2019-2020
James Antonios
2019-2020
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Peyman Benharash
Faculty Mentor Department: Surgery - Cardiothoracic
Project: Comparison of Readmissions in Pancreatectomies in the US using the National Readmission Database
James Asaki
2019-2020
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Peter Bradley
Faculty Mentor Department: Microbiology, Immunology, & Molecular Genetics
Project: Characterization of novel monoclonal antibodies in Toxoplasma gondii
Grace Bower
2019-2020
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Amander Clark
Faculty Mentor Department: Molecular, Cell & Developmental Biology
Project: Using hIPSCs to Restore Fertility to Patients with Primary Ovarian Insufficiency
Maggie Bui
2019-2020
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Edward De Robertis
Faculty Mentor Department: Biological Chemistry
Project: Characterization of Wnt Signaling and Wnt-induced Endocytosis in a Liver Cancer Model
Janice Chang
2019-2020
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Donald Lamkin
Faculty Mentor Department: Psychiatry/Biobehavioral Science
Project: The interaction effect of voluntary physical exercise and chronic stress on cancer progression
John Chapman
2019-2020
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Ellen Sletten
Faculty Mentor Department: Chemistry And Biochemistry
Project: Macromolecule Responsive Perfluorocarbon Nanoemulsions for Controlled Drug Delivery
Shelley Cheng
2019-2020
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Smadar Naoz
Faculty Mentor Department: Physics & Astronomy
Project: A model for mass transfer with orbital energy dissipation in eccentric binaries
Jessica Chern
2019-2020
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Peter Bradley
Faculty Mentor Department: Microbiology, Immunology, & Molecular Genetics
Project: Novel Components of the Toxoplasma gondii Inner Membrane Complex
Alexis Elliott
2019-2020
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Kent Hill
Faculty Mentor Department: Microbiology, Immunology, & Molecular Genetics
Project: Defining flagellar cAMP signaling pathways in the pathogen Trypanosoma brucei
Rochelle Ellison
2019-2020
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Stephen Young
Faculty Mentor Department: Medicine - Cardiology
Project: Elucidating the genesis of macrophage-derived particles and their role in cholesterol efflux
Richa Ghosh
2019-2020
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Carlos Morales Guio
Faculty Mentor Department: Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
Project: Intrinsic Kinetics in Electrochemical Carbon Dioxide Reduction for Renewable Energy Usage
China Hagstrom
2019-2020
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Raymond Spearrin
Faculty Mentor Department: Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering
Project: Laser Absorption Spectroscopy for Combustion Efficiency in Hybrid Rockets
Matthew Hennefarth
2019-2020
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Anastassia Alexandrova
Faculty Mentor Department: Chemistry And Biochemistry
Project: Directed evolution enhances electrostatic preorganization within the enzyme active site
Michael Johanis
2019-2020
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Quinton Gopen
Faculty Mentor Department: Surgery - Head & Neck
Project: Case Series of Endolymphatic Hydrops in Patients with Superior Semicircular Canal Dehiscence
Taranjit Kaur
2019-2020
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Quinton Gopen
Faculty Mentor Department: Surgery - Head & Neck
Project: The Affect of Radiation to the Cochlea on Hearing Succeeding SRS and fSRT for Acoustic Neuromas
Mckenzie Koch
2019-2020
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Paul Barber
Faculty Mentor Department: Ecology And Evolutionary Biology
Project: Biomonitoring of Sandy Beach Ecosystems using Environmental DNA
Alina Kochocki
2019-2020
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Rene Ong
Faculty Mentor Department: Physics & Astronomy
Project: A New Study of Acceleration Mechanisms Driving Possible Gamma-Ray Pulsar Wind Nebula Emissions
Sophie Krylova
2019-2020
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Neil Harris
Faculty Mentor Department: Neurosurgery
Project: Optogenetic modulation of globus pallidus externa and its effects on behavior in rats
Andy Liu
2019-2020
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Alcino Silva
Faculty Mentor Department: Neurobiology
Project: Investigating the Role of CCR5 in Memory Linking with a Novel Optogenetic Tool Opto-CCR5
Jaqueline Lopez
2019-2020
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Richard Kaner
Faculty Mentor Department: Chemistry And Biochemistry
Project: Exploring the Structure and Properties of Conducting Polymers
Nathan Mallipeddi
2019-2020
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Siavash Kurdistani
Faculty Mentor Department: Biological Chemistry
Project: Investigating the Role of the Copper Reductase Function of Histones on Lipid Homeostasis
Shreya Mantri
2019-2020
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Utpal Banerjee
Faculty Mentor Department: Molecular, Cell & Developmental Biology
Project: Investigating hematopoietic progenitor differentiation in the drosophila larval lymph gland
Erica Nagase
2019-2020
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Ahmet Arac
Faculty Mentor Department: Neurology
Project: Effect of sensorimotor disconnection on motor neural dynamics during a skilled motor task in mice
Krupa Prajapati
2019-2020
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Donald Lamkin
Faculty Mentor Department: Psychiatry/Biobehavioral Science
Project: Effects of Physical Exercise on Early Tumor Inhibition in Preclinical C57BL/6 Model of Breast Cancer
Rhea Sahu
2019-2020
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Steven Jacobsen
Faculty Mentor Department: Molecular, Cell & Developmental Biology
Project: Structure-function analysis of the novel transcriptional activator protein, DNAJ1
Nisarg Shah
2019-2020
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Jerome Zack
Faculty Mentor Department: Medicine - Hematology-Oncology
Project: Engineering Anti-HIV 2nd Generation CD4 Chimeric Antigen Receptors for T and NK Cell Immunotherapy
Alexander Soohoo
2019-2020
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Yi Tang
Faculty Mentor Department: Chemical Engineering
Project: Silent Gene Cluster Activation with CRISPR/dCas9 for Elucidating Fungal Natural Product Biosynthesis
Rachelle Stark
2019-2020
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Rachelle Watson
Faculty Mentor Department: Integrative Biology & Physiology
Project: Does Sarcospan Require Galgt2 to Ameliorate Dystrophic Pathology in the mdx Murine Model of Duchenne
Kristen Stefanescu
2019-2020
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Larry Hoffman
Faculty Mentor Department: Surgery - Head & Neck
Project: Inner Ear Epithelial Lesions: Drug-Induced Morphologic Changes in Afferent Calyces
Sriharsha Talapaneni
2019-2020
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Andreas Schwingshackl
Faculty Mentor Department: Pediatrics
Project: TREK-1 potassium channel-mediated signaling mechanisms protect from hyperoxia-induced lung injury.
Abby Thurm
2019-2020
Faculty Mentor: Dr. William Gelbart
Faculty Mentor Department: Chemistry And Biochemistry
Project: Defective-Interfering RNA Molecules as an Anti-Viral Therapy Against Yellow Fever Virus
Pauline Tze
2019-2020
Faculty Mentor: Dr. David Krantz
Faculty Mentor Department: Psychiatry/Biobehavioral Science
Project: Individual neurons in Drosophila ventral nerve cord regulate distinct aspects of egg-laying behavior
Sara Varadharajulu
2019-2020
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Edward Lee
Faculty Mentor Department: Radiological Sciences
Project: Predicting CX TIPS Outcome in Cirrhotic Patients with Systemic & Portal Hemodynamic Changes
Esmeralda Villavicencio Gonzalez
2019-2020
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Amander Clark
Faculty Mentor Department: Molecular, Cell & Developmental Biology
Project: In vitro generation of late stage primordial germ cell-like cells in xenogeneic reconstituted testes
Claire Waller
2019-2020
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Jennifer Silvers
Faculty Mentor Department: Psychology
Project: Risk Factors for Depression Following Early Life Stress: Recent Life Stress and NAcc Activation
Jerry Wang
2019-2020
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Daniel Geschwind
Faculty Mentor Department: Neurology
Project: Gene Co-Expression Network Analysis Elucidates Biological Mechanisms Underlying ALS Susceptibility
Linqi Zhou
2019-2020
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Ying-Nian Wu
Faculty Mentor Department: Statistics
Project: Towards Explainable Generative Model with Hierarchical Latent Encoding
2018-2019
Daniel Ahn
2018-2019
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Richard Wirz
Faculty Mentor Department: Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Project: Automated High-Speed Video Analysis of Electrospray Emission Modes
Itzetl Avila
2018-2019
Faculty Mentor: Dr. William Lowry
Faculty Mentor Department: Molecular, Cell & Developmental Biology
Project: Unraveling the Role of G-protein-coupled Receptor Signaling/CREB Pathway in Hair Follicle Stem Cells
Jone Bacinskaite
2018-2019
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Katsushi Arisaka
Faculty Mentor Department: Physics & Astronomy
Project: Exploring the role of saccades and gamma band oscillations in virtual binocular rivalry.
Shreya Banerjee
2018-2019
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Luisa Iruela-Arispe
Faculty Mentor Department: Molecular Biology Institute
Project: The role of the human gene RASA1 as a sensitizer in vascular malformations
Maggie Bui
2018-2019
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Edward De Robertis
Faculty Mentor Department: Biological Chemistry
Project: Loss of APC Leads to an Increase in Wnt Signaling Mediated Endocytosis
John Chapman
2018-2019
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Ellen Sletten
Faculty Mentor Department: Chemistry And Biochemistry
Project: Functionalized PFC Nanoemulsions for Site-specific Drug Delivery
Gunvant Chaudhari
2018-2019
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Carlos Portera-Cailliau
Faculty Mentor Department: Neurology
Project: Using Machine Learning to Study Altered Neural Circuitry in Fragile X Syndrome
Shelley Cheng
2018-2019
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Smadar Naoz
Faculty Mentor Department: Physics & Astronomy
Project: Predicting the companion of the binary star system Par 1802 in the Orion Nebula
Jessica Chern
2018-2019
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Peter Bradley
Faculty Mentor Department: MIMG
Project: Novel Components of the Toxoplasma Gondii Inner Membrane Complex
Rachel Colbath
2018-2019
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Mark Frye
Faculty Mentor Department: Integrative Biology & Physiology
Project: Exploring the role of octopaminergic neurons in odor induced object tracking
Armo Derbarsegian
2018-2019
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Samantha Butler
Faculty Mentor Department: Neurobiology
Project: The role of Smad1 on neuronal differentiation in mouse embryonic stem cells
Emma Edmond
2018-2019
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Dana Leanne Jones
Faculty Mentor Department: Molecular, Cell & Developmental Biology
Project: The crosstalk between tricellullar junction proteins in Drosophila melanogaster.
Rochelle Ellison
2018-2019
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Stephen Young
Faculty Mentor Department: Medicine-Dept Administration
Project: Characterization of cholesterol efflux to high-density lipoproteins via macrophage-derived particles
Kristen Fernandez
2018-2019
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Jeffrey H Miller
Faculty Mentor Department: MIMG
Project: Antibiotic induced frameshift mutagenesis in E. Coli
Jonathan Fox
2018-2019
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Andrew Goldstein
Faculty Mentor Department: Molecular, Cell & Developmental Biology
Project: Multiplexed Proteomic Analysis of the Prostate Microenvironment and its Role in Carcinogenesis
Mimi Giang
2018-2019
Faculty Mentor: Dr. David Engman
Faculty Mentor Department: Pathology & Laboratory Medicine
Project: Comparing the ECM Components of Heart Tissue in Autoimmune and Infectious Myocarditis
Isabella Goetting
2018-2019
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Stuart Brown
Faculty Mentor Department: Physics & Astronomy
Project: Investigating strain gradients from uniaxial strain measurements through the use of NMR
Andrew Gordeev
2018-2019
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Zhongbo Kang
Faculty Mentor Department: Physics And Astronomy
Project: Jet Production in High Energy Collisions
Xianyu Hao
2018-2019
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Julian Martinez
Faculty Mentor Department: Human Genetics
Project: Growth regulation of low protein diet in Drosophila Melanogaster
Holly Huang
2018-2019
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Dennis Slamon
Faculty Mentor Department: Medicine-Dept Administration
Project: Developing novel therapeutic antibodies targeting proteins overexpressed in cancer cells
Matthew Ji
2018-2019
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Albert Lai
Faculty Mentor Department: Neurology
Project: The Effect of Succinate and Fumarate on m6A Methylation and Glioma Cell Proliferation
Juka Kim
2018-2019
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Gal Bitan
Faculty Mentor Department: Neurology
Project: A Novel-Medium throughput Screening Method for Oligomerization Inhibitors in Proteinopathies
Michael Le
2018-2019
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Carlos Portera-Cailliau
Faculty Mentor Department: Neurology
Project: Functional Remapping of the Mouse Somatosensory Cortex After Ischemic Stroke
Laura Le
2018-2019
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Madhuri Wadehra
Faculty Mentor Department: Pathology & Laboratory Medicine
Project: Steroid hormone regulation of epithelial membrane protein 2 (EMP2) expression in the breast
Emily Lee
2018-2019
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Daniel Kamei
Faculty Mentor Department: Bioengineering Department
Project: Simplified DNA Purification Using Aqueous Two-Phase Systems in Hydrogels
Jonathan Lee
2018-2019
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Sriram Kosuri
Faculty Mentor Department: Chemistry And Biochemistry
Project: Improving the Dynamic Range of the Next-Generation Bacterial 2-Hybrid (NGB2H) System
Rex Lee
2018-2019
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Stanley Thomas Carmichael
Faculty Mentor Department: Neurology
Project: Targeting CCR5 to Improve Functional Recovery after Stroke
Jaqueline Lopez
2018-2019
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Alison Frand
Faculty Mentor Department: Biological Chemistry
Project: A Novel Biological Oscillator in the Molting Cycle of C.Elegans
Tiffany Lu
2018-2019
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Alvaro Sagasti
Faculty Mentor Department: Molecular, Cell & Developmental Biology
Project: The role of cell-cell junctions in microridge morphogenesis
Andrew Ly
2018-2019
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Ting-Ting Wu
Faculty Mentor Department: Molecular & Medical Pharmacology
Project: Characterizing Kaposi's Sarcoma-associated Herpesvirus Open Reading Frame 54 Interaction with HERC3
Ashlee Macalino
2018-2019
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Alcino Silva
Faculty Mentor Department: Neurobiology
Project: Neural Mechanisms that Underlie Spatial Learning and Memory Deficits in Noonan Syndrome
Nathan Mallipeddi
2018-2019
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Siavash Kurdistani
Faculty Mentor Department: Biological Chemistry
Project: Investigating the New Extraordinary Role of Histones in Iron Homeostasis
Anissa Medina
2018-2019
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Susan Bookheimer
Faculty Mentor Department: Psychiatry/Biobehavioral Science
Project: The Interplay Between Sensory Over-Responsivity and Anxiety in Autism Spectrum and Anxiety Disorders
Markus Min
2018-2019
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Paul Barber
Faculty Mentor Department: College Office Of The Deans
Project: A comparison of community assessments using eDNA and traditional trawl survey methods
Keira Monuki
2018-2019
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Paul Barber
Faculty Mentor Department: College Office Of The Deans
Project: The Effects of Depth on eDNA Signatures to Inform a Community Science Monitoring Project
Deanna Necula
2018-2019
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Alcino Silva
Faculty Mentor Department: Neurobiology
Project: Selective Microglial Pruning During Memory Linking
Hamilton Oh
2018-2019
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Hanna Mikkola
Faculty Mentor Department: Molecular, Cell & Developmental Biology
Project: The Role of Critical Transcriptional Regulator LMO2 During Hematopoiesis
Vera Ong
2018-2019
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Isaac Yang
Faculty Mentor Department: Neurosurgery
Project: Predictive Analysis of 30-Day Readmission Rates at a Single Large Academic Neurosurgery Service
Kelsey Ouyang
2018-2019
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Jenny Kim
Faculty Mentor Department: Medicine-Dermatology
Project: In Vitro Competition and Relative Fitness of Cutibacterium Acnes Strains
Claire Page
2018-2019
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Yi Tang
Faculty Mentor Department: Chemical And Biomolecular Engineering
Project: Enzymatic Characterization of the Final Steps of the Biosynthetic Pathway of Hypoxysordarin
Melissa Papuc
2018-2019
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Luisa Iruela-Arispe
Faculty Mentor Department: Molecular Biology Institute
Project: Elucidating the underlying mechanisms of VEGF and NOTCH signaling
John Pham
2018-2019
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Antoni Ribas
Faculty Mentor Department: Medicine-Dept Administration
Project: Identifying Genes that Regulate the Anti Tumor Response of Interferon Gamma in Melanoma Cells
Divya Prajapati
2018-2019
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Luisa Iruela-Arispe
Faculty Mentor Department: Molecular Biology Institute
Project: Mechanistic Characterization of Candidate Drugs against Pancreatic Cancer Cell Extravasation
Irena Roy
2018-2019
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Michael Teitell
Faculty Mentor Department: Pathology & Laboratory Medicine
Project: Evaluating the Impact of Oxidative Phosphorylation Shift on Early Cell Fate Determination
Alexander Soohoo
2018-2019
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Yi Tang
Faculty Mentor Department: Chemical And Biomolecular Engineering
Project: Development of new platform for heterologous expression in Penicillium species
Joanna Su
2018-2019
Faculty Mentor: Molecular, Cell & Developmental Biology
Faculty Mentor Department:
Project: The role of Headcase in the Copper Cell Region of Drosophila melanogaster
Abby Thurm
2018-2019
Faculty Mentor: Dr. William Gelbart
Faculty Mentor Department: Chemistry And Biochemistry
Project: Synthesis and use of defective-interfering RNA as an antiviral technique for yellow fever virus
Alex Tran
2018-2019
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Jessica Wang
Faculty Mentor Department: Medicine-Cardiology
Project: Investigating the Effects of a Novel LAMP-2 Variant and the Role of LAMP-2 in Danon Disease
Jerry Trinh
2018-2019
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Huiying Li
Faculty Mentor Department: Molecular & Medical Pharmacology
Project: Genome Assembly of Virulent Propionibacterium avidum in Periprosthetic Joint Infections
Jerry Wang
2018-2019
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Daniel Geschwind
Faculty Mentor Department: Neurology
Project: Title. Integration of Functional Genomics in Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)
Vahe Yacoubian
2018-2019
Faculty Mentor: Dr. John Adams
Faculty Mentor Department: Orthopedic Surgery
Project: Impact of Vitamin D3 and 25D3 Supplementation on Patient Microbiota, Immune and Bone Health
Tianxiao Yang
2018-2019
Faculty Mentor: Dr. David Eisenberg
Faculty Mentor Department: Chemistry And Biochemistry
Project: Determining the structural origins of Tau strains
Matthew Yap
2018-2019
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Scott Kitchen
Faculty Mentor Department: Medicine-Hematology-Oncology
Project: Generating Gene Modified Dendritic Cells to Enhance the Anti-HIV Response
Matthew Ye
2018-2019
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Paul Weiss
Faculty Mentor Department: Chemistry And Biochemistry
Project: Determining the Role of Spin Polarization in Enantioselectivity
Jessica Yen
2018-2019
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Steven Dubinett
Faculty Mentor Department: Medicine
Project: The Role of EZH2 on Epithelial-Mesenchymal Transition in Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer
Allison Yoon
2018-2019
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Zhefeng Guo
Faculty Mentor Department: Neurology
Project: Structural studies of Abeta42 oligomers with EPR spectroscopy
Philip Zhou
2018-2019
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Atsushi Nakano
Faculty Mentor Department: Molecular, Cell & Developmental Biology
Project: The Role of the Cell Cycle in Cardiomyocyte Development
2017-2018
Marlene Arceo
2017-2018
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Bo Yu
Faculty Mentor Department: Dentistry
Project: The Effects of PGC-1a on Inflammation-Driven Bone Loss in Murine Periodontitis Model
Patricia Bunda
2017-2018
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Stephanie Correa
Faculty Mentor Department: Integrative Biology & Physiology
Project: Tracing a Sex-Specific Locomotion Circuit
Emma Carley
2017-2018
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Margot Quinlan
Faculty Mentor Department: Chemistry And Biochemistry
Project: Investigation of interactions between Myosin V and the actin nucleator Spir in Drosophila oogenesis
Xinyi Cheng
2017-2018
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Anne Andrews
Faculty Mentor Department: Psychiatry & Biobehavioral Science
Project: Long-term Effects of Developmental Exposure to Antidepressants
Elaine Cheung
2017-2018
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Timothy Fong
Faculty Mentor Department: Psychiatry & Biobehavioral Science
Project: Characterization of Circadian Rhythms among Problem Gamblers
Hyelim Chun
2017-2018
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Karen Lyons
Faculty Mentor Department: Molecular, Cell & Developmental Biology
Project: Role of TGF-beta Type I Receptor ALK5 in Cartilage Development
Taylor Ely
2017-2018
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Paul Barber
Faculty Mentor Department: Ecology And Evolutionary Biology
Project: Quantifying Degradation Rates of eDNA in both the marine environment and in laboratory settings
Elisa Fazzari
2017-2018
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Albert Lai
Faculty Mentor Department: Neurology
Project: Investigating Tricarboxylic Acid Cycle Metabolites as Novel Therapy for IDH1MUT Glioma
Sierra Foshe
2017-2018
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Marcus Roper
Faculty Mentor Department: Mathematics
Project: The mechanism underlying cooperative germination in Neurospora crassa
Sara Freda
2017-2018
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Stephanie White
Faculty Mentor Department: Neuroscience
Project: 'Phoning it in': Error correction of adult zebra finches following manipulation of striatal FoxP2
Wendy Fung
2017-2018
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Elissa Hallem
Faculty Mentor Department: Microbiology, Immunology, & Molecular Genetics
Project: Feeding state modulates neural circuits involved in chemosensation in Caenorhabditis elegans
Kevin Hakimi
2017-2018
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Antoni Ribas
Faculty Mentor Department: Medicine
Project: Mutations Associated with the Interferon-gamma Pathway and Impacts on Immune Signaling in Melanoma
Yi-Yun Ho
2017-2018
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Kathrin Plath
Faculty Mentor Department: Biological Chemistry
Project: The investigation of the interaction between the Xist locus and Xist entry sites at the single-cell
Vivien Ho
2017-2018
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Utpal Banerjee
Faculty Mentor Department: Molecular, Cell & Developmental Biology
Project: Characterization of CHIZ Cells as a Unique Cell Population in the Lymph Gland
Kaitlyn Honeychurch
2017-2018
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Samantha Butler
Faculty Mentor Department: Neurobiology
Project: Expression pattern and role of netrin in the developing chicken spinal cord
Dake Huang
2017-2018
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Felix Schweizer
Faculty Mentor Department: Neurobiology
Project: The Role of the Ubiquitin Signaling System on Neurotransmission
Wendy Hung
2017-2018
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Dong An
Faculty Mentor Department: Nursing
Project: Production of New Generation Cas9 System for Safe and Efficient Knockout of HPRT and CCR5
Ian Hurst
2017-2018
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Gal Bitan
Faculty Mentor Department: Neurology
Project: The Effect of Amyloid-Beta Substitutions on CLR01's Ability to Prevent Aggregation and Toxicity
Sonia Iyengar
2017-2018
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Rhonda Voskuhl
Faculty Mentor Department: Neurology
Project: Determining the Mechanisms of Sex Difference in Experimental Autoimmune Encephalomyelitis
Rupini Kamat
2017-2018
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Abby Kavner
Faculty Mentor Department: Earth, Planetary, And Space Sciences
Project: Stability of Gaspeite (NiCO3) Under Deep Earth Conditions: A Raman Spectroscopic Study
Juka (Soohyang) Kim
2017-2018
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Gal Bitan
Faculty Mentor Department: Neurology
Project: Developing a method for screening compounds against toxic protein oligomers
Kristina Kunes
2017-2018
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Margot Quinlan
Faculty Mentor Department: Chemistry And Biochemistry
Project: Crystal Structure of Murine Delphilin
Michael Le
2017-2018
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Carlos Portera-Cailliau
Faculty Mentor Department: Neurology
Project: Network-level neuronal plasticity after induction of photothrombotic lesions in barrel cortex
Eumene Lee
2017-2018
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Daniel Kamei
Faculty Mentor Department: Bioengineering
Project: Point-of-Care, Paper-Based Screening of Cervical Cancer with the Aqueous Two-Phase System
Yoon Lee
2017-2018
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Zhefeng Guo
Faculty Mentor Department: Neurology
Project: Direct Measurement of Amyloid Beta Fibril Elongation Rates Using Seeded Fibrillization
Dawn (Qingxing) Liang
2017-2018
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Elaine Hsiao
Faculty Mentor Department: Integrative Biology & Physiology
Project: The Role of Ketogenic Diet-Associated Microbes in Seizure Protection
Levina Lin
2017-2018
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Lili Yang
Faculty Mentor Department: Microbiology, Immunology, & Molecular Genetic
Project: Genetic engineering of human hematopoietic stem cells to generate invariant natural killer T cells
Liang Liu
2017-2018
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Albert Lai
Faculty Mentor Department: Neurology
Project: Discovering hTERT & MGMT's mechanism of interaction to increase temozolomide sensitivity in gliomas
Tiffany Lu
2017-2018
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Alvaro Sagasti
Faculty Mentor Department: Molecular, Cell & Developmental Biology
Project: Role of Cell-Cell Junctions in the Formation of Actin-Based Microridges
Justin Mak
2017-2018
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Luisa Iruela-Arispe
Faculty Mentor Department: Molecular, Cell & Developmental Biology
Project: Phenotypic and Molecular Characterization of NOTCH3 Loss as a Vascular Restricted Muscular Dystrophy
Manan Mehta
2017-2018
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Patricia Phelps
Faculty Mentor Department: Integrative Biology & Physiology
Project: Three Dimensional Analyses of Axon Regeneration Following a Complete Spinal Cord Transection
Patrick Minassians
2017-2018
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Benjamin Wu
Faculty Mentor Department: Bioengineering
Project: Evaluating the thermal stability of NELL 1 protein using thermal shift assay
Deanna Necula
2017-2018
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Thomas Carmichael
Faculty Mentor Department: Neurology
Project: Assessment of CSRP2-Associated Proteins
Aditi Newadkar
2017-2018
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Carlos Portera-Cailliau
Faculty Mentor Department: Neurology
Project: Investigating neural deficits of a perceptual learning task in a mouse model of Fragile X Syndrome
Kiana Nguyen
2017-2018
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Joanne Weidhaas
Faculty Mentor Department: Radiation Oncology
Project: Impact of the KRAS-Variant on Breast Cell Biology and Regulation of Downstream Signaling Pathways
Christopher O’Connor
2017-2018
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Bradley Hansen
Faculty Mentor Department: Physics & Astronomy
Project: The Effect of External Giant Planets on the In-Situ Assembly of Warm Neptune-Mass Planets
Hamilton Oh
2017-2018
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Hanna Mikkola
Faculty Mentor Department: Molecular, Cell & Developmental Biology
Project: The Role of Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transcriptional Regulator LMO2 in Transgenic Mouse Models
Kelsey Ouyang
2017-2018
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Jenny Kim
Faculty Mentor Department: Medicine - Dermatology
Project: Measuring Fitness of Healthy and Acne Associated Propionibacterium Acnes Strains through Competition
Roshni Patil
2017-2018
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Brian Regan
Faculty Mentor Department: Physics & Astronomy
Project: Nanoscale Temperature Mapping of 2D Thermoelectrics
Divya Prajapati
2017-2018
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Luisa Iruela-Arispe
Faculty Mentor Department: Molecular, Cell & Developmental Biology
Project: Investigation of the VAV3 Mechanism and Interaction Partners for Endothelial Barrier Stability
Kendal Reeder
2017-2018
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Bruce Chorpita
Faculty Mentor Department: Psychology
Project: Common elements of evidence-based youth psychotherapies as predictors of future service use
Paul Joseph Robinson
2017-2018
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Anastassia Alexandrova
Faculty Mentor Department: Chemistry And Biochemistry
Project: The Chemical Bonding of Superhard Borides
Irena Roy
2017-2018
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Michael Teitell
Faculty Mentor Department: Pathology
Project: Effects of MPC Overexpression on Human Pluripotent Stem Cell Differentiation
Satvir Saggi
2017-2018
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Carlos Portera-Cailliau
Faculty Mentor Department: Neurology
Project: Functional Remapping of the Mouse Neocortex After Targeted Stroke
Daniel Sanford
2017-2018
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Joseph Pisegna
Faculty Mentor Department: Medicine
Project: Investigating the Peripheral Role of CGRP on Adipocyte Differentiation and Plasma Hormone Levels
Gopi Suresh
2017-2018
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Ankur Mehta
Faculty Mentor Department: Electrical Engineering
Project: Performing Monocular SLAM using Neural Networks for Depth Extraction
Yao Chang Tan
2017-2018
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Amander Clark
Faculty Mentor Department: Molecular, Cell & Developmental Biology
Project: Heterozygous Trim28 and Blimp1-Cre Mutant Mice are Infertile in an Age-Dependent Manner
Nikita Thareja
2017-2018
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Thomas Carmichael
Faculty Mentor Department: Neurology
Project: Parallel Biologies in Regeneration and Metastasis
Vincent Tran
2017-2018
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Samson Chow
Faculty Mentor Department: Molecular & Medical Pharmacology
Project: Characterization of Integrase Inhibitor Resistance of HIV-1 mutants from a Random Mutant Library
Ilya Verzhbinsky
2017-2018
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Daniel Ennis
Faculty Mentor Department: Radiological Sciences
Project: A Computational Framework Combining cDTI and DENSE MRI to Study Cardiac Kinematics.
Douglas Yao
2017-2018
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Thomas Graeber
Faculty Mentor Department: Molecular & Medical Pharmacology
Project: Identification of driver genes of tumorigenesis in prostate, lung, and ovarian small cell cancers
Juna Yi
2017-2018
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Caius Radu
Faculty Mentor Department: Molecular & Medical Pharmacology
Project: Interferon Reprograms Nucleotide Metabolism in Pancreas Cancer
James Zhen
2017-2018
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Zhefeng Guo
Faculty Mentor Department: Neurology
Project: Structural studies of amyloid-beta oligomers using electron paramagnetic resonance spectroscopy
Philip Zhou
2017-2018
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Atsushi Nakano
Faculty Mentor Department: Molecular, Cell & Developmental Biology
Project: The role of glucose in determining cardiomyocyte maturation