Previous Undergraduate Pelotonia Fellows


Below are previous Undergraduate Student Pelotonia Fellows.

2013 Undergraduate Student Pelotonia Fellows

David Arsanious
Project: The role of TCL1 on de novo DNA methylation in the pathogenesis of CLL

Kyle Beuoy
Project: Determining if the binding between Mps1 and VDAC3 is necessary and sufficient for localization of Mps1 to the centrosome

Daniel Brook
Project: The effect of MLL-WT on the development of MLL-PTD+ Acute Myeloid Leukemia

Katherine Chang
Project: Bard1 as a tumor suppressor and mediator of DNA repair

Julie Corbett
Project: Effect of minocycline on chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy

Rachel D'Amico
Project: DLL-3 as a potential tumor suppressor via inhibition of Notch-1 signaling in gliomas

Teena D'Cruz
Project: Defining retinoblastoma-regulated pathways using bioinformatics approaches

Eric Dobson
Project: Creation and optimization of fluorescent self-assembling peptide amphiphiles for targeted cancer imaging

Callie Drohan
Project: Investigation of direct anti-tumor activity and immune potentiating effects of the drug silvestrol on nasopharyngeal carcinoma

Cambree Fillis
Project: The identification of tumor-suppressor-like genes responsible for the mediation of vulva development in the nematode species, C.briggsae

Christine Fung
Project: The role of oxytocin in the activation of macrophages to an M2 phenotype in the tumor microenvironment

Markus Harrigan
Project: Identifying stromal oncogene-type candidate genes in the KRAS mutant tumor microenvironment

Samantha King
Project: Soy diet intervention: Determining the active phytochemical and diet effects on antigen specific T-cells

Michael Lause
Project: mRNA profile of C.elegans vulval epithelium in response to stromal signals

Zachary McKee
Project: High-throughput assays for screening inhibitors of human cytomegalovirus alkaline nuclease UL98

John Nemer
Project: Targeting the Role of DOT1L in MLLPTD Acute Myeloid Leukemia

Hannah Parks
Project: Mechanisms of resistance for cancers with fusion kinases

Ryan Reyes
Project: miR-23a: A key metabolic regulator in hepatocellular carcinoma

Mark Rudolph
Project: Solute carrier family protein SLC-39A6 is a novel target of aberrantly-activated Hedgehog signaling pathway in endocrine resistant breast cancer

Cameron Sheehan
Project: The role of CLLD8 in chronic lymphocytic leukemia

Alexander Tranovich
Project: Mental health and diet in cancer survivorship: Depression's relationship to diet quality

Kelly Ward
Project: Identification of C.briggase EGF pathway genes

Alexandra Wells
Project: Effects of vitamin A metabolites on improving the action of multiple myeloma pharmaceuticals

Edward Zitnik
Project: Examining the evolution of signal transduction pathways as a model for personalized medicine

Mike Zolle
Project: Analysis and optimization of currently unusable data to infer and to clinically correlate repeat-element methylation status in leukemia

2012 Undergraduate Student Pelotonia Fellows

Taylor Brooks
Project: Characterization and Immortalization of Myeloid-Derived Suppressor Cells

Michael Chang
Project: Control of Fidelity by the Herpes Simplex Virus DNA Polymerase-Associated Exonuclease

Danielle Chappell
Project: Pulling the Molecular Lynchpin of CLL Microenvironment Chemotaxis by Blocking Phosphorlyation of Lymphocyte Cytosolic Protein 1 (LCP1)

Robert Easterling
Project: Examination of Stressor-Enhanced Inflammatory Macrophages: Implications for Colorectal Cancer

Ryan FitzGerald
Project: Impact of PTEN Status on c-Met pathway in Endometrial Cancer

Ben Hemmelgarn
Project: Dissecting the Intersection Between the RB and MYC Pathways in vivo

Brian Hurwitz
Project: Enhancing Therapeutic Efficacy of Oncolytic Viruses with the Proteosome Inhibitor, Bortezomib

Mariam Hussain
Project: An Investigation into the Link Between Heart Rate Variability and Intrusive Thoughts: Implications for Cancer Survivors

Srirama Josyula
Project: MicroRNA-155: Role in CD16-mediated NK cell function in vivo against cancer

Cally McGee
Project: A conserved role for Rho GTPases in fission yeast contractile-ring assembly

Kinshuk Mitra
Project: Novel medical device for enrichment and detection of circulating tumor cells

Marilly Palettas
Project: The Role of PKC β in Breast Cancer Tumor Progression

Ravi Patel
Project: miR-3151 in Acute Myeloid Leukemia: Target gene identification and analysis of the pathophysiologic consequences of miR-3151 overexpression

Emilia Plevris
Project: Study of DEN-induced Hepatocellular Carcinoma using E2F transgene mouse model

Tyler Siekman
Project: Identification of a Novel Intronic Enhancer in Hdac9 Leading to Skin Tumor Susceptibility

Divya Subramanian
Project: The Role of Nucleoside Transporters in Immunomodulatory Drug Therapy

Justin Tossey
Project: The Role of Flavones in Hsp27-Regulated Apoptosis in Non-Small Cell Lung Carcinomas

Rachel Weiskittle
Project: The Impact of Palliative Care for Cancer Patients and their Family Members

2011 Undergraduate Student Pelotonia Fellows

Yousef Alghothani
Project: Characterization of PD-L1 expression in multiple myeloma

Zeenath Ameen
Project: Dietary Soy in Prostate Cancer Patients: An Investigation of the Anti-Cancer Properties of Soy Isoflavones

Parker Brumfield

Project: Chemokine Receptor CXCR4 as a Novel Target Against Small Cell Lung Cancer

Lindsay Cannon
Project: Cancer Treatment Type, Heart Rate Variability, and Quality of Life in Breast Cancer Survivors

Meng Chun Chen
Project: Novel Approach for Profiling Compartmentalization and Redistribution of Histone H1 Phosphorylation in Cancer Cells

Veda Chokshi
Project: The Role of E2F7 and E2F8 in Cell Cycle Control and Tumorigenesis

Shauna Collins
Project: Targeting CS1 to enhance natural killer cell function against multiple myeloma: elucidation of mechanism of elotuzumab, a novel anti-CS1 antibody

Nicholas Denton
Project: Investigation of acid sphingomyelinase contribution to Glioblastoma multiforme biology and response to radiation and chemotherapy

Ryan Dixon
Project: Visualizing the dynamic localization and behavior of the Ras/MAPK pathway in germline apoptosis of C.elegans

Michael Dworkin
Project: Extracting Mechanistic Insight From Large Biochemical Networks Via Statistical Analysis

Benjamin Kaumeyer
Project: Identification of cell specific target genes for a Pax transcription factor in C elegans

Danielle Kelly
Project: Identification of cell specific target genes for a Pax transcription factor in C elegans

Christine Knopp
Project: One Goal: To Prevent Cancer Incidences in Women through the Promotion of Healthy Lifestyles

George Koutras
Project: Evaluation of fenretinide and its metabolites for oral squamous cell carcinoma chemoprevention

Jonathan Lee
Project: A Genome-wide Screening of Drosophila melanogaster to Identify Endoreduplication-specific Factors

Melissa Mauntel
Project: AKT-1 Independent Functions of Tumor Suppressor PTEN

Joseph M. Meyers Jr.
Project: Effect of Vitamin A Metabolites on the Transcriptional Regulation of Immunoglobulin Synthesis in B Cells

Jeffrey Miller
Project: Exploring Novel Functions of E2F3 in Bladder Cancer

Sean Moore
Project: Novel Markers of Anthracycline-Induced Myocardial Damage

Ryan Orlosky
Project: Study of the H-Ras-Rb Axis in Oncogene Induced Senescence

Carlee Schaefer
Project: Use and Optimization of TAP-tagged Herpesvirus Protein to Identify Novel Host Protein Interactions

Nandini Sharma
Project: The Role of PKCβ in Breast Cancer Progression

Ron Siebenaler
2012 Goldwater Scholar
Project: Personalized Medicine in Acute Myeloid Leukemia: Targeting AML with Tyrosine Kinase Inhibitors and Epigenetic Modifiers

Breonna Slocum
Project: Establishing the Link between Pax Transcription Factors and Acyl-CoA Synthetase in Cancer Biology

Alexander Smith
Project: Development of a consensus-establishing software tool for skin cancer research

Erica Toivonen
Project: Reduce the Risk: Promoting Healthy Lifestyles in Males with an Increased Risk of Cancer

Daniel Yanes
Project: Analysis of the Role of MLL-PTD in Hematopoesis Using a Mouse Model

2010 Undergraduate Student Pelotonia Fellows

Philip Allen
Project: One Story at a Time

Jason Carrier
Project: Modeling structural robustness of tumor cells

Lori Devereux
Project: The Radical Mastectomy of Nabby Adams Smith; Living and Dying with Dignity in the Public Shadow of Two U.S. Presidents.

Clint Christman
Project: Identification & Characterization of Atg1 Substrates Important for Autophagy

Tyler Church
Project: Matrix Metalloproteinases: A Target for Catalytic Degradation

Shauna Collins
Project: The role of CS1 in the natural killer cell versus multiple myeloma effect

Jinna Deslandes
Project: Regulation of ABC Transporter Systems by a Rho GTPase

Dustin Gable
Project: Ets1 as a Potential Target of MicroRNA-1 in Cutaneous Squamous Cell Carcinoma

Molly Gallagher
Project: Confirming targets and unraveling pathways of the regulatory Pax2/5/8 transcription factor EGL-38

Kate Gordon
Project: Targeting Protein Arginine Methytransferase 5 (PRMT5) Overexpression in Glioblastoma Multiforme

Kelsey Gray
Project: Role of DCPS In Squamous Cell Carcinoma

Paul Gruenbacher
Project: Moving through the neighborhood - examining the role of brain epidermal growth factor signaling on glioma progression in vitro and in vivo

Andrew Gruenzel
Project: The Role of E2F3 Phosphorylation in Rb-mediated Tumorigenesis

Alex Hissong
Project: Developing Brain Biomimetic Material for In Vitro Tumor Studies

Kevin Kaufman
Project: Antibody Ligation to Pulmonary Polymeric Microparticles for the Treatment of Lung Cancer

Anthony Kiragu
Project: MicroRNAs, lin-28 and Cancer

Jonathan Lee
Project: A Genome-Wide Screening of Drosophila melanogaster to Identify Endoreduplication Specific Genes

Grace Miller
Project: Identification of E2f1, E2F3a and E2F3b target genes in mouse liver development/cancer

Kevin Murnan
Project: Suppression of an Intestinal Tumor Phenotype In Vivo by the BLM Helicase

Mariya Nudel
Project: A Connection Between Cell Cycle Regulation and Cytoplasmic-Nuclear Dynamics of tRNA

Thach Pham
Project: Tumorigenesis and Protein Stability of Knockin PTEN Mutations in Mice

Jason Pradarelli
Project: The effects of tetrathiomolybdate and oncolytic virus combination therapy in vivo

Ronald Siebenaler
Project: Analysis of Epigenetic Modifiers in a Mouse Model of Acute Myeloid Leukemia

Cassandra Skinner
Project: Targeting Melanoma via the Innate Immune System

Kathryn Takamura
Project: Eccentric Cleavage Products of Lycopene: Dietary Carotenoids as Cancer Chemopreventive Agents

Elizabeth Ulm
Project: Coordination of cell fates within a tissue by a Pax2/5/8 transcription factor

Linghan Wang
Project: Design Effective Anti-Smoking PSAs Targeting African Americans:A Dynamic Motivational Activation Model

Jennifer Wittwer
Project: Synthesis of Natural Product Derivatives for Anticancer Treatment

Emily Wong
Project: Methanobrevibacter smithii RNase P—a model for archaeal mesophilic type A RNase P and a possible antiobesity target

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