For the first time after 3 years, the SIVB’s In Vitro Animal Cell Sciences Section (IVACS) held an in-person Student and Post-Doctoral Oral Presentation Competition on Monday, June 6, 2022. The top 3 abstracts were chosen for the competition based on their scientific merit and the quality of their write-up. Each presentation was very engaging and was followed by questions from the audience and the competition judges. Our three final contestants delivered professional presentations at a high scientific level. The panel of IVACS judges that evaluated the presentations included: Dr. John W. Harbell (JHarbell Consulting, LLC), Dr. Barbara Doonan (New York Medical College), Dr. Michael J. Fay (Midwestern University), Dr. Brad L. Upham (Michigan State University), Dr. Michael K. Dame (University of Michigan), Dr. Mae Ciancio (Midwestern University), Dr. Anissa Belfetmi (Harvard Medical School), Dr. Zoe Zhu (Tufts University), as well as the session moderators Dr. Addy Alt-Holland (Tufts University) and Dr. Kolla Kristjansdottir (Midwestern University). Larissa Marina Pereira Silva, from North Carolina State University/Plants for Human Health Institute, and University of Rio Grande do Norte (UFRN), won the 1st place award for her presentation “A flavonoid-rich extract of moringa oleifera (Moringaceae) leaf cultivated in Brazil inhibited inflammatory mediators in lipopolysaccharide-treated macrophages.” Sepideh Mohammadhosseinpour, from Arkansas State University, won the 2nd place award for her presentation “Assessing the apoptosis effect of prenylated stilbenoids combined with paclitaxel in triple-negative breast cancer cells.” Megan Conkling from Florida Atlantic University – Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute, won the 3rd place award for her presentation “Habitat Restoration and Production of Bioactive Compounds from 3D Sponge Cell Cultures.” Certificates and monetary awards were presented to the three contestants at the IVACS Business Meeting. Congratulations to these three contestants for their fantastic and engaging presentations!
Submitted by Addy Alt-Holland and Kolla Kristjansdottir
A Flavonoid-rich Extract of Moringa oleifera (Moringaceae) Leaf Cultivated in Brazil Inhibited Inflammatory Mediators in Lipopolysaccharide-treated Macrophages
Turning Up the Heat on Editing of the Highly Polyploid Sugarcane Genome
Habitat Restoration and Production of Bioactive Compounds from 3D Sponge Cell Cultures