The poster session was effective in introducing the focus of the Retreat and interests of the faculty and the guests. Andrew Duncan, PhD, Assistant Professor in the Department of Pathology, Division of Experimental Pathology, University of Pittsburgh, and his committee organized the session and judged the posters.
The Cellular Approaches to Tissue Engineering and Regeneration (CATER) Program held its own poster judging ; the judges were members of the CATER Advisory Council and the program director. The director of the CATER Program is Satdarshan P. Singh Monga, MD, Endowed Research Chair in Experimental Pathology and Vice-Chair of the Division of Experimental Pathology, Department of Pathology, University of Pittsburgh, Professor of Pathology (Division of Cellular & Molecular Pathology), and Professor of Medicine (Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology & Nutrition), University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. The winners of this year’s CATER scientific poster contest were:
First Place (tied): Lindsay Saldin
Title: Understanding Esophageal Adenocarcinoma Progression Using Inflammatory and Neoplastic Extracellular Matrix Hydrogels
First Place (tied): Jacqueline Russell
Title: Lack of Beta-Catenin in Hepatocytes Impairs Proliferation and Leads to Increased Morbidity in Response to a Choline-Deficient Ethionine-Supplemented Diet
Second Place: ‘Abby’ Elizabeth C. Stahl
Title: Kupffer Cell Subsets Differ Between Young and Aged Murine Livers