RTF Workshop Current and Past Participants


Every Spring and Fall semester since 2005, Hunter-HHMI brings about 9 sophomores from Manhattan Hunter Science High School to Hunter College for a semester long after-school RTF workshop. The workshop provides training on how to use basic lab tools and equipments such as pipette, micropipette, centrifuge, pH meter, spectrophotometer, etc. Students also learn basic lab techniques such as making a solution, dilution, and running the gel. On campus, students get a chance to explore college life style, and interact with college students and professors. At the end of the workshop, students give a PowerPoint presentation of a modern biomedical research technique to the students and faculty in the deparment of biological sciences in Hunter. The main purpose of the workshop is to prepare students with their lab techniques so that they can enter a "real" research laboratory with confidence. Each summer, we select 5 best students to work in a Hunter's faculty lab.  (see Summer Research Internship for details).

Description: Students with their assigned PowerPoint topics. * denotes the summer interns.

Spring 2011

  • Rahman Assami
    Gene Knock Down (RNAi)
  • Angel Cruz
    SDS-PAGE and Western Blotting
  • Isaiah Brown *
    Stem Cells
  • Kinga Jakubowska
    Immunofluorescence Labeling
  • Joshua Lora *
    Microscopy


Fall 2010

  • Alliyah Trimm Manning
    Gene Knock Down (RNAi)
  • Prima Manandhar Sasak *
    Immunofluorescence Labeling
  • Racheal Odusanya *
    RT-PCR
  • Roxana Ochoa *
    Bioinformatics
  • Georgia Sackey                              
    In Vitro and In Vivo Methods


Spring 2010

  • Gel Electrophoresis and Blotting
    Renee Drummond *
  • Recombinant DNA Technology
    Brenda Morales *
  • Microscopy
    Asha Hedrington *
  • Immunofluorescence Labeling
    Sabrina Fletcher *
  • Microarray
    Aishawya Sherma 
  • RT-PCR
    Priyanka Verma
  • Gene Knock In and Knock Out
    Hana Lee 
  • Gene Knock Down
    Jennifer Khan


Fall 2009

  • Immunofluorescence Labeling

    Robert Bronchard

  • Gene Knock-in and Knock-out

    Trista Wu

  • Gene Knock-down

    Cynthia Chan

  • In vivo and In vitro Models (Animal model vs. Tissue Culture)

    Sheniece Bunyan

  • Bioinformatics

    Ling Hong Ren *

  • Stem Cell Research

     Peijie Gao *



Spring 2009

  • Chris Franqui
    In vitro and In vivo Methods in Research           
  • Ahmad Sadique*
    Gene knock in and knock out
  • Felin Martinez *
    Immunofluorescence Labeling
  • Aysha Jalal*
    Gene Knock Down
  • Amy Lu
    Microarray
  • Alyssa Syarbaini
    In situ hybridization
  • Eni Cerma*
    RT-PCR
  • Perpetue Backer*
    Bioinformatics
  • Klevis Vulaj
    Stem Cell Research



Fall 2008

  • Moeeze Ahmed
    Gel Electrophoresis and Blotting
  • Samantha Morera*
    RT-PCR
  • Antonio Sosa
    In vivo and In vitro Models
  • Raimond Bousribal
    Reproductive and Therapeutic Cloning

Spring 2008

  • Siobhan Sen
    Gel Electrophoresis and Blotting
  • Lisa Chen
    Immunofluorescence Labeling
  • Enrique Medrano*
    Microscopy
  • Cuini Mo*
    Microarray
  • Ilmira Estil
    RT-PCR
  • Shakifur Rahman
    Gene Knock-in, Knock-out & Knock-down
  • Eileen Yau*
    Bioinformatics
  • Grace Yamada
    In vivo and In vitro Models (Animal model vs. Tissue Culture)
  • Stephanie Clemente
    Stem Cell Research


Fall 2007

  • Cam Ha
    Gene Knock In and Knock Out
  • Pelin Fahliogullari*
    Gene Knock Down (RNAi)
  • Elaine Yap*
    RT-PCR
  • Hector Dominguez*
    Immunofluorescence Labeling
  • Jessica Berkowe
    Therapeutic Cloning


Spring 2007

  • Diana Bailon
    Therapeutic Cloning
  • James Chalco*
    Gel Electrophoresis
  • Maya Chuck*
    RT-PCR
  • Umme Hani*
    RNAi
  • Omar Mata*
    Gene Knock In/Out


Fall 2006

  • Matthew A. Salha
    DNA Fingerprinting
  • Nixon Arauz
    Gel Electrophoresis
  • Kalib St. Ange
    Gene Knock Down (RNAi)
  • Leanette Anzules
    Bioinformatics
  • Irwin De Leon
    Gene Knock In/ Knock Out
  • Tamika Roberts
    Polymerase Chain Reaction
  • Kirk Rattanakorn*
    Immunofluorescence Labeling
  • Sheri Huang
    Cell and Tissue Culture
  • Diana Gualpa
    Therapeutic Cloning


Spring 2006

  • Eva Ying
    Post Transcriptional Gene Silencing (RNAi)
  • Badrul Islam
    Recombinant DNA
  • Arafath Hussain
    Transgenic Organisms
  • Sue Rochelle Merecido
    Immunofluorescence Labeling     
  • Anna Pae
    Gel Electrophoresis  
  • Deborah Hwang
    DNA Fingerprinting  
  • Sumaiya Tasneem
    Therapeutic Cloning 
  • Edward Wong
    Polymerase Chain Reaction 
  • Karan Lal*
    Mutagenesis

Fall 2005

  • Spancer Yamada*
    Measuring volumes and weighing, the apparatus (tools), and its uses in the research
  • Orin Pramanik
    Importance of water quality and its uses in the research
  • Eddie Diaz
    Stock solutions, dilutions and its uses in the research
  • Parul Kashyap
    pH, buffer solutions and its uses in the research
  • Asiqur Anik
    Agarose gel electrophoresis and its uses in the research
  • Chanese Allen
    Spectrophotometer and its uses in the research
  • Noora Hossain
    Importance of aseptic techniques and its uses in the research
  • Michelle Hirschhorn
    Phase contrast microscope and its uses in the research
  • Jaine Kim
    Embryology of sea urchin