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ARC24 Agenda – Friday, March 1

8 to 9 am

Breakfast, Patterson A, B & C

Conference Check-In, Pre-function
Posters set up, Lobby
See Abstracts page for poster numbers and locations.

9 to 9:10 am

Welcome & Introduction
Patterson A, B & C 

Dr. Martha Bickford, KY INBRE Program Director/PI

9:10 to 9:40 am

SuRE Resource Center
Patterson A, B & C 

Dr. Brett Spear

9:40 to 10:40 am

Faculty Research Talks
Patterson A, B & C

9:40 am: Dr. Noah Ashley (#44), WKU
Inflammatory Responses to Sleep Loss: When, Where, and Why?

9:55 am: Dr. Smita Joshi (*16), Morehead State University

Unveiling the Synergistic Potential of Phytochemical Combinations in Thrombosis Therapy

10:10 am: Dr. Brittany Smith (#63), Northern Kentucky University

Executive function deficits after prenatal opioid exposure relate to transcriptional changes in prefrontal cortical microglia

10:25 am: Dr. Christopher Lennon (*#2), Murray State University
Improved protein splicing through viral passaging

10:40 to 10:55 am

Networking Break

11 to 11:15 am

Louisville iGEM
Patterson A, B & C

Douglas Lin (#4), Kalp Poladia, Chaturya “Sree” Paladugu, Vishwaa Kannan, Daniel Jiang, Aryan Shah, and Anirudh Gundapantula

PFAS Detection through Genetic Modification of E. coli

11:15 am to 12 noon

Student Flash Talks
Three minute talks. Patterson A, B & C 

11:15 am: Cora Hurt (#53), Western Kentucky University  

A Process Model of Workplace Cyber Incivility Spillover

11:20 am: Tyler Downnen (#48), Northern Kentucky University  

Pilot studies of oral opioid self-administration in rats

11:25 am; Brandon Thomas (#77), Bellarmine University 

The Role and Expression of pros-1 in the C. elegans Gonad

11:30 am; Jenna Kesselring (*#31), Murray State University

Generation and characterization of a CRISPR/Cas9 generated zebrafish model of polycystic kidney disease

11:35 am: Kevin Williams (#39), Centre College

Regulating the peroxisome

11:40 am: Presley Neagle (#34), Western Kentucky University

Cell shape is mediated by a joint effort between a septin-associated kinase and endocytic protein

11:45 am: Maya Grasso (#14), Eastern Kentucky University

Detecting Phosphorylated Proteins by Performing Redox Proteomics

11:50 am; Cameron Gibson (*#26), Morehead State University

Vesicle-Associated Membrane Proteins/VAMPs Regulate Platelet Cargo Levels 

11:55 am, Erika Alonso (#9), Centre College

Multiplex detection of survivin and tuberculosis biomarkers on a µPAD platform

12 to 1 pm

Patterson A, B & C

1 to 2:30 pm

Poster Session
Lobby/Level B

2:30 to 5:15 pm

Graduate & Undergraduate Student Workshops
Patterson D

2:30 to 5:15 pm

Data Science Workshop
Berea Room

Dr. Katie Thompson

Associate Professor, Dr. Bing Zhang Department of Statistics

Predictive Analytics and Data Science Hub

University of Kentucky


Dr. Eric Rouchka

Professor, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

KY INBRE Bioinformatics Core Director

Associate Director, KY INBRE

University of Louisville

Presenters :
Julia Chariker, PhD

Statistical Data Analyst

KY INBRE Bioinformatics Core

 University of Louisville


Kalina Andreeva, PhD

Former Data Wranger for ENCODE Project

Stanford University

Workshop Agenda

2:30 to 5:15 pm

Electron Microscopy Workshop
Patterson F & G

Electron Microscopy and Imaging Workshops (i.e. hands-on demonstrations). Patterson F & G.

Presented by
EM Core Director and Associate Directors: Drs. Julia Aebersold (UofL), John Balk (UK), John Andersland (WKU)

Workshop Agenda

2:30 to 5:15 pm

Comparative Genomic Resources of the UCSC Genome Browser Workshop
Jessamine (Mezzanine/2nd Floor)

Presented by Robert Kuhn from Robert Kuhn Consulting, LLC

The Comparative Genomics resources on the UCSC Genome Browser bring together a large number of sequenced species in a graphical display that shows the evolutionary relationships among hundreds of vertebrate species. The data are produced using a process that uses a number of steps including alignment of each species to the base organism, discarding certain repeat alignments, and aggregating the results via evolutionary trees.  Any location in the genome can then be visualized in evolutionary context through other mammals, birds and fish back to lamprey. The display shows beautiful conservation signals for conserved exons and domain regions of proteins that imply functional importance, at amino-acid or nucleotide resolution. This workshop will explore ways to understand and use these resources, with a look under the hood at how they are produced.

5:30 pm

Dinner and Awards Ceremony
Patterson A, B & C

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