Summer Research Training Program Presentations

July 31, 2017 - 9:00am to August 2, 2017 - 3:30pm
Mission Bay - Genentech and Mission Halls

Summer research students at a poster presentationEach year, the Graduate Division's Summer Research Training Program (SRTP) welcomes outstanding undergraduate students to UCSF to work with faculty members on graduate-level research projects.

Join us as this year's 50 students conclude their 10-week experience with 3 days of oral and poster presentations.

 

 


Poster Sessions

 

Oral Presentations

 

Poster Session: Monday, July 31, 2 - 3:30 p.m., Genentech Hall Atrium

 

1 Allison Morningstar The effect of viral- and traumatic brain injury-induced thalamic inflammation on seizure susceptibility
2 Adem Idrizi Generating Autosomal Dominant Models of Parkinson’s Disease In Zebrafish
3 Suzette Guzman Examining the Role of the Ventral Hippocampal Projection to the Nucleus Accumbens during Formation of Reward-Associative Memories in Spatial Learning
4 Marilyn Steyert Making sense of pain: Anatomy and neurochemistry of dorsal horn calcitonin gene-related peptide (CGRP) circuitry
5 Michelle Kalu Bacterial viruses:  A promising tool for gut microbiome editing
6 Rachel Liu Fantastic beaks and where to find them: Poecivirus in birds with avian keratin disorder
7 Jose Montano Synthesis of Phosphate Prodrugs of ISRIB to Improve Aqueous Solubility
8 Christian Monroy Hernandez Context-dependent modification of the sequential order of elements in a complex learned behavior
9 David Berrios Membrane Remodeling by the ESCRT-III Proteins CHMP1B and CHMP8
10 Maia Yoshida Driving T cell Proliferation with Synthetic Cytokine Circuits
11 Yi Fan Chen Functional Expansion of the TPR Interactome with Photo-Chemoproteomics
12 Shivani Padke Characterizing peptidoglycan-targeting toxins 
13 Suleman Khan Characterizing the Cutting Dynamics and Patterns of a CRISPR-Cas9 Lineage Tracer
14 Megan Montoya  A GLI2-OPN Axis Promotes an Aggressive Subtype of Pancreatic Ductal Adenocarcinoma
15 Natalie Sahabandu Understanding Regulation of Hindgut Morphogenesis by Ephrin-B2 Signaling
16 Jonathan Aldana-Mendoza Design and Synthesis of C2TM a Transmembrane Protein
17 Joseph Tran Investigating the Significance of Syntaxins in Chlamydial Pathogenesis
18 Paloma Tracy Perspectives on mobile technology for management of substance use and co-occuring health conditions: a qualitative study of patients receiving opioid substitution therapy
19 Michaela Flonard Brain Regions and Neuropeptides Activated During the Formation of a Pair Bond in Prairie Voles (Microtusorchogaster)
20 Jessica Gomez Usability Testing the Smoking Tobacco and  Drinking (STAND) Intervention
21 Humza Zubair Developing a Head-Fixed Orienting Task in Mice
22 Eric Barrientos Determining Mechanisms of Action for L. Pneumophila Effector Lgt2 on UPR Protein IRE1
23 Derek Garcia Almedina  Cytokine-binding polycaprolactone nanowires as immunomodulators
24 Isabel Serrano A LASSO Regression for Identifying the Breast Cancer Metastatic microRNA Signature
25 Alyssa Chao Development of an in vitro assay to measure the ability of dendritic cells to activate and differentiate naive CD4+ T cells
26 Daksh Chauhan Differences in disease manifestations and outcome measures for systemic lupus erythematosus across racial/ethnic groups
27 Frances Ho Defining the effector immune cells in a mouse model of COPA syndrome
28 Jeremy Schiller Axial Spondyloarthritis Referral and Diagnostic Patterns over 5 years
29 Belinda Tang Predictors of functional improvement in patients taking anti-TNF medications
30 Connie Zhou Effects of IL-31 on gene expression in cells of the myeloid lineage
     

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Poster Session: Wednesday, August 2, 2 - 3:30 p.m., Genentech Hall Atrium

 

1 Ifechukwu Okeke Optimization of iDISCO to Enable Visualization of Entire Astrocyte Morphology
2 Christina Arrechavala Epigenetic regulation of embryonic stem cell pluripotency
3 Olga Vafaeva Cracking the Brain Enigma: decoding the cross talk between neurons and glia
4 Chloe Lopez-Lee Attenuated Hepatic Lipid Accumulation in Adult Mice Overexpressing Human LRH-1
5 Erick Salvador Rocha Quantifying the size of Cas3-mediated genomic deletions
6 David Lowe Role of the Cytoplasmic Linker of the Human IRE1α in the Unfolded Protein Response
7 Emily Hinds Building Biophysical Models to Predict Cellular Fitness from Protein Sequence
8 Vaishnavi Malipeddi Ketamine's antidepressant role on dopamine 2 receptor-expressing neurons
9 Christian Corrales Exploring the Role of Progranulin and Granulins in Lipid Metabolism
10 Moses Chung Structural Studies of the N-terminal Domain of Transient Receptor Potential Melastatin 8 (TRPM8)
11 Omer Ashmaig Characterizing the Effect of Shot Mutants on Dendrite Morphology
12 Robert Trevino  Structural Brain Networks and Behavioral Measures of Attention in Adolescents who were Born Prematurely
13 Layla Nassar PI(4,5)P2 rescues the nonselective cation channel TMEM16F from desensitization
14 Cristian Woroch   Developing Activity-Based Protein Profiling Probes for JmjC Lysine Demethylases
15 Phillip Liu Generation of Genomic and Sub-Genomic Reporter Replicons for West Nile Virus
16 Jacqueline Yee  Cardiomyocyte-Fibroblast Interactions in 3D Cardiac Microtissues
17 Ilsa Pastor Media Multitasking-related Differences in Cognition and Academic Achievement in Middle Childhood
18 Molly Bassette Identifying vulnerabilities in Multiple Myeloma using CRISPR-based functional genomics platform
19 Belle Henry Visualization of Esx-1 During Mycobacterial Communication
20 Travis Kotzur Detecting Beyond the Tumor: Coupling Light to Visualize Residual Tumor Cells in vivo in Real Time      
21 Theo Hansel Novel Ribociclib Derivative Induces Cell Cycle Arrest and Cell Death
22 Alejandro Morales Betancourt Quantification of Saccharomyces Cerevisiae’s Replicative Lifespan after induction of NDT80 Transcription Factor
24 Carlos Rivera  Dissecting IRE1 RNase Promiscuity Using a Bacterial Growth Assay
25 Alice Tang Hyaluronic Acid Microrods for Altering Matrix Production in Primary Rat Cardiac Fibroblasts  
26 David Maginnis Air Facilitated Droplet Formation For Cell Encapsulation
23 Isabella Reichardt Signal-in-Noise Processing Improves with Prior Noise Experience
     

 

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Oral Presentations - Monday, July 31

Genentech Hall, Byers Auditorium

9 a.m.  Yi Fan Chen Functional Expansion of the TPR Interactome with Photo-Chemoproteomics
9:20 a.m.  David Lowe Role of the Cytoplasmic Linker of the Human IRE1α in the Unfolded Protein Response
9:40 a.m. David Berrios Membrane Remodeling by the ESCRT-III Proteins CHMP1B and CHMP8
10 a.m. Michaela Flonard Brain Regions and Neuropeptides Activated During the Formation of a Pair Bond in Prairie Voles (Microtusorchogaster)
10:20 a.m. Shivani Phadke Characterizing peptidoglycan-targeting toxins
11 a.m.  Humza Zubair Developing a Head-Fixed Orienting Task in Mice
11:20 a.m.  Jose Montano Synthesis of Phosphate Prodrugs of ISRIB to Improve Aqueous Solubility
11:40 a.m.  Alejandro Morales Betancourt Quantification of Saccharomyces Cerevisiae’s Replicative Lifespan after induction of NDT80 Transcription Factor
12 p.m.  Jonathan Aldana-Mendoza Design and Synthesis of C2TM a Transmembrane Protein
     

Genentech Hall, Room N 114

9 a.m.  Adem Idrizi Generating Autosomal Dominant Models of Parkinson’s Disease In Zebrafish
9:20 a.m.  Rachel Liu Fantastic beaks and where to find them: Poecivirus in birds with avian keratin disorder
9:40 a.m. Chloe Lopez-Lee Attenuated Hepatic Lipid Accumulation in Adult Mice Overexpressing Human LRH-1
10 a.m.  Christina Arrechavala Epigenetic regulation of embryonic stem cell pluripotency
10:20 a.m.  Suleman Khan Characterizing the Cutting Dynamics and Patterns of a CRISPR-Cas9 Lineage Tracer
11 a.m.  Marilyn Steyert Making sense of pain: Anatomy and neurochemistry of dorsal horn calcitonin gene-related peptide (CGRP) circuitry
11:20 a.m.  Allison Morningstar The effect of viral- and traumatic brain injury-induced thalamic inflammation on seizure susceptibility
11:40 a.m.  Christian Monroy Hernandez Context-dependent modification of the sequential order of elements in a complex learned behavior
12 p.m.  Maia Yoshida Driving T cell Proliferation with Synthetic Cytokine Circuits
12:20 p.m.  Cristian Woroch Developing Activity-Based Protein Profiling Probes for JmjC Lysine Demethylases
     

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Oral Presentations - Tuesday, August 1

Genentech Hall, Room N 114

9 a.m.  Emily Hinds Building Biophysical Models to Predict Cellular Fitness from Protein Sequence
9:20 a.m. Jacqueline Yee Cardiomyocyte-Fibroblast Interactions in 3D Cardiac Microtissues
9:40 a.m.  Phillip Liu Generation of Genomic and Sub-Genomic Reporter Replicons for West Nile Virus
10 a.m.  Olga Vafaeva Cracking the Brain Enigma: Decoding the cross talk between neurons and glia
10:20 a.m.  Robert Trevino Structural Brain Networks and Behavioral Measures of Attention in Adolescents who were Born Prematurely
11 a.m.  Suzette Guzman Examining the Role of the Ventral Hippocampal Projection to the Nucleus Accumbens during Formation of Reward-Associative Memories in Spatial Learning
11:20 a.m.  Joseph Tran Investigating the Significance of Syntaxins in Chlamydial Pathogenesis
11:40 a.m.  Travis Kotzur Detecting Beyond the Tumor: Coupling Light to Visualize Residual Tumor Cells in vivo in Real Time
     

Mission Hall, Room 1401/1402

9 a.m.  Michelle Kalu Bacterial Viruses:  A promising tool for gut microbiome editing
9:20 a.m.  Belle Henry Visualization of Esx-1 During Mycobacterial Communication
9:40 a.m.  Jessica Gomez Usability Testing the Smoking Tobacco and Drinking (STAND) Intervention
10 a.m.  Layla Nassar PI(4,5)P2 rescues the nonselective cation channel TMEM16F from desensitization
10:20 a.m.  Megan Montoya A GLI2-OPN Axis Promotes an Aggressive Subtype of Pancreatic Ductal Adenocarcinoma
11 a.m.  Omer Ashmaig Characterizing the Effect of Shot Mutants on Dendrite Morphology
11:20 a.m.  Erick Salvador Rocha Quantifying the size of Cas3-mediated genomic deletions
11:40 a.m.  Christian Corrales Exploring the Role of Progranulin and Granulins in Lipid Metabolism 
12 p.m.  Ilse Pastor Media Multitasking-related Differences in Cognition and Academic Achievement in Middle Childhood
     

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Oral Presentations - Wednesday, August 2

Genentech Hall, Byers Auditorium

9:20 a.m.  Natalie Sahabandu Understanding Regulation of Hindgut Morphogenesis by Ephrin-B2 Signaling
9:40 a.m.  Molly Bassette Identifying vulnerabilities in Multiple Myeloma using CRISPR-based functional genomics platform
10 a.m.  Paloma Tracy Perspectives on mobile technology for management of substance use and co-occuring health conditions: A qualitative study of patients receiving opioid
10:20 a.m.  Theo Hansel Novel Ribociclib Derivative Induces Cell Cycle Arrest and Cell Death
11 a.m.  Isabella Reichardt Signal-in-Noise Processing Improves with Prior Noise Experience
11:20 a.m.  Derek Garcia Almedina Cytokine-binding polycaprolactone nanowires as immunomodulators
11:40 a.m.  Ifechukwu Okeke Optimization of iDISCO to Enable Visualization of Entire Astrocyte Morphology
12 p.m.  Carlos Rivera Dissecting IRE1 RNase Promiscuity Using a Bacterial Growth Assay
12:20 p.m.  Alice Tang Hyaluronic Acid Microrods for Altering Matrix Production in Primary Rat Cardiac Fibroblasts
     

Genentech Hall, Room N 114

9:20 a.m.  Moses Chung Structural Studies of the N-terminal Domain of Transient Receptor Potential Melastatin 8 (TRPM8)
9:40 a.m.  David Maginnis Air Facilitated Droplet Formation For Cell Encapsulation
10 a.m.  Eric Barrientos Determining Mechanisms of Action for L. Pneumophila Effector Lgt2 on UPR Protein IRE1
10:20 a.m.  Isabel Serrano A LASSO Regression for Identifying the Breast Cancer Metastatic microRNA Signature
11 a.m.  Vaishnavi Malipeddi Ketamine's antidepressant role on dopamine 2 receptor-expressing neurons
     

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