Current RMI Scholars

Sara Amirkiai

2020 – 2021

Molecular, Cell, and Developmental Biology

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

Faculty Mentor: Susan Carpenter (Carpenter Lab)

Research Mentor: Elektra Robinson

Carlos Arevalo

2018 – 2019, 2019 – 2020, 2020 – 2021

Molecular, Cell, and Developmental Biology

Project Title: Pan-cancer analysis of driver mutations and modules.

Faculty Mentor: Angela Brooks (Brooks Lab)

Research Mentor: John Akutagawa

Laya Ashley

2020 – 2021

Chemistry

 

Melica Baboldashtian

2020 – 2021

Human Biology

Project Title: Assessing differential expression across polyA selection and ribodepletion library preparation methods

Faculty Mentor: (Treehouse)

Research Mentor: Holly Beale

Marco Chamorro

2020 – 2021

Bioinformatics

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

Faculty Mentor: (Haussler/Salama Lab)

Research Mentor: Santrupti Nerli

Eduardo Del Rio

2020 – 2021

Bioinformatics

Project Title: Assessing differential expression across polyA selection and ribodepletion library preparation methods

Faculty Mentor: (Treehouse)

Research Mentor: Holly Beale

Darhien Fuller

2020 – 2021

Molecular Cell and Developmental Biology

Faculty mentor: (Haussler/Salama Lab)

Research Mentor: Ryan Hoffman

Gifti Gemeda

2019 – 2020, 2020 – 2021

Biomolecular Engineering and Bioinformatics

Project Title: Using a Notch-reporter assay to understand the ability of specific NOTCH2NL alleles to activate Notch signaling

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

Research Mentor: Gary Mantalas

Ruby Guevara

2020 – 2021

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 Mentor: (Lee Lab)

Research Mentor: Shannon Twardy

Juliana Limon

2020 – 2021

Marine Biology/Ecology and Evolutionary Biology

Project Title: The Complete mitogenome of Dascyllus trimaculatus

Faculty Mentor: (Bernardi Lab)

Research Mentor: May Roberts/Darrin Schultz

Daniel Lozano

2020 – 2021

Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

Duyen Nguyen

2020 – 2021

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 Mentor: (Lee Lab)

Research Mentor: Shannon Twardy

Linh Thuy Nguyen

2019 – 2020, 2020 – 2021

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, 2020 – 2021

Biomolecular Engineering and 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

Claudia Paz Flores

2020 – 2021

Neuroscience

Project Title: Identifying the functional consequences of human-specific genes on neural networks using organoid models of brain development

Faculty Mentor: (Haussler/Salama Lab)

Research Mentor: Jess Sevetson

Diana Reyna

2020 – 2021

Biochemistry/Chemistry

Project Title: The Human Cell Atlas Initiative

Faculty Mentor: (Haussler/Salama Lab)

Research Mentor: Paola Angulo

Milagros Rivera

2020 – 2021

Marine Biology

Faculty Mentor: (Shapiro Lab)

Research Mentor: Rachel Meyer

Shamari Waller

2019 – 2020, 2020 – 2021

Neuroscience

Project Title: Generation of biomaterials for third generation sequencing and assembly methods

Faculty Mentor: (Haussler/Salama Lab)

Research Mentor: Kristof Tigyi