Poster Session

Friday, September 15, 5:00-6:30 p.m. in the Beckman Institute Atrium.
Refreshments will be provided. 

Even number posters presented 5:00-5:45 p.m.
Odd number posters presented 5:45-6:30 p.m.

Poster Number Presenter Title 
1 Saeed Ahmad Microbial bead technology as a co-culture platform to study host-microbe interaction – androgenicity of urinary tract microbiomes on prostate cancer cells 
2 Zainab Alzoubi Chemotherapy-induced changes in gut microbial composition disrupt entero-hepatic bile acid metabolism. 
3 Anubhav Basu Raffinose family oligosaccharide utilization by Bacteroides thetaiotaomicron 
4 Sierra Bedwell Exploring the diversity of rhizobia in and out of mutualism 
5 Sara Belchik A veterinary gastrointestinal low-fat diet affects fecal characteristics, metabolites, bile acids, and microbiota concentrations of antibiotic-treated dogs 
6 Mitchell Bryant Microbial delivery of antibodies to combat porcine respiratory disease complex 
7 Izan Chalen-Paredes Evaluating fetal corticogenesis in germ-free mice in response to maternal IL-17a administration 
8 Hunter Cobbley Characterization of the evolutionary and ecological impact of rhizobiophages 
9 Paola Corea Heat transfer model for milk temperature for predicting quality of milk shared in different school lunch service and storage conditions 
10 Luoyan Duan Quantifying the impacts of zinc malnutrition on host-microbiota interactions 
11 Allison Higgins Crimson and Clover: Methylobacterium and clover fitness 
12 Ezza Khan The role of chromosome replication initiator in regulation of cell size 
13 Morgan Letzkus The role of the polar protein, TipN, in chromosome segregation in Caulobacter crescentus 
14 Junya Li The impact of non-pharmaceutical interventions on the transmission of human respiratory viruses in Chile 
15 Adam Markowicz Imaging biofilms and anti-microbial treatment effects with optical coherence tomography 
Poster NumberPresenterTitle
16Breanna MetrasIn vitro fermentation characteristics of dietary fibers using fecal inoculum from dogs consuming commercial or traditional kefir
17Guillermo MonroyDevelopment of Cold microplasma point of care system to treat otitis media – advancements in a preclinical small animal model
18Lydia OkyereZebrafish: An emerging model of the interplay between vertebrates, gut microbiota, and bile acids
19Ashley OteroInfluenza A virus during pregnancy disrupts the downstream maternal intestinal immune and microbial landscape in a dose- and time-dependent manner
20Sumashini PagaldevattiFigs, fungi and forests: The role of seed-fungal interactions in shaping the coexistence of closely related tree species in a tropical forest ecosystem
21Stephanie PuentesTo let go or not to let go: how ParA can impact the release of the chromosomal anchoring in Caulobacter crescentus
22Megan RinglingHelicobacter pylori vacA’s binding region and its potential as a clinical gastric disease risk marker
23Joel Rivera CardonaCharacterization of strain differences in ISG antagonism during influenza A virus infection through single-cell level analyses
24Alexander ShupparaFlow patterns bacterial growth by modulating spatial H2O2 gradients
25Janet SorrellsLabel-free optical metabolic imaging of bacteria and biofilms with high spatiotemporal resolution using multiphoton autofluorescence microscopy
26Laura SuttenfieldCRISPR-Cas mediated drivers of Pseudomonas aeruginosa lysogen diversity
27Mark TarabeyIn vivo production and delivery of biotherapeutics against respiratory pathogens
28Ivan ValishevPsychological stress depletes microbiota-derived aryl-metabolites in parallel to heightened host IDO1 activity
29Adriana VelasquezOptimizing bioactive metabolites in a whole food matrix (yogurt) by the addition of LABs and metabolic co-factors
30David Vereau GorbitzPatterns of plasmid inheritance and diversity within core and variable elements of Rhizobium leguminosarum genomes
Poster NumberPresenterTitle
31Zihan WangThe ecological consequences of microbial metabolic strategies in fluctuating environments
32Jeremiah WanyamaNovel insights into the biogeography and functional potential of the zebrafish microbiome
33Sofia WilsonEffects of dietary fiber and biotic supplementation on fecal characteristics, metabolites, and microbiota of healthy adult dogs
34Amanda WongNannizziopsis guarroi infection trial in six adult bearded dragons (Pogona vitticeps)
35Jiaying WuAggregative soil sampling using boot covers compared to soil grabs from commercial romaine fields shows similar indicator organism and microbial community recovery
36Zifan XieHarnessing Endogenous Type II-A CRISPR System to Do Genome Editing in Lactocaseibacillus rhamnosus GG
37Lufan YangA neonatal piglet model reveals interactions between nasal microbiota and influenza A virus pathogenesis
38Yu-Hsuan YehEngineering protein secretion of Bacteroides species
39Fu YuSparse identification of bacterial transcriptional regulation
40Changyi ZhangNovel insight into the infection mechanisms of archaeal viruses

Presenter Information:
Posters will be presented on expandable poster boards. Tacks will be provided.  To ensure your poster fits on our boards, please limit poster size to a maximum of 4’ x 3.5’ (48″ x 42″). 

Each poster will be assigned a poster number, with even number posters presented 5:00-5:45 and odd number posters presented 5:45-6:30. Authors should be available during their designated time to answer questions, expand on the material and take part in discussions.  

Set up anytime after 3:00 p.m. Friday. Take down follows the poster session at 6:30 p.m. Please leave your poster up for the duration of the poster session. 

If you need assistance in printing your poster, contact Beckman printing services.  

General Poster Suggestions 

  • The poster should include (1) a short title, (2) your name, (3) collaborator(s) and adviser(s) names, and (4) their department(s), (5) funding sources, if applicable, (6) research objectives, (7) scientific background and significance to the field, (8) methods, (9) results/findings, (10) interpretation of results, (11) conclusions and directions for future research, (12) references. 
  • All text and figures should be legible from a distance of 4 to 6 feet. 
  • All language should be clear and unnecessary jargon avoided. MSI members span many scientific disciplines – don’t assume everyone has the same scientific vocabulary. 
  • Limit the length of text – well thought out pictures, drawings, charts, figures, etc. can convey more information than a large block of text. 
  • Be prepared to discuss your research with other attendees. This discussion should be clear and concise and should include the major points presented on the poster.