2010 Graduates

2010 Graduates

Jakita Baldwin

  • Undergraduate Institution & Major: Hampton University, Biology
  • Research Mentor: Dr. Vivian Hook
  • Project Title: Mutant Huntington Protein Fragments in Huntington's Disease

Melissa Cruz-Acuna

  • Undergraduate Institution & Major: University of Puerto Rico, Biotechnology
  • Research Mentor: Dr. Jeff Omens
  • Project Title: Activation sequence assessment using two-dimensional contour maps to determine effective pacing locations in a diseased heart

Marikah Davin

  • Undergraduate Institution & Major: Penn State U, Kinseiology, Movement
  • Research Mentor: Dr. Hemal Patel & Dr. David Roth
  • Project Title:

Adrian Diamond

  • Undergraduate Institution & Major: Harvard University, Pre-Medicals
  • Research Mentor: Dr. Robert Ross
  • Project Title: The role of Talin in the Cardiac Myocyte

Jennifer Dumdie

  • Undergraduate Institution & Major: University of South Dakota, Biology & Mathematics
  • Research Mentor: Dr. Neil Chi
  • Project Title: Genetic Cell Lineage Tracing of the Cardiovascular System

Oinna Ekekezie

  • Undergraduate Institution & Major: Harvard University, Statistics
  • Research Mentor: Dr. Fred Levin
  • Project Title: Novel Ligands for the Orphan Nuclear Receptor HNF-4α

Jackie Engel

  • Undergraduate Institution & Major: Cal State San Marcos, Biological Sciences
  • Research Mentor: Dr. Judith Varner
  • Project Title: Lymph node lymphangiogenesis precedes metastasis

Ali Evans

  • Undergraduate Institution & Major: Harvard University, Neurobiology
  • Research Mentor: Dr. Barry Greenberg
  • Project Title: Angiotensin II Signaling in Rat Cardiac Fibroblasts – Involvement of Receptor Tyrosine Kinase Transactivation

Alisha Gordy

  • Undergraduate Institution & Major: Howard University, Biology
  • Research Mentor: Dr. Farah Sheikh
  • Project Title: A Novel Desmoplakin-Cereblon Interaction: Possible Role In Arrhythmogenic Right Ventricular Cardiomyopat

Omar Gutteriez

  • Undergraduate Institution & Major: Case Western University, ISAT
  • Research Mentor: Dr. Hemel Patel
  • Project Title: Anthropology & Health SciencesI

Axel Moreira

  • Undergraduate Institution & Major: University of Texas, Microbiology
  • Research Mentor: Dr. Francisco Villarreal 
  • Project Title: Extraction of Epicatechin from Green Tea by Column Chromatography

Carlos Roston

  • Undergraduate Institution & Major: University of San Francisco, Biology
  • Research Mentor: Dr. JoAnn Trejo
  • Project Title: Differential expression of FAM/USP9X and ALIX related to protease-activated receptor-1 in invasive and non-invasive breast carcinoma

Angel Tabuyo

  • Undergraduate Institution & Major: University of Puerto Rico, Biology
  • Research Mentor: Dr. Rolf Bodmer
  • Project Title:

Tedra Thomas

  • Undergraduate Institution & Major: SUNY,Albaney, Biology
  • Research Mentor: Dr.Timothy Bigby
  • Project Title: The Effect of TNFα, IL-13, and IL-33 on NCX1 Expression and Cell Migration In Human Airway Smooth Muscle Cells

Michael Willams

  • Undergraduate Institution & Major: UCSD, Human Biology
  • Research Mentor: Dr. Antonio De Maio
  • Project Title: The IL-23/IL-17 pathway in the innate immune response during Sepsis