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The School of Graduate Studies

Annual Research Day 2017 will be on April 19, 2017.   

The day will consist of a platform session, three poster sessions, a keynote address, and finally, a dinner for all participants. Presentations are invited from students in the School of Graduate Studies, the College of Medicine, the School of Public Health, the College of Nursing, and the College of Health Related Professions. Medical residents, postdoctoral fellows, and undergraduate students conducting research with Downstate faculty are also encouraged to present their research findings. Award funding will be derived from the School of Graduate Studies as well as other sources.

Informational updates and links will be provided as they are finalized.



Annual Research Day 2016 Results
Name Title Program or School Sponsor Sponsor's Department
Platform Presentation First Prize: May Kin Ho and Daniel Dean Travel Fellowship - up to $1,500
Lindsay Hill Protein-Engineered Ferrofluid for Theranostic Applications SGS -Biomedical Engineering Jin Montclare and Youssef Zaim Wadghiri Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, NYU Tandon School of Engineering
First Prize for Poster Presentation in the Afternoon Sessions: $1,500
Syed Faraz Kazim Early-onset epileptic activity is mediated through APP overexpression and mGluR5 activation and not through tau in presymptomatic Alzheimer’s disease transgenic mice SGS - Neural & Behavioral Science Student Riccardo Bianchi and Khalid Iqbal Physiology & Pharmacology
Maria Munoz-Sagastibelza Gemcitabine-loaded microparticles promote cancer cell death in subcutaneous pancreatic cancer xenografts.  SGS - Molecular & Cellular Biology Student Laura Martello-Rooney Medicine/GI
Sara Irani  MicroRNA-30c mimic attenuates hypercholesterolemia and atherosclerosis in mice SGS - Molecular & Cellular Biology Student M. Mahmood Hussain Cell Biology 
Second Prizes for Poster Presentations in the Afternoon Sessions: $750
Michael Rose In Vivo Activity of a Novel Antisense Compound Against Multi-Drug Resistant Acinetobacter baumannii Infectious Disease Fellow David Landman and John Quale Infectious Diseases
Arman Fesharaki Comorbid TBI & PTSD: A Neurobehavioral Assessment and Inflammation Based Study Psychiatry Resident and SGS - Neural & Behavioral Science Student Peter Bergold Physiology & Pharmacology
Aditya Tarigoppula Dynamics of the reward signal in M1 and PMd.  SGS - Biomedical Engineering Student Joseph Francis Physiology & Pharmacology
Koby Herman  Novel Robotic Assisted Laparoscopic Repair of Hand-Assist Site Incisional Hernia following Hand-Assisted Laparoscopic Nephrectomy College of Medicine Student Gainosuke Sugiyama Surgery 
Third Prizes for Poster Presentations in the Afternoon Sessions: $500
Olipriya Das The Role of the C1q Domain of Zebrafish Otolin 1a in Otolith Morphogenesis  SGS - Molecular & Cellular Biology Student Richard Kollmar Cell Biology 
Mohamed Sherif Localization of CB1 receptor agonism in a multiscale model of hippocampal CA3 SGS - Biomedical Engineering Student William Lytton Physiology and Pharmacology, and Neurology
Liye  Zhou MiR-1200 Differentially Modulates Plasma LDL and HDL-cholesterol Levels to Reduce Hyperlipidemia and Atherosclerosis in Mice SGS - Molecular & Cellular Biology Student M. Mahmood  Hussain Cell Biology 
Sundaram Prize for Head and Neck Research: $500
Hamid Arjomandi A Rat Model to Study Ictal and Postictal Disordered Breathing and Potential Interventions to Prevent Death Otolaryngology Resident Mark Stewart and Richard Kollmar Physiology & Pharmacology and Cell Biology