Undergraduate Research Program

URL Profiles

2021-2022

Jerry Cao

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

Contact: jcao22@uw.edu

Current research project: Wearable Cardiovascular Sensing using Pulse Transit Time

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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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Chloe Chiu

Major: Chemistry
Mentor: Anne McCoy, Chemistry; Mark Boyer, Chemistry

Contact: cchiu820@uw.edu

Current research project: Investigating the Effects on the Spectrum of Water Molecules

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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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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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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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Samantha Garcia Perez

Samantha in front of a treeMajor: Intended Public Health-Global Health
Mentor: Dr. Elizabeth Dawson-Hahn

Contact: sgarciap@uw.edu

Current research project: Understanding the Parenting Strength, Stress and Law needs of Latinx Families

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Kim Ha

Major: Intended Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology
Mentors: Dr. Michael Bamshad, Department of Pediatrics and Dr. Alejandro Rico-Guevara, Department of Biology

Contact:kimtha@uw.edu

Current research project: Spectrum of Variants in TPM2, TNNT3, and TNNI2 that cause Distal Arthrogryposis

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Alex Huynh

Alex SmilingMajor: Engineering Undeclared
Mentor: Dr. Ethan Buhr, Ophthalmology

Contact: urp@uw.edu

Current research project: 3D Printed Assistive Pipetting Guides

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Vasan Jagadeesh

Vasan smiling in a suitMajor: Physiology
Mentor: Steve Perlmutter, Physiology and Biophysics

Contact: vasanj@uw.edu

Current research project: Multisite, Activity Dependent Spinal Stimulation to Promote Motor Function after Cervical Spinal Cord Injury

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Raida Karim

Raida Smiling for camera
Major: Computer Science
Mentor: Maya Cakmak, Computer Science & Engineering

Contact: rk1997@uw.edu

Current research project: Effective Measurement And Intervention of Adolescent Stress Levels with A Social Robot Named EMAR (Ecological Momentary Assessment Robot)

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Neha Krishnam

Neha posing for Husky 100 PhotoMajor: Public-Global Health
Mentor: Suchi Chandrasekaran, OBGYN UW medicine / Pamela Collins, UW DGH Global Mental Health

Contact: nehak3@uw.edu

Current research project: Assessing Barriers to Mental Health Resources in the United States for Immigrants

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Nikou Lei

Nikou Smiling in a scarfMajor: Physics: Comprehensive, Mathematics
Mentor: Prof. Samu Taulu, Physics

Contact: leinikou@gmail.com

Current research project: Frequency-dependent Calibration of MEG Signals

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Shreya Patel

Shreya smiling for the cameraMajor: Biology: Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental
Mentor: Dr. Manda Patel PhD (True Binding, Inc.)

Contact: spatel97@uw.edu

Current research project: Anti-galectin3 Antibodies and Cardio-Renal Fibrosis

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Gillian Pereira

Gillian smiling in front of a field Major: Materials Science and Engineering
Mentor: Dr. Kathleen Kieran, Urology

Contact: gpereira@uw.edu

Current research project: A Study on the Effects of Covid-19 on Pharmacies in Washington

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Daniel Piacitelli

Daniel SmilingMajor: Astronomy & Physics: Comprehensive
Mentor: Iryna Butsky

Contact: piacid4@uw.edu

Current research project: Synthetic Spectroscopy and Cosmic Rays

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Marium Raza

Major: Biochemistry; CHID
Mentor: Sharona Gordon, Dept. Physiology & Biophysics; Dr. Dale Langford, Dept. Anesthesiology & Pain Medicine

Contact: mraza99@uw.edu

Current research project: Visualizing Protein Conformational Dynamics Using Unnatural Amino Acids and FRET

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Micaela Ruiz

Mickey Smiling in front of lakeMajor: Intended Physiology/ Psychology
Mentor: Kendan Jones-Isaac , Department of Pharmaceutics

Contact: mvr25@uw.edu

Current research project: Development of a Urinary Biomarker Assay for Measuring Acute Oxidative Stress

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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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Bhavica Saxena

Bhavica smiling in front a fieldMajor: Bioengineering
Mentor: Dr. Scott Telfer, Orthopedics and Sports Medicine

Contact: bhavi12@uw.edu

Current research project: Assessment of Regional Bone Quality for Surgical Planning of Posterior Pelvic Ring Fracture Fixation

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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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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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Pavithra Sundaravaradan

Pavithra in front of a cherry blossomMajor: Microbiology
Mentor: Elia Tait Wojno, Immunology

Contact: pavitsun@uw.edu

Current research project: How the Notch Signaling Pathway Regulates Basophil Gene Regulation and Function in the Helminth-Infected Intestine

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Cristian Swift


Major: Oceanography
Mentor: Gabrielle Rocap – School of Oceanography

Contact: cjswift@uw.edu

Current research project: The Hybrid Cluster Protein’s Role in Low-Light Prochlorococcus Ecotype Located in the Eastern Tropical North Pacific

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Valerie Tsai

Valerie smiling in front of buildingMajor: Neuroscience and MCD Biology
Mentor: Steve Perlmutter, Physiology and Biophysics

Contact: v881@uw.edu

Current research project: Neural Activity and White Matter Remodeling Following Spinal Cord Injury

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Shelley Tsui

Shelly smiling
Major: Visual Communication Design
Mentor: Annie T. Chen, Biomedical Informatics and Medical Education

Contact: tsuis@uw.edu

Current research project: Virtual Online Communities for Aging Life Experiences (VOCALE)

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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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Grace Zou

Grace posing for the cameraMajor: Biochemistry
Mentor: Ahmed Diab, Bruce Clurman, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center

Contact: gzou@uw.edu

Current research project: Three-Dimensional in vitro models of Wee1 Inhibition in Human Colorectal Cancer Cells

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