Undergraduate Research Program

URL Profiles

2018-2019

Valeria Aizen

Version 3Major: Biology (Molecular, Cellular & Developmental)
Mentor: Daniel Promislow, Pathology; David Tank, Bioinformatics & Computational Biology, University of Idaho

Contact: valera3@uw.edu

Current research project: Promislow Lab- ND2 Project

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Samia Ali

Ali, Samia

Major: Physiology (Intended)
Minor: Bioethics
Mentor: Rechele Brooks, Institute for Learning & Brain Sciences

Contact: alis24@uw.edu

Current research project: Cognitive Behavior of Infants at the Institute for Learning and Brain Sciences

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Jannah Amaly

Amaly, JannahMajor: Public Health (Global Health)
Mentor: Jen Krenz, Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences

Contact: jaamaly@uw.edu

Current research project: Preventing Heat-Related Illness in Agricultural Workers: An Educational Toolkit for Trainers

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Erika Arias

Erika AriasMajor: 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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Yifei Bai

Bai, YifeiMajor: Physics: Comprehensive Physics; Mathematics
Mentor: Jens Gundlach, Physics; Charles Hagedorn, Physics

Contact: yb23@uw.edu

Current research project: Investigation of the Effect of Temperature Gradient on the Measurement of Equivalence Principle Violation by Constructing a Thermal Monitoring System

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Chantalle Bell

Bell, ChantalleMajor: Biochemistry
Mentor: Wendy Thomas, Bioengineering

Contact: csashab@uw.edu

Current research project: Mechanism of Inhibition of Glycoprotein from Bacterial Adhesin, FimH

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Rehaan Bhimani

Bhimani, RehaanMajor: Pre-Engineering
Mentor: Ronald Kwon, Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine

Contact: bhimar@uw.edu

Current research project: FishCuTv2: An Extensible Software for microCT-Based Whole-Body Skeletal Phenomics in Zebrafish

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Daniel Brock

Brock, DanielMajor: Biochemistry
Mentor:Susan Brockerhoff, Biochemistry; Rachel Hutto, Biochemistry

Contact: dbrock4@uw.edu

Current research project:Determining the Effect of Circadian Rhythm and Cellular Stress on Mitochondrial Biogenesis in Zebrafish Retina

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Katherine Brower

Katherine BrowerMajor: Microbiology, Japanese (Linguistics)
Mentor: Brian Wasko, Pathology

Contact: kbrower@uw.edu

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

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Savanna Carmack

Carmack, SavannaMajor: Biochemistry & Medical Laboratory Science
Minor: Biomedical Ethics
Mentors: Jim Olson, Pediatrics; Shelli Morris, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center

Contact:savannac@uw.edu

Current research project: Investigation of Metabolic Inhibitors for MYC-amplified Pediatric Brain Cancer

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Yong-Han Hank Cheng

Yong-Han Hank ChengMajor: Biochemistry, Biology (Molecular, Cellular & Developmental)
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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Angela Christman

Christman, AngelaMajor: Biology (Molecular, Cellular & Developmental)
Mentor: Dan Doherty, Pediatrics

Contact: chrisang@uw.edu

Current research project: Investigating Protein Localization in the Primary Cilium to Better Understand the Cellular Mechanism(s) of Joubert Syndrome

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Michael Chungyoun

Chungyoun, MichaelMajor: Biology (Molecular, Cellular & Developmental)
Minor: Neural Computation and Engineering
Mentor: Chris Hague, Pharmacology

Contact: mfc12@uw.edu

Current research project: Understanding the Functional Characteristics of the Adrenergic Receptor Known as Alpha-1D, and How its Half-life Degradation Rate Changes When the Receptor’s Composition is Modified

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Daven Cocroft

Daven CocroftMajors: 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

Benedicte DiakubamaMajors: 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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Danilo Dubocanin

Dubocanin, DaniloMajor: Microbiology, Biochemistry
Mentor: Parthiv Haldipur, Pediatrics

Contact: dubocd@uw.edu

Current research project: Heterotopia in Dandy Walker Malformation Are Caused by Premature Migration of Cerebellar Granule Cells Due to Disrupted Fetal Mesenchymal Signaling

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Reilly Falter

Falter, ReillyMajor: Biology (Molecular, Cellular & Developmental)
Mentors: Ben Kerr, Biology; Olivia Kosterlitz, Biology

Contact: falter@uw.edu

Current research project: Identifying Evolutionary Trade-offs in the Beta-lactamase Enzyme in Escherichia coli

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Rose Fields

Fields, RoseMajor: Biochemistry
Mentors: Neil King, Biochemistry; Karla-Luise Herpoldt, Biochemistry

Contact: rfields2@uw.edu

Current Research Project: Design of a Protein Cage-Based Vaccine for Enteric Diseases

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Casey Grosso

Casey GrossoMajor: Art History
Mentor: Rebecca Cummins, Photomedia

Contact: : grossc2@uw.edu

Current research project: CSE Animation Capstone

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Eden Harris

Harris, Eden FaithMajor: Physics: Comprehensive Physics
Mentors:
Matt McQuinn, Astronomy; Gordon Petrie, National Solar Observatory

Contact: edenfh@uw.edu

Current research projects: 1.) What Can the JWST Tell Us about the Universe’s First Galaxies? 2.) Relating Geoeffective Interplanetary Coronal Mass Ejections to the Global Solar Field

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Rohan Hiatt

Rohan HiattMajor: 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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Laura Islas

Islas, LauraMajor: Biochemistry
Mentor: Benjamin Freedman, Medicine

Contact: lauravi@uw.edu

Current research project: Induction of Collecting Duct Progenitor Cells to Build a Better Kidney Organoid

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Hannah Jolibois

Hannah Jolibois
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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Min Su Kim

Kim, Min SuMajor: Law, Societies, and Justice
Mentor: Shelby Lunderman, Drama

Contact: minsukim@uw.edu

Current research project: The Impact of the Media’s Rhetoric: A Historical Analysis on the Relationship Between Media and Judicial Opinion Concerning Immigration.

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Tara Kumar

Kumar, TaraMajor: Biology (Molecular, Cellular & Developmental)
Mentor: Josh Russell, Pathology

Contact: tjk97@uw.edu

Current research project: Developing S. cerevisiae for Studying Alzheimer’s Disease-Associated Proteins’ Impact on Extracellular Vesicle Signaling

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Dianne Laboy Cintrón

Dianne Laboy CintrónMajor: Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology
Minor: Quantitative Sciences
Mentor: Heather Mefford, Pediatrics

Contact: laboyd@uw.edu

Current research project: Functional Analysis of an ARPC4 Variant Associated with Microcephaly

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Annamarie Lahti

Annamarie LahtiMajor: 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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Kristine Leano

Leano, KristineMajor: Biochemistry
Mentor: Alex Lowe, Biology

Contact: leanok@uw.edu

Current research project: Impact of Interactions with Eelgrass on Native and Aquaculture Oyster Essential Fatty Acid Composition

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Nelson Liu

Major: Computer Science; Linguistics
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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Tiffany Luu

Luu, TiffanyMajor: Psychology, Pre-medicine
Minor: Bioethics

Mentor: Tatiana Sadak, Nursing; Liliana Lengua, Psychology

Contact: luut5504@uw.edu

Current research projects:  1) Managing Your Own Wellness: Caregivers and Patients with Dementia 2) NEW Moms Connect: Nurturing Emotional Well-being

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Deja Machen

Machen, DejaIntended Major: Biology (Molecular, Cellular, & Developmental)
Intended Minor: English
Mentor:
Daniel Promislow, Pathology

Contact: dejamm@uw.edu

Current research project: Evolutionary Genetics/Amyloid Beta Project

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Nihar Mahajan

Nihar MahajanMajor: 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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Katie Mand

Mand, KatieMajor: Neurobiology
Mentor: Juliane Gust, Neurology

Contact: komalm@uw.edu

Current research project: Investigating Neurotoxicity and Endothelial Activation After Immunotherapy with CAR T-Cell Cancer Treatment

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Takunda Masike

Masike, TakundaMajor: Electrical Engineering
Mentor: Matthew Bruce, Applied Physics Lab

Contact: ttmasike@uw.edu

Current research project: Ultrasound Imaging of Rat Spinal Cord Injury

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Meena Meyyappan

Meena MeyyappanMajor: Neurobiology
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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Taylor Moreno

Moreno, TaylorMajor: Biology (Molecular, Cellular & Developmental); Biochemistry
Mentor: Shao-En Ong, Pharmacology

Contact: tmoreno@uw.edu

Current research project: Generating Constructs for Synaptic Neuro-proteomics

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Sacha Moufarrej

Moufarrej, SachaMajor: Neurobiology
Mentor: Tonya Palermo, Anesthesiology

Contact: moufasa@uw.edu

Current Research Project: The Prevalence of Chronic Pain in Young Adults: A Meta-Analysis and Systematic Review

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Noushyar Panahpour Eslami

Noushyar Panahpour EslamiMajor: 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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Samantha Paskvan

Paskvan, SamanthaMajor: Biochemistry
Mentor: Bonita Brewer, Genome Sciences; M.K. Raghuraman, Genome Sciences

Contact: samlyn16@uw.edu

Current Research Project: Mechanisms of Chromosomal Rearrangement

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Johnathan Perr

Perr, JonathanMajor: Biochemistry
Mentor: Joshua Vaughan, Chemistry

Contact: perrj@uw.edu

Current research projects: 1.) Super-Resolution Microscopy/Improved Nanoscale Imaging Achieved by Index Matching with Expansion Microscopy 2.) Super-Resolution Microscopy and Neurobiology/Microtubule acetylation is required for mechanosensation in Drosophila 3.) Peptide Mapping/Optimizing Peptide Mapping of PEG-FGF21 for Analysis Methionine Oxidation

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Tanu Priya

Priya, TanuMajor: Materials Science & Engineering
Mentor: David Baker, Biochemistry; Anindya Roy, Biochemistry

Contact: tanu97@uw.edu

Current research project: Computational Design of Redox Active Metalloproteins

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Hyejoo Ro

Roo, HyejooMajor: Aquatic & Fishery Sciences
Mentor:
Chelsea Wood, Aquatic & Fishery Sciences; April Blakeslee, Biology, East Carolina University

Contact: hr27@uw.edu

Current research project: Effects of Trematode Parasite (Microphallus similis) on the Behavior of Green Crabs (Carcinus maenas)

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Silvia-Antonia Rus

Rus, Silvia-AntoniaMajor: Environmental Health
Mentor: Christopher Braden, Biochemistry

Contact: sar34@uw.edu

Current research project: Developing a Tool for the Investigation of Hydrogen Sulfide Response in C. elegans

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Nadia Siddiqui

Siddiqui, NadiaMajor: Bioengineering
Mentor: Jennifer Davis, Cardiovascular Bioengineering

Contact: nadiasid@uw.edu
Current research project: Using Genetic Engineering Approaches to Inform Cardiac Wound Healing and the Fibrotic Response

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Shivam Singhal

Singhal, ShivamMajor: Computer Engineering
Mentor: Daqing Yi, Computer Science and Engineering; Tapomayukh Bhattacharjee, Computer Science and Engineering

Contact: shivam42@uw.edu

Current research project: Desk Organization: Effect of Multimodal Inputs on Spatial Relational Learning

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Abby von Hagel

von Hagel, AbbyMajor: Biology (Molecular, Cellular & Developmental) ; Neurobiology
Mentor: Tom Daniel, Biology

Contact: aavh9@uw.edu

Current research project: Measuring Timing and Activation of Flight Muscles in Manduca sexta through Electromyography (EMG) and High-Speed Infrared Video

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Katherine Wadhwani

Wadhwani, KatherineMajor: Psychology
Mentor: Caitlin Hudac, Psychiatry

Contact: kwad@uw.edu

Current research projects: 1.) UW’s Social Cognitive Development Lab 2.) Research Fellow at the UW’s Bernier Lab

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Jion Yi

Jion YiMajor: 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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Eric Yang

Yang, EricMajor: Bioengineering
Minor: Applied Mathematics
Mentor: Cole DeForest, Chemical Engineering

Contact: eyangs@uw.edu

Current research project: Logic-Degradable Nanogels for Environmentally Triggered Chemotherapeutic Delivery

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Joey Zemke

Joey ZemkeMajor: 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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