We celebrated the 23 exceptional GSIP and Berea interns in our 2022 summer program by hosting the Final Day Program on August 3, from 1 PM to 4:30 PM in the Anschutz Health Sciences Building’s Elliman Conference Center, on the University of Colorado, Anschutz Medical Campus!
Judith Hsia, MD, Chief scientific officer of CPC Clinical Research and Professor in the Division of Cardiology, University of Colorado Anschutz, was our 2022 Grant Family Distinguished Lecturer.
The GSIP team,
Joseph A. Brzezinski IV, Ph.D., Program Co-Director
Jill T. Cowperthwaite, Program Co-Director
Jane Rech, Ph.D., Program Staff
|Name||Undergraduate Institution||Mentor||Poster Title|
|Middlebury College||Maria Natalia Vergara PhD||Signs of Alzheimer's Disease in Down Syndrome Retinal Organoids|
|St. Olaf College||Karin Payne PhD||Characterization of the Immune Response after Growth Plate Injury|
Sujatha Jagannathan PhD
|Understanding the Effect of the Myotoxic Gene DUX4 on the Centrosome|
|Reeya Callychurn||Caldwell University||Xiying Fan PhD||Using CRISPR-Cas9 to Knock-out TGFB3 Gene in Skin Tumor Cell Lines|
|Yifei Chen||Johns Hopkins University||Ronald Vagnozzi PhD||Defining the Role of Fibroblast cGAS and MyD88 in Shaping the Cardiac Inflammatory Response|
|Jay-Ho Chung||Middlebury College||Lori Sussel PhD||Characterization of Potential Interactors with CHD4 in Pancreatic Beta Cells|
|Shalika Devireddy||Johns Hopkins University||Tania Reis PhD||Determining the Role of Fl(2)d in the Mushroom Body on Lipid Storage and Metabolism in Drosophila|
|Lucy Egan||University of Colorado Boulder||Michael Verneris MD||Small Molecule Inhibitors in Hematopoietic Stem Cell Expansion and Differentiation|
|Enkhsanaa Enkhbayar||Stevens Institute of Technology||Nicholas Jacobson Mdes||Morphology of the Pulmonary Tract with Tetralogy of Fallot|
|Kendall Harrington||University of California Berkeley||Jeffrey Jacot PhD||Exploring the Characteristics of Exosomes Extracted from Cardiomyocytes from Patients with Down Syndrome|
|Nhan Huynh||Wabash College||Yiqun Shellman PhD||SASH1's function in proliferation and differentiation of melanocytes|
|Madelyn Jaeger||Colorado School of Mines||Gana Batt PhD||Protein purification of Indigo-2 (P1105-02) for Formulation Studies|
|Medrine Kihanga||Earlham College||Kristen Boyle PhD||The Susceptibility and Development of Insulin Resistance in Umbilical Cord MSCs Exposed to High sugar/Fat Cell Media|
|Brett Li||University of Colorado Boulder||Kunhua Song PhD||Development of a Novel Dual-Reporter Human iPSC Line to Identify Factors that Facilitate Direct Reprogramming of Cardiac Fibroblasts to Cardiomyocytes|
|Sarah Loew||Georgetown University||Santos Franco PhD||Notch Signaling Directs Cell Fate Decisions in Dorsal Forebrain Progenitor Cells|
|Blake Neiderlander||Allegheny College||Chelsea Magin PhD||Investigating the Influence of Sex- and Age-Related Biochemical Cues on Pulmonary Arterial Adventitial Fibroblast Activation|
|Vrushali Patel||New York Institute of Technology||Holger Russ PhD||Protecting Stem Cell Derived Beta Like Cells with PD-L1 Expression and CAR Treg Technology for Type 1 Diabetes Cell Replacement Therapy|
|Francisca Rocha||Bates College||Maria Valeria Canto-Soler PhD||Characterization of Human iPSC-derived 3D Retinal Complex|
|Antonio Salcido-Alcantar||University of Colorado Boulder||Russell Marians PhD||Developing a Potency Assay for Chimeric Antigen Receptor (CAR) T Cells|
|Lindsey Smith||Colorado College||Patricia Ernst PhD||Designing Peptides to Interfere with Specific KMT2 Family Proteins for AML Killing|
|Corey Tesdahl||University of Colorado Boulder||Joseph Brzezinski PhD, MS||Characterizing the Complex Regulation of Otx2|
|Name||Undergraduate Institution||Mentor||Poster Title|
|Oreoluwa Ladele||Berea College||Xiying Fan||Investigating the Role of Endoglin (ENG) in Cutaneous Squamous Cell Carcinoma Progression|
|Jennan Lahamer||Berea College||Xiying Fan||Constructing a Fluorescent Plasmid for Tagging Endogenous ITGα5 Locus in Skin Organoid Dermal Papilla Cells|
The Gates Center is proud to present the second Grant Family Distinguished Lectureship and to welcome doctor Judith Hsia, Chief scientific officer of CPC Clinical and Research Professor in the Division of Cardiology, University of Colorado Anschutz, as this year’s Grant Family Distinguished Lecturer. This lecture is held annually in honor of the late Peter and Rhondda Grant whose generosity and enthusiasm fueled the development and growth of this program.
Peter and Rhondda Grant enthusiastically helped grow the impact of the Gates Center. They helped advance the work of its seasoned clinicians and researchers, introduced new scientific talent to groups of their friends over lunch, and purchased state-of-the-art equipment for the Gates Biomanufacturing Facility. Peter and Rhondda were captivated by the Gates Center’s plan to initiate an internship program focused on encouraging outstanding college undergraduates to pursue careers in stem cell biology and regenerative medicine. It was Peter and Rhondda’s subsequent 2014 gift that enabled the launch of the Gates Summer Internship Program in the summer of 2015. Their generous moral and financial support – along with that of others – has helped sustain the program ever since. Unsurprisingly, Peter and Rhondda were the first recipients of the “Charlie’s Angels Award” for exceptional service to the Gates Center in 2017.
Over the years, Peter and Rhondda followed GSIP’s progress attentively and never missed the program’s final day speaker and ceremony, at which interns share posters highlighting their summer’s research. Their devotion to our GSIP interns and their accomplishments and to the potential of this program to have an invaluable impact on its participants’ lives provided every reason to establish the Grant Family Distinguished Lectureship in their honor. We were delighted to welcome Judith Hsia as our 2022 Grant Family Distinguished Lecturer.
|1:00 - 2:00 pm||Grant Family Distinguished Lecture|
|2:15 - 3:15 pm|
Intern Poster Presentation (Session 1)
|3:15 - 4:15 pm||Intern Poster Presentation (Session 2)|
|4:15 - 4:30 pm||Awards & Acknowledgments|
All events will be held in the Donald M Elliman Conference Center, 2nd floor, Anschutz Health Sciences Building,1890 N Revere Ct, Aurora, CO 80045.
GSIP gratefully acknowledges all individuals, foundations and organizations for their support and contributions to the mission of this program. We would like to thank the following benefactors, whose support made the 2022 Gates Summer Internship Program possible:
Jill T. Cowperthwaite and Charles P. Jones
Yvette and Chris Frampton
Tim Gardner and Deborah Froeb
The Glendorn Foundation
Rhondda and the late Peter Grant
Wayne and Joyce Hutchens
Igor Kogut, PhD and Anya Bilousova, PhD
Allison and Jeff Krebs
Frank and Monty Kugeler
Penelope H. Lewis
Kelly and Mark Petrash, PhD
Jane Rech, PhD and Christopher Toll
Kevin and Ann Reidy
Matthew B. Seefeldt, PhD
The Bawmann Group Inc.
A. Sheffield Tulp
Walter S. Rosenberry, III Charitable Trust
Christina and Willis Wright
Please see our campus parking map here.
Final Day Program Location: Donald M. Elliman Conference Center, 2nd floor, Anschutz Health Sciences Building, 1890 N Revere Ct, Aurora, CO 80045.
Parking: The Vail visitor parking lot is conveniently located across 19th Ave. from the Anschutz Health Sciences Building.
Access to the Anschutz Health Sciences Building: Please enter the west entrance of the building and head to the 2nd floor. The conference room is on the north side of the building.
If you have additional questions, please email us at email@example.com