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Eight Manhattanville Seniors Present Their Work at Two National Conventions

biology success 210Nonne Christensen, Neeta Yousaf, Tenzin Ragasha, Tizita Zeleke, Amanda Luiso, and Henock Tsegaye (photographed) had the opportunity to present, learn and network at the American Society for Cell Biology (ASCB) convention in Denver. The six seniors presented their work at both the undergraduate symposium and the main convention sites.

The American Society for Cell Biology (ASCB), founding in 1960, is an inclusive international community of biologists studying the cell, with approximately 10,000 members in the United States and greater than 65 countries worldwide. The annual convention is attended by 3,000 scientists.

WashSFN-FUN 2012Tizita Zeleke, Neeta Yousaf, Deyshawn Thomas, Hawi Debelo and Henock Tsegaye at the SNF Conference in Washington D.C.Three abstracts with six undergraduate senior research students were presented at the national conference of The American Society for Cell Biology in December 2011 in Denver:

Tizita Zeleke, Henock Tsegaye, and A. Bettica. 2011. The neuroprotective efficacies and anticancer properties of various botanical extracts, Rue chalpanesis and Hibiscus sabdariffa, against neurotoxin-induced Parkinson's disease and pancreatic adenocarcinoma in vitro. Mol Biol Cell 22, 4705 (2176).

Neeta Yousaf, Amanda Luiso, Tizita Zeleke, and A. Bettica. 2011. The effective inhibition of growth rate and induction of apoptosis in adherent and suspension cancer cell lines by the administration of various Panax (Ginseng) species. Mol Biol Cell 22, 4705 (2182).

A. Bettica, Nonne Christensen, and Tenzin Ragasha. 2011. Wound healing: The combination use of regenerative agents and bioavailable antioxidant constituents of vitamin E and vitamin D in a model in vitro system. Mol Biol Cell 22, 4705 (2061).

The Society for Neuroscience (SFN) convention, attended by more than 30,000 scientists is the premier venue for international neuroscientists to showcase cutting-edge research on the brain and nervous system.

Annemarie Bettica (Biology Department) won a Faculty Honor Award with her senior research student, Tizita Zeleke, who received a highly competitive National Student Award sponsored by Noldus at the Faculty for Undergraduate Neuroscience (FUN) symposium during the Society for Neuroscience convention in November 2011 in Washington, D.C.

A. Bettica, Henock Tsegaye, Deyshawn Thomas, and Neeta Y. Yousaf. 2011. The enhancement of the neuroprotective properties of silymarin and silbinin by addition of phosphatidylcholine and various bioantioxidants against neurotoxic insult-inducing Parkinson's disease in neuroblastoma cells in vitro. Program No. 52.02. 2011 Neuroscience Meeting Planner. Washington, DC: Society for Neuroscience. Online.

Tizita. Zeleke, Hawi Debelo, A. Bettica. 2011. The neuroprotective efficacies of various botanical extracts, Rue chalpanesis, Hibiscus sabdariffa, and Panax Ginseng species against neurotoxic-induced Parkinson's disease in neuroblastoma cells in vitro Program No. 52.07. 2011 Neuroscience Meeting Planner. Washington, DC: Society for Neuroscience. Online.