2013 Student Profiles

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Poster

Abimbola (Bim) Akintomide
Northwest Community High School '13

Microbial Degredation of E-85 and Diesel fuel in soil: Triclosan as a solution

Preceptor:
John Goodpaster, PhD
IUPUI School of Science

Poster

Michael Araya
Ben Davis High School '14

Defining the role of lysines and arginines in Amot lipid binding


Preceptor:
Ann Kimble Hill, PhD
IUPUI School of Medicine

Poster

Elizabeth Bauserman
Brebeuf Jesuit Preparatory School ‘15

Vitamin and nutrient deficiencies in patients ½ ,1, 2, 3 and 4 years post bariatric surgery

Preceptor:
Leslie Schuh, PhD
St. Vincent Carmel Hospital

Poster

Jesus Bazan
Lawrence Central High School ‘14

Detection and Growth of Biological Agents in Animal Welfare


Preceptor:
Debra Hickman, DVM, MS
IU School of Medicine

Poster

Ephraim Belayneh
Ben Davis High School ‘14

Bacterial Serengeti

Preceptor:
Steven Presse, PhD
IUPUI School of Science

Poster

Hakeem Bryant
Arsenal Technical High School ‘15

Modeling the structure and dynamics of neuronal circuits in the Drosophila larvae using image analytics

Preceptor:
Gavriil Tsechpenakis, PhD
IUPUI School of Science

Poster

Malcolm Cabello
Penn High School ‘14

Testing a new targeting therapy method for colorectal cancer by inhibiting ribonucleotide reductase with purine analogs thus leading to apoptosis

Preceptor:
Hiremagalur Jayaram, PhD
Veterans Affairs Hospital & IU School of Medicine

Poster

Madelynn Causey
North Central High School ‘14

Evaluation of Docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) for enhancing the anticancer effects of Lomustine in brain cancer cells

Preceptor:
Rafat Siddiqui, PhD
Methodist Research Institute

Poster

Reyan Coskun
International School of Indiana ‘15

Assessing cellular response in serotonergeric and noradrengeric systems in an animal model of menopausal systems and hot flashes

Preceptor:
Phillip Johnson, PhD
IU School of Medicine

Poster

Rushvi Desai
Carmel High School ‘13

Development of an Assay to Measure Wnt Proteins Involved in Cell to Cell Communication


Preceptor:
Nathalie Godinot, MS
Eli Lilly and Company

Poster

Jessica Duke
Warren Central High School ‘14

Bile acids are reduced in kidney by 3/4-nephrectomy (NEP) in a mouse model of Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD)

Preceptor:
Stephen Boehm, PhD
Eli Lilly and Company

Poster

Lindsay Egan
Westfield High School ‘13

Role of Stat3 in Osteoclasts in vivo


Preceptor:
Jiliang Li, PhD
IUPUI School of Science

Poster

Minna Etters
Lawrence Central High School ‘14

Tales of the Souse Mouse: Studies on the effects of binge alcohol consumption on brain and behavior


Preceptor:
Stephen Boehm, PhD
IUPUI School of Science

Poster

Amanda Feagans
Roncalli High School ‘13

Alterations in orexin neuropeptide levels may contribute to neuroadaptive changes that lead to addiction

Preceptor:
Linda Rorick-Kehn, PhD
Eli Lilly and Company

Poster

Shruthi Garugu
Hamilton Southeastern High School ‘14

Nanobody-aided X-ray crystallography of Mediator-RNA polymerase II complex


Preceptor:
Yuichiro Takagi, PhD
IU School of Medicine

Poster

Vanessa Gehring
Park Tudor High School ‘13

Function and inhibition of the cancer-causing protein KIF14 in retinoblastoma

Preceptor:
Timothy Corson, PhD
Glick Eye Institute, IU Simon Cancer Center, & IU School of Medicine

Poster

Mikaela Greer
Lawrence Central High School ‘15

Analysis of self-interaction of therapeutic antibodies by dynamic light scattering


Preceptor:
Jirong Lu, PhD
Eli Lilly and Company

Poster

Jose Hernandez
George Washington Community School ‘14

Lipid Signaling in Regulation of Glioblastoma Multiforme Proliferation and Invasion


Preceptor:
Maria Teresa Rizzo, MD
Methodist Research Institute

Poster

Daniel Hnin
Southport High School ‘13

The formation of fibrin under flow condition


Preceptor:
Horia Petrache, PhD
IUPUI School of Science

Poster

Christina Ho
Southport High School '14

Lead Levels in Martindale Brightwood


Preceptor:
Gabriel M. Filippelli, PhD
IUPUI School of Science

Poster

Cecelia Horan
Lawrence Central High School '14

Regulation of Neuroinflammation in Multiple Sclerosis

Preceptor:
John Bright, PhD
Methodist Research Institute

Poster

Miriam Hu
Carmel High School ‘15

Pulmonary Damage/Disease in ZDSD, a New Rodent Model of Metabolic Syndrome

Preceptor:
C. Subah Packer, PhD
IU School of Medicine

Poster

Fredrick John
Carmel High School ‘15

Fear Conditioning

Preceptor:
Phillip Johnson, PhD
IU School of Medicine

Poster

Patrick John
Carmel High School '14

Statin DDIs (Drug Interactions)


Preceptor:
Lang Li, PhD
IU School of Medicine

Poster

Catherine Jones
Lawrence Central High School '14

Synthesis of Organic Molecules: Chemical Process Design and Development for an Experimental Drug Substance

Preceptor:
David Varie, MS
Eli Lilly and Company

Poster

Nathan Kassab
Pike High School '14

Antibody Optimization


Preceptor:
Jesus Gutierrez, PhD
Eli Lilly and Company

Poster

Jade Keane
Warren Central High School ‘13

Characterization of Somatostatin Receptors in Mouse Anterior Pituitary-Derived AtT20 Cells

Preceptor:
Mike Statnick, PhD
Eli Lilly and Company

Poster

Eli Klein
North Putnam High School ‘13

Identifying Bioflim-Forming Pseudomonas aeruginosa from the Soil

Preceptor:
Gregory Anderson, PhD
IUPUI School of Science

Poster

Pradnya Kokitkar
Fishers High School ‘15

Effects of Smoking on HGFs


Preceptor:
Jack Windsor, PhD
IU School of Dentistry

Poster

Akshay Kumar
Carmel High School '13

Integrating Data from In-Vivo Pharmacological Studies


Preceptor:
Marian Mosior, PhD
Eli Lilly and Company

Poster

Rishabh Kumar
Carmel High School '15

Analyzing Statistics from Ion Channel Simulations


Preceptor:
Horia Petrache, PhD
IUPUI School of Engineering and Technology

Poster

Sarah Liantu
Southport High School '14

Structures of Wild Type TisB and TisB Mutants in Lipid Micelles

Preceptor:
Bruce Ray, PhD
IUPUI School of Science

Poster

Mayra Llamas
George Washington Community School ‘14

Studying Wnt Signaling in Zebrafish


Preceptor:
James Marrs, PhD
IUPUI School of Science

Poster

Jacob Lucas
Arsenal Technical High School ‘13

Molecular Dynamics Simulations of an alpha/beta type Small Acid Soluble Protein (SASP)

Preceptor:
Jingzhi Pu, PhD
IUPUI School of Science

Poster

Ryan Lucas
Arsenal Technical High School ‘13

Studying Wnt Signaling in Zebrafish

Preceptor:
James Marrs, PhD
IUPUI School of Science

Poster

Iman Mahoui
Eman Schools ‘15

Targeting Brain Cancer Stem Cells


Preceptor:
John Bright, PhD
Methodist Research Institute

Poster

Judy Maina
Southport High School ‘13

Ion Suppression in drinking water, analysis of hormones LC-MS-MS


Preceptor:
Damon Carl
Heritage Research Group

Poster

Sonali Mali
Avon High School ‘14

Label-Free MicroRNA Detection Using Oligonucleotide Functionalized Gold Nanoprisms as Sensing Platforms

Preceptor:
Rajesh Sardar, PhD
IUPUI School of Science

Poster

Gabe Maupome-Ramirez
International School of Indiana ‘13

Role of Pyk2 in regulating bone mass and bone length

Preceptor:
Angela Bruzzaniti, PhD
IU School of Dentistry

Poster

Chris McGill
Center Grove High School ‘13

Mechanisms of Immune-Mediated Pulmonary Fibrosis

Preceptor:
Ragini Vittal, PhD
IU School of Medicine

Poster

Naveen Menon
Columbus East High School ‘14

The Effect of Inositol Phosphatases on Cell Cycle

Preceptor:
Yang Sun, MD, PhD
IU School of Medicine

Poster

Stephan Mitchell
Pike High School ‘15

Evaluation of Near-Infrared Spectroscopy-based High Throughput Tablet Tester for Continuous Drug Product Manufacturing

Preceptor:
Zhenqi Shi, PhD
Eli Lilly and Company

Poster

Shizen Moh
Carmel High School ‘14

The effect of hypoxia on the development of hematopoietic stem cells

Preceptor:
Hal Broxmeyer, PhD
IU School of Medicine

Poster

NataLeigh Mosley
Warren Central High School ‘13

Scaling Up Grignard Reactions

Preceptor:
Candice Wong, PhD
Eli Lilly and Company

Poster

Wendy Nguyen
Franklin Central High School ‘13

The role of acid sphingomyelinase during lung and bone homeostasis in the mouse

Preceptor:
Irina Petrache, MD
IU School of Medicine

Poster

Moda Nyema
Franklin Central High School ‘13

The effect of Alamethicin on CYP Metabolism

Preceptor:
Anthony Borel, PhD
Eli Lilly and Company

Poster

Dana Oakes
Lawrence Central High School ‘14

Epigenetic factors associated with retinal differentiation of human pluripotent stem cells

Preceptor:
Jason Meyer, PhD
IUPUI School of Science

Poster

Rushil Patibandla
Hamilton Southeastern High School ‘14

Neural circuits mediating the response to 7.5% CO2 in L-AG-treated rats

Preceptor:
Anantha Shekar, MD, PhD
IU School of Medicine

Poster

Sharmila Paul
Carmel High School ‘14

Role of Asx11 in bone development

Preceptor:
Feng-Chun Yang, MD, PhD
Herman B. Wells Center & IU School of Medicine

Poster

Danielle Phillips
Ben Davis High School ‘15

Incorporating Chemical Analysis Into Forensic Comparisons of Human Head Hair

Preceptor:
John Goodpaster, PhD
IUPUI School of Science

Poster

Paige Price
Brownsburg High School ‘15

Effects of Chemicals A, A1, and A2 on 4T1 mouse breast cancer cells

Preceptor:
Hiroki Yokota, PhD
IUPUI School of Engineering and Technology

Poster

Rebecca Pyle
Union Bible Academy ‘14

Effects of a group weight loss program in children

Preceptor:
Leslie Schuh, PhD
St. Vincent Carmel Hospital

Poster

Tiange (Tony) Qu
Ben Davis High School ‘14

Modeling the structure and dynamics of neuronal circuits in the Drosophila larvae using image analytics

Preceptor:
Gavriil Tsechpenakis, PhD
IUPUI School of Science

Poster

Seth Reasoner
Homeschool ‘14

Measuring Henry’s Law and Gas-Liquid Mass Transport Parameters


Preceptor:
Mark LaPack, PhD
Eli Lilly and Company

Poster

Raja Reddy
University High School of Indiana ‘14

Dynamical Systems Approach to Artificial and Biological Neurons

Preceptor:
Yogesh N. Joglekar, PhD
IUPUI School of Science

Poster

Elaina Roach
Lawrence Central High School ‘15

Effects of Diet on Mouse Reproduction

Preceptor:
Debra Hickman, DVM, MS
IU School of Medicine

Poster

Munajj Siddeeq
Lawrence Central High School ‘13

Repair Mechanisms of Yeast Cells

Preceptor:
Anna Malkova, PhD
IUPUI School of Science

Poster

Rachel Stephens
North Central High School ‘14

Modeling the structure and dynamics of neuronal circuits in the Drosophila larvae using image analytics

Preceptor:
Gavriil Tsechpenakis, PhD
IUPUI School of Science

Poster

Emily Stiglich
Carmel High School ‘14

Characterization of the muscarinic M1 receptor using Dynamic Mass Redistribution (DMR)

Preceptor:
Chris Felder, PhD
Eli Lilly and Company

Poster

VanBawiTha Thawng
Southport High School '14

Vitamin E (alpha tocopherol)

Preceptor:
Steven R. Wassall, PhD
IUPUI School of Science

Poster

Rachel VanAmburg
Lawrence Central High School ‘15

Evaluation of expression of CDC20 in primary & secondary human brain cancers and human brain cancer cells

Preceptor:
Dan Sliva, PhD
Methodist Research Institute

Poster

Sanjna Vinze
Center Grove High School ‘14

Screening for small molecule modulators of the differentiation of induced pluripotent stem cell derived Dopaminergic neurons

Preceptor:
Jeff Dage, PhD
Eli Lilly and Company

Poster

Aining Wang
Carmel High School ‘14

Determining best conditions of transfection for Cos-7 cells

Preceptor:
Yang Zhao, PhD
Eli Lilly and Company

Poster

Alice Wang
Carmel High School ‘14

The impact of human serum on human muscle progenitor cell cultures: implications for future clinical trials

Preceptor:
Stacey Halum, MD
Stark Neurosciences Center & IU Medical Center

Poster

Jonas Wang
Carmel High School ‘13

Modeling the structure and dynamics of neuronal circuits in the Drosophila larvae using image analytics

Preceptor:
Gavriil Tsechpenakis, PhD
IUPUI School of Science

Poster

Colin Watson
North Central High School ‘13

Therapeutic targets in Diabetic Retinopath

Preceptor:
Rajashekhar Gangaraju, PhD
IU School of Medicine

Poster

Zachariah Williams
Homeschool ‘14

The determination of VLE data using an Othmer still

Preceptor:
Sylvia Nwosu, PhD
Eli Lilly and Company

Poster

Alexander Yu
Carmel High School ‘15

Neurogenesis following TBI with DHF treatment

Preceptor:
Jinhui Chen, PhD
Stark Neurosciences Center & IU School of Medicine

Poster

Alyssa Zhao
Carmel High School ‘14

Salivary TLR Expression in Dental Caries as a Potential Diagnostic Tool

Preceptor:
Mythily Srinivasan, PhD
IU School of Dentistry

Poster

Erin Zhao
Carmel High School ‘14

Properties of Random Reaction Rate Matrices in Chemical Kinetics

Preceptor:
Yogesh N. Joglekar, PhD
IUPUI School of Science

Poster

Baizhen Zhu
Zionsville Community High School ‘14

Microglia Activity in the Hippocampus Following Moderate Traumatic Brain Injury

Preceptor:
Jinhui Chen, PhD
Stark Neurosciences Center & IU School of Medicine

Poster

Decontee Zinnah
Southport High School ‘14

Training & Calibration for Potentiometric Determination of Fluoride

Preceptor:
Elizabeth Angeles Martinez-Mier, DDS, MSD, PhD
Oral Health Research Institute & IU School of Dentistry