2016 Participants

Idara Akpandak
University of Maryland
PI: Evan Eichler
Project: "The evolutionary history and transcript diversity of a Homo sapiens specific segmental duplication" 

Moriah Arnold
Carleton College
PI: Sam Miller
Project: "The second messenger cyclic-di-GMP regulates biofilm formation, motility, antibiotic resistance, and outer membrane permeability of multidrug-resistant Acinetobacter baumannii"

Olubusayo Bolonduro
Carleton College
PI: Bob Waterston
Project: "Analyzing single cell gene expression in Caenorhabditis elegans"

McCauley Eddy
San Jose State University
PI: Mike MacCoss
"Quantifying phosphorylation events in the insulin signaling pathway using MS/MS"

Floriane Ngako-Kameni
Harvard University
PI: Doug Fowler
Project: "Validating Amyloid-Beta Deep Mutational Scan data using a yeast growth assay"

Harry Wedel
Vassar College
PI: Cole Trapnell
Project: "Visualization of myoblast fusion to uncover underlying mechanisms"

2015 Participants

Isabelle Nair
Johns Hopkins University
PI: Cole Trapnell

Olachi Oleru
Columbia University
PI: Bob Waterston

Bianca Ruiz
Cal State Fullerton
PI: Jim Bruce

Monica Saha
University of Kansas
PI: Jay Shendure
Project: "Measuring Cellular Growth Response to 6-MP Treatment and Protein Stability in all Possible Nonsynonymous Mutations in TPMT"

Thomas Sauters
University of New Mexico
PI: Sam Miller

Keila Velazquez-Arcelay
Universidad Del Este
PI: Doug Fowler

2014 Participants

Gabriella Belmarez
Mount Holyoke College
PI: Bob Waterston

Ayorinde' Cooley
Morehouse College
PI: Evan Eichler

Dustin Martinez
University of New Mexico
PI: Ray Monnat

Lori Martinez-Rubio
UCLA
PI: Jim Bruce

Shanti Neff-Baro
Pomona College
PI: Bonny Brewer

Kamsi Odinammadu
University of Maryland, Baltimore County
PI: Celeste Berg

Monica Saha
University of Kansas
PI: Jay Shendure
Project: "Saturation mutagenesis methods for evaluating the effects of all possible nonsynonymous mutations in TPMT in response to thiopurine drugs"

Madeleine Van Zuylen
University of Notre Dame
PI: Stan Fields
Project: "The effect of synonymous codon pair changes on HIS3 expression in yeast'"

 

2013 Participants

Melanie Connick
University of New Mexico
PI: Mary-Claire King

Claudia Espinoza
University of New Mexico
PI: Evan Eichler

Blair Johnson
Spelman College
PI: Leo Pallanck

Britney Martinez
UC Santa Cruz
PI: Maitreya Dunham

Shanti Neff-Baro
Pomona College
PI: Bonny Brewer

Oscar Rodriguez
Polytechnic Institute of NYU
PI: Bill Noble

2012 Participants

Ashley DeAguero
University of New Mexico
PI: Bonny Brewer
Project: "Amplification of SUL1 in diploid yeast cells grown in sulfate-limited conditions"

Joseph DeAguero
University of New Mexico
PI: Josh Akey
Project: "Whole Genome Analysis of Siblings by comparing SNPs with Identity by Descent"

Daryl Dhanraj
Morehouse College
PI: Evan Eichler
Project: "Identification of Copy Number Variants Contributing to Neurological Disorders of Human Specific Neuronal SRGAP2"

Bianca Garcia
University of New Mexico
PI: Sam Miller
Project: "Indentifying phoP mutants involved in regulating Salmonella's outermembrane permeability barrier"

Kelsey Kaeding
Claremont McKenna College
PI: Celeste Berg
Project: "Exploring the role of putative Tramtrack69 targets in Drosophila tube morphogenesis"

Elijah Martin
Morehouse College
PI: Stan Fields
Project: "Isolation and characterization of ethanol-tolerant yeast strains"

Sam Mullen
Johns Hopkins University
PI: Bob Waterston
Project: "Can Partially Redundant Genes Compensate for the Loss of their Partner? Examination of the Roles of the Tbx8 and Tbx9 Genes in Embryonic Nematode Development"

Lindsay Stanford
Spelman College
PI: Judit Villen
Project: "Evolutionary Protein Phosphorylation in Yeast Species"

 

2011 Participants

Marissa Anderson
University of New Mexico
PI: Judit Villen
Project: "Signaling Patterns in the Saccharomyces cerevisiae Proteome under Oxidative Stress"

DeShaun Bennett
Morehouse College
PI: Christine Queitsch
Project:

Daryl Dhanraj
Morehouse College
PI: Evan Eichler
Project: "The Discovery and Validation of Copy Number Variations in Autism"

Kevin Gabo
University of Washington
PI: John Stamatoyannopoulos
Project:

Cassandra Garner
University of New Mexico
PI: Josh Akey
Project: "A High-Resolution Genome Wide Map of Structural Variation in the Modern Domesticated Dog"

Maritza Gomez-Bravo
University of Chicago
PI: Celeste Berg
Project: "On the Shark quest: Role of Shark tyrosine kinase in tube formation"

Bhavatharini Kasinathan
University of Iowa
PI: John Stamatoyannopoulos
Project: "A Novel Method for Detection and Quantification of Genome-Wide Methylation"

Aleena Ouaddi
University of Washington
PI: Willie Swanson
Project: "Population Sequencing of a Rapidly Evolving Sperm Protein, SP6"

Bryan Santos
Azusa Pacific University
PI: Bob Waterston
Project: "Identification of Regulatory Relationships of hnd-1 in Muscle Differentiation and of elt-1 in Hypodermal Differentiation in the Caenorhabditis elegans Embryo"

2010 Participants

Lavi Aulck
University of Washington
PI: Elhanan Borenstein
Project: "An analysis of the topological properties of the metabolic networks of gut-dwelling microbes"

Daniel Chee
University of New Mexico
PI: Mike MacCoss

Eric Chiyembekeza
Morehouse College
PI: Evan Eichler

Richard Decal
New College of Florida
PI: Leo Pallanck
Project: "Mitochondrial quality control in dopaminergic neurons"

Monica Mascarenas
University of New Mexico
PI: Jay Shendure
Project: "Progress towards
massively parallel single cell sequencing of T-cell receptors"

Jasmine Partida
University of Chicago
PI: Gail Jarvik
Project: "Challenging the Powerful Gene: An Investigation of Muscle Hypertrophy"

Jennifer Salame
George Fox University
PI: Celeste Berg
Project: "Probing the Role of Stretch cells during Dorsal Appendage Tube Formation in Drosophila"

Joseph Sanchez
University of New Mexico
PI: Bonny Brewer
Project: "Genome Mapping Identifies Genomic Inversion in
Kluyveromyces walti
"

 

2009 Participants

Amlak Bantikassegn
Williams College
PI: Robert Waterston

Daniel Chee
University of New Mexico
PI: Bill Noble

Eric Chiyembekeza
Morehouse College
PI: Evan Eichler

Lory Henderson
University of New Mexico
PI: Maitreya Dunham

Mark Ragheb
Harvard University
PI: Debbie Nickerson