MSI Research Exhibition 2016 - Biological and Medical Sciences Posters

The titles for the posters submitted in the Biological and Medical Sciences category for the 2016 MSI Research Exhibition are listed are shown below.

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Adaptive Gene- and Pathway-Trait Association Testing With GWAS Summary Statistics
Authors: Il-Youp Kwak, Wei Pan
MSI Principal Investigator: Wei Pan (Biostatistics)

An Adaptive Association Test for Microbiome Data
Authors: Chong Wu, Jun Chen, Junghi Kim, Wei Pan
MSI Principal Investigator: Wei Pan (Biostatistics)

Anatomically-Driven Multiscale Model of Ascending Thoracic Aorta, With Application to Multidirectional Experiments
Authors: Rohit Y. Dhume, Christopher E. Korenczuk, Victor H. Barocas
MSI Principal Investigator: Victor H. Barocas (Biomedical Engineering)

Apiaceous and Cruciferous Vegetables Fed in the Post-Initiation Stage Reduce Colonic Precancerous Lesions and the Cancer Stem Cell Marker DCLK1, and Alter the miRNA Regulatory Networks in 1,2-Dimethylhydrazine-Treated Rats
Authors: Sangyub Kim, Sabrina P. Trudo, Daniel D. Gallaher
MSI Principal Investigator: Daniel D. Gallaher (Food Science and Nutrition)

Bayesian Analysis of 26 Million Area VOC Observations for the Prediction of Personal THC Exposure
Authors: Caroline Groth, Sudipto Banerjee, Ian Reagen, Gurumurthy Ramachandran, Patricia A. Stewart, Dale P. Sandler, Aaron Blair, Lawrence S. Engel, Richard K. Kwok, and Mark R. Stenzel
MSI Principal Investigator: Sudipto Banerjee (Biostatistics)

Brain Activation During an Emotional Face Task in Adolescents With Non-Suicidal Self-Injury
Authors: Melinda Westlund Schreiner, Bonnie Klimes-Dougan, Kathryn R. Cullen
MSI Principal Investigator: Kathryn Cullen (Psychiatry)

Computational Methods to Accelerate Protein-Observed Fluorine NMR Screening
Authors: Andrew K. Urick, William C. Isley III, Christopher J. Cramer, William C. K. Pomerantz
MSI Principal Investigators: Christopher J. Cramer (Chemistry), William C. K. Pomerantz (Chemistry)

Computational Modeling and Simulation Studies of Tubulin-Tubulin Interactions
Authors: Mahya Hemmat, David Odde
MSI Principal Investigator: David Odde (Biomedical Engineering)

Concurrent Metabolomic Changes in Plasma and the Brain During Acute Hypoglycemia in Young Rats
Authors: Kathleen Ennis, Elizabeth Lusczek, Raghavendra Rao
MSI Principal Investigator: Raghavendra Rao (Pediatrics)

Conformational Landscape of DnaJ-PKAc Chimera in Solution
Authors: Yingjie Wang, Adak Karamafrooz, Geoffrey Li, James Hall, Jiali Gao, Sanford M. Simon, Susan S. Taylor, Gianluigi Veglia
MSI Principal Investigator: Gianluigi Veglia (Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, and Biophysics), Jiali Gao (Chemistry)

Deleterious Mutations Matter to My Beer: Examination of Deleterious Mutations and the Response to Strong Selection in Barley
Authors: Li Lei, Thomas J.Y. Kono, Paul J. Hoffman, Chaochih Liu, Justin C. Fay, Kevin P. Smith, Peter L. Morrell
MSI Principal Investigator: Peter L. Morrell (Agronomy and Plant Genetics)

Estimation of Multiple Networks in Gaussian Mixture Models
Authors: Chen Gao, Yunzhang Zhu, Xiaotong Shen, Wei Pan
MSI Principal Investigator: Wei Pan (Biostatistics)

Fear by Moonlight: Ungulate Responses to Periodically Fluctuating Predation Risk
Authors: M.S. Palmer, J. Fieberg, A. Swanson, C. Packer
MSI Principal Investigator: Craig Packer (Ecology, Evolution, and Behavior)

Frequent Causal Pattern Mining: An Effective Counterfactual Estimation Framework
Authors: Pranjul Yadav, Alexander Hoff, Michael Steinbach, Gyorgy Simon, Vipin Kumar
MSI Principal Investigator: Vipin Kumar (Computer Science and Engineering)

Fungal and Bacterial Microbiota Changes in a Dietary Model of Obesity
Authors: Tim Heisel, Emmanuel Montassier, Yi-Wei Lin, Dan Knights, Li-Na Wei, Cheryl A Gale
MSI Principal Investigator: Cheryl A Gale (Pediatrics)

Genome-Wide Identification of Essential Genes in Drug Tolerant Populations of Mycobacterium tuberculosis
Authors: Yusuke Minato, Anthony D. Baughn
MSI Principal Investigator: Anthony D. Baughn (Microbiology and Immunology)

Improved FRET-Based Trilateration Methods Applied to the Mapping of Dyanodine Receptors
Authors: Bengt Svensson, Robyn T. Rebbeck, David D. Thomas, Razvan L. Cornea
MSI Principal Investigator: David D. Thomas (Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, and Biophysics)

Ingenuity Pathway Analysis of Ovarian Cancer Biomarkers Derived From Papanicolaou (Pap) Tests
Authors: Courtney L. Kucza, Kaitlin M. Kucza, Kristin L.M. Boylan, Amy P.N. Skubitz, LeeAnn Higgins, Susan K. Van Riper
MSI Principal Investigator: Amy P.N. Skubitz (Laboratory Medicine and Pathology)

Insight into the Mechanism of Action of Bacteriocins Through Molecular Simulations
Authors: Panagiota Kyriakou, Yiannis Kaznessis
MSI Principal Investigator: Yiannis Kaznessis (Chemical Engineering and Materials Science)

Leopard Spots on the Genome: A Case Study of RDEB Mosaicism
Authors: Cat Lee, Chris Lees, Beau Webber, Kevin Silverstein, Megan Riddle, Lily Xia, Jakub Tolar
MSI Principal Investigator: Jakub Tolar (Pediatrics)

Molecular Dynamics Simulations of Azurin Mutants
Authors: Anthony Meger, Steven M. Berry, Alessandro Cembran
MSI Principal Investigator: Alessandro Cembran (UMD, Chemistry and Biochemistry)

Molecular Level Details of Dystrophin's First Actin Binding Domain Conformational Dynamics
Authors: Benjamin T. Horn, Michael E. Fealey, David D. Thomas, Anne Hinderliter, Alessandro Cembran
MSI Principal Investigator: Alessandro Cembran (UMD, Chemistry and Biochemistry)

Neurometrics of Brain Intrinsic Functional Connectivity: Test-Rest Reliability in the Human Connectome Project
Authors: Yizhou Ma, Nathaniel Helwig, Angus MacDonald
MSI Principal Investigator: Angus MacDonald (Psychology)

Powerful and Adaptive Testing for Multi-Trait and Multi-SNP Associations With GWAS and Sequencing Data
Authors: Junghi Kim, Wei Pan
MSI Principal Investigator: Wei Pan (Biostatistics)

Powerful Association Testing via Accounting for Genetic Heterogeneity
Authors: Zhiyuan Xu, Wei Pan
MSI Principal Investigator: Wei Pan (Biostatistics)

Structural Dynamics of a Stereospecific Spin Label Resolved by MD Simulation
Authors: Andrew Reid, Bengt Svensson, Jesse McCaffrey, Christine Karim, David D. Thomas
MSI Principal Investigator: David D. Thomas (Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, and Biophysics)

Surveying the Transcriptional Landscape of Skeletal Muscle and Adipose Tissue Biology to Identify Breed-Related Insulin Sensitivity and Other Metabolic Traits in the Domestic Horse
Authors: Robert J. Schaefer, Jane M. Manfredi, L. Jill McCutcheon, Patty Sue D. Weber, Ray Geor, Molly E. McCue
MSI Principal Investigator: Molly E. McCue (Veterinary Population Medicine)

Testing Dystrophin’s Spectrin Repeats Mechanism of Function With Computer Simulations
Authors: Caitlin Pederson, Katie Schneider, Alessandro Cembran
MSI Principal Investigator: Alessandro Cembran (UMD, Chemistry and Biochemistry)

Transcriptional Signature Derived From Immune Cells is Prognostic for Outcome Across Multiple Tumors
Authors: Anne E. Sarver, Subbaya Subramanian, Aaron L. Sarver
MSI Principal Investigator: Subbaya Subramanian (Surgery)

Towards Fully Automated Predictive Simulation on Patient Specific Imaging Data
Authors: Lam H. Nguyen, Stein K.F. Stoter, Dominik Schillinger
MSI Principal Investigator: Dominik Schillinger (Civil, Environmental, and Geo- Engineering)

Transcriptomic Analysis Reveals Altered Molecular Pathways Critical for Synaptogenesis in the Iron Deficient Rat Hippocampus
Authors: Amanda K Barks, Phu Tran, Michael K Georgieff
MSI Principal Investigator: Phu Tran (Pediatrics)