Antentor Othrell Hinton, Jr., BS
- Interdepartmental Cell and Molecular Biology Graduate Program
- Baylor College of Medicine (BCM), Houston, TX 77030
- Prospective Degree: Doctor of Philosophy
- Anticipated Graduation Date: May 2015
- Thesis: Estrogenic neurons blunts stress-induced hypertension in the CNS
NIH SMART Post baccalaureate Research Education Program (PREP)
- Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX 77030
- PREP Program Completion Certificate
- Graduation Date: May 2011: G.P.A. 3.5, 1st semester (A-MCB) and 2nd semester (B-MCB); Overall MCB average: 88, Ranked 1 in class.
Bachelor of Science – Biology, minor Chemistry
- Winston-Salem State University, Winston-Salem, NC 27110
- Graduation Date: May 2010 G.P.A: 3.54 and Science G.P.A. 3.5
- In preparation: Hinton,Jr., Antentor; Xu, Pingwen; Yan, Xiaofeng; Cao, Xuehong; Zhu, Liangru; Reynolds, Corey; Xu, Yong. Estrogen-Responsive Neurons in the Medial Amygdala (MeA) Prevent Stress-induced Hypertension.
- In preparation: Yang, Yongjie; Hinton,Jr., Antentor; Xu, Yong. Transcription Factors regulate energy and glucose homeostasis. (Review).
Awards & Honors
- 2013 ASPET/NIGMS MARC Minority Graduate Student Travel Award for the Experimental Biology Conference
- Won 2nd place at the Baylor College of Medicine Graduate Symposium (2/220 participants and first second year graduate student to win in 20 years. Can verify with Gayle Slaughter, Sr. Associate Dean of Graduate school at firstname.lastname@example.org )
- NIH/NIDDK Research Supplement to Promote Diversity in Health-Related Research from parent grant, R01-DK-093587-01
- Travel Award for the 52nd Annual Short Course on Medical and Experimental Mammalian Genetics being held at The Jackson Laboratory
- Magna Cum Laude (Graduation Honors)
- Who’s Who Among College Students
- Recipient of Minority Access to Research Careers Undergraduate Student Training in Academic Research (MARC U*STAR) Scholarship
- Recipient of John B. McLendon Scholarship
- Outstanding Leadership Award at Winston-Salem State University
- Rock Hill Missionary Baptist Church Scholar
- Presbyterian Baptist Church Achievement Scholar
- Recipient of Winston-Salem State University Science Technology Engineering Mathematics (STEM) Scholarship
- Alpha Kappa Alpha Outstanding Student Achievement Award from the Gamma Gamma Omega Chapter of Asheville, NC
Project Interest & Description
My investigation involves me looking for estrogenic neuron populations that are responsible for blunting stress-induced hypertension. Also, to unravel the mechanism that regulates estrogenic neuronal signaling in hopes of designing specific molecular targets for hormone replacement therapy.
I love food and am always hungry. I also enjoy playing tennis!