2017 Alumni

High School: Cienega High School
City: Vail
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Michael Riehle
Research Project: Effects of Increased AMPK Expression on Metabolism and Reproduction in Anopheles Stephensi Mosquitoes

High School: University High School (UHS)
City: Tucson
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Kathleen Walker
Research Project: The Effects of Pyrethroid Insecticides on the Aedes Aegypti Mosquito

High School: Canyon Del Oro High School (CDO)
City: Oro Valley
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Jun Wang
Research Project: Discovery of Trypsin Inhibitors as Influenza Antivirals

High School: BASIS Tucson North
City: Tucson
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Minkyu Kim
Research Project: Artificially Engineered ELP-AMP Proteins for Broad-Spectrum Antimicrobial Materials

High School: Catalina Foothills High School
City: Tucson
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Jennifer Barton
Research Project: The Reflection Profile of Human Tissue

High School: Canyon Del Oro High School (CDO)
City: Oro Valley
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Daniela Zarnescu
Research Project: A Ketogenic Diet as a Treatment for ALS ​Drosophila

High School: Canyon Del Oro High School (CDO)
City: Oro Valley
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Maria Altbach
Research Project: Estimating Temporal Right Ventricular Volumetric Curves Using CMR

High School: BASIS Chandler
City: Chandler
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Michael Brown
Research Project: Purification and Characterization of Rhodopsin for the Analysis of Photoactivation

High School: Mountain View High School
City: Marana
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Nancy Sweitzer
Research Project: Understanding Heart Failure with Preserved Ejection Fraction (HFpEF)

High School: Empire High School
City: Vail
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Ted Trouard
Research Project: Analysis of a Rat Brain Phantom for Monitoring MRI Scanner Performance

High School: University High School (UHS)
City: Tucson
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Russell Witte
Research Project: Investigation of Tendon Elasticity Using Shear Wave Imaging and Validation through Physical Measurements

High School: Empire High School
City: Vail
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Nathan Ellis
Research Project: NSMCE2 activity prevents DNA replication damage

High School: Tuba City High School
City: Tuba City
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Wulfia Gronenberg
Research Project: Insect Odor Conditioning: Honey Bees v.s. Wood Ants

High School: University High School (UHS)
City: Tucson
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Nathan Cherrington
Research Project: Thyroid Hormone Transporter Alterations in Nonalcoholic Steatohepatitis

High School: Cienega High School
City: Vail
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Casey Romanoski
Research Project: Gene Expression Endothelial Cells in Absence of ERG Transcription Factor

High School: Mountain View High School
City: Marana
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Urs Utzinger
Research Project: Development of a Cuffless Optical Blood Pressure Monitor Using Pressure Propagation Measurements

High School: Empire High School
City: Vail
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Yitshak Zohar
Research Project: Developing a Microfluidic Airway on a Chip & Its Applications

High School: Horizon High School
City: Scottsdale
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Kirsten Limesand
Research Project: The Role of K19+ Cells following Radiation Damage and Restoration

High School: Catalina Foothills High School
City: Tucson
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Ann Lynch
Research Project: Neodiprion Fulvicep Damage on Pinus Ponderosa in Bull Basin

High School: Paradise Valley High School
City: Paradise Valley
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Betsy Arnold
Research Project: Fungal Phenotypic Modulation: Cellulose and Ligninase Activity in Relation to the Presence of Endohyphal Bacteria

High School: BASIS Oro Valley
City: Oro Valley
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Anna Dornhaus
Research Project: How does Temnothorax rugatulus react to an encounter with a competing ant colony?

High School: University High School (UHS)
City: Tucson
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Guang Yao
Research Project: Effects of Long-term Contact Inhibition on Depths of Cellular Quiescence

High School: University High School (UHS)
City: Tucson
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Daekyu Sun
Research Project: Investigation of the Cytotoxic Effects of Adefovir dipivoxil and Tenofovir disoproxyl using a Hepatocellular Carcinoma Cell Line

High School: Mountain Ridge High School
City: Glendale
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Monica Kraft
Research Project: Genetic Variants of Surfactant Protein (SP) A2 Influence Airway Epithelial Response to Interleukin (IL)-13

High School: Sahuaro High School
City: Tucson
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Daniel Latt
Research Project: The Ankle and Knee Joint Kinematics of Texting While Walking

High School: Tuba City High School
City: Tuba City 
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Judith Bronstein
Research Project: Energy Allocation and Tradeoffs within Male and Female Hyles lineata 

High School: Catalina Foothills High School
City: Tucson
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Erika Eggers
Research Project: Mitochondria and Glycine Receptor Alpha 1 Distribution is Unchanged in Retinal Bipolar Cells in Early Diabetes

High School: Palo Verde Magnet High School
City: Tucson
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Anita Koshy
Research Project: The effects of aging on the strain-specific immune response during chronic Toxoplasma infection

High School: Hamilton High School
City: Chandler
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Timothy Bolger
Research Project: The Effects of Medulloblastoma Mutations on the DEAD-box Helicase DDX3/Ded1

High School: University High School (UHS)
City: Tucson
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Jim Field
Research Project: Analysis of 3-Amino-1,2,4-triazol-5-one Degrading Bacteria Concentrations

High School: Cienega High School
City: Vail
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Pascale Charest
Research Project: The Role of PKA on the Dissociation of G Proteins in the Chemotactic Pathway of Dictyostelium discoideum

High School: BASIS Chandler
City: Chandler
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Julie Ledford
Research Project: The role of SP-A2 genetic variants in differentially mediating responses to ozone

High School: Paradise Valley High School
City: Paradise Valley 
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Stephen Wright
Research Project: Organic Cations and the Mechanisms of Drug Transport

High School: Nogales High School
City: Nogales 
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Paul Myrdal
Research Project: Methods for determine the solubility of oleic acid in HFA 227

High School: Empire High School
City: Vail
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Koonraad Van Doorslaer
Research Project: Optimization of Viral Genome Delivery into Primary Human Keratinocytes

High School: Canyon Del Oro High School (CDO)
City: Oro Valley
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Jennifer Teske
Research Project: Effects of Sodium Oxybate on Energy Expenditure is Dependent on Diet and Sleep Status in Male Sprague-Dawley Rats

High School: Corona del Sol High School
City: Tempe
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Monica Schmidt
Research Project: Stability of Beta-Carotene-Enhanced Soybeans

High School: Scottsdale Preparatory Academy
City: Scottsdale 
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Bonnie Hurwitz
Research Project: From Palsa to Fen: The Effects of Thawing Permafrost on Microbial Diversity and Methanogens

High School: Nogales High School
City: Nogales 
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Monica Schmidt
Research Project: The Bio-fortification of Soybean Seeds with Nutraceutical Carotenoids Zeaxanthin and Astaxanthin

High School: Mountain View High School
City: Marana 
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Laura Meredith
Research Project: Microbe variability on Landscape Evolution Observatory and their analysis through polymerase chain reaction

High School: University High School (UHS)
City: Tucson
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Raymond Runyan
Research Project: The Effect of Oflactomedin1 and Latrophilin2 in Glioblastoma Metastasis

High School: BASIS Tucson North
City: Tucson
Faculty Mentor: Dr. David Armstrong
Research Project: Soybean Scaffolds with Epidermal Growth Factor for Tissue Engineering Applications

High School: Salpointe Catholic High School
City: Tucson
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Jil Tardiff
Research Project: Similar Mutations in α-Tropomyosin Differentially Alter Ca2+-Sensitivity of Myosin ATPase Activity and Lead to Divergent Cardiomyopathies

High School: BASIS Chandler
City: Chandler
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Tally Largent-Milnes
Research Project: Testosterone Effect on Na+/H+ Exchanger NHE1 Expression

High School: Horizon High School
City: Scottsdale
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Kelly Reynolds
Research Project: Determining How Duration of Contact Affects Virus Transfer Efficiency between Fingers and Fomites

High School: BASIS Tucson North
City: Tucson
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Marvin Slepian
Research Project: The Importance of Angle: Effect of Anastomosis Angle on Platelet Activation in Ventricular Assist Devices

High School: Catalina Foothills High School
City: Tucson
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Jennifer Teske
Research Project: Effects of Sodium Oxybate on Feeding are Dependent on Diet and Sleep Status in Male Sprague-Dawley Rats

High School: Cienega High School
City: Vail
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Michael Marty
Research Project: The Effects of Charge Reduction on Nanodisc Stability