New York Medical College

Research

2009 Research Forum Winners

21st Annual Graduate Student Research Forum Results

Oral Presentations

FIRST PLACE
Christopher Pappas, M.S. ’06
Microbiology and Immunology
“Borrelia burgdorferi Glycerol-3-Phosphate Dehydrogenase (GLPA) is Important for Spirochetal Maintenance in the Tick”

SECOND PLACE
Chirag Upreti (tie)
Cell Biology and Anatomy
“Effect of Long-term Synaptic Plasticity on Vesicular Release Mode at Hippocampal Synapses Measured by Ttwo-photon Imaging of FMI-43 Release and Fluorescence Increases of Synaptophluorin”

Nitin Puri (tie)
Pharmacology
“The Arterial Response to H202 is Redox Sensitive: Contribution of Prostanoids and HO-derived Products”

THIRD PLACE
Xiao Meng
Microbiology and Immunology
“DNA Damage Alters DNA Polymerase Delta to a Form that Exhibits Enhanced DNA Replication Fidelity”

Poster Presentations, novice

FIRST PLACE
Doreen Badheka
Cell Biology and Anatomy
“Adenosine Promotes Neurite Outgrowth from Retinal Explants in 3-D Collagen Cultures”

SECOND PLACE
Michael Karsy
Experimental Pathology
“Characterizing Signaling Pathways Associated with Cancer Stem Cells in Glioblastoma Multiforme”

THIRD PLACE
Narula Gagandeep (tie)
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
“Inhibition of DNA Relegation by E. Coli Topoisomerase I Due to Mutation of an Arginine Residue in the Active Site Region”

Priyanka Ganguli (tie)
Microbiology and Immunology
“Ceftriaxone Inhibits Borrelia burgdorferi Replication After 24 Hours of Treatment in Vitro”

Poster Presentations, senior

FIRST PLACE
Craig Belon
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
“Discovering Inhibitors of the Hepatitis C Virus NS3 Helicase by High Throughput Screens”

SECOND PLACE
Sini Skariah
Microbiology and Immunology
“Toxoplasma Gondii Stress Response Genes”

THIRD PLACE
BoonHwa Neo
Physiology
“Potential Role of a Thiol Oxidation-elicited Subunit Dimerization Activation of Protein Kinase G in the Relaxation of Pulmonary Arteries to Hydrogen Peroxide”