Undergraduates Receive Wisconsin Hilldale Undergraduate/Faculty Research Fellowships

Congratulations to the Department of Pediatrics recipients of the 2014-15 Wisconsin Hilldale Undergraduate/Faculty Research Fellowship. These student researchers were awarded $3,000 and faculty mentors received $500 to sponsor the students’ independent research. Each student will present their research findings in April 2015 at the Undergraduate Research Symposium. The students, their mentors and projects are:

  • Wendy Sun (Pelin Cengiz, MD): Sexually Differential Response of Hippocampal Neurons to in-vitro Neonatal Hypoxia Ischemia: A Role for Estrogen Receptor Alpha in the Activation of the Growth Factor Receptor TrkB and Neuroprotection
  • Matthew Wolf (Mario Otto, MD, PhD): Neuroblastoma Tumor Cell Clearance After CLR1404 Treatment
  • Michelle Chiu (Bikash Pattnaik, PhD): Live-Cell visualization of Oxytocinergic signaling
  • Ryan Johnson (Christine Sorenson, PhD): Prevention of Retinal and Choroidal Neovascularization by Histone Deacetylase Inhibitors
  • Dustin Richter (Ei Terasawa-Grilley, PhD): The Role of Kisspeptin and Neurokinin B Neuronal Network in the Onset of Puberty in the Rhesus Monkey