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Research Presentations & Abstracts - 2016

(KCOM faculty are listed in bold font; staff and students are identified in brackets)

Amini A, Ahmad Z. Antimicrobial Properties of Tyrosol can be Linked to the Inhibition of Microbial ATP Synthase. Poster presented at the 8th Annual Interdisciplinary Biomedical Research Conference; Kirksville, MO; November 5, 2016.

 

Azim S [student], McDowell D [student], Cartagena A [student], Rodriguez R [student], Ahmad Z. Peptide-Induced Inhibition of ATP Synthase as an Alternative Approach to Combat Microbial Infections. Poster presented at FASEB, Experimental Biology Meeting, San Diego, CA; April 2-6, 2016. Abstract published in The FASEB Journal, April 2016, vol. 30(1) Supplement 606.1. Link

 

Batten SM [student], Dobard SE [student], Buell JH [student], Cammack SA [student], Sexton WL. Oxygen Kinetics and Muscle Twitch Tension in the Rat Extensor Digitorum Longus Muscle after Creatine Kinase Inhibition. Poster presented at Experimental Biology meeting, San Diego, CA; April 2-6, 2016.

 

Bischoff, C, Gorman NT, Mayhew JL, Brechue WF. Squat Jump Performance Is Not Related to Bilateral Asymmetry or Training State in College-aged Men. Poster presented at the 8th Annual Interdisciplinary Biomedical Research Conference; Kirksville, MO; November 5, 2016.

 

Blanchard AN, Morgan CH, Theobald, Jr. RJ. Anti-Muscarinic Drug Effects on Murine Cognition. Poster presented at the 8th Annual Interdisciplinary Biomedical Research Conference; Kirksville, MO; November 5, 2016.

 

Braungardt HJ, Chung R, Singh VK. Characterizing the Effects of Carotenoid and Branched Chain Fatty Acid Deficiencies in Staphylococcus aureus. Poster presented at the 8th Annual Interdisciplinary Biomedical Research Conference; Kirksville, MO; November 5, 2016.

 

Brown MB, Phillips PL, Progulske-Fox A, Reyes L. The Periodontal Bacterium Porphyromonas gingivalis Impairs Spiral Artery Remodelling and Induces Acute Atherosis in a Rat Model of Periodontitis. Poster presented at the International Federation of Placenta Associations (IFPA) Conference. September 13-16, 2016. Portland, Oregon. Abstract Published in Placenta. September 2016. 45(P1.53):89. Link

 

Cammack,SA, Dobard SE, Sexton WL. Interstitial Oxygen Kinetics in the Rat Extensor Digitorum Longus and Soleus muscles after IOP Supplementation. Poster presented at the 8th Annual Interdisciplinary Biomedical Research Conference; Kirksville, MO; November 5, 2016.

 

Castellanos M [student], Norimatsu Y. Refining a Molecular Model for the Trace Amine Associated Receptor 1. Poster presented the Truman State University Student Research Conference, Kirksville, MO, April 19, 2016.

 

Chen RA, Chang Y. Role of MCPIP1 in High Insulin-Related Endothelial Cell Dysfunction. Poster presented at the 8th Annual Interdisciplinary Biomedical Research Conference; Kirksville, MO; November 5, 2016.

 

Choi EY, Han BH. Effects of Amentoflavone on the Aggregation and Disaggregation of Amyloid β. Poster presented at the 8th Annual Interdisciplinary Biomedical Research Conference; Kirksville, MO; November 5, 2016.

 

Coffey J, Choudhry M, Singh VK. Development of Multiplex qPCR Assay for Periodontal Bacteria Detection. AADR/CADR Annual Meeting, Los Angeles, CA, March 16-19, 2016.

 

Darkwa L, Norimatsu Y. Investigating Modulators of the Protein Kinase R-like ER kinase (PERK) Pathway of the ER Stress Response. Poster presented at TruScholars Research Symposium, Kirksville, MO, August 27, 2016, and at the 8th Annual Interdisciplinary Biomedical Research Conference; Kirksville, MO; November 5, 2016.

 

Degenhardt B, Starks Z, Bhatia S, Franklin G. Effect of Postural Sway and Breathing on Postural Measurements using Surface Topography. Poster presented at the 8th Annual Interdisciplinary Biomedical Research Conference; Kirksville, MO; November 5, 2016.

 

Dobard SE [student], Batten SM [student], Cammack SA [student], Buell JH [student], Ware AL, Sexton WL. Measurement of Myocardial Microvascular PO2: Impact of Sumatriptan. Poster presented at Experimental Biology meeting, San Diego, CA; April 2-6, 2016, and at the 8th Annual Interdisciplinary Biomedical Research Conference; Kirksville, MO; November 5, 2016.

 

Ebel DL, Bhatia S, Lewis SJ, Symons E, Webb S, Mckahan CC, Zemanuel TM, Degenhardt B. Effects of lumbar transverse process localization approaches on accuracy of osteopathic medical students. Poster presented at the 8th Annual Interdisciplinary Biomedical Research Conference; Kirksville, MO; November 5, 2016.

 

Ebel DL, Torkilsen CG, Ostrowski TD. Blunted respiratory responses in the STZ-induced rat model of Alzheimer’s disease. Poster presented at the 8th Annual Interdisciplinary Biomedical Research Conference; Kirksville, MO; November 5, 2016.

 

Ernest TL, Kondrashov P. The Role of Obesity and Meniscal Instability in the Progression of Osteoarthritis. Poster presented at the 8th Annual Interdisciplinary Biomedical Research Conference; Kirksville, MO; November 5, 2016.

 

Fullmer TM, Lambson BW, Wasinger NA, Kondrashova TV, Brechue WF. Cardiac Structure-Function and Aerobic Capacity in a Cross-Section of College Athletes. Poster presented at the 8th Annual Interdisciplinary Biomedical Research Conference; Kirksville, MO; November 5, 2016.

 

Giles D, Bouchier J, Pazdernik V, Degenhardt B. Quantitative Analysis of the SA201 Concerning Tissue Distinction. Poster presented at the 8th Annual Interdisciplinary Biomedical Research Conference; Kirksville, MO; November 5, 2016.  

 

Gorman NT, Mayhew JL, Brechue WF. Bilateral deficit during the squat jump is not affected by training state in college-aged women. Presented at the 2016 American College of Sports Medicine Conference, Boston, MA. June, 2016.

 

Govro EJ [student], Stuart MK. Cytokine Response of Human THP-1 Macrophages to Trichomonas tenax (Trichomonadida: Trichomonadidae). Poster presented at the Annual Midwestern Conference of Parasitologists (AMCOP 68), Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, IL, June 9-11, 2016.

 

Han D, Young B. The Root of Audition in Snakes. Poster presentation at the annual meeting of the Society for the Study of Amphibians and Reptiles, New Orleans, LA, July 6-10, 2016.

 

Han D, Young BA. Biophysics of the Varanid Tympanic Membrane. Poster presented at the 8th Annual Interdisciplinary Biomedical Research Conference; Kirksville, MO; November 5, 2016.

 

Hassan SMS, Thomann C [staff], Bhatia S [staff], Theobald R. A Comparison of Three Neuroscience Curriculum Models in an Osteopathic Medical School. Poster presented at Experimental Biology meeting, San Diego, CA; April 2-6, 2016

 


Hohenbery T, Miller A, Ramaraj P. In-Vitro Determination of the Biological Bases for Increased Male Mortality in Melanoma Based on Mouse and Human Melanoma Cell Models. Poster presented at the 8th Annual Interdisciplinary Biomedical Research Conference; Kirksville, MO; November 5, 2016.

 

Hohenbery T (student), Ramaraj P. In-Vitro Anti-Cancer Actions of Androgens (Androstenedione and Testosterone) Based on Human Melanoma Rescued and Recovered Cell Growth, Adhesion and Migration Functions.  Poster presented at the annual American Society for Cell Biology (ASCB) meeting; San Francisco, CA; Dec.3-7, 2016 and the abstract published in Mol. Biol. Cell 2016; 27:25, 3947.

 

Hohenbery T [student], Joshi K, Ramaraj P. In-Vitro Determination of Differential Roles of Androgens (Androstenedione and Testosterone) and Progesterone in Increased Male Mortality in Melanoma Using a Human Melanoma (BLM) Cell Model. Poster presented at the 98th annual Endocrine Society meeting; Boston, MA; April 1-4, 2016. Abstract

 

Houk L, Simpson O, Meyer A, Nichols M, Sohal T, Mayhew JL, Brechue WF. Relationship of Fat-Free Mass and Fat Mass to Body Weight in College Football Players. Poster presented at the 8th Annual Interdisciplinary Biomedical Research Conference; Kirksville, MO; November 5, 2016.

 

Hudman DA [staff], Sargentini NJ. Human Pathogenic Borrelia, Ehrlichia, and Rickettsia spp. in Ticks Collected from Northeast Missouri. Poster presented at the 68th Annual Midwestern Conference of Parasitologists, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, IL, June 9-11, 2016

 

Hudman DA [staff], Sargentini NJ. Detection of Borrelia, Ehrlichia, and Rickettsia spp. in Ticks in Adair County of Northeast Missouri. Poster presented at the American Society for Microbiology Microbe 2016 meeting, Boston, MA. June 16-20, 2016.

 

Hunsaker A, Welker K, Arabas JL, Mayhew JL, Brechue WF. Accuracy of Bench Press Load and Repetitions-to-Failure for Tracking Changes in 1RM Bench Press in College Women. Poster presented at the 8th Annual Interdisciplinary Biomedical Research Conference; Kirksville, MO; November 5, 2016.

 

Hussain MB, Hudman DA, Sargentini NJ. Escherichia coli Fis Protein Impact on Radiation Survival, Mutagenesis and DNA Recombination. Poster presented at the 8th Annual Interdisciplinary Biomedical Research Conference; Kirksville, MO; November 5, 2016.

 

Hussain MB [student], Hudman DA [staff], Sargentini NJ. Effect of Fis deficiency on Radiation Survival of Escherichia coli. Poster presented at the American Society for Microbiology Microbe 2016 meeting, Boston, MA. June 16-20, 2016.

 

Jackson TM, Stanley EM, Ostrowski TD, Middlemas DS. Does Ghrelin Effectively Reduce Depressive-like Symptoms in Juvenile Rats? Poster presented at the 8th Annual Interdisciplinary Biomedical Research Conference; Kirksville, MO; November 5, 2016.

 

Kekeisen TJ, Petesch ML, Webb SJ, Bhatia S, Degenhardt BF. ­Objective Investigation of Vertebral Palpation Diagnoses. Poster presented at the 8th Annual Interdisciplinary Biomedical Research Conference; Kirksville, MO; November 5, 2016.

 

Kinney KE, Brechue WF. Time-Dependency of Fatigue is Independent of Blood Pressure and Heart Rate Variability Response Poster presented at the 8th Annual Interdisciplinary Biomedical Research Conference; Kirksville, MO; November 5, 2016.   

 

Kinsey SS, Baer RW. Cav-1 Upregulation Slows Migration Velocity in BLM Melanoma. Poster presented at the 8th Annual Interdisciplinary Biomedical Research Conference; Kirksville, MO; November 5, 2016.

 

Kundacina T, Bhatia S; Meyer A, Degenhardt B. Accuracy of Landmark Asymmetry Assessment between Male and Female Osteopathic Medical Students. Poster presented at the 8th Annual Interdisciplinary Biomedical Research Conference; Kirksville, MO; November 5, 2016.

 

LaBaere RJ.  Annual Institutional Review:  System Self-Assessment Driving Continual Improvement in Graduate Medical Education. Poster presented at 2nd Annual Assessment Week at A.T. Still University of Health Sciences; Kirksville, MO; February 9, 2016.

 

Leahy G, Crowder T, Mayhew JL, Brechue WF. Effect of resistance training on the accuracy of the Army-175 test to estimate the 1RM bench press. Presented at the 2016 American College of Sports Medicine Conference, Boston, MA. June, 2016.

 

Liu M,  Ahmad Z. Inhibition of Escherichia coli ATP Synthase and Cell Growth by Safranal and its Analogs. Poster presented at the 8th Annual Interdisciplinary Biomedical Research Conference; Kirksville, MO; November 5, 2016.

 

Loveland AL [student], Singh VK, Chamberlain NR. Characterization of dnaK Mutation in Persistence of Staphylococcus aureus. Poster presented at the American Society for Microbiology Microbe 2016 meeting, Boston, MA. June 16-20, 2016.

 

Markowski JM. Grogg S, Grogg B. Survey of community knowledge about Zika virus in Chacraseca, Nicaragua. Poster presented at the 8th Annual Interdisciplinary Biomedical Research Conference; Kirksville, MO; November 5, 2016.

 

Marolt CJ, Rachakatla RS. Preliminary Evaluation of Pancreatic Cancer in SCID Mice Models Treated with Rabbit Umbilical Cord Stem Cells Loaded with Interferon-β. Poster presented at the 8th Annual Interdisciplinary Biomedical Research Conference; Kirksville, MO; November 5, 2016.

 

Mayhew JL, Brechue WF, Arabas JL, Kersick CM. Changes in upper-body muscular strength are dependent on gender and training mode but are independent of fat-free mass. Presented at the American College of Sports Medicine Conference, Boston, MA. June, 2016.

 

Marolt C [student]*, Rachakatla RS. Using rabbit umbilical cord stem cells as vehicle to deliver anti-cancer drugs to treat pancreatic cancer. Poster presented at: Experimental Biology 2016; April 2-6, 2016; San Diego, CA. Abstract published in: FASEB J. 2016;30(1 suppl):1036.6.

 

McDaniel DJ [student], Tilton EE [student], Dominick KM [student], Flory KM [student], Ernest TL [student], Johnson JC, Kondrashov P. Histological Characteristics of Knee Menisci in Patients with Osteoarthritis. Poster presented at the Experimental Biology meeting;San Diego, CA;, April 2-6, 2016.

 

McGarvey T, Ramaraj P, Hassan SS. Vitamin K2 Prevents Beta Amyloid Peptide and Vitamin K3-induced Cell Death. Poster presented at Experimental Biology meeting, San Diego, CA; April 2-6, 2016. Abstract was published in FASEB Journal, April 2016, vol. 30 no. 1 Supplement 561.4

 

Mengarelli MS, Nepusz AJ, Kondrashova T. Comparison of Ultrasonography Utilization in Rural Versus Urban Emergency Departments Across the State of Missouri. Poster presented at the 8th Annual Interdisciplinary Biomedical Research Conference; Kirksville, MO; November 5, 2016.

 

Nachtrab SN, Hudman DA, Hiatt JL, Sargentini NJ, Stuart MK. Fine Epitope Mapping of Monoclonal Antibodies to the RadA DNA Repair Protein. Poster presented at the 8th Annual Interdisciplinary Biomedical Research Conference; Kirksville, MO; November 5, 2016.

 

Nasoori A, Young BA, Tsubata T, Shahbazzadeh D. The defensive behavior of Naja oxiana with comments on the visual displays of cobras. Poster presented at the 3rd International Veterinary Congress, London, August 18-20, 2016.

 

Petesch ML, Kekeisen TJ, Webb SJ, Bhatia S, Degenhardt BF. Modeling Lumbar Vertebral Motion. Poster presented at the 8th Annual Interdisciplinary Biomedical Research Conference; Kirksville, MO; November 5, 2016.

 

Petty JL [student], Kondrashov P, Johnson JC, Kondrashova T. Evaluating Ultrasound Practical Examinations Used to Assess Sonographic Skills of Medical Students. Poster presented at the Experimental Biology meeting;San Diego, CA;, April 2-6, 2016.

 

Ploudre A, Arabas JL, Mayhew JL, Brechue WF. Comparison of Techniques for Tracking Body Composition Changes Across a Basketball Season. Poster presented at the 8th Annual Interdisciplinary Biomedical Research Conference; Kirksville, MO; November 5, 2016.

 

Ostrowski TD. "Cardiorespiratory Dysfunction: Prevalent in Alzheimer's Disease but Mostly Forgotten in Research'. Talk given at the Seminar Series of the Oklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences; Tulsa, OK; January 08, 2016.

 

Ramachandra R, Elmslie KS. Using specific blockers to identify TTX-S NaV channels subtypes in Rat muscle afferent neurons. Poster presented at the 8th Annual Interdisciplinary Biomedical Research Conference; Kirksville, MO; November 5, 2016.

 

Ramaraj P. Melanoma, Carcinoma, Melanoma & Carcinoma: Diagnosis. Session Chair at the Global Summit on Melanoma & Carcinoma; Brisbane, Australia, July 14-15, 2016.

 

Ramaraj P. In-Vitro Determination of the Protective Function of Progesterone and its Receptor Antagonist RU-486  in Melanoma Using a Human Melanoma (BLM) Cell Model. Keynote talk the Global summit on Melanoma & Carcinoma at Brisbane, Australia, July 14-15, 2016. Abstract was published in J Cancer Sci Ther 2016, 8:6(suppl); DOI: 10.13140/RG.2.1.4238.7445. Link

 

Ramaraj P. In-vitro Determination of the Protective Function of Progesterone in Melanoma using Mouse and Human Melanoma Cell Models. Keynote lecture at the 2nd Global Summit on Hormones & Endocrine Disorders; New Orleans, LA; June 27, 2016. Abstract published in J Steroids Hormon Sci 2016, 7:2 (suppl), P-24 Abstract

 

Ramaraj P. Differential Effects of Dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA) between Mouse and Human Melanoma Cell Lines. Oral lecture at the 2nd Global summit on Hormones & Endocrine Disorders; New Orleans, LA June 28, 2016. Abstract has been published in J Steroids Hormon Sci 2016, 7:2 (suppl), P-42 Abstract

 

Ramaraj P.  Steroids in Women Health, Steroids and Cancer, Corticosteroids and Anabolic Steroids and Supplements. Session Chair at the 2nd Global Summit on Hormones & Endocrine Disorders; New Orleans, LA; June 28, 2016

 

Ring RP, Sirobhushanam S, Gatto C, Wilkinson BJ, Singh VK. Branched chain fatty acids (BCFAs) in the Staphylococcus aureus membrane and their physiological significance.  ASM Microbe; Boston, MA, June 16-20, 2016.

 

Ring RP, Sirobhushanam S, Singh S, Gatto C, Wilkinson BJ, Singh VK. Opposing Roles of Pyruvate Dehydrogenase and Branched-Chain α-Keto Acid Dehydrogenase in Branched-Chain Membrane Fatty Acids in Staphylococcus aureus. Poster presented at the 8th Annual Interdisciplinary Biomedical Research Conference; Kirksville, MO; November 5, 2016.

 

Sanford SM, Alexander JL. Medical Residency Selection Factors and Osteopathic Students’ Expectations.  Poster presented at 2nd Annual Assessment Week at A.T. Still University of Health Sciences; Kirksville, MO; February 9, 2016.

 

Sargentini NJ, Gularte NP [student], Hudman DA (staff)). Update on Escherichia coli Mutants Sensitive to UV and X-radiation. Poster presented at the 47th Annual Meeting of the Environmental Mutagenesis and Genomics Society; Kansas City, MO; September 25, 2016.

 

Sargentini NJ, Chamberlain NR, Hudman DA (staff)), Phillips PL, Singh VK, Stuart MK. Assessing Medical Student Critical Thinking and Interpersonal Skills along with Medical Microbiology, Immunology and Infectious Diseases Knowledge. Poster presented at Assessment Week; A.T. Still University of Health Sciences; Kirksville, MO; February 9, 2016.

 

Shahab AA, Singh VK. Effect of Synergistic Action of Oxidants and Cell Wall Inhibitors on Staphylococcus aureus with and without Methionine Sulfoxide Reductases. Poster presented at the 8th Annual Interdisciplinary Biomedical Research Conference; Kirksville, MO; November 5, 2016.

 

Singh S, Sirobhushanam S, Ring RP, Gatto C, Wilkinson BJ, Singh VK. Opposing Roles of Pyruvate Dehydrogenase and Branched-Chain A-Keto Acid Dehydrogenase in Branched-Chain Membrane Fatty Acid Levels and Associated Functions in Staphylococcus aureus. Presented at the 17th International Symposium on Staphylococci and Staphylococcal Infections, Nine Tree Convention Centre, Seoul, Aug 30-Sep 2, 2016.

 

Snider KT. Establishing An Online OPP Integrated Clerkship Curriculum. Presented at: 2016 American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine Annual Conference; Washington, DC; April 6-9, 2016.

 

Stuart MK [invited speaker], Chamberlain NR, Singh VK, Hudman DA [staff], Phillips PL, Sargentini NJ. The Small-Group Clinical Case Presentation: An Instrument for Assessing Interpersonal Skills, Critical Thinking, and Knowledge in Medical Microbiology, Immunology, and Infectious Diseases. Oral presentation at the 16th Educational Strategies Workshop; Palm Springs, CA; May 15-18, 2016.

 

Swift MM, Brechue WF. Biological Variation and Bilateral Asymmetry of Human Gait. Poster presented at the 8th Annual Interdisciplinary Biomedical Research Conference; Kirksville, MO; November 5, 2016.

 

Symons E, Pazdernik V, Ebel DL, Webb S, Zemanuel T, Kundacina T, Mckahan C, Degenhardt B. Assessing Diagnostic Accuracy of Lumbar Vertebra Rotational Preference in Osteopathic Medical Students using Force and Displacement Measurements. Poster presented at the 8th Annual Interdisciplinary Biomedical Research Conference; Kirksville, MO; November 5, 2016.

 

Takeshima N, Kohama T, Kusunoki M, Okada S, Fujita E,  Islam EE, Brechue WF. Development of objective ADL assessment particularly in frail older adults using a Kinect sensor. Presented at the World Congress on Active Ageing, Melbourne, Australia, June 2016.

 

Theobald RJ, Reuben J, Peffley D. Developing A Discipline-Based Problem Solving Set for One Medical Science to Broader Applications. Presented at: 20th Annual International Association of Medical Science Educators Meeting; Leiden, The Netherlands; June 4-7, 2016.

 

Udall D, Vause B, Brechue WF. Gait Transition Not Related to Kinematic or Metabolic Input in Humans

 

Walkenhorst MS, Siress ZT, Reyes L, Phillips PL. Oral Microbiome Analysis using Ion Torrent Next-Gen Sequencing Technology. Poster presented at the 8th Annual Interdisciplinary Biomedical Research Conference; Kirksville, MO; November 5, 2016.

 

Welker K, Arabas JL, Mayhew JL, Brechue WF. Improvement in Upper-Body Strength is Independent of Initial Fat-Free Mass and Strength Level in College Men and Women. Poster presented at the 8th Annual Interdisciplinary Biomedical Research Conference; Kirksville, MO; November 5, 2016.

 

Yaginuma Y, Kawanishi M, Hyang Kim S, Kitamura T,  Fujita E, Brechue WF, Takeshima N. Muscular strength and physical function are improved in older Korean women utilizing a body-mass based, lower-body exercise training program. Presented at the World Congress on Active Ageing, Melbourne, Australia, June 2016.

 

Yang C, Chang Y. Age-related Lipid Profiles Changes in MCPIP1 Deficient Mice. Poster presented at the 8th Annual Interdisciplinary Biomedical Research Conference; Kirksville, MO; November 5, 2016.

 

Young B, Han D. The Dynamic Middle Ear of the Water Monitor Lizard (Varanus salvator). Oral presentation at the annual meeting of the Society for the Study of Amphibians and Reptiles, New Orleans, LA, July 6-10, 2016.

 

Zhou GW. Session Co-chair. “Scientific Approach of Proteomics,” at the 6th International Conference and Expo on Proteomics, Atlanta, GA. March 29-31, 2016

 

Zhou GW. Protein Expression and Subcellular Localization Profiling by DAMA (Dissociable Antibody Microarray) Staining Technology.  Oral presentation at the 6th International Conference and Expo on Proteomics, Atlanta, GA, March 29-31, 2016