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Student Profiles 2009

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Stephanie Alfonso
Stephanie Alfonso
UC San Diego Andrea Chiba Stephanie Alfonso is a junior at Muir College, majoring in Biochemistry & Cell Biology.  She worked in the lab of Dr. Andrea Chiba-Neuroscience Department.  Her project this summer was  Raised In An Emotional Environment:  Implications For Adult Hippocampal Neurogenesis.
Irina Gutman
Irina Gutman
UC San Diego Hector Viadiu Irina Gutman is a junior at Revelle College, UCSD.  She worked in the lab of Dr. Hector Viadiu- Chemistry and Biochemistry Department.  Her project this summer was Understanding Nucleosome Dynamics By Single Particle Electron Microscopy.
Cody Higginson
Cody Higginson
UC San Diego Thomas Hermann Cody Higginson is a junior Pharmacological Chemistry major at Muir College. He worked in the lab of Dr. Thomas Hermann, Chemistry and Biochemistry Department. His project this summer was Synthesis of Streptolidine Lactam Analogs as Potential RNA Ligands.
Diep Ho
Diep Ho
UC San Diego Jean Wang Diep Ho is a junior Pharmacological Chemistry major at Revelle College. She worked in the lab of Dr. Jean Wang, Biology (Medicine) Department. Her project this summer was The Role Of Nuclear Beta-Catenin In The Imatinib Resistance Of Bcr-Abl-Transformed Human Leukemic Cells.
Anna Luan
Anna Luan
UC San Diego Robert Sah Anna Luan is a junior at Thurgood Marshall College. She worked in the lab of Dr. Robert Sah, Bioengineering Department. Her project this summer was Changes In Bone Hydraulic Permeability and Microstructure In Osteoarthritis Understanding Nucleosome Dynamics By Single Particle Electron Microscopy.
Wint Lwin
Wint Lwin
UC San Diego David Perkins Wint Lwin is a senior Bioengineering/Pre-Med major at Revelle College. she worked in the lab of Dr. David Perkins, Surgery Department. Her project this summer was Jurkat Cell Responses To Knockdown Hub Genes Using Shrna In-Vitro: Application To Systems Biology.
Rohit Madakshire
Rohit Madakshire
UC San Diego Paul Insel Rohit Madakshire is a sophomore Biochemistry & Cell Biology major at Revelle College.  He worked in the lab of Dr. Paul Insel, Pharmacology Department. His project this summer was Extracellular Release Of Nucleotides Through ConneXin And Pannexin Hemi-Channels And Its Potential Effects In DownstreAm Signaling In Cardiac Fibroblasts.
Shokufeh Nourollahi
Shokufeh Nourollahi
UC San Diego Julian Schroeder Shokufeh Nourollahi is a junior Human Biology major at Muir College. She worked in the lab of Dr. Julian Schroeder, Biology Department. Her project this summer was Analysis Of The Stomatal Responses Of Aba and Co2 In Knockout Arabidopsis Mutants.
Patrick Saris
Patrick Saris
UC San Diego William Trogler Patrick Saris is a sophomore Chemistry major at Sixth College. He worked in the lab of Dr. William Trogler, Chemistry and Biochemistry Department. His project this summer was Targeted Cisplatin Delivery From Silica Nano-Spheres.
Sana Sirajuddin
Sana Sirajuddin
UC San Diego Jan Talbot Sana Sirajuddin is a junior Chemical Engineering major at Warren College. She worked in the lab of Dr. Jan Talbot, Nanoengineering Department. Her project this summer was Targeted Cisplatin Delivery From Silica Nano-Spheres.
Dileep Sreedharan
Dileep Sreedharan
UC San Diego Shelley Halpain Dileep Sreedharan is a junior Physiology & Neuroscience major at Sixth College. He worked in the lab of Dr. Shelley Halpain, Biology Department.  Her project this summer was Understanding Nucleosome Dynamics By Single Particle Electron Microscopy.
Joseph Sugie
Joseph Sugie
UC San Diego Arya Gaurav Joseph Sugie is a junior at Muir College. He worked in the lab of Dr. Arya Gaurav, Nanoengineering Department. His project this summer was Monte Carlo Study Of Human DNA Mismatch Repair.
Christella Widjaja
Christella Widjaja
UC San Diego Carl Ware Christella Widjaja is a junior Molecular Biology major at Thurgood Marshall College. She worked in the lab of Dr. Carl Ware, La Jolla Institute for Allergy and Immunology. Her project this summer was The Role Of The Adaptor Protein Cardif In Mast Cell Signal Transduction.
Lisette Wilensky
Lisette Wilensky
UC San Diego Robert Sah Lisette Wilensky is a Sophomore Biotechnology major at Revelle College. She worked in the lab of Dr. Robert Sah, Bioengineering Department. Her project this summer was Recreating The Physicochemical Properties of Cartilage: Effects Of Salt Concentration, Ph, and Aggrecan Content On The Swellng Behavior Of Pegda Hydrogels.
Darren Yang
Darren Yang
UC San Diego Arya Gaurav Darren Yang is a junior Chemical Engineering major at Warren College. He worked in the lab of Dr. Arya Gaurav, Nanoengineering Department. His project this summer was Moleculaer Dynamics Simulation Of The H4 Histone Protein.
Britni Arlian
Britni Arlian
The College of Idaho Hilde Cheroutre Britni Arlian is a junior Biology major. She worked in the lab of Dr. Hilde Cheroutre, Division of Developmental Immunology. Her project this summer was Analysis Of Mouse Intraepithelial T Lymphocyte Receptors Using Single Cell Sequencing.
Holly Arnold
Holly Arnold
University of Colorado, Boulder Karen Christman Holly Arnold is a sophomore Biochemistry and Cellular, Molecular & Developmental Biology major. She worked in the lab of Dr. Karen Christman, Bioengineering Department. Her project this summer was Micropatterning A Myocardial Matrix To Enhance Cell Proliferation, Shape, And Alignment.
Elizabeth Coffee
Elizabeth Coffee
University of Houston Eliezer Masliah Elizabeth Coffee is a sophomore Biomedical Engineering major. She worked in the lab of Dr. Eliezer Masliah, Neuroscience Department. Her project this summer was Dysfunction Of DNA Methyl Transferase-1 Mediated By Alpha-Synuclein In Parkinson's Disease.
Carson Dance
Carson Dance
Stony Brook University Douglas Nitz Carson Dance is a junior Psychology major.   She worked in the lab of Dr. Doug Nitz, Cognitive Science Department.  Her project this summer was Utilization Of Episodic Memory In Maze Navigation: Role Of The Hippocampus In Generalizing Behavior Across Different Environments.
Francheska Desravines
Francheska Desravines
Florida International University Shu Chien Francheska Desravines is a senior Chemistry & Biology major. She worked in the lab of Dr. Shu Chien, Bioengineering Department. Her project this summer was Regulation Of Msc Differentiation By Mechanical And Chemical Factors.
Leandro Gallo
Leandro Gallo
Hunter College J. Enrique Cometto-Muniz Leandro Gallo is a junior Biology major. He worked in the lab of Dr. J. Enrique Cometto-Muniz, Surgery (Otolaryngology) Department. His project this summer was Detection Of Human Ocular Irritation From Acrolein (1-Propenal).
Jenna Kastenschmidt
Jenna Kastenschmidt
Minnesota State University, Mankato Dwayne Stupack Jenna Kastenschmidt is a junior Human Biology major. She worked in the lab of Dr. Dwayne Stupack, Pathology Department, UCSD Moores Cancer Center. Her project this summer was The Localization And Function Of Novel Caspase Isoforms.
Adelina Matevosyan
Adelina Matevosyan
California State University, Northridge David Salmon Adelina Matevosyan is a junior Psychology major. She worked in the lab of Dr. David Salmon, Neurosciences Department. Her project this summer was Injectable Acellular Scaffold For Cardiac Tissue Engineering.
Kristine Mayle
Kristine Mayle
Ohio University Karen Christman Kristine Mayle is a junior Chemical Engineering major. She worked in the lab of Dr. Karen Christman, Bioengineering Department. Her project this summer was Injectable Acellular Scaffold For Cardiac Tissue Engineering.
Jill Mendelson
Jill Mendelson
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Robert Sah Irina Gutman is a junior Biomedical Engineering major.  She worked in the lab of Dr. Robert Sah, Bioengineering Department.   Her project this summer was The Effect Of Hydrogel Re-Surfacing On Indentation Stiffness Of Human Osteoarthritic Cartilage.
Terry Phillips
Terry Phillips
Missouri State University J. Enrique Cometto-Muniz Terry Phillips is a sophomore Biochemistry major. She worked in the lab of Dr. J. Enrique Cometto-Muniz, Surgery (Otolaryngology) Department.  Her project this summer was Detection Of Human Ocular Irritation From Acrolein (1-Propenal).
Roxana Rangel Rodriguez
Roxana Rangel Rodriguez
University of California, Los Angeles Judy Kim Irina Gutman is a junior Biochemistry major,  She worked in the lab of Dr. Judy Kim, Chemistry and Biochemistry Department.  Her project this summer was Insights Into Membrane Protein Stability and Folding Kinetics Via Novel Single-Tryptophan Mutants.
Ana Rioja
Ana Rioja
University of South Florida Andrew McCulloch Ana Rioja is a junior Chemical Engineering major. She worked in the lab of Dr. Andrew McCulloch, Bioengineering Department. Her project this summer was Developing an In-Vitro Method Of Probing the Effects Of Substrate Stiffness On Human Embryonic Stem Cell-Derived Cardiomyocyte Development.
Simina Ticau
Simina Ticau
UC Berkeley Matthew Weitzman Simina Ticau is a junior Bioengineering major.  She worked in the lab of Dr. Matthew Weitzman, Biosciences Department.  Her project this summer was The Icp0 Protein of Hsv-1 Interacts With and Degrades Rnf8.
Irina Gutman
Soo-Ryum Yang
Vanderbilt University John Serences Soo-Ryum Yang is a junior Neuroscience major.  He worked in the lab of Dr. John Serences, Psychology Department.  His project this summer was The Effect of Prior Sensory Information on Perceptual Decision-Making.