Summer Research Program Presentations

July 30, 2018 - 9:00am to August 1, 2018 - 3:30pm
Mission Bay: Genentech Hall & Mission Hall

Students present posters at SRTP 2017 event

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

Join us as this year's 52 students conclude their 10-week experience with three days of oral and poster presentations.

#sfsrtp2018


 

Poster Sessions

 

Oral Presentations

 

Poster Session: Monday, July 30, 2 - 3:30 p.m., Genentech Hall Atrium

Name Title
Nebat Ali Using Cryptococcus neofarmans as a Model for Characterizing Interactions Between Fungi and the Innate Immune System
Cindy Ayala Comparing Biocompatible Grade Epoxy Strength for Biomedical Use
Virginia “Katie” Blackwell G3BP Proteins Affect Cancer Cell Fitness by Differential Stress Granule Formation
Michelle Boisvert Developing a new therapeutic approach to targeting mutant P53 in cancer
Maya Foster Measuring Dynamic Signaling between Medial Prefrontal Cortex and Mediodorsal Thalamus during Cognative Flexibility
Mario Galdamez The Neuroanatomical and Functional Characterization of the Lateral Entorhinal Cortex-Dentate Gyrus Pathway in Mice 
Isabelle Gonzalez Montalvo Cell Type-specific Optical Recording in a Mouse Model of Subthalamic Nucleus Deep Brain Stimulation for Parkinson's Disease
Iurii Gurkov How do mitochondria fuse?
Kristin Houdyshell Analyzing the Effectiveness of Unique Molecular Identifiers in Detecting PCR Bias for Metagenomic Next Generation Sequencing
Allison Hung Characterizing White and Opaque C. albicans Interactions with Macrophages
Abby Hyland Social Smoking and Its Patterns in Relation to Intention to Quit Smoking
Anna “Lisa” Iatckova Elucidation of D1R Signaling Cascade by In-Slice Neuropharmacology and Electrophysiology
Joash Lake The Absence of Sprouty 1 and 2 enhances polyfunctional effector cell maintenance during LCMV chronic infection
Mary Lopez Identifying Human Thymic Cell Populations Using Single-cell RNA Sequencing 
David Lu Computational Discovery of G-protein Biased Agonists for Safer Pain Medicines
Jeremy Moore Testing the Ion-Current Model of Flagellar Length-Sensing
Sarah Nick Binding of the Computationally Designed Transmembrane α-Helical Peptide CHAMP to the Erythropoietin Receptor
Derrick Ogola Imaging Cortical Circuitry During General Anesthesia
Adriana Padilla Estradiol Induces Melanocortin-4 Receptor Expression in a Subset of Neurons in the Ventromedial Hypothalamus that Regulate Female Energy Homeostasis
Lucas Pinto Understanding Polypharmacology using Behavioral Phenotypes
Sandhya Sanapala Barriers to Hepatitis C Treatment among People who Inject Drugs during the Direct Acting Antiviral Era
Dayana Shariff Studying the Cellular Fitness Cost of Bacteria with the Enyme Cfr
Bibi Sulaman Developmental mechanisms controlling sexual dimorphism in oxytocin and vasopressin producing neurons in the paraventricular nucleus of the hypothalamus in Microtus ochrogaster
Erin Tevonian Tracking Morphogenesis of 3D Pluripotent Stem Cell Aggregates
Emily Wolfgram Utilizing Single-Cell Sequencing to Identify Markers of Cell Fate in the Follicle Stem Cell Lineage
Jessica Zhang Identifying the SegB DNA Binding Sequence in the Archeon S. acidocaldarius
   

 

Poster Session: Wednesday, August 1, 2 - 3:30 p.m., Genentech Hall Atrium

Name Title
Hannah Blume   Fronto-striatal Mechanisms Underlying OCD-like Behavior in Mice
Glendalyn Boothe Progranulin and Granulin Expression in C. elegans After Applied ER Stress
Christina Chavez Developing an R Package for Bioconductor based on the Ribolog method for ribosome profiling data analysis
Allen Chen Mechanisms for location-dependent plasticity in the mature retina
Mauricio Flores Characterizing Survival Mechanisms Following Oncogenic Kras Ablation
Anthony Gacasan Effects of Ablating Endothelial Cell Autophagy in a Polyomavirus Middle T-Antigen Model of Breast Cancer in Mice
Stratton Georgoulis Identifying Regulators of Multiple Myeloma Immunotherapy Target B-cell Maturation Antigen with CRISPRi Screening
Hyeyeon Hwang Segregation of Phenotypes in Families with Cerebral Cavernous Malformation Type 1 - Common Hispanic Mutation
Adriana Ivich The Role of IL-33 in Hippocampal Dendritic Remodeling
Adrienne Jo Reduced expression of single 16p11.2 CNV genes alter neuronal morphology
Somya Khare Nevertheless They Persisted: Understanding Environmental Effects on Cancer Cell Evolution
Tanya Kumar Non-canonical Activation of an ER-stress Response Pathway by the Intracellular Pathogen Legionella pneumophilia
Brenda Melano Establishing CRISPR activation in primary T-cells to study non-coding elements
Ahmed Mohamed Noncovalent Inhibition of CTX-M β Lactamases using Heterocyclic Drug Fragments
Richard Niederecker PEG Silane Coating on Silicon Chips for the Development of Biocompatible Silicon Nanopore Membranes for Hemodialysis
Jeanine Pestoni Profilin-2 in Embryonic Stem Cells 
Kimmai Phan Encapsulating MSCs within the Silicon Nanopore Membrane for GvHD Therapy
Grace Prator Deubiquitinase Usp22 maintains regulatory T cell identity by stabilizing Foxp3
Phung Chieu Quan A Compartmentalized Self Replication Assay for Identifying Polymerases Capable of Amplifying Difficult Sequence Motifs
Melanie Ramirez Digital Technology Use for Hepatitis C Information Among Intravenous Drug Users
Felipe Rodriguez Role of lymphatics vessels in fibrosis in mouse lungs after experimental bleomycin injury
Satvir Saggi Astrocytes Regulate Cortical State Switching in Vivo
Preston Sheng Reorganization of corticostriatal projections with physical rehabilitation after motor cortical stroke
Juan Torres Using Liver Stem Cells to Develop a 3D Model for Studying Hepatitis C
Steven Truong The Gain-of-Function Mutation STAT3 K392R Causes Autoimmune-Mediated Type 1 Diabetes through Alterations in the T-Cell Repertoire
Brenda Xiao Characterization  of PDX Models of HNSCC Patients
   

 

Oral Presentations - Monday, July 30

Genentech Hall, Byers Auditorium

Time Name Title
9 a.m. Mario Galdamez The Neuroanatomical and Functional Characterization of the Lateral Entorhinal Cortex-Dentate Gyrus Pathway in Mice 
9:20 a.m. Maya Foster Measuring Dynamic Signaling between Medial Prefrontal Cortex and Mediodorsal Thalamus during Cognative Flexibility
9:40 a.m. Bibi Sulaman Developmental mechanisms controlling sexual dimorphism in oxytocin and vasopressin producing neurons in the paraventricular nucleus of the hypothalamus in Microtus ochrogaster
10 a.m. Iurii Gurkov How do mitochondria fuse?
10:20 a.m. Sarah Nick Binding of the Computationally Designed Transmembrane α-Helical Peptide CHAMP to the Erythropoietin Receptor
11 a.m. Nebat Ali Using Cryptococcus neofarmans as a Model for Characterizing Interactions Between Fungi and the Innate Immune System
11:20 a.m. Anna “Lisa” Iatckova Elucidation of D1R Signaling Cascade by In-Slice Neuropharmacology and Electrophysiology
11:40 a.m. David Lu Computational Discovery of G-protein Biased Agonists for Safer Pain Medicines
12 p.m. Adriana Padilla Estradiol Induces Melanocortin-4 Receptor Expression in a Subset of Neurons in the Ventromedial Hypothalamus that Regulate Female Energy Homeostasis
12:20 p.m. Adriana Ivich The Role of IL-33 in Hippocampal Dendritic Remodeling
     

Genentech Hall, Room N 114

Time Name Title
9 a.m. Emily Wolfgram Utilizing Single-Cell Sequencing to Identify Markers of Cell Fate in the Follicle Stem Cell Lineage
9:20 a.m. Michelle Boisvert Developing a new therapeutic approach to targeting mutant P53 in cancer
9:40 a.m. Cindy Ayala Comparing Biocompatible Grade Epoxy Strength for Biomedical Use
10 a.m. Sandhya Sanapala Barriers to Hepatitis C Treatment among People who Inject Drugs during the Direct Acting Antiviral Era
10:20 a.m. Jessica Zhang Identifying the SegB DNA Binding Sequence in the Archeon S. acidocaldarius
11 a.m. Virginia “Katie” Blackwell G3BP Proteins Affect Cancer Cell Fitness by Differential Stress Granule Formation
11:20 a.m. Derrick Ogola Imaging Cortical Circuitry During General Anesthesia
11:40 a.m. Melanie Ramirez Digital Technology Use for Hepatitis C Information Among Intravenous Drug Users
12 p.m. Grace Prator Deubiquitinase Usp22 maintains regulatory T cell identity by stabilizing Foxp3
12:20 p.m. Kristin Houdyshell Analyzing the Effectiveness of Unique Molecular Identifiers in Detecting PCR Bias for Metagenomic Next Generation Sequencing
     

 

Oral Presentations - Tuesday, July 31

Genentech Hall, Room N 114

Time Name Title
9 a.m. Joash Lake The Absence of Sprouty 1 and 2 enhances polyfunctional effector cell maintenance during LCMV chronic infection
9:20 a.m. Adrienne Jo Reduced expression of single 16p11.2 CNV genes alter neuronal morphology
9:40 a.m. Juan Torres Using Liver Stem Cells to Develop a 3D Model for Studying Hepatitis C
10 a.m. Lucas Pinto Understanding Polypharmacology using Behavioral Phenotypes
10:20 a.m. Mauricio Flores Characterizing Survival Mechanisms Following Oncogenic Kras Ablation
11 a.m. Glendalyn Boothe Progranulin and Granulin Expression in C. elegans After Applied ER Stress
11:20 a.m. Brenda Melano Establishing CRISPR activation in primary T-cells to study non-coding elements
     

Mission Hall, Room 1401/1402

Time Name Title
9 a.m. Jeanine Pestoni Profilin-2 in Embryonic Stem Cells 
9:20 a.m. Mary Lopez Identifying Human Thymic Cell Populations Using Single-cell RNA Sequencing 
9:40 a.m. Abby Hyland Social Smoking and Its Patterns in Relation to Intention to Quit Smoking
10 a.m. Dayana Shariff Studying the Cellular Fitness Cost of Bacteria with the Enyme Cfr
10:20 a.m. Ahmed Mohamed Noncovalent Inhibition of CTX-M β Lactamases using Heterocyclic Drug Fragments
11 a.m. Tanya Kumar Non-canonical Activation of an ER-stress Response Pathway by the Intracellular Pathogen Legionella pneumophilia
11:20 a.m. Richard Niederecker PEG Silane Coating on Silicon Chips for the Development of Biocompatible Silicon Nanopore Membranes for Hemodialysis
     

 

Oral Presentations - Wednesday, August 1

Genentech Hall, Byers Auditorium

Time Name Title
9:20 a.m. Somya Khare Nevertheless They Persisted: Understanding Environmental Effects on Cancer Cell Evolution
9:40 a.m. Erin Tevonian Tracking Morphogenesis of 3D Pluripotent Stem Cell Aggregates
10 a.m. Jeremy Moore Testing the Ion-Current Model of Flagellar Length-Sensing
10:20 a.m. Allen Chen Mechanisms for location-dependent plasticity in the mature retina
11 a.m. Preston Sheng Reorganization of corticostriatal projections with physical rehabilitation after motor cortical stroke
11:20 a.m. Brenda Xiao Characterization  of PDX Models of HNSCC Patients
11:40 a.m. Phung Chieu Quan A Compartmentalized Self Replication Assay for Identifying Polymerases Capable of Amplifying Difficult Sequence Motifs
12 p.m. Allison Hung Characterizing White and Opaque C. albicans Interactions with Macrophages
12:20 p.m. Anthony Gacasan Effects of Ablating Endothelial Cell Autophagy in a Polyomavirus Middle T-Antigen Model of Breast Cancer in Mice
     

Genentech Hall, Room N 114

Time Name Title
9:20 a.m. Hannah Blume   Fronto-striatal Mechanisms Underlying OCD-like Behavior in Mice
9:40 a.m. Kimmai Phan Encapsulating MSCs within the Silicon Nanopore Membrane for GvHD Therapy
10 a.m. Stratton Georgoulis Identifying Regulators of Multiple Myeloma Immunotherapy Target B-cell Maturation Antigen with CRISPRi Screening
10:20 a.m. Christina Chavez Developing an R Package for Bioconductor based on the Ribolog method for ribosome profiling data analysis
11 a.m. Felipe Rodriguez Role of lymphatics vessels in fibrosis in mouse lungs after experimental bleomycin injury
11:20 a.m. Isabelle Gonzalez Montalvo Cell Type-specific Optical Recording in a Mouse Model of Subthalamic Nucleus Deep Brain Stimulation for Parkinson's Disease
11:40 a.m. Hyeyeon Hwang Segregation of Phenotypes in Families with Cerebral Cavernous Malformation Type 1 - Common Hispanic Mutation
12 p.m. Steven Truong The Gain-of-Function Mutation STAT3 K392R Causes Autoimmune-Mediated Type 1 Diabetes through Alterations in the T-Cell Repertoire
12:20 p.m. Satvir Saggi Astrocytes Regulate Cortical State Switching in Vivo
     

photo by Susan Merrell