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2024 Annual Research Symposium

April 5, 2024

The 2024 Annual Research Symposium featured the extraordinary research of students and faculty on April 4 and 5. 

The first day was filled with in-person poster presentations at the Holland Avenue Building, followed by virtual podium presentations on Day Two, with a keynote speech by Dr. Melissa L. Bondy, a recognized global leader in brain cancer research from Stanford School of Medicine. Research topics covered a wide range, from understanding biological mechanisms involved in diseases like breast cancer and HIV to examining the effectiveness of flu vaccine mandates on certain populations.

Congratulations to this year's award winners! 

Student Research Award Program winners: 

Afomiya Kassie, BS Pharmaceutical Sciences: “Crosstalk between fibroblast, adipocyte, and breast cancer with ESR1 mutations.”

Dhatri Sangasani, BS Microbiology: “Investigating the latency promoting and neuroprotective properties of Sulforaphane in microglial cells.”

Faculty Scholarship of Discovery awardees: 

Dr. Binshan Shi:  Activation of type I interferon production induced by HIV-1 cell-to-cell transmission in human immune cells

Dr. Timothy LaRocca:  Mechanisms and outcomes of the hyper-glycemic shift to necroptosis in myeloid cells