Samuel Pendergraft, PhD

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Student in Physician Assistant Program, Wake Forest School of Medicine
Winston-Salem, NC

Year Matriculated: 2012

Email address:spenderg@wakehealth.edu

Education:

Ph.D., Molecular Medicine and Translational Science Graduate Program, May 2016
Wake Forest University Graduate School of Arts and Sciences

Appalachian State University; MS Cell and Molecular Biology, 2012
Appalachian State University; BS Biology, 2010

Advisor: Colin E. Bishop PhD; WFIRM
 
Research Interests: Reproductive genetics, germ cell development, genitourinary/lower abdomen reconstruction, stem cell biology, regenerative medicine

Awards:

Best Oral Presentation for “A novel 3-dimensional testicular organoid model for the study of human spermatogenesis and gondadotoxicity in vitro”. The award was the Campion Fund Award for most outstanding oral presentation at the 25th Annual Meeting of the Triangle Consortium for Reproductive Biology, held at the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences in Research Triangle Park, N.C. on February 6, 2016

Publications:

Parker, Z. M., Pendergraft, S.S., Sobieraj, J., McGinnis, M. M., and Karatan, E. (2012). Elevated levels of the norspermidine synthesis enzyme NspC enhance Vibrio cholerae biofilm formation without affecting intracellular norspermidine concentrations. FEMS Microbiol Lett 329: 18-27.

Meeting Abstracts (Presenter):

Presented at the Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine Annual Retreat (February 3, 2014) – Award Recipient – Third Place Overall –Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine Annual Retreat, Poster Session, Pinehurst, NC

Presented at the Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine Annual Retreat (February 2, 2015) – Award Recipient – Second Place Overall –Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine Annual Retreat, Poster Session, Pinehurst, NC

Gave Oral Presentation at the 40th Annual American Society of Andrology General Meeting as an invited symposium speaker, April 18-21, in Salt Lake City, UT

Presented a poster at the 40th Annual American Society of Andrology General Meeting, April 18-21, in Salt Lake City, UT

Pendergraft, S, and Karatan, E. (2010). Effect of nspC Gene Expression on V. cholerae Biofilm Formation. Appalachian State University 13th Annual Celebration of Student Research and Creative Endeavors. Boone, NC. April 22, 2010.

Pendergraft, S, Parker, Z, McGinnis, M, and Karatan, E. (2011). Elevated Levels of the Norspermidine Synthesis Enzyme NspC Increases Vibrio cholerae Biofilm Formation. 111th General Meeting of the American Society for Microbiology. New Orleans, LA. May 21-24th, 2011.

Pendergraft, S, Zayner, J, Porter, L, Cockerell, S, Rutkovsky, A, and Karatan, E. (2012). Distribution of Vibrio cholerae NspS and MbaA homologs in diverse Proteobacteria. 112th General Meeting of the American Society for Microbiology, San Francisco, CA. June 18-21st, 2012.

Publications:

Cockerell SR, Rutkovsky AC, Zayner JP, Cooper RE, Porter LR, Pendergraft SS, Parker ZM, McGinnis MW, Karatan E.Vibrio cholerae NspS, a homologue of ABC-type periplasmic solute binding proteins, facilitates transduction of polyamine signals independent of their transport. Microbiology. 2014 May;160(Pt 5):832-43. doi: 10.1099/mic.0.075903-0. Epub 2014 Feb 14. PubMed PMID: 24530989; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3992718.

 

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