Summer 2016 Honors College-Health Sciences Fellows

Maysum Chaudhri

Majors: Neuroscience, Economics; Minor: Chemistry; Certificate: Conceptual Foundations of Medicine

Using a Systemic Injection of Anti-Inflammatory Exosomes to Reduce Inflammation and Promote Repair in the Central Nervous System

Faculty Mentor: Dr. Michael Steketee, Department of Opthalmology, School of Medicine

 

Alice Cheng

Major: Neuroscience; Minor: Chemistry

What are the Nogo Receptor Ligands Restricting Synaptic Development?

Faculty Mentor: Dr. Zachary Wills, Department of Neurobiology, School of Medicine

 

Erika Gotway

Beckman Scholar

Major: Neuroscience; Minor: Chemistry; Certificate: Conceptual Foundations of Medicine

Synthesis and Evaluation of Calcium Channel Agonists with Applications in Lambert-Eaton Myathenic Syndrome (LEMS)

Faculty Mentor: Dr. Peter Wipf, Department of Chemistry

 

Daniel Hui

Major: Computer Science

A Comparitive Analysis of the Human Ocular Microbiome

Faculty Mentor: Dr. Wei Chen, Departments of Pediatrics, Biostatistics, and Human Genetics, School of Medicine

 

Bianca Leonard

Major: Neuroscience

A Step Towards Whole Eye Transplant: Determining the Optimal Immunosuppressive Drug Concentration for Increasing Neuronal Survival

Faculty Mentor: Dr. Vijay Gorontla, Department of Plastic Surgery, School of Medicine

 

Clayton Lyons

Major: Neuroscience; Minors: Chemistry, History; Certificate: Conceptual Foundations of Medicine

Does Lifelong Cognitive Activity and Exercise Level Influence the Development of Alzheimer’s Disease in the Elderly?

Faculty Mentor: Dr. Ann Cohen, Department of Psychiatry, School of Medicine

 

James Oosten

Major: Bioengineering

Unearthing a Cause: An Investigation of Genetic Pathways in ALS Using the Worm C. elegans

Faculty Mentor: Dr. Todd Lamitina, Departments of Pediatrics and Cell Biology, School of Medicine

 

Dhir Patwa

Majors: Neuroscience, Economics; Minor: Chemistry; Certificate: Conceptual Foundations of Medicine

A Novel Approach to Reduce Motor Impairment Associated with Parkinson’s Disease

Faculty Mentor: Dr. Rebecca Seal, Department of Neurobiology, School of Medicine

 

Abish Pius

Major: Neuroscience; Minor: Chemistry; Certificate: Conceptual Foundations of Medicine

Primary Motor Cortex (M1) Circuit Connectivity in Planning, Control, and Learning of Movement

Faculty Mentor: Dr. Bryan Hooks, Department of Neurobiology, School of Medicine

 

Sneha Rajendran

Major: Biological Sciences; Minor: Spanish; Certificate: Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies

C. elegans and Aging: How Various Mutations Can Affect Lifespan

Faculty Mentor: Dr. Arjumand Ghazi, Departments of Pediatrics, Developmental Biology and Cell Biology, and Physiology, School of Medicine

 

Souvik Roy

Majors: Neuroscience, Biological Sciences; Minor: Chemistry

Polyanhydride Networks for Controlled Drug Delivery

Faculty Mentor: Dr. William Wagner, Department of Bioengineering, Swanson School of Engineering

 

Fuwen Tu

Major: Neuroscience; Minor: Chemistry

Evaluating how Circadian Rhythm Disruption Leads to Anti-depressive Behaviors in Clock Δ19 Mice

Faculty Mentor: Dr. Colleen McClung, Department of Psychiatry, School of Medicine

 

Xiangrui Zeng

Major: Neuroscience; Minor: Chemistry

Improving Text Mining in Comparative Pathway Integrator Software Using Python

Faculty Mentor: Dr. George Tseng, Department of Biostatistics, Graduate School of Public Health