SURIP 2013



Student Name Undergraduate Institution Faculty Mentor Department Title of Symposium Abstract
Elisabet Bjanes Penn State Leslie Parent, M.D. Medicine, Division of Infectious Disease Interaction of Retrotranscribing Elements with Host Cell Factors
Elizabeth Blaisse DeSales University Sergei Grigoryev, Ph.D. Biochemistry & Molecular Biology Folding of tetranucleosome DNA in AT in and AT out linker conformation 
Ramzy Burns Muhlenberg College Glenn Gerhard, M.D. Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology and Institute for Personalized Medicine D90A SOD1 Mutation in Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis
Mandi Feinberg Virginia Commonwealth University Arthur Berg, Ph.D. Public Health Sciences- Division of Bioinformatics and Biostatistics A Bioinformatics Experience
Janelle Geist Susquehanna University Thomas Spratt, Ph.D. Biochemistry & Molecular Biology Influence of Minor Groove Interactions in DNA Replication by DNA Polymerase Nu 
David Grosz Washington and Jefferson College Christopher Siedlecki, Ph.D. Department of Surgery and Bioengineering Protocol Development to Isolate Activated Non-Aggregated Platelets and their Effect on Blood Plasma Coagulation Time
Sterling Herron Milligan College Christopher Siedlecki, Ph.D. Surgery & Bioengineering Differential Hydrophilic and Hydrophobic Surface Activation of the Human Factor XII Blood Protein
Alicia Miggins Long Island University Brooklyn Campus Eugene Lengerich, Ph.D. Public Health Barriers to Nutrition and Physical Activity in Low-income Communities in Harrisburg, PA
Son Nguyen Union College James Broach, Ph.D. Biochemistry & Molecular Biology The Effect of Single-Nucleotide Polymorphisms on the Activity of G-Protein Coupled Receptors.
Samantha Scott The University of Scranton Gregory Yochum, Ph.D. Biochemistry & Molecular Biology The use of custom TALE repressors to investigate the role of AXIN2 in colon cancer cells
Haydan  Smith Clemson University Alison Chetlen, M.D. Radiology PPV3 of MRI Guided Biopsies
Patricia Theard Florida International University John Flanagan, Ph.D. Biochemistry & Molecular Biology Nanodiscs incorporated with Ceramide as a model for understanding Ceramide-PKCÎ lipid-protein interaction.