Research Symposium
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RESEARCH EXPERIENCES FOR UNDERGRADUATES FROM RURAL AND TRIBAL COLLEGES
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Ajay (Arlin) Thomas
Turtle Mountain Community College, ND
Mentor: Andrea Slusser-Nore, Ph.D.
Project: The Chronic Effects of Cadmium in RPECT/TERT1 Cells on the Gene Expression of SCTR and SNC3A
Benjamin Wilander
Bemidji State University, MN
Mentor: Andrea Slusser-Nore, Ph.D.
Project: Effects of cadmium exposure on expression of Interleukin-1-Beta and Tumor Necrosis Factor-Alpha in RPTEC/hTERT1 cells
Anna Hajostek
University of Minnesota
Mentor: Jamie Foster, Ph.D.
Project:  Does Ca2+/Calmodulin-Dependent Protein Kinase II Mediate Dopamine Transporter Palmitoylation?

Elizabeth Black
Wake Forest University, NC
Mentor: Keith Henry, Ph.D.
Project: Examining DNA Methylation Patterns at Fkbp2 and Bdnf in Neonate Mice Treated with Citalopram
Caitlin Brabble
North Carolina Wesleyan College
Mentor: Turk Rhen, Ph.D.
Project:  Assessing Sox9 Protein Expression during the Thermosensitive Period of Embryonic Gonad Development in the Common Snapping Turtle, Chelydra serpentine

Christian Peltier
University of North Dakota
Mentor: Cristina Oancea, Ph.D.
Project: The effect modifying role of cancer diagnosis on the association between diabetes and depression among adult individuals residing in Brazil
Janna Quick
College of Saint Benedict/St. Johnís University, MN
Mentor: Diane Darland, Ph.D.
Project: An Exploration of Forebrain Development: Vascular Microenvironment Influence and Significance of Epigenetic Modifications
Jason Rippel
University of North Dakota
Mentor: Andrea Slusser-Nore, Ph.D.
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Emily Klatt
University of North Dakota
Mentor: Brian Darby, Ph.D.
Project:  Detecting Mitochondrial Heteroplasmy or Nuclear Insertions of the D-Loop Control Region of Muskrats (Ondatra zibethicus)
Nefer Villalobos
University of North Dakota
Mentor: Andrea Slusser-Nore, Ph.D.
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Patricia Doyle
West Virginia University
Mentor: Kumi Combs, Ph.D.
Project: Food allergy-induced gastrointestinal inflammation results in behavioral abnormalities and associated differential expressions of Th1 and Th2 inflammatory cytokines and tight junction proteins
Karine Kasti
Emory University, GA
Mentor: Barry Milavetz, Ph.D.
Project: Nucleosome Positioning and Histone Modification in relation to the Repression of Early and Late Transcription during SV40 Infection
Sarai Seymour
College of Saint Benedict/St. Johnís University, MN
Mentor: Rebecca Simmons, Ph.D.
Project: Sex Determination using dsx Gene Expression in White Marked Tussock Moth Caterpillars
Theda Knauth
Carroll College, MT
Mentor: Van Doze, Ph.D.
Project: a1A-adrenergic Receptor Subtype Activation Reduces, Knock-out Increases, Epileptiform Event Frequency in the Murine Hippocampal CA3 Region



2017 Participants