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Medical School holds 32nd annual Frank Low Research Day Thursday

Posted on 4/11/2012

The School of Medicine and Health Sciences will hold the 32nd Annual Frank N. Low Research Day from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Thursday, April 12, at the School of Medicine and Health Sciences. The event is open to the public and everyone is welcome.

Frank Low Research Day provides a forum where faculty and students can be exposed to the latest research interests and activities of their colleagues. Held for the first time in the spring of 1981, Research Day was dedicated in the name of Frank N. Low upon his retirement as a gesture of recognition for his contributions to research at the School of Medicine and Health Sciences.

Gwen W. Halaas, senior associate dean for academic affairs and faculty affairs at the School of Medicine and Health Sciences, will deliver the opening remarks. UND faculty and graduate students will deliver presentations:

Jason Askvig, graduate student in Anatomy and Cell Biology - "The Jak-STAT, MAPK-ERK, and P13K-AKT Pathways Differentially Mediate CNTF-Induced Magnocellular Neuron Survival and Sprouting in the SON."

Jacque Gray, research associate professor at the Center for Rural Health - "Use of Mental Health Assessments with Northern Plains Indians."

Liang Hui, graduate student in Pharmacology, Physiology, and Therapeutics - "Acidic Store-Operated Calcium Entry in Primary Cultured Neurons."

Danielle Jessen, graduate student in Microbiology and Immunology - "Functional Analysis of the N-Terminus of Type III Secretion System Needle Proteins in Regards to Host Response."

Les Kallestad, graduate student in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology - "Differentiation No Longer Just for Cells: Evidence for Multiple Biologically Significant Epigenomes in SV40."

Sergei Nechaev, assistant professor of Anatomy and Cell Biology - "RNA Polymerase II Pausing: Guiding Transcription Through Epigenetic Landscape."

Research posters from students and mentors in allied health, basic science and clinical science departments at the School of Medicine and Health Sciences will be on display.

Denis MacLeod, assistant director, Office of Alumni and Community Relations, School of Medicine and Health Sciences, 777-2733,

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