SURIP 2009

Interns 2009

Number of Applicants: 250+

Number of Interns Accepted: 10

Our ten 2009 interns included 8 women and 2 men, from 10 different institutions, with a mean GPA of 3.85.  The students were matched with mentors representing seven different departments within the College of Medicine.



 Name Undergraduate Institution
 Undergraduate Major
Sadikshya Adhikary Wesleyan College Biology Christopher Siedlecki, Ph.D. 
Vivek Ananthan Swarthmore College Biology/Religion Patricia Sue Grigson, Ph.D. 
Jennifer Baker Washington and Jefferson College Cell/Molecular Biology Steve Abcouwer, Ph.D.
Alyssa Cates University of Northern Iowa Biochemistry Lisa Shantz, Ph.D.
Patricia Cunfer Lebanon Valley College Biology Rosalyn Irby, Ph.D.
Maria Gubbiotti University of Scranton Biochemistry Vincent Chau, Ph.D.
Monica Kriete Kenyon College Biochemistry Sergei Grigoryev, Ph.D.
Ariel Morales St. Thomas University Chemistry/Biology Jianhua Li, Ph.D.
Charlene Ofosu Central Michigan University Biomedical Science/Chemistry John Richie, Ph.D.
Jordann Smak Gettysburg College Biology Ira Ropson, Ph.D.



 NameUndergraduate Institution
Sadikshya AdhikaryWesleyan CollegeChristopher Siedlecki, Ph.D. Effects of Altered NaCl Concentration and pH on Blood Factor XII Activation
Vivek AnanthanSwarthmore CollegePatricia Sue Grigson, Ph.D. Effects of Retinal Pigmented Epithelial Cell Implantation on Rat Cocaine Self-Administration
Jennifer BakerWashington and Jefferson CollegeSteve Abcouwer, Ph.D.Mouse Microglia Expressing SV40 tsA58 Large T Antigen Exhibits Less Growth and Greater Ramification at a Non-Premissive Temperature
Alyssa CatesUniversity of Northern IowaLisa Shantz, Ph.D.Ornithine Decarboxylase (ODC) Regulation by mTOR:  New Insights from TSC1 Knockout Cells
Patricia CunferLebanon Valley CollegeRosalyn Irby, Ph.D.Osteopontin Alters the Expression of HPSE1 and C10ORF Proteins in HCT116 Colon Cancer Cells
Maria GubbiottiUniversity of ScrantonVincent Chau, Ph.D.Exploring A "Surrogate Reaction" To Monitor the Activity of the E3 Ubiquitin Protein Ligase gp78
Monica KrieteKenyon CollegeSergei Grigoryev, Ph.D.Influence of LInker Histone High-Affinity Binding Sites on Higher-Order Chromatin Structure
Ariel MoralesSt. Thomas UniversityJianhua Li, Ph.D.Cyclooxygenase-2 (COX-2) Pathway Expression within White Skeletal Muscle in Correlation to an Exaggerated Exercise Pressor Reflex in Congestive Heart  Failure
Charlene OfosuCentral Michigan UniversityJohn Richie, Ph.D.DNA Conformational Studies of GAG-Trinucleotide Repeat Polymorphism in the 5'UTR of the GCLC Gene
Jordann SmakGettysburg CollegeIra Ropson, Ph.D.Effects of Sequence Deletions on the Folding of Intestinal Fatty Acid Binding Protein