2018 Alumni

High School: BASIS Tucson North
City: Tucson
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Russell Witte
Research Project: Imaging and thermometry of tissue and gel phantoms using thermoacoustic and photoacoustic techniques.

High School: Accelerated Learning Laboratory
City: Tucson
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Daniel Latt
Research Project: Effects of Dominance and Direction in Limbs When Performing Cutting Motion

High School: Red Mountain High School
City: Mesa
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Guang Yao
Research Project: Single Cell Analysis of the Effects of CKI p21 Concentration on the Depth of Cellular Quiescence

High School: Catalina Foothills High School
City: Tucson
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Pascale Charest
Research Project: Studying the Effect of cAR1 Phosphorylation on cAMP Stimulated G-Protein Activation

High School: Catalina Foothills High School
City: Tucson
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Kirsten Limesand
Research Project: Role of PGE2 Secretion following Cytokine Activation and Radiation Therapy on Salivary Glands

High School: Walden Grove High School
City: Sahuarita
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Tally Largent-Milnes
Research Project: NHE1 Expression in Neurovascular Cells In Vitro

High School: Flowing Wells High School
City: Tucson
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Kaveh Laksari
Research Project: Segmentation and Analysis of MRI images for Early Indication of Alzheimer’s Disease

High School: BASIS Chandler
City: Chandler
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Wulfila Gronenberg
Research Project: Investigating the Relationship between Brain Structure and Body Size in Two Wasp Species

High School: Academy of Tucson
City: Tucson
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Erika Eggers
Research Project: Analysis of Retinal GABAergic and Glycinergic Amacrine Cells After 12 Weeks of Diabetes

High School: Empire High School
City: Vail
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Roberto Guzman
Research Project: Increasing the Efficiency of Nanoencapsulation of Biomolecules: The Effect of Type of Solvent and Drug Concentration on Encapsulation Efficiency

High School: Tucson Magnet High School
City: Tucson
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Nathan Cherrington
Research Project: The Effect of Nonalcoholic Steatohepatitis on Transporter Protein Expression

High School: Cibola High School
City: Yuma
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Jason Karnes
Research Project: Warfarin Pharmacogenomics in Hispanic Populations

High School: Catalina Foothills High School
City: Tucson
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Timothy Bolger
Research Project: The Role of Ded1 in Translation Initiation and Stress Granule Formation

High School: Empire High School
City: Vail
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Jil Tardiff
Research Project: Investigating the Binding Effects of 4 Tropomyosin Mutations with Actin

High School: BASIS Peoria
City: Peoria
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Fernando Teran Arce
Research Project: Automating Data Analysis of BLM Current-Time Graphs to Determine the Role of Aβ Peptides in Alzheimer’s Disease

High School: Sonoran Science Academy
City: Tucson
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Rebecca Vanderpool
Research Project: Improved Right Ventricular Function at follow-up in Patients with Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension

High School: Tuba City High School
City: Tuba City
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Kathleen Walker
Research Project: Surveillance with BioGents Lure Paired with Co2 Component Increases Aedes aegypti and Culex quinquefaciatus (Diptera: Culicidae) Trap Yield

High School: BASIS Tucson North
City: Tucson
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Sean Limesand
Research Project: Decreased pyruvate dehydrogenase phosphorylation in intrauterine growth restricted ovine fetuses

High School: Mountain View High School
City: Marana
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Laura Meredith
Research Project: Seasonal differences of soil physical and chemical properties influenced by water treatment source

High School: Sonoran Science Academy
City: Tucson
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Casey Romanoski
Research Project: The Effect of ERG’s Phosphorylation on Target Gene Expression

High School: BASIS Tucson North
City: Tucson
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Jennifer Barton
Research Project: Identifying Early Signs of Ovarian Cancer Using Histology

High School: University High School (UHS)
City: Tucson
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Monica Schmidt
Research Project: Gel Electrophoresis of Mutated Green Fluorescent Protein Soybeans

High School: Scottsdale Preparatory Academy
City: Scottsdale
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Daniela Zarnescu
Research Project: Pain Analysis of a TDP-43 Drosophila Model of Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis

High School: BASIS Tucson North
City: Tucson
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Melanie Culver
Research Project: Molecular detection of Rickettsiaceae bacteria in antelope and black sided jackrabbits (Lepus alleni and Lepus californicus)

High School: North Phoenix Preparatory Academy
City: Phoenix
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Yitshak Zohar
Research Project: Analyzing the Interactions Between HUVEC Cells and Collagen Coating in Lung-On-A-Chip Devices

High School: University High School (UHS)
City: Tucson
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Nirav Merchant & Dr. Parker Antin & Dr. Eric Lyons
Research Project: Bringing a tool into the Discovery Environment through the use of container technology

High School: Sunnyside High School
City: Tucson
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Michael Riehle
Research Project: The Effects of Pyrethroid Insecticides on Wild Type Aedes aegypti Mosquitoes

High School: BASIS Tucson North
City: Tucson
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Michael Marty
Research Project: Decreasing Polydispersity by Circularizing Nanodiscs

High School: University High School (UHS)
City: Tucson
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Minkyu Kim
Research Project: Investigation of ELP Biomanufacturing Methods for Diverse Biomaterial Products

High School: Amphitheater High School
City: Tucson
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Jeffery Lochhead
Research Project: Intranasal Insulin as a Neuroprotective during Hypoxia/Reoxygenation Stress

High School: BASIS Tucson North
City: Tucson
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Jennifer Teske
Research Project: Expression of IL-6 and TNF⍺ in Perennial White Adipose Tissue of Male Sprague-Dawley Rats

High School: Douglas High School
City: Douglas 
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Patricia Stock
Research Project: Does the Type 6 Secretion System Help Xenorhabdus Kill Bacteria?

High School: BASIS Tucson North
City: Tucson
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Eli Chapman
Research Project: Effects of eIF4B and eIF4G on eIF4A1 ATPase Activity

High School: Pueblo Magnet High School
City: Tucson
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Leif Abrell
Research Project: Project Harvest: Detection of Organic Compounds in Harvested Rainwater

High School: Sonoran Science Academy 
City: Tucson
Faculty Mentor: Dr. John Schaibley
Research Project: Shielding Defects in Ultrathin Materials from Charge Traps in Substrates

High School: Mountain Ridge High School
City: Glendale
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Jennifer Teske
Research Project: Effects of Sleep Disruption by Environmental Noise on Food Preferences

High School: BASIS Chandler
City: Chandler
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Jun Wang
Research Project: Identification of Structural Features of 2A Protease for Enterovirus Antiviral Development

High School: Mountain Ridge High School
City: Glendale
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Dongkyun Kang
Research Project: Adapting Smart Confocal Microscopy for an Outreach Setting

High School: BASIS Tucson North
City: Tucson
Faculty Mentor: Dr. George Sutphin
Research Project: The Role of Oxidative Damage in Lifespan Extension from 3-hydroxyanthranilc Acid in C. elegans

High School: BASIS Peoria
City: Peoria
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Weigang Wang
Research Project: Investigating Spin-Dependent Tunneling and Magnetoresistance in Magnetic Tunnel Junctions

High School: Chandler High School
City: Chandler 
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Julie Ledford
Research Project: Genetic Variation in SP-A2 and the Effects on Phagocytosis

High School: Chandler High School
City: Chandler 
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Nima Toosizadeh & Dr. Jane Mohler
Research Project: The Effect of Motor Task Condition and Cognitive Component Difficulty on Dual-Task Performance among Healthy Young Adults

High School: Walden Grove High School
City: Sahuarita
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Torsten Falk
Research Project: Sub-anesthetic Ketamine Prevents Levodopa-induced Dyskinesia and Improves Motor Function in a 6-OHDA Rat Model of Parkinson’s Disease

High School: Horizon High School
City: Scottsdale
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Judith Su
Research Project: Using Surface Chemistry to Inhibit Non-Specific Binding on Ultra High-Q Microtoroids

High School: Pueblo Magnet High School
City: Tucson 
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Marvin Slepian
Research Project: Aggregation Measurement in whole blood and platelet rich plasma using MICELI (MICrofluidic, Electronic, Impedance) Chips

High School: BASIS Chandler
City: Chandler
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Donata Vercelli
Research Project: Immune Responses In The Asthma Mouse Model Illustrate Protective Effect Of Amish House Dust

High School: Odyssey Institute (TOPA)
City: Buckeye
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Michael Brown
Research Project: The Effect of Hydration on Rhodopsin Activation

High School: BASIS Oro Valley
City: Oro Valley
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Nathan Ellis
Research Project: The Structural and Enzymatic Roles of NSMCE2 in DNA Repair

High School: Westwood High School
City: Mesa
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Yves Lussier
Research Project: Validation of Exposure-Phenotype Associations Unveiled Through Large-Scale Mining Of EHR and EQI Datasets