GSU and Office for Postdoctoral Scholars Research Symposium

Author: Shawn Maust


Congratulations to the following Postdocs for winning awards at the Graduate Student Union and Office for Postdoctoral Scholars 6th Annual Research Symposium!

From left to right: Haitao Wang, 2nd place in Engineering; Erin Grey, 2nd place in Science; Jessica Meixner, 1st place in Engineering; and Aaron Sheppard 1st place in Science.

Thanks to all the Postdocs who participated in the Symposium.  They and their research topics are listed below. 


ND Postdoc Participants



Research Topic

Aaron D. Sheppard - 1st Place Science Biological Sciences/ Postdoc Light-regulated blood-feeding behavior and a light phase response curve for the Anopheles gambiae malaria mosquito
Erin K. Grey - 2nd Place Science Environmental Change Initiative/Postdoc Forecasting Ship-born Invasive Species
Jessica Meixner - 1st Place Engineering Engineering/Postdoc Discontinuous Galerkin Methods for Spectral Wave/Circulation Modeling
Haitao Wang - 2nd Place Engineering CEEES/Postdoc Wet chemical preparation of catalysts layers for growth vertical aligned carbon nanotube arrays

Benxin Jing


Interaction of Ionic Liquids with Lipid Biomembrane: Implication from Supramolecular Assembly to Cytotoxicity

Krishna Priya Arjunan, Sylwia Ptasinska Radiation Research Lab/Postdoc Surface Sterilization by Cold Atmospheric Pressure Plasma Jet

John Cheriyan, Christina Mezes and Francis J. Castellino

Science/ Postdoc

Regulatory potential of the ligand binding region of NMDA receptor- New insights for possible therapeutics

Claire Booyjzsen


Streptococcus pyogenes strain A20: M1 or M23?

Ian Sander

Biological Sciences/Postdoc

3D Printed Replicas of Patient Anatomy for Improved Outcomes in Sinus Surgery

Jeffrey Mayfield


Mutations in the Control of Virulence Sensor Gene from Streptococcus pyogenes After Infection in Mice Lead to Clonal Bacterial Variants With Altered Gene Regulatory Activity and Virulence

Taebum Lee


CO2 Capture Chemistry of Azolide-based Ionic Liquid

Mariya Vyushkova, Evgenii Kalneus


Optically Detected Electron Paramagnetic Resonance and Magnetically Affected Reaction Yield Spectra of Fluoroalkylarene Radical Anions

Diego Fernando Echeverri-Garcia

Biology/ Postdoc

Prevalence of malaria and Glucose 6 Phosphate Dehydrogenase (G6PD) deficiency in the Western Province, Solomon Islands

Sarbani Bhattacharya, Zhong Liang, Victoria A Ploplis, Francis J Castellino


Characterization of Functional Components in PAM, a Group A Streptococcus Virulence Factor

Houyu Zhu


Theoretical insight into the Structure and Stability of Palladium/alumina Interface