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Human Biology Honors Symposium Schedule & Location

The 2015 Human Biology Honors Symposium

May 15

Oak Room East, Tresidder Memorial Union

10 am - 5 pm

Wine and cheese reception to follow

Morning 1 (10:00 - 10:50)

10:00    Sloane Brazina PET/MRI Imaging of Osteoarthritis of the Knee Joint: Signal Attenuation Correction of Cortical Bone and MR Knee Coil (Garry Gold & Feliks Kogan)
10:10     Alex Li Investigating the Effects of BRCA1 Silencing on Taxane Activity in Ovarian and Breast Cancer (Branmir Sikic & Paul Fisher)
10:20     Steven Losorelli Exploration of the Potential Role of Ap1m2/AP-1B in Apical-Basal Polarity of the Inner Ear (Stefan Heller, Margaret Fuller, & Byron Hartman)
10:30    Rebecca Gold The Role of mBgcn in Inducing the Switch from Mitosis to Meiosis in Oogensis (Margaret Fuller, Roel Nusse & Alexis Bailey)
10:40    Will St. Amant Nemitin plays  a  key  role  in  microtubule  nucleation (Yanmin Yang, W. Durham, & Wei Wang)
10:50    Tatiana Rosenblatt Exploring a Potential Mechanism for Repair of Oxidative Damage to DNA (Philip Hanawalt, Graciela Spivak, & Martha Cyert)

Morning 2 (11:10 - 11:50)

11:10     Stephanie Navarro Evaluating the Sustainability of School-Based Health Centers in San Diego, CA (Donald Barr, Eunice Rodriguez, & Dorothy Zirkle)
11:20     Sarah Case Preschoolers’ Interpretation of Noisy Utterances (Mike Frank, Eve Clark, & Anne Fernald)
11:30    Veronica Patterson  Exploring relations between maternal-child gaze and child language outcomes in rural Senegal (Anne Fernald & Ann Weber)
11:40    Jasmine Sanchez Conversational Features of Maternal-Child Talk and Language Outcomes in 25 month-old Spanish-Speaking Children (Anne Fernald & Virginia Marchman)

Afternoon 1 (1:30 - 1:50)

1:30     Delaney Sztraicher  Tracing Early Peruvian Peoples' Migrations through Examination of Radiocarbon and Paleoclimate Records (Alexis Mychajliw & Richard Klein)
1:40    Joe Getsy Isolating DNA from a Novel Woolly Mammoth-Specific Herpesvirus from Siberian Permafrost (Carlos Bustamante, Bob Siegel, & Maria Avila)


Afternoon 2 (2:00 - 3:00)

2:00     Lily Steyer Childhood Adversity and Resilience among African-American Adults in Bayview-Hunters Point: Community Perspectives (Victor Carrion, Clayton Hurd, & Jennifer Wolf)
2:10     Daisy Gonzalez Psychological Adjustment to Orthognathic Surgery (Sabine Girod)
2:20    Charlotte Sagan TBD (Lisa Medoff & Stephen Luby)
2:30    Laurie Rumker Stability and Recovery Dynamics in the Human Gut Microbiome  (David Relman & Stanley Falkow)
2:40    Emily Witt Investigating the Immunomodulatory Mechanisms of Vitamin D in Multiple Sclerosis (Lawrence Steinman, Keith Van Haren, Paul Fisher, and Allan Reiss)
2:50    Aaron Williams The effect of astrocytic TGF-beta signaling on neuroinflammation following traumatic brain injury (Marion Buckwalter, Russ Fernald, & Todd Peterson)

Afternoon 3 (3:10 - 3:50)

3:10     Charlotte Geaghan-Breiner  Fish gone wild: The role of prostaglandin F2a synthesis in regulating female reproductive behavior (Russ Fernald & Scott Juntti)
3:20     Lisa Jackson Oxytocin  receptor  mRNA  levels  in  children  with  autism  spectrum disorder (Karen Parker & Antonio Hardan)
3:30    Raena Sumiyoshi  Oxytocin recepter gene methylation and social impairments in children with autism (Karen Parker & Paul Fisher)
3:40    Esther Yi Immunology  of  Stress  Resilience (David Lyons, Michelle Monje-Deisseroth , & Alex Lee)

Afternoon 4 (4:00 - 4:50)

4:00    Gustavo Chavez The Effect of a Health Coaching Intervention for Diabetic Patients (Gabe Garcia & Donald Barr)
4:10     Eric Mattson To Opt-In or Opt-Out: State Decision-Making on Medicaid Expansion under the Affordable Care Act (Kate Bundorf, Donald Barr, and Morris Fiorina)
4:20     Laura Rose The Role of Implicit Theory of Health in Outcomes of Pediatric Type I Diabetes (Claudia Mueller & Paul Fisher)
4:30    Andrew Duong Is Development Assistance for Health Inequitably Distributed between Former French Colonies and Former British Colonies? (Eran Bendavid & Heather Howard)
4:40    Gabi Greenberg Analyzing  the Global Burden of Disease  in  the  United  States, Canada, and Japan (Shripad Tuljapurkar, Grant Miller, & Ben Seligman)

Reception 5:00-6:00


Oak Room East is on the top floor of Tresidder Memorial Union.