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Interns of 2008 smiling in hallway

2008 class of JHIBS interns with Dr. Amanda Brown

Interns of 2009 in meeting with Dr. Alfredo Quinones

2009 class of interns with Dr. Alfredo Quinones-Hinojosa

Dr. Levin Watkins discussing first implantable heart defibrillator with interns in background

Dr. Levi Watkins discusses the first implantable heart defibrillator with interns

Interns of 2011 in lab with dr.

JHIBS Interns of 2011 in lab with a research mentor

An intern of 2012 using a microscope in a lab

A 2012 intern using a microscope in lab

An intern of 2013 pipetting onto a microscope slide

2013 intern pipetting onto microscope slide

An intern of 2014 presenting a poster

2014 intern presenting poster

Interns of 2015 smiling on staircase

Interns of 2015 on staircase

Interns of 2016 walking through campus

Interns of 2016 walking through campus

Interns of 2008 smiling in hallway
2008 class of JHIBS interns with Dr. Amanda Brown
Interns of 2009 in meeting with Dr. Alfredo Quinones
2009 class of interns with Dr. Alfredo Quinones-Hinojosa
Dr. Levin Watkins discussing first implantable heart defibrillator with interns in background
Dr. Levi Watkins discusses the first implantable heart defibrillator with interns
Interns of 2011 in lab with dr.
JHIBS Interns of 2011 in lab with a research mentor
An intern of 2012 using a microscope in a lab
A 2012 intern using a microscope in lab
An intern of 2013 pipetting onto a microscope slide
2013 intern pipetting onto microscope slide
An intern of 2014 presenting a poster
2014 intern presenting poster
Interns of 2015 smiling on staircase
Interns of 2015 on staircase
Interns of 2016 walking through campus
Interns of 2016 walking through campus
 
  • 2018
    • Erin Young: “Structural Alterations in Outer Hair Cells of C57 and CBA Mice”
    • Ashley Yim: “Polymeric Nanoparticles for Nonviral Gene Therapy of Medulloblastoma and AT/RT Brain Tumors”
    • Janelle Ramroop: Flashes and Floaters on Posterior Vitreous Detachments
    • Aarish Hanif: TDP-43's effect On The Hippocampus and Non-Conserved cryptic exons
    • Andrew Hurdle: Anisotropic Biodegradable Microparticles for Controlled Paracrine Delivery
    • Olusimisola Adenaiya: Testing Drugs on Spinal Cord Tissue using Immunofluorescence Staining in ALS
    • Makayla Brown: Afferent Type II Neuron Innervation in the Murine Cochlea
    • Iyana Charles: Argus II: Vision Restoration
    • Kira Jessup: Downregulation of SF3B2 in Neuroprotective in Chemotherapy Induced Peripheral Neuropathy
    • Sarah Martey: Evaluating Chemokine Expression in Gammaherpesviral and Neuro-inflammatory Comorbidity
    • Rykell Robinson: Remitted Depression as a Contributor to Cognitive Impairment in Women Living with HIV: The Role of Cortisol
    • Erin Hill: Abstract Thinking in Cerebellar Ataxia
    • Pete Noparat: Outcomes of Descemet Membrane Endothelial Keratoplasty Using a No-Touch Trifolded Approach
    • Kyrian Elekwachi: Interneurons and Epilepsy Associated with Intellectual Disabilities
    • Haleemat Adekoya: The Relationship Between Cognitive Reserve and Cognitive Performance
    • Sherry Bossard: Social Reward Learning and Vasopressin
    • Serin Gbaba: Researching Epilepsy in the Developing Mind
  • 2017
    • Tiffany Green: "The Effect of Don-Prodrug on Stress-Induced Depressive-Like Behaviors"
    • Diamyn Wilson: "Detection of Citrullinated PAD2 in the Brain of Patients with Multiple Sclerosis"
    • Anita Cooke: "Effect of Exosomes Released in Response to TNF-alpha on Neurons"
    • Mah Noor: "Stroke Detection in Brain MRI"
    • Ashlee Hegie: "Comprehensive Stroke Center Certification"
    • Denille Smith: "Potential therapeutic targets for C9orf72- associated ALS"
    • Kira Hunt: "The Effect of Depressive Symptoms on Multitasking in Spinocerebellar Ataxia"
    • Eryka Parham: "The Study of Antiretroviral Therapy on the Blood-Brain-Barrier"
    • Devante Kerr: "The Role of Dopamine in the Salt-Seeking Behavior of Drosophila Melanogaster"
    • Khandi Harrison: "Visual Dysfunction in Children with Multiple Sclerosis and Healthy Controls"
    • Laxaviera Elphage: "To Do Or Not To Do: Action Suppression During Conflict Resolution"
    • Fayla Guerin: "Contamination and no Contamination using BRIEF-A"
  • 2016
    • Elonna Jones: “CCL2 inhibits canonical type I interferon responses”
    • Tyler Johnson: “Cognitive impairment: Investigating if cognitive performance is indicative of impairments to social functioning”
    • Karla Ujueta: “A clinical study on OCD children with autistic traits in relation to their adult relatives with schizotypal traits”
    • Olutayo Fawibe, Sanaa Amin, Bianca Cea: “Discerning shape thickness and volume in the superior temporal gyrus as Influenced by mild cognitive impairment”
    • Anne Zappas: “Comparisons of trajectories of mini-mental state evaluation and Montreal Cognitive Assessment scores in Alzheimer's Disease and frontotemporal dementia”
    • Montrell Vass: “Action selection under conflict: The role of reaction time”
    • Bidii Bangamwabo: “Oxytocin: Parallel processing in the social brain”
    • Leah Christian: “Using an sFRP3 antibody to promote cell proliferation and neurogenesis in the dentate gyrus”
    • Sheila Shaheed: “Osteopontin-mediated regulation of neurite growth”
    • Iqrah Choudhry: “Q Cells: Effects of fluorine labeling for ALS patients”
    • Shreya Vinjamuri: “Music's elicitation of emotion: Impact on social interaction”
    • Morgan Taylor: “The effects of music on memory encoding and retention”
    • Catina Mable: “Sublingual apomorphine project: Cyanapsus Study”
    • Leah Vines: “HIV and neuropathy: D-drug use and intra-epidermal nerve fiber density”
    • Monika Watat: “SCG10 (Stathmin 2): Immunoreactivity as a method of evaluating nerve regeneration
    • Treasure Nwokeleme: “The importance of MCT1 to oligodendrocytes and the surrounding neuro-environment”
    • Jae Eun (Janice) Nam: “Elevated osteopontin in HIV-associated co-morbidities: A pilot study”
    • Tinbit Berhanu: “Oligodendrocyte progenitor cell phagocytosis in response to IFNγ stimulation initiates the antigen presentation process
    • Katherine Duarte: “Transrenal DNA extraction”
    • Elisha Howard: “It's a two-way connection: the brain and the gut”
    • Nadia Paylor: Vesciular GABA transporter vGAT1 immunohistochemistry in adult mouse brain following neonatal ischemia
    • Brenda Dzaringa: “Will balance influence outcome-dependent plasticity in mouse primary visual cortex?”

    Presentation Day, August 17, 2016

  • 2015
    • Briana Davis: “Oxytocin and Vasopressin: Parallel Processing in the Social Brain”
    • Brenda Dzaringa: “Examining Stress, Sexual Experiences, and Neighborhood Correlates of HIV Risk Among African-American Women (The Essence Project)”
    • Osama Hassan: “How does BACE1 inhibitor affect APP abundance in diabetic mice?”
    • Brittany Jones: “Animal model of delirium: Short-term memory deficits in postoperative mice”
    • Sabreenah Khan: “Prodrugs of the glutamine antagonist DON: characterization of their DON-releasing properties in cell lines”
    • Shadora Robinson: “Can exosomes from ATP-stimulated astrocytes reduce neuronal cell death?”
    • Tanisha Rodgers: "Analyzing and understanding strength measures in individuals with brain and spinal cord dysfunction"
    • Sai Ruthwik Putheti: “Correlation of patient perception of gait and balance with validated objective measures”
    • Shamon Thomas-Green: “Sexual and religious obsessions and obsessive compulsive disorder”
    • Sabah Muktar: “Helping youth in Baltimore realize their potential”
  • 2014
    • Alim Habib: “Quantification of denervation in SOD1 mice at 4 months of age”
    • Elmi Habib: “Kv1.3 KO CD4+ CD25hi secrete increased IL-10 and protect from EAE”
    • Dyshae Scott: “Phase II intracranial EEG monitoring for medically refractory epilepsy”
    • Enza Williams: “Genetic vs. environmental influence on the development of the sleep phenotype circadian rhythm disorder”
    • Trevana Eades: “The change of expression of cells during inflammation in the brain in Rasmussen’s encephalitis”
    • Amber Young: “Using mice models to analyze the molecular mechanisms of Alzheimer's disease”
    • Tyesha White: “Analysis of osteopontin expression in cells of the brain in HIV-associated neurocognitive disorder (HAND)”
    • Saida Muktar: “Development of PCS2+:Dendra2 vectors for transgenic expression in Xenopus laevis”
    • Quartay Bradshaw: “Improving access to behavioral treatments for Tourette’s disorder”
    • Garnell Purcell: “Protein tracking for mouse acting”
    • Maxwell Lawson: “Relative utility of the mental state examination and the Montreal cognitive assessment for monitoring cognition in subjects with dementia”
    • Jae Eun (Janice) Nam: “Differences in gene expression in painful and non-painful schwannomas”
    • Tatenda Rameau: “Expression of osteopontin in microglia cells in HIV+ individuals with cognitive impairment”
    • Rabia Tahir: “Histological characterization of fluorescently labeled outputs of the central amygdala”
    • MonYi Lwin: “Making a fly: DAT-NewD-GAL4 transgenic driver”
    • Anand Rajagopal: “Identification of genetic variants in children with neurological disease”
    • Shardell Robinson: “Superficial siderosis study”
    • Sarah Agarrat: “Minimally invasive surgery plus recombinant tissue-type plasminogen activator for intracerebral hemorrhage evacuation and perihematomal edema”
    • Solomon Johnson-Parker Hill: “Brainwaves during daily activities”
    • Shahirah Khan: “Quantification of sweating test as an assay for peripheral neuropathy in diabetic mice”
  • 2013
    • Keshara Cochrane: "The effect of dendrimer HDAC inhibitors on activated microglial cells"
    • Asia Cole Anxiety: "The negative effects mental illnesses have on a child’s physical, mental, social and behavioral development"
    • Chardone't Handy: "Development of educational tools to inform the public about Tuberous Sclerosis Complex"
    • Leshaia Davis-Johnson: "Length of stay evaluation in child and adolescent psychiatry"
    • Rodden Reyes: "Nanofiber nerve guide for peripheral nerve repair and regeneration"
    • Raven Fields: "A randomized placebo trial for Rett Syndrome"
    • Bianca Miller: "Lipid levels and sleep in adolescent ages 16-19"
    • Omar Joyce, Jr.: "BDNF: underlying factor in ischemia and epilepsy"
    • Surayyah Khan: "Reduced TNFR1 and NFkappaB expression in the brain of BACE1 transgenic mice"
    • Shawnita Cureton: "Identification of cells in the central nervous system expressing osteopontin"
    • Jayla Hubbard: "The effect of bisphenol A on adult neurogenesis"
    • Briceson Roy: "Natural products as tools to explore novel therapeutic targets for the treatment of depression"
  • 2012
    • Mina Al-Salihi: "Analyzing the role of Fig4 in the pathogenesis of Charcot-Marie-Tooth Disease"
    • Pereviva Besong: "Mindfulness: reducing stress and increasing medical adherence in HIV patients"
    • Chase Dews: "Stem cells: Making myelin one mouse at a time"
    • Leah Hill: "HIV GP120: Inflammation in the brain"
    • Shanquel Holman: "Continuous performance test for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)"
    • Darin Johnson: "A study of neurogenesis"
    • Sabah Muktar: "Modulating spinal excitability with direct current stimulation"
    • Shishiri Naganyone: "The clinical and pathological features in late-life frontotemporal dementia"
    • Iyanuoluwa Onibatedo: "The role of PD1 in multiple sclerosis"
    • Himadri Patel: "The Kinereach Experiment"
    • Denise Roman: "The Bloomberg Children's Center: A Center of Excellence for children with mood disorders"
    • Tamara Simms: "Multiple domains of osteopontin enhance HIV replication in HeLa cells"
    • Joshua Villanueva: "The effect of retinoic acid on the proliferation of glioblastoma multiforme (GBM) cells"
    • Ferlyn Virtudes: "Neuroprotective trials in Parkinson's Disease"
  • 2011
    • Hema Arikala: "Development of an improved HIV-1 reporter virus"
    • Hiba Farah: "The role of GABA-responsive neurons in epilepsy"
    • Martha Flores: "Clearance of myelin axonal debris in BACE1 knockout mice"
    • Diamond Greene: "The effect of anti-retroviral drugs on neuronal integrity"
    • Lili Mo: "The role of gastrin-releasing peptide in modulating food intake"
    • Raechel Mattison: "Reducing autistic symptoms in children with and without tuberous sclerosis"
    • Christiana Obeng: "The association between gastrointestinal stromal tumors and neurofibromatosis type I"
    • Erica Richardson: "Development of an ELISA to detect platelet activation"
    • Erin Richardson: "The role of genetic risk factors for psychiatric disorders in brain development"
    • Chanel Nicole Scott: "Identification of triggers for severe self-injurious behaviors in children"
    • Hawi Sorsu: "Use of a mouse model to study the role of synaptic plasticity in Rett Syndrome"
    • Franz Virtudes: "Molecular biology tools used in brain tumor research"
    • Thrisann Weathers: "Under reporting of infestation of CPAP machines"
  • 2010
    • Cherry Abdou: "Impact of cytokines on blood-barrier function"
    • Eyoha Bayu: "Testing of neuroprotective compounds in an in vitro assay"
    • Tarik Bayu: "Evaluation of trends in surgical treatment for acute ischemic stroke and intracerebral hemorrhage"
    • Nicole Coppola: "Traumatic brain injury: A report"
    • Shakira Gaskins: "In vivo models for ALS"
    • Destiny Harrod: "Autism spectrum disease model"
    • Mariah Heath: "Tools in molecular biology"
    • Farah Khan: "The effect of psychostimulants on locomotion in transgenic mice"
    • Aniqa Tasnim: "The role of BACE1 in myelin sheath formation"
    • Kelby Weston: "Neuromyelitis optica"
    • Lea William: "Changes in CD4+ and CD8+ T-cell numbers in the spleen during acute infection of macaques with SIV"
  • 2009
    • Nishelle Brice: "The relationship between weather and stroke occurrence"
    • Jerome Hill: "Molecular tools to phenotype mice"
    • Ellison James: "Dynamic visual acuity"
    • Candice Lyle: "Case study of a patient with Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease"
    • Teri Porter: "Tourette Syndrome"
    • Amandeep Samra: "The relationship between body position and CSF pressure"
    • Ashley Van-Veen: "Measurement of vibration in adrenomyeloneuropathy"
    • Kimberly Williams: "Tools used to measure CSF pressure"
  • 2008
    • Taylor Alexander: "Neuroprotection exploratory trials in Parkinson's Disease"
    • Morgan Carrington: "Mapping the progression of loss of function in the frontotemporal dementias"
    • Erin Dickerson: "Impact of chemokines on housekeeping gene expression"
    • Tunisia Ellis: "Management of neurofibromatosis"
    • Michiko Kennedy: "Use of an animal model to study the ketogenic diet"
    • Asia Lynn: "The impact of hospital lighting on patient sleep quality"
    • Sakiera Malone: "Histological analyses of brain sections from epileptic patients"
    • Gabrielle Thomas: "Impact of chemokines on housekeeping gene expression"
  • 2007
    • Jacob Ennals: "Generation and expression of osteopontin deletion mutants"
    • Lena Harris: "A case study in schizophrenia"
    • Khadeijah Palmer-Rhodes: "Development of a drug for spinal muscular atrophy"
    • Deandria Spencer: "Motor deficits in a mouse model of ALS"
    • Vivian Ukegbu: "Use of a mouse model to study behavioral disorders"
 
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