William Alexander, M.D., Ph.D.
Oncogenic Mutations and Injury in the Mouse Liver
Advisor: Aram Francis Hezel, M.D.
Intern/Resident, Internal Medicine: State University of New York at Buffalo, Buffalo, NY
Katherine Herman, M.D., Ph.D.
Spontaneous Immune Dysregulation in the Skin in the Absence of Wiskott-Aldrich Syndrome Protein
Advisor: Deborah Fowell, Ph.D.
Intern/Resident, Pediatrics: Boston Children’s Hospital, Boston, MA
Justin Komisarof, M.D., Ph.D.
Patterns in Dysregulated, Non-mutated Cancer Mediator Gene Expression
Advisor: Hartmut Land, Ph.D.
Intern/Resident, Internal Medicine: University of Rochester, Rochester, NY
Nguyen Mai, M.D., Ph.D.
Role of Lung-Brain Coupling in Neutrophil Priming
and Reperfusion Injury Following Global Cerebral Ischemia
Advisor: Marc W. Halterman, M.D., Ph.D.
Resident, Neurology: UC San Francisco
Evan McConnell, M.D., Ph.D.
The Role of Astrocytes in Noradrenaline Mediated Attenuation of Motor Tics
Advisor: Maiken Nedergaard, M.D., DMSc
Intern/Resident: Rochester Regional Health
Salvador Peña, M.D., Ph.D.
Hypoxia and the Mitochondrial Unfolded Protein Response
Advisor: Keith Webster Nehrke, Ph.D.
Intern/Resident, Anesthesiology: Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, NC
Samuel Carrell, M.D., Ph.D.
Testing the limits of antisense oligonucleotide treatment for myotonic dystrophy Type 1
Advisor: Charles A. Thornton, M.D.
Neurology Resident: Hospital of the University of PA
Amit Kumar Chowdhry, M.D., Ph.D.
Missing data in Meta-Analysis
Advisor: Michael McDermott, Ph.D.
Radiation Oncology Resident: Univ. Rochester/Strong Memorial Hospital
Andrew Cox, M.D., Ph.D.
Increasing the safety of the Live Attenuated Influenza Virus Vaccine
Advisor: Stephen Dewhurst, Ph.D.
Pediatrics Resident: Cincinnati Children’s Hospital MC-OH
Alison Gaylo, M.D., Ph.D.
Mechanisms of CD4+ T cell motility in the inflamed dermal interstitium
Advisor: Deborah Fowell, Ph.D.
Dermatology Resident: UPMC Medical Education – PA
Andrew Shubin, M.D., Ph.D.
Poly(ethylene glycol) Hydrogels for Salivary Gland Regeneration
Advisor: Danielle Benoit, Ph.D.
General Surgery Resident: U. Texas Southwestern Med Sch.-(Dallas)
Aisha Siebert, M.D., Ph.D.
Parasitoid Wasp (Nasonia) Venoms: High Throughput Approach to Functional Characterization and Translational Application to Drug Discovery
Advisor: Jack Werren, Ph.D.
Urology Resident: Northwestern Univ. – Feinberg School (Chicago)
Adrianne Chesser, M.D., Ph.D.
Selectively Enhancing Clearance of Pathological Tau Through the Use of Phytochemical Compounds
Advisor: Gail V. W. Johnson, Ph.D
Resident, Family Medicine: Allina Health
Youssef Farhat, M.D., Ph.D.
Identification of PAI-1 as a Biological Target for the Promotion of Scarless Flexor Tendon Healing
Advisor: Hani A. Awad, Ph.D.
Resident, Pathology: Medical College of Wisconsin Affiliated Hospitals
Jonathan Langdon, M.D., Ph.D.
Development of Single Track Location Shear Wave Viscoelasticity Imaging for Real-Time Characterization of Biological Tissues
Advisor: Stephen A. McAleavey, Ph.D
Resident, Diagnostic Radiology: Yale-New Haven Hospital, New Haven CT
Rialnat "Bisi" Lawal, M.D., Ph.D.
Osteolineage Notch Ligand Jagged1 Regulates Bon Homeostasis and Parathyroid Hormone-dependent Long Term Hematopoietic Stem Cell Function
Advisor: Laura M. Calvi, M.D.
Resident, Internal Medicine: University of Rochester, Rochester, NY
Emily Walters, M.D., Ph.D.
Non-Mutated Mediator Genes in Diverse Epithelial Cancer Types
Advisor: Helene R. McMurray, Ph.D.
Resident, Anesthesiology: University of California-Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA
Laura Fornarola, M.D., Ph.D.
The Role of PIN1 in Neuronal Programmed Cell Death Following Trophic Factor Deprivation
Advisor: Robert S. Freeman, Ph.D.
Resident, Anesthesiology: University of Rochester, Rochester, NY
Natasha Golub, M.D., Ph.D.
Longitudinal Health Outcomes in Former Refugees
Advisor: Edwin Van Wijngaarden, Ph.D., M.Sc.
Resident, General Preventive Medicine: Johns Hopkins/Bloomberg, MD
Kevin Makino, M.D., Ph.D.
Income, Public Health Insurance Eligibility, and Children’s Insurance Status: Implications for Parental Distress, Parenting Behaviors and Child Socio-Emotional Health
Advisor: Peter J. Veazie, Ph.D.
Resident in Pediatrics: University of Hawaii
Lisa Niswander, M.D., Ph.D.
Microenvironmental Regulation of Megakaryopoiesis and Thrombopoiesis by SDF-1
Advisor: James Palis, M.D.
Resident, Pediatrics: Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA
Imran Punekar, M.D., Ph.D.
Impulsivity in Parkinson Disease
Advisor: Jonathan Mink, M.D., Ph.D.
Resident, Anesthesiology: University of Rochester
Danielle deCampo, M.D., Ph.D.
An Extended Amygdala Path with Implications for Early Life Stress
Advisor: Julie L. Fudge, M.D.
Resident, Child Neurology: Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, MD
Laura DiChiacchio, M.D., Ph.D.
Computational Prediction of RNA Secondary Structure with Applications to RNA Viruses
Advisor: David H. Mathews, M.D., Ph.D.
Resident, Academic Surgery: University of Maryland Medical Center, Baltimore, MD
Anat Kohn, M.D., Ph.D.
The Role of RBPjk-Dependent Notch Signaling During Cartilage Development of the Limb Skeleton
Advisor: Matthew J. Hilton, Ph.D.
Resident, Internal Medicine: University of Rochester/Strong, Rochester, NY
Daniel Marker, M.D., Ph.D.
URMC-099, a Novel Kinase Inhibitor with Drug-like Properties, is Neuroprotective in Models of Human Immunodeficiency Virus Associated Neurocognitive Disorders
Advisor: Harris A. Gelbard, M.D., Ph.D.
Resident in Pathology: Univ. of Pennsylvania Medical Center
Tristan Nicholson, M.D., Ph.D.
Estrogen receptor-alpha is a key mediator and therapeutic target in benign prostatic hyperplasia
Advisor: William Ricke, Ph.D.
Resident, Urology (Research Track): Univ. Washington Affiliated Hospitals
Salvatore Priore, M.D., Ph.D.
Discovery and Characterization of Influenza Virus RNA Secondary Structure
Advisor: Douglas H. Turner, Ph.D.
Residency & Research, Anatomic Pathology: Hospital of Univ. of Pennsylvania (HUP)
Jharon Silva, M.D., Ph.D.
Modeling the Effect of HIV-1 Induced Neuroinflammation on the Cerebral Vasculature: Acute Intracranial Exposure to HIV-1 Tat Leads to Dysregulation of Cerebrovascular Reactivity, While Chronic Tat Exposure Results in Reduced Vascular Density
Advisor: Stephen Dewhurst, Ph.D.
Resident, Emergency Medicine: Univ. Connecticut School of Medicine