HHMI 
 Undergraduate Research Scholars 
 Summer 2014
 
         
The following 21 students are funded in whole or in part for the Summer 2014 by the HHMI Undergraduate Science Education Program.




William Ballance
Chemical Engineering
Quenton Dubroff
Chemical Engineering
Gabriel Gregorzak
Chemistry
Jasmin Philip
Biochemistry


Laura Cahill
Quantitative Biology
Scott Fones
Quantitative Biology
Tyler Heiss
Biochemistry
Ross Sausa
Finance and Accounting


Jacqueline Clarizio
Biochemistry
Andre Freligh
Biology
Thomas Keane
Chemistry
Markia Smith
Biochemistry and Neuroscience


Kelly Daniels
Biochemistry
Jonathan Galarraga
Chemical Engineering
Tyler McCann
Biochemistry
Morgan Thomas
Biology and Neuroscience


Kyle Davis
Biomedical Engineering
Lauren Genova
Chemistry & Chemical Education
Justin Paloni
Chemical Engineering
Junius Thomas
Medical Diagnostics


Alicia DeRosa
Neuroscience and Biology





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.




William Ballance
Chemical Engineering 2015

Research Mentor:  April Kloxin,
Department of Chemical Engineering

Project Title:
Investigating the effects of the cell microenvironment on breast cancer dormancy

Honor, Awards, and Activities: 
Lifting and music(gutar/bass), General Honors Award, Dean's List
 




Laura Cahill
Quantitative Biology

Research Mentor:  John Jungck, Department of Biological Sciences

Project Title: Modeling of the Bertalanffy Growth Equation

Honors, Awards, and Activities:  Events Coordinator of Shambala Foundation at UD, Volunteer Coordinator of Math Club, Math Tutor at the Newark Boys and Girls Club, UDance Morlaer, Making Doctors member, Marathoner





Jacqueline Clarizio
Biochemistry 2017

Research Mentors:  Mark Baillie and Jacqueline Fajardo,
Chemistry and Biochemistry

Project Title:
Integrated biology and chemistry educational research

Honor, Awards, and Activities:
Dancing, Chemistry workshop leader, Chi Omega sorority, Deans list. 
 




Kelly Daniels
Biochemistry 2016

Research Mentor:  Neal ZondloDepartment of Chemistry and Biochemistry

Project Title: Synthesis  of Peptides  for Studying Alzheimer's Disease.

Honors, Awards, and Activities: UD Alternative Breaks Site Leader, Blue Hen Ambassador, Phi Delta Epsilon Medical Fraternity, Jefferson Medical Scholars Program, Appellate Board




Kyle Davis
Biomedical Engineering 2015

Research Mentor:  Abhyuda Singh,
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Project Title:
Analysis of stochastic gene expression on Bacteriophage Lambda lysis time

Honor, Awards, and Activities: 
Dean's List, Tau Beta Pi Engineering Honor Society Member

 




Alicia DeRosa
Neuroscience & Biology 2016

Research Mentor: Tania Roth,
Department of Psychology

Project Title:   Epigenetic Effects of Early Life Adversity on Olfactory Bulb in Rats

Honors, Awards, and Activities:  Gamma Sigma Sigma Service Sorority, Academic Enrichment Tutoring, and Nu Rho Psi National Honors Society

 


 

Quenton Dubroff
Chemical Engineering 2017
Research Mentor:  David Colby, Department of  Chemical Engineering

Project Title: Developing a fluorescent barcoding system for cell based proteomic libraries.

Honors, Awards, and Activities: Tennis, Dean's list.





Scott Fones
Quantitative Biology 2015


Research Mentor: Gilberto Schleiniger,
Department of Mathematical Science

Project Title: Quantification of APC in the Colonic Crypt

Honors, Awards, and Activities:
General Chemistry Workshop Leader, Christiana Care College Volunteer, Twice Selected as an HHMI Summer Scholar, Dean's List, Joy Chisena Memorial Presidential Achievement Scholarship, Golden Key International Honour Society







Andre Freligh
Biological Sciences 2017


Research Mentor:  John Jungck,
Department of Biological Sciences

Project Title:  Visualizing and Understanding the Hill Equation

Honors, Awards, and Activities:

 



 

Lauren Genova
Chemistry & Chem Educ. 2015

Research Mentor: Catherine Leimkuhler Grimes, Chemistry and Biochemistry
Project Title:Role of Bacterial Cell Wall Dimers in the Innate Immune Response
Honors, Awards, and Activities: President of American Chemical Society Student Affiliates, Class of 2015 Representative for the Undergraduate Chemistry Curriculum Committee, Co-director and founding member of the UD Scientista Foundation, Secretary and founding member of the 8-Bit Orchestra, Blue Hen Ambassador, chemistry and math tutor, Zumba fitness instructor, UDance team captain, Flautist in pit orchestra of E-52 Student Theatre Productions, Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society, Alpha Lambda Delta Honor Society, National Society of Collegiate Scholars, National Society of Leadership and Success, Quaesita Drake Scholarship, ACS-Hach Land Grant Undergraduate Scholarship, First place in Chemical Sciences 2013 UMBC Undergraduate Poster Symposium, ASBMB UAN Student Travel Award to 2014 Experimental Biology Meeting in San Diego

Presentations:
2013 UMBC Undergraduate Poster Symposium, 2014 Experimental Biology Meeting in San Diego





Jonathan Galarraga
Chemical Engineering 2016

Research Mentors:  Christopher Kloxin,
Department of Chemical Engineering

Project Title:  Treatment of Articular Cartilage Defects with Novel Tissue Adhesive System

Honors, Awards, and Activities: Eugene Dupont Scholar, National Society of Collegiate Scholars, National Society of Leadership and Success, Vice President of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers University of Delaware Chapter, Founder and Vice President of the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers at the University of Delaware, Resources for Insuring Successful Engineers, University of Delaware Blue Hen Ambassador, Honors Program Senior Fellow, Dean's List

 







Gabriel Gregorzak
Chemistry 2017

Research Mentors:  Mark Baillie and Jacqueline Fajardo,
Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry

Project Title:  Biofuels in the Introductory Integrated Biology and Chemistry Laboratory

Honors, Awards, and Activities:

 




Tyler Heiss
Biochemistry 2016

Research Mentor: Catherine Leimkuhler Grimes, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry

Project Title: Synthesis of Bacterial Cell Wall Fragment Derivatives in order to Investigate the Promiscuity of the Mur Enzymes

Honors, Awards, and Activities: University of Delaware Honors Program student, member of UD Chorale, Dean's List, Treasurer of Vision a cappella, Office of Academic Enrichment Tutor, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry Tutor






Thomas Keane
Chemistry 2016

Research Mentor:  Joel Rosenthal, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry

Project Title: Design and characterization of heterogeneous catalysts for the electrochemical conversion of CO2 to CO

Honors, Awards, and Activities: Kevin Scott Beall Memorial Award, 2013; Wallace H. Carothers Scholarship, 2014; First place, chemical sciences group B UMBC Undergraduate Poster Symposium

Presentations: 2013 University of Delaware Undergraduate Research Symposium ; 2013 UMBC Undergraduate Poster Symposium; 2014 ISC Convention at Albright College






Tyler McCann
Biochemistry 2016


Research Mentor:  Jia Song, Department of Biological Sciences

Project Title:  MicroRNA regulation of Dishevelled in the Wnt signaling pathway

Honors, Awards, and Activities:  UD Club Sailing Team, ACS Student Affiliates, Alpha Sigma Phi Fraternity.






Justin Paloni
Chemical Engineering 2016
Research Mentor: Chistopher KloxinDepartment of Chemical Engineering

Project Title:  Click Nucleic Acid (CNA) Arrays for Rapid Detection of Genetic Disease

Honors, Awards, and Activities: Ernest A Mettenet Scholarship, Dean's List, American Institute of Chemical Engineers Member, Playing Marimba






Jasmin Philip
Biochemistry 2016

Research Mentor:  Sharon Rozovsky, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry

Project Title: Determining  Activities of Sec-Trx mutants Using Peroxidase Assays

Honors, Awards, and Activities: Member of Center for Black Culture, NUCLEUS.





Ross Sausa
Finance and Accounting 2017


Research Mentor: John Jungck,
Department of Biological Sciences

Project Title: Game Theory: If you are trying to avoid extinction or survive cancer, it’s not just a game

Honors, Awards, and Activities:  Honors Program, Crew Team,  Orchestra (violin), Investment Club.




Markia Smith
Biochemistry & Neuroscience 2017

Research Mentor: Colin Thorpe,
Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry

Project Title:  Purification and Applications of Avian Riboflavin Binding Protein

Honors, Awards, and Activities:  Project Sunshine, China-America Association, Zumba Club, Philosotea Club, Teach America Mentor





Junius Thomas
Medical Diagnostics

Research Mentors:  Don Watson,
Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry

Project Title: 

Honors, Awards, and Activities:

 





Morgan Thomas
Neuroscience & Biology 2016

Research Mentor:  Erica Selva,
Department of Biological Sciences

Project Title:  Role of N-linked Glycosylation in Drosophila Development

Honors, Awards, and Activities: Students for the Environment

 



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