A celebration of research

The College of Medicine presents the annual Celebration of Research program. Starting on Monday, April 19 through Tuesday, April 20 all are invited to learn about the latest research in the College of Medicine. This year’s Medical Guild Award winners will also be announced.

The College of Medicine 2010 Celebration of Research Program

Poster Session and Reception
Monday, April 19, 5:30 – 8:30 p.m.
UF Hilton Ballroom

Medical Guild Graduate Research Competition
Tuesday, April 20, 8 – 10:30 a.m.
HPNP Auditorium

Katherine Sippel
Mentor: Robert McKenna, Ph.D.
(Biochemistry & Molecular Biology Advanced Concentration)
“Mycoplasma and cancer: structural studies of the malignancy promoting protein p37”

Emily Smith
Mentor: James Resnick, Ph.D.
(Genetics Advanced Concentration)
“Maternal imprinting mechanisms at the Prader-Willi and Angelman syndrome locus”

Sarah E. Szarowicz
Mentor: Frederick Southwick, M.D.
(Immunology/Microbiology Advanced Concentration)
“Anthrax edema toxin impairs neutrophil actin-based motility by stimulating vasp phosphorylation”

William Donelan
Mentor: Li-Jun Yang, M.D.
(Molecular Cell Biology Advanced Concentration)
“Distinct regulation of HNF1α by NKX6.1 in pancreatic beta cells”

Travis C. Jackson
Mentor: Thomas Foster, Ph.D.
(Neuroscience Advanced Concentration)
“PHLPP1 regulates neuronal AKT survival signaling”

Adam Mecca
Mentors: Colin Sumners, Ph.D., Michael Katovich, Ph.D.
(Physiology & Pharmacology Advanced Concentration)
“CNS activation of the ACE2/Ang-(1-7)/Mas axis and cerebroprotection during ischemic stroke”

Social Break
Tuesday, April 20, 10:30 – 11:00 a.m.
HPNP Reception Hall

Keynote: “On the road to personalized medicine: electronic health records, biobanks and genomics”
Rex Chisholm, Ph.D., Dean for Research, Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University
Tuesday, April 20, 11 – 12 p.m.
HPNP Auditorium

Medical Guild Award Presentation
Tuesday, April 20, 12 p.m.
HPNP Auditorium

2010 Faculty Council Dinner & Award Ceremony (by separate invitation)
Tuesday, April 20, 6:30 – 9 p.m.
UF Hilton Ballroom

For more information contact Sharon Nelson at snelson2@ufl.edu.