WVU HSC students chosen to participate

The 14th Annual Undergraduate Research Day at the Capital will be held on February 24 from 8:30am-noon in the West Virginia State Capital Rotunda in Charleston, WV.

This event provides a crucial opportununity for our legislators to interact and learn new, creative and cutting edge research that our undergraduate students are performing. In order for our State Legislators to want to continue to support research here in the state, they need to see and hear about it in order to truly appreciate it. This day also helps gain exposure and support for young researchers here at WVU.

Here are the undergraduate researchers from the Health Sciences Center that were chosen to participate in this year's event:

Pooja Ajay Warrier: Mitochondrial miRNAs:  novel disease-modifying therapeutic targets in Alzheimer’s disease. Advisor: Dr. Candice Brown

Savannah Austen: Commensal Microbiota in the Intestine Influence Immunity to a Vaccine. Advisor: Dr. Rosana Schafer

Cassidy Bland: Identifying Differential Gene Expression in Cytotoxic T Cells Induced by B16F0 Melanoma Exosomes. Advisor: Dr. David Klinke

Anna Gilpin: Harnessing In Vivo Biochemical and Biomechanical Cues for Stem Cell Biomanufacturing. Advisor: Dr. Yong Yang

Ashley Gousios: Middle-aged West Virginian’s Perspectives Regarding Healthful Eating and Weight Management. Advisor: Dr. Melissa Ventura-Marra

Hayley Harman: Electronic Cigarette Expectancies in Adolescents: Differences as a Function of Use. Advisor: Dr. Christina Duncan

Sundus Lateef: High Fructose Corn Syrup-55 Promotes Triglyceride Accumulation and Alters Fat Metabolism in the Liver. Advisor: Dr. Janet Tou

Sara Nayeem: Brain Trauma and MicroRNAs. Advisor: Dr. Elizabeth B. Engler-Chiurazzi

Alexis Popa: Mobile Health (mHealth) Use, or Non-Use, by Residents of West Virginia. Advisor:  Dr. Peter Giacobbi

Nanda Siva: Low-dose wearable PET imaging during ambulatory motion in humans. Advisor: Dr. Julie Brefczynski-Lewis

Patrick Thomas: Leukemia in the Bone Marrow Microenvironment. Advisor: Dr. Laura Gibson

Be sure to congratulate our amazing students for representing us in this prestigious event.

Patrick Thomas presenting at the 2016 Undergraduate Research Day at the Capital.