22nd Annual Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences
Research Day Poster Session - A Huge Success!
Graduate Student and Postdoctoral research from clinical and basic science departments became the center of attention on Thursday, October 18.
Faculty, staff, students and postdoctoral fellows, along with undergraduate guests participating in the Graduate School's Open House, were treated to a great celebration of scientific progress and accomplishment, highlighting the significant contribution of students and postdoctoral fellows to MCW's research mission. There were 105 posters from students and postdoctoral fellows representing work from across the College.
Special thanks to the MCW/Marquette Alumni Association for its continued contribution toward awards and refreshments, and Friends of MCW for their contribution towards student awards. Many thanks also to numerous faculty who provided constructive feedback to all participants via the judging process. A huge thank you and job well done to all the presenters whose work collectively set a higher bar than ever before for the quality of posters, professionalism and expertise demonstrated in presentations.
Congratulations to the following award winners who will receive a cash prize to honor their work:
Graduate Student Winners
Brad Endres, Physiology
Title: GWAS candidate gene knockout in rats reveals a role for ERK/MAPK signaling in hypertension
Mentor: Aron Geurts, Ph.D.
Nan-Cher Yeo, Physiology
Title: Knock-down of Shroom3, a novel GWAS candidate, disrupts glomerular filtration barrier in zebrafish
Mentor: Howard Jacob, Ph.D.
Danielle Reitsma, Biophysics
Title: Retinotopic reorganization of visual cortex in patients with central damage, Mentor: Edgar DeYoe, Ph.D.
Jamie Karcher, Physiology
Title: High salt diet impairs bone marrow mononuclear cell function, Mentor: Andrew S. Greene, Ph.D.
Nathan Schuld, Pharmacology & Toxicology
Title: Inhibiting farnesylation of K-Ras promotes its interaction with SmgGDS-607: An insight into the mechanism of alternative prenylation Mentor: Carol Williams, Ph.D.
Bryndon Oleson, Biochemistry
Title: The role of ATM in the β-cell response to nitric oxide, Mentor: John A. Corbett, Ph.D.
Sanja Vodanovic-Jankovic, Biotechnology & Bioengineering
Title: Tirandamycin B and depsipeptide WS9326D extracted from Streptomyces sp. can be new potent agents against lymphatic filariasis caused by Brugia malayi, Mentor: Michael A. Kron, Ph.D.
Ching-Fang Chang, Biophysics
Title: S-Nitroso-L-cysteine (L-CysNO)-dependent sensitization of breast cancer cells to doxorubicin
Mentor: Neil Hogg, Ph.D.
Ryan Liegel, Cell Biology, Neurobiology, & Anatomy
Title: A mutation in a RabGTPase activating protein is responsible for cataracts in the blind-sterile (bs) mouse Mentor: D.J. Sidjanin, Ph.D.
Justin Reitsma, Microbiology, Immunology, & Molecular Genetics
Title: HCMV-regulated STAT3 transcriptional activity promotes a pseudo G1 pro-viral cell state
Mentor: Scott Terhune, Ph.D.
Tarin Bigley, Microbiology, Immunology, & Molecular Genetics
Title: Temporal regulation of cytomegalovirus IE expression by UL97 kinase-mediated phosphorylation of HDAC1 Mentor: Scott Terhune, Ph.D.
Erica Schmitt, Microbiology, Immunology, & Molecular Genetics
Title: IL-10 produced by iTreg cells controls colitis and pathogenic ex-iTreg cells during immunotherapy
Mentor: Calvin B. Williams, M.D., Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Fellow Winners
Stephanie Cossette, Ph.D.
Anne Diers, Ph.D.
Brian Hoffmann, Ph.D.
Mike Flister, Ph.D.
The goal is to highlight research performed at MCW by graduate students and postdoctoral fellows in a relaxed atmosphere which promotes discussion of our science with colleagues. It's a great time to find out about the interesting research being done at MCW and to enjoy discussing science with colleagues while enjoying a drink and hors d'oeuvres. Please plan on participating! This does not have to be a newly created poster for this event- you can display one that you presented at a meeting last spring or summer.
Additional information is available on the Instruction Sheet for Presenters and Abstract Application Form.
If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Angela Gord at email@example.com.
All faculty, staff and students are invited to participate in a discussion of science with colleagues. Hors d'oeuvres will be provided by the Medical College of Wisconsin/Marquette Medical Alumni Association.
Criteria for Evaluating Student Research Poster Presentations
Are the objectives and significance of the research clearly stated?
Is the research hypothesis-driven?
Is the experimental approach novel and clearly described?
Is the methodology described in appropriate detail?
Are the results displayed clearly and succinctly?
Are graphs and figures used to emphasize research findings and are lists of tabulated data kept to a minimum?
Do the conclusions accurately reflect the results and significance of the project?
Is the poster orderly and pleasing in its appearance?
Is the student present, knowledgeable and articulate?