December 21, 2014

MBL Undergraduate Research Symposium

Date/Time
Date(s) - 08/20/2014
9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Location
Lillie Auditorium

9:00 Opening Remarks –

Jonathan Gitlin, Deputy Director for the Office of Research & Programs, MBL

Dr. William Reznikoff, Director of Education, MBL

Session One – Robyn Crook, University of Texas Medical School at Houston

9:05        Advancing mussel farming with research in the shellfish hatchery. Patricia N. Claudio Vázquez1, David Bailey2 and Scott Lindell2.1Department of Biology, University of Puerto Rico, Cayey, PR; 2Scientific Aquaculture Program, Marine Biological Laboratory, Woods Hole, MA.

9:20         Grounding the invasive flying carp; development of an early warning and fish detection system. C. Lee Austin1,2 and Allen F. Mensinger1,2. 1University of Minnesota Duluth, Duluth, MN; 2Marine Biological Laboratory, Woods Hole, MA.

9:35         Effects of injury on Dorytheuthis (Loligo) pealeii’s response to predation threats. Megumi C. Oshima1,4, Theodor Di Pauli von Treuheim2,4, Robyn J. Crook3,4, Roger T. Hanlon4 and Edgar T. Walters3. 1Coastal Carolina University, Conway, SC; 2Union College, Schenectady, NY; 3University of Texas Medical School at Houston, Houston, TX; 4Marine Biological Laboratory, Woods Hole, MA.

9:50         Serotonin evokes nociceptor hyperexcitability in Doryteuthis (Loligo) pealeii’s peripheral nervous system. Theodor Di Pauli von Treuheim1,4, Megumi C. Oshima2,4, Robyn J. Crook3,4, Roger T. Hanlon4 and Edgar T. Walters3.1Union College, Schenectady, NY; 2Coastal Carolina University, Conway, SC; 3University of Texas Medical School at Houston, Houston, TX; 4Marine Biological Laboratory, Woods Hole, MA.

10:05       The effect of diet on fatty acid content and assimilation efficiencies in Fundulus heteroclitus. Alison Hall1,2, James Nelson2 and Amanda Spivak3.1Biology Department, Carleton College, Northfield, MN; 2Ecosystems Center, Marine Biological Laboratory, Woods Hole, MA; 3Marine Chemistry and Geochemistry, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute, Woods Hole, MA.

10:20        Break

Session Two – Beth Giuffrida, Wareham Middle School and Marine Biological Laboratory

10:45       Behavioral analysis of nicotine-conditioned place preference in squid. Medha Biswas1,2 and William Green1,2.1The University of Chicago, Chicago, IL; 2Marine Biological Laboratory, Woods Hole, MA.

11:00        PolyQ-Htt Proline binding motif in exon 1 inhibits fast axonal transport. Daniel T. MacVeigh-Fierro1,2, Gerado A. Morfini2,3 and Scott T. Brady2,3.1Worcester Polytechnic Institute, Worcester, MA; 2Marine Biological Laboratory, Woods Hole, MA; 3Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL.

11:15         Using squid axons to elucidate the pathogenic mechanisms of Huntington’s Disease. Nicola Kriefall1, Minsu Kang2, Scott Brady2 and Gerardo Morfini2. 1Department of Biology, CUNY Hunter College, New York, NY; 2Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL.

11:30        Investigating the contribution of SH3 Binding Domain interactions for toxicity in Huntington’s Disease. Jennifer Purks1,3, Gerardo Morfini2,3 and Scott T. Brady2,3.1Department of Biology, Georgetown University, Washington, D.C.; 2Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL; 3Marine Biological Laboratory, Woods Hole, MA.

11:45        Tau isoform toxicity on fast axonal transport in squid. Brenda Abdelmesih1,4, Kristine Cox 2,4 and Scott Brady 3,4. 1Hunter College, New York, NY; 2Michigan State University, Grand Rapids, MI; 3University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL; 4Marine Biological Laboratory, Woods Hole, MA.

12:00        Distribution of Tau isoforms along axonal microtubules. Meghan Pantalia1,3, Gregory Hoeprich2,3 and Christopher Berger2,3. 1University of Texas at Dallas, Dallas, TX; 2University of Vermont, Burlington, VT; 3Marine Biological Laboratory, Woods Hole, MA.

12:15-1:15     Lunch

Session Three – Maria Gomez,Universidad Nacional, de Colombia and Marine Biological Laboratory

1:15         Doxorubicin mediates toxicity in INS-1 832/13 cells via activation of Poly (ADP-Ribose) Polymerase (PARP). Tiffany M. Richardson1, Delaine M. Zayas-Bazán Burgos2, Joshua P. Gray3,4 and Emma Heart4. 1Princeton University, Princeton, NJ; 2University of Puerto Rico at Cayey, Cayey, PR; 3US Coast Guard Academy, New London, CT; 4Marine Biological Laboratory, Woods Hole, MA.

1:30         Shark and zebrafish retinal cells as model systems for studying regulation of extracellular pH in the vertebrate retina. Travis Bautista1, Mark Messerli2 and Robert Paul Malchow3.1University of South Florida, Tampa, FL; 2Marine Biological Laboratory, Woods Hole, MA; 3University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL.

1:45         Does a multiple protein binding domain regulate the G-protein cascade in phototransduction? Gretchen A. Walch1,2, Jason S. Sloan 1,3, Enrico Nasi 1,4 and Maria Gomez 1,4.1Marine Biological Laboratory, Woods Hole, MA; 2Smith College, Northampton, MA; 3Hunter College, New York, NY; 4Universidad Nacional, de Colombia.

2:00        Localizing Gq and TRP channels to elucidate the phototransduction pathway in Loligo pealei retina cells. Jason S. Sloan1,4, Gretchen A. Walch2,4, Enrico Nasi3,4 and Maria Gomez3,4.1Hunter College, New York, NY; 2Smith College, Northampton, MA; 3Universidad Nacional, de Colombia; 4Marine Biological Laboratory, Woods Hole, MA.

2:15          Quantitative imaging of suspended animation in the zebrafish embryo. Clara Kao1, Jonathan Gitlin2 and Shalin Mehta2.1University of Chicago, Chicago, IL; 2Marine Biological Laboratory, Woods Hole, MA.

2:30          Polarized glow for microflow: Investigating shear flow in a microfluidic channel using polarized light microscopy. Nguyen Le1 and Rudolf Oldenbourg2,3. 1Department of Chemical Engineering, Brown University, Providence, RI; 2Marine Biological Laboratory, Woods Hole, MA; Department of Physics, Brown University, Providence, RI.

2:45          Break

Session Four – Joel Smith, University of Chicago

3:00         Phosphorus partitioning and phase association in sinking marine particulates from the deep Sargasso Sea. Shaunae Alex1, Maureen Conte2 and J.C. Weber2.1University of Chicago, Chicago, IL; 2Ecosystems Center, Marine Biological Laboratory, Woods Hole, MA.

3:15          Influence of beavers on streamside vegetation in coastal New England. Lia Tosiello1and Christopher Neill2.1Brown University, Providence, RI; 2Marine Biological Laboratory, Woods Hole, MA.

3:30         Plant protein content as a predictor of palatability to cattle on Naushon Island. Emma R. Sheffield1,2 and Christopher Neill2.1Eckerd College, St. Petersburg, FL; 2Marine Biological Laboratory, Woods Hole, MA.

3:45         Nitrogen loads to Waquoit Bay, 1990-2013: have they changed? Caroline Owens1, Ivan Valiela2 and Anne Reynolds3. 1University of Chicago, Chicago, IL; 2Marine Biological Laboratory, Woods Hole, MA; 3Cape Cod Commission, Barnstable, MA.

4:00         Patterns of nitrogen loss from agriculture in East Africa: the role of soil type. Madeline McKenna1, Katherine L. Tully2,3 and Christopher Neill1.1Marine Biological Laboratory, Woods Hole, MA; 2Earth Institute at Columbia University, New York, NY; 3University of Maryland, College Park, MD.

4:15         The effects of eutrophication and sea level rise on root profiles in the Great Sippewissett Salt Marsh. Rachel Folz1and Ivan Valiela2.1University of Chicago, Chicago, IL; 2Marine Biological Laboratory, Woods Hole, MA.

4:30         Closing Remarks – Robert Paul Malchow,University of Illinois at Chicago