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Undergraduate Research Program

URL Profiles

2017-2018

Erika Arias


Major: International Studies; Law, Societies, & Justice
Mentor: Walter Andrews, Near Eastern Languages and Civilization

Contact: ariase@uw.edu

Current research project: The Newbook Digital Texts: Joseph Mathia Svoboda Diaries; Communism in Latin America: The US’ Fight Against Terror

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Julia Bauman

Major: Neurobiology
Minor: Philosophy
Mentor: Paul Crane, Internal Medicine

Contact: jbauman2@uw.edu

Current research project: Associated Risk Factors of Cognitively-Defined Alzheimer’s Disease Subtypes

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Gabrielle (Gabby) Benuska

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Major:Bioengineering
Mentor:Cole DeForest, Chemical Engineering

Contact:gbenuska@uw.edu

Current research project: Controlling 4D Stem Cell Differentiation in Hydrogels Using Site-Specifically Modified Growth Factors

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Julian Boss

Major: Informatics
Mentor: Katie Davis, iSchool

Contact: bossj@uw.edu

Current research project: Playing in the Virtual Sandbox: Middle School Students’ Collaborative Practices in Minecraft

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Caroline Bridgwater

Bridgwater, Caroline
Major: Microbiology
Mentor: Emily Godfrey, Family Medicine; Jennifer Rabbitts, Anesthesia and Pain Medicine; Carla Grandori, SEngine Medicine (ISB)

Contact: cmb20@uw.edu

Current research project: High-throughput Drug Screening on In Vitro Cancer Cells

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Katherine Brower

Brower, Katherine
Major: Microbiology
Mentor: Brian Wasko, Pathology

Contact: kbrower@uw.edu

Current research project: Effects of Iron Dyshomeostasis on the Vascular ATPase

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Catherine Chang


Major:
Biochemistry
Mentor: Sarah Keller, Chemistry

Contact: changcat@uw.edu

Current research project: Mapping Gibbs Phase Diagrams for Ternary Model Membrane Systems with Phosphatidylethanolamine Lipids

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Derek Chen

Chen, Derek
Major: Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology
Mentor: Jeanette Yang, Surgery

Contact: dchen8@uw.edu

Current research project: Diverticulitis Evaluation of Patient Burden, Utilization, and Trajectory

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Leonard Chen


Major: Bioengineering
Mentor: Hao Kueh, Bioengineering

Contact: chen6leo@uw.edu

Current research project: Transcriptional Control of T Cell Activation to Enhance Immunotherapies

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Frank Cheng

Majors: Business Administration
Mentor: Kaeleen Drummey, Biostatistics

Contact: yhfc@uw.edu

Current research project: Leadership and Strategic Thinking

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Yong-Han Hank Cheng


Major: Intended Neurobiology
Mentor: Dan Doherty, Pediatrics

Contact: yhhc@uw.edu

Current research project: Using Next-Generation Sequencing to Evaluate the Segregation Pattern of Candidate Causal Variants for Joubert Syndrome

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Bianca Cheung

Major: Business Administration (Finance); Biochemistry
Mentor: Maianna Dematteis, Surgery

Contact: cheungb@uw.edu

Current research project: Patient Reported Outcomes (PRO) and Quality Improvement


Daven Cocroft


Majors: Physics; Astronomy; Psychology
Minors: Mathematics; Applied Mathematics
Mentor: Michael Tremmel, Astronomy

Contact: cocrod@uw.edu

Current research project: Star Formation in Low Metallicity Environments

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Benedicte Diakubama


Majors: Chemical Engineering
Mentor: Grant Williamson, Molecular Engineering

Contact: bmd23@uw.edu

Current research project: Data Science Tools to Formulate Personalized Fragrance

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Diana Dinh


Major: Biochemistry
Mentor: Chris Hague, Pharmacology

Contact: dianad6@uw.edu

Current research project: Identifying the Presence of a Specific AR Subtype in Colorectal Cancer Cells

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Sedona Ewbank

Ewbank, SedonaMajor: Neurobiology; Biochemistry
Mentor: Leo Pallanck, Genome Sciences

Contact: snewbank@uw.edu

Current research project: Genetic Screen for Modifiers of GBA1 Pathogenicity in Drosophila Melanogaster Model of GBA1 Deficiency; Investigating Whether Agrp Neuronal Maintenance of Energy Homeostasis Involves Regulation of the Gut Microbiota in Mice

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Elizabeth Glenski

Glenski, ElizabethMajor: Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology
Mentor: Scott Freeman, Biology

Contact: eglenski@uw.edu

Current research project: Effects of Active Learning Strategies and High-Structure Course Designs on Student Performance in College Science Courses

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Lauren Goetsch

Goetsch, LaurenMajor: Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology
Minor: Applied Mathematics
Mentor: Eric Klavins, Electrical Engineering

Contact: lgoetsch@uw.edu

Current research project: Detection of Pollutants Using Saccharomyces Cerevisiae

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Yoshi Goto

Goto, YoshiMajor: Bioengineering
Minor: Applied Mathematics
Mentor: Herbert Sauro, Bioengineering

Contact: yoshi876@uw.edu

Current research project: Optimization of Engineered Whole-Cell Metabolic Networks

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Jasmine Graham

Graham, JasmineMajor: Bioengineering
Mentor: Eric Seibel, Mechanical Engineering

Contact: jygraham@uw.edu

Current research project: Optical Measurement of Acidification In Vitro to Predict Dental Caries

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Claire Grant

Grant, ClaIreMajor: Ecology, Evolution and Conservation Biology
Mentor: Camilla Crifò, Biology

Contact: claireag@uw.edu

Current research project: Paleoecological Research: Reconstructing Past Vegetation to Predict How Our Modern Ecosystem Will Respond to Climate Change

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Casey Grosso

Major: Art History
Mentor: Rebecca Cummins, Photomedia

Contact: : grossc2@uw.edu

Current research project: CSE Animation Capstone

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Rohan Hiatt

Hiatt, RohanMajor: Mathematics; English
Mentor: Amos Turchet, Mathematics

Contact: rohankh@uw.edu

Current research project: Uniformity of Solutions to Diophantine Equations; Intersectional Marxism in Amitav Ghosh’s The Hungry Tide

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Hannah Jolibois

Jolibois, Hannah
Major: International Studies; Public Health
Mentor: Walter Andrews, Ottoman and Turkish Literature

Contact: hjolib@uw.edu

Current research project: Svoboda Diaries Project

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Julia Joo

Joo, JuliaMajor: Biochemistry and Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology
Mentor: Alan Herr, Pathology

Contact: jhyj@uw.edu

Current research project: Identifying Antimutator Genes in Saccharomyces Cerevisiae; Analyzing the Safety and Efficacy of Dimethyl Fumarate in Multiple Sclerosis

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Hyeon-Jin Kim


Major: Applied Computational Mathematical Science; Biological and Life Sciences, Biochemistry, Chemistry
Mentor: Hao Yuan Kueh, Bioengineering

Contact: khj3017@uw.edu

Current research project: Development of High Resolution Epigenetic Profiling for the Study of Hematopoiesis

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Melissa Krook

Major: Psychology
Minor: English
Mentor: Peter Vitaliano, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

Contact: mkrook@uw.edu

Current research project: Disaster Perception, Preparedness and Response Among U.S. Older Adults

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Dianne Laboy Cintrón

Laboy Cintron, Dianne
Major: Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology
Minor: Quantitative Sciences
Mentor: Takato Imaizumi, Biology; Akane Kubota, Biology

Contact: laboyd@uw.edu

Current research project: Molecular Analysis of Photoperiodic Flowering in Arabidopsis thaliana

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Annamarie Lahti


Major:Neurobiology; Biochemistry
Minor: Bioethics
Mentor: Chet Moritz, Rehabilitation Medicine: Physical Therapy

Contact: acl97@uw.edu

Current research project: Optogenetic Stimulation for Spinal Cord Injury Rehabilitation

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Angel Lee


Major: Computer Science
Mentor: Eric Seibel, Mechanical Engineering; Sean Munson, Human Centered Design and Engineering

Contact: haeinlee@uw.edu

Current research project: Improving Oral Health Care by Combining Innovative Technology to Monitor Bacterial Growth

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Vera Liao

Major: Psychology; Communication
Mentor: Randal Beam, Communication; Valerie Manusov, Communication

Contact: ljzj@uw.edu

Current research project: Online Rumoring, Misinformation and Disinformation during Crisis Events; Social Medias on Young People’s Relationship Development

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Nelson Liu


Major: Linguistics; Statistics; Computer Science
Mentor: Noah Smith, Computer Science and Engineering

Contact: nfliu@uw.edu

Current research project: Examining the Ability of Recurrent Neural Networks to Handle Long Range Dependencies

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Andrew Luo

Luo, Andrews
Major: Computer Science; Bioengineering
Mentor: Shwetak Patel, Computer Science and Engineering

Contact: luoa@uw.edu

Current research project: Automatic Characterization of User Errors in Spirometry

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Nihar Mahajan

Mahajan, Nihar
Major: Molecular, Cell, and Developmental Biology; Biochemistry
Mentor:Thomas Hawn, Medicine: Allergy and Infectious Diseases

Contact: niharm@uw.edu

Current research project: Investigating the Role of NLRP3 in Inflammasome Activation of Human Macrophages

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Meena Meyyappan

Meyyappan, MeenaMajor: Biochemistry
Mentor: Jennifer Rabbitts, Pain Medicine

Contact: alagumee@uw.edu

Current research project: Assessment of Pain Extent in a Pediatric Population with Pain

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Eleanor Mount

Mount, EleanorMajor: Political Science and Law, Societies, and Justice
Mentor: Jackie Kerr, Center for Global Security Research

Contact: emount@uw.edu

Current research project: Creating International Cyberweapon Regulations

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Noushyar Panahpour Eslami

Major: Chemistry (ACS-certified)
Mentor: Brandi Cossairt, Chemistry

Contact: npe7@uw.edu

Current research project: Cyclic Voltammetry as a Method to Evaluate Charge Transfer Between Quantum Dot Donors and Small Molecule Acceptors

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Ryan Shean

Shean, Ryan
Major: Microbiology
Mentor: Bingni Brunton, Biology

Contact: rcs333@uw.edu

Current research project: Automatic Transcription of Hospital ECoG Patients

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Thao Tang


Major: Biochemistry
Minor: Global Health
Mentor: Mitchell Lee, Pathology

Contact: thaot96@uw.edu

Current research project: Identifying Genetic Pathways Involved in Suppressions of Elevated Mutations in Saccharomyces cerevisiae yeast

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Phuong Van


Major: Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology
Mentor: Eleanor Chen, Pathology

Contact: vanp2@uw.edu

Current research project: Identifying Potential Stem Cell Populations in Rhabdomyosarcoma

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Qiaosi (Chelsea) Wang

Wang, ChelseaMajor: Informatics; Psychology
Mentor: Sean Munson, Human-Centered Design and Engineering

Contact: wqs@uw.edu

Current research project: Supporting People’s Healthy Eating Goal by Leveraging Photo-Based Food Diaries in Collaboration with Health Experts

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Jion Yi

Yi, Jion
Major: International Studies; Informatics
Mentor: Walter Andrews, Near Eastern Languages and Civilization

Contact: jiony432@uw.edu

Current research project:The Newbook Digital Texts

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 Jie Yin

Yin, Jie
Major: Biochemistry; Microbiology
Mentor: Michael Lagunoff, Microbiology

Contact: jieyin31@uw.edu

Current research project: Hypoxia-Induced Factors in Latent Kaposi’s Sarcoma-Associated Herpesvirus Infection of Human Endothelial Cells

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Bryan Yue


Major: Computer Science; Biochemistry
Mentor: Cecilia Lee, Ophthalmology

Contact: byue@uw.edu

Current research project: Molecular Evaluation of Post-surgical Endophthalmitis

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Mollye Zahler

Zahler, Mollye
Major: Biology Minor: Environmental Science and Terrestrial Resource Management
Mentor: Jennifer Nemhauser, Biology

Contact: mzahler@uw.edu

Current research project: Quantifying Leaf Phenotype in AFB2 Mutants

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Joey Zemke

Zemke, JoeyMajor: Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology
Mentor: Jennifer Nemhauser, Biology

Contact: jzemke@uw.edu

Current research project: Phytochrome B’s Impact on Resource Allocation in Brassica rapa

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