Current PURA Awardees

AY 2015-2016 PURA Awardees (Fall Cycle)

AwardeeProposal TitleFaculty SponsorDivision

Chai, Andreas Chenzhang

Characterization of the Migratory Patterns of CD8+ T Cells in Microchannels

Dr. Fidel Zavala

WSE/ BSPH

Chung, Sunho Jerome

Investigating the role of Narp in the antidepressant efficacy of electrocon

Dr. Irving Reti 

KSAS/ SOM

Dang, Brendan

Engulfment of myelin debris by oligodendrocyte progenitors

Dr. Dwight Bergles

WSE/ SOM

Elias, Cody

The effects of mindfulness meditation training and tDCS on sustained attent

Dr. Susan Courtney 

KSAS

Eoh, Joon Hyuck

Enhancing Elastin Production and Maturation in Vascular Smooth Muscle Tissu

Dr. Sharon Gerecht

WSE

Hamberger, David

Investigating the Impacts of Rising Anti‐Semitism on the Identities of Brit

Dr. Steven David

KSAS

Huang, Han

Exploring Possible Improvements of Deep Brain Stimulation by Computational 

Dr. Sridevi Sarma 

WSE

Johnson, Darin

Adult Hippocampal Neurogenesis and Medial Temporal Lobe Epilepsy 

Dr. Kimberly Christian

KSAS

Johnson, Karl

Platelet and Regulatory T Cell Interactions During HIV/SIV Infection

Dr. Kelly Metcalf Pate 

KSAS/ SOM

Ju, Julia

The Influence of Hypoxia on the Functional Coupling of Cancer Cell Prolifer

Dr. Denis Wirtz

WSE

Lee, Yun Ji (Diana)

The reactivation of latent HIV in infected astrocytes by a small RNA inhibi

Dr. Kenneth Witwer

KSAS

Kelly, Michael

Investigating the Active Galactic Nucleus Unification Model with the MaNGA 

Dr. Nadia Zakamska 

WSE/ KSAS

Kim, Daniel

The Molecular and Cellular Determinants of Epithelial Duct Bifurcation

Dr. Andrew Ewald

KSAS/ SOM

Kim, Young Eun

Gene Vector Sensitization of Chemotherapeutic Resistant Glioblastoma

Dr. Jung Soo Suk 

WSE/ SOM

Koo, Michael

Unfolding the paths of microRNA suppression in Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia

Dr. Linda Resar

WSE/ SOM

Mandaloju, Spandana

Temporal Characteristics of Surprised-Induced Enhancement of Learning

Dr. Lisa Feigenson 

KSAS

Mohsen Nia, Arman

Analysis and control of plasmid distribution for enhanced gene delivery

Dr. Jordan Green

WSE/ SOM

Park, SangWoo

Analyzing the Benefits of Using the Stratified Scenario Sampling Method in 

Dr. Benjamin Hobbs 

WSE

Park, SungJae

From Tigers to Dragons: An Historical Sociology of East Asia

Dr. Daniel Pasciuti 

KSAS

Phan, BaDoi Nguyen

Transcriptome Analysis of Pitt Hopkins Syndrome in a Murine Model

Dr. Thomas Hyde 

WSE/ SOM

Picon, Edwina

Non-Suicidal Self-Injurious Behaviors at Hopkins

Dr. Alison Papadakis

KSAS

Ryu, Brian

Effect of Drainage Channels on the Hydrodynamic Drag on a Rolling Sphere

Dr. Joelle Frechette

WSE

Shade, Daniel

Hypoxia-induced DDR2 expression promotes breast cancer metastasis

Dr. Daniele Gilkes

WSE/ SOM

Shao, Yi

Treatment with levetiracetam targeting hippocampal dysfunction improves cog

Dr. Michela Gallagher

KSAS

Shin, Yu Jung

Engineered Bovine Tissue for Corneal Reconstruction

Dr. Jennifer Elisseeff

WSE/ SOM

Thakker, Sameer

An Investigation of Metabolic Marker Differences in Latent vs. Active TB In

Dr. Petros Karakousis 

KSAS/ SOM

Tran, Sang

Investigating the Roles of DNA Elements in Stochastic Gene Expression

Dr. Robert Johnston

KSAS

Vicente, Fernando

High Throughput and Multiplex Analysis of Rare Antigen-Specific T Cells

Dr. Jonathan Schneck

WSE/ SOM 

Wall, Rose Clara

Hydraulic Features in Natural Open Channels

Dr. Ciaran Harman 

WSE

Wang, Annette

Role of ipRGC-neurotransmitters  glutamate and PACAP   in light-dependent m

Dr. Samer Hattar

KSAS

Yu, Brandon 

The Effects of Oxygen Glucose Deprivation on the Bioenergetic Pathway of Gl

Dr. Shaida Andrabi 

WSE/ SOM

Zhang, Yuxi

Association of preoperative food preferences with postoperative weight loss

Dr. Kimberley Steele

KSAS/ SOM

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