Poster Hall 5: Cell, Micro, & Molecular Biology

Regulation of biofilm formation and virulence in Vibrio cholerae by Giordan Kitts

Regulation of biofilm formation and virulence in Vibrio cholerae by Giordan Kitts

Vibrio cholerae is the causative agent of cholera, a gastrointestinal diarrheal disease that can cause hypotonic shock and death within 12 hours of the first symptoms.
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Investigating molecular mechanisms that underlie thermal dimorphism and pathogenesis of Histoplasma capsulatum by Sarah Heater

Investigating molecular mechanisms that underlie thermal dimorphism and pathogenesis of Histoplasma capsulatum by Sarah Heater

It is estimated that every day we inhale thousands of fungal spores—most of these are harmless, but some are able to cause disease.
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Multi-antigen receptor circuit improves cancer recognition of T cells by Jessica Briones

Multi-antigen receptor circuit improves cancer recognition of T cells by Jessica Briones

Jessica's research aims to improve cancer recognition in T cells by using engineered synNotch and CAR receptors to precisely target heterogeneous tumors.
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Immune activation during brain development results in sex differences in behavior: role of estrogen receptor signaling by Madeline Arnold

Immune activation during brain development results in sex differences in behavior: role of estrogen receptor signaling by Madeline Arnold

I'm interested in how sex as a biological variable can impact complex systems. I'm studying how the immune system interacts with brain development, and how sex adds another layer of complexity in how the brain and behavior are altered by environmental signals.
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A Potential Novel Regulator of Ferroptosis by Cynthia Abigail Harris

A Potential Novel Regulator of Ferroptosis by Cynthia Abigail Harris

Copper transporter CTR1 may play a role in sensitizing cells to ferroptotic cell death.
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Kaposi’s Sarcoma, and the role of a single receptor by Jan Mikhale Cajulao

Kaposi’s Sarcoma, and the role of a single receptor by Jan Mikhale Cajulao

Kaposi's Sarcoma is caused by a Herpesvirus called KSHV. KSHV encodes a viral G Protein Coupled Receptor which is similar to human receptors, however, not much is known about the signaling mechanisms of this viral receptor.
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Drooling Over Insect-Induced Galls: Salivary Origins of Exogenous Cytokinins by Stephannie Seng

Drooling Over Insect-Induced Galls: Salivary Origins of Exogenous Cytokinins by Stephannie Seng

In an effort to understand how insects induce plant tumors, we are examining the expression levels of genes in the tRNA-ipt cytokinin biosynthesis pathway in various tissues of Eurosta solidaginis, a tumor inducing insect.
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How is milk supply built with each pregnancy? by Oscar Cazares

How is milk supply built with each pregnancy? by Oscar Cazares

The breast is a remarkable organ that is capable of building a milk supply with each pregnancy, yet a significant number of women experience lactation insufficiency.
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Exploring the Role of Axial Identity on V2a Interneuron Phenotype and Function by Nicholas Elder

Exploring the Role of Axial Identity on V2a Interneuron Phenotype and Function by Nicholas Elder

My research is focused on the development and diversification of neurons within the human spinal cord.
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Scholars from this hall are presenting their work in the CELL, MICRO, AND MOLECULAR BIOLOGY roundtable discussion.