2014 Student Profiles

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Poster

Mark Alvarado
Mt. Vernon High School '15

Evaluation of BreastDefend and its combination with tamoxifen in estrogen receptor positive human breast cancer MCF-7 in vitro and in animal model in vivo

Preceptor:
Daniel Sliva, PhD
Methodist Research Institute

Poster

Samantha Bleykhman
Carmel High School ‘15

Modeling Neuronal Structure from Images

Preceptor:
Gavriil Tsechpenakis, PhD
IUPUI School of Science

Poster

Hannah Buis
Homeschool ‘14

In vivo Evaluation of Treatments for Cognitive Impairment in Neuropsychiatric Disorders

Preceptor:
Kjell Svensson, PhD
Eli Lilly and Company

Poster

Reyan Coskun
International School of Indiana ‘15

Preclinical Rodent Studies Suggest that Women with a Polymorphism of the Serotonin Transporter May have More Problematic Hot Flashes, and a Resistance to Serotonin Reuptake Inhibition Treatments of Hot Flashe
s

Preceptor:
Philip Johnson, PhD
IU School of Medicine

Poster

Clayton Culp
Franklin Central High School ‘15

Examining the EGFR Pathway in Breast Cancer


Preceptors:
Mathew Palakal, PhD
Meeta Pradhan, PhD
IUPUI School of Informatics and Computing

Poster

Aditya Desai
Hamilton Southeastern High School ‘16

Selumetinib, a MEK inhibitor, reduced tumor growth but failed to inhibit muscle wasting in a mouse model of cancer cachexia


Preceptor:
Teresa Zimmers, PhD
IU School of Medicine

Poster

Darren Dixon
Southport High School ‘14

Quantitative Mapping of Post-Blast Nitroglycerin Residues on Pipe Bomb Fragments Using Total Vaporization Headspace (TV-HS) Solid Phase Microextraction- Gas Chromatography / Mass Spectrometry (SPME-GC/MS)

Preceptor:
John Goodpaster, PhD
IUPUI School of Science

Poster

Jessica Felker
Gambold Preparatory Magnet High School ‘16

Longitudinal Changes in Hyperopia in Preterm-born Children with Accommodative Esotropia


Preceptor:
Jingyun Wang, PhD
IU School of Medicine

Poster

Chrishan Fernando
Carmel High School ‘15

Development of a new macro to quantify pro- or anti-fibrinolytic activities of small molecules


Preceptor:
Marian Mosior, PhD
Eli Lilly and Company

Poster

Aryaman Gupta
Carmel High School ‘16

Assessing mechanical properties of cartilage in response to pharmacological drugs using a novel testing device


Preceptor:
Matthew R. Allen, PhD
IU School of Medicine

Poster

Andrew Gutierrez
Greenfield Central High School ‘15

A Novel way to image cardiac tissue and bone using Micro CT

Preceptor:
Robyn Fuchs, PhD
IU School of Health and Rehabilitation Science

Poster

Miriam Hu
Carmel High School ‘15

Pulmonary Disease in ZDSD, a Rat Model of Metabolic Syndrome

Preceptor:
C. Subah Packer, PhD
PreClinOmics

Poster

Nathan Kassab
Pike High School ‘14

Cell Permeability of Compounds Outside of Lipinski’s Rules

Preceptors:
Prashant Desai, PhD
Elena Dolgikh, PhD
Eli Lilly and Company

Poster

Eve Kelly
Brebeuf Jesuit Preparatory High School ‘16

Modeling Neuronal Structure from Images


Preceptor:
Gavriil Tsechpenakis, PhD
IUPUI School of Science

Poster

Pradnya Kokitkar
Fishers High School ‘15

Role of Autoimmunity in Asthma

Preceptor:
Qing Yu, PhD
IU School of Medicine

Poster

Rishabh Kumar
Carmel High School '15

Mathematically Analyzing Ion Channel Systems


Preceptor:
Horia Petrache, PhD
IUPUI School of Science

Poster

Emmanuel Kwakye
Indiana Academy for Sciences, Mathematics, and Humanities ‘15

Neuron Quantification

Preceptor:
Gavriil Tsechpenakis, PhD
IUPUI School of Science

Poster

Helena Ma
Carmel High School ‘15

Dynamical systems approach to biological neurons


Preceptor:
Yogesh N. Joglekar, PhD
IUPUI School of Science

Poster

Iman Mahoui
Eman Schools ‘15

Targeting Brain Tumor Stem Cells Through Natural Antioxidants


Preceptor:
John Bright, PhD
Methodist Research Institute

Poster

Vishaal Mali
Avon High School '16

Development of In Vivo Protein Footprinting

Preceptor:
Lisa Jones, PhD
IUPUI School of Science

Poster

Arwa Mohammad
Hamilton Southeastern High School ‘15

Identifying the proteins involved in osteocyte dendrite elongation


Preceptors:
Angela Bruzzaniti, PhD
Pierre Eleniste, PhD
IU School of Dentistry

Poster

Dana Oakes
Lawrence Central High School ‘14

Establishment of regional neuronal identities using human pluripotent stem cells

Preceptor:
Jason Meyer, PhD
IUPUI School of Science

Poster

Grace Perkins
Eastern Hancock High School ‘15

Pharmacology of a Short and Long Splice Variant of Human Muscarinic Receptor M4 using DMR technology

Preceptor:
Doug Schober, PhD
Eli Lilly and Company

Poster

Anjali Pillai
Hamilton Southeastern High School ‘15

Understanding the Wnt Signaling Pathway in triple negative breast cancer

Preceptors:
Mathew Palakal, PhD
Meeta Pradhan, PhD
IUPUI School of Informatics
and Computing

Poster

Paige Price
Brownsburg High School ‘15

Semi-Automated Quantification of Muscle Histology Using ImageJ

Preceptor:
Jason Organ, PhD
IU School of Medicine

Poster

Kimaya Raje
Carmel High School ‘16

The Effect of Trisomy on Osteoclast Development in the Ts65Dn Mouse Model of Down Syndrome

Preceptor:
Randall Roper, PhD
IUPUI School of Science

Poster

Christina Randall
Center Grove High School ‘16

Testing Wnt Inhibition on the Growth of Prostate Cancer Cells in the Bone- Micro Environment

Preceptor:
Nathalie Godinot, MS
Eli Lilly and Company

Poster

Elizabeth Reasoner
Warren Central High School ‘16

Visual socialization responses in male Sprague Dawley rats in tinted and clear micro isolated caging

Preceptor:
Debra Hickman, DVM
IU School of Medicine

Poster

May Lin Russell
Lawrence Central High School ‘15

Effect of IL-15 and IL-15Ra ab on Mitochondrial Function of Skeletal Muscle Atrophy


Preceptor:
Yan Wang, MD, MS
Eli Lilly and Company

Poster

Aster Samuel
Carmel High School ‘15

Synthetic bone scaffolding: Development of coating to improve mechanical strength of Mg alloy/DCPD composite

Preceptor:
Tien-Min
Gabriel Chu, DDS, PhD
IU School of Dentistry

Poster

Delfina Sanchez-Pernisola
Crispus Attucks Memorial Magnet High School ‘16

Determining the domain of Cx43 required to reverse apoptosis in Cx43-deficient osteocytesn

Preceptor:
Lilian I Plotkin, PhD
IU School of Medicine

Poster

Amee Sangani
Avon High School ‘15

Effects of estrogen receptor agonists on pulmonary artery endothelial cell proliferation

Preceptor:
Tim Lahm, MD
IU School of Medicine

Poster

Morgan Schafer
Owen Valley High School ‘14

Role of Angiotensin II in Kidney Injury

Preceptor:
David Basile, PhD
IU School of Medicine

Poster

Luke Schepers
Cardinal Ritter High School ‘15

Cardiovascular consequences of anemia

Preceptor:
Johnathan Tune, PhD
IU School of Medicine

Poster

Arsalan Siddiqui
Carmel High School ‘15

Effects of spine loading on bone stress response

Preceptor:
Hiroki Yokota, PhD
IUPUI School of Engineering and Technology

Poster

Ahsan Sohail
Lawrence Central High School ‘15

Mechanistic Role of IL-17 Receptors in Mediating Epithelial Injury

Preceptor:
Ragini Vittal, PhD
IU School of Medicine

Poster

Ashwin Sunderraj
Carmel High School ‘15

Development of a high quality human lncRNA database using semi-automatic annotation approaches

Preceptor:
Sarath Janga, PhD
IUPUI School of Informatics and Computing

Poster

Anish Thyagarajan
Park Tudor High School ‘16

Using ARToolKit to improve safety with tools in use during surgical procedures

Preceptor:
Mihran Tuceryan, PhD
IUPUI School of Science

Poster

Zachariah Williams
Homeschool ‘14

VLE data determination using an Othmer still

Preceptor:
Sylvia Nwosu, PhD
Eli Lilly and Company

Poster

Cynthia Wu
Carmel High School ‘15

Comparison of software tools for proteoform identification by top-down tandem mass spectra

Preceptor:
Xiaowen Liu, PhD
IUPUI School of Informatics

Poster

Bianca Zero
International School of Indiana ‘15

Novel Metallic Oxide-Containing Polymer Scaffolds for Regenerative Dentistry

Preceptor:
Marco C. Bottino,
DDS, PhD
IU School of Dentistry