2013 Alumni

High School: Coconino High School
City: Flagstaff
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Donata Vercelli
Research Project: Gene Expression Profiling of Human iPS-Derived Hepatocytes

High School: University High School (UHS)
City: Tucson
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Wulfia Gronenberg
Research Project: Comparison Between the Brains of Bees and Ants

High School: Cactus Shadows High School
City: Cave Creek
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Michael Riehle
Research Project: How Old is that Mosquito?

High School: Pueblo Magnet High School
City: Tucson
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Paloma Beamer
Research Project: Investigating Contamination of Total Coliforms and Escherichia coli in Private Wells along the Santa Cruz River

High School: Salpointe Catholic High School
City: Tucson
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Eli Chapman
Research Project: Controlling a Molecular Machine with Natural Products

High School: Catalina Foothills High School
City: Tucson
Faculty Mentor: Dr. David Armstrong & Dr. Bijan Najafi
Research Project: Smartsox: A Smart Textile to Prevent Diabetic Foot Amputation

High School: Catalina Foothills High School
City: Tucson
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Yin Chen
Research Project: Gender Dimorphic Effects of Chronic Low-Dose Arsenic Exposure

High School: Catalina Foothills High School
City: Tucson
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Anna Dornhaus
Research Project: Morphological Effects of Aging in Temnothorax rugatulus

High School: University High School (UHS)
City: Tucson
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Donna Zhang
Research Project: High-Throughput Screening of Nrf2 Activator or Inhibitor by Fluorescence Polarization-Based Assay

High School: BASIS Tucson North
City: Tucson
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Guang Yao
Research Project: The Effect of the Destabilizing Domain on the Expression of E2F1

High School: Ironwood Ridge High School
City: Oro Valley
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Lynne Oland
Research Project: Spatial Relationships between Glial Processes and Synapses in Drosophila Third-Instar Ventral Nerve Cord

High School: BASIS Chandler
City: Chandler
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Clark Lantz
Research Project: Inhalation of Arsenic Affects Collagen Expression and Pulmonary Function of Developing Lungs

High School: Canyon Del Oro High School (CDO)
City: Oro Valley
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Ravi Palanivelu
Research Project: Function and Localization of LORELEI in the Female Gametophyte in Arabidopsis thaliana

High School: Catalina Foothills High School
City: Tucson
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Jonathan Vande Geest
Research Project: Electrospun Composite Vascular Constructs Developed in Dynamic Bioreactors to Simulate Natural Blood Vessels: A Preliminary Study.

High School: University High School (UHS)
City: Tucson
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Pak Kin Wong
Research Project: Double Stranded Locked Nucelic Acid Probes For Detecting Single Gene Expression Dynamics During In Vitro Vasculogenesis

High School: Catalina Foothills High School
City: Tucson
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Hanna (Johnny) Fares
Research Project: Suppression of cup-5 Mutant Defects by ALX-1

High School: University High School (UHS)
City: Tucson
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Marek Romanowski
Research Project: Preparation and Characterization of Superparamagnetic Iron Oxide Nanoparticle Loaded Liposomes for Targeted Drug Delivery

High School: Mountain View High School
City: Marana
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Michael Brown
Research Project: The Investigation of Rhodopsin Photoactivation in Detergents

High School: Catalina Del Oro High School (CDO)
City: Oro Valley
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Daekyu Sun
Research Project: Identification of Small Molecules that Downregulate the Transcription of RET Gene in Medullary Thyroid Carcinoma

High School: Desert Vista High School
City: Tempe
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Fernando Martinez
Research Project: Association of Filaggrin 2282 Deletion Polymorphism with Asthma in European Children

High School: BASIS Oro Valley
City: Oro Valley
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Ramireddy Bommireddy
Research Project: Chronic Inflammation Causes Thymic Atrophy and Promotes Cancer

High School: Shadow Ridge High School
City: Surprise
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Nathan Cherrington
Research Project: Transport of NRTI Drugs and Nucelosides Across the Blood-Testis Barrier

High School: Catalina Foothills High School
City: Tucson
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Kirsten Limesand
Research Project: The Role of the Notch Signaling Pathway in Radiation-Induced Salivary Gland Dysfunction

High School: Vail Academy
City: Vail 
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Ali Bilgin
Research Project: Comparison of the Variable Density Spiral, Cartesian, and Radial Methodologies of Data Acquisition through Magnetic Resonance Imaging

High School: Yuma High School
City: Yuma
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Yves Carriére
Research Project: Does Cannibalism Affect Cotton Bollworm Resistance to Bt toxins?

High School: BASIS Tucson North
City: Tucson
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Todd Camenisch
Research Project: Low-Dose Arsenic Induction of Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease

High School: Santa Rita High School
City: Tucson
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Heddwen Brooks
Research Project: T-cell Dependent Hypertension is Attenuated in Female Mice During Angiotensis II Infusion

High School: Apache Junction High School
City: Apache Junction
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Terry Matsunaga
Research Project: Development of Liposome-Conjugated Microbubbles for Focused Ultrasound Mediated Drug Delivery

High School: Pueblo Magnet High School
City: Tucson
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Sean Limesand
Research Project: Insulin-like Growth Factor and Insulin-like Growth Factor Receptor Expression in Skeletal Muscle of Intrauterine Growth Restricted Sheep Fetuses

High School: Tanque Verde High School
City: Tucson
Faculty Mentor: Dr. David Armstrong & Dr. Bijan Najafi
Research Project: Monitoring of Stress while Learning Robotic Cardiac Surgery

High School: Catalina Foothills High School
City: Tucson
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Bentley Fane
Research Project: Viral Genome Injection: The Functions of the Third Hendecad and C-Terminus of φX174 Pilot Protein H

High School: Chandler Prep
City: Chandler
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Daniel Latt
Research Project: Comparison of Three Techniques for the Quantification of Hindfoot Alignment

High School: Desert Vista High School
City: Tempe
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Frans Tax
Research Project: Identifying Polymorphisms in the Genetic Sequences of Punica grantum and Ficus carica

High School: University High School (UHS)
City: Tucson
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Serrine Lau
Research Project: The Varying Effects of Pentocifylline on Cyclin D1 Levels and G1 phase Arrest in Different Renal Cell Carcinoma Cell Models

High School: St. Gregory
City: Tucson
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Urs Utzinger
Research Project: PbS Quantum Dots as Contrast Agents for Colorectal Cancer Detection

High School: BASIS Tucson North
City: Tucson
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Xiaoyi Wu
Research Project: Engineering Artificial Scaffolds for Neural Tissue Regeneration

High School: Ironwood Ridge High School
City: Oro Valley
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Terrence Monks
Research Project: The Relationship of Store-Operated Calcium Channels and ROS in TGHQ-Induced Necrotic Cell Death

High School: Chandler High School
City: Chandler
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Jil Tardiff
Research Project: The Effect of the TnI G70R Cardiomyopathy Mutation on the Dynamics of TnI and TnC Interaction: an Investigation using FRET

High School: Corona del Sol High School
City: Tempe
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Leif Abrell
Research Project: The Predominant Plastic Particle of Lake Superior

High School: University High School (UHS)
City: Tucson
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Shane Snyder
Research Project: Evaluating the Mutagenecity of Recycled Water with the AMES II Assay

High School: ASU Prep
City: Phoenix
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Danzhou Yang
Research Project: Role of Bcl-2 P1 Promoter G-quadruplexes in Oncogene Expression

High School: BASIS Tucson North
City: Tucson
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Jonathan Vande Geest
Research Project: Deformation of the Lamina Cribrosa Due to Elevated Intraocular Pressure as an Underlying Cause of Primary Open Angle Glaucoma

High School: Salpointe Catholic High School
City: Tucson
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Laurence Hurley
Research Project: Identifying Compounds that Interact with DNA Secondary Structures in the KRAS Promoter for the Treatment of Pancreatic Cancer

High School: Chaparral High School
City: Scottsdale
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Stephen Wright
Research Project: Characteristics of NBD-MTMA Transport by hOCT2

High School: Mountain View High School
City: Marana
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Nathan Cherrington
Research Project: Extrahepatic Effects of Nonalcoholic Steatohepatitis on Metformin Disposition and the Occurrence of Adverse Drug Reactions

High School: Ironwood Ridge High School
City: Oro Valley
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Catharine Smith
Research Project: BcL-2, p16, and p53 Mutations in Cell Lines with Diffuse Large B-cell Lymphoma and the Implications for Drug Response in Lymphoma Patients

High School: Desert Vista High School
City: Tempe
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Jennifer Barton
Research Project: Methylene Blue Localization in a Mouse Model of Colon Cancer

High School: University High School (UHS)
City: Tucson
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Ted Trouard
Research Project: Liposome-Conjugated Microbubbles for Targeted Neurotherapeutic Delivery