Undergraduate Research Program

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Nasser Alrashdi

Alrashdi, Nasser
Major: Biochemistry      Minor: Chemistry
Mentor: Laura Murphy, Chemistry

Contact: nasser20@uw.edu

Current research project: Metal Free Ring Opening Metathesis Polymerization

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Regupathi (Regu) Angappan

Angappan, Regu

Physics           Minor: Physics, Mathematics
Mentor: Terry Swanson, Earth and Space Sciences

Contact: reguang@uw.edu

Current research project: Analyzing Remanent Magnetization for High-Resolution Correlation of Lacustrine Sediments

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Julia Bauman

Bauman, Julia


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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Katie Bigham

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Majors: Oceanography, Earth & Space Sciences: Geology
Mentor: Deborah Kelley, Oceanography

Contact: bighamkt@uw.edu

Current research project: Interpretation of the Relationship between Benthic Fauna, Geologic Distributions, and Methane Seeps at Southern Hydrate Ridge, Oregon Continental Margin
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Rachel Boccamazzo

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Major: Biochemistry
Mentor: Emily Carrington

Contact: raegun@uw.edu

Current research project: Mussel Attachment in a High CO2 World: An Integrated Ecomaterials Approach

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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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Dorothy Cabantan

Cabantan, Dorothy
Major: Neurobiology
Mentor: Stefan Sandberg, Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences

Contact: dagc@uw.edu

Current research project: Independent Chemical Verification of Electrically-evoked Dopamine Release (A.Y. 2015-16)

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Maria Cage

Cage, Maria
Major: Early Childhood & Family Studies
Mentor: Professor Phillip Thurtle, CHID; Kathleen Meeker, Special Education

Contact: cagem2@uw.edu

Current research project: Rediscovering Play
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Alexie Carletti

Carletti, Alexie
Major:Molecular, cellular and developmental biology
Mentor: Josh Woodward, Microbiology

Contact: lexcarle@uw.edu

Current research project: Determination of Segmented Filamentous Bacteria Colonization and Dysbiosis in the Intestines of Mice Lacking RECON, a Newly Described Pattern Recognition Receptor

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Shuvam Chaudhuri

Major: Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology      Minor: Entrepreneurship
Mentor: Zhinan Jin, Biochemistry

Contact: shuvamc@uw.edu

Current research project: Activation Pathway of a Nucleoside Analog Inhibiting RSV Polymerase
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Derek Chen

Chen, Derek
Major: Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology
Mentor: Britany Ferrell, Surgery

Contact: dchen8@uw.edu

Current research project: Comparing Outcomes of Drugs and Appendectomy

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Mackenzie Croy

Croy, Mackenzie
Major: Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology
Mentor: Bonny Brewer,Genome Sciences

Contact: mcroy@uw.edu

Current research project: Investigating Replication Stress in the Highly Repetitive rDNA Region of Budding Yeast

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Quynh Do

Do, Quynh
Majors: Biochemistry, Chemistry
Mentor: Christine Luscombe, Materials Science & Engineering

Contact: quynhdo@uw.edu

Current research project: Synthesis and C-H Activation of Benzobisoxazole

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Ellie Garcia

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Majors: Biology, Psychology
Mentor: Richard Gardner, Pharmacology

Contact: emg96@uw.edu

Current research project: How Cells Regulate Cellular Trash: Uncovering a Novel Nuclear Quality Control Mechanism

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Shuchi Gaur

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Majors: Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology, Political Science
Mentor: Ramasamy Paulmurugan, Radiology

Contact: sgaur@uw.edu

Current research project: Engineering Gaussia Luciferase as a Novel Bio-Imaging Sensor for In Vitro and In Vivo Applications

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Louise Hansen

Hansen, Louise
Major: Bioengineering
Mentor: Paul Yager, Bioengineering

Contact: llhansen@uw.edu

Current research project: Development of a Competitive Inhibition Assay for Implementation in Fluorescence-based Point-of-Care Diagnostics

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Emily Huebener

Major: Biochemistry         Minor: Chemistry
Mentor: Roland Walter, Hematology-Oncology

Contact: huebnem@uw.edu

Current research project: A Phase 1/2 Trial of G-CSF, Cladribine, Cytarabine, and Dose-Escalated Mitoxantrone (G-CLAM) in Adults with Newly Diagnosed or Relapsed/Refractory Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML) or High-Risk Myelodysplastic Syndromes (MDS)

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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

Major: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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Dane Kawano

Kawano, DaneMajor: Biochemistry;  Biology      Minor: Marine Biology
Mentor: Merrill Hille, Biology

Contact: kawano13@uw.edu

Current research project: p120-Catenin’s Role in Mediating Cell Adhesion and Motility in Developing Zebrafish Embryos

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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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Jonathan Lam

Lam, Jonathan
Major:Neurobiology       Minor: Chemistry, Mathematics
Mentor: Martin Davas, Pathology

Contact: jylam@uw.edu

Current research project: Examining the Role of Acetylcholine on Long-Term Plasticity in the Ventral Striatum after Repeated Amphetamine Exposure

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Angel Lee

Lee, Angel
Major: Computer Engineering
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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Yashmira (Mira) Naidoo

Naidoo, Yashmira
Major: Microbiology      Minor: Chemistry, Bioethics and Humanities
Mentor: Michael Lagunoff, Microbiology

Contact: ynaidoo@uw.edu

Current research project: KSHV Modulates Peroxisome Biogenesis
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Callie Nissing

Nissing, Callie
Major: Spanish, Comparative History of Ideas (CHID)
Mentor: Tyler Fox, Human Centered Design & Engineering; Joel Ong, DXARTS; Rebecca Cummins,Photomedia; Phillip Thurtle, CHID

Contact: nissical@uw.edu

Current research project: Proprioceptive Thinking: A Kinetic Critique of Educational Movements

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Aaron Bi Rosen

Major: Biochemistry       Minor: Chemistry, Applied Math
Mentor: Heather Mefford, Pediatrics; Candace Myers, Pediatrics

Contact: aaronbr@uw.edu

Current research project: Exome Guided Gene Discovery in Epileptic Encephalopathies

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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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Liesl Strand

Strand, Liesl
Major: Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology
Mentor: Celeste Berg, Genome Sciences

Contact: liesl134@uw.edu

Current research project: Exploring the Role of a Novel Growth Factor in Drosophila Development

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Guadalupe (Lupita) Tovar

Tovar, Guadalupe
Major: Astronomy      Minor: Physics
Mentor: Victoria Meadows, Astronomy; Jacob Lustig Yaeger, Astronomy

Contact: tovarg@uw.edu

Current research project: Mapping Exoplanets Using Time Variability

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Jude Tunyi

Major: Biochemistry; Chemistry
Mentor: Jim Pfaendtner, Chemical Engineering

Contact: tunyia2@uw.edu

Current research project: Using Molecular Dynamics Simulations with PEG-coated Nanoparticles to Study Blood-Brain Barrier Diffusivity and Neuroinflammation

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Sahej Walia

Walia, SahejMajor: Biochemistry
Mentor: Erica Young, Seattle Children’s Research Institute

Contact: sahejwa@uw.edu

Current research project: Investigating Shunting Problems in Children with Hydrocephalus

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Roujia Wang

Wang, Roujia
Major: Bioengineering     Minor: Applied Mathematics
Mentor: Eric J. Seibel, Mechanical Engineering Department

Contact: roujiw@uw.edu

Current research project: Surface Imaging System for Needle Biopsy to Detect its Adequacy and Rapid Cancer Lesion through Milli-fluidic Device
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Nate Yazdani

Yazdani, Nate
Major:Computer Science
Mentor: Ras Bodik, Computer Science & Engineering

Contact: nyazdani@uw.edu
Current research project: Static Schedule Synthesis for Layout Engines

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Jion Yi

Major: International Studies
Mentor: Walter Andrews, Near Eastern Languages and Civilization

Contact: jiony432@uw.edu

Current research project: The Newbook Digital Texts
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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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