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2018 Symposium Schedule: Poster Presentations

Please join us for the Poster Presentations & Exhibits!

The 8th Annual Wiggins Memorial Library Academic Symposium is Thursday, March 27, 2018. The Poster Presentations and Art Exhibits will take place throughout the second floor of the library from 4:00pm- 5:15pm.

Poster Presentations

Student Presenter(s) Presentation Title Faculty Mentor Discipline
Courtney Hatcher Analysis of the Use of Physical Models and Other Techniques to Aid in Student Learning Dr. Karen Guzman Biology
Cecile Shoemaker Digitization of the Campbell University Herbarium Dr. Chris Havran Biology
Kaitlyn Mizelle Recombinant Expression of Putative Lignin Degrading Enzyme from Paenibacillus glucanolyticus Dr. Stephanie Mathews Biology
Samantha De Arcia
Joshua Kirkman
Megan Robillard
Lowell Taylor
Utilizing the Design Thinking Process Dr. Kevin O'Mara Business
Benjamin Abraham Synthesis of Levodopa from Tyrosine via Aromatic Substitution Reactions Dr. Elizabeth Blue Chemistry
Haley Greiner
​Paul Mefford
Concentration of Lead in Soil and Plant Life from a 30 Year Old Gun Range Prof. Jason Ezell Chemistry

Houston Cole
Alisha Weinhofer

Pyridine-Promoted Ruthenium-Catalyzed Oxidation of Silyl Ethers to Silyl Esters Dr. Sarah Goforth Chemistry
Nathan Criscoe Optimization of Copper Catalyzed Hydroxylation of Aryl Halides as a New Pedagogical Schlenk-Line Experiment Dr. Sarah Goforth Chemistry
Amanda Ritz Determination of Methylisothiazolinone Concentration in Household Products Dr. Jordan Womick Chemistry
Rebecca Hilleary
Sarah Jabusch
Becky Zheng
Assessment of Real-World Data for Evidence for Gender Disparities in the Provision of Education amongst Patients Diagnosed with Coronary Heart Disease Dr. Charles Carter Clinical Research
Danielle Mercado An Investigation of the Association between Patient Age and Colon Cancer Stage at Diagnosis Dr. Charles Carter Clinical Research
Melissa Pullen The Association between Military Service and Environmental Toxicant Exposure from 1999 to 2014 Dr. Charles Carter Clinical Research
Daniel Taylor Understanding Gun Barrel Processing Dr. Anastasia Rynearson Engineering
Morgan Timiney Experimental Evaluation of Deck Screws Dr. Anastasia Rynearson Engineering
Samuel Thompson
Nelly Zavala
Analysis of a Pocket Knife to Determine Metallurgical Properties Dr. Anastasia Rynearson Engineering
Olivia Sisson Development of an In-Game Cardiovascular Load Score for Female Lacrosse Players Dr. Jennifer Bunn Exercise Science
Christopher Smith Pediatric Brain Trauma: CT or not to CT? Dr. Grace Brannan Osteopathic Medicine
Eric Hexem
David Ho
Taylor Ibrahim
Ani Mnatsakanian
Intramuscular Lipoma: An Uncommon Presentation of a Common Pathology Dr. Bonnie Brenseke Osteopathic Medicine
Charlotte Regan Fawcett
Abby Wagner
Christopher Walker
Landon Wallace
A Case of Horseshoe Kidney with a Review of Renal Development Dr. Bonnie Brenseke and Dr. Maxx Toler Osteopathic Medicine
Troy Horan
Cora Owen
Laura Snyder
Julia Timm Intili
Mixed Ovarian Germ Cell Tumor in a Nulliparous Patient: A Case Report Dr. Michelle Langaker Osteopathic Medicine
Zachary Brooks
Ani Mnatsakanian
​Jaxon Vallely
Patient Experience and Satisfaction in a Rural, Student Run Free Clinic Dr. Charlotte Paolini Osteopathic Medicine
Prajakta More Effects of MEHP and TNFα Co-treatment on Steroidogenesis in MA-10 Leydig Cells Dr. Kassim Traore Pharmaceutical Sciences
Anagha Naik Tablet Formulation of American Ginseng Dr. Antoine Al-Achi Pharmaceutical Sciences
Chaitali Koli Diffusion and Permeability Studies of Calcium Channel Blockers Using Allium cepa as Natural Membrane Dr. Antoine Al-Achi Pharmaceutical Sciences
Manasi Bhat The Study of the Diffusion of Antibiotic Drugs (Macrolides) Through a Scallion Membrane. Dr. Antoine Al-Achi Pharmaceutical Sciences
Midhun Anne Effect of Chronic CP-55,940 and THC Treatment on ΔFosB Accumulation in Mouse Brain NAc and PFC Dr. Christopher Breivogel Pharmaceutical Sciences
Prativa Khadka (Presentation Cancelled) Dr. Mali Gupta Pharmaceutical Sciences
Shayan Navliwala Effect of Myo-Inositol on the Shelf Stability of Bovine Serum Albumin Upon Freeze Drying Dr. Mali Gupta Pharmaceutical Sciences
Sindhu Nair Formulation of Itraconazole Emulgel as a Transungual Drug Delivery System Dr. Mali Gupta Pharmaceutical Sciences
Stephanie Yun Simultaneous Analysis of Ritonavir and Lopinavir in Blood Plasma Using LC-MS Dr. Qinfeng Liu Pharmaceutical Sciences
Nidhi Shah Utilization of ThyA Genes from Geobacillus-Infecting Bacteriophages, GBK1 and GBK2 to Develop a Counter-Selection System in an E. coli thyA – Mutant Strain Prof. Timothy Marks Pharmaceutical Sciences
Ruta Shinde Comparison of sfGFP Expression in Geobacillus kaustophilus HTA426 Transformed with Plasmid pJZ04e vs. Integrative Plasmid pTM33c Prof. Timothy Marks Pharmaceutical Sciences
Amreen Jonas Nitric Oxide-Dependent Vasodilatation Induced By an Extract of Aristotelia chilensis Leaves Dr. Victor Pulgar Pharmaceutical Sciences
Shreelekha Jaligama Development of a SPE Method for Extraction of Estrogens and Estrogen Metabolites from MCF-7 Breast Cancer Cell Lines and Their Quantitation by HPLC-UV Dr. Brianne Raccor

Pharmaceutical Sciences

Srihari Bitragunta Development and Characterization of 2-Hydroxypropyl β-Cyclodextrin Inclusion Complex of Prednisone Dr. Daniel Shin Pharmaceutical Sciences
Jenny Rollins Evaluation of Direct Oral Anticoagulants Dosing Schemes at a Small Community Teaching Hospital Dr. Kim Kelly Pharmacy Practice
Brittany Battle
Alex Bonner
Erica Cheramie
​Ashley Eye
Ashley Henderson
Evaluation of Asymmetry in Lower Limbs of Roller Derby Athletes Dr. Jennifer Bunn Physical Therapy
Gabriela Amadeo**
​Timothy Mangum Jr.
An Examination of Brain Waves Associated With Lying Dr. Jutta Street Psychology
Jaikeshia Littles Attitudes Towards Physical and Mental Illness Dr. Jutta Street Psychology
Shana Byerley
Hayley Cook-Thibeau
Effects of Music on Memory Dr. Jutta Street Psychology
Shana Byerley
Brittany Tanner
Aromatherapeutic Applications to Stress and Anxiety in College Students - An EEG Study Dr. Jutta Street Psychology
Tyrus Mercer Are Gender and Prior Hurricane Experience Associated With Decision Making and Vicarious Emotions Dr. Jutta Street Psychology

**Walter S. Barge Honors Program Participant

Symposium 2018


Oral Presentations, 9am-4pm
Poster Presentations, 4pm-5:15pm
Art Exhibits, 4pm-5:15pm​
Reception, 5:15pm-6pm
Closing Awards Ceremony, 6pm-6:30pm