Cal Poly Pomona

Index to Presenters 2011

  • Melissa Arroyo-Mendoza and Dr. Nancy E. Buckley, Biological Sciences: Effect of Estrogen supplementation on the susceptibility of male C57BL/6 Mice to Candida albicans infection. Abstract
  • Andrew Barajas, Nadia Sharif, Edward Arutyunyan and Dr. Frank Smith, Electrical and Computer Engineering: Environmentally controlled biological tank system for growing/maintaining human organs in vivo. Abstract
  • Dr. Edward G. Bobich, Dr. Frank W. Ewers, Yasuhiro Utsumi, Dustin M. Ray, Biological Sciences: Fire responses of Southern California walnuts and their woodlands. Abstract
  • Jessica J. Bruns and David R. Jessey, Geological Sciences: Rare earth mineralization of Southern Clark Country, Nevada. Abstract
  • A. Bui and Lin Wu, Geography and Anthropology: Change in waterbird population at the south Salton Sea varies with bird species behavior rather than influenced by environmental changes. Abstract
  • Marissa A. Caringella, Edward G. Bobich and Frank W. Ewers, Biological Sciences: Seasonal nighttime transpiration in adults and resprouts of Southern California black walnut and coast live oak. Abstract
  • Jacob M. Cecala and Joan M. Leong, Biological Sciences: Flower preference and visit duration of European honey bees on seedless watermelon. Abstract
  • Sarah Davenport and David Moriarty, Biological Sciences: Effects of local weather conditions on bird species detection in a coastal sage scrub habitat. Abstract
  • D. Duarte, E. G. Bobich, S. Pak, S. Pham, Y. Utsumi, F. W. Ewers, Biological Sciences: Seasonal changes in the vessel anatomy of adult and resprouts of California black walnut trees following wildfire. Abstract
  • Andrew Duong, Richard Lee, and Floyd Klavetter. Chemistry: To Determine Which Polymer Would Give Cloud Point For Use In Desanitation. Abstract
  • Youssef G. Fakhro, Shaun P. Callahan and Michael F. Z. Page, Chemistry: Free radical polymerization of sunflower seed oil biodiesel (SFSO BD). Abstract
  • Aisha Furqan, and Kristin Bozka, Biological Sciences: Characterization of MAPKBP1, TMEM87A, TMEM62, HAUS2, and TUBGCP4 using gene expression data on Nextbio (r). Abstract
  • Jessica A. Goodheart, Biological Sciences: Life cycle and development of Haminoea vesicular in Southern California. Abstract
  • Aida Guido, Monica Palomo and Ganga Hettiarrachchi, Civil Engineering: Bioavailability of Lead in Urban Soil Environments. Abstract
  • D. Hahka, J. Olson and Jill P. Adler-Moore, Biological Sciences: Antifungal activity of Ambisome® and Cancidas® combination therapy in the treatment of systemic candidiasis caused by Candida tropicalis. Abstract
  • Audra M. Hanks, Jeffrey D. Pepin and Jonathan A. Nourse, Geological Sciences: Clast analysis of quaternary gravels along the east-central San Gabriel mountain front: implications for evolution of the Sierra Madre-Evey canyon thrust system. Abstract
  • Dieta R. Hanson and Angel Valdes, Biological Sciences: The invasion pathway of the Japanese bubble snail Haminoea japonica. Abstract
  • K. A. Harris and W. Dixon, Biology: DBF4 Protein expression levels throughout the cell cycle. Abstract
  • Danny L. Head, Biological Sciences: Seed production and patterns of seed dispersal in desert holly, Atriplex hymenelytra. Abstract
  • A. Huang and C. Stathopoulos, Biological Sciences: Structure characterization of a serine protease autotransporter of Enterobasteriaceae. Abstract
  • C. L. Holstein and James Rego, Chemistry: Synthesis of discotic liquid crystal dimers for photovoltaics. Abstract
  • Jessica C. Jackson, Y.H. Lin, J. Hardy and W.J. Lin, Biological Sciences: Toxin release and autolysin activity in Clostridium botulinum. Abstract
  • Iolana N. Kaneakua, Steven D. Davis, Brett A. Bergman and Frank W. Ewers, Biological Sciences: Shifts in hydraulic and mechanical properties of stem xylem during post-fire recovery in the chararral shrub Heteromeles arbutifolia. Abstract
  • Jeffrey Komrosky and Floyd Klavetter, Department of Chemistry: Determination of heats of hydration and specific heat capacities of water and polyether mixtures by thermodynamic analysis and modulated differential scanning calorimetry. Abstract
  • Kevin B. Kwong and J. Polet, Geological Sciences: Testing an algorithm for rapid determination of earthquake rupture characteristics from early aftershock distributions. Abstract
  • H. Malik, F. Tariq and C. Staphopoulos, Biological Sciences: Mapping the substrate binding site of a serine protease autotransporter protein. Abstract
  • Scott Marzano, Jessamine Quijano, G. Brelles-Marino, V. Ravi and S. Alas, Biological Sciences, Chemical and Materials Engineering: Newly developed boron-titanium alloys for human prosthetics are less colonized by Staphlococcus epidermis that traditional biometals, but more susceptible to Pseudomonas aeruginosa. Abstract
  • Anush Mkrtchyan, Chemistry. Excitation-Emission matrix imaging instrument. Abstract
  • Carla Noguera, D. Hahka, Jon Olson and J. Adler-Moore, Biological Sciences: Antifungal effects of combining non-drug containing liposomes with amphotericin B liposomes. Abstract
  • M. R. O’Neill and Ronald D. Quinn, Biological Sciences: Coast live oak recruitment and growth dynamics in the foothills of the San Gabriel mountains. Abstract
  • E. R. Ornelas-Gatdula and Angel Valdes, Biological Sciences: Mimicry in Navanax species found in the Eastern Pacific. Abstract
  • W.A.S Paddock, S.D. Davis, R.B. Pratt, A.L. Jacobsen, M.F. Tobin, F.W. Ewers, Biological Sciences Department: Factors determining mortality of adult chaparral shrubs in an extreme drought year. Abstract
  • C.S. Pazos, H.J. Potter, and J. Polet, Geological Sciences: Measurements of gravitational acceleration across the San Jose fault on Cal Poly Pomona campus. Abstract
  • Gregory J. Pec and G. C. Carlton, Biological Sciences: Impacts of non-native grasses in a coastal sage scrub-chaparral transition zone. Abstract
  • C. Petro, Biological Sciences: Liposomal H1N1 M2E vaccination stimulates production of antibodies to H5N9 in chickens and mice. Abstract
  • Freddie Preciado and Vilupanur Ravi, Chemical & Materials Engineering Department: Investigating the Hot Corrosion Phenomena of Nickel. Abstract
  • Ronald D. Quinn, Biological Sciences: Connecting the pieces: conserving and restoring biodiversity in Southern California. Abstract
  • D. Michael Ramos, Biological Sciences: Secondary pollen transfer by honey bee (apis mellifera) & native bee pollinators in watermelon (citrullus lanatus).  Abstract
  • Athina Rodou, C. Reid, Biological Sciences: Secretion and evolutionary characterization of the proteins of the serine protease autotransporters of enterobasteriaceae (spate) family. Abstract
  • Nancy Saad, Biological Sciences: Subcellular localization of the GFP-CDC7 signal under the native promoter in different phases of the cell cycle in the presence and absence of DBF4 in saccharomyces cerevisiae. Abstract
  • Monica Santander, Elysse Ornelas-Gatdula and Angel Valdes, Biological Sciences: Aposematic mimicry of cryptic species of Polycera alabe. Abstract
  • Amber Schooley and Steve Alas, Biological Sciences: Ion release and cell death-inducing characterization of titanium-borom alloys and their potential use in prosthetics. Abstract
  • Andrea Sipin, Steven Kung, Clare Donahou: Effect of HIV infection on cytokine levels in the human immune response. Abstract
  • Dr. Alex Small, F. Hippensteel, E. Shore, A. Kornelus, Physics: Theoretical and computational issues in fluorescence microscopy beyond the diffraction limit. Abstract
  • E. J. Smith, A. Rodou and C. Stathopoulos, Biological Sciences: Conserved residues within the  α-linker and β-barrel domains of a serine protease autotransporter are critical for efficient protein secretion. Abstract
  • Aaron Springer, Wei-Jen Lin, Parag Vaishampayan, Microbiology: Characteristics of a multiple drug resistant (MDR) strain of pseudomonas spp. and identification of potential efflux pump inhibitors (epi). Abstract
  • Ryan C. Stanfield, Biology: Methods for testing the presence of cadmium in cystoliths of ruellia tuberosa. Abstract
  • Christos Stathopoulos, Biological Sciences: Structure – function analysis of the serine protease autotransporters of enteric pathogenic bacteria. Abstract
  • Cassandra T. Stepp-Bolling and A. K. Lappin, Biology: Environmental effects on a rattlesnake stirke. Abstract
  • Stephanie A. Stoeppler, Aik R. Heng, and A. Kristopher Lappin, Biological Sciences: Mechanics of prey capture in frogs with ballistic vs. non-ballistic tongue projection. Abstract
  • Gregory H. Stough, M. Errico, and E. Salik, Physics: Utilizing microcontrollers to automate photonics lab experiments. Abstract
  • Brandon J. Tan, and E. Chavez, Biological Sciences: Long term protection by a liposomal HSV-2 vaccine (L-gDI-306-HD/MPL) in outbred swiss Webster female mice. Abstract
  • Ryan Urak and Steve Alas, Biological Sciences: Effect of human prosthetic metal composition on receptor activator for nuclear factor κB (rank) and rank ligand (rankl) expression, leading to osteoclast activation. Abstract
  • Angel Valdes, Biological Sciences: Rapid radiation of northeastern Pacific dendronotus (Mollusca: opisthobranchia) inferred from nuclear and mitochondrial gene data. Abstract
  • Kart Vandervoort, Anna Zelaya, Navid Rad, and Graciela Brelles-Marino, Physics and Biological Sciences: Atomic force microscope investigations of bacterial biofilms treated with gas discharge plasmas. Abstract
  • Jillian Walker and Angel A. Valdes, Department of Biological Sciences: Investigating hybridization in two Southern California aplysiids. Abstract
  • Mark von Wodtke and Ronald D. Quinn, Biological Sciences and Regenerative Studies: Regeneration of Oak Woodlands in Southern California: a community effort. Abstract
  • Nahom Yirga and Alex Small: Optimizing the Gaussian mask algorithm. Abstract
  • A. Zelaya, K. Vandervoort, G. Brelles-Marino, Biological Sciences: Pseudomonas aeruginosa biofilm inactivation by gas discharge plasma. Abstract
  • David Zuniga, Jeanaye Mason, and Daniel E. Murrieta, Chemicals & Materials Engineering: MGO composite paints: Protecting humans against harmful bacteria. Abstract