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2009 Summer Undergraduate Research Program participants

July 27, 2009

Psychology

  • Jeremy Goh, a senior from Malaysia, who worked with Assistant Professor Olga Lazareva 

Chemistry

  • Benjamin Haenni, a senior from St. Louis, who worked with Associate Professor Gholam Mirafzal
  • Ryan Johnson, a junior from Des Moines, who worked with Associate Professor Mark Vitha
  • Sam Nkrumah-Agyeefi, a senior biochemistry and molecular biology (BCMB) major from Ghana, who also worked with Vitha
  • Andrew Johnson, a junior chemistry and BCMB double-major from Chanhassen, Minn., who also worked with Vitha

Computer Science

  • Thomas Marrinan, a senior from Minneapolis, who worked with Assistant Professor Timothy Urness 

Pharmacy

  • Michelle Stammet, a senior pharmaceutical sciences major from Elburn, Ill., who worked with Assistant Professor Deepa Rao
  • Nathan Verlinden, a first year professional pharmacy student from Manitowoc, Wis., who worked with Associate Professor Pramod Mahajan

The summer program also included Des Moines East High School students Carolina Chavez and Alma Marquez, who worked with Vitha, and Ankeny High School senior Peyton Faganel, who worked with Maria Bohorquez, director of the institute and professor of chemistry.