GW Research Days 2017

Nixon Lab members and students participate in George Washington University’s annual Research Days to showcase their work.

On April 4th-5th, the George Washington University held its 22nd Annual Research Days, an event dedicated to highlighting the range of innovation and discovery within the university. Undergraduate, graduate, and postdoctoral students, and staff are invited to showcase their work and compete for prize money through poster sessions and presentations.

Day 1 focused on sciences, education, engineering, mathematics, and humanities, and approximately 230 individuals had posters on display. Day 2 hosted about 360 individuals presenting their research on health and medicine topics.

On Day 2 of Research Days, Dean Akman of GW’s School of Medicine and Health Sciences welcomed all the participants before MITM’s own Paul Brindley, PhD introduced keynote speaker Christopher Plowe, MD, MPH, FASTMH. Dr. Plowe is the founding director of the Institute for Global Health at the Maryland School of Medicine. He gave a keynote address titled “The Science and Politics of Malaria Elimination in Myanmar.”

The Nixon Lab had six posters presented over the two days:

Ryan Goydos & Karol SuchowieckiDifferential Gene Expression in Primary Human CD4+ T Cells Induced by HIV Nef

Gary Hovsepian - "Nociceptive Immunity: Metabolic Implications via Allatostatin C"

Nate Bachtel - Nociceptive Immunity: Allatostatin-C Regulates Host Survival against Bacterial Infection”

Paul Zdinak - “IFITM1 targets HIV-1 latently infected cells for antibody-dependent cytolysis”

Matthew Bendall - Single locus resolution of transposable element expression using RNA-seq”

Greta Beckerle & Shannon Kitchen - ”Restriction Factors Expression Profile in ZIKA virus”

A huge congratulations to Paul Zdinak, whose poster won 2nd Place in the Molecular and Cellular Biology group! A full list of winners is available on the Research Days website.

To see more photos of our members presenting their research at GW Research Days 2017, please visit our photo gallery

A special thank you to OVPR for organizing the event.