Research Day presenters discussed their work and took viewer questions during a 20-minute question-and-answer session on Zoom. This year's poster presentations can be found on the Research Day homepage or on the EVMS YouTube channel.

Watch the Room E Q&A session hosted on Zoom.

  • Meeting ID: 924 2353 7085
  • Passcode: 538836

Room E Schedule

2:40 – 3 p.m.

  • Janette Lockett, Biomedical Sciences Program: “Pharmacological activation of cannabinoid-2 receptor attenuates inflammation in a mouse model of ventilator-associated pneumonia”
  • Allison Mathiesen, Biomedical Sciences Program: “Tangled up in Vesicles: How the proinflammatory obese adipose endothelium may shift the malignant phenotype of prostate cancer cells in vitro”
  • Andrew Pearson, Biomedical Sciences Program: “Neurotensin May Regulate Vascular Permeability in the Ovarian Follicle" 
  • Megan Sage, Biomedical Sciences Program: “Does Neurotensin Modulate Granulosa Cell Production of Inflammatory Mediators During Ovulation?”

3 – 3:20 p.m.

  • Andrew Howell, Biomedical Sciences Program: “The Use of Reverse Phase Protein Array (RPPA), Principal Component Analysis (PCA), and Cancer Scape Pathway Mapping to Identify New Tumor Vulnerability and Actionable Drug Targets Against High-Grade Malignant Human Cancer Cell Lines"
  • Esther Jones, Biomedical Sciences Program: “The Existence of GlycoRNA in Benign and Malignant Prostatic Cell Lines”
  • Stephen Martin, Biomedical Sciences Program: “Understanding Markers of Cancer Vulnerabilities to Metformin”
  • Katherine Routon, Biomedical Sciences Program: “LNCaP prostate cancer cells carrying miR-888 or miR-891a CRISPR-deletions show modulated neuroendocrine transdifferentiation”

3:20 – 3:40 p.m.

  • Diana Bohannon, Biomedical Sciences Program: “Induction of Type-1 to Type-2 Pericyte Transition In Vitro”
  • Phillip Gauronskas, Biomedical Sciences Program: “Extracellular and Intracellular Cholesterol in B cells Modulates B Cell Activation Thresholds”
    Shelby Ma, Biomedical Sciences Program: “Investigating the role of self-antigens in activating B cells in atherosclerosis using transgenic B cell receptors mouse models”
  • Noel Miller, Biomedical Sciences Program: “Effect of extracellular vesicles on coronary endothelium proliferation and barrier function”

3:40 – 4 p.m.

  • Austin Adkins, Biomedical Sciences Program: “Impact of Spaceflight Stress Exposure on Neural Communication”
  • Haley Pflanzer, Biomedical Sciences Program: “Optimization of PCR array gene expression data using individual quantitative PCR to determine mitochondrial processes linked to Alzheimer's Disease”
  • Natalie Stahr, Biomedical Sciences Program: “Stat4-Dependent Myeloid Cell Activation's Role in the Induction of Alzheimer's Disease-Like Pathology in Type 2 Diabetes-Associated Atherosclerosis”

4 – 4:20 p.m.

  • Ravin Fisher, Biomedical Sciences Program: “Sleep fragmentation in a mouse model of NASH exacerbates fibrosis and induces phenotypic changes in liver macrophages in an age-dependent manner”
  • Keeter, Biomedical Sciences Program: “AAV-PCSK9 mouse model of hypercholesterolemia does not serve as a useful model of metabolic syndrome”
  • Alina Moriarty, Biomedical Sciences Program: “A Sleepy-Leaky Gut: The Effects of Sleep Fragmentation on Small Intestine Inflammation”

4:20 – 4:40 p.m.

  • Alsiddig Elmahdi, MD Program: “A Tale of Two Drugs
  • Matilda Francis, MD Program: “Suspected Suicides Amongst Antidepressant Exposures Reported to United States Poison Control Centers, 2000-2020”
  • Jenna Frawley, MD Program: “Knowledge, Attitudes, and Practices of EVMS Internal Medicine Physicians Regarding Pre-exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) for Prevention of HIV: A Needs Assessment”
  • Minh Tu Tran, MD Program: “Olanzapine-induced anasarca: a case report”