Awardees 2015

Graduate Students

$250 Prize Winner: Preeyam Patel (far right)
School of Medicine, Department of Microbiology
Neonatal Exposure to Microbial Phosphorylcholine Modulates the Development of House Dust Mite Allergy During Adult Life
Mentor: John Kearney, PhD

$125 Prize Winner: Yun Lu (center)
School of Medicine, Department of Pathology
Cbfβ cartilage-deficient mice develop spontaneous osteoarthritis and Cbfβ overexpression prevents Osteoarthritis
Mentor: Yi-Ping Li, PhD-

$125 Prize Winner: Maria Kuzynski (second from right)
School of Dentistry, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery,
Trps1 Affects Signaling and Expression of Mineralization Genes in Response to Phosphate
Mentor: Dobrawa Napierala, PhD


Postdoctoral Fellows

$250 Prize winner: : Mohammed Khass, PhD (second from left)
Department of Medicine, Division of Clinical Immunology and Rheumatology
The preB cell receptor checkpoint selects for specific amino acids in CDR-H3
Mentor: Harry W. Schroeder, Jr., MD, PhD


Junior Faculty

$250 Prize Winner: Mohammad Hassan, PhD (far left)
Assistant Professor, School of Dentistry, Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, MicroRNA-665 Regulates Dentinogenesis through MicroRNA-Mediated Silencing and Epigenetic Mechanisms