UH Hilo SHARP students present at biomedical research conference

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Date: Thursday, November 12, 2020
Contact: Alyson Kakugawa-Leong, (808) 932-7669

For Immediate Release

Seven students from the University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo Students of Hawaiʻi Advanced Research Project (SHARP) had their research abstracts selected for the First Virtual Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students (ABRCMS) held November 9 – 13, 2020.

The students selected to present an e-poster and five-minute talk describing their research in biomedical or biobehavioral science as first authors include:

• Taylor A.U. Barongan, “Synthetic Studies of Antitubercular Atrovimycin”
• Michelle Biete, “A Pragmatic Approach to Standardizing Ultrastructure Morphology in Tissue and Cell Culture”
• Kit Neikirk, “Increased Efficacy of Difluoromethylornithine and Metformin Containing Anionic Permeation Enhancers for the Treatment of Neuroblastoma”
• Evangeline Lemieux, “COVID-19 and Student Life in Hawaii: Challenges, Adjustments, and Adaptations”
• Jace Taka, “Development of Resveratrol Containing Polymeric Nanoparticles for Oral Delivery”
• Jane M.U. Walsh, “Traditional Preparations of ‘Awa (Piper methysticum) Address the Intersection of Mental and Cancer Health Disparities in Native Hawaiians”
• Kailee Yoshimura, “Development of Quercetin Containing Polymeric Nanoparticles for Oral Delivery”

UH Hilo SHARP is funded by the National Institute of Health and led by Lynn Morrison, Ph.D., Lisa Muehlstein, Ph.D, and Lenard Allen. SHARP student mentors include Abhijit Date, Ph.D., Ingo Koʻomoa-Lange, Ph.D, Dana-Lynn Koʻomoa-Lange, Ph.D., Dianqing Sun, Ph.D, Lynn Morrison, Ph.D., Misty Pacheco, Ph.D., and Antentor O. Hinton, Jr., Ph.D.

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