Graduate Research Day 2011
About 50 graduate students
and post-docs at LSU Health Science Center New Orleans presented their
research projects today at the 25th Annual LSUHSC Graduate
The event, held at the LSUHSC school of
Dentistry, featured both oral and poster presentations.
Research findings included evidence that
inhaled particulate matter produces inflammation and oxidative stress as
well as a decrease in cardiac function in healthy individuals, the
identification of the Epstein –Barr Virus as a possible biomarker for a
precursor to cervical cancer, and a potential new target to treat
Postdoctoral award winners
were Abhilash Ponnath in Neuroscience and Virginia Ronchi in
Graduate Student Poster Awards went to
Sherin Hashem (Biochemistry), Jiwon Park (Pharmacology), and Monica
Graduate Student Oral Presentation awardees
are Kavaljit Chhabra (Pharmacology), Anni Whitaker (Physiology), and
Sarah Mahne (Pharmacology).
Additionally, graduate Dr.
Courtney Parke was awarded the 2011 Graduate Chancellor’s Award during
the award presentations at the close of this year’s Research Day. The
Chancellor’s Award winner is chosen based upon research performance as
demonstrated by the quality of the dissertation and related research
accomplishments while a student in the School of Graduate Studies. It is
presented annually to a single graduate and entails a cash prize of $500
and an honorary plaque.
Congratulations to our
faculty, students, post-docs and staff on a most successful day.