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Class of 2018 Projects


Student  Mentor Department Title of Project
Rachel Ancar Kathrin Bernt, MD​ Pediatrics  Mechanism of Dot1l Activity and Pol II Pausing in MLL-Rearranged Leukemia
Anna Astashchanka Britta Jacobsen, Ph.D Department of Pathology Role of MUC5AC in Breast Cancer Biology
Michael Cookson Erica Wynne Mandell, DO Pediatrics-Neonatology Department Vitamin D Modulates Inflammation from Intra-amniotic Endotoxin Exposure in the Lung
Greg Fliney ENRIQUE ALVAREZ III, M.D., Ph.D., MSCI Neurology Department Characterization of Exosomes in Cerebrospinal Fluid
Anna Goldberg John Arcaroli, MS, PhD Medicine - Division of Medical Oncology Evaluation of MLN0264 as an effective pancreatic cancer pharmaceutical 
Logan Hostetter Bryan Haugen, MD Medicine TXNIP Regulated Metabolism in the Development of Anaplastic Thyroid Cancer
Marissa Hughbanks Evalina Burger, MD Orthopaedics Variable Expression of Estrogen receptors in human articular cartilage
Diane Kelly Brian Berman, MS, MD Neurology Brain activations associated with reflexive blinking and eye muscle spasms in Blepharospasm
Katherine Lind David Schwartz, MD  Medicine Methylation Changes in Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis
Darren Lynn Neil Box, Ph.D. Dermatology  Determining the relationship of ultraviolet photography severity scores with genetic, phenotypic and sun exposure melanoma risk factors in a cohort of Colorado children.
Derek Nhan Liron Caplan M.D./Ph.D. Medicine Drug Survival of Comined DMARDs and Biologics Compared to Biologics Monotherapy in Ankylosing Spondylitis
Amelie Peisl Steven Abman, MD Pediatrics Bronchopulmonary dysplasia and preeclampsia in a rat model
Mario Perez Eric Schmidt, MD Medicine The role of sepsis in cerebral endothelial glycocalyx degradation.
Kelli Robertson S. Gail Eckhardt, M.D. Medicine Exploiting Translation Inhibition as a Novel Therapeutic Strategy for CRC
Ivan Rudenko Robert Eckel, MD Medicine Effect of neuron-specific deletion of Lipoprotein Lipase on metabollic parameters
Lynelle Smith Jennifer Richer, Ph.D.  Pathology  Novel Delivery of Non-Coding RNAs to Ovarian Cancer Cells
Brian Walsh Joseph T. Sakai, M.D. Substance Abuse Grant  Testing for Association between Default Mode Network and Callous Unemotional traits Utilizing Three Groups of Adolescents
Emily Warnock Antonio Jimeno, MD, PhD Medicine, Cancer Center Clinical Impact of Cancer Stem Cell Presence and Signaling in Head and Neck Squamous Cell Cancer
Mengjie Wu Edward Neil Janoff, MD Infectious Disease  Mucosal Defense Against the Pneumococcus 
Jingjing Yu Dr. Xiao-jing Wang, MD, PhD Pathology  Role of TGF-β in regulating angiogenesis and metastasis in Smad4 deficient HNSCC
Leonid Zukin Mark Petrash, BS, Ph.D. Ophthalmology Prevention of Posterior Capsular Opacification by an Aldose Reductase Inhibitor