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Agenda - Indiana Physiological Society 6th Annual Meeting

All conference activities will be held on the DePauw University Campus. Please note that Greencastle is on Eastern Standard Time.

9-10 am

Registration, continental breakfast, Green Center for the Performing Arts Lobby

10-10:10 am Welcome and Announcements, Green Center, Thompson Recital Hall
10:10-11:00 am Keynote:  Dr. Andrew Coggan, Washington University
“Popeye: right for the wrong reason?”
11-12 noon Oral presentations (4, 12 minutes each with 3 minutes Q & A) Thompson Recital Hall
11:00 AM Cassandra  Gohn MEOX2 regulation of fetal endothelial progenitor cell function IUSM
11:15 AM Cassie Washam Reverse Translation of Clinical Biomarkers of Nephropathy Lilly
11:30 AM Andrew  Lutkewitte Diet-induced obesity increases hepatic Mig6 expression and attenuates EGFR signaling IUSM
11:45 AM Gary  Long Novel telemetric recording of exercise hemodynamics over disease development in three different rat models of pulmonary vascular disease IUPUI

12-12:45 pm Poster Session # 1, Even-numbered posters (Julian Science Center Atrium

Lunch  (UB Ballroom)


Poster Session # 2  Odd-numbered posters (Julian Science Center Atrium)

Refreshments, Julian Atrium


Breakout Sessions--choose one

  • Careers in Physiology (Thompson Recital Hall)
  • Model Organisms in Physiology Research and Teaching, (Olin Auditorium-Biology)
  • Educating the Educator, (Julian Auditorium)

Oral presentations Thompson Recital Hall

3:30 PM Kaela  Varberg Novel vasculogenic analyses of endothelial colony forming cells exposed to intrauterine diabetes IUSM
3:45 PM Bria Sneed Characterization of FATZO mice for diabetes and obesity research Lilly
4:00 PM Julia Roell Zebrafish as a Model of Corneal Repair DePauw
4:15 PM Michael  Eaton Loss of the nutrient sensor Tas1R3 leads to reduced bone resorption Marian
Research Advocacy:  Alicia Schiller, PhD
5:15-5:30  Awards and closing

12-12:45 PM Poster Session # 1, Even-numbered posters (Julian Science Center Atrium

1:45 - 2:30 PM Poster Session # 2  Odd-numbered posters (Julian Science Center Atrium)

All posters should be in place by 9:45 am and presenters must be at the poster during assigned time to be judged.  Poster size is not strictly defined. 

P 1 Aryaman  Gupta Assessing the intra-specimen variance of bone mechanical properties IUSM
P 2 Bhupal  Bhetwal Rho Kinase Regulates Airway Smooth Muscle Contraction by Regulating Actin Polymerization but not Myosin Light Chain Phosphorylation IUSM
P 3 Emily  Eaton  Effects of whole-body heating on skin blood flowmotion in rosacea Marian
P 4 Megan  Kube  Altered vascular endothelial, but not sympathetic, control of skin blood flow in rosacea Marian
P 5 Alexander  Kiel Determinants of myocardial oxygen delivery in response to moderate and severe reductions in hematocrit IUSM
P 6 Asim  Dey Activation of TRPC6 can lead to up-regulation of Angiopoietin 2 Lilly
P 7 Asmaa  Mahoui Using Pharmacogenetics to Determine the Role of the Orexin System in Panic-Associated Behavior and Physiology  
P 8 Maggie  Plattes Investigation of taste receptors in bone remodeling Taylor
P 9 Emilia  Porubcin Evaluating the Role of the Narrow Abdomen Ion Channel in Larval Locomotion  
P 10 Ryan  Seddon Correlates of melaninization in multiple high and low-elevation populations of the lizard, Sceloporus occidentalis: aggression, testosterone, and stress reactivity Indiana State
P 11 Thomas  Clark Estimating the number of deaths prevented by Cannabis use each year IUSB
P 12 Katherine  Lindsay GPR120 Mediated Effects on ACTH secretion in AtT-20 cells LIlly
P 13 Bria  Sneed The role of glucagon in body weight control: The contribution of energy expenditure Lilly
P 14 Yan  Wang The role of growth differentiation factor 3 in liver fibrosis and NASH Lilly
P 15 Denise  Slayback-Barry Evolution of an Online Human Biology Lab IUPUI
P 16 Jill  Badin Receptor Activator of Nuclear Factor-κB Ligand Induces Coronary Artery Calcification in Cultured Porcine Coronary Arteries IUSM
P 17 Alexander  Kolb Hydrodynamic delivery of IDH2 for the treatment of Acute Kidney Injury IUPUI
P 18 Ayeeshik  Kole Ex Vivo Classification of Plaque Morphology Using Intravascular Ultrasound and Photoacoustic Imaging IUSM
P 19 Naomie  Olivos Loss of pancreatic Mig6 improves glucose homeostasis during diet-induced obesity IUSM
P 20 Kimberley  Fong Mitogen-inducible Gene 6 Accelerates the Progression to Diabetes by Inhibiting EGFR-Mediated Repair Mechanisms IUSM
P 21 Jill Noblet Role of leptin in coronary vascular dysfunction and proliferation IUSM
P 22 Noah Levi Endoplasmic Reticulum Stress Alters the Transcriptional Profile of GnRH-Producing GT1-7 Cells Wabash
P 23 Daniel  Smith The Role of Glycogen in Hypoglycemia-induced Memory Loss Ball State
P 24 Seth  McKinney Sodium and Ang II regulation of IL-17 mRNA in CD4+ T-cells isolated from post ischemic kidney is dependent on SGK-1 and calcium IUSM
P 25 Jason Collett Renal Vein Hydrodynamic Fluid Delivery Ameliorates Established Renal Injury following Ischemia/Reperfusion Injury IUSM
P 26 Jamel  Dobbs Maintenance of mild alloxan-induced diabetes in Ossabaw miniature swine treated with insulin Glargine IUSM
P 27 Gracelyn  Bose Genome-wide dysregulation in craniofacial precursors of Down syndrome mouse embryos is spatially and temporally specific IUPUI
P 28 Luke Hartline Development and Optimization of Anti-Cancer Agents DePauw
P 29 Thomas  Shelton Differential Lectin Binding and Coronary Angiography in Zebrafish and Giant danio DePauw
P 30 Shehab  Ahmed Understanding ion transport in a choroid plexus cell line IUPUI
P 31 Dan  Gurnon The Rare Genomics Institute enables insight into rare diseases through genome sequencing and cloud collaboration DePauw
P 32 Daniel  Sassoon Obesity alters molecular and functional cardiac responses to ischemia-reperfusion and glucagon-like peptide-1 receptor agonism IUSM
P 33 Ayodamola  Otun The Effectors of the Transient Receptor Potential Vanilloid Type 4 (TRPV4) in the Choroid Plexus IUPUI
P 34 Ellen  Maue Effect of Insulin and Aldosterone on Transepithelial Na+ Transport in Renal Principal Cells Grown   Under Hyperglycemic, Hyperinsulinemic Conditions IUPUI
P 35 Manoj  Panta Use of Wearable Technology in monitoring HRV during Mind-Body Exercise (Tai Chi) Indiana State
P 36 April  Barnard SERCA inhibition attenuates medial thickening in an organ culture model of coronary artery disease IUSM
P 37 Supriya Chittajallu Delayed Effects of Acute Radiation Exposure (DEARE) in a  Murine Model of the Hematopoietic Acute Radiation Syndrome: Multiple-Organ Injury Consequent to Total Body Irradiation IUSM
P 38 Mina Oberhausen   EVSC


The Indiana Physiological Society exists to promote the increase of physiological knowledge, its dissemination, and its utilization in the State of Indiana.  Advancing the field of physiology will be sought in molecular, cellular, organ, and integrative systems in basic and applied disciplines of research to unite physiologists in Indiana.

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