Oberlin College and Conservatory

Celebration of Undergraduate Research: Poster Presentations

Friday, October 27, 2017 at 6:00pm to 7:20pm

Science Center, Bent Corridor
119 Woodland Street, Oberlin, OH 44074

The Office of Undergraduate Research and the Center for Learning, Education, and Research in the Sciences present a Celebration of Undergraduate Research at Oberlin College: A one-day conference featuring the summer 2017 research of Oberlin College students. Student researchers will give oral presentations of their work as well as present posters that detail their various research projects.

Poster Session · 6-7:20 PM · Bent Corridor

Fifty-eight posters representing summer research in a variety of departments and programs at Oberlin College will line the Bent Corridor. Students will be available during this time to explain and discuss their work. Posters are marked by number, as in the list below.


1. Samantha Perez
Expression of DREADD Receptors in the Rat Prefrontal Cortex: A Pilot Experiment

2. Rachel Poyle
Stimulating GABAA-α1 Receptors Does Not Affect Attention

3. Sara Chang
Stimulating GABAA-α1 Receptors Decreases Sociability

4. Sheridan Blitz
An Electroencephalographic Investigation of the Effects of Attention on Crossmodal Temporal Acuity

5. Wesley Patterson
Determining the Magnetic Structure of Ferrite Nanoparticles

6. Madeleine Clements
Using Metaphor-Based Education and Systems Thinking for the Management of Chronic Pain in Adolescents

7. Jamilah Grizzle
Using Community Interviews to Identify How the Environmental Dashboard Can Fill Gaps in Resource Distribution

8. Mark Ligonde
The Uses of Hydrogen in Metal-Organic Frameworks

9. Andres E. Ceballos Villa
Topographic Analysis of Watershed Data

10. Isabel Canfield
Characteristics and Outcomes of a Capacity-to-Consent Assessment Service

11. Elayne Zhou
Infants' Expectations of Third-Party Interactions Based on Observed Similarities

12. Audrey Webster
STEAM Outreach Program

13. Juvi Ruffatto
Investigating Environmental Factors Associated with Autism Spectrum Disorder: Effects of Methylene Chloride on Neurodevelopment in Zebrafish

14. Travonte Ederenor
Neuroanataomical Patterning of Inhibitory Neurons over Time in Transgenic Zebrafish

15. Joy Udoh
Effects of Altered GABA Neurotransmission on Early Development in Zebrafish

16. Dana Thomas
HIV Prevention, Education, and Care in Minority Populations

17. Xinnan (Frank) Cheng
Impact of Real-Time Ride-Sharing Software on Traffic Congestion in Metropolitan Cleveland: Multi-Agent Simulation Approach

18. Oluwadamilare Ogunjimi
Characterization of Thrombin-Aptamer Binding Using Fluorescence Anisotropy

19. Yemko Pryor
Drosophila kdm5 140 Mutant and Ecdysone Hormone Pathway

20. Kate Hull
Creating an Effective Set-Up for Assessing Larval Zebrafish Movement

21. Nell Klimpert
Effects of Autism-Associated Environmental Factors on Locomotive Behavior of Zebrafish Larvae

22. Caroline Beshers
In the Gray Zone: Survival and Morbidities of Periviable Births

23. Erin Ford, Caroline Beshers
Detecting Oxidative Stress in Zebrafish Embryos

24. Katherine LaTourrette
Generation of RNA-Dependent RNA Polymerase Null Arabidopsis through Genome Editing and Artificial MicroRNAs

25. Leah Finegold
Epilimnetic Mixing Increases Methane Ebullition Fluxes in a Small Eutrophic Drinking Water Reservoir

26. Juan Manuel Contreras
Exploring Host-Specificity of Parasites in Tropical Bats of Puerto Rico

27. Elizabeth Brauneis
Genomic Instability and Aneuploidy of Hepatocellular Carcinomas (HCC) in Patients with Metabolic Risk Factors

28. Emily Stanford
What Bugs Bat Bugs? Exploring Ectoparasite Communities on Puerto Rican Bats

29. Jennifer Feigin
Optimization of Targeted Cancer Therapy: BH3-mimetic Antibody-Drug Conjugates

30. Sophie Everbach
Optimization of DNA Isolation Protocols and Fungicide Resistance Gene Primers across Erysiphe and Podosphaera Species

31. Kallie Jiang
Inhibition of IL-1β Secretion in Tumor Associated Macrophages using Bruton’s Tyrosine Kinase Inhibitors, Ibrutinib and Acalabrutinib

32. Sonam Patel
Exploring the Dual Role of Gas as a Tumor Suppressor and Oncogene

33. Veronica De Pascuale
Effect of Hypoxia on DNA Methylation during Early Embryonic Development of Atlantic Killifish (Fundulus heteroclitus)

34. Alice Eastman
Determining the Roles of SMOC-1 in Transforming Growth Factor Beta (TGF-ß) Signaling in C. elegans

35. Jacob Rosenthal
Patterns and Mechanisms of Mitogenome Rearrangement in the Crayfishes

36. Jane Sedlak
The Salinity Mediated Release of Ammonium from Treated Wastewater

37. Elena Hartley
Tracing Mantle Fluids: Trace Element Signals in Metasomatic Garnet in Quartzites from the Catalina Schist (California, USA)

38. Alyssa Altheimer
The Effect of β-hydroxy-β-methylbutyrate (HMB) on C2C12 Cells

39. Emma Eisenbraun
Performance of and Amendments to Urban Bioretention Systems for Removal of Stormwater Contaminants

40. Noel Warford
Information Salience: Artificial Intelligence Models of Human Attention

41. Craig Joaquin Blair
Evidence of the Dilution Effect: Biodiversity in Forest Communities Reduces Endoparasite Infection of Mammalian Hosts

42. Kirsten Mojziszek
Characterizing the Role of T Cells in Alzheimer’s Disease

43. Alyssa Chow
Synthesis and Structural Analysis of Pyridinium Metal Halides

44. Daniel R. Hill
Oligomerization of β-Propiolactone as a Model for the Formation of 2-Methyl Glyceric Acid Based Oligomers

45. Elizabeth Altier
Enigmatic Ediacaran Body Fossil from the Albemarle Group, Carolina Terrane, Stanly County, North Carolina

46. Anah Soble
A Method of Measuring Forest Canopy Response to the Paleocene Eocene Thermal Maximum (PETM) Greenhouse Event

47. Gabrielle Walsh
Development of Magnetic Fluidic SELEX to Select HE4 Ovarian Cancer Biomarker Aptamers

48. Diep Nguyen
Transcriptional Regulatory Network Inference from Single-Cell RNA Measurements in Embryonic Stem Cells

49. Margaret Johnson
Nutrient Limitation of Primary Production in Wetland Ecosystems

50. Elijah Saltzman
Characterization of the Expression Profile of WEEP, A Gene That Regulates Branch Orientation in Trees

51. Anabel Epstein
Aging in Plants

52. Arden C. Hammer
Ligand Shape Directs the Symmetry of Extended Inorganic Motifs in Lead Oxide Naphthoates

53. Kate M. Van Pelt
Characterization of GABAergic and Cholinergic Medial Septal Neurons for Non-Selective Optogenetic Control of the Septohippocampal Network

54. Riley Davies
Developing PET Imaging Agents to Measure NR2B within NMDA Complexes

55. Sarah Brainard
BNST PAC1 Receptor Activation May Reinstate Cocaine Seeking Behavior in Rats

56. Talia Wolfson
A Measurement Procedure to Optimize Microwave Radiometer Beam Profile

57. Zoe Swann
Experimental diffuse brain injury resulted in sex and age dependent changes in corticosterone.

58. William Dresser
Atmospheric Fate of Lactones and Similar Cyclic Molecules


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