MD Student Honors Research Projects

MD Student Honors Program MD Student Honors Research Projects
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MD Student Honors Program MD Student Honors Research Projects

Completing an honors thesis as part of your MD degree at NYU School of Medicine represents the culmination of your Honors Program research project. This work demonstrates your unique contribution to a particular research area.

The following honors thesis titles from recent graduates may help you to think creatively about potential research topics and identify potential research mentors.

Class of 2016 Honors Thesis Titles

“Alterations in the Expression of TBL1XR1 and Mitogen-Activated Protein Kinase 4 Are Implicated in Glucocorticoid Resistance in Relapsed Pediatric B-cell Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia”
Honors student: Danielle Bitterman
Research mentor: William Carroll, MD
Department of Pediatrics

Quantification of Normal-Appearing White Matter Tract Integrity in Multiple Sclerosis Using Diffusion Kurtosis Imaging
Honors student: Ivan de Kouchkovsky
Research mentor: Els Fieremans, PhD
Department of Radiology

“Abnormalities in Cerebrovascular Reactivity Associated with Insulin Resistance Short of Diabetes”
Honors student: Olivia Frosch
Research mentor: Antonio Convit, MD
Department of Psychiatry

“Differential Oxygen Tension and Environmental Inflammatory Conditions Determine Mesenchymal Stem Cell Fate and Immunosuppressive Potential”
Honors student: Rohini Kadle
Research mentor: Daniel Ceradini, MD
Department of Plastic Surgery

“Correlation of Quantitative Magnetic Resonance Metrics of Morphometry and Lesion Load with Performance on a Novel Interhemispheric Speed of Processing Task in Multiple Sclerosis Patients”
Honors student: Andrew Kim
Research mentor: Yvonne Lui, MD
Department of Radiology

“Bacterial and Metagenomic Profiles of the Intestinal Microbiota Are Associated with Relapse after Allogeneic Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation”
Honors student: Melissa Lumish
Research mentors: Robert R. Jenq, MD, and Marcel van den Brink, MD, PhD
Department of Medicine, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

“Acute Exposure to Apolipoprotein A1 Reduces Murine Macrophage Chemotactic Responses In Vitro”
Honors student: Arun Manmadhan
Research mentor: Edward Fisher, MD, PhD
Department of Medicine

“A Novel Peptide Inhibitor Modulates Hyaluronan Signaling and Attenuates Inflammation Mediated by Low-molecular-weight Hyaluronan”
Honors student: Karan Patel
Research mentor: Thorsten Kirsch, PhD
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery

“Chronic Neuropathic Pain State Leads to Selective Increase in Tumor Necrosis Factor Alpha Expression Level in the Nucleus Accumbens”
Honors Student: Duo Xu
Research Mentor: Edward Ziff, PhD
Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Pharmacology