Glynn Honors junior Madeline Owen, a Neuroscience and Behavior major with a minor in Poverty Studies, was recently published in the UReCA: The Journal of Undergraduate Research. A publication of the National Collegiate Honors Council, UReCA is among the top peer-reviewed, undergraduate research journals in the US, accepting fewer than 15% of submissions. Madeline's paper, entitled "Controlled Delivery of Bioactive Molecules for Improvement of Endothelial Progenitor Cells in Gestational Diabetes Mellitus" was based on research conducted here at Notre Dame in the Center for Stem Cells and Regenerative Medicine, under the direction of Prof. Donny Hanjaya-Putra and Dr. Loan Bui.
The paper, which can be found at https://nchcureca.com/stem/, describes Madeline's research, which seeks to identify therapies that may aid in repairing damage done to the cardiovascular systems of individuals with diabetes. Her work focuses on improving the proliferation and migration of the endothelial colony-forming cells, a group of cells capable of repairing the interior lining of blood vessels.