Graduate Student Research Presentations, Fall 2011
December 6, 2011
3:00 - 6:00pm
Room 130, Bull Run Hall, Prince William Campus
- David Armistead: "Differential Expression of miRNAs in the Visceral Adipose of Patients with Non-alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease"
- Lei Wang: "Meta-analysis of gene expression profiling using Mahalanobis distance as diagnostic biomarker and classifier of disease status"
- Allyson Dailey: "Bacterial VOC Metabolomics: Canan Electronic Nose Sniff Out Biothreat Agents"
- Justin Davis: "Real-Time PCR Based Assay for Small Molecule Induction of Nerve Growth Factor"
- Karl Navarro: "Alcohol-Induced Changes to the Human Fecal Metabolome"
- Alan Baer: "Virulance factors of NSsFilaments"
- Lindsay Hill: "The small molecule compounds BIO and its derivatives inhibit Venezuelan Equine Encephalitis Virus replication"
- Mekhala Acharya: "An Image Analysis Method for Quantification of Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis"
- Ryan Mackie: "The Resistance of Francisella to Fosmidomycin with Associated Mutations in the Glycerol-3-Phosphate Transporter"
- Saira Chaudhry: "Inhibition of Francisella Biofilm: Identification of LL-37 Peptide Targets"
- Ekaterina Marakasova: "Developing a single-step detection of antigen-antibody interaction in solutions"
- Katherine Doyle: "Correlation of Th1 cytokine levels with chronic fatigue in patients with chronic liver disease and breast carcinoma"
- Sadaf Bangash: "Energy homeostasis regulators indicating the development of NAFLD"
- Quoc (Ricky) Tran: "NF-kB dependent Fas signaling in hepatocytes"
- Jennifer Frost" "Design and validation of primers for accurate analysis of role of chemokines CCL4 and CCL21 on Fas mediated NF-KB pathway"
- Massih Abawi: "Vitamin D levels Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease (NAFLD) patients correlate with apoptosis and serum levels of M30"
- Tim Stotish: "Brown adipose tissue in human obesity and metabolic syndrome: A systematic review"
- Haveesh Sharma: "Visceral adipose tissue micro-RNA may contribute to the progression and pathogenesis of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD)"
- Anima Sharma and Lamya Alomair: "Adar facilitated RNA editing in human plasmacytoid dendritic cells (PDC)"
- David Van Natta: "Agouti-related protein (AgRP) RNA expression in visceral adipose tissue of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) patients"
- Thuy Tran: "Gene expression for obesity and inflammatory cytokine in adipose tissue of patients with and without clinical polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) diagnosis"
- Terry Reid: "Cheminformatic Modeling of Human CC Chemokine Receptorome"
- Parsa Hosseini (BCB): "Challenges and strategies in the analysis and quantification of mRNA-Seq datasets" (Advisor: Vaisman)
- Scott Dean (MMB): "Antibiofilm properties of Antimicrobial Peptides" (Advisor: van Hoek)
- Moushimi Amaya (MMB): "Prenylation of the Francisella protein in human cells" (Advisor: van Hoek and Baranova)
- Nazly Shafagati (MMB): "The role of Nanotrap Particles in Viral Detection" (Advisor: Kehn-Hall)
- Cathy King (MMB): "Viral Interactions with Host Micro-RNA Machinery" (Advisor: Kehn-Hall)
- Robert Hallenberg (MMB): "Investigation of Signaling Pathways Driving Nicotine Preference in Adolescent C57BL/6J and A/J Mice" (Advisor: Fryxell)