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Mentor: Michael Anderson, PhD, Molecular Physiology and BiophysicsGraduate Program: Molecular Physiology and BiophysicsTitle: Investigating Pigment Dispersion Syndrome Using a Novel Inducible Mouse Model
Mentor: Chris Adams, MD, PhD, Internal MedicineGraduate Program: MSTP/Molecular Physiology and BiophysicsTitle: p53 and ATF4 Mediate Distinct and Additive Pathways to Skeletal Muscle Atrophy During Limb Immobilization
Mentor: Stefan Strack, PhD, PharmacologyGraduate Program: PharmacologyTitle: Inhibition of PP2A/Bb2 and Mitochondrial Fission as a Potential Therapy for Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy
Co-Mentors: Amy Lee, PhD, Molecular Physiology and Biophysics, and Sheila Baker, PhD, BiochemistryTitle: A non-canonical role for Cav1.4 channels in photoreceptor synapse maturation
Mentor: Peter Snyder, MD, Internal MedicineTitle: Acid activates ENaC and enhances salt taste in human subjects
Mentor: Richard Smith, MD, Otolaryngology-Head and Neck SurgeryTitle: Copy number variations are a common cause of non-syndromic hearing loss
Mentor: George Richerson, MD, PhD, Neurology, and Matthew Gillum, PhD, NeurologyTitle: Identification of a Subpopulation of Neurons Required for the Maintenance and Recruitment of Brown Adipose Tissue
Mentor: Dawn Quelle, PhD, PharmacologyTitle: Role of a novel pancreatic protein, RABL6A, in diabetes
Mentor: Michael Duffel, PhDGraduate Program: Medicinal and Natural Products Chemistry Title: Selective Binding of Polychlorinated Biphenyl Sulfates to the Drug-Binding Sites of Human Serum Albumin
Mentor: Jonathan Doorn, PhDGraduate Program: Medicinal and Natural Products ChemistryTitle: Neurotoxicity: Toxic Dopamine Metabolites, Oxidative Stress, and Reactive Oxygen Species
Mentor: Barry Carter, PharmD, Pharmacy Practice and ScienceTitle: Physician-Pharmacist Collaborative Management of Asthma
Mentor: Linnea Polgreen, PhD, Pharmacy Practice and ScienceTitle: Healthy People 2020: Impact of Screening and Immunization Services on Patients with Diabetes in the Community Pharmacy Setting
Mentor: Larry Robertson, PhD, MPH, Occupational and Environmental HealthGraduate Program: Human ToxicologyTitle: PCB126 mediated disruption of heptaic metal homeostasis in mice coincides with increased metallothionein expression and appears to be independent of the canonical AhR pathway.
Mentor: Frederick Domann, PhD, Radiation OncologyGraduate Program: Human ToxicologyTitle: PCB 126 Perturbs Hypoxia-Induced HIF-1α Activity and Glucose Consumption in Human HEPG2 Cells
Mentor: Brian Kaskie, PhD, Health Management and PolicyGraduate Program: Health Management and PolicyTitle: Reducing Unplanned 30-Day Readmissions Rate Among Penumonia & CHF Patients Age 65+"Where those in the Spring of their lives, serve the needs of those in the Autumn of theirs"
PI: Peter Thorne, PhDTitle: Effects of Prenatal Inhalation Exposure to Copper Nanoparticles (Cu NPs) on Dams and Offspring in Mouse Model
Mentor: Jessica Moreland, PediatricsGraduate Program: Molecular and Cellular BiologyTitle: A common SNP mediates human neutrophil priming responses to a TLR2/1 agonist
Mentor: Michael Welsh, MD, Internal MedicineGraduate Program: Molecular Physiology and BiophysicsTitle: Inhibition of Proton Secretion Increases pH and Bacterial Killing of Cystic Fibrosis Airway Surface Liquid
Mentor: Mark Santillan, MD, Obstetrics and GynecologyTitle: Copeptin: A Novel, First-Trimester Predictor of Preeclampsia
Mentor: Eli Perencevich, MD, Internal MedicineTitle: Hospital Characteristics Associated with Higher Staphlococcus aureus Bacteremia Mortality in Veterans Affairs Healthcare System: A Retrospective Cohort Study
Mentor: Nicholas Zavazava, MD, PhD, Internal MedicineGraduate Program: Biomedical EngineeringTitle: An Epigenetic Modifier Enhances the Differentiation of Human iPS cells from a Type I Diabetic Patient into Pancreatic ß-cells
Mentor: A. Brent Carter, MD, Internal MedicineTitle: Modulation of the mevalonate pathway by Akt controls macrophage survival and development of pulmonary fibrosis
Mentor: Frank Faraci, PhD, Internal MedicineTitle: Mild deoxycorticosterone (DOCA)/salt-induced hypertension causes selective cerebral microvascular dysfunction via a rho kinase dependent mechanism
First Place: Pamela Geyer, PhD: Cell type-specific accumulation of insulator proteins CP190 and Su(Hw) in Drosophila embryo.
Second Place: Ryan Adam: A stylized 3D rendering of micro-CT scanned lung tissue from a pig with cystic fibrosis.
Third Place: Gohar Manzar: An H&E image of a heart-shaped epidermal island in a kidney teratoma created from mouse embryonic stem cells.
Third Place: Leah Reznikov: A pseudo-colored newborn pig tegeminal nerve imaged by a confocal microscope.
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