Graduate Student News
2011 Carolina Women's Health Research Forum Awards Swati Tomar, PhD candidate
Tomar S, Kowli S, Altomare D, Gillespie MB, Sutkowski NA, Creek KE and Pirisi-Creek L.
Graduate student in Dr. Mitzi Nagarkatti’s lab, was selected by the Scientific Review Panel of the Council for the Lindau Nobel Laureate Meetings to participate in the 61st Meeting of Nobel Laureates. The meeting will be held from June 26 to July 1, 2011 in Lindau, Germany.
Graduate student in Dr. Mitzi Nagarkatti’s lab has received a travel award to attend the Society of Toxicology 2011 Annual Meeting in Washington, DC from March 5-11, 2011. The title of her presentation is “Role of cannabinoid receptors in cannabidiol-mediated apoptosis in lipopolysaccharide ((LPS) activated B lymphocytes” and authors are Roshni Rao, Prakash Nagarkatti and Mitzi Nagarkatti >
Postdoctoral Fellow in Dr. Ugra Singh’s lab has received the Junior Investigator Award-2010 by Research Society on Alcoholism, USA (funded by National Institute for Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism) (NIAAA), one of the institutes of National Institute of Health (NIH), USA, to attend the RSA Scientific meeting in San Antonio on June 26-30, 2010 for his research entitled “resveratrol prevents ethanol-induced apoptosis in the external granule layer of cerebellum in a rodent model of fetal alcohol spectrum disorders”.
also received the 2010 Carolina Woman’s Health Research Forum Award in basic sciences for his research entitled “neuroprotective role of resvertrol against ethanol-induced oxidative stress in the external granule layer of cerebellum in a rodent model of fetal alcohol syndrome disorders”. The meeting was organized by the University of South Carolina School of Medicine Department of OB/GYN on October 29, 2010.
Graduate student in Dr. Ashok Chauhan’s lab received first place for the W. Morgan Newton Graduate Research Symposium on February 18, 2011. Her presentation was titled “Host nuclear export factor-CRMI and cytoplasmic proteasome system program degradation of HIV-1 transactivator Tat protein”.
Graduate student in Dr. Mitzi Nagarkatti’s lab received honorable mention for the W. Morgan Newton Graduate Research Symposium on February 18, 2011. His presentation was titled “Indoles mitigate the development of experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis by activation AhR and ER, Reciprocal induction of regulatory T cells and TH17 cells and induction of apoptosis”.
Graduate student in Dr. Mitzi Nagarkatti’s lab received first place in the Oral Presentation Category of Biological/Biomedical/Exercise Science Session on USC Graduate Student Day, April 8, 2011. Shalmali Bivalkar , of the Chauhan Lab received second place for her presentation at this meeting.