2017 Spring Synergy

Poster Winners

Category  Name / Award  Title
PhD/Post Doc  Justin Kaspar – 1st  Use of SPINE technology for identification of protein-protein interactions in Streptococcus mutans
PhD/Post Doc  Danielle Vermilyea  – 2nd  Determining how an endogenous peptidylarginine deiminase modulates Porphyromonas gingivalis biofilm development
DMD Amanda Mullersman – 3rd miR146a expression regulates LPS hyper-responsiveness in localized aggressive periodontitis
DMD Kyulim Lee Antagonism of Streptococcus mutans by oral commensal clinical
MS/Resident Cassandra Iglesiias AcceleDent® and Invisalign Smartrack™ aligners: a multicenter, retrospective, cohort study
MS/Resident Natalia Acosta Association of Streptococcus mutans and Candida albicans with early childhood caries recurrence


Oral Competition Winners 
Category  Name / Award  Title
PhD/Post-doc Gavin Golas – 1st  Dysregulated viral sensing by intestinal epithelial cells derived from non-obese diabetic mice.
PhD/Post-doc Sasanko Chukkadalli 2nd TLR 2- and 4- dependent mediated signaling are critical in periodontitis and atherosclerosis.
MS/Resident Aaron Scheps – 1st  Stainless steel crowns versus resin-based restorations on permanent first molars.
MS/Resident Karina Miller – 2nd Retrospective radiographic analyzes of localized aggressive periodontitis in primary dentition and its clinical characteristics.
DMD Taylor Vracar – 1st  Enoxacin and bis-enoxacin stimulate GW Body formation,microRNA levels, and alter regulatory exosomes produced by murine breast cancer cells.
DMD Natalie Ateyo – 2nd  TLR2/4 dependency of microRNA expression in murine polymicrobial infection-induced periodontitis.