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Below is a list of research projects presented by undergraduate students at various conferences. † indicates student author; * indicates award received

O. S. Adegbite, A. Tatarenkov, L. Mota-Bravo (2017) Mosaic multidrug resistant region on plasmid from environmental Escherichia coli. Poster. Presented at 2017 Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students (ABRCMS), Phoenix, Arizona.

E. E. Bryant, A. Tatarenkov, L. Mota-Bravo (2017) Environmental Escherichia coli carries extended spectrum beta-lactamase antibiotic resistance genes. Poster. Presented at 2017 Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students (ABRCMS), Phoenix, Arizona. *Award in Physiology.

A. Sanchez, A. Tatarenkov, L. Mota-Bravo (2017) Discovery and evolutionary trajectory of a multidrug resistant, blaCTX-M-14 harboring plasmid in Escherichia coli from environment. Poster. Presented at 2017 Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students (ABRCMS), Phoenix, Arizona. *Award in Computational and Systems Biology.

C. R. Borba, A. Tatarenkov, L. Mota-Bravo (2016) Twelve antibiotic resistance genes found in Raoultella ornithinolytica. Poster. Presented at 2016 Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students (ABRCMS), Tampa, Florida. *Award in Microbiology.

E. Medina, A. Tatarenkov, L. Mota-Bravo (2016) The genetic environment of extended spectrum β-lactamase blaCTX-M-3 in the plasmid of a Klebsiella pneumoniae. Poster. Presented at 2016 Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students (ABRCMS), Tampa, Florida.

J. Munoz, A. Tatarenkov, L. Mota-Bravo (2016) Conjugative plasmid from environmental E. coli carries a cassette-independent trimethoprim-resistant dfrA gene. Poster. Presented at 2016 Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students (ABRCMS), Tampa, Florida. * Award in Genetics.

J. A. Oliver, A. Tatarenkov, L. Mota-Bravo (2016) Genomic characterization of a class II integron from an environmental Escherichia coli. Poster. Presented at 2016 Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students (ABRCMS), Tampa, Florida. *Award in Cell Biology.

O. S. Ortega, A. Tatarenkov, L. Mota-Bravo (2016) Antibiotic resistance and virulence genes in extended spectrum beta-lactamase producing environmental Escherichia coli Isolate. Poster. Presented at 2016 Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students (ABRCMS), Tampa, Florida.

P. L. I. Santibanez, A. Tatarenkov, L. Mota-Bravo (2016) Role of mobile genetic elements in disseminating resistance to chloramphenicol in environmental Escherichia coli. Poster. Presented at 2016 Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students (ABRCMS), Tampa, Florida.

C. A. Vasquez, A. Tatarenkov, L. Mota-Bravo (2016) The beta-lactamase DHA-1 gene found in a novel IS26 transposase carried by an incF incompatibility group plasmid in an environmental Klebsiella pneumoniae. Poster. Presented at 2016 Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students (ABRCMS), Tampa, Florida. *Award in Bioinformatics.

C.I. Rodriguez, A. Tatarenkov, L. Mota-Bravo (2016) Multidrug resistant Klebsiella pneumoniae sequence type 258 producing KPC-2 carbapenamase. Poster. Presented at 2016 AAAS Annual Meeting, Washington, D.C. *Honorable mention in category Medicine and Public Health.

A. Thind, A. Tatarenkov, L. Mota-Bravo (2016) Novel IncX5 plasmid in environmental Enterobacter asburiae. Poster. Presented at 2016 AAAS Annual Meeting, Washington, D.C.

Pena, A. Tatarenkov, L. Mota-Bravo (2015) Chloramphenicol resistance in environmental Escherichia coli. Poster. Presented at 2015 Southern California Conference on Undergraduate Research (SCCUR), Harvey Mudd College, Claremont, California.

I. Abaeze, A. Tatarenkov, L. Mota-Bravo (2015) Pathogenic pap genes in Escherichia coli collected from aquatic environments. Poster. Presented at 2015 Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students (ABRCMS), Seattle, Washington.

F. Ali, A. Tatarenkov, L. Mota-Bravo (2015) Virulence genes encoding iron uptake mechanism in Escherichia coli from aquatic environments. Poster. Presented at 2015 Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students (ABRCMS), Seattle, Washington.

G. Chavez, A. Tatarenkov, L. Mota-Bravo (2015) The prevalence of fimH in Escherichia coli isolated from the environment. Poster. Presented at 2015 Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students (ABRCMS), Seattle, Washington. *Award in Microbiology.

R. Pena, A. Tatarenkov, L. Mota-Bravo (2015) Chloramphenicol resistance in environmental Escherichia coli. Poster. Presented at 2015 Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students (ABRCMS), Seattle, Washington. *Award in Physiology.

C.I. Rodriguez, A. Tatarenkov, L. Mota-Bravo (2015) Antibiotic resistant genes in carbapenemase producing Klebsiella pneumoniae.  Poster. Presented at 2015 Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students (ABRCMS), Seattle, Washington. *Award in Public Health.

A. Thind, A. Tatarenkov, L. Mota-Bravo (2015) New conjugative plasmid in environmental Enterobacter asburiae is similar to carbapenemase producing Klebsiella pneumoniae. Poster. Presented at 2015 Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students (ABRCMS), Seattle, Washington.

P. San Juan, L. Mota-Bravo, A. Tatarenkov (2015) Antibiotic-resistant genes in integrons from environmental Enterobacteriaceae. Poster. Presented at 2015 SACNAS national conference, Washington, DC. *Award in Evolution/Ecology.

J. K. Peña, L. Mota-Bravo, A. Tatarenkov (2015) Genetic characterization of integrons from environmental Aeromonas bacteria. Poster. Presented at 2015 SACNAS national conference, Washington, DC.

H.F. Sanchez, A. Tatarenkov, L. Mota-Bravo (2015) Novel ampC beta-lactamase genes from Morganella morganii. Poster. Presented at 2015 AAAS Annual Meeting, San Jose, California. *Honorable mention in category Environment and Ecology.

C.A. Herrera, A. Tatarenkov, L. Mota-Bravo (2015) Beta-lactamase genes in Escherichia coli from aquatic environments. Poster. Presented at 2015 AAAS Annual Meeting, San Jose, California.

J.K. Peña, A. Tatarenkov, L. Mota-Bravo (2015) Integrons from Aeromonas bacteria collected from streams and beaches. Poster. Presented at 2015 AAAS Annual Meeting, San Jose, California.

V.A. Resendez, A. Tatarenkov, L. Mota-Bravo (2015) Genes conferring resistance to beta-lactams in Pseudomonas spp. from natural environments. Poster. Presented at 2015 AAAS Annual Meeting, San Jose, California.

P. San Juan, A. Tatarenkov, L. Mota-Bravo (2015) Integrons in Enterobacteriaceae from surface waters. Poster. Presented at 2015 AAAS Annual Meeting, San Jose, California.

J.P. Sedaros, L. Mota-Bravo, A. Tatarenkov (2015) Genes conferring resistance to aminoglycosides in Aeromonas from natural habitats. Poster. Presented at 2015 AAAS Annual Meeting, San Jose, California.

P. San Juan, A. Tatarenkov, L. Mota-Bravo (2014) Characterization of integrons present in environmental Enterobacteriaceae isolates. Poster. Presented at 2014 Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students (ABRCMS), San Antonio, Texas. *Award in Molecular and Computational Biology.

J.K. Peña, A. Tatarenkov, L. Mota-Bravo (2014) Characterization of integrons from Aeromonas bacteria collected from streams and beaches. Poster. Presented at 2014 Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students (ABRCMS), San Antonio, Texas. *Award in Developmental Biology and Genetics.

J.P. Sedaros, L. Mota-Bravo, A. Tatarenkov (2014) Aminoglycoside resistant genes in Aeromonas from natural habitats in Southern California. Poster. Presented at 2014 Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students (ABRCMS), San Antonio, Texas.

V.A. Resendez, A. Tatarenkov, L. Mota-Bravo (2014) Characterization of Beta-lactamases in Pseudomonas species obtained from natural environments. Poster. Presented at 2014 Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students (ABRCMS), San Antonio, Texas.

A.R. Bechay, A. Tatarenkov, L. Mota-Bravo (2014) Chloramphenicol resistance genes in environmental Escherichia coli. Poster. Presented at 2014 Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students (ABRCMS), San Antonio, Texas.

H.F. Sanchez, L. Mota-Bravo, A. Tatarenkov (2014) Novel ampC Beta-lactamase gene from Morganella morganii. Poster. Presented at 2014 Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students (ABRCMS), San Antonio, Texas.

C.A. Herrera, A. Tatarenkov, L. Mota-Bravo (2014) The identification and frequency of Beta-lactamase genes in Escherichia coli from aquatic environments. Poster. Presented at 2014 Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students (ABRCMS), San Antonio, Texas.

M. Emami, A. Tatarenkov, L. Mota-Bravo (2014) Analysis of antibiotic resistance genes, blaZ and mecA, in non-clinical samples of Staphylococcus. Poster. Presented at 2014 SACNAS national conference, Los Angeles, California. *Award in Microbiology.

M. Zuniga, A. Tatarenkov, L. Mota-Bravo (2014) MLSB antibiotic resistant genes encoding for antibiotic-inactivating enzymes are found in environmental Staphylococcus. Poster. Presented at 2014 SACNAS national conference, Los Angeles, California.

R. Flores, A. Tatarenkov, L. Mota-Bravo (2014) Pattern of resistance and variability of tetracycline antibiotic resistance genes in Staphylococcus. Poster. Presented at 2014 AAAS Annual Meeting, Chicago, Illinois. *Winner in category Environment and Ecology.

M. Emami, A. Tatarenkov, L. Mota-Bravo (2014) Patterns of variation of antibiotic resistance Genes, blaZ and mecA, in non-clinical samples of Staphylococcus. Poster. Presented at 2014 AAAS Annual Meeting, Chicago, Illinois.

M. Gomez, A. Tatarenkov, L. Mota-Bravo (2014) Prevalence and genetic variation of erm genes in Staphylococci isolates of human and environmental origin. Poster. Presented at 2014 AAAS Annual Meeting, Chicago, Illinois.

A. Lopez, A. Tatarenkov, L. Mota-Bravo (2014) Multiple antibiotic-resistant integrons found in environmental bacteria. Poster. Presented at 2014 AAAS Annual Meeting, Chicago, Illinois.

J. Magallon, A. Tatarenkov, L. Mota-Bravo (2014) Characterization of antibiotic resistance genes encoding ATP-binding transporters in environmental samples Staphylococcus spp. Poster. Presented at 2014 AAAS Annual Meeting, Chicago, Illinois.

M. Zuniga, A. Tatarenkov, L. Mota-Bravo (2014) Antibiotic resistance genes encoding for MLSB-inactivating enzymes in Staphylococcus spp. are found in beaches and streams. Poster. Presented at 2014 AAAS Annual Meeting, Chicago, Illinois.

M. Emami, A. Tatarenkov, L. Mota-Bravo (2013) Comparative analysis of antibiotic resistance genes, blaZ and mecA, in environmental and human samples of Staphylococcus spp. Poster. Presented at 2013 Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students (ABRCMS), Nashville, Tennessee. *Award in Developmental Biology and Genetics.

M. Gomez, A. Tatarenkov, L. Mota-Bravo (2013) Detection, characterization, and genetic variation of erm genes in environmental Staphylococcus. Poster. Presented at 2013 Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students (ABRCMS), Nashville, Tennessee.

A. Lopez, A. Tatarenkov, L. Mota-Bravo (2013) Integron composition and distribution among environmental Gram-negative bacteria. Poster. Presented at 2013 Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students (ABRCMS), Nashville, Tennessee.

J. Magallon, A. Tatarenkov, L. Mota-Bravo (2013) Frequency, variation, and distribution of ATP-binding transporter genes conferring antibiotic resistance to environmental Staphylococcus spp. Poster. Presented at 2013 Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students (ABRCMS), Nashville, Tennessee.

M. Zuniga, A. Tatarenkov, L. Mota-Bravo (2013) Evolution, distribution, and variation of macrolide, lincosamide, and streptograminb antibiotic resistance genes encoding for antibiotic-inactivating enzymes in Staphylococcus. Poster. Presented at 2013 Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students (ABRCMS), Nashville, Tennessee. *Award in Social and Behavioral Sciences and Public Health.

J. A. Ayala Salazar, A. Tatarenkov, L. Mota-Bravo (2013) Frequencies and characterizations of β-Lactamase-encoding genes found in free-living E. coli. Poster. Presented at 2013 AAAS Annual Meeting, Boston, MA.

E. Raimundo, A. Tatarenkov, L. Mota-Bravo (2013) Study of variation and evolution of erm genes conferring resistance to erythromycin in Staphylococcus. Poster. Presented at 2013 AAAS Annual Meeting, Boston, MA.

J. A. Ayala Salazar, A. Tatarenkov, L. Mota-Bravo (2012) Incidence, variation, and phylogenetic relationships of β-lactam resistance genes from environmental populations of Escherichia coli. Poster. Presented at 2012 Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students (ABRCMS), San Jose, CA.

A. Gomez, A. Tatarenkov, L. Mota-Bravo (2012) High genetic variation in ampC antibiotic resistance gene in environmental samples of E. coli and its implications. Poster. Presented at 2012 Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students (ABRCMS), San Jose, CA. *Award in Developmental Biology & Genetics.

E. Raimundo, A. Tatarenkov, L. Mota-Bravo (2012) Distribution, variation and evolution of antibiotic resistance erm genes in Staphylococcus. Poster. Presented at 2012 Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students (ABRCMS), San Jose, CA.

N. Sosa, A. Tatarenkov, L. Mota-Bravo (2012) Variability and prevalence of integrons that confer antibiotic resistance to environmental E. coli. Poster. Presented at 2012 Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students (ABRCMS), San Jose, CA. *Award in Microbiology.

P. Hernandez, A. Tatarenkov, L. Mota-Bravo (2012) Frequency of tetracycline resistance in Escherichia coli isolated in Southern California and phylogenetic relationship amongst tetracycline resistance genes. Oral. Presented at 2012 Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students (ABRCMS), San Jose, CA.