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2014 Student Poster Competition Winners

Brain and Behavior

Winner
Kirollos Bechay, University of California, Irvine
Histone-deactylation is a Critical Mechanism of Auditory Learning and Cortical Plasticity

Honorable Mention
Eric W. Hendricks and Austin J. Tofte, Eastern Illinois University
Estrogen Drastically Increases Mitochondrial Respiration in Alzheimer's Mouse Model

Cellular and Molecular Biology

Winner
Zoey Adele Prokopiak, Slippery Rock University and Kevin Houlihan, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
Cooperative Effects of Hydrogen Bonds in Protein Structure Prediction

Honorable Mention
Akihito Fukudome, Emre Aksoy and Krishna Kumar, Texas A&M University
A Plant RNA Polymerase II CTD Phosphatase Regulates Xenobiotic Stress Response

DEVELOPMENTAL BIOLOGY, PHYSIOLOGY, AND IMMUNOLOGY

Winner
Neto Sosa and Yoon Kyung Kim, University of California, Irvine
Production of Immunomodulatory Protein CD200 from E. coli for Coating Biomedical Implants

Honorable Mention
Shannon K. Boi, Joel R. Dennison and Bailey R. Rhoads, Northern Illinois University
Transcription Factor GLI3 is a Novel Candidate Effector of Toll-like Receptor 4 Signaling

ENVIRONMENT AND ECOLOGY

Winner
Rebeca Flores, University of California, Irvine
Pattern of Resistance and Variability of Tetracycline Resistance Genes in Staphylococcus

Honorable Mention
Daylen T. Isaac, Heritage University
Nutrient Sorption of Biochar

MATH, TECHNOLOGY, AND ENGINEERING

Winner
Muneeb Mohideen, Yale University
Polyplexes Formed from Novel Poly(lactone-ω-hydroxyaminoesters) as Gene Delivery Vehicles

Honorable Mention
Ashwin Chander Ramesh, Rochester Institute of Technology
Power Generation Using Simplified Models of Tethered Airfoils

MEDICINE AND PUBLIC HEALTH

Winner
Stephan Timothy Kudlacek, University of California, Irvine
Asenapine Reverses Efflux Mediated Ciprofloxacin Resistance in Staphylococcus aureus

Honorable Mention
Disa Patel, Northern Illinois University
Assessing Individual Interventions and Need for Policy Interventions to Reduce PM Exposure

PHYSICAL SCIENCES

Winner
Lauren R. Grabstanowicz and Robert M. Rickard, Northern Illinois University
Oxidative Method and Analysis of Self-Doped Black TiO2 for Visible Light Photoactivity

Honorable Mention
Di Liu, Usman Akhter and Timothy M. Cronin, University of Chicago
Creating Complex Molecular Topologies by Configuring DNA Four-Way Junctions

SCIENCE AND SOCIETY

Winner
Anika Larson, Arizona State University
Choosing Animal Models for Translational Neuroscience

Honorable Mention
Michael A. Bilek, Sunil Thapa and Erin R. Tuegel, Eastern Illinois University
White-rot Fungi as Biological Pretreatment Agents for Biomass-to-Bioenergy Strategies

SOCIAL SCIENCES

Winner
Christina S. Melki, Indiana University
Evaluation of Clicker Use and Student Success in College Science Classrooms

Honorable Mention
Rebecca Harkness and Will G. Russell, Arizona State University
The Diverse Social Landscape of Prehispanic Southwest New Mexico

General Poster Session Attendees' Choice

Winner
Gang Chen, Di Liu and Timothy Cronin, University of Chicago
Programmable Assembly of Colloidal Nanoparticles with Specific Bonding Directionality