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Stem Cell Consortium students

Student Name

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Name of Project

Time in Lab

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Where are they now?

Jessica Lipstate Wei-Chun Chin Carbon Nanotubes Based Polymer Scaffolding for Neuron Regeneration 2009 Undergrad  
David Lu Wei-Chun Chin Carbon Nanotubes Based Polymer Scaffolding for Neuron Regeneration 2008-on Undergrad  
Tyler Probst Wei-Chun Chin Carbon Nanotubes Based Polymer Scaffolding for Neuron Regeneration 2008-2009 Undergrad job/ProteomTech
Dennis Tabuena Wei-Chun Chin Carbon Nanotubes Based Polymer Scaffolding for Neuron Regeneration 2008-2009 Undergrad job/Gilead Sciences
Steven Sauer Wei-Chun Chin Carbon Nanotubes Based Polymer Scaffolding for Neuron Regeneration 2009 Undergrad job/Santa Barbra fire department
Tzu-I Chao Wei-Chun Chin Carbon Nanotubes Based Polymer Scaffolding for Neuron Regeneration 2007-2010 Graduate  
Eric Chen Wei-Chun Chin Media Supplement to Promote Stem Cell Differentiation into Neuronal Lineages 2006-on Graduate  
Chi-Shuo Chen Wei-Chun Chin Specific Textured Platform for Differentiated Human Stem Cell Growth 2008-on Graduate  
Sophia Tang Mike Cleary Cell type-specific gene expression in neural stem cell niche 2nd year Graduate  
Johnny Touma Mike Cleary Regulation of fate-potential in Drosophila neuroblasts 2nd year Graduate  
Frank Weckerle Mike Cleary Regulation of fate-potential in Drosophila neuroblasts 3 years Undergrad  
Norma Cardona Mike Cleary Regulation of fate-potential in Drosophila neuroblasts 2 years Undergrad  
Aman Kaur Mike Cleary Regulation of neuroblast proliferation 1 year Undergrad  
Tzu-I Chao Jennifer Liu A polymer-based scaffold for human embryonic stem cell differentiation 3 months Graduate BEST program
David Gravano Jennifer Manilay Assessing The Role Of ADAM17 In Fetal And Adult Thymocyte Development And Thymic Epithelial Development Using Conventional and Tissue-specific Knockout Mice 2005 - present Graduate PhD Candidate, Graduateuation expected summer 2010. Currently securing a postdoctoral research position
Corey Cain Jennifer Manilay Analysis of Osteoblast Differentiation on HSC Crosstalk Using In Vitro and In Vivo Mouse Models 2007-present Graduate PhD Candidate (3rd year) working hard in the laboratory
Heather Thompson Jennifer Manilay Development of Hematopoietic Progenitors from Embryonic Stem Cells and Predicting their Immunogenicity in the Adult Host 2008 - present Graduate 2nd year PhD student. Working hard in the laboratory
Randell Rueda Jennifer Manilay Undergraduate Assistant 2009 - present Undergrad BS expected 2011. Planning medical school for an MD in internal medicine, subspeciality infectious disease
Kevin Dang Jennifer Manilay Undergraduate Assistant 2009- present Undergrad BS expected 2012. Planning medical school for an MD
Sonia Mathew Jennifer Manilay Undergraduate Assistant 2009- present Undergrad BS expected 2010. Planning to apply to medical school or earn a MS in medical sciences
Stephanie Arcayena Jennifer Manilay Undergraduate Assistant 2007-2009 Undergrad BS expected 2010. Planning to earn a Masters in Public Health/Public Administration
Jason Castillo Jennifer Manilay Undergraduate Assistant 2008-2009 Undergrad BS class of 2009. UCSF School of Medicine
Julian Aurigui Jennifer Manilay Undergraduate Assistant 2008-2009 Undergrad BS class of 2009. Searching for Research Associate positions before applying to Graduateuate school
Sarah Montoy Jennifer Manilay Undergraduate Assistant 2008 Undergrad BS class of 2008. Currently employed as the Quality Manager for Food Safety Net Services; planning to enter a Clinical Laboratory Scientist Program in the future
Leonard Vu Jennifer Manilay Undergraduate Assistant 2005-2009 Undergrad BS class of 2009. Touro School of Pharmacy
Dean Santiago Jennifer Manilay Undergraduate Assistant 2008 Undergrad BS in progress
Kanwar Singh Jennifer Manilay Undergraduate Assistant 2007 Undergrad BS class of 2007. Dual MS in Health Administration/MBA at University of Alabama, Birmingham
Steven Zourabian Jennifer Manilay Undergraduate Assistant 2007-2008 Undergrad Transferred to UCLA , BS expected 2010. Field Training Officer for UCLA Emergency Medical Services, planning to apply to medical school
Nissa Ophaso Jennifer Manilay Undergraduate Assistant Summer 2006 Undergrad BS class of 2008. Just accepted to Western University of Health Sciences College of Dental Medicine
William Turner Kara McCloskey William is working on the development of a cardiac patch using stem cell derivatives and natural extracellular matrices. May, 2009 – present Post Doc  
Silin Sa Kara McCloskey Silin is working on cardiac stem cell differentiation from embryonic stem cells. Aug 2008- present PhD  
Alicia Blancas Kara McCloskey Alicia is characterizing the angiogenic and vasculogenic potential of embryonic stem cell derived-endothelial cells at 4 operationally defined stages of differentiation.  Her research proposal was awarded a 4 year NRSA (pre-doctoral fellowship) by NIH. Dec 2005- present PhD  
Jesus Luna Kara McCloskey Jesus explores using nano-patterning for cardiac cell alignment.  Jesus’ work won 2nd place in the UCM Research Day poster competition in 2010. Aug 2009-pres PhD  
Nick Lauer Kara McCloskey Nick is working on cardiac stem cell differentiation of stem cells using electrical stimulation. Aug 2009-pres MS  
Drew Glaser Kara McCloskey Drew is developing a novel dual reporter mouse embryonic stem cell line for endothelial and smooth muscle derivation. As an Undergrad, Drew’s research project involves quantification of the NO production of embryonic stem-cell derived endothelial cells. 3rd place in the UCM Research Day poster competition, 2007 and 2008. Jan 2007  – pres Undergrad and MS  
Sarah Stolberg Kara McCloskey   Aug 2006- May, 2009 MS  
Bing Xia Kara McCloskey   Aug 2007- May, 2009 MS  
Jolie McLane Kara McCloskey   Aug 2009-pres Undergrad  
Jonathan Pegan Kara McCloskey   Aug 2009-pres Undergrad  
Sean Van Nguyen Kara McCloskey   Aug 2009-pres Undergrad  
Nick Lauer Kara McCloskey Nick’s research project involved quantification of the permeability of the embryonic stem cell-derived endothelial cells.  3rd place in the UCM Research Day poster competition, 2007 and 2008. Jan 2007 – Aug 2009 Undergrad  
Albert Shih Kara McCloskey Albert’s project is focused on cell fate of vascular progenitor cells. Dec 2007 – Aug 2009 Undergrad  
Brie Gennusa Kara McCloskey .  Studisd capillary vessel formation for promoting vasculogenesis for tissue engineering.  May 2007 – May 2009 Undergrad  
Corey Kuruma Kara McCloskey Worked on various projects in the lab, then pursued Graduateuate study at the Keck Graduateuate Institute. May 2007 – May 2009 Undergrad  
Mike Oliveira Kara McCloskey Worked on cell seeding on urinary bladder matrix for the development of a cardiac patch.  Place 2nd in the UCM Research Day poster competition, 2009.  Now in Graduateuate school at UCR Aug. 2007 – May 2009 Undergrad  
Allison Tobin Kara McCloskey   May 2005 – Dec. 2007 Undergrad  
Ima Ebong Kara McCloskey Explored skeletal muscle cells for use in a cardiac patch.  Ima published her research in an Undergraduate journal “Journal of Undergraduate Research in Bioengineering” and won 1st place in the National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) National Undergraduate Research Competition in Anaheim.  June 2002-July 2004 Undergrad  
Meghan Gilroy Kara McCloskey Used embryonic stem cell derived endothelial cells in generating vascular structures in 3D gels.  Meghan published her research in an Undergraduate journal “Journal of Undergraduate Research in Bioengineering” and is co-author on a manuscript in Tissue Engineering.  Meghan’s manuscript also won a Georgia Tech Student Paper Competition sponsored by Science Applications International Corporation. May 2003- Dec. 2003 Undergrad