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The School of Graduate Studies

Annual Research Day 2015 - April 1, 2015                                                     

The School of Graduate Studies was pleased to have held the centerwide ANNUAL RESEARCH DAY on Wednesday, April 1st, 2015 . The day consisted of a platform session, two poster sessions, followed by a keynote address, and finally, the Annual Research Day dinner.  

There were presentations from students in the School of Graduate Studies, the College of Medicine, the School of Public Health, the School of Nursing, and the College of Health Related Professions.  Medical residents, postdoctoral fellows, and undergraduate students conducting research with Downstate faculty were also represented.  


Annual Research Day provides an excellent occasion for the entire Downstate community to share the results of their research  efforts.
A limited number of travel fellowships were be awarded for the best presentations among those that are judged.  Full travel fellowships in the amount of $1,500 and partial fellowships are now awarded.  The May-Kin Ho and Daniel Dean Travel Fellowship for best Platform Presentation was announced just prior to the Keynote Lecture.  New this year, the Graduate Student Employee Union Professional Development Scholarships will be awarded to three deserving School of Graduate Studies Students, one in each of the three School of Graduate Studies programs.  In total, we awarded 4 full fellowships and 10 partial fellowships. Travel fellowships are to be used to cover costs for the student or resident to present their work at a scientific meeting.

Annual Research Day 2015 Results
Last Title Program or School Sponsor Sponsor's Department
Platform Presentation First Prize: May Kin Ho and Daniel Dean Travel Fellowship - up to $1,500
Syed Faraz Kazim Seizure susceptibility and hippocampal network hypersynchrony at young age in a triple transgenic mouse model of Alzheimer’s disease School of Graduate Studies - Neural & Behavioral Science Khalid Iqbal and Riccardo Bianchi Department of Neurochemistry & SUNY Downstate/ NYSIBR Center for Developmental Neuroscience (CDN), NYState IBR
First Prize for Poster Presentation in the Afternoon Sessions: $1,500
Liye Zhou Identification of Human MicroRNAs Modulating ApoB And ApoAI Secretion SGS - Molecular & Cellular Biology M. Mahmood Hussain Cell Biology
Carrie Poon Thrombopoietin Intervention After Stroke
Injury Restores Sensory, Motor, and Cognitive Functioning in the Rat
SGS - Neural & Behavioral Science Frank Barone Neurology
Shahnaz Miri Diagnosis of Parkinson Disease using visual function testing and retinal imaging Post-Doctoral Reseach Fellow Ivan Bodis-Wollner Neurology and Ophthalmology
Second Prizes for Poster Presentations in the Afternoon Sessions: $750
Kamala Anumukonda The role of TFEB/TFE3 in Macrophage Development and Function School of Graduate Studies - Molecular & Cellular Biology Christopher Roman Cell Biology
Ankuri Desai A rat model for folate receptor antibody-mediated behavioral deficits: Implications of folate receptor autoantibodies in autism School of Graduate Studies - Molecular & Cellular Biology Edward Quadros Medicine, Biochemistry
Yekaterina Merkulova Intracellular ATP Has Opposite Regulatory Effects on TRPC4 and TRPC5 Channel Activity School of Graduate Studies - Neural & Behavioral Science Nicholas Penington and Keith Williams Physiology & Pharmacology
Andre Valentin REG1 Promotes the Development of Chemoresistance in Pancreatic Cancer Cells through Activation of AKT College of Medicine Chongmin Huan and Antonio Alfonso Surgery
Third Prizes for Poster Presentations in the Afternoon Sessions: $400
Mohamed Sherif Multiscale computer model of CA3 of hippocampus for comparing two pharmacological probes of schizophrenia School of Graduate Studies - Biomedical Engineering William Lytton Physiology & Pharmacology
Jeffrey Tan Long-Term Ocular Adverse Effects of Intravitreal Avastin in a Rat Model of Oxygen-Induced Retinopathy Resident in Opthalmology, PGY 4 Kay Beharry, Douglas R. Lazaro, Jacob V. Aranda Pediatrics
Dipal Chatterjee Acromioclavicular Joint Reconstruction Using a Tendon Graft: Comparing a Standard Tendon Graft to a Novel 'Sutured Through-out' Tendon Graft Research Assistant William Urban  Orthopaedic Surgery & Rehabilitation Medicine
Graduate Student Union Prizes for Poster Presentations in the Afternoon Sessions: $500
Lindsay Hill Neurovascular Changes in Aged C57BL/6 Mice Using Gadolinium Micelle-Enhanced Magnetic Resonance Angiography School of Graduate Studies - Biomedical Engineering Youssef Zaim Wadghiri and Jin Kim Montclare, NYU Polytechnic  NYU Radiology
Michael Sangobowale MINO plus NAC limits a heterogeneous TBI injury within a clinically useful therapeutic window SGS - Neural & Behavioral Science Peter Bergold Physiology & Pharmacology
Sara Abou Merhi MicroRNA-30c (miR-30c) in lipid metabolism and in treating hyperlipidemia and atherosclerosis School of Graduate Studies - Molecular & Cellular Biology M. Mahmood Hussain Cell Biology

  

Mark Stewart, MD, PhD