Poster Session 1

11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Add to my favorites The Use of Non-Violent Communication in Oregon Policewomen
Presenter
  • Laura Aguon, Senior, Conflict Resolution, Portland State University McNair Scholar
Mentors
  • Amanda Byron, , Portland State University
  • Mandy Elder, Social Work, Portland State University

Add to my favorites The Impact of the Brown v. Board of Education (1954) Supreme Court Decision on Historically Black Colleges and Universities  
Presenter
  • Mikala Leilani (Mikala) Ailep, Senior, American Ethnic Studies McNair Scholar
Mentor
  • Terry Anne Scott, American Ethnic Studies

Add to my favorites In-Situ Hybridization of Zebrafish Embryos to Investigate Regulation of p120 Catenin during Gastrulation
Presenters
  • Emili Allen, Junior, Biology (Molecular, Cellular & Developmental)
  • Clemence Mendoza, Senior, Biology (Molecular, Cellular & Developmental)
  • Lindsay Maling, Senior, Biology (Molecular, Cellular & Developmental)
Mentor
  • Merrill Hille, Biology

Add to my favorites Will Cyanobacteria Increase Carbon Fixation in Response to CO2 Limitation?
Presenters
  • Joseph (Joe) Amann, Sophomore, Nanotechnology, North Seattle College
  • Gavin Caruso, Sophomore, Biology, North Seattle College
Mentors
  • Ann Murkowski, Biology, North Seattle College
  • Kalyn Owens, Chemistry, North Seattle College

Add to my favorites Re-Victimization: From Child Sexual Abuse to Interpersonal Violence/Domestic Violence
Presenter
  • Jean Marie (Jean) Anderson, Senior, Social Welfare UW Honors Program
Mentor
  • Todd Herrenkohl, Social Work

Add to my favorites Relations between Infants’ Social Attention and Parental Measures of ASD-Related Behaviors
Presenter
  • Roya Baharloo, Senior, Psychology Mary Gates Scholar
Mentor
  • Jessica Sommerville, Psychology

Add to my favorites Examining Endoplasmic Reticulum and Mitochondria-Mediated Calcium Homeostasis via the Generation of Transgenic Zebrafish Lines
Presenter
  • Anumita (Anu) Bajpai, Senior, Biochemistry, Microbiology
Mentors
  • David Raible, Biological Structure
  • Joy Sebe, Biological Structure, Biology

Add to my favorites The Correlations between Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and Chronic Pain
Presenter
  • Danica Balsiger, Senior, Bioengineering CoMotion Mary Gates Innovation Scholar
Mentor
  • Brian Theodore, Anesthesiology

Add to my favorites Undocumented Students at 4-Year Universities 
Presenter
  • Eliseo Banda-Gonzalez, Senior, Sociology Mary Gates Scholar, UW Honors Program
Mentors
  • Alexes Harris, Sociology
  • Hedy Lee, Sociology

Add to my favorites DNA Repair Activity in Oligodendrogliomas
Presenter
  • Marina Banjanin, Senior, Biochemistry UW Honors Program
Mentor
  • John Silber, Neurological Surgery

Add to my favorites The "Moore Women": The Extent to Which Cecilia Schultz and Ida Cole Shaped the History of Seattle's Oldest Theatre
Presenter
  • Jocelyn Beausire, Senior, Architectural Design, Applied Music (Voice) UW Honors Program
Mentor
  • Jeffrey Ochsner, Architecture

Add to my favorites Dyadic Adjustment in Caregivers of Children Diagnosed with Cancer: The Role of Parent Meta-Emotion
Presenter
  • Megan Elise (Megan) Benzing, Senior, Psychology Mary Gates Scholar, UW Honors Program
Mentor
  • Lynn Fainsilber Katz, Psychology

Add to my favorites Third-Party Content on Web: A Visual Study
Presenter
  • Christopher (Chris) Blappert, Senior, Computer Science UW Honors Program
Mentors
  • Franziska Roesner, Computer Science & Engineering
  • Tadayoshi Kohno, Computer Science & Engineering

Add to my favorites Laboratory Testing of the Controlled Flux Technique for Measuring Oceanic Turbulence
Presenter
  • Eric Bochsler, Senior, Physics: Comprehensive Physics, Astronomy NASA Space Grant Scholar, UW Honors Program
Mentors
  • William Asher, Applied Physics Laboratory
  • Kyla Drushka, Applied Physics Laboratory

Add to my favorites Are Sex and Dating Goals Aligned?: A Correlational Study on Dating Goals and Sex Motives in Young Adult Women
Presenter
  • Shannon Briggs, Senior, Psychology
Mentor
  • Kelly Davis, Social Work

Add to my favorites Does Light, Temperature, or Both Cue the Phenology of Montane Grasshoppers?
Presenter
  • Bryan Briones Ortiz, Senior, Biology (Ecology, Evolution & Conservation) Mary Gates Scholar
Mentor
  • Rory Telemeco, Biology

Add to my favorites Do Bite Force Differences Enable Dietary Specialization in Sea Otters?
Presenter
  • Kristin Campbell, Senior, Biology (Ecology, Evolution & Conservation)
Mentor
  • Sharlene Santana, Biology

Add to my favorites The Feasibility of Culturally Appropriate Screening and Brief Interventions among Latino Immigrant Day Laborers
Presenter
  • Brian Cedeno-Betancourt Sil, Senior, Public Health-Global Health
Mentors
  • India Ornelas, Health Services
  • Samantha Serrano, Health Services, School of Public Health

Add to my favorites How Does Stress Influence Development?
Presenter
  • Victoria Chambers, Senior, Psychology, Early Childhood & Family Studies CoMotion Mary Gates Innovation Scholar, McNair Scholar
Mentor
  • Katie McLaughlin, Psychology

Add to my favorites Effects of Auxin Signaling on Shoot Architecture in Arabidopsis
Presenter
  • Josephine D'Angelo, Senior, Neurobiology
Mentors
  • Jennifer Nemhauser, Biology
  • Mallorie Taylor-Teeples, Biology

Add to my favorites Foxc1 Deletion Reveals Underlying Mechanisms of Cerebellar Development
Presenter
  • Derek Dang, Senior, Biology (Molecular, Cellular & Developmental)
Mentors
  • Kathleen Millen, Pediatrics, Seattle Children's Research Institute
  • Parthiv Haldipur, Pediatrics

Add to my favorites MGMT’s Activity Level Impacts On Cytotoxic Therapies for Human Glioblastomas
Presenter
  • Vy Dang, Senior, Biochemistry, Microbiology
Mentor
  • John Silber, Neurosurgery

Add to my favorites Manastash Ridge Observatory Offset Guider
Presenters
  • Adrian Davila, Senior, Astronomy, Physics: Applied Physics
  • Jakob Balkenhohl, Junior, Exchange - Arts & Sciences
  • Jason Lozo, Graduate, Engineering (Mechanical Engineering)
Mentor
  • Joseph Huehnerhoff, Astronomy

Add to my favorites Spatial and Climate Analysis of Bigleaf Maple Dieback in Western Washington
Presenter
  • Rachel DeCordoba, Senior, Environmental Science & Resource Management UW Honors Program
Mentor
  • Patrick Tobin, Environmental & Forest Sciences

Add to my favorites Effects of Supermassive Black Hole on Host Galaxy Properties
Presenters
  • Zoe Deford, Freshman, Physics: Comprehensive Physics
  • Joshua Smith, Sophomore, Pre-Health Sciences
Mentors
  • Thomas Quinn, Astronomy
  • Michael Tremmel, Astronomy

Add to my favorites In-vivo Screen for Drugs that Can Target Cancer Stem Cells Utilizing Drosophila Germline Stem Cell Model
Presenters
  • Debra Del Castillo, Fifth Year, Biochemistry
  • Zachary (Zach) Gottschalk, Senior, Biochemistry, Physics: Comprehensive Physics
  • Jennifer (Jenny) Merrill, Senior, Biochemistry
  • Deepkiran Singh, Senior, Biochemistry
  • Lavinia Turian, Senior, Biochemistry
  • Yang (Randy) Lu, Senior, Biochemistry
  • Samuel (Sam) Marbaix, Senior, Biochemistry
  • Dana Rothwein, Junior, Biochemistry
  • Hsin-Yu (Ashley) Ou, Senior, Biochemistry
Mentors
  • Hannele Ruohola-Baker, Biochemistry
  • Yalan Xing, Biochemistry

Add to my favorites Does Knockdown of LDP-1 Affect Fat Accumulation in Caenorhabditis elegans?
Presenter
  • Haley Delgado, Junior, Zoology, Washington State University McNair Scholar
Mentor
  • Jennifer Watts, , Washington State University

Add to my favorites Implicit and Explicit Evaluations: Sugar-Sweetened Beverages
Presenters
  • Kaylie Diteman, Junior, Interdisciplinary Arts & Sciences (Psychology), UW Tacoma
  • John Hauschild, Recent Graduate,
  • Harmony Johnson, Senior, Interdisciplinary Arts & Sciences (Psychology), UW Tacoma
Mentor
  • Leighann Chaffee, Interdisciplinary Arts & Sciences (Tacoma Campus)

Add to my favorites Effects of Sleep Loss and Overnutrition on Neuroinflammation and Glycemic Control
Presenters
  • Nicole (Nikki) Ducich, Junior, Pre-Sciences
  • Nhat Quynh Kim Nguyen, Junior, Biochemistry, Psychology
Mentors
  • Mark Opp, Anesthesiology
  • Jacqueline Ho, Anesthesiology

Add to my favorites Effect of DREADD-Induced Activation of the Lateral Habenula on Motor Coordination in Rats
Presenter
  • Melissa Martha (Melissa) Estabrook, Junior, Pre-Health Sciences
Mentor
  • Sunila Nair, Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences

Add to my favorites Reducing Energy Consumption for Distributed EM-Based Clustering in Wireless Sensor Networks
Presenter
  • Cesar Flores, Junior, Computer Science, Heritage College McNair Scholar
Mentor
  • John Tsiligkaridis, , Heritage University

Add to my favorites Duplication of CYCLOIDEA Genes in Rhododendrons
Presenter
  • Jacob Fong-Gurzinsky, Junior, Biology, History, Lewis & Clark Coll
Mentors
  • Valerie Soza, Biology
  • Benjamin Hall, Biology

Add to my favorites Listen to Your Heart: The Relationship between Trait Anxiety, Heart Rate, and Intrusive Memories
Presenter
  • Martina Fruhbauerova, Senior, Psychology Mary Gates Scholar, McNair Scholar, UW Honors Program
Mentors
  • Lori Zoellner, Psychology
  • Libby Marks, Psychology

Add to my favorites Analysis of Pollution Levels near Combined Sewer Overflow Outfalls in Seattle
Presenters
  • Nicole Frye, Sophomore, Environmental Engineering, Seattle Central College NASA Space Grant Scholar
  • Mark Jeffery, Senior,
Mentors
  • Marina Halverson, Oceanography, Seattle Central College
  • Ann Murkowski, Biology, North Seattle College

Add to my favorites A Microfluidic Device for Measuring Clot Size and Force Generation
Presenter
  • Adriane (Magena) Fura, Senior, Bioengineering UW Honors Program
Mentor
  • Nathan Sniadecki, Mechanical Engineering

Add to my favorites Modeling Kepler Eclipsing Binaries
Presenters
  • Ananya Garg, Freshman, Gender, Women, and Sexuality Studies UW Honors Program
  • Aleezah Ali, Freshman, Physics: Comprehensive Physics
Mentors
  • Diana Windemuth, Astronomy
  • Eric Agol, Astronomy

Add to my favorites National Trends in Opioid Prescribing for U.S. Children & Families: 1996-2012
Presenter
  • John (Tom) Gebert, Senior, Neurobiology Innovations in Pain Research Scholar, UW Honors Program
Mentor
  • Tonya Palermo, Anesthesiology

Add to my favorites Using Online Crowd-Sourcing Platform (mTurk) to Prioritize Research Topics among Patient Populations
Presenter
  • Muhammad (Shabbeer) Ghauri, Junior, Biochemistry
Mentors
  • Danielle Lavallee, Surgery, School of Medicine
  • Sarah Lawrence, Surgery, Surgical Outcomes Research Center
  • David Flum, Surgery

Add to my favorites Mechanochromic Strain Indicator for Steel Frameworks
Presenter
  • Rebecka (Becky) Gilbertson, Senior, Civil Engineering NASA Space Grant Scholar
Mentors
  • Dawn Lehman, Civil and Environmental Engineering
  • Laura Lowes, Civil and Environmental Engineering
  • AJ Boydston, Chemistry
  • Andrew Sen, Civil and Environmental Engineering

Add to my favorites Body Dissatisfaction among University Women: The Role of Instagram and Appearance Comparisons
Presenter
  • Delvene Gill, Senior, Public Health-Global Health UW Honors Program
Mentors
  • Megan Moreno, Pediatrics
  • Adrienne Ton, Seattle Children's Research Institute

Add to my favorites Snapchat and Alcohol Displays: A Survey among College Students
Presenter
  • Aubrey Gower, Senior, Biology (Molecular, Cellular & Developmental)
Mentor
  • Megan Moreno, Pediatrics

Add to my favorites A Graphene-Infused Biomimetic Nanogroove Microelectrode Array System for Enhanced Cardiac Drug Screening
Presenter
  • Kevin Gray, Senior, Bioen: Nanoscience & Molecular Engr Mary Gates Scholar, UW Honors Program
Mentors
  • Eunpyo Choi, Bioengineering
  • Alec Smith, Bioengineering
  • Deok-Ho Kim, Bioengineering

Add to my favorites Examining the X-ray Luminosity Function of NGC 300 with the Chandra X-ray Observatory
Presenter
  • Jacob Gross, Senior, Physics: Comprehensive Physics Undergraduate Research Conference Travel Awardee
Mentors
  • Benjamin Williams, Astronomy
  • Breanna Binder, Astronomy

Add to my favorites Production and Characterization of a Recombinant Bispecific Antibody for the Treatment of AML
Presenter
  • Rosario Guel, Freshman, Pre Public Health
Mentors
  • Johnnie Orozco, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Oncology, UW School of Medicine
  • Aimee Kenoyer, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center

Add to my favorites A Test of Alternative Models of Human Semantic Knowledge
Presenter
  • Chenxu (Stella) Hao, Senior, Psychology, Interdisciplinary Visual Arts Mary Gates Scholar, UW Honors Program
Mentor
  • Andrea Stocco, Psychology

Add to my favorites EPA 1623 Method for Field Capture of Cryptosporidium and Giardia Parasites using Bag-Mediated Filtration
Presenter
  • Joanna Harrison, Senior, Environmental Health
Mentors
  • Peter Rabinowitz, Environmental & Occupational Health Sciences, University of Washington Center for One Health Research
  • John Scott Meschke, Environmental & Occupational Health Sciences
  • Janna Schurer, Environmental & Occupational Health Sciences

Add to my favorites Using Ion Chromatography to Quantify Organic Acids during Wine Production
Presenters
  • Lindsay Hayward, Junior, Biology, North Seattle College
  • Brianna Rice, Sophomore, Chemistry , North Seattle College
Mentors
  • Ann Murkowski, Biology, North Seattle College
  • Kalyn Owens, Chemistry, North Seattle College

Add to my favorites An Analysis of Pseudo-nitzschia australis Super Chain Prevalence in Puget Sound and along the Pacific Coast
Presenters
  • Krystal Hedrick, Senior,
  • Ben Simpson
  • David Hudson, Sophomore, Geology, Seattle Central College
Mentors
  • Marina Halverson, Oceanography, Seattle Central College
  • Ann Murkowski, Biology, North Seattle College

Add to my favorites The African and Afro-Caribbean Women’s Health Study (AACWHS)
Presenter
  • Heather Hewitt, Senior, Health Studies (Bothell) Mary Gates Scholar
Mentors
  • Shauna Elbers Carlisle, Interdisciplinary Arts & Sciences (Bothell Campus)
  • Andrea Stone, Nursing (Bothell Campus)

Add to my favorites Conserved Hox Gene Expression during Larval Stages in the Bat Star, Patiria miniata   
Presenter
  • Alia Shifa (Alia) Hidayat, Senior, Biology (Molecular, Cellular & Developmental) UW Honors Program
Mentor
  • Paul Minor, Biology

Add to my favorites Manastash Ridge Observatory Software Architecture Upgrade
Presenters
  • Tristan Hillis, Fifth Year, Physics: Comprehensive Physics
  • Douglas (Doug) Branton, Senior, Physics: Comprehensive Physics, Astronomy
Mentor
  • Joseph Huehnerhoff, Astronomy

Add to my favorites Relating Growing Degree Days to Golden Paintbrush (Castilleja levisecta) Growth and Flowering Phenology
Presenter
  • Leslie Hirata, Senior, Biology (Ecology, Evolution & Conservation) UW Honors Program
Mentors
  • Jonathan Bakker, Environmental & Forest Sciences
  • Nathan Haan, Environmental & Forest Sciences

Add to my favorites How do Brief Implicit Association Test (BIAT) Race Attitude Measures Differ from Standard IAT Measures?
Presenter
  • Anh Huynh, Senior, McNair Scholar, UW Honors Program
Mentor
  • Tony Greenwald, Psychology

Add to my favorites Analyzing Degradation of Terrestrial Phenols in the Amazon River and Linkage to CO2 Outgassing
Presenter
  • Reanna Jarchow, Senior, Environmental Science & Resource Management (Wildlife Conservation) Mary Gates Scholar, UW Honors Program
Mentors
  • Rick Keil, Oceanography
  • Will Gagne-Maynard, Oceanography
  • Jacquelyn Neibauer, Oceanography

Add to my favorites Polymeric Templates for Enabling the Synthesis of Thermoresponsive Magnetic Nanoparticles
Presenter
  • Ramon Jauregui, Recent Graduate, Biochemistry, University of Washington UW Post-Baccalaureate Research Education Program
Mentors
  • James Lai, Bioengineering
  • Selvi Srinivasan, Bioengineering

Add to my favorites A Comparison of the Antimicrobial Activity of Essential Oil from Three Orange Varieties
Presenters
  • Alagie Jobarteh, Sophomore, Biochemistry, Pre-medicine, North Seattle College
  • Rolando Roxas, Sophomore, Microbiology, North Seattle College
  • Danielle Townsend, Sophomore, BioEngineering, North Seattle College
Mentors
  • Ann Murkowski, Biology, North Seattle College
  • Kalyn Owens, Chemistry, North Seattle College

Add to my favorites Analysis of Apache Point Observatory 3.5m Enclosure Air Flow Efficiency
Presenter
  • Courtney Johnson, Senior, Physics: Applied Physics, Astronomy
Mentor
  • Joseph Huehnerhoff, Astronomy

Add to my favorites Gender Women and Sexuality Studies Classes and Attitudes about Feminism, Women, and Homosexuality
Presenter
  • Ryan Karnoski, Senior, Social Welfare, Gender, Women, and Sexuality Studies
Mentor
  • Nancy Kenney, Gender, Women, & Sexuality Studies, Psychology

Add to my favorites Is Phosphorylation of p120-Catenin's Y228 Residue Important for Binding to E-Cadherin?
Presenters
  • Dane Kawano, Senior, Biochemistry, Biology (General) Mary Gates Scholar
  • Ariana Kupai, Junior, Biology (Molecular, Cellular & Developmental)
Mentor
  • Merrill Hille, Biology

Add to my favorites Mechanisms and Factors of Loss of Heterozygosity in Cancer
Presenter
  • Kevin Khoo, Senior, Biochemistry
Mentors
  • Nancy Maizels, Biochemistry, Immunology
  • Luther Davis, Immunology
  • Henry Olson, Biochemistry, South Seattle College
  • Kostantin Kiianitsa, Immunology

Add to my favorites A Study of West African Reptile Phylogeography
Presenter
  • Sneha Krishnan, Senior, Biology (Ecology, Evolution & Conservation) Mary Gates Scholar, UW Honors Program
Mentor
  • Adam Leache, Biological Sciences, Burke Museum

Add to my favorites Oaxaca, USA: The Art of Living in Between, A Collection of Transnational Narratives
Presenter
  • Yesenia L Carrillo, Senior, Political Science, Portland State University McNair Scholar
Mentors
  • Elena Aviles, Chicano/Latino Studies, Portland State University
  • Mandy Elder, Child and Family Studies, Portland State University

Add to my favorites A Comparative Analysis of Pro-Eating Disorder and Eating Disorder Recovery Displays on Instagram
Presenter
  • Esther Wai Man (Esther) Lam, Senior, Public Health-Global Health
Mentor
  • Megan Moreno, Pediatrics

Add to my favorites Iron Sufficiency in the NICU
Presenter
  • Gina Lee, Senior, Microbiology
Mentor
  • Sandra Juul, Pediatrics

Add to my favorites Effect of GHK Peptide on Lung Fibroblasts in vitro
Presenter
  • Amanda Lee, Junior, Biology (Physiology)
Mentor
  • Warren Ladiges, Comparative Medicine

Add to my favorites How Do Climatic Influences on Alpine Tree Growth Vary across Climate Regimes?
Presenter
  • Myesa Legendre-Fixx, Senior, Oceanography Mary Gates Scholar, McNair Scholar
Mentors
  • Janneke Hille Ris Lambers, Biology
  • Leander Love-Anderegg, Biology

Add to my favorites 100-Fold Improvement in Detection Limit of Group-A Strep Lateral Flow Immunoassays using Isotachophoresis
Presenter
  • Amanda Levenson, Junior, Chemical Engineering
Mentors
  • Jonathan Posner, Chemical Engineering
  • Gary Kerr, Chemical Engineering

Add to my favorites Oral Colonization by Streptococcus mutans and Caries Development are Dramatically Increased upon Ablation of Irf6, a Main Cleft Gene, in Oral Epithelia
Presenter
  • Lucy Li, Junior, Biology (Physiology)
Mentors
  • Timothy Cox, Pediatrics
  • Basma Tamasas, Oral Health Sciences

Add to my favorites Attachment Moderates the Effect of Childhood Maltreatment Exposure on Emotion Regulation: Attachment as a Protective Factor
Presenter
  • Xuanlin (Fleur) Li, Senior, Psychology UW Honors Program
Mentors
  • Katie McLaughlin, Psychology
  • Matthew Peverill, Psychology

Add to my favorites Charcoal's Effects on Nitrifying Archaea and Bacteria in Northwest Soils
Presenter
  • Alvin Lieu, Senior, Philosophy, Biochemistry
Mentors
  • Melissa Pingree, College of the Environment
  • Thomas DeLuca, Environmental & Forest Sciences, University of Montana

Add to my favorites Explicit Phonetic Instruction Aids Learners of Korean Perceive Korean Sounds
Presenter
  • Kenny Lino, Senior, Japanese, Linguistics McNair Scholar, UW Honors Program
Mentor
  • Julia Herschensohn, Linguistics

Add to my favorites Sourcing Excess Ground Ice using Water Isotopes, Beacon Valley, Antarctica
Presenter
  • Virginia Heidi Littell, Senior, Earth & Space Sciences (Biology) UW Honors Program
Mentors
  • Ronald Ronald, Earth & Space Sciences
  • Nicolas Cuozzo, Earth & Space Sciences

Add to my favorites A Fluid Mechanics Approach for Studying Regulation of Von Willebrand Factor Self-Association by VWF Fragments Generated by ADAMTS13 Cleavage
Presenter
  • Alice Liu, Junior, Microbiology
Mentor
  • Jose Lopez, Medicine

Add to my favorites Facilitation of Foot-Related Object Classification through Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation of the Dorsal Premotor Cortex
Presenter
  • Darby Losey, Senior, Neurobiology, Computer Science Levinson Emerging Scholar, Mary Gates Scholar, UW Honors Program
Mentor
  • Andrea Stocco, Psychology

Add to my favorites Ankle Foot Orthoses as a Rehabilitation Tool
Presenter
  • Michael MacConnell, Senior, Mechanical Engineering Mary Gates Scholar
Mentors
  • Katherine Steele, Mechanical Engineering
  • Hwan Choi, Mechanical Engineering

Add to my favorites The Moderating Effect of PTS Symptoms on the Relationship between Childhood Sexual Abuse and Sexual Arousal Inhibition due to Negative Consequences
Presenter
  • Rachel Macor, Senior, Psychology Mary Gates Scholar, UW Honors Program
Mentors
  • Liz Bird, Psychology
  • William George, Psychology

Add to my favorites Visible Imaging of Sea Ice and Open Water from Coast Guard Arctic Domain Awareness Flights
Presenter
  • Bryce Martz, Senior, Computer Science NASA Space Grant Scholar, UW Honors Program
Mentor
  • Chris Chickadel, Civil and Environmental Engineering

Add to my favorites Downregulation of the Innate Immune Response in Keratinocytes by Human Papillomavirus 16E6 and NFX1-123
Presenter
  • Lisa Matsumoto, Senior, Biochemistry UW Honors Program
Mentors
  • Rachel Katzenellenbogen, Global Health, Pediatrics, Seattle Children's Research Institute
  • Portia Vliet-Gregg, Seattle Children's Research Institute
  • Justine Levan, Global Health

Add to my favorites New Mammalian Teeth Fossils from the Mid-Cretaceous (Albian-Cenomanian) Wayan Formation of Eastern Idaho with Implications for Early Mammalian Evolution
Presenter
  • Kayla McLaughlin, Senior, Earth & Space Sciences (Biology)
Mentor
  • Gregory Wilson, Biology

Add to my favorites Philippine Colonial Mentality: Origins and Movements of Resistance
Presenter
  • Daniele Mempin (Daniele) Menez, Sophomore, Public Health-Global Health McNair Scholar
Mentor
  • Rick Bonus, American Ethnic Studies

Add to my favorites Bacterial Lysis at the Point of Care in Low Resource Settings
Presenter
  • Lillian (Lily) Mireles, Senior, Biology (Molecular, Cellular & Developmental), English
Mentor
  • Erin Heiniger, Bioengineering

Add to my favorites Atropine-Induced Impulsivity Not Linked to Working Memory Deficit
Presenter
  • Nina Mork, Senior, Psychology
Mentors
  • Sheri Mizumori, Psychology
  • Wambura Fobbs, Psychology

Add to my favorites Mechanism of Monosodium Titanate Inhibition of Cell Growth in vitro
Presenter
  • Joelle Moussi, Senior, Microbiology
Mentors
  • Yen-Wei Chen, Dentistry
  • John Wataha, Dentistry
  • Jeanie Drury, Dentistry

Add to my favorites The Effect of Wolves on Time Spent Traveling by Deer in Northeastern Washington
Presenters
  • Nina Mowat, Junior, Environmental Science & Resource Management, Biology (Ecology, Evolution & Conservation)
  • Christine Phelan, Non-Matriculated, Environmental and Forest Sciences
  • Tiffany Lloyd, Junior, Environmental Science & Resource Management
  • Kyra Kaiser, Sophomore, Environmental Science & Resource Management UW Honors Program
Mentors
  • Aaron Wirsing, Environmental & Forest Sciences
  • Apryle Craig, Environmental & Forest Sciences
  • Justin Dellinger, Environmental & Forest Sciences

Add to my favorites Managing Hardwood Forests for Long-Term Ecological, Economic, and Social Objectives under Alternative Management Schemes in King County, WA
Presenters
  • Paul (Bryant) Nagelson, Senior, Environmental Science & Resource Management (Sustainable Forest Management)
  • Audrey Riddell, Senior, Environmental Science & Resource Management (Sustainable Forest Management)
Mentor
  • Derek Churchill, College of the Environment

Add to my favorites A Case Study Applying Features of the Theory of Narrative Thought to the Lead Majority Opinion in the 2014 “Same-Sex Marriage Case”
Presenter
  • Zoe Neumann, Sophomore, Psychology, Montana State University
Mentor
  • Mark Calogero, Psychology, Montana State University

Add to my favorites The Cognitive Effects of Bisphenol-A (BPA) on the Ramshorn Pond Snail, Helisoma trivolvis
Presenters
  • Seth Novak, Sophomore, Education, Communities & Organizations, North Seattle College
  • Mary Amstrup, Sophomore, Environmental Science, North Seattle College
Mentors
  • Ann Murkowski, Biology, North Seattle College
  • Kalyn Owens, Chemistry, North Seattle College

Add to my favorites Quantifying Alpine Tree Line Changes through Repeat Photography in Mount Rainier National Park 
Presenter
  • Tristan O'Mara, Senior, Environmental Science & Resource Management, Biology (General)
Mentors
  • Janneke Hille Ris Lambers, Biology
  • Ian Breckheimer, Biology

Add to my favorites Instumentation Upgrades at Manastash Ridge Observatory
Presenters
  • Kyle Olinger, Senior, Astronomy, Physics: Comprehensive Physics
  • Joshua Oppor, Senior, Astronomy, Physics: Comprehensive Physics
Mentor
  • Joseph Huehnerhoff, Astronomy

Add to my favorites SHOTS FIRED! An Alternative Perspective for Mass Shootings in the United States
Presenter
  • Ferdinand Orbino, Senior, Sociology McNair Scholar, UW Honors Program
Mentors
  • Stewart Tolnay, Sociology
  • Hedy Lee, Sociology

Add to my favorites Dissecting the Requirements for Binding of a Key Virulence Factor, PfEMP1, to Brain Microvasculature in Pediatric Cerebral Malaria  
Presenter
  • Cristian Ovadiuc, Senior, Microbiology Mary Gates Scholar, McNair Scholar
Mentor
  • Joe Smith, Global Health, Center for Infectious Disease Research

Add to my favorites Characterization of Nanoparticle Physicochemical Properties for Penetration in the Brain
Presenter
  • Catherine Panlilio, Junior, Chemical Engineering
Mentor
  • Elizabeth Nance, Chemical Engineering

Add to my favorites Endophyte-Assisted Phytoremediation of Arsenic
Presenter
  • Shruti Parikh, Junior, Environmental Studies NASA Space Grant Scholar
Mentors
  • Robert Tournay, Environmental & Forest Sciences
  • Sharon Doty, Environmental & Forest Sciences

Add to my favorites Ecomorphology in Tropical Free-Tailed Bats (Chiroptera: Molossidae)
Presenter
  • Ji Park, Senior, Biology (Ecology, Evolution & Conservation) UW Honors Program
Mentor
  • Sharlene Santana, Biology

Add to my favorites Investigating Task Tagging and User Ratings in Stanford’s Crowd Research Collective’s Daemo
Presenters
  • Sayna Parsi, Junior, Human Centered Design & Engineering, Informatics
  • Yiying (Sophie) Song, Junior, Psychology, Informatics
Mentor
  • Rajan Vaish, Computer Science & Engineering, Stanford University

Add to my favorites Attention, Brain Activity, the BDNF Gene, and Anxiety
Presenter
  • Yajaira Katzy (Yajaira) Peralta, Junior, Medical Laboratory Science, University of Utah McNair Scholar
Mentors
  • Lesa Ellis, Neuroscience, University of Utah
  • Brian Avery, Biology, University of Utah

Add to my favorites Training Executive Attention in the Cognitively Healthy (T.E.A.C.H.)
Presenter
  • Marissa Jean (Marissa) Pighin, Senior, Psychology Mary Gates Scholar, UW Honors Program
Mentor
  • Chantel Prat, Psychology

Add to my favorites Optical Detection of Hemoglobin in a Microfluidic Device
Presenter
  • Kimsey Platten, Junior, Microbiology
Mentors
  • Nathan Sniadecki, Bioengineering, Mechanical Engineering
  • Nikita Taparia, Mechanical Engineering

Add to my favorites Boom and Bust: Do Conifer Trees at Mt. Rainier National Park Exhibit Mast Seeding?
Presenter
  • Elise Pletcher, Junior, Biology (General)
Mentor
  • Janneke Hille Ris Lambers, Biology

Add to my favorites Open-Source, 3D-Printed Orthoses to Improve Hand Function after Spinal Cord Injury
Presenter
  • Alexandra (Sasha) Portnova, Senior, Mechanical Engineering Levinson Emerging Scholar, Mary Gates Scholar, Undergraduate Research Conference Travel Awardee
Mentor
  • Katherine Steele, Mechanical Engineering

Add to my favorites Preferential Sites of Initial Distant Metastatic Disease in Merkel Cell Carcinoma
Presenters
  • Jamiluddin (Jamil) Qazi, Senior, Bioengineering Mary Gates Scholar, UW Honors Program
  • Hannah Thomas, Senior, Neurobiology
Mentor
  • Paul Nghiem, Medicine

Add to my favorites Viewing Multiple Emotional Expressions Affects Perceived Trustworthiness Level
Presenter
  • Mishell Quiridumbay Verdugo, Junior, Biotechnology, Pre-Med, North Dakota State University McNair Scholar
Mentor
  • Benjamin Balas, Psychology, North Dakota State University

Add to my favorites Impact of Warming on Mimulus tilingii’s Reproductive Success
Presenter
  • Teodora Stefana (Teodora) Rautu, Senior, Environmental Science & Resource Management
Mentors
  • Janneke Hille Ris Lambers, Biology
  • Ian Breckheimer, Biology

Add to my favorites Latent Effects of Marijuana Legalization: Drug Convictions in Seattle Post-Decriminalization
Presenter
  • Kaid Ray-Tipton, Senior, Sociology, Communication Mary Gates Scholar
Mentors
  • Alexes Harris, Sociology
  • Hedy Lee, Sociology

Add to my favorites SPAMS: The Search for Planets around Post-Main Sequence Stars
Presenters
  • Katherine (Katie) Reil, Sophomore, Pre-Health Sciences
  • Aislynn Wallach, Sophomore, Pre-Sciences NASA Space Grant Scholar
Mentors
  • Brett Morris, Astrobiology, Astronomy
  • Eric Agol, Astronomy

Add to my favorites Hippocampal MRI Segmentation and Analysis in Premature Neonates
Presenter
  • Raley Rewa, Senior, Philosophy Mary Gates Scholar
Mentor
  • Colin Studholme, Bioengineering, Pediatrics, Radiology

Add to my favorites Occipital Lobe Subdivision Volumes in Relationship to Neurological Delays in Premature Neonates
Presenter
  • Nicole Kathleen (Nicole) Riley, Senior, Psychology, Neurobiology Mary Gates Scholar, NASA Space Grant Scholar, UW Honors Program
Mentor
  • Colin Studholme, Bioengineering, Pediatrics, Radiology

Add to my favorites Environmental Attitudes and Behaviors in a Sustainable City
Presenter
  • Andrea Rocha, Senior, Sociology, Communication UW Honors Program
Mentors
  • Kara Dillard, Sociology
  • Hedwig Lee, Sociology

Add to my favorites Identifying Functional Phosphorylation Sites on p120 Catenin
Presenters
  • Alexis Rodriguez, Junior, Biology (Molecular, Cellular & Developmental)
  • Sasha Inglin, Senior, Biology (Molecular, Cellular & Developmental)
  • Ariana Kupai, Junior, Biology (Molecular, Cellular & Developmental)
  • Riley Willis, Senior, Biology (Molecular, Cellular & Developmental)
  • Matthew Hirano, Junior, Biochemistry, Biophysics and Molecular Biology, Whitman College
Mentor
  • Merrill Hille, Biology

Add to my favorites On Electrostatics as a Central Force in Orbital Motion
Presenter
  • Isabel J. Rodriguez, Senior, Physics, Portland State University McNair Scholar
Mentors
  • Mark Weislogel, Mechanical and Materials Engineering, Portland State University
  • Erin Schmidt, Aviation & Aerospace, Portland State University

Add to my favorites Gender Differences in Xanax Displays on Twitter
Presenter
  • Erika Rosen, Senior, Psychology
Mentor
  • Megan Moreno, Pediatrics

Add to my favorites Identifying Novel Genetic Causes of Epileptic Encephalopathies
Presenter
  • Aaron Rosen, Senior, Biochemistry
Mentors
  • Heather Mefford, Pediatrics
  • Candace Myers, Pediatrics

Add to my favorites Investigation of Source and Deposition of Glacial Erratic on South Seattle College Campus
Presenters
  • Amanda Rudolph, Sophomore, Geology, Seattle Central College
  • Carson Goldsmith-Albright, Sophomore, Geology, Seattle Central College
  • Garrett Wilson, Fifth Year, Geology, Seattle Central College
Mentor
  • Nancy Sola-Llonch, Geological Sciences, Seattle Central College

Add to my favorites Optimization of Human Stool Storage Conditions for Gut Microbiome Analysis in Population-Based Research
Presenter
  • Vickie Lupe (Vickie) Satele, Senior, Biology (Molecular, Cellular & Developmental), Anthropology: Medical Anth & Global Hlth Mary Gates Scholar
Mentors
  • Johanna Lampe, Nutritional Science, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
  • Meredith Hullar, Nutritional Science, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
  • Elizabeth Traylor, Nutritional Science, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center

Add to my favorites Coping in College: It Isn’t the Same for All Students
Presenter
  • Alicia Sawers, Senior, Psychology McNair Scholar, UW Honors Program
Mentors
  • Yuichi Shoda, Psychology
  • Laura Brady, Psychology

Add to my favorites Identifying Noncoding de novo Variants in Patients with Epileptic Encephalopathy
Presenter
  • Julia Saykally, Senior, Biology (General)
Mentors
  • Heather Mefford, Pediatrics
  • Candace Myers, Pediatrics
  • Gemma Carvill, Pediatrics
  • Michele Mehaffey, Pediatrics

Add to my favorites Decreased Serum Protein Factors are Associated with Increased Functional Decline in Old Mice
Presenter
  • Anna Schorr, Senior, Biology (General), Integrated Sciences
Mentor
  • Warren Ladiges, Comparative Medicine

Add to my favorites Experienced Gamers Have Super Vision
Presenter
  • Aspen Seiver, Sophomore, Associate of Arts & Science - Transfer, Bellevue College
Mentor
  • Jillene Seiver, Psychology, Bellevue College

Add to my favorites Rhodopsin Expression can be Down Regulated in Mice through the use of Small Molecules CA88, CA95 and CA97
Presenter
  • Andy Shimchuk, Senior, Biology (Molecular, Cellular & Developmental)
Mentors
  • Thomas Reh, Biological Structure
  • Paul Nakamura, Biological Structure

Add to my favorites Chronic Pain and Telomere Length in Community-Dwelling Adults: Findings from the 1999-2002 National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey
Presenter
  • Alta Steward, Senior, Neurobiology, Mathematics Innovations in Pain Research Scholar, UW Honors Program
Mentor
  • Kushang Patel, Anesthesiology

Add to my favorites Drug-Eluting Nanofibers as a Chemical and Physical Barrier for HIV Prevention and Contraception
Presenter
  • Holly Sullivan, Senior, Chemical Engineering Mary Gates Scholar, UW Honors Program
Mentors
  • Arielle Steger, Bioengineering
  • Kim A. Woodrow, Bioengineering

Add to my favorites Construction and Analysis of DNA Origami Springs
Presenters
  • Amy Swanson, Sophomore, Electrical Engineering, North Seattle College
  • Claudia Caro, Sophomore, Chemistry, North Seattle College
  • Amy Stegmann, Sophomore, Material Science, University of Washington
Mentors
  • Ann Murkowski, Biology, North Seattle College
  • Kalyn Owens, Chemistry, North Seattle College

Add to my favorites The Role of Tumor Draining Lymph Node B Cells in Immune Suppression and Melanoma Growth
Presenter
  • Ernie Tao, Senior, Political Science, Biochemistry Mary Gates Scholar
Mentor
  • Alanna Ruddell, Comparative Medicine

Add to my favorites Identifying the Transmission of Parental Mosaic Mutations in Early-Onset Epilepsy
Presenter
  • Zoe Thuesmunn, Junior, Pre-Sciences
Mentor
  • Candace Myers, Pediatrics

Add to my favorites Mitochondrially-Targeted Enzyme Catalase Prevents DNA Damage in Lung Fibroblast Cells in Old Mice
Presenter
  • Kateryna Tonyuk, Senior, Biochemistry
Mentors
  • Warren Ladiges, Comparative Medicine
  • Soroosh Fatemie, Comparative Medicine

Add to my favorites Disability and Sexuality Education
Presenter
  • Skye K. (Skye) Torrey, Senior, Gender, Women, and Sexuality Studies
Mentor
  • Joanne Woiak, Disability Studies

Add to my favorites The Meridian Line of the Basilica di Santa Maria degli Angeli e Martiri
Presenters
  • Guadalupe (Lupita) Tovar Mendoza, Senior, Astronomy NASA Space Grant Scholar
  • Jennifer Look, Senior, Biology (General), Comparative History of Ideas Mary Gates Scholar, CoMotion Mary Gates Innovation Scholar
  • Mallory Douglas Thorp, Senior, Astronomy, Physics: Comprehensive Physics
Mentor
  • Woodruff Sullivan, Astronomy

Add to my favorites Peptide-Enabled Directed Immobilization of Kinetically Matched Enzymes in Flow Bioreactors
Presenters
  • Amanda Tran, Junior, Electrical Engineering
  • Allegra Branch, Junior, Mechanical Engineering
Mentors
  • Mehmet Sarikaya, Materials Science & Engineering
  • Deniz Tanil Yucesoy, Materials Science & Engineering

Add to my favorites Contractility Measurements in Cardiomyocytes from Danon Disease Patients
Presenter
  • Jessica Trinh, Senior, Physics: Biophysics
Mentors
  • Nathan Sniadecki, Mechanical Engineering
  • Andrea Leonard, Mechanical Engineering

Add to my favorites Using Zebrafish to Model a Genetic Mutation Causing Pediatric Epilepsy
Presenter
  • Sehribani Ulusoy Oktay, Non-Matriculated, Mechanical Engineering, University of Washington
Mentors
  • Joy Sebe, Biological Structure, Biology
  • Candace Myers, Pediatrics

Add to my favorites The Social Residue of a School Shooting: Rebuilding Communities Starts with the Individual
Presenter
  • Ibette Valle, Senior, Psychology, Anthropology: Medical Anth & Global Hlth McNair Scholar
Mentors
  • Stephanie Fryberg, American Indian Studies, Psychology
  • Laura Brady, Psychology

Add to my favorites Identifying Potential Antibiotic-Producing Bacteria in the Puget Sound
Presenters
  • Adam Von Barnau Sythoff, Recent Graduate, Biology, North Seattle College
  • Brittney Slucher, Fifth Year, Oceanography, Seattle Central College
Mentors
  • Ann Murkowski, Biology, North Seattle College
  • Marina Halverson, Oceanography, Seattle Central College

Add to my favorites Elbow-Controlled Orthosis to Address Impaired Hand and Wrist Flexion and Extension
Presenters
  • Bradley James (Bradley) Wachter, Junior, Mechanical Engineering Mary Gates Scholar
  • Cassandra (CJ) Smith, Senior, Mechanical Engineering
Mentors
  • Katherine Steele, Mechanical Engineering
  • Keshia Peters, Mechanical Engineering

Add to my favorites Physician Assessment of Blinded Adverse Events in Randomized Controlled Trials in Cystic Fibrosis
Presenter
  • Madeline (Maddy) Wessels, Senior, Computer Science UW Honors Program
Mentor
  • Christopher Goss, Medicine

Add to my favorites Optimizing the MGMT Assay for Human Glioma Tissues 
Presenter
  • Jana Wieland, Senior, Biology (Molecular, Cellular & Developmental) Mary Gates Scholar
Mentor
  • John Silber, Neurosurgery

Add to my favorites Health and Urban Gardens: Impact and Utility in the Midst of Gentrification 
Presenter
  • Mikah Williams, Senior, Public Health-Global Health McNair Scholar
Mentor
  • Ariel Hart, Health Services

Add to my favorites Gene Editing Techniques to Study Cellular Mechanisms of Hearing Loss
Presenter
  • Maria Wong, Senior, Microbiology
Mentors
  • David Raible, Biological Structure
  • Sarah Pickett, Biological Sciences, Neurobiology & Behavior

Add to my favorites Elucidating the Relationship between RNA Secondary Structure and Small RNA-Mediated Repression for Engineering Metabolism in E. coli
Presenter
  • Austin Wright Pettibone, Senior, Chemical Engineering
Mentors
  • James Carothers, Chemical Engineering
  • Chuhern Hwang, Bioengineering

Add to my favorites Introducing Praat as Web-Services for Endangered Language Analysis
Presenter
  • Kevin Wu, Senior, C Sci & Softw Eng: Info Assur & Cybersec
Mentor
  • Min Chen, Computing & Software Systems, (Bothell Campus)

Add to my favorites Widefield Optical Imaging System for Acceleration of Prostate Cancer Histopathology
Presenter
  • Jingwen Xiao, Senior, Bioengineering Mary Gates Scholar, UW Honors Program, Washington Research Foundation Fellow
Mentor
  • Jonathan Liu, Mechanical Engineering

Add to my favorites Screening for Quorum Sensing Inhibitors in Marine Organisms of Puget Sound
Presenter
  • Sue Yang, Recent Graduate, English, Creative Writing, North Seattle College
Mentors
  • Ann Murkowski, Biology, North Seattle College
  • Marina Halverson, Oceanography, Seattle Central College

Add to my favorites Simple HIV Virion Isolation to Enable Point-of-Care Oligonucleotide Ligation Assay
Presenter
  • Betelhem Yohannes, Junior, Bioengineering Mary Gates Scholar
Mentor
  • James Lai, Bioengineering

Add to my favorites A Comparative Study of Sustainability Performance in Asia, Europe, and the U.S.
Presenters
  • Simiao (Samira) You, Junior, Environmental Studies, Environmental Science & Resource Management Undergraduate Research Conference Travel Awardee
  • Tomoki Yamaguchi, Junior, Accounting Undergraduate Research Conference Travel Awardee
Mentor
  • Dorothy Paun, College of the Environment

Add to my favorites Characterizing the Role of AFB5 in the Auxin Response Pathway
Presenter
  • Mollye Zahler, Sophomore, Pre-Major (Arts & Sciences)
Mentors
  • Jennifer Nemhauser, Biology
  • Clay Wright, Biology

Add to my favorites Creating a Diverse Dental Pulp Stem Cells Bank
Presenter
  • Yanting (Blair) Zhao, Senior, Biochemistry McNair Scholar
Mentors
  • Hannele Ruohola-Baker, Biochemistry
  • Damien Detraux, Biochemistry
  • Jason Miklas, Biochemistry

Add to my favorites AGO4 May Play a Role in Cold Susceptibilty in Arabidopsis thaliana  
Presenter
  • Daisy Zhen, Senior, Biology (Molecular, Cellular & Developmental)
Mentor
  • Amanda Schivell, Biology

Add to my favorites Verified Peephole Optimizations for CompCert
Presenter
  • Daryl Zuniga, Senior, Computer Science Mary Gates Scholar
Mentors
  • Zachary Tatlock, Computer Science & Engineering
  • Dan Grossman, Computer Science & Engineering
  • Eric Mullen, Computer Science & Engineering