2017 CURE Program Participants

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DeAuj'Zhane Coley

Jefferson High School

Faculty Mentor: Bill Chang, Ph.D.

Division of Pediatric Hematology and Oncology

Poster Project Title: "Aurora A Kinase Inhibition to Overcome Vincristine Resistance in Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia"


Profile Photo of Lupe DuranGuadalupe Duran

Jefferson High School

Faculty Mentor: Summer Gibbs, Ph.D.

Cell, Developmental & Cancer Biology

Poster Project Title: "Topical Dual-Stain Difference Imaging in Fresh Excised Tissue for Intraoperative Margin Assessment of Breast Cancer"

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Gabriela Hernandez Duran

Liberty High School

Faculty Mentor: Güllü Topal Görgün, Ph.D.

Division of Hematology and Medical Oncology

Poster Project Title: "Targeted Checkpoint Inhibition In Combination With HDAC Inhibition and Pomalidomide On Multiple Myeloma Cells"

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David Douglas High School

Faculty Mentor: Conroy Sun, Ph.D.

Radiation Medicine

Poster Project Title: "Synthesis and Evaluation of Alginate Nanoparticle for Intracellular Delivery of Doxorubicin"

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Tigard High School

Faculty Mentor: Gaurav Sahay, Ph.D.

Pharmaceutical Sciences

Poster Project Title: "High Capacity Cell Penetrating Nanorods for Intracellular Drug Delivery"

Profile Photo of Miguel LegariaMiguel Legaria Cisneros 

Woodburn High School

Faculty Mentor: Mitchell Turker, Ph.D., J.D.

Molecular and Medical Genetics

Poster Project Title: "Measuring Cytogenetic Aberrations Induced by Simulated Galactic Cosmic Rays"

Profile Photo of Kayla MachianKayla Machian

Century High School

Faculty Mentor: Ray Bergan, Ph.D. & Ryan Gordon, M.D.

Hematology and Medical Oncology

Poster Project Title: "Therapeutically targeting cancer cell motility and resultant metastasis: understanding the role of Ripk2, NEK2, and GSG2"

Profile Photo for Ruben Sanchez Flores Jr.Ruben Sanchez Flores Jr.

Liberty High School

Faculty Mentor: Lisa Coussens, M.D. & Justin Tibbits, M.S., M.B.A.

Cell, Developmental & Cancer Biology

Poster Project Title: "Use of a Novel of Multiplex Immunohistochemistry Approach to Characterize the Tumor Immune Microenvironment in Human Breast, Lung, Skin and Pancreas Cancers"

Profile Photo of Reed ShelbyReed Shelby

Jesuit High School

Faculty Mentor: Kimberly Beatty, Ph.D.

Biomedical Engineering

Poster Project Title: "Production of a Biotinylated Peptide for Labeling Cellular Proteins"