The Inaugural IUSM Postdoc Symposium on October 9th was a success, with a great poster session followed by a series of excellent talks by IUSM Postdocs from Indianapolis, Ft. Wayne and South Bend and from the IUPUI School of Science. Over 60 postdocs, graduate students, and faculty members attended.
The IUSM Postdoctoral Association is pleased to announce the winners of the best poster and best oral presentation competitions at the IUSM Postdoc Symposium.
Best Oral Presentation:
Victoria Jeffers, PhD from the IUSM Department of Pharmacology & Toxicology presented a talk titled “Garcinol Inhibits a GCN5-family Lysine Acetyltransferase and Impedes Replication of Toxoplasma gondii.”
Honorable Mentions–Oral presentations
Andrea Frump, PhD from the IUSM Department of Medicine presented a talk titled “Estrogen Receptor (ER) is Expressed in the Failing Right Ventricle and Mediates Protective Effects of 17β-Estradiol (E2) on Pro-Survival Signaling in Stressed Rat Cardiomyoblasts.”
Sneha Surendran, PhD from the IUPUI School of Science, Department of Biology presented a talk titled “Understanding binding characteristics of Replication Protein A (RPA) acetylation.”
Best Poster Presentations–tie for 1st place:
Bethany Leonhardt, PsyD from the IUSM Department of Psychiatry. Dr. Leonhardt presented a poster titled “Emergence of Psychotic Content in Psychotherapy: A qualitative analysis of Content, Process, and Therapist Variables.”
Minal Mulye, PhD from the IUSM Department of Microbiology & Immunology. Dr. Mulye presented a poster titled “Coxiella burnetii Type IV-secretion dependent accumulation of lipid droplets in alveolar macrophages.”
Congratulations and thank you to all who participated in the symposium!