Current Genomics Scholars

Ikenna Anigbogu

2019 – 2020

Biomolecular Engineering, Bioinformatics

Project Title: Development of a Diagnostic to Analyze Clinical Samples on the Nanopore

Faculty Mentor: Mark Akeson (Akeson Lab)

Pablo Alvarez

2019 – 2020

Microbiology, Environmental Toxicology

Project Title: Investigating the role of the YmoA histone-like protein in pathogenic Yersinia

Faculty Mentor: Victoria Auerbuch Stone (Auerbuch-Stone Lab)

Research Mentor: David Balderas

Carlos Arevalo

2019 – 2020

Molecular, Cell and Developmental Biology, Bioinformatics

Project Title: Characterization and validation of novel transcript isoforms associated with U2AF1 S34F mutations in lung adenocarcinoma.

Faculty Mentor: Angela Brooks (Brooks Lab)

Research Mentor: Cameron Soulette/Eva Robinson

Kavya Aswadhati

2019 – 2020

Bioinformatics and Critical Race, Ethnic Studies

Project Title: Data-mining and Phylogenetic Approaches to Characterize the Stability of Wolbachia Infections in Malarial Mosquitoes

Faculty Mentor: Russ Corbett-Detig (Corbett-Detig Lab)

Research Mentor: Paloma Medina

Stefanie Brizuela

2019 – 2020

Biomolecular Engineering, Bioinformatics

Project Title: Determining the effects of mutations in SMARCA4 on alternative splicing in lung adenocarcinoma

Faculty Mentor: Angela Brooks (Brooks Lab)

Research Mentor: Brandon Saint-John

Sydney Renee Fregoso

2019 – 2020

Human Biology

Project Title: The influence of parental environment on future generational phenotypes

Faculty Mentor: Upasna Sharma (Sharma Lab)

Patrick Fuller

2019 – 2020

Human Biology

Project Title: Characterizing Genetic Suppressors of Spt5 Cs- for Applications to Gene Therapy

Faculty mentor: Grant Hartzog (Hartzog Lab)

Research Mentor: Grant Hartzog

Gifti Gemeda

2019 – 2020

Faculty Mentor: David Haussler/Sofie Salama (Haussler/Salama Lab)

Research Mentor: Gary Mantalas

Azuah Lucrecia Gonzalez

2019 – 2020

Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

Project Title: The Monitoring Yersinia Type III Secretion System in vitro

Faculty Mentor: Victoria Auerbuch Stone (Auerbuch-Stone Lab)

Research Mentor: Katherine Schubert

Alinne Gonzalez Armenta

2019 – 2020

Biomolecular Engineering, Bioinformatics

Project Title: Exploring the mechanisms of intron transposition

Faculty Mentor: Manny Ares (Ares Lab)

Research Mentor: Jen Quick-Cleveland

Alexander Hoefler

2019 – 2020

Biomolecular Engineering, Bioinformatics

Project Title: Quality assessment of cerebral cortex organoids using immunofluorescence and RNA expression measurements

Faculty Mentor: David Haussler/Sofie Salama (Haussler/Salama Lab)

Research Mentor: Ryan Hoffman

Vanessa Howland

2019 – 2020

Biology

Project Title: Investigating whether maternal choline supplementation protects against alterations in epigenetically regulated gene expression caused by developmental Manganese exposure

Faculty Mentor: Donald R Smith (Smith Lab)

Research Mentor: Shanna Howard

Preet Kaur

2019 – 2020

Biomolecular Engineering, Bioinformatics

Project Title: Investigating Functional Genomics and Inferring Distribution of Fitness Effects of Intron Gain in the pelagic tunicate species Oikopleura dioica

Faculty Mentor: Russ Corbett-Detig (Corbett-Detig Lab)

Beagan Nguy

2019 – 2020

Bioinformatics

Project Title: The Human Cell Atlas Initiative

Faculty Mentor: Jim Kent (Kent Lab)

Research Mentor: Parisa Nejad

Linh Thuy Nguyen

2019 – 2020

Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology

Project Title: Characterization of a Genetic Suppressor of a Histone H3 Mutations That Perturbs Transcription Elongation in Budding Yeast

Faculty Mentor: Grant Hartzog (Hartzog Lab)

Research Mentor: Grant Hartzog

Serafina Nieves

2019 – 2020

Biomolecular Engineering, Bioinformatics

Project Title: Functional consequences of horizontal gene transfer from bacteria to arthropods

Faculty Mentor: Russ Corbett-Detig (Corbett-Detig Lab)

Research Mentor: Russ Corbett-Detig

Taylor Real

2019 – 2020

Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology

Project Title: Optimizing Molecular Inversion Probes to Characterize Human Specific Neurodevelopmental Genes

Faculty Mentors: David Haussler/Sofie Salama (Haussler/Salama Lab)

Research Mentor: Gary Mantalas

Jackie Roger

2019 – 2020

Research Project Title: Predicting the Accuracy of Gene Expression Measurement Assays for Clinical Applications using UMEND (uniquely mapped, exonic, non-duplicate) reads

Faculty Mentor: Olena Vaske (Vaske Lab)

Research Mentor: Holly Beale

Shamari Waller

2019 – 20201

Neuroscience

Faculty Mentor: David Haussler/Sofie Salama (Haussler/Salama Lab)

Research Mentor: Kristof Tigyi