UD Shield 150
The following six students were selected to be HHMI Research Scholars for the Winter 2005.
Amanda Barker
Chemical Engineering '05
Kimberly Miller
Biology '05
Allison Wojcik
Biology '05
Elisabeth Mari
Biology '05
Alison Wedekind
Chemical Engineering '05
Tyler Zimmerman
Chemistry '05

Amanda  Barker Chem Engineering '05 

Research Mentor: Clifford Robinson, Dept. of Chemistry and Biochemistry

Project Title: Relating Surfactant Properties to the Stability and Solubility of the Integral Membrane Proteins OmpX and Omp

Honors, Awards, and Activities: Vice president 2003-4 and President 2004-5 of the UD Society of Women Engineers , Delaware Biotechnology Undergraduate Research Scholar Summer 2003, HHMI Scholar Summer 2004, member of Omega Chi Epsilon.

Fall 2005 Plans: Materials research engineer with Kimberly-Clark corporation in Neenah, Wisconsin

  Elisabeth Mari
Biology '05

Research Mentor:  Catherine Kirns-Safran, Biological Sciences.

Project Title: Hip/RPL29 gene disruption impact on proliferation and chondrocytic differentiation potential of murine embryonic stem cells in vitro. Poster

Awards and Honors:
Charles Peter White Undergraduate Research Scholar Summer 2004. Poster: Effects of Hip/Rpl29 Gene Disruption in Murine Embryonic Stem CellsElisabeth Mari, Daniel Carson, and Catherine Kirn-Safran , Experimental Biology Meetings, San Diego, CA April 2005.

Fall 2005 Plans: Ph.D. Program at The George Washington University  in Washington, DC.

  Kimberly Miller  Biology '05

Research Mentor: Patricia DeLeon, Department of Biological Sciences

Project Title: Examination of Hyalp1, a Murine Reproductive Hyaluronidase

Honors, Awards, and Activities: HHMI-sponsored PBL tutor facilitator, HHMI Summer  Research Scholar 2004, Phi Beta Kappa, 2003 Woman of Promise, Beta Beta Beta (Biological Sciences honors society), Delta Phi Alpha (German honor society), president - Deutscher Klub (02F-pres), 2004-2005 Undergraduate Teaching Assistantship (B207/208), Named a "Woman of Promise."  Poster: "A Role for Hyalp1 in Murine Fertilization"  Kimberly A. Miller, Hong Zhang, and Patricia A. Martin-DeLeon, Experimental Biology Meetings, San Diego, CA April 2005.

Fall 2005 Plans:  Graduate School in Conservation Biology in New Zealand

  Alison Wedekind
Chem Engineering '05

Research Mentor: Anne Skaja Robinson, Department of Chemical Engineering

Project Title: Optimization and Characterization of GPCR Expression in Yeast

Awards and Honors:
Chemical Engineering Class of 1950 Scholarship, Phi Kappa Phi, 2004 Honors degree in Biology with distinction,  HHMI Summer Research Awards 2002, 2003, and 2004, NSF Computer Science, Engineering and Mathematical Sciences Award. Chemical Engineering Industrial Sponsors Undergraduate Research Award.

Poster Summer 2002, Poster Summer 2003
, Poster: "Optimizing Expression of GPCRs in Yeast", Alison Wedekind and Anne Skaja Robinson. American Chemical Society Meetings, Anaheim, CA. March 2004.

Fall 2005 Plans: Ph.D. Program in Chemical Engineering at the University of Minnesota.

Publication: Alison Wedekind, Michelle A. O’Malley, Ronald T. Niebauer, and Anne S. Robinson,Optimization of the Human Adenosine A2a Receptor Yields in Saccharomyces cerevesiae, Biotechnology Progress  22(5): 1249-55.

Wojcik photo Allison Wojcik Biology '05

Research Mentor: Daniel Simons, Department of Biological Sciences                                       
Project Title:
Replication of SV40 DNA using the Bipolymerase System

Awards and Honors:
HHMI Summer Research Awards 2003 & 2004

Presentations: Poster Summer 2003, Poster Summer 2004

Fall 2005 Plans: Ph.D. Program in Molecular Medicine and Systems Biology at the University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA.

    Tyler Zimmerman
Chemistry '05

Research Mentor:  Steven Brown, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry  
Awards, Honors, and Activities:
Hypercube Scholar Award
, Violinist in the Newark Symphony Orchestra.

Project Title: Transfer of a Classification Model between Near-Infrared Spectrometers.

Fall 2005 Plans: Ph.D. Program in Chemistry, University of Illinois, Urbana, IL.

Publication: A. J. Myles, Tyler A. Zimmerman, Steven D. Brown (2006) Transfer of Multivariate Classification Models Between laboratory and Process Near-Infrared Spectrometers for the Discrimination of Green Arabica and Robusta Coffee Beans, Appl. Spectrosc. 60: 1198-1203.

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