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LaShae Powell

Friday, July 23, 2021

Despite evidence that illicit drug use is a significant and growing public health concern, limited effective interventions are available. Moreover, there are no FDA approved treatments for psychostimulant use disorders. Accordingly, in order to develop more effective treatment strategies, better … Continued

Megan Gaines

Thursday, July 22, 2021

The Non-Hodgkin’s T cell lymphoma (TCL) patient population consists of several ​cancer subtypes which have been historically treated with a single one-size-fits-all chemotherapy regimen known as CHOP. Several TCL subtypes do not respond well to CHOP, however, as nearly 40% … Continued

Paula Mason

Thursday, July 22, 2021

This presentation focuses on various aspects of a child’s life that impact their educational views and experience. However, all the aspects can be categorized into four sections — individual, relationships, community, and societal — using The Socioecological Model. The purpose … Continued

Haz (A. Hasbrouck)

Thursday, July 22, 2021

In nature, microbes use a variety of systems to compete for resources. Burkholderia thaliandensis uses a system called Contact-Dependent Growth Inhibition (CDI) system encoded by the bcpAIOB genes to compete with its neighbors. CDI systems function by delivering a toxin … Continued

Andrew Barber

Wednesday, July 21, 2021

Burn pits are areas utilized for military waste disposal through open air combustion. This system was common in Afghanistan and Iraq, where in 2014, almost 60,000 pounds of solid waste was burned daily. Exposure to these emissions may damage respiratory … Continued

Caniah Lentz

Wednesday, July 21, 2021

E-cigarettes are used by millions of people, but we do not understand their full toxicity. To study the effects of e-cigarettes on airway macrophages, we are using a macrophage model derived from human blood monocytes. Before these cells can be … Continued

Charity Janae Smith

Wednesday, July 21, 2021

To reduce infant HIV infection rates by vaccination, the current study was designed to identify innate molecular signatures activated by two different vaccine regimens. Previously, we determined that infant rhesus macaques (RMs) vaccinated with an HIV envelope (Env) protein with … Continued

Jarvis I Blanding

Wednesday, July 21, 2021

COVID-19 and the racial reckoning over the last 24 months has brought attention to structural racism and system inequities faced by Black people in the United States. Black children and families’ optimal development are being threatened on a daily basis, … Continued

Isaiah Ferguson

Wednesday, July 21, 2021

Therapeutic bacteria have recently received attention as a method to increase the health of the skin, as well as treat certain skin conditions like acne. However, therapeutic bacteria cannot colonize the skin in their natural state. To address this, we … Continued

Sally-Irene Joso Ngeve

Wednesday, July 21, 2021

The American Burn Association estimates ~450,000 people in the United States will suffer from burn injury each year, which results in ~3,500 deaths per year due to severe immune dysregulation. Female burn patients suffer higher mortality rates compared to males. … Continued