Bridges to the Baccalaureate Research Program
Summer 2011


Program Director: Rosa Maldonado
Program Coordinator: Dominic Lannutti
EPCC Faculty Mentor: Carlos Amaya


Bridges Researcher

Faculty mentor

Research project

1. Banda, Adam

Liz Walsh/Carlos Amaya*

Roads as barriers to gene flow in Side-Blotched Lizards Uta stansburiana

2. Conkey, Nancy

Eli Greenbaum

Phylogenetics of African Toads (Anura: Bufonidae: Amietophrynus)

3. Coronado, Stephanie

Douglas Watts

Surveillance of mosquitoes for viruses in and around El Paso,TX

4. Giron, Amber

Tina Garza

Obese Concentrations of Leptin Enhance the Viability of Bone Marrow-Derived Dendritic Cells

5. Lara, Adan (Joshua)

Rosa Maldonado

Cloning and Expression of Methionine Aminopeptidase-1from Trypanosoma cruzi

6. Marin, Fernie

JJ Sun

Tetanus Toxin Pore Formation and Cellular Membrane Translocation: E. coli growth optimization

7. Navarro, Carlos

Jiang Ying Zhang

Autoantibody to a tumor-associated antigen Koc as biomarker in liver cancer detection

8. Perez, Cristina

Tina Garza

High Concentrations of Leptin Enhances Dendritic Cells Induction of T cell Activation

9. Rodriguez, Samuel

Igor Almeida

Cloning, Expression, and Characterization of the Aminoethylphosphonate Pathway in Trypanosoma cruzi

10. Rodriguez, Vanessa

Manuel Llano

Engineering an Expression Plasmid to Express Human PARP-1in PARP_1 Deficient Cells.

11. Valenzuela, Vanessa

Laura O’Dell

Adolescent nicotine exposure produces less affective measures of withdrawal relative to adulthood in rats

12. Villarreal, Paula

Kyung-An Han

Effects of Ethanol on Learning and Memory in Drosophila melanogaster

*EPCC Faculty Mentor






(EPCC RISE student)



Monserrat, Carlos

Kyung-An Han

Octopamine’s role in Ovulation of Drosophila melanogatser


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