16th Annual Symposium-April 24, 2020

This past year, the symposium moved to a virtual space to address the current environment and ensure the safety of our students, faculty, and people who would normally attend this event.

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2020 Presentations:

Ahmed Abdelhamid In planta single-molecule imaging and holographic force spectroscopy to study
real-time, multimodal turnover dynamics of polysaccharides and associated
carbohydrate metabolites
Ashley Abrams The Young Elected Leaders Project
Oyinade Adebayo Early Childhood Education Policy
Monika Baskaran Participation in and Evaluation of a Regional Community-Based Health Coalition Project 
Tyler Becker Obstacle Avoidance Strategies for Semi-autonomous Ground Vehicles 
himesh buch Agent-Based Modelling of Economic Systems
Windia Cassy Film and Health Administration
Angela Cervera Film and Health Administration
Yuan Cheng Quality Analysis of 3D-Printed Parts 
Tonai Crockett The Visual Art and Science of Polynomiography: Part II
Shannon Duffy The Science of Learning in Places: Exploring Best Practices in Informal Education at the Rutgers Geology Museum
Maria Duque Development of Extrusion or Material Jetting Based Bioprinting Constructs and Bioprinters
Robert Esposito Bilingual child language development: heritage and second language learners
of Spanish 
Sarah Farhan Examining tobacco use in underserved populations.
Angeli Fernandez Rules versus Discretion – An Analysis of the FOMC’s Historical Record
Avery Field Speech production and perception in adult second language learners
Bryce Griffin Feature interaction detection and resolution in highly-complex engineered systems: applications in automotive systems 
Molly Griffith Youth with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD): A Single Case Experimental Study of the Effectiveness of Classroom Based  Services
Steven Hernandez Life and Death
Alan Huang Using Artificial Intelligence to Improve Transportation Safety 
Ryan Hutton Road to Resilience: The Socio-Economic Impacts of Road Removal as Migration Opportunities for Marshes 
Lan Huynh Data Analytics for Advanced Vehicle Manufacturing
Mythili Kanagala Robotic preparation of nanomedicines used in biomedical engineering
Ibtihaj Khan Eugenic Sterilization in North Carolina
Erica Koplitz Game Science
Weixian Liang Edison in New Jersey Story Map
Federico Liu Yang Serious Video Game Design for Decision Making in Urban Flood Emergency Response
Louise Jade Logronio Participation in and Evaluation of a Regional Community-Based Health Coalition Project 
Eliana Mercedes Visibilizing Race: Measuring Race among Latin@s
Kevin Montain Using GIS to Assess Fishing Community Adaptation to Environmental Change
Brenda Montecinos NETWORKS OF EMPOWERMENT: YOUTH, GLOBAL CITIZENSHIP AND COMBATING EXTREMISM IN THE 21ST CENTURY
Onyinye Nnajiofor Examining tobacco use in underserved populations.
Jenna Patel Participation in and Evaluation of a Regional Community-Based Health Coalition Project 
Frankie Pignataro Communicating Organizational Change: Creating More Faculty Diversity
Yingru Qiu Using Artificial Intelligence to Improve Transportation Safety 
Melanie Ruiz Neural correlates of cost-benefit decision making in drug addiction
Anton Ryjov Computational Modeling and Molecular Simulation of Nanomaterials
Alejandro Salvador-Garcia Silicon nanowire sensors
Puru Saxena Computational Simulation of Spherical Diffusion Flame Dynamics and Extinction in Microgravity
Jenna Schneck The Ramapough Lunappe and the Ringwood Mines Superfund Site - History, Culture, Education, and Environmental Justice
Chantell Shalack American consumers’ food consumption behavior: A closer look the food we eat, where we eat it, differences among us when it comes to food, and what influences our food choices
Harjeet Singh Gender and US Military Interventions
Adam Sirusas Understanding the basis of coral resilience to fluctuating environmental conditions
Zenobia Tamboly Risk Analysis and Management for New Jersey Food Supply Chain
Yingxin Tan American consumers’ food consumption behavior: A closer look the food we eat, where we eat it, differences among us when it comes to food, and what influences our food choices
Elizabeth Titova Mechanisms underlying airway hyperresponsiveness
Honson Tran AI based Medical Image Analysis 
Albert Tran Using Artificial Intelligence to Improve Transportation Safety 
Srinithi Vasudevan Film and Health Administration
Jeremy Westaway Sex differences in cocaine addiction
Liam White Silicon nanowire sensors
Chanina Wong Memoirs of the Sex Trade: A Cultural History of Prostitution and Rutgers Center for Historical Analysis Institute for High School Teachers Workshop on Law, Culture, and Society 
Mingyao Xiao Big Data to Power Offshore Wind Energy
Felicia Zangari WAM! Women in Art Music
Ruiming Zhang Modeling and Operations of Manufacturing Systems for Individualized Products
Yifan Zhao IoT sensing technology for intelligent packaging applications
Wenrui Zhao Using GIS to Assess Fishing Community Adaptation to Environmental Change
Enmar Alharfoush Epigenetic Role of Adenosine Kinase
Sandra Ashamalla Assessing Sex Differences in Corticosterone Model of Depression
Echezonachi Asimama-Duruaku Effects of CD44 on REDD1 Protein in mTOR Signaling Pathway in Breast Cancer Cells
Vamsi Krishna Ayyala Sanitizer efficacy in preventing cross-contamination during retail preparation of whole and fresh-cut cantaloupe
Devin Barzallo Failing with Friends:  When Social Experiences Minimize Feelings of Self-Control Failure
Allyson Bazer The Effect of Chemogenetic DREADD Manipulation in the Ventral Dentate Gyrus of Chronically Stressed Females on the Behavioral Antidepressant Response
Anusha Bharadia Optogenetics and antidepressants: Illuminating the Circuitry Behind Depression
Michelle Bilotti Examining the Alterations of Microglia dynamics in a Zebrafish Model
Olivia Boss A comparative study of diet and dental microwear in Platyrrhine molars
Aliya Caldwell Microplastic ingestion by terns: mechanism, risk, and implications
Hannah Calvelli Nanotherapeutics for Immune Modulation in Parkinson's Disease and Triple-Negative Breast Cancer
Michael Campbell Fibroblast Growth Factor 15 (FGF15) Suppresses NASH Development in Mice
Matthew Chan Microplastic Effect on Three Zebrafish Cardiac Genes
Hannaan Choudhry Mutant Huntingtin Protein: Structuring, Aggregation, and Functional Assessment
Jeremy Cleeman 3D Printing on Miniaturized Multi-functional Electronics 
Arielle D'Elia vRAGE-ELP Fusion Protein for Diabetic Chronic Wounds
Pooja Deshpande Microglial Development in Valproic Acid Treated Postnatal Mice
Ashley Egert Responses to Disclosures of Sexual Orientation: Are Recipient Responses as Accepting as They Think?
Dalia Fanik Determining the Frequency for Detecting Cell Permeabilization Using Impedance Measurements for Different Cell Types
Ashley Fowler Heterotopias
Natasha Griffith Neural Firing Patterns of Animals Self-Administering drug: How Do These Neurons Change in Firing When the Drug-Cue Turns On?
Samuel Hammer Analysis of Affective State During Chronic Fentanyl Use and Withdrawal in Rats
Jingzhou Hao The Structural and Stoichiometry Study of the Interaction Between Moloney Murine Leukemia Virus Integrase and Host Brd3 Protein ET Domain
Liam Hiester Role of Cypin in Excitotoxicity Resulting from Spinal Cord Injury 
Shahriar Islam The Cardiovascular Mechanisms of Interoceptive Awareness: Effects of Cardiac Resonance Paced Breathing
Neil Joshi Osteoimmunomodulation using biomaterials: The study of interactions between macrophages and mesenchymal stem cells on tyrosol-derived polymers 
Jay Joshi Dissecting the Role SPC105R Plays in the Meiotic Kinetochore Function of Oocytes
Airshpreet Kaur Inhibition of HDAC3 Modulates Neuronal Memory for Vocal Formation in Zebra Finches
Purva Khanapure Bone, corticosterone induced depression and selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor in a murine model
Brittany Klimek Studying the ​G-Coupled Protein Receptors DOP-5 and SER-5 as putative regulators of polycystin-mediated male mating behaviors in ​C. elegans​
Caroline Kratka Using allosteric inhibitors to further understand Aurora kinase complexes and function in mouse oocytes 
Stefany Lazieh Characterizing Interactions between Akt2 PH Domain and PIPs
Shunyao Lei Study the anti-fibrotic effect of exosomes secreted from amniotic membrane
Rahma Leil Modulation of Photoactivation process of CdS-ZnS core-shell type Quantum Dots due to illumination with UV-Light
Tonia Liu Exercise as a Stress-intervention Method in a Mouse Model of Autism
Debbie Ma Differences in Neurogenesis Between Responders and Nonresponders
Mahinaz Mohsen Behavioral and Electrophysiological Assessment of Sound Memory Enhancement Following Epigenetic Modulation in Zebra Finches
Celine Molfetta Protein structuring drives the aggregation of PolyQ-Expanded Mutant Huntingtin Protein:  evidence from studies using osmolytes as chemical chaperones
Eva Niemeijer Life experiences of adolescents in medical and non-medical contexts
Lindsey Marie Panes Self-presentation in Climate Change Conversations
Elizabeth Park Studies towards Hydrazone Bridge Replacements for Novel Antichlamydials
Paisley Payne The Role of OFQ/N in the CNS Response to an Immunological  Stressor
Nikita Persikov Fault Aileron Control of a Fixed-Wing UAV
Varun Raghuraman Optimization of Acoustic Force Spectroscopy Software Using Data Science Methods
Jessica Rallo SiESTa 2
Diana Shemtov Using the Error-related Negativity to Characterize Different Anxiety Symptom Phenotypes 
Joshua Stein Synthesis of Amphiphilic C70 Derivatives for Biomedical Applications
Katelyn Sudak Regulatory microRNA Mechanisms Impacting CD40L Expression
Dylan Sullivan Electrophysiological changes in sensory encoding may reflect experience-dependent plasticity specific to opioid and cocaine-associated cues
Aashka Suvarnakar Role of orexin on binge eating behavior studied through pharmacogenetic modulation
Natalie Turner Revealing the evolution of genetic regulatory networks underlying the fin-to-limb transition
Michelle Wang Analysis of Glutamine Synthetase Expression in Mice During Lactation
Olivia Windos Does acute aerobic exercise bolster neural responsiveness to emotional content in clinically depressed individuals?
Cassandra Winz Alteration in zebrafish fry behavior and microglia morphology following pesticide exposure
Leah Wisniewski Economics Honors Research