Student Presentations

  • Some recent research presentations by IUP Biochemistry majors:

    Except where noted, presentations were given at the IUP Undergraduate Scholars Forum.

    Genomic Characterization and PCR Cloning of double-stranded RNA from Rhizoctinia solani. Students: Jonathan Henninger, Deanna Belsky, Chin Hong Siew, Shan Min Chin Faculty Advisors: Seema Bharathan and N. Bharathan (presented at the 24th National Conference on Undergraduate Research (NCUR), April 15-17, 2010, Missoula, MT) Genomic

    Centrifugal Analysis of the Cytoplasmic Fractions of the plant pathogenic fungus Rhizoctonia solani for double-stranded RNA Students: Deanna Belsky, Jonathan Henninger, Chin Hong Siew, Shan Min Chin Faculty Advisors: Seema Bharathan and N. Bharathan(presented at the 24th National Conference on Undergraduate Research (NCUR), April 15-17, 2010, Missoula, MT)

    Computational Function Annotation of Structural Genomics Proteins in the Enolase Superfamily Using THEMATICS Student: Ee Leng Terng Faculty Advisor: Jaeju Ko (presented at the 41st Middle Atlantic Regional Meeting (MARM 2010) of the American Chemical Society)

    Assays of Phosphoglucomutase and Purine Nucleoside Phosphorylase to Determine Their Ability to Function on Glucose for Use in Aptamer Synthesis Student: Mr James Shellhammer Faculty Advisor: Dr Keith Kyler

    Enhanced Green Fluorescent Protein Purification and Mutagenesis Student: Mr Justin Williams Faculty Advisor: Dr Jonathan Southard

    Selective Inhibitors of Human Type II Inosine Monophosphate Dehydrogenase as new Anticancer Drugs Student: Ms Jenna Gazzola Faculty Advisor: Dr Keith Kyler

    Improved plate assay for fungal cellulase activity Student: Mr Tyler Machovina Faculty Advisor: Dr John Ford

    Expression and Purification of Homologous Recombination Proteins SRS2 Helicase and Rad51 Recombinase Student: Mr Michael Fidell Faculty Advisor: Dr Jana Villemain

    Semipermeable membranes (SPMDs) used in monitoring the effects of organic wastes in water at different pH levels Student: Ms Fowosopefoluwa Opayemi Faculty Advisor: Dr Nathan McElroy

     Srs2/Rad51 fusion proteins expression in the yeast two-hybrid system via immunoblotting Student: Ms Li Yin Wong Faculty Advisor: Dr Jana Villemain

    Using Enzyme Linked ImmunoSorbent Assay (ELISA) to detect and measure the concentration of Growth Hormon Binding Protein (GHBP) in samples Students: Mr Chin Hong Siew, Ms Shan Min Chin Faculty Advisor: Dr Jonathan Southard

    Computational Characterization of Structural and pH-dependent Properties of Cellulases Students: Ms Olumayowa Azeez Faculty Advisor: Dr Jaeju Ko