SC CHEC Student Fellows

2021 Fellows

Lauren Cuppy 

Lauren Cuppy

Sourcing Real-Word Data to Build the Determinants of Health Ontology of Mappable Elements (DHOME)

Attending: University of South Carolina
MUSC Mentor: Alexander Alekseyenko, Ph.D.

Dalan Solomon

Dalan Solomon

Synthesis and Evaluation of Small Molecule Inhibitors of CD38 as Potential Immunotherapies

Attending: University of South Carolina
MUSC Mentor: Patrick Woster, Ph.D.

Previous Fellows

Christina Adams 

Christina Adams

Telecommunication Needs for Rural Communities

Attending: University of South Carolina
MUSC Mentor: Brandon Welch, Ph.D.

Mirakle Avery

Mirakle Avery

mtp53/Ets-2 in Immune-Suppressive Microenvironment

Attending: Claflin University
MUSC Mentor: Michael Ostrowski, Ph.D.

Danielle Beaufort 

Danielle Beaufort

Understanding the Role of JNK in Immuno-Metabolic Phenotype of T cells

Attending: South Carolina State University
MUSC Mentor: Shikhar Mehrotra, Ph.D.

Makayla Cummings

Makayla Cummings

Hashimoto's Thyroiditis and Papillary Thyroid Carcinoma

Attending: University of South Carolina
MUSC Mentor: Mahsa Javid, M.D., Ph.D., FRCS

India Eady 

India Eady

Heme-Oxygenase 1 levels in Lung Cancer Patients

Attending: Claflin University
MUSC Mentor: Danyelle Townsend, Ph.D.

Antiqua Gathers 

Antiqua Gathers

Assessing an Intervention to Increase Cervical Cancer Knowledge and HPV Vaccination Knowledge among Predominantly African American Communities in South Carolina

Attending: South Carolina State University
MUSC Mentor: Marvella E. Ford, Ph.D.

Angel Gilmore 

Angel Gilmore

Improving Delivery of mTOR Analogs to Brain Cancer Cells

Attending: Claflin University
MUSC Mentor: Ann-Marie Broome, Ph.D.

Briah Gordon 

Briah Gordon

Identifying VRK1 interacting proteins using APEX technology

Attending: Claflin University
MUSC Mentor: Paula Traktman, Ph.D.

Ashley Hill 

Ashley Hill

Development of Tools Used to Examine BMP Signaling

Attending: South Carolina State University
MUSC Mentor: Jorge Munera, Ph.D.

Reagan Hill 

Reagan Hill

Motivation for Tobacco Cessation in Adolescents

Attending: Claflin University
MUSC Mentor: Erin McClure, Ph.D.

Abigail Jackson 

Abigail Jackson

Smokeless Tobacco Use and Cardiovascular Disease Prevalence: Findings from Population Assessment of Tobacco and Health (PATH) Study

Attending: University of South Carolina
MUSC Mentor: Michael Cummings, Ph.D., MPH

Mikayla Johnson 

Mikayla Johnson

Analysis of Microbiome Data in Healthy Colon

Attending: South Carolina State University
MUSC Mentor: Alexander Alekseyenko, Ph.D.

Yatia Lancaster 

Yatia Lancaster

Polyamine Metabolism: Expression of SLC3A2

Attending: Claflin University
MUSC Mentor: Patrick Woster, Ph.D.

Ta'Myiah Reed 

Ta'Myiah Reed

Generation of a Genetically Engineered Mouse Pancreatic Cancer Model through Genotyping

Attending: South Carolina State University
MUSC Mentor: Marvella E. Ford, Ph.D.

Bria Sanders 

Bria Sanders

Investigating the Role of RAGE in AGE-Mediated Neoplastic Growth

Attending: South Carolina State University
MUSC Mentor: David Turner, Ph.D.

Arabia Satterwhite 

Arabia Satterwhite

The Role of Mir-510 in Breast Cancer Disparities

Attending: South Carolina State University
MUSC Mentor: Victoria Findlay, Ph.D.

Greta Tautkus 

Greta Tautkus

Establishing Baseline Asthma Risk in the Charleston Area

Attending: University of South Carolina
MUSC Mentor: John Pearce, Ph.D.

Khalin Taylor 

Khalin Taylor

Nanoparticle Packaging of a BET Inhibitor for Improved Efficacy in Glioblastoma Cells

Attending: Claflin University
MUSC Mentor: Ann-Marie Broome, Ph.D., MBA