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Previous SURF Recipients


2017 SURF Fellows

SURF Fellow Undergraduate Institution Mentor/Lab Project
Sarah Colon Universidad de Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras Campus Shura Mankin/Nora Vazquez-Laslop

Mechanism of action of ribosomal antibiotics

Antonio Hernandez UIC Brian Murphy

Discovery of antibiotics from the Great Lakes cultivatable sponge microbiome.

Andres Ruiz

Pennsylvania State University Les Hanakahi Visualizing 3' terminal DNA-protein crosslinks in human cells
Zohra Sattar Northern Illinois University Terry Moore Development of Stapled Peptide Probes for the Estrogen Receptor/Coactivator Interaction
Allysen Schreiber Wake Forest University Debra Tonetti Characterization of novel therapeutics in endocrine resistant breast cancer cell and tumor models

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2016 SURF Fellows

SURF Fellow Undergraduate Institution Mentor/Lab Project
Jennifer Diaz Calumet College of St. Joseph Alessandra Eustaquio Developing a Reverse Genetics System for a Cultured Marine Sponge Bacterium 
Bailey Englund Augustana College Les Hanakahi Polyclonal Rabbit Antibodies to Detect C7orf49 Proteins Toward Understanding Double Strand Break Repair

Lisa Gutgesell

Missouri University of Science and Technology Debra Tonetti Creating New Models of Tamoxifen Resistant T47D:A18 Breast Cancer Cells
Alexander Infante UIC Douglas Thomas Characterization of Nitric Oxide Altered Proteins from Whole Cell Lysates by Matrix Assisted Laser Desorption/Ionization 
Brian Kim UIC Brian Murphy Rapid dereplication of known M. tuberculosis drug-leads through use of molecular networking 

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2015 SURF Fellows

SURF Fellow Undergraduate Institution Mentor/Lab Project
Elise Bowler UIC Jeremy Johnson Carnosic acid from Rosemary inhibits cell growth in triple negative breast cancer cell line
Ishmael Ochir UIC Terry Moore Design and synthesis of azide- and alyne-containing molecules that target KEAP 1 for proteaosome-mediated degradation
Matthew Purcell Northern Illinois University Z. Jim Wang Effects of Curcumin on human CaMKII activity
Kevin Tam UIC Seungpyo Hong Disulfide-containing polymer-functionalized surface for the release of captured circulating tumor cells via reduction
Hanan Yacoub UIC Joanna Burdette p53R248W mutation in high grade serous ovarian cancer