ALUMNI 2021

Closing Ceremony Video

Research Showcase Booklet

 

 

High School: Paradise Valley High School
City: Paradise Valley 
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Julie Ledford
Research Project: C16 Deficiency in Context to Early-life Infections and Epithelial-driven Responses

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High School: Sandra Day O'Connor High
City: Phoenix
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Matthias Mehl
Research Project: The Digital Microaggressions Project: A Pilot Study for Understanding Microaggressions Online

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High School: Corona Del Sol High School
City: Tempe
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Gondy Leroy
Research Project: The Digital Microaggressions Project: Data Analysis of Linguistic Features and Communication-Related Words in Electronic Health Records (EHRs) of Children Suspected of Having Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)

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High School: Chaparral High School
City: Scottsdale
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Kirsten Limesand
Research Project: Analysis of Metabolomics Alterations driving Radiation-Induced Salivary Gland Dysfunction

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High School: BASIS Ahwatukee
City: Ahwatukee
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Pascale Charest
Research Project: Correlation between RAF1, a known oncogenic regulator, and PPP1R12A in hepatocellular carcinoma

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High School: Arizona College Prep - Erie
City: Chandler
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Malak Tfaily
Research Project: Lipidomic Characterization of the Soil Organic Matter from the S1 bog in the Marcell Experimental Forest, MN.

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High School: Pinnacle High School
City: Phoenix
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Anne Wertheimer
Research Project: Cytokine Levels as a Tool in Diagnostics

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High School: BASIS Scottsdale
City: Scottsdale
Faculty Mentor: Dr. David Baltrus
Research Project: IS5 Elements’ Evolutionary Potential to Affect Gene Transcription

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High School: BASIS Oro Valley 
City: Oro Valley
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Elizabeth Hutchinson
Research Project: Histogram Analysis on Region of Interest Segmentations of Hippocampus for New MRI Alzheimer’s Metrics

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High School: Sunnyside High School 
City: Tucson
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Arvinder Sandhu
Research Project: Exploring Electron Dynamics with Ultrafast Absorption and Emission

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High School: Sahuaro High School
City: Tucson
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Elizabeth Hutchinson 
Research Project: Scrutinizing the effects on white matter with respect to normal aging in bonnet Macaques

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High School: Empire High School 
City: Vail
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Teodora Georgieva
Research Project: CRISPRa - Unlocking a New Way to Make Banana Plant Resistant to Fusarium Wilt Tropical Race 4

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High School: University High School 
City: Tucson
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Jeff Pyun
Research Project: Computational Chemistry with Sulfenyl Chloride Compounds: Towards Next Generation Polymers for Optical Technologies

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High School: BASIS Chandler
City: Chandler
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Gondy Leroy
Research Project: Data Analysis for Frequency of Terms Indicating Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) Behavior, Anorexia, and Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) in ASD Electronic Health Records (EHRs)

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High School: Salpointe Catholic High School
City: Tucson
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Kaveh Laksari
Research Project: The validation of Ultrasound imaging as an accurate and reliable way to track displacement for a balloon inflation test

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High School: BASIS Tucson North
City: Tucson
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Dongkyun Kang
Research Project: Novel Cervical Cancer Screening Endoscope Optimized Utilizing MATLAB

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High School: University High School
City: Tucson
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Michael Brown
Research Project: Comparison of Full-Retinylidene Methyl Rotation Energies Using Density Functional Theory and Molecular Dynamics Computer Simulations

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High School: University High School
City: Tucson
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Michael Brown
Research Project: Investigation of Retinal Methyl Rotation Energetics Using Novel Force Fields on a Full- Retinylidene System

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High School: Paradise Valley High School
City: Paradise Valley
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Alicia Allen
Research Project: Identifying Gender Disparities at the University of Arizona’s College of Medicine

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High School: BASIS Tucson North
City: Tucson
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Elizabeth Hutchinson 
Research Project: Development of Automated Video Analysis to Measure Ferret Behavioral Outcomes

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High School: BASIS Tucson North
City: Tucson
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Laura Meredith 
Research Project: Comparison of enzyme kinetic models for Carbonic Anhydrase

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High School: Nogales High School
City: Nogales
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Jennifer Barton
Research Project: Using Elastography in an Endoscope for the Early Detection of Ovarian Cancer

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High School: University High School
City: Tucson
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Nima Toosizadeh
Research Project: Assessing Frailty Statuses of Patients with Fall Risk to Evaluate Their Progress

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High School: BASIS Chandler
City: Chandler
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Elizabeth Hutchinson 
Research Project: Evaluating the Effect of Normal Aging on the Bonnet Macaque Hippocampus using MRI Analysis

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High School: BASIS Scottsdale Charter
City: Scottsdale
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Monica Kraft 
Research Project: Airway CC16 and Cytokines in Asthma Patients: A Study in Bronchoalveolar Lavage Fluid

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High School: BASIS Chandler
City: Chandler
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Jared Churko
Research Project: Development of a User-friendly Interface for Robust Cardiomyocyte Contraction Analysis

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High School: Paradise Valley High School
City: Paradise Valley
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Malak Tfaily 
Research Project: Exploring the impact of elevated temperature on soil microbial communities in arid ecosystem

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High School: Willow Canyon High School
City: Surprise
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Elizabeth Hutchinson
Research Project: Analysis of Post-Mortem Entorhinal Cortex ROIs for Identifying MRI Markers in Alzheimer's Disease

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High School: BASIS Scottsdale Charter
City: Scottsdale
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Bonnie LaFleur 
Research Project: Immune Predictors of Frailty in HIV+ Men on Therapy

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High School: Paradise Valley High School Crest
City: Paradise Valley
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Lisa Nagy 
Research Project: Role of engrailed and invected Genes in Tissue Elongation of Tribolium Castaneum Embryos

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High School: Palo Verde High School
City: Tucson
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Euan McLeod 
Research Project: Improved sample handling and automated image reconstruction for lensfree microscopes

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High School: BASIS Chandler
City: Chandler
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Bonnie LaFleur 
Research Project: Gene Expression Patterns in the Thymus Associated with Immune Aging

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High School: North Canyon High School
City: Phoenix
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Daniel Latt 
Research Project: Trends in Patient Reported Outcomes for Total Ankle Arthroplasties

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High School: Hamilton High School
City: Chandler
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Tyson Swetnam
Research Project: Creating Living Workflows through Version Control in Order to Further Reproducible Science

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High School: Catalina Foothills High School
City: Tucson
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Donata Vercelli
Research Project: The Maternal Immune Profile During Pregnancy Influences the Neonatal Epigenome and Childhood Asthma

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High School: Paradise Valley High School
City: Paradise Valley
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Daniela Zarnescu
Research Project: An Analysis of RNA Solubility in Human Spinal Cord Samples from ALS Patients

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High School: Basis Scottsdale Charter
City: Scottsdale
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Laura Meredith
Research Project: Unearthing the Impact of Drought on Soil Microbial Processes in the Biosphere 2 Tropical Rainforest

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High School: BASIS Tucson North
City: Tucson
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Ali Okoglu
Research Project: The Effect of SARS-CoV-2 on the Diversity of the TCR Repertoire

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High School: BASIS Tucson North
City: Tucson
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Anne Wertheimer/Dr. Amelia Gallitano
Research Project: Investigating components of scorpion venom for potential therapeutic uses

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High School: BASIS Phoenix
City: Phoenix
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Nan-Kuei Chen
Research Project: Parkinson's Disease Correlates With a Decrease in Functional Connectivity

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High School: South Mountain High School
City: Phoenix
Faculty Mentor: Dr. David Baltrus
Research Project: Evolutionary Potential of IS5 Elements to Affect Gene Expression

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High School: BASIS Chandler
City: Chandler
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Guang Yao
Research Project: Utilizing Natural Language Processing and Text Mining Analysis to Visualize Findings from Scientific Literature Regarding Cancer Cell Regulators

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High School: BASIS Ahwatukee
City: Ahwatukee
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Mohammed Hassan
Research Project: Determining the applications of UEM

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High School: Catalina Foothills High School
City: Tucson
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Jennifer Teske
Research Project: Behavioral phenotyping based on physical inactivity can predict sleep in female rats

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High School: Sahuarita High School
City: Sahuarita
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Pascale Charest
Research Project: Investigating the Correlation Between mechanistic Target of Rapamycin Complex 2
HACE1, RAPGEF1 and PLAUR Genes in Bladder Cancer

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High School: Paradise Valley High School
City: Paradise Valley
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Pascale Charest
Research Project: Investigating the MS4A1 and MFN2 genes' correlation with mTORC2 in melanoma

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High School: University High School
City: Tucson
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Guang Yao
Research Project: Visualizing Information From Scientific Literature Using Text Mining Analysis

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High School: Centennial High School
City: Peoria
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Michael Hammer
Research Project: Developmental Acquisition in Patients with Variants in the Fast Inactivation Region of the SCN8A Sodium Channel

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High School: BASIS Chandler
City: Chandler
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Nan-Kuei Chen
Research Project: Effect of Parkinson’s Disease abnormalities on patients’ likelihood to abuse their levodopa medications

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High School: BASIS Ahwatukee
City: Ahwatukee
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Pascale Charest 
Research Project: The correlational study between mTORC2 and the CDH1 and TELO2 genes

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