Bridges to the Baccalaureate Research Program
Summer 2010


Program Director: Igor Almeida
Program Coordinator: Dominic Lannutti
EPCC Faculty Mentor: Carlos Amaya


Bridges Researcher

Faculty Mentor

Research Project

1. Bolotaulo, Duer

Chaun Xiao

Cloning, Expression, and Purification of Gam1 Encoded by Adenovirus CELO.

2. Conkey, Nancy

Eli Greenbaum

Evolutionary Genetics of African Toads (Anura: Bufonidae: Amietophrynus).

3. Lara, Joshua Adan

Rosa Maldonado

Cloning and Expression of Methionine Aminopeptidase-1 from Trypanosoma cruzi.

4. Lemus, Priscilla

Sukla Rowchowdhury

Novel Role of PI3-Kinase in Regulating Microtubule Assembly by G??

5. Magallanes, Diego

Renato Aguilera

Purification of a novel Burkholderia thailandensis nuclease.

6. Monarrez, Sophia

Jianjun Sun

Generation of a Redox Sensitive Marker for Intracellular Trafficking of Anthrax Toxin.

7. Ochoa, Lorenzo

Sid Das

Effects of Nucleotide Analogues on Growth and Differentiation of Giardia lamblia.

8. Salazar, Michael

Elizabeth Walsh

Reducing Predation Risk: prey Size and Chemical Defenses in the Chemical Defenses in the Colonial Rotifer Sinatherina socialis.

9. Rodriguez, Samuel

Igor Almeida

Cloning of PIG-O gene of Trypanosoma cruzi and GPI-PLC chimeras of Trypanosoma brucei for functional studies.

10. Valenzuela, Vanessa

Laura O’Dell

The rewarding effects of nicotine are enhanced in diabetic rats.

11. Villarreal, Paula

Kyung-An Han

Effects of Ethanol on Learning and Memory in Drosophila Melanogaster.

12. Vasquez-Ramos, Veronica

Ricardo Bernal

Purification and Crystallization of a Bacteriophage Phi-EL Encoded Chaperonin Protein in the ADP bound state


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