HHMI 
 Undergraduate Research Scholars 
 Summer 2011
 
         
The following 19 students were selected to be HHMI Research Scholars for the Summer 2011.



Joanna Adadevoh, Chemical Eng. Michael Brister, Biochemistry Zachary March, Chemical Eng. SarahStamm, Biology
Nicholas Audette, Biochemistry Jennifer Bruhns, Quantitative Biol.
Kara Martin, Chemistry  Matthew White,  Biochemistry
Erin Bange, Biology Alex D'Angelo,  Biology Colleen Moens, Quantirtative Biol. Christopher Wright, Biochemistry
Hamza Bhatti, Biology Keywan Johnson, Chemistry
Monica Pirigyi, Biochemistry Jocelyn Zajac, Biochemistry
Erica Boetefuer, Biology Sintia Krizman, Biochemistry
Helen Schmidt, Biochemistry


Sophomore, junior, and senior HHMI Scholars who are having their first research summer research experience at the University of Delaware are expected to attend the weekly Enrichment Program.




Joanna Adedevoh
Chemical Engineering 2012

Research Mentor:  Babatunde Ogunnaike,
Department of Chemiical Engineering

Project Title: Optimization of Serum-Free Media for CHO Cells for Optimum mAb Production

Honors, Awards, and Activities: Dean's List, African American Student of Distinction, General Honors Award, Resident Assistant, 2011/2012 President of the National Society of Black Engineers, UD Gospel Choir,


Presentations: UMBC Undergraduate Research Symposium 2011,


Fall 2012: Ph.D. Program in Chemical Engineering University of Virginia


 

Nicholas Audette
Biochemistry 2012

Research Mentor: Tatyana Polenova,  Chemistry and Biochemistry
Project Title:  The Effect of Copper Doping on SSNMR Analysis of Cytoskeleton Associated Proteins

Honors, Awards, and Activities: Biochemistry PBL tutor,

Presentations:  2009 Summer Undergraduate Research Symosium, 2010 Summer Undergraduate Research Symposium, UMBC Undergraduate Research Symposium 2011,

Fall 2012: Graduate School  in Biology at Carnegie Mellon University




Erin Bange
Biological Sciences 2012


Research Mentor: Patricia DeLeon, Biological Sciences

Project Title:  Charaterization of Hyaluronidase3 in Human Sperm

Honors, Awards, and Activities: Women of Promise 2010,

Presentations:
2010 Summer Undergraduate Research Symposium,

Fall 2012: Thomas Jefferson Medical School




Hamza Bhatti
Biological Sciences 2013



Research Mentor: Deni Galileo, Department of Biological Sciences

Project Title:  Measuring Cellular Interactions Between Chick Embryo Brain Cells and Invasive Glioma Cells Using Monolayer Cultures and Fluorescent Labeling

Honors, Awards, and Activities:  National Society of Collegiate Scholars, Humanitarian Hospitality Society, Christiana Care College Volunteer, First Prize UMBC Undergraduate Research Symposium 2011 

Presentations:
UMBC Undergraduate Research Symposium 2011, ASBMB Poster Competition Experimental Biology 2012,
Fall 2013: Undecided




Erica Boetefuer
Biological Sciences 2012

Research Mentor: Erica Selva, Biological Sciences

Project Title: The role of endocytosis in signal transduction pathways during Drosophila development

Honors, Awards, and Activities: Women of Promise 2010, Beta Beta Beta Member, President of La Tertulia Española, National Society of Collegiate Scholars Member, General Honors Award, First place UMBC Undergraduate Research Symposium 2011
Presentations: 2010 Summer Undergraduate Research Symposium,  UMBC Undergraduate Research Symposium 2010 ASBMB Poster Competition Experimental Biology 2011, UMBC Undergraduate Research Symposium 2011, Thomas Jefferson University Chapter of Sigma Xi Student Research Day 2012, ASBMB Poster Competition Experimental Biology 2012, 

Fall 2012: Ph.D. program in Biology at the University of Pennsylvania





Michael Brister
Biochemistry 2012
Research Mentor: Neal Zondlo, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry

Project Title: Conformational Effects of Glycosylation on Tau Protein Structure

Honors, Awards, and Activities: American Chemical Society Student Affilate member, National Society of Collegiate Scholars, Biochemistry PBL tutor, and Vice President (2010-2011) American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology  Undergraduate Affiliate, Second Prize UMBC Undergraduate Research Symposium, First Prize in Proteins and Enzymes Division ASBMB Undergraduate Poster Competition Expreimental Biology Meetings 2011, First Prize UMBC Undergraduate Research Symposium 2011, First Prize ASBMB Undergraduate Poster Competition 2012.

Presentations:
2010 Summer Undergraduate Research Symposium, UMBC Undergraduate Research Symposium,  ASBMB Undergraduate Poster Competition Experimental Biology Meetings 2011, ASBMB Poster Competition Experimental Biology 2012,

Fall 2012: Applying to Medical School





Jennifer Bruhns
Quantitative Biology 2013

Research Mentor: Richard Braun, Department of Mathematical Science

Project Title: Models for Transport Between the Tear Film and the Ocular Surface

Honors, Awards, and Activities: Math Club, Member of Society of Mathematical Biology, Red Cross Club, Chemistry Workshop Leader,


Fall 2013: Dental School




Alex D'Angelo
Biology 2012

Research Mentor:  Anje Nohe, Department of Biological Sciences

Project Title: Image Cross Correlation Spectroscopy and the Imaging of Membrane Dynamics

Honors, Awards, and Activities: Undergraduate Writing Fellow, Delaware Sängerbund German 106 Award, Honor's Program Writing Fellow, 2010 HHMI summer scholar, Dr. Marion Wiley Memorial Award 2011 for German, 

Presentations: 2010 Summer Undergraduate Research Symposium, 2011 Center for Biomedical Engineering Research Symposium, UMBC Undergraduate Research Symposium 2011, ASBMB Undergraduate Poster Competition 2012-San Diego.

Publication:
Beth Bragdon, Alex D'Angelo, Lauren Gurski, Jeremy Bonor, Kathryn L. Schultz, Wesley G. Beamer, Clifford J. Rosen and  Anja Nohe. Altered Plasma Membrane Dynamics of Bone Morphogenetic Protein Receptor Type Ia in a Low Bone Mass Mouse Model. Bone, Accepted..
Fall 2012: University of Pittsburgh Medical School


Keywan Johnson
Chemistry 2013

Research Mentor: Donald Watson, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry

Project Title:  Studies Toward Development of a Practical Silyl Heck Reaction.

Honors, Awards, and Activities:  NUCLEUS, HHMI 2012 EXROP Award at Louisiana State, 2012 Dean Helen Gouldner Scholarship, 2012Tutor and Group Study Facilitator- Network of Undergraduate Collaborative Learning Experiences for Underrepresented Scholars (NUCLEUS) Program,

Presentation:
UMBC Undergraduate Research Symposium 2011,

Publication: McAtee, J. R.; Martin, S. E. S.; Ahneman, D. T.; Johnson, K. A.; Watson, D. A. "Preparation of Allyl and Vinyl Silanes by the Palladium-Catalyzed Silylation of Terminal Olefins: A Silyl-Heck Reaction" Angew. Chem. Int. Ed.2012, 15, 3663-3667

Fall 2013:
Pursue a PhD in Organic Chemistry at the University of Rochester





Sintia Krizman
Biochemistry 2013
Research Mentor:  Christopher Roberts, Department of Chemical Engineering

Project Title: Biophysical nature of non-ionic surfactants as protein stabilizers.

Honors, Awards, and Activities:
American Chemical Society Student Affiliate, Alpha Lamda Delta National First Year Honor Society, SCPAB Advertising Committee, Latin American Tutoring Program Vice President,

Presentation:

Fall 2013: Rutgers University, Master of Business and Science in Biotechnology and Genomics





Zachary March
Chemistry 2014


Research Mentor:  David Colby, Department of Chemical Engineering

Project Title:  Huntingtin Aggregation

Honors, Awards, and Activities: American Institute of Chemical Engineers, National Society of Collegiate Scholars, American Chemical Society, American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Alpha Lambda Delta Honor Society,

Presentations: 
UMBC Undergraduate Research Symposium 2011, University of Delaware Research Fund Annual Meeting 2011,
2012 ASBMB Undergraduate Poster Competition San Diego,  2013 ASBMB Undergraduate Poster Competition in Boston,




Kara Martin
Chemistry 2013

Research Mentor:  Neal Zondlo, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry

Project Title: Biological Ligands of Peptides

Honors, Awards, and Activities:  Beta Iota chapter of the National Slavic Honor Society, Pennies for Peace,  Slavic Club, Second Place UMBC Undergraduate Research Symposium 2011


Presentation:
UMBC Undergraduate Research Symposium 2011

Fall 2013:
University of Massachuessetts, Amherst, doctoral program in Polymer Science and Engineering





Colleen Moens
Quantitative Biology 2013

Research Mentor:  Pak-Wing Fok, Department of Mathematical Sciences

Project Title: The Influence of oxLDL Dynamics on Artherogenesis

Honors, Awards, and Activities: 2011 Carl J. and Eleanor K. Rees Scholarship, member of Tri-Beta and Golden Key Honor Societies,

Fall 2013: Teach for America, secondary math in the Newark, NJ area.







Monica Pirigyi
Biochemistry 2013

Research Mentor:  Neal Zondlo, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry

Project Title:    Bi-orthogonal Ligations of Peptides and Proteins

Honors, Awards, and Activities: National Society of Collegiate Scholars, Alpha Lambda Delta Honor Society, Biochemistry PBL tutor, CHEM103 lab TA, Recipient of the Quaesita Drake Scholarship and James A. Moore undergraduate award in organic chemistry, and President/Founder of Cardio Hoop Dance Club, graduating with an honors degree in biochemistry with distinction.

Presentation:
UMBC Undergraduate Research Symposium 2011, 2012 UMBC Undergraduate Research Symposium, 2013 ASBMB Undergraduate Poster Competition in Boston,

Fall 2013:
Iintends to go to medical school forensic pathology, perhaps at UMDNJ and RWJMS.



Helen Schmidt
Biochemistry 2013
Research Mentor:  K. Eric Wommack, Department of Plant and Soil Science

Project Title:  Exploring Diversity of Environmental Viral DNA Polymerases

Honors, Awards, and Activities: Delaware Repertory Dance Co., National Society of Collegiate Scholars Member, Francis J. McConne Scholarship,

Presentations: 
2010 Summer Undergraduate Research Symposium, NSF EPSCoR Annual Meeting 2011, Delaware Environmental Institute Annual Meeting 2010, 2013 ASBMB Undergraduate Poster Competition in Boston,

Fall 2013: Doctoral Program iJohns Hopkins.




Sarah Stamm
Biology 2012

Research Mentor:
Diane Herson, Department of Biological Science

Project Title: Salmonella enterica Cross Resistance to Quaternary Ammonium Compounds and Benzylpenicillin

Honors, Awards, and Activities: ASBMB Undergraduate Affilaite treasurer 2010, Tri-beta,  National Society of Collegiate Scholars & Academic Enrichment Center group tutor, First Place UMBC Undergraduate Research Symposium 2011

Presentation: 2010 Summer Undergraduate Research Symposium, UMBC Undergraduate Research Symposium 2011, ASBMB Poster Competition Experimental Biology 2012,
Fall 2012: Nursing Assistant, applying for Physician Assistant Program



Matthew White
Biochemistry 2013
Research Mentor:  Charles Riordan, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry

Project Title: Exploring Properties and Reactivity of Nickel (I) trispyrazolylborate Complexes with Elemental Sulfur and Selenium

Honors, Awards, and Activities: National Merit Scholarship recipient, UD Distinguished Scholar 1743 Scholarship, Kevin Scott Beall Memorial Award in Chemistry (2009), ASBMB-UAN Secretary (2010-11) and president (2012-2013), Phi Βeta Κappa Society Alpha of Delaware Chapter Member, ΦΒK Clift and DeArmond Award, ASBMB Undergraduate Affiliates, Treasurer, Lori's Hands Volunteer Organization, Member, Treasurer, ACS Student Affiliates ACS Student Affiliates President 2012-13, U.D. Chapter AAUP Student Award, Elizabeth Dyer Award for Excellence in Chemistry and Biochemistry, Frank Collins Undergraduate Award in Biochemistry, Delaware Valley Science Fair Calvert Award Judge, U.D. General Honors Award, Biochemistry PBL tutor,

Presentation: 2010 Summer Undergraduate Research Symposium,

Fall 2014:
Recipient of an NSF Graduate Fellowship to attend graduate school in chemistry at the University of California, Berkeley,




Christopher Wright
Biochemistry 2012


Research Mentor:  Pamela Green, Department of Plant and Soil Science

Project Title:  Analysis of Small RNA's Associated With Plant Senescence

Honors, Awards, and Activities: Biochemistry PBL tutor, Member ASBMB-Undergraduate Affilaite,

Presentations:
UMBC Undergraduate Research Symposium 2011, Honorable Mention ASBMB Poster Competition Experimental Biology 2012-San Diego,

Fall 2012: Ph.D. Program in Molecular Biology at Princeton University




 

Jocelyn Zajac
Biochemistry 2013
Research Mentors:  Melinda Duncan, Department of Biological Sciences

Project Title:
The Role of SIP1 in the Lens of the Eye

Honors, Awards, and Activities: Biochemistry PBL tutor, Senior Thesis

Presentation: Sigma Xi Student Research Day Conference and presented a poster.


Fall 2013: GeneDx in Gaithersburg, MD as an array tech screening for rare genetic disorders.





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