Current RMI Scholars

Undergraduate RMI Scholars

Jessica Arozqueta,
Fall 2016 – Spring 2017

MCD BIO (Neuroscience)
The role of Fezf2 + neuronal stem cells in the creation of olfactory bulb interneuron subtypes
Faculty mentor: Bin Chen

Victoria Serrano,
Fall 2016 – Spring 2017

Bio Chem
Meiotic recombination and the effects of inversions on chromosome pairing
Faculty mentor: Russ Corbett-Detig

Stefanie Brizuela,
Spring 2017- Spring 2018


Phenotypic analysis of mutant mouse mammary glands (Prickle2 gene: knock- out, heterozygote, and wild- type tissue)
Faculty mentor: Angela Brooks

Selam Gebremedhin,
Summer 2017

Identifying functional links between transcription and splicing of mRNAs
Faculty mentor: Grant Hartzog

Graduate RMI Scholars

Jessica Morgan,
Fall 2016 – Spring 2017

Microbiology and
Environmental Toxicology (METOX)
Identifying molecular targets of the Yersinia pseudotuberculosis type three secretion system inhibitor piericidin A1
Faculty mentor: Victoria Auerbuch- Stone

Brandon Saint-John,
Fall 2017 – Spring 2018

Determining the effects of SMARCA4 mutation on alternative splicing in lung adenocarcinoma.
Faculty mentor: Angela Brooks

Prestina Smith,
Fall 2016 – Winter 2017

MCD BIO & Chemistry
Vangl2 and Planar Cell Polarity Genes in Mammary Gland Morphogenesis
Faculty mentor: Lindsay Hinck

David Balderas,
Fall 2017

Regulon of the Iron-sulfur cluster transcription factor IscR in Yersinia
Faculty mentor: Victoria Auerbuch-Stone

Terrill Yazzie,
Winter 2017

Ocean Sciences

The role of phytoplankton- associated bacteria in degrading polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons via host lipids with concomitant transcriptomics
Faculty mentor: Marilou Sison-Mangus