Scientific Interest Group (SIG) Night – Networking and Trainee Scholar Awards Presentations

Scientific Interest Group (SIG) Night – Networking and Trainee Scholar Awards Presentations

Sunday, April 3, 2022 • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM (EDT)

Pennsylvania Convention Center, Terrace Ballroom 2/3


Breast Cancer

Author Poster Title Poster Number
Maryknoll Palisoc Elucidating PIK3CA-cooperating mutations in breast cancer using an inducible and mammary-specific genetic mutagenesis system R2907
Shade Ahmed Anticancer effects of the Xanthophyll Fucoxanthin on Genetically Different Triple-Negative Breast Cancer Cells R2303
Sierra McDonald Role of miRNA-155 on tumorigenesis in a transgenic mouse model of breast cancer L7839

Gene Expression

Author Poster Title Poster Number
Ramon Bossardi Ramos Regulation of endothelial DNA methylation by IL-6 signaling R2944

Infectious Diseases

Author Poster Title Poster Number
Michele Alves Metabolic trade-off and adipose tissue role in Neonatal Sepsis R6276
Allyson Barksdale Determining the Stability of Human Betacoronavirus OC43 on Different Surfaces R3708
Lane Pierson Epitope Profiling Reveals the Antibody Immune Response Difference Between COVID-19 Infected and Vaccinated L7467


Author Poster Title Poster Number
Nakisha Rutledge Human CD99L2 Regulates a Step in TEM Independent of PECAM and CD99 Regulated Steps R5354

Liver Pathobiology

Author Poster Title Poster Number
John Santiago Gene expression correlation analysis of livers undergoing normothermic machine perfusion identifies interactions between donor demographics and liver function R596
Joud Mulla Inhibiting TET1 alleviates non-alcoholic liver disease progression by targeting lipid metabolic pathways R520
Chhavi Goel β-catenin Overexpressing Hepatocytes Reduce Bile Stasis by Contributing to Cholangiocyte-Like Phenotype in Murine Model of Intrahepatic Cholestasis R4376
Isabelle Harber Liver Proteomic Profile in Mice on a High-Fat Diet: Modulation with Anti-Tumor Intervention R3943
Anders Ohman Regulation of Transplanted Fetal Hepatocyte Proliferation by Histone Post-Translational Modifications R3218
Vik Meadows Mast Cell (MC)-Induced Cholestasis is Dependent on Apical Sodium Bile Acid Transporter (ASBT) Expression R3068
Laura Molina In the Absence of YAP, TAZ Contributes to Hepatocyte Adaptation in Chronic Cholestasis in Females R3167

Neoplasia/Growth Regulation

Author Poster Title Poster Number
Triet Bui Niche-specific transcriptional reprogramming leads to pro-angiogenic neutrophil specialization in colon cancer R767
Louisa Tichy Cardioprotective Effects of Preconditioning Exercise in the Female Tumor-Bearing Mouse R5563
Alexander Sougiannis Differential Extracellular Matrix Proteomic Signatures in Malignant and Benign Polyps from Appalachian Region Colon Cancer Patients R4304
Tashifa Imtiaz miRNA-Based Cancer Classifier from TCGA Expression Profiles R3971
Aesis Luna Epigenetic Age Acceleration as a Risk Predictor of Hepatocellular Carcinoma L8114
Justin Merritt The synthetic non pungent capsaicin analog Arvanil displays robust anti-tumor activity in human small cell lung cancer L6396
Emily Moles Arvanil, a synthetic capsaicin mimetic, synergizes with Irinotecan to trigger enhanced apoptosis in Cisplatin-resistant Human Lung Cancer L6394
Blair Anderson Microsatellite Instability Testing for Lynch Syndrome in Colorectal Adenomas R2661


Author Poster Title Poster Number
Taylor Uselman Brain-wide Network Restructuring after Chemogenetic Locus Coeruleus Activation: Implications of Tonic Noradrenergic Activity for Neurodegeneration R3749
Meredith Mayer Inflammation and Hypoxia May Underlie Neuronal Death in Brain of SARS-CoV-2 Infected Non-Human Primates R5173
Zachary Kobs Acquisition of a Senescence-like Phenotype in Neurons Contributing to the Pathogenesis of Hepatic Encephalopathy Due to Chronic Liver Disease R4199
Jasmine Evans Hesperetin modulation of oxidative stress and  inflammatory mediators in LPS-Activated BV-2 Microglial Cells R2269
Evan Cuff Exploring the Neuroprotective Role of Myo/Nog Cells in a Glaucomatous Mouse L7750
Kendall Moore Revisiting Small Molecule Inhibitors of Amyloid-β Aggregation R528

Ocular Pathobiology

Author Poster Title Poster Number
Daisy Shu Contrasting Metabolic Profiles of TGFβ2 and TNFα in the Induction of Retinal Epithelial-Mesenchymal Transition (EMT) R785
Margarete Karg Microglia Prevent the Loss of Visual Function in the Aging Retina by Maintaining the Health of Retinal Pigment Epithelial Cells R5839
Erik Butcher Mitochondrial Transplantation as a Novel Therapeutic for Retinal Metabolic Dysfunction-Driven Disease R2669

Pulmonary Pathobiology

Author Poster Title Poster Number
Sabri Abdelwahab Vaping /E-liquid Exposure Causes Dysregulation of Neutrophil Extracellular Trap formation L7511
Oindrila Paul Pulmonary Endothelial Activation with COVID-19: Possible Role of Reactive Oxygen Species R3150

Vascular and Mucosal

Author Poster Title Poster Number
Hayley Gorman Colonic MUC2 Mucin Is Stabilized By FCGBP To Resist Salmonella Enterica Invasion In Goblet Cells R382
Elena Fekete Altered Mucosal Glycosylation Patterns during Giardia spp. Infection are Time-Dependent and Tissue-Specific R3266
Kristen Engevik Intermicrovillar adhesion complex assembly requires Myosin 5b R5304
Francisco Carrillo-Salinas First Description of Different Neutrophil Populations in the Mucosa of the Female Genital Tract Identified by Spatial Transcriptomics R4702
Taylor Ticer Klebsiella pneumoniae utilizes intestinal mucus to increase fitness in the gastrointestinal tract R6048
Ian Cartwright Acidosis regulation of epithelial barrier function and immune signaling R3728
Sasha Smolgovsky Proinflammatory T Cells with Downregulated Unfolded Protein Response Genes Contribute to Experimental Heart Failure with Preserved Ejection Fraction (HFpEF) R2804
Shuhan Lu IL-6 Signaling is Required for LPS-induced Barrier Function Loss R5104
Amanda Peluzzo IL-19 Regulates Atherosclerotic Plaque Progression via Lymphangiogenesis R5435
Amanda St. Paul FXR1 Decreases Blood Pressure by Regulating Vascular Contractility R4858
Brittney Browning Salivary Microbiota is Associated with Cannabis Use in Adolescents L7501