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Student Team Research Posters

All FRI students present their research posters at campus events. Each cohort presents two posters, representing two projects, the first developed in the fall freshman Research Methods Seminar, and the second representing their results from the research they proposed in the spring freshman course and then conducted in the fall sophomore course. These posters are presented at a public session at the annual FRI Research Day in December. At that event, each student team has an opportunity to talk with faculty and other students  about their research results.

Cohort AY2017-18 in Fall 2017, as freshmen (pre-proposal stage)

  • Mutation of Mitochondrial Calcium Channel in Neurons and Alzheimer's Disease
  • The Interactions between Ascorbic Acid and Amyloid Beta in Relation to Alzheimer's Disease
  • Reduction of Amyloid Beta Plaques at different stages of Alzheimer's
  • The Effect of Alpha-Tocopherol on Cancer Cell Growth and Protein Expression in the MCF-7 Cell Line
  • The Effectiveness of Fibric Acid Drugs in Reducing the Risk of Cardiovascular Disease for Type 2 Diabetes Patients
  • Impacts of MK801 and Riluzole on Glutamate Binding to NMDA Receptors in Neuroblastoma and Prostate Cancer

Cohort AY2016-17 in Fall 2017, as sophomores (research results)

  • The Effect of DNA targeting Chemotherapy Drugs on Carbonylation in A549 cells
  • Determining the Entry Mechanism of Methionine Sulfoximine into C6 Cells
  • Investigating the Third Sodium binding site of the GLT-1 glutamate transporter
  • Detecting Carbonylation in the Presence of Histone-targeting Chemotherapy Drugs in A549 Cells
  • The Effect of Microtubule Destabilizing Chemotherapy Drugs on Carbonylation in A549 cells

Cohort AY2016-17 in Fall 2016, as freshmen (pre-proposal stage)

  • Therapeutic avenues to reduce β-amyloid plaques
  • The Inhibition of HSP27 using quercetin to increase effectiveness of chemotherapy treatment
  • Improving efficacy of cyclopamine inhibition
  • Effectiveness of bacteriophage treatment for MRSA
  • Leptin's role in regulating neuronal proteins
  • GLP-1 agonists affect reactive oxidative species in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus

Cohort AY15-16 in Fall 2016, as sophomores (research results)

  • Effects of Zn2+ and Ni2+ on glutamate transport
  • Protective effects of fluoxetine and venlafaxine against oxidative stress
  • Effect of beta-lactam antibiotics on EAAC1 expression and glutamate flux
  • Investigating glutamate uptake activity in EAAC1
  • Effect of caffeine and theophylline on cellular oxidative stress
  • Investigating the antioxidant effect of acetylsalicylic acid in A549 cells with colchicine-induced oxidative stress

Cohort AY15-16 in Fall 2015, as freshmen (pre-proposal stage)

  • Benefits of CAR T-cell engineering
  • Investigating treatment options of type 2 diabetes
  • Future of 3D printing: New skin for burn victims
  • Prevention of tau tangles in the brain with cinnamaldehyde
  • Early onset vs. late onset Alzheimer’s disease
  • Exploring relationship between BRCA1/2 mutations and rate of breast cancer in Ashkenazi Jewish women


Last Updated: 12/18/17