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URP Alumni 2002

University Affiliation, CSHL Advisor, and Title of Research Project

Gautam Agarwal
University of Texas
Advisor: Dr. Zachary Mainen
URP Project: "Modeling Odor Recognition by Neural Synchrony"

Michalis Agathocleous
Trinity College
Advisor: Dr. Hollis Cline
URP Project: "CPG Expression Changes Tyrosine Phosphorylation In Vivo"

Hiroki Asari
University of Tokyo
Advisor: Dr. Masaaki Hamaguchi
URP Project: "Suppression of Dbc2 by RNA Interference"

Sherry Aw
University of Wisconsin
Advisor: Dr. David Jackson
URP Project: "Protein Trafficking via plasmodesmata in Arabidopsis thaliana"

Anna Belkina
Russian State Medical University
Advisor: Dr. David Helfman
URP Project: "Characterization of S100A4 Function"

Thomas Denkenberger
Penn State University
Advisor: Dr. Arne Stenlund
URP Project: "Studies of the Bovine Papillomavirus E1 Helicase"

Winfred Frazier
University of Houston
Advisor: Dr. Senthil Muthuswami
URP Project: "Phenotypic Consequences of Activating ErbB2 Receptor Mutants in Epithelial Cells"

Daniel Herman
MIT
Advisor: Dr. Grisha Enikolopov
URP Project: "Characterization of Noxin1 Function using Hairpin RNA Interference"

Jonathan Hertz
MIT
Advisor: Dr. Josh Huang
URP Project: "Subcellular Localization of Protocadherins in GABAergic Interneurons and their Role in Synaptic Plasticity"

Honor Hsin
Harvard University
Advisor: Dr. Robert Malinow
URP Project: "Neurons ReAsHed: Imaging a Molecular Model of Memory"

Rachel Kalmar
UCSD
Advisor: Dr. Tony Zador
URP Project: "How does the Auditory Cortex encode Complex Sound"?

Renatta Knox
Harvard University
Advisor: Dr. David Spector
URP Project: "Visualizing UAP56 in Living Cells"

Erin Kurten
University of Wisconsin
Advisor: Dr. William Tansey
URP Project: "Developing Tools to Study Interactions between the Proteasome and Med 8"

Cindy Lee
SUNY Stony Brook
Advisor: Dr. Jerry Yin
URP Project: "Molecular Mechanism of Atypical PKM Regulation"

Cory Lindsay
Wayne State College
Advisor: Dr. Eli Hatchwell
URP Project: "A Common Microdeletion at 8q24.3: Population Frequency Analysis"

Jamie Newman
Amherst College
Advisor: Dr. Yuri Lazebnik
URP Project: "Can Primus Regulate Apoptosis"?

Jacqueline Ou
Duke University
Advisor: Dr. Michael Zhang
URP Project: "Toward Genome-Wide First Exon Annotation: Computational Prediction and Experimental Protocol"

Fatih Ozsolak
Washington University
Advisor: Dr. Rob Lucito
URP Project: "Gene Copy Number Changes in Breast and Prostate Cancers"

Vishal Patel
University of Illinois
Advisor: Dr. Leemor Joshua-Tor
URP Project: "Expression, Purification and Crystallization Trials of Candidate Plasticity Gene 15"

Marisa Rodriguez
University of Houston
Advisor: Dr. Alea Mills
URP Project: "Using Chromosome Engineering to Study Functional Genomics"

Grace Teng
Yale University
Advisor: Dr. Rob Martienssen
URP Project: "Analysis of Schizosaccharomyces pombe Centromeric Transcripts"

Boo Shan Tseng
MIT
Advisor: Dr. Winship Herr
URP Project: "Life Without HCF-1: A Way to Create Siamese Cells"

Lieven van der Veken
Leuven University
Advisor: Linda Van Aelst
URP Project: "Molecular and Cellular Characterization of Oligophrenin and Potential Partners"

Sarah Whitcomb
Columbia University
Advisor: Dr. Greg Hannon
URP Project: "Attempting to assay RNA dependent RNA-Polymerase Activity of a Putative RdRp from Schizosaccharomyces pombe"

Elisabeth Wurtmann
Carleton College
Advisor: Dr. Marja Timmermans
URP Project: "Regulation of knox Genes by rough sheath2 in maize leaf Initiation"