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2020 Poster Award Candidates

While the ASPET Annual Meeting at EB 2020 was cancelled, we would like to recognize our student and postdoc members who were chosen for the 2020 ASPET Student/Postdoc Poster Competition. 

Division for Behavioral Pharmacology

Behavioral Pharmacology Undergraduate Student Posters

“Characterizing 17-β Estradiol as a Precipitating Factor in Heightened Stress Susceptibility in Female Rats.” Calatayud, Brittney, Univ. of South Carolina, Arnold Sch. of Public Health

“The Effects of Eating a High Fat or a Ketogenic Diet on Sensitivity of Female Rats to Methamphetamine.” Elsey, Madeline, Univ. of Texas at El Paso

“The Sigma1 Receptor Antagonist CM304 Enhances the Antinociceptive Effects of the Cannabinoid Receptor Agonists, but not Mu-Opioid Receptor Full Agonists in Mice.” Patel, Avi, Univ. of Florida

“Sex Differences in Cholinergic Regulation of Behavioral Responses to Rewarding and Aversive Stimuli.” Tat, Jennifer, Vanderbilt Univ.

Behavioral Pharmacology Graduate and Post-baccalaureate Student Posters

“Eating a High Fat Diet Enhances Sensitivity of Rats to Serotonin Syndrome.” Beltran, Nina, Univ. of Texas at El Paso

“Effects of Lorcaserin on Opioid-Induced Observable Behavior in Rhesus Monkeys.” Borgatti, Daniel, McLean Hospital/Harvard Med. Sch.

“Characterization of Delta Opioid Receptor Activity of MMP2200, a Mixed Efficacy Mu and Delta Opioid Receptor Agonist.” Burgess, Gwendolyn, Univ. of Michigan

“Structure Activity Relationship Studies of Psychostimulant Synthetic Cathinones Reveal Nanomolar Antagonist Potency of α-Pyrrolidinohexiophenone (α-PHP) at Human Muscarinic M2Receptors.” Chen, Yiming, Mercer Univ.

“Impact of Short, Long, and Intermittent Access Conditions on MDPV and Cocaine Self-administration in Male and Female Rats.” Doyle, Michelle, Univ. of Texas Hlth. Sci. Ctr. San Antonio

“CRF Release in the Nucleus Accumbens Promotes Arousal in Anticipation of Cocaine Availability: Implications for Stress-Induced Drug-Seeking.” Leonard, Michael, Tufts Univ.

“Studies of Continuous Lorcaserin Plus Buprenorphine in Rat Fentanyl Self-Administration.” Merritt, Christina, Ctr. for Addiction Rsrch., Univ. of Texas Medical Branch

“Single Prolonged Stress Provokes Depressive-like Behavior, Anxiety and Impaired Social Interaction in Females with Potential for Early Invention with Neuropeptide Y.” Nahvi, Roxanna, New York Med. Coll.

“Immune Modulatory Effects of Caryophyllene Oxide in Alcohol Related Behaviors.” Oppong-Damoah, Aboagyewaah, Mercer Univ.

“Microglial Targeting as a Therapeutic Strategy for Social Stress Susceptibility.” Pope, Brittany, Univ. of South Carolina Arnold Sch. of Public Hlth.

“The Adrenergic a2 Receptor-Mediated Discriminative-Stimulus Effects of Mitragynine, the Primary Alkaloid in Kratom (Mitragyna Speciosa) in Rats.” Reeves, Morgan, Univ. of Florida, Coll. of Pharmacy

“Neurocognitive Deficits Associated with Methamphetamine, Cocaine, and MDPV Self-administration in Rats.” Seaman Jr., Robert, Univ. of Texas Hlth. Sci. Ctr. San Antonio

“Potential Involvement of Peripheral Opioid Receptors in the Development of Tolerance to Mu-Opioid Receptor Agonists.” Sears, Bryan, Univ. of Michigan

“Time-of-Day Variation in Learning, Reward-Associated Behaviors, and in Rapid Dopamine Signaling.” Stowe, Taylor, Wake Forest Sch. of Med.

“Evaluating Combination Therapies for Treatment of Chronic Inflammatory Pain: a GABAA Approach.” Woodhouse, Kristen, Univ. at Buffalo

“Compulsion Zone Theory of the Self-administration Paradigm Explains Different Drug Durations of Extinction Responding with Different Cocaine Analogues.” Zinani, Dakota, Univ. of Cincinnati

Division for Cancer Pharmacology

Cancer Pharmacology Undergraduate Student Posters

“Assessing the ABCG2 Protein Interactome: a Potential Strategy to Disrupt ABCG2 Function.” Gavan McHarg, Ailsa, St. Jude Children's Rsrch. Hosp.

“Adrenergic Receptors Signal to β-arrestins to Control the Membrane Trafficking of Monocarboxylate Transporter 1 (MCT1) in Glioblastoma.” John, Kristen, Hofstra Univ.

“Knockdown and Inhibition of SYK Tyrosine Kinase Decreases mTORC1 Activity and Enhances Lysosomal Biogenesis and Autolysosomal Maturation in Pancreatic Cancer Cell Lines.” Pan, Michelle, Boston Univ. Sch. of Med.

Cancer Pharmacology Graduate and Post-baccalaureate Student Posters

“Exploring the Role of Mitochondrial ClpP Activators on Immune Signaling in Breast Cancer.” Aponte-Collazo, Lucas, Univ. of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

“Regulation of GPCR Activation of the Hippo Pathway in Metastatic Breast Cancer.” Arakaki, Aleena, Univ. of California San Diego

“A Microglial Subset at the Tumor-Stroma Border in High Grade Glioma.” Caponegro, Michael, Stony Brook Univ.

“ONC201 and Its Potent Analogues Disrupt Mitochondrial Metabolic Function in Triple Negative Breast Cancer.” Fennell, Emily, Univ. of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

“Small-Molecule Sigma1 Modulator Suppresses PD-L1-Mediated Cancer Cell Adaptive Immune Resistance in Response to Interferon-Gamma.” Haas, Derick, Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center at Thomas Jefferson Univ.

“Mithramycin Analogues with Unique Mechanism of Action in Ewing Sarcoma.” Hayden, Reiya, Univ. of Kentucky

“Pre-Clinical Evaluation of Drug Induced Proteolysis of MLL-Fusions in Acute Leukemia.” Looi-Somoye, Remi, Univ. Coll. London

“Zebrafish as Models OF Tyrosine Kinase-driven Cancer.” Medishetty, Raghavender, Dr. Reddy's Institute of Life Sci.

Cancer Pharmacology Postdoctoral Posters

“High-Throughput Matrix Synergy Screening Identifies Novel Therapeutic Combinations for Merkel Cell Carcinoma.” Garman, Khalid, National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases, National Institutes of Health

“Understanding the Molecular Underpinnings of Neuronal Kinase CDK5 mediated Metabolic Vulnerabilities in Neuroendocrine Tumors.” Gupta, Priyanka, Univ. of Alabama at Birmingham

Division for Cardiovascular Pharmacology

Cardiovascular Pharmacology Graduate and Post-baccalaureate Student Posters

“Endogenous β-endorphin Plays a Pivotal Role in Angiotensin II-mediated Pressor Response.” Badr, Safy, Zagazig Univ.

“Reshaping Commensal Gut Microbiota in Early Life Lowers Blood Pressure Potentially via a Succinate Mediated Mechanism.” Chakraborty, Saroj, Univ. of Toledo

“Opioids Cause Vascular Remodeling via Changes in Cofilin-ERK Signaling: Female Mice Present Higher Risk of Developing Morphine-induced Cardiovascular Disease than Male Mice.” Cheon, Soyoung, Univ. of Toledo Coll. of Med. and Life Sci.

“Cytochrome P450-Derived Epoxy Lipids of N-3 PUFAs Protect the Heart From Ischemia-Reperfusion Injury by Regulating Mitochondrial Sirtuin 3.” Darwesh, Ahmed, Univ. of Alberta

“Therapeutic Fasting Mitigates Metabolic and Cardiovascular Dysfunction in a Prediabetic Rat Model: Possible Role of Adipose Inflammation.” Dwaib, Haneen, American Univ. of Beirut

“Radiofrequency Renal Denervation (RF-RDN) Ameliorates the Severity of Heart Failure with Preserved Ejection Fraction (HFpEF).” Hidalgo, Hunter, Louisiana State Univ. Hlth. Sci. Ctr. New Orleans

“IEX-1 is Required for Vitamin D-induced Inhibition of Proinflammatory State of Macrophages.” Khan, Faaeiza, Chicago State Univ.

“PRKAR1A Deficiency Delays Postnatal Heart Growth.” Liu, Yuening, Washington State Univ.

“BCL6 is Upregulated in Perivascular Adipose Tissue (PVAT) in Western Diet-Induced Obesity-Related Hypertension in Female Rats.” Maddie, Nicole, New York Inst. Of Tech. Coll. of Osteopathic Med.

“Cardiac Iron Overload Promotes Ferroptosis and Cardiac Dysfunction in Mice with Sickle Cell Disease.” Menon, Archita Venugopal, Northeastern Univ.

“The Enzymatic Function of KVβ2 Contributes to Resistance Artery Vasodilation.” Raph, Sean, Univ. of Louisville

“Estrogen Replacement Improves Mesenteric Arterial Relaxation in UC Davis Pre-diabetic Rats: Possible Involvement of Estrogen Receptor Beta.” Razan, Md Rahatullah, Univ. of the Pacific

“The Interplay of Wnt- and PPARγ-signaling in Macrophages and Vascular Smooth Muscle Cells During Vascular Calcification.” Reinhold, Stefan, Maastricht Univ.

“IL-17 Signaling Mediates Cytolytic Natural Killer Cell Activation in Placental-Ischemic Rats.” Travis, Olivia, University of Mississippi Med. Ctr.

“RhoA induces Mitophagy Through PINK1 Stabilization to Confer Cardioprotection.” Tu, Michelle, Univ. of California San Diego

Cardiovascular Pharmacology Postdoctoral Posters

“Regulatory Role of Ceramide/mTOR Signaling in Exosome Secretion from Smooth Muscle Cells during Arterial Stiffening and Medial Calcification.” Bhat, Owais, Virginia Commonwealth Univ.

“Deletion of Cardiomyocyte YAP Potentiates Inflammatory Gene Expression in the Heart.” Brand, Cameron, Univ. of California San Diego

“Angiotensin-(1-7) Improves Integrated Cardiometabolic Function in Aged Mice.” Miller, Amanda, Pennsylvania State Univ. Coll. of Med.

“Cardiomyocyte-generated Monocyte Chemoattractant Protein 1 Contributes to Cardiac Inflammation During Adverse Remodeling in Pressure Overload.” Ninh, Van, Univ. of California San Diego

Dolores C. Shockley Awards

Dolores C. Shockley Award Undergraduate Student Posters

“Identification of the Hsp90 Isoforms and Co-Chaperones that Repress Opioid Anti-Nociception in the Spinal Cord.” Bejarano, Paul, Univ. of Arizona

“The Effects of Eating a High Fat or a Ketogenic Diet on Sensitivity of Female Rats to Methamphetamine.” Elsey, Madeline, Univ. of Texas at El Paso

“Improved Fractionation Method Demonstrates Phosphorylated Akt is Localized to the Cytoplasm in LβT2 Cells.” Garcia, Alexis, Univ. of California San Diego

Dolores C. Shockley Award Graduate and Post-baccalaureate Student Poster

“Regulation of GPCR Activation of the Hippo Pathway in Metastatic Breast Cancer.” Arakaki, Aleena, Univ. of California San Diego

“Comparing Serum Haemoglobin (Hb) Levels of Women who Received Intermittent Preventive Treatment (IPT) with Sulphadoxine Pyrimethamine (SP) and their Controls During Antenatal Care (ANC) in a Malaria Endemic Rural African Community.” Chukwu, Leo, Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu Univ.

“Daily Intermittent Fasting in Mice Enhances Morphine Induced Anti-Nociception while Mitigating Multiple Side Effects.” Duron, David, Univ. of Arizona

“Does the Mu-Delta Opioid Receptor Heterodimer Repress Akt Kinase to Reduce Opioid Anti-Nociception?.” Hurtado, Kevin, Univ. of Arizona

“Memory Clinics”: A Series of Memory Challenges for the Improvement of Metacognitive Skills in a Pharmacology Course.” Larrarte-Gonzalez, Maria, Univ. de Los Andes

“Glucocorticoids Rapidly Stimulate cAMP Production in a Gαs-dependent Manner.” Nuñez, Francisco, Chapman Univ. Sch. of Pharmacy

“The Bradykinin B2 Receptor Agonist NG291 Causes Rapid, Transient Blood-Brain Barrier Disruption Without Evidence of Persistent Brain Injury: Implications for Drug Delivery to the Brain.” Rodriguez Masso, Sergio, Univ. of Puerto Rico Med. Sci. Campus

“Impact of Common Polymorphic Variant A503V in POR on Drug Metabolism: Implications for POR Deficiency.” Rojas Velazquez, Maria Natalia, Univ. of Bern, Switzerland

“Nucleic-Acid Mediated Expression of Cardiopoietic Markers in Human Umbilical Cord-Derived Mesenchymal Stem Cells.” Romero Arocha, Sinibaldo, Mayo Clinic

“Development of Targeted Interleukin-27 Gene Therapy for Disrupting Malignant Crosstalk in Prostate Cancer Bone Metastases.” Salameh, Janelle, Purdue Univ.

“MEF2C Mediates Chronic Pain in Rodent Neuropathy Models.” Serafini, Randal, Icahn Sch. of Med. at Mount Sinai

“IL-17 Signaling Mediates Cytolytic Natural Killer Cell Activation in Placental-Ischemic Rats.” Travis, Olivia, University of Mississippi Med. Ctr.

“Regulator of G protein Signaling 10 (RGS10) Functionally Interacts with Store-operated Calcium Entry Machinery to Regulate COX-2 and TNF-α in Microglia.” Wendimu, Menbere, Univ. of Georgia

Dolores C. Shockley Award Postdoctoral Posters

“Development of a Dopaminergic Neurodegeneration Assay Using Laser Cytometry of Caenorhabditis elegans Models of Parkinson’s disease.” Akano, Emmanuel, National Institutes of Health/NINDS

“Sex Differences in Nicotinic Receptor Regulation of Local Nucleus Accumbens Circuitry Underlying Motivated Behavior.” Brady, Lillian, Vanderbilt Univ.

“Myo-Inositol Improves Ischemic Stroke Outcome After both Nicotine Containing Electronic Cigarette and Tobacco Smoke Exposure.” Villalba, Heidi, Texas Tech Univ. Hlth. Sci. Ctr. Jerry H. Hodge Sch. of Pharmacy

Division for Drug Discovery and Development

Drug Discovery and Development Graduate and Post-baccalaureate Student Posters

“Discovery and structure-activity Relationship Study of Novel Series of Mono-amine Transporter Inhibitors for
the Treatment of Neurodegenerative Diseases.” Ashraf-Uz-Zaman, Md, Texas Tech Univ. Hlth. Sci. Ctr.

“Discovery of High Affinity γ-Hydroxybutyrate (GHB) Receptor Ligands for SSADH Deficiency, a Disorder of GABA Metabolism.” Chen, Justin, Washington State Univ.

“ALGX-XC20, a Novel Transient Receptor Potential Ankyrin 1 (TRPA1) Antagonist Attenuates Joint Pain and Articular Cartilage Damage in an Osteoarthritis Rat Model.” Desclaux, Scarlett, Mahidol Univ.

“CLIC1 is an Attractive Candidate for the Initial Binding Target of the Novel Peptide MTI-101.” Freeman, Sarah, West Virginia Univ.

“A Dual COX-2/sEH Inhibitor Treated Kidney Injury in a Drug-induced Glomerular Disease Model.” Jankiewicz, Wojciech, Med. Coll. of Wisconsin

“The Pharmacokinetics of the Fab Fragment of a Humanized Anti-Cocaine Monoclonal Antibody and its Effects on Cocaine’s Distribution in Mice.” Marckel, Jordan, University of Cincinnati

“Light-Mediated Delivery of Dexamethasone for the Treatment of Rheumatoid Arthritis.” Zywot, Emilia, Univ. of North Carolina

Drug Discovery and Development Postdoctoral Posters

“Buprenorphine Analogs to Treat Relapse.” Olson, Keith, Univ. of Michigan

“Deciphering the Mechanisms of Action of Altertoxin II with Genome-Wide CRISPR/Cas9 Knockout Screening.” Robles, Andrew, Univ. of Texas Hlth. Sci. Ctr. San Antonio

“Identification of FDA Approved Drugs and their Synergistic Combinations as Potent and Selective Regulators of Uterine Contractility for Therapeutic Control of Preterm Labor.” Siricilla, Shajila, Vanderbilt Univ. Med. Ctr.

“Novel Salinomycin Analogs Show Improved Selectivity Towards Breast Cancer Stem Cells.” Urbaniak, Alicja, Univ. of Arkansas for Med. Sci.

“LFA-9, a Selective Inhibitor of Microsomal Prostaglandin Synthase-1 and 5-Lipoxygenase: Prevention of Inflammatory and Oncologic Diseases.” Yarla, Nagendra, Univ. of Oklahoma Hlth. Sci. Ctr.

Division for Drug Metabolism and Disposition

Drug Metabolism and Disposition Undergraduate Student Poster

“Regulation of Human Aldehyde Oxidase Expression by Estrogen Receptor Agonists.” Teo, Hong Kai, National Univ. of Singapore

Drug Metabolism and Disposition Graduate and Post-baccalaureate Student Posters

“Gefitinib, at its Clinically Relevant Concentrations, Inhibits Rifampicin-Induced CYP3A4 Gene Expression in Human Hepatocytes.” Abbott, Kodye, Auburn Univ.

“Quantitative Prediction of the Role of Placental Efflux to Optimize Dosing Regimens of Dexamethasone and Betamethasone to Prevent Respiratory Distress Syndrome.” Anoshchenko, Olena, Univ. of Washington

“Retinoid X Receptor Modulators Transcriptionally Regulate Human Aldehyde Oxidase Expression.” Chen, Shiyan, National Univ. of Singapore

“Modulation of CYP3A Activity to Increase the Oral Bioavailability of Ibrutinib.” Eisenmann, Eric, Ohio State Univ.

“Phosphorylation and Function of OATP1B1 with Tyrosine Kinase Inhibitors.” Hayden, Elizabeth, Univ. at Buffalo

“Differential Contribution of Neuronal Uptake Transporters to Oxaliplatin Peripheral Neurotoxicity.” Huang, Kevin, Ohio State Univ.

“Crystal Structure of CYP2C9*8 Genetic Variant Bound to an Anti-Hypertensive Drug Losartan.” Kamat, Sumit, Albany Coll. of Pharmacy and Hlth. Sci.

“Maternal Immune Activation Alters Placental and Fetal Brain Amino Acid Transport in Rats.” McColl, Eliza, Univ. of Toronto

“Naturally-Occurring Variants of Muscle-Type Creatine Kinase Exhibit Altered Tenofovir Monophosphate Phosphorylation Activity.” Mosher, Eric, Johns Hopkins Univ. Sch. of Med.

“Impact of Common Polymorphic Variant A503V in POR on Drug Metabolism: Implications for POR Deficiency.” Rojas Velazquez, Maria Natalia, Univ. of Bern, Switzerland

“Regions of CYP1A2 and CYP2B4 that are Involved in the Homomeric and Heteromeric Complex Formation: The Search Continues.” Saha, Aratrika, Louisiana State Univ. Hlth. Sci. Ctr

“Prediction of Negative Food-Effect on Drug Bioavailability by Mechanistic Biopharmaceutics Classification System (mBCS)-guided Physiologically-based Pharmacokinetic Modeling.” Sharma, Sheena, Washington State Univ. Spokane

“19-(S/R)Hydroxyeicosatetraenoic Acid is a Novel Endogenous Inhibitor of Cytochrome P450 1B1 in Enantioselective Manner.” Shoieb, Sherif, Univ. of Alberta

“Cytosolic Glutathione-S-transferase A1 (GSTA1) Plays a Primary Role in the Metabolic Clearance of the Aromatase Inhibitor, Exemestane.” Teslenko, Irina, Washington State Univ., Coll. of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sci.

Drug Metabolism and Disposition Postdoctoral Posters

“Structural and Functional Insights into Aldosterone Synthase Interaction with Ligands and Redox Partner Proteins for Enhanced Treatment of Hypertension.” Brixius-Anderko, Simone, Univ. of Michigan

“A Single Amino Acid in ABCG2 is Essential for Clamping Substrates and Inhibitors into the Binding Pocket.” Gose, Tomoka, St. Jude Children's Rsrch. Hosp.

“Altered Cisplatin Pharmacokinetics during Nonalcoholic Steatohepatitis Contributes to Reduced Nephrotoxicity.” Jilek, Joseph, Univ. of Arizona

“Spatiotemporal Patterning of ABC Multidrug-Resistance Transporters During Germ Layer Specification.” Schrankel, Catherine, Univ. of California San Diego

“Nucleoside Triphosphate Diphosphohydrolases Dephosphorylate the Pharmacologically Active Metabolite of Tenofovir.” Seneviratne, Herana, Johns Hopkins Univ. Sch. of Med.

Division for Molecular Pharmacology

Molecular Pharmacology Undergraduate Student Poster

“Investigation of the Signaling Mechanisms of the Mu-Delta Opioid Receptor Heterodimer.” Sieffert, Madison, Univ. of Arizona

Molecular Pharmacology Graduate and Post-baccalaureate Student Posters

“Influence of RGS6 on Inhibitory G Protein Signaling in Mouse Sinoatrial Nodal Cells.” Anderson, Allison, Univ. of Minnesota

“Identification of PDZ-RhoGEF as a Novel Target of Gαi Signaling.” Chandan, Naincy, Univ. of Michigan

“Branched Photoswitchable Tethered Ligands for Optical Interrogation of Metabotropic Glutamate Receptor-Mediated Modulation of  Prefrontal Cortex Circuits.” Gutzeit, Vanessa, Weill Cornell Med.

“N-Terminal Targeting of RGS2 for FBXO44-Mediated Proteasomal Degradation.” McNabb, Harrison, Purdue Univ.

“G Protein Biased Signaling by Non-catechol Dopamine D1 Receptor Agonists.” Nilson, Ashley, Univ. of Texas Medical Branch

“Glucocorticoids Rapidly Stimulate cAMP Production in a Gαs-dependent Manner.” Nuñez, Francisco, Chapman Univ. Sch. of Pharmacy

“Development of Targeted Interleukin-27 Gene Therapy for Disrupting Malignant Crosstalk in Prostate Cancer Bone Metastases.” Salameh, Janelle, Purdue Univ.

“A High-throughput CRISPR Interference Screen to Dissect Functional Regulators of GPCR/cAMP Signaling.” Semesta, Khairunnisa, Duke Univ.

“Nef Dimerization is Required for Antagonism of the Host Cell Restriction Factor, SERINC5.” Staudt, Ryan, Univ.  of Pittsburgh

“Structural Insights and Thermodynamics of Membrane-Facilitated Binding and Unbinding Mechanisms of Long-Acting β2-Adrenergic Agonists.” Szlenk, Christopher, Washington State Univ.

“Discovery of First-in-Class Small Molecule Adhesion GPCR Modulators.” Vizurraga, Alexander, Univ. of Michigan

“Regulation of alpha-Arrestin Function in G Protein-Coupled Receptor Signaling and Trafficking.” Wedegaertner, Helen, Univ. of California San Diego

“Regulator of G protein Signaling 10 (RGS10) Functionally Interacts with Store-operated Calcium Entry Machinery to Regulate COX-2 and TNF-α in Microglia.” Wendimu, Menbere, Univ. of Georgia

“PKA RIα Phase Separation Drives cAMP Compartmentation and Suppresses Tumorigenic Signaling.” Zhang, Jason, Univ. of California San Diego

“Biased Agonists of the Chemokine Receptor CXCR3 Differentially Drive Formation of Gαi and β-arrestin Complexes.” Zheng, Kevin, Duke Univ.

Molecular Pharmacology Postdoctoral Posters

“S1PR1 Interacts with Endoplasmic Reticulum Stress Sensor, BiP, to Regulate Calcium Homeostasis and Endothelial Barrier Function.” Anwar, Mumtaz, Univ. of Illinois at Chicago

“Design of First in Class Bitopic Ligands Targeting the Sodium Binding Pocket in Opioid Receptors.” Faouzi, Abdelfattah, Washington Univ. Sch. of Med.

“A Light-gated Integrator for Imaging Kinase Activity in Living Cells.” Lin, Wei, Univ. of California San Diego

“Using C. elegans Genetics to Identify Regulators of μ-Opioid Receptor Signaling.” Wang, Dandan, Scripps Research

Division for Neuropharmacology

Neuropharmacology Undergraduate Student Posters

“Identification of the Hsp90 Isoforms and Co-Chaperones that Repress Opioid Anti-Nociception in the Spinal Cord.” Bejarano, Paul, Univ. of Arizona

“Role of Novel Receptor GPR171 in Chemotherapy-induced Neuropathic Pain.” Edwards, Taylor, Utah State Univ.

“The Effect of a Humanized Anti-Cocaine Monoclonal Antibody on the In Vitro Metabolism of Cocaine.” Turner, Mackenzie, Univ. of Cincinnati

Neuropharmacology Graduate and Post-baccalaureate Student Posters

“Late Atomoxetine or Fluoxetine Treatment with Low Duration Voluntary Running Facilitate Recovery of the Motor Function after Photothrombotic Stroke in Mice.” Alamri, Faisal, Texas Tech Univ. Hlth. Sci. Ctr.

“Regulation of Presynaptic CB1 Receptors in Persistent Inflammation.” Bouchet, Courtney, Oregon Health & Science Univ.

“Exploring a Role for Organic Cation Transporter 3 in Ethanol and Cocaine Co-Abuse.” Bowman, Melodi, Univ. of Texas Hlth. Sci. Ctr. San Antonio

“Effects of “Junk-Food” on Excitatory Transmission and NMDA Receptor Subunit Expression in the NAc of Females.” France, Amanda, Univ. of Michigan

“Effects of Aging on Substantia Nigra Dopamine Neuron Excitability and Inhibitory Synaptic Transmission in Mice.” Howell, Rebecca, Oklahoma Med. Rsrch. Foundation

“Depression Mediated By Inflammatory Responses To Chronic Stress.” Kokkosis, Alexandros, Stony Brook Univ.

“Individual Differences in Modulation of Dopamine Release in a Rodent Model of Substance Abuse Vulnerability.” Leach, Amy, Wake Forest Univ. Hlth. Sci.

“RGS2 Modulates Cocaine Self-administration by Controlling Dopamine D2 Autoreceptor Activity.” Luessen, Deborah, Wake Forest Sch. of Med.

“Methcathinone Rapidly Decreases Dopamine Transporter Function: Role of Calcium and Protein Kinase C.” Magee, Charlotte, Univ. of Utah, Sch. of Dentistry

“Discovery and Characterization of Small Molecule Potentiators of KCC2 Activity.” Prael, Francis, Vanderbilt Univ.

“IRAK4 Inhibition Attenuates Interleukin-1-Induced Astrogliosis: A Potential Therapeutic Target for Neurodegenerative Disorders?.” Reeder, Evan, Univ. of Cincinnati, James L. Winkle Coll. of Pharmacy

“MEF2C Mediates Chronic Pain in Rodent Neuropathy Models.” Serafini, Randal, Icahn Sch. of Med. at Mount Sinai
Neuropharmacology Postdoctoral Posters

“Development of a Dopaminergic Neurodegeneration Assay Using Laser Cytometry of Caenorhabditis elegans Models of Parkinson’s disease.” Akano, Emmanuel, National Institutes of Health/NINDS

“Sex Differences in Nicotinic Receptor Regulation of Local Nucleus Accumbens Circuitry Underlying Motivated Behavior.” Brady, Lillian, Vanderbilt Univ.

“In vivo Efficacy of Novel Type Preferring MT1 Melatonin Receptor Inverse Agonists in C3H/HeN Mouse Models of Chronobiological Behavior.” Glatfelter, Grant, Univ. at Buffalo

“Elucidation of the Purinergic P2X4-dopamine Receptor Interaction in Regulation of Sensorimotor Gating and Underlying Signaling Molecules.” Khoja, Sheraz, Univ. of Southern California

“Myo-Inositol Improves Ischemic Stroke Outcome After both Nicotine Containing Electronic Cigarette and Tobacco Smoke Exposure.” Villalba, Heidi, Texas Tech Univ. Hlth. Sci. Ctr. Jerry H. Hodge Sch. of Pharmacy

Division for Toxicology

Toxicology Undergraduate Student Posters

“Inflammatory Gene Expression and Oxidative Stress in Human Lung Epithelial Cells Exposed to Combustion-Produced PM2.5.” Al Housseiny, Heba, Univ. of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

“2,3-Dichlorophenylpiperazine (DCPP)-derived Antipsychotics Obstruct Cholesterol Biosynthesis in hiPSC-derived Neural Precursors and Early Postmitotic Neurons.” Kim, John, Vanderbilt Univ.

“PPARγ Regulates the Inflammatory Response to Ozone-Induced Lung Injury in Mice.” Malcolm, Callum, Univ. of Aberdeen

Toxicology Graduate and Post-baccalaureate Student Posters

“Investigating the Structure-Toxicity Relationship of Methylimidazolium Ionic Liquids in Isolated Primary Human Hepatocytes.” Abdelghany, Tarek, Institute Cellular Medicine, Newcastle Univ.

“Targeting OCT2 to Ameliorate Cisplatin-induced Ototoxicity in Zebrafish and Mice.” Chen, Mingqing, Ohio State Univ.

“Brain Organoid-on-a-Chip: Model System for Predicting cART induced Neurotoxicity and Neuropsychiatric Effects.” Chhibber, Tanya, Texas Tech Univ. Hlth. Sci. Ctr.

“Directionally Opposite Effects Of Cyclosporine And Sirolimus On Endotoxic Nephrotoxicity In Rats.” Elzokm, Shrouk, Pharos Univ. at Alexandria

“Lepidium meyenii L. and Isolated Macamides Reduces Lipopolysaccharide-Induced Inflammatory Response in THP-1 Cells.” Gonzales-Urday, Ana, Massachusetts Coll. Of Pharmacy and Hlth. Sci.

“LC-MS Fingerprinting Method for the Trace Amines Ratio and Synephrine Enantiomers Found in Citrus Aurantium-Listing Pre-Workout Supplements.” Koh, Andy, Bond Univ.

“Effect of Macamides N-(benzyl)linolenamide and N-(3-methoxybenzyl)linolenamide on Autophagy in HepG2 and HeLa Cells.” Martínez-Málaga, Jimena, Massachusetts Coll. Of Pharmacy and Hlth. Sci.

“The Influence of Selenium on Arsenic Hepatobiliary Transport.” Zhou, Janet, Univ. of Alberta

Toxicology Postdoctoral Posters

“Development of a Pediatric Rodent Model to Characterize the Toxic Mechanisms of Inhaled Phosphine.” Hartog, Matthew, U.S. Army Med. Rsrch Inst. of Chemical Defense

“Role of Transporters and S100A8/A9 in Paclitaxel-induced Peripheral Neuropathy.” Li, Yang, Ohio State Univ.

“PEG-asparaginase-induced Hepatic Steatosis is Associated with PKA Activation and White Adipose Tissue Lipolysis.” Naveen Kumar, Gundala, Univ. of Pittsburgh Sch. of Pharmacy

“Multiplex Analysis in a Drosophila Gene-Environment Model Identifies Interactions Among LRRK2, Rotenone and α-synuclein.” Sarkar, Souvarish, Harvard Med. Sch.

Division for Translational and Clinical Pharmacology

Translational and Clinical Pharmacology Undergraduate Student Posters

148. “Using Breath Metabolic Profiling to Identify Genetic Variants in Alcohol Metabolism.” Kang, Sunwoo, Stanford Univ.

149. “Sex-differences in Statin Effects: Long-term Atorvastatin Administration Reduced LDL-Cholesterol Levels and Body Weights only in Male Mice, but Decreased Voluntary Cage Activity in Male and Female Mice.” Sanchez, Pablo, VA San Diego Hlth. Care System and Univ. of California San Diego

Translational and Clinical Pharmacology Graduate and Post-baccalaureate Student Posters

“Sex Differences in an Fmr1 Knock-out Mouse Model of Fragile X Syndrome.” Armstrong, Jessica, Mercer Univ.

“Comparing Serum Haemoglobin (Hb) Levels of Women who Received Intermittent Preventive Treatment (IPT) with Sulphadoxine Pyrimethamine (SP) and their Controls During Antenatal Care (ANC) in a Malaria Endemic Rural African Community.” Chukwu, Leo, Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu Univ.

“Daily Intermittent Fasting in Mice Enhances Morphine Induced Anti-Nociception while Mitigating Multiple Side Effects.” Duron, David, Univ. of Arizona

“Probiotic-generated Product Protects Against Alcoholic Liver Disease Through Increasing Intestinal AhR-IL22-Reg3 and Nrf2 Signaling.” Gu, Zelin, Univ. of Louisville Sch. of Med.

“Rapamycin and Chloroquine Insensitivity Reveal mTORC1-independent Regulation of Epithelial Permeability in Differentiated Intestinal Caco-2 Cells.” Kaur, Harleen, Univ. of Nebraska-Lincoln

“A Metformin-methylglyoxal Imidazolinone Metabolite (IMZ) Increases Angiogenesis via HIF-1 Alpha Activation in Endothelial Cells.” Nguyen, Huong, Wayne State Univ.

“The Bradykinin B2 Receptor Agonist NG291 Causes Rapid, Transient Blood-Brain Barrier Disruption Without Evidence of Persistent Brain Injury: Implications for Drug Delivery to the Brain.” Rodriguez Masso, Sergio, Univ. of Puerto Rico Med. Sci. Campus

“Nucleic-Acid Mediated Expression of Cardiopoietic Markers in Human Umbilical Cord-Derived Mesenchymal Stem Cells.” Romero Arocha, Sinibaldo, Mayo Clinic

“Pharmacokinetic Prediction of CYP2D6 Genotypes of Metoclopramide in Adults and Children Using Physiologically Based Pharmacokinetic Modeling.” Shin, Hyo Bin, Sungkyunkwan Univ.

“A Role for Notch Signaling in Lymphoid Progenitor Development in the Bone Marrow.” Sottoriva, Kilian, Univ. of Illinois Chicago

“Cannabidiol Effects on Post-Seizure Neurogenesis.” Victor, Tanya, Stony Brook Univ.

Translational and Clinical Pharmacology Postdoctoral Poster

“Genetic Inhibition of Nfatc2 Attenuates Asparaginase Hypersensitivity in Mice.” Rathod, Sanjay, Univ. of Pittsburgh Sch. of Pharmacy

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