R25 2012 Events

link to SPUR 2012 Events Online Calendar

SPUR2012 Faculty Research Seminar Series
SPUR2012 Professional Development Workshops
SPUR2012 Cultural and Scientific Enrichment Activities
SPUR2012 Research Discussion Group
SPUR2012 Undergraduate Research Symposium

R25 Intern Arrival Welcoming 

SPUR Welcoming Reception
SPUR scholars meet UO Life Sciences faculty, postdoctoral fellows, and graduate researchers.
Location -EMU Fir Room


First year UO graduate student Rotation Talks



R25 2012 Events

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SPUR2012 Faculty Research Seminar Series
REU Cohort 350 Willamette Hall
R25 Cohort 102 Peterson Hall



CoDaC pre-summer evaluation meeting

No seminar due to 1st year Grad Student Rotation Talks 

"Mechanisms of Regulation of the Actin Cytoskeleton"
Dr. Brad Nolen, UO Institute of Molecular Biology and Dept. of Chemistry
R25: "Visual Processing and Development in the Mouse"
Dr. Cris Niell, UO Institute of Neuroscience and Dept. of Biology

"Regulation of Eukaryotic Ttranscription: RNA Polymerase II" 
Dr. Diane Hawley,  UO Institute of Molecular Biology and Dept. of Chemistry
R25: "Mechanisms of Appendage Regeneration in Zebrafish"
Dr. Scott Stewart, UO Institute of Molecular Biology

REU and R25 cohorts meet in 350 Willamette for Faculty Seminar Special

"Structural Basis for the Evolution of a Pins/Dlg Spindle Orientation Complex" 
Dr. Chris Johnston UO Institute of Molecular Biology
R25: "Tugging on Membranes to Explore the Mechanics of Intracellular Cargo Trafficking"
Dr. Raghu Parthasarathy, UO Dept. of Physics

"Synapse Formation in Retinal Development"
Dr. Tory Herman, UO Institute of Molecular Biology
R25: "Gut Microbes: More Stimulating than you Thought"
Dr. Kat Milligan-Myhre, UO Institute of Molecular Biology

"The Dim-3 Mutant Provides Insights into DNA Methylation in Neurospora Crassa"
Dr. Andy Klocko, UO Institute of Molecular Biology
R25: "Pulmonary gas Exchange in Health and Disease During Exercise"
Dr. Andy Lovering, UO Dept. of Human Physiology

"Deafness in Usher Syndrome: What can we Learn from a Zebrafish ear"
Dr. Aurélie Clément, UO Institute of Neuroscience
R25: "Transit-Amplifying Neural Progenitors: A new Source of Neural Diversity"
Omer Ali Bayraktar, UO Institute of Molecular Biology



[Faculty Seminar Series]
[Professional Development Workshops]
[UO Science Facility Tours and Demonstrations]
[Research Discussion Group]
[Undergraduate Research Symposium]
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R25 2012 Events
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SPUR 2012 Professional Development Workshops
NCU Lounge



"How to Have a Great Summer Program Experience"
Peter O'Day, UO SPUR Director

"Diversity in Science Professions"
Carla Gary, UO Vice President for Institutional Equity and Diversity

"On Being a Scientist: Cultures in Science"
Peter O'Day, UO Department of Biology and Institute of Neuroscience

"Graduate and Professional Schools"
Keaton Stagaman, Alida Gerritsen, Paul Cziko, Braedan McCluskey UO Graduate Student Panel

"Internet Tools in Life Sciences Research"
Brian Westra, UO Science Library room 90
Note change in day and time -- 7:00 to 8:30pm

"Research Skills; Scientific Literature"
Peter O'Day, UO Department of Biology and Institute of Neuroscience

"Responsible Conduct of Research"
UO Graduate Student Panel: Roo Vandergrift, Alida Gerritsen, Thom Nelson, Steven McAllister, Ashley Bateman

"Preparing and Developing Professional Scientific Platform Talks"
Alice Barkan, UO Department of Biology and Institute of Molecular Biology

"TBD"
Audrey Cramer, UO Office of Multicultural Academic Support

"Navigating Careers in Science"
Panel Discussion with UO Faculty, Postdocs, and Students

"Program Evaluation"
Peter O'Day, UO Department of Biology and Institute of Neuroscience


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[Faculty Seminar Series]
[Professional Development Workshops]
[UO Science Facility Tours and Demonstrations]
[Research Discussion Group]
[Undergraduate Research Symposium]
[Back to SPUR Main Page]


SPUR 2012 Events

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SPUR 2012 Cultural, Social, and Scientific Enrichment Activities

"Portlandia"
Portland Visit to Oregon Museum of Science and Industry (OMSI)

"Dunes of Oregon"
SPUR excursion to Honeyman Park and Cleawox Lake

"Tide Pools on the Coast of Southwest Oregon"
Jan Hodder, UO Biology and Oregon Institute of Marine Biology

"Redwoods of California"
Visit to Fern Canyon at Prairie Creek Campgrounds

"Silver Creek Falls"
Hiking trips to Silver Creek Falls State Park

"Oregon Bach Festival"
University of Oregon, Oregon Bach Festival

"River Rafting on Dechutes"
Bend, Oregon with Dechutes River Rafting Trips

"SPUR Discussion Panel with Oregon Young Scholars (OYS)"
HEDCO 220, Oregon Young Scholars

"SPUR Speed Mentoring with OYS'
EMU South Lawn/Hamilton Dining Hall

"Stars and Volcanos"
Newberry Crater and the University of Oregon Pine Mountain Observatory
Daniele McKay, UO Department of Geological Sciences

"Summer Academy to Inspire Learning (SAIL) Program"
University of Oregon, SAIL Program

"Imaging the functioning human brain" 
UO Lewis Center for NeuroImaging

"Fall Creek Reservoir"
Tubing and Swimming at Fall Creek Reservoir




R25 2012 Events
(schedules subject to change!)
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SPUR 2012 Research Discussion Group


Various Locations
Wednesdays, 8:00-9:00 p.m.



R25 scholars discuss their ongoing projects, Location NCU Lounge





[Faculty Seminar Series]
[Professional Development Workshops]
[UO Science Facility Tours and Demonstrations]
[Research Discussion Group]
[Undergraduate Research Symposium]
[Back to SPUR Main Page]


SPUR Undergraduate Research Symposium -- Session I
10:00 a.m. Friday 10-August-2012


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SPUR2012 Undergraduate Research Symposium
110 Willamette Hall

Because the UO SPUR Symposium presentations include original, unpublished data from ongoing investigations, we do not release text, recordings or abstracts from the Symposium.  Information may be available directly from the research directors.


Introduction
Dr. Judith Eisen, UO Department of Biology

Keynote Talk
Dr. Mia Tuan
Dr. Mia Tuan,
UO Associate Dean of the Graduate School
Professor of Education Studies

Tera Johnson Skidmore College
"Temperature and Precipitation Effects on the Fitness and Growth of Range-Limited Native Prairie Species in the Pacific Northwest"
Professor Scott Bridgham, UO Institue of Ecology and Evolution
Mentor: Dr. Laurel Pfeifer-Meister

Laura Sloan Indiana University
"Genetic Expression Response Associated with Acclimation to Acute Heat Stress Resistance in Caenorhabditis Remanei"
Professor Bill Cresko, UO Institute of Ecology and Evolution
Mentor: Kristin Sikkink

Nneka Nnatubeugo Bowdoin College
"Interpreting the Inheritance Patterns of Drought Tolerance and Resin Production in Mimulus Aurantiacus"
Professor Matt Streisfeld, UO Dept of Biology
Mentor: Dr Jay Sobel

Maria Banuelos University of Redlands
"Linking Methanogen Community Composition to Methane Production Rates in Wetland Soils"
Professor Brendan Bohannan, UO Institute of Ecology and Evolution
Mentor: Steve McAllister

Adam Contreras Texas State University
"The Role of miR-199 and miR-214 in Craniofacial Development and Palatogenesis"
Professor John Postlethwait, UO Institute of Neuroscience

Elizabeth Dewailly Harvard University
"Using Conventionally Reared and Germ Free Cag A and Relish Mutants to Assay Rates of Cell Proliferation in the Intestinal Epithelium of Drosophila Melanogaster"
Professor Karen Guillemin, UO Institute of Molecular Biology
Mentors: Dr. Allison Banse

Katie Canul California State University, Monterey Bay
"The Role of Autoinducer-II in Helicobacter Pylori Biofilm Formation"
Professor Karen Guillemin, UO Institute of Molecular Biology
Mentors: Jeneva Foster

Rachel Drake University of Minnesota
"An Exploration of Functional Domains in the Zebrafish Ortholog of Human Usher Syndrome Gene USH2A"
Professor Monte Westerfield, UO Institute of Neuroscience
Mentors: Dr. Jennifer Phillips

Jenny Panlillio University of Miami
"Identifying new Protein Partners Interacting with the Usher Protein Complex"
Professor Monte Westerfield, UO Institute of Neuroscience
Mentors: Dr. Aurelie Clement

Jordan Harbin California Polytechnic, San Luis Obispo
"Adult OPC Re-activation and the Ability to Induce Gliomagenesis"
Professor Hui Zong, UO Dept of Biology
Mentor: Dr. Rui Galvao

Avi Kandel University of Florida
"Regulation of NM II B in Drosophila"
Professor Ken Prehoda, UO Institute of Molecular Biology
Mentor: Ryan Frei

Noelle Van Rysselberghe Columbia Univeristy
"Identification and Characterization of Interneurons in the Drosophila Larval Crawling Circuit"
Professor Chris Doe, UO Dept of Biology
Mentor: Dr. Ellie Heckscher

Erika Johnson Northern Arizona University, Yuma
"Identifying a new Gene Required for Synapse Formation"
Professor Tory Herman, UO Institute of Molecular Biology
Mentor: Eric Lyons

Opher Kornfeld University of Oregon
"The Effect of Mutations on the Rpb2 Subunit of RNA Polymerase II on Alternative Polyadenylation Site Selection"
Professor Diane Hawley, UO Dept of Chemistry

Amber Bonds University of New Haven
"RNA Polymerase II Mutations and their Affects on Transcription Elongation"
Professor Diane Hawley, UO Dept of Chemistry

Lauren Que Mount St. Mary's College
"Mutagenizing the PPR10 code of recognition"
Professor Alice Barkan, UO Institute of Molecular Biology
Mentor: Marguerita Rojas

Lauryn Falcone Rollins College
"Evaluating the Effectiveness of Pentamidine as a Transcriptional Inhibitor of CTG Expansions"
Professor Andy Berglund, UO Institute of Molecular Biology
Mentor: Ruth Siboni

Abraham Gutierrez University of California, Santa Cruz
"Delay at Early Stage of Embryonic Cell Division"
Professor Bruce Bowerman, UO Dept of Biology and Institute of Molecular Biology
Mentor: Josh Lowry

Shiqui Li Louisiana State University A&M
"Elucidating the Role of Transforming Growth Factor Beta on Zebrafish Fin Regeneration"
Professor Kryn Stankunas, UO Dept of Biology and Institute of Molecular Biology
Mentor: Dr. Scott Stewart

Alan Gomez University of Oregon
"RNA Structure and Function as Determined by SDSL and EPR Spectroscopy"
Professor Kryn Stankunas, UO Dept of Biology and Institute of Molecular Biology

Maithri Sarangam University of Oregon
Professor Kryn Stankunas, UO Dept of Biology and Institute of Molecular Biology

Michaela Lewis Brown University
"Investigating the Temporal Characteristics of Visual Context Processing"
Professor Paul Dassonville, UO Dept of Psychology

Christine Liu University of Oregon
"Optogenetic Inhibition of Parvalbumin-Expressing Interneurons in Auditory Cortex"
Professor Mike Wehr, UO Dept of Psychology

Yovanni Mojica Palomar College
"Genetic Analysis of the Role of Permeability-Glycoprotein Family Members in Caenorhabditis Elegans to Determine Resistance Against the Anthelmintincs Ivermectin and Levamisole"
Professor Shawn Lockery, UO Dept of Biology and Institute of Neuroscience
Professor Janis Weeks, UO Dept of Biology
Mentor: Dr. Stephen Banse

Zachary Cartwright New Mexico State University
"Endoplasmic Reticulum Stress in Skeletal Muscle during Total Knee Arthroplasty"
Professor Hans Dreyer, UO Dept of Human Physiology
Mentor: Austin Hocker

Juan Wilkins Elizabeth City College
Professor Andrew Lovering, UO Dept of Human Physiology
Mentor: Jim Davis

Hashem Almahmoud King Saud University, College of Medicine
"Do Humans with a Patent Foramen Ovale Have a Higher Core Temperature During Rest, Exercise and Post-Exercise?"
Professor Andrew Lovering, UO Dept of Human Physiology
Mentor: Jim Davis

Shamir Kansakar Carleton College
"Characterization of the DNA breathing by using single molecule FRET and LD"
Professor Andy Marcus, UO Dept of Chemistry
Mentor: Dr. Carey Phelps

Marcel Rockwell University of Oregon
"Molecular investigation of zebrafish USH 1G orthologues"
Professor Monte Westerfield, UO Dept of Biology and Institute of Neuroscience



SPUR Undergraduate Research Symposium -- Session II
10:00 a.m. Friday 17-August-2012



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SPUR2012 Undergraduate Research Symposium
110 Willamette Hall



Introduction
Peter O'Day, UO Department of Biology and Institute of Neuroscience

Keynote Talk
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Dr. Bruce Bowerman, Head of UO Department of Biology

Emily Sales  University of California, Santa Cruz
"The Formation of Appendages Genetic and Cellular Study of Zebrafish Smoothback Mutant"
Professor Charles Kimmel, UO Department of Biology and Institute of Neuroscience
Mentor: Jamie Nichols

Vishesh Khanna University of Oregon
"The Effect of Aldehydes on a Zebrafish Model Faconi Anemia "
Professor John Postlethwait, UO Department of Biology

Alex Weston University of Oregon
"From Genomes to Competition: Using genome sequence data to identify resource competitors within the Zerbrafish gut microbiome"
Professor Karen Guillemen, UO Department of Biology

Ben Smood University of Oregon
"Transcription Regulation in Heart Valve Development "
Professor Kryn Stankunas, UO Department of Biology and Molecular Biology

Billy Montagne University of Oregon
"Classification of Enteric Progenitors in Zebrafish During Development"
Professor Judith Eisen, UO Department of Biology

Dylan Haynes University of Oregon
"Funtional Analysis of 4.1 B-a During Synaptogenesis"
Professor Phil Washbourne, UO Department of Biology
Mentor: Javier Fierro

Jasmine Dickinson University of Oregon
"Transgenic Activation of the Same Entorhinal Inputs Leads to the Same Hippocampal Network Response"
Professor Cliff Kentros, UO Department of Psychology
Mentor: Dr. Aldis Wieble

Alex Whitebirch University of Oregon
"Tramtrack69 Restricts Axon Growth through the Activin Signaling Pathway"
Professor Tory Herman, UO Department of Biology

Ryan Boileau University of Oregon
"Characterizing Mitochondrial dysfunction in Ischemia and Re-perfusion During Total Knee Arthroplast"
Professor Hans Dryer, UO Department of Human Physiology
Mentor:Austin Hocker

Irina Kuzmina University of Oregon
"Exploring the Relationship Between Home Language Environment, Language Proficiency, and Brain Functions for Language with Event-Related Brain Potential (ERP) Measures"
Professor Helen Neville, UO Department of Psychology

Irina Rappoport University of Oregon
"How Does the Repeat Length of Toxic RNA Affect the Disease Severity in a Cell Model of Myotonic Dystrophy?"
Professor Andy Berglund, UO Department of Chemistry and Molecular Biology

Riti Gupta University of Oregon
"Investigation the Effects of MBNL1 Concentration on Alternative Splicing"
Professor Andy Berglund, UO Department of Chemistry and Molecular Biology
Mentor: Stacey Wagner

Emelia Sodders University of Oregon
"MBNL1 Interaction with CCUG Represt RNA”"
Professor Andy Berglund, UO Department of Chemistry and Molecular Biology

Luke Peyrelans University of Oregon
"Developing Small Molecule Inhibitors as Investigative Tools for Studying the Cellular Role of the Branched Actin Nucleator, Arp2/3"
Professor Brad Nolen, UO Department of Chemistry and Molecular Biology

Julianna Han University of Oregon
"The Complex Activation of Actin Polymerization: The Cortactin and GST-VCA Synergy Story"
Professor Brad Nolen, UO Department of Chemistry and Molecular Biology

Christian Burns University of Oregon
"Inquiry into Correlation Between Transcriptional Speed and Termination Phenotype of RNA Polymerase II in Saccharomyces Cerevisiae"
Professor Diane Hawley, UO Department of Chemistry

Calvin Summers University of Oregon
"How Does the Repeat Length of Toxic RNA Affect the Disease Severity in a Cell Model of Myotonic Dystrophy?"
Professor Eric Selker, UO Department of Chemistry and Molecular Biology

Kyle Gribbin University of Oregon
"Cracking the PPR Code: Predicting and Manipulating Protein/RNA Interactions"
Professor Alice Barkan, UO Department of Biology