2009 Graduates

 2009 Graduates 

Veronica Alvarez

  • Undergraduate Institution & Major: University of Miami, Neuroscience
  • Research Mentor: Dr. Chris Glass
  • Project: Rev-ERB Mediated Transcriptional Regulation of Interleukin-6 in Macrophages

Sarah Dawood

  • Undergraduate Institution & Major: UC Riverside, Neuroscience
  • Research Mentor: Dr. David Roth
  • Project Title: Cavolin Organizes NMDAR-Mediated Signal Transduction in Neurons

Anabel Flores

  • Undergraduate Institution & Major: California Baptist College, Biology/Spanish
  • Research Mentor: Dr. Francisco Villarreal
  • Project Title: The Effect of Novel Non-Hydroximate Matrix Metalloproteinase

Christy Le

  • Undergraduate Institution & Major: University of Notre Dame, Science - Business
  • Research Mentor: Dr. Rolf Bodmer
  • Project Title:

Viet Le

  • Undergraduate Institution & Major: Brown University, Human Biology: Brain & Behavior
  • Research Mentor: Dr. Antonio DeMaio
  • Project Title: Expression of Anti Microbial Factors In The Development of Sepsis

Michael Lopez

  • Undergraduate Institution & Major: UC Berkeley, Bioengineering
  • Research Mentor: Dr. Paul Insel
  • Project Title: Regulation of Cardiac Fibroblasts By G Protein-Couple Receptors

Paula Magee

  • Undergraduate Institution & Major: Winston-Salem State University, Chemistry with a pre-medical emphasis
  • Research Mentor: Dr. Farah Sheikh
  • Project Title: Understanding The Role of Desmoplakin in Arrhythmogenic Right Ventricular Cardiomyopathy

Uchechi Ndoh

  • Undergraduate Institution & Major: Norfolk State University, Biology Pre-Professional
  • Research Mentor: Dr. Barry Greenberg
  • Project Title: Project Title: Cardiac fibroblast phenotype affect on the response of MAPKs and α-SMA to Angiotensin II

Christina Ruiz

  • Undergraduate Institution & Major: James Madison University, ISAT
  • Research Mentor: Dr. Hemel Patel
  • Project: Caveolin-3 over-expression and o-GlcNAcation in cardiac myocyte caveolae during diabetes mellitus

Daniel Torreblanca

  • Undergraduate Institution & Major: UCSD, Human Biology
  • Research Mentor: Dr. Robert Ross
  • Project Title: Dissection of Insulin's Function at Cell-Cell Vs. Cell Matrix Adhesion Sites

Johnathan Tran

  • Undergraduate Institution & Major: Brown, Biology & Economics
  • Research Mentor: Dr. Judith Varner
  • Project Title: Role of Integrin Alpha 4 Beta 1 in Pancreatic tumor Inflammation and Immunity

Karen Wong

  • Undergraduate Institution & Major: UC Davis, Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
  • Research Mentor: Dr. Fred Levine
  • Project Title: Evaluation of small molecules for their ability to reverse lipotoxicity in a model for type II diabetes