Thao Nguyen, a PhD candidate in Dr. Mohan’s lab presents her research, Real-Time In Vivo Monitoring Of Green Tea Polyphenol (−)-Epigallocatechin-3-Gallate’s Effect In Resolving Neutrophil-Mediated Inflammation in Transgenic Zebrafish, at the 22nd International Conference of Functional Foods and Chronic Diseases at Harvard Medical School in Boston, Massachusetts.
Samantha and Sanam attended 2016 Kidney Week hosted by American Society of Nephrology in Chicago.
Samantha Stanley presented her poster on Urinary Biomarkers for Lupus Nephritis
Houston Targeted Proteomics also had a booth at the scientific exposition.
Samar, Huihua, and Samantha attended the 2016 American College of Rheumatology conference in Washington D.C.
Dr. Samar Soliman gave a poster presentation on Urinary Angiostatin, CXCL4, and VCAM-1 as biomarkers for Lupus Nephritis.
Dr. Huihua Ding gave a poster presentation on Biomarkers for Disease Activity and Renal Damage in Lupus Nephritis.
Samantha Stanley gave a poster presentation on Novel Urinary Biomarkers of Lupus Nephritis.
Houston Targeted Proteomics also had a booth at the scientific exhibition.
Divya, Melissa, and Umair participated in the 2016 Undergraduate Research Day at the University of Houston. Divya Kurian and Melissa Yang gave an oral presentation on Fish Oil Supplements in Arthritis and Lupus while Umair Akbar gave a poster presentation on the Identification of Salivary Biomarkers in Patients with Systemic Lupus Erythematosus.
Undergraduates Aubrey Swilling and Roberto Hasbun were awarded the Provost’s Undergraduate Research Scholarship for Spring 2016, while Umair Akbar was awarded the Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship for Summer 2016. Aubrey has been working on validating protein biomarkers for rheumatoid arthritis and Roberto’s focus has been on non-alcoholic fatty liver disease. Umair’s project will focus on identifying novel biomarkers in saliva for SLE and Sjogren’s syndrome.
Marwa Kharboutli successfully defended her senior honors thesis entitled, “Identification of Novel Protein Biomarkers for Inflammatory Bowel Disease.” She has also recently graduated with University Honors with Honors in Major from the Biomedical Engineering department and the Honors College. Congrats Marwa!
Kamala Vanarsa presented our current progress in identifying biomarkers for autoimmune disease using the novel proteomic techniques available in our lab: the antibody array and aptamer screen.
Dr. Soliman presented her research on non-renal flare biomarkers with a poster and oral presentation at the 5th Inflammatory and Immunological Biomarker Conference in San Diego!
Dr. Ling is a physician scientist in Nephrology/Rheumatology from Tongji University, Shanghai, China. Thus, she joins 2 other clinical fellows currently in MohanLab – Drs. Huihua Ding (Shanghai) and Samar Soliman (Egypt). Their research focuses on various protein and metabolic biomarkers in chronic autoimmune diseases.
Dr. Huihua Ding, a visiting researcher from China, presents her research on biomarkers of lupus nephritis at the American College of Rheumatology 2015 Annual Meeting.