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8th Annual Symposium

The Center of Excellence for Translational Neuroscience and Therapeutics (CTNT) and Garrison Institute on Aging (GIA) held their 8th Annual Symposium on Brain Health on Wednesday, April 17th. This event featured Distinguished Keynote Speaker: Shreaya Chakroborty, Ph.D., Program Director, Translational Research Branch Division of Neuroscience, NIH National Institute on Aging. Additional talks were given by CTNT members and a poster session was held with several monetary awards given for the best poster presentations.  
Congratulations to the following individuals and thank you to all who attended and participated. This event couldn't have been a success without you!

Basic Science winners:
Undergraduate: Isabella Makelaar, "Utilizing membrane protein chaperone to prevent and disrupt alpha synuclein protein aggregation in Parkinson Disease"
Medical Student: Travis Kastner, "Exploring the Impact of Dietary Vitamin E Intake on Neurodegenerative Diseases: A Review of Free Radical Damage Mitigation"
Graduate Student: Caezaan Keshvani, "GD3 ganglioside is not a potential cell surface immunotherapeutic target for neuroblastoma"
Postgraduate: Linda Yin, "Cbln1 alleviates cognitive deficits in J20 mice"

Clinical / Human Studies / Tissue winners:
Medical Student: Hannah Seo, "Adherence to Recommended Eye Examination Intervals Based on Reported Concerns in Visual Health in Elderly Patients"
Graduate Student: Lauren Chrzanowski, " Investigation of chronic pain biomarkers indicative of cognitive decline in rural Texas: A Project FRONTIER Study"

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