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DCEG Fellows Present at the 2017 NIH Postbac Poster Day

In May, seven DCEG postbaccalaureate fellows presented posters at the 2017 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. Edmundo Torres-Gonzalez (Mentor: Michael Dean, Ph.D.) received an Outstanding Poster Award for his poster “Genetic Diversity and Rare Mutations in the Puerto Rican Population.”

Other posters displayed at the event included:

Ariunaa Bayanjargal
“Alternative Splicing of APOBEC3 Genes as a Potential Regulator of APOBEC Mutagenesis in Human Tumors”
Mentor: Rouf Banday, Ph.D.

Nghi Lam
“Functional Characterization of Recurrent KDM5A and SDHAF2 Promoter Mutations in Melanoma”
Mentors: Kevin Brown, Ph.D., Dr. Mai Xu

Michael Mobaraki
“Investigating a Transcriptional Network of Pancreatic Homeostasis Genes”
Mentors: Laufey Amundadottir, Ph.D., Jason Hoskins, Ph.D.

Lauren Rost
“MicroRNA eQTL Analysis in Pancreatic Cancer with Efforts towards Elucidation of a Functional Mechanism”
Mentors: Dr. Amundadottir, Ashley Jermusyk, Ph.D.

Krizia-Ivana Udquim
“Estradiol Exposure and APOBEC3 Expression in Breast Cancer Cell Lines”
Mentors: Ludmila Prokunina-Olsson, Ph.D., Dr. Banday

Andrew Vu
“Massively Parallel Reporter Assay Identifies Melanoma Risk Variants in MX2, CASP8, and PARP1 Genes”
Mentors: Dr. Brown, Jiyeon Choi, Ph.D.