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Summer Research Program for Teachers 2016

The 2016 STARS Summer Research Program for Teachers included eight science educators from Dallas-Fort Worth and surrounding areas. This eight-week program gave teachers an opportunity to work side-by-side with a faculty host in a research laboratory. It consisted of activities, seminars, and an individualized research project that contributed to the advancement of science. The teachers were able to showcase and share these advancements during the end-of-program scientific poster session.

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Jeff Bivins
Richardson High School
Mentor: Ralph Mason, Ph.D.
Innovations in Visualizing the Activity of Vascular Disrupting Agents
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Stephanie Cartwright
Travis Middle School
Mentor: Jian Xu, Ph.D.
Generation of Ezh2 Knockout Embryonic Stem Cells by CRISPR-Cas9
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Adriane Davis
Dallas Environmental Science Academy
Mentor: Orhan K. Oz, M.D., Ph.D.
A Comparative Analysis of PGRMC1 Versus the Sigma-2 Receptor Using Varied Imaging Techniques
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William Kuilan
Lassiter Early College High School
Mentor: Connie Hsia, M.D.
Pioglitazone Does Not Augment Total Antioxidant Capacity in Zucker Diabetic Fatty Rat Lung
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Jennifer Long
W.T. White High School
Mentor: Woo-Ping Ge, Ph.D.
Identification of Metabolites Released from Human Glioblastoma Cells
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Monica Oliver
W.E. Greiner Middle School Exploratory Arts Academy
Mentor: Rana Gupta, Ph.D.
Regulation of Visceral Adipose Tissue Development
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Bree Penninger
John Paul II High School
Mentor: Elliott M. Ross, Ph.D.
Does PLC-β3 Dimerization Contribute to the Catalytic Activation of PLC-β3 by Gαq?
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Shannon Snell
John Tyler High School
Mentor: Asaithamby Aroumougame, Ph.D.
Cell Cycle Regulated Function of WRN Syndrome Protein in Response to DNA Damage