SRTP Class of 2014

Jose Alonso                                                                                                                                                                                                         

Medical School: David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA

Undergraduate Institution: University of California, Los Angeles                                                                                 

Major: Chemistry

Preceptor: Sara Pai, MD, PhD 

Junior Preceptor: James Kobler, PhD                                                                                                               

Department: Surgery                                                                                                                                           

Abstract: Therapeutic Vaccine Increases Sensitivity of HPV Tumors to Anti-PD-1 Monotherapy

Destiny Bailey                                                                                                                                                                                         

Undergraduate Institution: Johns Hopkins University                                                                                               

Major: Neuroscience                                                                                                                                        

Preceptor: Joanthan Rosand, MD                                                                                                                            

Junior Preceptor: Alessandro Biffi, MD                                                                                                           

Department: Neurology                                                                                                                                     

Abstract: Prediction of Cognitive Decline Among Stroke Survivors

Violeta Contreras Ramirez

Undergraduate Institution: City College of New York

Major: Biology and Psychology

Preceptor: Seun Johnson-Akeju, MD, MMSc

Junior Preceptor: Marco Loggia, PhD  

Department: Anesthesia

Abstract: Cerebral Regional Blood Flow Changes during Drug-Induced Unconsciousness

Nicolas Govea

Undergraduate Institution: University of Texas at Austin

Major: Psychology

Preceptor: Javier E. Irazoqui, PhD 

Junior Preceptor: Sid Ahmed Labed, PhD

Department: Medicine, Immunology

Abstract: Screen For Novel Virulence Genes In Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus Using a Whole-organism Approach

Cassie Hobbs

Undergraduate Institution: Florida A&M University 

Major: Biology

Preceptor: Mark Poznansky, MD, PhD

Junior Preceptor: Pierre Leblanc, PhD

Department: Medicine, Infectious Disease

Abstract: Effect of Vaccination with SAV-Flu on Vaccination with SAV-OVA

Gabriel Lopez

Medical School: David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA

Preceptor: Elsie Taveras, MD, MPH

Junior Preceptors: Mona Sharifi, MD MPH and Erika R. Cheng, PhD MPA

Department: Pediatrics, Health Policy

Abstract: Multi-Level Correlates of Healthy BMI Maintenance and Unhealthy BMI Resolution Among Children

Christina Le  

Undergraduate Institution: Johns Hopkins University

Major: Psychology 

Preceptor: Cesar Castro, MD, MMSc

Junior Precpetor: Divya Pathania, PhD

Department: Medicine, Cancer Center

Abstract: Using Holographic Imaging to Detect High Risk HPV

Aldo Morante

Medical School: Rush Medical College

Preceptor: Carlos Camargo, MD, DrPH 

Junior Preceptor: Ashley Sullivan, MS, MPH

Department: Emergency Medicine 

Abstract: Factors Associated With Low Vitamin D Status in Infants Hospitalized with Bronchiolitis

Brian Mugo 

Medical School: University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine 

Undergraduate Institution: Yale University

Major: Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry

Preceptor: Andrew Tager, MD

Junior Preceptor: Neil Ahluwalia, MD

Department: Medicine, Immunology

Abstract: Developing a High-Throughput siRNA Screening Assay to Elucidate the Intrinsic Pathways Driving Pathogenic Fibroblast Migration and Invasion in Pulmonary Fibrosis

E. James Nelson

Medical School: Medical College of Georgia at Georgia Regents University 

Preceptor: Mario Suva, MD, PhD 

Department: Pathology

Abstract: The Role of CHD7 on Tumor-Propagating Cells of Glioblastoma

Deanna Palenzuela

Undergraduate Institution: Yale University 

Major: Neuroscience Track in Psychology

Preceptor: Gazeleh Sadri-Vakili, PhD

Junior Preceptor: Kaly Mueller

Department: Neurology

Abstract: Neurotrophin Signaling Deficits in the SOD1 Mouse Model of Amyotrophic Lateral Scelrosis

Mariama Runcie

Undergraduate Institution: Harvard University

Major: Molecular and Cellular Biology

Preceptor: Harald Ott, MD

Junior Preceptor: Sarah Gilpin, PhD

Department: Surgery, Thoracic

Abstract: Live Imaging of Cellular Cross-talk and Movement Patterns on Re-seeded Lung Matrix Scaffolds

Lauren Snider

Medical School: Medical University of South Carolina 

Preceptor: Helen Shih, MD 

Junior Preceptor: Puyao Li

Department: Radiation Oncology

Abstract: The Effect of Dose and Location of Proton Beam Radiation on Radiation Induced Optic Neuropathy

Robert Sutter

Undergraduate Institution: Brigham Young University 

Major: Physiology and Developmental Biology

Preceptor: Robert Gerszten, MD

Junior Preceptors: Marcos Alborghetti, PhD and Andre Dejam, MD, PhD

Department: Medicine, Cardiology

Abstract: Inhibition of Glutamine Synthase Impairs Glucose Tolerance in Mice


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