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Student Research Days

Each year students submit their research work in the form of a poster for evaluation by the Research Committee. Through this experiential learning process, they develop skills in research design, decision-making, data analyses, identification of key points, scientific writing and presentation skills. Of the many posters submitted, ten are chosen for presentation on the Annual Research day. Each year three of these participants are awarded either First, Second or third prize according to their combined performance on their poster and their oral presentation. Recent student presentations are noted below:


Tiffany Massey:Constraint Induced Movement Therapy

(For Cerebral Vascular Accident Patients)

Leslie Chavez:Sequence Analysis of the 5' Untranslated Region and its Role in Initiation Codon Recognition by Ribosome

Dunia Haddad: Lyme Disease:  A proposed experimental protocol analyzing the therapeutic effects of hyperbaric oxygen

Terry Summe:Low Dose Naltrexone in the Treatment of Multiple Sclerosis

Hung Q. Tran:Influence of Divalent Cations on Cellular Defense of Innate Immunity

Winston Bokor:SLE, An Elusive Diagnosis (A Case Study on Systemic Lupus Erythematosus, Difficulties in Diagnoses and Proposal of a New Mechanism for Allergic / Anaphylactic Responses)

Alex Itskovich:ICC cells: Deciphering the Mechanism for GI Pacemaking

Reyhaneh Ghadaki:Development of the Grand Cayman Islands' Cancer Registry (Presenting)

Response Bias from the Ontario Familial Colorectal Cancer Registry (Poster)

Elena Skomorosky: The Solved Mystery of HIV Latency

Nadia Parchment-Lewis: Indigenous Plants of the Cayman Islands: Red Sorrel: More than a Thirst Quencher

Angela Aboutalib and Mona Turakhia: Glucocorticoids

Preeya Desai: Cyclosporine-induced Hypertension and Vascular Oxidant Stress

Kuntal Majmudar: Exploitation of a Mutation to Increase Survival in Lung Cancer Patients

Matthew Clark: How to Eliminate the Competition without shooting yourself in the foot or "cell wall"

Thanh Duy Le: Novel Modeling of Genomic Regulatory Networks and its application for RNAi Knockout Experiments

Eyad Aldaas and Jacquelyn Llorente: The Effect of Aging on Melanin in the Eyes

Brandon Moore: Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy

Nadia D. Pinder: Rituximab and B cell inhibition: A novel Treatment for SLE

Iram Sana Chaudhry: Homeostasis is Key to Health: Marine Plasma Restores Bio-terrain

Margaret Elkheir: Garlic and Heart Disease

Charles B. Melenyzer: Diabetes Mellitus: Pathways of Pathology

David A. Knorek: Surgical Clipping or Endovascular Coiling for the treatment of Intracranial Aneurysms

Dimitrios Kostopoulos: Nerve Conduction Velocities in the Lower Extremities in Patients with Raynaud's Phenomenon

Huy Nguyen: NF-kappa B Dependent Cytokine Production in HNSCC Cell Lines Increases with Inflammatory TNF-alpha

John P Shand: Clinical Usage of Cytokeratin Expression Profiles for the Early Detection of Breast Cancer

Michael R Ahuja: Autism: Insufficient Sleep May Cause Self-Injurious Behaviors St. Matthew's University, Fairview Developmental Facility

Lauren Beezley: Utilizing Environmentally benign Suzuki coupling in the Synthesis of Pharmaceuticals

Lucia Huffman: The Smooth Operator, Robotic Surgery, SMU

Marieny E. Guimera: Vitamin D Receptor: A Novel Regulator of Adiposity

Kelly Uwoghiren: Cloning and Characterization of Calcium ATPases from Aleurone Cells of Wheat (Triticum aestivum)

Robert A Mackey: T-Wave Alternans and Sudden Death in Ephesus

Robyn Fossey: Decrease in Morbidity and Mortality with Evidence Based Treatments in Patient's with COPD