Congratulations to the ten students receiving awards for outstanding posters

Graduate student awards

  • Ashley Soucy GSBSE/MaineHealth Institute for Research
    RAB27a-mediated regulation of the vascular microenvironment
  • Madison Mueth GSBSE/UNE
    Sex differences in susceptibility to develop advanced osteoarthritis pain
  • Sam Costa GSBSE/MaineHealth Institute for Research
    PD-L1 Expression Promotes Bone Marrow Immunosuppression and Bone Loss with Diet-Induced Obesity
  • Bailey Blair GSBSE/University of Maine
    Uncovering Candida albicans Factors that Modulate the Host Phagocyte Response
  • Brianna Gurdon GSBSE/JAX
    Brain-wide spatial analysis reveals cell-type-specific genetic modifiers of Alzheimer’s disease progression
  • Mubarak Khlewee University of Maine
    The influence of heat and mass transfer on the setting rate of adhesives between porous substrates
  • Ines Khiara University of Maine
    Engineering the Development of Neuromuscular Circuitry On-Chip

Undergraduate student awards

  • Lucia O’Sullivan Bowdoin College
    Using Artificial Intelligence Software to Investigate the Effects of Early-Life Adversity on Anxiety-Like Behavior
  • Sydney Bonauto Bowdoin College
    Leveraging rat ultrasonic vocalization playback to expose sex-specific outcomes following early life adversity

Clinical poster award

  • Vrushabh Daga University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine
    The Impact of Prophylactic Ceftriaxone Treatment on Antimicrobial Resistance Development by Colonizing Microbes


Thank you to our judges:   Clarisssa Henry, Ben Harrison, Ben King, Derek Molliver, Cory Johnson, Josh Havelin, Karen Houseknecht, Suzanne Angeli, Frederic Bonnet, Jim Coffman, Hermann Haller, Jared Talbot,  Michaela Reagan, Dustin Updike, Kerry Tucker, Lucy Liaw, Geoff Ganter, Marsha Rolle, Anyonya Guntur, Caitlin Howell, Josh Kelley, Harry Filippakis, Michael Wilczek, Daniel Moore, Mike Burman, Melissa Maginnis, Melody Neely, Prayag Murawala, Sally Molloy, Tim Breton, Tamara King, Zhao Xuan.

Thank you for your interest in the First Annual Maine Research Symposium on Biomedical Science and Engineering on October 13-15, 2022. The deadline to submit abstracts and register for this event was October 1, 2022. The event is now at capacity. Please email if you have any questions about the event. We invite you to check back on the UMaine Institute of Medicine website soon for images of this year's event, as well as dates and details on the 2023 Symposium.