SPIRE Summer Undergraduate Research Program 2015

Undergraduate students from SPIRE's partner institutions engaged in research projects mentored by SPIRE scholars at UNC Chapel Hill in our annual summer research program, May 17-July 23, 2015. The students also participated in weekly professional development sessions, a journal club, a GRE preparation course, and social activities in conjunction with other summer research programs on campus. The experience concluded with a Research Symposium on July 23, 2015 with students' poster presentations and a keynote talk by Dr. Victor Garcia-Martinez, Professor of Medicine at UNC Chapel Hill.

Student who particiated included:

  • Karla Batres (Johnson C. Smith University) – mentored by Emily Moorefield and Elle Glenny in Kay Lund’s lab (Cell Biology and Physiology)
  • Sandy Mathurin (Johnson C. Smith University) – mentored by Paul Durst in David Pfennig’s lab (Biology)
  • K’Yana McLean (UNC Pembroke) – mentored by Sreeja Asokan and Alicia Tagliatela (Pulmonary Research)
  • Katherine Rentschler (UNC Pembroke) – mentored by Alex Kloth in Ben Philpot’s lab (Neuroscience)
  • Rachel Singley (NCCU) – mentored by Alex Marshall in Todd Thiele’s lab (Psychology/Neuroscience)
  • Norma Zuniga (Johnson C. Smith University) – mentored by Shannon Jones in Ilona Jasper’s lab (Toxicology)