BRI Undergraduate Summer Research Poster Fair August 12, 2021

BRI Undergraduate Summer Research Poster Fair August 12, 2021

The UCLA Brain Research Institute (BRI) hosted its second Virtual Undergraduate Summer Research Program this year. Undergraduate students enrolled in the Historically Black Universities and Colleges (HBCU) Neuroscience Pathways, the Maximizing Access to Research Careers (MARC), and the Vision Science Summer Research programs participated in this 8-week virtual program consisting of career development workshop, research journal clubs, coding classes, writing skills workshop, all while conducting neuroscience research virtually under the mentorship of UCLA investigators. Join us LIVE on August 12, 9:00AM – 12:00PM (PST) to celebrate the research and hard work of our summer students.

Student PresenterUCLA MentorProject TitleAffiliated ProgramPresentation Time (All times displayed in PST)
Matthew AndersonDr. David Krantz,
Dr. Jeff Donlea
The Effect of Increased Extracellular Serotonin on Sleep Architecture in Drosophila MutantsBRI-SURE9:20 AM
Krystal Alvarez-HernandezDr. Nicole McDonaldPeak Alpha Frequency and Developmental Abilities in Infants with Familial Risk for AutismBRI-SURE9:34 AM
Marissa CoppinDr. Gina PoeEffect of Timed Propranolol Treatment on Extinction Memory and Heart Rate Variability in a PTSD Rat ModelBRI-SURE9:46 AM
Matthew DyeDr. Sophie Deng, Dr. Jie ZhengThe Effects of PAX6 on the Wnt/β-Catenin Signaling Pathway in cultivated human limbal stem cellsVision Science Summer Research Program9:58 AM
Abdullah HasanDr. Ketema PaulIdentifying the Genetic Link between Sleep Phenotypes and Non-Sleep PhenotypesBRI-SURE10:10 AM
Faduma HassanDr. Ketema PaulIdentifying genetic links between Recovery and Baseline phenotypesHBCU Neuroscience Pathways10:22 AM
Christina KingsberryChloe Schwartz,
Dr. Abigail Dickinson
The Effect of ASD Risk Group on Infant Joint AttentionHBCU Neuroscience Pathways10:34 AM
Malcolm LeeDr. Christopher S. ColwellLanguage Acquisition: The Role of Circadian Rhythms and Virtual Reality in Impactful Learning OutcomesHBCU Neuroscience Pathways10:46 AM
Shango RichDr. David NathansonUsing BH3 Profiling to identify Apoptotic Blocks in GBMHBCU Neuroscience Pathways10:58 AM
Hyyat Sabree-MarshallDr. Dan GeshwindCortical gene expression is affected by inheritance pattern of chromosome 15q duplicationHBCU Neuroscience Pathways11:10 AM
Isabell SagarDr. Larry HoffmanInvestigating Synaptic Correlates of Agility: A Cross-Species Study of Vestibular Synaptic Ribbon MorphologyBRI-SURE11:22 AM
Chelsea ThomasDr. Sophie Deng,
Dr. Jie Zheng
Cell Size Analysis Software to characterize Limbal Stem CellsVision Science Summer Research Program11:34 AM
Emmanuel WilliamsDr. Sophie Deng,
Dr. Jie Zheng
Analyzing the contractility of Trabecular Meshwork Cells in the presence of DexamethasoneVision Science Summer Research Program11:46 AM