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2009 Participants and Topics

From left to right:  Olivia McGovern (Indiana University of Pennsylvania), Elizabeth Shenk (Penn State University), Brittney Hacken (Indiana University-Bloomington), Kara Slowick (Shippensburg University), Benjamin Foster (DeSales University), Talora Steen (University of Pittsburgh), Nathan Lee (Bucknell University), Kalila Steen (Penn State University), Corey Foster (DeSales University) and Lisa Boudeman (University of Pittsburgh).

WCR SURP Topics 2009

Test Ras Activation With or Without aCD3/aCD28, ZM, CGS, or Gallein
Kalila Steen (Dr. Berlot’s laboratory)

Scaffold Regulation of Calcium Sensing Receptor Biosynthesis
Olivia McGovern (Dr. Breitwieser’s laboratory)

Genetic Risk Factors for Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms
Elizabeth Shenk (Dr. Carey’s laboratory) 

POLG2 and Mitochondrial Content in Association with Type 2 Diabetes in Obese Patients
Lisa Boudeman (Dr. Gerhard’s laboratory)

A Pore Domain Mutation in GluR2 Mimics Channel Interaction with Stargazin Auxillary Protein 
Nathan Lee (Dr. Mirshahi’s laboratory)

Can Gng3 Functionally Replace Gng7?
Talora Steen (Dr. Robishaw’s laboratory) 

Transcriptional Profiling of Apoptosis Induced by YAP
Benjamin Foster (Dr. Sudol’s laboratory)

Generation of a tet-regulated Stable Schwann Cell Line Expressing nuc-ErbB3 miRNAs
Brittney Hacken (Dr. Tapinos’s laboratory)

TNFα May Have a Surprising Role in Rat Brain Endothelial Cells
Kara Slowick (Dr. Tom’s laboratory)

Atorvastatin Induces Cell Death in Estrogen Receptor Negative Breast Cancer Cell Lines through Inhibition of Geranylgeranylation
Corey Foster (Dr. Yang’s laboratory)