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The Modesto Reintegration Center & Resources by Terra Horizon Engineers

Laukau Nasilai Miller, The University of the Pacific
Katelynn Cramer, The University of the Pacific
Valeria Martinez, The University of the Pacific
Catalina Gutierrez, The University of the Pacific
Mary Kay Camarillo, The University of the Pacific

2024
Saturday, April 27th
10:30 AM

3D-Printed Adapter Design for Enhanced Durability in Emergence Traps in Macroinvertebrate Sampling

Tori Campbell
Hugh Byoun
Ryan Hill, University of the Pacific

Don and Karen DeRosa University Center (DUC) Poster Hall

10:30 AM - 12:30 PM

10:30 AM

Adelpha erymanthis fortunata: Unraveling the Species and Subspecies Connection

Ayesha Chand, University of the Pacific
Emanuel Martinez-Abundiz, University of the Pacific
Ashlyn Chan, University of the Pacific
Alina Nguyen, University of the Pacific
Gianna Nguyen, University of the Pacific
Ryan Hill, University of the Pacific

Don and Karen DeRosa University Center (DUC) Poster Hall

10:30 AM - 12:30 PM

10:30 AM

AI on Quantum Magnetism

Pierce J. Montalvo, University of the Pacific
Kieran Holland, University of the Pacific

Don and Karen DeRosa University Center (DUC) Poster Hall

10:30 AM - 12:30 PM

10:30 AM

Artificial Light at Night and Phenotypic Evolution

Prynces Louise V. Perez, University of the Pacific
Gabriel Farala Agno, University of the Pacific
Zachary Stahlschmidt, University of the Pacific

Don and Karen DeRosa University Center (DUC) Poster Hall

10:30 AM - 12:30 PM

10:30 AM

"Beyond the Surface: Exposing the Crisis of Men's Mental Health in the Grip of Societal and Cultural Pressures""

George Retana, University of the Pacific

Don and Karen DeRosa University Center (DUC) Poster Hall

10:30 AM - 12:30 PM

10:30 AM

Building an Aquatic Actinomycete Library: Identification and Secondary Metabolite Profiling

Abby Van de Water
Skylar Carlson, University of the Pacific

Don and Karen DeRosa University Center (DUC) Poster Hall

10:30 AM - 12:30 PM

10:30 AM

Causes of Cricket Coloration: From Climate Change to Camouflage

Clarice J. Yoon, University of the Pacific
Joshua L. Vaughan, University of the Pacific
Austin Hoffman, University of the Pacific
Zachary Stahlschmidt, University of the Pacific

Don and Karen DeRosa University Center (DUC) Poster Hall

10:30 AM - 12:30 PM

10:30 AM

Characterization of a cysteine-rich protein (CRP1) found within black widow spider dragline silk

Amanda Lee, University of the Pacific
Megan Lau, University of the Pacific
Josephine Kim, University of the Pacific
Sammy Lee, University of the Pacific
Karis Yoon, University of the Pacific
Seunghyun Kim, University of the Pacific
Daniel Kim, University of the Pacific
Mark Kalini, University of the Pacific
Craig Vierra, University of the Pacific

Don and Karen DeRosa University Center (DUC) Poster Hall

10:30 AM - 12:30 PM

10:30 AM

Characterization of Sierra Nevada spring snail populations using a genetic marker

Karine T. Nguyen, University of the Pacific
Ethan Lee, University of the Pacific
Nicole Su, University of the Pacific
Ryan Hill, University of the Pacific

Don and Karen DeRosa University Center (DUC) Poster Hall

10:30 AM - 12:30 PM

10:30 AM

Charting Gene Expression Equivalence in Human Lung Tissue Using the (Two One-Sided Tests) TOST Procedure

Oscar Avalos, University of the Pacific
Julia Olivieri, University of the Pacific

Don and Karen DeRosa University Center (DUC) Poster Hall

10:30 AM - 12:30 PM

10:30 AM

Chasing antibiotic activity from Florida algae chloroform partitions

Arshdeep Gill
Savannah Pierce, University of the Pacific
Skylar Carlson, University of the Pacific

Don and Karen DeRosa University Center (DUC) Poster Hall

10:30 AM - 12:30 PM

10:30 AM

Chemical VS. Genomic: Does Taxonomy Really Tell All?

Diti D. Shah, University of the Pacific
Trisha K. Yanduru, University of the Pacific
Paulene K. Garcia, University of the Pacific
Skylar Carlson, University of the Pacific

Don and Karen DeRosa University Center (DUC) Poster Hall

10:30 AM - 12:30 PM

10:30 AM

Demystifying Research: What is a Literature Review, and How are They Made?

Youyou Xu
Mariel Montes, University of the Pacific
Carolynn Kohn, University of the Pacific

Don and Karen DeRosa University Center (DUC) Poster Hall

10:30 AM - 12:30 PM

10:30 AM

Derivatization of Oligosaccharides with 1-Pyrenemethylamine: A Novel Oligosaccharide Tag for Efficient MALDI-TOF Fragmentation

Ella L. Nguyen
Andreas H. Franz

Don and Karen DeRosa University Center (DUC) Poster Hall

10:30 AM - 12:30 PM

10:30 AM

Design and Synthesis of HDACi Derivatives for Cancer Treatment

Ashley Wen, University of the Pacific
Christine Tran, University of the Pacific
Qinliang Zhao, University of the Pacific

Don and Karen DeRosa University Center (DUC) Poster Hall

10:30 AM - 12:30 PM

10:30 AM

Design, Synthesis, and Characterization of HDAC Inhibitors as Coordination Ligands for Platinum

Joseph S. Tabajen, University of the Pacific
Angela Trinh, University of the Pacific
Henry Ng, University of the Pacific
Bill Chen, University of the Pacific
Mina Semary, University of the Pacific
Qinliang Zhao, University of the Pacific

Don and Karen DeRosa University Center (DUC) Poster Hall

10:30 AM - 12:30 PM

10:30 AM

Detection of Endoplasmic Reticulum Stress in Zebrafish

Ohm Patel, University of the Pacific
Hannah Lee, University of the Pacific
Jesse Goodson, University of the Pacific
Kristen Ng, University of the Pacific
Jeewon Han, University of the Pacific
Stephanie Akhigbe, University of the Pacific
Douglas C. Weiser, University of the Pacific

Don and Karen DeRosa University Center (DUC) Poster Hall

10:30 AM - 12:30 PM

10:30 AM

Direct Lithium Extraction from Brine: Methods and their Environmental Impacts

Claire Anderson
Mary Kay Camarillo, University of the Pacific

Don and Karen DeRosa University Center (DUC) Poster Hall

10:30 AM - 12:30 PM

10:30 AM

"Don Quixote" and the History of Galley Ships and Galley Slaves

Emily Harmon
Susan Giraldez, University of the Pacific

Don and Karen DeRosa University Center (DUC) Poster Hall

10:30 AM - 12:30 PM

10:30 AM

Emotional Dynamics, Escapism, and Storytelling in Haruki Murakami’s “Scheherazade” and “Kino”

Jenna M. Williamson, University of the Pacific
Camille Norton, University of the Pacific

Don and Karen DeRosa University Center (DUC) Poster Hall

10:30 AM - 12:30 PM

10:30 AM

Evaluation of Flavones Binding to Nucleic Acids through Competitive Dialysis

Holly Jiang, University of the Pacific
Jiajun Lin, University of the Pacific
Chenfei Wu, University of the Pacific
Landy Gu, University of the Pacific
Liang Xue, University of the Pacific

Don and Karen DeRosa University Center (DUC) Poster Hall

10:30 AM - 12:30 PM

10:30 AM

Examining the blubber proteome of a model marine mammal during exposure to stress hormones

Katie Bertolero
Stella Han Kim, University of the Pacific
Jane Khudyakov, University of the Pacific

Don and Karen DeRosa University Center (DUC) Poster Hall

10:30 AM - 12:30 PM

10:30 AM

Gas-phase Acidity of D/L-Cysteine-Containing Oligopeptides by Computational Study

Shiyuan Wang, University of the Pacific
Yuntao Zhang, University of the Pacific
Jianhua Ren, University of the Pacific

Don and Karen DeRosa University Center (DUC) Poster Hall

10:30 AM - 12:30 PM

10:30 AM

Genomic evaluation of morphological variation in Variovorax paradoxus EPS

Zachary Baylasy, University of the Pacific
Dasha Deviatykh, University of the Pacific
Milan Ramezani, University of the Pacific
Megan So, University of the Pacific
Paul Orwin

Don and Karen DeRosa University Center (DUC) Poster Hall

10:30 AM - 12:30 PM

10:30 AM

GFP expression and phenotypic variation in recombinant Variovorax paradoxus EPS

Priscilla Kim, University of the Pacific
Quynh-Thy Pham, University of the Pacific
Paul Orwin

Don and Karen DeRosa University Center (DUC) Poster Hall

10:30 AM - 12:30 PM

10:30 AM

Halotolerance: An indicator of Antibiotic Production?

Ananya H. Srivatsan, University of the Pacific
Laziza E. Obidova, University of the Pacific
Celeste A. Bui, University of the Pacific
Skylar Carlson, University of the Pacific

Don and Karen DeRosa University Center (DUC) Poster Hall

10:30 AM - 12:30 PM

10:30 AM

Hormonal Changes over Postnatal Development and Molting in Antarctic seals

William Argueta, University of the Pacific
Jane Khudyakov, University of the Pacific

Don and Karen DeRosa University Center (DUC) Poster Hall

10:30 AM - 12:30 PM

10:30 AM

Hot and Scared: How do heatwaves and predation risk impact resource acquisition and allocation?

Harnoor Joura, University of the Pacific
Jenna Makarem, University of the Pacific
Jodie Sun, University of the Pacific
Zachary Stahlschmidt, University of the Pacific

Don and Karen DeRosa University Center (DUC) Poster Hall

10:30 AM - 12:30 PM

10:30 AM

Hot Mess: Effects of Microplastics on Heat Tolerance and Reproduction

Kiersten Ngeow
Roxy Wang
Sahi Mothukuri
Harnoor Joura

Don and Karen DeRosa University Center (DUC) Poster Hall

10:30 AM - 12:30 PM

10:30 AM

How Mutations Can Affect the Binding Affinity of DNA to bZIP Proteins

Khushi Pannu, University of the Pacific
Jerry Tsai, University of the Pacific

Don and Karen DeRosa University Center (DUC) Poster Hall

10:30 AM - 12:30 PM

10:30 AM

Identification of Differential Gene Expression in Glioma Patients

Pravishti Mathur, University of the Pacific
Julia Olivieri, University of the Pacific

Don and Karen DeRosa University Center (DUC) Poster Hall

10:30 AM - 12:30 PM

10:30 AM

Identifying Insecticide Resistance and Prevalence of kdr Mutations in Culex tarsalis in Salt Lake City, Utah

Romina Lee, University of the Pacific
Bryan S. Bannister, University of the Pacific
Alexey J. Estrada, University of the Pacific
Omar T. Aguilar, University of the Pacific

Don and Karen DeRosa University Center (DUC) Poster Hall

10:30 AM - 12:30 PM

10:30 AM

In Vitro Plant Growth Promotion Assays on Variovorax species

Kimberly Doan, University of the Pacific
Julie Kim, University of the Pacific
Elyse Nguyen, University of the Pacific
Makaylan Tseng, University of the Pacific
Paul Orwin

Don and Karen DeRosa University Center (DUC) Poster Hall

10:30 AM - 12:30 PM

10:30 AM

Integration of Morphological and Molecular Approach for Ostracod Species Identification

Erica Wang, University of the Pacific
Erin Kim, University of the Pacific
Joshua Jung, University of the Pacific
Catherine Chen, University of the Pacific
Michael Luu, University of the Pacific
Henry Ng, University of the Pacific
Junseong Kim, University of the Pacific
Gauri Jain, University of the Pacific
Saihaj Sraon, University of the Pacific
Ajna Rivera, University of the Pacific

Don and Karen DeRosa University Center (DUC) Poster Hall

10:30 AM - 12:30 PM

10:30 AM

Investigation of a Redox Trigger in Spider Silk Assembly

Grace Kwon, University of the Pacific
Rebecca Lee, University of the Pacific
Ruby Lee, University of the Pacific
moneer nabi, University of the Pacific
Lucy Lee, University of the Pacific
Audrey Pearl Lee, University of the Pacific
Hyeong Woo Nam, University of the Pacific
Ravneet Singh, University of the Pacific
Dayeon Choi, University of the Pacific
Collin Pham, University of the Pacific
Mason Win Tri, University of the Pacific
Craig Vierra, PhD, University of the Pacific

Don and Karen DeRosa University Center (DUC) Poster Hall

10:30 AM - 12:30 PM

10:30 AM

Isolation of Morphological variants in Variovorax paradoxus EPS for genome sequencing

Aidan Huynh, University of the Pacific
Ashley Nguyen, University of the Pacfic
Yuan Shi, University of the Pacific
Sean Tang, University of the Pacific
Paul Orwin, University of the Pacific

Don and Karen DeRosa University Center (DUC) Poster Hall

10:30 AM - 12:30 PM

10:30 AM

It’s More Than Just Social Media

Saanika K. Shah, University of the Pacific
Dee Vivero, University of the Pacific
Marcia D. Hernandez, University of the Pacific

Don and Karen DeRosa University Center (DUC) Poster Hall

10:30 AM - 12:30 PM

10:30 AM

Making the Probiotic Pichia pastoris Stickier and Tougher

Bryan Park, University of the Pacific
Joshua Magdirila, University of the Pacific
Kayla Dong, University of the Pacific
Gurbir Sahota, University of the Pacific
Alain Sanchez, University of the Pacific
Edward Suh, University of the Pacific
Darin Vu, University of the Pacific
Joan Lin-Cereghino, University of the Pacific
Der Thor, University of the Pacific
Geoff P. Lin-Cereghino, University of the Pacific

Don and Karen DeRosa University Center (DUC) Poster Hall

10:30 AM - 12:30 PM

10:30 AM

ML-enabled Resource-constraint Intrusion Detection Framework for Vehicular Ad-Hoc Networks

Minh Dinh, University of the Pacific
Megha Patel, University of the Pacific
Tapadhir Das, University of the Pacific

Don and Karen DeRosa University Center (DUC) Poster Hall

10:30 AM - 12:30 PM

10:30 AM

No Friends, No Food, Oh Whale: Social Coordination of Feeding Events

Diya Madhok, University of the Pacific
Joanne Lee, University of the Pacific
Kacie Tonnu, University of the Pacific
Elyse Nguyen, University of the Pacific
Michelle Liu, University of the Pacific
Stacie Hooper, University of the Pacific

Don and Karen DeRosa University Center (DUC) Poster Hall

10:30 AM - 12:30 PM

10:30 AM

Optimizing Optics: Investigating the Impact of 2D Matrix Stiffness on Engineered Corneal Tissue Growth

Connie Vu
Elizabeth Orwin Ph.D., University of the Pacific

Don and Karen DeRosa University Center (DUC) Poster Hall

10:30 AM - 12:30 PM

10:30 AM

Overcoming Barriers to Accessible Identification of Caddisfly Adults (order Trichoptera)

Anna Grinberg
Sara Shareghi
Ryan Hill, University of the Pacific

Don and Karen DeRosa University Center (DUC) Poster Hall

10:30 AM - 12:30 PM

10:30 AM

Plant Growth Promotion by Variovorax strains on Arabidopsis thaliana

Royce Etheridge, University of the Pacific
Elisabeth E. M. Garner, University of the Pacific
Youngseo Kim, University of the Pacific
Paul Orwin

Don and Karen DeRosa University Center (DUC) Poster Hall

10:30 AM - 12:30 PM

10:30 AM

Screening Marine Algae Surface-Associated Bacteria for Antibiotic Production

Jasonpreet Singh Mann, University of the Pacific
Angie Tram Le, University of the Pacific
Yubin Shin, University of the Pacific
Eric Lim, University of the Pacific
Skylar Carlson PhD, University of the Pacific

Don and Karen DeRosa University Center (DUC) Poster Hall

10:30 AM - 12:30 PM

10:30 AM

Screening the Secondary Metabolites of Caulerpa spp. Surface Associated Bacteria for Antimicrobial Compounds

Daniela Ceballos, University of the Pacific
Jeremy Kim, University of the Pacific
Skylar Carlson, University of the Pacific

Don and Karen DeRosa University Center (DUC) Poster Hall

10:30 AM - 12:30 PM

10:30 AM

Skeletal muscle proteome differences between elephant seal pups with varying levels of water exposure during postnatal development

Maliysia Poeun
Alicia Bravo-Rios, University of the Pacific
Jane Khudyakov, University of the Pacific

Don and Karen DeRosa University Center (DUC) Poster Hall

10:30 AM - 12:30 PM

10:30 AM

Solid Phase Peptide Synthesis

Seung Ham
Wiley Winkler, University of the Pacific
Kevin Hahn, University of the Pacific
Jianhua Ren, University of the Pacific

Don and Karen DeRosa University Center (DUC) Poster Hall

10:30 AM - 12:30 PM

10:30 AM

Solid Phase Peptide Synthesis of AC3 and CA3

Herman Tsang, University of the Pacific
Drew Wessels, University of the Pacific
Jose Solis, University of the Pacific
Jinhua Ren, University of the Pacific

Don and Karen DeRosa University Center (DUC) Poster Hall

10:30 AM - 12:30 PM

10:30 AM

Solid-Phase Peptide Synthesis of d-Amino Acids

Maggie Liao, University of the Pacific
Carmen Ochoa, University of the Pacific
Michelle Liu, University of the Pacific
Ngoc Tu Phan, University of the Pacific
Jianhua Ren, University of the Pacific

Don and Karen DeRosa University Center (DUC) Poster Hall

10:30 AM - 12:30 PM

10:30 AM

Spirit of the American West

Kayleigh Woodward

Don and Karen DeRosa University Center (DUC) Poster Hall

10:30 AM - 12:30 PM

10:30 AM

Structure of Pullulan Polysaccharide by Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy (NMR)

Riddhi Patel, University of the Pacific
Andreas Franz PhD, University of the Pacific

Don and Karen DeRosa University Center (DUC) Poster Hall

10:30 AM - 12:30 PM

10:30 AM

Synthesis of Histone Deacetylase Inhibitor Platinum Complexes for Bifunctional Anticancer Agents

Jayden Stahl, University of the Pacific
Qinliang Zhao, University of the Pacific

Don and Karen DeRosa University Center (DUC) Poster Hall

10:30 AM - 12:30 PM

10:30 AM

Synthesis Tool for Next Generation Automotive Lithium-Ion Battery

Ramon F. Guzman III, University of the Pacific
Val Lulevich, University of the Pacific

Don and Karen DeRosa University Center (DUC) Poster Hall

10:30 AM - 12:30 PM

10:30 AM

The amplitude threshold of the calling response in male túngara frogs

KangHyun Lee, University of the Pacific
Seyeon Rah, University of the Pacific
Marcos Gridi-Papp, University of the Pacific

Don and Karen DeRosa University Center (DUC) Poster Hall

10:30 AM - 12:30 PM

10:30 AM

The Impact of Overconsumption on Mental Health

Beatriz O. Diaz, University of the Pacific
Marcia D. Hernandez, University of the Pacific

Don and Karen DeRosa University Center (DUC) Poster Hall

10:30 AM - 12:30 PM

10:30 AM

UNVEILING GENE SIMILARITIES THROUGH RNA-SEQ ANALYSIS

Abdullah Tariq Choudhry, University of the Pacific
Julia Olivieri, University of the Pacific

Don and Karen DeRosa University Center (DUC) Poster Hall

10:30 AM - 12:30 PM

10:30 AM

Variability of color patterns in the ventral skin of the túngara frog

Emily Y. Sun, University of the Pacific
Marcos Gridi-Papp, University of the Pacific

Don and Karen DeRosa University Center (DUC) Poster Hall

10:30 AM - 12:30 PM

10:30 AM

Whale Symphony Snafus: Exploring Vocal Cracks in Food Calls

Majed Al-Obaidan, University of the Pacific
Subaeg Gill, University of the Pacific
Julie Han, University of the Pacific
Mia Phounrath, University of the Pacific
Samuel Vu, University of the Pacific
Dr. Stacie Hooper, University of the Pacific

Don and Karen DeRosa University Center (DUC) Poster Hall

10:30 AM - 12:30 PM

10:30 AM

What can crickets teach us about the thermal biology of microplastics?

Jiyoon Ryu, University of the Pacific
Zachary Stahlschmidt, University of the Pacific

Don and Karen DeRosa University Center (DUC) Poster Hall

10:30 AM - 12:30 PM

10:45 AM

Class as the New Race: The Need to Also Focus on Class to Solve Equity Issues

Victoria Martinez
Jennifer Medel, University of the Pacific

Don and Karen DeRosa University Center (DUC) Room B

10:45 AM - 11:00 AM

10:45 AM

Edward Elgar and the Great War

Daniel Hui
Sarah Waltz, University of the Pacific

Don and Karen DeRosa University Center (DUC) Room A

10:45 AM - 11:00 AM

11:00 AM

Virginia Woolf, Ethel Smyth, and the Construction of Women's Narratives in Literature and Music

Jenna M. Williamson, University of the Pacific
Sarah Waltz, University of the Pacific

Don and Karen DeRosa University Center (DUC) Room A

11:00 AM - 11:15 AM

11:15 AM

David Bowie and Philip Glass at the Intersection of Minimalism and Rock

Ainsley Berryhill, University of the Pacific
Sarah Waltz

Don and Karen DeRosa University Center (DUC) Room A

11:15 AM - 11:30 AM

11:30 AM

Identifying differential and equivalent gene expression between wildtype and FOXC2-deficient melanoma cells

Ethan Chow, University of the Pacific
Julia Olivieri, University of the Pacific

Don and Karen DeRosa University Center (DUC) Room B

11:30 AM - 11:45 AM

11:30 AM

Rocking the Status Quo: A Comparative Analysis of Male and Female Songwriting in Classic Rock

Kaitlyn R. Ferreira, University of the Pacific

Don and Karen DeRosa University Center (DUC) Room A

11:30 AM - 11:45 AM

11:45 AM

Feminism for the Descamisadas: a Rhetorical Analysis of Eva Perón’s Speeches

Kayleigh Fick, University of the Pacific
Laura Gutierrez, University of the Pacific

Don and Karen DeRosa University Center (DUC) Room B

11:45 AM - 12:00 PM

11:45 AM

Healing and Indigenous Ecofeminism in Solar Storms by Linda Hogan

Madeline E. Neely, University of the Pacific
Xiaojing Zhou, University of the Pacific

Don and Karen DeRosa University Center (DUC) Room A

11:45 AM - 12:00 PM

12:00 PM

Family Homelessness in San Joaquin County

Sydnee Navarro
Marcia D. Hernandez, University of the Pacific

Don and Karen DeRosa University Center (DUC) Room A

12:00 PM - 12:15 PM

12:00 PM

The Impact of WeChat on Contemporary Chinese Culture: A Comprehensive Analysis of a Chinese Social Media App

Shanru Yang, University of the Pacific
Jie Lu, University of the Pacific

Don and Karen DeRosa University Center (DUC) Room B

12:00 PM - 12:15 PM