2013 Research Highlights
Alfonso Boza, a senior at Florida International University majoring in computer science, researched genetic markers that may be indicative of schizophrenia by characterizing previously under-examined sources of variation within repetitive regions of the human genome.
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Elena Cravens, a junior at Wellesley College concentrating in biological sciences, worked on the characterization of chromatin structure of short tandem repeat loci.
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Alexis Fennoy, a senior biology major at Hampton University, characterized ERBB2 mutations in cancer cell lines.
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Sylvester Gates, a junior cellular biology and genetics major at the University of Maryland, College Park, investigated effects of splicing variants and the transmembrane domain on MCL1’s movement within the cell.
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Rachel Gomez, a senior at the University of New Mexico studying biochemistry, worked on the mechanism of action of a small molecule that suppresses cytokine-induced apoptosis in beta-cells.
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Brittany Mayweather, a senior at the University of Pennsylvania majoring in the biological basis of behavior, behaviorally and biochemically characterized a HDAC3-specific inhibitor with implications for PTSD treatment in a pre-clinical model of extinction memory formation.
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Ángel Placeres, a junior at the University of Puerto Rico – Humacao majoring in chemistry, synthesized small-molecule inhibitors of cytokine-induced ß-cell apoptosis with improved metabolic stability.
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Cullen Roth, a senior at the University of New Mexico majoring in applied mathematics, explored the dark matter of RNA-Seq by designing a new pipeline to isolate and analyze unaligned reads in RNA-Seq data from single-cells.
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Alex Salazar, a junior at the University of California, Santa Cruz, studying bioengineering and bioinformatics, designed an algorithm that normalizes different representations of large sequence polymorphisms in Mycobacterium tuberculosis.
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Anthony Scruse, a senior chemistry major at Morehouse College, worked on the development of phosphonic acid fragments to target phosphatases.
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Taylor Thompson, a senior at Howard University who is studying Biology and Applied Mathematics, identified and validated regulation of a group of target genes by a mRNA binding protein relevant to Type 2 Diabetes.
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Amy Blatt (ICBP), a senior biomedical engineering student at Arizona State University, focused on creating predictive models to discover connections between genomic features and drug sensitivity.
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