2015 Alumni

High School: Desert View High School
City: Tucson
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Eli Chapman
Research Project: The Search for the Discovery of a GroEL Targeted Antibiotic

High School: Sonoran Science Academy -Tucson
City: Tucson
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Jonathan Vande Geest
Research Project: Analysis of Peripapillary Sclera Using Ocugimbal-aided Multiphoton Microscopy

High School: BASIS Chandler
City: Chandler
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Donna Zhang
Research Project: Upregulation of Nrf2 by TSC22D4 confers chemoresistance to Medroxyprogesteroneacetate (MPA) in Type 1 Endometrial Carcinoma

High School: Desert View High School
City: Tucson
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Michael Brown
Research Project: The Effect of Zinc in Rhodopsin Activation

High School: Catalina Foothills High School
City: Tucson
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Roger Miesfeld
Research Project: Enhanced Follicle Competition in Aedes aegypti Mosquito Ovaries by Partial Blood Feeding

High School: Sonoran Science Academy -Phoenix
City: Phoenix
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Jennifer Teske
Research Project: The effect of pre-recorded urban environmental noise on weight gain and feeding is species-dependent

High School: Catalina Foothills High School
City: Tucson
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Maria Altbach
Research Project: Parameterization of ex vivo porcine kidneys as a measurement of renal viability

High School: Tucson Magnet High School
City: Tucson
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Judith Bronstein
Research Project: Comparing the nutritional value of Datura discolor and D. wrightii on growth performance of the Manduca sexta

High School: University High School (UHS)
City: Tucson
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Daekyu Sun
Research Project: Synergistic effects of garlic derived natural compounds with Gemcitabine in Pancreatic Ductal Adenocarcinoma

High School: Catalina Foothills High School
City: Tucson
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Paul Myrdal
Research Project: Product Performance of the Marketed Inhalers ProAir®, Proventil HFA, and Ventolin

High School: Greyhills Academy
City: Tuba City
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Frans Tax
Research Project: Finding the Expression of CLAVATA1 and CORYNE in Arabidopsis Using Marker Analysis

High School: Marana High School
City: Marana 
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Sairam Parthasarathy
Research Project: Are women superior to men......with regards to cellular response to intermittent hypoxia?

High School: Arizona School for the Arts
City: Phoenix
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Anita Koshy
Research Project: Toxoplasma gondii infection alters size of cells in central nervous system

High School: Catalina Foothills High School
City: Tucson
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Frans Tax
Research Project: RECEPTOR-LIKE PROTEIN KINASE 1 and CLAVATA2 Regulate Root Growth in Arabidopsis thaliana

High School: Tucson Magnet High School
City: Tucson
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Erika Eggers
Research Project: Retinal Neuron Dysfunction in Diabetes

High School: Corona del Sol High School
City: Tempe
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Daniela Zarnescu
Research Project: Screening for neuroprotective compounds in a Drosophila model of ALS based on TDP-43

High School: Catalina Foothills High School
City: Tucson
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Julie Ledford
Research Project: The effects of Body Mass Index (BMI) and asthma on tissue eosinophilia and surfactant protein-A levels in human lungs

High School: Catalina Foothills High School
City: Tucson
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Jil Tardiff
Research Project: Characterization of the Sarcoplasmic Reticulum Calcium Uptake in Transgenic Mice

High School: Shonto Preparatory Academy
City: Shonto
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Anna Dornhaus
Research Project: Does Reduced Workload Cause Inactivity in Temnothorax rugatulus Ants?

High School: Shonto Preparatory Academy
City: Shonto
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Patricia Stock
Research Project: Effect of Temperature and Inoculum on Steinernema ‘Licanray’ Sex Ratio of First Generation Adults

High School: BASIS Tucson North
City: Tucson
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Anita Koshy
Research Project: CNS Immune Response Differences With Distinct Strains of Toxoplasma gondii

High School: Greyhills Academy
City: Tuba City
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Sean Limesand
Research Project: Identify the Differentiation Process in Cultured Neonatal Porcine Islet-like Clusters

High School: Desert Vista High School
City: Tempe
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Serrine Lau
Research Project: The Contribution of Cellular Stress Proteins in Mediating All-Trans Retinoic Acid Cytoprotection Against Renal Cellular Injury

High School: University High School (UHS)
City: Tucson
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Eli Chapman
Research Project: Discovery of natural product antibiotics that target GroEL

High School: Ironwood Ridge High School
City: Oro Valley
Faculty Mentor: Dr. David Armstrong
Research Project: Combined use of platelet-rich plasma, bilayered acellular matrix grafting, and negative pressure wound therapy in the targeted surgical treatment for acute severe diabetic foot disease

High School: Canyon Del Oro High School (CDO)
City: Oro Valley
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Craig Aspinwall
Research Project: Stabilization of Black Lipid Membranes for Biosensor Creation

High School: Saguaro High School
City: Scottsdale
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Wulfia Gronenberg
Research Project: Associative learning in Aphaeogaster cockerelli ants through olfactory classical conditioning

High School: Canyon Del Oro High School (CDO)
City: Oro Valley
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Aikseng Ooi
Research Project: Effects of Fumarate Accumulation on Iron Regulatory Protein

High School: University High School (UHS)
City: Tucson
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Monica Kraft
Research Project: The Effects of Surfactant Protein A2 Variants on Inflammation after M. pneumoniae Exposure

High School: Desert View High School
City: Tucson
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Jonathan Vande Geest
Research Project: Analyzing the Intrinsic Permeability of the Posterior Sclera and the RetinaBruch’s-Choroid Complex

High School: Desert View High School
City: Tucson
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Kirsten Limesand
Research Project: Effects of Radiation Treatment on Keratin 5 Progenitor cells in Salivary Glands

High School: Desert View High School
City: Tucson
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Lisa Nagy
Research Project: Conservation of gene regulatory networks in insect appendage development

High School: Desert View High School
City: Tucson
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Nathan Cherrington
Research Project: Creating an in vitro model of NASH associated changes in drug metabolism and disposition

High School: Cibola High School
City: Yuma
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Wulfia Gronenberg
Research Project: Measuring Metabolic Activity of the Antennal Lobes and Mushroom Bodies of Aphaenogaster cockerelli Ant Brains Using Cytochrome Oxidase Histochemistry

High School: Corona del Sol High School
City: Tempe
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Danzhou Yang
Research Project: C-myc Promoter Region: Survey of Inter- and Intra-species Control Elements

High School: Desert View High School
City: Tucson
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Heidi Mansour
Research Project: Characterization of Spray Dried Nano/Microparticulate Drugs

High School: Catalina Foothills High School
City: Tucson
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Donna Zhang
Research Project: Mutated in Colorectal Cancer (MCC) is a new Keap1-interacting protein

High School: Ironwood Ridge High School
City: Oro Valley
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Terrence Monks
Research Project: Dopamine and Arsenic Disrupt Alpha-Synuclein Homeostasis in Parkinson’s Disease

High School: Greyhills Academy
City: Tuba City
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Paloma Beamer
Research Project: Determining the most effective method of removing soil from hands for use in risk assessment

High School: Tucson Magnet High School
City: Tucson  
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Monica Schmidt
Research Project: Accumulation of a marker foreign protein in seeds of Camelina sativa with various genetic backgrounds

High School: BASIS Tucson North
City: Tucson  
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Michael Riehle
Research Project: The impact of increased insulin signaling in the Anopheles stephensi midgut on immunity, lifespan, and reproduction

High School: Shonto Preparatory Academy
City: Shonto
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Anna Dornhaus
Research Project: Does Extra Work Activate Lazy Individuals in Temnothorax rugatulus Ants?

High School: Chandler High School
City: Chandler 
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Catharine Smith
Research Project: Examining Mutational Status of Histone Acetyltransferases in Diffuse Large B-Cell Lymphoma

High School: Catalina Foothills High School
City: Tucson
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Guang Yao
Research Project: Computational Analysis of the Rb-E2F Bistable Region

High School: Catalina Foothills High School
City: Tucson
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Georg Wondrak
Research Project: Photodynamic elimination of skin cancer cells using an endogenous tryptophan photoproduct contained in human skin

High School: BASIS Oro Valley
City: Oro Valley
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Ted Trouard
Research Project: Studying Toxoplasmosis within the Mouse Brain: Automated Identification and Localization of Parasitic Infections

High School: Marana High School
City: Marana 
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Monica Schmidt
Research Project: Bio-Fortification of Chickpea with pro-vitamin A