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Friday, January 24th, 3:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.                                    

Schroeder Complex 087


The Biological Sciences Graduate Program presents a Research Data Blitz and Poster Session featuring research of faculty, post-doctoral fellows and graduate students from the biological sciences and neurosciences research tracks. Join us for 5-minute research presentations by faculty from 3:30-4:15, followed by poster presentations and a social reception from 4:30 -5:30.


Hosted by the Department of Biomedical Sciences in the College of Health Sciences, and the Department of Biological Sciences in the College of Arts and Sciences.


3:30-4:15: “Data Blitz” 5-minute Research Presentations


SuJean Choi:  Why we eat: merging perspectives

Department of Biomedical Sciences


Lisa Petrella: Worms, Heat, Chromatin and Maybe Cancer

Department of Biological Sciences


John Mantsch: Neurobiological mechanisms underlying stress-related drug use

Department of Biomedical Sciences


Edward Blumenthal: What can drop-dead tell us about gut function in Drosophila?

Department of Biological Sciences


Murray Blackmore: Gene Therapy for Spinal Cord Injury

Department of Biomedical Sciences


Michael Schlappi: Plant Research at Marquette: Stress without a Brain

Department of Biological Sciences



4:30 -5:00: Odd Numbered Poster Presentations

5:00-5:30: Even Numbered Poster Presentations

  1. Oliver Vranjkovic, Clayton H. Gerndt, David A. Baker, SuJean Choi, and John R. Mantsch: Interactions between CRF-R1 and beta-2 adrenergic receptors in a BNST-to-VTA pathway mediate stress-inducedreinstatement in rats. John Mantsch Lab.
  2. Cassandra R. Nelson and Robert H. Fitts: Effects of hydrogen ion and inorganic phosphate on calcium sensitivity in rat slow muscle fibers. Robert Fitts Lab.
  3. Meghan Costello, Andreas Rechtsteiner, Thea Egelhofer, Susan Strome, and Lisa Petrella: synMuv B regulation of chromatin states at high temperature. Lisa Petrella Lab.
  4. Joshua Garlich and Rosemary Stuart: Rcf1 and Rcf2, members of the hypoxia induced gene 1 protein family, are critical components of the mitochondrial cytochrome bc1-cytochrome c oxidase supercomplex. Rosemary Stuart Lab.
  5. Michael Mashock, Anthony D. Kappell, and Krassimira Hristova: Cytotoxicity of CuO nanoparticles to Saccharomyces cerevisiae is mediated by cell surface attachment and impact on respiratory metabolism. Krassimira Hristova Lab.
  6. Zac Lunak and K. Dale Noel: Rhizobium etli CFN42 utilizes a cytochrome O-type quinol oxidase to adapt to lower oxygen concentration. K. Dale Noel Lab.
  7. J.T. Buchanan, S. Blel, M. Evans, and M.M. McLoed: Locomotor rhythmogenesis in the caudal hindbrain of the lamprey. James Buchanan Lab.
  8. Chung-Lung Chan, Daniel S. Wheeler, and Robert A. Wheeler: Evidence of selective sensitivity to devaluation in ventral pallidum neurons. Robert Wheeler Lab.
  9. Prince P. Mathai, and James S. Maki: Quantitative Detection of Syntrophic Fatty-Acid Degrading Bacteria in Anaerobic Environments. James Maki Lab.
  10. Tiezheng Li, Evgenii L. Kovrigin, and K. Dale Noel: Biosynthesis of UDP-N-acetyl-D-quinovosamine, a precursor to the biosynthesis of the symbiotically important O antigen in Rhizobium etli CE3. K. Dale Noel Lab.
  11. Yan Li, Joseph Burclaff, and James Anderson: Functional Analysis of Mtr4 as a component of TRAMP complex. James Anderson Lab.
  12. Yi Lin, Cody Boeses, and Martin St. Maurice: Studies into domain coordination in urea amidolyase. Martin St. Maurice Lab.
  13. Jon M. Resch, Brian Maunze, Adriana K. Gerhardt, Samuel K. Magnuson, Kailynn A. Phillips, and SuJean Choi: Intrahypothalamic pituitary adenylate cyclase-activating polypeptide regulates energy balance via site-specific actions on feeding and metabolism. SuJean Choi Lab.
  14. Mykel Robble, Chung-Lung Chan, Amanda Ebben, Kaleb Vinehout, Daniel Wheeler and Robert Wheeler: Cocaine-predictive taste stimuli induce a negative affective state, decrease dopamine signaling, and cause drug-seeking. Robert Wheeler Lab.
  15. Jayme R. McReynolds, Dylan M. Starck, and John R. Mantsch: Augmented cocaine-induced reinstatement following chronic electric footshock stress-induced escalation of cocaine self-administration in rats. John Mantsch Lab.
  16. Linghai Kong, Aric Madayag, Jon Resch, SuJean Choi, John Mantsch, and David Baker: Regulation of Glutamate Homeostasis by Astrocytes in the Nucleus Accumbens: Effects of PACAP on Cystine-Glutamate Exchange by System xc- in the Nucleus Accumbens. David Baker Lab.
  17. Matt Hurley: SuJean Choi, Aaron Geurts, Jon Resch, Nicholas Raddatz, Linghai Kong, Jack Cleland, John Mantsch, and David Baker: Mutating Scl7A11 to Create a System Xc- Knockout Ra. SuJean Choi Lab.
  18. David F. Peña, L.M. Keller L.M., C.B. Masterson, E.J. Cotter, and J.R. Mantsch: Concomitant adrenal hormonal stress responses are required for cocaine-induced locomotor sensitization. John Mantsch Lab.


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