2015 Graduates

Sarah Albrecht

  • Undergraduate Institution: University of Washington
  • Research Mentor: Dr. Karen Christman
  • Project Title: Behavior of Cardiac Cells When Exposed to Different Formulations of Decellularized Extracellular Matrix


Pamela Capellan

  • Undergraduate Institution: Cornell University
  • Research Mentor: Dr. Deborah Spector
  • Project Title: Induction of Autophagy by Trehalose as a Therapeutic Strategy to Inhibit Cytomegalovirus Infection

Angel Diaz Hernandez

  • Preuss High School
  • Research Mentor: Dr. Shigeki Miyamoto
  • Project Title: Interaction between Mitochondrial HK2 and BCL2 to regulate mitophagy

Luis Gasca

  • Undergraduate Institution: CalPoly - San Luis Obispo
  • Research Mentor: Dr. Marion Sewer
  • Project Title: The Role of ORP2 in the Unfolded Protein Response and Cholesterol Homeostasis

Maryam Ige

  • Undergraduate Institution: Stony Brook University
  • Research Mentor: Dr. Neil Chi
  • Project Title: Studying the Role of LAMP-2 Isoforms

Kamren Livingston

  • Undergraduate Institution: Barry University
  • Research Mentor: Dr. Nicole Purcell
  • Project Title: The Effect of PHLPP2 removal in primary astrocytes and the Brai

Mauricio Marquez Palencia

  • Undergraduate Institution: San Diego Community College
  • Research Mentor: Dr. JoAnn Trejo
  • Project Title: Activated Protein C induces the activation of Akt and phosphorylation of Caveolin-1 in endothelial cells

Assata Pyatt

  • Undergraduate Institution: College of Southern Maryland
  • Research Mentor: Dr. Farah Sheikh
  • Project Title: COP9 signalosome as a novel protein complex involved in Arrhythmogenic Right Ventricular Cardiomyopathy

Jasmine Rice

  • Undergraduate Institution: Norfolk University
  • Research Mentor: Dr. Adam Engler
  • Project Title: Correlation of vinculin deficiency to connexin-43 and N-cadherin expressions and localization in cardiomyocytes derived from individuals with dilated cardiomyopathy

Ceciley Scarbrough

  • Undergraduate Institution: Spelman College
  • Research Mentor: Dr. Robert Ross
  • Project Title: Examining integrin and integrin related proteins in a doxorubicin-induced rabbit model of heart failure