Awards and Scholarships

Spring 2019 FYRE awardees

  • Best Poster Awards (Research Group)
    • Colleen Bloeser (Dr. Mao)
    • Katherine Sharp (Dr. Barnes)
    • Jared Haymore (Dr. West)
    • Megan Varghese (Dr. Carvallo)
    • Julia Oehlers (Dr. Cheney)
    • Cora De franscesco (Dr. Dai)
    • Tanner Legvold (Dr. Hougen)
    • Adaira Reid (Dr. Yuan)
  • Best Project Awards (Research Group)
    • Haley Lewsey (Dr. Bemben)
    • Katherine Sharp (Dr. Barnes)
  • Outstanding Student of Spring 2019 Award
    • Paola Onate Colobon (Dr. Kothapalli)

Publications and Poster Presentations

  1. Muthuramalingam, M., White, J.C., Murphy, T., Ames, J.R., Bourne, C.R. (2018) The toxin from a ParDE toxin-antitoxin system found in Pseudomonas aeruginosa offers protection to cells challenged with anti-gryase antibiotics. Molecular Microbiology ePub
  2. Yangui, A., Roccanova, R., McWhorter, T. M., Wu, Y., Du, M-H., Saparov, B. (2019) Hybrid Organic–Inorganic Halides (C5H7N2)2MBr4 (M = Hg, Zn) With High Color Rendering Index And High-Efficiency White-Light Emission, Chem. Mater., 2019, 31 (8), pp 2983–2991.
  3. Standke, S. J., Colby, D. H., Bensen, R. C., Burgett, A. W., Yang, Z. (2019) Integrated Cell Manipulation Platform Coupled with Single-probe Mass Spectrometry for the Analysis of Single Suspension Cells. J. Vis. Exp. 2019. In press.
  4. Standke, S. J., Colby, D. H., Bensen, R. C., Burgett, A. W., Yang, Z. (2019) Mass Spectrometry Measurement of Single Suspended Cells using Combined Cell Manipulation System and the Single-probe Device. Analytical Chemistry. DOI: 10.1021/acs.analchem.8b05774.
  5. Xi, W., Vanderford, E. K., Hansmann, U. H. E. (2018) Out-of-Register Aβ42 Assemblies as Models for Neurotoxic Oligomers and Fibrils, J Chem Theory Comput. 2018 Feb 13;14(2):1099-1110. doi: 10.1021/acs.jctc.7b01106.
  6. Kiyotake, E. A, Douglas, A. W., Thomas, E. E., Nimmo, S. L., Detamore, M. S. (2019) Development and quantitative characterization of the precursor rheology of hyaluronic acid hydrogels for bioprinting. Acta Biomater. 2019 Jan 19. pii: S1742-7061(19)30061-3. doi: 10.1016/j.actbio.2019.01.041.
  7. Laurence, D., Ross, C., Jett, S., Johns, C., Echols, A., Baumwart, R., Towner, R., Liao, J., Bajona, P., Wu, Y. & Lee, C. H., (2019) “An investigation of regional variations in the biaxial mechanical properties and stress relaxation behaviors of porcine atrioventricular heart valve leaflets,” J Biomech. Jan 23; 83:16-27. doi: 10.1016/j.jbiomech.2018.11.015. Epub 2018 Nov 16
  8. Laurence, D., Ross, C., Jett, S., Johns, C., Echols, A., Baumwart, R., Towner, R., Liao, J., Bajona, P., Wu, Y. & Lee, C. H., (2019) Regional biaxial mechanical data of the mitral and tricuspid valve anterior leaflets.Data Brief. 2019 May 22; 24:103961. doi: 10.1016/j.dib.2019.103961. eCollection 2019
  9. Jett S, Laurence D, Kunkel R, Babu AR, Kramer K, Baumwart R, Towner R, Wu Y, Lee CH. (2018) An investigation of the anisotropic mechanical properties and anatomical structure of porcine atrioventricular heart valves. J Mech Behav Biomed Mater. 87:155- 171 doi: 10.1016/j.jmbbm.2018.07.024. Epub 2018 Jul 18.
  10. Jett S, Laurence D, Kunkel R, Babu AR, Kramer K, Baumwart R, Towner R, Wu Y, Lee CH. (2018) Biaxial mechanical data of porcine atrioventricular valve leaflets. Data Brief; 21:358-363. doi: 10.1016/j.dib.2018.09.073.
  11. Lee CH, Laurence DW, Ross CJ, Kramer KE, Babu AR, Johnson EL, Hsu MC, Aggarwal A, Mir A, Burkhart HM, Towner RA, Baumwart R, Wu Y. (2019) Mechanics of the Tricuspid Valve-From Clinical Diagnosis/ Treatment, In-Vivo and In-Vitro Investigations, to Patient-Specific Biomechanical Modeling. Bioengineering (Basel). 6(2). pii: E47. doi: 10.3390/bioengineering6020047. Review.
  12. Leus, IV, Weeks, JW, Bonifay, V, Smith, L, Richardson, S, Zgurskaya, HI (2018) Substrate Specificities and Efflux Efficiencies of RND Efflux Pumps of Acinetobacter baumannii. J Bacteriol 200:e00049-18. https://doi.org/10.1128/JB .00049-18.
  13. Lam AK, Hill MA, Moen EL, Pusavat J, Wouters CL, Rice CV (2018) Cationic Branched Polyethylenimine (BPEI) Disables Antibiotic Resistance in Methicillin- Resistant Staphylococcus epidermidis (MRSE) ChemMedChem. Oct 22;13(20):2240-2248 doi: 10.1002/cmdc.201800433.
  14. Black JE, Helmy Y, Robson O, Barnes JL (2019) Who can resist a villain? Morality, Machiavellianism, imaginative resistance and liking for dark fictional characters. Poetics June 2019, Vol. 74 101344, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.poetic.2018.12.005
  15. Xi W, Vanderford EK, Liao Q, Hansmann UHE (2019) Stability of Ab fibrils in the presence of fatty acids. bioRxiv 620518; doi: https://doi.org/10.1101/620518
  16. Conrad C, Pagès Barceló L, Seminoff JA, Turner Tomaszewicz C, Labonte M, Kemp BM, Jones EL, Stoyka M, Bruner K, Pastron A, (2018) Ancient DNA Analysis and Stable Isotope Ecology of Sea Turtles (Cheloniidae) from the Gold Rush-era (1850s) Eastern Pacific Ocean. Open Quaternary, 4(1), p.3. DOI:http://doi.org/10.5334/oq.41
  17. Structural characterization of hemoglobin-nitrosoalkane complexes (2019) Prather, K Y.; Powell, S; Herrera, V E.; Nguyen, Ny T.; Richter-Addo, G B. at 257th ACS National Meeting & Exposition, Orlando, FL, United States, Mar. 31- Apr. 4, 2019
  18. Structural and functional changes induced by alkyl RNO binding to myoglobin & hemoglobin (2019) Herrera, V E.; Powell, S; Prather, K Y.; Nguyen, N T.; Yi, J E; Richter-Addo, G B. 257th ACS National Meeting &
    Exposition, Orlando, FL, United States, Mar. 31-Apr. 4, 2019
  19. Structural characterization of hemoglobin adducts with hydroxylamines (2019) Powell, S; Hererra, V E.; Prather, K Y.; Nguyen, N T.; Richter-Addo, G B. 257th ACS National Meeting & Exposition, Orlando, FL, United States, Mar. 31-Apr. 4, 2019
  20. Potentiating pencillins, carbapenems, and cephalosporins to kill MRSA (2019) Rice, C V.; Foxley, M; Lam, Anh; Ly, A; Harney, M; Moen, E;
    Wilson, B 53rd Midwest Regional Meeting of the American Chemical Society, Ames, IA, United States, October 21-23
  21. Quantitative Analysis of Anticancer Drugs in Live Single Suspension Cells: From Cell Lines to Patient Samples (2019) Standke, S; Bensen, R; Colby, D; Le-McClain, A; Kothapalli, N R; Heinlen, J E. E; Burgett, A W; Yang, Z 67th ASMS Conference on Mass Spectrometry and Allied Topics June 2 – 6, 2019, Atlanta, Georgia
  22. Evaluation of Potential Binding Sites for Efflux Pump Inhibitor NSC 60339 Through Multi-drug Potentiation and Uptake (2019) Casella, R; Abdali, N and Zgurskaya, H; Oral talk at 33rd National Conference for Undergraduate Research; Kennesaw State University April 11 – 13, Georgia.
  23. Single-Cell Metabolomic Analysis of Metastatic and Non-Metastatic Cell Line Pairs Using Mass Spectrometry (2019)Beasley, S R; Sun, M; Yang Z 67th ASMS Conference on Mass Spectrometry and Allied Topics June 2 – 6, 2019, Atlanta, Georgia.
  24. Chemoenzymatic Diversification of Daptomycin (2019) Masterson, J; Scull, E; Gardner, E and Singh, S; 64th Pentasectional ACS Meeting, April 13th Norman, Oklahoma.
  25. Antibiofilm Synergy of β-Lactams and Branched Polyethylenimine Against Methicillin- Resistant Staphylococcus Epidermidis (2019) Lam, A K; Wouters, C L; Moen, E L; Pusavat, J; Rice, C V; 64th Pentasectional ACS Meeting, April 13th Norman, Oklahoma.
  26. Sulfabenzamide Diversification using Alkyl Pyrophosphate Analogues by NphB Reveals N-Prenylation Catalytic Functions (2019) Batchev, A; Scull, E; Gardner, E; Bandari, C; Bavineni, T; Masterson, J; Tran, R Q; Lange, A; Singh, S; 64th Pentasectional ACS Meeting, April 13th Norman, Oklahoma.
  27. Chemoenzymatic Synthesis of Novel Tryprostatin Analogs using Prenyltransferases (2019) Gardner, E; Batchev, A; Lange, A; Masterson, J; Bandari, C; Singh, S; 64th Pentasectional ACS Meeting, April 13th
    Norman, Oklahoma.
  28. Chemical Cartography: Resolving Small Molecule Spatial Organization by LC-MS/MS and 3D Mapping during Parasitic Infection (2019) McCall, L-I; Hossain, E; Wu, C; Lostracco-Johnson, S; Thomas, D; Li, D; Katemauswa, M; Gosmanov, C; 64th Pentasectional ACS Meeting, April 13th Norman, Oklahoma
  29. Non-Invasive Testing of Bladder Cancer Patient Cells at the Single-Cell Level (2019) Bensen, R C; Standke, S J; Colby, D H; Kothapalli, N R; Le-McClain, A T; Burgett, A W; Yang, Z; 64th Pentasectional ACS Meeting, April 13th Norman, Oklahoma; 64th Pentasectional ACS Meeting, April 13th Norman, Oklahoma
  30. Bioactive Natural Products Analysis in Complex Microbial Environment by Metabolomics Study (2019) Ma, H; Murphy , M; Cichewicz, R H; 64th Pentasectional ACS Meeting, April 13th Norman, Oklahoma
  31. Dissolution of Mackinawite (FES) Facilitated by Dioic Acids under Oxic Conditions (2019) Hobson, S; Hernandez, A; Nanny, M A; 64th Pentasectional ACS Meeting, April 13th Norman, Oklahoma
  32. Structural Characterization of Clostridioides Difficile Response Regulator (RR_1586) Protein (2019) Haymore, J, Menon, S; Hebdon, S; West, A H; 64th Pentasectional ACS Meeting, April 13th Norman, Oklahoma
  33. Modular Approach to Carbon Dioxide Sensor Integration across Rotary and Fixed Wing UAV (2019) de Azevedo, G; Pillar-Little, E; Segales, A; Doyle, W; Mazuera, S; Chilson, P; American Meteorological Society, 99th Annual Meeting, January 6-10, Pheonix, Arizona.
  34. Massive Outflows in CII Low-Ionization Broad Absorption Line Quasars (2019) Hazlett, R.; Leighly, K.; Dabbieri, C.; McLeod, C.; Choi, H.; Terndrup, D. American Astronomical Society, AAS Meeting #233, id.242.41, Seattle, Washington
  35. Truong, D; Lavey, N; Duerfeldt, A (2018) Identification and Biological Evaluation of New PPARα Agonistic Chemotypes. 2018 National Symposium for Undergraduate Research, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, TN.