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2018
Saturday, November 17th
8:30 AM

A Hybrid de novo Assembly of the Sea Pansy (Renilla muelleri) Genome

Justin Jiang, Harvey Mudd College
Catherine McFadden, Harvey Mudd College

CREVELING 63

8:30 AM - 10:30 AM

A Study of LA River Water Properties and Qualities, Comparing Mouth Waters and Head Waters

Gerardo Duenas
Sierra N. Brandt-Gray, University of California, Irvine
Roman Ferede, Santa Monica College

CREVELING 51

8:30 AM - 10:30 AM

ABC-Type Multidrug Efflux Pump Affects Motility and EPS Production in Paraburkholderia unamae

Luiza Barseghyan, Glendale Community College - Glendale, CA
Parmis Mirshahidi, Glendale Community College - Glendale, CA
Shelley Thai, Glendale Community College - Glendale, CA

CREVELING 32

8:30 AM - 10:30 AM

Acoustic Bat Classification on Santa Rosa Island

Karissa Rico, CSU Channel Isalnds
Kirsty Nguegang, CSU Channel Islands
Jason Miller, CSU Channel Islands

CREVELING 21

8:30 AM - 10:30 AM

Adherence of the Sexually Transmitted Parasite Trichomonas vaginalis is Mediated by the Interaction of Surface Proteins with Glycosaminoglycans on the Host Cell Surface

Susan Lei, University of California, Los Angeles
Patricia Johnson, University of California, Los Angeles
Brenda Molgora, University of California, Los Angeles

CREVELING 28

8:30 AM - 10:30 AM

Altering Circadian Clock Cycles to Enhance Plant Defense

Tara Castellano

CREVELING 85

8:30 AM - 10:30 AM

Antimicrobial Peptide Detection Using Acid Urea Polyacrylamide Gel Electrophoresis and Western Immunoblotting

Jeffrey Knott
Edith M. Porter, California State University, Los Angeles

CREVELING 27

8:30 AM - 10:30 AM

Arthropod Abundance in Organic and Inorganic Farms

Helen Macdonald
David Mbora Dr., Whittier College

CREVELING 5

8:30 AM - 10:30 AM

Assessing Current Floral Resource Availability and Use for Native Pollinators on the UC Santa Barbara Campus

Megan Oza
Michelle Lee, University of California, Santa Barbara
Hillary Young, University of California, Santa Barbara

CREVELING 37

8:30 AM - 10:30 AM

Assessing Seasonal Variations of the Water Quality from the North Atwater Village, Los Angeles River

BreeAnn Getman, Santa Monica College
Allysa Togle, Santa Monica College
Sierra Brandt-Gray, Santa Monica College
Gerardo Alejandro"Alex" Duenes Granados, Santa Monica College

CREVELING 60

8:30 AM - 10:30 AM

Bioimpediance technology: Use and repeatability in canines

Nikki Barker
Cord Brundage, California State Polytechnic University - Pomona

CREVELING 14

8:30 AM - 10:30 AM

Biosynthesis and Structure of Pulcherrimin Pigment and its Intermediate in Yeast Species Kluyveromyces lactis.

Sofia Olsson
Linda A. Silveira, University of Redlands

CREVELING 55

8:30 AM - 10:30 AM

Buffering Capacity, pH, and Lactic Production of Lactobacilli

Samantha Villegas, Whittier College
Sylvia Vetrone, Whittier College

CREVELING 25

8:30 AM - 10:30 AM

Changes in the Microbial Community After the Addition of Nutrients and Zooplankton in Bottle Incubations

Daisy Zambrano, Mount Saint Mary College
Manpreet Kaur Parmar, Mount Saint Mary College
Cynthia Miramontes
Elisa Gonzalez, Mount Saint Mary College

CREVELING 120

8:30 AM - 10:30 AM

Characterization of Dog, Cat, Guinea Pig, and Human IAPP Toxicity in HeLa and AsPC-1 Cells

Litza Itzel Ledesma Monjaraz, Mount Saint Mary's University - Los Angeles
Luiza Nogaj PhD, Mount Saint Mary's University - Los Angeles

CREVELING 49

8:30 AM - 10:30 AM

Characterizing the Role of G-proteins in Mediating Multi-sensory Dependent Decision-Making

Kelly E. Stolp, California State University, Channel Islands
Gareth Harris, California State University, Channel Islands

CREVELING 39

8:30 AM - 10:30 AM

Characterizing the Water Column around Catalina Island to Find an Optimal Location for a Prototype Kelp Farm

Cynthia Flores
Talynn Glenn
Glenda Castro
Charlotte Davis

CREVELING 74

8:30 AM - 10:30 AM

Chemical Analysis of Rhamnus crocea Using HPLC and LC-MS

Matthew Buckner
Liberty Isbell, California State University, San Marcos
Jacqueline Trischman, California State University, San Marcos

CREVELING 42

8:30 AM - 10:30 AM

Community Dynamics, Biochemical Composition and Safety of Microalgae grown in Dairy Manure Wastewaters

Karuel Osada, Cal Poly Pomona
Lesly Palacios, Cal Poly Pomona
Urval Patel, Cal Poly Pomona
Alona Leka, Cal Poly Pomona

CREVELING 52

8:30 AM - 10:30 AM

Companion Planting: Dill and Peas in the Southern California Mediterranean Climate

sophia aira

CREVELING 1

8:30 AM - 10:30 AM

Continued Monitoring of Pollinator Diversity and Abundance in San Timoteo Nature Sanctuary: A Comparison of Native Reseeded and Unmanaged Plots

Christina Casey
Dustin VanOverbeke, University of Redlands

CREVELING 104

8:30 AM - 10:30 AM

Cytotoxic effects of phytochemical ajoene on adherent and non-adherent cancers

Agnieszka Witanis
Sylvia Vetrone, Whittier College

CREVELING 88

8:30 AM - 10:30 AM

Dendrobates pumilio and UV-B Avoidance in the Aftermath of a Tropical Storm

Sierra Smith, Pepperdine University
Matthew Sturtevant, Pepperdine University
Morgan Clark, Pepperdine University
Lee Kats, Pepperdine University

CREVELING 17

8:30 AM - 10:30 AM

Detecting IAPP Amyloid Fibers from Diabetic and Nondiabetic Organisms

Betssy Jauregui, Loyola Marymount University
David A. Moffet, Loyola Marymount Univerisity
Kevin Chang, Loyola Marymount University
Angela Tun, Loyola Marymount University

CREVELING 50

8:30 AM - 10:30 AM

Determination of the Water Quality of a Constructed Wetland Monitoring Fecal Indicator Bacteria

Karina L. Quiroz, California State Polytechnic University - Pomona
Nora G. Rodriguez, California State Polytechnic University - Pomona
Shelton Murinda, California State Polytechnic University - Pomona
Mark Ibekwe, USDA, Agricultural Research Service

CREVELING 77

8:30 AM - 10:30 AM

Developing a Functional Genomics Tool for Cowpea

Katherine Hamrick, University of California, Riverside
Jacob MacWilliams, University of California, Riverside
Isgouhi Kaloshian, University of California, Riverside

CREVELING 118

8:30 AM - 10:30 AM

Development of Click Chemistry Probes to Investigate the Function of Falcilysin, an Essential Malarial Protease

Jeffrey Chance, California State University - San Bernardino
Jeremy Mallari, CSUSB

CREVELING 108

8:30 AM - 10:30 AM

Development of Edible Coatings to Extend The Shelf-life of Strawberries (Fragaria ananassa)

Zi Liang, California State Polytechnic University, Pomona
Chunran Han Dr, Harbin University of Commerce, China
Gaberial Davidov Pardo Dr, California State Polytechnic University, Pomona

CREVELING 114

8:30 AM - 10:30 AM

Development of High Protein, High Fiber, Gluten-Free Pasta Using Pulse Flour Fractions

Viral Shukla, California State Polytechnic University - Pomona
Connie Chin
Matthew R. Jordan, California State Polytechnic University - Pomona
Yao O. Li, California State Polytechnic University - Pomona

CREVELING 3

8:30 AM - 10:30 AM

Development of Piperazine-derived Hydroxamic Acid Inhibitors to Investigate the Function of Falcilysin, an Essential Malarial Protease

Nikolay S. Maslov, California State University - San Bernardino
Jeremy Mallari, California State University - San Bernardino

CREVELING 54

8:30 AM - 10:30 AM

Disruption of LuxR Promoter Induce Quorum Sensing Response in P. unamae

Annelisse Montes, Glendale Community College - Glendale, CA
Shelley Thai, Glendale Community College - Glendale, CA

CREVELING 33

8:30 AM - 10:30 AM

Disruption of the Genes fucP and rpoD Caused Overexpression of EPS in Paraburkholderia unamae

Melanis Ghadimi, Glendale Community College - Glendale, CA
Meghri Shaverdian, Glendale Community College - Glendale, CA
Shelley Thai Ph.D., Glendale Community College - Glendale, CA
Michelle Lum Ph.D., Loyola Marymount University

CREVELING 34

8:30 AM - 10:30 AM

Diurnal Nutrient Cycling in Macrocystis pyrifera

Brigitte Solorzano
Emelly Ortiz-Villa
Ashley Valdovinos
Alyssa Ordonez

CREVELING 23

8:30 AM - 10:30 AM

Does Substrate Density Affect the Metabolism of Cancer Cells

Freddie Adame

CREVELING 61

8:30 AM - 10:30 AM

Does the Fungal Pathogen (Botryosphaeria dothidea) Exceed the Dehydration Tolerance of its Chaparral Hosts?

Cristian M. Garcia, Pepperdine University
Natalie M. Aguirre, Pepperdine University
Stephen D. Davis Dr., Pepperdine University

CREVELING 83

8:30 AM - 10:30 AM

Does the macronutrient given to ants affect the number of living individuals in a colony?

Rachel Lazerson, Whittier College
David Mbora, Whittier College

CREVELING 12

8:30 AM - 10:30 AM

Effect of Salt on a Domesticated Grass: An Indication for Growth of Plants

William Tong, Pasadena City College
Nick Preston, Pasadena City College
Erika Catanese, Pasadena City College

CREVELING 81

8:30 AM - 10:30 AM

Evolution and distribution of a group I intron (LAGLI-DADG homing endonuclease) in Hexacorallia (Cnidaria: Anthozoa)

Natasha Floerke
Brooks Macdonald, Harvey Mudd College
Catherine McFadden, Harvey Mudd College
Andrea Quattrini, Harvey Mudd College

CREVELING 110

8:30 AM - 10:30 AM

Exploring the Effects of Diet on the Phenotype of 5th Instar White-lined Sphynx Moth (Hyles lineata ) Caterpillars

Sabrina Scoggin
Dustin VanOverbeke, University of Redlands

CREVELING 102

8:30 AM - 10:30 AM

Feeding behavior of invasive crayfish, Procambarus clarkii, in response to native chemical cues

Sierra Smith, Pepperdine University
Dr. Gary Bucciarelli, University of California, Los Angeles
Dr. Lee Kats, Pepperdine University

CREVELING 15

8:30 AM - 10:30 AM

From Bed Bugs to Dead Bugs: Exploring Natural Alternatives to Eliminate Bed Bugs, Cimex lectularius with Essential Oils

Felicia Delgadillo, Whittier College
David Mbora, Whittier College

CREVELING 103

8:30 AM - 10:30 AM

Functional Analysis of Mitogen-Activated Protein Kinase 9 (MPK9) in Arabidopsis thaliana.

Konnie Guo, Pomona College
Alexandra Lintner, Pomona College
Michaela Ince, Pomona College
Fabien Jammes, Pomona College

CREVELING 94

8:30 AM - 10:30 AM

Generating UBC-1 transgenes for expression analysis in C. elegans

David Yonghyuk Kim
Renee Baran, Occidental College

CREVELING 117

8:30 AM - 10:30 AM

Genetic Analysis of Two Potential Suppressors of tba-1(ju89)dlk-1(tm2024) Neural Defects

Michael Ozaki
Renee Baran, Occidental College

CREVELING 116

8:30 AM - 10:30 AM

Genetic interactions among LRRK2, VPS35, and Rme-8 in a Drosophila model of Parkinson’s disease

Keran Yang, Wheaton College, Massachusetts
Adrienne Desens, Keck Graduate Institute, KGI
Jennifer Ito, University of Pacific
Radek Linhart, Keck Graduate Institute, KGI

CREVELING 13

8:30 AM - 10:30 AM

Genetic Variation and Biogeography of the Silver Garden Spider Argiope argentata (Araneae: Araneidae)

Jazmin Quezada, Loyola Marymount University
Angela Abarquez, Loyola Marymount University
Yuka McGrath, Loyola Marymount University
Aira Wada, Loyola Marymount University

CREVELING 113

8:30 AM - 10:30 AM

Group A Streptococcus Decreases Vacuolar ATPase Assembly in THP-1 Macrophages

Jimin Lee, Occidental College
Cheryl Okumura, Occidental College

CREVELING 93

8:30 AM - 10:30 AM

Growing Better Soil on a Small Scale

shannon rougan

CREVELING 80

8:30 AM - 10:30 AM

Homology based gene annotation of protein coding and regulatory regions in 57 kb of D. eugracilis DNA.

Eduardo Cruz

CREVELING 64

8:30 AM - 10:30 AM

Hypochlorous acid Solution Treatment for Wound Healing

Hailey Pontes, California State Polytechnic University - Pomona
Nicholas Denny, California State Polytechnic University - Pomona
Cord Brundage, California State Polytechnic University - Pomona

CREVELING 19

8:30 AM - 10:30 AM

Impact of protein type and Maillard conjugation on nanoemulsion formation and on stability of emulsions at isoelectric point.

Sarah Caballero, California State Polytechnic University - Pomona
Dr. Gabriel Davidov-Pardo, California State Polytechnic University - Pomona

CREVELING 10

8:30 AM - 10:30 AM

Increased Number of CAG Repeats in the Human HTT Gene Causes More Protein Aggregation in Saccharomyces cerevisiae

Leah Soldner-Garcia, Westridge School (Pasadena)
Nieves Lorenzo, Center for Genomic Regulation (Barcelona)
Anna Alcaine-Colet, Center for Genomic Regulation (Barcelona)
Carolina Aravena, High School

CREVELING 48

8:30 AM - 10:30 AM

Inputs of Three Different Species to Aquatic and Terrestrial Food Webs

BryAnna Wertz, Whittier College
Alya Kingsland, Whittier College
Emily Montgomery, Whittier College
Robert Kaaret, Whittier College

CREVELING 115

8:30 AM - 10:30 AM

Investigating a Derivative of Bitter Melon, Tubeimoside I, on Cancer Cells

Rachel Villareal, Whittier College
Sylvia A. Vetrone, Whittier College

CREVELING 6

8:30 AM - 10:30 AM

Investigating Garlic’s time-dependent effects on cytokine secretion from lipopolysaccharide-induced cytokine secretion from macrophage cell lines plated at different cell densities

Seok J. Lee, Cal Poly Pomona
Benjamin Soto, Cal Poly Pomona
Nancy E. Buckley, Cal Poly Pomona

CREVELING 119

8:30 AM - 10:30 AM

Investigating the effect of Cannabidiol on Cancer Cells

Martin Olmos, Whittier College
Sylvia Vetrone, Whittier College

CREVELING 9

8:30 AM - 10:30 AM

Investigating the Effect of Manganese Mutation Rate in E.coli Strain CSH104

Aisosa Edobor, Mount Saint Mary College
Minh Nguyen, Mount Saint Mary College
Paul Lee, Mount Saint Mary College

CREVELING 65

8:30 AM - 10:30 AM

Investigation of neuropeptides of the insulin-like peptide families in mediating repulsive cue-dependent food leaving

Alexandria Galindo
Gareth Harris, CSUCI

CREVELING 41

8:30 AM - 10:30 AM

Isolating and Screening of Antibiotic-Producing Bacteria

Lisa Gonzalez, Mount Saint Mary's University
Esmeralda Carrera, Mount Saint Mary's University
Stacey Peterson, Mount Saint Mary's University

CREVELING 96

8:30 AM - 10:30 AM

Isolation and Identification of the Molecule Responsible for Resistance to Powdery Mildew Disease

Wajeeha F. Shamsi
Moises Bravo
Stephanie L. Mora Garcia
Hayley M. Blockinger

CREVELING 11

8:30 AM - 10:30 AM

Life-history characteristics of Trachylepis striata, a placental skink.

Israel Ocampo Gutierrez, Saddleback College
Brett Schiller, Saddleback College
Anna Groehnert, Saddleback College
Sydney Davis, Saddleback College

CREVELING 112

8:30 AM - 10:30 AM

Light Up My Life: An Active Learning Food Lab Designed to Elucidate Conductive Properties of Electrolytes

Christina Lee, Pasadena City College
Nay Chi P. Naing, Pasadena City College
Daisy Herrera, Pasadena City College
Gerardo Aguirre, Pasadena City College

CREVELING 45

8:30 AM - 10:30 AM

Longevity and Immune Defense, Evolutionary trade-offs in Drosophila melanogaster

Nayelie Yuliana Benitez Santos, California State University, Fullerton
Parvin Shahrestani Ph.D., California State University, Fullerton
Sam Behseta, California State University, Fullerton

CREVELING 111

8:30 AM - 10:30 AM

Measuring the unfolding and ligand-binding of CusF, a copper chaperone

Isabel Zecua

CREVELING 43

8:30 AM - 10:30 AM

Metabolic response of Lactobacillus iners and Gardnerella vaginalis pure cultures to TDF, an HIV drug

Yangjingyi Ruan, Pasadena City College
Julie Ngov, Pasadena City College
Manjula Gunawardana M.P.H., Oak Crest Institute of Science

CREVELING 31

8:30 AM - 10:30 AM

Mexican Fan Palm Growth Development: Riparian vs. Chaparral

Samantha LEE
jacklyn bencomo, Pasadena City College
Erika Catanese Sotela

CREVELING 72

8:30 AM - 10:30 AM

Molecular Mechanism Underlying Retinoic Acid-Induced Lymphatic Expansion

Yeo Jin Hong
Eunson Jung, University of Southern California
Dong Won Choi, University of Southern California
Eunkyung Jin Park, University of Southern California

CREVELING 95

8:30 AM - 10:30 AM

Morphological analysis of a new species of Limia from Haiti

Lynsey Byrd
Kaylen Imset, University of La Verne
Pablo Weaver Dr., University of La Verne

CREVELING 22

8:30 AM - 10:30 AM

Neural Correlates of Conditioned Taste Aversion

Anna H. Okabe, University of California, Los Angeles
Ayal Lavi, University of California, Los Angeles
Fardad M. Sisan, University of California, Los Angeles
Donara Ter-Mkrtchyan, University of California, Los Angeles

CREVELING 40

8:30 AM - 10:30 AM

Novel mt genome arrangements in South African Leptophytidae (Cnidaria: Anthozoa: Octocorallia)

Alicia Pentico
Catherine McFadden, Harvey Mudd College

CREVELING 62

8:30 AM - 10:30 AM

Optimizing in vitro assay conditions for the metalloprotease falcilysin

Ngoc Huynh
Jeremy Mallari, California State University - San Bernardino

CREVELING 53

8:30 AM - 10:30 AM

Over EPS Production and Decreased Motility as a Result of Transposon Mutagenesis in Paraburkholderia unamae

Nickolas Yedgarian, Glendale Community College - Glendale, CA
Ania Shirvanian, Glendale Community College - Glendale, CA
Michelle R. Lum, Loyola Marymount University
Shelley Thai, Glendale Community College - Glendale, CA

CREVELING 30

8:30 AM - 10:30 AM

Percent Accuracy of Vent Sexing and Wing Sexing Chicks

Carolyn May Quon Chacon, California State Polytechnic University - Pomona
Cord Brundage, California State Polytechnic University - Pomona

CREVELING 2

8:30 AM - 10:30 AM

Photostimulation of regressed ovaries increases desert hedgehog (Dhh) and Indian hedgehog (Ihh) mRNA expression in Siberian hamsters

Catherine H. Chin, California State University, Long Beach
Wei Song, California State University, Long Beach
Kelly A. Young, California State University, Long Beach

CREVELING 66

8:30 AM - 10:30 AM

Phylogenetic hypothesis of the diverse North American cicada genus Okanagana: a foundation for studies of geographic, behavioral, and ecological speciation

Sabrina Rabaya, Pasadena City College
Ashley Medina, Pasadena City College
Shawnee Downing, Pasadena City College
Jeffrey Cole

CREVELING 36

8:30 AM - 10:30 AM

Plant Maze — Will the plant find its way?

Julia Vasquez

CREVELING 82

8:30 AM - 10:30 AM

Post Drought Recovery in Malosma laurina after Severe Dieback during California’s Historic Drought of 2012-2016

Karagan L. Smith, Pepperdine University
Natalie M. Aguirre, Pepperdine University
Stephen D. Davis, Pepperdine University
Guinevere X. Mesh, Swarthmore College

CREVELING 73

8:30 AM - 10:30 AM

Post-Drought Recovery in the Chaparral Shrub Ceanothus Spinosus

Nina Duchild, Pepperdine University
Katie Lindley, Pepperdine University
Kylie Smith, Pepperdine University
Stephen D. Davis, Pepperdine University

CREVELING 86

8:30 AM - 10:30 AM

Predicting the Production of Bioactive Factors for Probiotics

Nyjeeiah Ganan, University of La Verne
Arpi Jivalagian, University of La Verne
Jerome Vincent Garcia, University of La Verne

CREVELING 26

8:30 AM - 10:30 AM

Pro-oxidative effect of ascorbic acid on viability and cytotoxicity of myeloma cell line, RPMI 8226

Sabrina Gonzalez, Whittier College
Sylvia Vetrone, Whittier College

CREVELING 68

8:30 AM - 10:30 AM

Probing Cytochrome P450 Biocatalysis via Anaerobic Redox Titrations

Crystal Liang, Occidental College
Andrew K. Udit, Occidental College

CREVELING 57

8:30 AM - 10:30 AM

Quantification of Rutin and Chlorogenic acid in Sambucus mexicana extracts using HPLC

Katarina L. Carter, Pepperdine University

CREVELING 46

8:30 AM - 10:30 AM

Quantifying Levels of Particulate Matter in Urban and Rural Areas of Peru using low cost Air Sensors

Brigitte Solorzano
Cynthia Amador
Adriane Jones

CREVELING 70

8:30 AM - 10:30 AM

Rational Design of New Larval Attractants to Control Mosquito-Borne Diseases

Allison S. Hommel, University of California, Irvine
Spiros D. Dimitratos, Fullerton College
Inscent, Inc.

CREVELING 67

8:30 AM - 10:30 AM

Removal of symbiotic ostracods and the impact of feeding behavior and conspecific aggression in host crayfish, Procambarus clarkii

Audrey Fontes
Dr. Lee B. Kats, Pepperdine University
Dr. Gary Bucciarelli, University of California, Los Angeles

CREVELING 18

8:30 AM - 10:30 AM

Repurposing and Combination of an Anthelmintic and an Antifungal to treat Acinetobacter baumannii Infections

Genevieve Herle
Tiffany Khaw, Keck Graduate Institute
Mikhail Martchenko, Keck Graduate Institute
Adhitya Logan, Keck Graduate Institute

CREVELING 29

8:30 AM - 10:30 AM

Rethinking how we measure animal personality: An exploration of the validity of the ‘handling bag test’ on wild squirrels

Cynthia Frausto
Amanda N. Robin
Peter Nonacs

CREVELING 16

8:30 AM - 10:30 AM

Role of TGFβ-Type I Receptor ALK5 in Cartilage Development

Hyelim Chun, UCLA
Karen M. Lyons PhD, UCLA

CREVELING 99

8:30 AM - 10:30 AM

Saccharomyces cerevisiae Evolve Resistance to an Antifungal Compound Through Mutations in PDR1, PDR3, Chromosome VIII Duplication, and Mitochondrial Genome Loss

Sarah Arellanes
Sophia Kaplan
Helena Karafilis-Spensley
Ryo Goodman

CREVELING 90

8:30 AM - 10:30 AM

Salinity Increase in Water Bodies and its Controversial effect on Diatoms

Jesper Ploysangngam, Pasadena City College
Sana Padival, Pasadena City College
Yeab Guracha, Pasadena City College
Kam Chan, Pasadena City College

CREVELING 69

8:30 AM - 10:30 AM

Scripting to Save Time: Automating Virtual Screening

Sarah Parker
P. Matthew Joyner, Pepperdine University

CREVELING 56

8:30 AM - 10:30 AM

Size Matters: Comparative Morphology of Rockfish Urogenital Papilla

Holly Suther, California State University, Fullerton
Kristy L. Forsgren, California State University, Fullerton

CREVELING 24

8:30 AM - 10:30 AM

Spatial Differences in the Bacterial Microbiome Associated with Macrocystis Pyrifera across Blade Size and Age

Emelly OrtizVilla

CREVELING 106

8:30 AM - 10:30 AM

Stress-induced activation of cytosolic p38 MAP kinase via release from the Hsp90 chaperone

jingyi chen
jay brewster
joe tolar

CREVELING 92

8:30 AM - 10:30 AM

Synthesis and Molecular Modeling Studies of Novel Nucleoside Analogs as Inhibitors for Class B Metallo-β-Lactamase

Jesica A. Mendoza, California State University, Channel Islands
Richard Y. Pineda, California State University, Channel Islands
Michelle Nguyen, California State University, Channel Islands
Marisol Tellez, California State University, Channel Islands

CREVELING 109

8:30 AM - 10:30 AM

Targeted knockout of katanin genes in C. elegans by CRISPR and RNAi

Iris Zhang, Occidental College
Renee Baran Dr., Occidental College

CREVELING 71

8:30 AM - 10:30 AM

Teaching Plants to Conserve Water: Can Axial Curling with clear tape help plants in times of hot and dry weather?

Francis Mayen, Pasadena City College
Erika Catanese, Pasadena City College

CREVELING 79

8:30 AM - 10:30 AM

Testing for the Presence of Botryosphaeria dothidea in Branches of Ceanothus spinosus Undergoing Dieback

Brandon R. Grinovich, Pepperdine University
Katarina L. Carter, Pepperdine University
Chelsea N. Puncochar, Pepperdine University
Stephen D. Davis, Pepperdine University

CREVELING 84

8:30 AM - 10:30 AM

The Black Soldier Fly Project: Utilizing Larvae for Food Waste Recycling

Milena Lucia Castillo-Grynberg, University of Southern California
Diane Young Kim, University of Southern California
Clarissa Leija, University of Southern California
Jill Sohm, University of Southern California

CREVELING 4

8:30 AM - 10:30 AM

The effect of locality on aggressive behavior in the red swamp crayfish Procambarus clarkii

Brett K. Muramoto 4992586, Pepperdine University
Lee B. Kats Dr., Pepperdine University

CREVELING 38

8:30 AM - 10:30 AM

The Effects of Cafestol on Cancer

Kimberly Mayekawa
Sylvia Vetrone, Whittier College

CREVELING 87

8:30 AM - 10:30 AM

The Effects of Combining Resveratrol with Cisplatin to Treat Leukemia

Joshua Kyle Morales, Whittier College
Hector Valenzuela, Whittier College
Titas Grabauskas, Whittier College

CREVELING 7

8:30 AM - 10:30 AM

The Effects of Combining Resveratrol with Cisplatin to Treat Leukemia

Josh K. Morales, Whittier College
Hector Valenzuela, Whittier College
Titas Grabauskas, Whittier College

CREVELING 8

8:30 AM - 10:30 AM

The Effects of P53 Wild Type and two of its mutants of MCF-7 cells

Janae Jones, Mount Saint Mary's University
Luiza Nogaj PhD, Mount Saint Mary's University, Los Angeles

CREVELING 89

8:30 AM - 10:30 AM

The Effects of Temperature on Intraspecific Aggression on Procambarus clarkii

Aaron Barnhouse
Lee Kats, Pepperdine University

CREVELING 35

8:30 AM - 10:30 AM

The evolution of placentotrophy in the Southern Africa Clade of the Skink Genus Trachylepis.

Israel Ocampo Gutierrez, Saddleback College
Brett Schiller, Saddleback College
Anna Groehnert, Saddleback College
Sydney Davis, Saddleback College

CREVELING 58

8:30 AM - 10:30 AM

The Evolutionary Relationship Between Microbiome Composition and the Host, Drosophila melanogaster

Robert Courville, California State University, Fullerton
Yasamin Hajy Heydary, California State University, Fullerton
Parvin Shahrestani Ph.D., California State University, Fullerton

CREVELING 101

8:30 AM - 10:30 AM

The IAPP Toxicity of Rat, Raccoon, and Degu on HeLa Cells

Crystabel Munoz, Mount Saint Mary's University - Los Angeles
Luiza Nogaj, Mount Saint Mary's University

CREVELING 20

8:30 AM - 10:30 AM

The Mechanism by which Acute Hyperglycemia Alters Blood Flow Regulation in Skeletal Muscle

Domenica Salazar
Allison J. Broad, University of Illinois at Chicago
Marlee E. Hewitt, Pepperdine University
Jeffrey L. Jasperse, Pepperdine

CREVELING 98

8:30 AM - 10:30 AM

The Microbiome of Shoreline Ocean Harmful Algae Blooms and their Co-associated Bacteria using Non-Propagative Protocols

Wendy Contreras
Tiffany Sidwell
Bryan Ceron Espinosa
Jim Harber

CREVELING 76

8:30 AM - 10:30 AM

The physiological effects of flash photography on growing indoor plants

arin fazio

CREVELING 78

8:30 AM - 10:30 AM

The relationship of soil depth to species composition in coastal forests

Noelle Tamas

CREVELING 100

8:30 AM - 10:30 AM

The revitalization of the Los Angeles River is gaining attention as a civic and community resource

jasmine gutierrez, Mount St Mary's University
Emelly Villa-Ortiz, Mount St Mary's University
Adriane Jones, Mount St Mary's University

CREVELING 47

8:30 AM - 10:30 AM

The Role of Metabolism of Plant Cell-wall Components in the Sinorhizobium meliloti/Alfalfa Symbiosis

Miaha V. Horton, University of Redlands
Daniel B. Wacks, University of Redlands

CREVELING 107

8:30 AM - 10:30 AM

The Story Diatoms Tell: Assessing the LA River with bioindicators

Valerie Hsiao, Pasadena City College
Russell DiFiori PhD, Pasadena City College

CREVELING 59

8:30 AM - 10:30 AM

The Synthesis of Croconic Acid

Nohemy Celis
Oscar Martinez
Eduardo Cruz
Fatime Mullalli

CREVELING 97

8:30 AM - 10:30 AM

Transcriptomic analysis of PAX5-induced MCOLN2 expression reveals a potential approach to restrict reactive gliosis in Mucolipidosis IV brain

Jonathan Chacon, California State University of Fullerton
Kelley Newara, California State University of Fullerton
Lauren Rosas, California State University of Fullerton
Math Cuajungco, California State University of Fullerton

CREVELING 75

8:30 AM - 10:30 AM

Use of FETAX to Assess the Teratogenic Effects of Nonylphenol and Polyoxyethyleneamine on Developing Xenopus laevis Embryos

San Tun
Cynthia Melgoza, University of Redlands
Caryl Forristall, University of Redlands

CREVELING 105

8:30 AM - 10:30 AM

Using natural variation in Arabidopsis thaliana for phytoremediation of heavy metals and metalloids

Salvador A. Cruz Matus, California State University, San Marcos
Natasha Carlson, California State University, Northridge
Alex Scavo, University of California - San Diego
Qi Yu, University of California - San Diego

CREVELING 91

8:30 AM - 10:30 AM

Using Virus Nanoparticles to Develop an Alternative Antagonist to Heparin

Lauren L. Chin, Occidental College
Andrew M. Park, Occidental College
Andrew K. Udit, Occidental College

CREVELING 44

8:30 AM - 10:30 AM

12:30 PM

Angular Dependence of Solar Induced Chlorophyll Fluorescence

Regina Mae D. Francia, UCLA
Jochen Stutz, UCLA

HARBESON 27

12:30 PM - 2:30 PM

Arabian horse foal information as a bioassay for environmental and husbandry changes

Irene Ngo, Cal Poly Pomona
Jaylen Davis, Cal Poly Pomona
Cord Brundage, Cal Poly Pomona

HARBESON 21

12:30 PM - 2:30 PM

Characterization and comparison of human IAPP to IAPPs from Aquatic Mammals

Jaris Torres, Mount Saint Mary College

HARBESON 16

12:30 PM - 2:30 PM

Creation of a Dominant-Negative Mutant of Autophagy Protein ATG4B in Nicotiana benthamiana and its Effects on Degradation of Proteins Targeted by P0

Elaine Nguyen, California State University, Fullerton
Nathan Bui, California State University, Fullerton
Melanie A. Sacco, California State University, Fullerton

HARBESON 17

12:30 PM - 2:30 PM

Decline in Photosynthesis and Stomatal Conductance by Goldback Ferns During Seasonal Desiccation in the Santa Monica Mountains

Samantha Fiallo
Stephen Davis Dr, Pepperdine University

HARBESON 28

12:30 PM - 2:30 PM

Detection of Salmonella enterica Contamination in Dog Biscuits Using a DNA-based Biosensor Detection System

Yanelli Gonzalez
Allyson Fortis
Caroline Schloss
Katelynn Stinston

HARBESON 8

12:30 PM - 2:30 PM

Detection of Salmonella enterica Contamination in Spinach Using a DNA-based Biosensor Detection System

Olivia A. Genao, La Serna High School
Rebecca Hockenberry, La Serna High School
Ixchel M. Urbano, La Serna High School
Sylvia A. Vetrone, Whittier College

HARBESON 9

12:30 PM - 2:30 PM

Do Functional Traits Differ in Chaparral and Coastal Sage Scrub Populations of Black Sage?

Jasmine Garcia, California High School
Kaelynn Lopez, La Serna High School
Zitlali Alvarez, Pioneer High School
Leena Diaz, California High School

HARBESON 26

12:30 PM - 2:30 PM

Effects of Diketopiperazines addition in Marine Bacteria

Henry Fu, California State University, San Marcos
Jenna Heidemann
Arianne Leon, California State University, San Marcos
Jacqueline A. Trischman, California State University, San Marcos

HARBESON 7

12:30 PM - 2:30 PM

Effects of Varying Adipose-Derived Stem Cell Concentrations on Chondrocyte Proliferation and Chondrogenesis in Co-Culture

Alexandria M. Sorensen, University of California, Irvine
Mary E. Ziegler PhD, University of California, Irvine
Alan D. Widgerow MD, University of California, Irvine
Gregory R. Evans MD, University of California, Irvine

HARBESON 18

12:30 PM - 2:30 PM

Evaluating the effect of a cooling period on egg hatchability in a BSL-2 poultry facility

Jordan T. Markson, Cal Poly Pomona
Janelle A. Ancona, Cal Poly Pomona
Kimberly N. Bechtol, Cal Poly Pomona
Cord B. Brundage, Cal Poly Pomona

HARBESON 1

12:30 PM - 2:30 PM

Evaluation of Tagging and Tracking Methods of Pismo Clams (Tivela Stultorum) in Southern California

Savannah Neu, Concordia University, Irvine California
Sean Bignami, Concordia University, Irvine California

HARBESON 6

12:30 PM - 2:30 PM

Factors that Affect the TDP-43 Aggregation During Stress Conditions

Magaly Guzman Sosa, California State University, San Marcos
Vince Harjono, University of California - San Diego
Brian M. Zid, University of California - San Diego

HARBESON 14

12:30 PM - 2:30 PM

Firing Rates of Primary Visual Cortex Neurons in Mice Model of Multi-Modal Visual Attention Task

Rachna Goli, University of California, Los Angeles
Allison Foreman, University of California, Los Angeles
Duy Tran, University of California, Los Angeles
Peyman Golshani MD/PhD, University of California, Los Angeles

HARBESON 19

12:30 PM - 2:30 PM

Identification of Genus staphylococcus

alexis campos
Hector Valenzuela, Whittier College

HARBESON 11

12:30 PM - 2:30 PM

Inflammation and Wound Healing Following Hypochlorous Acid Treatment in Post-Surgical Canine Patients

Taylor Youngquist
Cord Brundage, California State Polytechnic University - Pomona

HARBESON 29

12:30 PM - 2:30 PM

Large Variations in Throughfall Nitrogen Deposition Over Small Spatial Scales in Southern California Chaparral

Jeff Jaureguy
George Vourlitis Dr., California State University, San Marcos

HARBESON 22

12:30 PM - 2:30 PM

Magnetic Isolation of Pure Phagosomes

Mitchell Johnson, Occidental College
Cheryl Okumura, Occidental College

HARBESON 23

12:30 PM - 2:30 PM

Oxygen evolving enhancer protein 1 mRNA accumulation is regulated by yellow light in Chlamydomonas reinhardtii

Brett Farthing, California State University, Fullerton
Brandon Bedolla, California State University, Fullerton
Joshua Lee, California State University, Fullerton
Laura Arce, California State University, Fullerton

HARBESON 3

12:30 PM - 2:30 PM

Partial Hatching in the California Grunion, Leuresthes tenuis

Olivia L. Le Sage, Pepperdine University
Karen L. Martin, Pepperdine University

HARBESON 4

12:30 PM - 2:30 PM

Producing Cytochrome P450 Mutants for Biocatalysis

Andrew Udit, Occidental College
Elleni Bekele

HARBESON 15

12:30 PM - 2:30 PM

Santa Monica Mountain Chaparral Ferns May Exhibit Reduced Genome Size

Talia Cao, Pepperdine University
Xingyue Zhu, Pepperdine University
Yixuan Ma, Pepperdine University
Logan Meeks, Carroll College

HARBESON 24

12:30 PM - 2:30 PM

The Effects of Pollution on Insect Species Richness and Abundance

Emma Louise Georgina Romero, Whittier College
David Mbora, Whittier College

HARBESON 2

12:30 PM - 2:30 PM

The Effects of Serotonin and Mianserin on the Heart Rate of the Pond Snail Helisoma trivolvis in Satiated and Fasting States

Sara M. Beylik, California Lutheran University
Kenneth O. Long Ph.D., California Lutheran University

HARBESON 12

12:30 PM - 2:30 PM

The Patterns of Flotsam

Christina Thomas
Erin Clarke
Ricardo Montes Segura

HARBESON 20

12:30 PM - 2:30 PM

The Potential Effects of Climate Change on Leuresthes tenuis, California Grunion

Danilo Martinez

HARBESON 5

12:30 PM - 2:30 PM

Thermographic Image Evaluation of Canine Limbs

Ryan Chang, California State Polytechnic University - Pomona
Claire Kwon, California State Polytechnic University - Pomona
Cord Brundage, California State Polytechnic University - Pomona

HARBESON 31

12:30 PM - 2:30 PM

Time Course of Ischemia and Cell Death in a Mouse Model of White Matter Stroke

Kim T. Vu, UCLA
David J. DiTullio, UCLA
Stanley Thomas Carmichael, UCLA

HARBESON 13

12:30 PM - 2:30 PM

Transposon Mutagenesis of Transporter Gene Affects Motility and EPS in Paraburkholderia unamae

Shant Terzyan, Glendale Community College - Glendale, CA
Maria Vardapetyan, University of Southern California
Shelley Thai, Glendale Community College - Glendale, CA
Michelle Lum

HARBESON 10

12:30 PM - 2:30 PM

Urban Versus Natural Stream Resilience to Fertilizer Load and it’s Tendency to Become Eutrophic

Cassandra M. Decosto, Pasadena City College
Michele K. Raad, Pasadena City College
Brenda N. Tran, Pasadena City College
Jack M. Parkinson, Pasadena City College

HARBESON 30

12:30 PM - 2:30 PM

Vibration Directed Root Growth in Zea Mays

De'Asha Moore, Mount St. Mary's College, Los Angeles California

HARBESON 25

12:30 PM - 2:30 PM