2014 Alumni

High School: Nogales High School
City: Nogales 
Faculty Mentor: Dr. David Armstrong & Dr. Bijan Najafi
Research Project: Validating the Accuracy of Commercial Physical Activity Monitors for Medical Applications

Faculty Mentor: Dr. Jennifer Teske
Research Project: Effect of an intracranial injection procedure on body weight and food intake in rodents

High School: Catalina Foothills High School
City: Tucson
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Terrence Monks
Research Project: Dopamine Induced Post-Translational Modifications in α-synuclein and Role of Arsenic in Parkinson's Disease

High School: Ironwood Ridge High School
City: Oro Valley
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Jennifer Barton
Research Project: Kasai autocorrelation and short-time Fourier transform methods in Doppler optical coherence tomography

High School: Marana High School
City: Marana 
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Jonathan Vande Geest
Research Project: Varying Residual Stress as a Function of Location and Depth in the Posterior Sclera

High School: Tuba City Unified School District #15
City: Tuba City 
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Melanie Culver
Research Project: Genetic Analysis of Scat to Identify Wildlife Specials on Tribal Ancestral Lands

High School: Flowing Wells High School
City: Tucson
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Monica Schmidt
Research Project: Differential Expression Profiling of YABBY transcription factor genes in transgenic soybean seeds

High School: Mountain View High School
City: Marana
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Donna Zhang
Research Project: Identification of a Functional ARE in the MsrA Promoter Region Transcriptionally Regulated by Nrf2

High School: Catalina Foothills High School
City: Tucson
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Lisa Nagy
Research Project: Identification of genotoxic UVA-photosensitizers

High School: Catalina Foothills High School
City: Tucson
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Georg Wondrak
Research Project: Roles of the vasa gene in developing Thamnocephalus

High School: Catalina Foothills High School
City: Tucson
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Anna Dornhaus
Research Project: Inactive Ant Functions within Colonies of Temnothorax regatulus

High School: Desert View High School
City: Tucson
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Aikseng Ooi
Research Project: Expressing CYP4F11 in Mammalian Cell Culture Systems Through the Construction of a Gene Expression Vector

High School: Shonto Preparatory High School
City: Shonto 
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Shane Snyder
Research Project: Method Development for the Extraction of Perflorienated Compounds in Fish Tissue

High School: Desert View High School
City: Tucson
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Donata Vercelli
Research Project: Targeting DNase I hypersensitivity site HS11/12 in IL13 for deletion using CRISPR-Cas9

High School: Greyhills Academy High School
City: Tuba City
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Catharine Smith
Research Project: The Effects of Histone Deacetylased Inhibitors on Circadian Rhythm Transcription Factors

High School: Desert View High School
City: Tucson
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Wulfia Gronenberg
Research Project: Regional Brain Volume and its Correlation to Personality

High School: BASIS Chandler
City: Chandler
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Anita Koshy
Research Project: Comparing Cyst-to-Cell Boy Distance of Two Different Strains of Toxoplasma gondii

High School: Canyon Del Oro High School (CDO)
City: Oro Valley
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Frans Tax
Research Project: Getting to the Root of It: Receptor-like-kinases (RLKs) Proteins in Arabidopsis thaliana

High School: Desert View High School
City: Tucson
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Michael Riehle
Research Project: Testing Mosquitoes for SCP-1 Gene Expression

High School: Andrada Polytechnic High School
City: Vail
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Serrine Lau
Research Project: Detection and Quantification of Methylglyoxal in human cells exposed to arsenic by HPLC

High School: Tuba City High School
City: Tuba City
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Roger Miesfeld
Research Project: Oogenesis in the Malaria Mosquitoes, Anopheles stephensi

High School: BASIS Chandler
City: Chandler
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Donna Zhang
Research Project: Generation of Vectors for Over-expression of MCC to Study its Effects on the Nrf2-Keap1 Signaling Pathway

High School: Flowing Wells High School
City: Tucson
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Erika Eggers
Research Project: Effects of Diabetes on Retinal Nueron Morphology

High School: BASIS Oro Valley
City: Oro Valley
Faculty Mentor: Dr. David Armstrong & Dr. Bijan Najafi
Research Project: Assessing the quantifiable effects of mild cognitive impairment on gait and balance performance: a systematic review

High School: Mountain View High School
City: Marana
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Serrine Lau
Research Project: All-Trans-Retinoic Acid Cytoprotection Against P-Aminophenol-Induced Renal Injury

High School: St. Gregory College Preparatory
City: Tucson
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Ted Trouard
Research Project: Developing a tool for analyzing dynamic contrast-enhanced MRI images

High School: Nogales High School
City: Nogales
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Maria Altbach
Research Project: The effects of adiposity on adolescent bone development

High School: BASIS Tucson North
City: Tucson
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Pak Kin Wong
Research Project: Creation of a Portable Bacteria Based Biosensor for Environmental Monitoring

High School: Desert View High School
City: Tucson
Faculty Mentor: Dr. David Armstrong & Dr. Bijan Najafi
Research Project: Melanin Concentration and its affect on Current Medical Devices

High School: University High School (UHS)
City: Tucson
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Marc Orbach
Research Project: Analysis of Putative Aspergillus flavus RYP1 Pathogenicity Factor Gene Mutants

High School: Ironwood Ridge High School
City: Oro Valley
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Kirsten Limesand
Research Project: The Effect of Radiation on Keratin 5 Progenitor Cells in Salivary Glands

High School: Mountain Ridge High School
City: Glendale
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Marek Romanowski
Research Project: Augmented Microscopy with Near-Infrared Fluorescence Detection

High School: Andrada Polytechnic High School
City: Vail
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Terrence Monks
Research Project: PAR Traslocation to the Cytosol Occurs in a Time-Dependent Manner in Necrotic Cell Death

High School: University High School (UHS)
City: Tucson
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Nathan Cherrington
Research Project: The effects of nonalcoholic steatohepatitis on expression levels of transport proteins in rat kidneys

High School: Saint Augustine Catholic High School
City: Tucson
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Hanna (Johnny) Fares
Research Project: ABC Transporter MRP-4 in Mucolipidosis Type IV

High School: Ironwood Ridge High School
City: Oro Valley
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Nathan Cherrington
Research Project: Modeling Human Nonalcoholic Steatohepatitis through Variation in Drug Metabolism Proteins in Rodent Models

High School: Sahuaro High School
City: Tucson
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Anna Dornhaus
Research Project: The Role and Abundance of “Lazy Ants” in Colonies of Temnothoraz rugatulus

High School: Tucson Magnet High School
City: Tucson
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Jil Tardiff
Research Project: Kinetic Effects of Troponin T Mutations on the Cardiac Thin Filament

High School: Mountain View High School
City: Marana
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Eli Chapman
Research Project: Isoform specific Hsp70 Inhibitors from marine sources

High School: Greyhills Academy High School
City: Tuba City
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Judith Bronstein
Research Project: Abstract Unavailable

High School: Desert View High School
City: Tucson
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Michael Brown
Research Project: Rhodopsin activation in detergent environments

High School: BASIS Tucson North
City: Tucson
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Urs Utzinger
Research Project: PbS Quantum Dots as Contrast Agents for Colon Cancer Detection

High School: Tuba City High School
City: Tuba City 
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Leif Abrell
Research Project: Well Water Contaminant Differences in the Wet and Dry Seasons

High School: BASIS Tucson North
City: Tucson
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Daniela Zarnescu
Research Project: Finding Molecular Evidence of dFABP Overexpression in Fruit Fly Eyes