Darwin Day poster session

Schedule

Registration and Check-In – 8:00am

Opening Remarks – 8:30am

Poster Session One - 8:45 - 9:25am
  • A Privacy-Preserving Framework for Collaborative Association Rule Mining in Cloud (8)
    Salha Albehairi – Computer Science MS | Dr. Bharath Kumar Samanthula
  • Monitoring Seepage and Piping Occurrences in Earthen Embankment Dams Connected to Structural Deficiencies, Applying Near Surface Geophysical Methods. (10)
    Mike Ayers – Environmental Science and Management PhD | Dr. Jorge Lorenzo-Trueba
    Co-Author(s): Isamar Cortes
  • Human Environment Interactions and Challenges in Developing Countries: A Case Study of Human Wildlife Conflict in Nepal (11)
    Gita Bhushal Adhikary – Sustainability Science MS | Dr. Pankaj Lal
    Co-Author(s): Bernabas Wolde, Pralhad Burli
  • De novo Assembly of the Transcriptome of the Clinging Jellyfish (Gonionemus vertens) (1)
    Alorah Bliese – Marine Biology & Coastal Sci MS | Dr. John Gaynor
    Co-Author(s): Dr. Paul Bologna, Vasilios Orologas, Dena Restaino
  • Climate, Water, Food, & India (A2)
    Adriana Calderon – Geography BA | Dr. Greg Pope
  • Quasiracemates of Copper Complexes of N-Benzoylalanine with Nitrogen Heterocyclic Ligands (3)
    Emily Chong – Chemistry MS | Dr. Mark Whitener
  • Deforestation in Amazon: Impact on Indigenous Tribes and Cultural Change in Brazil (A3)
    Gabriela Cyrulik – Geography BA | Dr. Greg Pope
  • Characterization of the auxin conjugate amidohydrolase orthologue family from several hornwort species and implications for the evolution of M20D hydrolases in tracheophytes (12)
    Samuel Desinds – Biology BS | Dr. James Campanella
    Co-Author(s): Edgar A. Medina, John Smalley
  • Review of Lead Toxicity in the Environment: A Silent Pandemic in Urban Cities of Developing Countries (A4)
    Oyindamola Fadipe – Environmental Science and Management PhD | Dr. Robert Taylor
  • Road Deicing Salts on Groundwater in the Upper Passaic River Basin, New Jersey (13)
    Connor Firor – Geoscience MS | Dr. Duke Ophori
    Co-Author(s): Peter Soriano
  • Life Cycle Assessment of Pelletized Loblolly Pine (Pinus taeda) Residues for Coal Co-Firing in Virginia (14)
    Michael Fowler – Environmental Science and Management PhD | Dr. Pankaj Lal
  • Isolation and Characterization of Novel Arthrobacter sp. and Mycobacterium smegmatis Bacteriophage from New Jersey Soil (20)
    Ashley Galvez – Biology BS | Dr. Kirsten Monsen-Collar
    Co-Author(s): Diellnor Abduramani, Shaina Alyssa Anuncio, Jordan D. Argueyes, Badjessa Bahoumda, Rohan Bains, Britney Black, Alexandra Carlucci, Kianna Carter, Denzel Castillo, Alondra Cepeda, Faith Cook, Lilly Corbisiero, Gabriela Duran, Sabrina Edgeworth, Charles Ezenwanne, Ashley Galvez, Amber Garcia, Leevens Gaston, Briana Gibbs, ZoeLee Hancock, Timothy Hickey, Jerry Israel, Aleksandra Janowska, Carsen Johnson, Hassan Kashif, Kristina Lompado, Jaydon Lynch, Kayla Mancini, Alison Michaca, Marcos Morales, Cristian Morillo , Priscille Myrthil, Gerard Nasser, Dania Obeidallah, Joshua Okyere, Eva Omane, Stephanie Penna, Ashley Peralta, Alexander Rim, Alexa Riobe, Vincent Rispoli, Andrew Romero, Kiara Ruiz, Tabitha Smith, Nazara Summi, Furqan Teke, Katifa Young, Jasmaine Zacharie, Dr. Sandra Adams
  • Obesity and Overweight Status in the U.S from 2013-2014 (B2)
    Mihir Jariwala – Mathematics BS/MS | Dr. Haiyan Su
  • Random Phase Approximation for Halogen Molecules (21)
    Nedjie Jocelyn – Molecular Biology BS | Dr. Hendrik Eshuis
  • Using Geographic Information Systems (GIS) to optimize delivery system services for BCCLS libraries (15)
    HyunKyung Kim – Geography BA | Dr. Greg Pope
  • Food supply influences survival of Diadema antillarum larvae (B3)
    Julia Kobelt – Mathematics Education PhD | Dr. Colette Feehan
    Co-Author(s): Sona Bayrami
  • EXPLORING THE EFFECTS OF ARTIFICIAL DUNE CONSTRUCTION ON COASTAL PROPERTY VALUES ALONG NEW JERSEY: INSIGHTS FROM A GEO-ECONOMIC MODEL (B1)
    Jesse Kolodin – Environmental Science and Management PhD | Dr. Jorge Lorenzo-Trueba
    Co-Author(s): Porter Hoagland, Di Jin, Andrew Ashton
  • The catalytic activity of Bacillus Stearothermophilus dihydrofolate reductase (BsDHFR) wildtype and mutant D27N (4)
    Katherine Leon Hernandez – Biochemistry BS | Dr. Nina Goodey
    Co-Author(s): Eshariah Dyson, Ashley Jaikissoon, Patricia Reyes
  • The Evolution of Enamelin Genes (22)
    Bian Maani – Biology BS | Dr. Robert Meredith
  • Plastiglomerates: A New Kind of Rock (16)
    Jordan Mandel – Earth & Environmental Science BS | Dr. Matthew Gorring
  • Evidence of epigenetic factors in the response of human lung fibroblasts from male and female cell sources during exposure to heavy metals and World Trade Center 9-11 particulate matter (23)
    Yveeka Marcellus – Molecular Biology BS | Dr. Ann Marie DiLorenzo
    Co-Author(s): Amethyst Aragon, Rossara Nunez, Katelyn Kerod
  • ACMES: A Cloud-Based Web App to Enhance STEM Education (9)
    Mirza Mehran – Computer Science MS | Dr. Bharath Kumar Samanthula
  • Comparative study of human fibroblasts in vitro from lung and esophageal cells exposed to World Trade Center 9/11 particulate matter with specific emphasis on the role of Copper and/or Zinc. (24)
    Rossara Nunez – Molecular Biology MS | Dr. Ann Marie Dilorenzo
    Co-Author(s): Brian Debrah-Afful, Ariel Piatt, Charles Ezenwanne, Katelyn Kerod
  • Cloning and Expression of the Green Fluorescent Protein from the Clinging Jellyfish, Gonionemus​​ vertens u​sing RNA-Seq. (25)
    Vasilios Orologas – Molecular Biology MS | Dr. John Gaynor
    Co-Author(s): Dr. Paul Bologna, Alorah D. Bliese, Dena J. Restaino
  • Investigating the Mechanism by which Cosolvents Stabilize Protein Structure (5)
    Wendy Ramos – Chemistry BS | Dr. Yvonne Gindt
    Co-Author(s): Ahmad Daghestani
  • Metals vs. Microbes in Urban Soil (26)
    Justin Reidy – Biology Major | Dr. Jennifer Krumins
    Co-Author(s): Christian Navarro, Dr. Nina Goodey, Dr. Jennifer Krumins, Bhagyashree Vaidya
  • Comparing CYP2S1 and CYP102A1: Factors that influence the chemistry of CYP2S1 (6)
    Natalia Reis – Biochemistry BS | Dr. Jaclyn Catalano
    Co-Author(s): Jazmine Prana, Thomas Belunis
  • Chinese Herb Extract Induces Apoptosis Triggered by Lysosomes in MCF-7 Cells (27)
    Brianna Romel – Biology BS | Dr. Reginald Halaby
  • Road deicing and Groundwater Chemistry in Water Management Areas 03 & 04, New Jersey (17)
    Peter Soriano – Geoscience MS | Dr. Duke Ophori
    Co-Author(s): Connor Firor
  • Semi-Automated Techniques for Segmentation of Fetal Ultrasound Images (B4)
    Jack Tobin – Mathematics BS | Dr. Amir Golnabi
    Co-Author(s): Reza Vafaee
  • Fire and The Climatic Future of California (18)
    Alana Trabucco – Geography BA | Dr. Greg Pope
    Co-Author(s): Alana Trabucco
  • Effects of Astragaloside IV on GSK-3β And S6K1 Phosphorylation via The AKT Pathway in C2C12 Muscle Cells (A1)
    Kyle Tuohy – Molecular Biology MS | Dr. Mitchell Sitnick
    Co-Author(s): Mohammad Abboud
  • A Novel Approach to Detecting Heavy Metals With 3D printing (7)
    John Walters – Biochemistry BS | Dr. Glen O’Neil
    Co-Author(s): Shakir Ahmed, Irina Rodriguez
  • The Effects of Triptolide on Mitochondrial Stability in MCF-7 Cells (28)
    Makalia Weeks – Biology BS | Dr. Reginald Halaby
Oral Session - 9:30 - 10:45am

CELS 110

  • Saturate Hydrocarbon Analysis on Liberty State Park
    Matthew Cheung – Marine Biology & Coastal Sci BS/MS | Dr. Nina Goodey
    Co-Author(s): Diane Hagmann, Michael Kruge, José Luis Gallego
  • Peroxidase Activity of Metal Contaminated Soil
    Eshariah Dyson – Chemistry BS | Dr. Nina Goodey
    Co-Author(s): Cesar Idrovo, Diane Hangmann, Dr. Jennifer Krumins
  • Enzyme activity along depth in metal contaminated soils at Liberty State Park
    Cesar Idrovo – Biochemistry BS | Dr. Nina Goodey
    Co-Author(s): Dr. Jennifer Krumins, Eshariah Dyson, Diane Hagmann, Bhagyashree Vaidya
  • Plant and Microbe Interactions in Contaminated Soil
    Christian Navarro – Molecular Biology BS | Dr. Jennifer Krumins
    Co-Author(s): Justin Reidy, Dr. Nina Goodey, & Bhagyashree Vaidya
  • Artificial Root Exudates Increase Extracellular Enzyme Activity In Metal Contaminated Soil
    Bhagyashree Vaidya – Environmental Science and Management PhD | Dr. Nina Goodey
    Co-Author(s): Diane Hagmann, Dr. Jennifer Krumins

CELS 120

  • Green Tea Polyphenols (pEGCG) as Potential Preservative and Anti-Bacterial Agents on Food
    Paul Kehinde Ajayi – Biology BS | Dr. Lee Lee
    Co-Author(s): Gabriela Herrera, Quayma Dorch, Danxia Shi
  • Green Tea Polyphenol Epigallocatechin-3-Gallate-Stearate Enhance The Antimicrobial Effect Of Antibiotics In Three Of Eskape Pathogens
    Valerin Arno – Biology MS | Dr. Lee Lee
    Co-Author(s): Summer Elsayed
  • The potential synergistic effect of EGCG-S and antibiotics on the ESKAPE pathogens
    Summer Elsayed – Biology MS | Dr. Lee Lee
  • Reproductive Success Increases with Age in American Kestrels (Falco sparverius), Especially in Breeding Males
    Emilie Luttman – Biology MS | Dr. John Smallwood
  • Curcumin and Hispolon as Potential Antibacterial Agents
    Haleigh Sullivan – Biology MS | Dr. Lee Lee
    Co-Author(s): Diana Sanchez Castellanos

CELS 200

  • Discovery of DNA Aptamers for the Selection and Identification of Ranavirus
    Allyssa Angel – Chemistry MS | Dr. Nina Goodey
    Co-Author(s): Patricia Reyes, Samin Malek Marzban, Ueli Gubler, Dr. Kirsten Monsen-Collar, Dr. Lisa Hazard
  • Light-addressable electrochemical sensors for neurotransmitter sensing
    Irina Terrero Rodríguez – Chemistry MS | Dr. Glen O’Neil

CELS 207

  • Free Radical Activated Fatty Acid Sequencing Mass Spectrometry for Fatty Acid Characterization
    Kimberly Fabijanczuk – Biochemistry BS | Dr. Jinshan Gao
    Co-Author(s): Kaylee Gaspar, Tara Otegui
  • Single Pt Nanoparticle Impact Studies of Hydrogen Evolution on Si Photocathodes
    Jordyn Janusz – Chemistry BS | Dr. Glen O’Neil
  • Investigation of Trehalose on Protein Stability
    Asia Wildeman – Biochemistry BS | Dr. Yvonne Gindt
    Co-Author(s): Ahmad Daghestani, Wendy Ramos

CELS 220A

  • A New Notation Emerged from Student Thinking: Comparative and Conditional Inequalities Statements
    Mustafa Mohamed – Mathematics Education PhD | Dr. Teo Paoletti
    Co-Author(s): Madhavi Vishnubhotla, Richard Cella
  • Applications of Matrix Methods in Financial Risk Analysis
    Phillip Pender – Mathematics MS | Dr. Aihua Li
  • Modeling Discrete Time Series Made of Lucas Numbers
    Cheyenne Petzold – Mathematics BS | Dr. Aihua Li

CELS 225

  • YIG and Doped-Derivatives for the Faradays of Future Gravitational-Wave Detectors
    Valerie Avendano – Physics BS | Dr. Rodica Martin
    Co-Author(s): Elshama Santana, Saul Contreras
  • Generating Benchmarks for Commonsense Hard Object Detection in Images
    Abidha Pandey – Computer Science MS | Dr. Aparna Varde
    Co-Author(s): Alexandra Kunkel
  • Low absorption magneto-optical materials for near-future upgrades of gravitational-wave detectors
    Elshama Santana – Physics BS | Dr. Rodica Martin
  • Endless Possibilities: Amorphous Alloys at Cryogenic Temperatures
    Timothy Walters – Physics BS | Dr. Rodica Martin

CELS 227

  • The unintended consequence of groin construction: Forcing a coastal neighbor’s abandonment increases the overall welfare
    Arye Janoff – Environmental Science and Management PhD | Dr. Jorge Lorenzo Trueba
    Co-Author(s): Porter Hoagland, Di Jin, Andrew Ashton
  • Assessment of mean annual precipitation and pCO2 effect on C3 land plant carbon isotope fractionation
    Woohee Kim – Earth & Environmental Science MS | Dr. Ying Cui
    Co-Author(s): Danlin Yu
  • Analysis of Flood Mitigation Infrastructure in Hoboken, New Jersey: Public Sentiment, Historical Analysis, and Monetary Issues
    Carlos Montufar – Geography BA | Dr. Pankaj Lal
  • Strategic Analysis of New Jersey’s LSRP Program by Applying a Combined SWOT-AHP Technique
    Robert Oleksy – Environmental Science and Management PhD | Dr. Pankaj Lal
Poster Session Two - 10:50 - 11:30am
  • How does Acarbose Affect Triglyceride Metabolism in Adipocytes? (1)
    Mohamad Abboud – Molecular Biology MS | Dr. Mitchell Sitnick
  • Modeling Hydrogen Bonds in Proteins with Transition Metal Imidazole Carboxylate Complexes, [M(C3H4N2)](RCOO)2 (26)
    Enock Arthur – Biochemistry BS | Dr. Mark Whitener
  • Evaluating Solar Photovoltaic Potential In Atlantic City Using Spatial Analysis & Remote Sensing (A4)
    Anthony Bevacqua – Environmental Science and Management PhD | Dr. Pankaj Lal
  • Analyzing the Regional Difference of Suicide Rates in the United States within an Urban-Rural Continuum (9)
    Daniel Bouchard – Geography BA | Dr. Greg Pope
  • Transgenic Nematostella (12)
    Elias Chalet – Molecular Biology BS | Dr. John Gaynor
  • Exploring the role of climate conditions and seasonal variation on mangrove island morphology (B1)
    Isamar Cortes – Earth & Environmental Science MS | Dr. Jorge Lorenzo-Trueba
    Co-Author(s): Robert Twilley, Andre Rovai, Dr. Mark Chopping
  • Thermal Convection Dolomitization Affected by the Emeishan Large Igneous Province: A case from the Qixia Formation, Middle Permian, Northwestern Sichuan Basin, China (10)
    Yixin Dong – Geoscience MS | Dr. Ying Cui
  • Helitron Gene Captures in Triticum aestivum (20)
    Heather Einstein – Molecular Biology MS | Dr. Chunguang Du
    Co-Author(s): Sarah Holecko, Marvin Gao
  • The antiviral effect of Embelin on Herpes Simplex Virus type-1 in VERO cultured cells (A1)
    Tony Elias – Biology MS | Dr. Sandra Adams
  • The Rise of Unusual Weather Events (11)
    Luke Farley – Geography BA | Dr. Greg Pope
  • Elemental Analysis of Species Specific Forest Fire Ash: A Consideration for Soil Formation and Forest Succession in a Mixed Hardwood Forest of Northern New Jersey (13)
    Michael Flood – Earth & Environmental Science MS | Dr. Greg Pope
  • Spectroscopic Characterization of the 5,10-Methenyltetrahydrofolate Cofactor and Its Degradation Products (21)
    Breighanna Gonzalez – Molecular Biology BS | Dr. Johannes Schelvis
  • Sampling Studies for Longitudinal Functional Data (B3)
    Toni Jassel – Statistics MS | Dr. Andrada Ivanescu
  • Interfacial Aggregation of Alpha-Synuclein in Parkinson’s Disease (2)
    Roza Kalabekova – Biochemistry BS | Dr. David Talaga
  • Understanding the behaviors of fluvially dominated deltas using a forward numerical model (14)
    Norjmaa Khosbaatar – Earth & Environmental Science MS | Dr. Jorge Lorenzo-Trueba
  • Demographic Trends of Walkable Cities in the United States (15)
    Christine Leonhardt – Geography BA | Dr. Greg Pope
  • C21C12 Cellular models of exercising skeletal muscle cells (22)
    Lourdes Luna – Biology BS | Dr. Vladislav Snitsarev
  • The Impacts of Urbanization on Air Quality: How Elevated Traffic Volumes in New Jersey Affect the Local Health of the Atmosphere (16)
    Nicholas Lund – Geography BA | Dr. Greg Pope
  • Using Aptamer Binding Assays to develop a Rapid, DNA Based Test for the Detection of Ranavirus (23)
    Samin Malek Marzban – Biology MS | Dr. Nina Goodey
    Co-Author(s): Allyssa G. Angel, Patricia Reyes, Aysia Blake, Dr. Ueli Gubler, Dr. Kirsten Monsen-Collar, Dr. Lisa Hazard
  • Molecular Detection and Optimization of DNA Collection of the Pathogen Ranavirus & Population Genetic Structure of Chrysemys Picta & Sternotherus (24)
    Patrycja Marin – Molecular Biology BS | Dr. Kristen Monsen-Collar
  • Post-translational modification phosphopeptides characterization via Free Radical–Initiated Peptide Sequencing (FRIPS) Mass Spectrometry (3)
    Rayan Murtada – Biochemistry BS | Dr. Jinshan Gao
    Co-Author(s): Kimberly Faijanczuk, Kaylee Gaspar, Kimberly Calix
  • Accessing bioenergy potential based on Loblolly pine residues using based-GIS models in Virginia (B2)
    Gia Nguyen – Environmental Science and Management PhD | Dr. Pankaj Lal
    Co-Author(s): Erik Lyttek, Meghann Smith, Taylor Wieczerak
  • Genetic Studies of Microtubule Stability and Cellular Trafficking in the Nematode C. elegans (A2)
    Robert O’Hagan – Biology BS | Dr. Robert O’Hagan
    Co-Author(s): Adam Zadeh, Stephanie Barraza, Dana Gregor Candemir, Nicole Ross, Sasha Avrutis
  • Using Computational Methods to Study Photocatalysis and Copper-Catalysis in Reactions with CF3I (25)
    Kelsey Orzel – Biology BS | Dr. Henk Eshuis
    Co-Author(s): Natasia Fernandez
  • Climate Prediction Hydro Data App for Sustainable Local Water Management (8)
    Drashti Pathak – Computer Science MS | Dr. Aparna Varde
    Co-Author(s): Dr. Clement Alo, Felix Oteng
  • Learning Greedy Algorithms for Maximum Independent Set (7)
    Joao Paulo Dos Santos Ferreira – Computer Science BS | Dr. Deepak Bal
  • Spectroscopic Characteristics of Thymine Dimers (4)
    Samantha Rego – Chemistry BS | Dr. Johannes Schelvis
  • LIGO simulator using non-contact magnetic control of a Michelson interferometer (19)
    Kevin Santiago – Physics BS | Dr. Rodica Martin
  • Vertex-Disjoint Cycles in Graphs (B4)
    Ely Schudrich – Mathematics BS/MS | Dr. Deepak Bal
  • Temperature and pH Dependence on Enzymatic Activity of A82F F87A Mutant and Wild-type Cytochrome P450 BM3 (5)
    Sally Seder – Biochemistry BS | Dr. Jaclyn Catalano
    Co-Author(s): Dena Alsurakhi, Kevan Doyles, Zuned Ahmed
  • Modeling the Evolution of Coupled Barrier-Marsh-Lagoon Systems: Insight from LBI NJ (17)
    Christopher Tenebruso – Earth & Environmental Science MS | Dr. Jorge Lorenzo-Trueba
  • Indole-3-glycerol Phosphate Synthase Substrate and Ligand Binding Interactions (6)
    Oshane Thomas – Pharmaceutical Biochemistry MS | Dr. Nina Goodey
    Co-Author(s): Oshane Thomas, Hanniah Riley, Katherine Leon Hernandez, Melanie Silva, David Konas, Joseph Lacap, Audrey Tran
  • Recovery of the sea urchin Diadema antillarum in the Caribbean Coral Reef Ecosystem (A3)
    Kellcie Thorne – Molecular Biology BS | Dr. Colette Feehan
    Co-Author(s): Julia Kobelt
  • Calcium isotope evidence of Late Permian-Upper Triassic ocean acidification from Kamura, Japan (18)
    Feihong Ye – Geoscience MS | Dr. Ying Cui
    Co-Author(s): Laishi Zhao, Fei Guo, Lei Zhang

Certificate Ceremony and Closing Remarks – 11:30am