Undergraduate Research Program

URL Profiles

2020-2021

Ari Mendel Asarch

Ari in front of Guggenheim FountainMajor: Neuroscience, Philosophy
Mentor: Paul Phillips, Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences and Pharmacology

Contact: aasarch@uw.edu

Current research project: Characterization of Viral Mutagenesis in Transgenic Rodents

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Brendan Ball

Brendan Ball SmilingMajor: Chemical Engineering : Nanoscience & Molecular Engineering

Mentor: Mike McKenna, Chemical Engineering; Dr. Elizabeth Nance, Chemical Engineering

Contact: bbkazu@uw.edu

Current research project: A Fluorescence-Based Approach for Characterizing Changes in Perineuronal Net Morphology

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Jerry Cao

Jerry Cao SmilingMajor: Computer Science
Mentor: Shwetak Patel, Computer Science; Jennifer Mankoff, Computer Science

Contact: jcao22@uw.edu

Current research project: Developing a Non-Invasive Continuously Blood Pressure Monitor using Pulse Transit Time

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Ashika Capirala

Major: Earth & Space Sciences

Mentor: Alexis Licht, Earth and Space Sciences

Contact: ashikac@uw.edu

Current research project: Reconstructing Paleoenvironments of Middle Eocene Myanmar using Stable Isotope Data of Paleosols from the Pondaung Formation

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Rahul Chaliparambil

Rahul in a suit for the cameraMajor: Neuroscience
Mentor: Dr. Josh Russell, Pathology; Dr. Matt Kaeberlein, Pathology

Contact: rahulc99@uw.edu

Current research project: Developing models for studying the impacts of Alzheimer’s Disease on EV signaling

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Alina Chandra

Smiling for CameraMajor: Biochemistry
Mentor: Jennifer Rabbitts, Department of Anesthesiology, Seattle Children’s Hospital

Contact: nchand@uw.edu

Current research project: 1) Associations Between Post-Surgical Acute Pain Functionality and Surgical Outcomes in Youth Project Project 2) Prevalence and Predictors of Chronic Pain Following Traumatic Musculoskeletal Injury

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Zoe Chau

Major: Engineering Undeclared
Mentor: James Lai, Bioengineering

Contact: zoechau@uw.edu

Current research project: Profiling of tissue-specific extracellular vesicles using oligonucleotides

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Casey Chen

Major: Chemistry
Mentor: Matthew Bush, Chemistry

Contact: chenxcas@uw.edu

Current research project: Uncovering Substrates of Yeast E3 Ligase Using an Integrative Mass Spectrometry Strategy

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Elizabeth Chen

Major: Biochemistry
Mentor: Dr. Franck Kalume, Neurological Surgery

Contact: egc2@uw.edu

Current research project: Contribution of PV and SST Interneurons to Seizure Phenotype in a Mouse Model of Ndufs4-related Leigh Syndrome

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Antonio Cortez

Antonio smiling in LabMajor: Pre-major (intended Biology)
Mentor: Department of Otolaryngology

Contact: tonypony@uw.edu

Current research project: Examing the Vestibular Synapses in Adult Mice

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Isaiah Cuadras

Isaiah SmilingMajor: Aeronautics & Astronautics

Mentor: Jinkyu Yang, Aeronautics & Astronautics

Contact: iac3@uw.edu

Current research project: Optimizing Millifluidic Devices to Reduce Shear Stresses on Coral Propogates

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Gwen Ellis

Gwen in front of a leafy bushMajor: Biology (General)
Mentor: Dr. Samuel Wasser, Biology

Contact: goellis@uw.edu

Current research project: A comprehensive analysis of the American black bear diet through DNA metabarcoding

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Britney Ellisor

Britney smiling in front of a poleMajor: Biochemistry
Mentor: Joyce Yi-Frazier, Seattle Children’s Research Institute

Contact: bellisor@uw.edu

Current research project: Palliative Care and Resilience Lab – Promoting Resilience in Stress Management

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Devin Eng

Devin Eng smiling in the forestMajor: Bioengineering
Mentor: Masaoki Kawasumi, UWSOM Dermatology

Contact: URP@uw.edu
Current research project: Epigenome Editing of DNA Demethylation and Histone Acetylation to Inhibit Skin Cancer

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Patrick Follis

Patrick standing in front of a treeMajor: Aeronautics & Astronautics
Mentor: NASA Langley Research Center

Contact: pfollis@uw.edu
Current research project: Ultrasonic cure monitoring and defect detection in composites

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Rodrigo Gallardo

Rodrigo Gallardo sitting at a fountainMajor: Intended Major: Biology
Mentor: Kraig Abrams, Beverly Torok-Storb, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center

Contact: rodrig5@uw.edu

Current research project: Effects of Irradiation on NK, NKT and T-cells in NK Expansion Cultures

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Kim Ha

Kim Thi Ha smiling in front of plantsMajor: Intended Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology
Mentors: Callin Switzer, Department of Biology

Contact:kimtha@uw.edu

Current research project: Buzz-pollination in Bumblebees

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Joy He

Joy He Smiling on MountainsMajor: Computer Science
Mentor: Computer Science and Engineering

Contact: joyhe@uw.edu

Current research project: Predicting Psychotic Symptom Severity from Daily Routines

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Usman Khan

Usman Khan sitting on bench in a suitMajor:Electrical Engineering
Mentor:Josh Smith, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Computer Science and Engineering

Contact:usmank13@uw.edu

Current research project:3D Mapping Wireless Power for Neural Implants

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Gargi Kher

Gargi Kher in front of waterMajor: Biochemistry
Minor: Applied Mathematics
Mentor: Neil King, Biochemistry; Karla-Luise Herpoldt, Biochemistry

Contact: gmk6@uw.edu

Current research project:Optimizing in vitro Assembly of a Self-Assembling Protein Cage for Vaccine Design

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Min Su Kim

Min Su Kim smiling in front of a bed of rosesMajors: Law, Societies, and Justice; Sociology; Accounting
Mentor: Jackson School of International Studies

Contact: minsukim@uw.edu

Current research project: Human Rights and Forensic Anthropology in Latin America

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Alexandra Koriath

Alexandra Koriath Smilng in front of riverMajors: Bioengineering
Mentor: Jennifer Nemhauser, UW Department of Biology

Contact: akoriath@uw.edu

Current research project: The “Super AFB”: Creating an F-box With Super Auxin-Responsive Degradation

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Amanda An Nguyen

Amanda Nguyen in front of wired cagesMajor: Physics:Bioengineering
Mentors: Andre Berndt, Department of Bioengineering

Contact: aan5@uw.edu

Current research projects: Optogenetic Modeling of Chloride-Mediated Neurotransmission

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Bryan Ortega

Bryan Ortega smiling during poster presentationMajor: Mathematics; Pre-Major (Biology)
Mentor: Blair Zhao, Oral Health Sciences

Contact: bortegae@uw.edu

Current research project: Investigating Computer-Designed Protein Scaffolds to Regulate the Translocation of FOXO1 to Promote Angiogenesis

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Haley Pang

Haley Pang with coffeeMajor: Biology: Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental
Mentor: Takuma Uo, Division of Gerontology and Geriatric Medicine

Contact: hjpang@uw.edu

Current research project: Understanding Molecular Logics Behind Adaptive Resistance of Prostate Cancer Cells to Androgen-targeted Therapies

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Sarah Pemberton

Sara Pemberton Smiling in front of stairsMajor:Biology (Molecular, Cellular & Developmental)
Mentor: Elizabeth Rhea, Medicine

Contact: pembes@uw.edu

Current research project: Role of Platelet Serotonin in Metabolic Syndrome

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Deepthi Sathyanarayana

Deepthi Sathyanarayana smiling in front of bricksMajor: Pre-Sciences
Mentor: Dr.Daniel Dürschmied – Department of Cardiology

Contact: deepts@uw.edu

Current research projects: Role of Platelet Serotonin in Metabolic Syndrome

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Nadia Siddiqui

Major: 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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Irika Sinha

Irika Sinha in a libraryMajor: B.S. Biochemistry (Molecular, Cellular, Developmental), B.S. Biochemistry
Mentor: Dr. Andy McGuire

Contact: irika@uw.edu

Current research project: Engineered CAR T-Cell Immunotherapy Approach for Epstein-Barr Virus-related Cancers

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Katherine Slack

Katherine Slack smiling

Major: Psychology (intended)
Minor: Spanish
Mentor: Tonya Palermo, Psychology PhD; Alina Metje, MD

Contact: kslack12@uw.edu

Current research project: Seattle Children’s Hospital Research, & New Mom’s Connect

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Abby von Hagel

Major: 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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Jackson Wezeman

Jackson Wezeman looking away from cameraMajor: Biochemistry (BS)
Minor: Global Health
Mentor: Kavita Sharma, Comparative Medicine

Contact: wezemj@uw.edu

Current research project: SLAM

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