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Presenters 2017

NameMentorTalk TitleFuture Plans
Emily BrittBrandon DaviesInvestigating the Interactions Between ANGPTL3, ANGPTL8, and Lipoprotein LipaseAttend the University of Wisconsin-Madison to pursue a PhD in Nutritional Biochemistry
Sarah GardnerSheila BakerPost-Synaptic Development of the First Visual SynapseAttend graduate school at the University of Illinois-Urbana-Champaign, College of Molecular and Cellular Biology
Maria Núñez HernandezMadeline SheaCalcium-Dependent Regulation of Calcineurin ActivityAttend graduate school at the University of Iowa, Biochemistry
Nicholas McCartyE. Dale AbelExploring Mechanisms by which the Insulin Responsive Glucose Transporter GLUT4 is Regulated in High-Fat Fed HeartsDoing a one-year MRes in Systems and Synthetic Biology, followed by a PhD in Biological Engineering at a U.S. institution.  I'd like to design and produce cardiovascular therapeutics en masse, using cheap starting materials, such as sugar.
Nicholas MullenDavid PriceOxidative Stress Reveals Mechanistic Insight into Human 5' mRNA CappingBegin the MD/PhD program at the University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha.  Plans to pursue cancer research for his PhD and hopes to one day be an oncologist and run his own research lab.
Maureen O'ConnorLori WallrathLamin Localization and Genome Integrity in Rare Types of Muscular DystrophyApplying to graduate school for Fall 2018
Sarah Van DorinRonald WeigelRole of TFAP2A in Transcriptional Regulation of MelanomaAttend Carver College of Medicine in Fall 2017
Zachary WehrspanRonald WeigelTFAP2C Orchestrates pH Regulation in Breast Tumors, and its Loss Leads to EMT, Facilitating the Warburg EffectPursue a PhD in Biochemistry at the University of Iowa