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URP Alumni 2001

University Affiliation, CSHL Advisor, and Title of Research Project

Brian Adkins
Tuskegee University
Advisor: Dr. Masaaki Hamaguchi
URP Project: "A Study of the DBC2 Gene: Tumor Suppressor Candidate in Breast Cancer"

Gautam Agarwal
University of Texas
Advisor: Dr. Zachary Mainen
URP Project: "Discriminability and Coding of Odors in the Olfactory Bulb"

Seth Bechis
Harvard University
Advisor: Dr. Leemor Joshua-Tor
URP Project: "Purification and Crystallization of the Replication Initiation Protein of the Human Papillomavirus High-Risk Strains"

Alicia Berger
University of Colorado
Advisor: Dr. Gregory Hannon
URP Project: "Creation of a Phenotype Array Using RNA Interference in Drosophila S2 Cells"

Kelly Biddle
Rice University
Advisor: Dr. David Jackson
URP Project: "Intercellular Trafficking of Transcription Factors in Arabidopsis"

Laura Burrack
Macalester College
Advisor: Dr. Bruce Stillman
URP Project: "Complex Formation and Function of scMcm Proteins in Initiation of DNA Replication"

Allison Carey
Penn State University
Advisor: Dr. Jerry Yin
URP Project: "Identification of Molecular Partners for the Memory Protein DaPKCz"

Raymond Chen
Harvard University
Advisor: Dr. William Tansey
URP Project: "Myc: the Unphosphorylated, the Phosphorylated, and the Imposters"

Yao Chen
Cambridge University
Advisor: Dr. Karel Svoboda
URP Project: "Project I: Visualizing mRNA Trafficking in Living Neurons"

Benjamin DeBivort
Duke University
Advisor: Dr. Yi Zhong
URP Project: "Roles of Notch and NF1 Proteins in Activity-Dependent Synaptic Plasticity"

Carolyn Dong
University of Massachusetts
Advisor: David Spector
URP Project: "Modulation of Transcriptional Activity by Nuclear Positioning"

Jovana Drinjakovic
Oxford University
Advisor: Dr. Yuri Lazebnik
URP Project: "Oncogenes Induce Cell Fusion"

Elizabeth Fingar
Ohio University
Advisor: Dr. Hollis Cline
URP Project: "Homer Constructs in the Xenopus Visual System"

Lindzy Friend
University of Evansville
Advisor: Dr. Adrian Krainer
URP Project: "Investigating the Relationship between UP1 and Telomeric DNA using Footprinting Techniques"

Laurie Friesenhahn
Texas A&M University
Advisor: Dr. Shiv Grewal
URP Project: "Histone H3 lys9 Methylation and Epigenetic Silencing in Schizosaccharomyces pombe"

Elizabeth Head
University of Minnesota
Advisor: Dr. Rob Martienssen
URP Project: "Characterizing Three Putative RNAi Genes in S. Pombe"

Michael Hoffman
University of Texas
Advisor: Dr. Michael Zhang
URP Project: "AtProbe: Arabidopsis thaliana Promoter Binding Element Database"

Lindsay Hufton
Cambridge University
Advisor: Dr. Linda Van Aelst
URP Project: "Identification of oligophrenin-1 binding partners in brain"

Shantanu Jadhav
Indian Institute of Technology
Advisor: Dr. Tony Zador
URP Project: "A Psychophysical Investigation of the Effect of Attention on Auditory Stream Segregation, and A Statistical Analysis of Sounds"

Meelis Kadaja
Tartu University
Advisor: Dr. Arne Stenlund
URP Project: "The Effect of Tumor-Suppressor Protein p53 on BPV-1 Replication in Vitro"

Joseph Markson
Harvard University
Advisor: Dr. Josh Huang
URP Project: "Bioinformatic Approach to Mechanisms of GABAergic Cell-Type Specific Gene Expression"

Julie Plocher
University of Illinois
Advisor: Dr. Marja Timmermans
URP Project: "Rough sheath2: How to keep hormones under control"

Timothy Sonbuchner
Gustavus Adolphus College
Advisor: Dr. Grigori Enikilopov
URP Project: "Expression of Nitric Oxide Isoforms in Hematopoetic Stem Cells"

Lakshmi Swamy
University of Georgia
Advisor: Dr. Lincoln Stein
URP Project: "The Mining of Miniature Inverted-Repeat Transposable Elements in Rice"

Christopher Wilson
Kalamazoo College
Advisor: Dr. Roberto Malinow
URP Project: "Involvement of spontaneous activity in the phosphorylation of GluR1/4 by PKA"