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2014 URP participants
The CSHL Undergraduate Research Program (URP) participants, Summer 2014
Student Undergraduate institution CSHL URP lab Research project title
Henry Ashworth Eckerd College Egeblad Laboratory The Mystery of Lysyl Oxidase Pancreatic Cancer
Patricia Aubel San Jose State University McCombie Laboratory Variant Detection with PacBio SMRT Sequencing System
Syndi Barish The College of New Jersey Lyon Laboratory Creation and Characterization of an Isogenic Knockout in Naa50, a Catalytic Component of N-terminal Acetyltransferase (NAT) A and E in S. cerevisiae
Nikaela Bryan University of Maryland, Baltimore County Churchland Laboratory Optogenetic Interrogation of Mouse Posterior Parietal Cortex During Perceptual Decision-Making
Cassandra Burdziak Rutgers University, New Brunswick Gingeras Laboratory Characterization of Cell-Specific Fragmenting Patterns Among Exosomal Small RNAs
Daniel Burkhardt University of Massachusetts, Amherst Ware Laboratory Searching for SNPs in Stay-Green Sorghum
John Cannon Carleton College Churchland Laboratory Optogenetic Approaches to Studying Perceptual Decision-Making in the Posterior Parietal Cortex
John Simon Chow Georgia Institute of Technology Krasnitz Laboratory Convex Optimization Algorithms for Population Structure Analysis in Tumors
Michael Dinh University of Notre Dame Shea Laboratory Olfactory Modulation of the Auditory Cortex by Medial Amygdala
Luz Brielle Dojer Boston University Mills Laboratory The Role of Chromodomain Helicase DNA Binding Protein 5 in Neural Stem Cells
Leila Elabbady Wellesley College Dubnau Laboratory The Transposon Storm Hypothesis of Neurodegeneration
Carolina Falcon-Campos National Polytechnic Institute, Mexico Jackson Laboratory Identification of Novel Regulators of Cell-to-Cell Trafficking via Plasmodesmata in Arabidopsis Thaliana
Ariel Gewirtz Swarthmore Collegev Atwal Laboratory Ectopic Germline Gene Expression in Glioblastoma Multiforme and Breast Cancer
Michael Gross Cornell University Albeanu Laboratory Behavioral Effects of Cortico-bulbar Feedback Manipulation in Mice
Melina-Theoni Gyparaki The University of Edinburgh Timmermans Laboratory Functional Analysis of Small RNA – ARGONAUTE Associations and their Roles in Plant Development
Margaret Henderson Cornell University Mitra Laboratory Improving the Precision of Stereotactic Injections for Mapping the Mouse Brain
Samuel Johnson Brown University Koulakov Laboratory PCR Primer Design for Mouse Olfactory Receptors
Danxun Li University of California, Berkeley Li Laboratory Decoding Reward Learning and Valuation Behavior in Cell Populations in the Globus Pallidus
Vicki Mercado Whittier College Tuveson Laboratory Determining the Sensitivity of Pancreatic Cancer Cells to Endoplasmic Reticulum Stress
Beverly Mok University of Cambridge Vakoc Laboratory Role of Mediator Complex in AML Maintenance
Mira Nencheva Stanford University Kepecs Laboratory Optogenetic Manipulation of Orbitofrontal-Ventrostriatal Pathway During Decision Making in Rats
Lucy Rummler Clemson University Lippman Laboratory Meristem Regulation and the Fin and Fan Mutants in Tomato
Michael Sayegh Harvard College Stillman Laboratory Gene Regulation via RB and ORC1 Interaction
Selin Schamiloglu Columbia University Huang Laboratory Investigating the Role of Chandelier Cells in Fear Circuitry
Rachel Sherman Harvey Mudd College Schatz Laboratory Whole Genome Assembly and Alignment Pipeline For Unique Gene Discovery
Toby Turney University of Notre Dame Pappin Laboratory Improving the Yield and Purity in a Large-Scale Expression and Purification of Velocin-N
Victoria Wang University of Cambridge Trotman Laboratory CRISPR/Cas9 as a Genome-Editing Tool to Investigate Metastatic Prostate Cancer