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2010 COP Research Day


College of Pharmacy Research Day
February 26, 2010


The Research Day showcases the research activities in the College of Pharmacy.  This year, close to 60 of our trainees presented their research in a poster session, which was followed by a guest lecture.  Afternoon session included poster judging by a panel of experts composed from our alumni, external judges, as well as College of Pharmacy faculty members.  The day concluded with an award ceremony honoring this year’s recipients of graduate student awards, Vahlteich award winners, and winners of the poster competition.  Please return to this site soon to see photos highlighting various activities of the day.


Guest Lecture

The lecture titled “Growth Hormone (GH), GH Antagonists, GH Receptor ‘Knock-outs’: of Mice and Men (and Women)” was presented by Dr. John J. Kopchick, Goll-Ohio Eminent Scholar & Professor of Molecular Biology in the Department of Biomedical Sciences of Ohio University.


Poster  Competition WinnersThe winning posters are displayed in the marble hallway (1N) and can be viewed until March 10, 2010

Student Category

1st Place

Presenter: Melanie Köllmer
Department: Biopharmaceutical Sciences
Title:
Porous hydrogel scaffolds support chondrogenic differentiation of mesenchymal stem cells
Mentor: Dr. Richard A. Gemeinhart

2nd Place

Presenter: Pulkit Gupta
Department: Center for Pharmaceutical Biotechnology
Title:
Antibiotic-mediated ribosome stalling is not the sole mechanism responsible for induction of the antibiotic resistance gene ermC
Mentor:  Dr. Alexander S. Mankin

3rd Place

Presenter: Tsui-Ting Ho
Department: Biopharmaceutical Sciences
Title:
Changes in microRNA expression in response to short-term chemotherapeutic exposure are associated with transient anticancer drug resistance

Mentor:  Dr. William T. Beck

Postdoctoral Category
1st Place

Presenter: Dr. Lauren Mashburn-Warren
Department: Center for Pharmaceutical Biotechnology
Title:
Evidence of extracellular communication peptides in pathogenic Streptococci

Mentor: Dr. Michael J. Federle
2nd Place

Presenter: Dr. Scott Benken
Department: Pharmacy Practice
Title:
Effect of exogenous erythropoietin in neonates on decreasing the number of donor exposures
Mentor:  Dr. Kirsten H.Ohler and Dr. Jennifer Pham

3rd Place was a tie and is presented in alphabetical order:

3rd Place

Presenter: Dr. Milind Gandhi
Department: Biopharmaceutical Sciences
Title:
Fabrication, characterization and in vivo assessment of superporous hydrogels
Mentor:  Dr. Richard A. Gemeinhart

3rd Place

Presenter: Dr. Jason Hickock
Department: Medicinal Chemistry and Pharmacognosy
Title:
Physiological Parameters of DNIC Formation and Degradation
Mentor:  Dr. Douglas D. Thomas


Student Choice Category

Student Choice Award

Presenter: Chuan Bai
Department: Medicinal Chemistry and Pharmacognosy
Title:
Scyllo-Phosphatidylinositol-Specific Phospholipase C

Mentor:  Dr. Karol S. Bruzik



Graduate Students Awards Ceremony


This year, sixteen graduate students received Scholarships and Awards.  For complete listing, download the program here.




Vahlteich Awards


Dean Bauman introduced and presented 2010 Vahlteich Awards to 2 faculty recipients: Dr. Seunpgyo Hong and Dr. Hyun-Young Jeong. For more information, go here.