Summer 2014 PURA Recipients

 

Recipient Name

Proposal Title

Faculty Sponsor

School

Jordan Baker

Carotenoid and Lipid Production in Photoautotrophic Microalgae

Dr. Michael Betenbaugh

WSE

Brett Brodsky

A human stem cell model for studying genetic mutations in an inherited neurodevelopmental disease

Dr. Linzhao Cheng

KSAS

Weitong (Jeron) Chen

Viscoelastic Characterization of Cancer Cells during Mitosis

Dr. Denis Wirtz

WSE

MacIntosh Cornwell

Quantitative Analysis of Epigenetic Organization within Nuclei using FISH

Dr. Winston Timp

WSE

Abby Dowling

Caribbean Men's Study

Dr. Jacquelyn Campbell

SON

Stacy Gil

Developing a web-based educational applet on the cerebral vascularture

Dr. Arvind Pathak

WSE

Saksham Gupta

An Analysis of E3 Ubiquitin Ligases in C9ORF72-related ALS

Dr. Thomas Lloyd

KSAS

Seal-Bin Han

Development of miniaturized cochlear implant device for use in mice

Dr. Amanda Lauer

WSE

Sarah Hewes

3D printing of functional hydrogel-encapsulated microvessels

Dr. Peter Searson

WSE

Yijia Hu

Haploperoside C and its regulation of SAICAR and cancer cell growth

Dr. Young-Sam Lee

KSAS

Peter Kalugin

Elucidating the role of intraflagellar transport in primary cilia

Dr. Takanari Inoue

KSAS

David (Nam-Woo) Kim

Molecular mechanisms of Huntington's Disease

Dr. Solomon Snyder

KSAS

Andrew Landau

Notes, sequences and melodies: The Relationship Between Tempo and Auditory Object Encoding

Dr. Charles Limb

Peabody

Isaiah Levy

Targeting Tumor Suppressor MicroRNAs in Pediatric Leukemia

Dr. Linda Resar

WSE

Daniel Contaldo

Documenting the Libera Program in Italy

Dr. Bernadette Wegenstein

KSAS

Carrie Mok

Developing RNA Aptamers that Target HMGA1

Dr. Linda Resar

WSE

Pavlos Pachidis

Breast cancer cell migration in confinement: The contact-guided dilemma between channels of different widths

Dr. Konstantinos Konstantopoulos

WSE

Edward (Ned) Samson

How do humans synchronize movements with an external rhythm?

Dr. Noah Cowan

WSE

Siqi Tan

Characterization of LOXL2 Protein for Applications in Vascular Stiffness

Dr. Lakshmi Santhanam

WSE

Jai Thakor

MiniBrain-Modeling Double Cortex Syndrome with iPSCs and Cerebral Organoids

Dr. Kimberly Christian

KSAS

Carolyn Xue

Effect of Anti-ulcer Agent, Geranylgeranylacetone, on Cardiac Toxicity of Doxorubicon when treating and imaging Acute Myeloid Leukemia Cells

Dr. Kathleen Gabrielson

KSAS

 

Fall 2014 PURA Recipients

 

Recipient Name

Proposal Title

Faculty Sponsor

School

Ryan Alvarez

Controlling the Global Phenotype of a Dynamic, Heterogeneous Cell Line via Biophysical & Biochemical Manipulation

Dr. Denis Wirtz

WSE

Clayton Andrews

Transcriptional Regulation of Stem Cells for Peripheral Nerve Regeneration

Dr. Hai-Quan Mao

WSE

Patawut Bovonratwet

Contributions of Metabolic Flux & Hexosamine Scavenging to the Mobility of Metastatic Pancreatic Cancer Cells

Dr. Kevin Yarema

WSE

Kirsten Burke

Interaction of Visual and Auditory Modalities

Dr. Xiaoqin Wang

KSAS

Shawn Costello

A Computational and Experimental Model for Membrane Protein Flux

Dr. Karen Fleming

KSAS

Giana Dawod

The Effect of a Range of Bilingualism on Cognitive Performance in Non-Language Cognitive Domains

Dr. Arnold Bakker

KSAS

Alexander De la Vega

Tales of Dragons: A Reconstruction & Study of the Ming Dynasty Two-Stage Rocket

Dr. Yulia Frumer

KSAS

Amanda Facklam

The Effect of Hypoxia on the Longevity of Stem Cell-Derived Vascular Networks

Dr. Sharon Gerecht

WSE

Ryan Gallo

Neuronal Lineage-Tracking in a Developmental & Cellular Model of Schizophrenia & Autism

Dr. Brady Maher

KSAS

Michael Gao

Improving Hurricane Power Outage Predictions with Aerial Imagery

Dr. Seth Guikema

WSE

Grace Hancock

The Role of miRNA's in HIV Resistance of Highly Exposed Individuals

Dr. Kenneth Witwer

KSAS/ SPH

Gwendolyn Hoffman

Chip-Based S-100B Assay for Diagnosis of Traumatic Brain Injury

Dr. Peter Searson

WSE

Meghana Kalavar

Investigating Glioma Induced Neurovascular Dysregulation Using Multiphoton Microscopy

Dr., Arvind Pathak

KSAS

Nathaniel Kato

Ethylene Detection and Controlled Ripening of Fruits

Dr. Marc Donohue

WSE

Dohee Kim

Delaying ALS Progression & Extending Survival by Modulating CSN Excitability

Dr. Solange Brown

WSE

Joshua Land

Lotus Eyes Film Production

Meredith Ward

KSAS

Victoria Laney

Analysis of MDA-MB-231 Breast Cancer Cell Decision Making in Y-Shaped Micro channels

Dr. Konstantinos Konstantopoulos

WSE

Polly Ma

Lens-Free Microscopy for Fluorescence Imaging of Digital DNA Assays & Development of Melting Curve Analysis

Dr. Jeff Wang

WSE

Henry Sanchez

Modeling Blood-Brain Barrier Transport In-Vitro Using Hydrogel Microfibers

Dr. Peter Searson

WSE

Amy Sun

Automated Reconstruction Algorithm to Investigate Breast Cancer Progression

Dr. Aleksander Popel

WSE

Sara (Kimiko) Suzuki

Prevention of Cerebrovascular Disease by Use of a Glycosyltransferase Inhibitor

Dr. Subroto Chatterjee

KSAS

Zhuo Zhang

High-Speed Pseudorandom Grayscale Pattern Generation for Ultrafast Compress

Dr. Mark Foster

WSE/ KSAS