Student abstract winners have been announced for the 10th annual Louis C. Littlefield Celebrating Pharmacy Research Excellence Day. The day is scheduled for Tuesday, April 22 in the Student Activities Center.
In the undergraduate program, Saazina Afsah, won for her abstract, “Fetal Exposures to Environmental Encodrine Disrupters Affect Sociosexual Behaviors in Adult Rats.” She worked on the project under the guidance of Dr. Andrea Gore, faculty member in the Division of Pharmacology and Toxicology.
Mark Myers won the award for the professional program for his work with Dr. Maria Croyle, professor of pharmaceutics. His study is titled, “Pre-Clinical Evaluation of the Toxicology of a Recombinant Adenovirus-Based Ebola Vaccine in Non-Human Primates.”
Faculty adviser Kay Green worked with Emily Gordon in her study, “Weight-Based Dosing of Vasopressin in Patients with Septic Shock.” It was selected as winner of the Pharm.D. Postdoctoral/Resident Program.
Tianyi Cheng won the award for entries from the graduate program. Working with faculty advisor Dr. John DiGiovanni, professor of pharmacology and toxicology, she submitted “A Novel Mechanism of Skin Tumor Promotion Involving Interferon-g/Signal Transducer and Activator of Transcription-1 Signaling.”
The Ph.D. Postdoctoral Program winner is Junhua Zhao under the supervision of Dr. Karen Vasquez, professor of pharmacology and toxicology. The name of this presentation is “Roles of DNA Repair Proteins in Processing Genetically Unstable DNA Structures.”