2019-2020
Jasmine Esparza
2019-2020
Major: Molecular, Cell, and Developmental Biology
Faculty Mentor: William Lowry, Ph.D
Faculty Mentor Department:
Project: The Effects of Circadian Rhythm on Topically Manipulated GPCR/CREB Signaling in Hair Follicles
Emi Nakahara
2019-2020
Major: Microbiology, Immunology, and Molecular Genetics
Faculty Mentor: Kent Hill, Ph.D
Faculty Mentor Department:
Project: Exploring Roles of Flagellar Proteins in Signaling of Trypanosoma brucei

Emi Nakahara is a fourth year Microbiology, Immunology, and Molecular Genetics student at UCLA. Emi is in the Kent Hill Lab, where she studies the eukaryotic protozoan parasite Trypanosoma brucei, and how it utilizes its flagellum to engage in sensing and signaling of its environment. Besides research, she is also a science and health reporter in the student newspaper Daily Bruin, as well as a writing tutor at UCLA’s undergraduate writing center.

2017-2018
Sara D’Souza
2017-2018
Major: Microbiology, Immunology, and Molecular Genetics
Faculty Mentor: Jeffrey H. Miller, PhD
Faculty Mentor Department:
Project: A Study of the Combination of Clinically Relevant Mutagens
Josephine Hai
2017-2018
Major: Molecular, Cell, and Developmental Biology
Faculty Mentor: Karen Lyons, PhD
Faculty Mentor Department:
Project: Roles of Ccn1 in Tendon Development and Maintenance