National IDeA Symposium of Biomedical Research Excellence
Bioengineering/Biotechnology/Nanotechnology-Session 1
10:30am-12:00pm, Tuesday, June 28, 2016
Speaker Title State COBRE/INBRE/CTR
1 Gower, Michael Resveratrol Scaffolds Promote Lipid Metabolism in Adipose Tissue South Carolina COBRE
2 Reid, Ashley Prolonging in-vivo Zebrafish Imaging Using a Novel Micro-Fluidic Mounting Technique. West Virginia INBRE
3 Smithmyer, Megan Development of a biomimetic culture model with independently tunable matrix stiffness and integrin binding for studying cell-matrix interactions in lung fibroblast activation and fibrosis Delaware COBRE
4 Paul, Arghya Nanoengineered shear-thinning hydrogel with bioactive properties to treat acute myocardial infarction Kansas COBRE
5 Williams, Raquema Elucidating ligand selective responses of Androgen Receptor through protein-ligand hydrogen-bonding contacts Mississippi INBRE
6 Anker, Jeffrey Measuring Displacement on the Micron Scale Through Tissue: Novel Luminescent Spectral Rulers for Orthopedic Applications South Carolina COBRE
7 Vayavahare, Narendra Reversal of elastin calcification and aneurysm in a rat model using dual targeted therapy with EDTA- and PGG-loaded nanoparticles South Carolina COBRE
10:30am-12:00pm, Tuesday, June 28, 2016
Speaker Title State COBRE/INBRE/CTR
1 Alderman, Chris MicroRNA-15a Inhibits the Growth and Invasiveness of Malignant Melanoma and Directly Targets on the CDCA4 Gene Kansas INBRE
2 Christensen, Brock Identification of Altered DNA Methylation Related with Established Breast Cancer Risk Factors in Normal Breast Tissue from Cancer-Free Subjects  New Hampshire COBRE
3 Hannafon, Bethany Exosome-Mediated Transfer of Metastasis-Associated Protein 1 (MTA1) in Breast Cancer Oklahoma CTR
4 Shah, Neal Efficacy of NKTR-102 versus standard chemotherapy for treatment of brain metastases of breast cancer. West Virginia CTR
5 Quilao, R.J. Elucidating cannabinoids’ effects on Ewing’s sarcoma tumor vasculature Arkansas INBRE
6 Beck, Moriah Palladin promotes actin polymerization and alters filament organization Kansas INBRE
7 Enos, Reilly High-Fat Diets Rich in Saturated Fat Protect Against Azoxymethane/Dextran Sulfate Sodium Induced Colon Cancer South Carolina COBRE
Cardiovascular Disease
10:30am-12:00pm, Tuesday, June 28, 2016
Speaker Title State COBRE/INBRE/CTR
1 Chantler, Paul Targeting Nox-2 to improve post-stroke cerebrovascular function and limit stroke injury in Metabolic Syndrome.  West Virginia COBRE
2 Islam, Kazi Nitrite Therapy Ameliorates Myocardial Injury via H2S and Nuclear Factor-Erythroid 2-Related Factor 2 (Nrf2)-Dependent Signaling in Chronic Heart Failure Louisiana COBRE
3 Singh, Sarah Relationship between Abnormal Ankle Brachial Index and Cardiovascular Health: Estimates from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, NHANES (1999-2004) West Virginia COBRE, INBRE
4 Norris, Russell Valve Disease: Genetic and Developmental Etiologies South Carolina COBRE
5 Majid, Dewan Angiotensin II (AngII) induced intrarenal angiotensinogen (AGT) formation is augmented in TNF-α receptor type 1 (TNFR1) knockout mice Louisiana COBRE, INBRE, CTR
6 Williams, Jan Discovering mechanisms involved in the development of renal injury associated with prepubertal obesity  Mississippi COBRE
7 Doud, Josh Using zebrafish larvae to uncover an unexpected link between dietary fat and cholesterol absorption. West Virginia INBRE
Clinical Disease Research
10:30am-12:00pm, Tuesday, June 28, 2016
Speaker Title State COBRE/INBRE/CTR
1 Olfert, Mark Team science approach helps to identify how fruit and vegetable consumption improves metabolic health. A FRUVEDomic Pilot Study West Virginia CTR
2 Atteia, Bashir Differential effects of Sildenafil and Tadalafil in human penile smooth muscle cells: New insights for old mechanisms Louisiana INBRE
3 Reagan, Michaela Metformin Increases Bone Mass, Reduces Adipocyte Size and Alters Circulating Metabolites in Mice.  Maine COBRE
4 Man, Dula Gene Editing of Sickle Cell Disease Hemoglobin β Gene (HBB) in CD34+ Cells Delaware COBRE
5 Cole, Casey  Detecting Smoking Gestures Using Accelerometer Data and Artificial Neural Networks South Carolina INBRE
6 Asano, Shinichi Stroke outcome and altered peripheral inflammatory responses in ischemic stroke in Metabolic Syndrome.  West Virginia COBRE
7 Kim, Paul Post-translational Modifications in Obesity-Associated Fatty Liver Disease Louisiana INBRE
Bioengineering/Biotechnology/Nanotechnology-Session 2
1:00pm-2:30pm, Tuesday, June 28, 2016
Speaker Title State COBRE/INBRE/CTR
1 Lukowicz, Rachel A Universal Chemical Detector For The Detection of Farnesol: Colorimetric Sensor Array For The Positive Identification of Various Analytes and Determination of Their Concentrations  Nebraska INBRE
2 Lee, Jeoung Soo Polymeric Micelle as a RhoA siRNA Carrier for Axonal Regeneration in rat SCI model South Carolina COBRE
3 Uzair, Unaiza A pH sensor for non-invasive in vivo detection and imaging of implant associated infection South Carolina COBRE
4 Vandsburger, Moriel Magnetic resonance imaging of cell fate decisions and gene transfer in cardiac regenerative medicine Kentucky COBRE
5 Boukari, Hacene Nanorprobe Diffusion in Biopolymeric Systems Delaware INBRE
6 Walker, Karl Context-Based Prediction of Structure State Transitions in Proteins Arkansas INBRE
Genetics, Omics
1:00pm-2:30pm, Tuesday, June 28, 2016
Speaker Title State COBRE/INBRE/CTR
1 Liu, Hongbing Histone Deacetylases 1 and 2 balance nephron progenitor renewal and differentiation during kidney organogenesis Louisiana COBRE
2 Nesbitt, Kenneth From Zero to Gene Assembly in Three Weeks South Carolina INBRE
3 Pawar, Snehalata Identification of C/EBPδ-targets involved in regulation of radiation-induced oxidative stress utilizing a proteomics approach  Arkansas COBRE
4 Lantz, Benjamin The effect of pH and salt conditions on protein structure using high-throughput methods New Mexico INBRE
5 Dominguez, Matthew Extension-iterative saturation mutagenesis (E-ISM), a technique for the engineering of novel proteins New Mexico INBRE
6 Schlauch, Karen Single Nucleotide Polymorphisms Associated With Obesity in Metabolically Healthy Obese Nevadans Nevada INBRE
Infectious Disease and Immunology
1:00pm-2:30pm, Tuesday, June 28, 2016
Speaker Title State COBRE/INBRE/CTR
1 Montgomery, Theresa Autophagy supports persistence but inhibits Coxsackie B3 viral replication  Vermont COBRE
2 Guthmiller, Jenna Plasmablasts induced by experimental malaria suppress protective humoral immunity via PD-L1 Oklahoma INBRE
3 Miura, Tanya Can the Common Cold Protect against Severe Respiratory Viral Infections? Findings from a Murine Model of Viral Co-Infection Idaho COBRE, INBRE
4 Barbier, Vincent Dengue virus impairs Drp1-triggered mitochondria fission Rhode Island COBRE
5 Rangasamy, Tirumalai  Therapeutic Potential of Sca1+ Lung Mesenchymal Stem Cells In Bacterial Pneumonia Louisiana COBRE
6 DeMeester, Kristen Bioorthogonal Labeling on the Carbohydrate Backbone of E. coli Peptidoglycan Delaware COBRE
1:00pm-2:30pm, Tuesday, June 28, 2016
Speaker Title State COBRE/INBRE/CTR
1 Rieger, Sandra Paclitaxel-induced epithelial damage and ectopic MMP-13 expression promotes neurotoxicity in zebrafish Maine COBRE
2 Butchbach, Matthew Identification of Novel Inducers of SMN2 Expression Delaware COBRE
3 Kakraba, Samuel Effect of small molecules on protein aggregation and  paralysis in a C. elegans strain expressing Aβ1–42 in muscle Arkansas INBRE
4 Ren, Xuefang MiR-34a Opens Blood-brain Barrier and Exacerbates Stroke West Virginia COBRE
5 Zhang, Yong miR-124 regulates circadian locomotor behavior and sleep in Drosophila Nevada COBRE
6 Donley, David Increased mortality of Huntington’s disease mice with Toxoplasma gondii infection: a possible role of elevated indoleamine-2,3-dioxygenase Wyoming COBRE