2019 Alumni

 

High School: Desert View High School
City: Tucson

Faculty Mentor: Dr. Fernando Teran Arce
Research Project: Link Between Amyloid Beta Aggregation and Pore Activity. Relation to Alzheimer's Disease

High School: Cienega High School
City: Vail

Faculty Mentor: Dr. Casey Romanoski
Research Project: Using siRNA to Knock Down the FES and AXL Genes in Endothelial Cells

High School: Palo Verde Magnet High School
City: Tucson

Faculty Mentor: Dr. Anne Wertheimer
Research Project: Creating an In Vitro Model of Microbial Infection and Symbiosis in the Presence of Normal Human Skin Fibroblasts

High School: Palo Verde Magnet High School
City: Tucson
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Vignesh Subbian
Research Project: Exploratory Analysis of ICU Delirium

High School: Salpointe Catholic High School
City: Tucson
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Jennifer Barton
Research Project: In Vivo Micro-Endoscopic Cell Collection Device for Early Detection of Ovarian Cancer

High School: Palo Verde Magnet High School
City: Tucson
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Tally Largent-Milnes
Research Project: The optimization of OATP in bEnd.3 cells in order to study its involvement in migraines

High School: Prescott High School
City: Prescott
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Dongkyun Kang
Research Project: Quantitative Image Analysis for Visible Light Sheet Microscopy

High School: Vista Grande High School
City: Casa Grande
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Raina Maier & Dr. Julia Neilson
Research Project: Impact of Revegetation on Soil Fines Formation at a Copper Mine Dump Site

High School: Red Mountain High School
City: Mesa
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Michael Riehle
Research Project: Measuring PANK mRNA and Protein Expression Within the Anopheles Stephensi Midgut

High School: Mountain View High School
City: Marana
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Sean Limesand
Research Project: Characteristics of the TGFβ Pathway in Lamb Myoblasts

High School: BASIS Tucson North
City: Tucson 
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Betul Kacar
Research Project: Time Traveling in the Lab: Resurrecting Ancient Biosignatures

High School: Alhambra High School
City: Phoenix
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Kirsten Limesand
Research Project: The effect of PKCζ on salisphere formation

High School: BASIS Mesa
City: Mesa
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Michael Brown
Research Project: Characterizing the Role of Water in Rhodopsin Activation and Signaling

High School: University High School (UHS)
City: Tucson
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Wulfila Gronenberg
Research Project: The Correlation Between Body Size, Brain Size, and Cell Count in Fire Ants

High School: Hamilton High School
City: Chandler
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Guang Yao
Research Project: Effect of Extracellular pH on Depth of Cellular Quiescence

High School: Mountain View High School
City: Marana
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Daniela Zarnescu
Research Project: The Role of Chaperone Enhancers in the Treatment of Neurodegenerative Disease

High School: Gilbert Classical Academy
City: Gilbert
Faculty Mentor: Dr. George Sutphin
Research Project: Effects of kynurenine interventions on C. elegans resistance to infection by Pseudomonas aeruginosa

High School: Westwood High School
City: Mesa
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Jennifer Teske
Research Project: The Effects of Estradiol on Physical Activity and Energy Expenditure in Female Ovariectomized Rats

High School: Amphitheater High School
City: Tucson
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Erika Eggers
Research Project: Intensities of COX IV and bNOS After 6 Weeks of Diabetes

High School: Palo Verde Magnet High School
City: Tucson
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Monica Schmidt
Research Project: Analysis Of Higher Protein Content In Mutagenized Soybean Lines

High School: Sahuaro High School
City: Tucson
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Jennifer Teske
Research Project: The effects of estradiol replacement on body weight gain and food intake in sham and ovariectomized female rats

High School: Sahuaro High School
City: Tucson
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Laura Meredith & Malak Tfaily
Research Project: Characterization of Organic Metabolites in Root and Soil Samples from The Biosphere 2 Tropical Rainforest

High School: Tucson Magnet High School
City: Tucson
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Laura Meredith 
Research Project: Rain Water Harvesting Impacts on Physiochemical Properties of Soil

High School: Catalina Foothills High School
City: Tucson
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Lisa Nagy
Research Project: Ticket to Divide: The Genetic Regulation of Beetle Segmentation

High School: BASIS Tucson North
City: Tucson
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Michael Marty
Research Project: Modelling Natural Bilayers with Mixed Lipid Nanodiscs for Native MS

High School: BASIS Tucson North
City: Tucson
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Kaveh Laksari
Research Project: Frailty Assessment Based on Unsupervised Daily Physical Activity

High School: BASIS Tucson North
City: Tucson
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Jun Wang
Research Project: Biochemical Characterization of Enterovirus D68 3Dpol and Identification of a Polymerase Inhibitor as a Potent D68 Antiviral

High School: University High School (UHS)
City: Tucson
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Nathan Cherrington
Research Project: Transepithelial Transport Across the Blood-Testis Barrier

High School: BASIS Tucson North
City: Tucson
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Roberto Guzman 
Research Project: Nanoparticle Polymer Encapsulation of the Drug Lapatinib for Breast Cancer Therapy

High School: Empire High School
City: Vail
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Monica Schmidt
Research Project: Determining optimum packaging for β-carotene enhanced soybean seeds

High School: Greenway High School
City: Phoenix
Faculty Mentor: Dr. John Schaibley
Research Project: Ultrathin Two Dimensional Materials

High School: Amphitheater High School
City: Tucson
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Anna Dornhaus
Research Project: How Does Nest Architecture Influence the Behavior of Temnothorax rugatulus Ants?

High School: Basha High School
City: Chandler
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Donta Vercelli & Dr. Vadim Pivniouk & Dr. Joao Gimenes
Research Project: Assessing the effects of Amish farm dust on bone marrow derived dendritic cells

High School: Sonora Science Academy 
City: Tucson
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Michael Hammer
Research Project: Analysis of Sleep and Seizures in Scn8a Epilepsy

High School: Catalina Foothills High School
City: Tucson
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Betsy Arnold
Research Project: Microbial communities on leaflets cut and not cut by leafcutter bees

High School: BASIS Tucson North
City: Tucson
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Roberto Guzman 
Research Project: Encapsulation of the Anticancer Drug Nilotinib in Polymeric Nanoparticles for Chronic Myeloid Leukemia Drug Therapy

High School: Catalina Foothills High School
City: Tucson
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Ted Trouard
Research Project: MRI Analysis and 3-D Modeling

High School: BASIS Ahwatukee
City: Ahwatukee
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Jeong-Yeol Yoon
Research Project: End-point PCR Analysis Using Capillary Flow as an Alternative to Gel Electrophoresis

High School: Kyiv International School
City: Ukraine
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Kathleen Walker
Research Project: The effectiveness of mosquito vector surveillance in detecting dengue virus in female Aedes aeygpti mosquitoes

High School: Sunnyside High School
City: Tucson
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Anita Koshy
Research Project: Method to evaluate the brain immune response following infection

High School: Sahuaro High School
City: Tucson
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Eli Chapman
Research Project: Staphylococcus Aureus Serine/Threonine Kinase Knock-In to Facilitate Expression of S. aureus GroEL in E. coli

High School: Flowing Wells High School
City: Tucson
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Leif Abrell
Research Project: Emerging Contaminants in Harvested Rainwater; Recovery from Solid Phase Extraction for LC-MS/MS Analysis

High School: Brophy College Preparatory
City: Phoenix
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Jeong-Yeol Yoon
Research Project: Improving Isothermal Loop Mediated Amplification for Quicker Cancer Diagnosis Using Micro RNA

High School: BASIS Oro Valley
City: Oro Valley
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Weigang Wang
Research Project: The Fabrication and Analysis of Magnetic Nanostructures

High School: Cibola High School
City: Yuma
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Judith Bronstein
Research Project: Temperatures affecting the Size and Development of Carpenter Bees (Xylocopa californica) in Southern Arizona

High School: Bradshaw Mountain
City: Prescott Valley
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Eli Chapman
Research Project: Synthesis of PTP1B Inhibitors

High School: BASIS Scottsdale
City: Scottsdale
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Tim Bolger
Research Project: Functional Defects of Medulloblastoma Associated Mutants of DDX3/Ded1 in Medulloblastoma

High School: Catalina Foothills High School
City: Tucson
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Minkyu Kim
Research Project: Effects of Oxygen Removal on the Production of Dityrosine Crosslinked Protein Hydrogels

High School: BASIS Oro Valley
City: Oro Valley
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Marvin Slepian
Research Project: MICELI: A Point-of-Care Aggregometer for Determination of Whole Blood Platelet Function

High School: BASIS Tucson North
City: Tucson 
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Jil Tardiff
Research Project: Validation of Differentially Expressed Phosphoinositide 3-Kinase (PI3K) in Dilated and Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathies