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Biochemistry Honors students present at Lata Symposium

Thursday, April 19th, 2012

Seven Biochemistry Honors students presented their research yesterday afternoon at the 8th Annual Gene F. Lata Undergraduate Research Symposium. Please join Undergraduate and Honors Advisor, Professor Marc Wold, in congratulating these 2011 graduates and their research mentors for a job well done.

  • Ashley Angell
    Mentor: Kris DeMali
    Tyrosine Phosphorylation of Vinculin Regulates Cell-Matrix Adhesion
  • Chelsea Khaw
    Mentor: Kris DeMali
    The Role of the Β3 Integrin in Melanoma Resistance to Chemotherapy
  • James Min
    Mentor: Joseph Zabner (Pulmonary)
    Organ-specific Expression of a Transgenic Human Lactonase in Drosophila melanogaster
  • Emma Nash
    Mentor: Martha Monick (Internal Medicine)
    Smoking Alters Dicer Expression in Human Alveoler Macrophages
  • Luke Prest
    Mentor: Dan Weeks
    Separating Functional Domains of Cardiac Transcription Factors by Construction of Chimeric Proteins
  • Hyun Soo Ryu
    Mentor: Shahram Khademi
    Mechanisms of Urea Conduction in Urea Channel
  • Austin Stark
    Mentor: Adrian Elcock
    Molecular Simulations of Weak Protein-protein Interactions

Biochem Honors students present at Lata Symposium

Wednesday, April 20th, 2011

Five Biochemistry Honors students presented their research this afternoon at the 7th Annual Gene F. Lata Undergraduate Research Symposium. The Symposium was dedicated to the memory of Dr. Lata and his first two graduate students, Drs. John Franz and Arthur Fishkin, who passed away in the last year.

Please join Undergraduate and Honors Advisor, Professor Marc Wold, in congratulating these 2011 graduates and their research mentors for a job well done.

  • Drew Jones
    Mentor: Adrian Elcock
    Molecular Dynamics Simulations of the DnaK Chaperone
  • Aditi Khanna
    Mentor: Bryce Plapp
    Characterization of an Alcohol Dehydrogenase from a “Fitter” Yeast
  • Peter Kim
    Mentor: Adrian Elcock
    Molecular Modeling of the Yeast Mitochondrial Matrix
  • Melissa Palma
    Mentor: Kris DeMali
    Examining the Effects of Vinculin Activating Peptide
  • Michael Zhang
    Mentor: Martha Monick (Internal Medicine)
    Influenza A Induces the ER Stress Response

Additional thanks go to Dr. Caitrin W. McDonough, who came back to give a talk at the Lata Symposium on The Genetics of Type 2 Diabetic End-Stage Renal Disease in Africans. Caitrin, a former student of Lori Wallrath, graduated with Honors in  Biochemistry in 2005. Having finished her PhD in Molecular Medicine and Translational Science, she is now a Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Florida.