Graduate Student Research Presentations, Fall 2017

December 07, 2017

11:00 am - 2:00 pm

Bull Run Hall, Prince William Campus


Poster Session

Linda Chilin    
"Comparative analysis of phage cluster identification using the Tape Measure Protein"

Ekaterina Marakasova    
"N-acetylation of Francisella Tularensis Proteome"

Shravani Bobde    
"Curcumin is Antibacterial Against Francisella Novicida"

Christopher Hitt    
"Antimicrobial Peptides Against Carbapenem-resistant Klebsiella Pneumoniae"

Cody Waisanen    
"Carbapenems Against Francisella Strains"

Fengmei Li
"Convolutional Neural Network Based Models On Colorectal Cancer Prediction"

Michael Cronin
"B-Cell Based Therapy for Pancreatic Cancer"

Jocelyn Dayanghirang     
"Identification and Bioinformatic Analysis of a Novel Human Adenovirus Pathogen"

Chelsea Pinkham
"Modulation of Integrin-Linked Kinase Signaling Reveals Insights into Trafficking of Rift Valley Fever Virus"

Lindsay Lundberg    
"In Silico Screen for Novel Inhibitors of Venezuelan Equine Encephalitis Virus (VEEV) Capsid"

Bibha Dahal    
"Analysis of Blood brain barrier cells infected by Venezuelan Equine Encephalitis Virus"

Connor Alexander
"Flow Cytometry Analysis of Blood Brain Barrier Cells Infected by Venezuelan Equine Encephalitis Virus"

Brianna Kim
"Identifying epidermolysis bullies targets and understanding regulations and genetic changes"

Michael Hamm
"Identification of a new biomarker for targeting Niemann-Pick disease"

Michael Hamm
"Bioinformatic characterization of a human adenovirus 14 pathogen recently isolated in China"

Amy Ward    
"Congenital Hypothyroidism- Thyroid Dyshormonogenesis and Thyroid Dysgenesis"

Michelle Sutphin    
"Exosomes secreted by IL-4 activated M2 macrophages shuttle invasion-potentiating miR-223 into breast cancer cells"

Michelle Sutphin    
"miR-27A and miR34 mediated pathways, tumor suppressor gene and cellular senescence in epithelial cells in Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis (IPF)"

Douglass Dey    
"PSA and it's implications in prostate cancer"

Douglass Dey
"Atezolizumab: Unlocking the Immune System to Cure Cancer"

Thuy Vo    
"Evidence for Possibe Prenylation of Nef Protein in HIV-1"

Matthew Kutyna
"Endogenous nitric oxide synthase: A common element in cancer metastasis and coronary atherosclerosis pathogenesis"

Andria Quirindongo
"Breast Cancer, Tumor Cell Growth, & Bones: How Hedgehog (Hh) Pathway Signaling Supports the ""Vicious Cycle"" of Bone Metastasis"

Leah Whitney    
"The roles of Fibroblast Growth Factor (FGF) in the process of angiogenesis."

Jeremy Loffredo    
"The Role and Pathway of CD90 expression in Breast Cancer Cells"

Katherine Mireles    
"Validation of Reference Genes for qRT-PCR studies in CA77 Cells"

Christine McGown    
"Implementation of the USEARCH SINTAX Analysis Pipeline on the Vaginal Microbiome"

Ali Jaber    
"Identification of Possible Biomarkers of NASH Using HPLC-ECD Methodology"

Caitlin Woodson
"Analysis of reporter viruses for understanding New World alphavirus replication and pathogenesis"

Loryn Facemire    
"Exploration of the Chimeric RNA Landscape in Non-Neoplastic Human Tissues, Leading to the Discovery of a Gender-Specific Chimeric RNA"

Sahar Saleem
"The characterization of V5 tagged MP12 viruses and identification of host proteins that interact with Rift Valley Fever Virus"

Digital Presentations

Sara Zia    
"Using bioinformatics tools,  determining the identity of an acute respiratory pathogen virus that caused more deaths than normally seen with adenoviruses"



Oral Presentations

Elizabeth Nohelty Romano    
"Caenorhabditis Elegans as a Model to Determine the Molecular Effects of Plausible Environmental Risk Factors of Breast Cancer"

Stephen Kassinger    
"Polymyxin B and Colistin vs Francisella"

Brian Carey    
"The role of Protein Phosphatase 1 during Venezuelan Equine Encephalitis Infection"