Health Sciences Research Week

  • 2013 Poster Session Winners

    Carver College of Medicine Student Category

    Rasmussen, Tyler

    Tyler Rasmussen

    Mentor: Mark E. Anderson, MD, PhD
    Graduate Program: Molecular Physiology and Biophysics
    Title: Mitochondrial Ca2+ is required for maintenance of cardiac energy homeostasis

    Krepple, Collin

    Collin Krepple

    Mentor: John Wemmie, MD, PhD
    Graduate Program: Molecular Physiology and Biophysics
    Title: ASIC1a in the nucleus accumbens maintains normal synaptic physiology and inhibits drug reward

    Barton, Lacy

    Lacy Barton

    Mentor: Pamela Geyer, PhD
    Graduate Program: Biochemistry
    Title: Loss of the nuclear lamina protein Otefin causes checkpoint kinase 2-mediated death of female germline stem cells 

    Carver College of Medicine Staff and Postdoctoral Fellow Category

    Reznikov, Leah

    Leah Reznikov

    Mentor: Michael Welsh, MD
    Title: Effect of the CFTR delta F508 mutation on porcine and murine brain: implications for chiari malformation in cystic fibrosis

    Soshnev, Alexey

    Alexey Soshnev

    Mentor: Pamela Geyer, PhD
    Title: Mechanisms of transcriptional regulation by a drosophila insulator protein

     

    White, Mark

    Mark White

    Mentor: Bill Nauseef, MD
    Title: SrrAB-regulated PI-PLC is important for survival of Staphylococcus aureus USA300 in human blood and neutrophils

    College of Pharmacy Student Category

    Schamp, Josephine

    Josephine Schamp

    Mentor: Jonathan Doorn
    Graduate Program: Medicinal and Natural Products Chemistry
    Title: The production of reactive oxygen species by 3, 4-dihydroxyphenylacetaldehyde during conditions of oxidative stress in Parkinson's disease 

    Alqudah, Mohammad

    Mohammad Alqudah

    Mentor: Mahfoud Assem
    Graduate Program: Pharmaceutical Sciences and Experimental Therapeutics
    Title: NOTCH3 is a prognostic factor and critical element in gliomagenesis

    College of Pharmacy Staff and Postdoctoral Fellow Category

    Megan Mormann

    Mentor James Hoehns
    Title: Pharmacist integration in pre-visit planning in the medical home

    Faber, Donna

    Donna Faber

    Mentor: Tami Argo
    Title: Glycemic and metabolic consequences of second generation antipsychotics used with antidepressants in veterans with diabetes

    College of Public Health Student Category

    Podolefsky, Laura

    Laura Podolefsky

    Mentor: Gabriele Ludewig
    Graduate Program: Occupational and Environmental Health
    Title: Influence of genetics on antioxidant capacity and paraoxonase 1 activity in monozygotic and dizygotic twins

    Hanson, Blake

    Blake Hanson

    Mentor: Tara Smith
    Graduate Program: Epidemiology
    Title: Longitudinal study of Iowa families to determine prevalence of Staphylococcus aureus and observe colonization incidence and familial transmission events

    Gadupudi, Gopi

    Gopi Gadupudi

    Mentor: Larry Robertson
    Graduate Program: Occupational and Environmental Health
    Title: N-acetylcysteine (NAC) diminishes the severity of PCB 126-induced hepatic steatosis in male rats

    College of Public Health Staff and Postdoctoral Fellow Category

    korwel,izabela

    Izabel Korwel

    Mentor: Hans-Joachim Lehmler
    Title: Assignment of elution order of atropisomers of polychlorinated biphenyls PCBs on enantioselective gas chromatography columns

    Thapaliya, Dipendra

    Dipendra Thapaliya

    Mentor: Tara Smith
    Title: Comercially distributed meat as a potential vehicle for Staphylococcus aureus transmission

    Institute for Clinical and Translational Science Student Category

    Place, Trent

    Trenton Place

    Mentor: Rick Domann
    Graduate Program: Interdisciplinary Program in Molecular and Cellular Biology
    Title: Actin proline hydroxylation: discovery of a novel actin post-translational modification and implications for the effects of hypoxia on tumor metastasis

    Amani Makkouk

    Mentor: George Weiner
    Graduate Program: Interdisciplinary Graduate Program in Immunology
    Title: Biodegradable nanoparticles for the induction of anti-lymphoma immune responses

    Starks, Rachel

    Rachel Starks

    Mentor: Kamal Rahmouni
    Graduate Program: Interdisciplinary Graduate Program in Molecular and Cellular Biology
    Title: A rare disease reveals a novel mechanism of insulin resistance

    Institute for Clinical and Translational Science Staff and Postdoctoral Fellow Category

    Boudreau, Ryan

    Ryan Boudreau

    PI: Beverly Davidson
    Title: Transcriptome-wide discovery of microRNA binding sites in human brain

    Iowa City VA Health Care System Student Category

    Holahan, Heather

    Jennifer Streeter

    Mentor: Francis Miller
    Graduate Program: Anatomy and Cell Biology
    Title:  Phosphorylation as a novel regulatory mechanism of Nox1 activation in cardiovascular disease

    Holahan, Heather 2

    Heather Holahan

    Mentor: Janet Fairley
    Graduate Program: Dermatology and Doris Duke Clinical Research Fellowship
    Title: Bullous pemhigoid eosinophils express FcεRI and degranulate upon exposure to BP180 (collagen XVII)

    Iowa City VA Health Care System Staff and Postdoctoral Fellows Category

    Klutho, Paula

    Paula Klutho

    PI: Isabella Grumbach
    Title:  MsrA regulates neointima hyperplasia following vascular injury
     
      

    Iowa State University Category

    Harischandra, Dilshan

    Dilshan Harischandra

    Mentor: Anumantha Kathasamy
    Graduate Program: Toxicology
    Title: Manganese exposure induces release of alpha-synuclein and promotes exosome mediated cell to cell transmission of synuclein aggregates in neurotoxicity models