Students Showcase Their Summer Research Projects

Faculty and students in the HWI lobby for the inaugural Combined Summer Undergraduate Research Day

Inaugural Combined Summer Research Day

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).

Students from Around the Country Come Here to Study

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.

Young Researchers Gain Conference Experience

The students, hailing from around the country, took part in the inaugural Combined Summer Research Day.

The students presented over 30 research posters, as well as eight oral presentations, as follows:

UB SURE Program

Steven Karnyski
Activation of the Major Autolytic Enzyme, LytA, in Streptococcus pneumoniae

Amanda Pinak
Post-Translational Modifications: Protein Arginine Methylation in Trypanosome mitochondria

CLIMB-UP

Caitlin Nicholson
Effect of Glucagon-Like Peptide-1 Receptor Agonists on Water and Saline Intake in Rats

Tatiana Shaurova
Small Molecules Targeting TRPV1 Receptor

UB Dental Research Program

Elizabeth Lozier
Dental Compliance and Smoking Cessation

Gregory White
Human Salivary Protein Adsorption onto Chemically Modified Silica Beads

Hauptman Woodward Institute Summer Research Program

Nitin Bansal
Tracking the Assembly of the Histone Translation Initiation Complex

Sabrina Gill
FRET Analysis of Grp94 Dissociation

Photos from Research Day