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Students from 2014 Summer

Students from 2013 Summer

Melanie

Melanie Alvarado - University of Alaska Anchorage
"Endogenous And Exogenous DNA Damage Within The Fanconi Anemia DNA Repair Pathway Of Mutant Zebrafish""
Professor John Postlethwait, Institute of Neuroscience
Mentor:
Dr Sam Peterson
Dylan

Dylan Carter - University of Nebraska
"Assessing the Specificity of Antibodies Targeting Whirlin A and Whirlin B"
Professor Monte Westerfield, Institute of Neuroscience
Mentor:
Dr Sabrina Toro

Justin

Justin McKetney - San Diego State University
"Connecting dissolved organic carbon in wetlands to carbon gas emission"

Professor Scott Bridgham, Institute of Ecology and Evolution
Mentor: Dr Laurel Pfeiffer-Meister
Caleb

Caleb Hubbard - Southwestern Oklahoma State University
"The role of CRMP in proper synapse formation in Drosophila"
Professor Tory Herman, Institute of Molecular Biology
Mentor:Sarah Casper
Alex

Alexander Novak - Minnesota State University Moorhead
"Degining interaction interfaces important for the establishment of cell polarity in Drosophila neuroblasts"
Professor Ken Prehoda, Institute of Molecular Biology
Mentor: Jon Mauser
Kelsie

Kelsie Rodriquez - California State University Monterey Bay
"Pentamidine Derivatives Decrease Transcription of Pathogenic CTG Repeat Expansions in vitro"
Professor Andy Berglund, Institute of Molecular Biology
Mentor: Ruth Siboni

John

John Sisay - University of Massachusetts Amherst
"Caenorhabditis remanei vs PA14: Wrinkling beats Phenazine-1-Carboxylic Acid"
Professor Patrick Phillips, Institute of Ecology and Evolution
Mentor:Heather Archer

Jessica

 

Jessica Smith - University of Hawaii at Manoa
"Vertical Transmission of Bacterial Endophytes in Cascade-Ruby Gold Corn"

Professor Brendan Bohannan, Institute of Ecology and Evolution
Mentor: Lucas Nebert




Laura

Savanna Tierney - San Diego State University
"Analyzing Protein Localization and Retinal Cell Survival in a Zebrafish Mutant of ush2a the Causitive Gene in Usher Syndrome Type 2A"
Professor Monte Westerfield, Institute of Neuroscience
Mentor: Dr Jennifer Phillips
Michelle

Michelle Valdiviez - The University of Texas at El Paso
"Analyzing Cell Division Defects in Temperature-sensitive Embryonic Lethal C. elegans Mutants"
Professor Bruce Bowerman, Institute of Molecular Biology
Mentor: Josh Lowry

Students from 2012 Summer

Katie

Katie Canul California State Monterey Bay
"The Role of Autoinducer-II in Helicobacter Pylori Biofilm Formation"
Professor Karen Guillemin, UO Institute of Molecular Biology
Mentor: Jeneva Foster
Jordan

Jordan Harbin California Polytechnic, San Luis Obispo
"Adult OPC reactivation and the ability to induce gliomagenesis"
Professor Hui Zong, UO Dept of Biology
Mentor: Dr. Rui Galvao

Yovanni

Yovanni Mojica Palomar College
"Genetic Analysis of the Role of Permeability-Glycoprotein Family Members in Caenorhabditis Elegans to Determine Resistance Against the Anthelmintincs Ivermectin and Levamisole"
Professor Shawn Lockery, UO Dept of Biology an Institute of Neuroscience
Professor Janis Weeks, UO Dept of Biology
Mentor: Dr. Stephen Banse

Amber

Amber Bonds
University of New Haven
"RNA Polymerase II Mutations and their affects on Transcription Elongation"
Professor Diane Hawley, UO Dept of Chemistry
Maria

Maria Banuelos University of Redlands
"Linking Methanogen Community Composition to Methane Production Rates in Wetland Soils"
Professor Brendan Bohannan, UO Institute of Ecology and Evolution
Mentor: Steve McAllister
Abraham

Abraham Gutierrez University of California, Santa Cruz
"Delay at early stage of Embryonic Cell Division"
Professor Bruce Bowerman, UO Dept of Biology and Institute of Molecular Biology
Mentor: Josh Lowry
Erika

Erika Johnson Northern Arizona University, Yuma
"Identifying a new gene required for synapse formation"
Professor Tory Herman, UO Institute of Molecular Biology
Mentor: Eric Lyons
Nneka

 

Nneka Nnatubeugo Bowdoin College
"Interpreting the inheritance patterns of drought tolerance and resin production in Mimulus aurantiacus"
Professor Matt Streisfeld, UO Dept of Biology
Mentor: Dr Jay Sobel

Laura

Laura Sloan Indiana University
"Genetic Expression Response Associated with Acclimation to Acute Heat Stress Resistance in Caenorhabditis Remanei"
Prefessor Scott Bridgham, UO Institute of Ecology and Evolution
Mentor: Dr. Laurel Pfeifer-Meister

Avi

Avi Kandel University of Florida
"Regulation of NM II B in Drosophila"
Professor Ken Prehoda, UO Institute of Molecular Biology
Mentor: Ryan Frei

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Students from 2011 Summer

Cassandra

Cassandra Turcotte University of Pennsylvania
"Ihh, PTHrP and the Role of Cell Detail in Endochondral Bone Development"
Professor Charles Kimmel, UO Dept of Biology and Institute of Neuroscience
Mentor: Dr. Brian Eames
Shireen

Shireen Flores University of Hawaii at Hilo
"Nutrient control of gene expression patterns in Drosophila: RNA-Seq analysis of starvation and iron deprivation responses"
Professor Eric Johnson, UO Dept of Biology and Institute of Molecular Biology
Mentor: Nick Kamps-Hughes

Daniel

Daniel Johansen University of Notre Dame
"Transport and localization of the synaptic components in eye development"
Professor Tory Herman, UO Dept of Biology and Institute of Molecular Biology
Mentor: Dr. Tory Herman, Jennifer Jeffress

Karan

Ann Oluloro University of Oregon
"Screening with microfluidic devices for pharmaceutical agents to treat parasitic diseases"
Professor Janis Weeks, UO Dept of Biology and Institute of Neuroscience
Mentors: Dr. Janis Weeks, Dr. Shawn Lockery
Melissa

Melissa Spear The University of Texas at El Paso
"Evolution of genetic networks controlling cellular stress response and longevity"
Professor Patrick Phillips, UO Dept of Biology
Mentor: Dr. Rose Reynolds
Tyler

Tyler Starr Willamette University
"Acquisition of distinct DNA binding mechanisms in steroid hormone receptors vs estrogen related receptors"
Professor Joe Thornton, UO Dept of Biology
Mentor: Dave Anderson
Sarah

 

Cayla Brocious Northern Arizona University
"Inquiry into genetic correlations between a transcription factor regulating the anthocyanin pathway and traits involved in the ecogeographic distribution of two ecotypes of Mimulus aurantiacus"
Professor Matt Streisfeld, UO Dept of Biology
Mentors: Dr. Jay Sobel

Kelsey

Kelsey Ward Lyon College
"The Effect of the BAF Chromatin Regulator in Heart Valve Maturation of Mus Musculus"
Professor Kryn Stankunas, UO Dept of Biology and Institute of Molecular Biology
Mentor: Brynn Simek

Cameron

Cameron Brown University of Georgia
"Assaying the Catalytic Activity of Ancestral GK Proteins"
Professor Ken Prehoda, UO Dept of Chemistry and Institute of Molecular Biology
Mentor: Doug Anderson

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Students from 2010 Summer


Cassandra

Rachel Brickman Amherst College
"Can we stop the Terminator? Saccharomyces cerevisiae mutants provide the answer!"
Professor Diane K. Hawley, UO Dept of Chemistry and Institute of Molecular Biology
Mentor: Dr. Charles Kubicek
Shireen

Megan Gladwin Colorado State University of Pueblo
"Does Rho GAP 71E affect cell polarity in Drosophila neuroblasts?"
Professor Ken Prehoda, UO Dept of Chemistry and Institute of Molecular Biology
Mentor: Mike Drummond

Daniel

Kyle Mears Western Washington University
"Characterization of Genes Involved in Drosophila Neuroblast Self Renewal"
Professor Chris Doe, UO Dept of Biology
Mentor: Travis Carney

Karan

Alecia Stewart-Malone
The University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point
"Identify candidate "aging genes" using Caenorhabditis remanei strains divergent for longevity"
Professor Patrick Phillips UO Dept of Biology
Mentor: Dr. Rose Reynolds
Karan

Ilene Magpiong Mount Holyoke College
"Developing a Redox Sensitive Red Fluorescent Protein Biosensor for Expression in the Mitochondria of Yeast"
Professor James Remington, UO Dept of Biology and Institute of Molecular Biology
Mentors: Dr. Nayden Koon, Karen Kallio
Melissa

Kelsey Anbuhl Spring Hill College
"Investigating the role of gpr98 (ush2c) in zebrafish sensory cell development and function"
Professor Monte Westerfield, UO Dept of Biology
Mentor: Dr. Jennifer Phillips
Tyler

Katrina Burgoyne University of Alaska Southeast
"Stickleback gut microbial communities across populations"
Professor Karen Guillemin, UO Dept of Chemistry and Institute of Molecular Biology
Mentor: Dr. Kat Milligan-Myhre
Sarah

 

Letonia Copeland-Hardin Howard University
"The Gene Machine: Controlling the Creation of Synapse Formation"
Professor Tory Herman, UO Dept of Biology and Institute of Molecular Biology

Kelsey

Arlene Laeno Notre Dame de Namur University
"Understanding the General Acid –Base Mechanism and Folding of the Hammerhead Ribozyme"
Professor Vickie DeRose, UO Dept of Chemistry and Institute of Molecular Biology
Mentor: Adam Unger

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