Undergraduate Research Program

URL Profiles

2021-2022

Jasmine Mae Alindayu

Major: Intended: Law, Societies, and Justice
Mentor: María Elena García (CHID), Tony Lucero (JSIS), Adam Warren (History), Lydia M. Heberling (English)

Contact: jasmpa@uw.edu

Current Research project: How an Authoritarian Leader Brought Me Closer to Dad

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Noor Bhatti

Major: Biochemistry
Mentor: Lena Vayndorf, Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology

Contact: nbhatti@uw.edu

Current Research project: Alzheimer’s Protein Project

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Nisha BK

Major: Neuroscience
Mentor: Edward Kelly (School of Pharmacy)

Contact: nishasen@uw.edu

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Madi Bruner

Major: Psychology
Mentor: Dr. Antony Abraham & Dr. Charles Chavkin – Pharmacology, Rebecca Esquenazi & Dr. Ione Fine – Psychology

Contact: mbruner7@uw.edu

Current research project: Alcohol use disorders: Using a gelatin consumption paradigm to explore kappa/mu opioid receptor compounds

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Abby Burtner

Major: Biology (Intended)
Mentor: Chris Law, UW Biology

Contact: aburtner@uw.edu

Current research project:1) The evolution of mammalian body plans: a case study in squirrels and 2) Understanding the origin of bat flight: evolutionary modeling of mammal limb morphologies

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Carson Butcher

Major: Cellular, Molecular, and Developmental Biology
Mentor: Cole DeForest, Chemical Engineering

 

Contact: chb13@uw.edu

Current research project: Near-Instantaneous, 4D Control of Protein Photoactivation in Hydrogel Biomaterials

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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: Wearable Cardiovascular Sensing using Pulse Transit Time

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Rahul Chaliparambil

Major: Neuroscience

Mentor: Jennifer Deem, UWMDI

Contact: rahulc99@uw.edu

Current research project: Determining the Role of Dopamine in Cold-Induced Hyperphagia in Mice using an AAV-Mediated saCAS9 Knockdown

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Nuria Alina Chandra

Major: Computer Science
Mentor: Jennifer Rabbitts, Anesthesiology

Contact: nchand@uw.edu

Current research project: Predicting Surgical Outcomes with In-Hospital Function in Adolescents Undergoing Major Musculoskeletal Surgery

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Zoe Lu Chau

Major:Bioengineering
Mentor: James Lai, Department of Bioengineering; Kushang Patel, Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine

Contact: zoechau@uw.edu

Current research project: DiagnosDisk for Rapid and Sensitive COVID-19 Detection; Utilizing Novel Trigger-based Ecological Momentary Assessments to Investigate Movement-evoked Pain in Older Adults with Knee Osteoarthritis

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Daniel Chen

Major:Microbiology and Informatics
Mentor: Dr. James Heath, President and Professor at ISB, Distinguished Affiliate Professor at UW Bioengineering; Dr. Yapeng Su, Postdoctoral Fellow at Fred Hutch

Contact:dchen32@uw.edu

Current research project: Integrated Multi-Omic Spatial Characterization of Therapeutic T-cell Dysfunction

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Chloe Chiu

Major: Chemistry
Mentor: Dr. Swati Rane Levendovszky, Department of Radiology

Contact: cchiu820@uw.edu

Current research project: Understanding MRI and the Glymphatic System

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Rodrigo Gallardo

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

Contact: rodrig5@uw.edu

Current research project: Introducing gene edited plasmid DNA into ML3 cells to differentiate using cell marker antibodies

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Kim Ha

Major: MCD Biology, Biochemistry
Mentors: Department of Pediatrics: Kathryn Shively, Michael Bamshad

Contact:kimtha@uw.edu

Current research project: Investigating Variants in Isolated Birth Defects

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Abi Heath

Major: American Ethnic Studies
Mentor: Dr. LaTaSha Levy, American Ethnic Studies; Prof. Brukab Sisay, American Ethnic Studies

Contact: heathao@uw.edu

Current research project: The School Desegregation Struggle in Seattle: Effects of Colorblind Legal Discourse

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Lindsay Hippe

Major: Linguistics and Speech & Hearing Sciences
Mentor: Naja Ferjan Ramírez (Department of Linguistics)

Contact:lhippe@uw.edu

Current research project: Sibs and Bibs – Older siblings and infant vocabulary development

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Shannon Hong

Major: Neuroscience
Mentor: Samira Moorjani, Physiology and Biophysics

Contact:shong07@uw.edu

Current research project: Assessing Changes in Connectivity Between the Motor Cortex and Spinal Cord After Chronic Spinal Cord Injury

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Meelad Karami

Major: Microbiology
Mentor: Dr. Jason G. Smith

Contact:meeladk@uw.edu

Current research project: Uncovering Determinants of Adenovirus Tissue Tropism

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Anika Lindley

Major: Psychology
Mentor: Dr. Sara Webb, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

Contact: anikalin@uw.edu

Current research project:Aggression and Social Deficits Among Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder

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Sophia Mar

Major: Biochemistry
Mentor: Dr. Miqin Zhang (Materials Science and Engineering)

Contact: sophmar@uw.edu

Current research project: Alternative Behavioral Models of Chronic Pain

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Jessica Monroy

Major: Psychology
Mentor: Dr. Margaret Sibley, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

Contact: jmonroy@uw.edu

Current research project: Attitudes and Engagement: The Use of AI Feedback and an Online Office for Treating ADHD Patients

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Matthew Nguyen

Major: Biology: MCD
Mentor: Takuma Uo, Division of Gerontology and Geriatric Medicine

Contact: m2nguyen2@gmail.com

Current research project: Castration-Resistant Prostate Cancer Therapy

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Spencer Onstot

Major: Community Psychology/Society, Ethics & Human Behavior
Mentor: Dr. Deanna Kennedy, Associate Professor of Operations Management, School of Business

Contact: onstot2@uw.edu

Current research project: Prediction of Mental Model Shifts

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Therese Pacio

Major: Computer Science
Mentor: Fred Mast, PhD and John Aitchison, PhD ; Seattle Children’s Research Institute: Center for Global Infectious Disease

Contact: tpacio@uw.edu

Current research project: Modeling kinase networks involved in peroxisome biogenesis via single-cell colocalization and morphology metrics

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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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Shreya Patel

Shreya smiling for the cameraMajor: Biology: Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental
Mentor: Dr. Ragadeepthi Tunduguru

Contact: spatel97@uw.edu

Current research project: Investigating Targeted Antibody Treatment for use in Insulin-Resistance Diabetes

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Gillian Pereira

Major:Materials Science and Engineering
Mentor: Dr. Miqin Zhang (Materials Science and Engineering)

Contact:gpereira@uw.edu

Current research project: CHA Cancer Drug Screening Platform

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Daniel Piacitelli

Daniel SmilingMajor: Astronomy & Physics: Comprehensive
Mentor:Matthew McQuinn (Astronomy)

Contact: piacid4@uw.edu

Current research project: Empirically motivated CGM line intensity estimates

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Anika Rajput

Major: Biochemistry
Mentor: Alison Paquette, Developmental Biology and Regenerative Medicine

Contact: anikar@uw.edu

 

Current research project: Analyzing Gene Expression Data to Study the Prenatal Environment

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Kira Rosenlind

Major: Business Administration
Mentor: Sioban Keel, UWMC Hematology

Contact:kmrosen@uw.edu

Current research projects:Genetic Studies on Marrow Failure and Related Disorders (UWMC), Investigating Genetic Mutations in Patients With Immune Thrombocytopenia (Fred Hutch)

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Joey Schafer

Major: Computer Science
Mentor: Kate Starbird, Human-Centered Design and Engineering; Emma Spiro, iSchool; Jevin West, iSchool

Contact: schaferj@uw.edu

Current research projects: Impact of Spotlighting on Misinformation Spreaders

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Rachel Shi

Major: Bioengineering
Mentor: Buddy Ratner (Bioengineering & Chemical Engineering), Runbang Tang (Bioengineering)

Contact: rxshi@uw.edu

Current research projects: Urea-Permeable Polymeric Membrane for Selective Nanofiltration in Hemodialysis

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Megana Shivakumar

Major: Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology
Mentor: Dr. Paul Drain, Global Health and Medicine

Contact: megana19@uw.edu

Current research projects: Risk Factors and Outcomes for Hepatitis B among Individuals with HIV

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Brandon Sim

Major: Biochemistry and Physics (intended)
Mentor: Sharona Gordon (Physiology and Biophysics) and Paul Wiggins (Physics)

Contact:bsim1458@uw.edu

Current research projects: Development and Application of tmFRET Methods for Probing Protein Structure and Dynamics (Gordon Lab), Theoretical/Computational Investigation of DNA Replication Dynamics (Wiggins Lab)

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Erik Solhaug

Major: Physics: Comprehensive; Astronomy
Mentor: Matthew McQuinn (Department of Astronomy)

Contact:solhaug@uw.edu

Current research projects: Predicting Emission from the Extended Gaseous Halos Around Galaxies

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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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Rachel Suominen

Major: International Studies; Business Administration
Mentor: Jackson School of International Studies

Contact:rsuomi@uw.edu

Current research project: Written Into History? Solastalgia and Emotion Under the Western Gaze

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Selina Teng

Major: Mechanical Engineering
Mentor: Igor Novosselov, Mechanical Engineering

 

Contact:seliteng@uw.edu

Current research project: Evaluation of Micro-well Collector for Capture and Analysis of Bacteriophage MS2

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Valerie Tsai

Major: Neuroscience and MCD Biology
Mentor: Sam Golden, Biological Structure

Contact: v881@uw.edu

Current research project: Visualizing and interpreting brain-wide cellular activation dynamics

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Bill Young

Major: Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology & Psychology
Mentor: Pathology – Daniel Promislow, Benjamin Harrison

Contact:younbil@uw.edu

Current research project:Impact of Neuronal Tau on Response to Traumatic Brain Injury

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Isabelle Young

Major: Molecular, Cellular, Developmental Biology
Mentor: Lisa Maves, Seattle Children’s Research Hospital – UW medicine department of pediatrics

Contact: iyoung42@uw.edu

Current research project: Identifying New Roles for the Proteasome Pathway in Congenital Heart Defects

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Joia Zhang

Major: Statistics
Mentor: Dr. Sat Gupta (Department of Mathematics and Statistics, University of North Carolina at Greensboro), Dr. Sadia Khalil (Department of Statistics, Lahore College for Women University)

Contact: joiaz@uw.edu

Current research project: Mitigating Respondent Lack of Trust in Quantitative RRT Models

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