Poster Session 1

11:00 AM to 1:00 PM |
Add to my favorites Do Convolutional Neural Networks Trained on Protein Sequences Learn Predominantly From Secondary Structure Features?
Presenter
  • Deepti Anoop, Senior, Electrical Engineering
Mentor
  • Tucker Burgin, Chemical Engineering

Add to my favorites Assessing an Engineered Nanoparticle Apparatus for Tumor Delivery through an In Vitro Model of the Blood-Brain Barrier
Presenter
  • Anisa Ashraf, Senior, Bioen: Nanoscience & Molecular Engr Mary Gates Scholar
Mentors
  • Suzie Pun, Bioengineering
  • Melissa Ling, Molecular Engineering and Science

Add to my favorites Precision Medicine and Genetics Behind Vascular Malformations
Presenter
  • Natalie Au, Senior, Biology (Molecular, Cellular & Developmental)
Mentors
  • James Bennett, Pediatrics
  • Dana Jensen, Seattle Children's Research Institute, Seattle Children's Research Institute

Add to my favorites Evalution of the Cepheid Xpert Xpress Rapid RT-PCR Assay in Detecting Novel Variants of SARS-CoV-2
Presenter
  • Lewis Back, Senior, Microbiology
Mentors
  • Helen Chu, Medicine
  • Jennifer Logue, Allergy and Infectious Diseases

Add to my favorites Effects of Opioid Withdrawal on Parabrachial Nucleus Neuron Activity
Presenter
  • Derek Ban, Senior, Neuroscience
Mentor
  • Barbara Juarez, Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences, University of Washington school of medicine

Add to my favorites The Role of Esx-3 in Mediating Drug Resistance
Presenter
  • Eldana Bedru, Senior, Biology (General)
Mentor
  • Tanya Parish, Pediatrics

Add to my favorites Characterizing Multi-Guide RNA CRISPR Activation Genetic Circuits for Large Scale Gene Regulation
Presenter
  • Semira Selam (Semira) Beraki, Junior, Biology (Molecular, Cellular & Developmental)
Mentors
  • James Carothers, Chemical Engineering
  • Cholpisit Kiattisewee, Molecular Engineering and Science
  • Diego Alba, Chemical Engineering

Add to my favorites Beta-Amyloid Aggregation in a C. elegans Alzheimer’s Disease Model  
Presenter
  • Noor Zia (Noor) Bhatti, Senior, Biochemistry
Mentors
  • Elena Vayndorf, Laboratory Medicine, Pathology
  • Matt Kaeberlein, Pathology

Add to my favorites Hormonal Correlates of Postpartum Amenorrhea in Bangladeshi Women
Presenters
  • Navneet Kaur Birk, Senior, Anthropology: Medical Anth & Global Hlth
  • Emma Bingham, Senior, Anthropology, Biology (Molecular, Cellular & Developmental) Undergraduate Research Conference Travel Awardee, UW Honors Program
Mentor
  • Darryl Holman, Anthropology

Add to my favorites The Effects of the TNFSF11 Gene on Zebrafish 
Presenter
  • Priscilla Oppong Boatemaa, Senior, Biochemistry
Mentor
  • Ron Kwon, Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine, UW School of Medicine/Institute for Stem Cell and Regenerative Medicine

Add to my favorites Analysis of Expansion Rate in Planetary Nebula NGC 6302
Presenter
  • Lars Borchert, Senior, Danish, Physics: Comprehensive Physics, Astronomy
Mentor
  • Bruce Balick, Astronomy

Add to my favorites Exploration of the Impact of RNA Structure and Genomic Mutations on Pathogenisis in SINV Chimeras
Presenter
  • Magdalene Jean (Maggie) Brown, Senior, Microbiology
Mentors
  • Jennifer Hyde, Microbiology, University of Washington, School of Medicine
  • Sarah Hickson, Microbiology

Add to my favorites Impacts of Pregnancy Symptoms in Pregnant Individuals with Insomnia
Presenters
  • Katie Chan, Senior, Nursing UW Honors Program
  • Amanda Yang She Her, Fifth Year, Nursing
Mentor
  • Ira Kantrowitz-Gordon, Family and Child Nursing

Add to my favorites Food Security Among Aging People Living with Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV)
Presenter
  • Rikhia Chatterjee, Senior, Psychology, Nursing Mary Gates Scholar
Mentors
  • Allison Webel, Nursing, School of Nursing
  • Vitor Oliveira, Family and Child Nursing, Nursing

Add to my favorites Probing the Contribution of Retinal Pigment Epithelium to Eyecup Metabolism
Presenter
  • Collin Chiu, Recent Graduate, UW Post-Baccalaureate Research Education Program
Mentors
  • Susan Brockerhoff, Biochemistry
  • Daniel Hass, Biochemistry

Add to my favorites Identification of Asthma Phenotypes Using Cluster Analysis
Presenter
  • Townson Cocke, Sophomore, Pre-Sciences
Mentor
  • David Marcano, Statistics

Add to my favorites Use 3D Bioprinting in Gene Expression and Replicating Liver Architecture
Presenter
  • Aisha Cora, Junior, Electrical Engineering Mary Gates Scholar
Mentor
  • Kelly Stevens, Electrical & Computer Engineering

Add to my favorites Cross-Reactivity of Adeno-Associated Virus Serotypes with Antibodies from Rhesus macaque
Presenter
  • Matthew Thomas Cotter, Senior, Psychology, Neuroscience UW Honors Program
Mentor
  • Greg Horwitz, Physiology & Biophysics

Add to my favorites Traumatic Experience and Subtypes of Irritable Bowel Syndrome
Presenter
  • Michael J Drake, Senior, Nursing UW Honors Program
Mentor
  • Kendra Kamp, Biobehavioral Nursing & Health Systems, Nursing

Add to my favorites Guess Who: A Molecular Approach to AAV Quality Control
Presenter
  • Dante Jordan Fisher, Fifth Year, Neuroscience
Mentors
  • Greg Horwitz, Bioengineering, Physiology & Biophysics
  • Shane Gibson, Pathobiology

Add to my favorites Matching Eye Cells From Retinal Images Over Time Using Local Patterns in the Cells
Presenter
  • Ethan Hochuli Fisher, Senior, Mathematics, Computer Science
Mentors
  • Ramkumar Sabesan, Ophthalmology
  • Sierra Schleufer, Neuroscience, Ophthalmology

Add to my favorites Characterization of Physical Function and Exercise Tolerance for a Novel Rat Model of Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy
Presenters
  • Hunter James Furutani, Senior, Biology (Physiology) Mary Gates Scholar
  • Thy Nguyen Minh Le, Junior, Biology (Molecular, Cellular & Developmental)
Mentor
  • Mary Beth Brown, Rehabilitation Medicine

Add to my favorites Probing the Mechanisms Behind Stimulation-Induced Plasticity After Ischemic Stroke in Non-Human Primates
Presenter
  • Aryaman Satish Gala, Senior, Neuroscience Washington Research Foundation Fellow
Mentors
  • Azadeh Yazdan-Shahmorad, Bioengineering, Univeristy of Washington
  • Jasmine Zhou, Bioengineering

Add to my favorites Testing the Mechanisms of Stress Granule Assembly in Human Stem Cell-Derived Cardiomyocytes
Presenter
  • Eric Gery, Senior, Bioen: Nanoscience & Molecular Engr Levinson Emerging Scholar
Mentors
  • Charles Murry, Laboratory Medicine and Pathology
  • Aidan Fenix, Laboratory Medicine and Pathology

Add to my favorites In Vitro Activation of a Fluorescent Opioid Sensor by Peripherally Restricted Kappa Receptor Agonists of Potential Therapeutic Use
Presenter
  • Elizabeth Anne Gilson, Senior, Biochemistry
Mentor
  • Selena Schattauer, Pharmacology

Add to my favorites The Influence of CCAAT Enhancer Binding Protein (C/EBP) Homologous Proteins (CHOP) in Microglia During Alcohol Withdrawal  
Presenter
  • Brock Gjesdal, Senior, Biochemistry, Neuroscience
Mentors
  • John Neumaier, Pharmacology, Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences
  • Rapheal Williams, Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences, University of Washington Neuroscience Graduate Program

Add to my favorites Data Management for a Peptide-based COVID-19 Breathalyzer
Presenter
  • Dennis Godin, Senior, Biochemistry
Mentors
  • Devin MacKenzie, Materials Science & Engineering, Mechanical Engineering
  • Oliver Nakano-Baker, Materials Science & Engineering

Add to my favorites Sex Differences in Alzheimer’s Disease Modeling in Induced Pluripotent Stem Cells with Different Sex Chromosomes and APOE Alleles
Presenter
  • Camille Elise Groneck, Senior, Biology (Molecular, Cellular & Developmental)
Mentors
  • Christine Disteche, Laboratory Medicine, Pathology
  • Gala Filippova, Pathology

Add to my favorites Quantifying Nodes of Ranvier Length in Ischemic-Preconditioned White Matter Tract
Presenter
  • Amy Guo, Senior, Neuroscience
Mentors
  • Jonathan Weinstein, Neurology
  • Ashley McDonough, Neurology

Add to my favorites Improving Efficiency of Microfluidic Device Fabrication for Measuring Platelet Biomechanics
Presenter
  • Madalyn Taylor (Maddi) Hardy, Senior, Mechanical Engineering (Biomechanics) Mary Gates Scholar
Mentors
  • Nathan Sniadecki, Mechanical Engineering
  • Ava Obenaus, Mechanical Engineering

Add to my favorites Autism Spectrum Disorder-Related Voltage-Gated Potassium Channel Mutation Kv7.3 Disrupts Social Novelty Preference in Mice
Presenter
  • Julia Hayano, Senior, Psychology
Mentor
  • Chris Tschumi, Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences

Add to my favorites Probing Splice Variants of Key Transcription Factors During Xenopus tropicalis Spinal Cord Regeneration
Presenter
  • Ashi Jain, Junior, Biochemistry
Mentors
  • Andrea Wills, Biochemistry
  • Avery Angell Swearer, Biochemistry

Add to my favorites Potassium Channel Subunit Contribution to Ex Vivo Dopamine Release in the Nucleus Accumbens
Presenter
  • Mia Johnson, Junior, Pre-Sciences
Mentor
  • Barbara Juarez, Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences, University of Washington school of medicine

Add to my favorites Determining if Activity in Lateral Habenula Projections to the Ventral Tegmental Area Motivates Avoidance of Synthetic Opioid Withdrawal
Presenter
  • Amina K., Junior, Pre-Sciences
Mentor
  • Kevin Coffey, Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences

Add to my favorites Uncovering the Determinants of Mouse Adenovirus Tissue Tropism
Presenter
  • Meelad Karami, Senior, Microbiology Mary Gates Scholar
Mentor
  • Jason Smith, Microbiology

Add to my favorites Evaluating Short-Term Effects of Alcohol Consumption on Cortisol Levels in a Cohort of College Students
Presenters
  • Maia Kent, Senior, Anthropology: Medical Anth & Global Hlth, Anthropology: Human Evolutionary Biology
  • Noah Ben Chaim Greco, Senior, Anthropology: Medical Anth & Global Hlth, Anthropology: Human Evolutionary Biology
Mentor
  • Melanie Martin, Anthropology

Add to my favorites Involvement of Gingipains in Outer Membrane Vesicle Production and Biofilm Dispersal by Porphyromonas gingivalis
Presenters
  • Alexa Loretta Knight, Fifth Year, Biomedical Sciences Mary Gates Scholar
  • Angel J. Dailey, Senior, Interdisciplinary Arts & Sciences (Psychology), UW Tacoma
  • Chana Rachel Josephson, Senior, Biomedical Sciences
Mentor
  • Sarah Alaei, Interdisciplinary Arts & Sciences (Tacoma Campus), UW Tacoma

Add to my favorites Is Bigger Always Better? The Effect of Nonprofit Growth on Houselessness
Presenter
  • Kylie Ning Knowles, Senior, Political Science UW Honors Program
Mentors
  • Rebecca Thorpe, Political Science
  • Ryan Goehrung, Political Science

Add to my favorites American Crow Calls are Harsher in Predator Mobbings than in Pre-roost Gatherings
Presenters
  • Nicole Taylor (Nikki) Knuebel, Senior, Biology (Bothell Campus)
  • Dylan E Deeg, Senior, Biology (Bothell Campus)
Mentor
  • Douglas Wacker, Biological Sciences, University of Washington Bothell

Add to my favorites Variability of Exercise Response in Older Adults Living with HIV
Presenter
  • Woo Hong Lee, Senior, Nursing
Mentors
  • Allison Webel, Nursing, School of Nursing
  • Vitor Oliveira, Family and Child Nursing, Nursing

Add to my favorites Hair Cell Addition and Turnover in The Zebrafish Utricle
Presenter
  • Brenna Nicole Linton, Senior, Biology (Molecular, Cellular & Developmental)
Mentor
  • Marielle Beaulieu, Otolaryngology - Head And Neck Surgery

Add to my favorites Evaluation of Anxiety-Like Behavioral Phenotypes of Male and Female Wild-Type Mice in the Light/Dark Box
Presenter
  • Ali Lo, Senior, Public Health-Global Health, Communication
Mentor
  • Melissa Barker-Haliski, Pharmacy

Add to my favorites Things That Go Bump: Causes of Odd Signals on Ocean Bottom Seismometers  
Presenter
  • Leo Furniss Mac Leod, Senior, Marine Biology, Oceanography NASA Space Grant Scholar
Mentor
  • William Wilcock, Oceanography

Add to my favorites Oxygen Abundances in Galaxies 
Presenter
  • Morgan Miller, Senior, Physics: Comprehensive Physics, Astronomy
Mentors
  • Natalie Nicole Sanchez, Astronomy
  • Myles McKay, Astronomy
  • Jessica Werk, Astronomy, University of Washington, Seattle

Add to my favorites Detecting TRAPPIST-1h With Transit Timing Variation
Presenter
  • Grace Mae Moya Ranallo, Junior, Astronomy UW Honors Program
Mentors
  • Eric Agol, Astrobiology, Astronomy
  • Zach Langford, Astronomy

Add to my favorites The Role of Hippocampal-Prefrontal Engagement and Behavioral Flexibility in Learning and Decision Making in Rats
Presenter
  • Ginger Lu Mullins, Senior, Biochemistry
Mentors
  • Sheri Mizumori, Psychology
  • Jesse Miles, Psychology

Add to my favorites Microtubules Maintain Passive Tension and Myofibril Formation in Developing Cardiomyocytes
Presenter
  • Eesha Murali, Senior, Bioengineering Mary Gates Scholar
Mentors
  • Michael Regnier, Bioengineering
  • Ketaki Mhatre, Bioengineering

Add to my favorites Vicarious Extinction Learning as a Function of Trait Rejection Sensitivity in Socially Anxious Individuals
Presenter
  • Cecilia Annabella Mustelin, Senior, Psychology
Mentors
  • Angela Fang, Psychology
  • Yuchen Zhao, Psychology

Add to my favorites The Role of Interdependent Versus Independent Self-Construals in Neural Responses During Vicarious Extinction Learning in Socially Anxious Individuals
Presenter
  • Nikki Nerkar, Senior, Psychology Mary Gates Scholar
Mentors
  • Angela Fang, Psychology
  • Emily Iannazzi, Psychology

Add to my favorites Utilizing a Light-Controlled Optogenetic System to Investigate Inflammatory Pain Regulation
Presenter
  • Anthony K. Nhim, Senior, Chemistry
Mentor
  • Sharona Gordon, Physiology & Biophysics

Add to my favorites Prioritization of the Pentose Phosphate Pathway During Xenopus tropicalis Tail Regeneration
Presenter
  • Daniel Ong, Senior, Biochemistry, Chemistry Mary Gates Scholar
Mentors
  • Andrea Wills, Biochemistry
  • Jeet Patel, Biochemistry, Molecular & Cellular Biology

Add to my favorites Hif1α is Required for the Activation of Glycolytic Gene Expression during Xenopus tropicalis Development
Presenter
  • Kaycie Opiyo, Senior, Biochemistry, Public Health-Global Health UW Honors Program, Washington Research Foundation Fellow
Mentors
  • Andrea Wills, Biochemistry
  • Jeet Patel, Biochemistry, Molecular & Cellular Biology

Add to my favorites Modeling Kinase Networks Involved in Peroxisome Biogenesis via Single-Cell Colocalization and Morphology Metrics
Presenter
  • Therese Marie Pacio, Junior, Computer Science
Mentors
  • John Aitchison, Biochemistry
  • Fred Mast, Seattle Children's Research Institute, Seattle Children's Research Institute

Add to my favorites Inhibitory Effects of Zinc Pyrithione on Common Bacterial Pathogens E. coli and E. faecalis
Presenters
  • Yena Park, Senior, Microbiology
  • Noufa Khan, Senior, Environmental Health
Mentors
  • Sumita Jain, Periodontics
  • Daniel Chan, Dentistry, UW School of Dentistry

Add to my favorites Investigation of Lava Flow Morphology Using a Sub-Bottom Profiler in the North Arch Volcanic Field
Presenter
  • Helena Pfluger, Senior, Oceanography NASA Space Grant Scholar
Mentor
  • William Wilcock, Oceanography

Add to my favorites Comparing Narrative Storytelling Ability in Adults with Autism Spectrum Disorders and Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Disorders
Presenter
  • Linh Pham, Senior, Psychology, Philosophy UW Honors Program
Mentor
  • Bonnie Lau, Otolaryngology - Head And Neck Surgery

Add to my favorites Evaluating Biomarkers of Perinatal Stress Among Kenyan Birthers and Their Infants
Presenters
  • Anny Qiu, Senior, Nursing UW Honors Program
  • Melodie Tallegas She, They, Senior, Nursing
Mentor
  • Jillian Pintye, Biobehavioral Nursing & Health Systems

Add to my favorites Assessing Arsenic Accumulation by Periphyton Bacteria from Lake Killarney
Presenters
  • Melissa Ramirez M, Senior, Biomedical Sciences
  • Sahra Abdirahman Jama, Senior, Biomedical Sciences
  • Dylan Alexander Culbert, Senior, Biomedical Sciences
Mentors
  • Sarah Alaei, Interdisciplinary Arts & Sciences (Tacoma Campus), UW Tacoma
  • Erin Hull, Environmental Science (Tacoma Campus), University of Washington Tacoma

Add to my favorites Evaluating the Longitudinal Associations of ADHD Symptoms, Marijuana Norms, and Marijuana Use Among College Students
Presenter
  • Haleigh Ryanne Leilani Randall, Senior, Psychology
Mentors
  • Mary Larimer, Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences, Psychology
  • Jason Kilmer, Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences
  • Jessica Canning, Psychology

Add to my favorites Role of Endogenous Hypothalamic Fibroblast Growth Factor 1 (FGF1) in the Regulation of Energy Homeostasis
Presenter
  • Ingrid Kristine Redford, Senior, Neuroscience, Scandinavian Area Studies UW Honors Program
Mentor
  • Jarrad Scarlett, Pediatrics

Add to my favorites DNA Methylation Regulates Human Stem Cell-Derived Cardiomyocyte Maturation
Presenter
  • Kiana Amira Reynolds, Senior, Biology (Molecular, Cellular & Developmental) Mary Gates Scholar, Washington Research Foundation Fellow
Mentors
  • Charles Murry, Laboratory Medicine and Pathology
  • Elaheh Karbassi, Laboratory Medicine and Pathology

Add to my favorites Tracking Cell Cycle Markers Within a Kidney Microphysiological System to Determine the Effects of Ochratoxin A and Heat  
Presenter
  • Roshni Sabhaya, Senior, Public Health-Global Health
Mentors
  • Edward Kelly, Pharmaceutics
  • Jade Yang, Pharmaceutics

Add to my favorites Profiling Gut Microbiome Bacteria Among Patients with IBS and Anxiety
Presenter
  • Jeshua Reign Sales, Senior, Nursing UW Honors Program
Mentor
  • Kendra Kamp, Biobehavioral Nursing & Health Systems, Nursing

Add to my favorites Childhood Trauma, Programmatic Stressors & Resiliency in UW Nursing Students
Presenters
  • Audrey Santoyo, Senior, Nursing UW Honors Program
  • Lyndsy Vasquez She, Her, Fifth Year, Nursing UW Honors Program
Mentor
  • Amy Walker, Nursing

Add to my favorites Somatic wnt16 Protein-Truncating Mutations Induce Severe Skeletal Phenotypes in Zebrafish
Presenter
  • Visali Sethuraman, Senior, Biology (Physiology) Mary Gates Scholar
Mentor
  • Ron Kwon, Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine, UW School of Medicine/Institute for Stem Cell and Regenerative Medicine

Add to my favorites The Effects of plod2 on Zebrafish 3D Craniofacial Phenotype
Presenter
  • Daanya Siddiqui, Sophomore, Pre Public Health UW Honors Program
Mentor
  • Kelly Diamond, Seattle Children's Research Institute

Add to my favorites Petrographic Analysis of Ceramics with OpenCV
Presenter
  • Eric Yongun So, Senior, Anthropology: Medical Anth & Global Hlth, Biochemistry UW Honors Program
Mentors
  • Alec Iacobucci, Anthropology
  • Marcos Llobera, Anthropology

Add to my favorites Language Development in Korean-English Bilingual Infants and Toddlers
Presenter
  • Juhee Sohn, Senior, Speech & Hearing Sciences Mary Gates Scholar
Mentor
  • Bonnie Lau, Otolaryngology - Head And Neck Surgery

Add to my favorites Identifying Subdomains in Rotavirus VP4 Involved in Defensin-Mediated Neutralization
Presenter
  • Yiyu Sun, Senior, Microbiology, Biology (Physiology) UW Honors Program
Mentor
  • Jason Smith, Microbiology

Add to my favorites Deface, Deconstruct, Decode: A Digital Deep Dive into Seattle Graffiti
Presenter
  • Kathryn Marie Thomas, Sophomore, Pre-Architecture & Urban Planning
Mentor
  • Marcos Llobera, Anthropology

Add to my favorites Elucidation of Treponema pallidum Specific CD4+ T Cell Epitopes Using Expression Cloning 
Presenter
  • Denise Quynh Mai Tong, Senior, Microbiology, Medical Laboratory Science
Mentor
  • Tara Reid, Medicine

Add to my favorites CRISPR/Cas9 p38 Gene Deletion Allows for Better Cell Site Manipulation of p38 MAPK
Presenter
  • Rachelle Nhi Tran, Senior, Neuroscience, Communication
Mentors
  • Charles Chavkin, Pharmacology
  • Carlie Neiswanger, Pharmacology

Add to my favorites Birth Includes Us Recruitment 
Presenters
  • Sissy Vazquez Cruz She,Her, Senior, Nursing
  • Dawson Jet Dai Dang He,They, Senior, Nursing
Mentor
  • Molly Altman, Family and Child Nursing, University of Washington School of Nursing

Add to my favorites The Spatial Logic of Graffiti: Multivariate Comparisons of Locational Graffiti Data
Presenter
  • Mia Walchuk, Senior, Sociology, Anthropology: Archaeological Sciences
Mentor
  • Marcos Llobera, Anthropology

Add to my favorites [Unable to Present] Searching for an Eruptive Fissure in the North Arch Volcanic Field
Presenter
  • Naomi L Wu, Senior, Oceanography
Mentor
  • William Wilcock, Oceanography

Add to my favorites Simulating Stellar Confusion
Presenter
  • Catalina Vanessa Zamora, Junior, Astronomy, Physics: Comprehensive Physics
Mentor
  • Stephen Portillo, Astronomy