2021 Capstone Awardees

Dareen S. Chuy, Albany Medical College

Project Title: Sustained Endothelial Barrier Loss and Organ Dysfunction Regulation by Endothelial STAT3

Shweta Gudapati, University of Pittsburgh

Project Title: Identifying Intrahepatic and Extrahepatic Sources of Procoagulant Factor VIII Synthesis
Utilizing Immunohistochemistry

Nayoung Kim, University of Virginia

Project Title: Is Tau Pathology Linked to Disruptions of the Axon Initial Segment?
A Quantitative Immunofluorescence Analysis of Neurofibrillary Tangles and the Axon Initial
segment in Post-Mortem Human Alzheimer’s Disease and a Transgenic Mouse Model


Zeyu Ward Liu, University of Pittsburgh

Project Title: HMGB1 Signaling regulates the synergistic interaction between Platelets and Vascular Smooth Muscle Cells in Diabetic Vascular Injury that promotes Neointimal Hyperplasia