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Fall 2019

Getachew Heran Getachew

September 30 at 9:00am in C1-15

Immunology and Microbiology

Laboratory of Dr. Ann Progulske

The Intracellular Survival of Porphyromonas gingivalis in Human Coronary Artery Endothelial and Smooth Muscle Cells

--B.S., University of Florida
BarterJolie Barter

October 3 at 1:00pm in C1-17


Laboratory of Dr. Tom Foster

Systemic Inflammation and Brain Aging: Biomarkers and Mechanisms

-- B.S., University of Georgia
VermilyeaDanielle Vermilyea

October 11 at 10:00am in C1-7

Immunology and Microbiology

Laboratory of Dr. Mary Ellen Davey

Peptidylarginine Deiminase (PPAD) Modulates Porphyromonas gingivalis Physiology and Pathogenic Potential

--B.S., University of South Florida
MurrayAkilah Murray

October 21 at 12:00pm in MBI DeWeese Auditorium

Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

Laboratory of Dr. Robert McKenna

“A Sweet Relief": A Structure-Guided Approach to Selective Inhibitor Design towards Carbonic Anhydrase IX for Breast Cancer Treatment

-- B.S., Winthrop University
Calabro Kaitlyn Calabro

October 24 at 12:00pm in C1-9

Molecular Genetics & Microbiology

Laboratory of Dr. Shannon Boye

Exploring MYO7A Function in Novel Mouse Models and Improving AAV Dual Vector-Mediated Gene Therapy for Usher Syndrome Type 1B

-- B.S., Montclair State University
NosackaRachel Nosacka

October 24 at 2:00pm in BMS JG32

Cancer Biology

Laboratory of Dr. Andrew Judge

Molecular Mechanisms of Skeletal Muscle Wasting in Cancer Cachexia

-- B.S., Florida Atlantic University
Flores-ToroJoe Flores-Toro

October 24 at 2:00pm on ARB R4-265

Pharmacology and Therapeutics

Laboratory of Dr. Jeff Harrison

Targeting CCR2-Expressing Myeloid Cells to Overcome Immune Checkpoint Inhibitor Resistance in Glioma

-- B.S., Pennsylvania State University
KeuthanCasey Keuthan

October 28 at 10:00am in C1-4

Molecular Genetics & Microbiology

Laboratory of Dr. John Ash

Investigating Key Gene Networks Mediating Photoreceptor Protection and Progression of Retinal Degeneration

-- B.S., Florida Institute of Technology
Goodwin, MarshallMarshall Goodwin

October 29 at 1:15pm in MBI DeWeese Auditorium


Laboratories of Dr. Todd Golde and Dr. Yona Levites

Functionalized Intrabodies as potential therapeutics for Alzheimer's Disease

-- B.S., Florida Gulf Coast University
Mahmoud MonaMahmoud Mona

October 30 at 11:30am in Dental Building D8-46

Immunology and Microbiology

Laboratory of Dr. Seunghee Cha

Identification of Inductive Signals for Mesenchymal Stem Cell Transdifferentiation into Salivary Progenitors
BrayJulie Bray

October 31 at 12:00pm in CGRC 133

Cancer Biology

Laboratory of Dr. Thomas Schmittgen

Exocrine Pancreas Plasticity During Injury: Implications for Cancer Development

-- B.S., University of Illinois
KoutzoumisDimitri Koutzoumis

November 5 at 9:30am in ARB R5-265

Pharmacology and Therapeutics

Laboratory of Dr. Gonzalo Torres

The Role of Gut Microbiota and Bacterial Metabolites on Dopamine Neuron Vulnerability

-- B.S., University Of Maryland College Park
ChamberlainCasey Chamberlain

November 12 at 11:30am in ARB R3-265

Biochemistry & Molecular Biology

Laboratory of Dr. Timothy Garrett

Metabolomic Characterization of the Intestinal Bacterial Oxalobiome

-- B.S., University Of Florida
Morgan SmithMorgan Smith

November 14 at 9:00am in CGRC 451

Molecular Genetics & Microbiology

Laboratory of Dr. Patrick Concannon

The Characterization of SIRPG and its Role in Type 1 Diabetes

--B.S., University of Florida
LebowitzJoe Lebowitz

November 15 at 10:00am in C1-9


Laboratory of Dr. Habibeh Khoshbouei

Kv2.1 clusters as discrete regulatory microdomains of dopamine transporter trafficking, mobility, and activity

-- B.S., Florida State University