2012 Alumni

High School: North High School
City: Phoenix
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Walter Klimecki
Research Project: The Effects of Aresnite on Cell Signaling Pathways in Lymphoblastoid Cell Lines 18853 and 18564

High School: Mesquite High School
City: Gilbert
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Clark Lantz
Research Project: Inhalation of Arsenic During Lung Development Alters Pulmonary Structure and Function

High School: University High School (UHS)
City: Tucson
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Rod Wing
Research Project: Assembly of Leersie perrieri cholorplast genome

High School: University High School (UHS)
City: Tucson
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Urs Utzinger
Research Project: Enhancing the Effectiveness of Autofluoresence in Detecing Cancer

High School: Desert Vista High School
City: Tempe
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Serrine Lau
Research Project: Inhibition of Topoisomerase II In Vitro by Benzoquinone: Implications in Benzene-Induced Leukemia

High School: Desert Vista High School
City: Tempe
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Heddwen Brooks
Research Project: Lithium decreases AQP2 expression, and activates mTOR signaling pathway in renal medullary collecting duct cells

High School: Ironwood Ridge High School
City: Oro Valley
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Donata Vercelli
Research Project: CRE-loxP Mediated Excision of a Reproramming Transgene from Human Induced Pluripotent Stem Cells

High School: Mountain View High School
City: Marana
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Richard Vaillancourt
Research Project: Identifying the 3-D Structure of MEKK3 Through Cloning Methods

High School: Flowing Wells High School
City: Tucson
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Frans Tax
Research Project: Understanding the Phenotypes of BRI1-120 Dward Mutants in Arabidopsis

High School: Ironwood Ridge High School
City: Oro Valley
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Urs Utzinger
Research Project: Qdot-705 Quantum Dots as NIR Contrast Agents for Multiphoton Fluoresence Imaging

High School: BASIS Tucson North
City: Tucson
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Nathan Cherrington
Research Project: Altered drug diposition induced by the effects of Nonalcoholic Steatohepatitis on two hepatic drug transporters: MRP2 and MRP3

High School: Tanque Verde High School
City: Tucson
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Terry Matsunaga & Dr. Ted Trouard
Research Project: Drug Delivery Across the Blood-Brain Barrier Using Focused Ultrasound and Microbubbles

High School: Rincon High School
City: Tucson
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Marek Romanowski
Research Project: Size Dependent Spectral Properties of Gold Coated Liposomes for Drug Delivery

High School: Mountain View High School
City: Marana
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Ramireddy Bommireddy
Research Project: IL-6 Deficiency Counteracts Wasting in Female Smad3 Knockout Mice

High School: Catalina High School
City: Tucson
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Jon Konhilas
Research Project: Gene Mutation as a Cause of Familial Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy

High School: BASIS Tucson North
City: Tucson
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Rod Wing
Research Project: Development of a Method for in Vitro Genome-Wide Quantification of Repeated Elements

High School: Catalina Foothills High School
City: Tucson
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Donna Zhang
Research Project: High-throughput screening of Nrf2 activator or inhibitor by fluoresence polarization-based assay

High School: Palo Verde Magnet High School
City: Tucson
Faculty Mentor: Dr. David Armstrong
Research Project: All steps are not created equal: Differences in gait characteristics between the lab and real life

High School: Catalina Foothills High School
City: Tucson
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Fayez Ghishan
Research Project: The Role of Curcumin in Modulating Colonic Microbiota During Inflammation and Carcinogenesis

High School: Liberty High School
City: Peoria
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Serrine Lau
Research Project: Pentoxifylline Initiates Proteasomal Degradation of Cyclin D1 and Arrests Renal Cancer Cells in the G1 Phase

High School: Catalina Foothills High School
City: Tucson
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Kobus Barnard & Dr. Ravi Palanivelu
Research Project: Detecting Mutant Pollen Tubes Using Simple Classifiers

High School: Mesa High School
City: Mesa 
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Kirsten Limesand
Research Project: The Role of Autophagy in Radiation Induced Salivary Gland Dysfunction

High School: Ironwood Ridge High School
City: Oro Valley
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Yin Chen
Research Project: The Determination of Alternaria on Inducing Inflammation and Mucus Overproduction in Asthma Pathogenesis

High School: University High School (UHS)
City: Tucson
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Donna Zhang
Research Project: Determining Inhibitor and Inducers for the Nrf2 Pathway by High Throughput Luciferase Assay

High School: Catalina Foothills High School
City: Tucson
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Carol Barnes
Research Project: Decision-making under uncertainty; effect of age in rodents and pattern of evoked responses in amygdala neurons

High School: Nogales High School
City: Nogales
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Paul Myrdal
Research Project: Bioconversion Study of Perillyl Alcohol Pro-Drugs

High School: Catalina Foothills High School
City: Tucson
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Jennifer Barton
Research Project: Dual-Modality OCT-LIF Imaging to Evaluate Chemopreventive Agent Effects on VEGF Uptake in a Mouse Model of Colorectal Cancer

High School: Corona del Sol High School
City: Tempe
Faculty Mentor: Dr. David Armstrong
Research Project: Beware the Distracted Walker: Alterations in Gait Patterns During Multitasking

High School: Sahuarita High School
City: Sahuarita 
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Fernando Martinez
Research Project: Association Between a Tetraricopeptide Repeat Domain 21B Polymorphism and Asthma Exacerbations in Children

High School: Catalina Foothills High School
City: Tucson
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Sean Limesand
Research Project: Histological Analysis of Fetal Adrenal Glands Reveals Association Between Adrenal Anatomy and Plasma Concentrations of NE

High School: Sahuarita High School
City: Sahuarita 
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Jonathan Vande Geest
Research Project: Parametric Models of Drug-Eluting Stents: The Effect of Location on Convection-Dominated Drug Delivery in Coronary Arteries

High School: University High School (UHS)
City: Tucson
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Charles Higgins
Research Project: Reinforcement Learning for Exploration in a Simulated Robot

High School: Mesquite High School
City: Gilbert
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Terrence Monks
Research Project: The Neurotoxic Potential of the Thioether Metabolites of MDMA

High School: Desert Vista High School
City: Tempe
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Catharine Smith
Research Project: Anti-Proliferative Effects of PXD101 (Bellinostat) and Flavopiridol in Diffuse Large B-Cell Lymphoma

High School: Sunnyside High School
City: Tucson
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Betsy Dokken
Research Project: Effects of GLP-1 on Calcium-Handling in Human Coronary Microvascular Endothelial Cells

High School: Santa Rita High School
City: Tucson
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Nathan Cherrington
Research Project: Transport of Nucelosides and HIV Drugs Across the Blood-Testis Barrier