OMAR AKTHAR

Current and Hypothesized Treatments for Type I Hypersensitivity Reactions
Michael Hickey, Department of Biology, Georgetown, University

PAUL R. ALLYN

The Effects of Syk and Src Tyrosine Kinases on the Localization of Activated Src and Migration in BT549 Human Breast Cancer Cells

Susette C. Mueller, Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center
Ellen Henderson, Department of Biology, Georgetown University

FARIA S. AMJAD

Comparison of the Anticonvulsant Efficacies of the Ketogenic and High Energy Diets
Douglas A. Eagles, Department of Biology, Georgetown University

SHAWNA B. ARSENAULT

Lampyrid Biodiversity in Dyke Marsh Wildlife Preserve
Dr. Edward M. Barrows, Laboratory of Entomology and Biodiversity, Department of Biology, Georgetown University

ADAM BELSCHES

An Investigation into the Effects of the Ketogenic Diet on Immediate Early Gene Expression in Rats with Seizures Induced by and Maximal Electroshock
Eagles, Department of Biology, Georgetown University

MEGAN E. BROOKS

Learning generalization in foraging P.fuscatus paper wasps
Dr. Martha R. Weiss, Laboratory of Ecology, Department of Biology, University
Zukowski 2003 Undergraduate Research Scholarship Award Winner

KYLE M. BROWN

Populations Structure and Conservation in an Ecologically Important Anadromous Fish: Estimating Breeding Population Structure of Chesapeake Bay Striped Bass
Matthew B. Hamilton, Department of Biology, Georgetown University
Zukowski 2002 Undergraduate Research Scholarship Award Winner
Kyle was awarded the Chapman Medal from the Department of Biology for this thesis research project

NOREEN BUKHARI

NAAG Peptidase Inhibitor Reduces Locomotor and Stereotypies in the PCP Model of Schizophrenia via Group II mGluR
Joseph, Department of Biology, Georgetown University

MAHDI R. CHOWDHURY

Expression pattern of Sox21 in Xenopus laevis embryos
Elena Casey, Department of Biology, Georgetown University

EMMA V. COLE

Rapid Naming: Behavioral Assessment and Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Dr. Guinevere Eden, Center for the Study of Learning, Georgetown University Medical Center
Dr. Joseph Neale, Department of Biology, Georgetown University

SARAH CONNOLLY

4-APP Sensitivity of the Vacuolar Protein Sorting VPS mutants in Saccharomyces cerevisiae
Ronda J. Rolfes, Department of Biology, Georgetown University
Zukowski 2003 Undergraduate Research Scholarship Award Winner

JACOB E. CRAWFORD

Foraging and learning in the paper wasp Polistes
Martha Weiss, Ph.D., Department of Biology, Georgetown University

NEIL C. DUNLEAVY

The effects of the ketogenic diet on absence seizures in male Sprague-Dawley rats
Douglas A. Eagles, Department of Biology, Georgetown University

MATTHEW FANELLI

The rapa whelk as an invasive species in the Chesapeake Bay
Philip, PhD, Department of Biology, Georgetown University

BRADLEY FEHRENBACH

Smallpox: History, Biology, Vaccinations, and Bioterrorism
Dr. Heidi Elmendorf, Department of Biology, Georgetown University

GILLIAN L. FELL

Membrane Traffic Genes that Regulate K+ Homeostasis in Saccharomyces cerevisiae
Anne Rosenwald, Department of Biology, Georgetown University
Zukowski 2003 Undergraduate Research Scholarship Award Winner
2004 Student Research Days Award Winner  - Masters/Undergraduate Division

DOUGLAS R. GALLO

The Interaction Among Bcl Myc in the Apoptotic Pathways of Mammary Epithelial Cells
Ramljak and York A. Tomita, Department of Oncology, Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center

BRENT A. GILMORE

The Effects of Anions on Androgen Receptor Activation
Mary Beth Martin, Department of Oncology
Joseph H. Neale, Department of Biology, Georgetown University

REEM HASAN

Genes Influencing Malaria Severity and Outcome
Dr. Johnson, Department of Pediatrics, Georgetown University
Dr. Diane Taylor, Department of Biology, Georgetown University

MAUNG HLAING

Relative frequencies of HLA-B27 Alleles in Unrelated Individuals within Four Ethnically-defined Populations
Carolyn Hurley, Dept. of Oncology, Georgetown University
Matthew Hamilton, Dept. of Biology, Georgetown University

GERÓNIMO JIMÉNEZ

A practical guide for the quick identification of Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease versus Variant Creutzfeld-Jakob disease in affected individuals.
Jorge Barahona M.D., Clinica Alemana, Santiago, Chile, and Anne Rosenwald, Department of Biology, Georgetown University

LAWRENCE J. KELLEHER

Effects of the administration of a ketogenic diet on absence seizures in male Sprague-Dawley rats.
Douglas A. Eagles, Department of Biology, Georgetown University

SONYA KHAN

Early life exposures to estrogens alter the response of the mammary gland to adult estrogen exposure
Dr. Leena Hilakivi-Clarke, Department of Oncology, Georgetown University
Dr. Ellen Henderson, Department of Biology, Georgetown University

RASHA S. KHOURY

G. lamblia attachment mediated by microfilaments, not microtubules
Heidi G. Elmendorf, Department of Biology, Georgetown University
Rasha was awarded the Sigma Xi Medal from the Georgetown University Chapter of Sigma Xi, the Scientific Research Society, for this thesis project
2003 Student Research Days Award Winner-Masters/Undergraduate Division

ELIZABETH K. LAVERRIERE

The Role of Tie-2 in VEGI-Mediated Apoptosis in ABAE Cells
Linda J. Metheny-Barlow, Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center
Anne G. Rosenwald, Department of Biology, Georgetown University

LOUIS LICAMELE

A Comparative Genomic Analysis of Giardia lamblia in Search of Translation Initiation Factors
Steven Singer, Department of Biology, Georgetown University

T. SEAN LYNCH

An Analysis of the Ewing�s Sarcoma Gene in Multiple Sclerosis at the DNA and RNA levels
John J. Richert, Department of Microbiology and Immunology, Georgetown University

MOLLY MARTYN

Sox21 Expression in Xenopus laevis embryos
Elena Casey, Department of Biology, Georgetown University

MEHRAK MARZBAN

Over expression of mouse Disabled-1 and Tau in Drosophila
Brian Howell, National Institutes of Health
Joseph Neale, Department of Biology, Georgetown University

JULIA B. MASLOV

Sensitization of breast cancer cells to DNA-damaging treatments by targeting poly(ADP-ribose) polymerase
Viatcheslav Soldatenkov, Radiation Medicine Department, Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center
Heidi Elmendorf, Department of Biology, Georgetown University
2003 GUROP Summer Research Fellowship Award Winner

JESSICA F. MELONE

The Influence of Src on the Phosphorylation of the Migratory-Associated Paxillin Y31/Y118 and on the Presence of the Invadopodia-Associated Paxillin-Cortactin Complex in MDA-MB-231 Breast Cancer Cells
Dr. Susette Mueller, Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center, Georgetown University Medical Center

THOMAS A. MONACO

The role of N-Acetylapartylglutamate and peptidase inhibitor ZJ-43 in causing an increased resistance to seizures by decreasing glutamate levels in the pre-synaptic cleft
Dr. Douglas Eagles, Department of Biology, Georgetown University

TALA L. NAZARENO

A Comparison of the Efficacy of the High-Energy Diet versus the Ketogenic Diet on Reducing Seizure Threshold Levels in Rats by Measuring PTZ Levels
Dr. Douglas A. Eagles, Department of Biology, Georgetown University

DANIEL P. O'BRIEN

Interaction of Arl1p with Trk1p and other proteins in the yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae
Anne Rosenwald, Department of Biology, Georgetown University

KAREN O'CONNELL

The immunological response to Giardia lamblia: examination of host's disacchridase activity, actin growth, and motility
Steven Singer, Department of Biology, Georgetown University

LOU OJEIFO

The PEPT2 peptide transporter, a possible reuptake mechanism for the peptide neurotransmitter, NAAG
Dr. Tomasz Bzdega and Dr. Barbara Wroblewska, Department of Biology, Georgetown University

PAUL J. PACE

Prostate Stem Cell Antigen: A Cell-Surface Antigen with Regulation Potential in Metastatic Prostate Cancer
Anne G. Rosenwald, Department of Biology, Georgetown University

ANDREAS M. RAUSCHECKER

Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation in the Study of the Brain: Phosphene Threshold as a Function of Contrast of External Visual Stimuli and Exploration of Dorsolateral Prefrontal Cortex Involvement in Time Perception
Dr. Kai Thilo, Dr. Vincent Walsh, Prof. Colin Blakemore, Departments of Physiology and Experimental Psychology, Oxford University
Dr. Joseph Neale, Department of Biology, Georgetown University

JONATHAN C. ROBERTS

Retinoid Resistance in Breast Cancer Dr. Rebecca Riggins, Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center
Dr. Anne Rosenwald, Biology Department, Georgetown University

JASON O. ROBERTSON

The Roles of IgA, IL-6 and Defensins in Response to Giardia lamblia Infections in Mice
Steven Singer, Department of Biology, Georgetown University

JOE ROSSI

The Role of Apyrase Conserved Regions in the Transforming Ability of the PCPH Oncogene
Dr. Vicente Notario, Department of Radiation Medicine
Dr. Steven Singer, Department of Biology, Georgetown University

SPENCER RUSIN

The effects of decreasing the breakdown of N-acetylaspartyl-glutamate on seizures induced by maximal electroshock and pentylenetetrazole infusion
Dr. Douglas Eagles, Department of Biology, Georgetown University

DIANA SARYAN

Relationship between Littorina obtusata and the brown algae Ascophyllum nodosum and Fucus vesiculosus on rocky shores in New England
Philip Sze, PhD, Department of Biology, Georgetown University

CAROLINE SCOONES

The Ability of NAAG to Protect Against Chemically and Electrically Induced Seizures
Douglas A. Eagles, Department of Biology, Georgetown University

ERIN M. SCOTT

Intra-specific Aggression Among Bottlenose Dolphins (Tursiops sp.), in Shark Bay, Western Australia: Tooth Rake Scar Presence and Prevalence
Janet Mann, Department of Biology and Psychology, Georgetown University

PATRICK SHEN

The effects of epidermal growth factor, prolactin, estrogen, and estrogen/progesterone on the elongation and differentiation of ductal structure
Dr. Priscilla Furth, Lombardi Cancer Center
Dr. Ellen Henderson, Department of Biology, Georgetown University

J. MATTHEW SHICK

Molecular Epidemiology: The Contemporary Approach to Modern Infection
Dr. Steven Singer, Department of Biology, Georgetown University

GENEVIEVE B. STOLER

Investigations into regulatory mechanisms for purine biosynthesis in the yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae
Ronda J. Rolfes, Department of Biology, Georgetown University

KRISTINA N. VALENZUELA

Assessing the Number of Different Plasmodium falciparum Genotypes in the Placenta of Women in Yaounde, Cameroon
Diane Wallace Taylor, Department of Biology, Georgetown University

IGA WEGORZEWSKA

Coupling of the mGluR3 Receptor with the Second Messenger cGMP in Cerebellar Neurons and Astrocytes
Joseph Neale, Department of Biology, Georgetown University

ADAM WEIDENHAMMER

Fate of expression of the PML protein in two human neoplasms Shutong
Yang, M.D., The National Institutes of Health
Ellen Henderson, Department of Biology, Georgetown University

JASON JAHMALI WILLIAMS

Potential Therapeutic Benefits from Oral Creatine Supplementation in Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis and Muscular Dystrophy
Ellen J. Henderson, Ph.D., Department of Biology, Georgetown University

ANDREA W. WU

An Analysis of Non-Contraceptive Long-Term Effects of Oral Contraceptives: Generating a Risk-Benefit Profile
Douglas A. Eagles, Department of Biology, Georgetown University