INBRE students, Michael Fernandez and Jovikka Antallan, each received travel support and the opportunity to present their research at the Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students held in early November in Arizona. On top of that, while attending the conference, they earned “Outstanding Presentation” awards. Several hundred microbiology students nationwide competed for the awards, but fewer than two dozen won the “Outstanding Presentation” designation. Read more here.
UH Maui College students Emily Graham, Ashley Malek and Adriel Robidoux, Lecturer Peter Fisher and lead researcher Professor Sally V. Irwin, published the study on the effects of a common food preservative on beneficial bacteria that are found in fermented foods and the human gut. Read more on the news release here.
Wyoming INBRE welcomed faculty, administrators, staff and students from the NIH IDeA Western Region (Alaska, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, and Wyoming) and NIH administrators and staff, to the fifth biennial NIH IDeA Western Regional Conference. The conference featured oral and poster scientific sessions, keynote talks, professional development workshops, and information sharing sessions with NIH officials. The Top 3 INBRE Undergraduate Poster Presenters at the annual Biomedical Sciences and Health Disparities Symposium held on April 21, 2017 at the University of Hawaii, John A. Burns School of Medicine, were selected to attend.
Dr. Michelle D. Tallquist presented “Grant writing a merger of art and science” on May 16, 2017, at the University of Hawaii, John A. Burns School of Medince.
On Friday, May 5, 2017, INBRE Student Research Experience (SRE) Student, Andrew Pham, presented his Honors Undergraduate Thesis Project entitled “Selenoprotein K promotes melanoma progression and metastasis” at the UH Manoa Undergraduate Research Showcase. At the end of May, Andrew will graduate with honors and a B.S. in Biology. He will attend the University of Hawaii, John A. Burns School of Medicine, in Fall 2017.
Awards have been announced for the 2017 Biomedical Sciences and Health Disparities Symposium, which brought a record-number of health scientists to the University of Hawaii satellite campus at Kaka’ako on April 20 and 21st. One hundred seventy-one posters were presented by scholars at different levels of study, from MD students to Fellows to undergraduate, graduate, and research associates. Congratulations to them, their advisors, and all the participants. Visit UH Med Now to view the list of Dean’s Award Recipients.
View a copy of the 2017 Biomedical Symposium Program here.
Congratulations to the Top 4 INBRE III poster presentations! They are:
- Torbjoern N. Nielsen from University of Hawaii at Manoa. Advisor: Monika Ward. Abstract: Histological quantitative assessment of Y chromosome gene content effects on testicular germ cell proliferation and differentiation (Co-authors: Victor A. Ruthig, Jonathan M. Riel, Yasuhiro Yamauchi, Monika A. Ward). Dean’s Award Recipient for Undergraduates Division.
- Alex R. McLaury from Kapiolani Community College. Advisor: John Berestecky. Abstract: Monoclonal antibody production against Zika virus envelope protein (Co-authors: Brien Haun, Teri Wong, Alan Garcia, Daniel Strange, Dr. John Berestecky, Dr. Axel T. Lehrer, Albert To, Liana Medina).
- Kara L. Riggsbee from Kapiolani Community College. Advisor: John Berestecky. Abstract: An efficient technique to determine functional variable region cDNA sequences of monoclonal antibodies (Co-Author: Brien Haun).
- Brendan S. Ito from Hawaii Pacific University. Advisor: Yongli Chen. Abstract: Ethosuximide and Normethsuximide potentiates α1β3γ2 GABAA Receptors (GABAARs) and alleviates pentylenetetrazol (PTZ)-mediated inhibition in a pharmacological model of absence seizures (Co-authors: Akimasa Iijima, Yongli Chen).