Through the generosity of several donors, The Center for Stem Cells and Regenerative Medicine was able to provide summer research fellowships to six outstanding Notre Dame undergraduates this summer. These students are pursuing cutting-edge research in the College of Science, the College of Engineering, and the Harper Cancer Research Institute. “The opportunity for these bright and talented undergraduates to pursue full-time research during the summer is a valuable component of their undergraduate experience” Professor David Hyde, Director of the Center for Stem Cells and Regenerative Medicine. “We are fortunate to have donors that understand and appreciate the value of undergraduate research and support our mission in this area”.
The recipients of the 2016 Center for Stem Cells and Regenerative Medicine Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowships are:
College of Science
- Clayton Becker is characterizing ADAM10a and ADAM10b in Zebrafish Retinal Regeneration with Dr. David R. Hyde.
- Peter Julio Gonzalez is investigating the role of StARD-9 in cholesterol trafficking and its broader implications in Niemann-Pick Disease, Type C in mouse and zebrafish StARD-9 knockout models with Dr. Kevin T. Vaughan.
- Kevin Wilkins is working with Dr. David R. Hyde on the dynamics of Müller glia and Neuronal Progenitor Cells (NPCs) proliferation in regenerating retina of zebrafish.
College of Engineering
- Bradley Bowles is researching microfluidic study of endothelial progenitor cell angiogenesis guidance with Dr. Pinar Zorlutuna.
- Jahmel Jordon is working with Dr. Jeremiah Zartman as they research Ca2+ Signaling during Germ Band Morphogenesis in Drosophila melanogaster embryos.
Harper Cancer Research Center
- Allison Doermann is working with Dr. Margaret Schwarz on elucidating the mechanism of C1P-induced migration specific to pancreatic cancer stem cells.
Originally published by Tiffanie Sammons at stemcell.nd.edu on July 07, 2016.