2019 Summer Scholars

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Tatyana Dunn

Tatyana Dunn

North Carolina Central University
Mentor: Ju-ahng Lee
Major: Biology/Pre Med

Project: Hands-on training of modern genetic engineering technologies: Transposon-Mediated transgenesis and targeted genome editing by CRISPR/Cas9


Natalie Ezem

Natalie Ezem

Duke University
Mentor: Gregory Cole
Major: Sociology/Global Health

Project: Expression pattern of cannabinoid receptors 1 and 2 in zebrafish embryos


Dezmond Garrett

Dezmond Garrett

University of North Carolina - Greensboro
Mentor: Hiro Matsunami
Major: Kinesiology

Project: Testing olfactory receptors


Jonathan Harpe

Jonathan Harpe

North Carolina Central University
Mentor: Tim Veldman
Major: Biology Pre Med/Psychology

Project: Confirming peripheral miRNA biomarkers by RT-qPCR in epilepsy patients


Hana Lee

Hana Lee

North Carolina Central University
Mentor: Ashley Chi
Major: Biology/Pre Med

Project: The role of MESH1 in an in vivo model of ferroptosis


Kennedy Lofton

Kennedy Lofton

North Carolina Central University
Mentor: Ornit Chiba-Falek
Major: Pharmaceutical Sciences

Project: Using the methylation of DNA to explain a track for gene therapy of AD patients


Ednan Ochieng

Ednan Ochieng

North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University
Mentor: Raluca Gordân
Major: Mechanical Engineering

Project: Modeling transcription factor specificity


Alexandria Scott

Alexandria Scott

North Carolina Central University
Mentor: Paul Magwene
Major: Biomedical Science

Project: Analyzing capsule size variation in Cryptococcus