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17th Annual Great Plains Infectious Disease Meeting

November 9-10, 2018 University of Kansas-Lawrence

 

Poster Presentations

 

Poster #

Last Name

First Name

Abstract Title

1

Abisado

Rhea

Quorum Sensing Control of Tobramycin Resistance in Pseudomonas aeruginosa

2

Abushahba

Mostafa

Old FDA Approved Drugs Show Promise for Targeting Zika Virus

3

Ames

Jessica

A chromosomal ParDE Toxin-Antitoxin system from Pseudomonas aeruginosa can Protect Cells from Anti-Gyrase Antibiotics

4

Austin

Crystal

Contribution of YjbIH to Virulence Factor Regulation and Host Colonization in Staphylococcus aureus

5

Baggett

Nina

Characterizing the Mechanisms of Action of PA14_69700 in Pseudomonas Biofilm Formation

Bronson

Adam

6

Baid

Srishti

Transposon mutagenesis reveals gene products that are important to the developmental cycle of Chlamydia trachomatis

7

Chambers

Catherine

Opposing Roles for NLRP3-Dependent IL-1 and IL-18 in the Pathogenesis of Escherichia coli-Induced Meningitis

8

Chavez-Bueno

Susana

The Role of New Lipoprotein I (NlpI) in Intestinal Transcytosis of Bacteremia-Producing Neonatal Escherichia coli

9

Colton

William

Identifying the regulon of a new DNA-binding protein important for bacterial biofilm formation

10

Cool

Konner

Fecal Shedding of Domestic Pigs Infected with Japanese Encephalitis Virus

11

Cox

Rachel

Association of Type 1 Fimbriae Expression with E. coli Sequence Type and Outer Membrane Proteins C, F, and X

12

Craddock

Vaughn

Genetic Adaptations Conferring Quorum-Sensing Dependent Antibiotic Resistance in Evolved Strains of Pseudomonas aeruginosa

13

Dadelahi

Pragyesh

Investigating the Role of B Cells as a Niche During Chronic Infection with Brucella melitensis

14

DeMars

Zachary

Redirection of Metabolism in Response to Fatty Acid Kinase in Staphylococcus aureus

15

Doranga

Sudhir

NFkB Signaling Pathway Components are Associated with Optimal Coxiella burnetii Growth and Development During Infection of Host Cells

16

El Qaidi

Samir

High-throughput screening for bacterial glycosyltransferase inhibitors

17

Eppler

Natalie

Identification of genes contributing to antimicrobial activity produced by the bacterium Burkholderia thailandensis

18

Farghali

Mahmoud

Effects of Moloney Leukemia Virus 10 on Hepatitis B Virus Infection and Viral Replication

19

Figueroa

Kevin

Pseudomonas aeruginosa Produces More Rhamnolipid at Higher Calcium Concentrations

20

Gelhaus

Carl

Efficacy of the Francisella tularensis SCHU S4 ΔclpB Vaccine Strain in a Fischer 344 Rat Inhalational Tularemia Model

21

Harrison

Lucas

Carbapenem Mediated Induction of Antibiotic Tolerance in Enterobacter cloacae and Klebsiella pneumoniae

22

Hilliard

Kinsey

Treatment of Borellia burgdorferi-infected Mice with Apoptotic Cells Reduces Arthritis Severity via Induction of PPAR-γ and PGE2

23

Kafer

Leah

Calcium-Induced and Green, Pseudomonas aeruginosa Is a Worm-Killing Machine

24

Kayastha 

Biraj Bhakta

Calcium Binding EF-hand Protein, EfhP, Plays Role in Calcium Regulation in Pseudomonas aeruginosa

25

Keffeler

Erica

The transcriptional regulator Carbon Catabolite Protein A (CcpA) affects biofilm formation and mediates growth of Enterococcus faecalis on high mannose-type glycans by regulating endo-β-N-acetylglucosaminidase activity

26

Key

Charlotte

Extrusion as a mechanism for immune response evasion in a Chlamydia trachomatis murine infection model

27

King

Michelle

A Putative Phytase, carp, Required for Virulence in P. aeruginosa, is Differentially Regulated by Host Factors

28

Klaus

Jennifer

Malleilactone, a Burkholderia pseudomallei Cytotoxic Polyketide Regulated by Antibiotics and Quorum Sensing

29

La Force

Colleen

Cloning and expression of Chlamydia trachomatis inclusion membrane proteins

30

Ly

Cindy

Establishing a Novel Approach to Examine HSV-1 ICP0 Transactivator Function with Chemical Probes

31

Murphy

Tamiko

AtParE4, an Annotated ParE-type Toxin, Exhibits Unexpected Nuclease Activity

32

Ngwaga

Tshegofatso

Overexpression of the Legionella pneumophila Effector LegC4 Attenuates Intracellular Bacterial Replication

33

Parthasarathy

Srivatsan

RRNPP Homologs and their Regulation of Biofilms in Enterococcus faecalis

34

Reddem

Eswar

Functional characterization of a TA system ParE toxin from Pseudomonas aeruginosa

35

Skaar

Ryan

Characterization/Functional Analysis of Spa33 and its Role in T3SS’s Cytoplasmic Sorting Platform

36

Smith

Kate

Identification of New Signaling Components that Govern Biofilm Formation in P. aeruginosa

Shafer

Samantha

37

Snead

Kevin

Developing Strategies to Interrupt the Protein-Protein Interaction of Type II Toxin-Antitoxin Systems

38

Stewart

George

Bacillus anthracis Spore Outermost Layer, the Exosporium: Molecular Insights of the Assembly Process

39

Suelter

Corey

Post-Transcriptional Regulation of the Porin, OmpC, in E. coli is Influenced by Sequence Type (ST)

40

Tachiyama

Shoichi

Molecular Dissection of the Shigella Type III Secretion System Sorting Platform

41

Terrell

Julia

How Does PtsN Suppress Bacterial Biofilm Formation?

42

Tosh

Randall

Branched Amphiphilic Peptide Capsules: Agents for Gene Delivery And Immunomodulation

43

Tovar-Mendez

Alejandro

Translational Research at Elemental Enzymes

44

Whitney

Alyssa

Porin-Mediated Resistance to Ceftolozane/Tazobactam in Klebsiella pneumoniae is Facilitated by Multiple Mechanisms

45

Xing

Minli

The KU COBRE-PSF Biomolecular NMR Lab

46

Zalud

Amanda

Redox Regulation of Borrelia burgdorferi Gene Expression

47

Zhu

Congrui

CRISPR-Based Screens to identify host proteins essential to Aeromonas hydrophila infection


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