Undergraduate Research Program

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Erica Alcantara

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Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology
Minor: 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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Haley Amemiya

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Majors: Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology, Biochemistry
Minor: Chemistry
Mentors: Bonita Brewer, M.K. Raghuraman

Contact: hamemiya@uw.edu

Current research project: Utilizing Budding Yeast to Study Dwarfism
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Ian Andrews

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Major:  Bioengineering
Minor: Chemistry
Mentor:  Barry Lutz

Contact: iandrews@uw.edu

Current research project: Development of a Low-Cost Multiplexable Assay for Drug-Resistant HIV
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Gabrielle (Gabby) Benuska

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Major: Bioengineering
Mentor: Cole A. DeForest

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

Contact: bighamkt@uw.edu

Current research project: Quantification and Characterization of the Biologic Community at Southern Hydrate Ridge

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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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Skyler Burke

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Major: Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology
Mentor: Jim Olson

Contact: skylerb@uw.edu

Current research project: Studies on the Stability of Cysteine Knotted Peptides

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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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Quynh Do

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Majors: Biochemistry, Chemistry
Mentor: Christine Luscombe

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

Contact: emg96@uw.edu

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

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Shuchi Gaur

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Majors: Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology, Political Science
Mentor: Bonita Brewer

Contact: sgaur@uw.edu

Current research project: Discovering the Genetic Determinants of Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s Disease
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Moshe Tsvi Gordon

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Major: Chemistry
Minor: Scandinavian Studies
Mentors: Sharona Gordon, Sarah Keller

Contact: mosheg@uw.edu

Current research project: Regulation of TRPV1 Ion Channels by Phase Separation in the Plasma Membrane
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Ki Han

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Major: Electrical Engineering
Mentor: Joshua Smith

Contact: pb2au@uw.edu

Current research project: Wireless Pulse Oximetry

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Darren Hou

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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

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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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Lisa Hysa

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Major: Biology (Physiology)
Minor: Anthropology
Mentors: Donna Cross, Elaine Peskind

Contact: lisahysa@uw.edu

Current research project: Association of Alzheimer’s Disease Genetic Risk ApoE4 with Brain Metabolic Function in Veterans with Mild Blast TBI

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Ranee James

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Major: Chemistry
Mentor: Sarah Keller

Contact: raneej@uw.edu

Current research project: 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 Permalloy Core On-Chip Transformers and Inductors
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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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Ecology, Evolution, & Conservation Biology, Oceanography
Minor: Marine Biology
Mentors: Dr. Gabrielle Rocap, Michael Carlson

Contact: tleach32@uw.edu

Current research project: Uncovering the Evolutionary Relationships of Pseudo-nitzschia
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Qimin Liu

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Majors: Psychology, Philosophy, Mathematics
Mentors: Irene M. Geisner, Corey Fagan

Contact: liuqimin@uw.edu

Current research project: Cross-Cultural Adaptation and Psychometric Evaluation of the Brief Adjustment Scale

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Jennifer Look

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Majors: Biology (General), Comparative History of Ideas
Minors: Statistics
Mentor: Ram Savan

Contact: jennlook@uw.edu

Current research project: Genetically Engineered Lactococcus lactis Producing Type III Interferon to Cure Viral Infection of the Gut

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Natacha Lou Comandante

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Mentors: Kim Woodrow, Jaehyung Park

Contact: natacom@uw.edu

Current research project: Multifunctional Nanoparticles for Dendritic Cell-Based Intravaginal Vaccine against Sexually Transmitted Infections
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Stephanie Martinez

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Major: Psychology
Minor: Diversity
Mentor: Erasmo Gamboa

Contact: sm1127@uw.edu

Current research project: The Children Left Behind: How Deportation is Affecting Our Own Citizens
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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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Albert Ng

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Majors: Neurobiology, Medical Anthropology
Mentors: Beth Buffalo, Adrienne Fairhall, Mark Opp

Contact: albertng@uw.edu

Current research project: Understanding Neural Encoding of Space and Navigation in the Rhesus Macaque during a Virtual Foraging Task.
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Ky Ngo

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Majors: Biology (Physiology), Biochemistry
Mentor: David R. Flum

Contact: kyvngo@uw.edu

Current research project: RYGB Mechanisms Lab

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John Nguyen

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Major: Neurobiology
Minor: Diversity
Mentor: Heather Mefford

Contact: nguyej7@uw.edu

Current research project: Identifying Pathogenic Copy Number Variants in Patients with Epileptic Encephalopathies
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Billie Ocampo

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Major: Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology
Mentors: 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

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Public Health, Biochemistry
Mentor: Dr. Teresa Brentnall

Contact: shrnpn@uw.edu

Current research project: Harnessing Cancer Invasion

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Amisha Parikh

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Major: Biochemistry
Mentor: Nicholas Poolos

Contact: anp786@uw.edu

Current research project: Examining the Activation of c-Jun N-terminal Kinase during the Development of Chronic Epilepsy

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Julia Proctor

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Major: Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology
Mentor: Stanley Fields

Contact: jjpro94@uw.edu

Current research project: LacO Repression System to Alter Expression of Genes in S. cerevisiae

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Ariana Samuelson

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Major: Biochemistry
Mentor: Daniel Promislow

Contact: samuea2@uw.edu

Current research project: Metabolomic Correlates Associated with Aging across the Drosophila Phylogeny

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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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Yesim Tuncay

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Major: Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology
Minor: Chemistry
Mentors: Jia Wei, Michael Jensen

Contact: yesimt@uw.edu

Current research project: Engineering CAR T Cells to Express IL12: New Possibilities for Cancer Immunotherapy
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Jiwei Wang

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Major: Electrical Engineering
Mentor: Howard Chizeck

Contact: jiweiw@uw.edu

Current research project: Haptic Password

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Maresa Woodfield

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Major: Public Health
Mentor: Steven Pergam

Contact: maresacw@uw.edu

Current research project: Evaluation of Marijuana Use among Cancer Patients: Current Trends in Use and the Need for Infection Prevention
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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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Jingwen Xiao

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Major: Bioengineering
Mentor: Jonathan Liu

Contact: jingwx2@uw.edu

Current research project: Development of a Widefield Imaging System to Accelerate Screening of Cancer Biopsies

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