Summer Research Program
“I learned more than I did in any class I’ve taken in school.” – SC
Vanessa Herrera, RN: I participated in the 2011 CHORI Summer Research Program.
Comments from DDCF students 2015 – Annonymous comments from End of Year Survey
Erin Mamuyac: (CHORI Alumni 2007 - Kuypers Lab) I participated in the CHORI program following my junior year at
Piedmont High School, and worked in Kuypers Lab mentored by Frans Kuypers and Kitty DeJong. After graduating high school in 2008, I attended UC Berkeley where I graduated in 2012 with a double major in Integrative Biology (Honors Program) and Public Health. As a part of my Integrative Biology major I completed an Honors Thesis titled *Metallomic Analysis of Sickle Cell Disease,* which I worked on at the Kuypers Lab under the direction of Dr. Kuypers and Dr. David Killilea.
Elysia Alvarez: Has received a scholarship to attend medical school at UC Irvine. (NIH, Mentor: Barbara Staggers)
Nazim El Andaloussi: Has received his PhD in Zurich and has assisted Helen Dichek, MD with a project that resulted in a paper being published in the American Journal of Physiology: Endocrinology and Metabolism. (Mentor: Helen Dichek)
Jessica Drury: Is in her first year at the University of Pennsylvania Nursing School. She is studying to become a Nurse Practitioner. She will graduate with a BSN in December, which will be followed up by an MSN a year and a half later.
“The program really allowed you to see what
Peter Hargreaves: In 2005 Peter was co-author on an article that appeared in the Journal of Lipid Research entitled “Reconstituted high density lipoprotein enriched with polyene antibiotic amphotericin B”. In 2006, he was first author on an article that appeared in Biochemica et Biophysica Acta (BBA) entitled “Spectroscopic studies of amphotericin B solubilized in nanoscale bilayer membranes” (Volunteer, Mentor: Robert Ryan)
Vikram Jairam: is a semifinalist at the Siemens Westinghouse National Competition for his manuscript based on the research project he carried out in Dr. Narayanaswami’s laboratory. Additionally, Vikram made the semi final list in the Intel Science Talent Search for his work in Dr. Narayanaswami’s lab on structural and functional impairment of apolipoprotein E mediated by acrolein, a product of lipid peroxidation and a tobacco smoke ingredient. (NHLBI, Mentor: Vasanthy Narayanaswami)
“We were treated like we were valuable members of CHORI.
Conrad Murphy: In 2006 Conrad was co-author on an article that appeared in the Federation of European Biochemical Societies Journal entitled “Replacement of helix 1’ enhances the lipid binding activity of apoE3 N-terminal domain” (Volunteer, Mentor: Robert Ryan)
Gordon Murphy: presented his summer research with Dr. Shigenaga at the Proteome Society Meeting, Cambridge, Massachusetts October 2005. (Volunteer, Mentor: Mark Shigenaga)
“I would recommend (the program) to anyone interested in,
Nghi Khanh Nguyen: was admitted to Stanford University and received one of 1,000 Gates Millennium Scholarships (Volunteer, Mentor: Gordon Watson).
Leah Richards: poster, made with her mentor, was accepted for the 2005 American Society of Hematology conference. (NIH, Mentor: Zahra Pakbaz)
Logan Wahler: received a $1,000 award from the Elizabeth Nash Foundation for Cystic Fibrosis Research for his work in Dr. Illek’s lab in 2005. (Volunteer, Mentor: Beate Illek)
Revised: Monday, September 11, 2017 5:09 PM