UFSCC Research Poster Day
UFSCC Research Poster Day A Success
The UF Shands Cancer Center accepted abstracts for the 2013 UFSCC Research Poster Day, which took place Monday, April 1 from 5:30pm – 7:30pm at the UF Hilton Hotel & Conference Center. The event sought to further debut the research efforts of all involved in the study and pursuit of cures for the different cancer types and engage peoples from different fields of research to develop cross-collaborative ideas and relationships that could lead to a greater knowledge and understanding of cancer and cancer treatment.
Submissions were accepted in five different categories including drug discovery, experimental therapeutics, immunology, molecular oncology, and population science. Congratulations to the winners and thank you to all who participated! Winners received $1,000 each to be used for travel or professional development.
2013 Award Winners:
Trainee – Predoctoral
Nikolett Molnar, B.S. – Implications of Tumor Cell and Microenvironment Involvement in Angiopoietin-2 Dependant Angiogenesis and Therapeutic Targeting
Natalie Kelso, M.S.W. – The Association between Different Types of Oral Sexual Behaviors and Oral HPV in College Women: Are All Oral Sexual Behaviors Equal?
Hao-Hsiang Kuo, M.S. – Chimeric Antigen Receptor-modified T Cells (CARTs) Targeting Cancer Specific Antigens
Trainee – Postdoctoral
Nancy Nabilsi, Ph.D. – Multiplex Mapping of Chromatin Accessibility and DNA Methylation Within Single Molecules Identifies Epigenetic Heterogeneity in Glioblastoma
Blake Evans, M.D. – Variation in Overtreatment of Prostate Cancer in Florida
Richard L. Bennett, Ph.D. – Novel inhibitors of the interferon inducible, dsRNA-activated kinase PKR for myelodysplastic syndrome
Yumei Gu, Ph.D. – Screening cellular factors that mediate the development of CNS leukemia
Shuhong Han, Ph.D. – Stat3-mediated Up-regulation of Interferon-gamma and Increased Pro-inflammatory Cytokines Contributes to the Prominent Effector Functions of Interleukin-15-derived Dendritic Cells