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2015 Scholars

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Poster/ Project Title

Mary (Makenzie) Beaman

Vanderbilt University

Paul Kulesa

Expression Analysis Reveals Potential Role for
Chemokines in Neural Crest Migration

Ellen Bruner

Johns Hopkins University

Linheng Li

Robust Proliferation of ‘Neural’-Cadherin+
Mesenchymal Stem Cells

LeAnna Cates

University of Missouri - Kansas City

Scott Hawley

Nucleoplasmin-like Protein (NLP) is required
for centromere clustering during meiosis in
Drosophila melanogaster

Mary Rose Copley

Earlham College

Sue Jaspersen

Interactions With Binding Partners by
Schizosaccharomyces pombe proteins
Cut11, Pom34 and Pom152

Sravan Kumar Devanathan

SASTRA University

Jennifer Gerton

MukB is required for translation in E. coli

Evan Eschliman

University of Chicago

Ron Yu

The genetic diversity of sex-specific
vomeronasal receptors in mouse

Romain Forey

Université Montpellier 2

Jennifer Gerton

Budding yeast as a model to understand
effects of human cancer driver mutants

Scott Freeburg

Kenyon College

Tatjana Piotrowski

Transient reduction of Fgf signaling is required
for zebrafish hair cell regeneration

Maria Gentry

University of Missouri - Kansas City

Scott Hawley

Chromosome Fragmentation During Female

Annika Kruger

Cardiff Metropolitan University

Matt Gibson

Meiosis in Drosophila melanogaster

Yanhui Li

National University of Singapore

Jerry Workman

Modulation of Swi/Snf composition and
function by subunits of the chromatin remodeler

Sydney Loethen

University of Missouri

Alejandro Sánchez

Investigating the Function of Ki-67 in Planarian

Jose Fabricio Lopez


Matt Gibson

Nematostella vectensis: a new model for
environmental sensing and behavior

Daniel Sumner Magruder

Rhodes College

Kausik Si

Analysis of protein confirmation in the formation
of the Orb2 aggregate

Conor McMann

Vanderbilt University

Sue Jaspersen

Analysis of spindle pole body pore protein
interaction and Nbp1 function in budding yeast

Santiago Medina

National Autonomous University
of Mexico

Julia Zeitlinger

A pipeline for peak calling and de novo motif
discovery in ChIP-­‐nexus data

Malcom Moses

North Carolina Agricultural and
Technical State University

Jennifer Gerton

Rpl19A Effects on the Smc5/6 Complex

Nicole L Nuckolls

Rockhurst University

R. Scott Hawley

Novel meiotic mutants provide insight into
centromeric synaptonemal complex in
Drosophila melanogaster

Augusto Ortega Granillo

Universidad Nacional Autonoma
De Mexico

Sue Jaspersen

Sec 61 complex localization in the INM

Elizabeth Porto

University of Missouri, Kansas City

Scott Hawley

sina Mutations Cause Aberrant Synaptonemal
Complex in Drosophila melanogaster

Bhuiyan Rahman

Vanderbilt University

Sue Jaspersen

Characterization of enhancers in and around
TALE protein genes

Jacqueline Roth

University of Texas at Austin

Matt Gibson/
Kausik Si

A snapshot of the nervous system 500 million
years ago

Bishwas Sharma

St. Olaf College

Alejandro Sánchez

Developing a biochemical toolkit for studying
stem cell and regeneration in planarian

Jennifer Spengler

Millersville University of Pennsylvania

Paul Kulesa

Turtle plastron bones development

Yin Ho Vong

University of Warwick

Alejandro Sánchez

Visualization of planaria proteins involved in

Joanna Wasielewska

University of Wrocław

Matt Gibson

Epithelial cell responses during regeneration
of the Drosophila wing imaginal disc

Morgan Widhalm

University of Notre Dame

Ron Yu

Tauro-β-muricholate: Mouse Pheromone

Pamela Wong

Emory University

Linheng Li

Identification of Frizzled Receptors Positive
Hematopoietic Stem Cells and Niches by
Reporter Mice

Andy Yu

University of Michigan

Linheng Li

Repurposing the chemotherapeutic agent
Doxorubicin as a targeted therapy with
reduced Cardiotoxicity

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