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2002 NC ASM Annual meeting
Shaw University - Raleigh
Friday, November 1, 2002

The meeting was located in Espey Hall on corner of Person and E. South Streets


8:00- 9:30
  Registration and Continental Breakfast
  Greetings and Opening Remarks from Dr. Patricia Pierce Ramsey, Vice President for Academic Affairs, Shaw University
10:00- 11:00
  Keynote Address: "Mast Cells in Infection and Immunity". Dr. Soman Abraham, Associate Professor, Center for Microbial Pathogenesis, Duke University
Student Presentations I
  Jill Maxwell, "Reovirus T1 and T3 Strains Induce Apoptosis in Human Colon Cancer Cells", East Carolina University
  Henry Angelopulous, "Effects of Acid and Metal Contamination on a Stream Water Microbial Assemblage", Western Carolina University
  Gina Parise, "Seasonal Dynamics of Soil Archaea in Great Smoky Mountains National Park", Western Carolina University
12:00- 1:15
  Lunch and Poster Viewing
Poster Presentations
  Mikyoung Ji and Amy Grunden, "Functional Evaluation of the Mechanisms of Reactive Oxygen Detoxification in the Hyperthermophilic Archaeon Pyrococcus furiosus using Complementation Studies", North Carolina State University
  James T. Paulley1, Bryan H. Bellaire2 and R. Martin Roop, II1, "Initial Characterization of the Putative Ferric-DHBA Outer Membrane Receptor fdtA of Brucella abortus 2308", 1East Carolina University and 2Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center
  Ali Johnson, Sreekanth Vemulapalli, Amanda McBroom Brooks, Caroline Hall and Meta J. Kuehn, "Generation and Characterization of Vesiculation Mutants in Escherichia coli", Duke University Medical Center
  Matthew Dunn and Sean O' Connell, "Adaptive Divergence in Laboratory Maintained Populations of Saccharomyces cerevisiae", Western Carolina University
Student Presentations II
  Erica Malotky, "Functional Characterization of MoeA and MoeB Tungsten Cofactor Synthesis Proteins from the Hyperthermophilic Archaeon Pyrococcus furiosus", NC State University
  Kristina Reid, "Bacterial Biogeography within Great Smoky Mountains National Park", Western Carolina University
  Grace Byfield, "Identification and Characterization of the Heat Shock Response in Two Species of Bdellovibrio", NC State University
  Eric Anderson, "Identifying the Iron-dependent Regulator of 2,3-DHBA Biosynthesis in Brucella abortus", East Carolina University
  Kara Jackson, "Defining the Exopolysaccharide Matrix of P. aeruginosa Biofilms", Wake Forest School of Medicine
  Deborah Ramsey, "Site-Specific Binding of P. aeruginosa AlgZ to algD and algZ Promoters Results in Opposite Transcriptional Effects", Wake Forest School of Medicine
  Nicole Kesty, "Enterotoxigenic Escherichia coli (ETEC) Heat-Labile Enterotoxin (LT) Mediates Binding and Internalization of Outer-Membrane Vesicles by Host Cells", Duke University Medical Center
  Tim Brown, "Do the gadB and gadC Gene Products Contribute to Stationary Phase Acid Resistance of Brucella abortus?", East Carolina University
  Clay Gibson, "Studies on the Mechanism of Protection Afforded by the OspA Lyme Disease Vaccine in a Tick Challenge Mouse Model", UNC Chapel Hill
  Shweta Trivedi, "Comparative Studies on Immunodiagnostic Potential of Short-term Culture Filtrate Proteins (ST-CFPs) Secreted by Mycobaterium bovis", NC State University
  Tom Halsey, "The Identification of a Novel Regulatory Locus in Salmonella enterica serovar Typhimurium", NC State University
  Jason Gee, "An Evaluation of the Role of the Periplasmic Superoxide Dismutase in the Pathogenesis of Brucella abortus", East Carolina University
  Susanne Bauman, "Characterization of Pseudomonas aeruginosa Outer Membrane Vesicles and their Interactions with Host Cells", Duke University Medical Center
  Judges meet for awards
  Awards and Closing Remarks
  Business Meeting for Election of 2002 Officers

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