2021 Winners: 9th Annual San Antonio Postdoctoral Research Forum

Date: 
Monday, December 6, 2021

 

Keynote Speaker

Bruce H Mandt, PhD

Assistant Dean, Graduate School

Director, Postdoctoral Office

Director, Career Development Office

University of Colorado - Anschutz Medical Campus, Denver, Colorado

"(Re)Agents of Change: Taking Control of YOUR Career Goals"

 

 

UT Health San Antonio

Anna Korchagina, PhD
Mentor: 
Alexei A Tumanov, MD, PhD
Department: Microbiology, Immunology & Molecular Genetics
1st place: Ltβr Signaling Promotes Innate Lymphoid Cell-Driven Intestinal Pathology in Campylobacter Jejuni Infection

Sakie Katsumura, DDS, PhD
Mentor: 
Masahiro Morita, PhD
Department: Molecular Medicine
2nd place: Inter-Organ Communication Regulated by MRNA Degradation

Benjamin T Enslow, PhD
Mentor: 
Elizabeth A Leadbetter, PhD
Department: Microbiology, Immunology & Molecular Genetics
3rd place: Inkt Cells Facilitate T-Bet+ B Cell Expansion In Adipose Tissue, But Not In Liver Or Omentum, During Obesity

Erin Wood, PhD
Mentor: Nathalie Hill-Kapturczak, PhD
Department: Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences
Oral Presentation Recognition: The Effect of Stress Exposure on Impulsivity and Sensation Seeking: Developmental Trajectories Across Adolescence

 


University of Texas at San Antonio

Althea Campuzano, PhD
Mentor: 
Chiung-Yu Hung, PhD
Department: Biology
1st place: Human T Cell Responses to A Subunit Vaccine Against Coccidioidomycosis

Lisa Shepard, PhD
Mentor: 
Angela Speck, PhD
Department: Physics & Astronomy
2nd place: Circumstellar Dust Around Oxygen-Rich Mira Variables with Maser Emission

Alexis Blessing, PhD
Mentor: 
Sandra Morissette, PhD
Department: Psychology
3rd place: The Influence of Cannabis Use Disorder and Co-Morbid Mental Health Problems on NSSI in College Students

Nicolas Muzzio, PhD
Mentor: 
Gabriela Romero, PhD
Department: Biomedical Engineering & Chemical Engineering
Best Oral Presentation: Wireless Localized Electrical Stimulation of Neurons Using Edot-Pyrrole Nanoparticles

 


United States Army Institute of Surgical Research

Robert Moritz, PhD
Mentor: 
Robert J Christy, PhD
Department: Combat Wound Care Research Team
1st place: Extending Safe Tourniquet Time

Michael E. Whitely, PhD
Mentor: 
Robert J Christy, PhD
Department: Combat Wound Care Research Team
2nd place: Evaluation Of A Biofilm Disrupting Wound Lavage In Combination With Local Antibiotic Treatment In A Model Of Infected Open Fracture

Marc Thompson, PhD
Mentor: 
Robert J Christy, PhD
Department: Combat Wound Care Research Team
3rd place: Secretome-Loaded Plasma-Alginate Composite Gels Modulate the Inflammatory Response In Vitro

Michael E. Whitely, PhD
Mentor: 
Robert J Christy, PhD
Department: Combat Wound Care Research Team
Oral Presentation Recognition: Evaluation Of A Biofilm Disrupting Wound Lavage In Combination With Local Antibiotic Treatment In A Model Of Infected Open Fracture

 


Texas Biomedical Research Institute

Alexana Hickmott, PhD
Mentor: 
Corinna Ross, PhD
Department: Public Health
1st place: Two Measures of Fecal Glucocorticoids and Their Relationship To Social Group Size and Composition in Bonobos

Marco Ferrari, PhD
Mentor:
 Timothy JC Anderson, PhD
Department: Disease Intervention & Prevention
2nd place: Antimalarial Resistance Mutations Carrying No Fitness Costs

Bindu Singh, PhD
Mentor: 
Smriti Mehra, PhD
Department: Southwest National Primate Research Center
3rd place: Role Of Ido-Signaling Blockade in Reactivation of Tb in Latent Rhesus Macaques Co-Infected with Siv

Bindu Singh, PhD
Mentor: 
Smriti Mehra, PhD
Department: Southwest National Primate Research Center
Oral Presentation Recognition: Role Of Ido-Signaling Blockade in Reactivation of Tb in Latent Rhesus Macaques Co-Infected with Siv