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:

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, Preceptors
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

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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

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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

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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

Last updated: June 26, 2019