BSCD Poster: Biological & Health Sciences


  • N. Arellano, S. Cohen, N. Cordero, Y. Gao, P. Hahn, K. Haleem, E. Hovanec, A. Hummels, W. Jang, P. Jordache, K. Kang, K. Khabaz, Z. Khan, A. Kunczt, S. Lee & J. Gulati, A. Lu, L. Lungstrom, Y. Mao, M. Mathias, K. Miranda, P. Movva, M. Oh, W. Ramos, A. Rizk, T. Rodriguez & J. Karpin, M. Sengeldi, S. Siddiqui, D. Tang, Y. Tesfu, S. Tetrick, D. Thompson, M. Waarts, J. Wang, S. Warland, E. Watters, R. Xiong


Abstract headers are listed alphabetically by student last name below. You may download and read the full student research abstract(s).


Exploring the Unfolded Protein Response in Calreticulin Mutations in Myeloproliferative Neoplasms
Nicole Arellano, 2nd-Year, Creative Writing
Mentor(s): Professor Shannon Elf, Ben May Department for Cancer Research


Characterization of Fecal Microbiota of WT Mice Compared with Alzheimer’s Tg Mice in Relevance to Alzheimer’s Pathogenesis
Shayna Cohen, 2nd-Year, Neuroscience, Health and Society
Mentor(s): Professor Sangram Sisodia, Neurobiology; Dr. Hemraj Dodiya, Neurobiology


Cell Surface IgSF Proteins are Required for Normal Larval Locomotion
Nicholas Cordero, 3rd-Year, Neuroscience, Psychology, Pre-medicine
Mentor(s): Professor Robert Carrillo, Molecular Genetics and Cell Biology


Evolution of Behavior in Insect Larvae
Yiqin Gao, 2nd-Year, Biology, Computational and Applied Math
Mentor(s): Professor Elizabeth S. Heckscher, Molecular Genetics and Cell Biology


Inhibition of ADAM10 Increases Density of Endothelial Cells in Murine Retina Model Treated with Staphylococcus aureus Toxin ?-Hemolysin
Peter Hahn, 3rd-Year, Public Policy, Pre-medicine
Mentor(s): Dr. Sonia Hernandez, Surgery, Division of Pediatric Surgery


Interpregnancy Interval and Adverse Pregnancy Outcome-Analysis on U.S. Birth Data
Khadija Haleem, 2nd-Year, Neuroscience
Mentor(s): Dr. Yuzuru Anzai, NY Midtown OB/GYN; Dr. Maria Teresa Benedetto, NY Midtown OB/GYN; Dr. Teresa Cheon, NY Midtown OB/GYN; Dr. W. Spencer McClelland, NY Midtown OB/GYN


?7 Nicotinic Acetylcholine Receptor Modulation of Descending Pain Control Pathways
Emma Hovanec, 4th-Year, Neuroscience
Mentor(s): Professor Daniel McGehee, Anesthesia and Critical Care; Shivang Sullere, Neurobiology


Water Dynamics and Interactions Inside ?-Amyloid Fibrils
Alexader (Alex) Hummels, 4th-Year, Computational & Applied Math/Statistics
Mentor(s): Dr. Esmael Haddadian, Biological Sciences


Ties that Bind: Mixed-Status Immigrant Families, Stress Response Dysregulation, and Cardiometabolic Health
Woorin Jang, 4th-Year, Computer Science
Mentor(s): Dr. Aresha Martinez-Cardoso, Public Health Sciences


Modeling Selective Trapping of Weak Bases inside Intra-cellular Vesicles
Phillip Jordache, 4th-Year, Statistics, Biological Sciences
Mentor(s): Dr. Esmael Haddadian, Biological Sciences


Comparative Biogeography of the Filefishes (family Monacanthidae)
Kelly Kang, 1st-Year, Geophysical Sciences
Mentor(s): Chloe Nash, Committee on Evolutionary Biology; Professor Mark Westneat, Organismal Biology and Anatomy


Curvature as an Indicator of Successful Aortic Dissection Endovascular Repair
Kameel Khabaz, 1st-Year, Biological Sciences
Mentor(s): Dr. Luka Pocivavsek, Vascular Surgery & Endovascular Therapy, Medicine


Convergent Epicardial-Endocardial Ablation for Treatment of Long-Standing Persistent Atrial Fibrillation
Zoheb Khan, 2nd-Year, Biological Sciences and Economics
Mentor(s): Dr. Mohanad Hamandi, Cardiovascular Research, Baylor Scott & White The Heart Hospital; Dr. Hafiza Khan, Electrophysiology, Baylor Scott & White The Heart Hospital; Dr. Tung Cai, Cardiothoracic Surgery, Baylor Scott & White The Heart Hospital Denton; Dr. Michael DiMaio, Cardiovascular Research Baylor Scott & White The Heart Hospital; Dr. Matthew Evans, Electrophysiology, Baylor Scott & White The Heart Hospital Denton


?7 Nicotinic Acetylcholine Receptors Relieve Pain Via Modulation of the Descending Pain Pathway
Alissa Kunczt, 4th-Year, Biological Sciences
Mentor(s): Shivang Sullere, Committee on Neurobiology; Professor Daniel McGehee, Anesthesia & Critical Care, Committee on Neurobiology


Evaluating the Racial and Ethnic Distribution of Study Participants in Published Ob/Gyn Randomized Controlled Trials
Seoho Lee, 3rd-Year, Biological Sciences
Jasmine Gulati, 4th-Year, Biological Sciences, History
Mentor(s): Dr. Maria Teresa Benedetto, Lenox Hill Hospital; Dr. Teresa Cheon, Lenox Hill Hospital; Dr. Spencer McClelland, Lenox Hill Hospital; Dr. Lavinia Anzai, NYU Langone Medical Center; Dr. Yuzuru Anzai, Lenox Hill Hospital


Using Fluorescence Microscopy to Characterize the Role of Mechanosensation in Cell Division
Allen Lu, 3rd-Year, Biochemistry & Chemistry, English/Creative Writing
Mentor(s): Professor Eduardo Perozo, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Institute for Biophysical Dynamics


Ecomorphological Relationships of the Goatfishes (Family Mullidae)
Linneaa Lungstrom, 4th-Year, Biological Sciences
Mentor(s): Chloe Nash, Committee on Evolutionary Biology; Professor Mark Westneat, Organismal Biology and Anatomy


Extracellular Vesicles from Patients with Sickle Cell Disease Disrupt Gap Junctions
Yifan Mao, 4th-Year, Biological Sciences & Neuroscience
Mentor(s): Dr. Eric Beyer, Department of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology, Knapp Center for Biomedical Discovery; Dr. Joanna Gemel, Department of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology, Knapp Center for Biomedical Discovery; Dr. Gabrielle Lapping-Carr, Department of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology, Knapp Center for Biomedical Discovery


Bioinformatic Analysis of the Connection between Gut Microbial Diversity and Patient Response to Anti-Pdl1 Immunotherapy
Malaika Mathias, 2nd-Year, Biological Sciences
Mentor(s): Dr. Thomas Gajewski, Pathology; Jessica Fessler, Pathology


Alternate Stable States in Temperate Intertidal Autotrophic Systems
Khashiff Miranda, 4th-Year, Biology
Mentor(s): Professor Cathy Pfister, Ecology and Evolution


Is the Common Environment or Host Species the Major Driver of Microbiome Assembly?
Pranati Movva, 4th-Year, Neuroscience
Mentor(s): Dr. Elena Lopez Peredo, Marine Biological Laboratory


Microenvironmental Nutrient Stress Initiates the Integrated Stress Response through ATF4 in Pancreatic Cancer
Moses Oh, 3rd-Year, Biological Sciences
Mentor(s): Professor Alexander Muir, Ben May Department of Cancer Research


Protein Palmitoylation via a Specific Palmitoyl Transferase Facilitates Golgi Dispersal Observed with Nicotine Exposure
William A. Ramos, 3rd-Year, Molecular Engineering (Biology Track)
Mentor(s): Professor William N. Green, Neurobiology; Okunola Jeyifous, Neurobiology; Anitha Govind, Neurobiology


Evaluating Racial Population (Pop)-Specific Risk for Clinically Actionable Pharmacogenomic (PGx) Guidance
Adam Rizk, 4th-Year, Biological Sciences
Mentor(s): Dr. Peter H. O’Donnell, Medicine; Dr. Mark J. Ratain, Medicine; Professor David O. Meltzer, Medicine; Professor Minoli Perera, Pharmacology, Northwestern University; Emily Schierer, Center for Personalized Therapeutics; Keith Danahey, Center for Personalized Therapeutics


C-Reactive Protein is Associated with Depression and Anxiety in Patients with Inflammatory Bowel Disease
Tina Rodriguez, 4th-Year, Biological Sciences
Jordan Karpin, 4th-Year, Psychology, Creative Writing
Mentor(s): Dr. David T. Rubin, Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition


Characterizing Secreted Effector Network Interactions within Pseudomonas syringae (Psy)
Misra Sengeldi, 3rd-Year, Biological Sciences & Neuroscience
Mentor(s): Professor Jean Greenberg, Molecular Genetics and Cell Biology


Motivations for Participation in and Implementation of Diabetes Group Visits from Different Perspectives: Patients, Providers, Staff and Leadership
Sara Siddiqui, 3rd-Year, Comparative Race & Ethnic Studies
Mentor(s): Professor Arshiya Baig, Medicine; Ms. Erin Staab, Medicine; Dr. Michael Quinn, Medicine


Oral Somatosensation of Touch Events during Feeding
Derrick Tang, 4th-Year, Neuroscience, Philosophy
Mentor(s): Professor Fritzie Arce-McShane, Organismal Biology and Anatomy


Probing Cell-Extracellular Cell Matrix Interactions with RGD Inhibitory Peptides
Yodit Tesfu, 3rd-Year, Neuroscience, Health and Society
Mentor(s): Professor Jocelyn Malamy, Biological Sciences; Elizabeth L. Lee, Biological Sciences


Sensory and Cognitive Encoding in Middle Temporal Area during Categorical Decision Making
Stephanie Tetrick, AB ‘19, Biological Sciences
Mentor(s): Professor David Freedman, Neurobiology; Barbara Peysakhovich, Neurobiology


The Role of EGF and Caveolin-1 in the Pathophysiology of Lung Fibrosis
DeShawn Thompson, 3rd-Year, Biological Sciences & Psychology
Mentor(s): Professor Stephen Kron, Biological Sciences; Dr. Tamica Collins, Molecular Genetics and Cell Biology


The Contribution of Endolysosomal Trafficking Complexes to Bacterial Feeding and Digestion Efficiency in Tetrahymena thermophila
Maya Waarts, 3rd-Year, Biological Sciences, Biochemistry
Mentor(s): Professor Aaron Turkewitz, Molecular Genetics and Cell Biology


Education-Labor Mismatch and Health Outcomes among Immigrants in the U.S.
Jingru (Rachel) Wang, 4th-Year, Neuroscience, Statistics & Health and Society
Mentor(s): Dr. Aresha Martinez-Cardoso, Public Health Sciences


Characterization of Splicing Factor Mutations associated withDifferent Cancer Subtypes
Shane Warland, 3rd-Year, Biological Sciences, Norwegian Studies
Mentor(s): Professor Yang Li, Genetic Medicine; Ben Fair, Genetic Medicine


Similarities and Differences between Ulva sp., Gracilaria sp., and Seawater’s Microbiome Structure in Little Sippewissett Marsh
Emily Watters, 3rd-Year, Biological Sciences (Microbiology) & Russian/East European Studies
Mentor(s): Dr. Elena L. Peredo, The Ecosystems Center, Marine Biological Laboratory


Do Human Gut Plasmids Exclusively Control Their Own Replication?
Rebecca Xiong, 1st-Year, Biological Sciences & Environmental Science
Mentor(s): Professor A. Murat Eren, Medicine; Emily Fogarty, Committee on Microbiology