17th Annual Neuromuscular Plasticity Symposium: Poster Presentation Winners

On March 18th, the Department of Physical Therapy held its poster session at the 17th Annual Neuromuscular Plasticity Symposium. This year, 52 students from various colleges presented their cutting-edge research to an esteemed panel of judges. The department would like to congratulate the following poster presentation winners:

Post-Doctoral Poster Winners

Sabhya Rana -“Ampakine CX717 Stimulated Diaphragm Activity following Mid-Cervical Spinal Contusion Injury” – Mentor: David Fuller, PhD

Alexandria Marciante“Aging Impairs Phrenic Long-Term Facilitation in Rats by an Adenosine-Dependent Mechanism” – Mentor: Gordon S. Mitchell, PhD

Kyoungrae Kim“A Murine Iliac Arteriovenous Fistula Model for Examination of Hemodialysis Access-Related Limb Pathophysiology” – Mentor: Terence Ryan, PhD

Pre-Doctoral Poster Winners

Alessandra Norris“Uncovering a Novel Mechanism of Intramuscular Fat Formation and Muscle Regeneration” – Mentor: Daniel Kopinke, PhD

Ethan Benevides“Prolonged Diaphragm Activation Using Closed Loop Optogenetic Stimulation” – Mentor: David Fuller, PhD

Ryan Montalvo“Sexually Dimorphic Respiratory Outcomes in Rats Exposed to Exercise and Doxorubicin” – Mentor: Ashley J. Smuder, PhD

Congratulations to these students on their outstanding research presentations !