Published August 3, 2011
Talented undergraduate and dental students came together on July 29 to present biomedical research they performed over the summer in programs at UB and Hauptman-Woodward Medical Research Institute (HWI).
The students, hailing from around the country, took part in the inaugural Combined Summer Research Day.
The event was held at HWI and was attended by 80 people.
It featured the work of students participating in the following programs:
Timothy Murphy, MD, senior associate dean for translational research at UB, presented the keynote address, in which he introduced the students to opportunties to bring basic research to the bedside.
The students presented over 30 research posters, as well as eight oral presentations, as follows:
Activation of the Major Autolytic Enzyme, LytA, in Streptococcus pneumoniae
Post-Translational Modifications: Protein Arginine Methylation in Trypanosome mitochondria
Effect of Glucagon-Like Peptide-1 Receptor Agonists on Water and Saline Intake in Rats
Small Molecules Targeting TRPV1 Receptor
Dental Compliance and Smoking Cessation
Human Salivary Protein Adsorption onto Chemically Modified Silica Beads
Tracking the Assembly of the Histone Translation Initiation Complex
FRET Analysis of Grp94 Dissociation