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2012 International Student Research Fellows

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Meet the 2012 International Student Research Fellows

Institution Student Advisor Proposed Research
Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University Nicolas Palacios-Prado 
Chile
Feliksas Bukauskas Modulation of Electrical Synapses by Intracellular Magnesium
Baylor College of Medicine Hsing-I Ho 
Taiwan
Gad Shaulsky The protective effect of kin-recognition against cheaters and the evolution of polymorphism in kin-recognition genes
California Institute of Technology Nagarajan Nandagopal 
India
Michael Elowitz A bottom up approach to understanding morphogen based developmental patterning.
Columbia University Emma Dell 
United Kingdom
Luis Campos Directing Stem Cell Fate Through Nanopatterned Cues
Patrick Kaifosh 
Canada
Attila Losonczy, Larry Abbott Dynamics and memory function of the hippocampal CA1 circuit
Oren Litvin 
Israel
Dana Pe'er A systems network approach to targeted therapy
Duke University Yuliya Nikolova 
Bulgaria
Ahmad Hariri Identifying predictive biological markers of vulnerability and resilience to depression
Harvard University Ghazaleh Ashrafi 
Canada
Thomas Schwarz Regulation of Mitochondrial Trafficking and Turnover in Neurons
Guo-Liang Chew 
Singapore
Alex Schier Post-Transcriptional and Translational Regulation of Morphogen Interpretation
Mingjie Dai 
China
George Church, Peng Yin Engineering Dynamic Nucleic Acid Nano-Devices for Programmable Therapeutics
Sandeep Koshy 
Canada
David Mooney Programming the immune response against tumors using engineered materials
Wendy Liu 
Australia
Rachel Wilson Interneuron Diversity in the Drosophila Antennal Lobe
Massachusetts Institute of Technology Diane Baer 
Switzerland
Michael Laub Regulated changes in chromosome structure during a bacterial cell cycle
Andres Cubillos-Ruiz 
Colombia
Sallie Chisholm The nature and function of cyclic peptide secondary metabolites produced by marine cyanobacteria.
New York University Elisa Araldi 
Italy
Carlos Fernandez-Hernando, Yajaira Suarez Role of regulatory RNAs in macrophage activation and paracrine communication
Helene Fradin 
France
David Fitch, Fabio Piano Evolution of parthenogenetic reproductive mode in a new nematode satellite model organism: Diploscapter sp. PS2123
Northwestern University Liangliang Hao
China
Chad Mirkin Going Small for Big Advances: Using Spherical Nucleic Acids for Novel Targeted microRNA Therapeutics
Xinyu Zhao 
China
Jianhua Cang Synaptic inhibition in the development of information integration in the visual cortex
Princeton University Philip Coen 
United Kingdom
Mala Murthy Acoustic Communication Signals in Drosophila: Generation, Perception and Behavior
Xiaobo Ke 
China
Bonnie Bassler Probing Quorum-Sensing Signal Recognition and Integration
Rockefeller University Xin Jin 
China
Cori Bargmann Exploring the Molecular Mechanism of Food Choice Imprinting in C. elegans
Tamara Ouspenskaia 
Canada
Elaine Fuchs Crosstalk between cell cycle and cytoskeletal rearrangements during hair follicle morphogenesis
Stanford University Fang-Chieh Chou 
Taiwan
Rhiju Das Towards atomic-accuracy structure modeling of protein-RNA complexes
Aditya Natarajan 
Canada
Daniel Herschlag Incisive tests of the energetics within an enzyme active site: Toward a fundamental understanding of the interplay of catalytic interactions and the surrounding enzyme environment
Anshul Rana 
India
Ricardo Dolmetsch Investigating interactions between bipolar disorder-associated proteins to identify disease-relevant signaling pathways
Aysel Selimbeyoglu 
Turkey
Karl Deisseroth Optogenetic dissection of the neural circuitry underlying cognitive control
University of California-Berkeley Hans Christian Herold 
Germany
Richard Kramer Probing Ion Channel Function in Pain Neurons with a Novel Photoswitch Molecule
Yongjian Huang 
China
John Kuriyan Molecular Mechanism of Membrane Mediated Regulation of EGF Receptor
University of California-Davis Andrea Ferrero 
Italy
Ramsey Badawi High-Resolution PET/CT Imaging for the quantitative assessment of early response to treatment in breast cancer: instrumentation and clinical trial
Liang-Tien Hsieh 
Taiwan
Charan Ranganath Characterization of the neural mechanisms of temporal memory in the human brain
University of California-San Diego Wei Gao 
China
Joseph Wang Advanced Nanomachines and Their Biomedical Applications
Eleen Shum 
Canada
Miles Wilkinson RNA Surveillance in Olfaction
University of California-San Francisco Yi-Chang Liu 
Taiwan
Danica Galonic Fujimori, Jonathan Weissman Investigating the mechanism of misfolded protein recognition in endoplasmic reticulum-associated protein degradation
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Tolulope Agunbiade 
Nigeria
Barry Pittendrigh The Application of Genomic Tools in the Study of the Population Genetics of Cowpea Pests in West Africa.
Junqi Li 
Singapore
Martin Burke Towards the Automated Synthesis of Small Molecules: Developing a Building Block Approach to Asymmetric Synthesis
Maxim Prigozhin 
Russian Federation
Martin Gruebele Prion protein folding and transient aggregate formation studied by very fast pressure drops
University of Michigan Ansis Maleckis
Latvia
Melanie Sanford Fundamental High Oxidation State Palladium Chemistry
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Onur Dagliyan
Turkey
Klaus Hahn, Nikolay Dokholyan Visualization and manipulation of protein activity in living cells
Alakananda Das 
India
Kevin Slep Elucidating the mechanism of the Che-12-dependent ciliogenesis through in vivo, biochemical and structural analysis.
Mira Pronobis 
Germany
Mark Peifer Regulating Wnt signalling via the tumor suppressor APC: Defining the catalytic cycle of the beta-catenin destruction complex and its interface with the E3-ligase
University of Pennsylvania Cheng Li 
China
Felix Wehrli Direct Detection and Quantification of Myelin with Magnetic Resonance Imaging
University of Texas at Austin Siavash Mir arabbaygi (Mirarab) 
Canada
Tandy Warnow Taxon Identification of Metagenomic Reads using Phylogenetic Placement
Jagannath Swaminathan 
India
Edward Marcotte Single Molecule Sequencing of the Proteome
University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center Xin Cai 
Canada
Zhijian Chen Understanding the mechanistic regulation that governs MAVS's prion-like switch in mammalian antiviral signaling
Qian Cong 
China
Nick Grishin Predictive Analysis of The Human Proteome
Matthew McFarlane 
Canada
Michael Brown Compensatory Appetite Stimulation in Ghrelin-Deficient Mice
University of Washington Yanping Huang 
China
Rajesh Rao Prior Probability Effects in a POMDP Model of Decision Making
University of Wisconsin-Madison Xiaojun Tan 
China
Richard Anderson An Endosomal Phosphatidylinositol4,5-bisphosphate Pathway Regulates LAPTM4B Function in Epidermal Growth Factor Receptor Signaling, Lysosomal Sorting and Degradation
Yale University Sashka Dimitrievska 
Canada
Laura Niklason Glycomimicry on decellularized tissue engineered vascular grafts grafts
Qinhua Zhou 
China
Corey O'Hern, Lynne Regan The power of simple hard sphere models to predict and redesign protein-protein interactions

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