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Oscillation In Mathematical Epidemiology, Meredith Greer Oct 2019

Oscillation In Mathematical Epidemiology, Meredith Greer

Annual Symposium on Biomathematics and Ecology: Education and Research

No abstract provided.


Tracking Residual-Yolk Energy In Dormant Hatchling Turtles, Tom Pham, Dr. Tim J. Muir, Samira Radi, Jacob Wyco Jun 2019

Tracking Residual-Yolk Energy In Dormant Hatchling Turtles, Tom Pham, Dr. Tim J. Muir, Samira Radi, Jacob Wyco

Celebration of Learning

Hatchling painted turtles (Chrysemys picta) spend their first winter inside natal nests without food and must rely on maternally derived energy in the form of residual yolk for up to nine months. In this study, we take a closer look at the use and movement of residual-yolk energy during the first 33 weeks (~8 mo.) after hatching by measuring changes in mass, lipid content, & protein content of yolk, liver, small intestine, and carcass. Our data showed a significant decrease in yolk mass by 64% and significant increases in carcass & liver masses of 9% & 16%, respectively, during the first 2 weeks ...


Neurobiological Effects Of Probiotic-Supplemented Diets In Acutely Stressed Male Long-Evans Rats: Evidence Of Enhanced Resilience, Nicholas Natale, Bilal Hindi, Peter Santore, Molly H. Kent, Kelly Lambert Jun 2019

Neurobiological Effects Of Probiotic-Supplemented Diets In Acutely Stressed Male Long-Evans Rats: Evidence Of Enhanced Resilience, Nicholas Natale, Bilal Hindi, Peter Santore, Molly H. Kent, Kelly Lambert

Arts & Sciences Student Symposium

Introduction

~Considering that the human intestine is home to almost 100 trillion microorganisms including bacteria (Cryan, 2011), recent research has focused on the role of the microbiome in neurobiological functions such as stress, anxiety and coping responses.

~Focusing on animal models, previous findings indicate that modifications of the gut microbiota via antibiotics and certain probiotics alter the anxiety response via the vagus nerve & immune system mediation (MacQueen et al., 2017).

~Recently, the concept of Psychobiotics has been introduced to refer to the use of microbiota to positively influence mental health outcomes (Foster et al., 2017).


Invertebrate Diversity Of Ponds Within Gremel Wildlife Sanctuary And Amboy Marsh, Dalton Howard, Madison Lape May 2019

Invertebrate Diversity Of Ponds Within Gremel Wildlife Sanctuary And Amboy Marsh, Dalton Howard, Madison Lape

Celebration of Learning

This project tested the water quality of different ponds and used macroinvertebrates as the overall indicator. The invertebrates give us a lot of knowledge about the health of the ecosystem and possible pollutants that could be harming the environments.


Do Stands Of Native Trees Harbor Different Invasive Species Than Stands Of Planted Pine?, Carly Mccameron, John Mccarthy, Dr. Kevin Geedey May 2019

Do Stands Of Native Trees Harbor Different Invasive Species Than Stands Of Planted Pine?, Carly Mccameron, John Mccarthy, Dr. Kevin Geedey

Celebration of Learning

The most outstanding invasive species that can be found at Augustana’s Green Wing Environmental Laboratory are honeysuckle, buckthorn, multiflora rose, garlic mustard, autumn olive, and oriental bittersweet. These plants are not only disrupting the ecosystem at Green Wing, but they are doing it all over the country. The result of their disruption is that they have taken over entire habitats and left natural species with no way to compete for survival. To study this we used the line-point method as well as other forms of data collection to compare a non-native pine tree habitat to an area dominated by ...


Sense Of Community And Space, Amanda Corona May 2019

Sense Of Community And Space, Amanda Corona

Celebration of Learning

Sense of community (SOC) is defined as a person’s experience of a group or specific area (Kenkmann et al, 1996). Physical spaces can affect SOC; small colleges have higher SOC on average than universities (Lounsbury & DeNeui, 1996). A person’s identity, especially ethnic identity, can also influence SOC (Rivas-Drake, 2012; Liu, 2005). However, there is less work on the intersection of physical space and ethnic identity (Devlin et al, 2008). This raises the questions: how does the experience of a community space affect someone’s SOC, and would it vary by ethnicity?

The relationship between communal spaces and identity can be could explored by asking different individuals how they perceive a space. In one ...


Genetic Sequencing For Measuring Biodiversity In Recent And Ancient Marine Sediments, Lauren Judge May 2019

Genetic Sequencing For Measuring Biodiversity In Recent And Ancient Marine Sediments, Lauren Judge

Celebration of Learning

Taxonomic biodiversity, measured by counting the number of species present in a given area, is the most common method of capturing ecosystem biodiversity in recent and ancient environments. While this method is widely accepted, it is limited by poor preservation and identification of many individuals, making it impossible to include every species within an ecosystem and resulting in the loss of some diversity information. To address this issue, we measured the genetic biodiversity (in which species are determined based on sequencing of their DNA) of shallow marine ecosystems by extracting and sequencing the 18S ribosomal gene from bulk carbonate sediment ...


Socially Regulated Neural Circuits Activation Via Endocannabinoid And Dopaminergic Signaling In Zebrafish, Choongseok Park May 2019

Socially Regulated Neural Circuits Activation Via Endocannabinoid And Dopaminergic Signaling In Zebrafish, Choongseok Park

Biology and Medicine Through Mathematics Conference

No abstract provided.


Predicting Tgf-Β-Induced Epithelial-Mesenchymal Transition Using Data Assimilation, Mario J. Mendez, Matthew J. Hoffman, Elizabeth M. Cherry, Dr. Christopher Lemmon, Seth Weinberg May 2019

Predicting Tgf-Β-Induced Epithelial-Mesenchymal Transition Using Data Assimilation, Mario J. Mendez, Matthew J. Hoffman, Elizabeth M. Cherry, Dr. Christopher Lemmon, Seth Weinberg

Biology and Medicine Through Mathematics Conference

No abstract provided.


Phylogenetic Inference Of Multiscale Selection Pressures Using A Continuous State Birth-Death Process, Marco Hamins-Puertolas, David Rasmussen May 2019

Phylogenetic Inference Of Multiscale Selection Pressures Using A Continuous State Birth-Death Process, Marco Hamins-Puertolas, David Rasmussen

Biology and Medicine Through Mathematics Conference

No abstract provided.


Quantifying Differences In The Interferon Signaling Network Across Cell Types, Sivan Leviyang, Igor Griva, Nate Strawn May 2019

Quantifying Differences In The Interferon Signaling Network Across Cell Types, Sivan Leviyang, Igor Griva, Nate Strawn

Biology and Medicine Through Mathematics Conference

No abstract provided.


Characterizing The Permanence And Stationary Distribution For A Family Of Malaria Stochastic Models, Divine Wanduku May 2019

Characterizing The Permanence And Stationary Distribution For A Family Of Malaria Stochastic Models, Divine Wanduku

Biology and Medicine Through Mathematics Conference

No abstract provided.


Computational Modeling Of Cilia Dynamics In The Human Airways, Uduak George May 2019

Computational Modeling Of Cilia Dynamics In The Human Airways, Uduak George

Biology and Medicine Through Mathematics Conference

No abstract provided.


Dermal Lymphatic Capillaries Do Not Obey Murray's Law, Anne Talkington, Reema Davis, Nicholas Datto, Emma Goodwin, Kathleen Caron, Laura Miller May 2019

Dermal Lymphatic Capillaries Do Not Obey Murray's Law, Anne Talkington, Reema Davis, Nicholas Datto, Emma Goodwin, Kathleen Caron, Laura Miller

Biology and Medicine Through Mathematics Conference

No abstract provided.


Effects Of Predator Diversity On Optimal Communities For Prey Suppression, Amanda N. Laubmeier May 2019

Effects Of Predator Diversity On Optimal Communities For Prey Suppression, Amanda N. Laubmeier

Biology and Medicine Through Mathematics Conference

No abstract provided.


Network Analyses Of Glomerular Capillaries, Jason Cory Brunson, Justin Sardi, Mark Terasaki May 2019

Network Analyses Of Glomerular Capillaries, Jason Cory Brunson, Justin Sardi, Mark Terasaki

Biology and Medicine Through Mathematics Conference

No abstract provided.


Is The Selective Tuning Model Of Visual Attention Still Relevant?, John K. Tsotsos May 2019

Is The Selective Tuning Model Of Visual Attention Still Relevant?, John K. Tsotsos

MODVIS Workshop

No abstract provided.


Investigating Drivers Of Dengue Emergence In Cordoba, Argentina, Michael Andrew Robert, Rachel Sippy, Anna M. Stewart-Ibarra, Rebecca C. Christofferson, Helen J. Wearing, Elizabet L. Estallo May 2019

Investigating Drivers Of Dengue Emergence In Cordoba, Argentina, Michael Andrew Robert, Rachel Sippy, Anna M. Stewart-Ibarra, Rebecca C. Christofferson, Helen J. Wearing, Elizabet L. Estallo

Biology and Medicine Through Mathematics Conference

No abstract provided.


Understanding The Role Of Macrophages In Lung Inflammation Through Mathematical Modeling, Sarah B. Minucci May 2019

Understanding The Role Of Macrophages In Lung Inflammation Through Mathematical Modeling, Sarah B. Minucci

Biology and Medicine Through Mathematics Conference

No abstract provided.


Modeling The Waning And Boosting Of Immunity: A Case Study Of Pertussis In Sweden, Lauren M. Childs May 2019

Modeling The Waning And Boosting Of Immunity: A Case Study Of Pertussis In Sweden, Lauren M. Childs

Biology and Medicine Through Mathematics Conference

No abstract provided.


Functional Organization Of Cortical Maps For Ocular Dominance And Light-Dark Polarity In Primary Visual Cortex, Sohrab Najafian, Jian Zhong Jin, Jose-Manuel Alonso May 2019

Functional Organization Of Cortical Maps For Ocular Dominance And Light-Dark Polarity In Primary Visual Cortex, Sohrab Najafian, Jian Zhong Jin, Jose-Manuel Alonso

MODVIS Workshop

No abstract provided.


Mathematical Modeling Of Energy Consumption In The Acute Inflammatory Response, Ivan Ramirez Zuniga May 2019

Mathematical Modeling Of Energy Consumption In The Acute Inflammatory Response, Ivan Ramirez Zuniga

Biology and Medicine Through Mathematics Conference

No abstract provided.


Computations Of Top-Down Attention By Modulating V1 Dynamics, David Berga, Xavier Otazu May 2019

Computations Of Top-Down Attention By Modulating V1 Dynamics, David Berga, Xavier Otazu

MODVIS Workshop

The human visual system processes information defining what is visually conspicuous (saliency) to our perception, guiding eye movements towards certain objects depending on scene context and its feature characteristics. However, attention has been known to be biased by top-down influences (relevance), which define voluntary eye movements driven by goal-directed behavior and memory. We propose a unified model of the visual cortex able to predict, among other effects, top-down visual attention and saccadic eye movements. First, we simulate activations of early mechanisms of the visual system (RGC/LGN), by processing distinct image chromatic opponencies with Gabor-like filters. Second, we use a ...


Plenary Talk: How Aids Prevalence Impacts The Emergence Of Antibiotic Resistance In Bacterial Infections, Nina Fefferman May 2019

Plenary Talk: How Aids Prevalence Impacts The Emergence Of Antibiotic Resistance In Bacterial Infections, Nina Fefferman

Biology and Medicine Through Mathematics Conference

No abstract provided.


A Generalized Model Of The Transmission Dynamics Of Leishmaniasis With Multiple Time Delays, Ephraim Agyingi May 2019

A Generalized Model Of The Transmission Dynamics Of Leishmaniasis With Multiple Time Delays, Ephraim Agyingi

Biology and Medicine Through Mathematics Conference

No abstract provided.


Stochastic Modeling Of Neuronal Transport In Various Cellular Geometries, Abhishek Choudhary Mr., Peter Kramer May 2019

Stochastic Modeling Of Neuronal Transport In Various Cellular Geometries, Abhishek Choudhary Mr., Peter Kramer

Biology and Medicine Through Mathematics Conference

No abstract provided.


Risk Structured Model Of Cholera Infections In Cameroon, Fnu Eric Ngang Che, Abdul-Aziz Yakubu Dr. May 2019

Risk Structured Model Of Cholera Infections In Cameroon, Fnu Eric Ngang Che, Abdul-Aziz Yakubu Dr.

Biology and Medicine Through Mathematics Conference

No abstract provided.


Clinical Utility Of Exon Deletion/Duplication Microarray Testing - A Children’S Mercy Kansas City Two-Year Experience, Binu Porath May 2019

Clinical Utility Of Exon Deletion/Duplication Microarray Testing - A Children’S Mercy Kansas City Two-Year Experience, Binu Porath

Research Days

No abstract provided.


Early Events During Hepatitis B Virus Infections, Stanca Ciupe May 2019

Early Events During Hepatitis B Virus Infections, Stanca Ciupe

Biology and Medicine Through Mathematics Conference

No abstract provided.


Analysis Of Heterogeneous Cardiac Pacemaker Tissue Models And Traveling Wave Dynamics, Cheng Ly, Seth H. Weinberg May 2019

Analysis Of Heterogeneous Cardiac Pacemaker Tissue Models And Traveling Wave Dynamics, Cheng Ly, Seth H. Weinberg

Biology and Medicine Through Mathematics Conference

No abstract provided.