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WSSU MARC U*STAR Program Scholars Participated in the 8th Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students (ABRCMS)

Winston-Salem State University Minority Access to Research Careers Undergraduate Student Training in Academic Research (MARC U*STAR) Program Scholars participated in the 8th Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students (ABRCMS) in Phoenix, Arizona November 4-7, 2008. ABRCMS is the largest, professional conference for biomedical students attracting approximately 2,600 individuals from over 285 U.S. colleges and universities. ABRCMS serves as a key stepping stone enhancing the scientific and professional development of young scientists. The conference is designed to encourage underrepresented minority students to pursue advanced training in the biomedical and behavioral sciences and provide faculty mentors and advisors with resources for facilitating students' success. More than 280 representatives from graduate programs at US colleges and universities as well as scientists from government agencies, foundations, and professional scientific societies join ABRCMS in the exhibitors program to share information about graduate school and summer internship and research opportunities, funding sources, and professional networks.

During the three-day conference 1,298 minority students participated in poster and oral presentations in nine sub disciplines in the biomedical and behavioral sciences. The following seven WSSU MARC U*STAR Program Scholars were selected to presented their independent research at this prestigious conference.

Oral Presentation:

ShRNA-Mediated Gene Knockdown for p22-phox and p47-phox in Microglial Cells

James A. Johnson Jr.1, Zhiyong Deng2, PhD, Weiling Zhao, PhD2

1Winston-Salem State University Biomedical Research Infrastructure Center, Winston-Salem, NC, USA

2Wake Forest University School of Medicine Brain Tumor Center of Excellence, Winston-Salem, NC, USA

Poster Presentation:

Determining the Efficacy of Oxygen Generating Materials on Wound Healing

Tempestt J. Evans1, Catherine Ward2, Benjamin Harrison, PhD2

1Winston-Salem State University Biomedical Research Infrastructure Center, Winston-Salem, NC, USA,

2Wake Forest University Institute for Regenerative Medicine, Winston-Salem, NC, USA

The Role of Parg and Poly(ADP-ribosyl)ation in Arabidopsis thaliana Biotic Stress Responses

Antentor O. Hinton, Jr.1, Amy Briggs2, Andrew Bent, Ph.D2
1 Winston-Salem State University Research Infrastructure Center, Winston-Salem, NC, USA.

2University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, WI, USA.

CELL DENSITY OF PUTATIVE CHEMOSENSORY CELLS
IN MOUSE NASAL EPITHELIUM IN RESPONSE TO IRRITANT EXPOSURE
Jacqueline Jackson1, Tatsuya Ogura, PhD2, Weihong Lin, PhD2
1Winston Salem State University Biomedical Research Infrastructure Center, Winston-Salem, NC 27110 2University of Maryland Baltimore County, Baltimore, MD 21250

Protein Structure Prediction and Protein Docking Using Contact Information

Keren Pereda, Xiuping Tao, PhD

Winston-Salem State University Research Infrastructure Center, Winston-Salem, NC, USA.

Dissociating the Behavioral Economic Concepts of Cocaine Consumption and Price Paid Using Self-Administration and Pharmacology

Jasmine Richardson1, Erik Oleson, PhD2, David Roberts, PhD2

1 Winston-Salem State University, Winston-Salem, NC, USA.

2Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston-Salem, NC, USA.

Development of Cell Permeabilization Protocol for the Specific Extraction of Low-molecular-weight RNA's from Bacteria.

Miranda R. Turner1, Prasenjit Dey2, George Fox, PhD2

1 Winston- Salem State University Research Infrastructure Center, Winston-Salem, NC, USA.

2University of Houston, Houston, TX, USA.

MARC U*STAR scholar Jasmine Richardson (Junior, Chemistry Major) was selected as a presentation winner in the Neuroscience discipline for her research on "Dissociating the Behavioral Economic Concepts of Cocaine Consumption and Price Paid Using Self-Administration and Pharmacology". Ms Richardson, and nine other scholars, were selected to receive this prestigious and highly competitive award out of 137 presentations.

 

The MARC U*STAR Program is designed to identify, inspire, motivate and train the next generation of biomedical scientists who hold leadership positions in cutting-edge scientific research in the biomedical and behavioral sciences. For more information on these outstanding students and the MARC U*STAR program please visit our website www.wssu.edu/MARC.

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