Sixteen UW Bioengineering undergraduate students received Mary Gates Research Scholarships in Autumn 2014, out of a total 86 awards given.

Mary Gates Research Scholarships are competitive scholarships intended to enhance the educational experiences of undergraduate students at the University of Washington while they are engaged in research guided by faculty. By receiving research scholarships, students may focus more attention and time, deeping their inquiry into a discipline or project with a reduced financial burden.

Students receive research scholarships to pursue research in a variety of disciplines.

Autumn 2014’s awardees are as follows:

Awardee Name
Project Title Primary Mentor
Caler, Connor James An acoustic beacon for facilitation of EEG monitoring of deep brain activity – first studies Pierre Mourad
Cannistra, Caroline Olivia Simulating yeast cooperation in a spatially structured environment Wenying Shou
Luo, Feng Yi (Alison) Preventing myopia: Analysis of choroidal thickness modulation using OCT Ruikang Wang
Malik, Haseeb Mohammad Assessing effect of enhanced 2-deoxy adenosine triphosphate on Human iPSC-CM Maturation Michael Regnier
Mowry, Christopher James (CJ) Smartphone Analysis of POC Diagnostics for the Early Detection of Disease Paul Yager
Mun, Kevin A High-Throughput, Phenotypic Screening Device to Characterize Breast Cancer Metastasis Deok-Ho Kim
Murphy, Sean Austin Rotigaptide modulation of hPSC-CM maturation and proliferation Michael Laflamme
Olafsson, Sigurast Soley (Soley) Global overexpression of dATP producing enzyme effect on human cardiomyocyte contractility Michael Regnier
Pahang, Joshuel Arce (Josh) Pulmonary Function and Analgesic Efficacy of Continuous Nerve Catheters after Shoulder Replacement David Auyong
Phong, Kiet Tuan Remodeling of the microvasculature in erythropoiesis Ying Zheng
Sharara, Fablina Recombinant Protein-Based Delivery System for SiRNA Cancer Therapeutics Xiaohu Gao
Tabatabai, Ameen Acoustic Design for Hepatic Steatosis Michael Bailey
Velagapudi, Nishant Ray Protein Dynamics & Evolutionary Conservation: Does In-Silico Behavior Represent Mutation Tolerance? Valerie Daggett
Wentland, Lael Therese Regulating FimH Binding by Inserting a Conditional Helix Wendy Thomas
Yoo, Dasom Christine Bioresponsive intracellular therapeutic drug delivery for gram-negative pathogens Anthony Convertine
Zhang, Danquan (Sue) Investigation of Hydrogel as Delivery Vehicle for Osteoclast Cell Therapy Cecilia Giachelli