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CSHL URPs 2014
Undergraduate University
Title of Research Project

Henry Ashworth
Eckerd College
Egeblad Laboratory
The Mystery of Lysyl Oxidase Pancreatic Cancer
  Patricia Aubel
San Jose State University
McCombie Laboratory
Variant Detection with PacBio SMRT Sequencing System

Syndi Barish
The College of New Jersey
Lyon Laboratory
Creation and Characterization of an Isogenic Knockout in Naa50, a Catalytic Component of N-terminal Acetyltransferase (NAT) A and E in S. cerevisiae

  Nikaela Bryan
University of Maryland, Baltimore County
Churchland Laboratory
Optogenetic Interrogation of Mouse Posterior Parietal Cortex During Perceptual Decision-Making 
Cassandra Burdziak
Rutgers University, New Brunswick
Gingeras Laboratory
Characterization of Cell-Specific Fragmenting Patterns Among Exosomal Small RNAs

  Daniel Burkhardt
University of Massachusetts, Amherst
Ware Laboratory
Searching for SNPs in Stay-Green Sorghum
John Cannon
Carleton College
Churchland Laboratory
Optogenetic Approaches to Studying Perceptual Decision-Making in the Posterior Parietal Cortex
  John Simon Chow
Georgia Institute of Technology
Krasnitz Laboratory
Convex Optimization Algorithms for Population Structure Analysis in Tumors 

Michael Dinh
University of Notre Dame
Shea Laboratory
Olfactory Modulation of the Auditory Cortex by Medial Amygdala
  Luz Brielle Dojer
Boston University
Mills Laboratory
The Role of Chromodomain Helicase DNA Binding Protein 5 in Neural Stem Cells

Leila Elabbady
Wellesley College
Dubnau Laboratory
The Transposon Storm Hypothesis of Neurodegeneration
  Carolina Falcon-Campos
National Polytechnic Institute, Mexico
Jackson Laboratory
Identification of Novel Regulators of Cell-to-Cell Trafficking via Plasmodesmata in Arabidopsis Thaliana

Ariel Gewirtz
Swarthmore College
Atwal Laboratory
Ectopic Germline Gene Expression in Glioblastoma Multiforme and Breast Cancer
  Michael Gross
Cornell University
Albeanu Laboratory
Behavioral Effects of Cortico-bulbar Feedback Manipulation in Mice

Melina-Theoni Gyparaki
The University of Edinburgh
Timmermans Laboratory
Functional Analysis of Small RNA – ARGONAUTE Associations and their Roles in Plant Development
  Margaret Henderson 
Cornell University 
Mitra Laboratory
Improving the Precision of Stereotactic Injections for Mapping the Mouse Brain

Samuel Johnson
Brown University
Koulakov Laboratory
PCR Primer Design for Mouse Olfactory Receptors
  Danxun Li
University of California, Berkeley
Li Laboratory
Decoding Reward Learning and Valuation Behavior in Cell Populations in the Globus Pallidus

Vicki Mercado
Whittier College
Tuveson Laboratory
Determining the Sensitivity of Pancreatic Cancer Cells to Endoplasmic Reticulum Stress

  Beverly Mok
University of Cambridge
Vakoc Laboratory
Role of Mediator Complex in AML Maintenance
Mira Nencheva
Stanford University
Kepecs Laboratory
Optogenetic Manipulation of Orbitofrontal-Ventrostriatal Pathway During Decision Making in Rats

  Lucy Rummler
Clemson University
Lippman Laboratory
Meristem Regulation and the Fin and Fan Mutants in Tomato
Michael Sayegh
Harvard College
Stillman Laboratory
Gene Regulation via RB and ORC1 Interaction
  Selin Schamiloglu
Columbia University
Huang Laboratory
Investigating the Role of Chandelier Cells in Fear Circuitry

Rachel Sherman
Harvey Mudd College
Schatz Laboratory
Whole Genome Assembly and Alignment Pipeline For Unique Gene Discovery
  Toby Turney
University of Notre Dame
Pappin Laboratory
Improving the Yield and Purity in a Large-Scale Expression and Purification of Velocin-N

Victoria Wang
University of Cambridge
Trotman Laboratory
CRISPR/Cas9 as a Genome-Editing Tool to Investigate Metastatic Prostate Cancer