2013 Broad Summer Scholars
Anna worked to improve the quantitative analysis of co-culture images, which are widely used in studies of hepatotoxicity, cell migration, and cancer.
Archis worked on developing a platform for the analysis of high-throughput data concerning functional cancer genomics.
Catherine evaluated controls for a technique called chromatin immunoprecipitation (ChIP), which is used to study how proteins and DNA interact in a cell.
Conor worked with a protein implicated in pancreatic cancer called Retinoblastoma-binding Protein 9 (RBBP9).
Eunice explored factors that allow tuberculosis to survive in its latent state, as well as the prospect of targeting those factors.
Henry synthesized chemical analogs of a lead compound to identify potential drug candidates to cure malaria.
Jeremy synthesized and tested Diversity-Oriented Synthesis compounds (DOS) to see if they could inhibit an enzyme that malaria needs to survive.
Jeremy researched a gene called TERT, which signals the production of telomerase—an enzyme that prolongs cell life and is present in 85% of cancerous cells.
Joan's research project involved the screening of a Diversity Oriented Synthesis (DOS) compound and its 70 analogs against lung carcinoma cell lines.