March 13, 2020

Poster session highlights graduate students' interdisciplinary health, disease research efforts

Recently, the seventh annual Health and Disease: Science, Technology, Culture and Policy Research Poster Session showcased more than 100 graduate student presenters from colleges across campus.

The event was sponsored by the colleges of Agriculture, Engineering, Health and Human Sciences, Liberal Arts, Pharmacy, Science and Veterinary Medicine; Purdue Polytechnic Institute; and Purdue Libraries and School of Information Studies..

Several other campus units also supported the program, including the Purdue Center for Cancer Research; Purdue Institute of Inflammation, Immunology and Infectious Disease (PI4D); Purdue Institute for Integrative Neuroscience (PIIN); and Purdue Public Policy Research Institute. The annual poster session aims to foster new interdisciplinary collaborations across a diverse spectrum of disciplines, and to enhance student communication and professional skills.

Posters from six categories — cancer; cardiovascular and metabolic diseases; health care and culture; health care technology and engineering; inflammation, immunology, and infectious diseases; and neuroscience and neurodegenerative disease — were evaluated based on the significance of the results and quality of the student’s presentation.

The winners for each category are:

Cancer

  • First: Christine Muli, College of Pharmacy. Faculty mentor: Darci Trader.
  • Second: Kaustabh Sarkar, College of Engineering. Faculty mentor: You-Yeon Won.
  • Third: Chaylen Andolino, College of Health and Human Sciences. Faculty mentor: Dorothy Teegarden.

Cardiovascular and Metabolic Diseases

  • First: Swetha Ramadesikan, College of Science. Faculty mentor: R. Claudio Aguilar.
  • Second: Kaushik Muralidharan, College of Science. Faculty mentor: Angeline Lyon.
  • Third: Elizabeth Sahagun, College of Health and Human Sciences. Faculty mentor: Kimberly Kinzig.

Health Care and Culture 

  • First: Carine Nkemngong, College of Agriculture. Faculty mentor: Haley Oliver.
  • Second: Jenny Beal, College of Pharmacy. Faculty mentor: Ashley Meredith.
  • Third: Leanne Nieforth, College of Veterinary Medicine. Faculty mentor: Marguerite O’Haire.

Health Care Technology and Engineering

  • First: Shruthi Suresh, College of Engineering. Faculty mentor: Bradley Duerstock.
  • Second: Divya Tankasala, College of Engineering. Faculty mentor: Jacqueline Linnes.
  • Third: Angel Enriquez, College of Engineering. Faculty mentor: Hyowon Hugh Lee.

Inflammation, Immunology and Infectious Diseases

  • First: Ahmed Hassan, College of Veterinary Medicine. Faculty mentor: Mohamed Seleem.
  • Second: Nader Abutaleb, College of Veterinary Medicine. Faculty mentor: Mohamed Seleem.
  • Third: Ramizah Mohd Sabri, College of Science. Faculty mentor: Qing Deng.

Neuroscience and Neurodegenerative Disease

  • First: Anna Gutridge, College of Pharmacy. Faculty mentor: Richard van Rijn.
  • Second: Ola Wasel, College of Health and Human Sciences. Faculty mentor: Jennifer Freeman.
  • Third: Muriel Eaton, College of Pharmacy. Faculty mentor: Yang Yang.

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