4th Annual Professional Development Day Continues to Inspire Scholars

The 2019 ReBUILDetroit Professional Development Day took place Saturday, September 14, at Wayne State University. Previously titled “Fall Research Day” Professional Development Day allows scholars an opportunity to present their faculty-mentored research, engage in workshops and interact with industry professionals such as Riana Elyse Anderson, Ph.D. The 2019 plenary speaker, Riana Elyse Anderson, is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Health Behavior and Health Education at the University of Michigan’s School of Public Health. Anderson’s unique path in research resonated well with the scholars in attendance.

Student Presentations

Sydni Alexis Elebra
Faculty Mentor: Anjaneyulu Kowluru, Ph.D.
Nuclear Translocation of Rac1 Under Hyperglycemic Conditions in Pancreatic b-cells

Edwin Jurado
Faculty Mentor: Samuele Zilioli, Ph.D.
Objective and Subjective Sleep Measures in Older African American Adults

Francis Hernandez
Faculty Mentor: Li Li, Ph.D.
Assessing the role of Fibrosis in Marfan Aneurysms

Autumn Murry
Faculty Mentor: Joshua Thomson, Ph.D.
Determination of the potential effectiveness of bacteriophage therapy against the dental pathogen,
Streptococcus mutans