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2024 AAAS Annual Meeting Posters

2024 AAAS Student E-poster Competition 

The AAAS Student E-poster competition recognizes the individual efforts of students who are actively working toward an undergraduate, graduate or doctoral-level degree. See winners of the 2024 AAAS Student E-poster Competition below, followed by acknowledgment of the 2024 competition poster judges. 

Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

Graduate Student First Place: Darcy Hunstiger, Colorado State University 

BEYOND THE POND: IMMOBILIZED CYANOBACTERIAL BIOFACTORIES FOR SUSTAINABLE WATER USE

Graduate Student Honorable Mention: Alejandra Flores, Vanderbilt University

IDENTITIES OF PACKAGED REOVIRUS DEFECTIVE VIRAL GENOMES

Undergraduate Student First Place: Tara Young, University of Washington 

A DNA BINDING PROTEIN INTERACTS WITH TYPE II TOPOISOMERASES TO PROMOTE REPLICATION

Undergraduate Student Honorable Mention: Thomas Li, University of Chicago 

PROLINE HYDROXYLATION OF TRANSCRIPTION FACTORS REGULATES CANCER METASTASIS
 

Brain & Behavior 

Graduate Student First Place: Arcadia Ewell, Boston University 

PRENATAL GROWTH IS ASSOCIATED WITH INFANT HEART RATE IN SOUTH AFRICAN INFANTS.

Graduate Student Honorable Mention: Soumilee Chaudhuri, Indiana University

VASCULAR GENETIC CONTRIBUTIONS TO ALZHEIMER’S DISEASE

Undergraduate Student First Place: Mikayla Glancy, Arizona State University 

NEUROPROTECTIVE EFFECTS OF ACMSD ACROSS SEX IN P301S MICE

Undergraduate Student Honorable Mention: Ariana Bashar, Arizona State University 

EFFECT OF MECHANICAL INPUT ON THE ADAPTIVE RESPONSES OF THE HONEYBEE

 

Cell Biology 

Graduate Student First Place: Marlee Weets, Central Washington University 

LATE PRENATAL TESTOSTERONE EXPOSURE REDUCES OVARIAN FUNCTION

Graduate Student Honorable Mention: Sarah Williford, University of Alabama at Birmingham 

ELUCIDATING THE ROLE OF GLUCOSE TRANSPORTER 3 IN GLIOBLASTOMA INVASION

Undergraduate Student First Place: Wimeth Dissanayake, University of Rochester 

SERGLYCIN REGULATES AZUROPHILIC GRANULE FORMATION IN NEUTROPHILS

Undergraduate Student Honorable Mention: Alex Lu, University of Pennsylvania 

DEVELOPING THERAPIES FOR OPA1 DISEASE USING A HUMANIZED C. ELEGANS MODEL

 

Developmental Biology, Genetics, and Immunology 

Graduate Student First Place: Mikaela Follmer, University of Colorado

UNRAVELING THE INTERPLAY OF CA2+ SIGNALING AND SNARE PROTEINS IN WING MORPHOGENESIS

Graduate Student Honorable Mention: Francisco Prista von Bonhorst, Université Libre de Bruxelles 

DIFFERENTIAL ENTROPY AS AN INDICATOR OF THE DEVELOPMENT OF PLURIPOTENT ICM CELLS

Undergraduate Student First Place: Sophia Koutsogiannis, Arizona State University 

CAN WE TURN BACK THE CLOCK ON INSECTICIDE RESISTANCE?

Undergraduate Student Honorable Mention: Srivatsan Swaminathan, Arizona State University 

VACCINES RE-ESTABLISH HOMEOSTASIS IN A MOUSE COLLAGEN-INDUCED ARTHRITIS MODEL

 

Environment and Ecology 

Graduate Student First Place: Luis Torrens Sotomayor, University of Puerto Rico Mayaguez 

DRIED WHOLE PR IPOMOEA BATATAS AND ARTOCARPUS ALTILIS PARTICLES FOR TABLET COMPACTION

Graduate Student Honorable Mention: Akorede Seriki, University of Idaho 

OVERCOMING FORMALDEHYDE TOXICITY IS CRITICAL TO USING LIGNIN-DERIVED AROMATICS

Undergraduate Student First Place: Adriana G. Villanueva-Cruz, University of Puerto Rico Río Piedras 

STREAM FLOW REDUCTION INFLUENCES RIPARIAN WEB BUILDING ABUNDANCE AND HABITAT USE

Undergraduate Student Honorable Mention: Samantha Velasco, Eckerd College 

THE CORRELATION BETWEEN MOON PHASE AND DIEL VERTICAL MIGRATION

 

Medicine and Public Health 

Graduate Student First Place: Maria Barra, Rice University 

MULTIPLEXED LOOP-MEDIATED ISOTHERMAL AMPLIFICATION ASSAY FOR HIGH-RISK HPV DETECTION

Graduate Student Honorable Mention: Yuming Sun, Georgia Institute of Technology 

MODELING THE CIRCULATING VACCINE-DERIVED POLIOVIRUS OUTBREAKS AND INTERVENTIONS

Undergraduate Student First Place: Moira MacCatherine, Arizona State University 

AN ASSESSMENT SCALE AND CARE RECOMMENDATIONS FOR NEONATAL OPIOID WITHDRAWAL SYNDROME

Undergraduate Student Honorable Mention: Puranjay Gupta, University of Illinois College of Medicine 

CARDIAC TOXICITY INDUCED FROM IMPLANT IONS AND PARTICLES IN H9C2 AND STEM CELL LINES

 

Physical Sciences 

Graduate Student First Place: Sam Kipp, Drexel University 

SULFURANIDES: AN ANIONIC 10-S-3 COUPLING PARADIGM

Graduate Student Honorable Mention: Megan Cassingham, University of Southern California 

ORDERED INORGANIC-ORGANIC HYBRIDS CAN FORM WITH DIFFERENT ORGANIC CATION SPECIES

Undergraduate Student First Place: Lyssa Lini, Colorado State University 

USING CHEMICAL TRACERS IN THE MIAMI RIVER FOR PHOSPHORUS SOURCE APPORTIONING

Undergraduate Student Honorable Mention: Hamza Patwa, The University of Texas at San Antonio 

SINGLE-PHOTON SUPERRADIANCE IN REALISTIC & IDEALIZED COLLECTIVES OF TWO-LEVEL SYSTEMS

 

Science in Society 

Graduate Student First Place: Erin Jackson, Colorado State University 

AGRICULTURE AND CLIMATE CHANGE RESEARCH PRIORITIES: SYSTEMATIC HORIZON SCAN OUTCOMES

Graduate Student Honorable Mention: Olivia Davis, Arizona State University 

A NEW FIVE-YEAR REVIEW METRIC TO EVALUATE RECOVERY UNDER THE ENDANGERED SPECIES ACT

Undergraduate Student First Place: Naina Misra, Arizona State University 

THE EFFECT OF FREE FOOD EVENTS ON INCLUSIVITY AMONG UNIVERSITY STUDENTS

Undergraduate Student Honorable Mention: Suhani Dheer, Drexel University 

COGNITION AND DRIVING BEHAVIOR IN DRIVERS WITH AND WITHOUT MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS

 

Social Sciences 

Graduate Student First Place: Cindy Vargas, Arizona State University 

INCORPORATING FISHER METRICS IN ASSESSMENTS OF BYCATCH REDUCTION TECHNOLOGIES

Graduate Student Honorable Mention: Katie Coscia, Middle Tennessee State University 

PERCEIVED CONFLICT BETWEEN RELIGION AND EVOLUTION IN UNDERGRADUATE BIOLOGY STUDENTS

Undergraduate Student First Place: Thomas Robbins, Clarkson University 

DEFINING DISADVANTAGED COMMUNITIES FOR ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE: VARIATION AND IMPACT

Undergraduate Student Honorable Mention: Orchee Syed, Arizona State University 

PAIN DURING MIDLIFE: A CROSSNATIONAL ANALYSIS OF BIRTHYEAR COHORT DIFFERENCES

 

Technology, Engineering & Math 

Graduate Student First Place: Katherine Mossburg, University of Pennsylvania 

FACILITATING THE CLINICAL TRANSLATION OF A SILVER SULFIDE NANOPARTICLE CONTRAST AGENT

Graduate Student Honorable Mention: Md Saifur Rahman, Texas A&M University 

CONDUCTIVE HYDROGEL-BASED SOFT ELECTRONIC IMPLANTS

Undergraduate Student First Place: Bikrant Das Sharma, Rice University 

POWER SAVINGS IN USB HUBS THROUGH A PROACTIVE SCHEDULING STRATEGY

Undergraduate Student Honorable Mention: Satvik Tripathi, Drexel University 

TRANSFER LEARNING FOR DIABETIC RETINOPATHY IN RESOURCE-CONSTRAINED SETTINGS

 

We thank the judges of the 2024 poster competition:

Bhagwan Aggarwal Healthcare Insight Specialist / Business Development Analytics
Miranda Bernard AAAS STPF Congressional Fellow
April Binder Central Washington University
Matt Boehm University of Maryland Global Campus
Gillian Bowser Colorado State University
Michael Bramson Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Maria Caffrey Gro Intelligence
Claudia Cotca,DDS Washington Institute for Dentistry & Laser Surgery
Emily Cribas Metcalf Institute
Kelbi Delaune Sam Houston State University
Mahesh Devnani Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research
Cyntrica Eaton DoN HBCU/MI Program
Soribel Feliz  
James Felser Senior Medical Consultant, Bedminster NJ
Minerva Garcia-Barrio University of Michigan
Carole Gibson Wake Forest University
Sharon Homer-Drummond NSF
Kathleen Huntzicker AAAS STPF Executive Branch Fellow at NIH
Vedham Karpakakunjaram Montgomery College
Jonathan Kulwatno  
S. Mariah Lancaster U.S. House of Representatives
Cynthia Lee  
Michael Martin National Renewable Energy Laboratory
Carlos Martinez  
William McCann Wake Forest University School of Medicine
Jordin Metz AAAS STPF Executive Branch Fellow at DOE
Joseph Molnar Auburn University
Lanre Morenikeji University of Pittsburgh at Bradford
Alan Moss AAAS STPF Executive Branch Fellow at USDA
Hiromi Nagane Chiba University
Hammad N'cho N'cho Behavioral Group
Mary Ann Ottinger University of Houston
Sarvadaman Pathak InvotecLabs
Alexandra Phillips AAAS STPF Congressional Fellow in Climate Science
Michael Phillips University of Denver
Ramesh Raliya Tidal Vision
Beth Russell Alder Data-Driven Solutions
Mark Seielstad University of California San Francisco
Gladys Shaw PPD, part of ThermoFisher Scientific
Scott Shepard NIST
Shanen Sherrer NIH/NCI Division of Cancer Prevention
Kathryn Shows Virginia State University
Julie Stahlhut National Science Foundation
Amelia Stephens AAAS STPF Executive Branch Fellow at NIST
R. Anne Stetler National Science Foundation
Daniela Ushizima Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory / University of California San Francisco
Bianca Valdes Fernandez University of Sagrado Corazon
Debbie Vitalis NIH/NHLBI
Jonathan White Census Bureau
Andrew M. Wright National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke - National Institutes of Health
David Zahavi NIH/NCI
M. Angelica Zamora-Duran AAAS STPF Executive Branch Fellow at DOE
Andrew Zeidell AAAS STPF Executive Branch Fellow at NSF

 

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