arthemon Rutaganira and Dr. Linda Roberts - Chemistry
"The influence of cholate on fibril formation in Apolipoprotein A-I"
Jane Slavensky and Dr. James Wanket - Geography
"Late Holocene Climate and Fire Dynamics in the Siskiyou Enriched Coniferous Forest"
Ayden Smith and Dr. Mary McCarthy Hintz - Chemistry
“Effects of Quercus lobata and Ricinus communis on MDA-MB-231 cells”
Kenny Smith and Dr. David Zeigler - Mathematics & Statistics
"Modeling steady-state thermohaline Groundwater Flow Using Radial Basis Functions"
Sadie St. Lawrence and Dr.Ron Coleman - Biological Sciences
"Food availability does not affect filial cannibalism in convict cichlids".
Dai Thai and Dr. Tom Savage – Chemistry
“Establishing the identity of the isoprenoid precursor to the marine diatom domoic acid”
Sergio Toscano and Dr. John Spence – Chemistry
“Design and synthetic approach towards novel quinoxalenediynes”
Hang Truong and Dr. Linda Roberts – Chemistry
"Lysophosphatidylcholine induces protein aggregation in an amyloidogenic variant of apolipoprotein A-I"
Kiara Velazquez and Dr. John Spence – Chemistry
“Enhanced photo-Bergman cyclization of an electron rich mono-substituted arenediyne”
Sammy Villa and Dr. Linda Roberts – Chemistry
"The effect of triton-X-100 on wild-type apolipoprotein A-I"
Alex White, Samantha Saitman and Dr.Ruth Ballard – Biological Sciences
“Collection of Sexual Assault Evidence from a Toilet”
Eyobed Worku, Diane Chism, David Hubbert and Raul Copaciu and Dr.Tom Landerholm – Biology
“Dioxin disrupts normal development through impairment of the early stages of embryogenesis in nematode
worms”
Zeng Xiong and Dr. JamesWanket – Geography
"Analysis of the relationship between swimming pool density and culexp pipiens abundance"
Cay Yu, Adriana Aceves and Dr. Tom Savage – Chemistry
“Glycerol and arginine increase the solubility of pseudonitzschia prenyltransferase expressed in e.coli”
Undergradute Research in 2013-14 was supported by the following sponsors:
Albert Delisle Research Award
American Chemical Society Petroleum Research Fund
CSU-LSAMP NSF Grant
CSUPERB
CSUS Associated Students, Inc. IRA Funding
Hedda and Thomas Smithson Science/Math Scholarship
National Institute of General Medical Sciences Bridges to the Baccalaureate Grant
National Science Foundation Lois Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation Grant
NSM SURE Grant
Promega Corporation Educational Training Grant
UEI Faculty Grants Program Award 2013-2014
Thank you!
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