Thursday, June 12, 2014

Research Leads to Award

Prajapati with Professor Telegenhoff
Medical Laboratory Science student, Manashree Prajapati's research on her Master's thesis lead to a prestigious award.  Prajapati, under the guidance of Professor Dale Telegenhoff, wrote "The Effects of Cholesterol Carrier Proteins and Statin on Fibrobalst Migration and Signal Transduction via Sterol Regulatory Element Building Proteins (SREBP) - 2" after thoroughly researching her topic.  The ground work research really paid off as Prajapati was awarded the 2014 Master's Thesis Award for Life Science by the Conference of Southern Graduate Schools (CSGS).  The award was presented to her in February 2014 at the Annual Meeting of CSGS. Of particular note is that Prajapati is Tarleton's first Master's level Medical Laboratory Sciences student to receive her degree.

Prajapati's work stemmed from the research by Telegehoff on wound healing.  Prajapati explored how low-density lipoprotein (LDL) might be used to affect cell migration causing the multiplication of fibroblasts promoting wound healing.  This research is useful for those who suffer from wounds that are hard to heal and is especially important due to the rise of diabetes whose sufferers tend to develop hard-to-heal wounds. Prajapati worked with Telegehoff for 2.5 years in order to produce her award winning research.

In August 2013, Prajapati received her Master of Science in Medical Laboratory Science. She plans on earning her Ph.D. after she works for a few years as a molecular technologist.

Telegehoff's research, which includes research by Prajapati, is available through the library:

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