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Welcome 2012 UA-HHMI Undergraduate Researchers

Students from
The University of Alabama &
Stillman College &
Shelton State Community College


Students & Mentors - Research Projects

Armstead

Whitney Armstead
Mentor: Dr. Janis ODonnell

"Characterizing the Long-Term Effects of Early Exposure to Environmental Neurotoxins in a Drosophila Parkinson's Disease Model"


Atchley

Travis Atchley
Mentor: Dr. Perry Churchill

"Purification and Characterization of an Acid Phosphatase from Rahnella sp. Y9602"

Carrasquilla

Tatiana Carrasquilla Mentor: Dr. Guy Caldwell

"Study of Alzheimer's Disease and Neurodegeneration Using C. elegans"

Curry

Stephanie Curry Mentor: Dr. Margaret Johnson

"The Epigenetic Mechanism of Methylation Could be a Factor in Phenotypic Differences Between Curly and Straight Tail Mice"

DeSantis

Andrew DeSantis Mentor: Dr. Stephen Secor

"Physiological Studies of Digestive Mechanisms in Reptiles"

England

Rebecca England Mentor: Dr. Kim Caldwell

"RNAi Identification of Genes Linked to Dopamine Neuron Death"

Ernstberger

Elizabeth Ernstberger Mentor Dr. Jennifer Edmonds

"Carbon Cycling Dynamics in Large River Systems"

Fairchild

Grant Fairchild Mentor Kim Caldwell

"Development of an Animal Model for Dopamine Neuron Regeneration"

Frank

Stephen Frank Mentor Dr. Guy Cladwell

"Cellular Studies of Neurological Diseases"

Gray

Marquita Gray Mentor Dr. Jane Rasco

"Ionic Liquid-Based Drugs: New Disruptive Directions in Pain Management"

Hubickey

Joana Hubickey Mentor Dr. Laura Reed

"Drosophila Laminin A Models for Gestational Diabetes"

Jackson

Ronneshia Jackson Mentor Dr. Julie Olson

"Biogeographical Analysis of Lionfish and Their Bacterial Communities"

Kamper

Marty Kamper Mentor Dr. Matthew Jenny

"Conserved Role of MTf-1 in Regulation of the AlphaA Crystallin Promotor"

Marchione

Dylan Marchione Mentor Dr. Stevan Marcus

"Fission Yeast Used to Identify Molecular Targets of the Anti-Tumor Drug Avicin"

McCoy

Javeia McCoy Mentor Dr. Jane Rasco

"Short-Term Effects of Chromium on Blood-Glucose Levels in CD-1 Mice"

Montes

Alejandro Montes Mentor Dr. Jane Rasco

"Influence of a Restricted Diet on Short-Term Cr3 Effects on Blood Glucose in Mice"

Moyer

Anna Moyer Mentor Dr. Janis O'Donnell

"Effects of Paraquat on a Drosophila Hypoxia Pathway Mutant"

Payne

Lindsey Payne Mentor Dr. Carol Duffy

"Generation of an HSV-1 Lacking the UL-41 Gene"

Perez

Elizabeth Perez-Rodrigues Mentor Dr. Juan Lopez-Bautista

"Molecular Characterization of the Red Alga Grateloupia gibbesii"

Randazzo

Amelia Randazzo Mentor Dr. Stephen Secor

"Moleuclar Mechanisms Underlying Postprandial Up-Reglation of Phython Small Intestine"

Roemen

Jacob Roemen Mentor Dr. Jonathan Yoder

"Exploring Molecular Biology and Evolutionary Developmental Biology"

Savage

Ashley Savage Mentor Dr. Matthew Jenny

"Effects of MTf-1 Knockdown on Gene Expression in Human Lens Epithelial Cell Line"

Waits

Alexandra Waits Mentor Dr. Ryan Earley

"Temperature Effects on Sex Steroids in the Hermaproditic Fish Kryptolebias marmoratus"

Wallace

Porchia Wallace Mentor Dr. Janis O'Donnell

"In Search of Protection Against Paraquat-Induced Parkinsonism: A Gene Hunt"

 


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