NIH Summer Poster Day

NEI Poster Day Participants. First Row (left to right): Esther Kim, Bindu Srinivasa, Hima Konduru, Alejandra Maiz, June Hee Kim, Anagha Lokhande, Maria Rios, Natalia Santiago, Esika Savsani, Nikhil Etikela, Nicole Pannullo, Rohini Kallianpur, Karina Navarro, Daniel Lulli. Second Row: Devrat Shah, Brandon Kelin, Adam Lazere, Adriana Grewe, Jayram Sastry, Tony Duckworth, Kaifa Boyce, Fatima Gomez, Anne Warburton, Emile Vieta Ferrer

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-eight students from the NEI presented their research at the event:


Samuel Bennett
Stem Cell-Derived Exosomes as a Potential Glaucoma Treatment
Brown University (Rhode Island)
Dr. Ben Mead, Dr. Stanislav Tomarev, Preceptors
 

Kaifa Boyce
DIVRO

Temporal Characterization of Exosomes Isolated From Differentiated Human Retinal Pigment Epithelial Cells
University of Maryland (Maryland)
Mr. Todd Duncan, Mr. William Samuel, Dr. T. Michael Redmond, Preceptors
 

Julia Chertkof, Anne Warburton
In Vivo Approaches to Increase Pigmentation and In Vitro Tools for Drug Screening for Albinism
Bethesda Chevy Chase High School (Maryland), Stone Ridge School (Maryland)
Dr. Ramakrishna Alur, Dr. Tiziana Cogliati, Dr. Brian Brooks, Preceptors
 

Tony Duckworth
G-SOAR

Comparison of Apically or Basolaterally Secreted Exosomes Secreted by Human Retinal Pigment Epithelial Cells
Mississippi College (Mississippi)
Dr. T. Michael Redmond, Dr. William Samuel, Mr. Todd, Duncan, Dr. R. K. Kutty, Preceptors


Nikhil Etikela
Enhanced Neural Network Analysis of Morphometrics in Stem Cell Derived Retinal Pigment Epithelial Cells
Hopkins School (Connecticut)
Dr. Nathan Hotaling, Dr. Kapil Bharti, Preceptors
 

Fatima Gomez
DIVRO

Post-translation Modification of RPE65 by Palmitoylation: Identification of Modified Cysteines using Acyl-RAC Assay
White Swan High School (Washington)
Dr. T. Michael Redmond, Dr. Sheetal Uppal, Dr. Eugenia Poliakov, Preceptors
 

Rohini Kallianpur
Gene Expression in Embryonic Mouse and Zebrafish Eyes
R.L. Turner High School (Texas)
Dr. Vijay Kalaskar, Dr. Brian Brooks, Preceptors
 

Esther Kim
A Histology Comparison of Wild Type and Degenerative Retina Models Through Development
Johns Hopkins University (Maryland)
Mr. Thad Whitaker, Dr. Anand Swaroop, Preceptors
 

June Hee Kim
The Eye of the Beholder: Individual Differences in Color Preferences
Wellesley College (Massachusetts)
Dr. Bevil Conway, Preceptor


Brandon Klein
Segmentation and Quantitative Analysis of Choroidal Vasculature in Eyes with Age-Related Macular Degeneration
Loyola Marymount University (California)
Dr. Wai Wong, Dr. Catherine Cukras, Dr. Tiarnan Keenan, Preceptors


Hima Konduru
Aryl Hydrocarbon Receptor (AhR) Signaling Enhances Effector Function of Gamma Delta T Cells
Walter Johnson High School (Maryland)
Dr. Anthony St Leger, Dr. Rachel Caspi, Preceptors


Adam Lazere
DIVRO

Neuron-Microglia Interactions Underlying Microglial Homeostasis
Oberlin College (Ohio)
Dr. Yikui Zhang, Dr. Wai Wong, Preceptors


Choyhee ‘Nyusha’ Lin
Improving Training of Artificial Intelligence Based Texture and Intensity Analysis of Induced Pluripotent Stem Cell Derived Retinal Epithelial Cells
Sidwell Friends School (District of Columbia)
Dr. Nathan Hotaling, Dr. Kapil Bharti, Preceptors


Anagha Lokhande
Alternative splicing of USH1C in the Human Retina and its Role in Usher Syndrome
Brown University (Rhode Island)
Mr. Benjamin Fadl, Dr. Anand Swaroop, Preceptors


Daniel Lulli
DIVRO

Characterization of Pigment Epithelium-derived Factor Variants
Bowdoin College (Maine)
Dr. Patricia Becerra, Preceptor
 

Alejandra Maiz
DIVRO

SLCO1B1 & ABCG2 Genes, Statin Use and Age-Related Cataract
University of Illinois at Chicago (Illinois)
Dr. Emily Chew, Ms. Elvira Agron, Dr. Tiarnan Keenan, Preceptors
 

Karina Navarro
DIVRO

Bedside to Bench: Linking Novel Human Syndromes to Loss of Function Alleles with CRISPR/Cas9
Boston University (Massachusetts)
Dr. Robert Hufnagel, Preceptor
 

Tamir Odzorig
Visualization of Bioprinted Ocular Tissue Using Immunostaining
Walter Johnson High School (Maryland)
Dr. Minjae Song, Mr. Russell Quinn, Dr. Kapil Bharti, Preceptors


Nicole Pannullo
DIVRO

Protein-Protein Interactions of RPE65
Rochester Institute of Technology (New York)
Dr. Eugenia Poliakov, Dr. T. Michael Redmond, Preceptors


Maria Rios
DIVRO

Pathogenic Th17 Cells Generated in Presence of IL23 Shows Similar Metabolic Profile as Non-pathogenic Th17 Cells
Toppenish High School (Washington)
Dr. Kumarkrishna Raychaudhuri, Dr. Rachel Caspi, Preceptors


Natalia Santiago
DIVRO

Characterization of Recombinant Human and Mouse Pigment Epithelium-derived Factor Receptor generated by Different Expression Systems.
Inter American University of Puerto Rico (Puerto Rico)
Ms. Jeanée Bullock, Dr. Preeti Subramanian, Dr. Patricia Becerra, Preceptors


Jayram Sastry, Adriana Grewe
Vessel Pericyte Dropout: An Initial Event in the Development of Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD)
Saint Albans School (District of Columbia), Walter Johnson High School (Maryland)
Dr. Mones Abu-Asab, Ms. Heba Mohammed, Preceptors


Esika Savsani
Characterization of Ganglion Cell Markers in the Mouse Retina
Richard Montgomery High School (Maryland)
Dr. Tudor Badea, Dr. Manvi Goel, Preceptors


Devrat Shah
Flow Cytometry Analysis of Immune Cells During Treatment of Uveitis with Ustekinumab
University of California, Los Angeles (California)
Dr. Lotta Utriainen, Dr. Benjamin Chaigne-Delalande, Preceptors


Bindu Srinivasa
Modulation of Gut Microbiome by Antibiotic Treatment
Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology (Virginia)
Dr. Yingyos Jittayasothorn, Dr. Ryan Salvador, Dr. Rachel Caspi, Preceptors


Peter Stewart
DIVRO

Using Machine Learning and Visomic Data Analysis to Predict and Understand Retinal Diseases
Howard University College of Medicine (District of Columbia)
Dr. Kapil Bharti, Dr. Nathan Hotaling, Preceptors


Emile Vieta Ferrer
DIVRO

Expression of Zinc Finger Protein 503 (Zfp503/Nlz2) in Mouse Eye
San Juan Bautista School of Medicine (Puerto Rico)
Dr. Brian Brooks, Dr. Elangovan Boobalan, Preceptors


Jennifer Zhu
Cone-Specific Gene Expression in the Mammalian Retina
Winston Churchill High School (Maryland)
Mr. Vincent Kunze, Dr. Wei Li, Preceptors
 

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Last updated: June 26, 2019