UNC Lineberger's postdoctoral researchers, trainees and students presented research findings in a juried poster presentation at the 2016 Annual Scientific Retreat Sept. 9 at the Carolina Club. Twelve postdoctoral researchers, trainees and students were recognized for outstanding presentations or posters.
Cash prizes were awarded for top speakers and posters in three categories: basic, clinical/translational and population sciences.
Rajarshi Choudhury, research associate at UNC Lineberger, $250
SCF(Cyclin F)and APC/C constitute a reciprocal feedback loop controlled by AKT and CDK kinases
Megan Agajanian, graduate research assistant at the UNC School of Medicine Pharmacology Department, 1st place -$250
AAK1 negatively regulates WNT signaling through LRP6 endocytosis
Bhalchandra Mirlekar, postdoctoral research associate at UNC Lineberger, 2nd place-$150
IL-35+ regulatory B cells suppress anti-tumor immune response in pancreatic cancer
Ossie Dyson, postdoctoral trainee at UNC Lineberger, 3rd place-$100
Epstein-Barr Virus Deubiquitinating Enzyme, BPLF1, Supports Productive Virus Replication via Regulation of Translesion Polymerase, Pol. Eta
Laura Bowers, postdoctoral research associate at UNC Lineberger, $250
The anti-inflammatory drug sulindac decreases basal-like mammary tumor burden in obese mice
Sunil Kumar, postdoctoral research associate at UNC Lineberger, 1st place poster-$250
Analysis of ESR1 mutations in circulating tumor DNA of patients with metastatic breast cancer
Kyle Wang, 2nd place-$150
Cardiac Toxicity after Radiation for Stage III Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer: Pooled Analysis of Several Dose-Escalation Trials Delivering 70-90 Gy
Soha Bazyar, research assistant, 3rd place-$100
Equivalence Dose Evaluation between Microbeam Radiation Therapy and Conventional Broadbeam Radiation Using Clonogenic Assays
M. Justin Byron, postdoctoral research associate at UNC Lineberger, $250
Does emphasizing the harmful chemicals in cigarette smoke increase smokers’ interest in switching to organic, natural, and additive-free cigarettes.
Marissa Hall, a doctoral candidate at the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health, 1st place -$250
Risk appraisals and reactance: Mediators of the impact of pictorial cigarette pack warnings on quit intentions
Emily Rossi, research assistant at the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health, 2nd place -$150
Weight loss via surgical sleeve gastrectomy, but not a low fat diet, reverses the pro-tumorigenic effects of obesity
Andrew Seidenberg, graduate research assistant at the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health, 3rd place-$100
Baseline measurements of CO and PM2.5 levels in waterpipe venues in North Carolina before a new ventilation requirement.