2015 Summer Scholar Profile: Dee Luo

Posted by Greg Chin on July 01, 2015 | SRF Education

My name is Dee Luo, and I am a rising senior at the University of Pennsylvania working towards a degree in the Biological Basis of Behavior from the College of Arts and Sciences and a minor in Healthcare Management from the Wharton School of Business. This summer, I am working with Dr. David Brindley, Dr. David DiGiusto, Anthony Davies, and Kirk Trisler to investigate regulation strategies in regenerative medicine.

2015 Summer Scholar Profile: Katie Manescu

Posted by Greg Chin on July 01, 2015 | SRF Education

My name is Katie Manescu. I have completed a Bachelors of Engineering in Biochemical Engineering at University College London (UCL) where I will be returning to complete the final year of my Masters of Engineering in Bioprocess Management later this year. Under the guidance of Dr. Jeff Karp and Executive Director Brock Reeve at the Harvard Stem Cell Institute, I will evaluate the therapeutic potential of extracellular vesicles against established and developing therapies, in particular cell therapy, in order to yield a comparable and informative appraisal to guide research and clinical endeavors.

2015 Summer Scholar Profile: Celine-Lea Halioua-Haubold

Posted by Greg Chin on June 29, 2015 | SRF Education

My name is Celine-Lea Halioua-Haubold, and I am a rising junior at the University of Texas at Austin where I am double majoring in Chemistry and Neuroscience. This summer, I am working in Evan Snyder's lab at the Sanford-Burnham Medical Research Institute. Under the mentorship of Anthony Orona, I will study the viability of using engineered neural stem cell exosomes to treat glioblastoma.

2015 Summer Scholar Profile: Neal Nathan

Posted by Greg Chin on June 29, 2015 | SRF Education

My name is Neal Nathan, and I am a rising junior at the University of California, Berkeley planning on double-majoring in Molecular and Cell Biology (with an emphasis in Neurobiology) and Public Health and minoring in Public Policy. At Evan Snyder's lab of the Sanford Burnham Medical Research Institute and the Sanford Consortium for Regenerative Medicine, I am working on a project that is evaluating the interplay between two proteins implicated in the pathology of Parkinson's Disease (PD).

2015 Summer Scholar Profile: Brian Shing

Posted by Greg Chin on June 24, 2015 | SRF Education

My name is Brian Shing, and I am an undergraduate at the University of California, Berkeley. I am a rising junior and intend to major in Molecular and Cell Biology. This summer, under the mentorship of Drs. In Kap Ko, James Yoo, and Anthony Atala, I will be working on a kidney regeneration project. I will explore a novel delivery system that allows for efficient delivery of the secretome secreted from human placental stem cells (hPSCs) and evaluate the secretome’s effect on renal regeneration. This project could lead to novel therapies that could improve the lives of patients suffering from kidney disease throughout the world.

2015 Summer Scholar Profile: Amanda Paraluppi Bueno

Posted by Greg Chin on June 24, 2015 | SRF Education

My name is Amanda Paraluppi Bueno and I am pursuing my Bachelor’s degree in Biomedical Science at the Centro Universitario Heminio Ometto, Araras-SP (Brazil). I came as an exchange student to study at University of Idaho, Moscow-ID, for one year through the Science Without Borders Program. This summer, under the guidance of Dr. Graça Almeida-Porada, Saloomeh Mokhtari, and Steven Greenberg, I will try to develop novel cell-based therapies that could provide a curative treatment for Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD).

2015 Summer Scholar Profile: Blake Johnson

Posted by Greg Chin on June 24, 2015 | SRF Education

My name is Blake Johnson, and I am a rising senior studying Human Physiology at the University of Iowa. This summer, I am working under the direction of Dr. John Jackson to generate thymus organoids capable of producing functional T-cells. The ability to generate a functional thymus outside the body would have a number of clinical applications, including rejuvenation of an aging thymus to boost the immune response in older individuals and development of tolerance in organ transplantation.

2015 Summer Scholar Profile: Le Zhang

Posted by Greg Chin on June 24, 2015 | SRF Education

My name is Le Zhang. I just completed my Bachelor of Science in biochemistry & biotechnology from Michigan State University. This summer, I will be working in Dr. Jeanne Loring’s laboratory at the Center for Regenerative Medicine in the Scripps Research Institute. I will be analyzing the genomic stability of induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs) and neuronal progenitor cells (NPCs), which are intended for cell replacement therapies for patients with Parkinson’s disease.

2015 Summer Scholar Profile: Zeeshaan Arshad

Posted by Greg Chin on June 23, 2015 | SRF Education

My name is Zeeshaan Arshad, and I am currently a first year undergraduate student studying medicine at the University of St. Andrews in Scotland, UK. Under the mentorship of Professor Chas Bountra and Dr. David Brindley, my project will propose a model of open innovation in the translation process to address the problem of developing Alzheimer’s disease drugs.

2015 Summer Scholar Profile: Ryan Louer

Posted by Greg Chin on June 19, 2015 | SRF Education

My name is Ryan Louer. During my time at Purdue University, I earned a B.S. in biochemistry and minors in both French and entrepreneurship. This summer, I will be working in Dr. Anthony Atala and Dr. James Yoo’s lab under Drs. Myung Jae Jeon and Young Sik Choi studying ovarian cell therapies that will be able to produce natural levels of sex steroids that can be controlled by feedback mechanisms and, hopefully, produce viable oocytes.

2015 Summer Scholar Profile: Jonah Simon

Posted by Greg Chin on June 16, 2015 | SRF Education

My name is Jonah Simon, and I am a rising junior studying neuroscience at Brown University. This summer at the SRF Research Center Foundation, I am working on the Oncology team with Dr. Haroldo Silva. My project is to develop new high-throughput assays for quantifying activity of the Alternative Lengthening of Telomeres (ALT) pathway in human cells.

2015 SENS Research Foundation Summer Scholars Selected

Posted by Greg Chin on June 16, 2015 | SRF Education

SENS Research Foundation is pleased to announce it has selected sixteen undergraduate students to participate in the 2015 SRF Summer Scholars Program.

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