Student researchers win honors at Graduate Showcase

The annual Graduate Student Showcase is a one-day event that celebrates research and creativity happening daily across the CSU campus. Students from the College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences presented their work through scientific posters and talks at the event on Nov. 12. Faculty members, post-doctoral fellows, staff, alumni and community members serve as judges, and award cash prizes.

Here are the winners from CVMBS:

Graduate Student Council New Graduate Student Research Top Scholar

Arielle Hay, Microbiology, Immunology and Pathology: “Stem Cells Replace Neurons and Decrease Neuroinflammation in Prion Disease”

Top Scholars for University Interdisciplinary Programs

Jared Luxton, Cell and Molecular Biology: “Assessing Impacts of Spaceflight on Health of Unrelated Astronauts”

Nikolas Bergum, Molecular, Cellular and Integrative Neurosciences: “Assessing a Novel Therapeutic on Drug-Seeking Behavior in Mice”

Undergraduate Choice: Research Top Scholar

Lindsey Burton, Environmental and Radiological Health Sciences: “Systemic Iron Chelation Reduces Cartilage Lesions Characteristic of Osteoarthritis”

Adam Heck, Cell and Molecular Biology: “Regulation of Neural Differentiation Through mRNA Methylation in Stem Cells”

CVMBS Top Scholar

Savannah Rocha, Microbiology, Immunology and Pathology: “Characterization of a Mouse Model of Pesticide-Induced Parkinson’s Disease”

Luke Schwerdtfeger, Biomedical Sciences: “Intestinal Goblet Cell Production is Regulated by Enteric Neuronal Fibers”

Ariel Timkovich, Microbiology, Immunology and Pathology: “Manipulation of Toll-Like Receptor 4 Ameliorates Injury-Induced Osteoarthritis Progression”