Current Genomics Scholars

Alumni Genomic Scholars

Undergraduate RMI Scholars

Pablo Alvarez,
Fall 2018 – Spring 2019
Auerbuch-Stone Lab (Microbiology and Environmental Toxicology)
Research Project Title: Investigating the role of the YmoA histone-like protein in pathogenic Yersinia
Faculty Mentor: Victoria Auerbuch Stone
Research Mentor: David Balderas

Paolo AnguloPaola Angulo
Fall 2018-Spring 2019 Dean’s Scholar
Haussler/Salama Lab (Biomolecular Engineering and Bioinformatics)
Observation of the Evolutionary Race Between L1 Retrotransposon and KRAB Zinc-Finger ZNF649 Repression in the Human Genome.
Faculty Mentors: Sofie Salama/David Haussler
Research Mentor: Kristof Tigyi

 

Stefanie BrizuelaStefanie Brizuela
Fall 2018- Spring 2019
Brooks Lab (Biomolecular Engineering and Bioinformatics)
Research Project Title: Determining the effects of mutations in SMARCA4 on alternative splicing in lung adenocarcinoma
Faculty Mentor: Angela Brooks
Research Mentor: Brandon Saint-John

 

Patrick FullerPatrick Fuller
2018
Hartzog Lab (Molecular, Cell, and Developmental Biology)
Research Project Title: Characterizing Genetic Suppressors of Spt5 Cs- for Applications to Gene Therapy
Faculty mentor: Grant Hartzog
Research Mentor: Grant Hartzog

 

 

Lourdes GomezLourdes Gomez
Spring 2018 -Spring 2019
Research Project Title: Using genomics to infer the consequences of pathogen exposure
Faculty mentor: Beth Shapiro
Research Mentor: Josh Kapp

 

 

Maelia Uy-Gomez
Fall 2018
Research Project Title: TBD
Faculty Mentor: Angela Brooks Mentor: Eva Robinson, staff scientist Award

Azuah Lucrecia Gonzalez
Fall 2018-Spring 2019
Auerbuch-Stone Lab (Microbiology and Environmental Toxicology)
Research Project Title: Probing pathogenic Yersinia gene expression during infection
Faculty Mentor: Victoria Auerbuch Stone
Research Mentor: Diana Hooker-Romero

Dante Moreno
Fall 2018 – Spring 2019
Sison-Mangus Lab (Ocean Sciences)
Research Project Title: Comparative analysis of the genes involved in the domoic acid biosynthetic pathway of Pseudo-nitzschia species
Faculty Mentor: Marilou Sison-Mangus
Research Mentor: Jiunn Fong, project scientist

Jessica PierceJessica Pierce
Fall 2018 – Spring 2019
Haussler/Salama Lab (Biomolecular Engineering and Bioinformatics)
Research Project Title: Recognition and Binding of Individual Zinc Finger Domains in Zinc Finger 649 to Primate Transposable Element, L1PA4
Faculty Mentors: Sofie Salama/David Haussler
Research Mentors: Jason Fernandes, Kristof Tigyi

 

Taylor Real
Fall 2018 – Spring 2019
Haussler/Salama Lab(Biomolecular Engineering and Bioinformatics)
Research Project Title: Using ddPCR to Determine Variation in Human-Specific Neurodevelopmental Gene
Faculty Mentors: Sofie Salama/David Haussler
Research Mentor: Gary Mantala

 

Jackie RogerJackie Roger
Fall 2017-Fall 2018 Dean’s Scholar
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
Research Mentor: Holly Beale

 

Manuel Varela
Fall 2018- Spring 2019
Shapiro-Green Lab (Paleogenomics/Bioinformatics)
Research Project Title: Building a bioinformatic pipeline to detect rare species in complex sequencing libraries
Faculty Mentor: Beth Shapiro
Research Mentor: Josh Kapp
iGEM Mentor: David Bernick

Sascha Zepeda
Fall 2018 – Spring 2019
Corbett Lab (Biomolecular Engineering and Bioinformatics)
Research Project Title: Admixture and epistatic interactions between cosmopolitan and ancestral populations of Drosophila populations from Ethiopia and France
Faculty Mentor: Russell Corbett-Detig
Research Mentor: Paloma Medina