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We do consider Bio395 (Research for undergradutes) in the lab. It takes a lot of hard work and time, but it is a good experience to learn laboratory skills and how to conduct research.

UK-NOW on Research-Cooper Lab on past undergrad research in the lab

If you would like to learn more about Bio395 please contact me : RLCOOP1@email.uky.edu

KBRIN INBRE Summer Undergraduate Biomedical Research Program:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J6TAwZbCkqc

Cooper lab for Fall 2016 and Spring 2017:

Please visit the Cooper lab web page for more information about the lab and various projects. http://web.as.uky.edu/Biology/faculty/cooper/

1. Modulation of the larval Drosophila heart. Examining the effects of hormones on the physiology of the Drosophila heart. Correlative to mammalian hearts. Use of pharmacology and genetic approaches.

2. The role of neuromodulators on the development and function of the brain in Drosophila. Examining neural plasticity, traumatic brain injury, and development with the use of pharmacological and genetic approaches.

3. Examining the modulation of synaptic transmission at the neuromuscular junction in model organisms related to health and disease in humans. Physiological and anatomical measures are utilized.


UNDERGRADUATE FELLOWSHIPS that were $21,000

To learn more about this past activity [jump to] "The BECKMAN PAGE"

Read about four of our own students that was awarded this fellowship [jump to]

Read about American Physiology fellowship obtained by one of our undergraduates: http://uknow.uky.edu/content/biology-undergrads-receive-prestigious-fellowships-summer-research

Freshmen and sophomores may also get involved in research. The UK-Undergraduate Research Program facilitates entry of new students into research labs and offers opportunities for seminars and discussions among participating students. UK-URP is an excellent way to get into basic research nearly as soon as you arrive on campus.

Students in research programs or wishing to be in one are urged to join the Society for Promotion of Undergraduate Research. SPUR participants meet regularly.

If additional information is needed, please call the Office of Undergraduate Studies at 257-4711

 

STUDENT TRAINING

Undergraduate research in my laboratory:

(At Present - summer & Fall 2016 )

1. Rachel Potter Spring, Fall 2015, Spring 2016, Summer and Fall 2016

2. Samuel Wycoff Summer, Fall 2015 (past high school student in the lab), Spring 2016, Summer and Fall 2016

3. Jenni Ho Spring and Fall 2016

4. Aya Omar Spring, summer and Fall 2016

5. Eashwar Somasundaram Spring & Fall 2016

6. Kaylee Hall Spring & Fall 2016 Lab research neuro & public health outreach project.

7. Jenika Soni Summer & Fall 2016

8. Angie Mikos Summer 2016 KBRIN student.

9. Viresh Dayaram Summer, Fall 2016

10. Jacob Sifers Summer 2016 PEP program UK Med School

11. Christina Hermanns Fall 2016

12. Tori Hicky Fall 2016

(Past)

1. Harty Ashby Spring 1996 (Undergraduate Research)

2. Dan Franklin Fall 1997 (Undergraduate Research)

3. Wendy Warren Spring, Summer & Fall 1997 (Undergraduate Research, Howard Hughes Medical Institute Undergraduate Fellowship).

4. Marvin Ruffner Spring, Summer & Fall 1997 (Undergraduate Research, Howard Hughes Medical Institute Undergraduate Fellowship).

5. J. Deskin Spring 1998 (Undergraduate Research)

6. Devan Doshi Summer 1998 (Volunteer for Undergraduate Research) Biology student at The George Washington University, Washington D.C.

7. Elizabeth Ward Summer, Fall 1997 and Spring 1998 (Undergraduate Research, Research and creativity grant for $ 2,500).

8. M.P. Huffman Summer and Fall 1997, Spring 1998 (Undergraduate Research, Howard Hughes Medical Institute Undergraduate Fellowship).

9. Laura Paula Ashby Summer 1998 (Undergraduate Research)

10. Jarrett Greer Fall 1998, Spring1999 (Undergraduate Research)

11. Rachel Chase Spring, Summer and Fall 1998. (Undergraduate Research, Howard Hughes Medical Institute Undergraduate Fellowship). Fall 1998 & Spring1999-Ribble Scholar.

12. Jenny Haggard (Undergraduate Research, Howard Hughes Medical Institute Undergraduate Fellowship- summer 1999)

13. Laura Listerman Summer & Fall 1998, Spring & Fall 1999 (Undergraduate Research, Howard Hughes Medical Institute Undergraduate Fellowship; REU-NSF fellowship).

14. Jeremy Dore Fall 1999 (Undergraduate Research).

15. Jeffrey R. Strawn Fall 1998, Spring & Fall 1999, Spring 2000 (Undergraduate Research; REU-NSF fellowship)

16. Ann Phan Fall 1999, Spring, Fall 2000; & Spring 2001 (Undergraduate Research).

17. R. Chase Southard Spring, Summer & Fall 1998; Spring & Fall 1999; Spring, Summer, Fall 2000;& Spring 2001. (Undergraduate Research, Howard Hughes Medical Institute Undergraduate Fellowship; REU-NSF fellowship).

18. Scott Kellie Spring, Summer & Fall 1999; Spring & Fall 2000-Ribble Scholar; & Spring 2001 Howard Hughes Medical Institute Undergraduate Fellowship- summer 1999.

19. Amanda Fox Fall 2000 & Spring 2001 -Ribble Scholar.

20. Jami Tabor Fall 2000 & Spring 2001 -Ribble Scholar.

21. Heidi Schapker Fall 2000, Spring 2001 & Fall 2001

22. Ahmet Donmezer Spring 2001, Summer 2001& Fall 2001

23. Rebecca Brauch Spring & Fall 2002

24. Tara Willson Spring 2002

25. Anna Simpson Fall 2001 & Spring 2002

26. Ryan Ball Fall 2001 & Spring 2002, Summer 20002

27. Garrett Sparks Fall 2001, Spring 2002, Summer2002, Fall 2002 .....................................................(Ribble Fellow & Beckmann Foundation Fellow)
28. Walter Hailes Fall 2002

29. Maurice Pagé Fall 2002, Spring 2003, Summer 2003 (Ribble Fellow)

30. Mary Martin Spring & Summer & Fall 2004 Ribble Scholar Dept. of Biology, NSF-REU funded.

31.Hye-Mi Lee Fall 2003 & Spring & Fall 2004 (Undergraduate Research)

32. Stephanie Logsdon Fall 2003, Spring & Fall 2004-Ribble Scholar. (Undergraduate Research, Research and creativity grant, UK for $ 2,500 & Arnold and Mabel Beckman Foundation Fellow- $17,600/year).

33. Deval Bhatt Spring & Summer & Fall 2004 Ribble Scholar Dept. of Biology, NSF-REU funded.

34. Justin L. Blackburn Spring & Summer & Fall 2004 Ribble Scholar Dept. of Biology

35. Dexter V. Reneer Spring 2005 (Internship- from Centre College, KY)

36. Megan D. Adami Spring 2005

37. Dexter V. Reneer Spring 2005 (Internship- from Centre College, KY)

38. Forrest Harrison Fall 2005.

39. Danielle Goulding Spring 2006.

40. Joseph White Spring 2006.

41. Blaire Cullman-Clark Spring & Fall 2005, NSF-REU funded, Spring 2006.

42. Chalice White Summer 2006

43. Jessica Lane Hill Fall 2005, Spring & Summer 2006, Fall 2006

44. Geoffrey Hughes Fall 2006 UKRP, Spring 2007

45. Nicolas Badre, Fall 2003, Spring & Fall 2004; Spring, summer, Fall 2005; Summer & Fall 2006. Arnold and Mabel Beckman Foundation Fellow- $19,000/year for 2005-2006. Spring 2007

46. Devki Manan Bhatt, Fall 2005, Spring & Summer 2006, Fall 2006, Spring 2007

47. Brent Hayden, Spring 2006, Fall 2006, Spring 2007

48. Kaitlyn McClelland ,Spring 2007

49. Terry Williams, Spring 2007

50. Thomas Cunningham, Spring 2007

51. Marshal R. Detherage, Summer and Fall 2007

52. Justin Kolasa, Spring, Summer & Fall 2006, Spring, Summer & Fall 2007

53. Catherine Ormerod, Summer & Fall 2007

54. Zachary Warriner Fall 2007

55. Garnett Coy Fall 2007

56. Tyler McLaurine Spring, Fall 2007, Spring 2008

57. Tori Spence Spring , Fall 2007, Spring 2008

58. Doyle Stephens Jr. Spring, Fall 2007, Spring 2008

59. Andrew Papoy Spring, Summer & Fall 2007, Spring 2008

60. Keith Holmes Fall 2007, Spring 2008

61. Mary C. Wright Fall 2007, Spring 2008

62. Jayme Mitchell Spring 2008

63. Courtney Allen Spring & Fall 2008

64. David Kerbl Summer & Fall 2008

65. Matthew Ward Summer & Fall 2008

66. Jin-Young Kim Summer & Fall 2008

67. Joshua Eason Summer 2008

68. Madison Allen Summer 2008

69. Joe Mando Summer & Fall 2008

70. Jenifer Jackson Summer 2008

71. Ray Geyer Summer 2008

72. Vadim Galperin Summer 2008

73. Vinay Srinivasan Spring, Summer & Fall 2008; Ribble Scholar; Spring 2009

74. Sahill Naik Spring & Fall 2008; Ribble Scholar; Spring 2009

75. Becca Liberty Summer & Fall 2008; Spring 2009

76. Barbara G Kelly Summer & Fall 2008; Spring 2009

77. Yuri Boyechko Fall 2008 & Spring 2009

78. Jessica McQuerry Fall 2008 & Spring 2009

79. Logan Forsythe Spring 2009

80. A. Clay Turner Summer 2006, Fall 2006, Spring, Summer & Fall 2007, Spring, Summer & Fall 2008; Ribble Scholar; Arnold and Mabel Beckman Foundation Fellow- $21,000/year 2008-2009. Spring 2009

81. Easter Bocook Spring & Fall 2008; Ribble Scholar; Spring 2009, Summer 09 (UK Medical School fellowship for summer research for medical students)

82. Matthew Ward Summer & Fall 2008, Summer & Fall 09

83. Michael B. Baker Fall 2008 & Spring & Fall 2009

84. Zachary D Raney Summer & Fall 09

85. Martha Robinson Spring & Fall 2008; Ribble Scholar; Spring 2009, Summer 09; Arnold and Mabel Beckman Foundation Fellow- $21,000/year 2009-2010)

86. Allison Gilberts Spring & Fall 2009, Spring 2010

87. Alison Thurow Spring 2010

88. Jonathan Martin Spring 2010

89. Jessica Simpson Spring 2010

90. Michelle Tucker Spring 2010

91. Luke Holderfield Summer 2010

92. Brittany Baierlein Spring 2010, Fall 2010

93. Bonnie Leksrisawat Spring 2010, Fall 2010

94. Ashley K Buchanan Fall 2010

95. Sarah O'Nan Fall 2010

96. Randi (Randaline) Barnett Fall 2010

97. Justin Armbruster Spring 2010

98. Jensen B. Potenza Summer 2011 (Student from Transylvania University, KY)

99. Chioma Anosike  Fall 2011 (Bio395)

100. Emily Houston Fall 2011 (Bio199)

101. Ariel D. Robinson Fall 2010 (Ag Biotech), Spring, Fall 2011, Spring 2012

102. Michael Crum Summer & Fall 2011, Spring, summer 2012

103. Nathan Spitz Spring, summer 2012

104. Yoo Sun Chung Spring, Summer, Fall 2011, Spring, summer 2012

105. Jenna Mae Rufer Summer 2012 (KBRIN summer student)

106. Jeremy Keathley Fall 2012

107. Ann S. Cooper Summer & Fall 09, Spring, Summer 2010, Spring, Summer, Fall 2011, Spring, summer 2012, Spring 2013

108. Jessica Browne Spring 2013

109. Tania Boyechko Spring 2013

110. Ellen Burns Spring, summer 2012 (Bio395; UK Chellgren fellow), Fall 2012 Ribble Scholar, Spring & Fall & summer 2013

111. Kayla King Summer 2012 (UK medical school out reach program summer student), Fall 2012, Spring & summer 2013

112. Kristin Cornwell Summer 2013 (Bio395).

113. Justin Graff Summer 2013 - volunteering student back from Duke for the summer.
Past high school student that use to be in the lab.

114. Emily Rayens Summer 2013 - visiting student from Wittenberg University (OH)

115. Audra Stacy Fall 2012. Ribble Scholar, Spring, Summer, Fall 2013, American Physiological Society summer fellowship award $5,000

116. Emily Holsopple Summer & Fall 2013 (Bio395).

117. Tripp Crosthwaite Spring & Fall 2013

118. Shirin Bigdeliazari Fall 2013

119. Aubrey Bankemper Spring & Fall 2013, Spring 2014

120. Douglas Potts Spring & Summer & Fall 2013, Ribble Scholar, Spring 2014

121. Esraa Abdeljaber Fall 2013, Spring 2014 Ribble Scholar

122. Stephanie Biecker Fall 2013, Spring 2014 Ribble Scholar

123. Nadera Dabbain Fall 2013, Spring 2014 Ribble Scholar

124. Madison Vaughn Winter break 2013-14, Spring 2014

125. Taylor Brown Spring 2014

126. Kyle Ritter Summer 2014 (KBRIN fellowship)

127. Jonathan Robinson Summer 2014 (KBRIN fellowship)

128. Sandra Blümich Summer 2014 (exchange student from Germany)

129. Michael Schultz Spring, Summer & Fall 2014, Spring 2015

130. Gaaya Veeraghavan Summer 2015

131. Felicitas Koch Summer 2015 (German exchange student)

132. Jacob Sifers Summer 2015 (KBRIN Student)

133. Emily Yocom Summer 2015 (KBRIN Student)

134. Maddie Sanden Spring 2015 & Fall 2015

135. Hannah L. Harris Spring & Summer-1 2015

136. Connor English Spring, Summer & Fall 2015

137. Joshua Morgan Spring & Fall 2015

138. Suraj Rama Summer-2, Fall 2015

139. Zaynab Ghazwan Al-Abdali Fall 2015

140. Khodr Chakif Fall 2015

141. Emily Greene Fall 2015

142. Justin Lewis Fall 2015

143. Angela Pallotti Fall 2015 & Spring 2016 Science outreach project

144. Jordan Wolfe Fall 2015 Science outreach project

145. Samuel J. Potter Spring 2014, Summer 2014, Fall 2014, (UK medical school out reach program summer student-Fellowship), Spring, Summer & Fall 2015
UK summer Undergrad fellowship 2K. Spring 2016

146. Henry Uradu Summer 2014, Fall 2014, Spring, Fall 2015, Spring 2016

147. Ashwatha Thenappan Spring 2014, Spring & Fall 2015, Spring 2016

148. Angel Ho Summer, Fall 2015, Spring 2016 (Bio 395)

149. Brianna Demers Spring 2016

150. Shannon Gosser Spring 2016 Public health outreach project

151. Keith Allen Spring 2016 Public health outreach project

152. Zachary Perrotti Spring 2016 Public health outreach project

153. Amanda Spence Spring 2016 Public health outreach project

154. Michael Fritz Spring 2016 Public health outreach project

155. Jay Van Doorn Spring 2016

*Note: > 30 of the above undergraduate students that worked one semester in the laboratory have come back to continue their projects for 1 full year or more.


 

Undergraduate PUBLICATIONS in my laboratory:

Since 1998 Biology Dept., University of Kentucky. Only papers with undergraduates are listed

Papers:

1. Cooper, R.L. and Ruffner, M.E. (1998) Depression of synaptic efficacy at intermolt in crayfish neuromuscular junctions by 20-Hydroxyecdysone, a molting hormone. J. of Neurophysiology 79:1931-1941 [Abstract] [FullText.pdf]
*Ruffner is the undergraduate

2. Cooper, R.L., Warren, W.M. and Ashby, H.E. (1998) Activity of phasic motor neurons partially transforms the neuronal and muscle phenotype to a tonic-like state. Muscle & Nerve 21:921-931. [Abstract] [FullText.pdf]
* Warren, W.M. and Ashby, H.E. are the undergraduates

3. Ruffner, M.E., Cromarty, S.I., and Cooper, R.L. (1998) Depression of synaptic efficacy in Drosophila neuromuscular junctions by the molting hormone (20-Hydroxyecdysone). J. Neurophysiology 81:788-794. [Abstract] [FullText.pdf]
*Ruffner is the undergraduate

4. He, P., Southard, R.C., Whiteheart, S.W. and Cooper, R.L. (1999) Role of alpha-SNAP in promoting efficient neurotransmission at the crayfish neuromuscular junction. J. Neurophysiol. 82:3406-3416. [Abstract] [FullText.pdf]
*Southard is an undergraduate in my laboratory

5. LaFramboise, W., Griffis, B., Bonner, P., Warren, W., Scalise, D., Guthrie, R.D., and Cooper, R.L. (2000). Muscle type-specific myosin isoforms in crustacean muscles. J. Exp. Zool.286:36-48.[Abstract] [FullText.pdf]
*Warren is an undergraduate in my laboratory

6. Listerman, L., Deskins, J., Bradacs, H., and Cooper, R.L. (2000) Measures of heart rate during social interactions in crayfish and effects of 5-HT. Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology A.125:251-264 [Abstract] [FullText.pdf]
*Listerman and Deskins were undergraduates in my laboratory at UK.

7. Southard, R.C., Haggard, J., Crider, M.E., Whiteheart, S.W. and Cooper, R.L. (2000) Influence of serotonin on the kinetics of vesicular release. Brain Research 871:16-28. [FullText.pdf]
* Southard and Haggard are undergraduates in my laboratory; Whiteheart is my collaborator in the Dept. of Biochemistry at UK., Crider-Thesis project done in my laboratory at UK).

8. Li, H., Listerman, L., Doshi, D., and Cooper, R.L. (2000) Use of heart rate to measures intrinsic state of blind cave crayfish during social interactions. Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology A.127:55-70. [FullText.pdf]
*Listerman and Deskins were undergraduates in my laboratory.

9. Strawn, J.R., Neckameyer, W.S., and Cooper, R.L. (2000) The effects of 5-HT on sensory neurons, CNS command, and neuromuscular junctions of the crayfish abdominal superficial flexor. Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology B 127:533-550. [FullText.pdf] : (See Erratum 128:377-378, 2001 for missing 1/2 of figure) [ FullText.pdf]
*Strawn is an undergraduate in my laboratory.

10. Kellie, S., Greer, J. and Cooper, R.L. (2001) Alterations in habituation of the tail flip response in epigean and troglobitic crayfish. Journal of Experimental Zoology 290:163-176. [Full Text.pdf]. (Kellie and Greer were undergraduates in my laboratory at UK)(Kellie and Greer were undergraduates in my laboratory at UK)

11. Schapker, H., Breithaupt, T., Shuranova, Z., Burmistrov, Y. and Cooper, R.L. (2002) Heart rate and ventilatory correlative measures in crayfish during environmental disturbances & social interactions. Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology A 131:397-407. [FullText.pdf]. (Schapker was a undergraduate student in my lab at the Univ. of KY. Dr. Breithaupt is a faculty member at the University of Konstanz, Germany. Drs. Shuranova and Burmistrov are a Russian husband and wife team that have been working on crayfish and other invertebrate behavior for over a half of century).

12. Cooper, R.L., Chase, R.J., and Tabor, J. (2001) Altered responsiveness to 5-HT at the crayfish neuromuscular junction due to chronic p-CPA & m-CPP treatment. Brain Research 916:143-151. [Fulltext.pdf]. (Rachel Chase and Jami Tabor were undergraduates in my laboratory at UK).

13. Tabor, J. and Cooper, R.L. (2002) Physiologically identified 5-HT2 -like receptors at the crayfish neuromuscular junction. Brain Research 932:91-98. (Jami Tabor was an undergraduate in my laboratory at UK). [FullText.pdf]

14. Strawn, J.R. and Cooper, R.L. (2002) The effects of ethanol on presynaptic components of synaptic transmission in a model glutamatergic synapse: The crayfish neuromuscular junction. Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology C: Toxicology 131: 395-404. (J.R. Strawn was undergraduate in my laboratory at UK).[FullText.pdf]

15. Cooper, R.L., Ward, E., Braxton, R., Li, H., and Warren, W.M. (2003) The effects of serotonin and ecdysone on primary sensory neurons in crayfish. Microscopy Research and Technique 60: 336-345. [PDF] (Ward, Braxton, and Warren were undergraduates and Li was a graduate student in my laboratory).

16. Ball, R., Xing, B., Bonner, P., Shearer, J. and Cooper, R.L. (2003) Long-term maintenance of neuromuscular junction activity in cultured Drosophila larvae. Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology A. 134:247-255. [PDF]. (Ryan Ball was an undergraduate in my laboratory at UK).

17. Ziemba, R., Simpson, A., Hopper, R., and Cooper, R.L. (2003) Comparisons of aesthetasc sensilla on the lateral antennules between two epigean (surface) species and the blind cave crayfish Orconectes australis packardi. Crustaceana 76: 859-869. [PDF] (Anna Simpson and Hopper were undergraduates in my laboratory at UK).

18. Cooper, R.L., Donmezer, A., and Shearer, J. (2003) Intrinsic differences in sensitivity to 5-HT between high- and low-output terminals innervating the same target. Neuroscience Research 45:163-172. [PDF] (Ahmet Donmezer was an undergraduate in my laboratory at UK. Joe Shearer was a MS student in my laboratory).

19. Sparks, G.M., Brailoiu, E., Brailoiu, C., Dun, N.J., Tabor, J., and Cooper, R.L. (2003) Effects of m-CPP in altering neuronal function: Blocking depolarization in invertebrate motor & sensory neurons but exciting rat sensory neurons. Brain Research 969:14 - 26. [PDF] (Sparks was an undergraduate)

20. Tilden, A.R., Brauch, R., Ball, R., Janze, A.M., Ghaffari, A.H., Sweeney, K., Yurek, J.C. and Cooper, R.L. (2003) Modulatory effects of melatonin on behavior, hemolymph metabolites, and neurotransmitter release in crayfish. Brain Research 992:252-262 [PDF] (Brauch and Ball were an undergraduates)

21. Sparks, G.M., Dasari, S. and Cooper, R.L. (2004) Presynaptic actions of MDMA (Ecstasy) at glutamatergic synapses. Neuroscience Research 48: 431-438 [PDF]

22. Sparks, G. and Cooper, R.L. (2004) 5-HT offsets homeostasis of synaptic transmission during short-term facilitation. J. of Applied Physiology 96:1681-1690. [PDF] (Garrett Sparks was an undergraduate.).

23. Pagé, M.-P. and Cooper, R.L. (2004) Novelty stress and reproductive state alters responsiveness to sensory stimuli and 5-HT neuromodulation. Comp. Biochem. Physiol. A 139:149-158 [PDF].

24. Cooper, A.-S. and Cooper, R.L. (2004) Growth of troglobitic (Orconectes australis packardi) and epigean (Oroconectes juvenilis) species of crayfish maintained in laboratory conditions. Journal of Kentucky Academy of Sciences 65(2):108-115. [ PDF]

25. Cooper, A.-S. and Cooper, R.L. (2004) Monitoring activity of Drosophila larvae: Impedance & video microscopy measures. Drosophila Information Service 87:85-87. [PDF]

26. Badre, N.H., Martin, M.E. and Cooper, R.L. (2005) The physiological and behavioral effects of carbon dioxide on Drosophila larvae. Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology A. 140:363-376. [PDF]

27. Bhatt, D. and Cooper, R.L. (2005) The pharmacological and physiological profile of glutamate receptors at the Drosophila larval neuromuscular junction. Physiological Entomology 30:305-310. [PDF]

28. Logsdon, S., Johnstone, A.F.M., Viele, K. and Cooper, R.L. (2005) The regulation of synaptic vesicles pools within motor nerve terminals during short-term facilitation and neuromodulation. J. of Applied Physiology 100:662-671. [PDF]

29. Dropic, A.J., Brailoiu, E., and Cooper, R.L. (2005) Presynaptic mechanism of action induced by 5-HT in nerve terminals: Possible involvement of ryanodine and IP3 sensitive Ca2+ stores. Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology A. 142:355-361. [PDF]

30. Shuranova, Z.P., Burmistrov, Y.M., Strawn, J.R., and Cooper, R.L. (2006). Evidence for an Autonomic Nervous System in Decapod Crustaceans. International Journal of Zoological Research 2(3):242-283. [Full text PDF] color figures. A review article.

31.Johnstone, A.F.M., Kellie, S and Cooper, R.L. (2008) Presynaptic depression in phasic motor nerve terminals and influence of 5-HT on docked vesicles. The Open Neuroscience Journal 2: 16-23. [PDF] (Scott Kellie was an undergraduate in my laboratory at UK).

32. Pagé, M.-P., Hailes, W., and Cooper, R.L. (2007) Modification of the tail flip escape response in crayfish by neuromodulation and behavioral state with and without descending CNS input. International Journal of Zoological Research, 3:132-144. [PDF]

33. Dasari, S., Viele, K., Turner, A.C. and Cooper R.L. (2007) Influence of p-CPA and MDMA on physiology, development and behavior in Drosophila melanogaster European Journal of Neuroscience 26:424-438. [PDF].

34. Badre, N.H., and Cooper, R.L. (2008) Reduced calcium channel function in Drosophila disrupts associative learning in larva, and behavior in adults. International Journal of Zoological Research 4 (3):152-164. [PDF]

35. Lee, J.-Y., Bhatt, D., Bhatt, D., Chung, W.-Y., and Cooper, R.L. (2009) Furthering pharmacological and physiological assessment of the glutamatergic receptors at the Drosophila neuromuscular junction.Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology Part C 150: 546–557[pdf]).

36. Desai-Shah, M., Viele, K., Sparks, G., Nadolski, J., Hayden, B., Srinivasan, V.K., and Cooper, R.L. (2008). Assessment of synaptic function during short-term facilitation in motor nerve terminals in the crayfish. The Open Neuroscience Journal 2: 24-35. [PDF]

37. Cooper, A.S., and Cooper, R.L. (2009) Historical view and demonstration of physiology at the NMJ at the crayfish opener muscle. Journal of Visualized Experiments (JoVE). JoVE. 33. http://www.jove.com/index/details.stp?id=1595; doi: 10.3791/1595. Text part of video article [PDF]. New on line Journal with strong peer review (see editoral board http://www.jove.com/index/Editorial%20Board.stp)

38. Cooper, A.S., Rymond, K.E., Ward, M.A., Bocook, E.L. and Cooper, R.L. (2009) Monitoring heart function in larval Drosophila melanogaster for physiological studies. Journal of Visualized Experiments (JoVE). 32: http://www.jove.com/index/details.stp?id=1596 , Text part of video article [PDF]. New on line Journal with strong peer review (see editoral board http://www.jove.com/index/Editorial%20Board.stp)

39. Wigginton, A.J., Cooper, R.L., Fryman, E. and Birge, W.J. (2010) Effects of cadmium and body mass on the anti-predator behaviors of five species of crayfish. International Journal of Zoological Research 6(2):39-51. [PDF]

40. Desai-Shah, M., Papoy, A.R., Ward, M., and Cooper, R.L. (2010) Roles of the Sarcoplasmic/Endoplasmic reticulum Ca2+-ATPase, plasma membrane Ca2+-ATPase and Na+/Ca2+ exchanger in regulation of heart rate in larval Drosophila. The Open Physiology Journal. 3:16-36 [PDF].

41. Robinson, M.M., Martin, J.M., Atwood, H.L. and Cooper, R.L. (2011) Modeling biological membranes with circuit boards and measuring conduction velociety in axons: Student laboratory exercises. Journal of Visualized Experiments (JoVE). Jove. 47: http://www.jove.com/details.php?id=2325 , doi: 10.3791/2325 [PDF of paper]

42. Leksrisawat, B., Cooper, A.S., Gilberts, A.B. and Cooper, R.L. (2010) Response properties of muscle receptor organs in the crayfish abdomen: A student laboratory exercise in proprioception. Journal of Visualized Experiments (JoVE). 45: http://www.jove.com/index/details.stp?id=2323 doi:10.3791/2323 [PDF of paper]

43. Cooper, A.S., Leksrisawat, B., Mercier, A.J., Gilberts, A.B. and Cooper, R.L. (2011) Physiological experimentations with the crayfish hindgut. Journal of Visualized Experiments (JoVE). Jove 47: http://www.jove.com/details.php?id=2324 doi: 10.3791/2324, [PDF of paper]

44. Baierlein, B., Thurow, A.L., Atwood, H.L. and Cooper, R.L. (2011) Membrane potentials, synaptic responses, neuronal circuitry, neuromodulation and muscle histology using the crayfish: Student laboratory exercises. Journal of Visualized Experiments (JoVE). Jove 47:http://www.jove.com/Details.php?ID=2322 doi: 10.3791/2325, [PDF of paper]

45. Cooper, R.M*., Schapker-Finucane, H.  Adami, H. and  Cooper, R.L. (2011) Heart and ventilatory measures in crayfish during copulation.  Open Journal of Molecular and Integrative Physiology 1(3): 36-42. http://www.scirp.org/journal/PaperInformation.aspx?paperID=8344    (* High school student)

46. Chung,Y-S. Cooper, R.M., Graff, J. and Cooper, R.L. (2012) The acute and chronic effect of low temperature on survival, heart rate and neural function in crayfish (Procambarus clarkii) and prawn (Macrobrachium rosenbergii) species. Open Journal of Molecular and Integrative Physiology 2:75-86. [PDF]

47. Titlow, J., Majeed, Z.R., Hartman, H.B., Burns, E., and Cooper, R.L. (2013) Neural Circuit Recording from an Intact Cockroach Nervous System. Journal of Visualized Experiments (JoVE). (80), e51050, doi:10.3791/51050. Professional movie and peer reviewed manuscript. http://www.jove.com/video/51050/proprioception-tension-receptors-crab-limbs-student-laboratory

48. Titlow, J.S., Rufer, J., King, K., and Cooper, R.L. (2013) Pharmacological analysis of dopamine modulation in the Drosophila melanogaster larval heart. Physiological Reports, 1(2), 2013, e00020, doi:10.1002/phy2.20 [PDF].

49. Cooper, A.-S., Johnstone, A.F.M. and Cooper, R.L. (2013) Nerve terminal pruning in conjunction with muscle atrophy by disuse & unloading. Journal of Crustacean Biology 33 (6): 818-827 [PDF]

50. Majeed, Z.R., Stacy, A., and Cooper, R.L. (2014) Pharmacological identification of serotonin receptor subtypes on the Drosophila larval heart. Journal of Comparative Physiology B 184(2):205-219. Impact factor 2.024 [PDF]

51. Titlow, J.S., Rice, J., Majeed, Z.R., Holsopple, E., Biecker, S., and Cooper, R.L. (2014) Anatomical and genotype-specific mechanosensory responses in Drosophila melanogaster larvae. Neuroscience Research 83:54-63 [PDF].doi 10.1016/j.neures.2014.04.003. Impact factor 2.249

52.. Majeed, Z.R., Ritter, K., Robinson, J., Blümich, S.L.E., Brailoiu, E., and Cooper, R.L. (2015). New insights into the acute actions from a high dosage of fluoxetine
on neuronal and cardiac function: Drosophila, crayfish and rodent models. Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology- Part C 176-177:52-61 [PDF]. 5 year impact factor 2.819.

53. Malloy, C., Ritter, K., Robinson, J., and Cooper, R.L. (2015). Pharmacological identification of cholinergic receptor subtypes on Drosophila melanogaster larval heart. (In Press. Journal of Comparative Physiology B). [Galley PDF] Impact factor 2.619

54. Majeed, Z.R., Abdeljaber, E., Soveland, R., Cornwell, K., Bankemper, A., Koch, F. and Cooper, R.L. (2016). Modulatory action of serotonergic system in behavior and sensory-motor circuit physiology in Drosophila melanogaster. Neural Plasticity [PDF] http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2016/7291438 Impact Factor for 3.582 Journal Citation Reports released by Thomson Reuters (ISI) in 2014.

55. Zhu,Y.-C., Uradu, H. Majeed, Z.R., and Cooper, R.L. (2016) Optogenetic drive of Drosophila heart rate at different temperatures and Ca2+ concentrations. Physiological Reports. 4(3):e12695 [PDF]. New part of American Physiological Society Press - no impact factor yet determined).

56. Potter, S., Krall, R.M., Mayo, S. Johnson, D., Zeidler-Watters, K., and Cooper, R.L. (2016) Population dynamics based on resource availability and founding effects: Live and computational models. The American Biology Teacher 78(5): 396–403, ISSN 0002-7685, electronic ISSN 1938-4211 [PDF].

57. Zhu,Y.-C., Yocum, E., Sifers, J., Uradu, H. and Cooper, R.L. (2016) Modulatory effects on Drosophila larva hearts in room temperature, acute and chronic cold stress. Journal of Comparative Physiology - B.186(7):829-841 [PDF] Impact factor 2.619.

58. Potter, S., Sifers, J., Yocom, E., Blümich, S.L.E., and Cooper, R.L. (2016) Acute and chronic effects of inhibiting mTOR by rapamycin on development, behavior, and physiology in Drosophila. (Accepted pending minor revisions in Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology-A.) 5 year Impact factor 2.225.

58. Crum, M.R., Nadolski, J. and Cooper, R.L. (2016) Actions of acute hypercalcemia in crayfish. (In Manuscript).

Book Chapter

1.Cooper, R.L., Southard, R.C., He, P., and Whiteheart, S.W. (2002) Influence of neuromodulators and vesicle docking related proteins on quantal release. In,“The Crustacean Nervous System”. Konrad Wiese (Ed.) Springer-Verlag, Heidelberg, Germany. Pp. 63-82.

From the International Symposium, "Frontiers in Crustacean Neurobiology", Conference in Hamburg - Blankenese, (Germany. July 8-11, 1999) Dr. Konrad Wiese (Univ. of Hamburg, Conference Organizer).*Southard, R.C. is the undergraduate

 

Abstracts/presentations:

Abstracts Year 1997:

1. Hao, L., Ward, E., Bradacs, H. and Cooper, R.L. (1997) Neuromodulator effects on primary sensory neurons: rapidly and slowly adapting proprioceptors. Abst. Soc. Neurosci. 313.8
*Ward is the Undergrad.

2. Warren, W., Ashby, H., Bonner, P. and Cooper, R.L. (1997) Effects of inducing neuronal Long-Term Adaptation on muscle fiber transformation and its sensitivity to neuromodulators. Abst. Soc. Neurosci. 148.8
*Warren, W.M. and Ashby, H.E. are the undergraduates

3. Ruffner, M.E. and Cooper, R.L. (1997) Modulation of synaptic release at the crayfish NMJ by ecdysone, a molt related hormone. Kentucky Academy of Science, Morehead State University, Morehead, KY. Nov. 15,1997 (talk).
* Ruffner is the undergraduate


Abstracts Year 1998:

1. Huffman, M.P., Li, H. and Cooper, R.L. (1998) Negative phototactic behavior of the blind cave learning of blind cave crayfish. Tri-State Animal Learning and Behavior Conference held at the Univ. of Kentucky on March 27?28,1998.
* Huffman is the undergraduate

2. Li, H., Huffman, M.P., and Cooper, R.L. (1998) Spatial learning of blind cave crayfish in different sized environments. Tri?State Animal Learning and Behavior Conference held at the Univ. of Kentucky on March 27-28, 1998.
* Huffman is the undergraduate

3. Griffs, B., LaFramboise, W., Bonner, P., Warren, W. and Cooper, R.L. (1998) Myosin isoforms are differentially expressed in crayfish muscle. Neuroscience meeting for Nov., 1998 held in Los Angeles, CA.
* Warren is the undergraduate

4. Deskins, J. Li, H., Bradacs, H. and Cooper, R.L. (1998) Measures of heart rate during given behaviors in crayfish. Neuroscience meeting for Nov., 1998 held in Los Angeles, CA.
*Deskins is the undergrad

5. Southard, R.C., Winslow, J.L., He, P., Chen, D., Whiteheart, S.W. and Cooper, R.L. (1998) Influence of neuromodulators and vesicle docking related proteins on the kinetics of vesicular release. Neuroscience meeting for Nov., 1998 held in Los Angeles, CA.
*Southard is the undergrad

6 Li, H., Huffman, P., Cole, J.L., Hopper H.L., and Cooper, R.L. (1998) The neuroecology of cave crayfish: Spatial learning among the of blind cave crayfish. Neuroscience meeting for Nov., 1998 held in Los Angeles, CA.
* Huffman is the undergraduate

7. Huffman, P. Li, H., Cole, J.L., Hopper H.L., Peretz, B., and Cooper, R.L. (1998) The neuroecology of cave crayfish: Social interactions. Neuroscience meeting for Nov., 1998 held in Los Angeles, CA.
* Huffman is the undergraduate


Abstracts Year 1999

1. Doshi, D., Li, H., Listerman, L., and Cooper, R.L. (1999). Measures of heart rate during social interactions in visual epigean and blind cave crayfish. Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology annual meeting. Denver, CO., Jan. 6?10,1999. American Zoologist 38:199A
* Doshi is the undergraduate from George Washington Univ (D.C.) & Listerman is a UK undergraduate

2. Griffs, B., LaFramboise, W., Bonner, P., Warren, W. and Cooper, R.L. (1999) Myosin isoforms are differentially expressed in crayfish muscle. Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology annual meeting. Denver, CO., Jan. 6?10,1999. American Zoologist 38:200A
* Warren is the undergraduate

3. Listerman, L., Doshi, D., and Cooper, R.L. (1999). Measures of heart rate during social interactions and injections of serotonin in visual epigean and blind cave crayfish. East Coast Nerve Net, 25th Annual meeting. April 9-11 at MBL, Woods Hole, MA.
* Listerman is the undergraduate

4. Strawn, J.R. and Cooper, R.L. (1999). The effects of serotonin on the control of motor neuron activity in crayfish. East Coast Nerve Net, 25th Annual meeting. April 9-11 at MBL, Woods Hole, MA.
* Strawn is the undergraduate

5. Strawn, J.R., Bonner, P.H., and Cooper, R.L. (1999). Motor command and synaptic transmission: Roles of CNS, sensory systems, and neuromodulation.Abst Soc. Neurosci.25: 792.12
* Strawn is the undergraduate

5. Kellie, S., Wagner, T.L.E., and Cooper, R.L. (1999). Habituation of the crayfish tail flip response. Abst Soc. Neurosci.25: 792.15
* Kellie is the undergraduate

6. Listerman, L.R., Atwood, H.L., Marin, L., Bradacs, H. and Cooper, R.L. (1999). Does serotonin (5-HT) increase the pool of synaptic vesicles at the crayfish neuromuscular junction? Abst Soc. Neurosci.25: 792.11
* Listerman is the undergraduate

7. Southard, R.C., Whiteheart, S.W., Zolman, J.F., and Cooper, R.L. (1999). Serotonin (5-HT) increases the rate of evoked neurotransmission at the crayfish NMJ. Abst Soc. Neurosci.25: 792.10
* Southard is the undergraduate

Abstracts Y ear 2000 :

(Some published abstracts appeared in 1999 for the year 2000 meetings)
ALL NAMES IN BOLD ARE UNDERGRADUTES

1. Strawn, J.R., Neckameyer, W.S., and Cooper, R.L. (1999) The effects of 5-HT on sensory neurons, CNS command, and neuromuscular junctions of the crayfish abdominal superficial flexor. American Zoologist 39:245

2. Southard, R.C., Haggard, J., Whiteheart, S.W. and Cooper, R.L. (1999) Serotonin (5-HT) increases the rate of evoked neurotransmission at the crayfish NMJ. American Zoologist 39:243A

3. Kellie, S. P. and Cooper, R.L. (1999) Mechanisms of synaptic depression in high output phasic motor neurons. American Zoologist 39:247A

4. Cooper, R.L., Li, H., Southard, R.C. (2000) The non-genomic actions of 20-HE in Drosophila & crustaceans. Symposium "Ecdysone 2000" July, 2000 in Rapperswil, Switzerland.

5. Strawn, J.R., and Cooper, R.L. (2000) Ethanol induced changes in synaptic transmission: roles of pre- and post-synaptic mechanisms. Abst Soc. Neurosci.26: 331.1

6. Kellie, S. P., Bradacs, H. and Cooper, R.L. (2000) Mechanisms of synaptic depression in high output phasic motor neurons. Abst Soc. Neurosci.26: 518.10

7. Shuranova, Zh., Burmistrov, Yu., Cooper, R.L. and Strawn, J.R. (2000) Autonomic nervous system in the crayfish? Presented at "Simpler Nervous Systems" VI East European Conference of the International Society for Invertebrate Neurobiology. Sept. 21?25, 2000, Moscow, Russia.

8. Tabor, J., Chase, R.J., and Cooper, R.L. (2000) Altered responsiveness to 5-HT at the crayfish neuromuscular junction. Kentucky Academy of Science. 86th Annual Meeting, Lexington, KY. December 2, 2000.

9. Strawn, J.R., and Cooper, R.L. (2000) Ethanol modulates presynaptic transmission at the neuromuscular junction. Kentucky Academy of Science 86th annual meeting, Lexington, KY. Dec. 2, 2000.

10. Schapker, H., Cooper, R.L., Shuranova, Zh., Burmistrov, Yu., and Breithaupt, T. (2000) Heart rate and respiratory correlative measures in crayfish during social interaction and environmental cues. Kentucky Academy of Science 86th annual meeting, Lexington, KY. Dec. 2, 2000.

11. Kellie, S. P. and Cooper, R.L. (2000) Mechanisms of synaptic depression in high output phasic motor neurons. Kentucky Academy of Science 86th annual meeting, Lexington, KY. Dec. 2, 2000.

Abstracts YEAR 2001:

1. Cooper, R.L., Tabor, J, and Chase, R.J. (2001) Altered responsiveness to 5-HT at the crayfish neuromuscular junction: receptor up-& down-regulation. American Zoologist. (Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology annual meeting. Chicago, IL., January 3-7).

2. (Translation From Russian: Shuranova, Zh., Burmistrov, Yu., Strawn, J.R., and Cooper, R.L. (2001) Evidence for an Invertebrate Autonomic Nervous System.. 18th Annual Russian Physiological Meeting.)

3. Cooper, R.L., Tabor, J.N., Fox, A.J., and Brailoiu, E. (2001) 5-HT receptor subtype and potential mechanisms of 5-HT action at the crayfish NMJ. Abst Soc. Neurosci.27. (Society meeting Nov. 2001).

4. Cooper, R.L., Tabor, J.N., Fox, A.J., and Brailoiu, E. (2001) 5-HT receptor subtype and potential mechanisms of 5-HT action at the crayfish NMJ. The 11th Neuropharmacology Conference. San Diego, CA.(Nov.).

Abstracts YEAR 2002:

1. Schapker, H., Breithaupt, T., Shuranova, Z., Burmistrov, Y. and Cooper, R.L. (2002) Heart and ventilatory measures in crayfish during environmental disturbances & social interactions. American Zoologist. (Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology annual meeting. Anaheim, CA., January 2-6).

2. Sparks, G., Cooper, R.L. and Dudel, J. (2002) Serotonin offsets saturation of synaptic release in crayfish motor nerve terminals.American Zoologist. (Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology annual meeting. Anaheim, CA., January 2-6).

3. Ball, R., Xing, B., Bonner, P., Shearer, J. and Cooper, R.L. (2002) The influence of culture medium on synaptic transmission at larval Drosophila neuromuscular junction. South East Nerve Net. 18th Annual meeting. Held at Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA.

4. Brauch, R., Tilden, A.R., and Cooper, R.L. (2002) The effects of melatonin on synaptic transmission in crayfish and Drosophila. South East Nerve Net. 18th Annual meeting. Held at Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA.

5. Cooper, R.L., Tabor, J.N., Fox, A.J., Brailoiu, E. (2002) 5 -HT receptor subtype and potential mechanisms of 5-HT action at the crayfish NMJ. South East Nerve Net. 18th Annual meeting. Held at Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA.

6. Sparks, G., Dudel, J. and Cooper, R.L (2002) The influence of the Na/Ca exchanger during short- term facilitation in motor nerve terminals. Abst Soc. Neurosci.28. (Society meeting Nov. 2002).

Abstracts YEAR 2003:

1. Sparks, G., Brailoiu, E., Brailoiu, G.C., Dun, N.J. and Cooper, R.L. (2003) Effects of m-CPP in altering neuronal function: Blocking depolarization in invertebrate motor & sensory neurons but exciting rat sensory neurons. (Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology annual meeting. Toronto, Canada, January 4-7).

2. Tilden, A.R., Brauch, R., Ball, R. Sweeney, K., Yurek, J. and Cooper, R.L. (2003) Modulatory effects of melatonin on neurotransmitter release and behavior in crayfish. (Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology annual meeting. Toronto, Canada, January 4-7).

3. Pagé, M.-P., Hailes, W., and Cooper, R.L. (2003) Modification of the tail flip escape response in crayfish by neuromodulation and behavioral state. Univ. of KY Neuroscience day.

4. Cooper, R.L., Sparks, G.M. and Dasari, S. (2003) CNS and NMJ actions of MDMA (Ecstasy): Cholinergic & Glutamatergic synapses. (Society for Neuroscience meeting Nov. 2003).

5. Sparks, G., Brailoiu, E., Brailoiu, G.C., Dun, N.J. and Cooper, R.L. (2003) Effects of m-CPP in altering neuronal function: Blocking depolarization in invertebrate motor & sensory neurons but exciting rat sensory neurons. Fifth Annual Beckman Scholars Symposium. Arnold and Mabel Beckman Foundation . Located at the Arnold and Mabel Beckman Center of the National Academies of Sciences and Engineering. Irvine, CA July 24 - 26.

Abstracts YEAR 2004:

1. Stoeppel, C. O'Connell, S., Hensley, A., Bhatt, D., Logsdon, S., Richardson, G., Johnstone, A., Lancaster, M., Viele, K., Kim, S., Dasari, S., Cooper, R.L. (2004) Integration of neurophysiology, anatomy and behavior with mathematics & statistics in a workshop course. Society for Neuroscience 2004 meeting SanDiego, CA.

2. Bhatt, D., Dasari, S., Brewer, L.D., Cooper, R.L. (2004) Characterization of Glutamate receptors at the Drosophila Neuromuscular Junction. Society for Neuroscience 2004 meeting SanDiego, CA.

3. Logsdon, S., Johnstone, A.F.M, Cooper, R.L. (2004) Differentially regulated pools of synaptic vesicles within motor nerve terminals. Society for Neuroscience 2004 meeting SanDiego, CA.

4. Badre, N., Martin, M.E., Bradacs, H., Cooper, R.L. (2004) The Effects of CO2 on Drosophila larvae: Possible neural components. Society for Neuroscience 2004 meeting SanDiego, CA.

 

Abstracts YEAR 2005:

1. Cooper, A.-S., Cooper, H., Cooper R.L. (2005) Behavioral characterization of Drosophila melanogaster larvae in relation to circadian patterns. Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology annual meeting. San Diego, CA, January 4-8.

2. Logsdon, S., Johnstone, A.F.M, Cooper, R.L. (2005) Regulation of synaptic transmission by controlling pools of synaptic vesicles. Posters-at-The-Capitol. Oral presentation by Ms. Logsdon to the KY legislation and Governor. Feb. 2005.

3. Cooper, A.-S., Moffett, S. and Cooper R.L. (2005) Nerve terminal pruning in conjunction with muscle atrophy by disuse & unloading. Society of Neuroscience annual meeting. Held in Washington, DC. in Nov.

4. Desai, M.S., Sparks, G.M. and Cooper, R.L. (2005) The influence of the na/ca exchanger during short-term facilitation in motor nerve terminals. Society of Neuroscience annual meeting. Held in Washington, DC. in Nov.

5. Badre, N. and Cooper, R.L. (2005) Reduced calcium channel function in the Drosophila cacTS2 mutant on vision, olfaction and regulation of the heart. Society of Neuroscience annual meeting. Held in Washington, DC. in Nov.

6. Logsdon, S., Johnstone, A.F.M., Viele, K. and R. L. Cooper, R.L. (2005) The regulation of synaptic vesicles pools within motor nerve terminals during short-term facilitation and neuromodulation. Society of Neuroscience annual meeting. Held in Washington, DC. in Nov.

7. Johnstone, A.F.M., Kellie, S., Reneer, D.V., Viele, K., and Cooper, R.L. (2005) Presynaptic depression in phasic motor nerve terminals and influence of 5-HT on docked vesicles. Society of Neuroscience annual meeting. Held in Washington, DC. in Nov.

8. Adami, M., Schapker, H., Breithaupt, T., Calosi, P., Bradacs, H., and Cooper, R.L. (2005) Heart and ventilatory measures in crayfish during social interactions. Society of Neuroscience annual meeting. Held in Washington, DC. in Nov.

9. Cullman-Clark, B., Dasari, S. and Cooper, R.L. (2005) Influence of 5-HT receptors on behavior and heart rate in Drosophila melanogaster larvae. Society of Neuroscience annual meeting. Held in Washington, DC. in Nov.

10. Turner, C., Dasari, S., and Cooper, R.L. (2005) Influence of the dopamine and serotonergic systems on physiology, development and behavior of Drosophila melanogaster. Kentucky Academy of Sciences. Annual meeting. Eastern KY University, Richmond, KY. Nov. 10-12.

11. Bhatt, D., Bhatt, D., Cooper, R.L. (2005) Characterization of glutamate receptors at the Drosophila neuromuscular junction. Kentucky Academy of Sciences. Annual meeting. Eastern KY University, Richmond, KY. Nov. 10-12.

12. Hill, J., Dasari, S., Badre, N., Blackburn, J.,Viele,K. 19 Middle School, 2 High School Teachers in Fayette County and Cooper, R.L. (2005) Influence of nicotine on physiology, development and behavior of Drosophila melanogaster: Useful approaches for public school projects. Kentucky Academy of Sciences. Annual meeting. Eastern KY University, Richmond, KY. Nov. 10-12.

 

Abstracts YEAR 2006:

1. Turner, C., Dasari, S., and Cooper, R.L. (2006) Influence of the dopamine and serotonergic systems on physiology, development and behavior of Drosophila melanogaster. Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology. Annual meeting. Orlando, FL. January 4-8.

2. Cooper, R.L., Bhatt, D., Bhatt, D., and Viele, K. (2006) Pre- & post-synaptic actions of kainate: Negative feedback at glutamate-ergic nerve terminals. Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology. Annual meeting. Orlando, FL. January 4-8.

3. Cooper, A.-S., Moffett, S., Johnstone, A.F.M. and Cooper, R.L. (2006) Nerve terminal pruning in conjunction with muscle atrophy by disuse & unloading. Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology. Annual meeting. Orlando, FL. January 4-8.

4. Turner, C., Dasari, S. and Cooper, R.L. (2006) Influence of the Dopamine and Serotonergic System on Physiology, Development and Behavior of Drosophila melanogaster. BlueGrass local chapter of Society for Neuroscience annual meeting. Lexington, KY. March, 13.

5. Cooper, A.S., Johnstone, A.F.M., Moffett, S. and Cooper, R.L. (2006) Nerve terminal pruning in conjunction with muscle atrophy by disuse & unloading. BlueGrass local chapter of Society for Neuroscience annual meeting. Lexington, KY. March, 13.

6. Badre, N. and Cooper, R.L. (2006) Reduced Calcium Channel Function in the Drosophila cacTS2 mutant on Vision, Olfaction and Regulation of the Heart. BlueGrass local chapter of Society for Neuroscience annual meeting. Lexington, KY. March, 13.

7. Bhatt, D., Bhatt, D. and Cooper, R.L. (2006) Characterization of glutamate receptors at the Drosophila neuromuscular junction. BlueGrass local chapter of Society for Neuroscience annual meeting. Lexington, KY. March, 13.

8. Hill, J. and Cooper, R.L. (2006) Influence of nicotine on physiology, development and behavior of Drosophila melanogaster. BlueGrass local chapter of Society for Neuroscience annual meeting. Lexington, KY. March, 13.

9. Kolasa, J., Adami, M., Schapker, H. and Cooper, R.L. (2006) Heart and ventilatory measures in crayfish during social interactions. BlueGrass local chapter of Society for Neuroscience annual meeting. Lexington, KY. March, 13.

10. Desai, M.S., Sparks, G.M. and Cooper, R.L. (2006) The influence of the Na/Ca exchanger during short-term facilitation in motor nerve terminals. BlueGrass local chapter of Society for Neuroscience annual meeting. Lexington, KY. March, 13.

11. Turner, C., Pauly, J.R., and Cooper, R.L. (2006) Influence of the dopamine on physiology, development and behavior of Drosophila melanogaster. Society for Neuroscience annual meeting. Atlanta, GA.

12. Hill, J., Pauly, J.R., and Cooper, R.L. (2006) Influence of nicotine on physiology, development and behavior of Drosophila melanogaster. Society for Neuroscience annual meeting. Atlanta, GA.

13. Desai, M.S., Sparks, G.M. and Cooper, R.L. (2006) The influence of the Na/Ca exchanger during short-term facilitation in motor nerve terminals. Society for Neuroscience annual meeting. Atlanta, GA.

14. Badre, N. and Cooper, R.L. (2006) Reduced calcium channel function in the Drosophila cacTS2 mutant on vision, olfaction and regulation of the heart. Society for Neuroscience annual meeting. Atlanta, GA.

15. Kolasa, J., Adami, M. and Cooper, R.L. (2006) Heart and ventilatory measures in crayfish during altered environments and social interactions. Society for Neuroscience annual meeting. Atlanta, GA.

16. Dasari, S., Turner, A.C., Cullman-Clark, B., White, J., and Cooper, R.L. (2006) Effects of the serotonergic system on physiology, development, learning and behavior of Drosophila melanogaster. Society for Neuroscience annual meeting. Atlanta, GA.

17. Bhatt, D., Bhatt, D. and Cooper, R.L. (2006) Characterization of glutamate receptors at the Drosophila neuromuscular junction. Society for Neuroscience annual meeting. Atlanta, GA.

18. Hayden, B., Desai, M., Viele, K. and Cooper, R.L. (2006) The nature of quantal release during short-term facilitation at the crayfish NMJ. Society for Neuroscience annual meeting. Atlanta, GA.

19. Badre, N. and Cooper, R.L. (2006) Reduced calcium channel function in the Drosophila cacTS2 mutant on vision, olfaction and regulation of the heart. Eight Annual Beckman Scholars Symposium. Arnold and Mabel Beckman Foundation. Located at the Arnold and Mabel Beckman Center of the National Academies of Sciences and Engineering. Irvine, CA July 26 - 28.

20. Cooper, R.L., Dasari, S., Turner, A.C., White, C. and White, J. (2006) Effects of the serotonergic system on physiology, development, learning and behavior of Drosophila melanogaster. 1st International Conference on Synapses, Memory, Drug Addiction, and Pain. Dept. of Physiology, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada. August 21-23. (by invitation)

21. Desai, M.S., Sparks, G.M. Cooper, R.L. (2006) The influence of the Na+/Ca2+ exchanger during short-term facilitation in motor nerve terminals. 1st International Conference on Synapses, Memory, Drug Addiction, and Pain. Dept. of Physiology, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada. August 21-23. (by invitation)

22. Cooper, A.S., Johnstone, A.F.M., and Cooper, R.L. (2006) Nerve terminal pruning in conjunction with muscle atrophy by disuse & unloading. VIII East European Conference of the International Society for Invertebrate Neurobiology Simpler Nervous Systems. Kazan, Russia, Sept. 13-17. (by invitation)

23. Cooper, R.L., Dasari, S., Turner, A.C., Cullman-Clark, B., White, J. (2006) Effects of the serotonergic system on physiology, development, learning and behavior of Drosophila melanogaster. VIII East European Conference of the International Society for Invertebrate Neurobiology Simpler Nervous Systems. Kazan, Russia, Sept. 13-17. (by invitation).

24. Hughes, G., Kolasa, J., Bierbower, S., Adami, M. and Cooper, R.L. (2006) Heart and ventilatory measures in crayfish during altered environments and social interactions. Kentucky Academy of Sciences. Annual meeting. Moorehead Univ., Moorehead, KY. Nov. 9-11.

Abstracts YEAR 2007:

1. Cooper, R.L., Dasari, S. and Turner, A.C. (2007) Effects of the serotonergic system on physiology, development, learning and behavior of Drosophila melanogaster. Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology. Annual meeting January 3-7. AZ, USA.

2. Papoy, A.R., Desai, M.S., Cooper, R.L. (2007) Regulation of calcium by the SERCA, PMCA and NCX. Univ. of KY, Showcase of Scholars (2nd annual undergraduate research event).

3. Turner, C., Dasari, S., and Cooper, R.L. (2007) Influence of the dopamine on physiology, development and behavior of Drosophila melanogaster. Univ. of KY, Showcase of Scholars (2nd annual undergraduate research event).

4. McLaurine, T., Bierbower, S., Cooper, R.L. (2007) CO2 environment: How bad could it be ? Univ. of KY, Showcase of Scholars (2nd annual undergraduate research event).

5. Spence, T., Bierbower, S., Cooper, R.L. (2007) Sensory: Do species do it differently? Univ. of KY, Showcase of Scholars (2nd annual undergraduate research event).

6.. Desai, M.S., Viele, K. Hayden, B.J., Cooper, R.L. (2007) Quantal release during short-term facilitation in motor nerve terminals of the crayfish. Society for Neuroscience Annual Meeting. San Diegio, CA. 359.2


7. Spence, T., McLaurine, T., Bierbower, S., Cooper, R.L. (2007) Sensory: Do species do it differently? Kentucky Academy of Sciences. Annual meeting. Univ. of Louisville, KY. Nov. 8-10.


8. Papoy, A.R., Desai, M.S., Cooper, R.L. (2007) Roles of the SERCA, PMCA and NCX in calcium regulation in the Drosophila larval heart. Kentucky Academy of Sciences. Annual meeting. Univ. of Louisville, KY. Nov. 8-10.

 

Abstracts YEAR 2008:


1. Lee, J.Y., Chung, W.Y., Logsdon, S., Johnstone, A. F. M., Cooper, R.L. (2008) The regulation of synaptic vesicle pools within motor nerve terminals. Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology. Annual meeting. January 2-6, 2008, San Antonio, TX.

2. Spence, T., McLaurine, T., Bierbower, S., Cooper, R.L. (2008) Chemosensory induced behavioral and physiological responses in crayfish. NCUR- National Council on Undergraduate Research. Salisbury University, Salisbury, MD.

3. Turner, C., Dasari, S., and Cooper, R.L. (2008) Influence of the serotonin and dopamine on physiology, development and behavior of Drosophila melanogaster. NCUR- National Council on Undergraduate Research. Salisbury University, Salisbury, MD.

4. Papoy, A.R., Desai, M.S. and Cooper, R.L. (2008) Roles of the SERCA, PMCA and NCX in calcium regulation in the Drosophila larval heart. NCUR- National Council on Undergraduate Research. Salisbury University, Salisbury, MD.

5. Desai, M.S., Sparks, G.M. Cooper, R.L. (2008) The influence of the Na+/Ca2+ exchanger and the PMC ATPase pump during short-term facilitation in motor nerve terminals. Annual meeting of the BlueGrass Chapter of the Society for Neuroscience. March12, 2008. Univ. of KY.

6. Lee, J.Y., Chung, W.Y., Logsdon, S., Johnstone, A. F. M., Cooper, R.L. (2008) The regulation of synaptic vesicle pools within motor nerve terminals. Annual meeting of the BlueGrass Chapter of the Society for Neuroscience. March12, 2008. Univ. of KY.

7. Stephens, D., Bierbower, S., Kolasa, J., Adami, M. and Cooper, R.L. (2008) Heart and ventilatory measures in crayfish during altered environments. Annual meeting of the BlueGrass Chapter of the Society for Neuroscience. March12, 2008. Univ. of KY.

8. Turner, C. and Cooper, R.L. (2008) The effects of an altered dopaminergic and serotoninergic system on behavior, development, and physiology in Drosophila melanogaster. Annual meeting of the BlueGrass Chapter of the Society for Neuroscience. March 12, 2008. Univ. of KY.

9. Turner, C. and Cooper, R.L. (2008) The effects of an altered dopaminergic and serotoninergic system on behavior, development, and physiology in Drosophila melanogaster. 2008 South East Nerve Net meeting. Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA., USA.

10. Stephens, D., Bierbower, S.M. and Cooper, R.L. (2008) The effect of CO2 on behavior and physiology in crayfish. Univ. of KY, Showcase of Scholars (3rd annual undergraduate research event).

11. Allen, C., Naik, S., Bierbower, S.M. and Cooper, R.L. (2008) Task learning and memory retention in blind crayfish, Orconectes australis packardi. Univ. of KY, Showcase of Scholars (3rd annual undergraduate research event).

12. McLaurine, T., Robinson, M., Spence, T., Bierbower, S.M. and Cooper, R.L. (2008) The role of olfactory: comparison of the autonomic response of multiple sensory modalities in crayfish. Univ. of KY, Showcase of Scholars (3rd annual undergraduate research event).

13. Naik, S., Bierbower, S.M. and Cooper, R.L. (2008) Task learning and memory retention in crayfish. Univ. of KY, Showcase of Scholars (3rd annual undergraduate research event).

14. Holmes, K.N., Bierbower S.M. and Cooper, R.L. (2008) Effect of exercise duration and environment on the autonomic response in crayfish, Procambarus clarkii. Univ. of KY, Showcase of Scholars (3rd annual undergraduate research event).

15. Wright, M.C., Bierbower, S.M. and Cooper, R.L. (2008) Effects of olfaction and environment on agonistic behavior in the crayfish, Procambarus clarkii. Univ. of KY, Showcase of Scholars (3rd annual undergraduate research event).

16. Papoy, A.R., Desai, M.S. and Cooper, R.L. (2008) Roles of the SERCA, PMCA and NCX in calcium regulation in the Drosophila larval heart. Univ. of KY, Showcase of Scholars (3rd annual undergraduate research event).

17. Bocook, E., Bierbower, S.M. and Cooper, R.L. (2008) A quantifiable measure of interaction intensity influenced by environmental factors in blind crayfish. Univ. of KY, Showcase of Scholars (3rd annual undergraduate research event).

18. Shrinivasan, V., Desai, M.S., Viele, K. and Cooper, R.L. (2008) Determining the characteristics of quantal events during short-term facilitation. Univ. of KY, Showcase of Scholars (3rd annual undergraduate research event).

19. Turner, A.C. and Cooper, R.L. (2008) The effects of an altered dopaminergic system on behavior, development, and physiology in Drosophila melanogaster. Univ. of KY, Showcase of Scholars (3rd annual undergraduate research event).

20. Lee, J.-Y., Bhatt, D., Bhatt, D., Chung, W.-Y., Lee, N.-T. and Cooper, R.L. (2008) Pre- & Post-synaptic Actions of Kainate: Negative Feedback at Glutamate-ergic Nerve Terminals. Annual meeting of Society for Neuroscience. Washington, DC.

21. Turner, A.C. and Cooper, R.L. (2008) The Effects of an Altered Dopaminergic System on Behavior, Development, and Physiology in Drosophila melanogaster. Annual meeting of Society for Neuroscience. Washington, DC.

22. Robinson, M., McLaurine, T., Spence, T., Bierbower, S.M. and Cooper, R.L. (2008) Comparison of the autonomic response of multiple sensory modalities in crayfish. Annual meeting of Society for Neuroscience. Washington, DC.

23. Turner, A.C. and Cooper, R.L. (2008) The Effects of an altered dopaminergic system on behavior, development, and physiology in Drosophila melanogaster. The national annual meeting of TriBeta (Biology Honor Society). Held at Northern KY University.

24. Turner, A.C. and Cooper, R.L. (2008) The Effects of an altered dopaminergic system on behavior, development, and physiology in Drosophila melanogaster. Neurofly 2008 12th European Drosophila Neurobiology Conference. September 6 to 10, 2008. University of Würzburg, Germany.

25. Wu, W.-H. Hill, J. and Cooper, R.L. (2008) Influence of nicotine on physiology, development and behavior of Drosophila melanogaster. Kentucky Academy of Sciences. Annual meeting. November 1, 2008, Lexington, KY (Univ. of KY campus).

26. Ward, M., Desai-Shah, M., Papoy, A.R., and Cooper, R.L. (2008),Roles of the SERCA, PMCA and NCX in calcium regulation in the Drosophila larval heart. Kentucky Academy of Sciences. Annual meeting. November 1, 2008, Lexington, KY (Univ. of KY campus).

27. Lee, J.-Y., Bhatt, D., Bhatt, D., Chung, W.-Y., Lee, N.-T. and Cooper, R.L. (2008) Pre- & Post-synaptic Actions of Kainate: Negative Feedback at Glutamatergic Nerve Terminals. Kentucky Academy of Sciences. Annual meeting. November 1, 2008, Lexington, KY (Univ. of KY campus).

28. Srinivasan, V.K. Desai-Shah, M. Viele, K., Sparks, G., Nadolski, J., Hayden, J. and Cooper, R.L. (2008) Assessment of synaptic function during short-term facilitation in motor nerve terminals in the crayfish. Kentucky Academy of Sciences. Annual meeting. November 1, 2008, Lexington, KY (Univ. of KY campus).

29. Kerbl, D., Desai, M.S., Papoy, A.R., Ward, M. and Cooper, R.L. (2008) Regulation of larval Drosophila heart rate by calcium ion channels. Kentucky Academy of Sciences. Annual meeting. November 1, 2008, Lexington, KY (Univ. of KY campus).

30. Turner, A.C. and Cooper, R.L. (2008) The effects of an altered dopaminergic system on behavior, development, and physiology in Drosophila melanogaster. Kentucky Academy of Sciences. Annual meeting. November 1, 2008, Lexington, KY (Univ. of KY campus).

31. Bocook, E., Liberty, B., Mcquerry, J., Bierbower, S.M. and Cooper, R.L. (2008) Social Interactions: Influence of sensory cues and environmental conditions on fighting strategy in blind crayfish. Kentucky Academy of Sciences. Annual meeting. November 1, 2008, Lexington, KY (Univ. of KY campus).

32. Liberty, B., Mcquerry, J., Bocook, E., Bierbower, S.M. and Cooper, R.L. (2008) The role of sensory cues and environmental conditions on the fighting strategy in sighted crayfish. Kentucky Academy of Sciences. Annual meeting. November 1, 2008, Lexington, KY (Univ. of KY campus).

33. Allen, C., Naik, S., Bierbower, S.M. and Cooper, R.L. (2008) Can blind crayfish learn a motor task? Kentucky Academy of Sciences. Annual meeting. November 1, 2008, Lexington, KY (Univ. of KY campus).

34. Robinson, M., Mando, J., Baker, M., Bierbower, S.M. and Cooper, R.L.. (2008) Across species comparison of the autonomic response of multiple sensory modalities in crayfish. Kentucky Academy of Sciences. Annual meeting. November 1, 2008, Lexington, KY (Univ. of KY campus).

35. Boyechko, Y., Galperin, V., Bierbower, S.M. and Cooper, R.L. (2008) Long-Term Memory Retention in Crayfish. Kentucky Academy of Sciences. Annual meeting. November 1, 2008, Lexington, KY (Univ. of KY campus).

36. Kelly, B., Bierbower, S.M. and Cooper, R.L. (2008) The Effects of CO2 on Behavior and Physiology in Crayfish. Kentucky Academy of Sciences. Annual meeting. November 1, 2008, Lexington, KY (Univ. of KY campus).

Abstracts Year 2009

1. Bierbower, S.M., Holmes, K. and Cooper, R.L. (2009) Effect of exercise and environment on the autonomic response in crayfish, Procambarus clarkia. Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology. Annual meeting. January 2-6, 2009, Boston, Mass.

2. Wu, W.-H. Hill, J. and Cooper, R.L. (2009) Influence of nicotine on physiology, development and behavior of Drosophila melanogaster. Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology. Annual meeting. January 2-6, 2009, Boston, Mass.

3. Lee, J.-Y., Bhatt, D., Bhatt, D., Chung, W.-Y., Lee, N.-T. and Cooper, R.L. (2009) Pre- & Post-synaptic Actions of Kainate: Negative Feedback at Glutamatergic Nerve Terminals. Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology. Annual meeting. January 2-6, 2009, Boston, Mass.

4. Turner, A.C. and Cooper, R.L. (2009) The effects of an altered dopaminergic system on behavior, development, and physiology in Drosophila melanogaster. Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology. Annual meeting. January 2-6, 2009, Boston, Mass.

5. Ward, M., Desai-Shah, M., Papoy, A.R., and Cooper, R.L. (2009) Roles of the SERCA, PMCA and NCX in calcium regulation in the Drosophila larval heart. Posters at the Capital. Frankfort, KY. February, 2009.

6. Turner, A.C. and Cooper, R.L. (2009) The effects of an altered dopaminergic system on behavior, development, and physiology in Drosophila melanogaster. Society for Neuroscience Bluegrass chapter. March 18, 2009 Univ. of KY.

7. Lee, J.-Y., Bhatt, D., Bhatt, D., Chung, W.-Y., Lee, N.-T. and Cooper, R.L. (2009) Pre- & Post-synaptic Actions of Kainate: Negative Feedback at Glutamatergic Nerve Terminals. Society for Neuroscience Bluegrass chapter. March 18, 2009 Univ. of KY.

8. Wu, W.-H. Hill, J. and Cooper, R.L. (2009) Influence of nicotine on physiology, development and behavior of Drosophila melanogaster. Society for Neuroscience Bluegrass chapter. March 18, 2009 Univ. of KY.

9. Robinson, M., McLaurine, T., Spence, T., Bierbower, S.M. and Cooper, R.L. (2009) Comparison of the autonomic response of multiple sensory modalities in crayfish. Society for Neuroscience Bluegrass chapter. March 18, 2009 Univ. of KY.

10. Ward, M., Desai-Shah, M., Papoy, A.R., and Cooper, R.L. (2009) Roles of the SERCA, PMCA and NCX in calcium regulation in the Drosophila larval heart. 23rd National Conference on Undergraduate Research (NCUR), University of Wisconsin-La Crosse, La Crosse, Wisconsin. April 17, 2009.

11. Turner, A.C. and Cooper, R.L. (2009) The Effects of an Altered Dopaminergic System on Behavior, Development, and Physiology in Drosophila melanogaster. 23rd National Conference on Undergraduate Research (NCUR), University of Wisconsin-La Crosse, La Crosse, Wisconsin. April 17, 2009.

12. Robinson, M., Mando, J., Baker, M., Bierbower, S.M. and Cooper, R.L. (2009) Across species comparison of the autonomic response of multiple sensory modalities in crayfish. 23rd National Conference on Undergraduate Research (NCUR), University of Wisconsin-La Crosse, La Crosse, Wisconsin. April 17, 2009.

13. Kelly, B., Bierbower, S.M. and Cooper, R.L. (2009) Paralytic effect of carbon dioxide on an identified behavior: Role of CNS. 4th Annual Showcase of Undergraduate Scholars, University of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky.

14. Gilberts, A, Bierbower, S.M. and Cooper, R.L. (2009) CNS control of scaphognathite patterns during a 'sympathetic-like' response in crayfish. 4th Annual Showcase of Undergraduate Scholars, University of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky.

15. Forsythe, L., Bierbower, S.M. and Cooper, R.L. (2009) Environmental factors influencing motor task learning and retention in crayfish. 4th Annual Showcase of Undergraduate Scholars, University of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky.

16. Galperin, V., Bierbower, S.M. and Cooper, R.L. (2009) Stress response due to inhibiton of completing a learned motor task in crayfish. 4th Annual Showcase of Undergraduate Scholars, University of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky.

17. Baker, M., Robinson, M., Bierbower, S. M., and Cooper, R. L. (2009) Across species comparison of the autonomic response of multiple sensory modalities in crayfish. 4th Annual Showcase of Undergraduate Scholars, University of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky.

18. Liberty, B., McQuerry, J., Bocook, E., Bierbower, S.M. and Cooper, R.L. (2009) Comparative study of quantifiable environmental factors modulating intrinsic behavior in crayfish . 4th Annual Showcase of Undergraduate Scholars, University of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky.

19. Turner, A.C. and Cooper, R.L. (2009) The Effects of an Altered Dopaminergic System on Behavior, Development, and Physiology in Drosophila melanogaster. 4th Annual Showcase of Undergraduate Scholars, University of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky.

20. Turner, A.C. and Cooper, R.L. (2009) The Effects of an Altered Dopaminergic System on Behavior, Development, and Physiology in Drosophila melanogaster. Eleventh Annual Beckman Scholars Symposium. Arnold and Mabel Beckman Foundation. Located at the Arnold and Mabel Beckman Center of the National Academies of Sciences and Engineering. Irvine, CA July 24 - 27.

21. Cooper, A.S., Kim, C., Cooper, R.L. (2009) The effects of enhanced sensory perception to learning and memory retention in Drosophila. Annual meeting of Society for Neuroscience. Chicago, USA.

22. Robinson, M., Mando, J., Baker, M., Bierbower, S.M. and Cooper, R.L. (2009) Using heart rate as a bioindex to assess various sensory perceptions in sighted and non-sighted crayfish. Annual meeting of Society for Neuroscience. Chicago, USA.

23. Cooper, A.S., Kim, C., Cooper, R.L. (2009) The effects of enhanced sensory perception to learning and memory retention in Drosophila. Kentucky Academy of Sciences annual meeting. Nov. 2009 at Northern Kentucky University.

24. . Robinson, M., Mando, J., Baker, M., Bierbower, S.M. and Cooper, R.L. (2009) Using heart rate as a bioindex to assess various sensory perceptions in sighted and non-sighted crayfish. Kentucky Academy of Sciences annual meeting. Nov. 2009 at Northern Kentucky University.

25. Baker, M., Robinson, M., Bierbower, S.M. and Cooper, R.L. (2009) Autonomic response to multiple sensory modalities in crayfish. Kentucky Academy of Sciences annual meeting. Nov. 2009 at Northern Kentucky University.

Abstracts Year 2010

1. Cooper, A.S., Robinson, M., Baker, M., Bierbower, S.M. and Cooper, R.L. (2010) The effects of enhanced sensory perception to learning and memory retention in Drosophila. / Autonomic response to multiple sensory modalities in crayfish. Dual poster at the annual POSTERS -AT-THE -CAPITAL. Frankfort, KY. Jan. 2010.

2. Cooper, A.S. and Cooper, R.L. (2010) The effects of enhanced sensory perception on learning and memory retention in Drosophila. American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), San Digeo, CA., Annual meeting. Feb. 2010. (poster and oral presentation).

3. Leksrisawat, B., Cooper, A.S., and Cooper, R.L. (2010) Response properties in the crayfish abdomen: Educational aspects. Annual meeting for Society for Neuroscience Bluegrass Chapter. March 17, 2010 Univ. of KY.

4. Tucker, M., Bierbower, S.M. and Cooper, R.L. (2010) The effect of CO2 on the neural circuitry of an identified behavior. 5th Annual Showcase of Undergraduate Scholars, University of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky. April 2010.

5. Gilberts, A., Wigginton, A.J., Bierbower, S.M., Xu, S. and Cooper, R.L. (2010) Effects of environmental Cd2+ on crayfish: Behavior and physiology. 5th Annual Showcase of Undergraduate Scholars, University of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky. April 2010.

6. Armbruster, J., Wu, W.-H. and Cooper, R.L. (2010) The regulation of synaptic vesicles pool in nerve terminals. 5th Annual Showcase of Undergraduate Scholars, University of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky. April 2010.

7. Martin, J.M., Robinson, M., Cooper, R.L. (2010) Modeling of biological cell membranes using a classroom-practical laboratory setup, with emphasis on neuronal axon ion exchange. 5th Annual Showcase of Undergraduate Scholars, University of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky. April 2010.

8. Robinson, M., Baker, M., Bierbower, S., Cooper, R.L. (2010) Assessing various sensory perceptions in sighted and non-sighted crayfish using heart rate as a bioindex. 5th Annual Showcase of Undergraduate Scholars, University of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky. April 2010.

9. Cooper, A.S., Johnstone, A.F.M., and Cooper, R.L. (2010) Nerve terminal pruning in conjunction with muscle atrophy by disuse & unloading. The Center for Muscle Biology symposium. University of Kentucky. June 1, 2010.

10. Robinson, M., Baker, M., Cooper, R.L., Bierbower, S. (2010) Using heart rate as a bioindex to assess various sensory perceptions in sighted and non-sighted crayfish. The 19th Annual Meeting of International Behavioral Neuroscience Society. Sardinia, Italy. June 8-13, 2010.

11. Robinson, M., Cooper, R.L., and Bierbower, S. (2010) Using heart rate as a bioindex to assess various sensory perceptions in sighted and non-sighted crayfish. Twelfth Annual Beckman Scholars Symposium. Arnold and Mabel Beckman Foundation. Located at the Arnold and Mabel Beckman Center of the National Academies of Sciences and Engineering. Irvine, CA  July.

Abstracts Year 2011

1. Robinson, A.D., Wu, W.H, and Cooper, R.L. (2011) Ephaptic transmission between motor neurons. Annual meeting. Society for Neuroscience Bluegrass Chapter.  March 31. University of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky.

2. Cooper, A., Gilberts, A., Baierlein, B., Leksrisawat, B., Thurow, A., Robinson, M.M., Martin, J.M. and Cooper, R.L. (2011) Creating Interactive Neurophysiology Laboratory Experiments for the Students at the University of Kentucky. Annual meeting. Society for Neuroscience Bluegrass Chapter.  March 31. University of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky.

3. Chung, Y.S.,  Graff, J., Cooper, R.M., Cooper, R.L. (2011) The acute and chronic effect of temperature on heart and ventilatory rate in prawns. 6th Annual Showcase of Undergraduate Scholars, University of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky. April.

4. Robinson, A.D., Wu, W.H, Cooper, R.L. (2011) Ephaptic transmission between motor neurons. Univ. of KY, Showcase of Scholars. 6th Annual Showcase of Undergraduate Scholars, University of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky. April.

5. Robinson, A.D., Wu, W.H, Cooper R.L.(2011) Ephaptic transmission between motor neurons. Annual meeting of Society for Neuroscience. Washington, DC, USA.

6. Cooper, A., Gilberts, A., Baierlein, B., Leksrisawat, B., Thurow, A., Robinson, M.M., Martin, J.M. Holsinger, R.C., and Cooper, R.L. (2011) Creating Interactive Neurophysiology Laboratory Experiments for the Students at the University of Kentucky. Annual meeting of Society for Neuroscience. Washington, DC, USA.

7. Cooper, R.M., Chung, Y.S. Holsinger, R.C. and Cooper, R.L. (2011) Development of neurophysiology laboratory experiments for high schools in Kentucky. Annual meeting of Society for Neuroscience. Washington, DC, USA.

8. Crum M., Robinson, M.M. and Cooper, R.L. (2011) Model of hypercalcemia in crayfish with correlates to a human pathophysiological condition. Annual meeting of Society for Neuroscience. Washington, DC, USA.

9. Potenza, J.B., Mercier, A.J. and Cooper, R.L. (2011) Physiological investigations with the crayfish hindgut. The Center for Muscle Biology Univ. of KY., Modeling Workshop for trainees in Muscle Biology. July 27, 2011. (JBP won an award for best presentation).

10.  Holsinger, R.C., Potenza, J.B., LeBlancq, M.J., Mercier, A.J. and Cooper, R.L. (2011) Modulating the neural control and direct actions on the crayfish hindgut:  Serotonin, octopamine and dopamine. 26th Meeting of the Ohio Physiological Society, University of Cincinnati, October 6– 7, Cincinnati, Ohio.

11.  Cooper, A.S., Johnstone, A.F.M., and Cooper, R.L. (2011) Nerve terminal pruning in conjunction with muscle atrophy by disuse & unloading. 26th Meeting of the Ohio Physiological Society, University of Cincinnati, October 6–7, Cincinnati, Ohio.

12. Cooper, R.M., Schapker-Finucane, H. Adami, H. and Cooper, R.L. (2011) Heart and ventilatory measures in crayfish during copulation. The Kentucky Academy of Science annual meeting. Nov. 4-5, 2011, Murray State University, Murray, Kentucky.

13. Potenza, J.B., Holsinger, R., LeBlancq, M.J., Mercier, A.J. and Cooper, R.L. (2011) Crayfish hindgut:  A model system for examining central and peripheral control mechanisms. The Kentucky Academy of Science annual meeting. Nov. 4-5, 2011, Murray State University, Murray, Kentucky.

14. Cooper, A.S. and Cooper, R.L. (2011) Transection of a motor nerve results in a rapid synaptic depression. The Kentucky Academy of Science annual meeting. Nov. 4-5, 2011, Murray State University, Murray, Kentucky.

Abstracts Year 2012

1. Cooper, R.M.*, Schapker-Finucane, H.  Adami, H. and  Cooper, R.L.  (2012) Heart and ventilatory measures in crayfish during copulation. Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology. Annual meeting. January 3-7, 2012, Charleston, South Carolina. (* High school student)

2. Holsinger, R.C., Potenza, J.B., Mercier, A.J. and Cooper, R.L. (2012) Physiological investigations with the crayfish hindgut. Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology. Annual meeting. January 3-7, 2012, Charleston, South Carolina.

3. Burns, E., ‎‎Potenza, J.B., Holsinger, R.C., LeBlancq, M.J., Maslink, C., Mercier, A.J., and Cooper, R.L. (2012). Crayfish hindgut:  A model system for examining central and peripheral control mechanisms. Spring Neuroscience Day, University of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky. March 29, 2012.

4. Cooper, A.S. and Cooper, R.L. (2012). Transection of a motor nerve results in a rapid synaptic depression. Spring Neuroscience Day, University of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky. March 29, 2012.

5. Crum, M., Robinson, M.M., Robinson, A.D. and  Cooper, R.L.  (2012). Pathophysiological conditions with hypercalcemia: Neuron, CNS, intestine, and behavior. Spring Neuroscience Day, University of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky. March 29, 2012.

6. Chung, Y.S.,  Graff, J., Cooper, R.M., Cooper, R.L. (2012) The acute and chronic effect of temperature on heart and ventilatory rate in prawns. Korean Student Technical & Leadership Conference. Chicago, IL    March 16-18, 2012.

7. LeBlancq, M.J., Maslink, C., Burns, E., Potenza, J.B., Holsinger, R.C., Cooper, R.L., Mercier, A.J. (2012) Neural control of the crayfish hindgut. East Coast Nerve Net. Woods Hole Marine Biological Laboratory. Woods Hole, MA. March 22-24, 2012.

8. Cooper, R.L., Sipe, G., Nadolski, J., Smith, L.A., Holsinger, R.C., Cooper, H., Krall, R.M., Johnson, D. and Zeidler-Watters, K. (2012). Classroom activity on buffering related to respiration for high school and introductory college courses in biological sciences. UK College of Nursing 8th Annual Student Scholarship Showcase. March 30, 2012.

9. Dixon, R., Spitz, N., Holsinger, R.C., Rose, S., Cooper, H., Krall, R.M., Johnson, D. and Zeidler-Watters, K., Cooper, R.L. (2012). STEM & Health: Stressors on the circulatory system. 7th Annual Showcase of Undergraduate Scholars, University of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky. Lexington, Kentucky. April 25, 2012

10. Sipe, G., Nadolski, J., Smith, L.A., Holsinger, R.C., Cooper, H.,  Krall, R.M., Johnson, D. and Zeidler-Watters, K., Cooper, R.L. (2012). Classroom activity on buffering related to respiration for high school and introductory college courses in biological sciences. 7th Annual Showcase of Undergraduate Scholars, University of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky. April 25, 2012

11. Cooper, A.S. and Cooper, R.L. (2012). Transection of a motor nerve results in a rapid synaptic depression. 7th Annual Showcase of Undergraduate Scholars, University of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky. April 25, 2012

12. Burns, E., Potenza, J.B., Holsinger, R.C., LeBlancq, M.J., Maslink, C., Mercier, A.J., and Cooper, R.L. (2012). Crayfish hindgut:  A model system for examining central and peripheral control mechanisms. 7th Annual Showcase of Undergraduate Scholars, University of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky. April 25, 2012

13. Crum, M., Robinson, M.M., Robinson, A.D. and  Cooper, R.L.  (2012). Pathophysiological conditions with hypercalcemia: Neuron, CNS, intestine, and behavior. 7th Annual Showcase   of Undergraduate Scholars, University of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky. April 25, 2012

14. Crum, M., DeCastro, L., Robinson, M.M., Robinson, A.D. and Cooper, R.L. (2012). Effects of hypercalcemia in a crayfish model : Neuron, CNS, intestine, and behavior. Annual meeting of Society for Neuroscience. New Orleans, LA., USA.

15. Cooper, A.S. and Cooper, R.L. (2012). Transection of a motor nerve results in a rapid synaptic depression. Annual meeting of Society for Neuroscience. New Orleans, LA., USA.

16. Cooper, A.S. and Cooper, R.L. (2012) Transection of a motor nerve results in a rapid synaptic depression. The Kentucky Academy of Science annual meeting. Oct.19-20, 2012, Eastern Kentucky University, Richmond, Kentucky.

17. Rufer, J.M, King, K., Titlow, J. and Cooper, R.L. (2012). Ritalin and other dopaminergic drugs affect CNS function and development in Drosophila larvae. The Kentucky Academy of Science annual meeting. Oct.19-20, 2012, Eastern Kentucky University, Richmond, Kentucky.

18. Stacy, A., Majeed, Z.R. and Cooper, R.L. (2012). Characterization of 5-HT (serotonin) receptor subtypes in Drosophila melanogaster larval heart. The Kentucky Academy of Science annual meeting. Oct.19-20, 2012, Eastern Kentucky University, Richmond, Kentucky.

19. Burns, E. Potenza, J.B., Holsinger, R.C., LeBlancq, M.J., Maslink, C., Mercier, A.J. and Cooper, R.L. (2012). Crayfish hindgut: A model system for examining central and peripheral control mechanisms. The Kentucky Academy of Science annual meeting. Oct.19- 20, 2012, Eastern Kentucky University, Richmond, Kentucky.

20. King, K., Rufer, J.M, Titlow, J. and Cooper, R.L. (2012). Pharmacological analysis of dopamine modulation in the developing fruit fly heart. The Kentucky Academy of Science annual meeting. Oct.19-20, 2012, Eastern Kentucky University, Richmond, Kentucky.

21. Keathley, J. Titlow, J. and Cooper, R.L. (2012). Carbohydrate energy considerations for cardiac function in Drosophila melanogaster larvae. The Kentucky Academy of Science annual meeting. Oct.19-20, 2012, Eastern Kentucky University, Richmond, Kentucky.

22. Stacy, A., Majeed, Z.R. and Cooper, R.L. (2012). Characterization of 5-HT (serotonin) receptor subtypes in Drosophila melanogaster larval heart. The Center for Muscle Biology Univ. of KY. Oct. 25, 2012.

23. Titlow, J., King, K., Rufer, J.M, and Cooper, R.L. (2012). Fruit fly heart rate is modulated by dopamine through canonical metabotropic pathways. The Center for Muscle Biology Univ. of KY. Oct. 25, 2012.

24. Keathley, J. Titlow, J. and Cooper, R.L. (2012). Influence of carbohydrate transport in Drosophila cardiac function. The Center for Muscle Biology Univ. of KY. Oct. 25, 2012.

Abstracts Year 2013

1. Crosthwaite, T., Majeed, Z. and Cooper, R.L. (2013) Role of PLC-IP3-PKC pathway in 5-HT mediated heart rate modulation in Drosophila larvae. Annual meeting of the Ky chapter of the American Physiological Society, Univ of Kentucky, Lexington, Ky. March 25, 2013.

2. Kenney, S. and Cooper, R.L. (2013) A laboratory exercise in quantifying synaptic transmission: Quantal measures and analysis. Annual meeting of the Ky chapter of the American Physiological Society, Univ of Kentucky, Lexington, Ky. March 25, 2013.

3. Potts, D., Titlow, J.S., and Cooper, R.L. (2013) Dopamine's influence on nervous system anatomy during juvenile development. Annual meeting of the Ky chapter of the American Physiological Society, Univ of Kentucky, Lexington, Ky. March 25, 2013

4. Burns, E., Dupont-Versteegden, E.E. and Cooper, R.L. (2013). The effects of K+ on skeletal muscle, synaptic transmission and the relationship with deep tissue injury of muscle.
Annual meeting of the Ky chapter of the American Physiological Society, Univ of Kentucky, Lexington, Ky. March 25, 2013

5. Boyechko, T. and Cooper, R.L. (2013) Educating the Public on the Association between COPD and Oxygen Therapy. Annual meeting of the Ky chapter of the American Physiological Society, Univ of Kentucky, Lexington, Ky. March 25, 2013

6. Bankemper, A., Majeed, Z. and Cooper, R.L. (2013) Characterization of 5-HT receptor subtype in sensory-CNS-motor circuit in Drosophila larvae. Spring Neuroscience Day, University of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky. April 8, 2013.

7. Burns, E., Dupont-Versteegden, E.E. and Cooper, R.L. (2013). The effects of K+ on skeletal muscle, synaptic transmission and the relationship with deep tissue injury of muscle. Spring Neuroscience Day, University of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky. April 8, 2013.

8. Browne, J, Titlow, J.S., and Cooper, R.L. (2013) What fruit fly behavior teaches us about dopamine homeostasis, and vice versa. Spring Neuroscience Day, University of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky. April 8, 2013.

9. Potts, D., Titlow, J.S., and Cooper, R.L. (2013) Dopamine's influence on nervous system anatomy during juvenile development.Spring Neuroscience Day, University of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky. April 8, 2013.

10. Kenney, S. and Cooper, R.L. (2013) A laboratory exercise in quantifying synaptic transmission: Quantal measures and analysis. Spring Neuroscience Day, University of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky. April 8, 2013.

11. Cooper, R.L., Majeed, Z.R., Titlow, J., Stacy, A., King, K., Rufer, J.M., Nichols, C.D. (2013) Pharmacogenetic approaches in altering heart rate in Drosophila larvae. The American Physiological Society annual meeting. April 20-24, 2013. Boston, MA. USA

12. Krall, R.M., Cooper, H., Mayo, S., Johnson, D., Zeidler-Watters, K., Rose, S., Dixon, R. and Cooper, R.L., (2013) STEM & Health: Stressors on the circulatory system. Annual meeting of the Ky chapter of the American Physiological Society, Univ of Kentucky, Lexington, Ky. March 25, 2013.

13. Stacy, A., Majeed, Z.R. and Cooper, R.L. (2013). Characterization of 5-HT (serotonin) receptor subtypes in Drosophila melanogaster larval heart. Undergraduate Showcase of Scholars, Univ of Kentucky, Lexington, Ky. April 24, 2013.

14. Crosthwaite, T., Majeed, Z. and Cooper, R.L. (2013) Role of PLC-IP3-PKC pathway in 5-HT mediated heart rate modulation in Drosophila larvae. Undergraduate Showcase of Scholars, Univ of Kentucky, Lexington, Ky. April 24, 2013.

15. Bankemper, A., Majeed, Z. and Cooper, R.L. (2013) Characterization of 5-HT receptor subtype in sensory-CNS-motor circuit in Drosophila larvae. Undergraduate Showcase of Scholars, Univ of Kentucky, Lexington, Ky. April 24, 2013.

16. Burns, E., Dupont-Versteegden, E.E. and Cooper, R.L. (2013). The effects of K+ on skeletal muscle, synaptic transmission and the relationship with deep tissue injury of muscle.
Undergraduate Showcase of Scholars, Univ of Kentucky, Lexington, Ky. April 24, 2013.

17. Browne, J, Titlow, J.S., and Cooper, R.L. (2013) What fruit fly behavior teaches us about dopamine homeostasis, and vice versa. Undergraduate Showcase of Scholars, Univ of Kentucky, Lexington, Ky. April 24, 2013.

18. Potts, D., Titlow, J.S., and Cooper, R.L. (2013) Dopamine's influence on nervous system anatomy during juvenile development. Undergraduate Showcase of Scholars, Univ of Kentucky, Lexington, Ky. April 24, 2013.

19. Kenney, S. and Cooper, R.L. (2013) A laboratory exercise in quantifying synaptic transmission: Quantal measures and analysis. Undergraduate Showcase of Scholars, Univ of Kentucky, Lexington, Ky. April 24, 2013.

20. Boyechko, T. and Cooper, R.L. (2013) Educating the Public on the Association between COPD and Oxygen Therapy. Undergraduate Showcase of Scholars, Univ of Kentucky, Lexington, Ky. April 24, 2013.

21. Titlow, J.S., King, K.E., Majeed, Z.R. and Cooper, R.L. (2013) Additive stimulatory effects of monoamines on Drosophila melanogaster heart rate. University of Kentucky Gill Heart Institute Cardiovascular Research Day. Oct. 11, 2013

22. Majeed, Z.R., Stacy, A., Crosthwaite, T. and Cooper, R.L. (2013) 5-HT receptor subtypes and associated intracellular signaling pathway that mediate heart rate modulation in Drosophila larvae. University of Kentucky Gill Heart Institute Cardiovascular Research Day. Oct. 11,
2013.

23. Bigdeliazari, S., Zeidler-Watters, K., Dixon, R., Rose, S., Cooper, H., Krall, R.M., Johnson, D., Mayo, S., and Cooper, R.L. (2013). STEM & Health: Stressors on the circulatory system. Gill Heart Institute Cardiovascular Research Day. University of Ky. Lexington, KY. Convention Center. Oct. 11, 2013.

24. Burns, E., Bigdeliazari, S. Dupont-Versteegden, E.E. and Cooper, R.L. (2013). The effects of K+ on skeletal muscle, synaptic transmission and the relationship with deep tissue injury of muscle. Annual meeting of the Kentucky Academy of Sciences. Nov.8-9, 2013 at Morehead Univ.

25. Rice, J. Majeed, Z.R., Titlow, J. and Cooper, R.L. (2013) Development of the Jordan HAT assay to study mechanosensation: Selective modulation of a neural circuit in larval Drosophila melanogaster. Annual meeting of the Kentucky Academy of Sciences. Nov.8- 9, 2013 at Morehead Univ.

26. Rayens, E., Holsopple, E., Titlow, J. and Cooper, R.L. (2013) Differences in Drosophila dopamine receptor expression drive metabolic regulation of a gustatory circuit. Annual meeting of the Kentucky Academy of Sciences. Nov.8-9, 2013 at Morehead Univ.

27. Wang, C., Hill, J., Wu, W.-H. and Cooper, R.L. (2013) The pharmacological profile and actions of cholinergic system in larval Drosophila: Behavior, development, CNS activity, and heart. Annual meeting of the Kentucky Academy of Sciences. Nov. 8-9, 2013 at Morehead Univ. KY.

28. Potts, D., Titlow, J.S., and Cooper, R.L. (2013) The Role of Dopamine Homeostasis on Dopaminergic Neuron Morphology, Function, and Fate in Drosophila. Annual meeting of the Kentucky Academy of Sciences. Nov. 8-9, 2013 at Morehead Univ. KY.

29. Holsopple, E., Rayens, E., Titlow, J. and Cooper, R.L. (2013) Genetic and pharmacological modulators of mechanosensory behavior in fruit fly larvae, Drosophila melanogaster. Annual meeting of the Kentucky Academy of Sciences. Nov. 8-9, 2013 at Morehead Univ. KY.

30. Dabbain, N., Graff, J., Majeed, Z.R., and Cooper, R.L. (2013) The effects of GABA on development, behavior and survival in Drosophila. Annual meeting of the Kentucky Academy of Sciences. Nov. 8-9, 2013 at Morehead Univ. KY.

31. King, K., Majeed, Z.R., Titlow, J. and Cooper, R.L. (2013) Additive stimulatory effects of octopamine and serotonin on Drosophila melanogaster heart rate. Annual meeting of the Kentucky Academy of Sciences. Nov. 8-9, 2013 at Morehead Univ. KY.

32. Crosthwaite, T., Majeed, Z.R., and Cooper, R.L. (2013) The modulatory mechanism of action of serotonin in Drosophila larval heart. Annual meeting of the Kentucky Academy of Sciences. Nov. 8-9, 2013 at Morehead Univ. KY.

33. Cornwell, K., Majeed, Z.R., and Cooper, R.L. (2013) The effect of evolutionarily conserved neuromodulator, serotonin, on behavior in Drosophila melanogaster. Annual meeting of the Tennessee Academy of Sciences. Nov. 15, 2013 at Motlow State Community College in Tullahoma, TN

34. Abdeljaber, E., Majeed, Z.R., and Cooper, R.L. (2013) Role of 5-HT2B in Drosophila development and behavior. Annual meeting of the Kentucky Academy of Sciences. Nov. 8-9, 2013 at Morehead Univ. KY.1st place Poster award-undergrad.

35. Stacy, A., Majeed, Z.R., and Cooper, R.L. (2013) Serotonin and heart: How serotonin modulates the heart rate in Drosophila larvae. Annual meeting of the Kentucky Academy of Sciences. Nov. 8-9, 2013 at Morehead Univ. KY.

36. Bankemper, A., Majeed, Z.R., and Cooper, R.L. (2013) Studying the role of serotonin in neural circuit modulation and behavior in Drosophila melanogaster. Annual meeting of the Kentucky Academy of Sciences. Nov. 8-9, 2013 at Morehead Univ. KY.

37. Majeed, Z.R., Cornwell, K., Bankemper A., Abdeljaber, E. and Cooper, R.L. (2013).The effect of serotonergic system dysfunction on neural circuitry and behavior in Drosophila melanogaster. Annual meeting of the Kentucky Academy of Sciences. Nov. 8-9, 2013 at Morehead Univ. KY.

Abstracts Year 2014

1. Thenappan, A., Burns, E., Vaughn, M., Bigdeliazari, S., Dupont-Versteegden, E.E. and Cooper, R.L. (2014) The effects of muscle injury on synaptic transmission, axon conduction and muscle in relation to K+ in deep tissue injury. Bluegrass Chapter of Society for Neuroscience annual meeting. Lexington, KY. March, 27.

2. Malloy, C., Wang, C., Hill, J., Wu, W.-H and Cooper, R.L. (2014) The pharmacological profile and actions of cholinergic system in larval Drosophila: Behavior, development, CNS activity, and heart. Bluegrass Chapter of Society for Neuroscience annual meeting. Lexington, KY. March, 27.

3. Dabbain, N., Graff, J., Majeed, Z.R. and Cooper, R.L (2014) The effects of GABA on sensory- motor circuit activity, behavior and development in Drosophila. Bluegrass Chapter of Society for Neuroscience annual meeting. Lexington, KY. March, 27.

4. Abdeljaber, E., Majeed, Z.R., and Cooper, R.L. (2014) Modulatory role of serotonergic system in locomotion neural circuitry and behavior in Drosophila melanogaster. Bluegrass Chapter of Society for Neuroscience annual meeting. Lexington, KY. March, 27.

5. Titlow, J.S., Biecker, S. and Cooper, R.L. (2014) Firing-rate plasticity in sensory-evoked motor output. Bluegrass Chapter of Society for Neuroscience annual meeting. Lexington, KY. March, 27.

6. Bankemper, A., Majeed, Z.R. and Cooper, R.L. (2014) Studying the role of serotonin in neural circuit modulation and behavior in Drosophila melanogaster. Bluegrass Chapter of Society for Neuroscience annual meeting. Lexington, KY. March, 27.

7. Potts, D., Titlow, J.S. and Cooper, R.L. (2014) Drosophila dopamine receptor mutants exhibit locomotion abnormalities in response to light-touch stimuli. Bluegrass Chapter of Society for Neuroscience annual meeting. Lexington, KY. March, 27.

8. Biecker, S., Titlow, J.S. and Cooper, R.L (2014) A Novel System to Investigate Sensory Habituation. Bluegrass Chapter of Society for Neuroscience annual meeting. Lexington, KY. March, 27.

9. Bankemper, A., Majeed, Z.R. and Cooper, R.L. (2014) Studying the role of serotonin in neural circuit modulation and behavior in Drosophila melanogaster. NCUR-National Council on Undergraduate Research. April 5-7. Univ of KY, Lexington, KY.

10. Rayens, E., Holsopple, E., Titlow, J.and Cooper, R.L.. (2014) Differences in Drosophila dopamine receptor expression drive metabolic regulation of a gustatory circuit. NCUR-National Council on Undergraduate Research. April 5-7. Univ of KY, Lexington, KY.

11. Rice, J. Majeed, Z.R., Titlow, J. and Cooper, R.L. (2014) Development of the Jordan HAT assay to study mechanosensation: Selective modulation of a neural circuit in larval Drosophila melanogaster. NCUR-National Council on Undergraduate Research. April 5- 7. Univ of KY, Lexington, KY.

12. Bigdeliazari, S., Thenappan, A., Burns, E., Vaughn, M., Dupont-Versteegden, E.E. and Cooper, R.L. (2014) The effects of K+ on skeletal muscle and synaptic transmission in relation to deep tissue injury of muscle. NCUR- National Council on Undergraduate Research. April 5-7. Univ of KY, Lexington, KY.

13. Abdeljaber, E., Majeed, Z.R., and Cooper, R.L. (2014) Role of 5-HT2B in Drosophila development and behavior. NCUR-National Council on Undergraduate Research. April 5-7. Univ of KY, Lexington, KY.

14. Potts, D., Titlow, J.S. and Cooper, R.L. (2014) The Role of Dopamine Homeostasis on Dopaminergic Neuron Morphology, Function, and Fate in Drosophila. NCUR-National Council on Undergraduate Research. April 5-7. Univ of KY, Lexington, KY.

15. Dabbain, N., Graff, J., Majeed, Z.R. and Cooper, R.L. (2014) The effects of GABA on development, behavior and survival in Drosophila. NCUR-National Council on Undergraduate Research. April 5-7. Univ of KY, Lexington, KY.

16. Biecker, S., Holsopple, E., Titlow, J., Cooper, R.L. (2014). Transmitters and second messengers involved in Drosophila melanogaster habituation to tactile stimuli. NCUR-National Council on Undergraduate Research. April 5-7. Univ of KY, Lexington, KY.

17. Vaughn, M., King, K., Majeed, Z.R., Titlow, J.S. de Castro, C., and Cooper, R.L. (2014). The effects of combined modulators on Drosophila melanogaster heart physiology: dopamine, octopamine and serotonin. NCUR-National Council on Undergraduate Research. April 5-7. Univ of KY, Lexington, KY.

18. Dabbain, N., Graff, J., Majeed, Z.R. and Cooper, R.L. (2014). Inhibitory neurotransmitter GABA: its role in locomotive neural circuit activity and behavior in Drosophila melanogaster. 2nd Annual meeting of the Ky chapter of the American Physiological Society, Univ. of Louisville, Ky. March 31, 2014.

19. Bankemper, A., Majeed, Z.R. and Cooper, R.L. (2014). The role of various serotonin receptor subtypes in modulation of neural circuitry and behavior in Drosophila melanogaster. 2nd Annual meeting of the Ky chapter of the American Physiological Society, Univ. of Louisville, Ky. March 31, 2014.

20. Potts, D., Titlow, J.S. and Cooper, R.L. (2014). Drosophila dopamine receptor mutants exhibit locomotion abnormalities in response to light-touch stimuli. 2nd Annual meeting of the Ky chapter of the American Physiological Society, Univ. of Louisville, Ky. March 31, 2014.

21. Abdeljaber, E., Majeed, Z.R. and Cooper, R.L. (2014). Serotonin modulates locomotion neural circuitry and behavior in Drosophila melanogaster. 2nd Annual meeting of the Ky chapter of the American Physiological Society, Univ. of Louisville, Ky. March 31, 2014.

22. Biecker, S., Titlow, J.S., Rice, J., Majeed, Z.R., Holsopple, E. and Cooper, R.L. (2014). A novel system to investigate sensory habituation. 2nd Annual meeting of the Ky chapter of the American Physiological Society, Univ. of Louisville, Ky. March 31, 2014.

23. Potter, S., Crowley, P.H., Krall, R.M., Mayo, S., Johnson, D., Zeidler-Watters, K., Cooper, R.M. and Cooper, R.L. (2014). Educational material which integrates math and biology for middle school, high school, and introductory college sciences classes: Life survival and physiology of Drosophila. 2nd Annual meeting of the Ky chapter of the American Physiological Society, Univ. of Louisville, Ky. March 31, 2014.

24. Schultz, M.P., Krall, R.M., Dupont-Versteegden, E.E, Mayo, S., Johnson, D., Zeidler-Watters, K. and Cooper, R.L. (2014). Educational modules of skeletal muscle anatomy and function for middle and high school students with models and active data gathering. 2nd Annual meeting of the Ky chapter of the American Physiological Society, Univ. of Louisville, Ky. March 31, 2014.

25. Thenappan, A., Burns, E., Vaughn, M., Bigdeliazari, S., Dupont-Versteegden, E.E and Cooper, R.L. (2014). The effects of K+ on synaptic transmission, axon conduction and muscle in relation to deep tissue injury of muscle. 2nd Annual meeting of the Ky chapter of the American Physiological Society, Univ. of Louisville, Ky. March 31, 2014.

26. Titlow, J.S., Biecker, S. and Cooper, R.L. (2014). Firing-rate plasticity in sensory-evoked motor output. 2nd Annual meeting of the Ky chapter of the American Physiological Society, Univ. of Louisville, Ky. March 31, 2014.

27. Majeed, Z.R., Santin, J., Hartzler, L. and Cooper, R.L. (2014). Synaptic transmission suppression by carbon dioxide: Glutamate receptor sensitivity. 2nd Annual meeting of the Ky chapter of the American Physiological Society, Univ. of Louisville, Ky. March 31, 2014.

28. Malloy, C., Wang, C., Hill, J., Wu, W.-H and Cooper, R.L. (2014). The pharmacological profile and actions of cholinergic system in larval Drosophila: Behavior, development, CNS activity, and heart. 2nd Annual meeting of the Ky chapter of the American Physiological Society, Univ. of Louisville, Ky. March 31, 2014.

29. DeCastro, C., Titlow, J., Majeed, Z.R., Vaughn, M., and Cooper, R.L. (2014). Maintaining the Drosophila larval heart for physiological measures: Modulators and cocktails. 2nd Annual meeting of the Ky chapter of the American Physiological Society, Univ. of Louisville, Ky. March 31, 2014.

30. Potts, D., Titlow, J.S., Rice, J. and Cooper, R.L. (2014). Specific mechanosensory defects caused by manipulating dopamine pathways in Drosophila melanogaster larvae. Annual meeting of Society for Neuroscience. Washington, D.C, USA.

31. Cooper, R.L., Majeed, Z.R., Malloy, C., Blümich, S.L.E. and Putnam, R.W. (2014). Synaptic transmission: Effects of intracellular and intravacuolar pH. Annual meeting of Society for Neuroscience. Washington, D.C, USA.

32. Cooper, R.L., Majeed, Z.R., Malloy, C., Potts, D., Zeidler-Watters, K., Krall, R.M., Johnson, D., Mayo, S., Zwanzig, G., Anderson, H., Colgan III, W., Chung, W.-Y. and Dupont-Versteegden, E.E. (2014). Citizen science with high school students and adults from around the world participating in analysis of synaptic transmission. Annual meeting of Society for Neuroscience. Washington, D.C, USA.

33. Ritter, K., Majeed, Z.R., Robinson, J., Blümich, S.L.E., Brailoiu, E. and Cooper, R.L. (2014). Acute actions of fluoxetine (Prozac) on neuronal and cardiac function. Annual meeting of the Kentucky Academy of Sciences. Nov. 14-16, 2014 at Lexington, KY.

34. Malloy, C. Hill, J., Ritter, K., Robinson, J., Wu, W.-H. and Cooper, R.L. (2014). The pharmacological profile and actions of cholinergic system in larval Drosophila: Behavior, development, CNS activity, and heart. Annual meeting of the Kentucky Academy of Sciences. Nov. 14-16, 2014 at Lexington, KY.

35. Schultz, M.P.,  Krall, R.M., Dupont-Versteegden, E.E, Mayo, S., Johnson, D., Zeidler-Watters, K. and Cooper R.L. (2014). Educational modules of skeletal muscle anatomy and function for middle and high school students with models and active data gathering. Annual meeting of the Kentucky Academy of Sciences. Nov. 14-16, 2014 at Lexington, KY.

36. Potter, S., Krall, R.M., Mayo, S., Johnson, D., Zeidler-Watters, K. and Cooper, R.L. (2014). Educational material which integrates math and biology for middle school, high school, and introductory college sciences classes: Life survival and physiology of Drosophila.  Annual meeting of the Kentucky Academy of Sciences. Nov. 14-16, 2014 at Lexington, KY.

37.  Potts, D., Titlow, J.S., Rice, J. and Cooper, R.L. (2014).Specific mechanosensory defects caused by manipulating dopamine pathways in Drosophila melanogaster larvae. Annual meeting of the Kentucky Academy of Sciences. Nov. 14-16, 2014 at Lexington, KY.

38. Uradu, H.,  Malloy, C. Hill, J., Ritter, K., Robinson, J., Wu, W.-H. and Cooper, R.L. (2014). The pharmacological profile of the cholinergic system on larval Drosophila heart. Annual meeting of the Kentucky Academy of Sciences. Nov. 14-16, 2014 at Lexington, KY.

39. Dabbain, N., Schwarcz, E., Graff, J., Majeed, Z.R. and  Cooper R.L. (2014). How the inhibitory modulator GABA alters development, behavior and survival and heart function in Drosophila. Annual meeting of the Kentucky Academy of Sciences. Nov. 14-16, 2014 at Lexington, KY.

Abstracts Year 2015

1. Cooper, R.L., Majeed, Z.R., Malloy, C., Blümich, S.L.E., Chung, W.-Y., and Putnam, R.W. (2015). Effects of intracellular pH on synaptic transmission: Differences in evoked and spontaneous release.  Poster. Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology. Annual Meeting. January 3-7, 2015 West Palm Beach, FL.

2. Cooper, R.L., DeCastro, C., Titlow, J., Majeed, Z.R., Malloy, C., Vaughn, M., and King, K. (2015). Maintaining the Drosophila larval heart in situ: Modulators and stretch activated channels. Oral. Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology. Annual Meeting. January 3-7, 2015 West Palm Beach, FL.

3. Blümich, S.L.E., Ritter, K., Majeed, Z.R., Robinson, J., Brailoiu, E. and Cooper, R.L. (2015). Acute actions of fluoxetine (Prozac) on behavior and neuronal activity. 11th Göttingen Meeting of the German Neuroscience Society 2015. March 18 - 21, 2015 Göttingen, Germany

4. Middleton, D., Krall, R.M., Zeidler-Watters, K., Johnson, D., Mayo, S., Cooper, R.L. (2015). The healthy flea model: Public health education with 7-12 grades. 3rd  Annual meeting of the KY chapter of the American Physiological Society, Sullivan University College of Pharmacy, Louisville, KY. March 23, 2015.

5. deCastro, C., Titlow, J.,  Majeed, Z.R., Vaughn, M.,  King, K. and Cooper, R.L. (2015) Maintaining the Drosophila larval heart in situ: Modulators and stretch activated channels. 3rd Annual meeting of the KY chapter of the American Physiological Society, Sullivan University College of Pharmacy, Louisville, KY. March 23, 2015.

6. Potter, R., Potter, S., Wu, W.-H, and Cooper, R.L. (2015). Role of cAMP in synaptic vesicle recruitment to synapses at high and low output neuromuscular junctions. Annual meeting of the KY chapter of the American Physiological Society, Sullivan University College of Pharmacy, Louisville, KY. March 23, 2015.

7. Thenappan, A., Burns, E., Vaughn, M., Dupont-Versteegden, E.E. and Cooper, R.L. (2015) An undergraduate education module based on a research question: The effects of muscle injury on synaptic transmission, axon conduction and muscle physiology in relation to deep tissue injury. Annual meeting of the KY chapter of the American Physiological Society, Sullivan University College of Pharmacy, Louisville, KY. March 23, 2015.

8. Potter, S., Potter, R., Blümich, S.L.E. and Cooper, R.L. (2015) Acute and chronic effects of inhibiting mTOR by rapamycin on development, behavior and physiology in Drosophila. Annual meeting of the KY chapter of the American Physiological Society, Sullivan University College of Pharmacy, Louisville, KY. March 23, 2015.

9. Morgan, J.P., Greene, E., Pomerleau, F., Huettl, P., Gerhardt, G., and Cooper, R.L. (2015). Measures of serotonin and dopamine dynamics within intact animals using in vivo electrochemistry. Bluegrass Chapter of Society for Neuroscience annual meeting. Lexington, KY. March, 25.

10. Thenappan, A., Burns, E., Vaughn, M., Dupont-Versteegden, E.E. and Cooper, R.L. (2015). An undergraduate education module based on a research question: The effects of muscle injury on synaptic transmission, axon conduction and muscle physiology in relation to deep tissue injury. Bluegrass Chapter of Society for Neuroscience annual meeting. Lexington, KY. March, 25.

11. Potter, R., Potter, S., Wu, W.-H, and Cooper, R.L. (2015). Role of cAMP in synaptic vesicle recruitment to synapses at high and low output neuromuscular junctions. Bluegrass Chapter of Society for Neuroscience annual meeting. Lexington, KY. March, 25.

12. Potter, S., Potter, R., Blümich, S.L.E. and Cooper, R.L. (2015). Acute and chronic effects of inhibiting mTOR by rapamycin on development, behavior and physiology in Drosophila . Bluegrass Chapter of Society for Neuroscience annual meeting. Lexington, KY. March, 25.

13. Sanden, M., Krall, R.M., Cooper, A.S., Cooper, R.L. (2015) Stereology in a biological context with the integration of mathematics, design and modeling. Bluegrass Chapter of Society for Neuroscience annual meeting. Lexington, KY. March, 25.

14. English, C., Hill, J., Malloy, C., and Cooper, R.L. (2015). Cholinergic system in regulation of behaviors in Drosophila larvae. Bluegrass Chapter of Society for Neuroscience annual meeting. Lexington, KY. March, 25.

15. Malloy, C., English, C., and Cooper, R.L. (2015). The pharmacological profile and actions   of cholinergic system in  larval Drosophila: Behavior, development, CNS activity. Bluegrass Chapter of Society for Neuroscience annual meeting. Lexington, KY. March, 25.

16. Uradu, H. and Cooper, R.L. (2015) Acute & chronic effects of cold on Drosophila larval heart rates. NCUR conference. April 16 to April 18, 2015 in Cheney, WA. (Accepted)

17. Potter, R., Potter, S., Wu, W.-H., and Cooper, R.L. (2015) Role of cAMP in synaptic vesicle recruitment to synapses at high and low output neuromuscular junctions. NCUR conference. April 16 to April 18, 2015 in Cheney, WA. (Accepted )

18. Potter, S., Krall, R.M., Mayo, S., Johnson, D., Zeidler-Watters, K. and Cooper, R.L. (2015). Population dynamics based on resource availability and founding effects: live and computational models. NCUR conference. April 16 to April 18, 2015 in Cheney, WA. (Accepted )

19. Schultz, M.P.,  Krall, R.M., Dupont-Versteegden, E.E, Mayo, S., Johnson, D., Zeidler-Watters, K. and Cooper, R.L. (2015). Educational modules of skeletal muscle anatomy and function for middle and high school students with models and active data gathering. NCUR conference. April 16 to April 18, 2015 in Cheney, WA. (Accepted)

20. English, C.,  Malloy, C., and Cooper, R.L. (2015). Role determination of cholinergic receptors on development of Drosophila melanogaster. NCUR conference. April 16 to April 18, 2015 in Cheney, WA. (Abstract accepted but withdrew due to lack of funds to go to meeting)

21. deCastro, C., Titlow, J.,  Majeed, Z.R., Vaughn, M.,  King, K. and Cooper, R.L. (2015). Maintaining the Drosophila larval heart in situ: Modulators and stretch activated channels. The 9th International Congress of Comparative Physiology and Biochemistry. August 23-28, Kraków, Poland.

22. Piedade, W.P., Koch, F. Majeed, Z., Brailoiu, E., Blümich, S.L.E., Putman, R., and Cooper, R.L. (2015). Sensitivity of presynaptic pH on synaptic transmission: Differences in evoked and spontaneous release. Annual meeting of Society for Neuroscience. Chicago, IL., USA.

23. Thenappan, A., Burns, E., Vaughn, M., Dupont-Versteegden, E.E. and Cooper, R.L. (2015). An undergraduate education module based on a research question: The effects of muscle injury on synaptic transmission, axon conduction and muscle physiology in relation to deep tissue injury. Annual meeting of Society for Neuroscience. Chicago, IL., USA.

24. Cooper, R.L., Sanden, M., Cooper, A.S, and Krall, R.M. (2015) Stereology in a biological context with the integration of mathematics, design and modeling: Synaptic structures and organelles to tissue tumors. Annual meeting of Society for Neuroscience. Chicago, IL., USA.

25. Potter, S., Potter, R., Blümich, S.L.E. and Cooper, R.L. (2015). Acute and chronic effects of inhibiting mTOR by rapamycin on development, behavior and physiology in Drosophila. Annual meeting of Society for Neuroscience. Chicago, IL., USA

26. Potter, R., Potter, S., Wu, W.-H, and Cooper, R.L. (2015).The role of cAMP in presynaptic synaptic vesicle recruitment at high and low output neuromuscular junctions. Annual meeting of Society for Neuroscience. Chicago, IL., USA

27. English, C., Hill, J., Malloy, C., and Cooper, R.L. (2015). Cholinergic system in regulation of behaviors in Drosophila larvae. Annual meeting of Society for Neuroscience. Chicago, IL., USA

28. Malloy, C., Hill, J., Wu, W.-H and Cooper, R.L. (2014) The pharmacological profile and actions of cholinergic system in larval Drosophila: Behavior, development, CNS activity. Annual meeting of Society for Neuroscience. Chicago, IL., USA

29. DMahmood, D., Dabbain, N., Graff, J., Majeed, Z.R. and Cooper, R.L. (2015). How the inhibitory modulator GABA alters development, behavior and neuronal circuit function in Drosophila. Annual meeting of Society for Neuroscience. Chicago, IL., USA

30. Sifers, J., D.Mahmood, D., Dabbain, N., Graff, J., Majeed, Z.R. and Cooper, R.L. (2015). GABA's action modulating development, behavior and survival as well as heart function in Drosophila. Annual meeting of the Kentucky Academy of Sciences. Nov. 13-14, 2015 at Northern Kentucky University.

31. Yocom, E., Sifers, J., Uradu, H., Zhu, Y.-C. and Cooper, R.L. (2015). The effect of cold exposure & influence of modulators on the larval Drosophila heart. Annual meeting of the Kentucky Academy of Sciences. Nov. 13-14, 2015 at Northern Kentucky University.

32. deCastro, C., Titlow, J., Majeed, Z.R., Malloy, C. Zhu, Y.-C., Vaughn, M., King, K. and Cooper, R.L. (2015). Maintaining the Drosophila larval heart in situ: Modulators and stretch activated channels. Annual meeting of the Kentucky Academy of Sciences. Nov. 13-14, 2015 at Northern Kentucky University.

33. Piedade, W.P., Koch, F. Majeed, Z., Brailoiu, E., Blümich, S.L.E., Putman, R., and Cooper, R.L. (2015). Sensitivity of presynaptic pH on synaptic transmission: Differences in evoked and spontaneous release. Annual meeting of the Kentucky Academy of Sciences. Nov. 13-14, 2015 at Northern Kentucky University.

34. Malloy, C., English, C., Cooper, R.L. (2015). The role of acetylcholine in neural circuit modulation, behavior and development in Drosophila melanogaster. Annual meeting of the Kentucky Academy of Sciences. Nov. 13-14, 2015 at Northern Kentucky University.

Abstracts Year 2016

1. Potter, R., Potter, S., Wu, W.-H, and Cooper, R.L. (2016).The role of cAMP in presynaptic synaptic vesicle recruitment at high and low output neuromuscular junctions. National Conference on Undergraduate Research.University of North Carolina Asheville. April 7-9, 2016

2. Uradu, H., Zhu,Y.-C., Yocum, E., Sifers, J.,  and Cooper, R.L. (2016) Modulatory effects on Drosophila larva hearts: Room temperature, acute and chronic cold stress. National Conference on Undergraduate Research. University of North Carolina Asheville. April 7-9, 2016

3. Somasundaram, E., Malloy, C., English, C., Omar, A., Cooper, R.L. (2016) Modulatory action of acetylcholine in somatosensory processing in Drosophila melanogaster: behavior, development, and sensory-motor circuit physiology. National Conference on Undergraduate Research. University of North Carolina Asheville. April 7-9, 2016

4. Omar, A., Malloy, C., English, C., Somasundaram, E., Cooper, R.L. (2016) Pharmacological identification of cholinergic receptor subtypes in modulation of a Drosophila melanogaster sensory-motor circuit. National Conference on Undergraduate Research. University of North Carolina Asheville. April 7-9, 2016

5. Spence, A. Goff, P. Poeppelman, S., McNall Krall, R., Capilouto, G.J., Cooper, R.L. (2016) Middle and High school distance learning with college student mentors: On line blogging and video communication. National Conference on Undergraduate Research. University of North Carolina Asheville. April 7-9, 2016

6. Koch, F., Majeed, Z.R., Morgan, J., and Cooper, R.L. (2016) Manipulation of various neural circuits and the effect on locomotion behavior in Drosophila using optogenetics. Leipzig Veterinary Congress, Leipzig, Germany. January 14 to 16, 2016

7. Martha, S.R., Malloy C., DMahmood, D., Dabbain, N., Van Doorn, J., Uradu, H.S., Spence, A.E., Simpson, L. C., Potter, S.J., Mattingly, M.X., Kington, P.D., King, M., Ho, A., Hickey, T.N., Goleva, S.B., Chukwudolue, I.M., Alvarez, B.A., Cooper, R.L. (2016) The effect of CO2, intracellular and extracellular pH on mechanosensory proprioceptor responses in crayfish and crab. Annual Meeting of the Kentucky Chapter of the American Physiological Society, March 24, 2016, Univ of KY., Lexington, KY (all the students in the neurophysiology class Bio446/Bio650). * All equal authors.

8. Hickey, T.N., Thenappan, A., Martha S.R., Malloy C., DMahmood, D., Dabbain, N., Van Doorn, J., Uradu H.S., Spence, A.E., Simpson, L. C., Potter, S.J., Mattingly, M.X., Kington, P.D., King, M., Ho, A., Goleva, S.B., Chukwudolue, I.M., Alvarez, B.A., Cooper, R.L. (2016) An undergraduate education module based on a research question: The effects of neighboring muscle injury on proprioception responses in crayfish and crab. Annual Meeting of the Kentucky Chapter of the American Physiological Society, March 24, 2016, Univ of KY., Lexington, KY (all the students in the neurophysiology class Bio446/Bio650). * All equal authors.

9. Simpson, L. C., Martha S.R., Malloy C., DMahmood, D., Dabbain, N., Van Doorn, J., Uradu, H.S., Spence, A.E., Potter, S.J., Mattingly, M.X., Kington, P.D., King, M., Ho, A., Hickey, T.N., Goleva, S.B., Chukwudolue, I.M., Alvarez, B.A., Cooper, R.L. (2016) Examining the pharmacology of stretch activated ion channels on mechanosensory proprioceptor responses in crayfish, crab and Drosophila. Annual Meeting of the Kentucky Chapter of the American PhysiologicalSociety, March 24, 2016, Univ of KY., Lexington, KY (all the students in the neurophysiology class Bio446/Bio650). * All equal authors.

10. Spence, A., Pallotti, A., Gosser, S., Allen, K., Hall, K., Perrotti, Z., Fritz, M., Rama, S., Ho, A., Malloy, C., Goff, P., Poeppelman, S., McNall Krall, R., Capilouto, G.J., and Cooper, R.L. (2016) Middle and High school distance learning with college student mentors: On line blogging and video communication. Annual Meeting of the Kentucky Chapter of the American Physiological Society, March 24, 2016, Univ of KY., Lexington, KY.

11. Potter, R., Potter, S., Wu, W.-H, and Cooper, R.L. (2016). The role of cAMP in presynaptic synaptic vesicle recruitment at high and low output neuromuscular junctions. Annual Meeting of the Kentucky Chapter of the American Physiological Society, March 24, 2016, Univ of KY., Lexington, KY.

12. Somasundaram, E., Malloy, C.A., Omar, A., Cooper, R.L. (2016) Modulatory action of acetylcholine in mechanosensory processing in Drosophila melanogaster: behavior, development, and sensory-motor circuit physiology. Annual Meeting of the Kentucky Chapter of the American Physiological Society, March 24, 2016, Univ of KY., Lexington, KY.

13. Malloy, C.A., Omar, A., Somasundaram, E., Cooper, R.L. (2016) Pharmacological identification of cholinergic receptor subtypes in modulation of a Drosophila melanogaster sensory-motor circuit. Annual Meeting of the Kentucky Chapter of the American Physiological Society, March 24, 2016, Univ of KY., Lexington, KY.

14. Piedade, W.P., Koch, F. Majeed, Z., Brailoiu, E., Blümich, S.L.E., Putman, R., and Cooper, R.L. (2016). Sensitivity of presynaptic pH on synaptic transmission: Differences in evoked and spontaneous release. Annual Meeting of the Kentucky Chapter of the American Physiological Society, March 24, 2016, Univ of KY., Lexington, KY.

15. Uradu, H., Zhu,Y.-C., Yocom, E., Sifers, J., and Cooper, R.L. (2016) Modulatory effects on Drosophila larva hearts: Room temperature, acute and chronic cold stress. Annual Meeting of the Kentucky Chapter of the American Physiological Society, March 24, 2016, Univ of KY., Lexington, KY.

16. Zhu,Y.-C., Yocom, E., Sifers, J., Uradu, H. and Cooper, R.L. (2016) Modulatory effects on Drosophila larva hearts in room temperature, acute and chronic cold stress. Annual Meeting of the Kentucky Chapter of the American Physiological Society, March 24, 2016, Univ of KY., Lexington, KY.

17. Potter, S., Potter, R., Blümich, S.L.E. and Cooper, R.L. (2016). Acute and chronic effects of inhibiting mTOR by rapamycin on development, behavior and physiology in Drosophila. Annual Meeting of the Kentucky Chapter of the American Physiological Society, March 24, 2016, Univ of KY., Lexington, KY.

18. deCastro, C., Titlow, J., Majeed, Z.R., Malloy, C. Zhu, Y.-C., Vaughn, M., King, K. and Cooper, R.L. (2016). Maintaining the Drosophila larval heart in situ: Modulators and stretch activated channels. Annual Meeting of the Kentucky Chapter of the American Physiological Society, March 24, 2016, Univ of KY., Lexington, KY.

19. Demers, B., Koch, F., Majeed, Z.R., Morgan, J., Anderson, H., Cooper, R.L. (2016). Manipulation of various neural circuits and the effect on behavior in Drosophila using optogenetics: NGSS-Neurons, genetics, and selective stimulations. Annual Meeting of the Kentucky Chapter of the American Physiological Society, March 24, 2016, Univ of KY., Lexington, KY.

20. Greene, E., Demers, B., Majeed, Z.R., Morgan, J., and Cooper, R.L. (2016) Manipulation of the serotonin neural circuit and the effect on locomotion behavior and physiology in Drosophila using optogenetics. Annual Meeting of the Kentucky Chapter of the American Physiological Society, March 24, 2016, Univ of KY., Lexington, KY.

21. Martha, S.R., Malloy C., DMahmood, D., Dabbain, N., Van Doorn, J., Uradu, H.S., Spence, A.E., Simpson, L. C., Potter, S.J., Mattingly, M.X., Kington, P.D., King, M., Ho, A., Hickey, T.N., Goleva, S.B., Chukwudolue, I.M., Alvarez, B.A., Cooper, R.L. (2016) The effect of CO2, intracellular and extracellular pH on mechanosensory proprioceptor responses in crayfish and crab. Bluegrass Chapter of Society for Neuroscience annual meeting. Lexington, KY. April, 21. (all the students in the neurophysiology class Bio446/Bio650). * All equal authors.

22. Hickey, T.N., Thenappan, A., Martha S.R., Malloy C., DMahmood, D., Dabbain, N., Van Doorn, J., Uradu H.S., Spence, A.E., Simpson, L. C., Potter, S.J., Mattingly, M.X., Kington, P.D., King, M., Ho, A., Goleva, S.B., Chukwudolue, I.M., Alvarez, B.A., Cooper, R.L. (2016) An undergraduate education module based on a research question: The effects of neighboring muscle injury on proprioception responses in crayfish and crab. Bluegrass Chapter of Society for Neuroscience annual meeting. Lexington, KY. April, 21. (all the students in the neurophysiology class Bio446/Bio650). * All equal authors.

23. Simpson, L. C., Martha S.R., Malloy C., DMahmood, D., Dabbain, N., Van Doorn, J., Uradu, H.S., Spence, A.E., Potter, S.J., Mattingly, M.X., Kington, P.D., King, M., Ho, A., Hickey, T.N., Goleva, S.B., Chukwudolue, I.M., Alvarez, B.A., Cooper, R.L. (2016) Examining the pharmacology of stretch activated ion channels on mechanosensory proprioceptor responses in crayfish, crab and Drosophila. Bluegrass Chapter of Society for Neuroscience annual meeting. Lexington, KY. April, 21. (all the students in the neurophysiology class Bio446/Bio650). * All equal authors.

24. Somasundaram, E., Malloy, C.A., Omar, A., Cooper, R.L. (2016) Modulatory action of acetylcholine in mechanosensory processing in Drosophila melanogaster: behavior, development, and sensory-motor circuit physiology. Bluegrass Chapter of Society for Neuroscience annual meeting. Lexington, KY. April, 21.

25. Omar, A., Malloy, C.A., Somasundaram, E., Cooper, R.L. (2016) Pharmacological identification of cholinergic receptor subtypes in modulation of a Drosophila melanogaster sensory-motor circuit. Bluegrass Chapter of Society for Neuroscience annual meeting. Lexington, KY. April, 21. Won an award and cash prize as undergrad student.

26. Demers, B., Koch, F., Majeed, Z.R., Morgan, J., Anderson, H., Cooper, R.L. (2016). Manipulation of various neural circuits and the effect on behavior in Drosophila using optogenetics: NGSS-Neurons, genetics, and selective stimulations. Bluegrass Chapter of Society for Neuroscience annual meeting. Lexington, KY. April, 21.

27. Greene, E., Demers, B., Majeed, Z.R., Morgan, J., and Cooper, R.L. (2016) Manipulation of the serotonin neural circuit and the effect on locomotion behavior and physiology in Drosophila using optogenetics. Bluegrass Chapter of Society for Neuroscience annual meeting. Lexington, KY. April, 21.

28. Potter, S., Potter, R., Blümich, S.L.E. and Cooper, R.L. (2016). Acute and chronic effects of inhibiting mTOR by rapamycin on development, behavior and physiology in Drosophila. Bluegrass Chapter of Society for Neuroscience annual meeting. Lexington, KY. April, 21.

29. Cooper, R.L., Poeppelman, S., Behrendt, S., McNall Krall, R., Spence, A., Capilouto, G.J., Martha, S.R., Johnson, D., and Zeidler-Watters, K. (2016) High school educational health module with in class and distance learning: Guided inquiry in modeling cardiovascular health risks. 11th Annual CCTS Spring Conference. UK Center for Clinical and Translational Science (CCTS). Lexington, KY. April, 21.

30. Koch, F., Majeed, Z.R., Morgan, J., and Cooper, R.L. (2016) Manipulation of various neural circuits and the effect on locomotion behavior in Drosophila using optogenetics. 8th European Conference on Comparative Neurobiology (ECCN). April 7-9, 2016. Munich, Germany.

31. deCastro, C., Titlow, J., Majeed, Z.R., Malloy, C. Zhu, Y.-C., Vaughn, M., King, K. and Cooper, R.L. (2016). Maintaining the Drosophila larval heart in situ: Modulators and stretch activated channels. Undergraduate Showcase of Scholars, Univ of Kentucky, Lexington, Ky. April 27, 2016.

32. Spence, A., Pallotti, A., Gosser, S., Allen, K., Hall, K., Perrotti, Z., Fritz, M., Rama, S., Ho, A., Malloy, C., Goff, P., Poeppelman, S., McNall Krall, R., Capilouto, G.J., and Cooper, R.L. (2016) Middle and High school distance learning with college student mentors: On line blogging and video communication. Undergraduate Showcase of Scholars, Univ of Kentucky, Lexington, Ky. April 27, 2016.

33. Potter, S., Potter, R., Blümich, S.L.E. and Cooper, R.L. (2016). Acute and chronic effects of inhibiting mTOR by rapamycin on development, behavior and physiology in Drosophila. Undergraduate Showcase of Scholars, Univ of Kentucky, Lexington, Ky. April 27, 2016.

34. Potter, R., Potter, S., Wu, W.-H, and Cooper, R.L. (2016). The role of cAMP in presynaptic synaptic vesicle recruitment at high and low output neuromuscular junctions. Undergraduate Showcase of Scholars, Univ of Kentucky, Lexington, Ky. April 27, 2016.

35. Somasundaram, E., Malloy, C.A., Omar, A., Cooper, R.L. (2016) Modulatory action of acetylcholine in mechanosensory processing in Drosophila melanogaster: behavior, development, and sensory-motor circuit physiology. Undergraduate Showcase of Scholars, Univ of Kentucky, Lexington, Ky. April 27, 2016.

36. Omar, A., Malloy, C.A., Somasundaram, E., Cooper, R.L. (2016) Pharmacological identification of cholinergic receptor subtypes in modulation of a Drosophila melanogaster sensory-motor circuit. Undergraduate Showcase of Scholars, Univ of Kentucky, Lexington, Ky. April 27, 2016.

37. English, C., Malloy, C., Hill, J., Wu, W.-H., Cooper, R.L. (2016) Cholinergic system regulation of behavior in drosophila melanogaster larvae. Undergraduate Showcase of Scholars, Univ of Kentucky, Lexington, Ky. April 27, 2016.

38. Hall, K., D.Mahmood, D., Dabbain, N., Graff, J., Majeed, Z.R., and Cooper, R.L. (2016) Optogenetic and pharmacological alteration in the GABAergic system within Drosophila melanogaster affects development, feeding behavior and locomotion. Undergraduate Showcase of Scholars, Univ of Kentucky, Lexington, Ky. April 27, 2016.

39. Mattingly, M.X., Martha, S.R., Malloy C., DMahmood, D., Dabbain, N., Van Doorn, J., Uradu, H.S., Spence, A.E., Simpson, L. C., Potter, S.J., Kington, P.D., King, M., Ho, A., Hickey, T.N., Goleva, S.B., Chukwudolue, I.M., Alvarez, B.A., Cooper, R.L. (2016) The effect of CO2, intracellular and extracellular pH on mechanosensory proprioceptor responses in crayfish and crab. Undergraduate Showcase of Scholars, Univ of Kentucky, Lexington, Ky. April 27, 2016.

40. Hickey, T.N., Thenappan, A., Martha S.R., Malloy C., DMahmood, D., Dabbain, N., Van Doorn, J., Uradu H.S., Spence, A.E., Simpson, L. C., Potter, S.J., Mattingly, M.X., Kington, P.D., King, M., Ho, A., Goleva, S.B., Chukwudolue, I.M., Alvarez, B.A., Cooper, R.L. (2016) An undergraduate education module based on a research question: The effects of neighboring muscle injury on proprioception responses in crayfish and crab. Undergraduate Showcase of Scholars, Univ of Kentucky, Lexington, Ky. April 27, 2016.

41. Van Doorn, J., Koch, F., Majeed, Z.R., and Cooper, R.L. (2016) Examining neuromuscular junctions in Drosophila by optogenetics. Undergraduate Showcase of Scholars, Univ of Kentucky, Lexington, Ky. April 27, 2016.

42. Malloy, C., Omar, A., Somasundaram, E., and Cooper, R.L. (2016) Pharmacological identification of cholinergic receptor subtypes in modulation of Drosophila melanogaster sensory-motor circuits. Annual meeting of the Kentucky Academy of Sciences. Nov. 4-5, 2016 at University of Louisville.

43. Somasundaram, E., Omar, A., Malloy, C., and Cooper, R.L. (2016) Activity-dependent modulation of somatosensory processing in Drosophila melanogaster: behavior, development, and sensory-motor circuit physiology. Annual meeting of the Kentucky Academy of Sciences. Nov. 4-5, 2016 at University of Louisville.

44. Cooper, R.L., Dayaram, V., Malloy, C., McNall Krall, R. (2016) Experiences with course-based undergraduate research experience (CURE) to address authentic research questions for a neurophysiology laboratory class. Annual meeting of the Kentucky Academy of Sciences. Nov. 4-5, 2016 at University of Louisville.

45. Dayaram, V., Malloy, C., Cooper, R.L. (2016) Stretch activated channels in proprioceptive organs of crab and crayfish are sensitive to gadolinium but not amiloride, ruthenium red or low pH. Annual meeting of the Kentucky Academy of Sciences. Nov. 4-5, 2016 at University of Louisville.

46. Sifers, J., Malloy, C., Mikos, A., Samadi, A., Omar, A., and Cooper, R.L. (2016) Optogenetic expression and activation of rhodopsins in glutamic acid decarboxylase (GAD) containing skeletal and cardiac muscle. Annual meeting of the Kentucky Academy of Sciences. Nov. 4-5, 2016 at University of Louisville.

47. Byrd, LS, Ho, J., Ho, A., Rama, S., Veeraragavan, G., Wilson, J., Zeidler, K., Johson, D., and Cooper, R.L.(2016) Attempting to improve the health of Kentucky citizens through educating the youth with integrating school work and health content. Annual meeting of the Kentucky Academy of Sciences. Nov. 4-5, 2016 at University of Louisville.

48. Hickey, T., Majeed, Z.R., Dupont-Versteegden, E.E., and Cooper, R.L. (2016) Course-based undergraduate research experience (CURE) with on line interactions for a neurobiology class in Iraq and in the USA: Alterations in synaptic transmission. Annual meeting of the Kentucky Academy of Sciences. Nov. 4-5, 2016 at University of Louisville.

49. Higgins, J., Hermanns, C. and Cooper, R.L. (2016) Homeostatic synaptic regulation at
neuromuscular junctions: Altered activity selectivity in pre- and post-synaptic cells. Annual meeting of the Kentucky Academy of Sciences. Nov. 4-5, 2016 at University of Louisville.

50. Soni, J., Krall, R.M., and Cooper, R.L. (2016) Student understanding of population dynamics based on an NGSS based engaging classroom activities with live fruit fly models. Annual meeting of the Kentucky Academy of Sciences. Nov. 4-5, 2016 at University of Louisville.

51. Ho, J., Byrd, LS, Ho, A., Rama, S., Veeraragavan, G., and Cooper, R.L.(2016) The effects of extreme diets on development, survival and physiology using the fruit fly as a model. Annual meeting of the Kentucky Academy of Sciences. Nov. 4-5, 2016 at University of Louisville.

52. Hall, K., D.Mahmood, D., Dabbain, N., Graff, J., Majeed, Z.R., and Cooper, R.L. (2016)
Optogenetic and pharmacological alteration in the GABAergic system within Drosophila melanogaster affects development, feeding behavior and locomotion. Annual meeting of the Kentucky Academy of Sciences. Nov. 4-5, 2016 at University of Louisville.

53. Mikos, A., Malloy, C., Sifers, J., Samadi, A., Omar, A., Hermanns, C., and Cooper, R.L.
(2016) Using optogenetics to assess neural influence on heart rate in Drosophila
melanogaster larvae. Annual meeting of the Kentucky Academy of Sciences. Nov. 4-5, 2016 a
t University of Louisville.

Abstracts Year 2017

1. de Castro, C., Titlow, J., Majeed, Z.R., Malloy, C., King, K., and Cooper, R.L. (2017) Mechanical and chemical factors required for maintaining cardiac rhythm in Drosophila melanogaster larva. American Physiological Society. Annual meeting, Chicago, IL. April 22-26.

2. Cooper, R.M, Byrd, LS., Ho, J., Wilson, J.,  McNall Krall, R., Capilouto, G.J., and Cooper, R.L. (2017) Attempting to improve the health of rural Kentucky citizens through educating the youth with integrating school work and health content via on line mentoring and interactions. American Physiological Society. Annual meeting, Chicago, IL. April 22-26.

3. Cooper, R.L., Malloy, C., Majeed, Z.R., Titlow, J., D.Mahmood, D., Somasundaram, E., Omar, A., Hermanns, C., Higgins, J., Hall, K. (2017) Effects in altering activity of sensory systems, motor output, skeletal muscle and neurons containing ACH, dopamine, 5-HT and GABA in Drosophila melanogaster. American Physiological Society. Annual meeting, Chicago, IL. April 22-26.

4. Somasundaram, E., Omar, A., Malloy, C., and Cooper, R.L. (2017) Activity-dependent modulation of somatosensory processing in Drosophila melanogaster: behavior, development, and sensory-motor circuit physiology. National Conference on Undergraduate Research (NCUR). University of Memphis, Memphis, TN, April 6-8, 2017.

5. Omar, A., Malloy, C., Somasundaram, E., and Cooper, R.L. (2017) Pharmacological identification of cholinergic receptor subtypes in modulation of Drosophila melanogaster sensory-motor circuits. National Conference on Undergraduate Research (NCUR). University of Memphis, Memphis, TN, April 6-8, 2017.

6. Higgins, J., Hermanns, C., Malloy, C., and Cooper, R.L. (2017) Considerations in repetitive activation of light sensitive ion channels for long-term studies: Channel rhodopsin in the Drosophila model. Annual Meeting of the Kentucky Chapter of the American Physiological Society, Western Kentucky University, March 18, 2017.

7. Kohlbrand, A., Kallik, C., Conrad, M., Hart, L., Helton, J., Hickey, L., Johnson, G., Knabel, M., McVay, N., Stoltz, D., Turba, B., Zhu,Y.-C.,  and Cooper, R.L. (2017) Examining  the pharmacology of stretch activated ion channels on mechanosensory proprioceptor responses in crayfish and crab: Actions of capsaicin.  Annual Meeting of the Kentucky Chapter of the American Physiological Society, Western Kentucky University, March 18, 2017.

8. Hall, K., D.Mahmood, D., Dabbain, N., Graff, J., Majeed, Z.R., and Cooper, R.L. (2017) Optogenetic and pharmacological alteration in the GABAergic system within Drosophila melanogaster affects development, feeding behavior and locomotion. Annual Meeting of the Kentucky Chapter of the American Physiological Society, Western Kentucky University, March 18, 2017.

9. Byrd, LS, Ho, J., Wilson, J., Code, S., Capilouto, G.J., Cole, C.,  Danyi, S., Johnson, K.,  Dixit, S., Subheeswar, M., Sifuma, R.,  Maxwell, H., Rotkis, E.,  Saelinger, C., Stanback, M., Overly, B., Stevens, K., Bender, A., Terry, L.,  Bowers, L., Newcomer, A., Butcher, B., Vance, A., Klein, A., McGraw, E., Cooper, R.M., Noble, T., Ott, S., Robertson, R., Sweatt, C., Dixon, J., Biragane, J., and Cooper, R.L. (2017) Attempting to improve the health of Kentucky citizens through educating the youth with integrating school work and health content. Annual Meeting of the Kentucky Chapter of the American Physiological Society, Western Kentucky University, March 18, 2017.

10. Ho, A., Ho, J., Byrd, LS.,  Cole, C., Danyi, S.,  Johnson, K., Dixit, S., Subheeswar, M., Sifuma, R.,  Maxwell, H., Rotkis, E.,  Saelinger, C., Stanback, M., Overly, B., Rama, S., Veeraragavan, G., Wilson, J., Code, S., and Cooper, R.L. (2017) The effects of extreme diets on development, survival and physiology using the fruit fly as an educational model to address human health issues. Annual Meeting of the Kentucky Chapter of the American Physiological Society, Western Kentucky University, March 18, 2017.

11.  Cooper, R.M., Byrd, LS, Ho, J., Wilson, J., McNall Krall, R., Capilouto, G.J., Code, S., Armstrong, K., Cole, C., Danyi, S., Johnson, K., Dixit, S., Subheeswar, M., Sifuma, R., Maxwell, H., Rotkis, E., Saelinger, C., Stanback, M., Overly, B., Stevens, K., Bender, A., Terry, L., Bowers, L., Newcomer, A., Butcher, B., Vance, A., Klein, A., McGraw, E., Noble, T., Ott, S., Robertson, R., Sweatt C., Dixon, J., Biragane, J., Spence, A., Rabin, S., Soni, J., Sriyanshi Suryadevara, C., English, M., Martha, S.R., and Cooper, R.L. (2017) Guided inquiry in modeling health risks with in class and distance learning. Annual Meeting of the Kentucky Chapter of the American Physiological Society, Western Kentucky University, March 18, 2017.

12. Hickey, T., Majeed, Z.R., Ballingerboone, C., Cornelius, M., Donovan, T., Garrigus, H., Higgins, E., Labarre, M., Larson, A., Mcnabb, M., Monticello, K., Shumard, R., Stockwell, B., Boachie, P., Ho, A., Cooper, A., Slabach, B., Melody, M., and Cooper, R.L. (2017). Course-based undergraduate research experience (CURE) with online interactions for a neurobiology class in Iraq and in the USA: Alterations in synaptic transmission. Annual Meeting of the Kentucky Chapter of the American Physiological Society, Western Kentucky University, March 18, 2017.

13. Bowers, L., Byrd, LS, Ho, J., Cole, C.,  Danyi, S., Johnson, K.,  Dixit, S., Subheeswar, M., Sifuma, R.,  Maxwell, H., Rotkis, E.,  Saelinger, C., Stanback, M., Overly, B., Stevens, K., Bender, A., Terry, L.,  Bowers, L., Newcomer, A., Butcher, B., Vance, A., Klein, A., McGraw, E., Cooper, R.M., Noble, T., Ott, S., Robertson, R., Sweatt, C., Dixon, J., Biragane, J., Wilson, J., Code, S., Capilouto, G.J. and Cooper, R.L. (2017) Attempting to improve the health of Kentucky citizens through educating the youth with integrating school work and health content. Undergraduate Showcase of Scholars at the University of KY. April 26, 2017.

14. Hickey, T., Majeed, Z.R., Ballinger Boone, C., Donovan, T., Higgins, E., Labarre, M., Larson, A., McNabb, M., Monticello, K., Shumard, R., Stockwell, B., Boachie, P., Ho, A., Cooper, A., Slabach, B., Melody, M., and Cooper, R.L. (2017). Course-based undergraduate research experience (CURE) with online interactions for a neurobiology class in Iraq and in the USA: Alterations in synaptic transmission. Undergraduate Showcase of Scholars at the University of KY. April 26, 2017.

15. Ho, J., Ho, A., Byrd, LS., Cole, C., Danyi, S.,  Johnson, K., Dixit, S., Subheeswar, M., Sifuma, R.,  Maxwell, H., Rotkis, E.,  Saelinger, C., Stanback, M., Overly, B., Rama, S., Veeraragavan, G., Wilson, J., Code, S., and Cooper, R.L. (2017) The effects of extreme diets on development, survival and physiology using the fruit fly as an educational model to address human health issues. Undergraduate Showcase of Scholars at the University of KY. April 26, 2017.

16. Cooper, R.M., Byrd, LS, Ho, J., Wilson, J., McNall Krall, R., Capilouto, G.J., Code, S., Cole, C., Danyi, S., Johnson, K., Dixit, S., Subheeswar, M., Sifuma, R., Maxwell, H., Rotkis, E., Saelinger, C., Stanback, M., Overly, B., Stevens, K., Bender, A., Terry, L., Bowers, L., Newcomer, A., Butcher, B., Vance, A., Klein, A., McGraw, E., Noble, T., Ott, S., Robertson, R., Sweatt C., Dixon, J., Biragane, J., Spence, A., Rabin, S., Soni, J., Sriyanshi Suryadevara, C., English, M., Martha, S.R., and Cooper, R.L. (2017) Guided inquiry in modeling health risks with in class and distance learning. Undergraduate Showcase of Scholars at the University of KY. April 26, 2017.

17. Higgins, E., Ballinger Boone, C., Donovan, T., Labarre, M., Larson, A., McNabb, M., Monticello, N., Shumard, R., Stockwell, B., Boachie, P., Ho, A., Cooper, A., Melody, M., Slabach, B., and Cooper, R.L. (2017). Optogenetically stimulating motor neurons and implications on synaptic transmission: addressing long term consequences. Undergraduate Showcase of Scholars at the University of KY. April 26, 2017.

18. Shumard, R., Cooper, A., Melody, M., Hickey, T., Hermanns, C., Majeed, Z.R., Ballinger Boone, C., Donovan, T., Higgins, E., Labarre, M., Larson, A., McNabb, M., Monticello, K., Stockwell, B., Boachie, P., Ho, A., Slabach, B., and Cooper, R.L. (2017). The dependence on nerve evoked conditions in relation to the occurrence of spontaneous quantal events at Drosophila neuromuscular junctions. Undergraduate Showcase of Scholars at the University of KY. April 26, 2017.

19. Ballinger Boone, C., Donovan, T., Boachie, P., Stockwell, B., Cooper, A., Shumard, R., Melody, M., Higgins, E., Monticello, K., Ho, A., LaBarre, M., McNabb, M., Slabach, B., and Cooper, R.L. (2017). Poked, prodded, and bothered: Dangers of poor diet. Undergraduate Showcase of Scholars at the University of KY. April 26, 2017.

20. Rotkis, E., Johnson, K., Ho, J., Ho, A., Byrd, LS., Cole, C., Danyi, S.,  Dixit, S., Subheeswar, M., Sifuma, R.,  Maxwell, H.,  Saelinger, C., Stanback, M., Overly, B., Cooper, R.M., Stevens, K., Bender, A., Terry, L., Bowers, L., Newcomer, A., Butcher, B., Vance, A., Klein, A.,  McGraw, E., Noble, T., Ott, S., Robertson, R., Sweatt, C., Dixon, J., Biragane, J. and Cooper, R.L. (2017). The effects of a high protein diet: Modeling the topic in fruit flies for educational (9-12 grades) experiences. Undergraduate Showcase of Scholars at the University of KY. April 26, 2017.

21. Kallik, C., Kohlbrand, A., Conrad, M., Hart, L., Helton, J., Hickey, L., Johnson, G., Knabel, M., McVay, N., Stoltz, D., Turba, B., Zhu,Y.-C.,  and Cooper, R.L. (2017) Does Riluzole have anti-glutamatergic action at the Drosophila and crayfish neuromuscular junctions and does it block the production of action potentials? Undergraduate Showcase of Scholars at the University of KY. April 26, 2017.

22. Kohlbrand, A., Kallik, C., Conrad, M., Hart, L., Helton, J., Hickey, L., Johnson, G., Knabel, M., McVay, N., Stoltz, D., Turba, B., Zhu,Y.-C.,  and Cooper, R.L. (2017) Examining  the pharmacology of stretch activated ion channels on mechanosensory proprioceptor responses in crayfish and crab: Actions of capsaicin.  Undergraduate Showcase of Scholars at the University of KY. April 26, 2017.

23. Hermanns, C., Higgins, J., Malloy, C., and Cooper, R.L. (2017) Considerations in repetitive activation of light sensitive ion channels for long-term studies: Channel rhodopsin in the Drosophila model. Undergraduate Showcase of Scholars at the University of KY. April 26, 2017.

24. Omar, A., Malloy, C., Somasundaram, E., and Cooper, R.L. (2017) Pharmacological identification of cholinergic receptor subtypes in modulation of Drosophila melanogaster sensory-motor circuits. Undergraduate Showcase of Scholars at the University of KY. April 26, 2017.

25. Kohlbrand, A., Kallik, C., Conrad, M., Hart, L., Helton, J., Hickey, L., Johnson, G., Knabel, M., McVay, N., Stoltz, D., Turba, B., Zhu,Y.-C.,  and Cooper, R.L. (2017) Actions of capsaicin in blocking stretch activated channels in a model invertebrate preparations. Annual Meeting of the Kentucky Chapter, Bluegrass Society for Neuroscience, Lexington, KY April 21, 2017.

26. Kallik, C., Kohlbrand, A., Conrad, M., Hart, L., Helton, J., Hickey, L., Johnson, G., Knabel, M., McVay, N., Stoltz, D., Turba, B., Zhu,Y.-C.,  and Cooper, R.L. (2017) Does riluzole have anti-glutamatergic action at invertebrate neuromuscular junctions and does it block the production of action potentials? Annual Meeting of the Kentucky Chapter, Bluegrass Society for Neuroscience, Lexington, KY April 21, 2017.
   
27. Conrad, M., Kohlbrand, A., Kallik, C., Hart, L., Helton, J., Hickey, L., Johnson, G., Knabel, M., McVay, N., Stoltz, D., Turba, B., Zhu,Y.-C.,  and Cooper, R.L. (2017) Actions of piperine on stretch activated channels in model invertebrate preparations.  Annual Meeting of the Kentucky Chapter, Bluegrass Society for Neuroscience, Lexington, KY April 21, 2017.

28. Hermanns, C., Higgins, J., Malloy, C., and Cooper, R.L. (2017) Considerations in repetitive activation of light sensitive ion channels for long-term studies: Channel rhodopsin in the Drosophila model. Annual Meeting of the Kentucky Chapter, Bluegrass Society for Neuroscience, Lexington, KY April 21, 2017.

29. Hickey, T., Majeed, Z.R., Ballinger Boone, C., Donovan, T., Higgins, E., Labarre, M., Larson, A., McNabb, M., Monticello, K., Shumard, R., Stockwell, B., Boachie, P., Ho, A., Cooper, A., Slabach, B., Melody, M., and Cooper, R.L. (2017). Course-based undergraduate research experience (CURE) with online interactions for a neurobiology class in Iraq and in the USA: Alterations in synaptic transmission. Annual Meeting of the Kentucky Chapter, Bluegrass Society for Neuroscience, Lexington, KY April 21, 2017.

30. Somasundaram, E., Omar, A., Malloy, C., and Cooper, R.L. (2017) Activity-dependent modulation of somatosensory processing in Drosophila melanogaster: behavior, development, and sensory-motor circuit physiology. Annual Meeting of the Kentucky Chapter, Bluegrass Society for Neuroscience, Lexington, KY April 21, 2017.

31. Higgins, E., Ballinger Boone, C., Donovan, T., Labarre, M., Larson, A., McNabb, M., Monticello, N., Shumard, R., Stockwell, B., Boachie, P., Ho, A., Cooper, A., Melody, M., Slabach, B., and Cooper, R.L. (2017). Optogenetically stimulating motor neurons and implications on synaptic transmission: addressing long term consequences. Annual Meeting of the Kentucky Chapter, Bluegrass Society for Neuroscience, Lexington, KY April 21, 2017.

32. Shumard, R., Cooper, A., Melody, M., Hickey, T., Hermanns, C., Majeed, Z.R., Ballinger Boone, C., Donovan, T., Higgins, E., Labarre, M., Larson, A., McNabb, M., Monticello, K., Stockwell, B., Boachie, P., Ho, A., Slabach, B., and Cooper, R.L. (2017). The dependence on nerve evoked conditions in relation to the occurrence of spontaneous quantal events at Drosophila neuromuscular junctions. Annual Meeting of the Kentucky Chapter, Bluegrass Society for Neuroscience, Lexington, KY April 21, 2017.

33. Ballinger Boone, C., Donovan, T., Boachie, P., Stockwell, B., Cooper, A., Shumard, R., Melody, M., Higgins, E., Monticello, K., Ho, A., LaBarre, M., McNabb, M., Slabach, B., and Cooper, R.L. (2017). Poked, prodded, and bothered: Dangers of poor diet. Annual Meeting of the Kentucky Chapter, Bluegrass Society for Neuroscience, Lexington, KY April 21, 2017.

34. Malloy, C.,Sifers, J., Mikos, A., Samadi, A., Omar, A. and Cooper, R.L. (2017) Optogenetic expression and activation of rhodopsins in glutamic acid decarboxylase (GAD) containing skeletal and cardiac muscle. Annual Meeting of the Kentucky Chapter, Bluegrass Society for Neuroscience, Lexington, KY April 21, 2017.

35. Hall, K., D.Mahmood, D., Dabbain, N., Graff, J., Majeed, Z.R., and Cooper, R.L. (2017) Optogenetic and pharmacological alteration in the GABAergic system within Drosophila melanogaster affects development, feeding behavior and locomotion. Annual Meeting of the Kentucky Chapter, Bluegrass Society for Neuroscience, Lexington, KY April 21, 2017.

36. Wycoff, S. and Cooper, R.L. (2017) Modulation of habituation in the heart rate response in crayfish. Annual Meeting of the Kentucky Chapter, Bluegrass Society for Neuroscience, Lexington, KY April 21, 2017.

37. Cole, C., Johnson, K., Rotkis, E., Ho, J., Byrd, LS., Danyi, S.,  Dixit, S., Subheeswar, M., Sifuma, R.,  Maxwell, H.,  Saelinger, C., Stanback, M., Overly, B., and Cooper, R.L. (2017) The effects of a diet high in protein or amino acids on the nervous system: modeling in fruit flies for educational experiences (9-12 grade). Annual Meeting of the Kentucky Chapter, Bluegrass Society for Neuroscience, Lexington, KY April 21, 2017.

38. Maxwell, H.,  Cole, C., Johnson, K., Rotkis, E., Ho, J., Byrd, LS., Danyi, S.,  Dixit, S., Subheeswar, M., Sifuma, R.,  Saelinger, C., Stanback, M., Overly, B., and Cooper, R.L. (2017) The effects of a ketogenic diet observed through behavior: two neural circuits in the fruit fly model (educational 9-12 grades). Annual Meeting of the Kentucky Chapter, Bluegrass Society for Neuroscience, Lexington, KY April 21, 2017.

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