STUDENT RESEARCH COMPETITION
First Annual UGA Obesity Initiative Research Symposium
Oral Presentation: 1st Place $1000, 2nd Place $600, 3rd Place $400
Poster Presentation: 1st Place $500, 2nd Place $350, 3rd Place $150; two categories
Basic Science Research
Social and Behavioral Research
Community and/or Policy Research
Student Presentation Winners
Carolina Cawthon is a PhD candidate and dietetic internfinishing up her fifth year in the lab of Dr. Claire de La Serre inthe Department of Foods and Nutrition. She is interested in the connections between the gut microbiota, the gut-brain axis, and feeding behavior.
Liana is a PhD candidate and dietetic intern in the Human Nutrition Lab in the Department of Foods and
Nutrition. Her research interests are centered around understanding the role of tree nuts on energy balance, appetite regulation, and chronic disease risk.
Wenyan Fu 2nd place. Poster title: Transient p53 inhibition sensitizes aged white adipose tissue for beige adipocyte recruitment by blocking mitophagy
Jiyoung Kim 3rd place. Poster title: Gut microbiota dysbiosis is sufficient to alter appetitive feeding behavior in rats
Clinical, Behavior, or Community
Catherine Prater 2nd place. Poster title: Comparison of Blood Lipid Responses from Diets Enriched with Cottonseed Oil versus Olive Oil
Edward Green 3rd place. Poster title: Enhanced Strength, Power, Work Capacity and Fatigue Resistance in High-Intensity Functional Training Athletes