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2011 Summer Undergraduate Research Experience

Amanda Carte*, Sean Collins and Michael McClain. The Social Wasps of Kanawha County

Kevin Carte* and Robert Harris. Effect of Mechanical Stretch on Expression of Smooth Muscle Titin

Lori Dingess*, Jeremy Sisson and Barbara E. Liedl. Screening Greenhouse Tomato Breeding Lines for Late Blight Markers

Alnairouz Katrib* and Gerald Hankins. Cyclin Dependent Kinase Inhibitor Genes in Meningioma

Cameron Lewis* and Timothy Ruhnke.  Continued Mitochondrial DNA Sequencing of Paraorygmatobothrium Species

Grace Nyiiro* and Gerald Hankins.  Inhibition of Tumor Cell Growth and Vascular Smooth Muscle Cell Growth and Migration by Hibiscus sabdariffa Anthocyanins

Julie Blaylock**, Jonathan Loyd**, Emily Sauvageot, Ryan Starkey and Ami Smith.  Bacterial Diversity in an Anaerobic Digester and its Associated Feed Stock

Krista Abdalla*, Thomas Guetzloff and Micheal Fultz.  Substituent Effects of Anilines in the Microwave- Induced Cyclization with Maleic Anhydride

Robert Morris* and Micheal Fultz.  I. Efforts to Couple Dihydroresveratro II. Examination of the Substituent Effects on Microwave-Assisted Organic Synthesis

Jessica Robinson* and Genia Sklute.  Reactivity and Diastereoselectivity of Acyl Zirconocene towards Chiral Sulfinimes

William Rollyson*, Micheal Fultz and Gerald Hankins.  Progress Toward the Synthesis of Spathoside. Completion of the C1-C10 Chain

Amy Xu* and Ernest Sekabunga.  Extraction of Silver (I) Ions from Aqueous Solution

Christopher Akers*** and Andrew Schedl.  Is There a Link Between Meteorite Impacts and Landslides in Valles Marineris?  In most cases no!

Megan Emmet* and Andrew Schedl.  Preliminary Calcite Twin Analysis of Versailles, KY and Dycus, TN Structures:  Part 2

Nathan Rorhrbaugh* and Andrew Schedl.  

Calcite Twin Strain Analysis: An Effective Alternative for Identifying Meteorite Impacts?

Christopher Wagner* and Andrew Schedl.  Determining Meteorite Impacts via Calcite-Twin Analysis at Jeptha Knob, KY: Part 2


HSTA INBRE Poster Presentations:

Response of Genes that are Dys-regulated in Meningiomas to Female Steroid Hormones and Epigenetic Agents in Meningioma Cells In Vitro.  Johnathan Baldwin1, Alnairouz Katrib2, Gerald R. Hankins2.  1 Scott High School, Boone County, WV, 2Department of Biology, West Virginia State University, Institute, WV.           

Effect of Slippery Elm Bark (Ulmus rubra) Extract on Proliferation and Migration of Smooth Muscle and Tumor Cells. Timothy Clifton1, Tiffani Smith2, Anojinie Karunathilake3, Grace Nyiiro3, Gerald Hankins3, Robert Harris3. 1Herbert Hoover High School, Clendenin, WV; 2Huntington High School, Huntington, WV; 3Department of Biology, West Virginia State University, Institute, WV. 

 Effects of Trans-resveratrol and Extracts of Resveratrol Supplements on Vascular Smooth Muscle Cells. Tiffani Smith1, Timothy Clifton2, Anojinie Karunathilake3, Robert Harris3. 1Huntington High School, Huntington, WV; 2Herbert Hoover High School, Clendenin, WV;  3Department of Biology, West Virginia State University, Institute, WV.



2010 Summer Undergraduate Research Experience

Thomas R. Cabell Auditorium, July 30, 2010

Screening of Field and Heirloom Varieties for Pathogen Resistance Using CAPS Markers. Douglas Bright, Jeremy Sisson, Barbara E. Liedl

Understanding Plant Reproduction Barriers to Improve Transfer of Desired Traits: Separating Self Incompatibility from Self Compatibility in Cultivated Tomato, Solanum lycopersicum and a Wild Species, S. pennellii. Hannah M. Cavender, Jeremy M. Sisson and Barbara E. Liedl

Identification of Heterologous Microsatellite Markers between Watermelon and Cucumber. Shawn Simms and Umesh Reddy

Effects of Diets on the Carbonyl content of Oxidatively Modified Mitochondrial Proteins in Rainbow Trout. Tarko Seble, Martha Ashame, Charles Pomeroy and Jonathan Eya

Major Chemicals Found in the Kanawha and Caol Rivers and Their Potential Effects on Aquatic and Terrestial Organisms. Michael McClain and Sean Collins

Growth and Development of Rana spcies in Water from the Kanawha and Coal Rivers. Amanda Carte and Sean Collins

Additional DNA Sequencing of Anthocephalum and other Rhinebothriid Species from Stingrays. L. Elaine Hensley and Tim Ruhnke

Progress Towards the Synthesis of Dihydroresveratrol Dimers. Robert Morris and Michael Fultz

Metal Ion Removal from Aqueous Solution. Nicolas Nogoda and Ernest Sekabunga

The Substituent Effects of Aniline in the Microwave-Assisted Synthesis of N-Phenylsuccinimides and N-Phenylmaliemides. Kevin Gamm and Tom Guetzloff

Statistical and Cluster Analysis of Schwannoma Microarray Data. Benjamin Wilson and Gerald Hankins

Preliminary Calcite Twin Analysis of Versailles, KY and Dycus, TN Structures. Kevin Carte and Andrew Schedl

Determining Meterorite Impacts via Calcite-Twin Analysis at Jeptha Knob, KY. Lindsey Mundy and Andrew Schedl

Free Radical Scavenging and Apoptosis Induction by Hibiscus Extracts. William Rollyson, Christopher Racine, Sophia Brown and Gerald Hankins


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