Past Genomics Scholarship Awards

Fall 2016

  • Ms. Lauren Choate, graduate student, Danko laboratory, for "Global Discovery of Transcription Factor Binding in Asthma."
  • Ms. Emily Funk, graduate student, McCune laboratory, for "Divergent gene expression patterns underlying the lung-to-gas bladder transition in ray-finned fishes."
  • Mr. Sangjo Kang, graduate student, Tumbar laboratory, for "The role of histone H3 K4/K9/K27 me3 levels in adult hair follicle stem cell (HFSC) plasticity."
  • Ms. Brooke Marks, graduate student, Coonrod laboratory, for "Escape Pathway Signaling in Tamoxifen Resistant Breast Cancer."
  • Mr. Darshil Patel, graduate student, Weiss laboratory, for "Proteomic and genomic analysis to reveal the role for the DNA clamp subunit HUS1 in maintaining genomic stability upon UV-induced DNA damage."

Fall 2015

  • Mr. Joel Brown, graduate student, Garcia-Garcia laboratory, for "Investigating the Roles of SPCA1 and Calcium Homeostasis in Epithelial Polarity."
  • Ms. Ezen Choo, graduate student, Dando laboratory, for "Role of taste buds in the development of taste sensitivity during mouse pregnancy."
  • Dr. Anne McGavigan, postdoctoral fellow, Cummings laboratory, for "The role of the gut microbiome in the improvement in blood pressure after sleeve gastrectomy."
  • Dr. Hyeongsun Moon, postdoctoral fellow, White laboratory, for "Defining the Mechanism of Melanoma Initiation from Adult Stem Cells."
  • Ms. Jennie Sims, graduate student, Smolka laboratory, for "An Investigation of the Role of TOPBP1, A Key Modulator of Checkpoint Control, in Mammalian Meiosis."
  • Mr. Joel Tripp, graduate student, Bass laboratory, for "Gene expression differences underlying behavioral and morph phenotype variation."
  • Ms. Jiayi Xu, graduate student, Cassano laboratory, for "Gene-by-smoking and Gene-by-nutrient interaction of vitamin E-related genes in response to the vitamin E supplementation."

Fall 2014

  • Dr. Leonardo Campagna, postdoctoral fellow, Lovette laboratory, for "A genomic approach to understanding gene tree/species tree discordance: Estimating genomic porosity in two explosive avian radiations."
  • Ms. Nithya Kartha, graduate student, Schimenti laboratory, for "Identifying Key Driver Events in the C3H-Chaos3 Mouse Model for Breast Cancer."
  • Mr. Nicholas Fletcher, graduate student, Searle laboratory, for "Genomic Differentiation During Rapid Speciation in a Non-model Rodent."
  • Mr. Dongsung Kim, graduate student, Smolka laboratory, for "METTL13: a new cancer-associated protein involved in the DNA replication stress response."
  • Ms. Lan Tu, graduate student, Selvaraj laboratory, for "Functional study of Translocator protein (TSPO) reveals a novel mitochondria-mediated pathway for cholesterol metabolism."

Fall 2013

  • Mr. Jishnu Das, graduate student, Yu laboratory, for "High-throughput functional characterization of human DNA codin variants."
  • Ms. Sachi Horibata, graduate student, Coonrod laboratory, for "Role of PAD2 in the development of tamoxifen resistance in human breast cancer."
  • Dr. Iris Jonkers, postdoctoral fellow, Lis laboratory, for "Progression and regulation of X chromosome inactivation in time."
  • Mr. Ezra Lencer, graduate student, McCune and Harrison laboratories, for "Evolution and development of jaw morphology among cyprinodon pupfishes."
  • Mr. Kaixiong Ye, graduate student, Gu laboratory, for "Natural selection of mitochondrial DNA variation and its implication for complex disease."

Fall 2012

  • Mr. Adam Bisogni, graduate student, Lin laboratory, for "Combinations of delta-Protocadherins in Axon Guidance."
  • Ms. Sara Cohen, graduate student, Denkers laboratory, for "Wnt/B-catenin Signaling During Intestinal Infection by the Protozoan Parasite Toxoplasma gondii."
  • Ms. Ni Ye Feng, graduate student, Bass laboratory, for "Daily and seasonal changes in the molecular machinery supporting synchronous activity in a vertebrate vocal motor nucleus."
  • Mr. Botao Liu, graduate student, Qian laboratory, for "Investigating translational reprogramming of mammalian genome during tissue differentiation."
  • Ms. Aparna Mahadevan, graduate student, Kurpios laboratory, for "Organ-specific vascularization of the midgut is driven by the left-right signaling pathway."

Fall 2011

  • Dr. Leonardo Arbiza, postdoctoral fellow, Siepel laboratory, for "Characterization of natural selection on non-coding elements in human genomes using whole-genome sequence data."
  • Ms. Stephanie Hilz, graduate student, Grimson laboratory, for "Deciphering the unique role of Argonaute4 and its involvement in small RNA regulatory biology in the male mouse germ line."
  • Mr. Pei Xin Lim, graduate student, Weiss laboratory, for "Deciphering the molecular functions of the genome maintenance factor HUS1."
  • Mr. Alex Wang, graduate student, Tumbar laboratory, for "Investigating the status of RNA polymerase II pausing in epithelial skin development."

Fall 2010

  • Dr. Leighton Core, postdoctoral fellow, Lis laboratory, for "Examination of the role of transcriptional pausing in mitotic bookmarking of genes."
  • Dr. James Hagarman, postdoctoral fellow, Soloway Laboratory, for "Mutual antagonism between DNA methylation and H3K27me3 in mouse embryonic stem cells."
  • Dr. Colin Young, postdoctoral fellow, Davisson laboratory, for "Dissecting the role of endoplasmic reticulum stress and NFKB Activation in Hypertension."
  • Mr. Ian Welsh, graduate student, Kurpios laboratory, for "Functional genomics analyses in the dorsal mesentery."

Fall 2009

  • Ms. Amanda Cass, 5th year graduate student, McCune laboratory, for "Examining the expression of critical lung morphogenesis genes in the swimbladders of fishes."
  • Dr. Sha Haibo, postdoctoral fellow, Qi Laboratory, for "Identifying the roles of ATF6 in Adipogenesis Using the Systems Biology Approaches."
  • Dr. Hooman Moghadam, postdoctoral fellow, Sutter laboratory, for "The role of naturally occurring retrotransposon mutagenesis in rapid diversification of complex traits in the dog."

Fall 2008

  • Rodica Petruta Bunaciu, postdoctoral fellow, Yen Laboratory. "Dr. Bunaciu's project explores gene expression regulation factors."
  • Benjamin Logsdon, second year graduate student, Mezey laboratory. "Mr. Logsdon's project applies computational capabilities to data collected at a genomic scale."
  • Lori McPartlin, fourth year graduate student, Bedford-Guaus laboratory. "Ms. Partlin's project involves identifying downstream targets of protein tyroseine phosphorylation."
  • Jennifer Page, fifth year graduate student, Weiss laboratory. "Ms. Pages's project investigates the role of RNR in de novo nucleotide biosynthesis."
  • Xianfei Sun, third year graduate student, Cohen laboratory. "Ms. Sun's project analyzes structure-funtion of mouse MLH3."

Fall 2007

  • Jin Leng, fourth year graduate student, Denkers laboratory. "Mr. Leng's project involves examining the role of histone modification in host-pathogen interaction."
  • Nicole Liachko, fifth year graduate student, Lee laboratory. "Mrs. Liachko's project involves examining the role of pancreatic determining factor 1a during development."
  • Xu Wang, third year graduate student, Clark laboratory. "Mr. Wang's project involves identifying novel imprinted genes."
  • Kevin Harvatine, postdoctoral associate, Boisclair laboratory. "Dr. Harvatine's project involves studying the role of fatty acids on endoplasmic reticulum stress."

Spring 2007

  • Ying Zhang, graduate student in BMCB, Tumbar laboratory. "Mr. Zhang's project involves understanding the molecular mechanisms that regulate proliferation of hair follicle stem cells."
  • Carlos Guerrero Bosagna, postdoctoral research associate in Nutritional Sciences, Soloway laboratory. "Dr. Guerrero-Bosagna's project involves studying how piRNAs regulate imprinted genes."

Fall 2006

  • Elizabeth Bassity, graduate student in Immunology
  • David Corney, graduate student in Environmental Toxicology
  • Ryan Hernandez, graduate student in Biometry
  • Kevin Peterson, graduate student in Molecular and Integrative Physiology

Spring 2006

  • Li Han, graduate student in Physiology
  • Rebecca Holmes, postdoctoral research associate in Biomedical Sciences
  • Xia Xu, graduate student in Environmental Toxicology