Oberlin College and Conservatory

Celebration of Undergraduate Research: Poster Presentations

Friday, November 2, 2018 at 6:15pm to 7:30pm

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 2018 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 · 6-7:45 PM · Bent Corridor

Fifty 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. Alexandra Grande OCRF, Sophie Maffie, and Natalie Soord STRONG

Quantifying the Effects of Land Use on Soil Erosion in Southwestern China Using Fallout Radionuclides

2.  Lauriel Powell STRONG and Catherine Moruzzi STRONG

Investigation of the Reproductive Rates of Caenorhabditis Elegans

3. Morgan Thomas and Emmaleth Ryan STRONG

Heterozygous Mutant Huntingtin Promotes Cadmium Neurotoxicity via Impaired Metal Transport, Caspase Mediated Apoptosis, Erk and PKCd Dependent Oxidative Signaling Mechanisms: Relevance to Pathogenesis of Huntington’s Disease

4. Regina Stasser de Gonzalez STRONG

The Use of Magnetometers to Search for Dark Matter

5. Shanthini Ode STRONG

Developing Content for “Community Voices” That is Targeted Towards Enhancing Connection with the Local Environment

6. Zoë Martin del Campo STRONG

Using DREADD Receptors to Activate the Prefrontal Cortex→Basolateral Amygdala Pathway

7. Charlotte Babarinsa OCRF and Tawni Hosein STRONG

An Electroencephalography Investigation of the Attentional Effects on Crossmodal Temporal Acuity

8. Victoria Fisher and Margaret Jackson

Effect of auditory and visual distractors on timing judgments across the senses

9. Zoey Keeley

An Electroencephalography Investigation of the Effects of Visual Attention on Crossmodal Temporal Acuity

10. Ava Adler

Evaluating Potential New Species of Paper Flowers (Psilostrophe)

11. Sabrina DeLeonibus

Gut Microbiota Mediated Metabolites Alter Lymphatic Inflammation Mechanisms

12. Sophie Everbach

Phylogeography of Petalonyx Crenatus (Loasaceae): Genetic Structure Across a Gypsum Archipelago

13. Keyi Feng

Disentangling the gypsum endemic Mentzelias of the northern Chihuahuan Desert

14. Marwan Ghanem

Mixture of Garlic and Cinnamon Extracts for Disinfecting Nitrifying Bacteria and Pesticide Use

15. Emily Humphreys

Constructing a Phylogeny of the Family Nyctagineae

16. Joaquin Merrill Cardozo

Expression, Purification and Characterization of a Recombinant Protein Mutant Calnuc for Ca+2 ion Sensing

17. Maxwell Scott

Building Transgenic C. elegans Strains to Analyze Intestinal pH Flux

18.  Alyssa Chow

Positive and Negative Regulators of Diabetes-Associated Gene GLIS3 Transcription in Pancreatic Beta Cells

19. Jen Crainic

Expression and Characterization of Bacterial and Mammalian Rhomboid Proteases

20. Emma Eisenbraun

Carbamoyl Fluorides as Activity-Based Probes for Serine Hydrolases

21. Lynn Jiao

Exploration of Thelesperma Phylogenetic Tree Reveals Possible New Species

22. Raif Khan, Colin Cahill, Maryam Ghazala, and Amanda Stavis

Polymerization Capture of Dyes by Eumelanin

23. He Ren

Validation of Rosetta Residue Disorder Method on Dynamic Systems

24. Benjamin Steger

Functional Analyses of an Autophagy and ER Stress-Regulating Protein in a Patient with an Undiagnosed, Multisystem Disorder

25. Andrew Sugarman

Conformational Dynamics of Human Spleen Tyrosine Kinase

26. Ellie Tiley

Investigating Susceptibility and Virulence Factor Interactions in a Plant-Virus Infection

27. Alaina Turocy

Instrumental learning, motivational behavior, and behavioral flexibility in adolescent rats following pediatric brain trauma

28. Zachary Vaughn

Synthesis and Polymerization of a Renewable Epoxide

29. Samuel Weaver

Synthesis and Analysis of Pyridinium Bismuth Halides

30. Leo (Yuhao) Wu

Toward Synthesis of Lead Oxide Carboxylate Nanowires

31. Xinnan (Frank) Cheng

Extending Financial Credit Network Model: Default Prediction and Strategic Improvement

32. Teague Harvey

Image Content and Privacy

33. Jane Hsieh

An Exploratory Study of Web Foraging to Understand and Support Programming Decisions

34. CJ Kwanin OCRF

Discovering Patterns in High School Dropout Rates

35. Han Shao

Recognizing Windmills Using Machine Learning with Neural Networks

36. Leah Finegold

Climate Change Perceptions in the Tampa Bay Region

37. Julia Halm

Trophic Assignment Using Lipid Profiles, Stable Isotopes, Gut Content Analysis, and Mercury Concentration in Maryland's Coastal Bays

38. Santiago Roman

Environmental Justice and Local Knowledge in Africatown, Alabama

39. Elizabeth Altier

Redefining Phylogenetic Relationships in Florida’s Plio--Pleistocene Turritelline Gastropods using Protoconch Morphology and Genetic Investigation

40. Rowan Lee

The Influence of Callianassid Shrimp on the Potential Fossil Record of Mollusks in a Carbonate Lagoon (St. Croix, USVI)

41. Amelia Lewis

Paleo-Evelvation in the Andes

42. Kirsten Mojziszek

Lowering luteinizing hormone (LH) increased neuron number and microglial presence in a rat Alzheimer’s Disease model

43. Jacob Nadel and Sean Pawelko

Functional Dissection of Nigrostriatal Dopamine Projections across Striatal Subregions

44. Sean Pawelko and Jenny Fried

Characterizing Melatonin’s Effects on Striatal Dopamine Transmission

45. Zoe Swann

Drum-playing Modulates the Post-Auricular Muscle Response: Intention or Attention?

46. Cecelia Tannous-Taylor, Rachel Payle, and Sarah Brainard

Role of Prefrontal Cortex Projections to the Basolateral Amygdala in Social Behavior

47. Samantha Westelman and Eva Bednarski

Characterizing the Role of T Cells in Alzheimer's Disease

48. Shana Li

Considering Spin in Analytic Solutions to Binary Inspirals Using the Dynamical Renormalization Group Formalism

49. Sunyool Park

An Optical Atomic Magnetometer for the Global Network of Optical Magnetometers to search for Exotic Physics (GNOME).

50. Matt Skarha

Performance Tradeoffs in Overdetermined Multimicrophone Array Processing



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