NCI Cancer Education Program Class of 2012

NCI Cancer Education Program Class of 2012

April Aloway

Class of 2012
Roosevelt University graduate
Accepted into UofL PhD program in Pharmacology and Toxicology
Faculty Mentor:  La Creis R. Kidd, PhD, MPH
Research Project:  MiRNA Regulators of Cell Survival as Biomarker Predictors of Prostate Cancer

Ryan J. Anderson

Class of 2012
Rising second year UofL medical student
Faculty Mentor:  Robert C.G. Martin, MD, PhD
Research Project: Clinical Evaluation of Somatostatin Use in Pancreatic Resections:  Clinical Efficacy or Limited Benefit?

Divine-Favour Anene

Class of 2012
University of Louisville undergraduate
Faculty Mentor:  La Creis R. Kidd, PhD, MPH
Research Project:  MicroRNA Prostate Cancer Signatures Involved In Cell Adhesion and Angiogenesis

Praise Anene

Class of 2012
University of Houston undergraduate
Faculty Mentor:  La Creis R. Kidd, PhD, MPH
Research Projects:  Identification of microRNA that can serve as biomarkers for prostate cancer metastasis
MicroRNA Prostate Cancer Signatures Involved In Cell Adhesion and Angiogenesis

Harrison M. Black

Class of 2012
Rising third year UofL dental student
Faculty Mentor:  David A. Scott, PhD
Research Project:  Tobacco-Induced Dysregulation of Matrix Metalloproteinases in HL-60 cells

James A. Bradley

Class of 2012
Morehead State University graduate
Accepted into UofL medical school
Faculty Mentor:  John W. Eaton, PhD
Research Project:  An antibody-based method for the detection of early stage lung cancer

Nicolas P. Burnett

Class of 2012
Rising second year UofL medical student
Faculty Mentor:  Robert C.G. Martin, MD, PhD
Research Project:  Evaluation of AFP Staging System for Hepatocellular Carcinoma in Non-cirrhotic Patients

Adrienne M. Bushau

Class of 2012
University of Louisville undergraduate
Faculty Mentor:  James L. Wittliff, PhD
Research Project:  Gene Expression in Breast Carcinomas from Patients with Ethnical Differences

Samantha M. Carlisle

Class of 2012
University of Louisville graduate
Accepted into UofL PhD program in Pharmacology and Toxicology
Faculty Mentor:  David W. Hein, PhD
Research Project:  In Silico Screening for Novel Human Arylamine N-Acetyltransferase 1 Inhibitors

Laurie E. Conrad

Class of 2012
Rising second year UofL medical student
Faculty Mentor:  Douglas C. Dean, PhD
Research Project: Granulocyte Colony Stimulation Factor (G-csf) Switches Müller Glia from a Gliosis Pathway to a Photoreceptor Progenitor Pathway in vitro

Noura E. Estephane

Class of 2012
Rising second year UofL medical student
Faculty mentor:  Yong Li, PhD
Research Project: BCL6 Expression as a Prognostic Indicator in a Subset of DLBCL

Jeffrey (Brett) Farmer

Class of 2012
Middle Tennessee State University undergraduate
Faculty Mentor:  Lacey R. McNally, PhD
Research Project:  Echinomycin Decreases Cell Viability of Pancreatic Adenocarcinoma Cells through Inhibition of Autophagy

John D. Gettelfinger

Class of 2012
Rising second year UofL medical student
Faculty Mentor:  John O. Trent, PhD
Research Project:  Off-Target Drug Effects: The Identification of Natural Products and FDA-Approved Cancer Drugs as G-Quadruplex-Interacting Agents

Farrah L. Harden

Class of 2012
Rising second year UofL medical student
Faculty Mentor:  Glenda G. Callender, MD
Research Project:  Retrospective Experience with Medullary Thyroid Carcinoma

Christina L. Hickey

Class of 2012
Western Kentucky University graduate
Accepted into UofL MPH program
Faculty Mentor:  La Creis R. Kidd, PhD, MPH
Research Project:  Examination of combined effects of well-done red meat, smoking, and rapid N-acetyltransferase 1 and 2 on breast cancer susceptibility

Gretchen E. Holz

Class of 2012
Indiana University graduate
Accepted into UofL PhD program in Pharmacology and Toxicology
Faculty Mentor:  Levi J. Beverly, PhD
Research Project:  UBQLN1 regulates IGF1R signaling pathway in non-small cell lung cancer cells

Allison H. Hunter

Class of 2012
Rising second year UofL medical student
Faculty Mentor:  Anthony E. Dragun, MD
Research Project:  Assessing the Harvard Scale of Breast Cosmesis: An Analysis of Patients Treated with Breast Conserving Therapy on a Phase II Clinical Trial

Nicole M. Jackson

Class of 2012
Cheyney University of Pennsylvania graduate
Accepted into UofL PhD program in Pharmacology and Toxicology
Faculty Mentor:  David W. Hein, PhD
Research Project:  Inhibition of human arylamine N-acetyltransferase 1 using curcumin and resveratrol increases the potency of small inhibitor compound 10.

Daniel J. Kmetz

Class of 2012
Rising second year UofL medical student
Faculty Mentor:  Kelly M. McMasters, MD, PhD
Research Project:  Identifying urine exosome miRNA profiles in melanoma patients

Callie A. Linden

Class of 2012
Rising second year UofL medical student
Faculty Mentor:  Rebecca A. Redman, MD
Research Project:  Effect of angiotensin converting enzyme inhibition on outcomes in retrospective study in consecutive patients with head and neck cancer

Joshua M. Mitchell

Class of 2012
University of Louisville graduate
Accepted into UofL medical school
Faculty Mentor:  Hunter N. Moseley, PhD
Research Project:  Computational Tools for the Identification of Detectable Uncharacterized Derivatized Metabolites within the Context of Known Metabolic Networks

Douglas J. Saforo

Class of 2012
University of Louisville undergraduate
Faculty Mentor:  J. Christopher States, PhD
Research Project:  Candidate Drugs Target the APC/C to Induce Mitotic Arrest in Ovarian Cancer

Sabrina S. Schatzman

Class of 2012
University of Louisville undergraduate
Faculty Mentor:  Teresa Fan, PhD
Research Project:  LDH-A as a Potential Therapeutic Target for Non-small Cell Lung Cancer

R. Jennifer Siow

Class of 2012
University of Louisville undergraduate
Faculty Mentor:  Ramesh Gupta, PhD
Research Project:  Sustained delivery of chemopreventives by biodegradable polymeric implants

McKinley D. Soult

Class of 2012
Rising second year UofL dental student
Faculty Mentor:  Douglas S. Darling, PhD
Research Project:  Translocase Activity in Parotid Acinar Cells

Vanessa A. R. States

Class of 2012
University of Louisville undergraduate
Faculty Mentor:  Robert C.G. Martin, MD, PhD
Research Project:  Cancer Stem Cell induced Heterogeneity in Hepatocellular Cancer

Lauren M. Strait

Class of 2012
Rising second year UofL medical student
Faculty Mentor:  Uma Sankar, PhD
Research Project:  CaMKII represses CaMKIV transcription to promote leukemia cell proliferation

Jara N. Vega Velez

Class of 2012
Rising second year UofL medical student
Faculty Mentor:  Levi J. Beverly, PhD
Research Project:  Determining the relationship between ubiquilin 1 and insulin-like growth factor 1 receptor in HEK 293T cells