UAB Graduate School hosted its 2016 Graduate Student Research Days research presentation competition March 9 through 11 in the Hill Student Center Ballrooms. The Graduate School would like to thank everyone who participated and congratulate all the winners!

gsrd 2016 winners

Session 1

1st place: Dana Schippman - Factors the Influence the Completion of Predictive Testing for Huntington Disease
2nd place: Kayla Lewis - The effects of SAHA and EGCG on miR-221/222 expression in triple negative breast cancer

Session 2

1st place: Haley Johnson Bishop - Differences in hazard response among adolescent drivers with and without Autism Spectrum Disorder
2nd place: Tyler R. Bell - Perceived injustice explains pain intensity over and above attentional bias
2nd place: Benjamin McManus - Vigilance in Commercial Drivers: Individual Differences Moderate the Effect of Secondary Tasks

Session 3

1st place: Katy Drazba - Incorporation of a Genetics-based Information Module into Standardized Diabetes Patient Education
2nd place: Jordan Roberts - Influence of Maternal Age on the Effect of Organic Selenium in the Animal Model Daphnia pulex

Session 4

1st place: Justin Van Beusecum - MHC II Invariant Peptide Chain (CLIP) Antagonism with VG177, Restores Renal Autoregulation
2nd place: Benjamin Yaw Owusu - Inhibition of oncogenic HGF/Met signaling by a novel small molecule, SRI31215


1st place: Daniella Chusyd - Body Composition and Ovarian Cycling Status in Elephants
2nd place: Camille Schneider - Associations of neonatal adiponectin and leptin with growth in African American infants

Session 5

1st place: Tandy Dolin Petrov - Characterizing HP1 Phenotypes During Life Span
2nd place: Molly C. Bernhard - Effects of the indoor thermal environment on human food intake: A pilot randomized cross-over trial

Session 6

1st place: Joseph A. Hakim - The gut microbiota and their predicted metagenome in naturally occurring sea urchins
2nd place: Xiaoyu Liu - The Multifaceted Role of Arabidopsis thaliana GCN2 (AtGCN2) Kinase in Plant Immune Responses

Session 7

1st place: Anukul Shenoy - Streptococcus pneumoniae Forms Biofilms Within the Heart
2nd place: Clarissa Weaver - Effect of Co-Chaperone DnaK on Mechanism of E. coli ClpB catalyzed protein disaggregation

Session 8

1st place: Randee Sedaka - Flow-Induced Activation of NO Production is Calcium- and HDAC1-Dependent in IMCD Cells
1st place: Kathryn Oliver - Cystic Fibrosis: Overcoming the Basic Defect by Targeting the Ribosome
2nd place: Arthur H. Totten - Allergic Airway Sensitization Impairs Bacterial-Specific IgG Responses during Mycoplasma pneumoniae
2nd place: Reena Beggs - Effect of Citric Acid on Dysuria Relief

Session 9

1st place: Brandon Fox - Endothelial-Derived ET-1 Contributes to the Pressor Response Elicited by Acute Behavioral Stress
1st place: Katelynn Corder - The Effects of Alterations in Neuropeptide Y levels on Anxiety
1st place: Oghale Elijah Asagbra - Early Adopters of HIT with Patient Engagement Functions: Do They Have Better Financial Performance?

Session 10

1st place: Hisham Abdelmotilib - Role of LRRK2 in alpha-synuclein induced neurotoxicity
2nd place: Mary Phillips - Long range dysfunction: the influence of the hippocampus on the mPFC in Rett Syndrome
2nd place: Jessica Nichols - Manganese porphyrin as a potential therapeutic for repeated mild traumatic brain injuries

Session 11

1st place: Avantika Naidu - Effects of differential fore-aft resistive forces on propulsive force generation during walking
2nd place: Amanda Mohaimany-Aponte - Effects of cannabidiol administration on neuropathic pain development post spinal cord injury

Session 12

1st place: Catheryn A. Orihuela - Reciprocal Relationships Between Emotional Regulation and Eating Motives in African American Youth
2nd place: Sarah Graham - Adaptability of locomotor force generation under varying levels of postural demands while walking

Session 13

1st place: Kayla Goliwas - Three Dimensional Modeling of Breast Carcinoma Using a Novel Perfusion Bioreactor System
2nd place: Allie Widman - Low-dose Ketamine Disinhibits CA1 Pyramidal Cells and Selectively Decreases Inhibitory Input