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Graduate Student Research Poster Competition Awards
Stewart Center, Purdue University, February 20, 2003

Behavioral and Social Sciences

First Place:

Charles Makin, Matthew Murawski, Dept. of Pharmacy Practice, Purdue University
“An investigation of the factors influencing the relationship between Health Locus of Control and consumer responsiveness to Direct-to-Consumer Advertising of generic and brand name drugs.”
Advisor: Professor Matthew Murawski

Honorable Mention:

Menaka Bhor, Yogesh Punekar and Vasilisa Sozonov-Kocevar, Dept. of Pharmacy
“Stochastic Meta-analysis of Mortality and Cost-Savings Associated with Restenotic Outcomes Among Patients Treated with CABG vs. PTCA with Stent”
Advisor: Professor Holly Mason

Yunqing Li & Kenneth F. Ferraro, Dept. of Sociology and Gerontology Program
“Volunteering and Depression: The Effect of Social Causation or Selection?”
Advisor: Professor Kenneth Ferraro

Engineering Sciences

First Place:

Charudatta Bhat, Dept. of Mechanical Engineering
“Monitoring and Modeling Carbon Dioxide movement for Early Detection of Bioactivity in Stored Grain”
Advisor: Professor Dirk Maier

Jennifer A. McCann, Sean D. Peterson, Thomas J. Webster, Michael W. Plesniak, and Karen M. Haberstroh, Dept. of Biomedical Engineering
“Slight Geometrical Variations Across a Parallel Plate Flow Chamber Yields Non-Uniform Gene Expression”
Advisor: Professor Karen M. Haberstroh

Honorable Mention:

Atul Aphale and C. Wassgren, School of Mechanical Engineering
“Granular Fertiliser Particle Dynamics On and Off a Spinner Spreader”
Advisor: Professor Carl Wassgren

Julie S. Martin, Hiroki Yokota, and Karen M. Haberstroh, Dept. of Biomedical Engineering
“Altered Function In Renal Cells In Response To Elevated Hydrostatic Pressures”
Advisor: Professor Karen M. Haberstroh

Life Sciences

First Place:

Rebecca S. Myers, Nagaranjan Venugopalan, Janet L. Smith, V. Jo Davisson Dept. of Medicinal Chemistry and Molecular Pharmacology
"Imidazole Glycerol Phosphate Synthase: Communication of Active Sites Through a (beta/alpha) Barrel"
Advisor: Professor: Professor V. Jo Davisson
Chrystal M Paulos, Gert J Breur, William R Widmer, Bindu Varghese, Lee Ann Grote, Philip S Low Dept. of Chemistry and Dept. of Veterinary Medicine
"Suppression of rodent adjuvant-induced arthritis by folate targeting of haptens to activated macrophages"
Advisor: Professor Philip S. Low

Honorable Mention:

Florence Negre, Christine Kish, Jennifer Boatright, Nina Gorenstein, David G. Clark, Beverly Underwood, Konichi Shibuya, Conrad Wagner, and Natalia Dudareva, Dept. of Horticulture and Landscape Architecture
“Molecular Mechanisms Of Pollination-Induced Changes In Floral Scent”
Advisor: Professor Natalia Dudareva

Kathryn Wilkinson, Dr. H. Lynn Walker, and Dr. Carole Lembi, Dept. of Botany and Plant Pathology
“Biological Control of Mat-Forming Cyanobacteria with Bacterium SG-3”
Advisor: Professor Carole Lembi

Physical Sciences

First Place:

Darlene M. Anthony, Dept. of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences
“The Timing of Incision Events Throughout the Upper Cumberland River System, Tennessee and Kentucky, USA, Using the Radioactive Decay of Cosmogenic Al-26 and Be-10 in Cave Sediments”
Advisor: Professor Darryl Granger

Honorable Mention:

Naranbaatar Dashdorj, Wu Xu, Parag R. Chitnis, Peter Martinsson, and Sergei Savikhin, Dept. of Physics
“Probing Active Electron Transfer Branch in Photosystem I Reaction Center by means of Ultrafast Spectroscopy”
Advisor: Professor Sergei Savikhin

Stanislav Tsoi, I. Miotkowski, S. Rodriguez, H. Alawadhi, and A. K. Ramdas, Dept. of Physics
“Raman-Electron Paramagnetic Resonance (Raman - EPR) In Diluted Magnetic Semiconductors.”
Advisor: Professor A. K. Ramdas

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