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SIRI at Summer Undergraduate Research & Creativity Symposium

Seventeen current Summer Interdisciplinary Research Initiative Students (SIRI) participated in the 18th Annual NC State University Summer Undergraduate Research & Creativity Symposium on August 1, 2019 at the Talley Center.  We are proud to also acknowledge two of our program alumni who also participated.


Loulou Batta – Testing of Natural Compounds for Inhibition of Porcine Reproductive and Respiratory Syndrome Virus (PRRSV) In-Vivo Infection

Jennifer Daiker – Studying Efficacy of Newly Developed Antibiotic Compounds Against Staphylococcus aureus Biofilms

Amber Detwiler – “Feeling Out” the Niche for Hair Follicle Development in Bioengineered Skin Grafts

Sharmita Dixit – Analyzing Composition of Soft Tissue in the Knee Joint

McKenna Downey – Multimodal Sensing of Engineered Cardiac Tissues for Optimization of Stem Cell Differentiation

Maggie Flanders – Senolytics to Improve Stem cell Treatment for the Prevention of Post-Traumatic Osteoarthritis

April Gonzalez –Engineered Biomimetic Microvessels for Prevascularization Tissue Constructs

Cody Helm – Nanocarrier Optimization for Mast Cell-Targeting Drug Delivery in an Enhanced Permeability and Retention (EPR) Model

Cade MacAllister – The Investigation of Amine Substituted 4-Oxazolidinones and their Biological Activity

Charlotte Manvell – Evaluation of Flea Borne Pathogens in Fleas of Free Roaming Domestic Cats in Virginia and North Carolina

Colleen Roosa – Flowable Sonicated Fibrin Nanoparticles Enhance Wound Healing Outsomes In Vitro

Jack Schultz –Improving Porcine Oviduct Epithelial Cell Culture Using Porcine Oviduct Extracellular Matrix

Emma Smits – 3-Hydroxy-1,5-dihydro-2H-pyrrol-2-ones as an Antibiotic Scaffold for Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) 

Ben Stemen – Efforts Towards the Total Synthesis of Synoxazolidinone C

Sydney Stine – Engineering of Pathological Biomarker-Responsive Microvessels (PRBMVs) for Therapeutic Drug Delivery

Ponni Theetharappan – Ultrasonic Microplotting of colloidally Stable Microgel Particles for the Creation of Bioactive Scaffolds

Emma West – Genetically-Induced ACL Aplasia

Lauryn Braxton – Comparing MRI and Histological Outcomes from Young and Mature Osteoarthritis Rats

Nithin Gupta – Establishing Methods for 2D and 3D Culture of Porcine Adult Epidermal Stem Cells