2011 Research Day

Research Days 2011

This year's event was a great success, with nearly 60 trainees presenting their research. Great number of our alumni returned to the College to judge the posters. Large audiences assembled to listen to two seminars: Dr. Mark Ratain discussed the topic of “Building a Genomic Prescribing System”, while Dr. Bonnie Bassler spoke about “Manipulating Quorum Sensing to Control Bacterial Pathogenicity”.

Poster Competition Winners

Pre-doctoral Category
1st place (2-way tie)
Chaitanya Aggarwal
Identifying quorum sensing pheromones that regulate virulence in Streptoccocus pyogenes
Center for Pharmaceutical Biotechnology
Federle Lab

Krishna Kannan
Novel mechanisms of action of clinically important macrolides
Center for Pharmaceutical Biotechnology
Mankin Lab

2nd place (3-way tie)
Ryan Pearson
Facilitated Self-Assembly of Novel Dendron-Based Copolymers
Department of Biopharmaceutical Sciences
Hong Lab

Bethany Perez White
Overexpression of PKC in T47D breast cancer cells induces migration via p120-catenin transcriptional downregulation
Department of Biopharmaceutical Sciences
Tonetti Lab

Lawren VandeVrede
A New Class of Disease-Modifying Agents for Alzheimer’s Therapy From Molecular Refinement of a Clinical GABA-Mimetic Neuroprotective Agent
Department of Medicinal Chemistry and Pharmacognosy
Thatcher Lab

3rd place
Sapna Rao
A Decision Modeling Approach to Evaluate the Cost-effectiveness of Prasugrel vs. Clopidogrel in Patients with Planned Percutaneous Coronary Intervention
Department of Pharmacy Administration
Touchette Group

Post-doctoral Category
1st place
Yue-Ting Wang
Reversible trapping of a catechol estrogen quinone by GSH: Problematic detoxification of 4-hydroxyequilenin and reversible protein modification
Department of Medicinal Chemistry and Pharmacognosy
Bolton Lab

2nd place
Lauren Mashburn-Warren
A Novel Double-Tryptophan Peptide Pheromone Controls Competence in Mutants and Pyogenic Streptococci via an Rgg Regulator
Center for Pharmaceutical Biotechnology
Federle Lab

3rd place
Shelby King
Ovulation Generates Oxidative Stress that Induces DNA Damage in Tubal Epithelial Cells
Department of Medicinal Chemistry and Pharmacognosy
Burdette Lab

Student Choice Award
Hyung Sup Lee
Kinetic assay using transformed M. tuberculosis
Institute for Tuberculosis Research
Franzblau Lab

Graduate Student Award Ceremony
This year, fifteen graduate students received Scholarships and Awards. For complete listing, download the program here.

Vahlteich Award
Dr. James Fischer, chair of this year Vahlteich selection committee, introduced and presented 2011 Vahlteich Awards to 2 faculty recipients: Dr. Maria Barbolina and Dr. Douglas Thomas. For more information, go here.

Sister Margaret Wright Award
Sister Margaret Wright presented the 2011 Award to the COP Pharmacy Administration alumn, Dr. Robert Valuck. In his absence, the award was accepted by Dr. Nicholas Popovich.