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CHS 2021 Research Day Student Poster Presenters

Please click on the bolded research poster presention titles to veiw the student's presentation. 


Headshot of man wearing glasses.Zackery Fullerton 

One of our local Wyomingites, Zack is from Casper. Zack received his BS in Molecular Biology from UW prior to joining the Bruns Lab in fall 2020 for his MS in Kinesiology and Health. Zack's research interests are sex differences in our high-altitude chamber and plans to investigate the mechanisms behind how males and females respond differently to altitude. His current projects are high altitude induced muscle loss and methods for attenuation of muscle loss.

Research Poster Presentation: Exposure to High Altitude Promotes Muscle Loss that is not Rescued by Metformin  




Waist high image of man wearing hat and sunglasses. Hunter Graves 

My name is Hunter Graves and this is my research for the CHS Research Day. I am from Cody, Wyoming, and will be graduating this May with my bachelors in Kinesiology and double minors in Psychology and Physiology.

Research Poster Presentation: Treadmill Training Improves Aerobic Capacity in Aged Male Mice Compared to Voluntary Wheel Running





 Head and shoulders of male student.Andrew Johnson 

I am a second-year master's student in the Division of Kinesiology and Health, and I study under Dr. Evan Johnson. My research investigates pacing in uphill and downhill running. I am originally from Rochester, Minnesota, and I completed my undergraduate degree in Biology and Secondary Education at Luther College in Decorah, Iowa.

Research Poster Presentation: Pacing Strategies and Performance at an Uphill and Downhill Running Race





female student standing on beach..Eva Koplin 

My name is Eva Koplin. I grew up in Rochester, MN. In 2020, I graduated from the University of Wyoming with my BS in physiology, and I am currently pursuing my master's in Kinesiology and Health. I am passionate about public health, outdoor recreation and diversity.

Research Poster Presentation: Changes in Voluntary Wheel Running During Stages of Pregnancy in the Mouse





 Head and shoulders of male student.Nicholas Marcello

I am a first year Master's student in the Division of Kinesiology and Health and my focus is in exercise physiology. I received my undergrad from the University of Wyoming in Kinesiology and Health Promotion. I am from Wheat Ridge, Colorado, and am working towards becoming a certified strength and conditioning specialist. 

Research Poster Presentation: Disruption of Circadian Rhythm by Simulated Jet Lag in Mice





Head and shoulders of male student.Ben McNair 

My name is Ben McNair. I am a recent Kinesiology and Health masters graduate and am in my first year of the biomedical sciences PhD program under Dr. Danielle Bruns. I grew up in Corvallis, Oregon and received my undergraduate degree in Exercise Science from Linfield College.

Research Poster Presentation: Advanced Age Exacerbates Pulmonary Hypertension-Induced Right Ventricular Dysfunction





Female student resting head on arm.Janelle Ordiway 

My name is Jannelle Ordiway and I am a senior in the Social Work Department here at the University of Wyoming. I am from Casper, Wyoming, where I was born and raised but Laramie has been my home for the last four years. I am currently working on a bachelor's degree in social work with a minor in family and consumer science as well as honors. I am currently serving the on the Wyoming State Advisory Council for Juvenile Justice and have been an active member around the UW campus.

Research Poster Presentation: Keepin’ it REAL: An Effective Substance Use Prevention Program for Wyoming Adolescence




Head and shoulders of female student.Musharraf Yusifova 

I am a second year graduate student in Dr. Danielle Bruns’ cardiac Lab in Kinesiology and Health Department at University of Wyoming. Originally I am an international student from Azerbaijan and received my previous education from Baku State University. Then, my research training started at Illinois State University, in Dr. Nathan Mortimer’s lab. Since I joined the Bruns lab, I have started working in a project on cardiac circadian rhythms and it would potentially be related cardiac dysfunction in advanced age. While attending UW, I call Laramie, Wyoming, home.

Research Poster Presentation: Genetic Deletion of BMAL1 In Cardiac Myocytes Disrupts the Cardiac Molecular Clock



Head and shoulders of female student.Samantha Power 

Samantha Power is an undergraduate student in the Division of Communication Disorders. She is currently finishing the final semester of her undergraduate program and will be continuing her education at the University of Wyoming in fall of 2021 as a member of the Division of Communication Disorders graduate cohort. Power is an active member of the Speech Imaging Lab (directed by Dr. Katelyn Kotlarek) and the current President of the National Student Speech-Language-Hearing Association (NSSLHA) at UW. Power is originally from Mandan, ND.

Research Poster Presentation: A Preliminary Investigation of Palatoglossus Morphology in Children Using MRI




Female student posing on outdoor balcony. Yu Song 

Hi, I'm Yu. I come from Xian city China. I started my Ph.D. program in Kinesiology and Health here last January. My major is sports biomechanics, and where I focus is ACL injury.

Research Poster Presentation: Medial-lateral shoulder and hip positions predicted kinetic asymmetries during double-leg squats in collegiate athletes following ACL reconstruction






Head and shoulders of female student.Rachel Williams 

Rachel is originally from the town of Ridgecrest, CA. She completed a Bachelor of Science degree in biology at Montana State University before coming to Laramie for pharmacy school. This is her third year in the pharmacy program.  Rachel enjoys tutoring organic chemistry and hopes to be a clinical veterinary pharmacist upon graduation. 

Research Poster Presentation: Glycerol scaffolds for rapid synthesis of hydrolytically resistant acylglyceride probes





Head and shoulders of female student.Ola Zarzycka - Aleksandra

Ola Zarzycka, BS, is from Cheyenne, Wyoming, and is a medical student in the WWAMI Program at the University of Washington School of Medicine, hoping to specialize in Pediatrics.

Research Poster Presentation: Current Practices and Training Among Providers Regarding Cleft Palate Feeding




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