IMSD 2019-2020 Cohort

Desiderio Ascencio

IMSD Fellow - Junior

Lab Group: Ackman Lab

Major: Cognitive Science 

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Alejandro Cabrera-Cortez

IMSD Fellow

Lab Group: Lokey Lab Group

Major: Biochemistry & Molecular Biology 

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Summer Research Institution 2018, University of California, Santa Cruz. Santa Cruz, CA. Summer 2018

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Mutagenesis of RPB7 to Examine the Rpb7 and Spt5 Interactions with RNA Polymerase II in S. cerevisiae. Alejandro Cabrera-Cortez1, Sabrina Inez Pedrosa2, Grant Hartzog*, Molecular, Cell, and Developmental Biology, University of California, Santa Cruz, 9th Annual Physical and Biological Summer Research Symposium, 2018. Poster Presentation

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Ma Carmella Catamura 

IMSD Fellow - Senior

Lab Group: Brooks Lab

Major: Bioengineering 

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Michelle Chen

IMSD Fellow - Senior

Lab Group: Saxton Lab

Major: Molecular, Cell, & Developmental Biology 

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Jeffrey Delgado 

IMSD Fellow - 2nd Year Transfer

Lab Group: Zuo Lab

Major: Neuroscience

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Daisy Gallardo

IMSD Fellow - Senior

Lab Group: Chen Lab

Major: Neuroscience

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Brittany Gomez

IMSD Fellow - Senior 

Lab Group: Hinck Lab

Major: Molecular, Cell, & Developmental Biology 

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Cheyenne Jarman

IMSD Senior

Lab Group: Mark Carr

Major: Computer Science & Marine Biology

Research:  My research focuses on the impact of meso-predators within a kelp forest ecosystem.

Internships/Presentations/Awards:

 Summer Research Experience 2018, University of California, Santa Cruz. Santa Cruz, CA. Summer 2018

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A Quantitative Approach to Urchin Gut Content Analysis. Cheyenne N. Jarman,Joshua G. Smith, Mark H. Carr*, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of California, Santa Cruz, 9th Annual Physical and Biological Summer Research Symposium, 2018. Poster Presentation 

A Visual Approach to Sea Urchin Diet Characterization. Cheyenne N. Jarman, Joshua G. Smith, Mark H. Carr, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of California, Santa Cruz, Western Society of Naturalists, 2018. Poster Presentation

Visualizing Kelp Forest Species Interactions. Cheyenne N. Jarman, Joshua G. Smith, Mark H. Carr, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of California, Santa Cruz, Broadening Participation in Visualization, 2018. Poster Presentation

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Koret Scholar (2018)

Women Diver Hall of Fame – Ella Jean Morgan Memorial Dive Training Grant (2018)


Nigina Khamidova

IMSD Fellow - Senior

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Major: Molecular, Cell, & Developmental Biology 

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Edgardo Linares

IMSD Fellow - Senior

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Major: Bioengineering 

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Liliana Loza Sanchez

IMSD Fellow - Senior 

Lab Group: Ward Lab

Major: Molecular, Cell, & Developmental Biology 

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Jesus Manzano

IMSD Fellow - Senior

Lab Group: Ward Lab

Major: Human Biology 

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Patricia Mendez

IMSD Senior 

Lab Group: Jurica Lab

Major: Biochemistry and Molecular Biology 

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Aldrex Munsayac

IMSD Senior

Lab Group: Stone Lab  

Major: Chemistry

Research: 

Understanding telomere biology using single-molecule biophysics

Internships/Presentations/Awards:

Summer Research Institute 2018, University of California Santa Cruz. Santa Cruz, CA. Summer 2018

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 Understanding the structural differences in DNA. Aldrex Munsayac, Catherine Rosales, and Michael D. Stone, Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of California, Santa Cruz, 9th Annual Physical and Biological Science Summer Research Symposium, 2018. Poster Presentation.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Joseph Palacios

IMSD Senior

Lab Group: Partch Lab

Major: General Biology

Research: 

Circadian clock in cyanobacteria

Internships/Presentations/Awards:

Summer Research Institute 2018, University of California Santa Cruz. Santa Cruz, CA. Summer 2018 

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Optimizing Crystal Screens of Proteinase K and Limited Proteolysis on PER2. Joseph G. Palacios1, Lauren Yee1, Carrie Partch*, Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of California Santa Cruz, 9th Annual Physical and Biological Summer Research Symposium, 2018. Poster Presentation 

Eliza Paneru

IMSD Fellow - Sophomore 

Lab Group: Sullivan Lab

Major: Human Biology 

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Andrea Ramos Coronado 

IMSD Fellow - Junior

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Major: Human Biology 

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Mirella Rivera-Velasquez

IMSD Senior

Lab Group: Holman Lab

Major: Neuroscience

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Summer Research Insistution 2018, University of California-Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz, CA. Summer 2018

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Evidence that Autoreactive Thymocytes Bearing High-Affinity TCRs Can Escape Negative Selection by Down-Regulating CD8 and CD4. Mirella Rivera-Velasquez2, Eimy Castellanos1, Yitzhar Goretsky, Alicia Freedman, Martha Zúñiga*, Molecular, Cell, and Developmental Biology, University of California, Santa Cruz, 9th Annual Physical and Biological Summer Research Symposium, 2018. Poster Presentation 

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Cecilia Rugamas 

IMSD Fellow - Junior

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Major: Human Biology 

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Beruk Sherif 

IMSD Fellow - Senior

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Major: General Biology and Psychology

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Znala Williams 

IMSD Fellow - Junior

Lab Group: Boeger Lab

Major: Molecular, Cell, & Developmental Biology 

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Lauren Yee

IMSD Fellow - Senior

Lab Group: Carrie Partch

Major: Neuroscience and Psychology

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Summer Research Insititute 2018, University of California Santa Cruz. Santa Cruz, CA. Summer 2018 

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