MSI Research Exhibition 2019 - Biological and Medical Science Posters

The posters submitted in the Biological and Medical Sciences category for the 2019 MSI Research Exhibition are listed below.

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Biological and Medical Sciences

A Bayesian network meta-analysis of multiple outcomes in dental research

Authors: Menglu Liang, Qinshu Lian, Georgios A. Kotsakis, Bryan S. Michalowicz, Mike T. John, Haitao Chu

MSI PI: Haitao Chu (Biostatistics)

A Bayesian nonparametric EEG microstate model for twins

Authors: Brian Hart, Steve Malone, Mark Fiecas

MSI PI: Mark Fiecas (Biostatistics)

Adaptation of collective action in Kluyveromyces lactis show high degree of genetic convergence

Authors: Pu Wang, William Driscoll, Michael Travisano

MSI PI: Michael Travisano (Ecology, Evolution, and Behavior)

Alpha-defensin gene single nucleotide polymorphism modulates the gut microbiota

Authors: Mohamad A. Merbodi, Adam Herman, Bruce R. Blazar, Daniel Weisdorf, Armin Rashidi

MSI PI: Christopher Staley (Surgery)

Amygdala connectivity during emotion regulation in depressed adolescents with non-suicidal self-injury (NSSI)

Authors: Carmen Santana-Gonzalez, Jia Yuan Teoh, Madelyn Castro, Maggie Engstrom, David Porter

MSI PI: Karina Quevedo (Psychiatry)

Analysis of polymorphic TE insertions in maize reveals family specific influences on chromatin preference and spreading of DNA methylation

Authors: Jaclyn M. Noshay, Sarah N. Anderson, Michelle C. Stitzer, Alex Brohammer, Peng Zhou, Zefu Lu, William Ricci, Xiaoyu Zhang, Robert J. Schmitz, Candice N. Hirsch, Jefferey Ross-Ibarra, Nathan M. Springer

MSI PI: Nathan Springer (Plant and Microbial Biology)

Anoxygenic photosynthesis across geochemical space in Yellowstone National Park hot springs

Authors: Annastacia C. Bennett, Senthil K. Murugapiran, Trinity L. Hamilton

MSI PI: Trinity L. Hamilton (Plant and Microbial Biology)

Anthrax antitoxin lead optimization via bioisosteric replacement and other in silico strategies

Authors: Connor McDermott, Elizabeth A. Ambrose

MSI PI: Elizabeth A. Ambrose (Medicinal Chemistry)

Bimolecular modeling and simulation of alpha-1 adrenergic receptor antagonist with Prazosin

Authors: Ingrid R. Aragon, Chastity Healy, Ramaiah Muthyala, Timothy O’Connell, Yuk Y. Sham

MSI PI: Yuk Y. Sham (Integrative Biology and Physiology)

Cell migration simulator simulated in MSI for cancer cell research

Authors: Jay Hou, Daniel Orban, Sarah Anderson, Mariah McMahon, Daniel F. Keefe, David J. Odde, Victor H. Barocas

MSI PIs: David J. Odde (Biomedical Engineering), Victor H. Barocas (Biomedical Engineering)

Changes in the gut microbiome contribute to changes in tissue gene expression in rats fed prebiotic dietary fibers

Authors: Breann E. Abernathy, Tonya Schoenfuss, Ran Blekhman, Daniel D. Gallaher

MSI PI: Daniel D. Gallaher (Food Science and Nutrition)

Clinical trial outcomes for drug combination therapies can be predicted by modeling independent action using cancer cell line screens

Authors: Alex Ling, R. Stephanie Huang

MSI PI: R. Stephanie Huang (Experimental and Clinical Pharmacology)

Comparison of CPU and GPU computing of biological molecular dynamics simulations

Authors: Megin Nguyen, Paul Buscemi, Yuk Y. Sham

MSI PI: Yuk Y. Sham (Integrative Biology and Physiology)

Comprehensive analysis of exitron splicing in human cancer

Authors: Ting-You Wang, Rendong Yang

MSI PI: Rendong Yang (Hormel Institute)

Computational methods for benchmarking human CRISPR screens

Authors: Mahfuzur Rahman, Maximilian Billmann, Michael Costanzo, Matej Usaj, Brenda Andrews, Charles Boone, Jason Moffat, Chad L. Myers

MSI PI: Chad L. Myers (Computer Science and Engineering; Bioinformatics and Computational Biology)

Contribution of a somatic hybridization event to the emergence of the Ug99 lineage of the wheat stem rust pathogen

Authors: Feng Li, Narayana Upadhyaya, Benjamin Schwessinger, Jana Sperschneider, Oadi Matny, Castle Raley, Marisa. E. Miller, Kevin Silverstein, Hoa Nguyen-Phuc, Cory D. Hirsch, Botma Visser, Zacharias A. Pretorius, Brian Steffenson, Peter N. Dodds, Melania Figueroa

MSI PI: Melania Figueroa (Plant Pathology)

De novo genome assembly and analysis of glucose-secreting green algae

Authors: Natalia Calixto Mancipe, Brett Barney

MSI PI: Brett Barney (Bioproducts and Biosystems Engineering)

Dynamical mechanism of kinase activation and regulation via integrative structural biology

Authors: Yingjie Wang, Cristina Olivieri, Caitlin Walker, Manu VS, David Bernlohr, Jiali Gao, Gianluigi Veglia

MSI PI: Gianluigi Veglia (Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, and Biochemistry; Chemistry)

Effect of methionine oxidation on the structural dynamics of calmodulin bound to a calmodulin-dependent kinase II analog

Authors: Bryan Reutzel, Alessandro Cembran

MSI PI: Alessandro Cembran (UMD Chemistry and Biochemistry)

Effects of neurofeedback on networks of self-face processing in depressed adolescents.

Authors: Natasha Ahrweiler, Grace Quandt, Karina Quevedo, Jia Yuan Teoh, Thomas Zeffiro, Satrajit Ghosh, Garry Smyda, John Strupp, Kamil Ugurbil

MSI PI: Karina Quevedo (Psychiatry)

Estimating plant water stress response by sap flow measurements

Authors: Yaojie Lu, Xue Feng

MSI PI: Xue Feng (Civil, Environmental, and Geo-Engineering)

Estimation of epidemiological parameters using diagnostic testing data from low pathogenicity avian influenza infected turkey premises

Authors: Peter Bonney, Sasidhar Malladi, Amos Ssematimba, Timothy Goldsmith, Marie Culhane, Carol Cardona

MSI PI: Marie Culhane (Veterinary Population Medicine)

Estradiol deficiency impairs satellite cell maintenance and strength recovery via an estrogen receptor-α mediated mechanism

Authors: Alexie A. Larson, Brittany C. Collins, Cory W. Baumann, Ning Xie, Michael Kyba, Dawn A. Lowe

MSI PI: Dawn A. Lowe (Rehabilitation Medicine)

Evolving Multicellularity: Diverse molecular mechanisms underlie parallel evolution of a complex novel trait

Authors: Noah Gettle, Michael Travisano

MSI PI: Michael Travisano (Ecology, Evolution, and Behavior)

Fret-based mapping of calmodulin within ryanodine receptors

Authors: Bengt Svensson, Robyn T. Rebbeck, David D. Thomas, Razvan L. Cornea

MSI PI: David D. Thomas (Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, and Biochemistry)

High-throughput sequencing of transposon libraries enables functional genomics of Enterococcus faecalis

Authors: Julia Willett, Michelle Korir, Dawn Manias, Jennifer Dale, Jennifer Nilson, Nagendra Palani, Josh Baller, Kenneth B. Beckman, Gary Dunny

MSI PI: Gary Dunny (Microbiology and Immunology)

Identification of a molecular basis for Infantile Nystagmus Syndrome

Authors: Laura L. Johnson, Linda K. McLoon

MSI PI: Linda K. McLoon (Ophthalmology and Visual Neurosciences)

Immune microenvironment in colorectal cancer tumours and immune checkpoint gene expression

Authors: Pearl Y.H. Wilcock, Ce Yuan, Subree Subramanian

MSI PI: Subree Subramanian (Surgery)

Investigation of alterations in brain white matter of individuals diagnosed with Smith-Lemli-Opitz Syndrome and Sjögren-Larsson Syndrome

Authors: Amy Paulson, Carol Nguyen, William Rizzo, Igor Nestrasil

MSI PI: Elsa Shapiro (Pediatrics)

Mucosal microbiota and metabolome along the intestinal tracts reveals location specific relationship

Authors: Ce Yuan, Melanie Graham, Christopher Staley, Subbaya Subramanian

MSI PI: Subbaya Subramanian (Surgery)

Neural correlates of emotion dysregulation during self-processing among adolescents with and without non-suicidal self-injury (NSSI)

Authors: Darby Burroughs, Dawson Cooper, Jia Yuan Teoh, Karina Quevedo, David Porter

MSI PI: Karina Quevedo (Psychiatry)

Neural correlates of maltreatment timing during self-processing in depressed adolescents

Authors: Madelyn Castro, Zhenan Shao, Maggie Engstrom, Jia Yuan Teoh, Karina Quevedo

MSI PI: Karina Quevedo (Psychiatry)

Predicting clinical outcomes using simplified and reproducible models

Authors: Aritro Nath, Lauren Lemke, R. Stephanie Huang

MSI PI: R. Stephanie Huang (Experimental and Clinical Pharmacology)

Structural exploration of the HA-binding groove in CD44 using disaccharide mimetics

Authors: William McCue, Soma Maitra, Gunda I. Georg, James B. McCarthy, Barry C. Finzel

MSI PI: Barry C. Finzel (Medicinal Chemistry)

Structural impact of phosphorylation and dielectric constant variation on synaptotagmin’s intrinsically disordered region

Authors: Michael E. Fealey, Benjamin P. Binder, Vladimir N. Uversky, Anne Hinderliter, David D. Thomas

MSI PI: David D. Thomas (Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, and Biophysics)

Thymic regulatory T cells arise via two distinct developmental programs

Authors: David L. Owen, Shawn A. Mahmud, Lousia E. Sjaastad, Jason B. Williams, Justin A. Spanier, Dimitre R. Simeonov, et al.

MSI PI: Michael Farrar (Laboratory Medicine and Pathology)

Tn-seq reveals genetic determinants of starvation-induced antibiotic tolerance in Mycobacterium tuberculosis

Authors: Alisha Aagesen, Nagendra Palani, Anna Tischler

MSI PI: Anna Tischler (Microbiology and Immunology)

Unlocking pennycress potential: Rapid domestication through bioinformatics and super computing

Authors: Katherine Frels, Ratan Chopra, Zenith Tandukar, Kevin Dorn, Donald Wyse, M. David Marks, James A. Anderson

MSI PI: James A. Anderson (Agronomy and Plant Genetics)

Virulence-associated gene profiling of Streptococcus suis in the United States

Authors: April A. Estrada, Connie Gebhart, Douglas G. Marthaler

MSI PI: Connie Gebhart (Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences)