2022 NSF REU


Fellow’s Institution

Research Mentor

Project Title

Woodny Alerte

Colmumbia University Prof. Julien Berro In Vivo Tension Measurement Between Fimbrin’s Actin Binding Domains

Katelyn Amero

University of Maine

Prof. Paul Turner

Understanding the Antibiotic Sensitivity and Virulence of Klebsiella pneumoniae Using Bacteriophage-Resistant Mutants

Divine Ayichi

University of Maryland-College Park Prof. Michael Mak

Investigating the Role of NCS1 in Liver Cancer Cell Matrix Interactions

Jillian Belluck

Brown University Prof. Corey O’Hern

Fraction core analysis of AlphaFold1 protein structure predictions

Sam Belsky

The College of Wooster Prof.  Corey O’Hern Computational Investigation of Protein-Protein Interactions: An Analysis of the Factors which Influence Affinity Between Protein Subunits

Aidan Cabral

Yale University Prof. Michael Mak

Determining the mechanical role of architectural cues in cell-laden collagen hydrogels

Kayla Hennigan

Dillard University

Prof. Megan King

Understanding how SUN proteins within the LINC complex play a role in EMT Gene Expression

Emily Kang

Amherst College Prof. Amir Pahlavan

Diffusiophoretic Dispersion of Colloids in Porous Media

Delaney McRiley

Dominican University

Prof. Matthew Girgenti

Elucidating HDAC5 in PTSD Stress Model

Geneve Ortiz

University of New Haven

Prof. Hoy Shen

Subcellular dynamics of VAT1 and VAT1L, proteins of unknown function

Vanessa Saldivar University of California-Irvine Prof. Nikhil Malvankar

Purification of Pili Cap Proteins in Geobacter sulfurreducens

Kayln Whitehead University of Illinois at Chicago Prof. Hesper Rego Determining how Non-genetic Bacterial Heterogeneity Contributes to M. Tuberculosis Infection

Affiliates: Emily Clarke (Prof. Megan King); Katherine Duseau (Prof. Megan King); Nick Wilmerding (Prof. Corey O’Hern) Linda Chen (Prof. Megan King); Jasmine Jones (Prof. Corey O’Hern); Michael Sacks (Prof. Simon Mochrie); Tanzila Alam (Prof. Corey O’Hern); Carlos Chacon Cordon (Prof. Yansheng Liu); Jafer Hasnain (Prof. Scott Miller); Lixing Wang (Prof. Scott Miller)

  • Introductory Workshop
    Introductory Workshop
  • Outreach event
    Science Outreach Event
  • Outreach Event
    Outreach Event
  • Abstract writing workshop
    Abstract writing workshop
  • Python Workshop
    Python Workshop Group Activity
  • Science Outreach Planning Meeting
    Science Outreach Planning Meeting
  • Python Workshop
    Python Workshop
  • REU presentations
    REU oral presentations