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NEI Summer Intern Program Participants in the 2013 NIH Poster Day

NIH Summer Poster Day
NEI Poster Day Participants. Kneeling: Dr. Cesar Perez-Gonzalez. First row (left to right): Donnell Knighten, Hyun Jae Seo, Madeline Melch, Karly Lebherz, Elaine Bucknam, Alejandro Morales Martinez, Cydney Nguyen, Emily Mendez, Rebecca Abay, Margaret Yang, Eileen Mayro, Elizabeth Yuen, Sonali Sriivastava, Andrea Li, Clare McLaughlin, Jennifer Du. Second row: Yoel Cortes-Peña, Aidan Pillard, Lucyanne Megan, Kaifa Boyce, Eve Waters, Siqi Chen, Joseph Soucy, Morgan Davis, Laura Keehan, Nikhil Reddy, Jose Salazar, David Fernandez-Fidalgo, Anu Goel, Christine Park.

The NIH Summer Poster Day provides an opportunity for summer interns to share their accomplishments with the NIH community as well as family and friends. The following thirty one students from the NEI presented their research at the event:

Rebecca Abay
DIVRO
Resveratrol Inhibits Expression of Proinflammatory Cytokine-induced Expression of the Chemokine CXCL11 in Human Retinal Pigment Epithelial Cells
University of Maryland College Park (Maryland)
Dr. Michael Redmond, Preceptor

Kaifa Boyce

Kaifa Boyce
DIVRO
Isolation of Anti-inflammatory Molecules from the Leaves of the Sterculia foetida Plant
Mount Saint Mary's University (Maryland)
Dr. Jung Lee, Dr. Ignacio Rodriguez, Preceptors

Elaine Bucknam
Implications of Personality Assessment for Social-housed Rhesus Macaques (Macaca mulatta)
St. Mary's College of Maryland (Maryland)
Dr. James Raber, Preceptor

Siqi Chen
Oxidized LDL Activates Inflammasome Activity and Selectively Triggers IL-18 Secretion by RPE Cells
Johns Hopkins University (Maryland)
Dr. Guangpu Shi, Dr. Igal Gery, Ms. Osato Ogbeifun, Preceptors

Yoel Cortes-Peña

Yoel Cortes-Peña
DIVRO
Functional Characterization of RPE65 P25L Knock In Mice
Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia)
Dr. Thomas Redmond, Dr. Yan Li, Preceptors

Morgan Davis
Community College Summer Enrichment Program
Analysis of Interphotoreceptor Retinoid Binding Protein (IRBP) Phosphorylation
Skyline College (California)
Mr. Todd Duncan, Dr. William Samuel, Dr. Krishnan Kutty, Dr. T. Micheal Redmond, Preceptors

Jennifer Du
3D Reconstructions of Ground Squirrel Retinal Mitochondria and Sub-Retinal Space
Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology (Virginia)
Dr. Wei Li, Preceptor

David Fernandez-Fidalgo
DIVRO
Detection of Ganglion Cell Activity Using Calcium Imaging
University of Miami (Florida)
Dr. Kiyoharu Miyagishima, Dr. Shan Chen, Dr. Wei Li, Preceptors

Anurag Goel
3D Reconstructions of Ground Squirrel Retinal Mitochondria and Sub-Retinal Space
Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology (Virginia)
Dr. Wei Li, Preceptor

Laura Keehan

Laura Keehan
Genetic Engineering of the Receptor Binding Domain of PEDF, a Key Protein for the Retina
Stone Ridge School of the Sacred Heart (Maryland)
Dr. Jason Kenealey, Dr. Patricia Becerra, Preceptors

Donnell Knighten
DIVRO
Quantitative Analysis of Color Vision in Retinitis Pigmentosa
Howard University (District of Columbia)
Dr. Brett Jeffrey, Preceptor

Karly Lebherz
Olfactomedin1: Investigation of the Role in Retinal Ganglion Cell Degeneration After Elevation of Intraocular Pressure by Microbeads Injection
University of Maryland, College Park (Maryland)
Dr. Naoki Nakaya, Dr. Stanislav Tomarev, Preceptors

Andrea Li
A Surface Proteome of Primary Human Fetal Retinal Pigment Epithelium Cells
Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology (Virginia)
Dr. Janine Davis, Dr. Kapil Bharti, Preceptors

Eileen Mayro

Eileen Mayro
Characterization of Tertiary Lymphoid Aggregates in Mouse Retinas with Chronic Autoimmune Uveitis
University of Pennsylvania (Pennsylvania)
Dr. Jennifer Kielczewski, Dr. Rachel Caspi, Preceptors

Clare McLaughlin
Genotyping of CCl2 and CX3Cr1 Single Knockout Mice With or Without Rd8 Backgrounds
Woodrow Wilson High School (District of Columbia)
Dr. Chi-Chao Chan, Dr. De Fen Shen, Preceptors

Madeline Melch
The Effects of Nitisinone on Melanosomes in TYRP1 Mice
Stone Ridge School (Maryland), Stone Ridge School (Maryland)
Dr. Brian Brooks, Dr. Felix Onojafe, Preceptors

Emily Mendez

Emily Mendez
DIVRO
Peptide Regions from Pigment Epithelium-Derived Factor Receptor Bind and Inhibit 5-Lipoxygenase
Johns Hopkins University (Maryland)
Dr. Preeti Subramanian, Dr. S. Patricia Becerra, Preceptors

Alejandro Morales Martinez
DIVRO
Application of Logistic Regression for Soluble Molecule Concentration Analysis Using Flow Cytometry
University of Maryland College Park (Maryland)
Mr. Rafael Villasmil, Preceptor

Cydney Nguyen
Isolation of Anti-inflammatory Compounds in the Extract of the Emblica officionalis Fruit
University of Maryland, College Park (Maryland)
Dr. Jung Wha Lee, Dr. Ignacio Rodriguez, Preceptors

Christine Park
Morphological Analysis of Nrl Targets involved in Photoreceptor Presynaptic Development
Smith College (Massachusetts)
Dr. Soo-Young Kim, Dr. Anand Swaroop, Preceptors

Aidan Pillard

Aidan Pillard
Spike Sorting Multi-Electrode Array Data Sets to Examine Interneuronal Correlations
Georgetown Day School (District of Columbia)
Dr. Bruce Cumming, Mr. Adrian Bondy, Preceptors

Nikhil Reddy
Observation of Zebrafish Cataracts from the Knockdown of a Candidate Gene
Centerville High School (Ohio)
Dr. Dan Jiang, Dr. J. Fielding Hejtmancik, Preceptors

Jose Salazar
DIVRO
Omicstract: A Software Solution for Converting and Analyzing Large Omics Datasets
Poolesville High School (Maryland)
Dr. Mones Abu-Asab, Preceptor

Hyun Jae Seo

Hyun Jae Seo
Interleukin 35 (IL-35) Induces the Suppression of B Cell Proliferation in the Mouse
Amherst College (Massachusetts)
Dr. Cheng-Rong Yu, Ms. Sung-Hye Kim, Dr. Ivy Dambuza, Dr. Charles Egwuagu, Preceptors

Joseph Soucy
Analysis of BCMO2 Carotenoid Cleavage Products
University of Rochester (New York)
Dr. Eugenia Poliakov, Dr. T. Michael Redmond, Preceptors

Sonali Srivastava
Immune Characterization of Conjunctiva-Associated Lymphoid Tissue
Brookfield East High School (Wisconsin)
Dr. Anthony St. Leger, Dr. Rachel Caspi, Preceptors

Tiffany Strong
DIVRO
The Role of Interferon Regulatory Factor 8 (IRF8) Transcription Factor in Retina
Academy of the Holy Cross (Maryland)
Ms. Grace Kim, Dr. Charles Egwuagu, Preceptors

Eve Waters
Potential Criteria for Welfare Assessment of Aquatic and Rodent species
Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine (Virginia)
Dr. James Raber, Preceptor

Rebecca Xi

Rebecca Xi
A Novel Allele in Mus musculus as a Model for Understanding Hypopigmentation in Oculocutaneous Albinism
University of Maryland, College Park (Maryland)
Dr. Brian Brooks, Dr. Felix Onojafe, Dr. Prasad Alur, Preceptors

Margaret Yang
Candidate Gene Screening for Genetic Modification in Occult Macular Dystrophy
Cornell University (New York)
Dr. Xinjing Wang, Ms. Angela Turner, Mrs. Hong He, Preceptors

Elizabeth Yuen
Participation of Commensial Microbiota in the Development of Spontaneous Autoimmune Uveitis
San Francisco State University (California)
Dr. Carlos Zarate-Blades, Dr. Reiko Yamane, Dr. Rachel Caspi, Preceptors

Last Updated: August 2013



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