DEPARTMENT OF BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES

DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH SCIENCES

Department of Geosciences

EAST TENNESSEE STATE UNIVERSITY

SEMINAR 2009 - 2010

 BROWN HALL ROOM 304

WEDNESDAYS, 4:00 PM (Refreshments 3:45 pm)

Sept 9                      Arcady Mushegian, Stowers Institute for Medical Research and Department of Microbiology, Molecular Genetics and Immunology, The University of Kansas School of Medicine

                                Evolutionary History of Bacteriophages with Doublestranded DNA Genomes

 

Sept 16                    Michael A. Gibson, Department of Agriculture, Geosciences & Natural Resources, Univ. of Tennessee, Martin

A Tale of Two Tennessee Oceans

 

Sept 23                    Susan E. Fahrbach, Department of Biology, Wake Forest University

                                TBA

                               

Sept 30                    Aftab Ahmad, Department of Pediatrics, National Jewish Health

Hypoxia-inducible Transcription Factors and Adenosine Signaling in Vascular Growth

 

Oct 7                       Mohammad Athar, Department of Dermatology, The University of Alabama at Birmingham

                                TBA

 

Oct 14                     Laura E. Brudecki, Graduate Student, Biological Sciences

                                Role of άT349 in the Catalytic Site of E. coli ATP Synthase

 

                                Patrick Hawkins, Graduate Student, Geosciences

                                Significance of Modified Metatarsals in the Gray Fossil Site’s Sample of Tapirus polkensis

 

                                Zhangfan Lin, Graduate Student, Biological Sciences

                                Cloning and Expression of a Putative Secondary Product Glucosyltransferase Clone PGT10 from Citrus paradisi

Oct 21                     William Gelnaw, Graduate Student, Geosciences

Cranial Osteology of Eremiascincus

                               

                                Matthew L. Gibson, Graduate Student, Geosciences

                                A Taxonomic Study on the Age Structure of Tapirus polkensis from the Gray Fossil Site, Tennessee

 

                                Keisha Langston, Graduate Student, Biological Sciences

                                Forensic Palynology: An Analysis of Pollen Accumulation as Evidence in Crime Scene Investigations

                                               

 Oct 28                    Leonard Yenwong Fai, Graduate Student, Biological Sciences

Subcellular Localization of Salicylic Acid Binding Protein 2 (SABP2)

 

Kristina Raymond, Graduate Student, Geosciences

A Revision of Pleistocene Bison from Baja California and Sonora, Mexico

 

Sneha Reddy J., Graduate Student, Biological Sciences

Modulation of άD350 Sequence of E. coli ATP Synthase

 

Nov 4                      Nagababu Chinnam, Graduate Student, Biological Sciences

Identification of Key Amino Acids Involved in Polyphenol Binding with E. coli ATP Synthase

                               

                                Shannon McConnell, Graduate Student, Biological Sciences

Identification of Parasite Eggs and Pollen in Stomach Contents of Miocene Tapir (Tapirus polkensis) from the Gray Fossil Site, Gray, Tennessee

 

Traci R. Shaffer, Graduate Student, Biological Sciences

The Effects of Betadine, PVP and Iodine on Regeneration in the Planarian

               

Nov 11                    Andrea A. Edge,Graduate Student, Biological Sciences
                                Pollination Biology of Trumpet Creeper (Bignoniaceae)
 
Jeremy B. Stout, Graduate Student, Geosciences
Skeletal Morphology and Systematics of a Late Pliocene Alligator From Florida
 
Diwaker Tripathi, Graduate Student, Biological Sciences
Role of SABP2 in Systemic Acquired Resistance (SAR) Induced by Acibenzolar-s-methyl (ASM)

 

Nov 18                    Sarah K. Allen, Graduate Student, Health Sciences

Flow Cytometric Analysis of Crayfish Hemocytes

 

                                Jennifer N. Johnson, Graduate Student, Biological Sciences

                                Temporal Behavioral Patterns in the Honey Bee Queen

 

Jennifer Powers, Graduate Student, Biological Sciences

Implications for Conservation Efforts of American Kestrels (Falco sparverius): A Study of an Interstate Nestbox Trail in Northeastern Tennessee

                               

Dec 2                       Janet Vaglia, Department of Biology, DePauw University

                                A Tale of Tails: Body Axis Evolution in Salamanders   

 

Dec 9                       Sneha Elizabeth Abraham, Graduate Student, Biological Sciences

                                Preserving Traditional Botanical Knowledge: A Case Study

 

                                Bill Wright, Graduate Student, Health Sciences

                                Isolation and Identification of Siderophore Produced by Rhizobium leguminosarum ATCC 14479

 

Jan 27                      Istvan Karsai, Department of Biological Sciences, ETSU

Modeling Biological Complexity

 

Feb 3                        Eric Grimm, Botany, Illinois State Museum

                                A New Look at the No-Analog Late Glacial Climates and Ecosystems of the Upper Midwest

 

Feb 10                      James D. Fry, Department of Biology, University of Rochester

                                In Vino Veritas: Evolutionary Genetics of Ethanol Resistance in Drosophila melanogaster

 

Feb 17                      Mir Hossain, Graduate Student, Biological Sciences

Does SABP2 Exist as a Dimer in Plants?          

 

Junior K. Tayou, Graduate Student, Biological Sciences

Role of  βleu 382 and βser 383 in Peptide Binding at the βDELSEED Loop of Escherichia coli ATP Synthase

 

Feb 24                      Pavan Chandra Chigurupati, Graduate Student, Biological Sciences

                                Role of Tobacco SABP2 in Non-Host Resistance

 

LaTonya Gillespie, Graduate Student, Biological Sciences

                                Role of SABP2 in Interacting Proteins

 

Mar 3                       Diana Ochoa Lozano, Graduate Student, Biological Sciences

                                Neogene Palynology from the Gray Fossil Site

 

Joannes Petrus Yuh, Graduate Student, Biological Sciences

                                Effect of Pesticides on SABP2 and Plant Defenses

 

Chao Zhao, Graduate Student, Biological Sciences

                                Modulation of αIle-346 and αIle-348 in Catalytic Sites of Escherichia coli ATP Synthase

 

Mar 17                     Ralitsa Borisova, Graduate Student, Health Sciences

Isolation of Rhodococcus From Soils Using Acetonitrile Enrichment Cultures

                               

                                Beth Presswood, Graduate Student, Health Sciences

                                Siderophore from Methicillin-Resistant Staphyloccus aureus Strain H372

                                               

Mar 24                     Rekha Patel, Department of Biological Sciences, University of South Carolina

Regulation on Cell Proliferation and Apoptosis by Protein Kinase PKR

 

Mar 31                     Girish Shukla, Department of Biological, Geological and Environmental Sciences, Cleveland State University

Dynamic Structures and Defined Functions of Spliceosomal snRNAs

                               

Apr 7                       Santiago Fregoso, Graduate Student, Biological Sciences
                                Mechanism of Calcium Transport in the Extraembryonic Membranes of a Viviparous Snake
 
Jennifer N. Johnson, Graduate Student, Biological Sciences
Temporal Behavioral Patterns in the Honey Bee Queen
 
Patricia J. Williams, Graduate Student, Biological Sciences
Thermal Adaptations in Daphnia pulex 

 

Apr 14                     Traci Shaffer, Graduate Student, Biological Sciences

The Effects of Betadine, Polyvinylpyrrolidone (PVP) and Iodine on Regeneration in the Planarian Dugesia tigrina

 

Byron N. Van Nest, Graduate Student, Biological Sciences

Energetically Optimal Foraging Strategy is an Emergent Property of Time-Keeping Behavior in Honey Bee Foragers

 

Apr 21                     William B. Gelnaw, Graduate Student, Geosciences

How to Tell an Eremiascinsus sp. By Its Skull Alone

                               

                                Patrick Lawrence Hawkins, Graduate Student, Geosciences

Variation in Modified First Metatarsals of Tapirs and the Significance for Ceratomorpha

 

Zhangfan Lin, Graduate Student, Biological Sciences

Cloning , Expression and Characterization of a Putative Plant Secondary Product Glucosyltransferase Clone, PGT10 from Citrus paradisi

                                               

Apr 28                     Tom Barber, Graduate Student, Health Sciences

                                Screening the Soil Bacterium Rhodococcus for Antibiotic Producers

 

Andrew J. Laughlin, Graduate Student, Biological Sciences

Hermit Thrush (Catharus guttatus) and Veery (C. fuscescens) Habitat Associations in Southern Appalachian High-Elevation Forests

 

                                Chris Ogle, Graduate Student, Biological Sciences

Fluctuating Asymmetry and Phenotypic Plasticity of Larval Tiger Salamanders, Ambystoma tigrinum, and Non-Breeding Selection of the Adults at Henderson Island Wildlife Refuge in Jefferson County, TN