2004 Graduates

Tiana Banks, Hampton University, BA, Biology
Research Mentor: Paul Insel, MD, Professor, Medicine & Pharmacology, Director, MSTP
Project: The Effects of a 60 Base Pair Insertion on the Expression of Adenylyl Cyclase 6
Current Position: Postbaccalaureate Intramural Research Training Award program at the NIH in Bethesda, Maryland, entered 2005
Abstract  - [244 kb]
Publications: none

Carolyn Barragan, Claremont McKenna College, BA, Biology
Research Mentor: Robert Ross, MD, Associate Professor, IR, Medicine
Project: Exploring Diabetic Cardiomyopathy
Current Position: Trainee in Graduate school at the USC School of Medicine, Masters in Public Health entered Fall 05
Abstract  - [191 kb]
Publications: none

Massiel Blanco, DePaul University, BS, Biology
Research Mentor: Jeffrey Omens, PhD, Associate Adj. Professor, Medicine and Bioengineering
Project: Ventricular Remodeling of Experimentally Infracted Rat Hearts
Current Position: Undergraduate student at DePaul University
Abstract  - [355 kb]
Publications: none

Jeffrey Coble, University of California, Davis, BS, Neurobiology, Physiology & Behavior
Research Mentor: Dr. Dennis O'Leary
Project: Wallerian Degeneration in the Developing Mouse Visual System
Current Position: graduated UC Davis, will work in research before applying to MST Programs
Abstract  - [231 kb]
Publications: none

Clarissa Doi, University of California, Los Angeles, BS, Biology Research Mentor: Francisco Villarreal, MD/PhD, Associate Professor, Medicine
Project: Morphological assessment of post-infarction cardiac remodeling
Current Position: Trainee in Medical School — lost contact
Publications: none

Jessica Garcia, Stanford University, BS, Biology
Research Mentor: Joseph Witztum, MD, Professor, Medicine
Project: Function and Expression of the LDL Receptor in Human Fibroblast Cells
Current Position: Student at Stanford University, Biology; 2003 participant
Abstract  - [888 kb]
Publications: none

Natalie Isaza, University of California, San Diego, BS, Bioengineering
Research Mentor: Jason X.J. Yuan, MD/PhD, Professor, Medicine
Project: The Genetic Basis of Idiopathic Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension
Current Position: Trainee at Stanford Medical School entered Fall 05.
Abstract  - [421 kb]
Publications: none

Irene Ochoa, University of Colorado, Denver, BA, Biology
Research Mentor: Christopher Glass, MD/PhD, Professor, CMM
Project: Repression of Macrophage Inflammatory Response Genes by Ncor
Current Position: Undergraduate student at University of Colorado
Abstract  - [266 kb]
Publications: none

Rachel Ochoa, University of California, San Diego, BS, Molecular Biology
Research Mentor: John Griffin, Professor, Department of Molecular and Experimental Medicine, Division of Experimental Hemostasis and Thrombosis at The Scripps Research Institute
Project: EPCR-Dependent Activation of Protein C is Stimulated by Platelet Factor 4
Current Position: Undergraduate student at UCSD — continued research under Dr. Griffin, supported by Ralph and Shirley Shapiro Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship.
Abstract  - [285 kb]
Publications: none

Vanessa Reese, Brown University, Community Health, BS, Biochemistry
Research Mentor: Barry Greenberg, MD, Professor, Medicine
Project: Effect of Rat Type 1A Angiotensin II Receptor mRNA 5’-UTR on Efficiency of Protein Translation
Current Position: Trainee in Public Health PhD Program at UCSF, entered Fall 2006
Abstract  - [22 kb]
Publications: Cowling RT, Zhang X, Reese VC, Iwata M, Gurantz D, Dillmann WH, Greenberg BH., Effect of Cytokine Treatment on Type 1A Angiotensin II Receptor (AT1A) Transcription and Splicing in Rat Cardiac Fibroblasts. Am J Physiol Heart Circ Physiol. 2005 May 6.