School of Natural Sciences

Conferences

* Student co-authored

March 2013

Indiana Academy of Science
  • Faculty attendees were Pamela Connerly, Beth Rueschhoff, Aaron Setterdahl, Kent Edmonds, David Treves, and Randy Hunt
  • Dr. Pamela Connerly’s students presented a poster entitled, “Environmentally Isolated Pseudomonas Bacteriophages.” Her student co-authors were Whitney Malloy and Lauren Smith.
  • Dr. Kent Edmonds’ student, Jalina Mueller gave an oral presentation titled, “Effects of Photoperiod and Environmental Enrichment on Reproductive Function in the Female Marsh Rice Rat (Oryzomys palustris).” And his student, Danni Wood presented, “Regulation of Gastrointestinal Development in the Male Marsh Rice Rat (Oryzomys palustris)
  • Dr. Setterdahl’s student, Abrar Syed, co-authored a presentation, “Characterization of the Gene RSP 3263, a Putative Copper Binding Protein, from the Photosynthetic Bacterium Rhodobacter sphaeroides.” And his students Young-Won Christine Kim, Cameron Unverferth, Miralem Bekric, co-authored and presented, “Characterizing the RSP 2415 Gene from the Bacterium Rhodobacter sphaeroides.”
  • Dr. David Treves’ students, Kascieo Niles and Matt Cox presented a talk titled, “Persistence of Antibiotic Resistance in the Environment: A study of Marsh Rice Rat Gut Microflora.”
  • Dr. Randy Hunt presented a paper title: “Geographic Variation and Reproductive Isolation in Erythroneura Leafhoppers.” The co-authors were: Randy E. Hunt, Dana Osoffsky and Michael Roberts. Dana is a former student and Michael is a current student.
  • Dr. Elizabeth Rueschhoff’s student, Elisha Miller gave a poster presentation titled, “Identifying Novel Protein Interactions of the Vitamin B6 Biosynthetic Enzyme Complex in Arabidopsis thaliana.” And recent graduate, Melissa Lamanna gave an oral presentation titled, “Identification and Classification of Novel Protein interactions of Vitamin B6 Biosynthetic Pathway Proteins: PDX1-PDX2 of Arabidopsis thaliana.

January 2012

Dr. Lee Gibson, former Visiting Assistant Professor in Math, gave two talks in January. The first was titled Cannibals and Mosquitos: Using a predator-prey epidemic model to search for a Dengue fever reservoir and took place at the Joint Mathematics Meetings in Boston on January 6th. This was a meeting with over 7,000 mathematicians in attendance. The second was titled Speed and Rate of escape for Random Walks and was an invited colloquium offered at Portland State University on January 20th.

Ms. Sandra Johnson of Allied Health: The third edition of Understanding Medical Coding, co-authored by Sandra Johnson and Robin Linker, published January 2012 by Delmar Cengage Publishers.

July 2011

Dr. Douglas Darnowski, from the Biology Department, gave a talk on "Prey Preference in Aquatic Bladderworts Across Eastern North America" at the 2011 meeting of the Botanical Society of America in St. Louis (July).

Dr. David Winship Taylor was selected to present an Oral Presentation in the symposium Cretaceous Angiosperms: Phylogeny, Ecological Adaptations And Evolutionary Implications at the XVIII International Botanical Congress held 23-30 July 2011 in Melbourne, Australia.

2010 & Earlier

Attum, O., W. Farag, and S. M. Baha El Din. Retention rate of hard released translocated Egyptian tortoise. 7th Annual Symposium on the Conservation and Biology of Tortoises and Freshwater Turtles. St. Louis, Missouri. August 5-8, 2009

Duffy, K.* and O. Attum. Testing the reliability of age determination in the Egyptian tortoise. 7th Annual Symposium on the Conservation and Biology of Tortoises and Freshwater Turtles. St. Louis, Missouri. August 5-8, 2009

Bonacci, Kim. “Making Mathematics Accessible for All” Discovery, Inquiry, and Constructivism for Science and Technology Education Conference held at IUS on October 16, 2009

Lindsey M. Barr*, Charles Barlowe, and Pamela L. Connerly. 2009. Antibiotic is necessary for robust plaque formation by a novel, filamentous Acinetobacter phage. Indiana Academy of Science 125th Fall Meeting. Indiana University Kokomo.

Pamela L. Connerly. 2009. Gleanings from a CUR Conference about Building a Research Program. IUS School of Natural Science Seminar. Indiana University Southeast.

Pamela L. Connerly. 2009. Characterizing bacteriophage Incognito. Summer Achievements in Research and Creativity Seminar Series. Indiana University Southeast, New Albany, IN.

Lindsey Barr*, Charlie Bowman, and Pamela Connerly. 2009. A novel, filamentous Acinetobacter phage requires carbenicillin for plaque formation. Molecular Genetics of Bacteria and Phages Meeting. University of Wisconsin – Madison. Madison, WI.

Doyle, John. Shato, W, Hunt, R.E., and Doyle, J. Virtualizing Female Response in Leafhopper Duetting. 4rd International Conference on Convergence Technology and Information Convergence, October 8-10th, 2009.

Edmonds, KE. “Effects of Melatonin and Plant Hormones on Reproductive Development in the Marsh Rice Rat (Oryzomys palustris).” Poster presentation at the Society for Behavioral Neuroendocrinology Annual Meeting, Michigan State University, E. Lansing, MI (6/24-27/09)

Rose, S., Cathey, M., and Edmonds, KE. “Effects of Vitamin D Implants on Compensatory Testicular Hypertrophy and Vitamin D Injections on Reproduction in the Marsh Rice Rat (Oryzomys palustris).” Poster presentation at the Society for Behavioral Neuroendocrinology Annual Meeting, Michigan State University, E. Lansing, MI (6/24-27/09)

Edmonds, KE. “Photoperiodic Regulation of Reproduction and Ontogeny of Pineal Melatonin in the Marsh Rice Rat (Oryzomys palustris).” Indiana Academy of Sciences Annual Meeting, Indiana University Kokomo, Kokomo, IN (10/23/09)

Edmonds, KE. Regulation of Reproduction in the Marsh Rice Rat (Oryzomys palustris),” University of Florida, 11/5/09.

Galvin, Peter and Woodward, Lucinda. “Forbidden hills: The abode of Apra in Ghana, West Africa”,

  1. Fifth Annual International Association for the Study of Environment, Space, and Place, Towson University, Baltimore, Maryland, April 25, 2009
  2. Indiana Academy of Social Sciences Annual Meeting, IU Southeast, New Albany. October 16 2009

Haub, Elaine K., Berwick*, Zachery; Johaningsmeier*, Lisa; Beam*, Jeremy, Synthesis and Characterization of 2,6-bis(2-hydroxyethoxy)benzoic acid for metal carboxylate formation, selected for Sci-Mix at Fall National American Chemical Society Meeting, Washington, DC, August 2009

Hettiarachchi, Suranga. Use of DAEDALUS to Improve Survival, Lunch time talk series, Indiana University Southeast- Institute for Learning & Teaching Excellence, 2009.

Hollingsworth, Joseph. Research grant presentation to Dr. Scott Grissom, Program Director of the Division of Undergraduate Education, National Science Foundation (grant proposal subsequently submitted in January 2010), NSF Headquarters, Arlington, Virginia, 30 September 2009

Shato, W.*, R.E. Hunt, J. Doyle. 2009. Virtualizing female response in leafhopper duetting. 4th International Conference on Convergence Technology and Information Convergence, October, 12-14

Hunt, Randy. Annual Meeting of the Entomological Society of America. Mating behavior of the glassey-winged sharpshooter, Homalodisca vitripennis. December 2009

Johnson, Sandra. The ABCs of Laboratory Coding – Louisville Chapter of the American Academy of Professional Coders, University Hospital, Louisville, KY. August 20, 2009

Johnson, Sandra. Overview of Medical Coding – Indiana Society of Medical Assistants, Indianapolis, IN. November 14, 2009

LaGrange, John. The annihilator condition for finite commutative rings, Special Session on Commutative Rings I, AMS, National Meeting, Marriott Wardman Park Hotel, Washington, D.C., January 5-8, 2009.

LaGrange, John. Unifying topics in graph theory and ring theory, Summer Achievements in Research & Creativity series, Indiana University Southeast, November 18, 2009.

Lang, Christopher. Valeryn R, Rogers BR, Geary A, Lang WC, et al. Quantitative effect of feeding problems on rhythmic sucking consistency during nutritive feeding by premature infants. Dysphagia Research Society. New Orleans. March 2009.

W. Apple* and S. Ramachandran, "Variable Mutational Bias Hypothesis: An investigation with the Human DNA.” Indiana University Southeast Conference: Celebrating Achievement, New Albany, IN, April 23 - 24, 2009.

D. Olayemi* and S. Ramachandran, “A Comprehensive investigation on sequence databases and algorithms for bioinformatics research.” Indiana University Southeast Conference: Celebrating Achievement, New Albany, IN, April 23 - 24, 2009.

W. Apple* and S. Ramachandran, "Evolutionary Classes of Thought: From Philosophy to Bioinformatics.” Indiana University Southeast Conference: Celebrating Achievement, New Albany, IN, April 23 - 24, 2009.

J. Lawson* and S. Ramachandran, "AstroInformatics: The BiRG SkyNet Grid Computing Project.” Indiana University Southeast Conference: Celebrating Achievement, New Albany, IN, April 23 - 24, 2009.

S. Ramachandran, “Who is in the Driver’s seat of Human Molecular Evolution? Male /Female?” IUS Library’s A Little Knowledge Series, (02/17/09).

S. Ramachandran, Invited Guest speaker at Wright State University’s International Graduation Reception on 06/11/2009

George Allan Huth*, Aaron Setterdahl, 125th Fall Meeting of the Indiana Academy of Science, October 22 & 23, 2009.“Identification of Conserved Gene Function in Bacteria.”

John Halfacre*, Aaron Setterdahl, 125th Fall Meeting of the Indiana Academy of Science, October 22 & 23, 2009. “Characterization of RSP2796 in Rhodobacter sphaeroides.”

Kacee Lett*, Aaron Setterdahl, 125th Fall Meeting of the Indiana Academy of Science, October 22 & 23, 2009. “Characterization of RSP2234 in Rhodobacter sphaeroides.”

Aaron Setterdahl, John Weston Halfacre*, Kacee Lett*, George Huth*. 13th International Symposium on Photosynthetic Prokaryotes, “Identification and Characterization of highly conserved proteins in the photosynthetic bacterium Rhodobacter sphaeroides” Montreal Canada, August 8-12, 2009.

Aaron Setterdahl, SARC “Identification and Characterization of highly conserved proteins in the photosynthetic bacterium Rhodobacter sphaeroides” April 15, 2009.

Setterdahl, Aaron, George Allan Huth*. “Identification of Conserved Gene Function in Rhodobacter sphaeroides” Indiana University Southeast Student Research Conference, April 2009.

Taylor, D. W., 2009. Molecular Paleobotany: More than just the bases. Terra Nostra (Program and Abstract Volume), 79. Jahrestagung der Paläontologischen Gesellschaft (79th Annual Convention of the Paleontology Society), pg. 116 (Invited Keynote speaker for Symposium Paleobotany and the Molecular Revolution)

Taylor, D. W. & C. T. Gee, 2009. Analysis of relationships among fossil water lily leaves based on leaf architectural characters: Implications for testing phylogenetic and biogeographic results from molecular analyses. Terra Nostra (Program and Abstract Volume), 79. Jahrestagung der Paläontologischen Gesellschaft (79th Annual Convention of the Paleontology Society), pg. 115, (Invited Contribution to Symposium)

Hu, S. & D. W. Taylor, 2009. Pollen clumps and implications on the coevolution of early angiosperms and their pollinators Abstract volume, 2009 Botanical Society of America annual meeting, Snowbird, pp. 136.

Taylor, D. W., E. McCorkle, D. Zinniker & J. M. Moldowan, 2009. Evidence from living plants that the Jurassic/Cretaceous to Tertiary molecular fossil oleanane is ancestral in angiosperms. The 9th North American Paleontological Convention (NAPC), Abstracts Volume, pg. 27 (Invited Contribution to Symposium).

Boesche-Taylor, E. & D. W. Taylor, 2009. Inquiry-based high school science lab: Using fossils to demonstrate types of fossilization and relationships of plants. The 9th North American Paleontological Convention (NAPC), Abstracts Volume, pg. 282 (Invited Contribution to Symposium).

Wigginton, Bobbye* & D.S. Treves. Bacterial Classification of Pluto Spring. 2009 IUS Student Research Conference.

R. Wisman, K. Forinash; 'Cellphone Science', Annual meeting of the American Association of Physics Teachers in Chicago, IL, February 12-16, 2009.

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