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2019 Program Research Projects

Establishment of Normative Values for Measurements of the Hand and Webspace Depth in the Pediatric Population. Isaac Betaharon*, Danielle Hogarth, Casey Codd, and Joshua Abzug, Department of Orthopaedics, University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD.

Variation Amongst Surgeons When Treating Pediatric Radial Neck Fractures. Mary Carbonell*, Joshua Abzug, Danielle Hogarth, and Casey Codd, Department of Orthopaedics, University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD.

Gene Editing of Myosin Phosphatase Target Subunit 1 Using Adeno-Associated Virus Tagged with eGFP-Cre Recombinase. Nelson Chen*, Jeanine Ursitti, Myo Htet, and Steven Fisher, Department of Medicine, University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD.

Parabrachial nucleus and the pathogenesis of dementia-related pain. Brendon Garagusi* and Asaf Keller, Department of Anatomy and Neurobiology, University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD.

The Role of Low-Density Lipoprotein Receptor Related Protein-1 (LRP1) in The Development of Hypertension. Jessica Jackson*, Allison Arai1, Rebeca Galisteo1, Brittany Aicher2, Dianaly Au1, and Selen Catania3, 2Department of Surgery and 3Dpeartment of Physiology, 1University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD.

Utilization of Patient-Specific 3D-Printed Prostate Models to Augment Radical Prostatectomy. Zachery Keepers*, Minhaj Siddiqui1, and Zachary Bolten2, 1Division of Urology, Department of Surgery, 2University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD.

Evaluation of Oxygen Transfer Performance of Lab-Manufactured Miniature Oxygenators through In Vitro Gas Transfer Experiments. Diego Laboy-Morales*, Shreya Khanna, and Zhongjun Jon Wu, Department of Surgery, University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD.

Determining Vaccine Targets for Placental Malaria by Examining Plasmodium Falciparum Variant Surface Antigens. Kyeisha Laurence*, Albert Zhou1, and Mark Travassos2, 1 Malaria Research Program, Center for Vaccine Development and Global Health, Department of Epidemiology and Public Health and 2Malaria Research Program, Center for Vaccine Development and Global Health, Department of Pediatrics, University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD.

Traumatic Brain Injury Exacerbates Age-Related Autophagy Dysregulation and Lipid Accumulation: Implications for Neurodegeneration. Nicholas Leahy*, Nivedita Hegdekar, Chinmoy Sarkar, and Marta Lipinski, Division of Shock Trauma and Anesthesiology Research, Department of Anesthesiology, University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD.

The Role of Synaptic CaMKII Dynamics in Anti-NMDA Receptor Encephalitis. Sophia Liu*, Yuyoung Joo, and David R. Benavides, Department of Neurology, University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD.

Assessing Smooth Muscle Contractile Gene Changes in Response to Retinoic Acid Agonist Palovarotene. Melika Marani*, Myo Htet1, Jeanine Ursitti2, and Steven Fisher2, 2Division of Cardiology, 1Department of Medicine, University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD.

Investigating differential nanoparticle uptake in variably polarized tumor-associated macrophages. Bruck Negash*, Christine Carney1, Adarsha Malla2, Anthony Kim1, Graeme Woodsworth1, and Jeffrey Winkles3, 1Department of Neurosurgery and 3Department of Surgery, 2University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD.

Utilizing a Genetically Encoded Extracellular pH Sensor to Monitor Chemotherapeutic Agent-Induced pH Changes on Glioblastoma Cells. Maya Silver-Isenstadt*, Charles Williams, and Charles Hong, Division of Cardiology, Department of Medicine, University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD.

Salmonella Group C infections: pathogenesis and vaccines. Shanaliz Natta*, Sharon Tennant, Shamima Nasrin, and Khandra Sears, Division of Geographic Medicine, Department of Medicine, University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD.

Autoimmunity- The Antigen that Starts the Avalanche. Yardena Sultan-Reisler*, Courtney A. Matson, and Nevil J. Singh, Department of Microbiology and Immunology, University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD.

Characterization of the Colonization Factor CS14 in Enterotoxigenic E. Coli.; Alyssa Talerico* and Eileen Barry, Center for Vaccine Development, Department of Microbiology and Immunology, University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD.

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