2021 Virtual Spring Undergraduate Research Symposium Presenters

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Aanchal Shah

Aanchal Shah

Novel clinical collaboration between a musician in residence and a speech-language pathologist
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Adam Rosenblum

Adam Rosenblum

Nitrate Adsorption by Activated Carbon
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Aéja Marie Pinto

Aéja Marie Pinto

Brain Functional Network Biomarkers of Cognitive Impairment Transitions in Aging
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Aimee Briel Clesi

Aimee Briel Clesi

The New Southern Gothic: Habeas Corpus, AEDPA, and the Nightmare of Proving Actual Innocence
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Alana Gomez

Alana Gomez

"First in the South and Second to None in the Nation": President O'Connell's vision for the University of Florida.
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Aleksandra Orlovic

Aleksandra Orlovic

Analysis of Demand Change at a University Counseling Center
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Alexandra Zidel

Alexandra Zidel

First Generation College Students & Financial Literacy: The Impact of Social Connections
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Alexia Brown

Alexia Brown

Evaluating the Effect of Age on Cognitive Control Amongst Moderate Drinkers
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Alina Alvarez

Alina Alvarez

Researching Digital Interfaces to Raise Awareness about the Impacts of Gun Violence
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Alva Mihalik

Alva Mihalik

Mapping Burrows of the Gopher Tortoise
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Alyssa Crowe

Alyssa Crowe

The Differential Impact of Positive, Negative, and Neutral Peer Interactions on Performance and Attitude in a Virtual Environment
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Ariana Montesdeoca

Ariana Montesdeoca

Effects of BPA Exposure on Reproductive Health
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Arriane Pirhalla

Arriane Pirhalla

Perspectives on Undergraduate Research
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Arturo Gonzalez

Arturo Gonzalez

Cables from Cuba: Cross-Strait Solidarity and Politics in Ybor City, 1898-1961.
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Ava Gomez

Ava Gomez

The Experiences of Mixed-Race Students on College Campuses and their Impact on the Self-Identification Process
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Bergen Lemack

Bergen Lemack

Temporal Relationship Between Dietary Oxalate Load and Fluid Intake on Spot Urine Oxalate Testing
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Brian Van

Brian Van

The Student Compost Cooperative - Cultivating Compost Collaboration
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Briana Williams

Briana Williams

The Impact Of Patient Age On The Acceptability Of Telemedicine In The Context Of COVID-19
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Brook Rainflower

Brook Rainflower

Is Multiple Franchise Ownership a Good Idea? The Business Advantages and Legal Complications of this Business Model, Especially as it Relates to the Salon Industry
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Caleb Reed

Caleb Reed

Evaluating Changing U.S. Immigration Policy and the Agricultural Labor Supply
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Caroline Davidson

Caroline Davidson

Trial-by-Trial Analysis as a Tool for Paired-Associates Learning
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Cayle Gao

Cayle Gao

A detailed analysis of secure messages between cancer patients and doctors during COVID-19
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Ceri Borde

Ceri Borde

Sustainability Analysis of Agricultural Development in Trinidad and Tobago
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Chance Sturrup

Chance Sturrup

Organics Detection in Acid Mine Drainage with Implications for Organics Preservation in Iron-rich and Saline Environments on Mars
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Charles D'Ambra

Charles D’Ambra

Mechanical and Microstructural Characterization of HY-80 Steel
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Chase Fagen

Chase Fagen

Designing Chip Scale Surface Plasmon Electro-Optic Devices
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Christopher Lee

Christopher Lee

Perceptions of SNAP on a College Campus and Obstacles to Applying
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Cole Perkins

Cole Perkins

A low-cost, high-definition heterodyne phase camera
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Connor Aucremanne

Connor Aucremanne

Sunset or Sunrise? Framing the Science and Policy of Rooftop Solar PV in Florida
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CURE: An Ounce of Prevention: Caregiver Influence on Physical Activity Engagement in Youth with Comorbid Obesity and Asthma

CURE: An Ounce of Prevention: Caregiver Influence on Physical Activity Engagement in Youth with Comorbid Obesity and Asthma

Caregiver Influence on Physical Activity Engagement in Youth with Comorbid Obesity and Asthma
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CURE: An Ounce of Prevention: Relationships Between Adolescent Alcohol Use and Gender, Urbanicity, and Family Profiles: An Exploratory Analysis

CURE: An Ounce of Prevention: Relationships Between Adolescent Alcohol Use and Gender, Urbanicity, and Family Profiles: An Exploratory Analysis

Relationships Between Adolescent Alcohol Use and Gender, Urbanicity, and Family Profiles: An Exploratory Analysis
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CURE: An Ounce of Prevention: The association between stress and coparenting quality: A quantitative analysis.

CURE: An Ounce of Prevention: The association between stress and coparenting quality: A quantitative analysis.

The association between stress and coparenting quality: A quantitative analysis.
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CURE: Engineering Directed Independent Research: ENGINEERING RESEARCH

CURE: Engineering Directed Independent Research: ENGINEERING RESEARCH

Investigating Virtual Reality's Capability in the Future of Nuclear Reactor Training
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CURE: Engineering Interdisciplinary Undergraduate Research

CURE: Engineering Interdisciplinary Undergraduate Research

Demonstrating the Capabilities of TEENI Electrodes in a Peripheral Nerve
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CURE: Interdisciplinary Undergraduate Research: Examining influenza vaccine administrations and popular internet search terms: Vaccine skepticism fueled by misinformation

CURE: Interdisciplinary Undergraduate Research: Examining influenza vaccine administrations and popular internet search terms: Vaccine skepticism fueled by misinformation

Examining influenza vaccine administrations and popular internet search terms: Vaccine skepticism fueled by misinformation
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CURE: Interdisciplinary Undergraduate Research: Reaching for the Stars: Exploring the Connection Between Light Pollution and Mental Health in the United States

CURE: Interdisciplinary Undergraduate Research: Reaching for the Stars: Exploring the Connection Between Light Pollution and Mental Health in the United States

Reaching for the Stars: Exploring the Connection Between Light Pollution and Mental Health in the United States
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CURE: Precision Ketogenic Therapy

CURE: Precision Ketogenic Therapy

Precision Ketogenic Therapy Throughout the Life Cycle
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Daniel Sweeney

Daniel Sweeney

What Drives Growth: Analyzing Quantitative Factors that Impact Long-term Corporate Growth Rates and their Variation across Sectors
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Dantona Leger

Dantona Leger

Examining Reinforcement of Sedentary Behaviors and Weight Status Among Adults
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Dhairya Shah

Dhairya Shah

Identifying virulence factors in norovirus infection
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Dominic Mayo

Dominic Mayo

The Mad Dog Diet: A Preliminary Study of Free-Roaming Dog Feeding Ecology in Northeastern Madagascar
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Elena Garcia

Elena Garcia

A Rodent Model of the Effects of Traumatic Brain Injury on the Paired Associates Learning Task
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Eli Prescott

Eli Prescott

Detection of Organics in Icelandic Hot Spring Deposits with Implications for Organics Preservation on Mars
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Elise Williams

Elise Williams

Differences in thermoregulatory behavior in anoles across urban and forested habitats
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Emily Bryant

Emily Bryant

Associations Between Sleep Quality, Household Income, and Medication Adherence in Adolescents With Asthma
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Emily Kracht

Emily Kracht

Analytical Chemistry Methods in Ceramic Analysis to Determine Provenance and Production of Pottery in the Caribbean and Bahamian Islands
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Emily Stone

Emily Stone

Examining Waterways Near UF Campus for Antimicrobial Resistance
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Enrico Bautista

Enrico Bautista

Dose Calculation Errors in Lung Cancer Patients Receiving Proton Therapy
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Frenki Bylyku

Frenki Bylyku

VR Behavioral Study
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Giancarlo Buzzi

Giancarlo Buzzi

Drench Applications of Humic Acids Do Not Improve Southern Highbush Blueberry Transplant in Soilless Substrates
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Grethel Aguila

Grethel Aguila

Codeswitching in Arabic-language media
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Hailey Dansby

Hailey Dansby

Scuttling into the Margins: an examination of insects in literary fiction
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Haley Boles

Haley Boles

Organics Detection in Ancient Cratonic Rocks Using TMAH Wet Chemistry
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Hannah Gracy

Hannah Gracy

The association between cognitive function and sleep among people living with HIV in Florida
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Jaren Abraham

Jaren Abraham

The effects of cabbage looper herbivory damage on wild radish seed production
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Jasmine Davis

Jasmine Davis

American BrOT Digitization in the Steel Bridge Industry
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Joanna Wilkin

Joanna Wilkin

Discursive Change and the Electoral Success of the Populist Radical Right
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John M Vito

John M Vito

Clements Markham and the Social Apparatus of a Cinchona Mission in the British Informal Empire (1859-1861).
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Jonathan M. DeStefano

Jonathan M. DeStefano

Pr3Tl: a potential magnetic topological semimetal
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Joshua Valdivia

Joshua Valdivia

Development of Carbon Fiber Reinforced Vehicle Structures
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Julianne Gibson

Julianne Gibson

Effectiveness of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles for detecting Gopher Tortoise Burrows After Prescribed Fire
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Kaitlyn Gregorio

Kaitlyn Gregorio

Loss of muscle IGF-1 restricts functional fitness adaptation to endurance exercise
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Katelyn Castor

Katelyn Castor

Asian-Americans’ Perspectives on Pandemic-Related, Anti-Asian Hate Crimes
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Katelyn Gant

Katelyn Gant

Osteological Analysis and Reconstruction of an Isolated, Fragmented Skull from St. Augustine, Florida.
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Katherine Messer

Katherine Messer

Analysis of Earthworm Depuration Conditions and Kinetics
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Kelen Quintana

Kelen Quintana

Hedonism, Prostitutes, and Gods at the Floating, Hidden World (Kakurezato) of Yoshiwara
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Kiran Mital

Kiran Mital

Optimization of Parameters for Aerosolized Nanoparticle Delivery
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Lars Bjorndal

Lars Bjorndal

Optimization of Algal Dehydration Kinetics
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Laura Valletti

Laura Valletti

Public perception to composting and perceived barriers to compost participation
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Levin Besing

Levin Besing

Using Systems Requirements Analysis to Evaluate Infection Control in Healthcare Design for Interior Materials
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Lillianna Thomas

Lillianna Thomas

To be or not to be a “frontline physician”: Professional identity formation during the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Luis De La Rosa

Luis De La Rosa

Immune system and α-synuclein pathology in Parkinson's Disease
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Luke Haas

Luke Haas

Assessing common bean (phaseolus vulgaris) under water stress
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Luran Manfio

Luran Manfio

CRAsset: A Clinical Recruitment Informatics Tool to Facilitate Clinical Recruitment and Administrative Overhead
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Lylybell Zhou

Lylybell Zhou

Small molecules as a novel approach to treat fatty fibrosis
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Madelyn Kloske

Madelyn Kloske

Social Network Approaches to Bilingualism
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Madison Francis

Madison Francis

Novel Bio-ELISA Reliably Detects Human and Murine Tyrosine Hydroxylase
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Malhar Patel

Malhar Patel

Induced Alpha Helix Formation During Biosynthesis of Microviridins
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Manjula Somanchi

Manjula Somanchi

Models of Gliomas
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Martin Badov

Martin Badov

A Novel Method to Study Dopamine Transport and Synthesis in Regulatory T cells
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Matteen Kashef, Trevon Bailey

Matteen Kashef, Trevon Bailey

Focus on Access to Care in the Journal of the American Dental Association
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Maya Barrett

Maya Barrett

Age-related alterations in prelimbic cortical neuron Arc expression vary by behavioral state and cortical layer
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Megan Wilson

Megan Wilson

Fairy Tales, Horror, and Uncanny Protagonists of the 19th Century
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Meher Kalkat

Meher Kalkat

Cite Your Source: Most Common Sources for PrEP Information
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Mekenzie Powell

Mekenzie Powell

The Development of Prepositional Collocations in Learner English
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Mel Mallard

Mel Mallard

Language Typologies and Attentional Control: Evidence from the Global Local Task
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Melissa Sacher

Melissa Sacher

Effect of Heat Stress During Late Gestation on Multiparous Holstein Cows and Offspring
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Micayla Richardson

Micayla Richardson

Garnering Attention on Social Media: A Multi-level Analysis of Nonprofit Behavior on TikTok
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Michael Guo

Michael Guo

Investigating Diversity in Graspeptides
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Michayla Yost

Michayla Yost

Student-Teacher Relationships and Student Receipt of Mental Health Services
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Michelle Huang

Michelle Huang

The Effect of Perfluoroheptanoic Acid on the Development and Behavior of Danio rerio
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Nabiha Azaz

Nabiha Azaz

Pilot Project for Honors Thesis
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Nabil Chowdhury

Nabil Chowdhury

An Outreach Approach on Antimicrobial Resistance & Citrus Greening Disease
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Nicholas Sheehan

Nicholas Sheehan

Photochemistry of (η3-allyl)Ru(CO)3X Precursors for Photoassisted Chemical Vapor Deposition
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Nicole A Fernandez

Nicole A Fernandez

An arrestin-1 surface opposite of its interface with photoactivated rhodopsin engages with enolase-1
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Nidhi Patel, Marcela Sordo

Nidhi Patel, Marcela Sordo

Salivary Biomarkers associated with Systemic and Oral Diseases
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Paris Wiechecki Vergara

Paris Wiechecki Vergara

Evaluating the Efficacy of a School-Based Sexual Abuse Prevention Program, Safer, Smarter Kids, for Elementary-Aged Children
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Phoenix Berman

Phoenix Berman

Counterterrorism and Immigration in Hungary
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Piotr Suder

Piotr Suder

Comparison of Accelerated Failure Time Model Estimators
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Priya Dames

Priya Dames

Protect the Filter Bubbles: Emphasizing User Speech Rights in Algorithmically Curated Online Forums
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Rachel Fletcher

Rachel Fletcher

Effects of a Ketogenic Diet on Prefrontal Cortical and Hippocampal Membrane and Cytosolic GLUT4 levels
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Rachel Hujsa

Rachel Hujsa

African Past, American Future: Uplift Ideology in Early 20th Century Opera
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Rainer Rodriguez

Rainer Rodriguez

Externalizing Behaviors in Children with Cystic Fibrosis: Relationships with Demographics and Health Outcomes
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Rebecca Molina

Rebecca Molina

The Effect of Herbivore Interactions on Plant and Seed Development
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Rebecca Shakour

Rebecca Shakour

COVID-19 Impacts Mental Health Outcomes and Ability/Desire to Participate in Research Among Current Research Participants
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Renae Burke

Renae Burke

Optimizing Neuroprosthesis Longevity via Electrode Design: The Role of Electrode-Site Area
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Robert L. Taylor

Robert L. Taylor

Measuring Motion of Submerged Aquatic Vegetation Through Digital Video Analysis
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Ryan Higginbotham

Ryan Higginbotham

Surrogate Delay Discounting Rate Depends On Observation of Different Health Behavior
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Samantha Hackett

Samantha Hackett

Identifying Interactions between Murine Norovirus, C. albicans, and E. coli mutants
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Samantha Schwartz

Samantha Schwartz

A Profile of Health Care Infrastructure and Social Determinants of Health Between Patients with Diabetes with/without Complications in the Florida Counties with the Highest Hospital Discharge Rates.
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Santoshkrishna Tirumala

Santoshkrishna Tirumala

Framework for Rigid Microstructures
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Sara Humphrey

Sara Humphrey

Effect of Broadband White Light Supplemented with Far-Red and Blue LEDs on Intumescence Injury of Compact Tomato Transplants
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Serena Dijkhuizen

Serena Dijkhuizen

Skateboarding, Yes, We Do It Too: The Experiences of Women Skateboarding in the U.S.
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Shannon McCloskey

Shannon McCloskey

Exploring How Early Season Tropical Cyclones Indicate Full Season Activity
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Shivani Patel

Shivani Patel

Regulation of Shedding of Coupling Extracellular Vesicles by Osteoclasts by the Retromer
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Siri Ravuri

Siri Ravuri

USING THREE-DIMENSIONAL MODELING TO ANALYZE VASCULAR CHANGES AROUND PRIMARY LUNG TUMORS
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Sofia Acevedo

Sofia Acevedo

The impact animal-based vs plant-based proteins have on inflammation makers among adults with chronic kidney disease: A systematic review/meta-analysis
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Sophia Paulitz

Sophia Paulitz

Adjusting to Sentences: A Brain Wave Study
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Sydney Haselden

Sydney Haselden

What do Parasympathetic Ganglia Neurons have to do with Type 1 Diabetes?
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Tiffany Conklin

Tiffany Conklin

Modeling Diffusion of Proteins from PEG-Based Hydrogels Utilized for Investigating Natural Killer Cell Migration
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William Yarley

William Yarley

Carryover Effects of Fertilizer and Weed Control Treatments on Soil Nutrients and Organic Carbon and Nitrogen in Southeastern Pine Stands
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Zachary Raad

Zachary Raad

Heterologous Expression of Mycosporine-like Amino Acids
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Zachary Zaroogian

Zachary Zaroogian

The Role of DNMT3A Mutations in Pre-Malignant Clonal Hematopoiesis
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Zonshen Yu

Zonshen Yu

Two-way Superpatterns
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