HHMI 
Undergraduate Research Scholars
Summer 1999

 
Scholar:  Eugene Antipov

Major:  Chemical Engineering
Research Mentor:  Junghuei Chen, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
Project Title:  DNA Computing: The Max Problem with a Genetic Algorithm
Publications:J. Chen, E. Antipov, B. Lemieux, W. Cedeno, and D. H. Wood. DNA computing implementing genetic algorithms. In L Landweber, E. Winfree, R. Lipton, and S. Freeland, editors, Preliminary proceedings DIMACS workshop on Evolution as computation, pages 39-49, Piscataway NJ, Jan. 1999.

Junghuei Chen, Eugene Antipov, Bertrand Lemieux, Walter Cedeno, and David Harlan Wood. In vitro selection for a max-1s DNA genetic algorithm. In David K. Gifford and Erik Winfree, editors, Preliminary Proceedings of the Fifth Annual Workshop on DNA Based Computers, held at MIT, June 14-16, 1999, page to appear. Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1999. Under review.

David Harlan Wood, Junghuei Chen, Eugene Antipov, Walter Cedeno, and Bertrand Lemieux. A DNA implementation of the Max-1s problem. In Wolfgang Banzhaf, A. E. Eiben, Max H. Garzon, Vasant Honavar, Mark Jakiela, and Robert E. Smith, editors, GECCO-99: Proceedings of the Genetic and Evolutionary Computation Conference, July 13-17, 1999, Orlando, Florida USA, San Francisco, 1999. Morgan Kaufman.

Honors and Awards: 


 
Scholar:  Daniel Dries

Major/Minor:  Biohemistry/Russian
Research Mentor:  Melinda Duncan, Department of Biological Sciences
Project Title:  Analysis of a Novel Marker of Vascular Smooth Muscle Differentiation
Honors and Awards: Class of 2000 Alexander J. Taylor, Sr. Award for the outstanding man in the graduating class, Elected to Phi Beta Kappa and  Phi Kappa Phi honor societies,  Elizabeth Dyer Award for excellence to a senior in chemistry or biochemistry, Honors Degree Distinguihed Fellow.
Graduate School: Entered Ph.D. program University of California at San Diego, Fall 2000. Recipient of a Phi Kappa Phi National Graduate Fellowship.


 
Scholar:  Adam Himebauch

Major/Minor:  Biology/Biochemistry
Research Mentor:  William Cain, Department of Biological Sciences
Project Title: A Mouse Model for Lipoprotein a "Lp(a)"Catabolism .
Publications and Presentations: American Heart Association, Atlanta, GA. 7 -10 November 1999.
Honors and Awards: Elected to Phi Kappa Phi


 
Scholar:  Elizabeth Manning

Major:  Biology
Research Mentor:  Robert Hodson, Department of Biological Sciences
Project Title:  Characterization of Turtle Apolioprotein-A-II Gene
Honors and Awards: Elected to Phi Beta Kappa and Phi Kappa Phi


 
Scholar:  Elizabeth Richardson

Major:  Biology
Research Mentor:  David Usher, Department of Biological Sciences
Project Title:  The Distribution of ApoC-III and ApoE in Familial Combined Hyperlipidemic Patients before and after Treatment with Statins.
Honors and Awards: Elected to Phi Beta Kappa and Phi Kappa Phi.


 
Scholar:  Matthew Russell

Major:  Biology/Anthropology
Research Mentor:  Gregory Stephens, Department of Biological Sciences .
Project Title: Structural Conservation of the Turtle (P. scripta) apolipoprotein A-I gene.
Presentation: 15th Annual Mid-Atlantic Lipid Symposium in Atlantic City, NJ, March 9-10, 2000.
Abstract: Jennifer Rutan, Michael Usher, Matthew Russell, Robin Davis, Shui Quig Ye, Gregory Stephens, Robert Hodson, and David Usher. Conservation of the Apolipoprotein AI-CIII Linkage Group in Reptiles. ASBMB Meetings, Orlando, FL. April 2001.
 


 
Scholar:  Madhavi Vuthoori 

Major:  Biology
Research Mentor:  David Usher, Department of Biological Sciences
Project Title:  Effectiveness of Statin Drug THerapy on Patients with Familial Combined Hyperlipidemia
Plans: Internship at NIH Fall 2000


 
Scholar:  Kelly Chisholm

Major:  Chemistry/French
Research Mentor:  John Bulkowski, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
Project Title:  Organic Synthesis of Coordination Compounds Binding Dioxygen
 


 
Scholar:  Isaac Hubner

Major:  Biochemistry
Research Mentor:  John Koh, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
Project Title:  Thyroid Hormone Drug Analogs that Interact with Mutant Receptors
Presentations: 64th Annual Intercollegiate Student Chemists' Conference, Bloomsberg University, 15 April 2000
Honors and Awards:  HHMI Graduate Fellowship, Harvard University


 
Scholar:  Amy Humfeld

Major:  Biology
Research Mentor:  Malcolm Taylor, Department of Biological Sciences
Project Title:  Reproductive Cycle in Fundulus heteroclitus
Honors and Awards: Richard M. Johnson , Jr. Award for the outstanding junior in Biology. Elected to Phi Kappa Phi.


 
Scholar: Jessica Jackowsky

Major:  Biotechnology/Women's Studies 
Research Mentor:  David Northmore, Department of Psychology
Project Title:   Neural Applications of the Superior Colliculus to the Silicon Neuromorph
 


 
Scholar:  Jacob LaPorte

Major:  Biochemistry
Research Mentor:  Junghuei Chen, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
Project Title:  Elucidating the Role of DNA Aggegates in the Homologous Recombination Strand Exchange  Reaction
Honors and Awards: Elected to Mortar Board, Recipient NSF Graduate Fellowship at Scripps Research Institute, 2001
Publications: Zhaoquin Zhang, Dennis Yoon, Jacob R. LaPorte, and Junghuei Chen, Appropriate Initiation of Strand Exchange Reaction Promoted by RecA Protein Requires ATP Hydrolysis. (submitted 2000)


 
Scholar:  Elisabeth McCarty

Major:   Biology/Philosophy
Research Mentor:  Patricia DeLeon, Department of Biological Sciences
Project Title:  Analysis of Hyaluronidase Activity in Rb6.15 Mouse Sperm
 


 
Scholar:  Kathryn O'Reilly 

Major:  Biochemistry/French
Research Mentor:  John Koh, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
Project Title:  Redirecting Novel Transcription Regulators to New Cellular Targets
Presentation: Second Place Biochemistry Division, 64th Annual Intercollegiate Student Chemists' Conference, Bloomsburg University, 15 April 2000.
Honors and Awards: Elected to Phi Kappa Phi, Advanced Honors Certificate, American Chemical Society Award to the out standing junior in chemistry or biochemistry.
Publications: Hai Fen Ye, John T. Koh, and Kathryn E. O'Reilly, Can rational molecular design compensate for genetic disease?; A subtype-selective thyromimetic designed to bind a mutatnt thyroid hormone receptor implicated in resistance to thyroid hormone (RTH). (submitted Sept. 2000)


 
Scholar:  Jennifer Rutan

Major:  Biotechnology/History
Research Mentor:  Robert Hodson. Department of Biological Sciences
Project Title:   Characterization of 38kD Apolipoprotein DNA in the Turtle, Pseudemeyes scripta.
Honors and Awards: Elected to Mortar Board
Abstract: Jennifer Rutan, Michael Usher, Matthew Russell, Robin Davis, Shui Quig Ye, Gregory Stephens, Robert Hodson, and David Usher. Conservation of the Apolipoprotein AI-CIII Linkage Group in Reptiles. ASBMB Meetings, Orlando, FL. April 2001.


 
Scholar:  Michael Scobelete

Major:  Biochemistry
Research Mentor:  Klaus Theopold, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
Project Title:  Synthesis and Reactivity of Novel Tp(t-bu,Me)Fe
     Complexes
Presentations: 
64th Annual Intercollegiate Student Chemistsí Conference, 15 April 2000, Bloomsburg University, Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania.

33rd Middle Atlantic Regional Meeting of the American Chemical Society, 16 May 2000, Newark, Delaware.

 


 
Scholar:  Lindette Thornton

Major:  Biochemistry
Research Mentor:  Junghuei Chen, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
Project Title:  DNA Recombination Enzymes
 


 
Photo not available Scholar:  Stephen Tolhurst

Major:  Biochemistry
Research Mentor:  Colin Thorpe, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
Project Title:  Egg White Sulfhydryl Oxidase


 
Photo not available Scholar:  Rasheeda Henley

Major:  Biology,  Lincoln University
Research Mentor:  David Usher, Department of Biological Sciences
Project Title:  Isolation of an Apolipoprotein Found in Turtles but not Mammals
Honors and Awards: Horace M. Bond- Leslie Pinckney Hill Scholarship
Fall 2002: Temple University School of Dentistry
 


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