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2018
Saturday, November 17th
8:00 AM

Natural History of Microchiroptera

Patricio Ruano, CSU Channel Islands
Jason Miller, CSU Channel Islands

C161

8:00 AM - 8:15 AM

Observational Study of Ceratonia siliqua Landscape Trees in California

L Megan Lynch
Debra B. Folsom, Pasadena City College

C158

8:00 AM - 8:15 AM

The Effect of Quinoa Flour on the Quality of Gluten-Free Products

Mariana Garcia
Giorgio Guzman
Olive Y. Li, Cal Poly Pomona

C302

8:00 AM - 8:15 AM

8:15 AM

Human Impact on Santa Rosa Island: Documenting the Past to Restore the Present

Amanda Kirk
Angelica Ramirez
Casey Martinez
Elena Gonzalez

C158

8:15 AM - 8:30 AM

The Effect of Essiac Tea's Antioxidant Properties on in vitro and in vivo Models

Jimena Ruiz
Sylvia Vetrone Dr., Whittier College

C302

8:15 AM - 8:30 AM

Urban Coyotes Differ Genetically From Coyotes in Natural Habitats

Anthony Joseph Adducci II, Pepperdine University
Jeremy Jasperse, Wheaton College, Wheaton Illinois
Rodney Honeycutt, Pepperdine University
Javier Monzon, Pepperdine University

C161

8:15 AM - 8:30 AM

8:30 AM

PTSD: How it hijacks and rewires a victims brain

Michelle Sinani
Michael Harnett Dr., Glendale Community College - Glendale, CA

C161

8:30 AM - 8:45 AM

What's the Point? Using Photo Points to Document Environmental Restoration

Ariana G. Cortez, California State University, Channel Islands
Branden M. Benavides, California State University, Channel Islands
Carmen M. Cruz, California State University, Channel Islands
Sean Kelly, California State University, Channel Islands

C158

8:30 AM - 8:45 AM

8:45 AM

The Effects of Augmented Maternal Care on the Learning and Memory of Mice

Isabelle Tran, University of California, Irvine
Annabel K. Short, University of California, Irvine

C161

8:45 AM - 9:00 AM

The Expression of Membrane Transport Proteins of Vaginal Epithelial Cells between no Anti-HIV Drugs and 3 Anti-HIV Drugs Embedded in Intravaginal Rings

shaddy zbib, Oak Crest Institute of Science/Citrus College
Nay Akeh, Oak Crest Institute of Science/ Citrus College
Paul Webster, oak crest institute of science
John Cortez, oak crest institute of science

C158

8:45 AM - 9:00 AM

9:00 AM

Human Islet Amyloid Polypeptide (IAPP) Aggregation is Inhibited in the Presence of IAPP of Alternate Species

Kate Alexandra Tuazon Menefee, Loyola Marymount University
Dillon Jacob Rinauro, Loyola Marymount University
David Aaron Moffet Ph.D., Loyola Marymount University

C161

9:00 AM - 9:15 AM

REGULATION OF TRANSLESION SYNTHESIS POLYMERASES ETA AND KAPPA IN RESPONSE TO DNA REPLICATION STRESS

Isaiah Eruaga, California State University, Fullerton
Tony Huang, New York University School of Medicine

C158

9:00 AM - 9:15 AM

9:30 AM

Analyzing the mutation rate in E. coli’s reporter strain CSH101

Claudia Quinonez, Mount Saint Mary College
Alexandra Avalos, Mount Saint Mary College
Paul Lee, Mount Saint Mary College

C162

9:30 AM - 9:45 AM

Determining Aggregation Propensity of Islet Amyloid Polypeptide in Diabetic and Nondiabetic Organisms

Sarah Shapiro, Loyola Marymount University
Olivia Nossif, Loyola Marymount University
David Moffet, Loyola Marymount Unversity

C161

9:30 AM - 9:45 AM

9:45 AM

A Look into Complement Sensitivity Among Gram-Positive Bacteria

Salar Rustem, University of Redlands
Ben Aronson, University of Redlands

C164

9:45 AM - 10:00 AM

In-vivo and In-vitro Evaluation of Enzymes of Human Vaginal Matrices

Sylvia Pere, Citrus College
Ivan Villanueva, UC Irvine
Manjula Gunawardana M.P.H., Oak Crest Institute of Science

C161

9:45 AM - 10:00 AM

Single Nucleotide Polymorphisms in the TMEM163 gene

Vanessa B. Sanchez, California State University, Fullerton
Saima Ali, California State University, Fullerton
Math P. Cuajungco, California State University, Fullerton

C162

9:45 AM - 10:00 AM

10:00 AM

A Novel Role of Histones in the Reduction and Provision of Copper for Mitochondrial Respiration and Superoxide Dismutase Function

Nathan Mallipeddi
Oscar A. Campos, UCLA
Siavash K. Kurdistani, UCLA

C164

10:00 AM - 10:15 AM

Natural Remedies and Cancer: Bromelia pinguin’s Aerial Root Extract Induces HeLa Cell and HCT-116 Apoptosis

Stephania Luna
Sylvine Deprèle, Mount St. Mary's University, Los Angeles California
Luiza Nogaj, Mount Saint Mary's University, Los Angeles California

C161

10:00 AM - 10:15 AM

Wound Repair and the Immune System in the Presence of Rapamycin

Shannon Gargas, California State University, San Marcos
Samantha H. Payne Landgrave, California State University, San Marcos
Carly Hayter, California State University, San Marcos
Nathan Fay, California State University, San Marcos

C162

10:00 AM - 10:15 AM

10:15 AM

An Investigation of T7 Coliphage Resistance to Chlorination

Anaïs Gaunin, San Diego State University
Matt Verbyla, San Diego State University
Fei Zhao, San Diego State University

C164

10:15 AM - 10:30 AM

Group A Streptococcus ruptures the phagolysosomal membrane in THP-1 macrophages using pore-forming toxins.

Scott T. Nishioka, Occidental College
Cheryl Y. Okumura, Occidental College

C162

10:15 AM - 10:30 AM

The Effects of Alpha-Lipoic Acid on Lactate Dehydrogenase Enzyme Kinetics

Joyzell V. Fortich, University of La Verne
Chassitie Char, University of La Verne
Jerome Garcia, University of La Verne

C161

10:15 AM - 10:30 AM

10:30 AM

Analysis of the Effects of Human and Chicken IAPP on Pancreatic β-cells

Alissa K. Oakes, Mount Saint Mary's University
Arleen Lamba, Mount Saint Mary's University
Luiza A. Nogaj, Mount Saint Mary's University

C161

10:30 AM - 10:45 AM

Strategies for improved binding of milk proteins with orange polyphenols for reduced bitterness

Erik Dassoff
Olive Y. Li, Cal Poly Pomona
Justin Huynh, Cal Poly Pomona

C164

10:30 AM - 10:45 AM

1:30 PM

Impact of Ultrasonication Time on Antioxidant Capacity of Orange Pomace

Jonathan Guo
Yao Li, Cal Poly Pomona
Gabriel Davidov, Cal Poly Pomona
Wei Jen Lin, Cal Poly Pomona

C161

1:30 PM - 1:45 PM

1:45 PM

Assessment of Microbial Safety of Dehydrated Orange Pomace Powder

Huiying Hu, California State Polytechnic University - Pomona
Xia Chen, Inner Mongolia Agricultural University
Lin Su, Inner Mongolia Agricultural University
Yao Olive Li, California State Polytechnic University - Pomona

C161

1:45 PM - 2:00 PM

2:00 PM

Detection of California tiger salamanders (Ambystoma californiense): comparing eDNA and traditional net-based survey methods for maximum sensitivity

Caitlyn Barrera, California State University, Monterey Bay
Christy Wyckoff, Santa Lucia Conservancy
Caren Goldberg, Washington State University

C161

2:00 PM - 2:15 PM

2:15 PM

Fats, Oils and Grease Effluent Recycling for Food Production

joaquin Spolita, California State Polytechnic University - Pomona
Matthew Ortega, California State Polytechnic University - Pomona

C161

2:15 PM - 2:30 PM

2:30 PM

Analyzing the effects of site-directed mutagenesis within the B345 C-terminal tail on ESCRT-III protein recruitment

Jacqueline Gutierrez
Jamie C. Snyder, California State Polytechnic University - Pomona

C161

2:30 PM - 2:45 PM