SRTP 2021 Virtual Research Symposium

Each year, the Graduate Division's Summer Research Training Program (SRTP) welcomes outstanding undergraduate students to work with UCSF faculty members on graduate-level research projects.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this year's SRTP program has been entirely virtual, and culminates on July 30 with an online symposium featuring brief research talks by 28 undergrads.

All are welcome to tune in as this year's students conclude their 9-week experience. This is a great chance to support their hard work and to learn about the range of research projects they have engaged in.

Symposium Agenda- July 30

Time (PDT) Student Name, Talk Title, and Zoom Room
9 a.m. Welcome Remarks by Zachary Smith, Diversity and Outreach Program Manager
9:10 a.m.

Room 1: Shivani Khosla 
Implementing Deep Learning to Predict Organelle Dynamics from Brightfield Images in Saccharomyces cerevisiae

Room 2: Anna Voss 
Identification of NFKB1 Insertion Frequency in Breast Cancer Patients

9:25 a.m.

Room 1: Hannah Geller 
Analysis of a NFKB Binding Site Insertion Among Breast Cancer Samples

Room 2: Minyoung (Lily) Kim 
Elucidating the Conformational Dynamics of Vinculin to Guide the de novo Design of Dynamic Proteins

9:40 a.m.

Room 1: Rebecca Divarco
Modeling the Biochemical Basis of Key Eukaryotic Translation Initiation Factors

Room 2: Jojo Chen
Structural Studies of HIPK1 and Its Interaction with Small Molecules with Computation Approaches

9:55 a.m.

Room 1: Amy van Ee
Computational Identification of Electrically Sensitive Transmembrane Proteins

Room 2: Alejandra Del Castillo Valerio
Computational Mutational Scanning Predicts Robust Binding of a High-Affinity Designed ACE-2 Variant to SARS-CoV-2 RBD

10:20 a.m. BREAK
10:30 a.m.

Room 1: Leyna Duong
Training a U-Net Model to Predict the Structure and Location of Mitochondria in Saccharomyces cerevisiae Brightfield Images

Room 2: Varun Kotipalli
Exploring Population Haplotype Variance from the 1000 Genome Dataset

10:45 a.m.

Room 1: Saana Teittinen-Gordon
Determining Origins of Replication in Archaeal Genomes

Room 2: Noura Tbeileh
Optimizing a UNET Model to Predict the Vacuole’s Position from Brightfield Images in Saccharomyces cerevisiae

11 a.m.

Room 1: Kim Hane
Identifying Essential Genes in Archaeal Genomes

Room 2: Kayla Ortiz
Investigating Proteins with Unknown Membrane Potential Sensitivity through Gating Charge Calculations

11:15 a.m.

Room 1: Kyle Helms
Computational Approaches to Identify Archaeal Essential Gene Strand Orientation Bias

Room 2: Dora Ogbonna
Determining Patterns of Folding Fitness in Nanobodies

11:40 a.m. LUNCH BREAK
12:30 p.m.

Room 1: Najah Abduh
The Association Between Diabetes and Retained Root Fragments in U.S. Adults

Room 2: Leon Sarpong
Developing Unique Protein Haplotypes from the 1000 Genome Dataset

12:45 p.m.

Room 1: Jonathan Chin Cheong
Constructing a Reference Genome with Unique Protein Haplotypes

Room 2: Jasmine Baste
Augmenting Deep Learning in Neural Networks for Mitochondrial Recognition in Yeast Cells

1 p.m.

Room 1: Traja' White
Prevalence of Minorities and Girls in Dental Pediatric RCTs

Room 2: Lay Heng Teng
Evolution of Iron Acquisition Pathways in Choanoflagellates

1:25 p.m. BREAK
1:35 p.m.

Room 1: Joanna Maddela
Predicting Single Amino Acid Resistance-Conferring Mutations in VatA Using Rosetta

Room 2: Jose Chacon
Exploring Polypharmacology in ZINC22 for Model System SERT-DAT

1:50 p.m.

Room 1: Leslie Watkins
Determining the Frequency of an NFKB Binding Site Insertion in Breast Cancer Samples

Room 2: Kelly Chau
Predicting Cell-Type Specific microRNAs Using Human Brain Chromatin Accessibility Data

2:05 p.m.

Room 1: Andy Nguyen
Utilizing Supervised Deep Learning Algorithms to Further Elucidate Protein-Peptidoglycan Recognition

Room 2: Osagie Ekue
Differences in Microbial Communities Impact on Oral Dysplasia and OSCC patients

2:30 p.m BREAK
2:40 p.m. Closing Remarks by D'Anne Duncan, PhD, Assistant Dean for Diversity and Learner Success