Research

2013 Research Day

2013 Research Day

This year's event was a great success, with nearly 70 trainees presenting their research. Great number of our alumni returned to the College to judge the posters and we had also strong participation by judges from industry. The day's seminar was presented by Teresa K. Woodruff, PhD on the topic of “Oncofertility: Translation in Multiple Dimensions”.

Poster Competition Winners

New Category This Year:

Office of Technology Management Innovation Award
Mary Ellen Molloy
Selective Estrogen Mimics for the Treatment of Tamoxifen-Resistant Breast Cancer
Biopharmaceutical Sciences
Tonetti Lab


Pre-doctoral Category
1st place
Ryan Pearson
Positively Charged Dendron Micelles Display Surprisingly Negligible Cellular Interactions
Biopharmaceutical Sciences
Hong Lab

2nd place
Chaitanya Aggarwal
Identification of Bacterial Pheromones and Their Effect on Cognate Receptor Function
Center for Pharmaceutical Biotechnology
Federle Lab

3rd place
Yang Yang
Dendron-Based Micelles for Topical Delivery of Endoxifen: A Potential Chemo-Preventive Medicine for Breast Cancer
Biopharmaceutical Sciences
Hong Lab

Postdoctoral Category
1st place
Sharon Eddie, PhD
Molecular Signaling in the Human Fallopian Tube; Insights into Initiation of Ovarian Cancer
Medicinal Chemistry and Pharmacognosy
Burdette Lab

2nd place
Jinho Heo, PhD
Tyrosyl-DNA Phosphodiesterase 1 Regulates Phosphorylation of XRCC4 by DNA-Dependent Protein Kinase
Medicinal Chemistry and Pharmacognosy, Rockford Campus
Hanakahi Lab

3rd place
Breah LaSarre, PhD
Antagonistic Rgg Regulators Mediate Quorum Sensing via Competitive DNA Binding in Streptococcus pyogenes
Center for Pharmaceutical Biotechnology
Federle Lab


AAPS Student Choice Award
Chaitanya Aggarwal
Identification of Bacterial Pheromones and Their Effect on Cognate Receptor Function
Center for Pharmaceutical Biotechnology
Federle Lab


Graduate Student Award Ceremony

This year,we were able to give out nearly $35,000 in Scholarships and Awards. For complete listing, download the program here.

Vahlteich Award

Dr. Greg Thatcher, chair of this year Vahlteich selection committee, introduced and presented 2013 Vahlteich Awards to three faculty recipients: Dr. Julio D. Duarte (Pharmacy Practice), Dr. Leslyn Hanakahi (Medicinal Chemistry and Pharmacognosy), and Dr. Monsheel S. Sodhi (Pharmacy Practice/Center for Pharmaceutical Biotechnology). For more information, go here.

Sister Margaret Wright Graduate Award

Dr. Harry Fong, on behalf of Sister Margaret Wright, presented the 2013 Award to the COP Pharmacognosy alumnus, Dr. Daniel S. Fabricant.