Graduate Student Research Presentations, Spring 2015

  April 29, 2015

3:00 - 6:00 pm

Bull Run Hall, Prince William Campus


Poster Session

Cameron Albert

"Cold Shock Proteins"

Farhang Alem

"Mechanisms of Intracellular Communication in Response to Infection with Yersinia pestis"

Arwa Alhamed

"Functional Assessment of Missense Mutations Associated with Hepatocellular Carcinoma (HCC): Comparison of In SilicoPrediction Methods"


"Characterizing the Interactions of Venezuelan Equine Encephalitis Virus Non-Structural Protein 3 with Host Proteins in Infected Cells"

Alan Baer

"Protein Phosphatase 1 Alpha Modulates L Polymerase Phosphorylation and Regulates Rift Valley Fever Virus Replication"

Stephanie Barksdale

"Reptile Antimicrobial Peptides"


"Repurposing FDA-Approved Drugs as Therapeutics to Treat Rift Valley Fever Virus Infection"

Ryan Blower

"Antibiotic and Peptide Synergy in Burkholderiathailandensis."

Taryn Brooks-Faulconer

"Effect of Plasma Gelsolin on Venezuelan Equine Encephalitis Virus Infected cells"

Linda Chilin

"Venezuelan Equine Encephalitis Virus Infection Induces Oxidative Stress and Leads to Alterations in Mitochondrial Dynamics"

Monique Hunter

"Capture of Tuberculosis Antigens"


"Proteases ofFrancisella"

Akansha Kaushal

"Identification of Insect Antimicrobial Peptides"

Abdul HafeezKhan

"Genomic Analysis of Ebola Virus"

Tooba Khan

"Obesity and Adipokine Signaling in Children and Adolescents: The Effects of Chronic Inflammatory Signaling in Overall Health and Growth"

John Kim

"The Global Distributions of Hepatitis B Virus Infection, its Viral Genotypes, and Vaccine Coverage: Updated HBsAgSeroprevalenceEstimates and Analysis of its Determinants"

Lindsay Lundberg

"Repurposing the FDA-Approved Drug Sorafenib as a Prophylactic against New World Alphaviruses"

Cathy Madsen

"Interplay between miRNA and NSs during RVFV Infection"

Peter Masschelin

"The Loss of Hepatitis B Immunity and Response Rate: A Systematic Review"

Seema Mir

"The Impact of Medication on SPECT Neuroimaging Outcomes"

Chelsea Pinkham

"ATM Regulates Autophagy in Rift Valley Fever Virus-Infected Cells"

John Sangobowale

"Analysis of Trajectory Data in Traumatic Brain Injury Subjects"

Richard Schoeneman

"Antibiotic Protection Assay for Burkholderiapseudomallei"


"Primer Designing and Developing Clinical Grade Database for Storing Sequences along with their Genome Coordinates"


"The Impact of Medication on SPECT Neuroimaging Outcomes"

Kameron Tavakolian

"Profiling Fibrotic Genes in Visceral Adipose Tissue (VAT) among Patients within the Spectrum of NAFLD"

Digital Presentations

Keerthi Gullapalli

"Mitochondrial DNA Mutations in PBMCs of Patients with Age Related Abnormalities- A Systematic Review"

Ekaterina Marakasova

"N-acetylation of FrancisellatularensisProteome"

Michael Orciga

"The Role of Leptin and IGF-1 in the Interplay between Insulin Resistance and PCOS"

Jillian Price

"Estimates of Metabolic Expenditure Capacity in Chronic Liver Disease (CLD) Patients Can Differ Widely between Cardiopulmonary Exercise Tests (CPET) of Performance and Self-Reports of Activity"

Sana Sethi

"Blast-Induced Traumatic Brain Injury (bTBI) in the Military Population and Associated Changes Specific to Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) – A Systematic Review"

Sangeeta Shukla

"Effects of Mitochondrial Structure on Energy Metabolism in Cardiac Myocytes"



Oral Presentations

Adam Fleming

"The Carrier Pigeons of the Cell: Exosomes and their Role in Yersinia pestisInfection"

Crystal Propst

"Nanoaerosols Reduce Required Effective Dose of Levofloxacin against Pulmonary Murine Francisellatularensis subsp. novicida Infections"

Forrest Keck

"Characterizing the Effect of Bortezomib on Rift Valley Fever Virus Multiplication "

Rachel Pepin

"Passive Immunization for Treatment of Pulmonary Tularemia"

Gregory Rice

"Discovering Biological Networks from TranscriptomicDatasets without Prior Knowledge"