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2022 Graduate Student Cardiovascular Renal Research Symposium Program

October 17, 2022

8:00 AM - 4:30 PM

Norman C. Nelson Student Union

Second Floor Ballrooms

7:45 amCoffee – Second Floor Ballrooms
8:20 amWelcome / Introduction

Dr. Josh Speed
Associate Director,
Cardiovascular-Renal Research Center
Assistant Professor,
Department of Physiology & Biophysics

Dr. Joey Granger
Cardiovascular-Renal Research Center
Associate Vice Chancellor for Research
Professor of Physiology and Medicine
Dean, School of Graduate Studies in the Health Sciences
Director, MS Center for Clinical and Translational Research
8:30 am – 10:00 amOral Presentations

Gertrude Arthur
Candee Barris
Jasmine Benjamin
Clayton Brady
Heidi Creed
Chauncey Darden
Viet Dinh
Allison Dubner
Cristhian Huerta


Dr. Terry Hinds
Department of Pharmacology and Nutritional Sciences,
University of Kentucky College of Medicine

Dr. Ana Omoto
Instructor, Department of Physiology and Biophysics
10:00 amCoffee Break
10:30 am – 12:00 pmOral Presentations

Torikul Islam
Zachary Kipp
Esther Liu
Genesee Martinez
Natalia Mathieu
Xue Mei
Raiana Moraes
Kayla Nist


Dr. Michael Garrett
Professor of Pharmacology and Toxicology, Medicine (Nephology) and Pediatrics (Medical Genetics)
Director, Institutional Molecular and Genomics Core Facility (MGCF)

Dr. Brigitte Martin
Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology
12:00 pm – 1:20 pmLunch (Invitation Only)
Arthur C. Guyton Research Center 
Short Tour of Laboratories
1:30 pm – 2:50 pmOral Presentations

Virginia Pszczolkowski
Tyler Rolland
Erin Shook
Josie Silvaroli
Mariia Stefanenko
Thi-Tina Nguyen
Vi Nguyen
Anna Whitehead


Dr. David Stec
Professor of Physiology and Biophysics
Director, Transgenic Core

Dr. Olufunto Badmus
Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Department of Physiology and Biophysics
2:50 pmBreak
3:00 pm – 4:25 pmPoster Session

The Cardiovascular Renal Research Center (CRRC) is an interdisciplinary program involving a wide range of basic, clinical and population research. The CRRC currently has over sixty faculty and trainees actively engaged in biomedical research.

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