In 2009, NYSTEM sponsored summer undergraduate research programs at three institutions in New York. Together, Columbia University, Cornell University and Stony Brook University have provided 65 undergraduate students with summer research experiences. Immersion in hands-on original research is instrumental in influencing undergraduates to select careers in science. Some of these students come from colleges that cannot offer opportunities to participate in cutting-edge research. Now, three of the students in these programs have coauthored publications with their colleagues. From Columbia, Grace Taylor, working with Professor Gordana Vunjak-Novakovic in the Department of Biomedical Engineering, coauthored a paper in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. From Cornell, Dian Yang, working with Professor John Schimenti in the Department of Biomedical Sciences, coauthored a paper in Nucleic Acids Research. Also from Cornell, Jimmy Wang, working with Professor Claudia Fischbach in the Department of Biomedical Engineering, coauthored a paper in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.
Wan LQ, Ronaldson K, Park M, Taylor G, Zhang Y, Gimble JM, Vunjak-Novakovic G. Micropatterned mammalian cells exhibit phenotype-specific left-right asymmetry. Proc Natl Acad Sci, 2011 Jul 26;108(30).
Chuang CH, Yang D, Bai G, Freeland A, Pruitt SC, Schimenti JC. Post-transcriptional homeostasis and regulation of MCM2-7 in mammalian cells. Nucleic Acids Res. 2012 Jun 1;40(11):4914-24.
Chandler EM, Seo BR, Califano JP, Andresen Eguiluz RC, Lee JS, Yoon CJ, Tims DT, Wang JX, Cheng L, Mohanan S, Buckley MR, Cohen I, Nikitin AY, Williams RM, Gourdon D, Reinhart-King CA, Fischbach C. Implanted adipose progenitor cells as physicochemical regulators of breast cancer. Proc Natl Acad Sci. 2012 Jun 4.