2010 Scholars and Mentors

Bilal Bari - Georgia Tech

Mentor: Doug Ollerenshaw
Project: Tactile Detection and Discrimination in the Rodent Somatosensory System

Nathaniel Bloodworth - Georgia Tech

Mentor: Taymour Hammoudi
Project: Photocrosslinkable Chondroitin-Sulfate for Tendon/Ligament Tissue Engineering

Olivia Burnsed - Georgia Tech

Mentor: Chris Lee
Project: Quantifying Growth Factors Expression and Secretion from Microencapsulated Adipose Stem Cells for Cartilage and Bone Regeneration

Lab: Barbara-Boyan

Soohee Cho - Georgia Tech

Mentor: Russell Vegh
Project: Optimization of the Phototoxic Fluorescent Protein "KillerRed"

Andre Forbes - Morehouse College

Mentor: Chang Quo
Project: Systems and Synthetic Biology: A Platform to Demonstrate Control Theory in Living Cells

Venkat Goli - Georgia Tech

Mentor: Kipp Schoenwald
Project: Development of a Fluid Interconnect for Use in Atomic Force Microscope Biophysical Measurements

Derwin Gray - Morehouse College

Mentor: Alex Peister
Project: Effect of Diabetes on the Function of Mesenchymal Stem Cells and Bone Healing

Shawna Hagen - Georgia Tech

Mentor: Marilyn Markowski
Project: Proteolytic Mechanisms to Improve Hematopoietic Stem Cell Mobilization for Autologous Transplant in Cancer Patients

Katy Hammersmith - Georgia Tech

Mentor: Andres Bratt-Leal
Project: Heparin-Modified Microparticles for Biomolecule Release within Stem Cell Spheroids

Thejas Hiremath - Georgia Tech

Mentor: Jacob Lucrezi
Project: Pioneering a New Treatment for Inflammatory Diseases

Samiya Hussain - Georgia Tech

Mentor: Choon Hwai Yap
Project: Synergistic Effects of Cyclic Stretch and Serotonin Reuptake on Degenerative Aortic Valve Disease

Arina Korneva - Emory University

Mentor: Jeff Kornuta
Project: Design and Implementation of a Stretch Device for Studying the Functional Response of Lymphatic Endothelial Cells to Mechanical Stretch

Byung Kyu - Georgia Tech

Mentor: Wenwei Xu
Project: Ovarian Cancer Mechanical Diagnostics

Jason Murray - Georgia Tech

Mentor: Chiaolong Hsiao
Project: Determination of the Three-Dimensional Structure of Mini-Ribosomes

Willa Ni - Georgia Tech

Mentor: Melissa Kemp
Project: Examining the Implications of Chronic ROS Levels on ER Thioredoxin:Ask-1 Interactions

Lauren Troxler - Georgia Tech

Mentor: Erin Spinner
Project: Effect of Tricuspid Valvular and Subvalvular Geometric Alterations on Chordal Forces

Glenn Wagner - Georgia Tech

Mentor: Roman Mezencev
Project: Studies on the Molecular Basis of Cisplatin Resistance in Ovarian and Pancreatic Cancer Cell Lines

Chun Yong - Georgia Tech

Mentor: Alison Lawson
Project: In Vitro Culturing of Alginate Beads to Assess In Vivo Stability