Current Students and Residents

Pacific Student Research Day Competition

10th Annual Pacific Research Day Competition Awards

1st Place

Inhibition of HIV Envelope Glycoprotein-Mediated Syncytia Formation by Lectins
Andrew Michael, Nate Overlid, Krystyna Konopka and Nejat Düzgünes

2nd Place

Cleft Lip and Palate and MSX-1 CA-Repeats Polymorphism
Blake Kitamura, Aaron McDonough, Mirek Tolar, Jan Komura, Nicholas Bauter, Sheetal Patil, Maybelle Gonzales, Manal Abu Al-Melh, Partha Mishra and Marie Tolarova

3rd Place

Gender Differences in the Effects of Diabetes on Endothelium-Dependent Vasolidation in the Rat Submandibular Gland
Nicole Sakai, Bryce Williams, Dan Witcher, Roshanak Rahimian and Leigh Anderson

2nd Year Student Research Competition

ADA/Dentsply Award

Cell Biological Basis for the Highly Variable Transfection of Oral Squamous Cell Carcinoma Cells by Non-Viral Vectors
Cassidy Lavorini-Doyle, Senait Gebremedhin, Krystyna Konopka and Nejat Düzgünes

Hinman Symposium Awards

Enhancement of Metafectene Pro-Mediated Gene Delivery to Oral Cancer Cells by Transferrin and Epidermal Growth Factor
Jason Ouellette, Senait Gebremedhin, Krystyna Konopka and Nejat Düzgünes

Effects on Gender on Vascular Responses to Sympathetic Stimulation in the Rat Submandibular Gland
Beau Ulrich, Craig Andersen, Raja Shah and Leigh Anderson

CDA Scientific Session Awards

Shear Bond Strength (SBS) Between Glass-Ionomer Cement and Composite Resin Restorative Materials
George Kohout, Brinda Kansagra and Karen A. Schulze

Feasibility Study on the use of Saliva Collected During a Dental Mission in Peru for DNA Analysis
Robert J. Passamano, Silas D. Dudley and Marie Tolarova

Competition Panels

2nd Year Competition Panel: Drs. Doug Young, Stefan Highsmith, William Carpenter and Anders Nattestad

Senior Competition Panel: Drs. Dorothy Burk, Ove Peters and William Lundergan