Outstanding Student Poster Awards at the Maine Research Symposium on Biomedical Science and Engineering

Congratulations to the ten Maine students receiving awards for outstanding posters at the recent Maine Research Symposium on Biomedical Science and Engineering, held on October 13-15, 2022.

About 85 students presented posters, representing undergraduate and graduate programs at INBRE schools throughout our state. We are grateful to faculty and industry leaders across multiple universities, biomedical and healthcare organizations who took the time to judge posters and discuss research projects with students. The full list of awards and abstracts is posted on the Awards/Abstracts tab.

Graduate student awards

  • Ashley Soucy GSBSE/MaineHealth Institute for Research
    RAB27a-mediated regulation of the vascular microenvironment
  • Madison Mueth GSBSE/UNE
    Sex differences in susceptibility to develop advanced osteoarthritis pain
  • Sam Costa GSBSE/MaineHealth Institute for Research
    PD-L1 Expression Promotes Bone Marrow Immunosuppression and Bone Loss with Diet-Induced Obesity
  • Bailey Blair GSBSE/University of Maine
    Uncovering Candida albicans Factors that Modulate the Host Phagocyte Response
  • Brianna Gurdon GSBSE/JAX
    Brain-wide spatial analysis reveals cell-type-specific genetic modifiers of Alzheimer’s disease progression
  • Mubarak Khlewee University of Maine
    The influence of heat and mass transfer on the setting rate of adhesives between porous substrates
  • Ines Khiara University of Maine
    Engineering the Development of Neuromuscular Circuitry On-Chip

Undergraduate student awards

  • Lucia O’Sullivan Bowdoin College
    Using Artificial Intelligence Software to Investigate the Effects of Early-Life Adversity on Anxiety-Like Behavior
  • Sydney Bonauto Bowdoin College
    Leveraging rat ultrasonic vocalization playback to expose sex-specific outcomes following early life adversity

Clinical poster award

  • Vrushabh Daga University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine
    The Impact of Prophylactic Ceftriaxone Treatment on Antimicrobial Resistance Development by Colonizing Microbes