The NIEHS Summer Internship Program celebrated another successful research-focused experience on July 27 with a poster showcase. Fifty-six aspiring undergraduate and graduate scientists, who worked alongside NIEHS mentors across the institute, visually presented and explained their summer research projects.
Several poster presenters walked away with top honors.
1st Place: Justin Wang
“How to Build an Epigenetic Biomarker: Are Peripheral Blood DNA Methylation Changes Reflective of Liver DNA Methylation Changes in Response to a High Fat Diet?”
2nd Place: Kieran Aguirre
“Association of Neighborhood Disadvantage and Prevalent Hypertension in the GuLF Study.”
3rd Place (tie): Miran Bhima
“Structure-Based Docking and Cheminformatics Analysis of Tox21 and ToxCast Chemicals on VEGFR 1.”
3rd Place (tie): Rahul Niranjan
“The Effects of Bisphenol AF (BPAF) on Fibrosis in Phases 1 and 2 Human Uterine Fibroid 3D Spheroid Cultures.”
3rd Place (tie): Keshav Srivenkatesh
“Proliferation Effects of Legacy and Novel Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substance Mixtures on Human Placental Choriocarcinoma Cells.”
1st Place: Sambit Panda
“Elucidating Relationships within Neurological Screening Batteries via Random Forest-Based Hypothesis Testing.”
2nd Place: Rebecca Noga
“The Genetics of Exposure: Are Genetic Variations Associated with Behavior-Based Exposures in the PEGS Cohort?”
3rd Place: Brittney Gedeon
“Association Between Noise Pollution Exposure and Incident Breast Cancer in the Sister Study.”
View the slideshow below for highlights from the day’s events, which were hosted by the Office of Fellows’ Career Development.
(Jennifer Harker, Ph.D., is a technical writer-editor in the NIEHS Office of Communications and Public Liaison.)