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GSBMS Student Profiles

Galadu Subah  

Galadu Subah, M.S. ’16

M.S. in Basic Medical Sciences
Program
M.D./Ph.D Candidate

     
Lauren Walsh  

Lauren Walsh

Professional Science Master
Candidate, Class of 2020

     

 

2020 Student Research
     
Sophie Vernik  

Sophie Vernik, an alumna of STAR Program in the GSBMS, is in the top 300 scholars in the Regeneron Science Talent Search 2020.

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2019 Student Research
     
EB 2019    Kevin Agostinucci, left, a Ph.D. candidate in the laboratory of Michal L. Schwartzman, Ph.D., professor and chair of the Department of Pharmacology, presented a poster "Proximal tubular-specific over-expression of the Cyp4a12-20-HETE synthase in male mice promotes salt-sensitive hypertension." He was also a finalist for a pre-doctoral excellence scholarship award for the American Physiological Society renal section. Ankit Gilani, second from right, a Ph.D. candidate in the laboratory of Michal L. Schwartzman, Ph.D., professor and chair of the Department of Pharmacology, presented a poster "20-HETE Interferes with Insulin Signaling Through GPR75." He was also selected to take part in the SPET Mentoring Network program and received an ASPET Graduate Student Travel Award.
     
Juan Azcona    Juan Azcona, a Ph.D. candidate in the laboratory of Austin Guo, Ph.D., assistant professor of pharmacology, presented a poster, "Novel Contribution of Myeloperoxidase-Derived Hypochlorous Acid to 20-Hete Production Post-Ischemia." He received an Underrepresented Student/Postdoc Travel Award from the American Society for Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics (ASPET.)
     
Immunology button    Catherine D'Addario, a Ph.D. candidate in the laboratory of Petra Rocic, Ph.D., associate professor of pharmacology, presented a poster "20-HETE Antagonism Reduces Left Ventricular Remodeling Post-Myocardial Infarction." She received an ASPET Graduate Student Travel Award.
     
Chiso Nwokafor, a Ph.D. candidate    Chiso Nwokafor, a Ph.D. candidate, and Roxanna Nahvi, a M.D./Ph.D. candidate in the laboratory of Esther L. Sabban, Ph.D., professor of biochemistry and molecular biology, presented "Single Prolonged Stress as a Prospective Model for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder in Females." Mr. Nwokaor was awarded the APS Martin Frank Diversity Travel Award. 
     
Sina Dadafarin    Sina Dadafarin, center, an M.D./Ph.D. candidate in the laboratory of Jan Geliebter, Ph.D., right, professor of microbiology and immunology, received the 2019 American Head and Neck Society (AHNS) Endocrine Surgery Section Eisai Research Award for his work, "Mechanisms of Androgen-Mediated PD-L1 Attenuation in Thyroid Cancer." The award was presented at the AHNS 2019 Annual meeting in Austin, Texas, on May 1. They were joined by Augustine L. Moscatello, M.D., professor of clinical otolaryngology and chair of the Department of Otolaryngology. 
     
Ankit Gilani    Ankit Gilani, a Ph.D. candidate in the laboratory of Michal L. Schwartzman, Ph.D., professor and chair of the Department of Pharmacology, received a first place poster award for "20-HETE Interferes with Insulin Signaling Through GPR75" in the postbaccalaureate/graduate student category in the cardiovascular pharmacology division from the American Society for Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics at 2019 Experimental Biology, April 6-9, in Orlando. 
     
Department of Pharmacology and Department of Physiology    Members of the Department of Pharmacology and Department of Physiology participated in the First Annual Retreat for the New York City Inter-Institutional Cardiovascular Seminar Series on June 14, hosted by the New York Institute of Technology at the DeSeversky Mansion in Old Westbury, New York. Photo from left: Sakib Hossain, Ph.D. candidate; Kevin Agostinucci, a Ph.D. candidate who presented a poster, "Proximal Tubular-specific Overexpression of the Cyp4a12-20-HETE Synthase in Male Mice Promotes Salt-sensitive Hypertension;" Ankit Gilani, Ph.D. '19, who presented a poster "20-HETE Interferes with Insulin through GPR75;" Marcello Rota, Ph.D., research assistant professor of physiology; and  Daniel Cervantes, Ph.D., a research associate in the Department of Physiology, who presented a poster, "The Late Sodium Current Modulates the Myocardial Relaxation." 
     
Roxana Nahvi    Roxana Nahvi, an M.D./Ph.D. candidate, presented a poster "Cognitive Behavioral and Creative Arts Style Group Therapy in East Harlem Adolescents with Depressive Symptoms," at the American Psychiatric Association (APA) Institute on Psychiatric Services (IPS) 2019 Mental Health Service Conference in New York City on October 4. 
     
Presenters and Faculty at the Department of Cell Biology and Anatomy Annual Research Forum   

Department of Cell Biology and Anatomy Hosts Annual Research Forum
A wealth of research projects by high school students, undergraduates, M.S., Ph.D., and M.D./Ph.D. candidates and postdoctoral fellows were presented at the annual Cell Biology Research Forum on May 29.
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31st Annual Graduate Student Research Forum   

Graduate Student Research Forum Displays a Broad Field of Research
The Graduate Student Association in the Graduate School of Basic Medical Sciences (GSBMS) hosted the 31st Annual Graduate Student Research Forum (GSRF) on March 19.
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