2019 National Convention Schedule (Tentative) 

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Thursday, March 21

5:00-7:00 p.m.: Registration – Johnson Center (JC) Lobby
7:00-9:00 p.m.: Dinner (Students - included with Registration)/ Student Social activities – Randall Campus Center (RC), Stewart Room
7:00-10:30 p.m. - Executive Council dinner & meeting – JC 101

Friday, March 22

8:00 - 8:30 AM Registration and Poster Set-up - JC Lobby
8:30 - 8:50 AM Welcome,  Opening Meeting - JC 106
8:50 – 9:00 AM Morning Break

9:00 - 10:00 Oral Presentation Session 1 - JC 106

    • 9:00 – 9:20 a.m. 
    • 9:20 – 9:40 a.m. 
    • 9:40 – 10:00 a.m. 

10:00 - 11:00 Poster Session 1  - JC Lobby

 Bird community responses to climate change and forest management in a red pine plot at Itasca State Park

Samuel Haley, Breann Adamek, Althea ArchMiller, Joseph Whittaker

Gamma Gamma

Concordia College

 Constructing prostethic devices using 3D printing methods

Abbegale Reeves

Gamma Kappa

Southwest Baptist University

 SPAG5 expression in breast cancer

Hannah E. Stumpf, Marie-Lisa Eich, Alyncia D. Robinson, Sooryanarayana Varambally

Alpha Psi

Hillsdale College

 An analysis of water chemistry and macroinvertebrate communities in Michigan vernal and permanent pools

Daniel Maisonville, Jeffrey VanZant, Ph. D.

Alpha Psi

Hillsdale College

 Caenorhabditis elegans health and longevity on the bacteria Citrobacter freundii in comparison to Escherichia coli.

Aaron J. Williams, Megan B. Borror, Ph. D.

Sigma

Our Lady of the Lake University

 Dietary effects of Bacillus cereus and Escherichia coli on C. elegans health

Stephanie Martinez, Megan B. Borror, Ph. D.

Sigma

Our Lady of the Lake University

From brewery to barn: The nutritional value of brewers' waste

Kourtni Strahla

Rho

University of Indianapolis

Isolation and identification of multi-drug resistant (MDR) bacteria in urban wetland

Megan Desrosiers, Azeem Ahmad, Samina Akbar, Bridget Antolin

Gamma Eta

Marian University

Impella 5.0 as a short term left ventricular assist device for the treatment of cardiogenic shock: Complications and performance

Maggie Crider, Dr. Akinobu Itoh, Dr. Tomohiro Nakajima, Irene Fischer MPH, Marci Damiano RN

Beta Eta

Evangel University

Elucidating L-Leucine protein synthesis pathways in yeast using Gcn4 deletion strains and rapamycin

Kyle Palermo, Shannon Taylor

Gamma Eta

Marian University

Structure of dihydrolipoyllysine-residue succinyltransferase component of 2-oxoglutarate dehydrogenase complex

Trey Shupp, Halie Shuttles, Rachel deSanto, Dr. Matthew DeVore, Dr. Natasha DeVore

Beta Eta

Evangel University

Using cellulose acetate electrophoresis to determine population densities of Peromyscus leucopus (white-footed mouse) and Peromyscus maniculatus (deer mouse) in Minnesota prairie and woodland habitats

Elli Strand, Alexis Guttormson, Rebecca Dahl, Raelin Kroneberg

Gamma Gamma

Concordia College

Supplementation of vitamin D with Metformin to improve glucose uptake and lower levels in Drosophilia melanogaster

Brittany Fahringer, Mason Mockobee, Htoo Thu

Gamma Eta

Marian University

Zebra mussels alter the water chemistry in Minnesota lakes

Brooke Froelich, Madison Crabtree, Katelyn Gray, Abby Westbee

Gamma Gamma

Concordia College

Expression and purification of Cytochrome P450 4X1

Hannah Sproull, Jacob Meyer, Hannah Wycuff, Dr. Natasha DeVore

Beta Eta

Evangel University

Cloning, expression, and purification of catalytic domain of human airway trypsin-like protein

Karina Cuate, Heather Culbertson, Dyllan Weelborg, Natasha M. DeVore Ph. D.

Beta Eta

Evangel University

Ultrastructural study of spermiogenesis in the Western Mexico Whiptail lizard Aspidoscelis costatus

Jaime Rhodes, Katie Rust, Mikia Davis

Rho

University of Indianapolis

 

 

11:00 - 12:20 Oral Presentation Session 2  - JC 106

    • 11:00 – 11:20 a.m. Hepatocytes secrete pro-inflammatory cytokine CINC-1/CXCL1 in response to saturated fatty acid treatment
                                   
      Korbyn Dahlquist
                                    Beta Iota
                                    Bethel University
    • 11:20 – 11:40 a.m. 3D printing of habitable aerodynamic structures
                                   
      Joshua A. Yount and Perry A. Tompkins
                                    Gamma Kappa
                                    Southwest Baptist University
    • 11:40 – 12:00 p.m. Validation of new metabolic cart compared with established methods of measuring expired and inspired gases during rest and graded, maximal treadmill exercise
                                   
      Scott Couper, Alexander T. Hutchison, PhD
                                    Sigma
                                    Our Lady of the Lake University
    • 12:00 – 12:20 p.m. Comparison of name brand vs. replicated fragances by GC-MS analysis of fragance components volatilized from a model skin surface
                                     
      Sydney Reynolds
                                     Rho
                                     University of Indianapolis

12:20 - 5:00 Field Trips

Option 1: Rock and Roll Hall of Fame $26 per person, or $18 per person for group of 16 or more

Option 2: Great Lakes Science Center $16.95 per person, or $12 per person for group of 10 or more

Option 3: Hiking in the Cuyahoga Valley National Recreation Area Free

Option 4: Akron Zoo $7 per person

Option 5: Akron Art Museum $10 per adult, $8 per student with ID

Option 6: Pro Football Hall of Fame $26 per person, or $18 per person for group of 20 or more

Friday evening: Banquet, Keynote, and Chapter Awards – Krassas Event Center, just east of Malone's Campus

  • 7:00 - 8:00 p.m.: Banquet
  • 7:45 - 8:15 p.m.: Dr. Mervin C. Yoder, MA, MD, Keynote Speaker
    “Unlocking career opportunities in research: Strategies for breaking through barriers”
  • 8:15 - 8:30 p.m. : Alpha Gamma Alumni Recognition
  • 8:30 - 9:00 p.m. : Honor Awards Presentations
  • 9:00 - 9:30 p.m.: Committee Meetings

 


Saturday, March 3

8:00-8:30 a.m.: Poster Setup and Committee Meetings (if needed) – JC Lobby

8:30 - 9:50 Oral Presentation Session 3 - JC 106

    • 8:30 – 8:50 a.m. A comparison of bee species richness in prairie remnants and restorations
                                Hudson Mitchell, Dr. Michele Schutzanhofer
                                Beta
                                McKendree University
    • 8:50 – 9:10 a.m. Determination of the functions of identified short open reading frames in Saccharomyces cerevisiae
                                Jillian jones
                                Pi
                                Millikin University
    • 9:10 – 9:30 a.m. RT-qPCR assay confirms TdT expression in previously immunophenotyped T-ALL cell lines
                                Elsie J. Farley
                                Alpha Psi
                                Hillsdale College
       

10:00-11:15 Poster Session 2 - JC Lobby

 Homology modeling of human WDHD1 protein, its validation by molecular dynamics, and identification of common genome variants that are likely to have phenotypic consequences

Julianna Franzino, Adam Underwood, Thomas M. Freeland

Beta Chi

Walsh university

 Functional aspects of SOX18 variant E137K on transcriptional activity

Olivia L. Sirpilla, Tom Freeland, Adam C. Underwood, Xavier A. Soehnlen

Beta Chi

Walsh University

Comparative analysis of squirrel behavior and habitat use in light of climate change

Dr. Joseph Whittaker, Mollie Francis

Gamma Gamma

Concordia College 

Using radio telemetry to assess the behaviors and habitat use of urban grey squirrels (Sciurus carolinensis) and potential competition with red squirrels (Tamiasciurus hudsonicus)

Sonja Gilje, Kaylee Koski, Jenna Stillwell

Gamma Gamma

Concordia College

Comaprison of different engineering models of narrow bipolar pulses

Isaac Lies, Sumedhe Karunarathne, Nilmini Karunarathne, Thomas Marshall, Maribeth Stolzenburg

Gamma Mu

Baptist College of Health Sciences

Selective inhibition of aspartate aminotransferase by l_cycloserine in the presence of vitamin B6

Leah Noe

Gamma Eta

Marian University

An evaluation of the efficacy of echinocandins and triazoles on reducing the viability of quiescent c. albican

Abby Burnett, Adam Travis, Nicole Lisek, Anthony Wilson

Gamma Eta

Marian University

Modeling the atmospheric degradation of hydrofluoroolefins

Jesse Mojeske, Dr. Stacey A. Stoffregen

Beta Iota

Bethel University

Efects of cattails on the aquatic environment of Long Lake

Faith James, Josie Nelson, Glenn Seela, Abby Swenson

Gamma Gamma

Concordia College

Comparison of small mammal communities on restored and remnant prairies in Northwestern Minnesota

Chloe Whitten, Micah Esala, Emma Detloff, Kendra Johnson

Gamma Gamma

Concordia College

Correlation of low doses of actinomycin d chemotherapy on multiple human cancer cell lines with increased nucleolar amplification

Kristen Buss, Dr. Collen Doci

Gamma Eta

Marian University

Phenotypic plasticity of potamogeton illinoensis in relation to lake depth at Long Lake

Samantha Engrav, Liv Overby, Sofie Palme

Gamma Gamma

Concordia College

Lead discovery: Screening for naturally occuring antimicrobials

John Migliore, Prof. Mitchell Maddox, Prof. James Christenson

Beta Iota

Bethel University

Determining the effects of heat shock protein inhibitors on herpes simplex virus type-1 production in infected vero cells

Brooklynn Scherer, Brianna Marin, Dr. Darlene Walro

Beta Chi

Walsh University

Combating the problem of substandard and falsified drugs: The distributed pharmaceutical analysis laboratory

Rachel Hurrel, Jarrett Selis

Rho

University of Indianapolis

HPLC analysis of metformin

Christopher Jones, Jackson Miller

Rho

University of Indianapolis

Transgenerational effects of a high sugar or low sugar parental diet on metabolic state in Drosophilia melanogaster

Rachel Wentworth

Alpha Gamma

Malone University

Hooking time influences hooking location for ice-angled Northern Pike caught on tip-ups

Andrew Althoff, Caleb Hasler, Michael Louison

Beta

McKendree University

11:15 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. : Break

11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.: Closing Meeting - JC 106

12:30-1:00 p.m.: Chapter and Officer Photo Session