The Honors College at the University of Texas at Dallas

Green Fellows Spring 2013

UT Southwestern hosted 12 Green Fellows to conduct research for the Spring 2013 semester. These students represented a variety of majors and academic areas of interest. UT Dallas faculty members serve as mentors to the Green Fellows during their research semester.

Green Fellows Majors

  • Biochemistry, BS
  • Neuroscience, BS
  • Biology, BS
  • Chemistry, BS
  • Psychology, BS
  • Child Learning and Development, BS
  • Microbiology, BS
  • Electrical Engineering, BSEE

Green Fellows Spring 2013 research projects

  • Alternative Sources of Energy Production in Human Gliomas
  • Investigating Genes that Interact with EWS-FLI1 in Ewing's Sarcoma with a Zebrafish Model
  • Disruption of Endocytic Maturation Using Ph-Sensitive Nanoparticles Results in Nuclear Translocation of TFEB
  • Regulation of Thrombin-induced Corneal Fibroblast Clustering by Matrix Rigidity and Cell Contractility
  • Histological Characterization of Post-Synaptic Shank3 Deletion in Mouse Models of Autism
  • Transcriptional Regulation in the Cardiac Conduction System by the Myogenic Repressor MyoR
  • Optimizing an Adenosine Analogue for the Treatment of African Sleeping Sickness
  • In Vitro Model Assay of Synaptic Dysfunction in Huntington’s Disease
  • Synthesis and Hyperpolarization of 13C-Labeled Malonic Acid Derivatives as Potential Ph-Sensitive Probes for Metabolic Imaging of Cancer
  • Rapid Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopic Imaging Using an Two-Dimensional “Flyback” Echo-Planar Trajectory
  • A Unique Screening Platform to Identify Vaccine Candidates
  • Testing for an interaction between RCAN1 and the Toll Like Receptor Signaling Pathway

Green Fellows Mentors

Special thanks go to the following members of the UT Southwestern and the UT Dallas faculties for serving as mentors to the Green Fellows:

UT Southwestern Mentors

  • Dr. James Amatruda
  • Dr. Ilya Bezprozvanny
  • Dr. Jef De Brabander
  • Dr. Jinming Gao
  • Dr. Craig Malloy
  • Dr. Matthew Merritt
  • Dr. Nikhil Munshi
  • Dr. Matthew Petroll
  • Dr. Craig Powell
  • Dr. Beverly Rothermel
  • Dr. Dean Sherry
  • Dr. Ellen Vitetta

UT Dallas Mentors

  • Dr. Susan Jerger
  • Dr. Duncan McFarlane
  • Dr. Dennis Miller
  • Dr. Hyun-Joo Nam
  • Dr. Bruce Novak
  • Dr. Paul Pantano
  • Dr. Dean Sherry
  • Dr. Dennis Smith
  • Dr. Mihaela C. Stefan
  • Dr. Tres Thompson