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STEM Diversity Programs Director Email: yuli@ucsc.edu Office Location: JBE 135  
Contact Information Email: xsitu@ucsc.edu Office Location: JBE 139
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Programs Coordinator
Email: holman@ucsc.edu Lab: Ted Holman Research Lab Office: Physical Sciences Building, 250
Contact Information Email: mjurica@ucsc.edu Program: IMSD Lab: Jurica Lab
seth rubin
Contact Information Email: srubin@ucsc.edu Program: MARC Lab: Rubin Lab
Contact Information Email: wtsullivan@ucsc.edu Program: PREP Lab: The Sullivan Lab
Investigating and quantifying neurogenesis in adult mice
Development of a Murine Intestinal Air-Liquid-Interface Cell Culture Model and Analysis of TM4SF4 and TM4SF5's Roles in HuAstV Entry
In first-year rotations.
Exploring functional connectivity formation in human neural organoids.
Identifying potent anti-Wolbachia compounds to be used in combating neglected tropical diseases.
Investigating astrovirus viral diversity through full-length genome sequencing and kinetics studies.
Gerardo Duenas, PREP scholar
Analyzing mechanisms for homeostatic sleep pressure in mice through immunofluorescence techniques
Using RNA-sequencing to compare the gene expression of Gliosarcoma primary tumor and extracranial metastasis to trace the development of rare cancer
The labs research is focused on understanding the molecular mechanisms that precisely regulate the generation of the neurons and glia that constitute the cerebral cortex and determine how they are wired into functional neural circuits.
Studying the effects of small molecule ligands on the structure and function of circadian proteins.
I study the binding kinetics between respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) G glycoprotein binding with isoforms of the human chemokine receptor CX3CR1.
How fermented agricultural waste biofertilizer impacts plant and soil microbiome interactions.
Investigating splicing inhibition through mutation within the branch point binding pocket of the spliceosome in (s.cerevisae ) yeast.
Rotation student
I research recombination in meiosis using C. elegans.
Creating a molecular network to help in identifying metabolites associated with cancer
Testing efl-1's role in Caenorhabditis C. elegans Spermatogenesis.
Sophie Jimenez, IMSD grad
Rotation Student
Mel Jones, UC LEADS scholar
Engineer a mushroom enzyme IboH to achieve a novel C-C cyclization similar to Non-Heme Fe2+/αKG – Dependent Dioxygenases, which is essential to medicinal chemistry.
Elucidating role of the oncogene LMO2 in normal mammary epithelial cells
Investigating the role of sleep in DNA damage and repair.
Investigating the mechanism of gene activation by B-MYB, a pro-proliferative transcription factor that activates genes during G2/M cell-cycle phases.
Not currently in a lab, studying Bioinformatics.
My research focuses on the molecular events that initiate cell cycle entry and control cell growth/size.
In the Colquitt Lab, I am investigating the molecular mechanisms of experience-dependent neural circuit development in songbirds.
Data Interpretation of Large Cosmological Surveys to model tidal stripping of stellar mass across massive binary galaxy systems haloes
Investigating the role of microRNAs and how it affects tumor growth and progression in the prostate.
We are testing the effects of two missense mutation in ABeta in vivo in a Drosophila model.
Implementing and Characterizing a Vector Vortex Coronagraph in an Extreme Adaptive Optics Laboratory Testbed for Exoplanet Imaging.
Samuel Mussetter, MARC scholar
Marine-derived natural product drug discovery with an emphasis on NMR spectroscopy and mass spectrometry
Biologically engineering biofilms to inhibit microbially influenced corrosion
Caitlyn Nojiri, UC LEADS scholar
Investigating the propagation of cosmic rays and their potential effects on living organisms.
Studying how the cell responds to errors in meiosis depending on the severity/timing of the defect.
My research aims to refine intrinsic signal optical imaging techniques to accurately map the mouse visual cortex, revealing the complex interplay of functional specialization and connectivity among its various cortical areas
Investigating the role of the adaptor protein LMO2 and how it affects the metastasis of breast cancer.
I am investigating mutations influencing the efficacy of splicing an inserted intron in S. Cerevisiae to determine factors that affect splicing rates.
Analyzing mechanisms of cell cycle progression in various types of cancer.
Lab Rotations
Investigating the genetic basis of antibiotic resistance to elucidate drug binding mechanisms of fluoroquinolones in Uropathogenic E. Coli (UPEC).
Through the utilization of sequence alignments and protein chemistry, I contribute to research in the Michael Stone Laboratory aiming to isolate and purify the pol-𝛂-primase protein complex associated with the function of the ribonucleoprotein telomerase.
I'm researching ways to enhance heavily doped bismuth ferrite for more effective water splitting, aiming to develop a cleaner and efficient method for hydrogen production using sunlight.
I research the molecular mechanisms that control cell size and cell growth.
By using neuroscience and electrical engineering principles I hope to uncover the underlying logic of neural circuits that give rise to complex behavior and intelligence.
Investigating regulators of cell growth.
Molecular mechanisms that initiate cell cycle entry
The transcriptional response of H. pylori in a lactate environment
T. brunnea grazing effect on M. pyrifera gametophyte recruitment and reproduction
Morphology and Function of Oral and Pharyngeal Teeth of the California Moray, Gymnothorax mordax