On March 18, the Esposito lab attended the 10th Annual Spring Catalyst Symposium, located at The Laureate Center on the North Carolina Research Campus. The Catalyst Group, thanks to their sponsors, held a day-long event featuring two panels of oral presentations discussing the research of the panelists and scientific poster competition.
Our visiting scholar, PhD student Larissa Silva, is a member of the Catalyst Group and helped her team throughout the symposium. Professor Silvana Zucolotto, a visiting scholar in the Esposito lab, was part of the oral presentations panel presenting, “Development of new pharmaceutical or food products with Brazilian native plants: from farm to pharmacy.”
Visiting scholar, Professor Reggiani Goncalves; graduate student, Nick Thompson; and laboratory technician, Jade Schlamb, participated in the poster presentation competition. They each created a research poster to present to the judges. You can find the posters and presentations linked below.
- Dr. Reggiani Goncalves, Skin peptide fractions from Lithobates catesbeianus (SHAW, 1802) suppresses inflammation and oxidative stress in the wound healing – in vitro and in vivo analysis
- Nick Thompson, Effects of brassinosteroid in ovo injections on weight & hatchability in chickens
- Jade Schlamb, Comparing in vitro properties of different commercialized Moringa oleifera products in macrophages
- Dr. Silvana Zucolotto, Development of new pharmaceutical or food products with Brazilian native plants: from farm to pharmacy
Although our lab did not place in the top three, we are happy to congratulate our PHHI colleague Emilio Balbuena for placing first!