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CVMD Student Research Forum, June 17, 2010: The Afternoon

Lunch Break and Poster Session

The morning student presentations and guest lectures were followed by a lunch break, the poster presentations and the Vladimir Nigrovic Lectureship in Pharmacology and Anesthesia

Twenty students and 6 post-doctoral fellows presented posters.  We thank the following who generously volunteered their time to judge the student posters, Surya Nauli, Ph.D. (Assistant Professor, Dept. of Pharmacology, UT College of Pharmacy), Isabel Novella, Ph.D. (Professor, Dept. of Medical Microbiology and Immunology), Joshua Park, Ph.D. (Assistant Professor, Dept. of Neurosciences), Randall Ruch, Ph.D. (Associate Professor, Dept. Biochemistry and Cancer Biology, Assistant Dean for Admissions in the BMS Program and Director of the Cancer Biology Graduate Track), and Dorothea Sawicki, Ph.D. (Professor Dept. Medical Microbiology and Immunology, Associate Dean of the College of Graduate Studies).

 

Dr. Nader Abraham, Chairman of the Dept. of Physiology and Pharmacology, Debra LeBarr and Dr. Michal Schwartzman, Dept. Pharmacology, New York Medical College

Dr. Edith Mensah Osman with her students Kristine Angevine and Leah Palladino

Dr. Patricia Metting is Vice Provost and Associate Dean for Student Affairs as well as a Professor in the Department of Physiology & Pharmacology

Faculty, students and staff enjoy lunch in room 100

Drs. Keith Schlender and Liz Tietz

Dr. Patricia Komuniecki, Vice Provost of Graduate Affairs and Dean of the College of Graduate Studies with CVMD student Leah Palladino

New CVMD students and post-doc, Qiming Duan, FangFang Lai, Ph.D., Namrata Madan and Xiaoliang Qiu

Medical students, Steven Bohinc and Michael Haarstad are doing summer research in Dr. Abraham's lab

Shuai Dong from Dr. Zijian Xie's lab presents her poster to judge
Dr. Joshua Park from the Dept. of Neurosciences 

Moumita Banerjee from Dr. Zijian Xie's lab explains her poster to fellow student Luca Vanella

Payal Patel from Dr. Sonia Najjar's lab explains her work to Dr. George Cicila 

 

Summer student Resmi Pillai from Dr. Bina Joe's lab and Vipula Petluru from Dr. Beata Lecka-Czernik's lab

Katye Smedlund from Dr. Guillermo Vazquez' lab with her prize winning poster
and lab mate Jean-Yves Tano

 

Angela Burgess with post-doc Dr. Nitin Puri from Dr. Nader Abraham's lab

Tanoya Harris from Dr. Zijian Xie's lab with poster judge Dr. Randy Ruch,
Assistant Dean for Admissions in the BMS Program and Director of the Cancer Biology Track 

Dr. George Cicila asks Sumona Ghosh from Dr. Sonia Najjar's lab to explain her poster

Yeshawanth Banasavadi-Siddegowda explains his work to poster judge
Dr. Thea Sawicki, Associate Dean of the College of Graduate Studies

Dr. Joseph Marino, post-doctoral fellow in Dr. Jennifer Hill's lab discusses his work with Dr. Eddie Sanchez

Namrata Madan listens to Moumita Banerjee from Dr. Zijian Xie's lab explain her work.

Dr. Danny (Dong Hyun) Kim with Angela Burgess and Luca Vanella from Dr. Nader Abraham's lab

Lance Stechschulte from Dr. Eddie Sanchez' lab

Drs. Debra Gmerek, Associate Dean for the Center of Clinical Research, Beata Lecka-Czernik, Sonia Najjar, Director of CeDER, Jennifer Hill, and Pat Komuniecki, Vice Provost of Graduate Affairs and Dean of the College of Graduate Studies  

Yoann Sottejeau from Dr. Sandrine Pierre's lab explains his work to poster judge Dr. Surya Nauli from the Dept. of Pharmacology, College of Pharmacy

Dr. Edith Mensah-Osman with Sadeesh Ramakrishnan from Dr. Sonia Najjar's lab with his prize winning poster

QiQi Ye from Dr. Zijian Xie's lab with her poster 

Dr. Beata Lecka-Czernik with post-doctoral fellow Dr. Joseph Marino from Dr. Jennifer Hill's lab

Kristine Angevine from Dr. Edith Mensah-Osman's lab with poster judge Dr. Randy Ruch,
Assistant Dean for Admissions in the BMS Program and Director of the Cancer Biology Track 

Amrei Krings, Sadeesh Ramakrishnan, Dr. Thea Sawicki and Vipula Petluru

Kelly Ledford from Dr. Sonia Najjar's lab explains her work to poster judge Dr. Isabel Novella, from the Dept. of Medical Microbiology and Immunology

 

 

The Vladimir Nigrovic Lectureship in Pharmacology and Anesthesia

Howard Rosenberg, M.D. Ph.D. introduced the Vladimir Nigrovic Lectureship in Pharmacology and Anesthesia which is named for the late Vladimir Nigrovic, M.D who had a long association with our department beginning in 1968.  In addition to being an anesthesiologist, he had a long research career that continued until his death.  His enthusiasm never diminished and he always had a new idea to talk about when one passed him in the hallway.

Dr. Howard Rosenberg

Dept. of Physiology and Pharmacology Chairman Nader Abraham. Ph.D. introduced the recipient of this year's lectureship:

Philipp E. Scherer, Ph.D.,
Gifford O. Touchstone Jr. and Randolf G. Touchstone Distinguished Chair in Diabetes Research, and Director of the Touchstone Diabetes Center at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, Texas

 

The title of Dr. Scherer's presentation was:

Adipose Tissue: A Dysregulated Endocrine Organ and its Impact on Diabetes and Cancer

Dr. Nader Abraham

Philipp E. Scherer, Ph.D.

 

Dr. Attallah Kappas, Eleanor Alger and Dr. Michal Schwartzman

Philipp E. Scherer, Ph.D.

Philipp E. Scherer, Ph.D. answers Dr. Abraham's question

Dr. Nader Abraham asks a question

 

Dr. Andrew Beavis offers vote of thanks to all those who helped in the organization of the event and distinguished guests and visitors for helping to make the event a great success. Dr. Patricia Metting, Vice Provost and Associate Dean for Student Affairs,  Professor in the Department of Physiology & Pharmacology gave the final presentation providing an historical perspective of the event.

Special thanks go to Lisa Akeman's daughter Tiffany, who came to the research forum specifically to take photographs for us and help record the event.

The research presentations were followed by an Awards Dinner at the Toledo Club

Last Updated: 3/22/15