Fall 2000 Branch Meeting in Grand Junction, Colorado, at Mesa State College
October 14, 2000
8:30 a.m. Registration, MSC Science Building.
9:00 a.m. Convener, Hana Van Campen, University of Wyoming.
9:05 a.m. A Deletion Analysis of Pho R. Kristine Hollingsworth* and Bill McCleary. Bringham Young University.
9:25 a.m. In vitro analysis of the CA, DHp, and PAS Domains of the Histidine Kinase, PhoR. Daniel Carmany* and Bill McCleary. Bringham Young University.
9:45 a.m. Break
10:00 a.m. Keynote Address: Hantavirus Cardiopulmonary Syndrome: New Hope for Therapy and Prevention. Brian Hjelle, M.D., Department of Pathology, University of New Mexico School of Medicine.
11:00 a.m. Regulation of 2,4-Dichlorophenoxyacetic Acid Metabolism in Ralstonia eutropha JMP134(pJP4): Uncovering the Role of the tfdR-tfdS Regulatory Gene Duplication. Assaad E. Chalhoub* and Alan R. Harker. Bringham Young University.
11:20 a.m. The Use of Microbial Metal Resistance in the Remediation of Contaminated Soils. Duried M. Kassab* and Timberley M. Roane. University of Colorado at Denver.
11:40 a.m. Non-Receptor Mediated Apoptosis in S49 Cells and Mouse Peripheral Blood Lymphocytes: A Comparative Study. K. R. Garvin* B. K. Murray and L. L. O’Neill. Bringham Young University.
12:00 p.m. Lunch, Krey-Ziegel room or restaurant of your choice.
12:45 p.m. RMB Business meeting.
1:30 p.m. Follicular Dendritic Cells and the Regulation of Human Immunodeficiency Virus Transcription. T. C. Thacker*, Y. J. Jiang, N. York, B. F. Keele, J. D. Estes and G. B. Burton. Bringham Young University.
1:50 p.m. Follicular Dendritic Cells (FDCs) and Increased CXCR4 Expression on CD4+ T Lymphocytes. Jacod D. Estes*, Brandon F. Keele, Suzanne Gartner, Tyler C. Thacker, Yongjun Jiang, Michael A. Redd, Michael J. Lloyd and Gregory F. Burton. Bringham Young University.
2:10 p.m. Specific Antibody Versus Complement-Mediated Binding of HIV on Follicular Dendritic Cells. Michael A. Redd*, Brandon F. Keele, Jacob D. Estes, Tyler C. Thacker and Gregory F. Burton. Bringham Young University.
2:30 p.m. Follicular Dendritic Cells and Maintenance of HIV Infectivity. Brandon F. Keele*, Beverly A. Smith, Jacob E. Estes, Tyler C. Thacker and Gregory F. Burton. Bringham Young University.
2:50 p.m. Break.
3:00 p.m. Flea Identification by DNA Sequencing. Theodore Gurney, Jr., Russell LeMon, and Robert E. Elbel. University of Utah.
3:20 p.m. Pathogenesis of Aedes aegypti Densonucleosis Virus. Todd W. Ward*, M. Jenkins, B. Afanasiev, J. Carlson. Colorado State University.
3:40 p.m. The role of reactive oxygen intermediates in Mycobacterium avium pathogenesis. Darren Fouts*, Hubert M. Tse, and Andrea M. Cooper. Colorado State University.
4:00 p.m. Analysis of the Deer Mouse Interleukin-10 and Interferon-g Genes. Melissa M. Herbst* and Tony Schountz. Mesa State College.
4:20 p.m. Analysis of composting toilet bacteria. Sarah Walters and Rebecca Ferrell. Metropolitan State College of Denver.
4:40 p.m. Characterization of composting toilet bacteria using 16S rRNA sequences. Scott Montross and Rebecca Ferrell. Metropolitan State College of Denver.
U.V. Effects on Plant Associated Pseudomonads. Wesley Mortensen*, Charles D. Miller, Gilbert Braga and Anne Anderson. Utah State University.