My name is Amanda Paraluppi Bueno and I am pursuing my Bachelor’s degree in Biomedical Science at the Centro Universitario Heminio Ometto, Araras-SP (Brazil). I came as an exchange student to study at University of Idaho, Moscow-ID, for one year through the Science Without Borders Program. This summer, under the guidance of Dr. Graça Almeida-Porada, Saloomeh Mokhtari, and Steven Greenberg, I will try to develop novel cell-based therapies that could provide a curative treatment for Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD).
My name is Blake Johnson, and I am a rising senior studying Human Physiology at the University of Iowa. This summer, I am working under the direction of Dr. John Jackson to generate thymus organoids capable of producing functional T-cells. The ability to generate a functional thymus outside the body would have a number of clinical applications, including rejuvenation of an aging thymus to boost the immune response in older individuals and development of tolerance in organ transplantation.
My name is Le Zhang. I just completed my Bachelor of Science in biochemistry & biotechnology from Michigan State University. This summer, I will be working in Dr. Jeanne Loring’s laboratory at the Center for Regenerative Medicine in the Scripps Research Institute. I will be analyzing the genomic stability of induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs) and neuronal progenitor cells (NPCs), which are intended for cell replacement therapies for patients with Parkinson’s disease.
My name is Zeeshaan Arshad, and I am currently a first year undergraduate student studying medicine at the University of St. Andrews in Scotland, UK. Under the mentorship of Professor Chas Bountra and Dr. David Brindley, my project will propose a model of open innovation in the translation process to address the problem of developing Alzheimer’s disease drugs.
My name is Ryan Louer. During my time at Purdue University, I earned a B.S. in biochemistry and minors in both French and entrepreneurship. This summer, I will be working in Dr. Anthony Atala and Dr. James Yoo’s lab under Drs. Myung Jae Jeon and Young Sik Choi studying ovarian cell therapies that will be able to produce natural levels of sex steroids that can be controlled by feedback mechanisms and, hopefully, produce viable oocytes.
My name is Jonah Simon, and I am a rising junior studying neuroscience at Brown University. This summer at the SRF Research Center Foundation, I am working on the Oncology team with Dr. Haroldo Silva. My project is to develop new high-throughput assays for quantifying activity of the Alternative Lengthening of Telomeres (ALT) pathway in human cells.
SENS Research Foundation is pleased to announce it has selected sixteen undergraduate students to participate in the 2015 SRF Summer Scholars Program.
Press release announcing the 2015 SRF Summer Scholars program.
SENS Research Foundation is looking for undergraduate students interested in conducting biomedical research to combat the diseases of aging during summer break of 2015.
My name is Sheri Zada, and I've just completed completed a Bachelor of Science degree in Neuroscience and a minor in Bioinformatics at the University of California, Santa Cruz. This summer, I am examining molecular pathways implicated in diseases affecting the rudimentary structure of a human being, osteoarthritis, and rheumatoid arthritis.
My name is Sophia Szymkowiak, and I am a rising senior at Yale University, working toward Bachelor of Science degrees in Biomedical Engineering and Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies.My project is focused on generating in vitro ovarian tissue that can mimic the functions of the ovary to preserve or restore what might otherwise be lost due to disease or other medical treatments.
My name is Rahul Rekhi, and I am currently on a Marshall Scholarship at Oxford University, where I am pursuing an MS in Biomedical Engineering. This summer, I am working to synthesize and improve upon optimization tools to aid in the large scale production of cell therapies.