<>UMass Junior Fellows 2007-2008 <>
University of Massachusetts, Amherst 

Oz Awais
Ozaire Awais
(Nambu Lab, Biology)
Research: Determining the
relationship between cell death
and aging in the nervous system
ofDrosophila.

 Andrea Bagas
Andrea Bagas
(Karlstrom Lab, Biology)
Research: Identifying a new Hh
pathway gene in zebrafish

embryos.
Staci Edelstein 
Staci Edelstein
( Schwartz Lab, Biology)
Research: An Inclusion
Body Myositis (IBM) model
in Drosophila
Matt Janko
Matt Janko
(Zoeller Lab, Biology)
Research: Disrputors of the
Thyroid Hormone Response


Jani Kaushal
Kaushal Jani
(Novak Lab, Psychology)
Research:
Jia Lin
Jia Lin
(Garman Lab, Bioch. Molec Biol.)
Research: Structural Characterization
of CD4 Interacting With Tick Saliva
Immunosuppressor, Salp15

Jennifer Stencel
Sarah Miano
(Webley Lab, Microbiology)
Research: Evaluation of Chlamydia-
specific IgE in pediatric patients
with chronic respiratory disease
Liz Oler
Liz Oler
(Downes Lab, Biology)
Research:The Role of GABAergic
neurotransmission in the development
of locomotive behavior


Dan Oslowski
Dan Oslowski
(Holden Lab, Microbiology)
Research:
Amy Rayla
Amy Rayla
(Jensen Lab, Biology)
Research:Wallerian Degeneration
Slow (Wlds) in Zebrafish Rod Cells
Sarah Miano
Teresa Repasy
(Leschine Lab, Microbiology)
Research: Conversion of Cellulose to
Ethanol by Clostridium phytofermentans
Jessica Reusch
Jessica Reusch
(Porter Lab, PSIS)
Research: Hunting for Female
Y Chromosomes
Christina Vorvis
Jennifer Stencel
(Osborne Lab, Vet. and An. Sci.)
Research: Autoimmune diabetes as
a disease model to study the effects
of Notch signaling on T regulatory cells
Teresa Repasy
Christina Vorvis
(Lee Lab, Biology)

Research: Analysis of the Dynamic
of Protein Localizations using a
Photoactivatable-GFP Variant in
Budding Yeast
Rolf Karlstrom
Rolf Karlstrom
(Biology Dept.)
John Nambu
John Nambu
(Biology Dept.)