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March 2018

Lei Xu

March 5 at 10:00am in Communicore C1-9


Laboratory of Dr. John Ash

"Therapeutic potentials of targeting AMPK signaling in the retina"

--B.S., M.S., Anatomy and Histology and Embryology, Dalian Medical University, China, 2011
Marcus Hooper

March 7 at 12:00pm in ARB R4-265


Laboratory of Dr. John Ash

"Endogenous Neuroprotection Upstream and Downstream of LIF: Role of TLR2 and EdnrA"

--B.S., Biology, Chemistry, Eastern Washington University, 2012
Clayton Santiago

March 13 at 11:00am in Communicore C1-4


Laboratory of Dr. John Ash

"LIF for Life"

--M.S., Biological Sciences, Villanova University, PA; B.S., Biotechnology, Manipal University, Dubai, India
David Holden

March 14 at 4:00pm in ARB R2-265

Immunology & Microbiology

Laboratory of Dr. Lyle Moldawer

"The Medical Science of Cell-Free Circulating Mitochondrial and Nuclear DNA in the Host Response to Sepsis, Trauma and Transplant"

--B.S., Biochemistry, University of Florida, 2008
Abbi Hernandez

March 23 at 9:00am in Communicore C1-11


Laboratory of Dr. Sara Burke

"The role of prefrontal corticalmedial temporal lobe interactions and
metabolism in cognitive aging"

--B.S., Florida Atlantic University, December 2012; M.S., Florida Atlantic University, December 2013
Avni Bhatt

March 23 at 1:00pm in ARB R3-265

Biochemistry & Molecular Biology

Laboratory of Dr. Rob McKenna

"Carbonic Anhydrase Applications in Human Health"

--B.S., University of California, Santa Barbara; June 2014
Kate White

April 3 at 11:00am in Communicore C1-9

Pharmacology & Therapeutics

Laboratory of Dr. Dan Wesson

"Olfactory Cortical Control Defines Striatal Sensory Representations"

Melissa Hale

April 3 at 1:00pm in CGRC 451

Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

Laboratory of Dr. Andy Berglund

"Muscleblind-like 1 Regulation of Alternative Splicing: The Impacts of Peotein Domain Architecture and Trans-acting Elements"

--MS, University Of Oregon, Eugene , OR, 2015; BS, Seattle Pacific Univ-wa, Seattle , WA, 2012
Katherine Rodgers

April 3 at 2:15pm in ARB R2-265

Molecular Cell Biology

Laboratory of Dr. Ed Scott

"Investigating the Hematopoietic System's Contribution to Axolotl Skin Regeneration"

--B.S., Chemistry, University of Florida
Sean Crosson

April 5 at 1:00pm in ARB R2-265


Laboratory of Dr. Sergei Zolotukhin

"Investigating the Role of Adiponectin in Taste"

--B.S., Chemistry, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2013