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17th Annual NIH Graduate Student Research Symposium - Symposium Agenda February 17-18, 2021

17th Graduate Student Research Symposium Program

Official Program Book!

February 17, 2021

10:00 - 11:00am
WebEx events
Poster Session 1    

Posters 6-10 

Posters 11-15 

Posters 16-20 

Posters 21-25  

11:15am - 12:15pm

Poster Session 2

Posters 26-29, 3*

Posters 31-34 

Posters 39-43, 5*

Posters 44-48 

Posters 54-58, 4*

1:00 - 2:00pm Poster Session 3       

Posters 49-53 

Posters 59-63 

Posters 65-67, 77* 

Posters 69-73, 38* 

Posters 74-76, 37* 

2:15 -  4:00pm



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Amelia Foss, University of Cambridge, NCI
Patient-derived Glioblastoma Cells Exhibit Distinct Rheological Profiles Associated with Altered Cytoskeleton Regulatory Pathway Activity

Justin Gray, Johns Hopkins University, NCI
Apoptosis Induced Nuclear Bursting in Tumor Cells Drives S100A4 Mediated Metastatic Outgrowth

Shachar Abudi, Tel Aviv University, NHGRI
Systemic Administration of AAV5/AAV8-Hps1 to Prevent Hermansky-Pudlak Syndrome-associated Pulmonary Fibrosis in Mice

Juan Enríquez Traba, Universidad Autonoma de Madrid, NIMH
Nucleus Accumbens Dopamine D3 Receptor Regulates Information Processing and Motivated Behavior 


February 18, 2021





10:00 - 10:30am                             

Elevator Pitch Competition


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Top 10 Presenters from submitted 2 minute talks                                                                                                        

10:45am - 11:45am
WebEx Events

Poster Session 4

Posters 79-82, 1*

Posters 83-87, 69*

Posters 88-92 

Posters 93-97

Posters 98-103

1:00pm - 2:00pm
WebEx Events
 Poster Session 5

Posters 104-108, 68*

Posters 109-114 

Posters 115-119 

Posters 120-124

Posters 125-129

2:15 - 3:45pm
Zoom Webinar

Student Presentations

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Russell Quinn, Johns Hopkins University, NEI
Characterization of Immune Behavior in Health and Development of 3-D Bioprinted RPE/Choroid

Melissa Arroyo-Mendoz, Iowa State University, NIDDK
Characterization of a Unique σ70 Variant of an Adherent Invasive Escherichia coli, LF82, a Pathobiont Associated with Crohn’s Disease

Andrew Lauziere, University of Maryland, College Park, NIBIB
An Exact Hyper Graph Matching Algorithm for Nuclear Identification in Embryonic Caenorhabditis elegans

Keyla Tumas, Georgetown University, NIAID
Plasmodium yoelii 17XNL Infection Induces Macrophage Dysfunction and Blockage of Erythrocyte Maturation

4:00 - 5:00pm
Zoom Webinar

Awards Ceremony

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  • Graduate Ceremony - Certificates presented by Sharon L. Milgram, Ph.D., Director, NIH Office of Intramural Training and Education
  • Outstanding Mentor Awards
  • NIH Graduate Student Research Awards (NGSRAs)