Prajapati receives Master's Thesis Award from Conference of Southern Graduate Schools

CSGS Master''s Thesis Award

Tarleton State University

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

STEPHENVILLE, Texas—Manashree Prajapati, a recent alumnae of Tarleton’s College of Graduate Studies, has been named a recipient of the Conference of Southern Graduate Schools’ 2014 Master’s Thesis Award for life sciences.

Prajapati received her master’s of science in medical laboratory science in May 2013 upon completion of her graduate research within the Department of Clinical Laboratory Sciences at Tarleton’s Terrell School in Fort Worth. Her award-winning thesis, “The Effects of Cholesterol Carrier Proteins and Statin on Fibroblast Migration and Signal Transduction via Sterol Regulatory Element Building Proteins (SREBP) - 2,” was selected from among 16 nominees in the life sciences division by a committee comprised of graduate deans from CSGS member institutions.

“Manashree’s graduate research was in the field of cell migration dynamics. Specifically, she was investigating the role of various molecules in the cholesterol signaling pathway, and how those affect the migratory ability of connective tissue cells to move into a wounded area during the repair process,” said Prajapati’s graduate studies advisor Dr. Dale Telgenhoff, associate professor and director of Tarleton’s histotechnology program. “The work is currently being prepared for journal submission, and will be important in understanding the role of elevated cholesterol in wound healing.”

Prajapati’s research led to the first-ever thesis from Tarleton’s medical laboratory science program. She will be recognized at the CSGS annual meeting in San Antonio, Feb. 20-23.


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