SURIP 2010

Interns 2010

Number of Applicants: 350

Number of Interns Accepted: 14

Our fourteen 2010 interns included 5 women and 9 men, from 14 different institutions, with a mean GPA of 3.95.  The students were matched with mentors representing nine different departments within the College of Medicine.

Name Undergraduate
Elizabeth Ball Bowling Green State University Biology/General Science Steve Abcouwer, Ph.D.
Matthew Boisvert Bard College Biology/Psychology Patricia Sue Grigson, Ph.D.
Amanda Elswick Bryan College Mathematics Vernon Chinchilli, Ph.D.
John Hall Vanderbilt University Biomedical Engineering Christopher Siedlecki, Ph.D.
Lauren Harter Penn State University Bioengineering Mark Kester, Ph.D.
Andrea Heisey Rochester Institute of Technology Bioinformatics Susan Hafenstein, Ph.D.
Sadie Hogan Grove City College Molecular Biology/ Psychology  Gregory Yochum, Ph.D.
Eugene Kolomiyets Long Island University/ Brooklyn Pharmacy Leslie Parent, M.D.
Paul Leon St. John's University Biology/Physics/ Psychology Rebecca Craven, Ph.D.
Rashan Lucas La Salle University Biology Sarah Bronson, Ph.D.
Mthabisi Moyo Ave Maria University Biology/Mathematics James Connor, Ph.D.
Daniel Okwori Lincoln University Chemistry/Biology Jianhua Li, M.D., Ph.D.
Tyler Wiechman University of Delaware Psychology/Cognitive Science & Philosophy Andras Hajnal, M.D., Ph.D.
Christopher Wolff Salisbury University Exercise Science/ Chemistry Leonard Jefferson, Ph.D.


Name Undergraduate
Mentor Project
Elizabeth Bell Bowling Green State University Steve Abcouwer, Ph.D. IL-1ß downregulates thioredoxin-interacting protein expression in rat retinal neuronal and Müller cells
Matthew Boisvert Bard College Patricia Sue Grigson, Ph.D. The Effects of Chronic Sleep Depravation on Cocaine Self-administration
Amanda Elswick Bryan College Vernon Chinchilli, Ph.D. CCHN investigates causes and effects of maternal allostatic load
John Hall  Vanderbilt University Christopher Siedlecki, Ph.D. The Effects of Surface Self-Assembled Monolayers on Thrombus Formation Time
Lauren Harter Penn State University Mark Kester, Ph.D. Lipidomic Analysis for Diabetic Nephropathy
Andrea Heisey Rochester Institute of Technology Susan Hafenstein, Ph.D. Simultaneous Interaction with Receptor and Co-receptor Alters Virus Structure in a Picornavirus
Sadie Hogan Grove City College Gregory Yochum, Ph.D. EGF stimulates ß-Catenin binding to the c-Myc 3' enhancer in colon cancer cells
Eugene Kolomiyets Long Island University/Brooklyn Leslie Parent, M.D. Biochemical Characterization of Rous Sarcoma Virus Matrix Protein Mutants
Paul Leon St. John's University Rebecca Craven, Ph.D. Rous sarcoma virus capsid protein and cleavage intermediates during assembly 
Rashan Lucas La Salle University Sarah Bronson, Ph.D.  Progression of Diabetes in the Ins2akita Mouse
Mthabisi Moyo Ave Maria University James Connor, Ph.D. Hereditary Haemochromatosis (HFE) H63D Mutation causes Elevation in TDP-43 Expression and Cytosolic
Daniel Okwori Lincoln University Jianhua Li, M.D., Ph.D. Role of P2X3 in Sympathetic Responsiveness after Femoral Artery Occlusion
Tyler Wiechman University of Delaware Andras Hajnal, M.D., Ph.D. Antidepressant-like effects of insulin and IGF-1 are medicated through IGF-1 receptors
Christopher Wolff Salisbury University Leonard Jefferson, Ph.D. Acute Changes in Cell Signaling in C2C12 Myotubes in Response to Multiaxial Stretch and Amino Acid