FUTURE in Biomedicine

  • 2014 FUTURE Class

    2014 Participants

    Coe College  |  Drake University  |  Hawkeye Community College
    Loras College  |  Mount Mercy University  |  Wartburg College

     

    Coe College

    Coe College

    FUTURE in Biomedicine Fellow:  Ugur Akgun, PhD, Assistant Professor of Physics

    Student Research Assistants: Amy Dong and David Pritchett

    UI Faculty Host: Dongxu Wang, PhD, Assistant Professor of Radiation Oncology

    Project:  Development of Proton Beam Imaging in Radiation Therapy of Cancer

     

    Coe College

    Coe College

    FUTURE in Biomedicine Fellow: Michael Leonardo, PhD, Associate Professor of Biology

    Student Research Assistant: Chas Messer

    UI Faculty Host: Linda McCarter, PhD, Professor of Microbiology

    Project:  Colonization strategies of the food-borne pathogen Vibrio parahaemolyticus

     

    Drake University

    Drake University

    FUTURE in Biomedicine Senior Fellow: Jerry Honts, PhD, Associate Professor of Biology

    UI Faculty Host: Madeline Shea, PhD, Professor of Biochemistry

    Project:  Structural studies of Tetrahymena calcium-binding proteins

     

    Hawkeye Community College

    Hawkeye Community College

    FUTURE in Biomedicine Better Futures for Iowans Senior Fellow: D. Randy Mercer, PhD, Instructor of Natural Sciences

    UI Faculty Host: Wendy Maury, PhD, Professor of Microbiology

    Project:  Prevalance of parasitic bacteria Wolbachia in endogenous mosquito species

     

     
    Loras College

    Loras College

    FUTURE in Biomedicine Fellow: Adam Moser, PhD, Assistant Professor of Chemistry

    Student Research Assistants: Jason Derby and Alexis Hanson

    UI Facuty Host: Adrian Elock, PhD, Professor of Biochemistry

    Project:  Computational studies of macromolecular interactions

     

    Mt Mercy University

    Mount Mercy University

    FUTURE in Biomedicine Senior Fellow: Ryan Bezy, PhD, Assistant Professor of Biology

    Student Research Assistant: David Stanek

    UI Faculty Host: David Weiss, PhD, Associate Professor of Microbiology

    Project:  Genetic analysis of bacterial cell division

     

    Wartburg College

    Wartburg College

    FUTURE in Biomedicine Senior Fellow: Shawn Ellerbroek, PhD, Otto Endowed Professor in Chemistry and Associate Professor of Chemistry

    UI Faculty Host: Kris DeMali, PhD, Associate Professor of Biochemistry and Dermatology

    Project: Vinculin-dependent actin branching and bundling coordinate cell adhesion and migration

     

    Wartburg College

    Wartburg College

    FUTURE in Biomedicine Senior Fellow: Stephanie Toering Peters, PhD, Associate Professor of Biology

    Student Research Assistant:  Jessa Bidwell

    UI Facuty Host: Andy Frank, PhD, Assistant Professor of Anatomy and Cell Biology

    Project: Roles for diacylglyerol kinase in synapse development and function