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Peer-Reviewed Scientific Presentations by NS Students, 2001 to Date

Hampshire students work closely with faculty and are involved in scientific research early in their college careers. The following is a list of presentations given by natural science students at professional conferences (or ones involving peer review) since 2001. This work was conducted by undergraduates, usually as part of the student’s Division III (senior thesis), though sometimes during Division II. Students are listed in bold.

2013

Schwenkler, K., Deibel, A., Veith, L., Kovchegov, Y.  Inhomogeneous Quantum Walks. Joint Mathematics Meetings. San Diego, CA. January 2013.

Basnet, P., Amarasiriwardena, D., Fu, Z., Wu, F. Unraveling of tissue level trace metal distributions in rice (Oryza Sativa L.) seeds using LA-ICP-MS. Humic Science & Technology Conference Sixteen. Boston, MA. March 2013.

Ramos, I. Reproductive Justice and Youth. 30th Women’s Studies Conference. SUNY, New Paltz, NY. April 2013.

Baldwin, J. Fruit secondary compounds mediate the retention time of seeds in the guts of Carollia perspicillata. 16th International Bat Research Conference. San José, Costa Rica. August 2013.

Getman-Pickering, Z.
, terHorst, C., Lau, J. Evolution of increased biomass does not result in increase competitive ability during invasion. Ecological Society of America Annual Conference. Minneapolis, MN. August 2013.

Bonnarigo, A., Roof, S. Decreased Ice Cover Duration on Arctic Lake Linné, Svalbard. Geological Society of America 125th Anniversary Annual Meeting. Denver, CO. October 2013.

El Baggari, Y.  Moroccan Women's Empowerment: Political and Civil Socio- Economic Reforms.  47th Annual Meeting of the Middle East Studies Association. New Orleans, LA. October 2013.

Brown, S. Critically Examining the Role of Logic In Classroom Management. Northern New England TESOL Conference. Gorham, ME. November 2013.

El Baggari, Y. Identity, Morality and Cultural Evolution: Muslim and Arab Students in Europe Identity. 56th Annual Meeting of the African Studies Association. Baltimore, MD. November 2013.
 
2012

Leland, T., Amarasiriwardena, D. Antimony sorption by pristine and humic acid coated bimetallic and pure nano zero-valent iron (nZVI) particles. Humic Science and Technology Conference XV. Northeastern University, Boston, MA. March 2012.

Barish, S., Handakumbura, P., Trabucco, G., Veling, M., Hazen, S. Transcriptional regulation of the lignin gene HCT in the energy crop model system Brachypodium distachyon. New England Undergraduate Research and Development Symposium. Biddeford, ME. March 2012.

Farell, J., Amarasiriwardena, D., Goodman, A., Arriaza, B. Bioimaging trace metals in dental tissue using LA-ICP-MS: Archived toxicological and nutritional information. American Chemical Society Undergraduate Symposium, Connecticut Valley Section. Springfield, MA. April 2012.

Franca, R., Goodman, A. A regression method for the timing of micro-enamel defects. 81st Annual Meeting of the American Association of Physical Anthropologists. Portland, OR. April 2012.

Friedlander, J., Amarasiriwardena, D., Goodman, A., Jones, J. Determination of lead and nutritionally important elements in teeth taken from Solís, Mexico via LA-ICP-MS. American Chemical Society Undergraduate Symposium, Connecticut Valley Section. Springfield, MA. April 2012.

McLaughlin, K., Amarasiriwardena, D., Deng, Y., Xing, B. Investigation of the uptake and spatial distribution of nTiO2 by rice plants using LA-ICP-MS. American Chemical Society Undergraduate Symposium, Connecticut Valley Section. Springfield, MA. April 2012.

Siegel, R., Brigham-Grette, J., Powell, R., Roof, S. Influence of marine and climatic dynamics on short term calving processes at the Kronebreen-Kongsvegen Glacier System, Svalbard. 42nd Annual Arctic Workshop. Winter Park, CO. April 2012.

Smith-Scherliss, A., Warren, K. Current issues for women in outdoor leadership. Association for Experiential Education Northeast Regional Conference. Woodstock, CT. April 2012.

Ringel, A., Ramsden, C., Barrow, D., Hibbein, J., Mann, J. Dietary PUFA reductions decrease non-enzymatic oxidative stress biomarkers in humans. 10th Congress of the International Society for the Study of Fatty Acids & Lipids. Vancouver, BC. May 2012.

Anthony, M., Contosta, A. Temporally produced nitrous oxide (N2O) emissions from differently managed agricultural pasturelands: relative bacterial and fungal contributions. Annual Meeting of the Ecological Society of America. Portland, OR. June 2012.

Gallagher, C., Pote, B., Hews, S. Dynamical Model for Pollen Tube Tip Geometry. Annual Meeting of The Society for Mathematical Biology. Knoxville, TN. July 2012.

Vogel, J., Sargent, J., Gill, C., Couperus, J. Differences in resting alpha electroencephalograph asymmetry between depressed and non-depressed men. The Society for Psychophysiological Research Conference. New Orleans, LA. September 2012.

Le, T., Letteri, R., Emrick, T., Aidala, K., & Hayward, R. Polymeric Zwitterionic Hydrogels. Polymer Symposium. University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA. October 2012.

Waters, E., Morse, J., Bettez, N., Groffman, P. Denitrification in riparian zones and streams along an urban to exurban gradient. Baltimore Ecosystem Study Annual Meeting. Baltimore, MD. October 2012.

Stark, E., Conlisk, E. Racial disparities in levels of care in an emergency department. 140th Annual Meeting of the American Public Health Association. San Francisco, CA. November 2012.

Basnet, P., Amarasiriwardena, D. Bioimaging of trace toxic metal distribution in rice seeds (Oryza sativa) by LA-ICP-MS. SciX. Spectroscopy Conference. Kansas City, MO. November 2012. Society for Applied Spectroscopy–Undergraduate Travel Awardee.

2011

Ryan, E., Coupe, C. Designing a portable gynecological examination table for low-resource communities in El Salvador. Yale Unite for Sight Global Health and Innovation Conference. New Haven, CT.  April 2011.

Hofmeister, K., Roof, S., Cianfrani, C. Ice cover trends in an Arctic Lake (Svalbard, Norway). 8th Annual Conference of the Massachusetts Water Resources Research Center. Amherst, MA. April 2011.

Koelmel, J., Amarasiriwardena, D. Assessing biological uptake of antimony, copper, lead, and zinc at a shooting range using Laser Ablation ICP-MS. Northeastern Sigma Xi Undergraduate Research Symposium. Stony Brook, NY. April 2011.

Koelmel, J., Amarasiriwardena, D. High resolution bio imaging using Laser Ablation ICP-MS for determining metal transport pathways in ferns. American Chemical Society Undergraduate Symposium Connecticut Section. Hartford, CT. April 2011.

Bokulich, N. Microbial community profiling of American lambic-style beers using terminal restriction fragment length polymorphism (TRFLP). American Society of Brewing Chemists Annual Conference. Sanibel Harbour, FL. June 2011.

Shaffer, E., Moreira, R. Synthesis of an oxime dienophile for aquous Diels-Alder reactions. 242nd National Meeting of the American Chemical Society. Denver, CO. August 2011.

Baldwin, J. The effect of Piper fruit secondary compounds on gut retention time in Carollia perspicillata. 41st Annual Symposium on Bat Research. Toronto, ON. October 2011.

Mathis, K. The Rules of Attraction: Host location and acceptance of the ant, Azteca instablis, by their Phorid Fly Parasitoids. XX Simposio de Mirmecologia. Petropolis, Brazil. October 2011.

2010

Bartkus, L., Amarasiriwardena, D., Arriaza, B., Bellis, D., Yanez, J. Investigation of lead in single hair strands from ancient Andean mummies by laser ablation-inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry (LA-ICP-MS). Winter Plasma Spectrochemistry Conference. Fort Myers, FL. January 2010.

Barbieri, L.
, Dickson, J., Head, J., Dyar, M. Deciphering late-Amazonian climate change on Mars: evidence for episodic gully activity preserved in Gully Fan Stratigraphy. 41st Lunar and Planetary Science Conference. The Woodlands, TX. March 2010. Awarded 2010 Five College Astronomy Department Irvine Prize.

Baker-Wagner, M.
, Wolcott, N., Marwidi, Y., Yu, S.F., Dey, D., Onisko, B., et al. Evidence for host drug targets essential for dengue virus capsid formation. 23rd International Conference on Antirviral Research. San Francisco, CA. April 2010.

Sawaya, P., Schanck, J. Traveling salesman solver for Amherst school bus routes. New England Undergraduate Computer Science Symposium. Boston, MA. April 2010.

Bullard, K., Conlisk, E., Fried, M., Cremer, M. Factors affecting the timing of abortion in New York City. 138th Meeting of the American Public Health Association. Boulder, CO. November 2010.

Bruss, H., Bernstein, H., Amarasiriwardena, D., O’Hara, P. FRET Detection of dynamic hybridization between double complementary oligonucleotide. American Chemical Society Undergraduate Symposium Connecticut Section. Amherst, MA. April 2010. Awarded Best Student Poster.

2009

Van Vleek, B., Amarasiriwardena, D., Xing, B. Investigation of trace metals complexed to soil-derived humic acids molar mass fractions extracted from various depths in a shooting range soil. Humic Science and Technology Conference-XII. Boston, MA. March 2009.

Forster, S., Amarasiriwardena, D. Mosses as pollution indicators: trace metals in amblystegium riparium of Baltimore and western Maryland. Society for Applied Spectroscopy-New England Section. Boston, MA. April 2009.

Haggerty-Perrault, M., Cianfrani. C., Long, T. Unifying architectural design with storm water management-A case study of the Longsworth Arts Village. 6th Annual Conference of the Massachusetts Water Resources Research Center. Amherst, MA. April 2009.

Torrens, A., Tor, J. Diversity of sulfate reducing bacteria in Deep Springs Lake, California and implications for biogenic dolomie formation. 109th General Meeting of the American Society for Microbiology. Philadelphia, PA. May 2009.

Zia, J., Amarasiriwardena, D., Xing, B. Investigation of the adsorption characteristics of antimony cadmium, and lead by nano and micro particle titani. International Conference on the Environmental Implication and Application of Nanotechnology. Amherst, MA. June 2009.

Fulmer, A., Ross, C. Conspecific mate recognition and male courtship behavior in Colias Butterflies. Eastern New England Biology Conference. Lowell, MA. April 2009; and Animal Behavior Society 46th Annual Meeting. Pirenopolis, Brazil. June 2009.

Ringel, A., Jackson, J., Palsson, O., Fedor-Hammonds, L., Demaria, N., Ringel, Y. Probiotics and postprandial eating-associated Symptoms. American College of Gastroenterology Annual Scientific Meeting. San Diego, CA. October 2009.

Baker-Wagner, M., Glass, P., Hurt, C., Hansen, W., Lingappa, V. Advancement of host protein-directed viral capsid assembly inhibitors of dengue virus. Annual Meeting of Northeast Biodefence Center. New York, NY. November 2009.

Brynes, N., Conlisk, E., Jarvis, C., Lowry, N. A prevalence study of folk remedy use by the middle-Appalachian elderly. 137th Meeting of the American Public Health Association. Philadelphia, PA. November 2009.

Hoffman, S., Gill, C. Dietary control of corticol production by sodium intake regulation. 137th Meeting of the American Public Health Association. Philadelphia, PA. November 2009.

2008

Bandak, B., Amarasiriwardena, D., Gómez, D., Smichowski, P. Determination of As, Pb, and Sb in air particulates matter on air filters using laser ablation-inductively coupled-plasma-mass spectrometry (LA-ICP-MS). Winter Conference on Plasma Spectrochemistry. Temecula, CA. January 2008.

Gordon-McKeon, S., Wylie, N., Isserman, N., Couperus, J., Gill, C. Influences of testosterone, aggression and anger on Ultimatum game behavior. Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Neuroscience Society. San Francisco, CA. April 2008.

*Isserman, N., Gordon-McKeon, S., Frady, T., Couperous, J. Economics, emotion, and electroencephalography: ERP correlates of decision-making in the Ultimatum game. Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Neuroscience Society. San Francisco, CA. April 2008.

Eggleston, E., Tor, J. Collaborative research in geomicrobiology: biofilm microbial communities in rock varnish from Panamint Valley, CA. Festival of Scholarship. Bellingham, WA. April 2008.

Eggleston, E., Leavitt, W., Tor, J. Characterization of microbial communities in biofilms associated with rock varnish from Panamint Valley, CA. 108th General Meeting of the American Society for Microbiology. Boston, MA. June 2008.

Goldhamer, D., Schultz, B., Tor, J. Pseudomonas fluorescens as a plant growth promoting Rhizobacterium for Spinacia oleracea. 108th General Meeting of the American Society for Microbiology. Boston, MA. June 2008.

Clark, P.
, Speer, J.H., Winship, L. Longevity under adversity with resilience in Pines on Mokst Butte Lava Flow, Oregon. West Lakes Division of the Association of American Geographers Meeting. Bloomington, IN. November 2008.

2007

Ceriotti, G., Amarasiriwardena, D. Investigation of antimony complexed to soil-derived humic acids and inorganic antimony species along a Massachusetts highway. Humic Science and Technology Conference-X. Boston, MA. March 2007.

Hall, J., Conlisk, E. A health needs assessment of the growing Latino community in Charleston, South Carolina. 135th Annual Meeting of the American Public Health Association. Washington, D.C. November 2007.

Buchsbaum, A., Schaefer, E., Dansinger, M. Baseline dietary glycemic load as a predictor of weight loss on the Atkins, Zone, Weight Watchers and Ornish diets. American Heart Association Annual Meeting. Orlando, FL. November 2007.

2006

Newton, K., Jones, J., Amarasiriwardena, D. Investigation of spatial trace elemental profiles of blue mussel shells (mitilus edulis) in Boston Harbor, Massachusetts by laser ablation-inductively coupled plasma-mass spectrometry. Winter Conference on Plasma Spectrochemistry. Tucson, AZ. January 2006.

Steely, S., Amarasiriwardena, D., Xing, B. An investigation of antimony complexed to humic acids and inorganic antimony speciation in contaminated Soils. Humic Science & Technology IX. Boston, MA. March 2006.

Van der Velden, A., Leavitt, W., Tor, J. Characterization of a novel arsenic-tolerant, halophilic γ-Proteobacterium, Salicola aquaputidensis gen. nov., sp. nov., isolated from Death Valley, California. 106th General Meeting of the American Society for Microbiology. Orlando, FL. May 2006.

Borchelt, A.M., Conlisk, E., Cimino, F., Cremer, M. Age at menopause in rural El Salvador. 134th Annual Meeting of the American Public Health Association. Boston, MA. November 2006.

Gorman, T., Conlisk, E., Hartmann, E. An epidemiological review of the physical and mental health effects of the September 11th terrorist attacks. 134th Annual Meeting of the American Public Health Association. Boston, MA. November 2006.

2005

Bido, J. Comparison of the nutritive quality and health outcomes of tortillas made with the Nixtamal process versus harina de maiz. 45th Annual Meeting of the Northeastern Anthropological Association. Lake Placid, NY. March 2005.

Newton, K., Amarasiriwardena, D., Danku, J., Barnes, R., Xing, B. Determination of As and Pb complexed to soil humic acids and soil arsenic species in an apple orchard contaminated with lead arsenate pesticide. Humic Science and Technology Conference VIII. Boston, MA. March 2005.

Steely, S., Amarasiriwardena, D., Yáñez, J. Laser ablation-inductively coupled plasma-mass spectrometry (LA-ICP-MS): A rapid method for elemental analysis of hair. American Chemical Society National Meeting. San Diego, CA. March 2005.

Borchelt, A.M., Cimeno, F., Conlisk, E., Cremer, M. Early menopause: A study of the reproductive lives of Salvadoran women. 14th Annual Meeting of the International Health and Medical Education Consortium. San Francisco, CA. April 2005.

Gorman, M., Conlisk, E., Perez, V. Evidence of impaired bone health in low-income women of childbearing age. Northeastern Anthropological Association 45th Annual Meeting. Lake Placid, NY. 2005; and 133rd Annual Meeting of the American Public Health Association. Philadelphia, PA. November 2005.

Acosta, A., Conlisk, E., Johnson, K. Health care access among street-dwelling mothers in a middle-income Asian country. 133rd Annual Meeting of the American Public Health Association. Philadelphia, PA. November 2005.

Acosta, A., Conlisk, E., Johnson, K. Street dwelling mothers in a middle-income Asian country: Health status, risk behaviors, and access to care in Filipino street mothers. 133rd Annual Meeting of the American Public Health Association. Philadelphia, PA. November 2005.

Bido, J. Adaptación alimenticia en migrantes de Ixtlilco El Grande a los Estados Unidos: Evaluación nutricional previa y posterior a la migración y su correlación con la obesidad. 13th Juan Comas Coloquio de Antropología Física. Campeche, México. November 2005.

Bido, J. Salud, Nutrición, y Desarollo en Ixtlilco, Morelos. Southern California Conference on Undergraduate Research. Riverside, California. November 2005.

2004

Draper, J., Okpotor, F., Amarasiriwardena, D. Semi quantitative analysis of trace metals in over-the-counter calcium supplements by laser ablation-inductively coupled plasma-mass spectrometry (LA-ICP-MS). Winter Conference on Plasma Spectrochemistry. Fort Lauderdale, FL. January 2004.

Burton, P., Jones, J., Allen, S., Goodman, A., Amarasiriwardena, D., Mack, M., Blakey, M. Dietary reconstruction of enslaved African from the New York African Burial Ground: Elemental concentrations in permanent molars. 73rd Annual Meeting of the American Association of Physical Anthropologists. Tampa, FL. April 2004.

Kraynik, S., Carrasco, A., Goodman, A., Winham, D., Dolphin, A. A prospective study of maternal prenatal dietary intakes and the formation of enamel growth disruptions. 73rd Annual Meeting of the American Association of Physical Anthropologists. Tampa, FL. April 2004.

Obedin-Maliver, J., Conlisk, E., Cremer, M. The relationship between nutrient intake and cervical cancer in rural Salvadoran women. 132nd Annual Meeting of the American Public Health Association. Washington, D.C. November 2004.

2003

Webb, E., Tauch, S., *Green, E., Goodman, A., Amarasiriwardena, D. Determination of elemental concentrations and lead isotope ratios in teeth from Solis, Mexico, Kalama, Egypt and Bronze Age Magan in Tell Abraq, UAE, by inductively coupled plasma-atomic emission spectroscopy (ICP-AES) and mass spectrometry (ICP-MS). American Chemical Society National Meeting. New Orleans, LA. March 2003.

*Green, E., Tauch, S., Webb, E., Amarasiriwardena, D. The application of diffuse reflectance infrared Fourier transform spectroscopy (DRIFTS) for identification of potential diagenesis crystallinity changes in teeth. American Chemical Society National Meeting. New Orleans, LA. March 2003.

Acosta, A., Goodman, A., Backstrand, J., Dolphin, A. Infants’ enamel growth disruptions and the quantity and quality of mothers’ perinatal diets in Solis, Mexico. 72nd Annual Meeting of the American Association of Physical Anthropologists. Tempe, AZ. April 2003.

2002

Kang, D., Goodman, A., Amarasiriwardena, D. Application of Laser Ablation-Inductively Coupled Plasma-Mass Spectrometry (LA-ICP-MS) for the Investigation of Trace Metal Distributions in Human Tooth Enamel Growth Layers. Winter Conference on Plasma Spectrochemistry. Scottsdale, Arizona. January 2002.  2002 OUTSTANDING POSTER.

Leypoldt, L.
, Conlisk, E. Asthma hospitalization rates in Massachusetts—1996-1998. 16th National Conference on Chronic Disease, Prevention and Control. Atlanta, GA. May 2002.

Brownsmith, M., Reid, J., Goodman, A., Coleman, D., Walker, J. 87SR/86SR in the Landscape, Diet and Teeth of a Modern Mexican Rural Population: Implications for Archaelogical Dietary and Migration Reconstructions. Annual Meeting of the Geological Society of America. Denver, CO. October 2002.

2001

Shifley, L., Amarasiriwardena, D., Xing, B., Siripinyanond, A., and Barnes, R. Trace Metal Speciation and Colloidal Properties of Soil Humic Acids Isolated from Three Different Soils: A Flow-Field Flow Fractionation-Inductively Coupled Plasma-Mass Spectrometry (Flow-FFF-ICP-MS) Study. Humic Substance Seminar V. Boston, MA. March 2001.

Anderson, T., Amarasiriwardena, D., Xing, B., Siripinyanond, A., Barnes, R. Spectroscopic and Flow-Field Flow Fractionation-Inductively Coupled Plasma-Mass Spectrometry (Flow-FFF-ICP-MS) Study of Humic Acids Isolated from Organic and Conventional Agricultural Soils, and Vermin Compost. Humic Substance Seminar V. Boston, MA. March 2001.

Tunstall, S., Klein, R., DeCou, S., Amarasiriwardena, D. Characterization of Lead Glazes and Lead Leaching Properties of Glazed Ceramics from the Solis Valley, Mexico using Inductively Coupled Plasma-Mass Spectrometry (ICP-MS) And Diffuse Reflectance Fourier Transform Infrared Spectroscopy (DRIFT): Are We What We Eat Out Of? 221st American Chemical Society National Meeting. San Diego, CA. April 2001.

*Five College student who conducted the research with a Hampshire faculty member.

 

 

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