February 5-6, 2024

37th Annual Research Showcase

The UF College of Pharmacy's Annual Research Showcase has grown in size and stature over the years to become one of the college's signature events. It has laid the foundation for many UF College of Pharmacy alumni to launch successful careers in academia, the pharmaceutical industry, with governmental agencies and more.

2024 Research Showcase
Dean Peter Swaan

Welcome

A letter from the Dean

"This year’s event features more than 110 poster presentations and an exceptional lineup of speakers for the oral competition."

It’s my honor to welcome you to the University of Florida College of Pharmacy’s 37th Annual Research Showcase. As one of the signature events in our college, Research Showcase continues to expand each year. This year’s event features more than 110 poster presentations and an exceptional lineup of speakers for the oral competition. All of us in the UF College of Pharmacy take great pride in the research contributions made by our students and trainees, and Research Showcase provides a meaningful way to share their findings with our college and the broader scientific community.

In keeping with the tradition of welcoming an accomplished scientist as our keynote speaker, the UF College of Pharmacy is delighted to host Angela Kashuba, B.Sc.Phm, Pharm.D, dean of the University of North Carolina Eshelman School of Pharmacy. Dr. Kashuba joined the UNC faculty in 1997 and served as chair of the division of pharmacotherapy and experimental therapeutics from 2015 to 2019. For the last four years, she has led UNC’s Eshelman School of Pharmacy while also maintaining a research program focused on optimizing antiretroviral pharmacology in the treatment, prevention and eradication of HIV infection. As a distinguished scientist, Dr. Kashuba has authored more than 300 manuscripts, secured over $25 million in research funding and earned numerous national awards. In today’s presentation, she will explore mass spectroscopy imaging, offering insights into its application in HIV treatment, prevention and care. It should be an enlightening topic for our faculty, students and trainees, as we host one of academic pharmacy’s most esteemed leaders.

Congratulations to all our students and trainees presenting this week. I also want to extend a special thank you to the faculty and staff who have supported their efforts. The UF College of Pharmacy has experienced a phenomenal year in research, as evidenced by our annual research funding increasing 25% in new data submitted to the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy. The 37th Annual Research Showcase provides a fantastic platform to honor and celebrate all our collective achievements.

Peter W. Swaan, Ph.D., M.Pharm.
Dean and Professor, UF College of Pharmacy

Angela.Kashuba

KEYNOTE Address

Angela Kashuba, B.Sc.Phm., Pharm.D., DABCP, FCP

Angela Kashuba, B.Sc.Phm., Pharm.D., DABCP, FCP, is the John A and Margaret P McNeill, Sr. Distinguished Professor and Dean of the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy. She has been on faculty at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill since 1997 and served as the Chair of the Division of Pharmacotherapy and Experimental Therapeutics from 2015 to 2019.

Dr. Kashuba serves as Director of the UNC Center for AIDS Research Clinical Pharmacology and Analytical Chemistry Core and leads a research laboratory focused on optimizing antiretroviral pharmacology in the treatment,
prevention, and eradication of HIV infection. Her laboratory has authored over 300 manuscripts and received over $25 million in research funding. She is the recipient of the 2020 ASCPT Rawls– Palmer Progress in Medicine Award, 2017 ACCP (Pharmacology) Honorary Fellowship Award, and 2017 ACCP (Pharmacy) Therapeutic Frontiers Lecture Award. Dr. Kashuba received her Bachelor’s in Pharmacy Degree from the University of Toronto and her Doctor of Pharmacy Degree from SUNY Buffalo. She completed a residency at Women’s College Hospital and a clinical pharmacology research fellowship at the Clinical Pharmacology Research Center at Bassett Healthcare in
Cooperstown, NY.

Schedule of Events

Monday, February 5, 2024

9-11 a.m.
Postdoctoral and Pharm.D. Student Poster Competition 
HPNP Atrium

12-2 p.m.
Graduate Student Poster Competition A
HPNP Atrium

3-5 p.m.
Graduate Student Poster Competition B
HPNP Atrium

College of Pharmacy Research Showcase

Tuesday, February 6, 2024

10-11 a.m.
Postdoctoral Scholar Oral Competition
HPNP Auditorium

1-3:30 p.m.
Graduate Student Oral Competition
HPNP Auditorium

4-5 p.m.
Keynote Speaker Address: Dr. Angela Kashuba
HPNP Auditorium

5-5:30 p.m.
Showcase Awards Ceremony
HPNP Auditorium

5:30-6:30 p.m.
Reception
BMS Atrium

Poster Competition

Judges

CategoryDepartmentJudge
PharmD & UnderGraduate Students, Session APharmacotherapy and Translational ResearchJohn Allen
PharmD & UnderGraduate Students, Session APharmacodynamicsErin Bruce
PharmD & UnderGraduate Students, Session APharmaceutical Outcomes and PolicyAmie Goodin
PharmD & UnderGraduate Students, Session BPharmaceutical Outcomes and PolicyEarl Morris
PharmD & UnderGraduate Students, Session BPharmaceutical Outcomes and PolicyRachel Reise
PharmD & UnderGraduate Students, Session BMedicinal ChemistryMargaret James
Postdoctoral Trainee, Session APharmaceutical Outcomes and PolicyMasoud Rouhizadeh
Postdoctoral Trainee, Session AMedicinal ChemistryZhixing Wu
Postdoctoral Trainee, Session APharmacotherapy and Translational ResearchNathan Seligson
Postdoctoral Trainee, Session BMedicinal ChemistryXingui Liu
Postdoctoral Trainee, Session BPharmaceuticsJinmai Jiang
Postdoctoral Trainee, Session BPharmacotherapy and Translational ResearchDanxin Wang
Graduate Student, Basic Sciences: CancerPharmacotherapy and Translational ResearchDavid Deremer
Graduate Student, Basic Sciences: CancerPharmacodynamicsMaddalena Parafati
Graduate Student, Basic Sciences: CancerPharmaceuticsSihong Song
Graduate Student, Basic Sciences: CNSPharmaceuticsMei He
Graduate Student, Basic Sciences: CNSMedicinal ChemistryZhixing Wu
Graduate Student, Basic Sciences: CNSMedicinal ChemistryXingui Liu
Graduate Student, Basic Sciences: New TechniquesMedicinal ChemistryYanjun Li
Graduate Student, Basic Sciences: New TechniquesMedicinal ChemistryWenjun Xie
Graduate Student, Basic Sciences: New TechniquesPharmacotherapy and Translational ResearchMohammad Gbadamosi
Graduate Student, Clinical: Drug MetabolismPharmacotherapy and Translational ResearchMohammad Gbadamosi
Graduate Student, Clinical: Drug MetabolismPharmaceuticsFrancine Azeredo
Graduate Student, Clinical: Drug MetabolismPharmacotherapy and Translational ResearchKhoa Nguyen
Graduate Student, Clinical: Outcomes & UtilizationPharmacodynamicsMaddalena Parafati
Graduate Student, Clinical: Outcomes & UtilizationMedicinal ChemistryGustavo Seabra
Graduate Student, Clinical: Outcomes & UtilizationPharmacotherapy and Translational ResearchCaitrin McDonough
Graduate Student, Clinical: Chronic DiseasesMedicinal ChemistrySushobhan Mukhopadhyay
Graduate Student, Clinical: Chronic DiseasesPharmacodynamicsLihui Yuan
Graduate Student, Clinical: Chronic DiseasesPharmaceuticsSihong Song

Submissions

Research CategoryPoster NumberAuthor NameResearch Title
Graduate Student Research: Basic and Translational Science: Cancer1Breanne FreemanPotential of Kava in Reducing Lung Cancer Risk: Mechanism-Based Biomarker Discovery and Analysis
Graduate Student Research: Basic and Translational Science: Cancer2Richard MarreroGWAS Identifies Variants Associated with Measurable Residual Disease Response in Pediatric AML
Graduate Student Research: Basic and Translational Science: Cancer3Zachary RabinowitzActivatable Fluorogenic Probe for Two-photon Imaging of Heparanase-1
Graduate Student Research: Basic and Translational Science: Cancer4Chen ZhouExploring Degradation of Intrinsically Disordered Protein YAP induced by PROTACs
Graduate Student Research: Basic and Translational Science: Cancer5Corey PerkinsInhibition of Pancreatic Acinar Ductal Metaplasia by Novel YAP/TAZ Inhibitor, CV-4-26
Graduate Student Research: Basic and Translational Science: Cancer6Naifah AlshameriDNA Methylation of Ara-C, Daunorubicin, Etoposide PK/PD Genes and pediatric AML Clinical Outcomes
Graduate Student Research: Basic and Translational Science: Cancer7Zhihang ShenDiscovery of PRMT5 Inhibitors
Graduate Student Research: Basic and Translational Science: Cancer8Kuntala DeySynthesis of a Plausible LATS1/2 Kinase Agonist
Graduate Student Research: Basic and Translational Science: Cancer9Brian Molina DiazMagnetic Actuator-Enabled 3D Porous Scaffolds for Mimicking Lung Tumor Constructs
Graduate Student Research: Basic and Translational Science: Cancer10Alexis SmithPROTAC-induced Degradation to Target Aberrant m6A mRNA Modifications in Acute Myeloid Leukemia
Graduate Student Research: Basic and Translational Science: Cancer11Allison LynchOne-week Kava Dietary Supplementation Increases Urinary N- and O-glucuronides of NNAL In Smokers
Graduate Student Research: Basic and Translational Science: Cancer12Satyavardhan Rao NittuRelapse-Enriched Gene Expression Signature of Prognostic Relevance in Pediatric AML
Graduate Student Research: Basic and Translational Science: Cancer13Kevon JollyIn Situ Engineering of Tumor-Infiltrating Macrophages Through Dendrimer-Based Lipid Nanoparticles
Graduate Student Research: Basic and Translational Science: CNS Disorders14Qingchen ZhangInvestigating Inhibition Effects of Cannabis Smoke Condensate on Cytochrome P450 in Human Lung S9
Graduate Student Research: Basic and Translational Science: CNS Disorders15Michelle KuntzA Pharmacokinetic and Pharmacodynamic Evaluation of Mitragynine, a Kratom Alkaloid, in Pregnant Rats
Graduate Student Research: Basic and Translational Science: CNS Disorders16Huilin TangGLP-1RAs and Risk of Parkinson’s Disease in U.S. Older Adults with T2D: A Population-Based Study
Graduate Student Research: Basic and Translational Science: CNS Disorders17Nadine AlshakhshirExtrasynaptic NMDA Receptors Expressed by Magnocellular Oxytocin Neurons in Mouse PVN
Graduate Student Research: Basic and Translational Science: CNS Disorders18Farzana Islam AdibamedLlama2-Enhancing Performance of Social Determinants of Health Discovery for Postpartum Depression
Graduate Student Research: Basic and Translational Science: CNS Disorders19Tam PhamTotal Synthesis and Biological Evaluation of Lyngbyapeptin A from a Marine Cyanobacterium
Graduate Student Research: Basic and Translational Science: CNS Disorders20Shelby GreenSynthesis & Biological Evaluation of Dual Acting SR & DAT Ligands for Treatment of Cocaine Misuse
Graduate Student Research: Basic and Translational Science: CNS Disorders21Eissa JafariPredictors of Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementia in Hypertension Population
Graduate Student Research: Basic and Translational Science: CNS Disorders22Ariana FigueroaOsteopontin-Mediated Reprogramming of CNS Microglia Following Induction of Peripheral Inflammation
Graduate Student Research: Basic and Translational Science: CNS Disorders23Jessica MamallapalliYangonin in Kava: a β-Adrenergic Receptor Negative Allosteric Modulator with a Slow Mode of Action
Graduate Student Research: Basic and Translational Science: CNS Disorders24Todd SahagianAging Increases CCh Induced Currents Supporting Persistent Firing in BLA Principal Neurons
Graduate Student Research: Basic Science: Innovative new techniques25Vanisa PetritiChemical Synthesis and Interconversion of Fusaric Acid Derivatives
Graduate Student Research: Basic Science: Innovative new techniques26Nina ErwinEnhanced Proteolysis Targeting Chimeras Loading and Delivery Through Extracellular Vesicles
Graduate Student Research: Basic Science: Innovative new techniques27Emma EllisDiscovery of Taveuniamides L-M and Pharmacological Characterization of Taveuniamide F
Graduate Student Research: Basic Science: Innovative new techniques28Priscila YamamotoDose Optimization of Carvedilol in Post-Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass: A Population PK/PD Link Approach
Graduate Student Research: Basic Science: Innovative new techniques29Eli LevitBirch Reduction As a Ring Distortion Platform For the Re-Engineering of Indole Alkaloid Bioactivity
Graduate Student Research: Basic Science: Innovative new techniques30Kajal GuptaAssessing the In Vitro Performance ID-Cap System for Improved Patients Compliance
Graduate Student Research: Basic Science: Innovative new techniques31Kimia ZandbiglariLeveraging Large Language Models to Identify Suicidal Behaviors from Electronic Health Records
Graduate Student Research: Basic Science: Innovative new techniques32Samantha AliUnraveling MultiOmic Signaling Pathways: Extracellular Vesicles in Muscle for Nanomedicine in Space
Graduate Student Research: Basic Science: Innovative new techniques33Jabed Al FaysalExplainable Machine Learning Approach to Predict Buprenorphine Discontinuation Risk in OUD Patients
Graduate Student Research: Basic Science: Innovative new techniques34Samantha RakelaFosTRAP for Targeting Stress-Sensitive Neuronal Ensembles in the Ventromedial Prefrontal Cortex
Graduate Student Research: Clinical and Translational Science: Drug Metabolism1Matthew TaylorTesting Transcription Activity of UGT1A1 Promoter TA Repeat Polymorphisms Using Reporter Gene Assays
Graduate Student Research: Clinical and Translational Science: Drug Metabolism2Yi-Hua ChiangTranslational Development of Mitragynine Using Physiologically Based Pharmacokinetic Model
Graduate Student Research: Clinical and Translational Science: Drug Metabolism3Philip MelchertAn In Vitro Evaluation of Botanical Extracts on CES1 Catalytic Activity
Graduate Student Research: Clinical and Translational Science: Drug Metabolism4Alexandria SenetraPreclinical Pharmacokinetic Study of Delta-8-Tetrahydrocannabinol
Graduate Student Research: Clinical and Translational Science: Drug Metabolism5Xuefen YinApplying the PBPK Modeling to Interpret Carbamazepine Nonlinear PKs and its Induction Potential
Graduate Student Research: Clinical and Translational Science: Drug Metabolism6Abelardo D. MontalvoIdentification of Functional Regulatory Variants of CYP2C9 in African Americans
Graduate Student Research: Clinical and Translational Science: Drug Metabolism7Bassma EltanameliPredicting Pulmonary Absorption and In Vitro Tissue Retention of Orally Inhaled Tobramycin
Graduate Student Research: Clinical and Translational Science: Drug Metabolism8Jean MalaveRisk Score Comparison for Atherothrombotic Events in Clopidogrel Treated Patients
Graduate Student Research: Clinical and Translational Science: Drug Metabolism9Dain ChunUnraveling Tramadol Dosing Needs in Patients with Diabetes Using PK/PD Modeling
Graduate Student Research: Clinical and Translational Science: Drug Metabolism10Maryam Al SaeedImpact of the CKD-EPIcr 2021 Equation on ABCD-GENE Score Determination in Patients Who Underwent PCI
Graduate Student Research: Clinical and Translational Science: Drug Metabolism11Sulafa Al SahlawiPredicting the Potential for Cannabidiol-Drug Interactions Using Model-Based Approaches
Graduate Student Research: Clinical and Translational Science: Drug Metabolism12Raed AlshammariGenome-Wide DNA Methylation Analysis Reveals Pattern of Medication-Related Osteonecrosis of the Jaw
Graduate Student Research: Clinical and Translational Science: Drug Metabolism13Omar ElashkarPopulation Pharmacokinetic Modeling For Kavain: A Pilot Study in Healthy Volunteers
Graduate Student Research: Clinical and Translational Science: Drug Metabolism14Samia ShabnazMetabolomic Biomarkers for Carfilzomib-related Cardiovascular Events in Multiple Myeloma Patients
Graduate Student Research: Clinical and Translational Science: Drug Metabolism15Cameron ThomasEvaluation of Clinical Outcomes Among Black vs Non-Black Patients After PCI and CYP2C19 Genotyping
Graduate Student Research: Clinical and Translational Science: Drug Metabolism16Mai AbdelmageedOptimal Design of a Clinical Pharmacokinetic Study with Salicylic Acid in Pregnancy
Graduate Student Research: Clinical Science: Drug Outcomes and Utilization17Yanning WangAntihypertensive Utilization Patterns Among Pregnant Persons with Pre-existing Hypertension
Graduate Student Research: Clinical Science: Drug Outcomes and Utilization18Zijing XuTuning the Organ-Selectivity of mRNA Through Dendrimer-Based Lipid Nanoparticles
Graduate Student Research: Clinical Science: Drug Outcomes and Utilization19Shailina KeshwaniAnalgesic Use and Presence of Hypertension Among Medicare Beneficiaries with Incident Osteoarthritis
Graduate Student Research: Clinical Science: Drug Outcomes and Utilization20Shu NiuAssessing the Concentration of Spending and Share of Specialty Drug Spending in Medicare Part D
Graduate Student Research: Clinical Science: Drug Outcomes and Utilization21Jieqiang ZhouPharmacokinetics of Enrofloxacin and Florfenicol in the Giant Danio
Graduate Student Research: Clinical Science: Drug Outcomes and Utilization22Celeste EwigSecular Trends and Determinants of Hepatitis C Virus Testing during Pregnancy: 2010-2021
Graduate Student Research: Clinical Science: Drug Outcomes and Utilization23Matthew MuschettDescribing Average Daily THC Doses by Indication in Florida’s Medical Marijuana Use Registry
Graduate Student Research: Clinical Science: Drug Outcomes and Utilization24Huili ChenA Model-Based Meta-analysis of Breakthrough Bleeding in Women Using Hormonal Contraceptives
Graduate Student Research: Clinical Science: Drug Outcomes and Utilization25Ying LuNewer Glucose-Lowering Drugs and Risk of Suicide: A Meta-Analysis of Randomized Outcome Trials
Graduate Student Research: Clinical Science: Drug Outcomes and Utilization26Morgan ReevesInvestigation of CXCR6 Involvement in Sorafenib Resistance Development
Graduate Student Research: Clinical Science: Drug Outcomes and Utilization27Guido HuismanExamining The Psychoactive Differences Between Kratom Strains
Graduate Student Research: Clinical Science: Outcomes in Chronic Diseases28Hung-Kai (Henry) ChenEfficacy of IL-1 or IL-6 Inhibitors in Patients with Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis
Graduate Student Research: Clinical Science: Outcomes in Chronic Diseases29Clémence Boivin-ChampeauxEstablishment of a Disease Progression Model for the Hepatitis B Virus
Graduate Student Research: Clinical Science: Outcomes in Chronic Diseases30Alaa AlshehriA Systematic Review of CEAs of Gene Therapy Treatments for Hemophilia Type A and B
Graduate Student Research: Clinical Science: Outcomes in Chronic Diseases31Kayla SmithHigh-Throughput Screening Detects Thiazide-Induced Prescribing Cascades
Graduate Student Research: Clinical Science: Outcomes in Chronic Diseases32Rylie FlohrRyanodine Receptor 1 Polymorphisms are Associated with Cardiac Function in Heart Failure
Graduate Student Research: Clinical Science: Outcomes in Chronic Diseases33Sumaya AbulohaCancer Drug Price Increases Cannot be Explained by Efficacy or Certainty of Evidence Improvements
Graduate Student Research: Clinical Science: Outcomes in Chronic Diseases34Fanxing DuThe Impact of De-escalating Antihypertensive Drugs: A Secondary Analysis of the SPRINT
Graduate Student Research: Clinical Science: Outcomes in Chronic Diseases35Brian GawronskiPreferences and Willingness to Pay for Pharmacogenetic Testing in Medically Underserved Populations
Graduate Student Research: Clinical Science: Outcomes in Chronic Diseases36Julia YangChronic Liver Disease is Associated with Greater Risk of Readmission in Patients with Heart Failure
Graduate Student Research: Clinical Science: Outcomes in Chronic Diseases37Shyam RameshTime to Event Modeling to Predict Age of End-Stage Renal Disease for Patients with ADTKD
Graduate Student Research: Clinical Science: Outcomes in Chronic Diseases38Asinamai NdaiAnalyzing Factors Affecting Length of Emergency Department Stay in Patients with Hemophilia
Graduate Student Research: Clinical Science: Outcomes in Chronic Diseases39Priyanka KulkarniImpact of CDC Recommendation on Hepatitis C Treatment Use among Pregnant Women in the United States
PharmD/Undergrad (A)1Ashley StultzHIV PrEP Care Continuum in Outpatient Settings: A Systematic Review with Meta-Analysis
PharmD/Undergrad (A)2Phuong TonEngineering a Bacterial Nitroreductase to Improve its Metabolism of the Anti-Cancer Prodrug CB1954
PharmD/Undergrad (A)3Julia HunterHigh-Throughput Sequence Symmetry Analysis to Detect ACE Inhibitor-Induced Prescribing Cascades
PharmD/Undergrad (A)4Hanna SchultzDefining Clinical Success: MRSA Bacteremia Patients Treated with Daptomycin and Ceftaroline
PharmD/Undergrad (A)5Julia HetzelSynthesis of Analogues of Small Ubiquitin-Related Modifier Interacting Motifs
PharmD/Undergrad (A)6Kyle LamUse of REV-ERB Ligands to Prevent Muscle Disuse Atrophy
PharmD/Undergrad (A)7Nghi NguyenAn Increase in International Normalized Ratio in Patients on Warfarin Infected with COVID-19
PharmD/Undergrad (A)8Paige RheinTransition of Care in a Geriatric Primary Care Setting: A Pilot Program
PharmD/Undergrad (A)9Eman GabalSecondary Genomic Landscape Of CIC::DUX4 Fusion Sarcomas
PharmD/Undergrad (A)10Tanner BeachyHigh-throughput Sequence Symmetry Analysis to Detect ARB Induced Prescribing Cascade
PharmD/Undergrad (B)11Zachary HammGenetic Variants Associated with Anthracycline-Induced Cardiotoxicity in Breast Cancer Patients
PharmD/Undergrad (B)12Matthew ToddMachine Learning-Fueled Analysis of Functional Endpoints vs. Imaging Biomarkers in DMD Trials
PharmD/Undergrad (B)13Kayleigh BallasThe Effect of NNK-Induced Changes in STING Expression on Lung Cancer Tumorigenesis
PharmD/Undergrad (B)14Amanda MorningstarThe Impact of Medication Reconciliations on Blood Pressures at a Free Student-Run Health Clinic
PharmD/Undergrad (B)15Elizabeth MorganPhysiologically-based Pharmacokinetic Model Analysis of Cocrystalization on Lamotrigine Disposition
PharmD/Undergrad (B)16Ermano MenosImpact of CYP2C19 Phenoconversion on Drug Metabolism and Patient Outcomes
PharmD/Undergrad (B)17Salliam PandoDelta Opioid Receptor Bitopic Ligand VRB86C Produces Biased Partial Agonism and Safer Analgesia
PharmD/Undergrad (B)18Andrés LópezAssociation of PON1 Genotype and Clopidogrel Response in Patients Who Underwent PCI: Real-World Data
PharmD/Undergrad (B)19Darla KhouriEvaluation of Teratogenic Effects of Sulfamethoxazole/Trimethoprim: Comprehensive Literature Review
PharmD/Undergrad (B)20Marion-Ian JavierRacial Disparity in Cardiovascular Adverse Events of Aromatase Inhibitor Use in Breast Cancer
PharmD/Undergrad (B)21Jing Jie YuA Meta-analysis of the Association between Triptan Use and Major Cardiovascular Disease Events
Postdoctoral Trainee (A)22Leandro PippaPBPK/PD of Omeprazole and Esomeprazole Treatment in Non-obese, Obese and Post-gastric Bypass
Postdoctoral Trainee (A)23Aneesha NathGenetic Variants in PK/PD Pathway Genes of Standard AML Chemotherapy Regimen Predicts Outcome
Postdoctoral Trainee (A)24Nitin CharbeForecasting Oral Performance of Amorphous Dispersions with PBPK Modeling & Biorelevant Dissolution
Postdoctoral Trainee (A)25Mallesh KatheTotal Synthesis of Bioactive Natural Products from Marine Cyanobacteria
Postdoctoral Trainee (A)26Vivek ShastriNovel Anti-CD33-IgC/CD3 Bispecific Antibody Mediates Potent T Cell Killing of AML Cells
Postdoctoral Trainee (A)27Tatiana IakovlevaPhysiologically Based Model of Urination to Optimize Treatment of Local Bladder Diseases
Postdoctoral Trainee (A)28Dipesh DhakalA Synthetic Biology Strategy to Generate Key Building Block for Production of Anticancer Apratoxins
Postdoctoral Trainee (A)29Siva Sankara ChenikkayalaEvaluate pH-Triggered, Sustainable Drug Release for Dendrimer-based Formulation of Immune Modulator
Postdoctoral Trainee (A)30Larissa Costa de AlmeidaTranslating Chemical Genomics of Apratoxins into Combination Therapy for Colorectal Cancer
Postdoctoral Trainee (B)31Venkata Krishna KowthavarapuMechanistic Modeling of In-Vitro Biopharmaceutic Experiments for a Weakly Dibasic Drug
Postdoctoral Trainee (B)32Amit MondalBiosynthetic Characterization of Antibacterial Pyrrolomycins
Postdoctoral Trainee (B)33Phani Krishna ParchaCRISPR/Cas9 Screen Identifies Response Modulators in CPX-351 and 7+3 Regimens
Postdoctoral Trainee (B)34Churni GuptaA Quantitative Platform Linking Disease Progression and Clinical Outcomes for Parkinson’s Disease
Postdoctoral Trainee (B)35Gledys Reynaldo-FernandezStrategic Selection of Pegylated rHuEPO Candidates Using a PK/PD Mechanistic Extrapolation Approach
Postdoctoral Trainee (B)36Sofia KokkaliariNew Depsipeptides from Marine Cyanobacteria and Molecular Targets
Postdoctoral Trainee (B)37Monika Trejos KweyeteRacial Disparities in Adjunctive Supportive Care Medication Use in Pancreatic Cancer Patients
Postdoctoral Trainee (B)38Amira SolimanLeveraging Omeprazole PBPK/PD Modeling to Inform DDI Specific Recommendations for Pediatric Labeling
Postdoctoral Trainee (B)39Jeffrey ThinschmidtExperimental Demonstration of Acetylcholinesterase Inhibitors & Reactivators in Anesthetized Rats

Oral Competition

Judges

CategoryDepartmentJudge
PostdocMedicinal ChemistryChris Xing
PostdocPharmaceuticsStephan Schmidt
PostdocPharmaceuticsFan Zhang
PostdocPharmaceutical Outcomes and PolicyMikael Svennson
PostdocPharmacotherapy and Translational ResearchDanxin Wang
Grad StudentsMedicinal ChemistryYousong Ding
Grad StudentsPharmaceuticsTom Schmittgen
Grad StudentsPharmaceuticsCary Mobley
Grad StudentsPharmaceutical Outcomes and PolicyMahmud Hasan
Grad StudentsKeynote SpeakerAngela Kashuba

Postdoctoral Scholar

TimePresenterDepartmentTitle
10:15 AMMona AlshahaweyPharmacotherapy and Translational ResearchCharacterizing Hypertension in the United States: Insights from the All of Us Research Program
10:30 AMSanghoon KangPharmaceuticsToward Finding Biomarkers for T1D: Building Deep Learning Powered Bioimage Analysis Workflow
10:45 AMXiaoshu PanPharmaceuticsDeveloping Extracellular Vesicles for Genome Editing Treatment of Progressive Dominant Hearing Loss

Junior Graduate Student Research

TimePresenterDepartmentTitle
1:15 PMHaylee R. HammondPharmacodynamicsNegative Allosteric Modulation of µ-opioid Receptor Blocks Agonist Activity and Enhances Naloxone
1:30 PMCameron HumerickhousePharmaceuticsA Physiologically Based Pharmacokinetic Lactation Model for Risk of Infant Exposure to Pregabalin
1:45 PMYehua WangPharmaceutical Outcomes and PolicyAssessing the Real-World Effectiveness of Hormonal Contraceptives in Commercial Claims Database

William J. Millard Senior Graduate Student Basic Science Research

TimePresenterDepartmentTitle
2:00 PMSaikat Kumar PoddarMedicinal ChemistryExploring A New Linker Tethering Position on ABT-263 for PROTAC Development
2:15 PMBo SortmanPharmacodynamicsThe Prelimbic Cocaine Self-Administration Acquisition Engram Mediates Well-Trained Cocaine Seeking
2:30 PMYuzhao ZhangMedicinal ChemistryLead Optimization via Gatorator: A Case Study on Heparanase Inhibitor

Julie A. Johnson Senior Graduate Student Clinical Science Research

TimePresenterDepartmentTitle
2:45 PMNoor NahidPharmacotherapy and Translational ResearchImpact of CYP2D6 Inhibitors on Pain Control by the Opioids
3:00 PMNam NguyenPharmacotherapy and Translational ResearchCRISPR Screens Identify ADE, GO and Bortezomib Response Modulators Association with Outcomes in pAML
3:15 PMNicole SmolinskiPharmaceutical Outcomes and PolicyManagement of Pediatric Acute Otitis Media and Consequences in the United States

Sponsors

Dean Julie Johnson Clinical and Translational Research Endowment

Dr. Julie Johnson

Oral Presentations

Junior Graduate Student Awards

Dr. Maureen Keller-Wood

Oral Presentations

Dr. Navin S. Goyal

Poster Competition

Dr. Michael & Jill Taylor

Oral Presentations

Basic Science: CNS Disorders

Dr. Yan Li

Poster Competition

Dr. Philip & Patricia Burton

Oral Presentations

Thank You

Thank you to all of our sponsors and contributors to this year’s Research Showcase!