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URP Alumni 2000

University Affiliation, CSHL Advisor, and Title of Research Project

Michelle Aaron
Clarion University
Advisor: Dr. Adrian Krainer
URP Project: "Exon Definition and Alternative Splice Site Selection in AT-AC Intron Splicing"

Sarah Addou
University College, London
Advisor: Dr. Lincoln Stein
URP Project: "Genetic Map Display for ACEDB"

Tariq Ahmad
New York University
Advisor: Dr. Ryuji Kobayashi
Phosphorylation Site Analysis of p62 (dok)"

Sarah Archer-Evans
University of Texas
Advisor: Dr. David Jackson
URP Project: "Expression and Sequence Analysis of fasciated ear2 in maize"

Natalia Caporale
University of Buenos Aires
Advisor: Dr. Zach Mainen
URP Project: "Individual Recognition and its Neuronal Representation in the Olfactory Bulb"

Daniela Cohen
Yale University
Advisor: Dr. Yi Zhong
URP Project: "The Role of Notch in Activity-Induced Synaptic Plasticity"

John D'Amore
Harvard University
Advisor: Dr. Robert Malinow
URP Project: "The Surface Expression of NMDA Subunits"

Ahmed Elewa
Cairo University
Advisor: Dr. Michael Hengartner
URP Project: "A Stroll Through the Gonad: Measuring Proliferation Kinetics in the Germ Line of Caenorhabditis elegans"

Sarah Hart
Cambridge University
Advisor: Dr. Bill Tansey
The Characterization of the F-box Protein BAA7

Joan Hu
Washington University
Advisor: Dr. Rui-Ming Xu
URP Project: "Toward the Structural Study of Pre-mRNA Splicing Factors"

Mario Izaguirre-Sierra
National University, Mexico
Advisor: Dr. David Spector\
URP Project: "Does Actin Play a Role in Nuclear Structure?"

Charles Kopec
Rutgers University
Advisor: Dr. Rob Martienssen
URP Project: "Expanding on a Model for Ramosa's Function in Zea Maize"

Guillermo Munoz-Elias
Rutgers University
Advisor: Dr. Holly Cline
URP Project: "Lending Ears to Silent Synapses: Expression and Regulation of Calcium-Permeable AMPA Receptors in the Retinotectal System of Xenopus"

Abdullah Ozer
Bilkent University
Advisor: Dr. Yuri Lazebnik
URP Project: "Construction of Single-Chain Antibodies against Caspase-7, Caspase-9, and APAF-1"

Ramya Rajagopalan
Cornell University
Advisor: Dr. Dick McCombie
URP Project: "Sequencing of a Tomato BAC; Analysis of Promoter Regions of Nodulin-Like Genes in Arabidopsis thaliana"

Michael Ryczko
Laurentian University
Advisor: Dr. Tim Tully
URP Project: "Adf-1 Transcription Factor and Synapse Formation in Drosophila melanogaster"

David Schlesinger
Brigham Young University
Advisor: Dr. Linda Van Aelst
Current status: Graduate Student, Dept. Microbiology
URP Project: "Molecular Characterization of Oligophrenin-1"

Despina Siolas
St. Johns University
Advisor: Dr. Greg Hannon
URP Project: "Developing a phenotype array using RNA interference in Drosophila S2 Cells"

Wisuwat Songnuan
Duke University
Advisor: Dr. Marja Timmermans
URP Project: "Repression of Homeobox Genes by Rough Sheath-2 in Maize Lateral Organ Primordia"

Frederick Tan
Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Advisor: Dr. Andy Neuwald
URP Project: "Rapid Sequence Alignment Against Hidden Markov Models"

Dougal Tervio
Oxford University
Advisor: Dr. Tony Zador
URP Project: "Pitch in the Primary Auditory Cortex of the Rat"

Maria Vichnevskaia
University of Bridgeport
Advisor: Dr. Michael Zhang
URP Project: "Identification of CREB Targets in Drosophila melanogaster"

Kevin Vogeli
UC Berkeley
Advisor: Dr. Grigori Enikolopov
URP Project: "Nitric Oxide Signaling in Early Xenopus Development"

Douglas Weinstein
Duke University
Advisor: Dr. Leemor Joshua-Tor
URP Project: "Determining the Crystal Structure of E1 DBD in BPV and HPV"

Eileen Woo
Harvard University
Advisor: Dr. Bruce Stillman
URP Project: "Characterization of the Human Hus1, Rad1, and Rad9 Cell Cycle Checkpoint Proteins: A Putative PCNA-like Complex"

Trevor Yeung
Cambridge University
Advisor: Dr. David Helfman
URP Project: "An Investigation into the Importance of a 13-aa Trigger Sequence in Mediating the Dimerization of LMW Tropomyosin"