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NEI Summer Intern Program Participants in the 2011 NIH Poster Day

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 twenty three students from the NEI presented their research at the event:

Willie Carter III

Willie Carter III
DIVRO
7-Ketocholesterol Induced Angiogenesis: a Model for Oxidized Lipids Toxicity
Towson University
Hometown: Mendenhall, MS
Dr. Juan Amaral,
Dr. Ignacio R. Rodriguez, Preceptors
Laboratory of Retinal Cell and Molecular Biology

Megan S Casady
The Effect of Immunosuppression on Human Monocytes
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
Hometown: Silver Spring, MD
Dr. Baoying Liu,
Dr. Robert Nussenblatt, Preceptors
Laboratory of Immunology

Candice Craig
Defining the Breakpoints of Whole Exon Deletions in the RS1 Gene in Patients with X-Linked Juvenile Retinoschisis
University of Maryland, Baltimore County
Hometown: Laurel, MD
Dr. Xinjing Wang, Preceptor
Ophthalmic Genetics and Visual Function Branch

Alecia Gibson

Alecia Gibson
Tracking Interleukin-17 Producing Cells in Experimental Autoimmune Uveitis
George Mason University
Hometown: Annandale, VA
Dr. Reiko Horai, Preceptor
Laboratory of Immunology

Blen Girmay
DIVRO
HLA-A*29:02 Associated Spontaneous Retinopathy in "Humanized" Mice
University of Maryland, Baltimore County
Hometown: Montgomery Village, MD
Dr. Mary Mattapallil, Preceptor
Laboratory of Immunology

Stephane A Guerrier
DIVRO
Isolation and Characterization of Two Isoforms of PEDF
Cornell University
Hometown: Rockville, MD
Dr. Sofia P. Becerra, Preceptor
Laboratory of Retinal Cell and Molecular Biology

Sana Idrees

Sana Idrees
Characterization of Lman1 Knock Out Mice, a Novel Animal for Retinal Degeneration
The George Washington University
Hometown: Fairfax, VA
Dr. Hong Hao,
Dr. Anand Swaroop, Preceptors
Neurobiology Neurodegeneration & Repair Laboratory

Bryan C Kuo
Stearoyl-Coenzyme A Desaturase 1 Activity in Human Retinal Pigment Epithelial Cells
Johns Hopkins University
Hometown: Germantown, MD
Dr. Michael Redmond,
Mr. Todd Duncan, Preceptors
Laboratory of Retinal Cell and Molecular Biology

Athenais C Lapeyre
Molecular Study of Uveal Coloboma: Eye on VAX2
Stone Ridge School of the Sacred Heart
Hometown: Bethesda, MD
Dr. Brian P. Brooks,
Dr. Ramakrishna P. Alur, Preceptors
Ophthalmic Genetics and Visual Function Branch

Teresa Longo
The Ciliopathy Protein CC2D2A is Essential in Eye Development and Left-Right Asymmetry
University of Maryland
Hometown: Germantown, MD
Dr. Shobi Veleri, Preceptor
Neurobiology Neurodegeneration & Repair Laboratory

Chang (Anna) Lu
Crystalline Gene Expression and Co-regulation in Development and Response to Optic Nerve Crush in Mouse
Montgomery Blair
Hometown: Rockville, MD
Dr. Zhiwei Ma,
Dr. Fielding Hejtmancik, Preceptors
Ophthalmic Genetics and Visual Function Branch

Bianca Martinez

Bianca Martinez
DIVRO
Importance of Nitrone Group in Inhibition of Visual Cycle Isomerohydrolase RPE65 by N-tert-butyl-alpha-phenylnitrone
Williams College
Hometown: Miami, FL
Dr. Eugenia Poliakov,
Dr. Bianca Martinez, Preceptors
Laboratory of Retinal Cell and Molecular Biology

Cydney B Nguyen
Overexpression of ACAT1 in cultured human RPE cells.
Richard Montgomery HS
Hometown: Germantown, MD
Dr. JUNG WHA LEE,
Dr. IGNACIO R. RODRIGUEZ, Preceptors
Laboratory of Retinal Cell and Molecular Biology

Sharon Ong
Histaminergic Centripetal Axons in the Ground Squirrel Retina -- Hotlines for the Brain to Talk to the Eye during Hibernation?
Winston Churchill High School
Hometown: Potomac, MD
Dr. Wei Li, Preceptor
Unit on Retinal Neurophysiology

Philip Petrou

Philip Petrou
A Pilot Study for the Evaluation of Minocycline as a Microglia Inhibitor in the Treatment of Diabetic Macular Edema
Mount Sinai School of Medicine
Hometown: Bethesda, MD
Dr. Wai Wong, Preceptor
Unit on Neuron-Glia Interactions in Retinal Disease

Katherine L Pogrebniak
Molecular Modeling of Transmembrane Regions and Nucleotide Binding Domains of the ABCA4 Transporter Protein
Princeton University
Hometown: Jacksonville, FL
Dr. Yuri Sergeev, Preceptor
Ophthalmic Genetics and Visual Function Branch

Mariana Rius

Mariana Rius
DIVRO
Effect of Sodium Hypochlorite on Bacterial Colony Counts of Zebrafish Embryos College of Charleston
Hometown: Rockville, MD
Dr. James M. Raber,
Dr. Robert H. Weichbrod, Preceptors
Veterinary Research and Resources Section

Ragha V Suresh
Central Kinetic Perimetry in Patients with Advanced Retinitis Pigmentosa
Freehold High School
Hometown: Manalapan, NJ
Dr. Brian P. Brooks,
Dr. Wadih M. Zein, Preceptors
Ophthalmic Genetics and Clinical Services Branch

Laurenda E Tettegah

Laurenda E Tettegah
Community College Summer Enrichment Program
Comparison of Expression of RPE Markers in Bovine Native RPE, Primary Cultures, and the ARPE19 Cell Line
Prince Georges Community College
Hometown: Hyattsville, MD
Dr. T. M. Redmond, Preceptor
Laboratory of Retinal Cell and Molecular Biology

Jadir M Vieira
DIVRO
Morphology of the Blue Amacrine Cell in the Mammalian Retina
Florida Atlantic University
Hometown: Coral Springs, FL
Dr. Wei Li, Preceptor
Unit on Retinal Neurophysiology

Eve G Waters
Research and Management Implications of Pseudoloma neurophilia and Mycobacterium sp. Infections in Zebrafish
Cornell University
Hometown: Silver Spring, MD
Dr. James M. Raber,
Dr. Robert H. Weichbrod, Preceptors
Veterinary Research and Resources Section

Grace B Woo
The Effects of PEDF in Cone-Photoreceptor Cells: Insights into Its Mechanism of Action
Irvine Valley College
Hometown: Tustin, CA
Dr. Patricia Becerra,
Dr. Preeti Subramanian, Preceptors
Laboratory of Retinal Cell and Molecular Biology

George Q Zhang

George Q Zhang
Design of New Method for Genotyping Microsatellite Panels Using Tagging Oligonucleotides
Magruder High School
Hometown: Derwood, MD
Dr. Lin Li,
Dr. Fielding Hejtmancik, Preceptors
Ophthalmic Genetics and Visual Function Branch



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