Poster Session 1 (8:30AM – 9:30AM)

Discipline Presentation Poster Board Location Room
Biology Candidate Gene Fragments Responsible for Programmed Cell Death in Zea mays Kernel Endosperm
Roshan Gamage
30B Poster Session 1 - Villalobos Hall
Computer Science Coercion Resistant Passwords
Max Wolotsky
57B Poster Session 1 - Villalobos Hall
Earth & Environmental Science Origin of Methane and Other Hydrocarbons in Magmatic Systems
Cristian Virrueta
45B Poster Session 1 - Villalobos Hall
Anthropology Free or Proprietary: The Paradigm Shifts of Data and its Role in Society
Adam Keppler
1 Poster Session 1 - Villalobos Hall
Anthropology Payola: Understanding Power and Influence in the Culture Industry of Music
Jaimis Ulrich
2 Poster Session 1 - Villalobos Hall
Other Levels, trends, and determinants of female covert use of contraception in Sub-Saharan Africa
Natalie Gasca
3 Poster Session 1 - Villalobos Hall
Biology Investigating the Regulation of Nod Factor Production in Burkholderia tuberum
Hassan Abdulla
5 Poster Session 1 - Villalobos Hall
Biology Investigating the Breakdown of Paternal Mitochondria with C. elegans
Ivette Alonso
6 Poster Session 1 - Villalobos Hall
Biochemistry Atomic Force Microscopy as a Means of Visualizing the Effects of Spices on the Aggregation of IAPP
Christina Cunha
7 Poster Session 1 - Villalobos Hall
Biology Prevention of HPV16 Infection via Small Molecule Inhibition of A2t
Andrew Jimenez
8 Poster Session 1 - Villalobos Hall
Biology Assessment of BHK-21 cell viability at low and high concentrations of Tunicamycin after transfection of Bcl-2 ER localized anti-apoptotic protein
Agustin Vargas
9 Poster Session 1 - Villalobos Hall
Biology Understanding mitochondrial dynamics using Drosophila melanogaster
Ismael Munoz
10 Poster Session 1 - Villalobos Hall
Biochemistry Evaluation of hobo element transposition in human HeLa cells
Robert Rigby
11 Poster Session 1 - Villalobos Hall
Biochemistry Elucidating the effect of polycomb homologues, BMI1 and MEL18, on the E3 ubiquitin ligase activity of RING1A and RNF2
Liza Ragasa
12 Poster Session 1 - Villalobos Hall
Biochemistry Elucidating a novel vitamin C synthesis pathway in Caenorhabditis elegans
Maria Pedraza
13 Poster Session 1 - Villalobos Hall
Biology Investigation of the Role of Exopolysaccharide in Burkholderia tuberum
Salma Soltani
14 Poster Session 1 - Villalobos Hall
Biochemistry Chemical and biochemical stability of guanine lysine cross-links formed by guanine oxidation
Janette Mincitar
15 Poster Session 1 - Villalobos Hall
Biology Discovering Pleiotropic Genes Involved in the Motility and Attachment of Burkholderia unamae
Jeanine Asprer
16 Poster Session 1 - Villalobos Hall
Biology Analysis of Wdr68 function in the differentiation of a mouse myoblast cell line
Tatiana Vela
17 Poster Session 1 - Villalobos Hall
Biology Modulation of differentiation phenotypes of immune/muscle endoderm and neural ectoderm from CHO and P19 cells using soluble factors combined with extracellular matrix.
Faustino Becerra
18 Poster Session 1 - Villalobos Hall
Biology Analysis of wdr68 Function in Craniofacial Patterning in the Zebrafish
Anish Bhandari
19 Poster Session 1 - Villalobos Hall
Biology Identifying suppressors of an alpha-tubulin mutation in C. elegans
Mealani Kaiser
20 Poster Session 1 - Villalobos Hall
Biology Water Use and Xylem Cavitation Resistance in two Invasive Tamarix Species in Mojave Desert Riparian Ecosystems
Linda Block
22 Poster Session 1 - Villalobos Hall
Biology The effect of dirt accumulation on light absorption in the Banana leaf (Musa sp.)
Alexis Carrington
23 Poster Session 1 - Villalobos Hall
Biology Searching for microbial antagonists to Coccidioides immitis, the Valley Fever fungus
Abdelhamid Dalia
24 Poster Session 1 - Villalobos Hall
Biology Brown Widow Fecundity
Douglas Danielsen
25 Poster Session 1 - Villalobos Hall
Biology Genetic Variability and Fitness in the Green Lynx Spider Peucetia viridans (Araneae, Oxyopidae)
Hilda Delgadillo
26 Poster Session 1 - Villalobos Hall
Biology Determining the prevalence of the fungal parasite, Nosema, in the European honey bee in managed and feral hives
Stephanie Duenas
27 Poster Session 1 - Villalobos Hall
Biology The Regulation of pH in an in vitro brainstem preparation of the bullfrog tadpole, Lithobates catesbeianus by central respiratory chemoreceptors during induced alterations in membrane potential
Elma Frias
28 Poster Session 1 - Villalobos Hall
Biology Identification of Retinal Degeneration Loci: Adhesion and Phagocytosis
Arash Ghaffari-Rafi
29 Poster Session 1 - Villalobos Hall
Biology Extreme Life: A Representative Sulfate Reducing Bacterium from a Micro-oxic, Deep Subsurface Well in Death Valley, California
Merhawi Ghebrecristos
30 Poster Session 1 - Villalobos Hall
Biology Screening for Biofuel Producing Clostridium Strains
Kun Lee
31 Poster Session 1 - Villalobos Hall
Chemistry Student Lab Series: Synthesis of Biodiesel from Coffee Beans
Thomas Martin
32 Poster Session 1 - Villalobos Hall
Chemistry Calcium and lead cation balance and bioconcentration in hydroponically grown Indian mustard (Brassica juncea)
Jasmine Sturr
34 Poster Session 1 - Villalobos Hall
Chemistry Identification of Possible Organoferroelectric Crystals
Luke Vinson
35 Poster Session 1 - Villalobos Hall
Chemistry Studies on an Enantioselective Synthesis of Cymbalta
Christopher Discolo
36 Poster Session 1 - Villalobos Hall
Chemistry A computational comparison of key mechanistic water oxidation steps using mononuclear manganese catalysts
Nicole Jackson
37 Poster Session 1 - Villalobos Hall
Chemistry Evaluation of Aloe and Cactus for Burn Treatment by Comparison of Antioxidant Properties and Free Radical Inhibition
Anthony Jones
38 Poster Session 1 - Villalobos Hall
Chemistry Synthesis, Characterization, and Anticancer Activity of Gold(III) Complexes Bearing Alkyl-substituted 1,10-phenantroline Ligands
ChiHyun Hwang
39 Poster Session 1 - Villalobos Hall
Chemistry New Methodology Toward the Formation of Highly Substituted Tetrahydropyranones
Chloe Yu Yi Huang
40 Poster Session 1 - Villalobos Hall
Engineering Osmotic Pressure of Bovine Serum Albumin in the Presence of Sodium-based Salts at Moderate Ionic Strength
Larry Chang
41 Poster Session 1 - Villalobos Hall
Earth & Environmental Science Fluid Sources and Salinity of Dos Palmas Springs and Natural Preserve, Coachella Valley
Katrina Kaiser
42 Poster Session 1 - Villalobos Hall
Earth & Environmental Science Paleotsunami Research at the Seal Beach Wetlands, Seal Beach, California
Ohara Creager
43 Poster Session 1 - Villalobos Hall
Earth & Environmental Science Climate warming effect on peat accrual rate in modern time
Angelica Klein
44 Poster Session 1 - Villalobos Hall
Chemistry Macroseepage of light alkanes at the La Brea Tar Pits in Los Angeles
Derek Weber
45 Poster Session 1 - Villalobos Hall
Engineering Time Series Analysis of Macrolevel Annual Safety Performance Measures for California
Kareem Alhassen
46 Poster Session 1 - Villalobos Hall
Engineering Inland Brine Disposal for Brackish and Saline Water Desalination Plants Producing Drinking Water
Andrew Choe
47 Poster Session 1 - Villalobos Hall
Engineering Effects of Copper Nanoparticles on a Microbial Community in a Model Septic System
Timothy Chow
48 Poster Session 1 - Villalobos Hall
Engineering Mechanical Properties of Acetylated Soy Rubber
Danielle Bever
49 Poster Session 1 - Villalobos Hall
Engineering Shear Strength and Compaction Tests of Clays Mixed with Recycled Shredded Tire
Joshua Guerrero-Martinez
50 Poster Session 1 - Villalobos Hall
Engineering Exploration of the Relationship between Crash Occurrence and Hourly Volume by Time of Day
Mary Haynes
51 Poster Session 1 - Villalobos Hall
Engineering Google Earth Boat Position Tracker
Jonathan Hightower
52 Poster Session 1 - Villalobos Hall
Engineering Effectiveness of Static and Dynamic Eco-Driving Information
Eduardo Cuevas
53 Poster Session 1 - Villalobos Hall
Engineering Synthesis of Ag Doped TiO2 Nanofibers for Treatment of Environmental Pollutants
Joel Sanchez
54 Poster Session 1 - Villalobos Hall
Engineering Low-cost Detection of Nitrite in Water with ┬ÁPADs Running the Griess Reaction
Sate Sukserm
55 Poster Session 1 - Villalobos Hall
Engineering Discovery of ZnO-Binding Peptides for Photocatalytic Material Synthesis
Marzieh Tousi
56 Poster Session 1 - Villalobos Hall
Mathematics Algorithmic Construction of Permutations of High Dispersion
Juan Carrillo
57 Poster Session 1 - Villalobos Hall
Mathematics Distortions of Toeplitz Matrices
Susan Deeb
58 Poster Session 1 - Villalobos Hall
Mathematics A Mathematical and Computational Model of Cell Lineages: The Effect of Branching and Feedback
Anthony Gusman
59 Poster Session 1 - Villalobos Hall
Mathematics Radio Labeling of Path Graphs to the 6th Power
Jesus Mora
60 Poster Session 1 - Villalobos Hall
Physics/Astronomy/Planetary Sciences The Carnegie Hubble Program: The Leavitt Law at 3.6 μm in NGC 300
Ivan Aguilar
61 Poster Session 1 - Villalobos Hall
Physics/Astronomy/Planetary Sciences Scattered Light Measurements for Advanced LIGO's Output Mode-Cleaner Mirrors
Adrian Avila-Alvarez
62 Poster Session 1 - Villalobos Hall
Physics/Astronomy/Planetary Sciences Exploring Properties of Comet 2P/Encke
Brian and Cynthia Chi and Farr
63 Poster Session 1 - Villalobos Hall
Physics/Astronomy/Planetary Sciences Evaluating the Field Emission Characteristics of Aluminum for DC High Voltage Photo-Electron Guns
Rhys Taus
64 Poster Session 1 - Villalobos Hall
Physics/Astronomy/Planetary Sciences Inclusion of trap creation model for non-linear charge trapping in highly insulating materials for spacecraft applications
Hunter Thomas
65 Poster Session 1 - Villalobos Hall
Physics/Astronomy/Planetary Sciences Single-molecule Ellipticity Estimates Using Second-moments Approach the Theoretical Limit
Shane Stahlheber
66 Poster Session 1 - Villalobos Hall
Physics/Astronomy/Planetary Sciences Analysis of Croconic Acid Oxidation via X-ray Diffraction
Joseph Vasquez
67 Poster Session 1 - Villalobos Hall
Political Science Civil Rights Legislation and the Concept of Representation
Karen Castaneda
68 Poster Session 1 - Villalobos Hall
Political Science Assessing the Needs of Homeless Persons in Downtown Los Angeles: A Comparison Between Men and Women
Kayviann Hallers
69 Poster Session 1 - Villalobos Hall
Political Science Interest Group Polarization on Budgets, Spending, and Taxes
Kristina Koen
70 Poster Session 1 - Villalobos Hall
Political Science Political Efficacy In Relation To Age
Tansu Philip
71 Poster Session 1 - Villalobos Hall
Psychology Explorations in Perception: the Cutaneous Rabbit Illusion
Soumya Choudhury
73 Poster Session 1 - Villalobos Hall
Psychology An Analysis of Optimism and Emotional Processing in University Students
Lauren Gih
74 Poster Session 1 - Villalobos Hall
Psychology Marital Status Satisfaction and Hope
Gehan Halim
75 Poster Session 1 - Villalobos Hall
Psychology Young Children’s Ability to Learn from Fictional Characters in Storybooks
Kyung (Esther) Hwang
76 Poster Session 1 - Villalobos Hall
Psychology Anxiety & Well-being
Jessica Lopez
77 Poster Session 1 - Villalobos Hall
Psychology Developing College Skills for Individuals with High-Functioning Autism Spectrum Disorders: A Pilot Program
Kathryn Lundi
78 Poster Session 1 - Villalobos Hall
Sociology Ethnic Shift and Space Usage in Nickerson Gardens
Kenia Saldana
79 Poster Session 1 - Villalobos Hall
Psychology Stereotype Threat and Deception: Testing Contexts that May Reduce the Effectiveness of an Imposed-Cognitive-Load Approach
Aspen Yoo
80 Poster Session 1 - Villalobos Hall
Psychology The Effect of Gender on Risk Propensity
Nicole Sequeira
81 Poster Session 1 - Villalobos Hall
Biochemistry A MORE CONVENIENT ROUTE TO ANTIBODY IMMOBILIZATION ON GLASS SURFACES
Christopher Borcuk
82 Poster Session 1 - Villalobos Hall
Biochemistry CusF, a protein model for folding and stability characterization
Jose Castellon
83 Poster Session 1 - Villalobos Hall
Biochemistry Fate and partitioning of copper nanoparticles in a model septic system
Aaron Coyoca
84 Poster Session 1 - Villalobos Hall
Biochemistry Optimization of a Small Molecule Inhibitor for the Botulinum Neurotoxin Type A Protease
Timothy Dunagan
85 Poster Session 1 - Villalobos Hall
Biochemistry Extracts of Trichostema lanatum inhibit the growth of gram-positive bacteria and an Escherichia coli ΔtolC mutant strain.
Matthew C. Fleming
86 Poster Session 1 - Villalobos Hall
Biochemistry Optimizing the purification of wild type recombinant phospholipase D: Approaches to producing a C. pseudotuberculosis vaccine
Christopher Hino
87 Poster Session 1 - Villalobos Hall
Biochemistry Heterocycle Synthesis via One-Electron Oxidation of Nucleophile-Containing Oxime Derivatives
Aneta Jelowicki
88 Poster Session 1 - Villalobos Hall
Biochemistry Finding Optimum Fruit Extracts to Inhibit the Aggregation of Amyloidogenic IAPP
Pei-Yu (Margaret) Kao
89 Poster Session 1 - Villalobos Hall
Biochemistry Copper Components and Ferroxidase of Blood Plasma of Dogs, a species prone to Liver Toxicosis
Christine Lam
90 Poster Session 1 - Villalobos Hall
Biochemistry Immunomodulatory Activity of Sambucus mexicana and Trichostema lanatum on LPS Stimulated RAW 264.7 Macrophage Cells
Victoria Hester
91 Poster Session 1 - Villalobos Hall
Biochemistry Analysis of the effects of ionic manganese on Caenorhabditis elegans
Jenae Melendez
92 Poster Session 1 - Villalobos Hall
Chemistry Biomonitoring Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbon Deposition on Citrus Leaves
Daisy Galindo
93 Poster Session 1 - Villalobos Hall
Biochemistry Evidence of the Presence of an Additional Copper Uptake Transporter in the Plasma Membrane of Mammalian Cells
Rebecca Vargas
94 Poster Session 1 - Villalobos Hall
Biology What Factors Lead to Ribosomal Translation and Heme Synthesis?
Cathy Garcia
95 Poster Session 1 - Villalobos Hall
Biology High Mobility Group B Knockdown Decreases Heterochromatin Modifications
Rachel Lopez
96 Poster Session 1 - Villalobos Hall
Biology Mapping Transposable Elements in 16 Species of Anopheles (mosquitoes)
Jenny McCarthy
97 Poster Session 1 - Villalobos Hall
Biology The Effects of Vitamins on MCF-7 Breast Cancer Cells
Michelle Mai
98 Poster Session 1 - Villalobos Hall
Biology Analysis of intergenic repeat sequences of Clostridium botulinum serotype A1
Chatrathip Nasongkla
99 Poster Session 1 - Villalobos Hall
Biology Is cancer an aggregation disease?  Generation of p53 mutations.
Akeema Onalaja
100 Poster Session 1 - Villalobos Hall
Biology Profiling of Human Normal and Cancer Cell Lines using Phenotype Microarray Analysis
NITIKA PARMAR
101 Poster Session 1 - Villalobos Hall
Biology Targeting MDR and NEK1 for Cancer Therapeutics
Marlen Tagle Rodriguez
102 Poster Session 1 - Villalobos Hall
Chemistry Synthesis of 2-Alkyl-Quinolines for Anti-Cancer Testing
Jennifer An
103 Poster Session 1 - Villalobos Hall
Biochemistry Phi Analysis of CusF: Alanine-scanning Mutagenesis to Reveal the Folding Transition State
James Wondra
104 Poster Session 1 - Villalobos Hall