NCI Cancer Education Program Class of 2013

NCI Cancer Education Program Class of 2013

Samantha N. Barry

Medical Student
University of Louisville School of Medicine
Faculty Mentor:  Kelly McMasters, MD, PhD
Research Project: Identifying serum exosomal microRNA signatures in melanoma patients

Matthew S. Bienick

Undergraduate Student
Michigan State University
Faculty Mentor:  Keith Davis, PhD
Research Project: Lunasin Soy Peptide Inhibition of Melanoma in-vitro

Harrison M. Black

Dental Student
University of Louisville School of Dentistry
Faculty Mentor:  David A. Scott, PhD
Research Project: Tobacco-Induced Dysregulation of Matrix Metalloproteinases in HL-60 cells

Neil Bodduluri

Duke University Graduate
Faculty Mentor:  David W. Hein, PhD
Research Project: Acetylator genotype-dependent N-acetylation of isoniazid in human hepatocytes in situ

James A. Bradley

Medical Student
University of Louisville School of Medicine
Faculty Mentor:  John W. Eaton, PhD
Research Project: Development of a blood test as an innovative screening tool for lung cancer

Elizabeth H. Bruenderman

Medical Student
University of Louisville School of Medicine
Faculty Mentor:  Robert C. Martin, MD, PhD
Research Project: High-Risk Population in Idiopathic Pancreatic Adenocarcinoma: Guidelines for Screening

Sean T. Butterbaugh

Undergraduate Student
University of Louisville
Faculty Mentor:  James Wittliff, PhD
Research Project: A microgenomic approach to identify clinically relevant gene signatures that discriminate between invasive lobular and ductal breast carcinomas

Cameron Campbell

Undergraduate Student
Campbellsville University
Faculty Mentor:  Ramesh Gupta, PhD
Research Project: Role of Exosomes in Tumor Growth and Metastasis

Matthew Cook

Undergraduate student
Emory University
Faculty Mentor:  Jesse Roman, MD
Research Project: Role of Tumor Cell – Stromal Interactions on TGFβ-1 Mediated Gene Expression

Tess Dupre

University of Louisiana-Monroe Graduate
Rising graduate student University of Louisville
Faculty Mentor:  Lacey R. McNally, PhD
Research Project: Detection of Pancreatic Adenocarcinoma in vivo with S100A9 Liposomes

Matthew K. Forsthoefel

Medical student
University of Louisville School of Medicine
Faculty mentor:  Paula Bates, PhD
Research Project: The Role of p38 in AS1411 Activity

Taylor Hermann

Undergraduate Student
University of Alabama
Faculty Mentor:  Hari Bodduluri, PhD
Research Project: Differential Expression of Chemokine Receptors in Lung Cancer Metastasis

Connor Kinslow

Undergraduate Student
SUNY-Binghamton
Faculty Mentor:  Andrew Lane, PhD
Research Project: Validation of Primary Non Small Cell Lung Cancer Cell Line: Stable Isotope Resolved Metabolomics Reveals Functional Biochemistry

Jonathan R. Lindner

Medical Student
University of Louisville School of Medicine
Faculty Mentor:  La Creis Kidd, PhD, MPH
Research Project: Micro-RNA 885-5p and its role in the TGF-β pathway using prostate cancer cell lines derived from European- and African-American men

Danial Malik

Undergraduate Student
University of Louisville
Faculty Mentor:  Paula Bates, PhD
Research Project: Developing SOX9 Inhibitors

Joshua M. Mitchell

Medical Student
University of Louisville School of Medicine
Faculty Mentor:  Hunter N. Moseley, PhD
Research Project: Developing Computational Tools for Molecular Comparison and Placement of Detectable Uncharacterized Metabolites

Adam Morrison

Undergraduate Student
University of Louisville
Faculty Mentor:  Jason Chesney, MD, PhD
Research Project: Inhibition of Glycolysis Using a Small Molecule Inhibitor PF158 in Combination with Temozolomide in Melanoma Cells

Jonathan A. Nitz

Medical student
University of Louisville School of Medicine
Faculty Mentor:  Jorge G. Gomez-Gutierrez, PhD
Research Project:  Enhancement of Oncolytic Adenovirus Therapeutic Efficacy by Combination with Temozolomide

Alan North

Medical student
University of Louisville School of Medicine
Faculty Mentor:  Robert C. Martin, MD, PhD
Research Project: GERD-Related Symptom Assessment in Subjects with Malignant Dysphagia Receiving Esophageal Stents

David D. Picklesimer

Medical Student
University of Louisville
Faculty Mentor:  Lacey McNally, PhD
Research Project: Pancreatic Adenocarcinoma Detected with Targeted Liposomes

Lauren Poole

University of Louisville Graduate
Entering University of Louisville graduate student
Faculty Mentor:  Gavin Arteel, PhD
Research Project: Sinusoidal endothelial cell-derived extracellular matrix regulates basal and stimulated macrophage activation

Douglas J. Saforo

University of Louisville undergrad
Entering University of Louisville Medical Student
Faculty Mentor:  J. Christopher States, PhD
Research Project: Candidate drugs binding the Anaphase Promoting Complex: A novel target for anti-cancer therapy

Tejas Sangoi

Undergraduate Student
St. Louis University
Faculty Mentor:  Brian Ceresa, PhD
Research Project: Endocytic Trafficking of Mutant Epidermal Growth Factor Receptors in Lung Cancer

Sean P. Shannon

Medical student
University of Louisville School of Medicine
Faculty Mentor:  Levi J. Beverly, PhD
Research Project: Biochemical consequences of cancer-specific somatic mutations in Ubiquilin-1

Nicholas Siow

Undergraduate Student
Washington University
Faculty Mentor:  John Trent, PhD
Research Project: Automated G-Quadruplex Generation: From Sequence To Structure

Amy Song

Undergraduate Student
Drexel University
Faculty Mentor:  Levi Beverly, PhD
Research Project: In vivo and in vitro determinates that regulate BCLxl’s apoptotic potency

Vanessa A. R. States

University of Louisville undergrad
Faculty Mentor:  Susan Galandiuk, MD
Research Project: Comparing target protein levels between non-neoplastic and sporadic CRC tissue based on dysregulated miRNAs

Benjamin T. Turner

Medical student
University of Louisville School of Medicine
Faculty Mentor:  Susan Galandiuk, MD
Research Project: Dysregulated microRNA expression in colon adenoma tissue

John R. Wehry

Medical Student
University of Louisville
Faculty Mentor:  Robert C. Martin, MD, PhD
Research Project: Restrictive Blood Transfusion Protocol in Liver Resections Patients Reduces Blood Transfusions without Worsening Overall Outcomes

Matthew R. Zeiderman

Medical Student
University of Louisville School of Medicine
Faculty Mentor:  Kelly McMasters, MD, PhD
Research Project: Novel Therapies for BRAF-Inhibitor Resistant Melanoma