2013 Graduates

Naing Bajaj

  • Undergraduate Institution & Major: New Mexico State University
  • Research Mentor: Dr. Robert Ross
  • Project Title: Differences in Cardiac Integrin and Extracellular Matrix Protein Expression Due to Aging


Hannes Buck

  • Undergraduate Institution & Major: Amherst College
  • Research Mentor: Professor Michael Dores
  • Project Title: Alpha Arrestin-dependent Sorting of Protease Activated Receptor 1 in Early and Late Endosomes

Taiwo Dodo-Williams

  • Undergraduate Institution & Major: Mt. San Antonio College
  • Research Mentor: Dr. Hemal Patel
  • Project Title: The Role of Caveolin and Adaption of C.elegan to Hypoxia

Beruk Kiros

  • Undergraduate Institution & Major: University of Massachusetts, Amherst
  • Research Mentor: Dr. David Roth
  • Project Title: Preconditioning Regulates Expression of MicroRNA 34a in the Heart

Vitor Martins

  • Undergraduate Institution & Major: University of Florida
  • Research Mentor: Dr. Deborah Spector
  • Project Title: The Role of Autophagy on Human Cytomegalovirus Infection and Atherosclerosis

Danielle Pohl

  • Undergraduate Institution & Major: Iowa State University
  • Research Mentor: Dr. Adam Engler
  • Project Title: Investigation of Age-Related Cardiac Remodeling in Drosophila Melanogaster

Christina Robinson

  • Undergraduate Institution & Major: Northwestern University
  • Research Mentor: Professor Marion Sewer
  • Project Title: The Effects of Glucose Starvation on Corticosterone Production

Amber Simon

  • Undergraduate Institution & Major: Rutgers University
  • Research Mentor: Dr. Barry Greenberg
  • Project Title: Cardiac Factors that Regulate BNP Promoter Activity

Devin Taylor

  • Undergraduate Institution & Major: University of Maryland, Baltimore
  • Research Mentor: Dr. Ron Marchelletta
  • Project Title: The Effect of Microgravity on the Intestinal Tight Junction Proteins

Kevin Tenerelli

  • Undergraduate Institution & Major: Palomar College
  • Research Mentor: Professor Farah Sheikh
  • Project Title: A Novel Role For SNARE Proteins in Desmosomal Biology and Disease