R25 2011 Summer Research Program Events


R25 SRP 2011 Faculty Research Seminar Series



"Generating the Craniofacial Skeleton in Zebrafish"
           April DeLaurier, Postdoctoral Research Associate, UO Institute of Neuroscience, Kimmel Lab

"Were You Really the Cause of Your Parents' White Hair? Uncovering the Truth Behind Stress and Aging"    
           Rose Reynolds, Postdoctoral Research Associate, Institute of Ecology and Evolution, Phillips Lab

"The Stomach Pathogen Helicobacter pylori Senses pH Through a Urea Cofactor"      
           Emily Goers Sweeney, Postdoctoral Research Associate, UO Institute of Molecular Biology
           Guillemin Lab and Remington Lab

"Sequence Space and the Biophysics of Protein Evolution"    
          Mike Harms, Postdoctoral Research Associate, Institute of Ecology and Evolution, Thorton Lab

"Action and Perception: Disorders After Stroke"   
          Jennifer Randerat,Postdoctoral Research Associate, UO Dept of Psychology Frey Lab

"Developmental origins of neural circuits"

          Ellie Heckscher, Postdoctoral Research Associate, UO Institute of Neuroscience, Doe Lab

"Assembly of the V0 subdomain of the yeast proton-translocating v-type ATPase enzyme complex"   
          Greg Finnigan, Postdoctoral Research Associate, UO Institute of Molecular Biology, Stevens Lab

"Microbes and You"
          Kat Milligan-Mhyre, Postdoctoral Research Associate, UO Institute of Molecular Biology, Guillemin Lab

"fMRI Basic Design and Analysis Concepts"
          Ken Valyear, Research Associate, UO Dept of Psychology Frey Lab

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Professional Development Workshops




"How to have a great Summer Program experience"
          Peter O'Day, R25 SRP 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

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

"Responsible Conduct of Research"
          Peter O'Day, UO Institute of Neuroscience

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

"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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Cultural, Social, and Scientific Enrichment Activities


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

"Da Vinci Days, Science Fair"
         DaVinci Days Oregon State University Campus, Corvallis, Oregon

"Imaging the functioning human brain"
          Jolinda Smith, UO Lewis Center for NeuroImaging

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


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Research Discussion Groups



Weekly, R25 SRP scholars discuss their ongoing projects.

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Undergraduate Research Symposium



Because the R25 SRP Symposium presentations represent 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.

2011 Undergraduate Research Symposium

Session I
Introduction by Peter O'Day, Program Director

Session II
Keynote Introduction by Dr. Robin Holmes
UO Vice President for Student Affairs





Session III
Keynote Introduction by Dr. Janis Weeks
UO Department of Biology
UO Institute of Neuroscience
UO Department of African Studies





Student Presentations at the Symposium

Cameron Brown, University of Georgia
"Assaying the Catalytic Activity of Ancestral GK Proteins"
Professor Ken Prehoda, UO Dept of Chemistry and Institute of Molecular Biology
Mentor: Doug Anderson

Shireen Flores, University of Hawaii at Hilo
"You Are What You Eat: Nutrient Control of Gene Expression Patterns in Drosophila using High
Throughput Sequencing Analysis"

Professor Eric Johnson, UO Department of Biology and Institute of Molecular Biology
Mentor: Nick Kamps-Hughes, Mike Miller

Daniel Johansen, University of Notre Dame
"Transport and Localization of the Synaptic Components in Eye Development"
Professor Tory Herman, UO Dept of Biology and Institute of Molecular Biology
Mentor: Tory Herman and Jennifer Jeffress

Kelsey Ward, Lyon College
"The Effect of the BAF Chromatin Regulator in Heart Valve Maturation of Mus Musculus"
Professor Kryn Stankunas, UO Dept of Biology and Institute of Molecular Biology
Mentor: Brynn Simek

Bryan Gutierrez, Miami Dade Honors College
"Osteoarthritis to Titanium: A Case Study on Total Knee Arthroplasty"
Professor Hans Dreyer, UO Dept of Human Physiology
Mentor: Steve Ratchford, Ashley Bailey and Hilary Senesac

Shandiin Sam, Fort Lewis College
"Osteoarthritis to Titanium: A Case Study on Total Knee Arthroplasty"
Professor Hans Dreyer, UO Dept of Human Physiology
Mentor: Steve Ratchford, Ashley Bailey and Hilary Senesac

Sarah Ebert, Brown University
"Osteoarthritis to Titanium: A Case Study on Total Knee Arthroplasty"
Professor Hans Dreyer, UO Dept of Human Physiology
Mentor: Steve Ratchford, Ashley Bailey and Hilary Senesac

Melissa Spear, University of Texas at El Paso
"Evolution of Genetic Networks Controlling Cellular Stress Response and Longevity"
Professor Patrick Phillips, UO Dept of Biology and Institute of Ecology and Evolution
Mentor: Dr. Rose Reynolds

Cayla Brocious, Northern Arizona University
"Inquiry into Genetic Correlations Between a Transcription Factor Regulating the Anthocyanin Pathway
and Traits Involved in the Ecogeographic Distribution of two ecotypes of Mimulus Aurantiacus"

Professor Matt Streisfeld, UO Dept of Biology and Institute of Ecology and Evolution
Mentor: Dr. Jay Sobel

Elisa Jaramillo, University of New Mexico
"Finding Yourself at Crater Lake-Understanding Human Navigation using Maps"
Professor Margaret Sereno, UO Dept of Psychology and Institute of Neuroscience
Mentor: Alex Bies

Anna Hood, California State University-San Marcos
"Behavioral Priming During Anticipatory Planning"
Professor Scott Frey, UO Dept of Psychology
Mentor: Dr. Jennifer Randerath, Dr. Ken Valyear

Greg Solis, San Diego State University
"A Look Into the Folding Structure and Function of the RzB Hammerhead Ribozyme"
Professor Vickie De Rose, UO Dept of Chemistry and Institute of Molecular Biology
Mentor: Adam Unger

Ariel Love, Pace University
"What Do You See? Object Recognition in Fractal Images of Nature"
Professor Margaret Sereno, UO Dept of Psychology and Institute of Neuroscience
Mentor: Atsushi Kikumoto

Brantly Fulton, Morehouse College
"Synthesis and Characterization of a Polynuclear Copper-Selenide Cluster for Photovoltaic Cells"
Professor Darren Johnson, UO Dept of Chemistry
Mentor: Kurtis Fairly and Matt Baseman

Tyler Starr, Willamette University
"Acquisition of Distinct DNA Binding Mechanisms in Steroid Hormone Receptors vs. Estrogen Related Receptors"
Professor Joe Thornton, UO Department of Biology and Institute of Ecology and Evolution
Mentor: Dave Anderson

Ismail Raslan, King Saud University-College of Medicine
"Effect of external load on elbow joint position sense"
Professor Andy Karduna, UO Dept of Physiology
Mentor: Andy Karduna

Anna Crist, University of Oregon
"Nematode Population Cages: Using Soil Microcosms to Elucidate Longevity Patterns in Aging Mutants
in Caenorhabditis Elegans"

Professor Patrick Phillips, UO Dept of Biology and Institute of Ecology and Evolution
Mentor: Michelle Parmenter

Rosa Martinez-Garcia, University of Puerto Rico-Mayaguez
"Identifying Individual Interneurons in the Drosophila Iarval Crawling Neural Circuit"
Professor Chris Doe, UO Dept of Biology and Institute of Neuroscience
Mentor: Dr. Ellie Heckscher and Jourdain Roberts

Cassandra Turcotte, University of Pennsylvania
"Toward a Cellular Basis for Effects of ihh on Skeletal Morphogenesis"
Professor Charles Kimmel, UO Dept of Biology and Institute of Neuroscience
Mentor: Dr. Brian Eames

Amanda Baker, University of Oregon "Reducing Protein Expression in the pMT Vector"
Professor Ken Prehoda, UO Dept of Chemistry and Institute of Molecular Biology
Mentor: Mike Drummond

Alexandra Hartman, University of Oregon
"Optogenetic Silencing of Parvalbumin-expressing Interneurons in Mouse
Auditory Cortex: Mechanisms of Gain Modulation"

Professor Mike Wehr, UO Dept of Psychology and Institute of Neuroscience

Linda Gai, Swarthmore College
"Evolution of vertebrate head morphology: Early craniofacial patterning in
Gulf pipefish, a fish with a highly modified skull"

Professor Bill Cresko, UO Dept of Biology and Institute of Ecology and Evolution
Mentor: Dr. Susie Bassham and Kristin Alligood

Matthew Hendricks, University of Oregon
"RNA as a Cellular Target of the Anticancer Drug Oxaliplatin"
Professor Vickie De Rose, UO Dept of Chemistry and Institute of Molecular Biology
Mentor: Maire Osborn and Alethia Hostetter

Ann Oluloro, University of Oregon
"Screening with Microfluidic Devices for Pharmaceutical Agents to Treat Parasitic Diseases"
Professor Janis Weeks, UO Dept of Biology and Institute of Neuroscience
Mentor: Janis Weeks and Shawn Lockery

Karan Nathani, Rutgers University
"Identifying Genes Underlying Spinal Motor Neuron Specification"
Professor Judith Eisen, UO Dept of Biology and Institute of Neuroscience
Mentor: Liesl Van Ryswyk and Dr. Steve Seredick

Andrew McKay, American Heart Association Fellow, University of Oregon
"Determining roles of Wnt signaling in mammalian heart valve development"
Professor Kryn Stankunas, UO Dept of Biology and Institute of Molecular Biology

Matthew Garish, American Heart Association Fellow, University of Oregon
"The Characterization and Application of KDM6BB, a zebrafish histone demethylase"
Professor Kryn Stankunas, UO Dept of Biology and Institute of Molecular Biology

Jasmine Dickinson, University of Oregon
"Manipulating the Neural Circuitry of Memory"
Professor Cliff Kentros, UO Dept Psychology and Institute of Neuroscience
Mentor: Aldis Weible

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