Milagros Fernandez Oromendia

By Annie Jeong on June 10, 2019 in REU 2019 Awardees, Undergraduate researchers

Milagros Fernandez Oromendia is from both Buenos Aires, Argentina and the suburbs of St.Paul, Minnesota, where she is currently studying Biomedical Engineering at the University of Minnesota- Twin Cities. This summer, she is working in Dr. Dan Huh’s lab on two projects. First, she will be working on the placenta-on-a-chip model and using it to […]

Aaron Sykes

By Annie Jeong on June 10, 2019 in REU 2019 Awardees, Undergraduate researchers

Aaron Sykes is an undergraduate researcher in Dr. Yale Goldman’s lab. He attends Villanova University. Research Abstract: In vitro Investigation of Eukaryotic Translation using Single-Molecule FRET Nonsense mutations lead to approximately 7000 genetically transmitted disorders including Cystic Fibrosis and Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy. Nonsense mutations give rise to premature termination codons (PTC), which are replacements of […]

Gustavo Soto

By Annie Jeong on June 10, 2019 in REU 2019 Awardees, Undergraduate researchers

Gustavo Soto is an undergraduate researcher from University of Puerto Rico Mayaguez. He is working in Dr. Kathleen Stebe’s lab. Research Abstract: 3D Printing Micron-Scale Molds Soft matter has been found to respond to curvature cues. These effects were initially observed in such materials as liquid crystals and particles trapped at a liquid-liquid interface, and […]

Gabriela Villalpando Torres

By Annie Jeong on June 10, 2019 in REU 2019 Awardees, Undergraduate researchers

Gabriela Villalpando Torres is a rising senior currently studying bioengineering at the University of California Merced. She is an undergraduate researcher in Dr. Robert Mauck’s lab, investigating regulators that dysregulate SMAD signaling in cells with fibrodysplasia ossificans progressiva. After earning her bachelor’s degree, Gabriela plans to pursue a PhD in biomedical engineering. Research Abstract: Substrate […]

Sebastian Naranjo

By Annie Jeong on June 10, 2019 in REU 2019 Awardees, Undergraduate researchers

Sebastian Naranjo is a rising senior from Rowan University, NJ. He is working in Dr. Deep Jariwala’s lab, studying the direct identification of mesenchymal stem cell mechanisms in the presence of a dynamic graphene based electrical field. Sebastian is from Kinnelon, NJ, and hopes to complete a PhD in efforts to one day conduct independent […]

Emma Glass

By Annie Jeong on June 10, 2019 in REU 2019 Awardees, Undergraduate researchers

Emma Glass is a junior studying computational and applied mathematics and statistics (CAMS) with a biomathematics concentration at The College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia. This summer Emma is part of Dr. Ravi Radhakrishnan’s lab and is working on a multi-scale computational PK/PD model for nanoparticles used in targeted drug delivery.  In the […]

Tal Sneh

By Annie Jeong on June 10, 2019 in REU 2019 Awardees, Undergraduate researchers

Tal Sneh is an undergraduate researcher working in the Shenoy lab this summer. He is researching computational models of cell-cell junctions. After graduation from Arizona State University, Tal plans to pursue graduate school in materials science engineering. Research Abstract: Recruitment of the Arp2/3 Complex Reverses Cadherin-driven Contractile Cytoskeletal Reorganization and Contributes to the Closing of […]

Emma Ricci-De Lucca

By Annie Jeong on June 10, 2019 in REU 2019 Awardees, Undergraduate researchers

Emma Ricci-De Lucca is majoring in Engineering and minoring in French at Swarthmore College. She is from the suburbs of Philadelphia as well as from Pisa, Italy. This summer, Emma is conducting research in Dr. Dennis Discher’s lab and exploring how cancer cells that undergo constricted migration in stiffer tissues experience nuclear envelope rupture and […]

Alejandra Jiménez Escobar

By Annie Jeong on June 10, 2019 in REU 2019 Awardees, Undergraduate researchers

Alejandra Jiménez Escobar is completing her Bachelor of Arts Degree in Biology at UNAM, Mexico City. For her independent research, she is studying the changes in fibroblasts focal adhesions depending on the substrate stiffness in LANSBioDyT, Mexico City.  This summer, she is working in Rebecca Wells’ lab on a project to determine the nuclear and cytoskeletal […]

Naira Abou-Ghali

By Annie Jeong on June 10, 2019 in REU 2019 Awardees, Undergraduate researchers

Naira is a rising senior at New Jersey Institute of Technology where she studies biology. She works in Dr. Assoian’s Pharmacology lab, which studies the mechanobiology of aging and its relation to cardiovascular diseases, particularly atherosclerosis. The lab has also taken interest in Hutchinson- Gilford Progeria syndrome (HGPS), which serves as a model for vascular […]