Our students have made real and lasting contributions to help advance biomedical knowledge. Some summer students become co-authors on papers, not only giving them the thrill of seeing their name in print, but giving them a great addition to their CV for future educational and career pursuits. Several of our high school students have submitted their projects to the Westinghouse Science Talent Search and have won scholarships. In 2012, a CURE student won a travel award to present his summer research project at the Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students. Sometimes the work even translates into valuable intellectual property such as inventions.
Tiffany Loh, summer student in 2011.
Sequential Posttranslational Modifications Program FEN1 Degradation during Cell-Cycle Progression.
Guo Z, Kanjanapangka J, Liu N, Liu S, Liu C, Wu Z, Wang Y, Loh T
, Kowolik C, Jamsen J, Zhou M, Truong K, Chen Y, Zheng L, Shen B. Molecular Cell 10;47(3):444-56. Epub 2012 Jun 30.
Christine Shen, summer student in 2010 and 2011.
Mixed chimerism and growth factors augment β cell regeneration and reverse late-stage type 1 diabetes.
Wang M, Racine JJ, Song X, Li X, Nair I, Liu H, Avakian-Mansoorian A, Johnston HF, Liu C, Shen C
, Atkinson M, Todorov I, Kandeel F, Forman S, Wilson B, Zeng D. Science Translational Medicine. 2012 May 9;4(133):133ra59.
Chantal Du, summer student in 2011 and 2012.
Loss of B7-H1 expression by recipient parenchymal cells leads to expansion of infiltrating donor CD8+ T cells and persistence of graft-versus-host disease.
Li X, Deng R, He W, Liu C, Wang M, Young J, Meng Z, Du C
, Huang W, Chen L, Chen Y, Martin P, Forman S, Zeng D. The Journal of Immunology. 2012 Jan 15;188(2):724-34. Epub 2011 Dec 12.
Allen Wang, summer student in 2011.
miR-137 forms a regulatory loop with nuclear receptor TLX and LSD1 in neural stem cells.
Sun G, Ye P, Murai K, Lang MF, Li S, Zhang H, Li W, Fu C, Yin J, Wang A
, Ma X, Shi Y.
Nat Commun. 2011 Nov 8;2:529.