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June 13, 2018 at 3:05 pm

MCB Graduate Students Recognized with Top Prizes at EXPO 2018

2018 Student Research and Creative Activity Fair

This year 14 Molecular and Cellular Biology graduate students participated in the 2018 Ohio University Student Research and Creative Activity Expo, garnering a total of five first place and one second place prize.

The Student Expo, with 850 presenters, took place on April 12 at the Ohio University Convocation Center and was sponsored by the Research Division, Office of the Executive Vice President and Provost, Office of the President and the University Libraries. Participation is open to all undergraduate, graduate and medical students, as well as postdoctoral fellows, on the Athens and regional campuses.

Oyeyemi Ajayi

MCB/Plant Biology
Adviser: Dr. Allan Showalter
Title: “Genetic-knockout of three beta glucuronsyl transferases impact Arabidopsis growth and development”
Session Award –  (1st place) Environmental and Plant Biology 3

President Nellis presents awards to Alison Brittain

President Nellis presents award to Alison Brittain for her poster presentation (photo by Meagan Hall)

Alison Brittain

MCB/Biological Sciences
Adviser: Dr. John Kopchick
Title: “Growth Hormone Contributes t the Epithelial-to-Mesenchymal Transition via Epithelial Splicing Regulatory Proteins”
Session Awards – (1st place)
Biological Sciences G1 and (2nd place) Diabetes Institute-2

President Nellis presents award to Quang Luong

President Nellis presents award to Quang Luong for his poster presentation (photo by Meagan Hall)

Quyen Luong

MCB/Biological Sciences
Adviser: Dr. Kevin Lee
Title: “Wilms’ Tumor 1 (Wt1)-derived Adipocytes are Associated with Adipose Tissue Inflammation in High-Fat Diet-fed Mice”
Session Award – (1st place)
Biological Sciences G2

President Nellis presents award to Colin Kruse

President Nellis presents award to Colin Kruse for his poster presentation (photo by Meagan Hall)

Colin Kruse

MCB/Plant Biology/Biological Sciences
Adviser: Dr. John Kopchick
Title: “Understanding Tumor Gene Expression Landscapes: New Treatment Paradigms for Cancer”
Session Award – (1st place)
Biological Sciences  SXI

Dr. Nellis presents Debra Walter top prize for her poster "Coxsackievirus Infection and Type 1 Diabetes on Non-Obese Diabetic Mouse Kidneys"

President Nellis presents Debra Walter awards for her poster presentation (Photo by Meagan Hall)

Debra Walter

MCB/Biological Sciences
Adviser: Karen Coschigano
Title: Coxsackievirus Infection and Type 1 Diabetes on Non-Obese Diabetic Mouse Kidneys”
Session Awards – (1st place) Biological Sciences-G3 and (1st place) Diabetes Institute-3

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