MLS Student Research Presentation

Student Awards

Ogden Medical Surgical Society Annual Meeting, poster presentation May 2017

1st place: CRISPR-dCAS9 Suppression of mecA Gene in MRSA"  

 Deven Johnson, Dean Boman, and Spencer Jude

2nd place: Expression of SLC6A3 in persistent ADHD" 

Ryan Anderson, David Merkley, and Lucas Waddoups 

3rd place:  The Effects of Various Stilbenoids on Motility, Growth, Biofilm Formation and Quroum Sensing of Escherichia Coli O157:H7

Maria Svagr, Angie Cefalo and Dimetri Stasinos.

2016/2017

Effects of 5-Fluorouracil on Select Enteric Microbiota in vitro

Students: Adrienne Carlson and Ashley Hodges

MLS Faculty mentor:  Dr. Matthew Nicholaou

  • Funding:  WSU Office of Undergraduate Research Grant, November 2016
    • Donor:  Kem and Carolyn Gardner Foundation
  • Conference Presentations:
    •  WSU Undergraduate Research Symposium, March 27, 2017, Ogden, UT
    • NCUR (National Conference of Undergraduate Research), April 6-8, 2017, Memphis, TN.
      • Research poster
      • Travel Funding:
        1. Harold J. and Shirley S. Mack Undergraduate Research Fellowship Endownment
        2. WSU Office of Undergraduate Research
    • Ogden Surgical-Medical Society Conference, May 16, 2017, Ogden, UT

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The Effects of Various Stilbenoids on Motility, Growth, Biofilm Formation and Quorum Sensening of Escherichia Coli O157:H7

Students: Maria Svagr, Angie Cefalo, Dimetri Stasinos

MLS Faculty mentor:  Kendal Beazer

  • Funding:  WSU Office of Undergraduate Research Grant, November 2016
    • Donor:  Mr. and Mrs. Denker's Family Foundation
  • Conference Presentations:
    •  WSU Undergraduate Research Symposium, March 27, 2017, Ogden, UT
    • NCUR (National Conference of Undergraduate Research), April 6-8, 2017, Memphis, TN.
      • Research poster
      • Travel Funding:
        1. Harold J. and Shirley S. Mack Undergraduate Research Fellowship Endownment
        2. WSU Office of Undergraduate Research
    • Ogden Surgical-Medical Society Conference, May 16, 2017, Ogden, UT

 

The Expression of the SLC6A3 Gene in Persistent ADHD

Students: Ryan Anderson, Lucas Waddoups, David Merkley

MLS Faculty mentor:  Dr. Matthew Nicholaou

  • Funding:  WSU Office of Undergraduate Research Grant, November 2016
    • Donor:  Mr. and Mrs. Denker's Family Foundation
  • Conference Presentations:
    •  WSU Undergraduate Research Symposium, March 27, 2017, Ogden, UT
    •  Ogden Surgical-Medical Society Conference, May 16, 2017, Ogden, UT

 

CRISPR-dCas9 Suppression of mecA Gene in MRSA

Students: Spencer Jude, Deven Johnson, Dean Boman

MLS Faculty mentor:  Kendal Beazer and Dr. Matthew Nicholaou

  • Funding:  WSU Office of Undergraduate Research Grant, November 2016
    • Donor:   Ralph Nye Charitable Foundation
  • Conference Presentations:
    •  WSU Undergraduate Research Symposium, March 27, 2017, Ogden, UT
    •  Ogden Surgical-Medical Society Conference, May 16, 2017, Ogden, UT

 

Linking Depression and Diabetes Through BDNF and Myeloperoxidase

Students: Eelje Oldfield, Brayten Nash, Matthew Aldave

MLS Faculty mentor:  Kenton Cummins, Dr. Matthew Nicholaou

  • Funding:  WSU Office of Undergraduate Research Grant, November 2016
    • Donor:  George S. and Delores Dore Eccles Foundation
  • Conference Presentations:
    •  WSU Undergraduate Research Symposium, March 27, 2017, Ogden, UT
    •  Ogden Surgical-Medical Society Conference, May 16, 2017, Ogden, UT

 

2015/2016

F508 Deletion Mutation in Patients Diagnosed with IBS and Asthma

Students: Brody Barney, Aubree Nielsen, Christian Smith

MLS Faculty mentor: Dr. Matthew Nicholaou

  • Funding: WSU Office of Undergraduate Research Grant, November 2015
    • Donor: Kem and Carolyn Gardner Foundation
  • Conference Presentations:
    • WSU Undergraduate Research Symposium, March 28, 2016, Ogden, UT
    • NCUR (National Conference of Undergraduate Research), April 7-9, 2016, Ashville, NC.
      • Research poster
      • Travel funding
        1. Harold J. and Shirley S. Mack Undergraduate Research Fellowship Endownment
        2. WSU Office of Undergraduate Research
    • Ogden Surgical-Medical Society Conference, May 18, 2016, Ogden, UT

 

Analysis of Urinary Biomarkers in the Diagnosis of Depression

Students: Daniel Hayward, Jeremy Garcia, Grant Jones

Faculty mentors: Ryan Rowe, Dr. Lauren Fowler (Psychology Dept), and Dr. Matthew Nicholaou

  • Funding:WSU Office of Undergraduate Research Grant, November 2015
    • Donor: Ralph Nye Charitable Foundation
  • Conference Presentations:
    • WSU Undergraduate Research Symposium, March 28, 2016, Ogden, UT
    • NCUR (National Conference of Undergraduate Research), April 7-9, 2016, Ashville, NC.
      • Research poster
      • Travel funding
        1. Harold J. and Shirley S. Mack Undergraduate Research Fellowship Endownment
        2. WSU Office of Undergraduate Research
    • WSU Psychology Symposium, April 2016, Ogden, UT
    • Rocky Mountain Psychological Association Conference, April 2016, Denver, CO
    • Ogden Surgical-Medical Society Conference, May 18, 2016, Ogden, UT

 

Intrinsic Factor Inhibition Due to the Use of Isotretinoin

Students: Maikie Sengdeng, Ashley Rogers, Bahar Alimadadi

MLS Faculty mentor: Kenton Cummins and Dr. Matthew Nicholaou

  • Funding: WSU Office of Undergraduate Research Grant, November 2015
    • Donor: Kem and Carolyn Gardner Foundation
  • Conference Presentations:
    • WSU Undergraduate Research Symposium, March 28, 2016, Ogden, UT
    • Ogden Surgical-Medical Society Conference, May 18, 2016, Ogden, UT

 

Role of Type 3 Deiodinase in Idiopathic Epileptic Patients

Students: Claudemir Lima, Joaquin Zetina

MLS Faculty mentor: Dr. Matthew Nicholaou

  • Funding: WSU Office of Undergraduate Research Grant, November 2015
    • Donor: Kem and Carolyn Gardner Foundation
  • Conference Presentations:
    • WSU Undergraduate Research Symposium, March 28, 2016, Ogden, UT
    • Ogden Surgical-Medical Society Conference, May 18, 2016, Ogden, UT

2014/2015

Combined Effects of Polyoxometalates and Antibiotics Against Antibiotic Resistant Bacteria

Students: Claudemir Lima, Joaquin Zetina

MLS Faculty mentor: Dr. Matthew Nicholaou

  • Funding: WSU Office of Undergraduate Research Grant, November 2014 
  • Conference Presentations:
    • WSU Undergraduate Research Symposium, March 30, 2015, Ogden, UT
    • NCUR (National Conference of Undergraduate Research), April 16-18, 2015, Eastern Washington University, Cheney, WA
      • Travel funding: 
        1. Harold J. and Shirley S. Mack Undergraduate Research Fellowship Endownment
        2. WSU Office of Undergraduate Research
    • UCUR (Utah Conference for Undergraduate Research), February 19, 2016, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT
    • Ogden Surgical-Medical Society Conference, May 18, 2016, Ogden, UT

 

The Role of N-Acetylgalactosamine in Celiac Disease

Students: McKenzie Carter, Alex Rich, Zachary Gibson

MLS Faculty mentor: Janet Oja

  • Funding: George S. and Delores Dore Eccles Foundation 
  • Conference Presentations:
    • WSU Undergraduate Research Symposium, March 30, 2015, Ogden, UT
    • ASCLS Annual Meeting, Atlanta, Georga
      • Awarded 1st place in undergraduate research poster competition

 

The Prevelence of Milk-Borne Pathogens in the Northern Utah Supply

Students: Landen Holmes and Quinn Bingham

MLS Faculty mentor: Dr. Matthew Nicholaou

  • Funding: George S. and Delores Dore Eccles Foundation 
  • Conference Presentations:
    • WSU Undergraduate Research Symposium, March 30, 2015, Ogden, UT

 

Antimicrobial Effect of Asparagus racemosus on Five Clinically Significant Pathogens

Students: Joseph Maes, Bradley Sears, Justin Judkins

MLS Faculty mentor: Scott Wright

  • Funding: WSU Office of Undergraduate Research Grant, November 2014 
  • Conference Presentations:
    • WSU Undergraduate Research Symposium, March 30, 2015, Ogden, UT

 

Vitamin D Binding Protein Isoforms & Vitamin D Levels in Type 1 Diabetics

Students: Samantha Morgan, David Hanks, Amy Kirkham

MLS Faculty mentor:  Ryan Rowe

  • Funding: George S. and Delores Dore Eccles Foundation
  • Conference Presentations:
    • WSU Undergraduate Research Symposium, March 30, 2015, Ogden, UT