Department shows well at Research!Louisville 2013
Swapna Dharashivkar, M.D., of the U of L Division of Endocrinology, Metabolism & Diabetes accepts the School of Medicine Clinical Research Fellow Award at Research!Louisville 2013.
Several members of the University of Louisville Department of Medicine placed well at the recent Research!Louisville 2013 competitions, held in conjunction with the event's 18th annual showcase of health/life sciences research conducted at the U of L Clinical and Translational Research Building.
A panel of U of L faculty judges selected the winners of this year's contest from more than 300 entries in the categories of professional/clinical students, basic science grad students, postgraduates and faculty.
Here's a look at finished at or near the top in their respective categories:
Master's Basic Science Graduate Student Award
Justin Huang - EGFR Targeting Of Pancreatic Cancer using Multispectral Optoacoustic Tomography. Mentor: Lacey McNally, Ph.D.
Doctoral Basic Science Graduate Student Award
Christopher Fleming - Characterization of IL-17 producing Lung γδ T cells: Implications for Lung Cancer Development and Metastasis. Mentor: Jun Yan, Ph.D.
National Cancer Institute Outstanding Cancer Research Presentation Award Professional Student Category
Sean Shannon - Biochemical consequences of cancer-specific somatic mutations in Ubiquilin-1. Mentor: Levi Beverly, Ph.D.
National Cancer Institute Outstanding Cancer Research Presentation Award Undergraduate Student Category
Michael K. Tanner Memorial Award for Excellence in Graduate Student Sciences
Sabrin Albeituni - Whole-Glucan Particles (WGP) Modulate Myeloid-Derived Suppressor Cells (MDSC) in Cancer. Mentor: Jun Yan, Ph.D.
School of Medicine Clinical Research Fellow Award
Swapna Dharashivkar - Sex Hormone-Binding Globulin (SHBG) in Healthy Neonates. Mentor: Stephen Winters, M.D.
Wallace H. Coulter Translational Partnership Faculty Award for Translational Science