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Georgia Journal of Science

No 1. Program and Abstracts of the Annual Meeting of the Georgia Academy of Science

Biological Sciences Paper Presentations

 

EXAMINING THE 26 IRIDOVIRUS CORE GENES FOR ALTERNATIVES TO THE MAJOR CAPSID PROTEIN FOR PHYLOGENETIC RECONSTRUCTION IN RANAVIRUSES: AN ONGOING SAGA
Ami J. Davis*, Riley B. Fuller*, Abigale R. Garner*, Amanda M. Mileham*, Justin D. Serna*, Dana E. Brue*, Cori M. Harding*, C. Delilah Dodgen*, Whitney Culpepper*, Bridget Piatt*, Sarah E. Rosario, and Amanda L.J. Duffus

 

SPECIES DIVERSITY OF LEAF-LITTER ARTHROPODS AND VERTEBRATES IN A COSTA RICAN AGROECOSYSTEM MOSAIC**
Joshua Horne*, John E. Cadle, Cameron Chalker*, Yamin Chhipa*, and David C. Chevalier

 

USING VOLUNTEER DATA TO EVALUATE OF LAND USE FACTORS AFFECTING WATER QUALITY IN THE HIWASSEE RIVER BASIN
Elizabeth Howell, Mallory Downs, Jacob Howington, Kelsey Floyd, Matthew Cowart, and Bailey Campbell

 

Effect of Nicotine on the Zebrafish Brain: A Tale of Two Methods
Colton S. Allgood, Mackenzee K. McCauley, Robert A. Mans, and Keri A. Barksdale

Biological Sciences Posters

 

ASSESSING AVIFAUNA AT WEST NILE VIRUS SURVEILLANCE SITES**
Amber Holley, Kelsey Griffin, Sarah Youngblood, Erin Grabarczyk, and Mark Blackmore

 

CHARACTERIZATION OF THE PITX1 GENE OF GOODEID FISHES**
W. Luke Ledford and Shane A. Webb

 

COMPARISON OF GOPHER TORTOISE AND NINE BANDED ARMADILLO COMMENSAL FAUNA**
Blake D. Lamb, Corey D. Anderson, Colleen M. McDonough, J. Mitchell Lockhart, and Zachary P. Butler

 

CROSS SPECIES TRANSFERENCE OF MICROSATELLITE PRIMERS FOR GENETIC MARKER INDENTIFCATION IN SPANISH MOSS TILLANDSIA USNEOIDES**
Joshua I. Brown, Corey Devin Anderson, Eric Chambers, Russell H. Goddard, and Cristina Calestani

 

HITCHHIKING BEHAVIOR OF A WORKER SUBCASTE IN LEAF-CUTTER ANTS (ATTA CEPHALOTES)
Charles M. Bish*, John Alderdice*, Logan Ruchti*, and Mark S. Davis

 

MODULATION OF THE CALLINECTES SAPIDUS CARDIAC SYSTEM BY SEROTONIN**
Gena L. Cody, Jeanie F. Hall, and Timothy J. Fort

 

MONITORING LIVING SHORELINES ON THE GEORGIA COAST**
Dillon K. Metz, Cameron C. Atkinson, and C. Tate Holbrook

 

ORCHID BEE COMMUNITY STRUCTURE IN OPEN AND FORESTED SITES IN A TROPICAL CLOUD FOREST REGION OF COSTA RICA
Natalie E. Simmons*, Brandon L. Manning*, Noah I. Sockwell*, Rachel L. Cottrell*, and Danyelle N. Dehner-Aganovic

 

PHYSIOLOGICAL RESPONSES OF EASTERN HEMLOCK (TSUGA CANADENSIS) TO SILVICULTURAL RELEASE AND VARIABLE SITE HISTORY: IMPLICATIONS FOR HEMLOCK RESTORATION
Chelcy Ford Miniat, David R. Zeitlow, Steven T. Brantley, Cindi L. Brown, Albert E. Mayfield III, Robert M. Jetton, James R. Rhea, and Paul T. Arnold

 

SUBCASTE COMPOSITION OF ATTA CEPHALOTES FORAGING COLUMNS IN A TROPICAL CLOUD FOREST
Christina Nguyen*, Amanda E. O'Connell*, MacEva Wright*, and Mark S. Davis

 

TESTING THE EFFECT OF SLEEP DEPRIVATION-INDUCED STRESS ON MITOCHONDRIAL FUNCTION IN ADULT ZEBRAFISH BRAIN**
Austin Jakob McClanahan*, Kelly Lee Marden*, Nick S. Moore*, Robert A. Mans, and Keri A. Barksdale

 

EFFECT OF SUGAR ENRICHED DIET ON MOTOR SKILLS AND COLD TOLERANCE BEHAVIOR OF DROSOPHILA**
Pushpa Yadav, Anyelika Carambot, Suleimy Whitehead, and Kaitlyn Main

Chemistry Paper Presentations

 

DIGITAL TEXTBOOK FOR SURVEY OF CHEMISTRY I**
Antara Dutta Dr., Maher Atteya Dr., and Jerry Poteat Dr.

Chemistry Posters

 

A TWELVE COMPONENT BIOACTIVE COMPOSITION FOR THE TREATMENT FOR Tb
Courtney Johnson*, Torien Beard*, and Tom Manning Dr.

 

SYNTHESIS OF HYDROGELS AND ADSORPTION/DESORPTION KINETICS OF UREA**
Stefan J. Muamba*, Abigail A. Budu*, David Nketsiah*, and Seungjin Lee Dr.

 

ORIENTATION OF MOLECULES IN STRETCHED FILMS**
Tyler Bertoch* and Donna L. Gosnell

 

AN ECONOMICAL SYNTHETIC ROUTE IN THE OCEAN FOR THE MARINE NATURAL PRODUCT, BRYOSTATIN
Thomas Falkenhausen*, Torien Beard*, and Tom Manning Dr.

Physics, Mathematics, Computer Sciences,Engineering and Technology Paper Presentations

 

ANNULAR SOLAR ECLIPSE IN JAFFNA, SRI LANKA
L. Ajith DeSilva, Javier E. Hasbun, and K. Tennakone

 

Optical Tweezer viscosity measurement of glycerol-water mixture
Suvranta Tripathy, Javier E. Hasbun, and James Howard

 

PARALLEL COMPUTING WITH RASPBERRY PI **
Jon Q. Liu, Joyce Q. Liu, and Chunlei Liu

 

QUANTUM THEORY OF CONTACT ELECTRIFICATION
L. C. Lew Yan Voon, Morten Willatzen, and Zhong Lin Wang

 

SIMULATING BACKGAMMON WITH MATLAB**
Zachary Goss and Julie L. Talbot

 

Study of a Plasma Pulse by use of the Hilbert-Huang Transform
Dereth J. Drake and James E. Henderson

Physics, Mathematics, Computer Sciences, Engineering and Technology Posters

 

An Eight-Year Photometric Study of the Seyfert 1 Galaxy NGC 5548 **
Elizabeth A. Scott and Kenneth S. Rumstay

 

Calculation of the Anodic Layer on Anodized Niobium
Anna White and Dereth J. Drake

 

Characterization of Anodized Niobium Surfaces
Solomon Carey, Dajia' Guyton, Heather Panzica, and Dereth J. Drake

 

Construction and application of a cost-effective portable LIBS system in in-situ chemical analysis **
Sayka Islam, Taylor Hurst, Clark Michel, Ying Guo Dr., Tae Lee Dr., and Seungjin Lee Dr.

 

Design and Analysis of a Hydraulic Valve
J. Bryce Herb and Barry Hojjatie

 

Microstrip Based Butterworth Low Pass Filter
Walker T. Hayes, Armando Samuel Rodriguez, and Georgia J. Wynn

 

Using Computational Physics Techniques to Predict the Populations of Select Counties in the South Georgia Region
Kevlar D. Knowles, Andrew L. J. Rezendes, Walker T. Hayes, and Dereth J. Drake

 

Gas Kinetic Model for Titan Atmospheric Entry Plasma
Jael Stanton, Nya M. Lampkin, and Dereth Drake

Earth and Atmospheric Sciences Paper Presentations

 

FOSSIL SHARKS AND RAYS FROM A NEW LOCALITY IN WILKINSON COUNTY, GEORGIA
Parker David Rhinehart, Colin Jackson Calvert, George Armstrong Bennett III, and Alfred J. Mead

 

Karst features on the Withlacoochee River, near Valdosta, Georgia
Mark S. Groszos, Chatelain Edward, and Can J. Denizman

 

SIZE ESTIMATES OF EXTINCT AQUATIC PALAEOPHEID SNAKES FROM THE EOCENE OF CENTRAL GEORGIA **
Colin Jackson Calvert, Alfred J. Mead, and Dennis Parmley

Earth and Atmospheric Sciences Posters

 

Analysis of Microplastics on St. Simons Island, Georgia, USA
Abigail V. Hodges and Samuel Mutiti

Biomedical Sciences Paper Presentations

 

BLOODROOT EXTRACT DECREASES TNF-α LEVELS IN THP-1 CELLS
Stephanie D. Girle and Jennifer C. Schroeder

Biomedical Sciences Posters

Philosophy and History of Science Paper Presentations

 

A Strong Finish
Adoris Gibbs

 

THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING "FIRST"
Imani Beverly and Ronald Mickens

Science Education Paper Presentation

Science Education Posters

 

STATISTICS ANXIETY AND MOTIVATION**
Jessi Salas and Charles R. Talor

Anthropology Paper Presentations

 

A FIRMAMENT IN THE MIDST OF THE WATERS**
Joshua A. Herrin* and M. Jared Wood

 

ASYMMETRY OF OSTEOARTHRITIS IN THE THORACIC VERTEBRAE WITH RESPECT TO SEX AND AGE
Kelsey Lauren Bagwell* and Frank L'Engle Williams