University of North Dakota Faculty/Staff Newsletter

Public invited to attend Frank Low Research Day on April 18

The School of Medicine and Health Sciences will hold the 33rd Annual Frank N. Low Research Day from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Thursday, April 18, in the United Lecture Hall at the School of Medicine and Health Sciences. The event is open to the public. All are welcome to attend.

Frank Low Research Day provides a forum where faculty and students can be exposed to the latest research interests and activities of their colleagues. Held for the first time in the spring of 1981, Research Day was dedicated in the name of Frank N. Low upon his retirement as a gesture of recognition for his contributions to research at the School of Medicine and Health Sciences.

Joshua Wynne, vice president for health affairs and dean of the School of Medicine and Health Sciences, will deliver the opening remarks. Faculty and graduate students will deliver presentations:

• Rejwi Archarya, graduate student in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology — “Binding Sites for Irreversible Cocaine Analogs and Dopamine Overlap on the Dopamine Transporter.”
• Lalitha Kurada, graduate student in Pharmacology, Physiology and Therapeutics — “Role of Corticotropin–Releasing Factor in Epileptogenesis.”
• Jyotika Sharma, assistant professor in Microbiology and Immunology — “C-type Lectin Receptors Contribute to Pathology and Protection in Pneumonic Sepsis.”
• Micah Schott, graduate student in Anatomy and Cell Biology — “Dynamic PKA Compartmentalization Through Receptor-mediated Redistribution of Gravin/AKAP12.”
• Promisree Choudhury, graduate student in Microbiology and Immunology — “BipA: From Cold to Ribosome Assembly.”
• Kate J. Claycombe, research scientist, Grand Forks Human Nutrition Research Center — “Obesity and Adipose Tissue Epigenetics.”

Research posters from students and their mentors in health science, basic science and clinical science departments at the School of Medicine and Health Sciences will be on display in the school’s Vennes Atrium.

For a complete agenda, please visit

-- Denis MacLeod, assistant director, Office of Alumni and Community Relations, School of Medicine and Health Sciences, 777.2733,

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