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NEI Summer Intern Program 2009 Poster Day Participants

The NIH Summer Poster Day provides an opportunity for summer interns to share their accomplishments with the NIH community as well as family and friends. The following seventeen students from the NEI presented their research at the event:

Poster Day Participants
Megan Casady

Megan Casady
The Effect of Complement Component C5a on the Immunosuppressive Function of Human Retinal Pigment Epithelium Cells Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
Dr. Baoying Liu, Dr. Robert Nussenblatt, Preceptors
Laboratory of Immunology

Haoxing Chen
Alterations in MicroRNA Expression Leads to Experimental Autoimmune Uveitis
University of Maryland
Dr. Rachel Caspi, Dr. Mary Mattapallil, Preceptor
Laboratory of Immunology

Reza Hashemipour
Genotyping of BCMO1 Knockout Mice
University of Maryland
Dr. Thomas M. Redmond, Preceptor
Laboratory of Retinal Cell and Molecular Biology

Poster Day Participants
Avinash Hiriyanna

Avinash Hiriyanna
Characterization of mouse models of human retinal disease caused by mutations in the leucine zipper transcription factor NRL
University of Maryland
Dr. Anand Swaroop, Dr. Jerome Roger, Preceptors
Neurobiology Neurodegeneration & Repair Laboratory

Marjory Jones
A Comparison of Anesthetics for Electroretinography
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
Dr. Ginger Tansey, Preceptor
Veterinary Research and Resources Section

Waynekid Kam
Imaging the Natural History of Geographic Atrophy in Age-related Macular Degeneration: An Othera Study Duke University
Dr. Wai T. Wong, Preceptor
Unit on Neuron-Glia Interactions in Retinal Disease

Stephanie Kuo
MALDI Mass Spectrometry Analysis of Vitamin A Isomerization Reaction
Quince Orchard High School
Dr. Michael Redmond, Preceptor
Laboratory of Retinal Cell and Molecular Biology

David Li
VRMGEF Transgenic Mouse Analysis using Sequencing and PCR techniques
University of Maryland
Dr. Eric Wawrousek, Dr. Viktor Morozov, Preceptors
Laboratory of Molecular and Developmental Biology

Poster Day Participants
Yifan Li

Yifan Li
2010 Intel Science Talent Search Finalist
Characterization of Differentiation Pathways from Mouse ES Cells to RPE Cells in Culture
Montgomery Blair High School
Dr. Lijin Dong, Preceptor
Genetic Engineering Facility

Sara Moghaddam-Taaheri
Characterization of pigment epithelium-derived factor (PEDF) protein variants: insights into mapping a receptor binding site in PEDF
University of Maryland
Dr. S. Patricia Becerra, Dr. Silvia Locatelli-Hoops, Preceptors
Laboratory of Retinal Cell and Molecular Biology

Stephen Moster
Methods for Improving In Vivo Retinal Imaging in Mice through Reduced Lens Opacification
University of Maryland
Dr. Robert Fariss, Preceptor
Biological Imaging Core

Matthew Rapp
Identifying a Functional Role for the Pigment Epithelium-derived Factor Receptor (PEDF-R) in Retinal Cell Survival
University of Maryland, Baltimore County
Dr. Patricia Becerra, Dr. Preeti Subramanian, Preceptors
Laboratory of Retinal Cell and Molecular Biology

Ryan Riddick
Cloning and Expression of the Methionine Sulfoxide Reductase B1 (MSRB1), an Antioxidant Enzyme with High Expression in the Retina
Brown University
Dr. Ignacio R. Rodriguez, Preceptor
Laboratory of Retinal Cell and Molecular Biology

Jerry Sun
Mapping Different Domains of Pdlim2 Interacting with Cytoskeletal Proteins
Winston Churchill High School
Dr. Peggy S. Zelenka, Preceptor
Laboratory of Molecular and Developmental Biology

Poster Day Participants
Steven Walston

Steven Walston
Morphology of the Blue Cone Bipolar Cell in the Mouse Retina
Vanderbilt University
Dr. Wei Li, Preceptor
Unit on Retinal Neurophysiology

Abitha William
Inflammatory Cytokines Enhance VEGF Expression in Human Retinal Pigment Epithelial Cells: Implications for Age-Related Macular Degeneration
University of Maryland
Dr. Chandra N. Nagineni, Dr. John J. Hooks, Preceptors
Laboratory of Immunology

Linda Zhu
Production and Purification of Human PDGFD Recombinant Protein Using a Baculovirus Expression System in the Insect Cell line Sf9
Winchester High School
Dr. Lijin Dong, Preceptor
Genetic Engineering Facility



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