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Research Presentations at the 2009 Graduate Professional Development Conference

May 29, 2009

Ten graduate students had the opportunity to present their research at the Graduate Professional Development Conference on Wednesday, April 8 2009. The research talks were recorded so that each student could meet with presentation skills coach Cory Mitchell to review the video and receive helpful feedback for future presentations.

2009 Presentations

Brian J. Altman, Jonathan L. Coloff, and Emily C. Ferguson
Pharmacology and Cancer Biology
Advisor: Jeffrey C. Rathmell
AUTOPHAGY AND APOPTOSIS IN GROWTH FACTOR WITHDRAWAL

Hsin-Ying Chen
Pathology
Advisor: Robin Bachelder
ASSESSMENT OF THE ALPHA2 INTEGRIN AS A NOVEL TARGET OF SNAIL-1 TRANSCRIPTIONAL INHIBITION IN TRIPLE-NEGATIVE BREAST CANCERS

Amrika Deonarine and Heileen Hsu-Kim
Civil and Environmental Engineering
Advisor: Heileen Hsu-Kim
PRECIPITATION OF MERCURIC SULFIDE NANOPARTICLES IN NOM-CONTAINING WATER: IMPLICATIONS FOR THE NATURAL ENVIRONMENT

Leon D’Souza
Humanities
Advisor: Abdeslam Maghraoui
ON VIOLENCE AND THE CREATION OF DEMOCRACY

Yvonne Ford
Nursing
Advisors: Linda L. Davis and Julie Barroso
“WE’RE DIFFERENT AND IT’S OKAY THAT WE’RE DIFFERENT”: LONG-TERM BREAST
CANCER SURVIVORSHIP AMONG OLDER AFRICAN AMERICAN WOMEN

Nicole Johnson, Hitesh S. Deshmukh, Sun Hee Ahn, Charlotte E. Nelson,
William K. Scott, Lindsay Cowell, and Vance G. Fowler, Jr.
Computational Biology and Bioinformatics
Advisor: Lindsay Cowell
THE IDENTIFICATION OF CANDIDATE SUSCEPTIBILITY GENES ASSOCIATED
WITH STAPHTYLOCOCCUS AUREUS INFECTION: AN INTEGRATED APPROACH

Angela R. Mace
Music
Advisor: R. Larry Todd
THE MENDELSSOHNS AND THE “EASTER SONATA”

Christina Powers
Pharmacology and Cancer Biology
Advisors: Theodore A. Slotkin, Frederic J. Seidler, and Elwood Linney
IS Ag+ A DEVELOPMENTAL NEUROTOXIN?:
CONCERN FOR INCREASING NANOPARTICLE USE

Shawn Selleck
International Development Policy
Advisor: Jerry VanSant
EVALUABILITY ASSESSMENTS IN SOCIAL PROGRAMS AND PARTNERSHIPS:
DEFINED BEGINNINGS AND MEASURABLE ENDINGS

Chunjie Zhang
German Studies
Advisor: Jonathan Hess
AUGUST VON KOTZEBUE’S VIRGIN OF THE SUN:
COLONIAL DESIRE OR THE CHALLENGES OF CULTURAL DIFFERENCES