HHMI 
 Undergraduate Research Scholars 
 Summer 2013
 
         
The following 19 students were selected to be HHMI Research Scholars for the Summer 2013.



Talha Bhatti
Biological Sciences
Christopher Gutnajer
Chemical Engineering
Joseph Massaglia
Biochemistry
 Jessica Shearer
Chemistry & Mathematics
Christine Dang
Biological Sciences
Thomas Keane
Chemistry
Matthew Moye
Quantitative Biology
Matthew Urban,
Biochemistry
Scott Fones
Quantitative Biology
Douglas Kenny
Chemistry
Eric Peters
Chemical Engineering
Allison Wing
Biochemistry
Zachary Fox
Biomedical Engineering
Patrick Kukulich
Biological Science
Laura Powell
Biological Sciences
Kathie Wu
Biological Science
Lauren Genova
Chemistry & Chemical Education
Zachary March,
Chemistry
Seth Ritter
Chemical Engineering


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.




Talha Bhatti
Biological Sciences 2014

Research Mentor: Kenneth Van Golen,
Department of Biological Sciences

Project Title: 
Co-culturing of Osteocytes and Inflammatory breast cancer cells

Honor, Awards, and Activities: 
UD Honors Program, Club Tennis. Blue Hen Ambassador, mentor for the Each One Reach One program. This is my second summer receiving the summer scholars award.  



Christine Dang
Biological Sciences 2014


Research Mentor:  Salil Lachke, Department of Biological Sciences

Project Title:  Characterization of Celf1 in Human and Mouse Lens Cell Lines

Honors, Awards, and Activities: 

Presentations: Second Place Biological Sciences at the 2012 UMBC Undergraduate Research Symposium,
Poster presentation at 2013 Experimental Biology Meetings in Boston,




Scott Fones
Quantitative Biology

Research Mentor: Gilberto Schleiniger, Department of Mathematical Science

Project Title: Quantification of APC in the Colonic Crypt

Honors, Awards, and Activities:





Zachary Fox
Biomedical Engineering 2014

Research Mentor: Abhyudai Singh
Electrical & Computer Engineering

Project Title:  Examining Stability Systems in HIV

Honors, Awards, and Activities: Vice-president, University of Delaware Outing Club, NSO Summit Coordinator, Treasurer, Rock Climbing Club.

 



 

Lauren Genova
Chemistry & Chem Educ. 2015

Research Mentor: Catherine Leimkuhler Grimes, Chemistry and Biochemistry
Project Title: Determining the Existence of a Multivalent Interaction between NOD2 and MDP

Honors, Awards, and Activities: Treasurer of American Chemical Society Student Affiliates, Sophomore Class Representative for the Undergraduate Chemistry Curriculum Committee, Blue Hen Ambassador, Alpha Lambda Delta Honor Society, National Society of Collegiate Scholars, National Society of Leadership and Success, chemistry and math tutor, UDance team captain, Secretary and founding member of the 8-Bit Orchestra, and member of E-52 Student Theatre (flautist in pit orchestra)



Christopher Gutnajer
Chemical Engineering 2016

Research Mentor: Sandeep Patel, Chemistry and Biochemistry

Project Title: Molecular Simulation and Analysis of Peptide Permeation across a Cellular Lipid Bilayer

Honors, Awards, and Activities:




Thomas Keane
Chemistry 2016

Research Mentor:  Joel Rosenthal, Chemistry and Biochemistry

Project Title: Construction and analysis of electrode surfaces for use in carbon dioxide electrolysis

Honors, Awards, and Activities:







Douglas Kenny
Chemistry 2015


Research Mentor: Catherine Leimkuhler Grimes, Chemistry and Biochemistry

Project Title: Synthesis of Muramic Acid Derivatives to Investigate the Activation of the Nod2

Honors, Awards, and Activities:  2013 Barry Goldwater Scholar recipient, President of American Chemical Society Student Affiliate, Award in Chemistry, University of Delaware Symphony Orchestra, Alpha Lambda Delta Honor Society,

Presentations:  2012 UMBC Undergraduate Research Symposium,



Patrick Kukulich
Biological Science 2014

Research Mentor:  Pamela Green, Plant and Soil Science

Project Title:   Dual Stress Responses in Arabidopsis thaliana through microRNA analysis

Honors, Awards, and Activities: President of Making Doctors, General Chemistry Workshop Leader, Beta Beta Beta - Biological Sciences National Honor Society, Chemistry Tutor, National Student Leadership and Success Society









Zachary March
Chemistry 2014


Research Mentor:  David Colby, Department of Chemical and Biomedical Engineering

Project Title:  Biochemical evidence for the prion-like propagation of tau

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, First Place Biochemistry and Molecular Biology 2012 UMBC Undergraduate Research Symposium, Honorable Mention Award in ASBMB Undergraduate Poster Competition at EB2013 in Boston,



Joseph Massaglia
Biochemistry 2014
Research Mentor:  Erica Selva, Biological Sciences

Project Title: Structural Determination of the Wg-Wls Complex in Drosophila

Honors, Awards, and Activities:  National Society of Collegiate Scholars, Alpha Lambda Delta Honors Society, Kappa Delta Rho Fraternity, University of Delaware General Honors Award, President of University's Club Golf Team, Food Bank of Delaware Volunteer



Matthew Moye
Quantitative Biology 2014
Research Mentor:  Richard Brahn, Mathematical Sciences

Project Title:  Modelling Tear Film Evaporation with Corneal Epethilial Metabolism and Ion Transport

Honors, Awards, and Activities:  Carl J. and Eleanor Reese Scholarship, President of Society of Mathematical Biology, Math Club, Christian Care College Volunteer,





Eric Peters
Chemical Engineering 2015
Research Mentor:  Sandeep Patel, Chemistry and Biochemistry

Project Title:  Modelling Tear Film Evaporation with Corneal Epethilial Metabolism and Ion Transport

Honors, Awards, and Activities:






Laura Powell
Biology 2014

Research Mentor: Fidelma Boyd, Biological Sciences

Project Title:  Osmotic stress response in ompR mutant of Vibrio parahaemolyticus

Honors, Awards, and Activities: Vice President of Tri-Beta Biological Sciences Honor Society,
Alpha Lambda Delta Honor Society,
Presentations:  Leadership Alliance National Symposium (Summer 2011), SRIP at University of Virginia, Poster presentation at 2013 Experimental Biology Meetings in Boston, 



Seth Ritter
Chemical Engineering 2014

Research Mentors:  David Colby, Chemical Engineering

Project Title:  Development of a Fluorescent Bar-Coding System for Cell Based Proteomic Libraries

Honors, Awards, and Activities:  First Place in Biochemistry at the 2012 UMBC Undergraduate Research Symnposium,





Jessica Shearer
Chemistry and Mathematics 2015


Research Mentor: David Edwards, Mathematical Sciences

Project Title: Use of BIAcore in order to define the rate laws of different receptor-ligand reactions

Honors, Awards, and Activities: University of Delaware Honors Program, Academic Enrichment Center Tutor for Math and Chemistry, Omicron Delta Kappa National Leadership Honors Society, Dean's List, and various theatre productions.








Matthew Urban

Biochemistry 2014
Research Mentor:  Zhihao Zhuang, Chemistry and Biochemistry

Project Title: Unnatural Amino Acid Incorporation of Photoinducible Crosslinkers to Observe DNA Translesion Synthesis

Honors, Awards, and Activities: Alpha Lambda Delta Honors Society, Golden Key Honors Society, Sigma Nu Fraternity, 2012 Wallace H. Carothers Scholar, Christiana Care Volunteer, Chemistry Tutor, Delaware Club Basketball Team, and General Honors Award,




Allison Wing
Biochemistry 2014


Research Mentor: Kelvin Lee, Chemical Engineering & Delaware Biotechnology Institute

Project Title:  Optimization of a Blood-brain Barrier Model using Human Induced Pluripotent Stem Cells

Honors, Awards, and Activities: Senior Fellows, Alpha Lambda Delta Honor Society







Kathie Wu
Biological Sciences 2015


Research Mentor:  Patricia A. DeLeon, Biological Sciences

Project Title:  Junctional Adhesion Molecule 1 (JAM-A): Expression in the Murine Epididymal Tract and Accessory Organs

Honors, Awards, and Activities:






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