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Summer Research Opportunities Program (SROP) Abstracts

Advisor Titlesort descending Author Major College
Dr. Mariana Kersh A New Image Analysis Method for the Quantitative Assessment of the Morphological Differences Between Osteopetrotic and Healthy Bone Youssef Messeh Molecular & Cellular Biology University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
Dr. Megan Mahoney Acute Exposure to Imidacloprid Lowers T-maze performance in Adult CD-1 Mice Souzane Ntamubano Cellular & Molecular Biology Connecticut College
Dr. Catharine Fairbairn Attentional Factors Involved in the Effects of Bystander Intoxication in Bystander Intervention Laurie Avila Psychology Carleton College
Dr. Catherine Blake, Automating the Retrieval of Dosage to Consolidate Conflicting Evidence from Genistein Literature and Implications for Breast Cancer Melissa Seecharan Molecular Biology/English Pomona College
Dr. Nidia Ruedas-Gracia Community-engaged research with Black Churches in the Urbana-Champaign area: Culturally-responsive approaches to addressing health disparities during COVID-19 Bridget Horta Psychology St. Mary's University
Dr. Nohra Mateus-Pinilla, & Dr. Jan Novakofski Description of the Genotypes in the PRNP gene in Southern Illinois Wild White-Tailed Deer Populations Miriam Schlessinger, Integrative Biology Integrative Biology Southern Illinois University Edwardsville
Dr. Mark Whiting Enlarged Perivascular Spaces in Patients with Mild Traumatic Brain Injury: Characterization with 7T MRI and Relationship with Neurobehavioral Outcome Pedro Martinez Jr. Neuroscience Wartburg College
Dr. Cari Vanderpool Evaluation of Nascent Transcripts across the Escherichia coli Genome to Reveal Sites of Rho-Dependent Transcription Termination Elizabeth Daniels Biology/Spanish Fisk University
Dr. Catherine Murphy Exploring the Cytotoxicity of Gold Nanoparticles on Female vs Male Human Lung Fibroblasts Bella Guardado Chemistry University of Maryland, Baltimore County
Dr. Andrew Smith High Throughput Toxicity Measurements of Drugs Targeting Peroxisome Proliferator-Activated Receptors Kobe Graham Electrical Engineering Texas State University
Dr. Romana Nowak Influence of the Gut Microbiome and Diisononyl phthalate (DiNP) Exposure on Uterine Development in Mice Vanessa Salgado Animal Sciences University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
Dr. Liang Chen Investigating the Occurrence of Blizzard Events over the Contiguous United States Using Observations and Climate Projections Ahmani Browne Marine Science Mitchell College
Dr. Liviu Mirica Ligand-Based Imaging Agents for Early Diagnosis of Alzheimer’s Disease and Prevention of Copper Toxicity Alexis Duncan Chemistry Howard University
Dr. Nenad Miljkovic Manifold Geometric Optimization for Flow Cooling of Electronics with Monolithically Integrated Copper Heat Spreaders Chuck Alilonu Mechanical Engineering University of Houston
Dr. Zeynep Madak-Erdogan Optimizing Conditions for Spheroid Formation of MCF7 Cells in Cell Culture Imani Douglas Biology Fisk University
Dr. Nidia Ruedas-Gracia Sense of University Belonging Fluctuations Within College Students of Diverse Racial Ethnic Cultural Identities Jennifer Hernandez Psychology California State University, Dominguez Hills
Dr. Jefferson Chan The Correlation Between Glutathione and Photodynamic Therapy Resistance Mechanisms Kaya Moody Chemistry Howard University
Dr. Angad Mehta The development of yeast platforms to study West Nile virus methyltransferase Kyla Duke Chemistry Howard University
Dr. Matthew Dean The Effects of Propylparabens on the Oviductal Epithelial Lining in Female mice Sharina Inniss Animal Sciences North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University
Dr. Christopher Freeburg The Negro Artist and the Valley of Protest: A Critical Analysis of the African American “Protest Novel” Literary Aesthetic Spanning from 1920-1960 Keith Hicks English University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
Dr. Michael Spinella The Proliferative Potential, Cytotoxicity, and Epigenetic Changes of Cisplatin Sensitive and Resistant Testicular Germline Cell Tumors in Response to Perfluorooctanesulfonic Acid (PFOS) Moudy Salem Clinical Laboratory Science Stony Brook University
Dr. Stephen Boppart The Toxic Influence of Bisphenol A on the Mouse Gut-Brain Axis Tay Porro Biochemistry University of Illinois Chicago
Dr. Jodi Flaws The transgenerational effects of prenatal exposure to an environmentally relevant phthalate mixture in F3 female mice Leanigha Coppage Biology Fisk University
Dr. Kiruba Haran Thermal PID Controller for Air Taxi EVTOL Reliability Testing Jeremiah Viera Computer Science The University of Texas at El Paso
Dr. Sara Pedron Haba Tumor Microenvironment Pressures on Hyaluronic Acid Biosynthesis in Glioblastoma Audi Hicks Agriculture, Food & Environment/Nutritional Science & Food Systems Kentucky State University