KEYS 2016

2016 Alumni

High School: Sonoran Science Academy -Tucson
City: Tucson
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Anna Dornhaus
Research Project: Investigating the effects of invasion on task allocation in T. Rugatulus colonies

High School: Desert View High School
City: Tucson
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Jennifer Barton
Research Project: Deflection of Micro-Endoscope Sheath Materials vs. Pull-Wire Displacement for Optimal Steerability

High School: Pueblo Magnet High School
City: Tucson
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Kathleen Walker
Research Project: Determining Dengue Transmission in the Southwestern US by Figuring Out the Age of Field Collected Aedes aegypti

High School: Canyon Del Oro High School (CDO)
City: Oro Valley
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Sairam Parthasarathy
Research Project: Can CPAP fatten you up? Abrogation of Intermittent Hypoxia and Weight Change

High School: Marana High School
City: Marana 
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Kirsten Limesand
Research Project: Disruption of Beta-Catenin/E-Cadherin Interactions within Irradiated Saliva Glands

High School: Empire High School
City: Vail
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Michael Daines
Research Project: The Effect of PAR2 Agonists on Lung Function in Mice

High School: Cienega High School
City: Vail
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Anita Koshy
Research Project: Characterizing the Strain-Specific CNS Immune Response to Distinct Toxoplasma strains

High School: Catalina Foothills High School
City: Tucson
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Todd Camenisch
Research Project: Examining the Use of Recombinant DNA Technology to Produce a New Therapeutic Peptide

High School: Sunnyside High School
City: Tucson
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Monica Schmidt
Research Project: Identifying Foreign Marker Protein, GFP, in Various Backgrounds of Camelina sativa

High School: Cibola High School
City: Yuma
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Donata Vercelli
Research Project: Protein Quantification using BCA Protein Assay

High School: Mountain View High School
City: Marana
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Michael Riehle
Research Project: Effects of Aedes aegypti Bloodfeeding Habits on the Regional Transmssion of Dengue

High School: Tuba City High School
City: Tuba City
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Daniela Zarnescu
Research Project: Small molecules that rescue TDP-43 dependent locomotor dysfunction in a Drosophila model of ALS

High School: University High School (UHS)
City: Tucson
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Daniela Zarnescu
Research Project: Analyzing Altered Metabolism in TDP-43 and SOD1 Models of ALS in Drosophila

High School: BASIS Chandler
City: Chandler
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Guang Yao
Research Project: Single Cell Analysis of the Effects of the CKI p21 on the Rb-E2F Pathway and the Cell Cycle

High School: BASIS Chandler
City: Chandler
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Daniel Latt
Research Project: Shear Wave Elastography for Evaluation of Lateral Ankle Sprains

High School: BASIS Tucson North
City: Tucson
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Paul Myrdal
Research Project: Molecular Weight and Cosolvent Variability on Microparticle Stability

High School: Corona del Sol High School
City: Tempe
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Linda Restifo
Research Project: Exploration of abnormal behavior in Drosophila fragile X mental retardation (dfmr1) mutants

High School: BASIS Chandler
City: Chandler
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Erika Eggers
Research Project: The Effect of Type 1 Diabetes on the Morphology of Type 7 Cone Bipolar Cells

High School: BASIS Oro Valley
City: Oro Valley
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Marc Orbach
Research Project: Morphological and Mating Type Analysis of Ophidiomyces ophiodiicola

High School: Chaparral High School
City: Scottsdale
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Sean Limesand
Research Project: IGF-1 affects β-cell proliferation rate in islets from fetal sheep

High School: CTrivium Preparatory Academy
City: Goodyear
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Monica Schmidt
Research Project: Optimization of Both Regulatory Elements and Subcellular Localization for Gene Expression in Camelina sativa Seeds

High School: University High School (UHS)
City: Tucson
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Yves Carriere
Research Project: Effect of Cross Pollination within Bt RIB Seed Mixture on Development of Helicoverpa Zea and Kernel Damage of Corn

High School: BASIS Tucson North
City: Tucson
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Ted Trouard
Research Project: Neuro Anatomical Segmentation of Diffusion Weighted Magnetic Resonance Imaging

High School: Hamilton High School
City: Chandler
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Tricia Serio
Research Project: [PSI+]zing up the enemy: finding a way to eliminate prions

High School: Catalina Foothills High School
City: Tucson
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Georg Wondrak
Research Project: The topical OTC antimicrobial zinc pyrithione (ZnPT) eliminates cell models of human squamous cell carcinoma

High School: Sonoran Science Academy -Tucson
City: Tucson
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Michael Marty
Research Project: Setting up a Biochemistry Lab

High School: Catalina Foothills High School
City: Tucson
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Leslie Gunatilaka & Dr. Eli Chapman
Research Project: FtsH Activity as a Result of Variable ATP Concentrations

High School: University High School (UHS)
City: Tucson
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Jeong-Yeol Yoon
Research Project: Microfluidic Biosensor Detection of Pathogens

High School: Sunnyside High School
City: Tucson
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Nathan Cherrington
Research Project: Localization and Distribution of Renal Transporters in Non-alcoholic Steatohepatitis

High School: Catalina Foothills High School
City: Tucson
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Ting Wang
Research Project: Characterization of the Protective Role of Trefoil Factor 2 in Ventilator-Induced Lung Injury

High School: Hamilton High School
City: Chandler
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Jil Tardiff
Research Project: Examining the Structural Effects of the A22T and D20N Mutations in Tropomyosin

High School: Mountain View High School
City: Marana
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Michael Brown
Research Project: Nanocrystallization and X-Ray Diffraction of Rhodopsin

High School: Catalina Foothills High School
City: Tucson
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Wulfia Gronenberg
Research Project: Linking Metabolic Activity and Task Specialization in Two Species of Desert Ants.

High School: Empire High School
City: Vail
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Yitshak Zohar
Research Project: A Microfluidic Lung-on-a-Chip; Investigation of External Conditions

High School: BASIS Peoria
City: Peoria
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Shane Snyder
Research Project: Identifying, analyzing, and preventing Trace Organic Compounds in the environment

High School: University High School (UHS)
City: Tucson
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Eli Chapman
Research Project: Site Directed Mutagenesis to Develop Ligation Independent Cloning Vectors

High School: University High School (UHS)
City: Tucson
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Lisa Nagy
Research Project: Adding Segments One by One: Notch Signaling and the Evolution of Segmentation

High School: Cibola High School
City: Yuma
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Carol Barnes
Research Project: Possible Impact of Stimulating the Immune System on Brain Function and Behavior

High School: BASIS Chandler
City: Chandler
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Julie Ledford
Research Project: Role of CC16 in the immune response to Mycoplasma pneumoniae in allergic conditions

High School: Canyon Del Oro High School (CDO)
City: Oro Valley
Faculty Mentor: Dr. David Armstrong & Dr. Marvin Slepian
Research Project: Using biosensors to compare the kinematics and dynamic walking patterns of patients with diabetic neuropathy and with and without diabetic foot ulcers

High School: Cibola High School
City: Yuma
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Ryan Sprissler
Research Project: The effectiveness of different enzymes used in DNA extraction of mice tails

High School: BASIS Tucson North
City: Tucson
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Catharine Smith
Research Project: Effect of CoREST Protein Depletion on Glucocorticoid-induced Gene Transcription

High School: Catalina Foothills High School
City: Tucson
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Pascale Charest
Research Project: Investigating the mechanism of TORC2 activation

High School: University High School (UHS)
City: Tucson
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Leif Abrell
Research Project: Transformation and Coupling of Nitroaromatic Compounds in Anaerobic Conditions