Table 1: OC Students' Presentations at OAS

Student

Year

Section

Title

Kerry Rodgers

1997

Microbiology**

Regulation of murine TNF expression by peroxisome proliferator activated receptors

Eric Phelps

1998

Biomedical Sciences****

Matrix metalloproteinase involvement in endothelial cell morphogenesis

Bo Novosad

1998

Biomedical Sciences

PPAR ligands in a breast cancer model

Brandi (Hoebing) Thornhill

1998

Natural Sciences

OU Research Day

Regulation of cytokine expression during endotoxemia by peroxisome proliferator activated receptors

Karen Reynolds

1998

Microbiology**

Effect of PPAR activators on TNF expression in mice during endotoxemia

Karen Reynolds

1999

Microbiology**

Protective effect of troglitazone during endotoxemia in mice

Jeanie Jacks

1999

Biochemistry**

Human umbilical cord blood derived megakaryocytes respond to IL-6 by producing platelets with enhanced physiological functions

Karissa Windell

1999

Biomedical Sciences

Binding of a fluorescent inhibitor to the active site of coagulation factor VIIa

Brad Russell

1999

Biomedical Sciences

Identification of retinal neurons in primary cell culture

Amanda Davenport

2000

Biochemistry**

Dual activation of human platelets generates strongly procoagulated products

Bo Novosad

2000

Microscopy

Effect of endotoxin challenge on PPAR expression in troglitazone-treated mice

Brian Franklin

2000

Biomedical Sciences

Seizure activity: implications of kindling in female rats

Adam Hoffhines

2000

Microbiology*

Time-course of fenofibrate treatment on endotoxemia in mice

David Johnson

2000

Microbiology

Induction of toxin production in pathogenic bacterium Enterococcus faecalis

Chris Newey

2000

Biochemistry

DNA cleavage by coordination compounds

Scott Collins

2000

Physical Sciences

Synthesis of copper complexes that mimic the structure of the copper Z site of nitrous oxide reductase

Mike Maline

2000

Microbiology

Construction of plasmid based genomic library from Disulfovibrio desulfuricans

Courtney Copeland

2000

Biomedical Sciences**

Genomic targeting using recombinant activated cell fluorescence

Courtney Copeland

2001

Microbiology

Regulation of phagocytosis of Escherichia coliin the Biomphalaria glabrata embryonic (Bge) cell line

Amanda Nichols

2001

Physical Sciences

Single molecule spectroscopy of dyes encapsulated inside sol-gel films

Jared Johnson

2001

Biomedical Sciences

Effect of troglitazone treatment on nitric oxide during endotoxemia in mice

Ivey Thornton

2001

Biomedical Sciences**

Mechanism of endocytosis

Jonathan Hunt

2001

Science Education

Introducing analytical chemistry techniques in general chemistry: A solar energy project laboratory

Darin Corman

2001

Physical Sciences

Gate insulators for MBE grown InSb quantum wells

Courtney Vidacovich

2001

Fish and Wildlife Conservation**

Still discovering the fishes of Oklahoma

Kale Dittmeyer

2002

Biomedical Sciences**

Effect of stereotaxic implantation of corticosterone onto the amygdala on visceral and somatic pain

Alicia Haught

2002

Biomedical Sciences

Neurohumoral changes after cardiovascular deconditioning

Chris Newey

2002

Biomedical Sciences**

A study to determine whether spinal cord stimulation changes enteric nervous system activity in the rat colon

Amy Smith

2002

Biochemistry**

Does Bright regulate human immunoglobulin transcription?

Trent Tadlock

2002

Biochemistry

The effect of light on tyrosine phosphorylation in bovine rod outer segments

Courtney Vidacovich

2002

Fish and Wildlife Conservation**

Spatiotemporal changes in the fishes of Crutcho Creek over a 15-year period

Justin Kamplain 2002

Physical Sciences**

(Poster session)
Regioselective Synthesis of Indoles
Justin Kamplain 2002

Physical Sciences**

(Poster session)

Applications of Capillary Electrophoresis in Undergraduate Chemistry Classes
Andrew Barker 2003 Biological Sciences**** Post-deafferentation changes in the olfactory nerve layer of zebrafish
Matt Meredith 2003 Physical Sciences Synthesis, fabrication, characterization and applications of polymer thin films and materials
Jared Kennedy 2003 Physical Sciences The production of nanocrystalline titanium dioxide
Daniel Harris 2003 Physical Sciences Titanium dioxide as a photocatalyst
Justin Kamplain 2003 Physical Sciences Synthesis and characterization of a novel water soluble phosphine: 3,7-diacetyl-1,3,7-triaza-5-phosphabicyclononane (DAPTA)
Heather Duncan 2003 Microbiology Cecal ligation and puncture model in wild type vs. PPAR-deficient mice
Becca Brown 2003 Biochemistry & Biophysics** Mammary gland function is dependent on the expression of smooth muscle alpha actin
Tamara Vesely 2003 Biochemistry & Biophysics The regulation of matrix metalloproteinase-2 in vascular smooth muscle cells
Kale Dittmeyer 2003 Biomedical Sciences Effect of stereotaxic delivery of corticosterone to the amygdala on visceral and somatic perception
Alicia Haught 2003 Biomedical Sciences** Effects of cardiovascular deconditioning on the neurohumoral response to blood loss
Andrew Barker 2004 Biomedical Sciences** Effects of C1-C2 Spinal Stimulation on Cardiovascular Responses to Respiratory Irritants
Kristen Bowles 2004 Biochemistry & Biophysics The Circadian Variation in Melatonin Receptors
Dan Branch 2004 Biochemistry & Biophysics The Role of Pro-Apoptotic Bcl-2 Associated Death Promoter Protein (Bad) Fused with Transforming Growth Factor alpha (TGF-a) in Inducing Cell Death in High Grade Astrocytomas
Shannon Brazeal 2004 Microscopy The Role of Tyrosine Sulfation in Extracellular Matrix Organization
Dustin Hyatt 2004 Biochemistry & Biophysics**,*** EGFR Signaling to STAT3, but not MAPK, Requires Ligand-Mediated Endocytosis
Stephanie Keown 2004 Physical Sciences Predicting Biologically Important Properties Using Solubility and the Abraham General Solvation Model
Alyson Klein 2004 Microbiology The Genes Involved in Biofilm Formation
Stephen Mikus 2004 Biochemistry & Biophysics Microfibroblasts in Granulation Tissue of Smooth Muscle-Actin Null Mice Express the Smooth Muscle-Actin Promoter
Chelsee Truesdell 2004 Microbiology Comparison of the Response of Wild-Type vs. PPARa-Deficient Mice Subjected to Cecal Ligation and Puncture
Callie J. Thomas 2006 Physical Sciences Silver Dihydrogen Citrate: Determination of Analytical Methodologies and Chemical Stability
Eric Hinds 2006 Physical Sciences Synthesis and Characterization of Co2+-doped Cd1-xZnxSe Diluted Magnetic Semiconductor Quantum Dots
Lindsey J. Long 2006 Biochemistry & Biophysics The Role of Bcl-2 in the Inhibition of Apoptosis during Endoplasmic Reticulum Stress
Tara McComas 2006 Biochemistry & Biophysics Effects of Hydrogen Peroxide on Mitochondria of Skeletal and Cardiac Muscles
Lacey J. Adams 2006 Biomedical Sciences Purification of Rab7 Antibody from Rabbit Serum
Meagan Johnson 2006 Biomedical Sciences LPS-Mediated Chronic Inflammation Increases Circulating RANKL Coincident with Bone Loss in C57BL/6 Mice
Ann Evans 2006 Biomedical Sciences Flow Cytometry Analysis of Myeloid Populations Associated with a Model of Chronic Inflammation-Induced Osteopenia
E. A. Shinnerer 2006 Biomedical Sciences Targeted Disruption of Tpst1 or Tpst2 Genes Causes an Increase in Leukocyte Levels
Sarah Manley 2006 Biomedical Sciences Mutagenic Testing of Silver Dihydrogen CitrateThrough Microbial and Murine Models
Corey Giles 2007 Mathematics, Computer Science, and Statistics Directional Relation Extraction from Biomedical Text
Crystal Stone 2007 Biomedical Sciences Silver Dihydrogen Citrate: Maximum Tolerated Dose and Silver Analysis in Mice
L.L. Addington 2007 Biomedical Sciences***** Levels of Phosphorylated CaMKII in the Rat Hippocampus Following Traumatic Brain Injury
Sarah Manley 2007 Biomedical Sciences* Pre-Clinical Evaluation of Silver Dihydrogen Citrate Through the Ames and Micronucleus Tests
P.E. Blower 2008 Biomedical Sciences Exploration of Chemical MicroRNA Regulators in Cancer Lines
C. B. Giles 2008  Biomedical Sciences Text Mining: Exploiting Natural Language Resources from MEDLINE
Randy B. Patterson 2008 Biomedical Sciences Development of RNA Interference as an Experimental Protocol to Induce Endoplasmic Reticulum (ER) Stress in Cultured Neurons
Alex McCumber, Clayton Love 2009 Environmental Sciences & Planning Efficacy of Slow Sand Filtration in the Removal of Escherichia coli from Natural Waters
Clayton Love, Alex McCumber 2009 Environmental Sciences & Planning Development of Water Quality Testing Techniques for Use in Remote Areas
Evangeline Rukundo 2009 Biomedical Sciences The Effect of Silver Dihydrogen Citrate on Liver Microsomal Carboxylesterase Activity in Guinea Pigs
Thea Murray 2010 Social Sciences The Development of an Instrument to Assess Patients' Attitudes Regarding Health Information Exchange
Sara Gower 2010 Social Sciences An Examination of School-Based Nutrition Program in the Prevention and Treatment of Childhood Obesity
Jason Hou 2010 Microbiology The Overview Study of Enterobacteriaceae Isolation of Grasshopper
N. Conley 2010 Biochemistry & Biophysics Analysis of SNP Mutant Variants on Exon4 Splicing and G6PC2 Production
Clayton Love 2010 Environmental Sciences & Planning Comparison of Dilution Media's Enumeration Efficacy and Percent Recovery for Heterotrophic Bacteria in Natural Waters
Xuan Wang 2010 Biomedical Sciences** The Effects of a Series of Ketone Compounds on Hepatic Carboxylesterase Activity in Mice
Cody Bryant 2011 Biomedical Sciences**,**** Developing a Method of Continuous Application of Retinoic Acid in the Chick Sclera
Caleb King 2011 Biomedical Sciences GLUT4 Overexpression Prevents Insulin Resistance in Mice Fed a High-Fat Diet
Alyssa Casteel 2011 Biochemistry & Biophysics Examining the Role of RRP42 in Mitotic Checkpoint Function
Nick Conley 2011 Biochemistry & Biophysics Genetic and Functional Assessment of the Role of the rs13431652-A and rs573225-A Alleles in the G6PC2 Promoter that Strongly Associate with Impaired Fasting Glucose Levels

*Runner-Up in Section

**1st Place in Section

***Third Best of Academy

****Second Best of Academy

*****Best of Academy

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