Bryan Wilson

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Fifth Year PhD Student, 2013 - 2014

Year Matriculated: 
2010

E-mail address: bryawils@wakehealth.edu

Education:

BS in Biological Sciences, minor in Nutritional Sciences, 2008 – Louisiana State University

Advisor: Mark Chappell, PhD; Surgical Sciences

Research Interests: 
My research focuses on the intracellular mechanisms of action of the renin-angiotensin system (RAS) on blood pressure regulation and renal injury. More specifically, my project is centered on the dysregulation of the intracellular RAS in the production of reactive oxygen and nitrogen species in the development of renal oxidative stress.

Aside from my laboratories studies, I supplement my passion for science by writing articles on the history and importance of the work of early scientists, focusing on the contributions of African Americans.

I am also interested in science educational outreach and building connections between scientists and their local schools. Such efforts may serve to increase student interest in and understanding of science in their lives, while introducing students to science as a possible career. 

Honors and Awards:
Received a $500 MMTS travel award to participate as a panel speaker at the Minority Student Luncheon, which is part of the Endocrine Society’s annual meeting and expo, June 2014, Chicago, IL.

In recognition of his effor to provide media coverage of the American Society for Investigative Pathology (ASIP) 2014 annual meeting through his blog, and as the first official recipient, ASIP awarded Bryan with a stipend certificate, free registration, and 2014 membership.

Selected as oral presenter for session of "Data Diuresis" at the annual Experimental Biology meeting in San Diego, CA, April 2014.  Also invited to write a mini review of the topic of his presentation.

Travel award (travel and accomodations paid) from the Endocrine Society to attend Future Leaders of Advancing Research in Endocrinology (FLARE) workshop in New Orleans, Feb 2014.

1st place at the 2nd Annual Maya Angelou Center for Health Equity Bowl at Wake Forest Biotech Place, March 2013

3rd place at the 2012 Charlotte Life Sciences Conference, Annual Graduate Student Poster Competition

FASEB travel award to attend ENDO 2013 meeting

Official blogger for the American Society for Investigative Pathology - Experiemental Biology Meeting, 2013

FASEB Stand Up for Science Competition - recognition of Community Hunger Campaign donation towards service efforts

Executive co-chair of Wake Forest Graduate Student Association

Editor, Wake Forest University graduate newsletter

Intersociety Council for Pathology Information, Inc. travel award to attend 2013 Experimental Biology Conference

Bryan Wilson 2nd year student in MMTS received a Diversity Supplement grant for his work with Dr. Chilton on the “Role of Fatty Acid Desaturase(s) (FADS) Polymorphisms”:  Grant #, NIH 3P50 AT002782-07S1, Research Supplements To Promote Diversity In Health-Related Research - National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine, Center for Botanical Lipids and Inflammatory Disease Prevention. 3 years of funding 

Bryan Wilson was elected Vice President of the Black Graduate Students Association of Wake Forest University

Selected as a student chair for the “Dietary Bioactive Components” Symposium at the Experimental Biology 2012 meeting in San Diego, California

Won 1st place in the oral presentation competition at the Georgia Institute of Technology Graduate Technical Symposium

Awarded a FASEB travel award to attend the 2012 Experimental Biology meeting in San Diego, California

Selected as an official meeting blogger and press representative for the 2012 Experimental Biology meeting in San Diego, California

Publications:

Williams, Katelyn, Wilson, Bryan A., O'Connor, Wendi G., Monte S. Willis "Ernest Everett Just, PhD: Pioneer in Ecological Developmental (Eco-Devo) Biology. Journal of the South Carolina Academy of Science, 2013.

Wilson, Bryan A., "Video Education America (VEA). Nutrition and Hydration in Sports (Review)."

Wilson, Bryan A. "Essential Fatty Acids (Book Chapter)." Encyclopedia of Food Safety, Elsevier, 2013.

 Published in the American Red Cross Journal of Immunohematology: Bryan Wilson Article Published

Wilson, Bryan A. "Kitcher, Philip. Science in a Democratic Society (Book Review)." Science, Books and Film 48.1 (2012): 19.

Wilson, Bryan A., O’Connor, Wendi G., Monte S. Willis. “The Legacy of Charles R. Drew MD, CM, MDSci.” Immunohematology 27 (3) 2011.

Wilson, Bryan A., Monte S. Willis, and Jonathan C. Schisler. "Sir Hans Adolf Krebs: Architect of Metabolic Cycles." Lab Medicine 41 (2010): 377-80. Print.

Wilson, Bryan A. and  Monte S. Willis. “Percy Lavon Julian: Pioneer of Medicinal Chemistry Synthesis.” Lab Medicine 41 (2010): 688-692. Print.

 

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