Current RMI Scholars

Sara Amirkiai

2020 – 2021

Major: Molecular, Cell, and Developmental Biology

Project Title: Identification and characterization of long noncoding RNAs during inflammation.

Faculty/Staff Mentor: Susan Carpenter 

Research Mentor: Elektra Robinson

Lab: Carpenter Lab

Laya Ashley

2020 – 2021

Major: Chemistry

Faculty/Staff Mentor: Vicki Auerbuch Stone

Lab: Auerbuch-Stone lab

Melica Baboldashtian

2020 – 2021

Major: Human Biology

Project Title: Validating mutation calls in RNA-sequencing data

Faculty/Staff Mentor: Holly Beale

Research Mentor: Holly Beale

Lab: Treehouse

Marco Chamorro

2020 – 2021

Major: Bioinformatics

Project Title: Structure-based modeling of peptide-MHC I complexes

Faculty/Staff Mentor: Sofie Salama

Research Mentor: Santrupti Nerli

Lab: Haussler/Salama Lab

Eduardo Del Rio

2020 – 2021

Major: Bioinformatics

Project Title: Examining mutations in RNA-sequencing data using Cyverse

Faculty/Staff Mentor: Holly Beale

Research Mentor: Holly Beale

Lab: Treehouse

Darhien Gaddis

2020 – 2021

Major: Molecular Cell and Developmental Biology

Faculty/Staff mentor: Sofie Salama

Research Mentor: Ryan Hoffman

Lab: Haussler/Salama Lab

Ruby Guevara

2020 – 2021

Major: Molecular Cell and Developmental Biology

Project Title: The Expression of the Human LL-37 Antimicrobial Peptide Impairs the Detrimental Effect of Beta-amyloid in a Drosophila Model of Alzheimer’s Disease

Faculty/Staff Mentor: Jeremy Lee

Research Mentor: Shannon Twardy

Lab: Lee Lab

Daniel Lozano

2020 – 2021

Major: Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

Project Title: Identifying novel regulators of cancer stem cells in breast cancer

Faculty/Staff Mentor: Shaheen Sikandar

Research Mentor: Veronica Haro-Acosta

Lab: Sikandar Lab

Duyen Nguyen

2020 – 2021

Major: Molecular Cell and Developmental Biology

Project Title: The Expression of the Human LL-37 Antimicrobial Peptide Impairs the Detrimental Effect of Beta-amyloid in a Drosophila Model of Alzheimer’s Disease

Faculty/Staff Mentor: Jeremy Lee

Research Mentor: Shannon Twardy

Lab: Lee Lab

Diana Reyna

2020 – 2021

Major: Biochemistry/Chemistry

Project Title: Understanding the role of ZNF257, ZNF534, & HERV-H in early human development

Faculty/Staff Mentor: Sofie Salama

Research Mentor: Paola Angulo

Lab: Haussler/Salama Lab

Milagros Rivera

2020 – 2021

Major: Marine Biology

Project Title: Environmental DNA based bioinventory of Palmyra Atoll

Faculty/Staff Mentor: Beth Shapiro

Research Mentor: Rachel Meyer

Lab: Shapiro Lab