2010 Research Highlights

Ana Berglind

Ana Berglind, a senior majoring in Pharmaceutical Sciences and Chemistry at North Carolina Central University, validated a set of small molecules that may serve as radio-ligands for PET imaging to report neuronal activity.
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Meti Gebregiorgis

Meti Gebregiorgis, a senior at the University of Maryland at College Park majoring in Cellular and Molecular Biology, showed Interferon response genes are essential for microenvironment-induced metastatic breast cancer and that Tubacin can inhibit this metastatic behavior in vitro.
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Sebastian Gomez

Sebastian Gomez, a senior at the University of Maryland at College Park majoring in computer science, developed a general methodology for predicting the effectiveness of cancer treatments based on genomic markers.
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Aurian García-González

Aurian García-González, a junior at the University of Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras, majoring in Cellular Molecular Biology, studied patterns of evolution of Sko1 and MSN2/4, downstream regulators of the HOG-1 activated osmotic stress response pathway in eight Ascomycota yeasts.
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Peter Cruz-Gordillo

Peter Cruz-Gordillo , a junior at Duke University majoring in neuroscience and biochemistry, utilized HDACi and other chromatin modulators to induce expression of drug metabolizing enzyme genes in liver cell lines with the goal in mind of creating a more efficient and cost-effective human liver model for drug toxicity screening.
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Isaac Joseph

Isaac Joseph, a senior at MIT majoring in computer science and minoring in biology, studied the relationship between structure and activity in transcription factor binding compounds.
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Christopher R. Robles

Christopher R. Robles, a senior at the University of California, Santa Cruz, majoring in biomolecular engineering, improved experimental and analytical approaches for using high throughput sequencing to define the transcriptomes of
diverse bacteria.
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