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All participants will give a poster presentation, and a 10 min talk in the Cornell Summer Institute for Life Sciences (SILS) Symposium at the end of the program.

Former MBG-REU participants after graduation continued their education in graduate programs at various universities, which include: Colorado State University, Cornell University, Johns Hopkins University, University of Texas A&M, among others.

Publications:

(Bold names indicate REU student participants)

Liu, Z., Shi, H., Szymczak, L. C., Aydin, T., Yun, S., Constas, K., Schaeffer, A., Ranjan, S., Kubba, S., Alam, E., McMahon, D. E., He, J., Shwartz, N., Tian, C., Plavskin, Y., Lindy, A., Dad, N.A., Sheth, S., Amin, N. M., Zimmerman, S., Liu, D., Schwarz, E. M., Smith, H., Krause, M. W. and Liu, J. (2015) Promotion of bone morphogenetic protein signaling by tetraspanins and glycosphingolipids. PLoS Genetics 11(5): e1005221. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pgen.1005221 (Pubmed)
 

Presentations:

(Bold names indicate REU student participants)

Faviolla A. B.ez-Cruz, Martha S. Field, Patricia A. Cassano, and Patrick J. Stover. Identification of Possible Erythritol Metabolizing Enzymes. Summer institute for life sciences sixth annual undergraduate symposium. Ithaca, NY, August 2016. (Oral presentation)

Faviolla A. B.ez-Cruz, Martha S. Field, Patricia A. Cassano, and Patrick J. Stover. Identification of Possible Erythritol Metabolizing Enzymes. Diversity Undergraduate Summer Research Symposium at Cornell, Ithaca, NY, August 2016. (Poster)

Carlos G. Declet Nieves, Amaresh Chaturbedi, Siu Sylvia Lee. How Fat Accumulation Relates Fertilization of C. elegans. Summer institute for life sciences sixth annual undergraduate symposium. Ithaca, NY, August 2016. (Oral presentation)

Carlos G. Declet Nieves, Amaresh Chaturbedi, Siu Sylvia Lee. How Fat Accumulation Relates Fertilization of C. elegans. Diversity Undergraduate Summer Research Symposium at Cornell, Ithaca, NY, August 2016. (Poster)

Alaa Farghli, Nathaniel Tippens, John Lis. Elucidating the functions of transcribed and non-transcribed enhancers. Summer institute for life sciences sixth annual undergraduate symposium. Ithaca, NY, August 2016. (Oral presentation)

Alaa Farghli, Nathaniel Tippens, John Lis. Elucidating the functions of transcribed and non-transcribed enhancers. Diversity Undergraduate Summer Research Symposium at Cornell, Ithaca, NY, August 2016. (Poster)

Mauricio Paramo, Rene Geissler, and Andrew Grimson. Investigating the function of cis -regulatory elements in mammalian 3'UTRs. Summer institute for life sciences sixth annual undergraduate symposium. Ithaca, NY, August 2016. (Oral presentation)

Mauricio Paramo, Rene Geissler, and Andrew Grimson. Investigating the function of cis -regulatory elements in mammalian 3'UTRs. Diversity Undergraduate Summer Research Symposium at Cornell, Ithaca, NY, August 2016. (Poster)

Rachel Sandman, Herong Shi, Kelly Liu. Identifying domains in SUP-17 that mediate its interaction with three tetraspanin proteins in the BMP signaling pathway. Summer institute for life sciences sixth annual undergraduate symposium. Ithaca, NY, August 2016. (Oral presentation)

Rachel Sandman, Herong Shi, Kelly Liu. Identifying domains in SUP-17 that mediate its interaction with three tetraspanin proteins in the BMP signaling pathway. Diversity Undergraduate Summer Research Symposium at Cornell, Ithaca, NY, August 2016. (Poster)

Brianna M. Ettestad. Analysis of flippase efficiency via MARCM screening and identification of an unknown gene with effects on dendrite growth in Drosophila melanogaster. Summer institute for life sciences fifth annual undergraduate symposium. Ithaca, NY, August 2015. (Oral presentation)

Brianna M. Ettestad. Analysis of flippase efficiency via MARCM screening and identification of an unknown gene with effects on dendrite growth in Drosophila melanogaster. Diversity Undergraduate Summer Research Symposium at Cornell, Ithaca, NY, August 2015. (Poster)

Alijah O’Connor, Ella Chang, and Sylvia Lee. Effects of Mitochondrial Dysfunction on Neurodegenerative Disorders in C. elegans. Summer institute for life sciences fifth annual undergraduate symposium. Ithaca, NY, August 2015. (Oral presentation)

Alijah O’Connor, Ella Chang, and Sylvia Lee. Effects of Mitochondrial Dysfunction on Neurodegenerative Disorders in C. elegans. Diversity Undergraduate Summer Research Symposium at Cornell, Ithaca, NY, August 2015. (Poster)

Neta Shwartz, Stephen Sammons and Jun Kelly Liu. Determining the roles of Lsm proteins in C. elegans sex muscle fate specification. Summer institute for life sciences fifth annual undergraduate symposium. Ithaca, NY, August 2015. (Oral presentation)

Neta Shwartz, Stephen Sammons and Jun Kelly Liu. Determining the roles of Lsm proteins in C. elegans sex muscle fate specification. Diversity Undergraduate Summer Research Symposium at Cornell, Ithaca, NY, August 2015. (Poster)

Neta Shwartz, Stephen Sammons and Jun Kelly Liu. Determining the roles of Lsm proteins in C. elegans sex muscle fate specification. Undergraduate Research Symposium in the Chemical and Biological Sciences at UMBC, Baltimore, MD, October 2015. (2nd place poster presenter in group)

Lisa M. Vélez-Vélez, Kevin Thorsen, William J. Brown. Inhibition of Trafficking from the Trans‐ Golgi Network to the Plasma Membrane by a Diacylglycerol Kinase Antagonist. Summer institute for life sciences fifth annual undergraduate symposium. Ithaca, NY, August 2015. (Oral presentation)

Lisa M. Vélez-Vélez, Kevin Thorsen, William J. Brown. Inhibition of Trafficking from the Trans‐ Golgi Network to the Plasma Membrane by a Diacylglycerol Kinase Antagonist. Diversity Undergraduate Summer Research Symposium at Cornell, Ithaca, NY, August 2015. (Poster)

Yassmine Zerrad, Yashira Negrón Abril, Jenn Page, Christina Jeon, Mixing Ling, Xia Xu, Joshua Levy, Eva Oxford, Teresa Southard, Katie Kelly, Robert Weiss. The effect of simultaneous disruption of the two main regulatory mechanisms of Ribonucleotide reductase in mice. Summer institute for life sciences fifth annual undergraduate symposium. Ithaca, NY, August 2015. (Oral presentation)

Yassmine Zerrad, Yashira Negrón Abril, Jenn Page, Christina Jeon, Mixing Ling, Xia Xu, Joshua Levy, Eva Oxford, Teresa Southard, Katie Kelly, Robert Weiss. The effect of simultaneous disruption of the two main regulatory mechanisms of Ribonucleotide reductase in mice. Diversity Undergraduate Summer Research Symposium at Cornell, Ithaca, NY, August 2015. (Poster)

Hilary Bright, Martha S. Field, Yashira N. Abril, Patrick Stover and Robert Weiss. Ribonucleotide reductase activity and uracil in DNA. Summer institute for life sciences fourth annual undergraduate symposium. Ithaca, NY, August 2014. (Oral presentation)

Hilary Bright, Martha S. Field, Yashira N. Abril, Patrick Stover and Robert Weiss. Ribonucleotide reductase activity and uracil in DNA. Diversity Undergraduate Summer Research Symposium at Cornell, Ithaca, NY, August 2014. (Poster)

Neta Shwartz, Herong Shi and Jun Kelly Liu. Identifying interaction partners among membrane-associated proteins of the BMP signaling pathway in Caenorhabditis elegans. Summer institute for life sciences fourth annual undergraduate symposium. Ithaca, NY, August 2014. (Oral presentation)

Neta Shwartz, Herong Shi and Jun Kelly Liu. Identifying interaction partners among membrane-associated proteins of the BMP signaling pathway in Caenorhabditis elegans. Diversity Undergraduate Summer Research Symposium at Cornell, Ithaca, NY, August 2014. (Poster)

Neta Shwartz, Herong Shi and Jun Kelly Liu. Identifying interaction partners among membrane-associated proteins of the BMP signaling pathway in Caenorhabditis elegans. Undergraduate Research Symposium in the Chemical and Biological Sciences at UMBC, Baltimore, MD, October 2014. (2nd place poster presenter in group)

Richard Stephen Bovio. Investigating the role of hybrid incompatibility genes in the telomere protection complex. Diversity Undergraduate Summer Research Symposium at Cornell, Ithaca, NY, August 2014. (Poster)

Zane Haynes. Restoration of cefuroxime resistance to a cyclic-di-AMP deprived strain of Bacillus subtilis. Diversity Undergraduate Summer Research Symposium at Cornell, Ithaca, NY, August 2014. (Poster)

Theresa White. Investigating the role of Female- expressed candidate genes on sperm competition in Drosophila melanogaster. Diversity Undergraduate Summer Research Symposium at Cornell, Ithaca, NY, August 2014. (Poster)

Jodecy Colon. RNR activity and localization: links to cancer and neural tube defect risks. Diversity Undergraduate Summer Research Symposium at Cornell, Ithaca, NY, August 2013. (Poster)

Abigail Dejohn. microRNAs regulate gene repression in adult and neonatal T-cells. Diversity Undergraduate Summer Research Symposium at Cornell, Ithaca, NY, August 2013. (Poster)

Angel Joel Diaz Martinez. Cloning, expression and purification of recombinant Slx4 from Saccharomyces cerecisiae. Diversity Undergraduate Summer Research Symposium at Cornell, Ithaca, NY, August 2013. (Poster)

Denise Levy. Charactering the effect of transcription factors CEH-23, HIF-1, CEP-1 on development and reproduction of mitochondria ETC mutants in C. elegans. Diversity Undergraduate Summer Research Symposium at Cornell, Ithaca, NY, August 2013. (Poster)

Elena Pires. Who killed the defective sperm? The quest to rescue male fertility. Diversity Undergraduate Summer Research Symposium at Cornell, Ithaca, NY, August 2013. (Poster)