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Illinois Institute of Technology Center for Diabetes Research and Policy
Research Experience: Undergraduates

2007 REU project titles

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Quantitative Analysis of Optical Glucose Biosensor by the System of Catalytic Enlargement of Gold Nanoparticles via Redox Enzyme
James Bai (NSF Scholar), Kaleiya Flowers, Sandra Bishnoi

Near-Infrared Spectroscopy Imaging in Rat Brains
Maura Boyle (NSF Scholar), David J. Mogul

Phosphorylation in Insulin Secreting Cells
Shawn L. Call (NSF Scholar), David A. Jacobson, Louis H. Philipson

Procoagulant Microparticle Binding on Artificial Surfaces
Serena M. Chacko (Ross Scholar), S. Patchipulusu, D. Crandall, and C. Hall

Imaging Islet Development
Amanda Feldman (NSF Scholar), Uchenna Moka, Jikun Shen, Manami Hara

Manipulating Protein Release from Outer Alginate Coat of Microcapsules
Ogechi Omelogu (NSF Scholar), Monica Moya, Eric M. Brey, Emmanuel C. Opara

FoodFit, a newly designed web application to illustrate food and physical activity choices
Alyssa Rosenzweig (NSF Scholar), Ali Cinar

Development of a Non-Invasive Glucose Monitor
Elise Springer (NSF Scholar), Praveen Panickar, Dr. Gamesh Raman

Effects of VEGF on retinal hemodynamics in normal rats
Harry Tran (Ross Scholar), S. Benac, A. Santoso, S. Tummala, and J.J. Kang Derwent

Deciphering atherosclerotic plaque microstructures through Multiple Image Radiography
Sunil K. Vasireddi (Ross Scholar), Cheng-Ying Chou, Eric M. Brey, Mark Anastasio

Effect of Diabetes Mellitus on Adhesion Strength of Human Dermal Fibroblasts
Laura C. Datko (NSF Scholar), Megan E. Francis, Connie L. Hall, and Eric M. Brey

Optical Nanoparticle-based Glucose Biosensor
Kaleyhia Flowers (NSF Scholar), James Bai2, Yu-Jen Lin3, Sandra Whaley Bishnoi

Thermoresponsive hydrogels for sustained delivery of antiangiogenic drugs into the macula
Diana Gutierrez (NSF Scholar), Pawel Drapala, Jennifer Kang Derwent, Eric M. Brey, Victor H. PĂ©rez-Luna

Effects of diabetic crosslinking on transport properties of model extracellular matrices
Brendan Inouye (Ross Scholar), Francis, M., Uriel, S., Brey, E.

Role of fission in forming a pancreatic islet as a functional unit
Uchenna Moka (NSF Scholar), Amanda Feldman, Manami Hara

Effect of Alginate Composition on capsule morphology
Michael Morley (Ross Scholar), Monica Moya, Eric M. Brey, Emmanuel C. Opara

Correlation of Hemodynamic Changes to Quantified Vasculature Alterations in Diabetic Retinopathy
Arden Santoso (NSF Scholar), S. Benac, H. Tran, S. Tummala, J.J. Kang Derwent

Near-Infrared Spectroscopy Imaging in Rats
Dawn Tian (Ross Scholar), Maura Boyle, David J. Mogul

Poly(ethylene glycol) Hydrogel Crosslink Density Gradients through Interfacial Photopolymerization
Yanti Sumner (NSF Scholar), M. Turturro, P. Bui, E. Brey, and G. Papavasiliou


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