Several nutrition students made poster presentations at the virtual American Society for Nutrition Annual Meeting, 2020 conference. Graduate students Jasmynne Blacks, Jessica Danh, Maureen Meister and Rami Najjar along with undergraduates Justina Kim and Lena Lear led research teams.
Jasmynne Blacks, graduate Coordinated Program student, presented “Effects of Raspberry on Angiotensin II-Induced Oxidative Stress, Inflammation and Fibrosis in the Heart of Mice.” Her research team included: Rami S. Najjar, Christy Simecka, Shengyu Mu, Rafaela G. Feresin.
Jessica P. Danh, graduate Coordinated Program student, presented “Assessment of Dietary Intake, Body Composition and Sports Nutrition Knowledge of NCAA Division I Female Collegiate Volleyball Players.” Her research team included: Anita M. Nucci, J. Andrew Doyle, Rafaela G. Feresin.
Lena M.T. Lear, undergraduate nutrition student, presented “Raspberry Polyphenol Extract Decreases NF-kB and IL-6 Expression in Lipopolysaccharide (LPS)-Induced RAW 264.7 Macrophages.” Her research team included: Rami S. Najjar, Jessica P. Danh, Rafaela G. Feresin.
Justina S. Kim, undergraduate nutrition student, presented “Effects of Annatto-Extracted Tocotrienols in the Liver of High-Fat Diet Fed Mice.” Her research team included: Rami S. Najjar, Chawn-Li Shen, Rafaela G. Feresin.
Maureen Meister, a Ph.D. student in chemistry with concentration in nutritional sciences student presented “Ability of y-tocotrienol to mitigate inflammation and preserve lung function in a model of e-cigarette induced chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.” Her co-authors include: Conrad W, Adhya A, Zhang S, Vong C, Ji X. View her presentation here Nutrition2020 FlashTalk.mov
Rami S. Najjar, a Ph.D. student in chemistry with concentration in nutritional sciences student presented “Raspberry Polyphenols Increase Antioxidant Defense Enzymes and Inhibit Inflammatory Nuclear Transcription in Human Aortic Endothelial Cells.” His co-authors include: Desiree Wanders, Benoit Chassaing, Rafaela G. Feresin.