Current Student Research Projects

Graduate students in Rush University’s Master of Science in Medical Laboratory Sciences conduct research, write up and formally defend their study about a topic of their choosing. Students work throughout the year with a research advisor on this project, and have the option to submit it for publication. Below is the list of research projects students will be completing during the 2019-2020 academic year
 
Title: Assessing Clinical Laboratory Education in the Diagnostic Curriculums and Implementing Methods of Improvement at Rush University
Student: Anna Ackerman
Research Advisor: Nadine Lerret, PhD
 
Title: Toxicity Associated with Licking Paint Brushes Among the Miniatures Community
Student: Christine Hoang
Research Advisor: Nadine Lerret, PhD
 
Title: Evaluating the Detection of Inhibitory Antibodies to the ADAMTS-13 Protease Using the ATS-13 Assay in Patients with TTP
Student: Anita Lutzow
Research Advisor: Ricardo Sumugod, MS
 
Title: Quality Benchmarks for Rush University Medical Center’s Blood Bank
Student: Bichnu Le
Research Advisor: Laurie Gillard, MS
 
Title: Evaluating Transfusion Reaction Reporting Methods at Rush University Medical Center
Student: Swati Patel
Research Advisor: Laurie Gillard, MS
 
Title: Comparison Evaluation of MCIM and PAIDEC Kits in the Clinical Microbiology Laboratory at Rush University Medical Center
Student: Celia Figueroa
Research Advisor: Nicholas Moore, PhD
 
Title: Hyperglycemia Alters the CD27-CD70 Axis on Human PBMCs
Student: Claire Owaja
Research Advisor: Nadine Lerret, PhD
 
Title: Detection of Pseudohyponatremia in Pediatric Patients with Hyperlipidemia
Student: Haydee Avila
Research Advisor: Brenda Suh-Lialam, MD
 
Title: Evaluating the Cost Benefit of Implementing an Anemia Clinic at Rush University Medical Center
Student: Lori Cassidy
Research Advisor: Laurie Gillard, MS
 
Title: Short and Long-Term Benefits of Receiving an MS Degree in MLS from Rush University
Student: Jasmin Benegas
Research Advisor: Nadine Lerret, PhD
 
Title: The Role of Glutamate Receptor Inhibition in the Treatment of Melanoma
Student: Jesus Diaz
Research Advisor: Andrew Zloza, PhD
 
Title: Capillary Blood Ketone Body Testing to Detect Adherence to the Ketogenic Diet
Student: Kristina Olack
Research Advisor: Christy Tangney, PhD and Nadine Lerret, PhD
 
Title: Assessing Interprofessional Education in MLS and Implementing Methods of Improvement at Rush University
Student: Morgan Lohr
Research Advisor: Maribeth Flaws, PhD
 
Title: Testing Multi-Drug Resistant Bacteria with Newly Approved Antibiotics
Student: Leanne Horvath
Research Advisor: Nicholas Moore, PhD
 
Title: Consistency of NGS Analysis in the Identification of Mutant HIV
Student: Loyd Webb
Research Advisor: Diana Huang, PhD
 
Title: Cost Benefit of Starting a Diagnostic Management Team at Rush University Medical Center
Student: Martin Kurszack
Research Advisor: Nadine Lerret, PhD
 
Title: Screening and Surveillance for Intestinal Carriage of Carbapenemase-Producing Enterobacteriaceae by Chromogenic Culture Media
Student: Robert McLaughlin
Research Advisor: Nicholas Moore, PhD
 
Title: Blood Transfusion Safety: Are Red Cell Transfusions Following the Established Best Practices at Rush University Medical Center?
Student: Elaine Opusunju
Research Advisor: Laurie Gillard, MS

Research opportunities

The Department of Medical Laboratory Science has opportunities for graduate medical laboratory science students to conduct clinical research projects. If interested, please contact Nadine Lerret.