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REU Program Alumni

Student
Academic level
Undergraduate institution
CSHL mentor
Project title
Graduate degree program (graduation year) or professional position

2014

Patricia Aubel
junior
San Jose State U
W. Richard McCombie
Evaluation of variant detection with the PacBio SMRT DNA sequencing system
undergraduate, enrolled 
Syndi Barish
sophomore
College of New Jersey
Gholson Lyon
Creation and characterization of an isogenic knockout in ScNaa50
Ph.D., tbd
Cassandra Burdziak
sophomore
Rutgers U
Thomas Gingeras
Characterization of cell-specific exosomal small RNAs
Ph.D., tbd
Daniel Burkhardt
junior
U Mass Amherst
Doreen Ware
Searching for SNPs in Stay-Green sorghum
Ph.D., Yale
John Chow
junior
Georgia Tech
Alex Krasnitz
Convex optimization algorithms for population structure analysis in tumors
Ph.D., Georgia Tech
Luz Dojer
sophomore
Boston U
Alea Mills
Chromodomain Helicase DNA Binding Protein 5 in neural stem cells
undergraduate, enrolled
Lucy Rummler
sophomore
Clemson U
Zach Lippman
Meristem regulation and the fin and fan mutants in tomato
undergraduate, enrolled
Rachel Sherman
junior
Harvey Mudd
Michael Schatz
Whole-genome assembly and alignment for gene discovery
Ph.D., Johns Hopkins

2013

Emily Flynn
junior
Smith College
Thomas Gingeras
Examining RNA annotation and quantification by RAMPAGE
Ph.D., Stanford
Victoria Jones
junior
North Carolina Central U
Alea Mills
Chromodomain Helicase DNA Binding Protein 5 in neural stem cells
Ph.D., Penn State
Ricki Korff
sophomore
Cornell
Mickey Atwal
Germline genes and cancer
M.D., Albert Einstein
Abigail Lin
sophomore
Duke
W. Richared McCombie
Classifying epistasis in the DISC1 interactome
B.S., Duke
Uju Momah
sophomore
Amherst College
Bruce Stillman
Nucleosome disassembly ahead of the DNA replicattion fork
B.A., Amherst College
Alexis Tchaconas
junior
Columbia
Michael Wigler
Mitochondrial DNA transmission in autism spectrum disorder
M.D., Hofstra-Northwell
Gregory Vurture
junior
NYU
Michael Schatz
Mathematics of genome architecture
Analyst, MSKCC
Alissa Williams
sophomore
Wofford College
Greg Hannon
Viral barcode tracking on clonal tumor formation
Ph.D., UC Berkeley

2012

Dhruba Banerjee
junior
UC Berkeley
Florian Albeanu
Top-down control of invariant odor perception
Research technician, Champalimaud Institute
Eleanor Batty
sophomore
Brown
Anne Churchland
Encoding of head movement in posterior parietal cortex
Ph.D., Columbia 
Eric Biggers
sophomore
Macalester College
Michael Schatz
Assembling the pineapple genome 
Developer, Code42 Software
Emily Glassberg
junior
Dartmouth College
Alex Krasnitz
A novel computational strategy to determine nucleosome positioning in S. cerevisiae 
Ph.D., Stanford
Julian Hornburger
junior
Cornell
Mickey Atwal
Associations between rare variants and complex disease
Ph.D., Stanford

2011

Victoria Hanna
junior
UC Irvine
Marja Timmermans
microRNA mobility
M.S., UCSD (2014)
Brittany Haugen
junior
Florida Institute Technology
Alea Mills
Investigating p63 isoforms in mouse models of EEC syndrome
Ph.D., MSKCC 
Allison Kolbe
sophomore
Ohio Wesleyan U
David Jackson
Maize phyllotaxy by redox regulation of transcription factors
Ph.D., Washington State
Mitchell Leibowitz
junior
UVA
W. Richard McCombie
Third-generation sequencing as a high-throughput diagnostic tool
Ph.D., Harvard 
Kevin Wu
junior
UCSD
Doreen Ware
De novo transcriptome assembly and analysis in the Cloud
M.S., UCSD (2012)

2010

Helen Cha
junior
Williams College
Marja Timmermans
A smallRNA gradient sharpens the adaxial-abaxial boundary in Arabidopsis thaliana
M.D., U Maryland
Jonathan Coravos
junior
Bowdoin College
Josh Dubnau
Is dopamine in glia required for short-term memory in fruit flies?
Ph.D., MIT
Joseph Cammarata
junior
Hunter College
Zach Lippman
A marker of meristem reiteration in Solanum lycopersicum
Ph.D., Cornell
Claudio Morales Perez
sophomore
U Puerto Rico
Hiro Furukawa
The molecular mechanism of antagonism in NMDA receptor
Ph.D., UT Southwestern
Angelina Regua
junior
Molloy College
Leemor Joshua-Tor
Organization of the ClrC complex
Ph.D., SUNY Upstate

2009

Lina Marcela Carmona
junior
U Pennsylvania
Marja Timmermans
The contribution of polarity determinants to organ development
Ph.D., Yale
Danielle Feldman
junior
Hunter College
Josh Dubnau
Expression and localization of lightoid in Drosophila CNS
Ph.D., MIT
Daniel Goltz
sophomore
Whitman College
W. Richard McCombie
Targeted resequencing using microarray exon capture
M.D., Duke
Aviva Mail
junior
Cornell
Michael Zhang
Detection of genomic structural variation from high throughput sequence data
Analyst, MIT Investment Management Company
Alan Rodriguez Penney
junior
U Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras
Bo Li
Effect of ketamine on striatum and nucleus accumbens activity
M.D., University of Puerto Rico
Julia Rogers
junior
Yale
Leemor Joshua-Tor
Transducer and repressor complex in the yeast GAL induction system
Ph.D., Harvard

2008

Alison Baker
junior
Dartmouth College
Tony Zador
A role for rat auditory cortex in attention in time to auditory stimuli
Ph.D., Harvard 
Yesenia Correa
junior
Oregon State U
Scott Powers
Influence of initial differentiated state on tumorigenic phenotype
Ph.D., U Washington (2014)
Eric Domb
sophomore
Princeton
Michael Zhang
In silico detection of cis-regulatory modules
Technical Analyst, Gilder Gagnon Howe
Erin Jimenez
junior
UCLA
David Jackson
Understanding the mechanisms controlling phyllotaxy in maize
Ph.D., Johns Hopkins
Daniel Kim
sophomore
Amherst College
Adam Kepecs
Network mechanism of theta oscillations in the hippocampus
MBA, Harvard

2007

Vikram Agarwal
sophomore
UT Austin
Lincoln Stein
Characterizing coverage and chromosomal rearrangement in the Watson genome
Ph.D., MIT
Jack Angiolillo
junior
Amherst College
Leemor Joshua-Tor
Attempting to solve the structure for the ORC 2-3 subcomplex
M.D., Columbia
Christine Cho
junior

Brown
Josh Dubnau
MicroRNAs in memory: Characterization of miR276a expression
Ph.D., Rockefeller
Emily Combs
sophomore

Cornell
Doreen Ware
Validation of non-canonical introns in rice
Ph.D., U Minnesota (2012)
Lindsay Courtney
junior

Drury U
Wolfgang Lukowitz
Exploring localization and complementation of the MAPK pathway
Analyst, Richard Chandler Corp.
Matt Golub
junior

Stanford
Partha Mitra
The red-eye flight:  Memory of a lifetime
M.S., Stanford (2009)
Ph.D., Carnegie Mellon (2015)
Simon Quay
sophomore

Whitman College
Tony Zador
The role of long-range callosal projections in the auditory cortex
Designer, Terrazign Inc.
Erin Romberg
junior

Oberlin College
Zach Mainen
Uncertainty, decision making, and orbitofrontal cortex
M.D., Washington U St Louis
Rachel Sachs
sophomore
Princeton
Alex Koulakov
Application of the Watershed algorithm to spike sorting
JD, Harvard (2013)
MPH, Harvard (2013)
Adrianna San Roman
sophomore
Williams College
David Jackson
Stop-and-go traffic: Regulating the gates of plasmodesmata
Ph.D., Harvard

2006

Lenore Barhak
junior
Cooper Union
Leemor Joshua-Tor
A molecular view of transcrptional repression
Ph.D., Columbia
Ryan Devenyi
sophomore
Bowdoin College
Wolfgang Lukowitz
Investigations in the yoda MAP kinase pathway in Arabidopsis
M.D.-Ph.D., Mount Sinai
Nandita Garud
sophomore
Cornell
Doreen Ware
Weeding for phenotypes and motifs in a weed
M.S., Stanford (2012)
Ph.D., Stanford (2014)
Julie Granka
sophomore
Cornell
Michael Zhang
Characterizing the binding specificity of CTCF
Ph.D., Stanford (2013)
Lilian Ho
junior
Vassar College
Cordula Schultz
Novel protein Lucky Luke and cellular integrity
M.D., U Washington
William Kruesi
junior

Carleton College
Marja Timmermans
Regulation of MIR166 gene expression in Arabidopsis
Ph.D., UC Berkeley (2013)
Wenke Li
sophomore
Stevens Institute of Technology
Ravi Sachidanandam
How old are introns?
Ph.D., UT Austin
Christopher Quinn
sophomore
Cornell
Alexei Koulakov
An improved neural spike clustering approach
M.S., U Illinois (2013)
Joshua Siegle
junior
Brown
Partha Mitra
Oscillatory brain dynamics of working memory
Ph.D., MIT
Lincoln Smith
sophomore

Wabash College
W. Richard McCombie
BglII fragment selection using  hybridization-based selections
M.S., Princeton (2012)
M.D., Rutgers (2014)
Vicky Zhou
junior

UC Irvine
Lincoln Stein
Visualization of C. elegans gene expression data in Wormbase
Ph.D., Harvard  (2012)

2005
Vineeta Agarwalla
sophomore
Stanford
Michael Zhang
CTCF Binding Site Specificity and Distribution
M.D.-Ph.D., Harvard/MIT
Albert Almada
junior
UC Irvine
Andrew Neuwald
Sequence, structure, and function  in the alpha beta hydrolase fold family
Ph.D., MIT (2013)
Robert Carrasquillo
senior
Washington U St. Louis
Rob Martienssen
Effects of differential methylation on transposon activation and gene expression in A. thaliana
M.D., Harvard (2012)
Christopher Javadi
junior
UT Austin
Josh Dubnau
Drosophila deficiency mapping using whole-genome tiling arrays
M.D.-Ph.D., UT Southwestern
Krishnan Palaniappan
senior
Carnegie Mellon
Bruce Stillman
Binding of mitotic cyclins to Cdc6 and ORC as regulators of PRC formation
Ph.D., UC Berkeley (2012)
Vanessa Ringgold
senior
UC Davis
Marja Timmermans
Investigations into the effects of asymetric leaves 1 in Arabidopsis
M.A., Columbia (2008)
JD, Brooklyn Law School (2013)
Thomas Takara
senior
Grinnell College
Leemor Joshua-Tor
A structural investigation of papillomavirus replication initiation protein E1
Ph.D., MIT (2011)
Ye Wang
junior
U Rochester
Cordula Shultz
To be stem cells, or not to be
M.S., Rochester Institute of Technology (2015)
Kelly Wetmore
senior
UCLA
Wolfgang Lukowitz
Mapping quantitative trait loci that modify SHORT SUSPENSOR
Research Associate, Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory