CTEGD Undergraduates Present at CURO Symposium

David Peterson with undergraduate student

A number of undergraduates who have conducted research in CTEGD laboratories will be presenting their projects at the University of Georgia’s CURO Symposium on Monday, April 9 and Tuesday, April 10 at the Classic Center.

Oral Session 1 – Monday, April 9 11:15 – 12:05

Room I: Trisha Dalapati, Foundation Fellow, CURO Research Assistant, Effects of Plasmodium falciparum on Placental Expression of Inflammatory and Coagulation Factors (Julie Moore)

Room J: Logan Ballard, CURO Research Assistant, Developmental Changes in Extracellular Vesicles from
African Trypanosomes (Stephen Hajduk)

Oral Session 3 – Monday, April 9 1:25 – 2:15

Room G: Matthew Martinez, CURO Research Assistant, Evaluation of Proteins Secreted by Toxoplasma gondii (Drew Etheridge)

Poster Session – Monday, April 9 4:30 – 6:30

Poster #186: Rahul Abhijit Katkar, In vitro Expression of VAR2CSA DBL3x Binding Domains to Assess Receptor Binding (David Peterson)

Poster #188: Serah Achi Okeke, The Effect of Ivermectin on Different Strains of Caenorhabditis elegans (Adrian Wolstenholme)

Poster #248: Hannah Paige McQueen, CURO Research Assistant, Microscopy Analysis of Trypanosome Nanotubes and Extracellular Vesicles (Stephen Hajduk)

Poster #251: Margot Perrin Palmer, Developing a Diagnostic Test for African Trypanosomiasis:
A Study of Extracellular Vesicles Produced by African Trypanosomes (Stephen Hajduk)

Poster #252: Soroosh Parsa, CURO Research Assistant, Structural Studies of Gnt1 and its Potential Role in SCF Complex Formation (Christopher West)

Poster # 267: Arden Anne Farr, Foundation Fellow, Point Mutations in Kelch 13 and Artemisinin Resistance in Malaria Parasites (Vasant Muralidharan)

Poster #271: Caroline McElhannon, CURO Research Assistant, Memory Immune Response to T. cruzi Reinfection Requires Similar Activation Time as Primary Infection (Rick Tarleton)

Poster #272: Zehra Rahman, CURO Research Assistant, Standardization of an in vitro Culture of Plasmodium
falciparum CB132 Gametocytes to Evaluate Transmission into Anopheles stephensi (Dennis Kyle)

Poster #274: Dylon Stephens, CURO Research Assistant, Clp Family Proteins and their Biological Significance in Plasmodium falciparum (Vasant Muralidharan)

Poster #277: Georgia McClure Wilson, The First CRISPR/Cas9-base Reverse Genetic Screen in Trypanosoma cruzi (Rick Tarleton)

Oral Session 6 – Tuesday, April 10 11:00 – 12:15

Room C: Steven Carroll, Cell Division Cycle Regulates Kinetoplast Division (Kojo Mensa-Wilmot)

Room H: Sachi Shastri, CURO Honors Scholar, Investigating the Role of Inflammation and Hypercoagulation in Placental Malaria (Julie Moore)


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