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Student Publications*

* Indicates student was first author.​ Mentors are indicated in parentheses.

  1. Tabitha Ting (Makoto Miyazaki) - "Farnesoid X receptor activation prevents the development of vascular calcification in ApoE-/- mice with chronic kidney disease" (June 2010)
  2. Zachary Crees (Joshua Klopper) - "Thyroid cancer resistance to vitamin D receptor activation is associated with 24-hydroxylase levels but not the ff Fokl polymorphism​" (Oct. 2010)
  3. Gregory Mahaffey (Subbiah Pugazhenti) - "Anti-inflammatory action of exendin-4 in human islets is enhanced by phosphodiesterase inhibitors: potential therapeutic benefits in diabetic patients​" (Nov. 2010)
  4. Hannah Santamaria (Moshe Levi) - "Diabetic nephropathy is accelerated by farnesoid X receptor deficiency and inhibited by farnesoid X receptor activation in a type 1 diabetes model" (Nov. 2010)
  5. Jordan Houser (Paul MacLean) - "Effect of the estrous cycle and surgical ovariectomy on energy balance, fuel utilization, and physical activity in lean and obese female rats" (Dec. 2010)
  6. Hannah Santamaria (Moshe Levi) - "Vitamin D receptor agonist doxercalciferol modulates dietary fat-induced renal disease and renal lipid metabolism" (March 2011)
  7. Kasey Mayle-Combs (Jim McManaman) - "Determinants of adipophilin function in milk lipid formation and secretion" (June 2011)
  8. Shanae Aerts & Veronica Parra (Benzi Kluger) - "Nonmotor manifestations of dystonia: a systematic review" (June 2011)
  9. Saeed Gholizadeh (Al Barqawi) - "The role of 3-dimensional mapping biopsy in decision making for treatment of apparent early state prostate cancer" (July 2011)
  10. Tabitha Ting* (Moshe Levi & Makoto Miyazaki) - "Increased lipgenesis and stearate accelearate vascular calcification in calcifying vascular cells" (July 2011)
  11. Tabitha Ting (Makoto Miyazaki) - "Role of cellular cholesterol metabolism in vascular cell calcification" (Sept. 2011)
  12. Cortney Barbica & Roberto Lopez (Ernesto Salcedo) - "Activity-dependent changes in cholinergic innervation of the mouse olfactory bulb​" (Oct. 2011)
  13. Tiffany Pointon (Xiaoli Yu) - "Intrathecally synthesized IgG in multiple sclerosis cerebrospinal fluid recognizes identical epitopes over time" (Dec. 2011)
  14. April Rempel (Maria Nagel) - "Varicella-zoster virus expression in the cerebral arteries of diabetic subjects" (Jan. 2012)
  15. Gregory Mahaffey (Subbiah Pugazhenti) - "A synthetic chalone as a potent inducer of glutathione biosynthesis​" (Feb. 2012)
  16. Myrriah Chavez (Jessica Tyler) - "The conformational flexibility of the C-terminus of histone H4 promotes histone octamer and nucleosome stability and yeast viability" (Accepted 2012, Epigenetics & Chromatin)
  17. Christine Delgado (Laurel Lenz) - "Lung B cells promote early pathogen dissemination and hasten death from inhalation anthrax" (Accepted 2012, Mucosal Immunology)

Student Presentations - 2012​

Myrriah Chavez (Mentor: Jessica Tyler) presented her poster entitled "Genomic Instability During Aging" at the International Colloquium: Stem cells, Organs, and Cancer in Tel Aviv, Isreal in May 2012.

Fourteen students presented posters at the annual Research and Creative Activities Symposium, held on Anschutz Medical Campus on April 28, 2012.

Undergraduate students Lindsey Overton and April Rempel (Mentor: Dr. Maria Nagel, Department of Neurology) presented posters at the Rocky Mountain Branch of the American Society for Microbiology meeting in Denver, CO on April 21, 2012. Lindsey presented a poster entitled: "Prevalence of VZV, HSV-1 and HSV-2 in Human Trigeminal Ganglia" and April presented a poster entitled: "Varicella Zoster Virus Expression in the Cerebral Artery of a Diabetic Subject."

Undergraduate student Tanya Liakhova (Mentor: Dr. Jefferson Knight, Department of Chemistry) presented her poster entitled "Molecular Interactions and Membrane Targeting of Granuphilin C2 Domains: A Preliminary Study" at the 56th Annual Meeting of the Biophysical Society in San Diego in February 2012 and at the Tri-Beta Western Region District Meeting in Alamosa, CO in March 2012. Tanya won an award for the best poster at the Tri-Beta meeting. Her award included an all-expenses paid trip to present her work at the Tri-Beta National Convention in San Juan, Puerto Rico in May 2012. 

Awards and Recognitions - 2012

Undergraduate student Sarah Gravilla received an ARCS Scholarship​ for 2012-2013. The ARCS Founation provides scholarships to academically outstanding United States citizens studying to complete degrees in science, medicine and engineering, thereby contributing to the worldwide advancement of science and technology.

Program Coordinator Dr. Shawna McMahon was awarded the 2012 University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus Chancellor's Diversity Recognition Award for Faculty Leadership.

Graduate student Myrriah Chavez won a place on an MD Anderson T32 training grant beginning in May 2012.

Five undergraduate students, David Bergkamp (Mentor: Richard Allen), Nara Chon (& her co-PI Eun Kim; Mentor: Hai Lin), Zakaria Moumen (Mentor: Laima Stewart), Daniel Polanco (Mentor: David Pollock) and April Rempel (Mentor: Maria Nagel), received Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program (UROP) awards this year. Students wrote proposals requesting funds up to $1200 per student to support their research. A committee of faculty and staff ranked LABCOATS proposals very highly in a competitive field.

Undergraduate student Tanya Liakhova received a first-place award for her poster presentation at the Tri-Beta Western Region District Meeting in March 2012.

Funding for LABCOATS is provided by the National Institutes of Health/National Institute of General Medical Sciences (Grant #5R25GM083333)


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