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2018 Summer Scholars

What a great 2018 class of Stowers Summer Scholars group!

Our 30 Scholars hail from 9 states and 7 other countries, representing a total of 22 universities. Our community was enriched by their energy and passion for science. Thank you for making it a great year!



Meet our Summer Scholars:




Poster/ Project Title

Giulia Bergamini

University of Modena and Reggio Emilia

Alejandro Sánchez Alvarado

In Situ Hybridization Screening on the snail retina

Greeshma Pushpa Bose

Indian Institute of Science Education and Research(IISER),Mohali

Tatjana Piotrowski

Generation of a fluorescent Krt15 reporter line using a modified CRISPR-Cas9 technique in Zebrafish

Christina Cornell

Case Western Reserve University

Kausik Si

Unanticipated role of antimicrobial peptide Attacin-D in the larval and adult nervous system

Anastasia Croitoru

University of Poitiers

Sue Jaspersen

Investigating the Inner Nuclear Membrane proteome: an insight during mitosis

Lauren Elizabeth Eide

University of Missouri-Kansas City

Sarah Zanders

Exploiting Spore-Autonomous Fluorescent Protein Expression in Fission Yeast

Luisa Rosa Fernanda Felgines

University of Pierre et Marie Curie

Nicolas Rohner

Advanced Glycation End-Product: Evil in Blood

Yanis Mouloud Feraoun

Universite Pierre et Marie Curie - Sorbonne Université

Linheng Li

Crosstalk Between Telocytes And Myofibroblasts In The Intestinal Stem Cell Niche

Corentin Raphaël Fostier

Sorbonne Université

Michael Washburn

Developing an efficient and optimized workflow for middle-down proteomics analysis

Victoria Fransisca Gomerdinger

Yale University

Robb Krumlauf

Tracking Hoxb1 Protein Distribution in the Mouse Embryonic Hindbrain

Amelie Elodie Grosjean

Pierre and Marie Curie University

Paul Kulesa

Neural crest cell signature analysis by multiplexed fluorescent in situ hybridization 

Harlee Elizabeth Kelley

Missouri State University

Matthew Gibson

The function of β-catenin in Nematostella vectensis: Knockdown and rescue

Mariia Kirusenko

National Technical University of Ukraine, Igor Sikorsky Kyiv Polytechnic Institute

Matthew Gibson

Embryo to single cells and back!

Divya Krishna Kumar

Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore

Julia Zeitlinger

To pause or not to pause….

Vagisha Kulshreshtha

Department of Genetics, University of Delhi

Jerry Workman

Sch9 regulates histone H3 threonine 11 phosphorylation via Tor1 independent pathway

Corentin Largeau

Pierre et Marie Curie University

Randal Halfmann

Effect of translation on nucleated aggregation

Kevin H Li

Washington University in St. Louis

Ron Yu

Development of method to capture Total RNA for Single Cell Sequencing using gel encapsulation

Nathan Alexander Luzum

Duke University

Randal Halfmann

Creating a biosensor of human inflammasomes

Anthony Charles Mok

University of Missouri- Kansas City

Sarah Zanders

Transcriptional Regulation of wtf4: an ultra-selfish gamete killer

Marintia Mayola Nava Garcia

National Autonomous Univeristy of Mexico (UNAM)

Sue Jaspersen

Dynamic composition of the inner nuclear membrane during meiosis

Emily Ann Nissen

Rockhurst University

Julia Zeitlinger

Understanding the Role of Zelda in Nucleosome Occupancy

Tara Ann Proffitt

Sterling College

Scott Hawley

Investigating the effects of balancer chromosomes during meiosis

Edwin Qiu

Washington University in St. Louis

Ron Yu

Whole Brain Analysis: Measuring Activity in Specific Brain Regions Using ClearMap

Lucia Guadalupe Ramirez Navarro

National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM)

Ariel Bazzini

Codon composition explains mRNA changes between tissues, splicing isoforms and protein levels

Sandon Andrew Scott

University of California at Los Angeles

Ron Yu

An Analysis of Social and Mating Behavior in V1re9/12 Knockout Mice

Leila Simone Shokat

Reed College

Alejandro Sánchez Alvarado

Investigation of Mechanisms that Underlie Regeneration in S. mediterranea via Transcriptome-Wide RNAi Screen

Isidora Stankovic

Smith College

Ariel Bazzini

Identification of novel elements in the 3’ UTR that regulate mRNA stability

Saba Haile Tegegne

University of Toronto

Linheng Li

Investigating the role of Myeloid-Derived Suppressor Cells in the tumor microenvironment

Edward Schmitt Thum

Yale University

Nicolas Rohner

Metabolic Mutations in Astyanax mexicanus

Ashley Marie Young

Baylor University

Paul Kulesa

Tracking Tissue Growth near the Chick Rhombomere 4 Neural Crest Migratory Stream

Juan Camilo Zuluaga Monares

Universidad de Antioquia

Kausik Si

Analysis of tissue specific intron-retention in Drosophila

Other Undergraduate Summer Interns

Seraya Jones

Grambling State University

Matthew Gibson

Differential in vivo tumorigenicity of diverse RAS mutations in Drosophila eye

William Liu

University of Southern California

Linheng Li

Characterization of N-cadherin+ niche MSCs via scRNAseq

Yiyang Zhu

Grinnell College

Ron Yu