BD2K Summer UP 2017 Scholars

Our Students

Selam Gebremedhin

University of California, Santa Cruz

Research Project Title:
Investigating the Connection Between Transcription and Splicing

Research Mentors:
Grant Hartzog & Zach Morton

Roberto Gorbea 

University of Puerto Rico

Research Project Title:
Constructing Novel Alignment-Free Methods for Measuring Phylogenetic Tree Accuracy

Research Mentor:
Benedict Paten

Maria Teresa Hernandez

CSU Monterey Bay 

Research Project Title:
Wolbachia Genome Sequence Assembly using DNA Sequences of Infected Arthropods

Research Mentors:
Russ Corbett-Detig & Paloma Medina

Adolfo Huerta

CSU Monterey Bay

Research Project Title:
Implementation of Workflow Description Language into Toil

Research Mentors:
Benedict Paten & Lon Blauvelt

Skylar Kensinger

CSU Monterey Bay 

Research Project Title:
Investigating Somatic Mutations in tRNAs and Flanking Regions

Research Mentors:
Russ Corbett-Detig & Bryan Thornlow

Melissa Meredith

CSU Monterey Bay 

Research Project Title:
A Program to Predict Pathogenic Nonsense Mutations in BRCA Gene Variants

Research Mentor:
Melissa Cline

Iason Myttas 

CSU Monterey Bay 

Research Project Title:
Deep Learning for Predicting Essentiality Scores over a Functional Screening of Cancer Cell Lines

Research Mentor:
Josh Stuart

Luis Quinones 

University of Puerto Rico

Research Project Title:
Identifying Pathogenic BRCA Gene Variance That Lead To Aberrant Splicing

Research Mentor:
Melissa Cline

Jessica Arozqueta

University of California, Santa Cruz

Research Project Title:
Sonic Hedgehog Pathway Regulates Olig2, Gsx2, and Pax6 Expression in the Cortex

Research Mentors:
Bin Chen & Yue Zhang

Tiffany Thisner

CSU Monterey Bay 

Research Project Title:
Evidence for Co-evolution of KRAB Zinc Finger Protein ZNF649 and L1PA Elements

Research Mentors:
Sofie Salama & Jason Fernandes

Victoria Serrano

University of California, Santa Cruz
Research Project Title:
Mapping of Sensitive Sites in Drosophila Melanogaster Using Constructed Inversions

Research Mentors:
Russ Corbett-Detig and Iskander Said

Kyvan Trout

Southern University of Baton Rouge

Research Project Title:
MESA: Mutually Exclusive Splicing Analysis of RNA Sequencing Data

Research Mentors:
Angela BrooksMaximilian Marin

Stefanie Brizuela

University of California, Santa Cruz

Research Project Title:
Contrasting DNA Methylation Detection Between Nanopore Sequencing and Bisulfite Sequencing for the Association with Exon Inclusion

Research Mentor:
Angela Brooks & Brandon Saint-John