Second-Year CURE Students

Andrea Collins

Faculty Mentor: Wenbin Lin, PhD

Project: “Nanoscale Coordination Polymers for Paclitaxel and DHA Delivery”

Thomas D’Aprile

Faculty Mentor: Tara Henderson, MD, MPH

Project: “Colorectal Cancer Screening Intervention in High-Risk Childhood Cancer Survivors”

Lauren Delgado

Faculty Mentor: Kiran Turaga, MD, MPH

Project: “Optimizing Postoperative Patient Care Through Automated Stratification of Vitals and Evaluation of Medical History”

Camille Johnson

Faculty Mentor: Michelle Le Beau, PhD

Project: “EGR1 Transcriptional Targets, Identified by ChIP-Seq, Regulate Quiescence and Proliferation of Hematopoietic Stem Cells”

Eduardo Ramirez

Faculty Mentor: Brandon Pierce, PhD

Project: “Telomere Length and Medical History in Genotype-Tissue Expression (GTEx) Project”

Celeste Sanchez

Faculty Mentor: Hilary Kenny, PhD

Project: “Role of Fatty Acid Binding Protein 4 in Omental Metastasis of Ovarian Cancer Cells”

First-Year CURE Students

Rachel Anderson

Faculty Mentor: Maryellen Giger, PhD

Project: “Comparing Computer-aided Diagnosis of Ultrafast and Conventional Breast Dynamic Contrast-enhanced MRI”

Henry Deap

Faculty Mentor: Greg Karczmar, PhD

Project: “Studying the Inputs and Outputs of Tumors”

Alexis James

Faculty Mentor: Eileen Dolan, PhD

Project: “Valproate Protects Auditory Cells from Cisplatin-induced Damage”

Megan Méndez

Faculty Mentor: Donald Vander Griend, PhD

Project: “Examining HOXB13-MEIS Interaction in Prostate Cancer”

Crystal Mercado

Faculty Mentor: Habibul Ahsan, MBBS, MMedSc

Project: “COMPASS Hispanic Cohort Follow-Up Data”

Nataly Montiel

Faculty Mentor: Geoffrey Greene, PhD

Project: “The Effect of HRT on Breast Cancer Outgrowth”

Alyce Oh

Faculty Mentor: Suzanne Conzen, MD

Project: “Long-Term Enzalutamide Treatment Increases Glucocorticoid Receptor (GR) Expression in AR+ Triple-Negative Breast Cancer”

Kelly Perez

Faculty Mentor: Bryan Dickinson, PhD

Project: “Error-Prone Library Construction for the Directed Evolution of HIV-1 Reverse Transcriptase for Detecting RNA Modifications”

Bianca Savant

Faculty Mentor: Chuan He, PhD

Project: “The Drug, DCAC50, Targets Copper Transport Pathways in Triple-Negative Breast Cancer Cells”