May 15, 2014

2014 Rogers Science Research Brown Bag Presentations

Students discuss their research projects during a series of brown-bag talks on Tuesdays in June and July. Each presentation is 15 minutes; there are generally 3-4 talks per session. For more information about projects see project descriptions.
Tuesdays 12:00-1:15 (except as noted in July), varying campus locations

Presentations are free and open to the public

Dessert provided

Students discuss their research projects during a series of brown-bag talks on Tuesdays in June and July. Each presentation is 15 minutes; there are generally 3-4 talks per session. For more information about projects see project descriptions.



June 3 - Olin 301

Orego: Artificial Intelligence and the Game of Go
Student presenters: Maggie Dreyer, Sam Levenick
Faculty collaborator: Peter Drake

Cybersecurity Competition Platform to Enhance Security Analysis Skills
Student presenters: Miles Crabill, Tadhg Fendt, James Josephson, Alicia Kirkland, Jonathan Poley
Faculty collaborator: Jens Mache

Parallel computing with higher-level languages and compelling examples
Student presenters: Christian Dicker, Sam Kelly, John Sibandze
Faculty collaborator: Jens Mache

Mapping neuronal circuitry using Brainbow zebrafish
Student presenters: Kyla Hamling, Maritte O’Gallagher, Teresa Stackhouse, Leah Weston
Faculty collaborator: Tamily Weissman-Unni


June 10 - Olin 301

Interaction of SNARE- Neuromodulatory Proteins from Dense-Core Granules
Student presenters: Sarah Lowenstein, Holly Thompson
Faculty collaborator: Janis Lochner

Development of Synthetic Teaching Labs for Crystallographic Analysis
Student presenters: Owen Phillips, Jacob Gigliotti
Faculty collaborator: Louis Kuo

Application of molybdenum oxides for degrading sulfur-containing organophosphate toxins
Student presenters: Grace Mehlhaff
Faculty collaborator: Louis Kuo


June 17 - Olin 301

Conducting Research Responsibly
Sarah Schaack, Reed College


June 24 - Olin 301

Studying Forest Recovery after Removal of Invasive Plants
Student presenters: Hannah Clements, Vashti Engebretson, Michelle Garfias
Faculty collaborator: Paulette Bierzychudek

Investigations of Inhibitory Cognitive Control Related to Images of High-Calorie Foods in Adults and Young Children
Student presenters: Emma Cook, Tate Sellers
Faculty collaborator: Todd D. Watson

Ribosome biogenesis and export
Student presenters: Benjamin Herken, Marin Olson, Rebecca Zilk
Faculty collaborator: Deborah E. Lycan


July 1 - Olin 301

Studying Convergence Rates of Markov Chains
Student presenters: Sydney Flint, Armen Stromquist, Yang Zhou
Faculty collaborator: Yung-Pin Chen

Constructing cellular compartments during embryonic development
Student presenters: Alec Barrett, Logan Harper, Caitlin Morris, Kimberly Peloza, Heidi Wade
Faculty collaborator: Greg J. Hermann

MRI to examine typical and atypical brain development
Student presenters: Evan Roche
Faculty collaborator: Damien Fair (OHSU)

Understanding Laser Noise in an Atomic Vapor for Magnetometry
Student presenter: Aojie Zheng
Faculty collaborator: Shannon O’Leary


July 8 - Miller 105, **11:45 am - 1:00 pm**

Development of Individual Differences in Social Cognition in Young Children
Student presenters: Ashley Hufnagle
Faculty collaborator: Jennifer LaBounty

Motivating Healthy Behaviors with Quantified Self Technology and
Tangible Technology for Teaching Toddlers
Student presenters: Noah Callaghan, Susan Heinselman, Joel Schooler
Faculty collaborator: Erik Nilsen

Group-based emotions as antecedents and consequences of competitive victimhood claims
Student presenters: Juliana DePietro
Faculty collaborator: Diana Leonard

Fundamental Mechanistic Investigations of (Pseudo)pericyclic and (Pseudo)coarctate Reactions via CASSCF, CASPT2, and DFT Computational Studies
Student presenters: Cooper Jamieson, Molly Lyon
Faculty collaborator: James A. Duncan


July 15 - Miller 105, **11:45 am - 1:00 pm**

Discovering the mechanisms underlying the effects of nicotine on development and drug-induced behaviors in Drosophila melanogaster
Student presenters: Demi Glidden, Jennifer Lakeman, Melanie Morris
Faculty collaborator: Norma A. Velazquez Ulloa

The creation of a biodiversity hotspot: comparative biogeography of Caribbean arachnids
Student presenters: Sasha Bishop, Charlotte Francisco
Faculty collaborator: Greta J. Binford

The evolution of venom-expressed gene families in Haplogyne spiders
Student presenter: Nicholas Wolff
Faculty collaborator: Greta J. Binford

Structural Studies and Functional Characterization of Neurotoxic Venom Peptides from Sicariidae Spiders
Student presenters: Nate Ariki, Francie Goodstein, Lisa Munoz
Faculty collaborator: Nikolaus Loening


July 22 - Miller 105, **11:45 am - 1:00 pm**

Can red wine keep your arteries open?
Student presenters: Mackenzie Batali, Julian Harris
Faculty collaborator: Casey Jones

Genetic and Environmental Impact on Learning and Memory and Anxiety
Student presenters: Amelia Mulford
Faculty collaborator: Jacob Raber (OHSU)

Design and analysis of bipartite inhibitors of proprotein convertases
Student presenters: James Brandt
Faculty collaborator: Ujwal Shinde (OHSU)

Is intrafraction motion assessment necessary for cranial Stereotactic Radiosurgery? A dosimetric evaluation
Student presenters: Hibaq Adan
Faculty collaborator: James Tanyi (OHSU)