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Poster Session A: 

8:00 - 9:00 am

Animal and Food Science; Integrative Biology; Natural Resource Ecology and Management; and Veterinary Pathobiology (29 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     Jaxon Allen

Research Collaborators:  Gabriela Lamberti

Research Presentation Title:  Generating bison-cattle hybrids to evaluate parental contributions to embryonic development using in vitro procedures

Faculty Research Mentor:  Joao Moraes, Animal and Food Sciences

 

A-02     Maria Julia Araujo Lopes

Research Collaborators:  Dan Stein and Gabriela Lamberti

Research Presentation Title:  First assessment of in vitro embryo production metrics using Angus semen after 29 and 39 years of cryopreservation

Faculty Research Mentor:  Joao Moraes, Animal and Food Sciences

 

A-03     Kate Buckmaster

Research Collaborators:  Gabriela Lamberti, Sam Melton

Research Presentation Title:  The Role of Interferon-Stimulated Genes in Early Recognition of Pregnancy in Cattle

Faculty Research Mentor:  Joao Moraes, Animal and Food Sciences

 

A-04     Kendall Hays

Research Collaborators:  Alayna Gerhardt, Federica La Manna, Ryan Reuter, Laura Goodman and Courtney Duchardt

Research Presentation Title:  The “buzz” on virtual fencing: Livestock behavior in response to aural cues and electronic stimulation

Faculty Research Mentor:  Ryan Reuter, Animal and Food Sciences

 

A-05     Abby Helbach

Research Collaborators:  Punya Bule and Divya Jaroni

Research Presentation Title:  Use of Lactic Acid Bacteria to Reduce E. coli O157:H7 and Salmonella Typhimurium on Spinach

Faculty Research Mentor:  Divya Jaroni, Animal and Food Sciences

 

A-06     Caitlyn Quinn

Research Collaborators:  Kaylee Rumbaugh

Research Presentation Title:  Evaluation of Probiotic Lactic Acid Bacteria Resistance to Acid, Bile, and Antibiotics

Faculty Research Mentor:  Divya Jaroni, Animal and Food Sciences

 

A-07     Natalee Richardson

Research Collaborators:  Anna Goldkamp

Research Presentation Title:  In vivo Assay: Bacterial Small Non-coding RNAs May Regulate Eukaryotic Gene Expression

Faculty Research Mentor:  Darren Hagen, Animal and Food Sciences

 

A-08     Hannah Silensky

Research Collaborators:  Ravi Jadeja and Xin Mei Tang

Research Presentation Title:  Low-Temperature Antimicrobial Intervention for In-Shell Pecans

Faculty Research Mentor:  Ravi Jadeja, Animal and Food Sciences

 

A-09     Samuel van Rhijn

Research Collaborators:  Gabriela Lamberti and Caleb Melton

Research Presentation Title:  Unraveling the Biology of Conceptus Elongation

Faculty Research Mentor:  Joao Moraes, Animal and Food Sciences

 

A-10     Jade Wilkinson

Research Collaborators:  Kavya Gavai

Research Presentation Title:  The Effect of Acid Adaptation on Pathogenic Bacteria Used as Challenge Organisms for Microbial Validation of the Biltong Process

Faculty Research Mentor:  Peter Muriana, Animal and Food Sciences

 

A-11      Emma Ainsworth

Research Collaborators:  Allyson Degrassi

Research Presentation Title:  Burned soil does not impact detection or consumption  of seed by granivorous rodents

Faculty Research Mentor:  Allyson Degrassi, Integrative Biology

 

A-12     Maya Albert

Research Presentation Title:  Neither weapon size nor body size can explain the mating patterns observed in a wild population of leaf-footed cactus bugs, Narnia femorata

Faculty Research Mentor:  Zachary Emberts, Integrative Biology

 

A-13     Steven Downs

Research Collaborators:  Calvin Schaefer

Research Presentation Title:  Ecological and Evolutionary Correlates of Skull Morphology in Venomous Snakes

Faculty Research Mentor:  Dr Guin Wogan, Integrative Biology

 

A-14     Vanessa Franco

Research Collaborators:  Elizabeth McCullagh, Andrea Gentry, Madison Merideth

Research Presentation Title:  The Proliferation of Oligodendrocytes in Fragile X Mice

Faculty Research Mentor:  Elizabeth McCullagh, Integrative Biology

 

A-15     Kennedy Funa

Research Collaborators:  Michael Reichert

Research Presentation Title:  A Comparative Study on Temporal Integration Strategies of Acoustic Signals in Cope's Gray Tree Frogs

Faculty Research Mentor:  Michael Reichert, Integrative Biology

 

A-16     Anthony Mabrey III

Research Presentation Title:  Giant mesquite bugs with large weapons have more mating opportunities

Faculty Research Mentor:  Zachary Emberts, Integrative Biology

 

A-17     Chace McCoy

Research Collaborators:  Samantha Garza

Research Presentation Title:  Does Infection by a Fungal Pathogen Affect Mate Choice in Toads? An Immunogenetic Analysis

Faculty Research Mentor:  Bruce Waldman, Integrative biology

 

A-18     Ishani Ray

Research Collaborators:  Amita Chawla

Research Presentation Title:  Characterization of auditory physiology in FXS in critical developmental timepoints

Faculty Research Mentor:  Elizabeth McCullagh, Integrative Biology

 

A-19     Rabeca Richardson

Research Collaborators:  A. Valdez, L. Zhai, Bo Zhang

Research Presentation Title:  Projecting Mechanical Treatment Outcomes on Invasive Grass to Improve Control Efficiency

Faculty Research Mentor:  Bo Zhang, Integrative Biology

 

A-20     Conner Risley

Research Collaborators:  Z T Emberts

Research Presentation Title:  Mozena arizonensis Males with Larger Weapons have Access to More Mates

Faculty Research Mentor:  Zachary Thomas Emberts, Integrative Biology

 

A-21     David Schrader

Research Collaborators:  Sierra Williams, Jennifer Grindstaff

Research Presentation Title:  The effect of polyinosinic-polycytidylic acid (poly I:C) on the social behavior of zebra finches (Taeniopygia guttata)

Faculty Research Mentor:  Sierra Williams, Integrative Biology

 

A-22     Mariela Kundak and Kaitlyn Tucker

Research Collaborators:  Lindsey Buehler, Courtney Duchardt

Research Presentation Title:  Prairie Dogs in the Wichitas: Mysterious Decline in Colonies

Faculty Research Mentor:  Courtney Duchardt, Natural Resource Ecology and Management

 

A-23     Zoe Protzman

Research Collaborators:  Lindsey Buehler

Research Presentation Title:  Shrike a Pose! Potential Use of Trail Cameras for Demographic Sampling of the Loggerhead Shrike

Faculty Research Mentor:  Courtney Duchardt, Natural Resource Ecology and Management

 

A-24     Vanessa Rendon

Research Collaborators:  Ben Kelly

Research Presentation Title:  The Impacts of Intermittency on Surface Water Crayfish Communities

Faculty Research Mentor:  Lindsey Bruckerhoff, Natural Resource Ecology and Management

 

A-25     Paola Salazar Salazar

Research Collaborators:  Courtney Duchardt

Research Presentation Title:  The complex predator-prey relationships between the American Badger (Taxidea Taxus) and Black-Tailed Prairie Dog (Cynomys Ludovicianus) population dynamics

Faculty Research Mentor:  Courtney Duchardt, Natural Resource Ecology and Management

 

A-26     Maddie Watts

Research Collaborators:  Aaron Russell, Saroj Adhikari

Research Presentation Title:  Factors affecting prescribed burn cost in the Great Plains

Faculty Research Mentor:  Omkar Joshi, Natural Resource Ecology and Management

 

A-27     Cody Whitley

Research Collaborators:  Rakshya Shrestha, Roshan Ghimire, Debarati Chanda, Chakravarthi Rajamohan

Research Presentation Title:  Utilizing exogenous IL-10 as a possible therapeutic for inflammation caused by SARS-CoV-2

Faculty Research Mentor:  Rudra Channappanavar, Veterinary Pathobiology

 

A-28    Raygan Kyeremateng

Research Collaborators:  Molly Koeck and Colter Chitwood

Research Presentation Title:  Feral Pig Population in Southeast Oklahoma

Faculty Research Mentor:  Colter Chitwood, Natural Resource Ecology and Management

 

A-29     Ethan Hood

Research Collaborators: Dan Shoup, Andy Dzialowski, Jason Schooley, Casey Pennock

Research Presentation Title:  Evaluating the effect of turbidity on foraging by post-larval Paddlefish

Faculty Research Mentor:  Jim Long, Natural Resource Ecology and Management

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