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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