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Friday Research Seminar Series

Friday, February 14 at 12:00 PM
Des Moines University, Student Education Center (SEC) 115, Des Moines, IA, 50312 Show Map



This week’s Friday Research Seminar Series will be hosted by the Master of Science in Biomedical Sciences program. All faculty members and students are invited to attend.

“Exploring The Mechanism of Combination Therapy on Aggressive Natural Killer Cell Leukemia”

  1. General knowledge of natural killer cells and the malignancies they can develop.
  2. Potential effects of Statins and Verapamil in combination with chemotherapeutic agents on proliferation, the cell cycle, and cytoxicity of Natural Killer Cells.
  3. Understanding the role that P-glycoprotein plays in multi-drug resistance and how inhibiting it may increase efficacy of chemotherapeutic agents

“MST-312 Effect on HSV-1 Replication”

  1. Understand the course of HSV-1 infection
  2. Understand MST-312’s involvement in the inhibition of HSV-1 infection
  3.  Compare MST-312 with EGCG, in context of their roles in HSV-1 infection


  • Imran Abbasi, DO’16
  • Elizabeth Tillinghast, MBS’17


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