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Student Profiles 2007

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Qing Chen
Qing Chen
UC San Diego Partho Ghosh
Qing Chen is a junior Biochemistry major at UCSD.  She worked in the lab of Dr. Partho Ghosh, Chemistry and Biochemistry Department.  Her project for the summer was The Role of Bordetella Reverse Transcriptase in Diversity Generation.

Gary Garcia
Gary Garcia
UC San Diego Richard Gallo

Gary Garcia is a junior Biology major. He worked in the lab of Dr. Richard Gallo, Department of Medicine. His project this summer was Cathelicidin Related Antimicrobial Peptide and Protein Expression Vector System.

Cindy Lam
Elisabeth Krow-Lucal
UC San Diego Shane Crotty Elisabeth Krow-Lucal is a sophomore, majoring in Human Biology. She worked in the lab of Dr. Shane Crotty, School of Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases.  Her project this summer was Exploring the Interplay of CD4 T Cells and B Cells in SAP Deficient Mice Using a Lymphocytic Choriomeningitis Virus Fusion Peptide.
Shawn Cho
Espoir Kyubwa
UC San Diego Robert Sah Espoir Kyubwa is a sophomore Bioengineering major.  He worked in the lab of Dr. Robert Sah, Bioengineering Department.  His project this summer was In Vitro Calcification of Articular Cartilage Explants.
Jonathan Lee
Jonathan Lee
UC San Diego Hui Dong

Jonathan Lee is a sophomore Bioengineering, Pre-Med major. He worked in the lab of Dr. Hui Dong, Department of Medicine. His project this summer was Role of CA2+ in the Regulation of Acid Stimulated Duodenal Bicarbonate Secretion.

Jonathan Lin
Jonathan Lin
UC San Diego Robert Sah Jonathan Lin is a sophomore majoring in Bioengineering.  He worked in the lab of Dr. Robert Sah, Bioengineering Department.  His project this summer was Utilizing Cells Derived from the Cartilage of Total Knee Arthroplasty Surgeries to Engineer Functional Cartilaginous Constructs.
May Lou
May Lou
UC San Diego David Rose May Lou is a sophomore Human Biology major who worked in the lab of Dr. David Rose, Department of Medicine.  Her project this summer was Regulation in Adipocytes of VCAM-1 Expression by Oct-1.
Joseph Raleigh
Joseph Raleigh
UC San Diego Andrew McCulloch Joseph Raleigh is a sophomore majoring in Microbiology.  He worked in the lab of Dr. Andrew McCulloch.  His project this summer was The Effects of Environmental Elasticity on Calcium Influx in Neonatal Rat Ventricular Myocytes.
Maria Rodriguez
Maria Rodriguez
UC San Diego Andrew McCulloch Maria Rodriguez is a freshman Bioengineering major who worked in the lab of Dr. Andrew McCulloch, Bioengineering Department.  Her project this summer was The Effects of Environmental Elasticity on Calcium.
Verena Schandera
Verena Schandera
UC San Diego Doris Trauner Verena Schandera is a junior Human Biology major.  She worked in the lab of Dr. Doris Trauner, Neurosciences Department.  Her project this summer was Hippocampal Volume and Memory Function in Children.
Zakary Singer
Zakary Singer
UC San Diego Henry Abarbanel Zakary Singer is a junior Bioengineering major.  He worked in the lab of Dr. Henry D. Abarbanel, Department of Physics,  His project this summer was A Methodology for Parameter Estimation in Nonlinear Neuronal Models.
Paul Suarez
Paul Suarez
UC San Diego Michael Berns Paul Suarez is a junior majoring in Bioengineering.  He worked in the lab of Michael Berns, Bioengineering Department.  His project this summer was Design of a Robotic System for Mechanotransduction and Remodelling in Mechanically Loaded Enothelial Cells.
Stephanie Tangsombatvisit
Stephanie Tangsombatvisit
UC San Diego Michael Sailor

Stephanie Tangsombatvisit is a sophomore Biochemistry & Cell Biology major.  She worked in the lab of Dr. Michael Sailor, Chemistry and Biochemistry Department.  Her project this summer was Development of a Nano-Diagnostic Tool to Identify Tumors In-Vivo:  Fluorescence Resonant Energy Transfer in Iron Oxide Nanoparticles-NeutrAvidin Aggregates.

Chau Tran
Chau Tran
UC San Diego Paul Price Chau Tran is a sophomore Human Biology major.  She worked in the lab of Dr. Paul Price, Division of Biological Sciences.  Her project this summer was The Role of Matrix GLA Protein in Preventing Systemic Calcification of Soft Tissues.

Rebecca Wittenberg
Rebecca Wittenberg
UC San Diego James Posakony Rebecca Wittenberg is a sophomore majoring in Molecular Biology.  She worked in the lab of Dr. James Posakony, Division of Biological Sciences.  Her project this summer was Understanding Peripheral Nervous System Development Using Misexpression in Drosophila Melanogaster.
Anne Beaubrun
Anne Beaubrun
Duke University Michael Sailor Anne Beaubrun is a sophomore majoing in Public Policy at Duke University.  She worked in the lab of Dr. Michael Sailor, Chemistry and Biochemistry Department.  Her project this summer was Volatile Organic Compound (VOC) Sensor Using Silicon Technology.
Eduardo Caro
Eduardo Caro
University of Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras Kyriacos Nicolaou Eduardo is a junion Chemistry major. He worked in the lab of Dr. Kyriacos Nicolaou, Chemistry and Biochemistry Department. His project this summer was Total Synthesis of Platensimycin Analogs.
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Garwin Chin
University of Southern California Emanuel Todorov

Garwin Chin is a junior Biological Sciences major.  He worked in the lab of Dr. Emanuel Todorov, Cognitive Science Department.  His project this summer was Non-Proprioceptive Conditioning of Motor Performance.

Nada Daher
Nada Daher
Wayne State University Shane Crotty

Nada Daher is a sophomore majoring in Biology.  She worked in the lab of Dr. Shane Crotty, School of Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases.  Her project this summer was Human Invariant Natural Killer T Cell Receptor.

Ellen Dwyer
Ellen Dwyer
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Celsa Spina

Ellen Dwyer is a Molecular and Cellular Biology major.  She worked in the lab of Dr. Celsa Spina, Pathology Department.  Her project this summer was Inhibitory Effects of SHRNA on Histone Deacetylase in Healthy Primary CD4 Lymphocytes.

Aaron Daugherty
Aaron Daugherty
University of Richmond Emanuel Todorov

Aaron Daugherty is a sophomore majoring in Biology.  He worked in the lab of Dr. Emanuel Todorov, Cognitive Science Department.  His project this summer was Non-Proprioceptive Conditioning of Motor Performance.

Susan Duan
Susan Duan
Cornell University Hui Dong

Susan Duan is a sophomore majoring in Biological Sciences.  She worked in the lab of Dr. Hui Dong, Department of Medicine.  Her project this summer was Expression and Function of NCX1 and NICKX3 in Human Aortic Smooth Muscle Cells.

Thomas Gamage
Thomas Gamage
Virginia Commonwealth University Jaime Pineda

Thomas Gamage is a junior majoring in Psychology.  He worked in the lab of Dr. Jaime Pineda, Cognitive Science Department.  His project this summer was The Power of Mu:  Investigating Neurofeedback Training's Efficacy as a Putative Therapy for Autism Spectrum Disorders.

Chris Giron
Chris Giron
University of New Mexico Richard Gallo

Chris Giron is a Junior Biochemistry major.  He worked in the lab of Dr. Richard Gallo, Department of Medicine.  His project this summer was Cathelicidin Related Antimicrobial Peptide and Protein Expression Vector System.

Richard Hinds
Richard Hinds
Oakwood University Susan Hopkins

Richard Hinds is a junior majoring in Biochemistry.  He worked in the lab of Dr. Susan Hopkins, Physiology Department.  His project this summer was Effect of Pulmonary Interstitial Edema Induced by Rapid Saline Infusion on Pulmonary Gas Exchange.

Ryan Jones
Ryan Jones
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Hui Dong

Ryan Jones is a Cellular & Molecular Biology major.  He worked in the lab of Dr. Hui Dong, Department of Medicine.  His project this summer was Expression and Function of NCX1 and NCKX3 in Human Aortic Smooth Muscle Cells.

Glen Liszczak
Glen Liszczak
Ramapo College of New Jersey Michael Sailor Glen Liszczak is a junior majoring in Chemistry and Biology.  He worked in the lab of Dr. Michael Sailor, Chemistry and Biochemistry Department.  His project this summer was Conjugation of LyP-1 Homing Peptide to Prous Silicon as a Method of Identificaiton and Treatment of Ovarian Cancer.
Freddyson Martinez
Freddyson Martinez
Interamerican University of Puerto Rico Enrique Cometto-Muñiz Freddyson Martinez is a junior Biology major.  He worked in the lab of Enrique Cometto-Muñiz, Department of Surgery.  His project this summer was Odor Detection of Homologous Acetates by Humans.
Melanie Meguro
Melanie Meguro
Pacific University Toshiaki Kawakami

Melanie Meguro is a junior Biology major.  She worked in the lab of Dr. Toshiaki Kawakami, Department of Medicine, Division of Cell Biology.  Her project this summer was Mapping the STAT5 Interaction Sites of a Novel Tumor Suppressor.

Darren Miller
Darren Miller
Mount Union College Mark Tuszynsky Darren Miller is a junior majoring in Neuroscience.  He worked in the lab of Mark H. Tuszynsky, Neurosciences Department.  His project this summer was Neurotrophin Treatment in a Primate Model of Spinal Cord Injury:  Characterization of Raphespinal Tract Sprouting.