Biology Faculty Proceedings, Presentations, Speeches, Lectures

Biology Faculty Proceedings, Presentations, Speeches, Lectures

 

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Submissions from 2020

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Anatomy and Physiology Breakout Session / Focus Group, Santanu De

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Navigating Healthcare Science Student Learning and Engagement Through Implementation of a Virtual Classroom, Santanu De Ph.D. and Gesulla Cavanaugh

Microbiomes of a Corallivore (Hermodice carunculata): Where in the Worm are the Coral Microbes?, Candace J. Grimes, J. LaBonte, Jose Lopez, and A. Schulze

Submissions from 2019

Effect Sizes, Affect Words, and the Value of Parasites as Bioindicators, Christopher A. Blanar

Playing Through the Parasite: Is Toxoplasma gondii Affecting Your Athletic Performance?, Christopher Blanar, Jonathan B. Banks, and Eben Gering

The potential of socio-biologically relevant mobile apps to attract girls to STEM, Santanu De Ph.D. and Vanaja Nethi

New Insights into Turkey Domestication in the Mimbres Valley using Mitochondrial DNA Analysis, Sean G. Dolan and Andrew T. Ozga

Ecological Insights for Freshwater Birds from Endoparasite Community Analysis, Emily T. Hoeflich, Christopher Blanar, and David Kerstetter

3-Way Shoe Test, Mark Jaffe

Do Markers of Verbal Confidence Correlate with Effect Size in Studies of Pollution Bioindicators?, B. Law and Christopher A. Blanar

Characterizing Marine Biodiversity through the Global Invertebrate Genomics Alliance (GIGA), Jose V. Lopez

A Moving Landscape of Genomics for Conservation - Land and Sea, Stephen James O'Brien

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Adventures in Museuomics: The Use of Next Generation Sequencing to Uncover Great Ape Host and Microbial Genomes, Andrew T. Ozga and Anne C. Stone

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Recent History of Gombe Chimpanzees through Ancient DNA Analysis, Andrew T. Ozga, Timothy H. Webster, Ian C. Gilby, Rebecca Nockerts, Michael A. Wilson, Anne Pusey, and Anne C. Stone

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Biogeographic Study of Human Gut Associated crAssphage Suggests Impacts from Industrialization and Recent Expansion, Krithivasan Sankaranarayanan, Tanvi P. Honap, Stephanie L. Schnorr, Andrew T. Ozga, Christina Warinner, and Cecil Lewis Jr.

Sharks: Genetics, Genomics and Journeys, Mahmood S. Shivji

Histology of Gonad Tissue in a Sequential Hermaphrodite Fish, Qaas Shoukat and Christopher A. Blanar

Histology of Gonad Tissue in a Sequential Hermaphrodite Fish, Qaas Shoukat and Christopher A. Blanar

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Noninvasive Genomics of Gombe Chimpanzees: Evaluating Methods for Wild Primate Populations Genomics, Timothy H. Webster, Andrew T. Ozga, Ian C. Gilby, Melissa A. Wilson Sayres, Yingying Li, Beatrice H. Hahn, Rebecca Nockerts, Michael A. Wilson, Anne Pusey, and Anne C. Stone

Submissions from 2018

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Pinniped Karyotype Evolution Substantiated by Comparative Chromosome Painting of 10 Pinniped Species (Pinnipedia, Carnivora), Violetta R. Beklemisheva, Polina L. Perelman, Natalya A. Lemskaya, Anastasia I. Kulemzina, Anastasiya A. Proskuryakova, Vladimir N. Burkanov, Stephen James O'Brien, and Alexander S. Graphodatsky

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Turkey Domestication and Iconography during the Mimbres Classic Period, Sean G. Dolan and Andrew T. Ozga

Rapid Evolution of Feral Fowl from Bermuda and Kauai, Eben Gering

Recent Adaptation in Kauai's Feral Gallus gallus, Eben Gering

Two Tickets to Paradise: Genome Variation in the Feral Fowl (Gallus gallus) of Bermuda and Kauai, Eben Gering

Contingencies and Parallels in the Rapid Evolution of Feral Populations, Eben Gering, M. Johnsson, Dominic Wright, A. Steep, H. Cheng, and Thomas Getty

Investigating the Microbiota of Stormwater Treatment Areas, R. Harkas, Jose V. Lopez, Paul Baldauf, and Aarti Raja

Developing a Physical Model of O-GlcNAc Transferase (OGT) in Complex with TAB1, Viviana Perez Hernandez, Sophia Nguyen, Alesa Chabbra, and Emily Schmitt Lavin

3-Way Shoe Test, Mark Jaffe

Relationships of Endoparasite Diversity and Feeding Ecology in the Seabird Complex of South Florida, Michael Nakama, Christopher A. Blanar, S. Locke, and David Kerstetter

Relationships of Endoparasite Diversity and Feeding Ecology in the Seabird Complex of South Florida, Michael Nakama, Christopher Blanar, S. Locke, and David Kerstetter

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A Moving Landscape for Comparative Genomics in Mammals, Stephen James O'Brien, Gaik Tamazian, Aleksey Komissarov, Pavel Dobrynin, Ksenia Krasheninnikova, Sergey Kliver, Nikolay Cherkasov, and Klaus-Peter Koepfli

Oral microbiome variation in chimpanzees from Gombe National Park, Andrew T. Ozga, Rebecca Nockerts, Michael L. Wilson, Ian C. Gilby, Anne Pusey, and Anne C. Stone

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Profiles of Microbial Diversity and Function with Museum Dental Calculus Samples Extracted from Wild Great Apes, Andrew T. Ozga and Anne C. Stone

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X Chromosome Evolution in Cetartiodactyla, Anastasiya A. Proskuryakova, Anastasia I. Kulemzina, Polina L. Perelman, Alexey I. Makunin, Natalya A. Lemskaya, Violetta R. Beklemisheva, Denis M. Larkin, Marta Farre, Anna V. Kukekova, Oliver A. Ryder, Stephen James O'Brien, and Alexander S. Graphodatsky

Constructing a 3-D Molecular Model to Highlight the Conversion of the Normal Protein PrPC into the Mutated PrPSC in a Prion Disease, Emily F. Schmitt Lavin, Allan Barraza, Hoang (Gwen) Bui, and Robert Charles Speth

Histology of Gonad Tissue in a Sequential Hermaphrodite Fish, Qaas Shoukat and Christopher A. Blanar

Quantitative Measurement of Aversive Learning and Intoxication Rates in Caenorhabditis elegans in Response to an Engineered Nematicidal Bacterium, P. Velagapudi, K. Patel, A. Riddell, Christopher A. Blanar, and R. P. Smith

The Role of Ontogenetic Habitat Shift on Parasite Communities in Five South Florida Fishes, Brittany Nicole White, Christopher Blanar, Nicole Kirchhoff, and David Kerstetter

Submissions from 2017

Isolation and Characterization of Antibiotic Producing Bacteria from Storm Water Treatment Areas, Kayla Castellanos-Bristol, Taura Khorramshahi, Anupsinh Chauhan, Aarti Raja, and Paul Baldauf

Sargassum-Associated Fish Communities are Stable Over Time and Feature Low Levels of Parasitism, Kelsey Fox, Christopher Blanar, and David Kerstetter

A Novel Assay to Screen Soil Samples for Bacterial Type III Secretion Systems Inhibitors, Julie Torruellas Garcia

Birds of Borrowed Paradise: Comparing Independently Feral Gallus gallus from Bermuda and Kauai, Eben Gering, Dominic Wright, and Thomas Getty

Diabetic Wound Care for the Non-Podiatrist, Mark A. Jaffe

Screening for Type III Secretion System Inhibitors, Samir Nacer, Kevin Lujan, Kendall Mockridge, Chris Soha, Eugenia Jiminez, and Julie Torruellas Garcia

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Mineralogical Analysis of Aeolian Dune Deposits, White River Badlands, South Dakota, Megan O'Connor and Paul Baldauf

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Chimpanzees of the Past: Full Mitochondrial Genomes from Pan Troglodytes schweinfurthii Skeletons from Gombe National Park, Andrew T. Ozga, Maria A. Nieves-Colon, Rebecca Nockerts, Michael L. Wilson, Anne Pusey, and Anne C. Stone

Teaching Practices Utilized for Physiology at NSU, Deanne Roopnarine

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Determination and Quantification of Metals in the Shells of Crassostrea virginica After the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill Utilizing Atomic Absorption Spectrometry, Deanne Roopnarine, Swati Patel, Peter D. Roopnarine, Dimitri Giarikos, and Laurie C. Anderson

Developing 3-D Molecular Models to Highlight the Angiotensin II Type 1 Receptor and Olmesartan Binding for Medical and Educational Applications, Emily Schmitt Lavin, Guy Merus, Valentina Ramirez, and Riti Vohra

Evidence of Variable Growth Rates in Hogfish (Lachnolaimus maximus) Depending on Reef Tract, Ian A. Towne, Paul T. Arena, David Kerstetter, and A. Collins

Ontogenetic Habitat Shifts and Parasite Community Structure in Five Southeast Florida Marine Fishes, Brittany White, Christopher Blanar, David Kerstetter, and Nicole Kirchoff

Submissions from 2016

Isolation of Antibiotic Producing Microorganisms from Various Soil in South Florida, Kayla Castellanos-Bristol, Taura Khorramshahi, Anupsinh Chauhan, and Aarti Raja

Asynchronous Reproduction and Multi-Spawning in the Coral-Excavating Sponge Cliona delitrix, Andia Chaves Fonnegra, Manuel Maldonado, Patricia Blackwelder, and Jose V. Lopez

Insights to Feralisation from Kauai's Gallus gallus: Contingency and Adaptation in the Building of a Superchicken, Eben Gering

Evolution Through the Lens of a Tourist Camera: Social Media Enables Remote-Sensing of Gallus gallus Genotypes, Phenotypes, and Demography, Eben Gering, Levi Storks, Sigrid Van Dort, Dominic Wright, and Thomas Getty

Evidence of Adaptation in Feral (Gallus gallus) Genepools, Eben Gering, Dominic Wright, Thomas Getty, and M. Johnsson

Welcome to the Office Brochure, Mark A. Jaffe

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Long-Term Genetic Stability and a High Altitude East Asian Origin for the Peoples of the High Valleys of the Himalayan Arc, Choongwon Jeong, Andrew T. Ozga, David B. Witonsky, Helena Malmstrom, Mattias Jakobsson, Cecil M. Lewis, Mark Aldenderfer, Anna Di Rienzo, and Christina Warinner

Art, Microbiology and Anatomy Combined in a Unique Arts and Sciences Collaboration, Jenna Knafo, Anh Nguyen, Michelle Duddy, Veronica Cote, and Julie Torruellas Garcia

Relationships of Endoparasite Diversity and Feeding Ecology in the Seabird Complex of South Florida, Michael Nakama, Christopher A. Blanar, Sean A. Locke, and David Kerstetter

Relationships of Endoparasite Diversity and Feeding Ecology in the Seabird Complex of South Florida, Michael Nakama, Christopher Blanar, Sean A. Locke, and David Kerstetter

Development of Larval Hookworms from Raccoon, Procyon lotor, as Experimental Models in Nematode-Based Laboratory Assays, H. Narlapati, R. St. Godard, Robert Smith, and Christopher A. Blanar

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Ancient Dental Calculus as a Reservoir of Whole Human Mitogenomes, Andrew T. Ozga, Maria A. Nieves-Colon, Tanvi P. Honap, Krithivasan Sankaranarayanan, Courtney A. Hofman, George R. Milner, Cecil M. Lewis Jr., Anne C. Stone, and Christina G. Warinner

Modeling and Simulation of Caenorhabditis elegans Chemotaxis in Response to a Dynamic Engineered Bacteria, Divya A. Pandya, Evan Haskell, Robert Smith, and Christopher A. Blanar

Mobilizing College Students in Health Professional Studies to Provide Science Outreach Activities to the Community, Valentina Ramirez, Ahjay Bhatia, Suhani Patel, Michele Parsons, and Emily Schmitt Lavin

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The Utilization of Current Events to Pique Students' Interest in Research, Deanne Roopnarine and Michael Hellman

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Physiology Understanding Week as a Tool for College Students to Recruit the Next Generation of Scientists, Deanne Roopnarine, Isabel Olivera, and Tamara Gali

Cellular Life After Death: Stories of Cells Used in Research, Emily Schmitt Lavin

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Interview with Robert Smith, Robert P. Smith

Variation In Deer Mouse Hemoglobins Reveals The Molecular Basis Of High- Altitude Adaptation, Jay F. Storz, Stephen J. Sabatino, Eben Gering, Hideaki Moriyama, and Michael W. Nachman

Linking Protein Structure and Function to Medical Applications Through 3-D Molecular Modeling, Riti Vohra, Valentina Ramirez, Guy Merus, and Emily Schmitt Lavin

Submissions from 2015

Parasites in Coastal Habitats: Puppet Masters and Ecosystem Engineers, Christopher A. Blanar

Interactions of YWHA (14-3-3) protein isoforms with CDC25B phosphatase in regulating mouse oocyte maturation, Ariana C. Detwiler, Santanu De, and Douglas Kline

A Novel Assay to Screen Drugs That Target Bacterial Type III Secretion Systems, Julie Torruellas Garcia

Identification of Gut Microbes and Their Link to Autism, Julie Torruellas Garcia

Identification of Gut Microbes and Their Link to Autism, Julie Torruellas Garcia

Color Polymorphism in Damselflies and Chickens, Eben Gering

How the Chicken Crossed the Sea: Reverse Domestication of Kauai's Feral Chickens, Eben Gering

Poultry in Paradise: Evolutionary Insights from Hawaii's Feral Chickens, Eben Gering

Novel molecular mechanism that involves cortisol synthesis, activation of β-catenin and c-myc via membrane-bound glucocorticoid receptor inhibits wound healing in patients with chronic wounds, Ivan Jozic, A. M. Rosa, Olivera Stojadinovic, Robert S. F. Kirsner, and Marjana Tomic-Canic

Selective targeting of membranous glucocorticoid receptor reveals a mechanism responsible for inhibition of epithelialization, Ivan Jozic, A. M. Rosa, Olivera Stojadinovic, Irena Pastar, and Marjana Tomic-Canic

Cortisol synthesis and activation of membrane bound glucocorticoid receptor inhibits wound healing in patients with venous leg ulcers, Ivan Jozic, Olivera Stojadinovic, Irena Pastar, A. Sawaya, and Marjana Tomic-Canic

An Example of Microbiology Crowdfunding: The Skin Deep MIcrobiome Project, Jose V. Lopez, Renee Potens, Jorie L. Skutas, Nidhi Vijayan, and Kyle Roebuck

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On Survival Categorical Methods Based on an Extended Actuarial Estimator, Sergey Malov and Stephen J. O'Brien

A Comparative Study of Microorganism Populations from Storm Water Treatment Areas and Select South Florida Locations, Nick Morgan, Tamara Gali, and Aarti Raja

An Assessment of Endoparasite Faunal Diversity in Seabirds of South Florida, Michael Nakama, Christopher A. Blanar, and David Kerstetter

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Comparison of aDNA Yields from Calculus and Tooth Roots in Pre-Columbian Skeletal Remains, Maria A. Nieves-Colon, Andrew T. Ozga, Tanvi P. Honap, William J. Pestle, Christina G. Warinner, and Anne C. Stone

Modeling the Chemotactic Response of Caenorhabditis elegans to a Dynamic Engineered Bacteria, Divya A. Pandya, Christopher A. Blanar, Robert Smith, and Evan Haskell

Modeling the Chemotactic Response of Caenorhabditis elegans to a Dynamic Engineered Bacteria, Divya A. Pandya, Christopher A. Blanar, Robert P. Smith, and Evan Haskell

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Modeling and simulation of Caenorhabditis elegans chemotaxis in response to a dynamic engineered bacteria, Divya A. Pandya, Christopher Blanar, Robert P. Smith, and Evan Haskell

Biology on the Go – Science Outreach for K to 12 and beyond!, A. William and Aarti Raja

Submissions from 2014

Parasites Lost: The Journey from Woeful Worms to Helpful Monsters, Christopher A. Blanar

Enhancing Students’ Scientific Literacy: A Collaboration with Biology Faculty and NSU Librarians, Christopher A. Blanar, Emily Schmitt Lavin, and Jamie Segno

The importance of 14-3-3 (YWHA) proteins in mammalian reproduction and fertility, Santanu De and Douglas Kline

Exploring Identity Through Genetic and Genealogical Research, James E. Doan and Emily F. Schmitt Lavin

Characterization of a Potential Cellular Therapy for DPN, Veronica R. Fortino and Herman S. Cheung

Hands on garden based experiential learning for elementary school children, T. Gali and Aarti Raja

Integration of Scientific Concepts Through a Hands-On Learning Program: Science Alive!, T. Gali and Aarti Raja

Post-Invasive Evolution of Hawaii's Feral Chickens, Eben Gering, Pamela Willis, Thomas Getty, and Dominic Wright

Working Together to Manage Diabetes: Optometry, Podiatry, and Dentistry, Mark Jaffe