Health Sciences Research Week

  • 2012 Poster Session Winners

    Carver College of Medicine Student Category

    Nirjal Bhattarai

    Mentor: Jack Stapleton, MD
    Graduate Program: Interdisciplinary Graduate Program in Molecular and Cellular Biology
    Title: GBV-C envelope glycoprotein E2 reduces T cell activation via interactions with Lck

    Courtney Galle

    Mentor: Jeffery Meier, MD
    Graduate Program: Interdisciplinary Graduate Program in Molecular and Cellular Biology
    Title: Synergism between two different classes of Cis-regulatory repeats in the human CMV major immediate-early enhancer determines viral fitness

    Xu Liu

    Mentor: Ernie Fuentes, PhD
    Graduate Program: Biochemistry
    Title: Specificity, Structure, Dynamics and Inhibition of Tiam1 PDZ Domain/Syndecan 1 Complex

    Andrew Slupe

    Mentor: Stefan Strack, PhD
    Graduate Program: Pharmacology
    Title: Catastrophic convergence of multiple regulatory pathways following ischemic injury in neurons

    Carver College of Medicine Staff and Postdoctoral Fellow Category

    Leah Reznikov

    Mentor: Michael Welsh, MD
    Title: Novel nervous system phenotypes in newborn pigs with cystic fibrosis

    Even Rosenbluth

    Mentor: Brad Van Voorhis, MD
    Title: MicroRNA in culture media from human blastocysts exhibits a distinct signature that correlates with embroynic chromosomes and IVF outcome

    Andrew Shepherd

    Mentor: D.P. Mohapatra, PhD
    Title: Regulation of neuronal survival-death dynamics via chemokine CXCL12-induced distinct modulations in Kv2.1 channel

    College of Pharmacy Student Category

    Yu-Yu Tien

    Mentor: John Brooks, PhD
    Graduate Program: Pharmaceutical Socioeconomics
    Title: Diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL) in the elderly: Use of chemotherapy and Rituximab and associated survival

    College of Pharmacy Staff and Postdoctoral Fellow Category

    Kristi Dimke

    Mentor: Teri Swenson, PharmD
    Title: Pharmacist management of depression: Comparison with usual care

    College of Public Health Student Category

    Xin Hu

    Mentor: Peter Thorne, MS, PhD
    Graduate Program: Interdisciplinary Graduate Program in Human Toxicology
    Title: Subchronic inhalation exposure study of an airborne polychlorinated biphenyl (PCB) mixture resembling the Chicago ambient air congener profile

    William Klaren

    Mentor: Larry Robertson, PhD, MPH
    Graduate Program: Interdisciplinary Graduate Program in Human Toxicology
    Title: Search for the basis of PCB-triggered increased hepatic copper in rodents

    College of Public Health Staff and Postdoctoral Fellow Category

    Jong Sung Kim

    Mentor: Peter Thorne, MS, PhD
    Cellular responses after sequential air-liquid interface exposure of human lung cells to metal-based nanoparticles

    Iowa City VA Medical System Student Category

    Collin Kreple

    Mentor: John Wemmie, MD, PhD
    Graduate Program: Molecular Physiology and Biophysics
    Title: Loss of ASIC1a increases endogenous opioids, causes a dependence-like state, and enhances drug-seeking behaviors in mice

    Matthew Long

    Mentor: Lee-Ann Allen, PhD
    Graduate Program: Interdisciplinary Graduate Program in Molecular and Cellular Biology
    Title: A novel phenotype for a Francisella tularensis SchuS4 FPI mutant

    Iowa City VA Medical System Staff and Postdoctoral Fellow Category

    Joel Graff

    Principal Investigator: Mary Wilson, MD
    Title: MicroRNA-mediated regulation of macrophage activation pathways: potential repression of microbicidal capacity in alveolar macrophages of cigarette smokers

    Institute for Clinical and Translational Science Student Category

    Levi Sowers

    Mentor: Alex Bassuk, MD, PhD
    Graduate Program: Interdisciplinary Graduate Program in Molecular and Cellular Biology
    Title: PRICKLE2 null mice display abnormal synaptic morphology and autistic like behaviors

    John Lee

    Mentor: Beverly Davidson, PhD
    Graduate Program: Molecular Physiology and Biophysics
    Title: Investigating the therapeutic effect of Rhes suppression in a mouse model of Huntington's disease

    Anamitra Ghosh

    Mentor: Anumantha Kanthasamy, PhD
    Graduate Program: Neuroscience (Iowa State University)
    Title: Anti-inflammatory and neuroprotective effects of a novel compound mito-apocynin in a mouse model of Parkinson's disease

    Thomas van't Erve

    Mentor: Garry Buettner, PhD
    Graduate Program: Interdisciplinary Graduate Program in Human Toxicology
    Title: Concordance of glutathione metabolites in the red blood cells of mono-zygotic twin pairs: implications for the RBC storage lesion

    Institute for Clinical and Translational Science Staff and Postdoctoral Fellow Category

    Bahri Karacay, PhD

    Principal Investigator: Daniel Bonthius, MD, PhD
    Title: Brain injury in congenital LCM virus infection is both virus mediated and immune mediated

    Jaime L'Heureux, MS

    Principal Investigator: Jeffrey Murray, MD
    Title: Development of a comprehensive DNA and tissue biobank at the University of Iowa : The UI Biobank