April 19–23, 2021

Schedule of Events


Science Showcase: Poster Session


Student Abstracts

Student(s):
Raquel Barnard

Faculty Mentor:
Dr. Katherine Hoffmann

Solving the Structure of NIS Synthetase DesD Variant R306Q


Student(s):
Robin Bedard

Faculty Mentor:
Dr. Kristopher Karsten

How many Sprint Trials is Enough? Avoiding Bias when Estimating Maximum Sprint Performance in Western Fence Lizards

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Student(s):
Michele Birkner

Faculty Mentor:
Dr. Travis Peterson

Comparision of Female and Male Golf Swing Kinetics and Force Production 

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Student(s):
Claire Bjork, Nicolette Alvandian

Faculty Mentor:
Dr. David Marcey

Investigating the Genetic and Developmental Basis of the Racing Stripe Phenotype in Drosophila melanogaster

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Student(s):
Allison Burdullis, Marcus McKinnon, Steven Hawkins, Ph.D., FACSM, Michele LeBlanc, Ph.D.

Faculty Mentor:
Dr. Michele LeBlanc

The Effects of Heel Strike Loading Magnitude on Hip and Lumbar Spine Bone Mineral Density in Male Distance Runners

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Student(s):
Tawny De Guzman

Faculty Mentor:
Dr. Bryan Swig

Postfire Succession in Ventura, California: Vegetation Monitoring Over a Thirteen-Month Period

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Student(s):
Alexandria De Leon

Faculty Mentor:
Dr. Andrea Huvard

Quantification of Microfibers in the Gastrointestinal Tract of Loligo opalescens

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Student(s):
Alexandria De Leon

Faculty Mentor:
Dr. Andrea Huvard

Quantification of Microfibers in the Gastrointestinal Tract of Loligo opalescens

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Student(s):
Michael Diaz

Faculty Mentor:
Dr. Allan Knox

Can a High Dietary Nitrate Intake Attenuate the Harmful Effects of Chronic Alcohol Consumption on the Vasculature?


Student(s):
Ariana Espinosa

Faculty Mentor:
Dr. Kenneth Long

The Effect of Hesperidin on a Rotenone-Induced Model of Parkinson's Disease in Lymnaea stagnalis

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Student(s):
Eliana Goncuian

Faculty Mentor:
Dr. Katherine Hoffmann

Solving the Structure of E467A DesD from Streptomyces coelicolor


Student(s):
David Hall

Faculty Mentor:
Dr. Kirk Lesh

Impact of Police Unionization on FBI Dataset Participation

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Student(s):
Van Haslett

Faculty Mentor:
Dr. Mary Oksala

Classifying Infrared Emission Line Stars Using Optical Spectroscopy 

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Student(s):
Abigail Hiller, Marcus McKinnon, Steven Hawkins, Ph. D., Michele LeBlanc, Ph. D.

Faculty Mentor:
Dr. Michele LeBlanc

THE INFLUENCE OF JUMPING RATE OF FORCE DEVELOPMENT ON BONE MINERAL DENSITY IN RUNNERS

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Student(s):
Connor Hinthorn, Julian van Geest

Faculty Mentor:
Dr. Sebastian Carron-Montero

Study of QCD Background of VBF Higgs at CMS in CERN

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Student(s):
Emily Jabourian

Faculty Mentor:
Dr. David Marcey

Crybaby Induction by Genetic Elements in the extra eye Strain of Drosophila melanogaster

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Student(s):
Kayla Klussman, Noah Shepard, Jessica Nasr

Faculty Mentor:
Dr. Jesus Cordova Guerrero

Review of Spirocyclic Compounds and an Organic Chemistry Textbook

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Student(s):
Ryan Kyaw

Faculty Mentor:
Dr. Christopher Brown

A Generalization of the Hardy Distribution for Golf Hole Scores

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Student(s):
Morgen Lakpour, Noah Shepard, Alex Rangel, Crystal Cendejas, and Lyndsey Zamora

Faculty Mentor:
Dr. Jesus Cordova-Guerrero

STEM Research: CLU Newsletter and Graduate Program Database


Student(s):
Nathan March, Dr. Kathrine Hoffmann

Faculty Mentor:
Nathan L March

Catalysis Mechanism Proposal for DesD


Student(s):
Amir Mejia

Faculty Mentor:
Dr. Andrea Huvard

The Comparison of Microfibers in Sand Sediment in Southern California Beaches, Harbors, and Bays

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Student(s):
Gabriella Moreno

Faculty Mentor:
Dr. David Marcey

A Screen for Inducible Epigenetic Variation in Natural Populations of Drosophila melanogaster


Student(s):
Kieudiem Nguyen

Faculty Mentor:
Dr. Grady Hanrahan

Artificial Neural Network Platform Development for Chemical Toxicity Model Assessment


Student(s):
Keury Ortez Hernandez, Steven Ortez Hernandez

Faculty Mentor:
Dr. Andrea Huvard

Analysis of Microfibers Found in Sardina pilchardus and Rastrelliger kanagurta

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Student(s):
Sara Ortiz Ramirez

Faculty Mentor:
Dr. Grady Hanrahan

Improved Optimization and Chemical Characterization for Urinary Metabolite Screening

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Student(s):
Pablo Paredes, Estrella Palacios, Nathan March, Eliana Goncuian, Raquel Barnard

Faculty Mentor:
Dr. Katherine M. Hoffmann

NIS synthetases Structure Review of IucA and IucC

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Student(s):
Luke Rodarte

Faculty Mentor:
Allan Knox

Fasting and Cerebral Dynamics: A Systematic Review 


Student(s):
Devin Romines, Gabriella Moreno

Faculty Mentor:
Dr. David Marcey

Using Recombination to Separate Genetic Components of the extra eye Mutation in Drosophila melanogaster

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Student(s):
Rishabh Sarin

Faculty Mentor:
Prof. Lacey Davidson

Are Robots Responsible? Extended and Shared Moral Responsbility 


Student(s):
Noah Shepard, Kayla Klussman

Faculty Mentor:
Dr. Jesus Cordova Guerrero

STEM Research Newsletter and Organic Chemistry Textbook

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Student(s):
Neha Soogoor, Madison Katz

Faculty Mentor:
Dr. David Marcey

A Screen for Cryptic Epigenetic Variation in Natural Populations of Drosophila melanogaster

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Student(s):
Julian Van Geest, Connor Hinthorn

Faculty Mentor:
Dr. Sebastian Carron Montero

Study of Drell-Yan Z Boson Decay Background in Context of the Search for VBF Higgs at CMS (CERN)

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