2008 Summer Researchers Participants-HHMI Undergraduate Program - Carnegie Mellon University

2008 HHMI Summer Researchers Participants

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Eda Altiok
Mentor: Dr. Stefan Zappe

Fluorescenty Labeled Chitosan/Iron-Oxide Nanoparticles

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Jyoti Bapat
Mentor: Dr. Neil Donahue

Characterization of Secondary Organic Aerosols Formed from Toluene Photo Oxidation using Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy

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Chandana Batchu
Mentor: Dr. Gary Ehrlich

Do Biofilms and Planktonic Envirovars Display Differential Epigenetic Processes

Robert Brown

Robert Brown
Mentor: Dr. David Yaron

Design of Dyes for Biological Imaging

Heather Chalfin

Heather Chalfin
Mentor: Dr. Adam Linstedt

CASC4: A Novel Protein Traveler Through the Bypass Pathway?

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Elizabeth Chen
Mentor: Dr. Peter Berget

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Jinny Choe
Mentor: Dr. Brooke McCartney

Produce Homozygous Stocks of Moesin mCherry for APC2 and Dia Mutations in Drosophila Embryos

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Parth Dalal
Mentor: Dr. Melanie Flint

Effects of Stress Hormones on Adriamycin Drug Resistance

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Kelton Finch
Mentor: Dr. Tomasz Kowalewski

Development of High Performance Organic Semiconductors and Field Effect Transistors

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Andrew Frederickson
Mentor: Dr. Raymond Sekula

Neural Stem Cell-Based Brian Therapy for Mucopolysaccharidosis Type II

Debtirtho Ghosh

Debtirtho Ghosh
Mentor: Dr. Thomas Kleyman

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Sibel Guler,
Mentor: Dr. Stephanie Tristram-Nagle

Phospholipid (DHPC) Research

Ryan Hofler

Ryan Hofler

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Joanna Hong
Mentor: Dr. Jeffery Hollinger

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Jared Incorvati
Mentor: Dr. Tomasz Kowalewski

Aspects of Organic Field Effect Transistor

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Ashley Kilp
Mentor: Dr. Danith Ly

Improvement of PNA-DNA Duplex Formation by Addition of Acridine Moieties with Linkers of Various Lengths

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Gursimran Koonjul
Mentor: Dr. Maria Kurnikova

Hydrogen Bond Distance Mapping of Ionotropic Glutamate Receptors

Shelly Kucherer

Shelly Kucherer
Mentor: Dr. Michael Lotze

Potential Biomarkers of Human HMGB1

Shih-Dun Liu

Shih-Dun Liu

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Christopher Loncke
Mentor: Dr. Subha Das

RNA Chemical Biology

Rebecca Martz

Rebecca Martz
Mentor: Dr. Brooke McCartney

Investigating the Role of Jaguar in Cytoskeletal Organization in Early Drosophila Development

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Samuel Mazza
Mentor: Dr. Danith Ly

Synthesis of a Stereospecific PNA Backbone that is Preorganized for Binding to Double Stranded DNA

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Robert Meehan
Mentor: Dr. Danith Ly

Synthesis of Rhesus Theta-Defensin Homologues utilizing Gamma-Modified Peptide Nucleic Acid for Anti-Bacterial

Tyler Myers

Tyler Myers
Mentor: Dr. Subha Das

RNA Chemical Biology

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David Plotkin
Mentor: Dr. John Rawlins

Using Entomological Studies to Assess Envrionmental Change

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Orr Rozov
Mentor: Dr. Brooke McCartney

Understanding the Role of Three Specific Proteins in Cytoskeletal Organization in Drosophila Embryos

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Patricia Shaw
Mentor: Dr. Jeffery Hollinger

Injectable Polymer-Growth Factor Composites to Enhance Fracture Healing

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Alon Shertzer
Mentor: Dr. Charles Ettensohn

Analysis of Cellular and Molecular Mechanisms of Embryonic Development

Kimberly Ting

Kimberly Ting
Mentor: Dr. John Woolford

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Kudret Usmani
Mentor: Dr. Talal El-Hefnawy

Omega-3 Polyunsaturated Fatty Acids Interfere with Prostaglandin E2 Synthesis and Mediate Apoptosis

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Thomas Walko III
Mentor: Dr. Gordon Rule

Functional Promiscuity of Glutathione S- Transferases

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Tahlia Wolfgang
Mentor: Abiraman Srinivasan

Researching Clinical Solutions for Bone Formation and would Healing using Therapeutic Systems of Biomaterials, Cells and Signaling Molecules

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Jimmy Xu
Mentor: Dr. Robert Murphy

Intepreting Protein Location using Fluorescence Microscope Imaging

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Ji-Min Yoon
Mentor: Dr. Jeffery Hollinger

Bone Tissue Engineering

Seif Yusuf

Seif Yusuf

Socrates Zacharias

Socrates Zacharias
Mentor: Dr. Jonathan Minden

Isolation and Analysis of Pros35 in Drosophila Embryos

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Fangyuan Zhouzheng
Mentor: Dr. Brooke McCartney

The Influence of APC2 and Arm on Wg Signal Transduction and APC2 Localization