The Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine's Graduate Student Research Day is an opportunity for Ph.D., M.S., other students and faculty to present their research to their colleagues, peers, and members of the FAU community. Graduate Student Research Day activities include poster presentations, oral presentations, awards, and lunch. Presentations showcased at the event were judged by their peers and awards were presented to chosen presenters.
This year, The Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine's Graduate Student Research Day displayed 13 posters with 15 presenters, primarily consisting of M.S. and Ph.D. students. In collaboration with Associate Professor Dr. Andrew Oleinikov, Jordan Merritt placed first in the competition. Jordan is a graduate student in the Integrative Biology Ph.D. program and presented a poster entitled "Phagocytic efficiency of beads coated with various malarial PfEMP1 domains by THP-1 Monocytes depends on the domains identity and/or avidity to monocyte surface receptors." Congratulations to Jordan Merritt and Dr. Oleinikov for well-representing the Integrative Biology PhD program!!! Jordan is truly exceptional and a shining example of the outstanding success of this program. Congratulations as well to Carolyn Coles and Patricia Louis, who won second and third place respectively!