Discovery Park Undergraduate Research Internship Program

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CPIP - Full-Year 2016
Project Title Professor/Instructor Time Type Research Areas
CPIP: Assessing genetic and epigenetic mechanisms of the developmental origin of cancer associated with exposure to an endocrine disrupting herbicide Freeman, Jennifer Full-Year 2016 CPIP Endocrine disruption, molecular and environmental toxicology, cancer, melanoma, epigenetics
DURI - Full-Year 2016
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TOPRS: Obesity, Bariatric Surgery and Nutritional Deficiencies Gletsu-Miller, Nana Full-Year 2016 DURI Obesity, Weight Loss, Vitamins and Minerals
CPIP - Full-Year 2016
Project Title Professor/Instructor Time Type Research Areas
CPIP: Breast Cancer Biomarkers in Developing Rat Mammary Gland Camarillo, Ignacio Full-Year 2016 CPIP Cancer
CPIP: Landscapes of DNA methylation profile in liver cancer cells upon exposure to dietary polyphenols and their relevance in cancer prevention Stefanska, Barbara Full-Year 2016 CPIP Cancer epigenetics and Nutriepigenomics
DURI - Full-Year 2016
Project Title Professor/Instructor Time Type Research Areas
TOPRS: Molecular Mechanisms of Dietary Fat Absorption Buhman, Kimberly Full-Year 2016 DURI Obesity, Lipid Metabolism, Proteomics
TOPRS: Dietary Regulation of Lipid Metabolism in Adipose Tissue Kim, Kee hong Full-Year 2016 DURI Food Science, Nutrition, Adipose Biology and Obesity
TOPRS: Polymer-based Therapeutics for Treatment of Obesity and Diabetes Deng, Meng Full-Year 2016 DURI Transdisciplinary Obesity Prevention Research Sciences
TOPRS: Directed differentiation of adipose stem cells towards brown fat Kuang, Shihuan Full-Year 2016 DURI Transdisciplinary Obesity Prevention Research Science (TOPRS)
CPIP - Full-Year 2016
Project Title Professor/Instructor Time Type Research Areas
CPIP: DNA-encoded proteomic probes for detection of cancer-related protease activities Krusemark, Casey Full-Year 2016 CPIP Biochemistry, Bioconjugate Chemistry, Analytical Chemistry
DURI - Full-Year 2016
Project Title Professor/Instructor Time Type Research Areas
TOPRS: Skeletal muscle functions in obesity Gavin, Timothy Full-Year 2016 DURI TOPRS
TOPRS: Metabolic control of the anti-obesity ketogenic diet Ellis wilcox, Jessica Full-Year 2016 DURI obesity, metabolism, lipid
CPIP - Full-Year 2016
Project Title Professor/Instructor Time Type Research Areas
CPIP: Vitamin D and Breast Cancer Prevention Teegarden, Dorothy Full-Year 2016 CPIP vitamin D, breast cancer, metabolism
CPIP: Preventing suffering in Cancer through shared decision making Shields, Cleve Full-Year 2016 CPIP Social sciences and natural sciences
DURI - Full-Year 2016
Project Title Professor/Instructor Time Type Research Areas
TOPRS: Vitamin D and Fat Cells Teegarden, Dorothy Full-Year 2016 DURI TOPRs, obesity, vitamin D
TOPRS: Project SALUD: Health, Obesity, and Stress in Latino Youth Jones, Blake Full-Year 2016 DURI Child Obesity and Stress in Latino Youth
DURI - Summer 2015
Project Title Professor/Instructor Time Type Research Areas
Crystallization of Pharmaceutical Materials Li, Tonglei Summer 2015 DURI drug development; solid-state chemistry; molecular modeling
Anti-proliferative effect of a novel plant extract on MDA-MB-231 Breast Cancer Cells. Camarillo, Ignacio Summer 2015 DURI Cancer Biology
Simulation Modeling of Cardiovascular Disease Diagnostic Service Delivery Process Kong, Nan Summer 2015 DURI Healthcare Engineering
Biowall Design & Optimization Hutzel, William Summer 2015 DURI Indoor Air Quality, Sustainability
android app development for instruments Bae, Euiwon Summer 2015 DURI mechanical engineering, computer engineering
Powder Flowability of Food and Pharmaceutical Materials Carvajal, Teresa Summer 2015 DURI Materials, ChE, Mechanical Eng, ABE, Food & Pharmaceutics
Micro/nano scale 3D laser printing Xu, Xianfan Summer 2015 DURI Mechanical Engienering, Manufacturing, Applied Physics
American Representations of the Middle East and North Africa Holden, Stacy Summer 2015 DURI History and English Departments
Exploring Alternative Teaching of STEM Koch, Daphene Summer 2015 DURI STEM Education
Development of Carrier-Free Drug Delivery System for Cancer Therapy Li, Tonglei Summer 2015 DURI Cancer; Drug Delivery; Materials Science; Nano
Techniques to analyze molecular signaling in cancer cells Tao, Weiguo Summer 2015 DURI Biochemistry, Chemistry, Biology, Computer Science
Hardwood reproduction success as a function of seedling quality, fertilization, and deer exclusion Jenkins, Michael Summer 2015 DURI forestry, restoration ecology
Solar Analysis Hutzel, William Summer 2015 DURI Renewable Energy
NSF Data Infrastructure Building Blocks Song, Carol Summer 2015 DURI Computer Software, geospatial data
Preference assessment for animals in children with autism O'haire, Marguerite Summer 2015 DURI Psychology, Education, Animal Behavior
Investigating REST Services for environmental models Theller, Lawrence Summer 2015 DURI Computer science
Investigating databases for REST Services in environmental models Theller, Lawrence Summer 2015 DURI Computer science
Impact of tickling, a positive handling technique, on pet rats welfare, purchasing, and customer satisfaction Gaskill, Brianna Summer 2015 DURI Animal Behavior, Human-Animal Interaction, Animal Welfare
Creating an Online Adaptive Management framework for watershed management teams. Theller, Lawrence Summer 2015 DURI computer science
Farm To School Producer Project Dennis, Jennifer Summer 2015 DURI farm to school, fruits, vegetables, growers,
Video behavior coding of children with animals and toys O'Haire, Marguerite Summer 2015 DURI Psychology, Education, Animal Behavior and Welfare
Development of Eye-Tracking Technology for Behavior Assessment of the Mouse Model of Fragile X Syndrome Chubykin, Alexander Summer 2015 DURI Neuroscience, Psychology
Biowall Deign & Fabrication Hutzel, William Summer 2015 DURI design, indoor air quality
DURI - Fall 2015
Project Title Professor/Instructor Time Type Research Areas
Extraction of carotenoids from processed corn oil Xu, Qin Fall 2015 DURI Food processing, and chemistry; Life Science
Nanobubbles drug delivery vehicles Irudayaraj, Joseph Fall 2015 DURI Bioengineering, Drug delivery
Impact of tickling, a positive handling technique, on pet rats welfare, purchasing, and customer satisfaction Gaskill, Brianna Fall 2015 DURI Animal Behavior, Human-Animal Interaction, Animal Welfare
Empirical Prediction Modeling for Time to Hospital Readmission Kong, Nan Fall 2015 DURI Medical Informatics
Simulation Modeling of Cardiovascular Disease Diagnostic Service Delivery Process Kong, Nan Fall 2015 DURI Healthcare Engineering
Mining patient-physician communication data to improve shared decision making Kong, Nan Fall 2015 DURI Healthcare Engineering
Service dogs for veterans with PTSD O'haire, Marguerite Fall 2015 DURI Psychology, Veterinary Medicine, Animal Welfare
Milton among Spaniards Duran, Angelica Fall 2015 DURI Literature, Religious Studies
Resilient Communities: Strengthening Post-Disaster Recovery by Understanding Interdependent Social and Physical Networks Sapp Nelson, Megan Fall 2015 DURI Political Science; Civil Engineering; Communications; Information Science
Micro/nano scale 3D laser printing Xu, Xianfan Fall 2015 DURI Nano-manufacturing, engienering, applied physics
Impact of PLTW K-12 programs on college student success Koch, Daphene Fall 2015 DURI STEM, Statistics, Student Success
android app for object counting Bae, Euiwon Fall 2015 DURI mechanical eng, computer science
Are Chestnut Horses Reported as More Temperamental in Horse Sale Listings Brady, Colleen Fall 2015 DURI Equitation Science/Extension Education
Electrical field study of biological organs due to electroporation Sundararajan, Rajeswari Fall 2015 DURI Biomedical Engineering
Identification of protein biomarkers for early detection of diseases Tao, Andy Fall 2015 DURI Biochemistry, Chemistry, Biology, Computer Science
Guiding nano delivery vehicles to a targeted site by ultrasound Irudayaraj, Joseph Fall 2015 DURI Biomaterials, Drug Delivery, Therapy
The value of recreational fishing in southern Lake Michigan Zischke, Mitchell Fall 2015 DURI Fisheries Science; Natural Resource Economics; Social Science
Creating an Online Adaptive Management framework for watershed management teams Theller, Lawrence Fall 2015 DURI Environmental science
Cryo-electron microscopy data collection, image processing and 3-D reconstruction Jiang, Wen Fall 2015 DURI instrument control; image processing; distributed computing; computational biology
Development of Carrier-Free Drug Delivery System for Cancer Therapy Li, Tonglei Fall 2015 DURI Cancer; Drug Delivery; Materials Science; Nano
Enhancing the accuracy of Diabetic Retinopathy Images Sundararajan, Rajeswari Fall 2015 DURI Biomedical Engineering
Utility Scale Solar Photovoltaics Hutzel, William Fall 2015 DURI Solar Energy
Synthetic Biology Approach to Neurotransmitter Regulation in the Piglet Gut. Rickus, Jenna Fall 2015 DURI biological engineering, synthetic biology, microbiology, neuroscience
Net Generation Automatic Imaging System for Plant Phenotyping Jin, Jian Fall 2015 DURI Robotic Imaging for Plant Science
Biowall Research Hutzel, William Fall 2015 DURI energy and sustainability
Assessing bank movemnet of fishes in Lake Michigan Hook, Tomas Fall 2015 DURI ecology; environment
Implications of Microplastic Consumption in Larval Fish Hook, Tomas Fall 2015 DURI ecology; environment
Interactive Visualization of Document Search Results Parsons, Paul Fall 2015 DURI Information Visualization, Web Programming, Human-Centered Design, Information Retrieval, Search Interfaces
Impact of K-12 Outreach on Graduate Students Harbor, Jonathan Fall 2015 DURI Education
Biological macromolecular Structure and Function Kihara, Daisuke Fall 2015 DURI bioinformatics, computational biology
Non-Invasive cholesterol measurement Sundararajan, Rajeswari Fall 2015 DURI Biomedical Engineering
Electrical-pulse-mediated effective drug delivery for breast cancer Sundararajan, Rajeswari Fall 2015 DURI Biology
NDA Safety Meetings Jenkins, James Fall 2015 DURI Construction Safety, Communications
Metabolic impact on epigenetic processes Kirchmaier, Ann Fall 2015 DURI Epigenetics, Metabolism
GIS Mapping - Ancient Turkey Rauh, Nicholas Fall 2015 DURI GIS in Archaeology
Thermophotonics: capturing waste heat as electricity Bermel, Peter Fall 2015 DURI optics, photovoltaics, thermal radiation
Structure-Function Relationships in Polysaccharides Janaswamy, Srinivas Fall 2015 DURI Agricultural and Biological Engineering; Biochemistry; Biomedical Engineering; Chemistry; Food Science; Life Science; Physics ; Pharmacy
Novel Carriers Using Food Grade Polysaccharides Janaswamy, Srinivas Fall 2015 DURI Agricultural and Biological Engineering; Biochemistry; Biomedical Engineering; Chemistry; Food Science; Life Science; Physics; Pharma