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Poster Session A: 

8:30 - 9:30 am

Animal and Food Science; Entomology and Plant Pathology; Horticulture and Landscape Architecture; Integrative Biology; and Microbiology and Molecular Genetics (35 posters)

 

Note: Presentations are grouped by the student’s area of research (based on the faculty mentor’s academic department), not the student’s academic major.


Presentations: 

A-01       Hunter McConnell

Research Collaborators:  Abigail R. Rathert-Williams, Andrew P. Foote

Research Presentation Title:  Effect of increased ruminal propionate on the expression of hepatic gluconeogenic genes in cattle on a finishing ration

Faculty Research Mentor:  Andrew Foote, Animal and Food Science

 

A-02       Morgan Patterson

Research Collaborators:  Lily Hernandez, Cassidy Reddout

Research Presentation Title:  Chronic Stress and Welfare Assessment in Short Dock Versus Long Dock Tailed Lambs

Faculty Research Mentor:  Janeen Salak-Johnson, Animal and Food Science

 

A-03       Kaylee Rumbaugh

Research Collaborators:  Divya Jaroni, Jordan Drake

Research Presentation Title:  Selection of Lactic Acid Bacteria for a Direct-Fed-Microbial Against Shigatoxigenic Escherichia coli in Food Animals

Faculty Research Mentor:  Divya Jaroni, Animal and Food Science

 

A-04       Camilla Austin

Research Collaborators:  Rafaela Gomes Ruschel

Research Presentation Title:  First report of pokeweed mosaic virus (PkMV) in Oklahoma and Michigan based on molecular detection methods

Faculty Research Mentor:  Francisco Ochoa Corona, Entomology and Plant Pathology

 

A-05       Makenzie Driever

Research Collaborators:  Makenzie Driever, Rafaela Ruschel,  Francisco Ochoa-Corona

Research Presentation Title:  Exploring the Virome of Chrysanthemums in Oklahoma

Faculty Research Mentor:  Francisco Ochoa Corona, Entomology and Plant Pathology

 

A-06       Isabella Hinojosa

Research Collaborators:  Rafaela G Ruschel

Research Presentation Title:  Preservation at Room Temperature of rose rosette emaravirus Infected Tissue

Faculty Research Mentor:  Francisco Ochoa Corona, Entomology and Plant Pathology

 

A-07       Ethan Shaw

Research Collaborators:  Greg Middleton

Research Presentation Title:  Determining Activity Patterns of Oklahoma Dung Beetles and Their Response to Prescribed Fire

Faculty Research Mentor:  Wyatt Hoback, Entomology and Plant Pathology

 

A-08       Abigail Hobbs

Research Collaborators:  Niels Maness, Shehbaz Singh

Research Presentation Title:  Carbohydrate content of rhizomes as potential indicator of sod tensile strength in Cynodon spp.

Faculty Research Mentor:  Charles Fontanier, Horticulture and Landscape Architecture

 

A-09       Grace Rembold

Research Collaborators:  Geano Dong

Research Presentation Title:  Effective Irrigation Scheduling Using Daily Time-Steps

Faculty Research Mentor:  Charles Fontanier, Horticulture and Landscape Architecture

 

A-10       Amanda Ayon

Research Collaborators:  Angela Riley

Research Presentation Title:  The Effects of Paternal Deprivation on Beak Coloration

Faculty Research Mentor:  Jennifer Grindstaff, Integrative Biology

 

A-11       Madisen Brown

Research Collaborators:  Michael Reichert, Rachel Atherton, Clarissa Gottfried

Research Presentation Title:  Feather Color as an Indicator of Bird Health and Fitness

Faculty Research Mentor:  Michael Reichert, Integrative Biology

 

A-12       Hailey Freeman

Research Collaborators:  Jennifer Grindstaff

Research Presentation Title:  The Effects of Early Life Adversity and Multiple Stressors on Zebra Finch Stress Resilience

Faculty Research Mentor:  Jennifer Grindstaff, Integrative Biology

 

A-13       Brooke Jacob and Aimee Zimmerman

Research Collaborators:  Paige Stevens, Jason Bruck

Research Presentation Title:  Cognition in Dolphins: The effects of anthropogenic noise and the COVID-19 anthropause on attention in Tursiops truncatus

Faculty Research Mentor:  Matt Lovern, Integrative Biology

 

A-14       Mason Miller

Research Presentation Title:  Exploring the Winner-Loser Effect on Emotion in Crickets

Faculty Research Mentor:  Michael Reichert, Integrative Biology

 

A-15       Jordan Palmer and William Lewis

Research Collaborators:  Rachel Hamrock, Jason Bruck

Research Presentation Title:  Kin Recognition in Bottlenose Dolphins

Faculty Research Mentor:  Matthew Lovern, Integrative Biology

 

A-16       Casey Sergott, Emmy Fowler and Shayla Nguyen

Research Collaborators:  Jesse Hurd

Research Presentation Title:  The Effects of Pair Bonding and Sperm Competition on Epididymal Sperm Characteristics

Faculty Research Mentor:  Elizabeth McCullagh, Integrative Biology

 

A-17       Elise Ballinger

Research Collaborators:  Jeffrey Hadwiger

Research Presentation Title:  Role of Dictyostelium Transcription Factor GtaC in Chemotaxis

Faculty Research Mentor:  Jeffrey Hadwiger, Microbiology and Molecular Genetics

 

A-18       Catalina Bradley

Research Collaborators:  Wouter Hoff, Rosalie Dohmen, Natali Edwards, Mary Erdmann, Saylor Hampton, Brenden Heise, Gunnar Hoogerwerf, Clarice Huffman, Scout Powell, Sarah Marie Teeman

Research Presentation Title:  Photoactive Yellow Protein Bioinformatics Analysis

Faculty Research Mentor:  Wouter Hoff, Microbiology and Molecular Genetics

 

A-19       Emily Chandler

Research Collaborators:  Carrie Pratt

Research Presentation Title:  Culturing Novel Anaerobic Gut Fungi from Marsupials

Faculty Research Mentor:  Mostafa Elshahed, Microbiology and Molecular Genetics

 

A-20       Kaitlyn Cotton

Research Collaborators:  Benjamin N. Nelson, Nikolay Gerasimchuk, Karen L. Wozniak

Research Presentation Title:  Effects of Organoantimony Compounds on Fungal Pathogens Cryptococcus neoformans and Candida albicans

Faculty Research Mentor:  Karen Wozniak, Microbiology and Molecular Genetics

 

A-21       John Dorlon IV

Research Collaborators:  Ross Waslker, Robert L. Burnap

Research Presentation Title:  Design and implementation of a CRISPR knockout system in Synechococcus elongatus sp PCC 7942

Faculty Research Mentor:  Robert Burnap, Microbiology and Molecular Genetics

 

A-22       Mary Erdmann

Research Collaborators:  Mary J. Erdmann, Somalisa Pan, Matthew Cabeen

Research Presentation Title:  A Novel Lipase Plays a Role in PstN-Mediated Biofilm Suppression in Pseudomonas aeruginosa

Faculty Research Mentor:  Matthew Cabeen, Microbiology and Molecular Genetics

 

A-23       Kale Goodwin

Research Collaborators:  Mostafa Elshahed, Carrie Pratt

Research Presentation Title:  Culturing anaerobic gut fungi from an avian herbivore

Faculty Research Mentor:  Noha Youssef, Microbiology and Molecular Genetics

 

A-24       Ashley Harmon

Research Collaborators:  Bekkah Friske, Rolf Prade

Research Presentation Title:  A measure of extracellular vesicle actively during growthon Aspergillus nidulans mutant A773

Faculty Research Mentor:  Bekkah Friske, Microbiology and Molecular Genetics

 

A-25       Anna Jackson

Research Collaborators:  Amy G. Hurst

Research Presentation Title:  Using DNA barcoding to molecularly identify Apis mellifera sspp.

Faculty Research Mentor:  Amy G. Hurst, Microbiology and Molecular Genetics

 

A-26       Elizabeth Kent

Research Presentation Title:  How Do Novel Nanospring Patterns Impact Bacterial Growth?

Faculty Research Mentor:  Matthew Cabeen, Microbiology and Molecular Genetics

 

A-27       Creed Killgore and Trenton Skinner

Research Collaborators:  Matthew Cabeen

Research Presentation Title:  Genetic regulation of bacterial killing complexes in Pseudomonas aeruginosa

Faculty Research Mentor:  Matthew Cabeen, Microbiology and Molecular Genetics

 

A-28       Jacob Lieberman

Research Collaborators:  Tim Hubin

Research Presentation Title:  Antifungal Activity of Novel Macrocycle Derivatives

Faculty Research Mentor:  Karen Wozniak, Microbiology and Molecular Genetics

 

A-29       Rebecca Lindley

Research Collaborators:  Ramee Aranda and Jeffrey Hadwiger

Research Presentation Title:  Examination of Protein Kinase Specificity Relating to the C-terminal Motif in Atypical MAPKs

Faculty Research Mentor:  Jeffrey Hadwiger, Microbiology and Molecular Genetics

 

A-30       Brannon Maravich

Research Collaborators:  Matthew Cabeen, Rabindra Khadka

Research Presentation Title:  The impact of specific amino acid mutations in the Bacillus subtilis stressosome on environmental stress response patterns and fitness

Faculty Research Mentor:  Matthew Cabeen, Microbiology and Molecular Genetics

 

A-31       Vanessa Moore

Research Collaborators:  Sudhir Doranga

Research Presentation Title:  WT and ΔompA E.coli compete in the same niche for colonization in the mouse intestine

Faculty Research Mentor:  Tyrrell Conway, Microbiology and Molecular Genetics

 

A-32       Kayli Nail

Research Collaborators:  Erika Lutter, Christian Holcomb

Research Presentation Title:  Bacterial two hybrid analysis of Chlamydia trachomatis inclusion membrane protein, CT226

Faculty Research Mentor:  Erika Lutter, Microbiology and Molecular Genetics

 

A-33       Brenda Rodriguez

Research Collaborators:  Ross Walker, Robert L. Burnap

Research Presentation Title:  Measuring Accumulation of a Unique Carbonic Anhydrase-like CO2 Uptake Protein in Synechococcus elongatus sp. PCC 7942

Faculty Research Mentor:  Robert Burnap, Microbiology and Molecular Genetics

 

A-34       Andrew Thomas

Research Collaborators:  Adam Soriano, Peyton Thompson

Research Presentation Title:  Economic Biofuel Production from Recombinant Trichoderma reesei Transformation

Faculty Research Mentor:  Rolf Prade, Microbiology and Molecular Genetics

 

A-35       Pau Von

Research Collaborators:  Clark Jett

Research Presentation Title:  Growth Characteristic of Various Fast Growing Synechococcus Elongatus Strains

Faculty Research Mentor:  Robert Burnap, Microbiology and Molecular Genetics

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