Student Research Topics 2014 Student Research Topics and Mentors Thomas Anderson, University of Rochester; "Isolating hybridoma isotype variants using fluorescence-activated cell sorting." Mentor: Dr. Francis Gigliotti, M.D. Erin S. Adonnino, University of Virginia; "Improving Measurements of Parents’ Understanding of Research Consent Forms." Mentor: Carl T. D’Angio, M.D. Yaakov Bishop, Boston University; "Bicarbonate secretion in immature rabbits is deficient despite pendrin expression in beta-intercalated cells." Mentor: George J. Schwartz, M.D. Jeff Clegg, University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry; "Whole Exome Sequencing of Developmental Epilepsies." Mentor: Alex Paciorkowski, M.D. Kaitlyn Crossan, State University of New York at Fredonia; "Pediatric Subspecialist Knowledge and Behaviors Regarding Adolescent Contraception." Mentor: Susan M. Yussman M.D., M.P.H. Ayala Danzig, University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry; "Identification of Social Emotional Problems Among Young Children Who Experience Adversity." Mentor: Peter G. Szilagyi, MD MPH; Anne-Marie Conn, Ph.D., M.Ed. Allison Eberhardt, University of Rochester; "Treatment of RUNX1-Mutated Acute Myeloid Leukemia with Focal Adhesion Kinase Inhibitors." Mentor: Jason Mendler, M.D., Ph.D. Merit P. George, Virginia Commonwealth University; "Validity of Home Portable Monitoring in the Diagnosis of Obstructive Sleep Apnea in Adolescents." Mentor: Heidi Connolly, M.D. Anisha Gundewar, University of Rochester; "Utilization of Preventive Asthma Visits among Urban Children with Persistent Asthma." Mentor: Jill Halterman M.D., M.P.H.; Maria Fagnano, M.P.H. Benjamin Kasper, SUNY Geneseo; "Optimization of Human Lung Cell Sorting and Identification Techniques." Mentor: Gloria Pryhuber, M.D. Zoe Kory, University of Rochester; "PRMT1 as a Novel Therapeutic Target in Chemoresistant Neuroblastoma." Mentor: Nina F. Schor, M.D. Ph.D., Xingguo Li, Ph.D. Kathryn Leyens, Upstate Medical University; "Differences Between Fetal and Adult Platelets." Mentor: James Palis, M.D. Shwetha Manjunath, University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry; "PRC1 Complex is a Potential Regulator of Erythroid Self-Renewal in Stress Erythropoiesis." Mentor: James Palis, M.D. Natalie Martínez-Sosa, Ponce School of Medicine and Health Sciences; "Chorioamnionitis Induces Distinct Inflammatory and Regulatory Cytokine Changes in Premature Infant Cord Blood." Mentor: Kristin Scheible, M.D. Muranda Maurer, University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown; "SERPINE2 Deficiency Is Associated With Alterations In Lung Epithelial Cell Chemokine Expression And Lymphocyte Accumulation." Mentor: Thomas Mariani, Ph.D. Leti Nunez, University of Rochester; "Identifying the Median Lethal Dosage of Common Chemotherapy Drugs in Primary B-cell Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia." Mentor: Craig Mullen M.D., Ph.D. Mira Patel, University of Alabama at Birmingham; "Elucidating Molecular Mechanisms Underlying EPO in the Developing Brain." Mentor: Laurie Steiner, M.D. Michelle Prong, Virginia Tech; "Patient and Provider Characteristics Associated With Nutrition, Physical Activity, and Screen Time Counseling in Monroe County Pediatric Practices." Mentor: Stephen Cook, M.D., M.P.H. Marika Psyhojos, Wellesley College; "Mutations in Cyclophilin-D, Mitochondrial Maturation, and Cardiomyocyte Differentiation in Neonatal Mice." Mentor: George Porter, M.D., Ph.D. Russell Salamo, University of Arkansas; "Exploring the Effect of Ectopic Activation of Hh Signaling on the Differentiation of the Alveolar Epithelium." Mentor: Kate Ackerman, M.D. Carmen Shin, Mount Holyoke College; "Implementation of an integrated care pathway decreases length of stay for children with asthma." Mentor: Eric A. Biondi, M.D. View a list of past student research topics and mentors.