OARDC Research Poster Competition

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A list of all 83 participants and their research projects in the 2015 research poster competition held April 16 at the OARDC annual research conference in Columbus.

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    Graduate Student Poster Competition

    (1) Lin Jin, Horticulture and Crop Science, Direct and indirect targeting of sub-component-specific phosphatase complexes by redundant bacterial type III effector proteins. Category: PhD. Adviser: David Mackey.

    (2) Stephanie A. Diamond, Food Science and Technology, Behavior of raspberry ketone in processing and in high-fat fed mice. Category: MS. Adviser: Yael Vodovotz.

    (3) Chelsea A. Smith, Entomology, Bringing the hop yards back: A feasibility study and demonstration and training program for Ohio. Category: Research Assistant/Associate. Adviser: Mary Gardiner.

    (4) Kayla I. Perry, Entomology, Effects of forest disturbance on ground-dwelling invertebrate dispersal. Category: PhD. Adviser: Daniel A. Herms.

    (5) Jingxin Guo, Food, Agricultural and Biological Engineering, Degradation kinetics of pH responsive alginate-pectin smart hydrogel for controlled anthocyanins delivery. Category: PhD. Adviser: Gnl Kaletun.

    (6) Fei Lao, Food Science and Technology, Quantification of purple corn (Zea mays L.) cob anthocyanins using spectrophotometric and HPLC methods. Category: PhD. Adviser: M. Monica Giusti.

    (7) Lulu Shao, Food Animal Health Research Program, Comparative in vivo and in vitro studies of porcine rotavirus G9P[13] and human rotavirus Wa (G1P[8]) in gnotobiotic pigs. Category: PhD. Adviser: Linda J. Saif.

    (8) J. Lauren Slutzky, Food, Agricultural and Biological Engineering, Analysis of natural rubber latex thin films. Category: PhD. Adviser: Katrina Cornish.

    (9) Leigha Morrison, Agricultural Communication, Education, and Leadership, The exploration of social media as a media relations tool for agricultural organizations. Category: MS. Adviser: Emily Buck.

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    (10) Jessica L. Cooperstone, Food Science and Technology, Tomato carotenoids protect against UV-induced cutaneous damage and tumor development in SKH-1 hairless mice. Category: Post-Doc. Adviser: Steven Schwartz.

    (11) Andrea R. Kautz, Entomology, Long-legged fly (Diptera: Dolichopodidae) communities in Ohio agroecosystems and assessing their role as biological control agents in vegetable crops. Category: MS. Adviser: Mary Gardiner.

    (12) Sarah Jane Rose, Environment and Natural Resources, Short-term impacts on the spider community (order: Araneae) from a prescribed burn in a small Ohio prairie. Category: PhD. Adviser: Charles Goebel.

    (13) Carlos J. Esquivel, Entomology, Physiological and biochemical assays confirm a functional transition in the Malpighian tubules after a blood meal in the invasive Asian tiger mosquito Aedes albopictus. Category: MS. Adviser: Peter Piermarini.

    (14) Cindy S. Barrera, Food, Agricultural and Biological Engineering, Thermal analysis of natural rubber reinforced with waste-derived bio-fillers. Category: PhD. Adviser: Katrina Cornish.

    (15) Erin M. OBrien, Entomology, Preserving ash regeneration and stable population structure by protecting mature ash trees during the emerald ash borer invasion. Category: PhD. Adviser: Daniel Herms.

    (16) Basavaraj Binjawadagi, Food Animal Health Research Program, Development of PRRS virus-like-particles based vaccines and immunogenicity evaluation in pigs. Category: PhD. Adviser: Renukaradhya Gourapura.

    (17) Travis L. Calkins, Entomology, Toxicological effects of gap junction inhibitors on the yellow fever mosquito, Aedes aegypti. Category: MS. Adviser: Peter Piermarini.

    (18) Edna A. Alfaro, Entomology, Evaluation of small molecules as insecticides for the control of mosquitoes (Aedes aegypti) and aphids (Aphis glycines). Category: Research Assistant/Associate. Adviser: Peter M. Piermarini.

    (19) Kirk Bloir, Agricultural Communication, Education, and Leadership, Employee-supervisor relationship quality and employee readiness for change. Category: PhD. Adviser: Scott Scheer.

    (20) Jedediah H. Stinner, Environmental Science Graduate Program, Effects of agroecosystem management on phosphorus and nitrogen loss from agricultural fields in Ohio. Category: PhD. Adviser: Richard H. Moore.

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    (21) Zinan (Lily) Luo, Horticulture and Crop Science, High throughput detection of rubber content in Taraxacum kok-saghyz germplasm and SNP marker validation for marker-assisted selection. Category: PhD. Adviser: Katrina Cornish.

    (22) Douglas B. Sponsler, Entomology, Honey bee success predicted by landscape composition in Ohio, USA. Category: PhD. Adviser: Reed Johnson.

    (23) Yin Chen, Horticulture and Crop Science, Response of grafted glyphosate-resistant and conventional soybean plants to glyphosate. Category: PhD. Adviser: Douglas Doohan.

    (24) Xiaofeng Zhuang, Horticulture and Crop Science, Development of EST-derived single nucleotide polymorphism markers using RNA-seq in Taraxacum kok-saghyz. Category: Post-Doc. Adviser: Katrina Cornish.

    (25) Lu Zhao, Horticulture and Crop Science, Determination of inulin-type oligosaccharides in Taraxacum kok-saghyz roots. Category: PhD. Adviser: Katrina Cornish and Joshua Blakeslee.

    (26) Brian Raison, Agriculture Extension Education, Will hospitals adopt local foods? Findings from an Ohio hospital foodservice director study. Category: PhD. Adviser: Scott Scheer.

    (27) Yingxiao Zhang, Horticulture and Crop Science, Rapid and hormone-free Agrobacterium rhizogenes-mediated transformation in rubber producing dandelions Taraxacum kok-saghyz and T. brevicorniculatum. Category: PhD. Adviser: Katrina Cornish and Joshua J. Blakeslee.

    (28) MaLisa R. Spring, Entomology, Can rain garden implementation support multiple ecosystem services in Cleveland, OH? Category: MS. Adviser: Mary Gardiner.

    (29) Jon Bossley, Environmental Science Graduate Program, Developing an index of student-induced disturbance: Measuring the environmental impact of outdoor education stream study classes. Category: PhD. Adviser: Susan Fisher.

    (30) Yun Lin, Horticulture and Crop Science, Characterization and efficacy assessment of burdock extracts on burdock wound-associated pathogens. Category: PhD. Adviser: Joshua Blakeslee.

    (31) Santosh Dhakal, Food Science and Technology, Study on high pressure and temperature effects on ascorbic acid present in pineapple juice. Category: PhD. Adviser: V.M. Balasubramaniam.

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    (32) Muhammad Akbar Abdul Ghaffar, Horticulture and Crop Science, Histological study of laticifer and rubber particle ontogeny in Taraxacum kok-saghyz roots. Category: PhD. Adviser: Katrina Cornish.

    (33) Rodney T. Richardson, Entomology, Rank-based inference of pollen type abundance using a multi-locus metabarcoding approach. Category: MS. Adviser: Reed Johnson.

    (34) Nicole Hoekstra, Entomology, Biodiversity beyond parks: Do urban vacant lots hold promise for conservation and restoration? Category: Research Assistant/Associate. Adviser: Mary Gardiner.

    (35) Chidozie V. Agu, Animal Sciences, Bioabatement to remove microbial inhibitors from Miscanthus giganteus hydrolysates for enhanced butanol fermentation. Category: PhD. Adviser: Thaddeus Ezeji.

    (36) Emmanuel M. Mgonja, Plant Pathology, Molecular analysis of host resistance and pathogenicity of rice blast in East Africa. Category: PhD. Adviser: Guo-Liang Wang.

    (37) Suzanna Windon, Agricultural Communication, Education, and Leadership, Gender differences in farmers satisfaction with quality of life, health, leisure, and work. Category: PhD. Adviser: Gary Straquadine.

    (38) Nawa Raj Baral, Food, Agricultural and Biological Engineering, Techno-economic analysis of ionic liquid pretreatment of corn stover for biofuel production. Category: PhD. Adviser: Ajay Shah.

    (39) Mohsen Mohseni-Moghadam, Horticulture and Crop Science, Weed control and tolerance of tomato (Solanum lycopersicum L.) to Fomesafen. Category: Post-Doc. Adviser: Douglas Doohan.

    (40) Priyanka Mittapelly, Entomology, Developing RNA interference as a functional tool in Halyomorpha halys, brown marmorated stinkbug. Category: PhD. Adviser: Andy Michel.

    (41) Yosra A. Helmy, Food Animal Health Research Program, Cryptosporidiosis in ruminant livestock and children: Epidemiological and molecular insights. Category: MS. Adviser: Gireesh Rajashekara.

    (42) Mustafa Yesil, Food Science and Technology, Efficacy of gaseous ozone and bacteriophage treatments to inactive Escherichia coli O157:H7 on fresh produce. Category: PhD. Adviser: Ahmed E. Yousef.

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    (43) Ashley Yates, Entomology, Expression of two putative effector genes in soybean aphid biotypes. Category: PhD. Adviser: Andy Michel.

    (44) Alcinda L. (Cindy) Folck, Agricultural Communication, Education, and Leadership, Connecting farmers and buyers: Case study of strategic communication campaigns by certification programs. Category: MS. Adviser: Emily B. Buck.

    (45) Revathi Shanmugasundaram, Animal Sciences, Salmonella enterica serovar Enteritidis modulate intestinal cell signaling responses that activate T regulatory cell functions and mediates persistent infections in chickens. Category: Research Assistant/Associate. Adviser: Ramesh Selvaraj.

    (46) Johnathon P. Sheets, Food, Agricultural and Biological Engineering, Effect of limited air exposure and comparative performance between thermophilic and mesophilic solid-state anaerobic digestion of switchgrass. Category: PhD. Adviser: Yebo Li.

    (47) Lisa R. Robbins, Horticulture and Crop Science, The effects of hyperoxidation and storage temperatures on the flavor profiles and sensory quality of Riesling wine. Category: PhD. Adviser: Joseph Scheerens.

    (48) Thomas Todaro, Horticulture and Crop Science, Managing trunks in winter-damaged grapevines: Does size matter? Category: MS. Adviser: Imed Dami.

    (49) Christopher C. Okonkwo, Animal Sciences, Tolerance of Paenibacillus polymyxa DSM 365 to levo-2,3-butanediol during fermentation. Category: PhD. Adviser: Thaddeus Ezeji.

    (50) Peipei Tang, Food Science and Technology, Acylation of anthocyanin influences its co-pigmentation with isoflavone. Category: PhD. Adviser: Monica Giusti.

    (51) Tsung-Ta David Hsu, Environmental Science Graduate Program, Arcobacter in urban wetland water: Characterization of antimicrobial resistance (AMR) patterns. Category: PhD. Adviser: Jiyoung Lee.

    (52) Carlos Coronado, Environment and Natural Resources, Ohios forest products economy: Total and per- unit contributions. Category: MS. Adviser: Stephen Matthews.

    (53) Eun-Hyang Han, Horticulture and Crop Science, Isolation and identification of membrane-localized members of the rubber synthetase complex in guayule (Parthenium argentatum). Category: PhD. Adviser: Joshua J. Blakeslee.

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    (54) Shomaila Sikandar, Food, Agricultural and Biological Engineering, Exploiting hydrolytic enzymes from Thermomyces langinosus for lignocellulosic biomass saccharification and purification of Taraxacum kok-saghyz (TK) rubber. Category: PhD. Adviser: Katrina Cornish.

    (55) Santosh Dhakal, Veterinary Preventive Medicine, Characterization of porcine myeloid derived suppressor cells. Category: MS. Adviser: Gourapura Renukaradhya.

    (56) Claudio M. Vrisman, Plant Pathology, Real time imaging of cucurbit infection with bioluminescent Erwinia tracheiphila. Category: PhD. Adviser: Sally A. Miller.

    (57) Stephanie M. Neal, Food Animal Health Research Program, Defining the gut-mammary-secretory IgA axis during porcine epidemic diarrhea virus (PEDV) infection in pigs. Category: PhD. Adviser: Linda J. Saif.

    (58) Brian Iaffaldano, Horticulture and Crop Science, Hybridization between the rubber-producing dandelion Taraxacum kok-saghyz and the common dandelion (Taraxacum officinale). Category: PhD. Adviser: Katrina Cornish.

    (59) Timothy Frey, Plant Pathology, Manipulation of amino acid gradients reduces root-knot nematode penetration of roots. Category: PhD. Adviser: Christopher G. Taylor.

    (60) Matthew E. Niezgoda, Food Science and Technology, Analysis of gelling agents for use in low pH, no sugar added, fruit based confectionsA model confection study. Category: MS. Adviser: Yael Vodovotz.

    (61) Liu Yang, Entomology, Effects of diapause on the excretory physiology of the northern house mosquito, Culex pipiens. Category: PhD. Adviser: Peter M. Piermarini.

    (62) Rachel Medina, Plant Pathology, Examining the role of maize root exudates influence on soybean cyst nematode hatching. Category: MS. Adviser: Christopher G. Taylor.

    (63) Donald Gillis, Plant Pathology, Assessment of Mitsuaria sp. H24L5A on plant growth promotion activity in greenhouse and field experiments. Category: MS. Adviser: Christopher Taylor.

    (64) Griffin M. Bates, Food, Agricultural and Biological Engineering, Cold temperature performance of guayule (Parthenium argentatum) natural rubber. Category: MS. Adviser: Katrina Cornish.

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    (65) Krystel Navarro, Plant Pathology, Examining the use of Harpin proteins for control of plant-parasitic nematodes. Category: MS. Adviser: Christopher G. Taylor.

    (66) Seungjun Lee, Environmental Science Graduate Program, Arcobacter internalization in fresh produce: An emerging food safety issue under frequent extreme weather events. Category: PhD. Adviser: Jiyoung Lee.

    (67) Maninder Kaur Walia, Environment and Natural Resources, Greenhouse gas emissions as influenced by soil type, gypsum and crop residue. Category: PhD. Adviser: Warren A. Dick.

    (68) Juliana Vasco-Correa, Food, Agricultural and Biological Engineering, Enhanced enzymatic digestibility of Miscanthus x giganteus by solid-state fungal pretreatment without sterilization. Category: PhD. Adviser: Yebo Li.

    (69) Hacer Akpolat, Food Science and Technology, The effect of pH and temperature on cabbage volatiles and odors during storage. Category: MS. Adviser: Sheryl Barringer.

    (70) Rebecca Kimmelfield, Plant Pathology, The identification and characterization of volatiles produced by Pseudomonas spp. Category: PhD. Adviser: Chris Taylor.

    (71) Estela Maris Inacio, Horticulture and Crop Science, The effect of herbicide drift from 2,4-D (2,4-dichlorophenoxyacetic acid) on cotton (Gossipium hirsutum L.) and soybean (Glycine max L.). Category: PhD. Adviser: Douglas J. Doohan.

    (72) Therese Miller, Plant Pathology, Survey of Ohio soybean cyst nematode virulence. Category: Research Assistant/Associate. Adviser: Christopher G. Taylor.

    (73) Wenshuang Xie, Plant Pathology, Evaluation of a MYB transcription factor as a visible marker for transgenic plant production. Category: Post-Doc. Adviser: Chris Taylor.

    (74) Bizhen Hu, Horticulture and Crop Science, Multiple measures reveal that pre- and post-grafting light levels influence the healing rate but not survival of grafted tomato seedlings. Category: PhD. Adviser: Matt Kleinhenz.

    (75) Katie Linder, Horticulture and Crop Science, The effect of soil cation balancing on soil properties and weed communities in an organic rotation. Category: MS. Adviser: Doug Doohan.

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