– Best Digital Presentation Awards –
How to apply
Each year the office of Undergraduate Research and Creative Works offers two $250 monetary awards at HIGH-PURCS:
Best poster presentation
Best oral presentation
To apply for either of these send a digital copy of your presentations to firstname.lastname@example.org by
April 13th at 9:00 A.M.
Winners are announced at the Opening Remarks the day of the event.
APPLICATIONS ARE CLOSED FOR 2018!
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Best Digital Poster Presentation: Hannah Lee
The Mechanism of IB-DNQ-Induced Cell Death in NQO1 Positive BRCA2-Mutant Breast Cancer Cells
Authors: Hannah Lee Dixon, Kristen Brokaw, Kate Hutchinson, Lindsey Palmquist, and Melissa Srougi, High Point UniversityMentor: Melissa Srougi, BiochemistryBRCA2-mutant breast cancer cells with increased expression of NAD(P)H:quinone oxidoreductase-1 (NQO1) undergo futile redox cycling with hydroquinone isobutyl-deoxynyboquinone (IB-DNQ). Treatment of BRCA2-mutant cells with IB-DNQ should cause DNA damage to induce cell death. Co-treatment with poly(ADP-ribose) polymerase-1 (PARP-1) inhibitors should potentiate cell death. Co-treatment with NQO1-inhibitor should decrease cell death.
Best Digital Oral Presentation: Kyra Gillard
Identification of a pharmacophore capable of potentiating ß-lactam antibiotics in methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA)Author: Kyra GillardMentor: Meghan Blackledge, ChemistryMethicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) infections kill over 20,000 people a year and is particularly difficult to treat because it employs virulence behaviors, such as antibiotic resistance. We have identified a class of structurally related tetracyclic amines capable of repotentiating MRSA to common ß-lactam antibiotics.
Best Digital Poster Presentation: Riccardo de Cataldo
Do-It-Yourself: 3D Models of Atomic Orbitals Through 3D Printing
Authors: RICCARDO DE CATALDO and KAITLYN GRIFFITHMentor: Keir Fogarty, ChemistryElectricity is the flow of electrons, which exhibit both wave-like and particle-like behavior. A 3D printer has been used to print tangible models of electron waves, referred to as orbitals. These models can serve as learning instruments to aid understanding of electron behavior.
Best Digital Oral Presentation: Sarah Edmark
Methylglyoxal Sensitizes Bacillusoleronius To Topical AntibioticsAuthors: SARAH EDMARK, LEXI LAMBROS, and PATRICK VIGUEIRAMentor: Patrick VigueiraRosacea is an inflammatory disease of the skin that affects nearly 16 million people in the United States. Methylglyoxal, an active ingredient found in manuka honey, increased the sensitivity of B.oleronius, a rosacea associated bacteria, to a number of commonly prescribed topical antibiotics.
Best Digital Poster Presentation: Matthew Slitzky
17β-estradiol increases the rate of skeletal calcium incorporation during early development in Danio rerio
Authors: Jimmy Rager*, Matt Slitzky, Cailyn Scanlan, High Point UniversityMentor: Dr. Neil Coffield and Dr. Angela Bauer, BiologyEstrogen is known to play a significant role in bone development and ossification in mammals. To date, however, little is known about the sex hormone’s role in bone ossification in the zebrafish model, Danio rerio.
Best Digital Oral Presentation: Gabrielle Hayes
Methylglyoxal Potentiates the Effect of Linezolid Against Staphylococcus aureusAuthors: Gabrielle Hayes, Nicole Wright, Calla Telzrow, Andrew Wommack and Patrick Vigueira, High Point UniversityMentor: Dr. Patrick Vigueira, BiologyAntibiotic resistance has become a major public health crisis, with the rise in cases of methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) and other resistant bacterial infections. As a possible solution to increasing rates of antibiotic resistance, we investigated linezolid and methylglyoxal in an attempt to identify synergistic activity.
Best Digital Poster Presentation: Calla Telzrow
Arthropod Communities in Various Successional Forest Habitats.
Authors: CALLA TELZROW and JOSHUA CAMPBELLMentor: Dr. Joshua Campbell, BiologyLogging schemes can result in numerous habitats that arthropods utilize. The type of logging and state of succession can result in different arthropod communities. Arthropods play integral roles in ecological balance and utilize logged areas. This project examined the effects of various logging management schemes on insect abundance and diversity.
Best Digital Oral Presentation: Macaulley Quirk
One Vision: A Guide Dog DocumentaryAuthor: MACAULLEY QUIRKMentor: Dr. James Trammell, CommunicationsOver a four-month period I had the pleasure of spending time with Guide Dog puppy raisers; I got to tell their story. The story about how they raise these puppies to provide someone else the freedom to live.