Student Research Presentations since 2014

Zoe's UCLA 8-14-17

 

 

 

Zoila (Zoe) Estrada-Tobar, M.S. Biochemistry, 2018, "Assessing the Effects of Histone H3 Arginine Methylation Using NMR Spectroscopy", CSU Symposium at UCLA, CA. August 14, 2017Oral Presentation.

 

 

Ivan's Poster Presentation

 

 

 

Ivan Ocegueda, B.S. Biology, 2019, "Expression and Purification of PGC-1alpha, a Protien Implicated in Metabolism",  Bridges to the Future Summer Poster Presentation, CSULA, CA. August 11, 2017.

 

 

 

 

 


Chase

 

Chase Ryker Musson, B.S. Biochemistry, 2017

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Aron's Chicago Pres

 

 

Aron Mendiola, M.S. Biochemistry, 2018

 

 

 

 

 

 

Janielle Chicago

 

 

Janielle Cuala, B.S. Biochemistry, 2018

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Chicago 2017 "Transforming the Future through Science"


 

Aron's Presentation

 

 

 

Aron Mendiola, M.S. Biochemistry, 2018, "Investigating the Modulation of serine-10 phosphorylation by arginine-8 methylation in histone H3", CSU Symposium at UCLA, CA. August 2016. 

 

 

 

 


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Congratulations Janielle Cuala, poster award winner at the 25th Annual Cal State LA Symposium on Research, Scholarship, and Creativity Activity! Picture 1: Daniel Fuentes, Cecilia Zurita-Lopez, Janielle Cuala and Aron Mendiola; picture 2: Janielle Cuala and President Bill Covino

Janielle Cuala

 

 

Janielle Cuala, B.S. Biochemistry, 2018, “Identification of Methylated Arginine in PGC-1alpha, a Protein Implicated in Energy Metabolism,” 25th Annual Cal State LA Symposium on Research, Scholarship, and Creativity Activity, CSULA, CA. February 24, 2017.

 

Zoe

 

 

 

Zoila (Zoe) Estrada-Tobar, M.S. Biochemistry, 2018, “Prospectus: NMR Spectroscopy Used to Detect Salt Bridges” 25th Annual Cal State LA Symposium on Research, Scholarship, and Creativity Activity, CSULA, CA. February 24, 2017. Oral Presentation.

 

Daniel

 

 

 

Daniel Fuentes, B.S. Biochemistry, 2019, “Computational Investigations of the Histone H3 Tail,” 25th Annual Cal State LA Symposium on Research, Scholarship, and Creativity Activity, CSULA, CA. February 24, 2017.

 

 

Aron

 

 

Aron Mendiola, M.S. Biochemistry, 2018, “Investigating the Role of Arginine-8 on Serine-10 Phoshorylation in Histone H3,” 25th Annual Cal State LA Symposium on Research, Scholarship, and Creativity Activity, CSULA, CA. February 24, 2017Oral Presentation.

 

 

SACNAS

 

 

 

2016 SACNAS National Conference, Long Beach, CA. Alex Meza, Aron Mendiola, Janielle Cuala and Dr. Cecilia Zurita-Lopez. Al three students were conference travel award winners. 

 

Alex Meza

 

 

 

Alex Meza, B.S. Biochemistry, 2017, “Insect Cell Expression of Protein Arginine Methyltransferase 5 (PRMT5)” Society for the Advancement of Chicanos and Native Americans in Science (SACNAS) National Conference, Long Beach Convention Center, Long Beach, CA. October 28-31, 2016Travel award winner.

 

 

 


Aron Mendiola, M.S. Biochemistry, 2018, “Prospectus: Investigating the Modulation of Serine-10 Phosphorylation by Arginine-8 Methylation in Histone H3,” Annual Graduate Symposium, Cedars Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA. Friday, October 21, 2016.

Janielle Cuala, B.S. Biochemistry, 2018, “Identification of Methylated Arginine in PGC-1alpha, a Protein Implicated in Energy Metabolism,” 5th Annual MORE LSAMP Science Retreat, UCLA Conference Center, Lake Arrowhead, CA September 30-October 1, 2016.

Zoila (Zoe) Estrada-Tobar, M.S. Biochemistry, 2018, “Prospectus: NMR Spectroscopy Used to Detect Salt Bridges” Annual MORE LSAMP Science Retreat, UCLA Conference Center, Lake Arrowhead, CA September 30-October 1, 2016.


Daniel

 

 

 

Daniel Fuentes, B.S. Biochemistry, 2019, “Exploring the Molecular Basis for the Interplay Between Methylation / Phosphorylation of Histone H3,” Annual Poster Session, MORE Programs Open House, CSULA, CA. September 9, 2016.

 

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Moving Targets 2016, University of Southern California. Zoe Estrada-Tobar, Thomas Iwamoto, Imma Osuji, Krista Marrero, Dr. Cecilia Zurita-Lopez, Janielle Cuala, Alex Mez, Aron Mendiola, and Daniel Fuentes

 

 

 

 


Thomas Iwamoto, B.S. Biology, 2016, “Detecting Arginine Methylation in Histone H3 Using Thin Layer Chromatography,” Moving Targets 2016: Disease Driven Aging, School of Pharmacy, University of Southern California (USC), Los Angeles, CA. August 16, 2016.


Krista

 

 

Krista Marrero, M.S. Biochemistry, 2017,Testing the Role of Peptide Angiotensin (1-7) on Oxidative Stress and Inflammation – Mediated Pulmonary Fibrosis in Type 1 Diabetic Mice,” Moving Targets 2016: Disease Driven Aging, School of Pharmacy, University of Southern California (USC), Los Angeles, CA. August 16, 2016.

 

 

 

 


Janielle Cuala, B.S. Biochemistry, 2018, “Identification of Methylated Arginine Residues in PGC-1alpha,” MORE Programs Summer Poster Session, CA. August 12, 2016.


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Aron Mendiola, M.S. Biochemistry, 2018, “Investigating the Modulation of serine-10 phosphorylation by arginine-8 methylation in histone H3,” Graduate Fair and CSU Poster Session, Office Recruitment and Diversity, Graduate Programs, UCLA, Los Angeles, CA. Monday, July 25th, 2016.

 

 

SCUR

 

 

 

ACS Southern California Undergraduate Research (SCUR) Conference, Cal State University, Long Beach, CA. April 21, 2016. Thomas Iwamoto, Alejandra Rios, Alex Meza, Dr. Zurita-Lopez, Aron Mendiola, and Mariel Mendoza

 

 

 

 


Thomas Iwamoto, B.S. Biology, 2016, “Thin Layer Chromatography Used to Separate and Identify Arginine Derivatives from Mixtures of Macromolecules,” ACS Southern California Undergraduate Research (SCUR) Conference, Cal State University, Long Beach, CA. April 21, 2016.


 

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Aron Mendiola, B.S. Biochemistry, 2016, and Alex Meza, B.S. Biochemistry 2017, “Optimization of GST-Tagged Proteins: PRMT1 and PGC-1alpha,” ACS Southern California Undergraduate Research (SCUR) Conference, Cal State University, Long Beach, CA. April 21, 2016. Co-Presenters.

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Mariel Mendoza, M.S. Biochemistry 2016, “My Journey to Grad School: From Glendale Community College to a PhD,” Research Junction: Student/Alumni Seminars, Dr. Asmik Oganesyan, Instructor of Chemistry, Glendale Community College (GCC), March 21, 2016. Invited speaker.

Krista Marrero, M.S. Biochemistry 2017,The Role of Peptide Angiotensin (1-7) on Non-Obese Diabetic,”  24rd Annual Cal State LA Symposium on Research, Scholarship, and Creativity Activity, CSULA, CA. February 26, 2016. Oral Presentation.

Roxana Eggleston-Rangel, M.S. Biochemistry 2017, “In Vitro PRMT1 Methylation Reactions Analyzed by LCMS,” 24rd Annual Cal State LA Symposium on Research, Scholarship, and Creativity Activity, CSULA, CA. February 26, 2016. Oral Presentation.


Chase

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Chase Musson, B.S. Chemistry, 2017, “Optimization of SDS-PAGE for the Separation of Small Covalently Modified Peptides,” 24rd Annual Cal State LA Symposium on Research, Scholarship, and Creativity Activity, CSULA, CA. February 26, 2016Outstanding Poster Award

Chase Award

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Thomas

 

 

Thomas Iwamoto, B.S. Biology, 2016, “Thin Layer Chromatography Used to Separate and Identify Arginine Derivatives from Mixtures of Macromolecules,” 24rd Annual Cal State LA Symposium on Research, Scholarship, and Creativity Activity, CSULA, CA. February 26, 2016.

 

 

 


Immaculeta (Imma) Osuji, M.S. Biochemistry, 2016, “Investigation of the Akt motif in PGC-1alpha, a Protein Implicated in Diabetes,” 24rd Annual Cal State LA Symposium on Research, Scholarship, and Creativity Activity, CSULA, CA. February 26, 2016. Oral Presentation.

Alejandra (Alex) Rios, M.S. Physics, 2016, “Detection of Methylated Arginine Using Silica Whispering-Gallery Microcavities,” The International Chemical Congress of Pacific Basin Societies (PACIFICHEM) 2015. December 15-20, 2015. Finalist for poster competition.

Mariel Mendoza, M.S. Biochemistry, 2016, “The Interaction Between Arginine Methylation and Serine Phosphorylation in Histone H3,” The International Chemical Congress of Pacific Basin Societies (PACIFICHEM) 2015. December 15-20, 2015.

Mariel Mendoza, M.S. Biochemistry, 2016, “The Interaction Between Arginine Methylation and Serine Phosphorylation in Histone H3,” Society for the Advancement of Chicanos and Native Americans in Science (SACNAS) National Conference, Washington, DC. October 29-31, 2015. SACNAS Travel award winner.


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Immaculeta (Imma) Osuji, M.S. Biochemistry, 2016, “Akt and PRMT1 share a binding motif in PGC-1alpha, a protein activated by Insulin,” Moving Targets 2015: Breakthrough Therapies in Immunology, School of Pharmacy, University of Southern California (USC), Los Angeles, CA. August 21, 2015.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Mariel Mendoza, M.S. Biochemistry, 2016, “The Interaction Between Arginine Methylation and Serine Phosphorylation in Histone H3,” Transcription, Chromatin and Epigenetics, Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB), Palm Beach, FL. June 28-July 3, 2015.

Peter McDermott, B.A. Philosophy, 2016 “The Effects of UV Light on PRMT activity and Histone H4 methylation: Implications for Skin Cancer,” ACS Southern California Undergraduate Research (SCUR) Conference, University of California, San Diego, CA. April 11, 2015.

Mariel Mendoza, M.S. Biochemistry, 2016, “Exploring the Interaction Between Arginine Methylation and Serine Phosphorylation in Histone H3,” 23rd Annual Cal State LA Symposium on Research, Scholarship, and Creativity Activity, CSULA, CA. February 27, 2015. Oral Presentation.

Alejandra (Alex) Rios, M.S. Physics, 2016, “Detection of Methylated Arginine Using Silica Whispering-Gallery Microcavities,” 23rd Annual Cal State LA Symposium on Research, Scholarship, and Creativity Activity, CSULA, CA. February 27, 2015. Oral Presentation, winner: Outstanding Oral Presentation.

Mariel Mendoza, M.S. Biochemistry, 2016, “Exploring the Interaction Between Arginine Methylation and Serine Phosphorylation in Histone H3,” MORE Programs Winter Poster Session, CSULA, CA. February 6, 2015.

Mariel Mendoza, M.S. Biochemistry 2016, “Prospectus: Exploring the Interaction Between Arginine Methylation and Serine Phosphorylation in Histone H3,” MORE Programs 3rd Annual Retreat, Lake Arrowhead, CA. September 5-7, 2014. Flash talk and poster presentation.