2010 Research Symposium

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The GSI is proud to announce the winners of the 2nd Annual Research Symposium!

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Elizabeth Tanner, Graduate student in Biology, McCall Lab
Poster Award: Bcl-2 proteins and autophagy regulate mitochondrial dynamics during programmed cell death in the Drosophila ovary

Badri Vardarajan, Graduate student in Medicine, Farrer Lab
Poster Award: Meta-analysis Confirms CR1, CLU, and PICALM as AD Risk Loci and Reveals Interactions With APOE Genotypes

Stephanie Correa, Postdoctoral fellow in Medicine, Albrecht Lab
Speaker Award: Mouse models of dosage-sensitive sex reversal reveal roles for Wt1 and Sf1 in regulating Sry expression and supporting cell precursor differentiation

Rebecca Kusko, Graduate student in Genetics and Genomics, Spira Lab
Speaker Award: Redefining the Lung Disease Transcriptome with Next Generation RNA-sequencing

Constantina Christodoulou, Graduate student in Genetics and Genomics, Kotton Lab
Speaker Award: Induced pluripotent stem cells and embryonic stem cells display similar capacity to form definitive endoderm despite molecular differences in imprinted genes

Kristen Ott, Graduate student in Genetics and Genomics, Navarro Lab
Poster Award: Investigating the role of the piRNA pathway in germline development

Stephanie Schneider, Graduate student in Bioinformatics, Hansen Lab
Speaker Award: Improving the Interpretation of Affymetrix GeneChip Array Data Using Coefficient of Concordance and Graph Theory

Daniel Dworkis, Graduate student in Molecular Medicine, Baldwin Lab
Speaker Award: Tumor Necrosis Factor-∝ Signaling in Sickle Cell Disease: Elevated Biomarker Levels and Genetic Associations with Disease Severity.

Bottom Row

Catalina Perdomo, Graduate student in Genetics and Genomics, Spira Lab
Speaker Award: The splicing factor Sfrs1 contributes to site-specific responses to smoking in the nasal and bronchial epithelium through the regulation of miR-10b

Irene Degano, Postdoctoral fellow in Medicine, Dominguez Lab
Speaker Award: CK2 is Essential for Heart Morphogenesis in Mice and Xenopus Laevis

Alexandra Dumitriu, Graduate student in Bioinformatics, Myers Lab
Poster Award: Pathway Analysis of Parkinson Disease Expression Data Sets

Cody MacDonald, Undergraduate student in Biomedical Engineering
Poster Award: Activity of Ascl1 Binding Regions in the Developing Neural Tube

For an overview of the symposium including the categories for judging and details of the event, click here.


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