RAD 2001 Award Winners

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Front Row (left to right): Anson Pierce, Michelle Wright Valderas, Joungil Choi, Xin Wang, Paromita Das, Tom Valencia
Back Row (left to right): Cassie Johnson, Michael Lawrence, Sara Taylor. Not shown: Harishika S. Bhatt.

Student Poster Presentations
First Place – Michelle Wright Valderas, PhD Candidate, Department of Molecular Biology and Immunology, Major Professor: Mark Hart, PhD Oxidative Stress Resistance and Superoxide Dismutase Activity in Staphylococcus aureus

Second Place – Michael Lawrence, PhD Candidate, Department of Molecular Biology and Immunology, Major Professor: Richard Easom, PhD NFAT-Regulated Insulin Gene Transcription by Glucose and GLP-1 Signaling in Pancreatic Beta-Cells

Third Place – Tom Valencia, MS Student, Cardiovascular Research Institute, Major Professor: Steve Grant, PhD Negative Control of Hypertrophy-Sensitive Gene Expression By Tetracycline-Inducible Calcium/Calmodulin-Dependent Protein Kinase II Expression System

Fourth Place – Paromita Das, PhD Candidate, Department of Pharmacology and Neuroscience, Major Professor: Glenn Dillon, PhD L-Type Calcium Channel Blockers Directly Inhibit the GABA Receptors

Fifth Place – Anson Pierce, PhD Student, Department of Molecular Biology and Immunology, Major Professor: Ladislav Dory, PhD Effects of Hyperbaric Oxygen on Atherosclerosis and Selected Oxidant and Anti-Oxidant Enzymes in the Apolipoprotein E and Low Density Lipoprotein Receptor Knock-Out Mice

Postdoctoral/Resident Poster Presentations
First Place – Harishika S. Bhatt, PhD, Department of Molecular Biology and Immunology Glucose Activates Calcium-Dependent Protein Kinases Via the Amplifying K-ATP Channel-Independent Pathway of Insulin Secretion in Pancreatic Beta-Cells

Fort Worth MedTech Center Innovation Award Recipient – Xin Wang, PhD Student, Department of Molecular Biology and Immunology, Major Professor: Tony Romeo, PhD Genetic Analysis of Biofilm Formation in Escherichia coli

Student Oral Presentations
First Place – Cassie L. Johnson, MS Candidate, Department of Molecular Biology and Immunology, Major Professor: Alakananda Basu, PhD The Regulation of p53 by Protein Kinase C in Anticancer Drug Induced Apoptosis

Second Place – Sara Taylor, PhD Student, Department of Pathology & Anatomy (Division of Cell Biology & Genetics), Major Professor: Rouel Roque, MD Glutamate Stimulates the Expression of Brain-Derived Neurotrophic Factor, TRKB and Glutamate Transporter in Cultured Muller Cells

Third Place – Joungil Choi, PhD Student, Department of Molecular Biology and Immunology, Major Professor: Robert W. Gracy, PhD Antioxidants Attenuate Apoptosis and Specific Protein Oxidation in Neuronal Cell Lines

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