Undergraduate Research Program

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2014-2015

Erica Alcantara

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Major:
Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology
Minors: Bioethics and Humanities
Mentors: Maitreya Dunham, Aaron Miller

Contact: ea31994@uw.edu

 

Current research project: Characterization of Replicate Evolutions of S. cerevisiae  Under Constant Nutrient-Limitation

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Ian Andrews

Andrews, Ian
Major:  Bioengineering
Mentor:  Dr. Barry Lutz

Contact: iandrews@uw.edu

 

 

Current research project
Development of a Low-Cost Multiplexable Assay for Drug-Resistant HIV

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Lauren Beyerle

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Major: 
Biology (Physiology)
Minor: Global Health
Mentor: Dr. Pamela Becker

Contact: beyerl@uw.edu


Current research project
Mobilization of Blasts and Leukemia Stem Cells by Anti-CXCR4 Antibody BMS-936564 (MDX 1338) in Patients With Relapsed/Refractory Acute Myeloid Leukemia

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Lauren Cambronero

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Majors:
History, Political Science
Mentors: Tony Lucero, Maria-Elena Garcia, Annie Dwyer, Dian Million

Contact: lcam7461@uw.edu

 

 

Current research project
Breaking the Fourth Wall: Filipino Indigineity in the Diaspora

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Ryan Carlson

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Majors:
 Neurobiology, Biochemistry
Mentors: Chet Moritz (PI), Aiva Ievins, Michael Sunshine

Contact: rjc630@uw.edu

 

 

Current research project
Developing A Brain-Machine-Spinal Interface (BMSI) to Reanimate Forelimb After Spinal Cord Injury

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Elizabeth Chang

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Majors:
Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology, Biochemistry
Mentor: Tony Blau, MD

Contact: ejc1122@uw.edu

 

 

Current research project
Isolation of CTCs for Genetic Analysis

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Krittika D’Silva

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Majors: Bioengineering, Computer Engineering
Mentor: Joan Sanders

Contact: kdsilva@uw.edu

 

 

Current research project
Characterizing Phases of the Gait Cycle among Individuals with Lower Limb Amputations

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Matthew Ellis

Ellis, Matthew
Majors:
Chemistry, Biochemistry
Minors: History, Mathematics
Mentors: Gabriele Varani (PI), Vu Chen (post-doc)

Contact: mellis25@uw.edu

 

Current research project
New Potential Inhibitor of miRNA-21 Biogenesis

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Paige Haas

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Major:
Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology
Mentor: Robert Steiner

Contact: haasp2@uw.edu

 

 

Current research project
Sexual Differentiation of Kiss1 Expression in the Mouse Brain

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Dory Harris

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Major: Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology
Minor: Quantitative Science
Mentor: Chris Hague

Contact: daah@uw.edu

 

Current research project
Characterizing the Role of the PDZ-Binding Motif of Adrenergic Receptors in vitro

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Darren Hou

Hou, Darren
Major: 
Computer Science
Mentor: Tracy Larson

Contact: dahou@uw.edu

 

Current research project
Daily Oscillations in the Rate, Spectral Features and Variability of Gambel’s White-crowned Sparrow Song

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Shang Han (Beverly) Hung

Hung, Beverly
Major: Plant Biology
Mentor: Sharon Doty

Contact: shh17@uw.edu

 

 

Current research project
Using Endophytes to Increase Drought Tolerance of Poplar Clone OP-367

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Anh Huynh

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Majors:
Psychology and Journalism
Mentor: Dr. Anthony Greenwald

Contact: avh2@uw.edu

 

 

Current research project
The Brief Implicit Association Test: not just association strengths

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Ranee James

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Major:
Chemistry
Mentor: Sarah Keller

Contact: raneej@uw.edu

 

 

Current research projects
Minor changes in sterol structure impact the miscibility temperatures of model cell membranes significantly

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Samantha Kang

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Major: 
Mechanical Engineering
Minor: Nanoscience and Molecular Engineering (NME)
Mentor: Dr. Michael Khbeis

Contact: kangsam7@uw.edu

 

Current research project
Microfabrication of an ultra-sensitive magnetic sensor for biomedical applications

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Michelle La

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Majors: 
Neurobiology, Biochemistry
Minor: Art History
Mentor: Robert Hevner, M.D./Ph.D.

Contact: mla96@uw.edu

 

Current research project
Expression of transcription factor Tbr2 in embryonic mouse midbrain

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Malte Lange

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Major: 
Biochemistry
Minor: Mathematics
Mentors: Xiaosong Li, David Lingerfelt

Contact: langemf@uw.edu

 

 

Current research project
First Principles Molecular Dynamics of Lithium Ion Intercalation into a ZnO Quantum Dot

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Terence Leach

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Majors:
Ecology, Evolution, & Conservation Biology, Oceanography
Minor: Marine Biology
Mentors: Dr. Gabrielle Rocap, Oceanography; Michael Carlson

Contact: tleach32@uw.edu

 

 

Current research project
Uncovering the Evolutionary Relationships of Pseudo-nitzschia

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Philip Lindstedt

Lindstedt, Philip
Major: 
Biochemistry
Mentor: Dustin Maly

Contact: prl4@uw.edu

 

 

Current research project
Development of Small Molecule Controlled Split Protein Switches for Enzymatic Inhibition

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Jennifer Look

Look, Jennifer

 

Majors:  Biology (General), Comparative History of Ideas
Mentor:  Phillip Thurtle

Contact: jennlook@uw.edu

 

 

Current research project
Understanding the Correlation Between Race, Socioeconomics, and Stress-Related Illness in Minority Populations

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Natacha Lou Comandante

Lou Comandante, Natacha


Major: 
Bioengineering
Mentors: Kim Woodrow, Jaehyung Park

Contact: natacom@uw.edu

 

 

Current research project
Development of Multifunctional Nanoparticle Complex for Intravaginal Vaccines against Sexually Transmitted Infections

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Karl Marrett

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Major: 
Neurobiology
Minor: Applied Mathematics
Mentor: Dr. Adrian KC Lee

Contact: kdmarret@uw.edu

 

Current research project
A user centered approach for an auditory P300 brain computer interface evaluated for cognitive load

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Jesus Martinez-Gomez

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Major: Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology
Mentors: Veronica Di Stilio, Kelsey Galimba

Contact: jesusgm@uw.edu

 

 

Current research project
Characterization of a Floral B-class Gene Homeotic Mutant in a Ranunclid

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Breana Murphy

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Major: 
Biology (Physiology)
Minors: French, Bioethics & Humanities
Mentor: Dr. Jack Berryman

Contact: breanamm@uw.edu

 

Current research project
The Bodemer Collection of Antique Medical Instruments

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Billie Ocampo

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Major: Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology
Mentor: Haeri Choi, Matt Kaeberlein

Contact: bryman@uw.edu

 

 

Current research project
DDS, 4, 4’-diaminodiphenylsulfone, Extends Lifespan in Caenorhabitis elegans

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Sharon Pan

Pan, Sharon 70x90


Majors: 
Public Health, Biochemistry
Mentor: Dr. Teresa Brentnall

Contact: shrnpn@uw.edu

 

 

Current research project
Harnessing Cancer Invasion

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Anthony Recidoro

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Major:
Biochemistry
Minors: Chemistry, Naval Science
Mentor: Ronald Y. Kwon

Contact: arec32@uw.edu

 

Current research project
Neuronal Regulation of Regenerative Bone Growth in the Zebrafish Fin

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Jennifer Smith

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Majors: History, Comparative History of Ideas
Mentor: Maria-Elena Garcia

Contact: jms89@uw.edu

 

 

Current research project
Where the Wild Horses Roam: The Cross-Cultural Debate Over the Fate of Wild Horses on Yakama Tribal Lands

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Mathew Summers

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Majors: 
Neurobiology, Biochemistry
Minor: Applied Mathematics
Mentor: Fred Rieke

Contact: edict@uw.edu

 

Current research project
Interactions between Rod and Cone mediated signals

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Talia Suner

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Majors:
Biochemistry, Neurobiology
Minors: Mathematics, Chemistry
Mentor: Charles Chavkin

Contact: sunert@uw.edu

 

Current research project
Investigation of the k-Opioid Receptor Cascade

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Wenbi Wu

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Majors: Biochemistry, Chemistry
Minor: Mathematics
Mentors: David Ginger, Adam Colbert

Contact: wenbiw@uw.edu

 

Current research project
The Impact of Quantum Dot Surface Ligands on the Operation of Hybrid Polymer/Quantum Dot Solar Cells

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