2019-2021
Srbui Azarapetian
2019-2021
Major: Neuroscience
Faculty Mentor: Tom Carmichael, PhD
Faculty Mentor Department: Neurology
Project: iPS Glial Therapy for White Matter Stroke and Vascular Dementia
Mei Blundell
2019-2021
Major: Computational and Systems Biology
Faculty Mentor: Jeffrey Donlea, PhD
Faculty Mentor Department: Neurobiology
Project: Brain-Wide Changes in Synaptic Strength due to Sleep-Deprivation
Ivan Chavez
2019-2021
Major: Microbiology, Immunology, & Molecular Genetics
Faculty Mentor: Elissa Hallem, PhD
Faculty Mentor Department: Microbiology, Immunology, & Molecular Genetics
Project: Interactions Between Strongyloides ratti and Bacteria
Laila Khorasani
2019-2021
Major: Neuroscience
Faculty Mentor: Neil Harris, PhD
Faculty Mentor Department: Neurosurgery
Project: Constraint Induced Movement Therapy as an intervention to improve limb function after brain injury.
Esther Peluso
2019-2021
Major: Biochemistry
Faculty Mentor: Steven Clarke, PhD
Faculty Mentor Department: Chemistry and Biochemistry
Project: Novel Protein PCMTD1 May Provide a Mechanism for Aged Protein Degradation
Kyle Sheu
2019-2021
Major: Neuroscience
Faculty Mentor: Thomas Graeber
Faculty Mentor Department: Molecular & Medical Pharmacology
Project: Genome-scale CRISPRa screen to identify novel genes driving chromosomal instability in cancer.
2018-2020
Jacob Alderete
2018-2020
Major: Neuroscience
Faculty Mentor: Catherine Cahill, PhD
Faculty Mentor Department: Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences
Project: Investigating the Role of Mu-Expressing Neurons in the Nucleus Accumbens in Mediating Opioid-Based reward in Chronic Pain States
Johnny Diaz
2018-2020
Major: Molecular, Cell, and Developmental Biology
Faculty Mentor: Andrew Goldstein, PhD
Faculty Mentor Department: Molecular, Cell, and Developmental Biology
Project: Metabolic characterization of prostate cancer cells with features of small cell carcinomas versus Adenocarcinomas
Nathan Mallipeddi
2018-2020
Major: Biology
Faculty Mentor: Siavash Kurdistani, PhD
Faculty Mentor Department: Biological Chemistry
Project: Investigating the Role of the Histone Protein in the Provision of Copper for Iron Homeostasis
Shreya Mantri
2018-2020
Major: Molecular, Cell, and Developmental Biology
Faculty Mentor: Utpal Banerjee, PhD
Faculty Mentor Department: Molecular, Cell, & Developmental Biology
Project: Characterizing the stages of differentiation of progenitor cells in the Drosophila melanogaster lymph gland
Rachelle Stark
2018-2020
Major: Molecular, Cell, and Developmental Biology
Faculty Mentor: Rachelle Crosbie-Watson, PhD
Faculty Mentor Department: Integrative Biology and Physiology
Project: Does Sarcospan Require Galgt2 to Ameliorate Dystrophic Pathology in the mdx Murine Model of Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy?
2017-2019
Maggie Bui
2017-2019
Major: Molecular, Cell, and Developmental Biology
Faculty Mentor: Edward de Robertis, PhD
Faculty Mentor Department: Biological Chemistry
Project: Canonical Wnt Signaling and Wnt-Mediated Endocytosis Are Modified by Arginine Methylation and One-carbon Metabolism
Gunvant Chaudhari
2017-2019
Major: Neuroscience
Faculty Mentor: Carlos Portera-Cailliau, MD, PhD
Faculty Mentor Department: Neurology
Project: Pupil dynamics show hyperarousal in a mouse model of Fragile X Syndrome during a visual discrimination task
Karina Keus
2017-2019
Major: Neuroscience
Faculty Mentor: Gina Poe, PhD
Faculty Mentor Department: Integrative Biology and Physiology
Project: The role of OLM interneurons in REM-dependent memory consolidation
Juka Soohyang Kim
2017-2019
Major: Neuroscience
Faculty Mentor: Gal Bitan, PhD
Faculty Mentor Department: Neurology
Project: A Novel Medium-throughput Screening Method for Oligomerization Inhibitors in Proteinopathies
Tiffany Lu
2017-2019
Major: Biophysics
Faculty Mentor: Alvaro Sagasti, PhD
Faculty Mentor Department: Molecular, Cell, & Developmental Biology
Project: Tight junctions regulate morphogenesis of actin-based microridges
Deanna Necula
2017-2019
Major: Neuroscience
Faculty Mentor: Alcino Silva, PhD
Faculty Mentor Department: Neurology
Project: CCR5 closes with window for contextual memory lnking by regulating neuronal ensemble overlap