2012 SOLAR Alumni

Name Undergraduate Institution Host lab at UNC Project Title Where are they now?

Carlie Aurubin


Oakwood University
Dr. Ed Collins
Usage of Antibody Fragment as an Imaging and Therapy Agent for β-Cells in Type 1 Diabetes

Daljinder Bhangoo


North Carolina State University
Dr. Bill Coleman
Targeting the Methylation Machinery for Improved Basal-like Breast Cancer Treatment

Beruh Dejene


Jackson State University
Dr. Terry Magnuson
Increasing the Quality of embryo production by using Antioxidants

Akima George


University of Virgin Islands
Dr. Kirk Wilhelmsen
Mutation Detection in Familial Frontotemporal Dimentia-Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis With Exome sequencing

Oneil Grant


Oakwood University
Dr. Mike Jarstfer
Immortalization of BJ Fibroblasts Alters Cellular Metabolism

Tina Huertas


University of Puerto Rico - Cayey
Dr. Jay Brennman
AMPK and its possible role as a therapeutic target for the neurodegenerative disease Mucolipidosis type IV

Raechel Mckinley


North Carolina A&T
Dr. Leslie Morrow
Chronic Intermittent Ethanol Exposure Differentially Altered Behavioral and Physiological Response to a Stressor During Withdrawal in C57BL/6J mice

Christina Parker


University of Maryland, Baltimore County
Dr. Sam Lai
Optimizing nanoparticle surface composition to reduce nonspecific immune uptake

Eliezer Perez


University of Puerto Rico - Cayey
Dr. Ellie Tzima
Mending a Broken Heart: Compound ‘B’ Signaling in Endothelial Cells

Alexandria "Alex" Portillo


Trinity University

Dr. Ken Jacobsen

Regulation of the periodic cortical protrusions in rounded cells by phosphoinositides

Lester Rosario


University of Puerto Rico - Cayey

Dr. Kristina Abel

Age-Dependent Changes in Cytokine Responses of Myeloid Dendritic Cells in Response to TLR Stimulation