NCI Cancer Education Program Class of 2017

NCI Cancer Education Program Class of 2017

Cecily Allen

University of Louisville medical student
Faculty Mentor: David W. Hein, Ph.D.
Research Project: Understanding the role of hydralazine as an epigenetic cancer therapy in relation to N-acetyltransferase acetylator phenotype

  Monzolesso Bagah-Kognagba

University of Louisville medical student
Faculty Mentor: J. Christopher States, Ph.D.
Research Project: The anaphase promoting complex:  A novel target in cancer therapy

Ryan Bailer

University of Louisville medical student
Faculty Mentor: Robert C.G. Martin II, M.D., Ph.D.
Research Project:  Understanding diagnostic radiology education during undergraduate medical education

 Meridith Balbach

University of Notre Dame undergraduate
Faculty Mentor: Neil E. Dunlap, M.D.
Research Project:  Improving thoracic malignancy re-irradiation outcomes:  preventing radiation-induced toxicity using stereotactic body radiotherapy with radioprotector agents

William Berry

University of Kentucky undergraduate
Faculty Mentor: Demetria Antimisiaris, Pharm.D.
Research Project:  Can machine learning identify patients at risk for adverse drug events using a specific medication?

 Manuela Botaka

University of Louisville undergraduate
Faculty Mentor: Geoffrey J. Clark, Ph.D.
Research Project: Regulation of protein acetylation by the RASSF1A tumor suppressor

 Noela Botaka

University of Louisville undergraduate
Faculty Mentor: Barbara Polivka, Ph.D.
Research Project: Exploring concordance between sputum eosinophil analysis and fractional exhaled nitric oxide in older adults with asthma

 Kevin Brown

Denison University undergraduate
Faculty Mentor: Zhao-hui (Joe) Song, Ph.D.
Research Project: The effect of various classes of cannabinoids on GPR12                                                               

 

 Logan Carney

University of Louisville medical student
Faculty Mentor: Kelly M. McMasters, M.D.. Ph.D.
Research Project: Identifying exosomal microRNA signatures as diagnostic tools in melanoma patients

 Rain Dunaway

University of Louisville medical student
Faculty Mentor:Levi Beverly, Ph.D.
Research Project: UBQLN1 regulates expression of wild-type EGFR but not mutated EGFR in lung adenocarcinoma cells 

 Brenda Dzaringa

Vassar College undergraduate
Faculty Mentor: Chad Samuelson, Ph.D.
Research Project: Effects of nasal deciliation on flavor preference: a model for chemotherapy-related chemosensory deficits

 Jonathan Gardner

University of Louisville medical student
Faculty Mentor: David W. Hein, PhD
Research Project: Identification of the endogenous role of arylamine N-acetyltransferase 1 in cancer related cellular processes through proteomic analysis

 Roxana Gonzalez-Ramos

Bellarmine University undergraduate
Faculty Mentor: Jorge Gomez-Gutierrez, Ph.D.
Research Project: Enhancement of triple negative breast cancer virotherapy via alylatins agent-induced autophagy

 Meranda Hinds

Hanover College undergraduate
Faculty Mentor: Sucheta Telang, M.B.B.S.
Research Project: The effect of PFKFB4 inhibition on the cell cycle progression of medulloblastoma cells

 Josh Julian

University of Louisville undergraduate
Faculty Mentor: Brian Clem, Ph.D.
Research Project: Effect of expression of constitutive active retinoblastoma protein (Rb) on glucose metabolism;  An exercise in experimental troubleshooting

 

 Matthew Kelecy

University of Louisville medical student
Faculty Mentor: Robert C.G. Martin II, M.D., Ph.D.
Research Project: Clinical effect of enoxaparin on the international normalized ratio following hepatobiliary and gastroesophageal resection

 Austin Krueger

University of Louisville undergraduate
Faculty Mentor:Juliane Beier-Arteel, Ph.D.
Research Project: Mechanisms by which rapamycin protects from liver damage caused by VC metabolites in mice

 Emily Martin

University of Louisville medical student
Faculty Mentor: Robert C.G. Martin II, M.D., Ph.D.
Research Project: Laser-irradiated "binary bomb" nanoparticles with encapsulated gold nanorods and chemotherapeutics selectively mediate hepatocellular carcinoma apoptosis

 Elizabeth Martinez-Herandez

University of Louisville medical student
Faculty Mentor: Mary Stauble, M.D.
Research Project: Line-1 ORF1 protein concentration in healthy woman populations and endometrial cancer patients

 Devin McBride

University of Louisville medical student
Faculty Mentor: John Wise Sr.,  PhD
Research Project: A one health case study:  Comparison of DNA damage response to hexavalent chromium in alligator and human lung fibroblasts

 Sarah McQuaide

University of Louisville undergraduate
Faculty Mentor: David Samuelson, Ph.D.
Research Project: Genotypic analysis of mammary carcinoma susceptibility 3 nominated gene expression levels in rat mammary glands

 Taylor Nguyen

University of Louisville medical student
Faculty Mentor: Nichola Garbett, Ph.D.
Research Project: Development of novel diagnostic metholologies for diagnosis and monitoring in melanoma

 Brandon Nguyen-Ho

University of Louisville undergraduate
Faculty Mentor: Gavin Arteel, Ph.D.
Research Project: Analysis of organ and cell-specific gene manipulation with nanoparticles

 Sean O'Leary

University of Louisville medical student
Faculty Mentor:Heshan Sam Zhou, Ph.D.
Research Project: Oncolytic ability of mutated adenoviruses

Gabrielle Oropilla

University of Louisville undergraduate
Faculty Mentor:Leah Siskind, Ph.D.
Research Project: Strain differences in susceptibility to cisplatin-induced renal fibrosis

 Sindu Parupalli

University of Louisville undergraduate
Faculty Mentor: Jill Steinbach-Rankins, Ph.D.
Research Project: Quantification and correlation of surface-modified polymer nanoparticle binding and internalization to nanoparticle efficacy and 3D spheroid distribution

 Ajay Patel

University of Louisville undergraduate
Faculty Mentor: Richard Lamont, Ph.D.
Research Project: AS411 enhance the sensitivity of radiation in lung cancer cells by down regulation of microRNA-21

 Ankur Patel

University of Louisville undergraduate
Faculty Mentor: Tariq Malik, Ph.D.
Research Project:  Regulation of ZEB2 and long non-coding RNA in oral squamous cell carcinoma

 

 Megan Peterson

Morehead State University undergraduate
Faculty Mentor: Paula Bates, PhD
Research Project:  Evaluating the potential of two copper-containing compounds to selectively target cancer cells

 Vince Stephen

University of Louisville medical student
Faculty Mentor: Susan Galandiuk, M.D.
Research Project: Changes in MiR-200 family and RASSF2 expression in colorectal cancer and normal adjacent epithelium

 Savannah Vowels

Western Kentucky University undergraduate
Faculty Mentor: Richard Baumgartner, Ph.D.
Research Project: Lifestyle and diabetes increase non-cancer mortality in women with invasive breast cancer  

 Breanna Walker

University of Louisville undergraduate
Faculty Mentor: Hiram Polk, M.D.
Research Project:  The impact of the affordable care act on female breast cancer incidence rates in Kentucky