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Dr. Estevez Presents Research at National Meeting

Dr. Ana Y. Estevez recently presented a poster on her research at the Society for Free Radical Biology and Medicine annual meeting. The title of the poster was “Comparison of commercial and custom-synthesized cerium oxide nanoparticles in mitigating oxidative stress markers in the nematode Caenorhabditis elegans” and included the work of three SLU student researchers: Martha R. Wasserbauer (Biology ’14), Bailey L. Airoldi (Biology ’13), and Joseph W. Alvin (Neuroscience ’11). Other coauthors were Dr. Kenneth Reed (Cerion; Rochester NY) and biology department colleague Joseph. S. Erlichman. At the meeting, Dr. Estevez also co-chaired an oral presentation session on Neuroscience and Inflammation.

The Society for Free Radical Biology and Medicine was established in 1987 with a primary goal of fostering a balanced approach to understanding both the advantageous and deleterious properties of free radicals and reactive oxygen and nitrogen species. This was Dr. Estevez’s first time attending the meeting and she plans to continue attending in the future because she enjoyed the small group atmosphere fostered at the meeting as well as the emphasis on promoting collaborative interactions.