Student Research

Medical students are required to complete an MSR (medical student research) project before graduation.  Below is a list of publications that students have been credited with over the years.  The faculty takes great pride in working with the medical students on scholarly activity.

1.  Tenser RB, Aberg JA, Demers LM, Romano PJ.  Prostaglandin production in chronic progressive multiple sclerosis.  J Clin Lab Anal 1990;4:246-250.

2.  Tenser RB, Viselli AL, Savage DH.  Reversible decrease of fluoride resistant acid phosphatase-positive neurons after herpes simplex virus infection.  Neuroscience Letters 1992;130:85-88.

3.  Tenser RB, Hay KA, Aberg JA.  Immunoglobulin G immunosuppression of multiple sclerosis: suppression of all three major lymphocyte subsets.  Arch Neurol 1993;50:417-420. 

4.  Kothari MJ, Brady J, Vu S, Simmons Z, Towfighi J.  Significance of perivascular lymphocytic infiltration on nerve biopsy. J Am Neuropsychiatry 1999;13 (1): 40-43.

5.  Simmons Z, Epstein DK, Borg B, Mauger DT, Kothari MJ, Shefner JM.  Reproducibility of motor unit number estimation in individual subjects.  Muscle Nerve 2001;24:467-473.

6.  Lundeen J, Fisher J, Kothari MJ.  Frequency of anxiety in Myasthenia Gravis.  J Clin Neuromusc Dis 2004;6(1):9-12. 

7.  Bridgman C, Naidu S, Kothari MJ.  Clinical and electrophysiological presentation of pronator syndrome.  Electromyogr. Clin Neurophysiol 2007;47:89-92.

8.  Scott K, Zeris S, Kothari MJ.  Elevated B6 levels and peripheral neuropathies.  Electromyogr. Clin Neurophysiol (In Press).

9.  C. Pinzon-Guzman, A. M. Stull, K. S. Elmslie, K. Venkiteswaran, T. Subramanian. Can human retinal pigmented epithelial (hRPE) cells be transdifferentiated into dopaminergic neurons? Society for Neuroscience National Conference, 2007.

10.  Marupudi NI, Venkiteswaran K, Stull AM, Subramanian T. Human Retinal Pigment Epithelial Cells (HRPECs) are Critical to Protect Ocular Xenografts in the CNS against Immune Rejection. American Society for Neural Therapy and Repair (ASNTR), Clearwater Beach, FL, May 1-3, 2008. (Poster Presentation)

11.  Marupudi NI, Harris A, Shankar MM, Stull AM, Selvaraj P, Subramanian T, Venkiteswaran K. Putative Mechanisms of Immune Tolerance of Human Retinal Pigment Epithelial Cells (hRPEC) in CNS Xenotransplantation. Central PA Chapter of the Society for Neuroscience Conference, 2007 Chapter Symposium, Hershey, PA, Nov 17, 2007. (Poster Presentation)

12.  Stull AM, Petticoffer A, Ramachandra R, Marupudi N, Venkiteswaran K, Subramanian T. Human retinal pigment epithelial (hRPE) cells cotransplants protect fetal ventral mesencephalic (FVM) striatal xenotransplants from immune rejection. Central PA Chapter of the Society for Neuroscience Conference, 2007 Chapter Symposium, Hershey, PA, Nov 17, 2007. (Poster Presentation)

13.  Marupudi NI, Harris A, Shankar MM, Stull AM, Selvaraj P, Subramanian T, Venkiteswaran K. Putative Mechanisms of Immune Tolerance of Human Retinal Pigment Epithelial Cells (hRPEC) in CNS Xenotransplantation. American Society for Neural Therapy and Repair (ASNTR), Clearwater Beach, FL, May 3-6, 2007. (Poster Presentation)

14.  Stull AM, Petticoffer A, Ramachandra R, Marupudi N, Venkiteswaran K, Subramanian T. Human retinal pigment epithelial (hRPE) cells cotransplants protect fetal ventral mesencephalic (FVM) striatal xenotransplants from immune rejection. Society for Neuroscience (SFN), San Diego, CA, 2007. (Poster Presentation)

15.  Subramanian T, Marupudi NI, Stull AM, Pollak IF, Lund RD, Venkiteswaran K. Systemic immunosuppression protects CNS xenografts from neurodegeneration induced immune rejection, Brain Research (In Press)