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2013 KAS Winners

2013 KAS Winners

Graduate research competition


First place: Jacob FoseEvidence for reproductive Interference on native white bass by introduced yellow bass and hybrid striped bass in Barren River Lake, Kentucky.

Second place: Kayla PittmanPrevalence of Baylisascaris procyonis in Raccoons (Procyon lotor) in Kentucky.


Ecology and Environmental Science

Third place: Nicholas LevisEffects of glyphosate-based herbicide and UV-B radiation on fitness in the spotted salamander.


Undergraduate paper presentations

Health Sciences

Second place: Addie DodsonCorrelation of Environmental Risk Factors with the Prevalence of Essential Hypertension in Kasigau, Kenya.


Second place: Charles CoomerIdentification of Bacterial Contaminates and Evidence for Temperate Phages in Beerwell Samples from a Bioethanol Production Facility.

Third place: Kelsey CarterControl of unstressed and acid-stress adapted Listeria monocytogenes on commercial hams by hops beta acids during aerobic storage at 7°C.

Physiology and Biochemistry

Second place: Brandon FarmerEndothelin-1 induces phosphorylation of ERK 1/2 in bovine corneal endothelial cells.


Undergraduate poster presentations


Ecology and Environmental Science

First place: Ryan VincentLandscape genetics of the endangered California tiger salamander in the Central Valley of California.

Health Sciences

Second place: Audrey BrownSleep deprivation increases cytokine gene expression and plasma corticosterone levels in a murine model: a possible link between stress and inflammation?


Second place: Alyssa HuffInactivation of unstressed or acid-stress adapted Listeria monocytogenes in ham extract by hops beta acids

Third place: Hannah RodgersSingle Step, Aminoglycoside Mediated Synthesis of Gold Nanoparticles with Potent Antimicrobial Activity.


First place: Morgan MurrellPopulation genetics of the western toad in the central valley of California.


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