Research

2014 Research Day

2014 Research Day

This year's event was a great success, with 94 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 as well as our colleagues from Rush; and from Departments of Biological Sciences and Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics. The day's seminar was presented by Mary V. Relling, PharmD on the topic of “Pharmacogenetics: Discovery and Implementation”.

Poster Competition Winners

Pre-doctoral Category
1st place
Hao-jui Hsu
The Length of Hydrophilic Chains of Dendron Micelles Controls the Surface Charge-dependent Cellular Interactions
Biopharmaceutical Sciences
Hong Lab

2nd place
Xian Pan
Altered Expression of Small Heterodimer Partner Governs Cytochrome P450 (CYP) 2D6 Induction During Pregnancy in CYP2D6-humanized Mice
Biopharmaceutical Sciences
Jeong Lab

3rd place
Suzanne Quartuccio
Downstream Signaling from Mutant TP53 and Oncogenic KRAS Expression in Normal Oviductal Tubal Epithelium: Insights into Serous Cancer Formation
Medicinal Chemistry and Pharmacognosy
Burdette Lab

3rd place
Sue Lee
NO/cGMP/CREB Activation Reverses Cognition Deficits in Novel Mice Model E4FAD
Medicinal Chemistry and Pharmacognosy
Thatcher Lab


Postdoctoral Category
1st place
Irida Kastrati, PhD
GTCpFE is a Novel Aspirin-Fumarate Anti-Inflammatory Drug with Enhanced Anti-Cancer Stem Cell Properties
Medicinal Chemistry and Pharmacognosy
Frasor Lab

2nd place
Tamiko Oguri, PhD
YibP Contributes to Envelope Integrity and Antimicrobial Peptide Resistance in Enteric Bacteria
Center for Pharmaceutical Biotechnology
Lee Lab

3rd place
Katarzyna Drozda, PharmD
Influence of CytochromeP4502C9 and Vitamin K Epoxide Reductase Complex Subunit 1 Variants on Time to Achieve First Therapeutic International Normalized Ratio (INR)
Pharmacy Practice
Cavallari Lab


AAPS Student Choice Award
Jason Bugno
Size and Surface Charge of PAMAM Dendrimers Govern Their Release Kinetics from Polymeric Nanoparticles and Intratumoral Distribution
Biopharmaceutical Sciences
Hong Lab


Office of Technology Management Innovation Award
1st place
Jason Bugno
Size and Surface Charge of PAMAM Dendrimers Govern Their Release Kinetics from Polymeric Nanoparticles and Intratumoral Distribution
Biopharmaceutical Sciences
Hong Lab


2nd place
Vidula Kolhatkar
Polyamines and Nucleic Acid Interaction: A Structure Property Relationship Study
Biopharmaceutical Sciences
Kolhatkar Lab


New Category This Year:

CCTS Multidisciplinary Team Science Award
Sue Lee
NO/cGMP/CREB Activation Reverses Cognition Deficits in Novel Mice Model E4FAD
Medicinal Chemistry and Pharmacognosy
Thatcher Lab


Graduate Student Award Ceremony

This year, we were able to give out nearly $20,000 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 2014 Vahlteich Awards to Drs. Rick Gemeinhart and Rohit Kolhatkar, both from the Department of Biopharmaceutical Sciences. For more information, go here.

Sister Margaret Wright Graduate Award

Dr. Surrey Walton, on behalf of Sister Margaret Wright, presented the 2014 Award to the COP PSOP alumnus, Dr. Kasem S. Akhras.