2017 Colloquium

Alexandra Osorio
Title: In associated pulmonary arterial hypertension, do Hispanics develop worse RV failure compared to non-Hispanics
Mentor: Jason X.-J. Yuan, MD, PhD. Professor, Medicine; Professor, Physiology; Chief, Division of Translational and Regenerative Medicine; Associate Vice President for Translational Health Sciences, UA Health Sciences
Ana Rebeca Monroy 
Title: Using Diet to Predict Levels of Inorganic Arsenic in Urine
Mentor: Paloma Beamer, PhD. Community Environment & Policy; Associate Professor, Public Health; Associate Professor, BIO5 Institute; Associate Professor, Chemical and Environmental Engineering; Associate Professor, American Indian Studies-GIDP
Angie Dorame
Title: Dissecting the Role of the CRMP2-Neurofibromin Complex on Pain Behaviors
Mentor: Rajesh Khanna, PhD, MSc. Associate Professor, Anesthesiology; Associate Professor, Neuroscience – GIDP; Associate Professor, Pharmacology
Aracely Galarza
Title: Endothelial PKG-1 α as a Critical Regulator of PDE3A: Implication for Acute Lung Injury
Mentor: Stephen Black, PhD. Medicine Professor, Medicine. Director, Center for Lung Vascular Pathobiology. Professor, Physiology
Ariana Cano 
Title: Understanding Provider-Level Barriers to Referring Patients for Lung Cancer Screening Using Low-Dose Computed Tomography
Mentor: Heidi Hamann, PhD. Psychology; Associate Professor, Psychology; Associate Professor, Family and Community Medicine
Aurora Hurtado Olivas
Title: Selective treatments for the tauopathy of infantile epilepsy
Mentor: Michael Hammer, PhD. AZ Rsch Labs-Interdisciplinary; Research Scientist, Arizona Research Labs; Research Scientist, BIO5 Institute; Research Scientist, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology; Research Scientist, Neurology; Associate Director, Omics
Daniel Valera
Titile: Novel Drugs developed by the University of Arizona are treating Acute Lung Injury
Mentor: Joe GN "Skip" Garcia, MD, Merlin K. DuVal MD Professor of Medicine. Elected Member, National Academy of Medicine
DeAnthoni Wilkins
Title: The Effects of TAF1 Mutations on Cell Proliferation and Cyclin Gene Expression
Mentor: Mark A. Nelson, PhD. Investigator, Center for Toxicology; Professor, Pathology; Professor, Cancer Biology - GIDP
Demetria Clichee
Title: Respiratory Carcinogens Cadmium (Cd) and Nickel (Ni) Lead to Irreversible Epigenetic Changes at the Promoter of Long Interspersed Nuclear Element-1 (Line-1/L1) After Cessation of Exposure
Mentor: Kenneth S. Ramos, MD, PhD, PharmB. Senior VP Health Sciences; Associate Vice President, Precision Health Sciences; Professor, Medicine; Interim Dean, College of Medicine-Phoenix Campus
Eric Joshua Moreno
Title: Genomic Mapping for NOX-4 Gene in Knock out Mice
Mentor: Lousie Hecker, PhD. Assistant Professor, Medicine; Research Investigator, Southern Arizona VA Health Care Sysytems
Graciela "Zonnie" Olivas
Title: Preliminary Results from a Self-Assessment of Cultural & Linguistic Competency
Mentor: Julie Armin, PhD. Assistant Professor, Family and Community Medicine
Jasmine Curry
Title: Efficacy Assessment of Nitric Oxide Releasing Catheters in a Model of Dialysis Catheter Disfunction
Mentor: Prabir Roy-Chaudhury, MD, PhD. Chief, Division of Nephrology; Professor, Medicine
Jonathan Roe
Title: Association of SNP rs1044498 in ENPP1 with Insulin Resistance in the AIR Registry
Mentor: Dawn K. Coletta, PhD. Associate Professor, Medicine
Kristina Vasta
Title: Bacteria and Your Kitchen: Exposure to Foodborne Illnesses
Mentor: Gerardo U. Lopez, PhD. Assistant Professor and STEM Extension Specialist
Melissa Gonzalez
Title: UEF Colonoscopy Study
Mentor: Jane Mohler, RN, MSN, MPH, PhD. Professor, Medicine; Associate Professor, Nursing and Public Health; Clinical Professor, Pharmacy Practice-Science; Associate Director, University of Arizona Center on Aging
Micah Secor
Title: Longitudinal Study of Circadian Rhythms in D. ananassae
Mentor: Fabian Fernandez, PhD. Assistant Professor, Cognition/Neural Systems; Director, Light Algorithms Laboratory
Paulina Awuah
Title: Transcriptional Regulation of NAMPT by Mechanical Stress and Inflammatory Factors in Human Lung Pulmonary Endothelium
Mentor: Joe GN "Skip" Garcia, MD, Merlin K. DuVal MD Professor of Medicine. Elected Member, National Academy of Medicine
Reginald Rayford Jr
Title: Quantitative Proteomic Analysis Shows an Effect of High Fat Diet in the Kidney of Obese Mice
Mentor: Lawrence Mandarino, PhD. Director, UA Center for Disparities in Diabetes, Obesity and Metabolism; University of Arizona Health Sciences
Sarah Hernandez
Title: Efficacy of PNA5 in Inflammatory and Acute Pain Models
Mentor: Todd Vanderah, PhD. Pharmacology; Department Head, Pharmacology; Professor, Pharmacology; Professor, Anesthesiology; Professor, Neurology; Professor, Neuroscience – GIDP; Professor, Physiological Sciences - GIDP
Tolwuani Adenuga
Title: A Mouse Model for Prostate Cancer using Lentiviral Transduction of Oncogenic genes
Mentor: Andrew Kraft, MD. Director of the University of Arizona Cancer Center; Sydney E. Salmon Endowed Chair; Associate Vice President for Oncology Programs for the University of Arizona Health Sciences; Professor of Medicine in the Department of Medicine, Division of Hematology/Oncology; Senior Associate Dean for Translational Research in the College of Medicine