2011 SACKLER UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH PROGRAM

Fellow

Fellow’s Institution

Research Mentor

Project Titles

Nisha Basappa University of Maryland Baltimore County Prof. Marcus Bosenberg The Effect of Green Tea and Ibuprofen on Melanomagenesis
Henny Bennett Yale University Prof. Megan King Microtubule Dependent Maintenance of Telomeres in Fission Yeast
Miles Fuller Morehouse College Prof. Paul Forscher Implementing CAD Cells to Quantify the Relationships Between IgCAM-mediated Adhesion, Force Transduction, and Actin Dynamics
Kim McCabe Yale University Prof. Kathryn Miller-Jensen The Role of the Nef Protein in T Cell Activation
Aqeela Mohammed Claflin University Prof. Yongli Zhang Investigating Nucleosomal Disruption using Optical Tweezers
Ezinne Mong Claflin University Prof. Scott Holley Examining cell-cell and cell-matrix adhesive crosstalk during zebrafish somitogenesis
Marcus Najera University of Texas, San Antonio Prof. Hui Cao Can the color of butterfly wing scales be modified by expression of Ultrabithorax?
Paola Peshkepija Connecticut College Prof. Lynne Regan Analyzing Protein-Protein Interactions: Investigating Binding of CTPR390(MMY) with Peptide MEEVF
Ramza Shahid Connecticut College Prof. Lynne Regan Analyzing Protein-Protein Interactions: Investigating Binding of CTPR390(MMY) with Peptide MEEVF

* Brandond Young, from UMBC also conducted summer research on Yale’s campus and participated in the enrichment and social activities but was not funded by the Sackler Institute. His project was titled, “Crystallization of Escherichia Coli 70S Ribosome in complex with tRNAs”

 
  • Welcoming picnic at REU PI's home, to ensure that participants meet each other as well as their faculty and graduate mentors and program administration prior to starting research in the lab 
  • Welcoming picnic 
  • Group photo at annual cricket match 
  • One of the teams discussing strategy during the cricket match 
  • Playing cricket 
  • REU symposium in which students gave short talks on their research 
  • Presenting research posters at the final Sackler Undergraduate Research Symposium 
  • Sackler Undergraduate Research Symposium 
  • Sackler Undergraduate Research Symposium 
  • Group photo at Sackler Undergraduate Research Symposium 
  • Group photo of REU participants