Below are previous Undergraduate Student Pelotonia Fellows.

2015 Undergraduate Student Pelotonia Fellows

Daniel Banaszak
Project – The Effect of Extracellular Vesicle-associated HLA-E on Natural Killer Cells in Multiple Myeloma

Raphael Banoub
Project – Breast tumor enhanced CXCL 12 chemotaxis sensitivity induced by macrophage-derived microvesicles on nanoengineered, biomimetic topographies for breast tumor cell migration

Serena Chang
Project – Dance: A Holistic Expression of the Cancer Experience

Julian Clouse
Project – Examining the Roles and Interactions of E2F8 and Fat Content in Dietary Induced Hepatocellular Carcinoma

Joanne Hyun
Project – Role of Rng13 and Unc-13/Munc13 family proteins during cytokinesis

Joshua Javor
Project – Development of Eddy Current Microscopy for Cancer Detection

Jude Khatib
Project – Heart rate variability and cognitive function among breast cancer survivors

George Koutras
Project – Increasing Potency and Safety of Oncolytic Viral Therapy for Glioblastoma

Marie Lamantia
Project – It Takes Two to Tango: A Study on the Effect of Dance-Based Interventions for Cancer Survivors

Matthew Lordo
Project – Elucidating the Role of UbE2K in the Post-Translational Regulation of PTEN in Breast Cancer

Samarchitha Magal
Project – Role of Anterior gradient protein 2 (AGR2) in regulating PTEN protein stability in breast cancer

Sophia Maharry
Project – Elucidating the impact of the novel aggressive NRAS isoform 5 in acute myeloid leukemia

Rohit Menon
Project – The Effects of Carfilzomib on the Natural Killer Cell – Multiple Myeloma Interface

Tejaswini Nallanagulagari
Project – Enhancing Therapeutic Efficacy of an Oncolytic Virus with a Beta-1 Integrin Blocking Antibody, OS2966

Cristina Ocrainiciuc
Project – Acquired resistance to BGJ398 inhibitor of fibroblast growth factor receptor gene fusions in the bladder cancer cell line, RT-112

Jennifer Patritti Cram
Project – Identification and characterization of the novel tumor suppressor gene gon-14 in C.briggsae Muv mutants

David Rabinovich
Project – The Biophysical Effects of an N-Terminal Extension on Tumor Suppressor p53

Victoria Simons
Project – Examining differences in the sur-2/Med23 gene and EGF/Ras signaling pathway in C. elegans and C. briggsae

Ben Stocker
Project – Using Laser Capture Microdissection to Analyze How the Loss of Cyclin A2 Affects Signaling Pathways and the Cell Cycle in Neural Progenitor and Stem Cells and Glioblastoma

Nicholas Trivelas
Project – Assembly and function of Mn/Fe lipid oxidases: Towards understanding virulence and reducing Mt-related lung cancer mortality

Reena Underiner
Project – The role of LKB1 signaling in NRAS-driven metastatic melanoma

Sarvani Uppati
Project – Investigation of the effect of Ibrutinib, a Bruton Tryosine Kinase inhibitor, on myeloid derived suppressor cell function

Ross Wanner
Project – Determination of HO-3867 bio-absorption and molecular composition of cellular metabolites

Allen Yi
Project – The Role of PGs and PTPs in Breast Cancer Cell Survival

Michael Zhang
Project – The Role of Innate Lymphoid Cells in Natural Killer Cell Development and Cytotoxicity Regulation

2014 Undergraduate Student Pelotonia Fellows

Greeshma Allareddy
Project – The Coordinate Role of RNA Helicase A and Tax in HTLV-1 Induced Cell Transformation

Zaynab Amin
Project – The Timing and Effects of APOBEC3B and Fhit Expression Changes in Lung Cancer

B. Rashmi Borah
Project – Prophylactic Organ Removal as a Means of Cancer Prevention: A Programmatic Analysis of Relevant Ethical Considerations

Michael Butrey
Project – Regulation of the INK4/ARF tumor suppressor locus with CTCF

Zheng Che
Project – Cytostatic and immunomodulatory effects of MEK and Jak2 inhibition in biliary cancers

James DeBacker
Project – Long Term Effects of the Synergistic Interaction of Cisplatin and Noise

Sam Dubin
Project – Enhancing Therapeutic Efficacy of an Oncolytic Virus with a CSF1R Inhibitor, GW2850

Andrew Eiterman
Project – Identification and Analysis of PTC Predisposing Variants in Thyroid Transcription Factor 1 Gene

Aaron Englander
Project – Uncertain Prognoses and Cancer Patients’ Emotional Outlook

Javkhlan-Ochir Ganbat
Project – MBD-BS: Accurate and cost efficient analysis of Genome-Wide DNA methylation

Nikhil Gupta
Project – The Role of Epigenetic Modifications, Including Hydroxymethylation, in the Transcriptional Regulation of ZAP-70 in Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia

Yannis Hadjiyannis
Project – PTEN and MMS22L transgenic screening in Prostate, Uterine, and Mammary Gland Cancer

Andrea Holderbaum
Project – Cooperation of NRASQ61R and Ultra-Violet Radiation in the Etiology of Malignant Melanoma

Kaitlin Keenan
Project – STAT3 Inhibition in Biliary Cancer

Gregory Kemper
Project – Improvement of BRAF Therapy of Melanoma via Proteasome Inhibition

Alisha Lad
Project – Investigating the role of NIMA kinase and Eb1 Interaction in microtubule dynamics during cell cycle regulation

Heidi Liou
Project – Stronger Than Ever: A Narrative and Photographic Project of Ohio State niversity Student Cancer Survivors

Peter Lyon
Project – Genetic analysis of Drosophila ADAMTS (CG4096)—a novel negative regulator of Egfr signaling

Rachel Miller
Project – Investigation of protein-protein interactions among cell polarity determinants

Alina Murphy
Project – Rb, FoxM1, and Gene Regulation Pathways in Cancer

Mara Nickel
Project – Discerning the mechanism of microRNA regulation in tumor-associated macrophages that promote breast cancer metastasis

Colin Packard
Project – Impact of Cisplatin in combination with HDAC inhibitors in homologous recombination

Maria Paskell
Project – Targeting AHR to enhance natural killer cell function against multiple myeloma

Ronak Patel
Project – Socioeconomic status, social support, and perceived daily stress among breast cancer survivors

Archit Sahai
Project – AL2 involvement in RNA-dependent-DNA-methylation

Zamon Sawyer
Project – A Window of Opportunity: How the PAX Gene Family May Lend Insight into Cancer Cell Proliferation

Nisitha Sengottuvel
Project – Investigating the Role of the Ets-1 Protein in Marginal Zone B Cell Differentiation and Survival

Connor Sullivan
Project – Determining a molecular basis for variable penetrance utilizing low- and high-penetrant Rb mutant cell lines

Ross Wanner
Project – Determination of HO-3867 bio-absorption and molecular composition of cellular metabolites

Benjamin Wissel
Project – Migratory Variations in Glioblastoma Subtypes

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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