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HHMI Undergraduate Research Scholars - Winter 2004
The following nine students were selected to be HHMI Research Scholars for the Winter 2004.
Steven Brohawn
Biochemistry '04
Kari Reese
Biology '04
Allison Wojcik
Biology '04
Janine E. Collinge
Biology '04
Sarah Redding
Biochemistry '05
Amy VanFossen
Chemical Engineering '04
Lauren Latshaw
Biochemistry '04
Gervan G. Williams
Biology '04
Alisha Yallowitz
Biology '04

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Scholar: Steve Brohawn

Major:  Biochemistry

Research Mentor:  Colin Thorpe, Chemistry and Biochemistry                                     Project Title: Studies on Sulfhydryl Oxidase
Publication:   Brohawn, S. G.; Miksa, I. R.; Thorpe, C. (2003) Avian Sulfhydryl Oxidase Is Not a Metalloenzyme: Adventitious Binding of Divalent Metal Ions to the Enzyme, Biochemistry,42(37), 11074-11082
Awards and Honors
: Frank W. Collins Undergraduate Award in Biochemistry, Elizabeth Dyer Award for Excellence in Chemistry and Biochemistry, Phi Beta Kappa, 2004 Honors degree in Biochemistry with distinction with minors in Biology and Biochemical Engineering,  Beckman Scholar
Poster summer 2002, Talk summer 2003,
Fall 2004 Plans: Entering Ph.D. Program in Biology at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA. 

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Scholar:  Janine E. Collinge

Major: Biology

Research Mentor:  Melinda Duncan, Biological Sciences, .
Project Title: Roles of tPA and uPA in Pseudoexfoliation Syndrome
Awards and Honors:
Beta Beta Beta Biology Honor Society; 2004 Honors degree in Biology with distinction with a concentration in Cellular Biology, Molecular Biology, and Genetics; Bunnell Family ScholarshipVWR Summer Research Award 2001, Poster Summer 2003
One in the works

Fall 2004 Plans:
Medical school probably at UMDNJ- RWJ

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Scholar:  Lauren Latshaw                                                                    

Major:  Biochemistry

Research Mentor:
Joel Schneider, Chemistry and Biochemistry

Honors and Awards: James A. Moore Undergraduate Award in Organic Chemistry, Graduated May 2004 with honors in Biochemistry and a minor in History.
Project Title:
Design and Synthesis of a Redox Potential Probe
Presentations: Poster Summer 2002

manuscript on peptide based redox potenial probes.

Fall 2004 Plans:
Entering the Chemistry Ph. D. Program at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill.

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Scholar: Kari Reese                


Research Mentor:  Mary Beth Miele, Medical Technology                                            Project Title:  Possible Melanoma Metastasis Suppression by HDAC2 and CITED2
Awards and Honors:
Phi Kappa Phi, 2004 Honors degree in Biology with distinction,  HHMI Summer Research Awards 2002 and 2003
Presentations: Poster Summer 2002, Poster Summer 2003

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Scholar: Sarah E. Redding

Major:  Biochemistry

Research Mentor:  Colin Thorpe, Chemistry and Biochemistry                                                               
Project Title: 
New assay methods for sulfhydryl oxidases
Awards and Honors: Alpha Lambda Delta, HHMI Summer Research Award  2003
Presentations: Poster Summer 2003,
Second Place, Biochemstry I Division of the 68th Intercollegiate Student Chemists' Conference, Hood College, Frederick, MD, April 24, 2004, American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Meetings, Boston, June 2004. 69th Intercollegiate Student Chemists' Conference, Muhlenberg College, Allentown, PA April 16, 2005.

Fall 2005 Plans:  Entering MD Program Medical College of New Jersey.

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Scholar: Amy VanFossen

Major:  Chemical Engineering

Research Mentor:  Anne Skaja Robinson, Department of Chemical Engineering    
Project Title: 
Stress Response tp GPCR Expression in Yeast

Awards and Honors:
Engineering Class of 1950 Scholarship
, HHMI Summer Research Award 2003, Graduated May 2004 with an Honor's Degree with Distinction in Chemical Engineering with a minor in Biochemical Engineering.

Presentations: Talk Summer 2003

Fall 2004 Plans: Entering Ph. D. Program in Chemical Engineering at North Carolina State University

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Scholar:  Gervan G. Williams                                                               

Major:  Biology

Research Mentor: Patricia A. DeLeon, Department of Biological Sciences
Project Title:  Transcription and Expression of the Sperm Adhesion Molcule-1 (SPAM) in the Epididymis of CREM Knokout Mice.
Validation of Organ-Specific Transcripts Identified from Arabidopsis Flowers by Signature Sequencing at ABRCRM Meeting, October 2003, San Diego.

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Scholar: Allison Wojcik

Major: Biology

Research Mentor: Daniel Simons, Department of Biological Sciences                                       
Project Title:
Purification of Elongation Factors Involved in SV40 DNA Synthesis
Awards and Honors:
HHMI Summer Research Award 2003
Presentations: Poster Summer 2003

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Scholar:  Alisha Yallowitz


Research Mentor:    Melinda Duncan, Biological Sciences                                       
Project Title: 
Ability of deltaEF1 to regulate betaB1-crystallin production,
Awards, Honors, and Activities: Beta Beta Beta Biology Honor Society,  Phi Beta Kappa, Phi Kappa Phi, Golden Key, 2004 Honors degree in Biology with distinction with a concentratiuon in Cellular and Molecular Biology and Genetics with a minor in Chemistry, HHMI Summer Research Awards 2002 and 2003. Attended the Thomas Jefferson Sigma Xi Student research day for 2003 and 2004.
Presentations: Poster Summer 2002, Poster Summer 2003
Fall 2004 Plans:
Ph.D. Program in Biomedical Sciences at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor.

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Created 16 December 2003, Last up-dated 11 May 2005 by Hal White [halwhite at udel.edu]
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