Students

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(Includes Name, Title, Research Interests)
Elizabeth Gensterblum-Miller
Mentor:
Sundeep Kalantry
Year:
2017
Undergraduate Institution
Michigan State University
Mentor:
Scott Soleimanpour
Year:
2016
Undergraduate Institution:
Western Washington University Honors College
Service:
Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum, Michigan Health Sciences Pre Exposure Academy, UROP mentoring
Research Interests:
I work in a beta-cell biology and diabetes lab. We are investigating how a selective form of autophagy, mitophagy, contributes to beta-cell bioenergetics and insulin secretion.
Research Interests:

I work in a beta-cell biology and diabetes lab.  We are investigating how a selective form of autophagy, mitophagy, contributes to beta-cell bioenergetics and insulin secretion.

Year:
2016
Undergraduate Institution:
Tufts University
Mentor:
Kathy Spindler
Year:
2013
Undergraduate Institution:
Hope College
Honors:
Rackham Student Research Grant, NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program Honorable Mention, Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship Honorable Mention, Rackham Travel Grant, Poster Presentation at the American Society for Virology Annual Meeting 2015; Poster presentation at the International Adenovirus Meeting in Barsinghausen, Germany
Service:
Participated in FEMMES (Females Excelling More in Math, Engineering and the Sciences)
Research Interests:
Molecular pathogenesis of encephalitic virus infections

 

Mentor:
Peter Todd
Year:
2014
Undergraduate Institution:
Yale University
Honors:
Kirschstein NRSA Individual Predoctoral Fellowship-F31 (2017), NIH Cellular and Molecular Biology Training Grant-T32 (2015, 2016), Rackham Predoctoral Graduate Student Research Grant (2016), Rackham Conference Travel Grant (2015, 2016), Oral Presentation Award - Rustbelt RNA Meeting (2016)
Service:
CMB Short Course Committee (Fall 2016), CMB Social Committee (Fall 2016), Females Excelling More in Math Engineering & Sciences Capstone Group Leader, Michigan Health Sciences Pre-College Exposure Academy Lab Instructor
Research Interests:

Elucidating the mechanism of RAN translation in neurodegenerative diseases

Mentor:
Jordan Shavit
Year:
2015
Undergraduate Institution:
Kalamazoo College
Service:
Galens Medical Society, University of Michigan Student Run Free Clinic
Research Interests:

Uncovering and characterizing novel chemical and genetic modifiers of the coagulation cascade