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DCEG Fellows Present at the 2015 NIH Postbac Poster Day

In April 2015, nine DCEG postbaccalaureate fellows presented posters at the 2015 NIH Postbac Poster Day, sponsored by the NIH Office of Intramural Training and Education. Posters were judged by teams of graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, clinical fellows, and staff scientists/staff clinicians.

The following DCEG posters were displayed at the event:

Lienard Chang
“Body-size dependent dose conversion coefficients for adult males in external photon radiation fields: A pilot study”
Mentor: Choonsik Lee, Ph.D.

Nicholas Khan (former LTG fellow)
“Endocrine abnormalities and risks associated with germline mutations in DICER1
Mentor: Jennifer T. Loud, R.N., C.R.N.P., D.N.P.

Michael Kovacs
“Understanding genetic predisposition to melanoma: Functional analysis of risk-associated locus on chromosome band 1q21.3”
Mentors: Kevin Brown, Ph.D., Jiyeon Choi, Ph.D.

Wayne Liu
“Ambient ultraviolet radiation and subsequent risk of digestive cancers in a cohort of 4.5 million white and black male U.S. veterans”
Mentor: Elizabeth Cahoon, Ph.D.

Sarah Manmiller
“Characterization of the effects of DIS3 regulation by the chr13q22 pancreatic cancer risk locus”
Mentors: Jason Hoskins, Ph.D., Laufey Amundadottir, Ph.D.

Emily McDonald Bowen, M.P.H.
“Relationship between ambient ultraviolet radiation and Hodgkin lymphoma subtypes in the United States”
Mentors: Elizabeth Cahoon, Ph.D., Michal Freedman, Ph.D.

Ashley Paquin
“Interferon lambda 4 induces a pro-inflammatory state in human hepatic cells which can be blocked by a monoclonal antibody”
Mentors: Olusegun Onabajo, Ph.D., Ludmila Prokunina-Olsson, Ph.D.

Nina Rao
Assessing the biological function of novel interferon, IFN-λ4, through site-directed mutagenesis
Mentors: Olusegun Onabajo, Ph.D., Ludmila Prokunina-Olsson, Ph.D.

Jackie Xiang
“Assessment of quantitative image analysis of terminal duct lobular unit acini counts for molecular epidemiology studies of breast cancer”
Mentor: Jonine Figueroa, Ph.D.