Howard Hughes Medical Institute Exceptional Research Opportunities Program (HHMI EXROP) at Harvard Medical School
Howard Hughes Medical Institute Exceptional Research Opportunities Program (HHMI EXROP) at Harvard Medical School
Howard Hughes Medical Institute Exceptional Research Opportunities Program (HHMI EXROP) at Harvard Medical School
Howard Hughes Medical Institute Exceptional Research Opportunities Program (HHMI EXROP) at Harvard Medical School
Howard Hughes Medical Institute Exceptional Research Opportunities Program (HHMI EXROP) at Harvard Medical School
Howard Hughes Medical Institute Exceptional Research Opportunities Program (HHMI EXROP) at Harvard Medical School
Howard Hughes Medical Institute Exceptional Research Opportunities Program (HHMI EXROP) at Harvard Medical School

Howard Hughes Medical Institute Exceptional Research Opportunities Program (HHMI EXROP) at Harvard Medical School

       

 

The HHMI EXROP at Harvard Medical School provides outstanding summer research experiences in HHMI Scientists’ laboratories to exceptional undergraduate students from groups underrepresented in the sciences. In addition to doing research in both the Harvard Medical School and Harvard College campuses, students are provided with opportunities to participate in enriched programmatic and networking activities.  The program is offered through the Harvard Medical School Office for Diversity Inclusion and Community Partnership.

A special thank you is extended to all of the participating Harvard and Harvard Medical School HHMI EXROP Mentors and Speakers.


2018 HHMI EXROP Students at Harvard Medical School

David Anderson

David Anderson, Kenyon College

"Chasing HIV's Active RNA Frameshifting Structure"

HHMI PI: Victoria D'Souza, PhD, Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology, Harvard University

Mentor: Marie Wu, Graduate Student, Harvard University

 Timmie Britton, University of Minnesota-Twin Cities

"Elucidating the Role of the BolA Family Homolog Protein, IbaG, in Vibrio Cholerae Morphogenesis, Viability, and Colonization"

HHMI PI: Matthew Waldor, MD, PhD, Department of Medicine, Brigham and Women's Hospital

Mentor: Dr. Aurore Fleurie, PhD, Research Fellow in Medicine, Brigham and Women’s Hospital

 Joseph Bugliarelli, University of California-Los Angeles

HHMI PI: Connie Cepko, PhD, Department of Genetics, Harvard Medical School

Development of a Metabolically-Targeted Viral Gene Therapy for Retinitis Pigmentosa”

Rochinelle Dongmo

Rochinelle Dongmo, Emory University

“Microglia: Signaling Pathways to Injury"

HHMI PI: Bernardo Sabatini, PhD, MD, Department of Neurobiology, Harvard

Medical School

Mentor: Adam Granger, PhD, Research Fellow in Neurobiology, Harvard Medical School

Uriel Gomez

Uriel Gomez, University of Northern Colorado

“Characterizing Human Conserved D.

Melanogaster smORF Genes by Identifying Distinct Mutant Phenotypes"

HHMI PI: Norbert Perrimon, PhD, Department of Genetics, Harvard Medical School

Mentor: Justin Bosch, PhD, Research Fellow in Genetics, Harvard Medical School

Jesus Lopez

Jesús Lopez, Florida International University

"Effects of Fluid Preservation on Morphological Measurements in Museum Specimens”

HHMI PI: Hopi Hoekstra, PhD, Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology, Harvard University

Mentor: Tyler (Brock) Wooldridge, Graduate Student, Department of Organismic & Evolutionary Biology, Harvard University

Ricardo Lozoya

Ricardo Lozoya, Rice University

Artificial Opening of the Blood Brain Barrier Using Functional Blocking Antibodies

HHMI PI: Chenghua Gu, PhD, Department of Neurobiology, Harvard Medical School

Mentor: Dr. Urs Langen, PhD, Research Fellow in Neurobiology

Matthew Mitchell

Matthew Mitchell, University of Colorado

“Transcriptional Dynamics of the Bclx Imprinted Gene Cluster within the Mouse Cortex”

 HHMI PI: Catherine Dulac, PhD, Department of Molecular and Cellular, Biology, Harvard University

Mentor: Olivia Ho-Shing, Graduate Students, Department of Molecular and Cellular, Biology, Harvard University

Alejandro Quinones

Alejandro Quinones, University of California- Riverside

“Characterizing Azoreductases in the Intestinal Microbiota”

HHMI PI: Emily Balskus, PhD, Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology, Harvard University

Mentor: Carina Chittim, Graduate Student, Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology, Harvard University

Cristina Rivera Quiles

Cristina Rivera Quiles, University of Puerto Rico—Cayey

Generation and Characterization of mESC-Derived Oculomotor Neuron Models of Congenital Cranial Dysinnervation Disorders”

HHMI PI: Elizabeth Engle, MD, Department of Neurology, Boston Children’s Hospital

Mentor: Dr. Julie Jurgens, PhD, Research Fellow in Neurology, Boston Children’s Hospital

Gerardo Sandolval-Gomez

Gerardo Sandolval-Gomez, University of California-San Diego

Identifying the Enzymes Mediating Lipid Peroxidation in the Ferroptosis Pathway"

HHMI PI: Stuart Schreiber, PhD, Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology, Broad Institute, Harvard University

Mentor: Yilong Zou, PhD, Postdoctoral Scholar, Broad Institute, Harvard University

Raul Torres

Raúl Torres, Florida International University

"Role of VP4 in Rotavirus Entry"

HHMI PI: Stephen C. Harrison, PhD, Department of Biological Chemistry and Molecular Pharmacology, Harvard Medical School

Mentor: Eric Salgado, PhD, Research Fellow in Biological Chemistry and Molecular Pharmacology

 

2018 Closing Ceremony Program Book - Download 


 

Inaugural 2017 HHMI EXROP Students at Harvard Medical School

 


For more information about HHMI visit the Howard Hughes Medical Institute web site (provide link) or contact:

Mary Frances Lopez, PhD

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
Harvard Medical School
Faculty Assistant Director,
Office for Diversity Inclusion and Community Partnership
Harvard Medical School
164 Longwood Avenue, 2nd Floor 
Boston, MA 02115
E-mail: mary_lopez@hms.harvard.edu