2013 Broad Summer Scholars

Anna Thomas
Anna worked to improve the quantitative analysis of co-culture images, which are widely used in studies of hepatotoxicity, cell migration, and cancer.
Archis
Archis worked on developing a platform for the analysis of high-throughput data concerning functional cancer genomics.
 
Catherine Li
Catherine evaluated controls for a technique called chromatin immunoprecipitation (ChIP), which is used to study how proteins and DNA interact in a cell.
Conor Fitzpatrick
Conor worked with a protein implicated in pancreatic cancer called Retinoblastoma-binding Protein 9 (RBBP9).
Eunice Lee
Eunice explored factors that allow tuberculosis to survive in its latent state, as well as the prospect of targeting those factors.
Henry Tsang
Henry synthesized chemical analogs of a lead compound to identify potential drug candidates to cure malaria. 
Jason Cui
Jason focused on microfluidics—the science of manipulating fluid flow on a sub-millimeter scale.
Jeremy Chimene-Weiss
Jeremy synthesized and tested Diversity-Oriented Synthesis compounds (DOS) to see if they could inhibit an enzyme that malaria needs to survive.
Jeremy Sternbach
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
Joan's research project involved the screening of a Diversity Oriented Synthesis (DOS) compound and its 70 analogs against lung carcinoma cell lines.
Lachlan
Lachlan worked on characterizing novel fluorescent dyes for cell cycle analysis.
Nidal Hishmeh
Nidal modeled cancer cell evolution using a programming language called R.
Nicole Lim
Nicole worked on the synthesis and identification of cysteine-active small molecules.
Rahi Punjabi
Rahi used the Gene Set Enrichment Analysis Program to construct gene sets.
Richard Yip
Richard researched sites of Allele-specific gene expression.
Sofia Inglessis
Sofia worked on a genome wide association (GWAS) of golden retrievers with several subsets of sarcoma, a kind of cancer.