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Past Projects

SURF ProgramSURF students have worked in the laboratories of a variety of noted Rockefeller University researchers, including Nobel Prize-winners.

Recent SURF projects include:

  • Biochemical and Structural Studies of the Repression Mechanisms of Plasmid RK2-encoded KorA and KorB on Escherichia coli RNA Polymerase
  • Understanding how ZHX proteins regulate their DNA Binding Properties
  • Predictions from critically balanced models of the cortex
  • Development of a Computational and Experimental Pipeline for CRISPR-Mediated Depletion of Abundant Reads in Single-cell RNA-seq Libraries
  • An Oligo-PROTAC Approach Toward the Degradation of TEAD Transcription Factors
  • Assessing the Impact of Repetitive Sequences on the Assembly Quality of Vertebrate Genomes
  • Intraepithelial lymphocyte interactions with tuft cells
  • Probing The Neural Basis of Locomotion in Zebra Finch
  • Generating high density DNA clusters for scalable spatial transcriptomics
  • Influence of the DDX42 Helicase on HIV-1 RNA Splicing & Protein Expression
  • Elucidating the Conformation of the Bacterial Mechanosensitive Channel MscS in the Open State in a Native Lipid Environment
  • Implications of the MAGEL2 Gene in Prader-Willi Syndrome & Development of a New Method for Specific Synaptosome Enrichment
  • Discovering Novel Molecular Mechanisms of Axon selection in the Zebrafish Lateral Line
  • Isolation of the linker cell in C. elegans: on the way to uncovering transcriptional linker cell death signature
  • Establishing and Validating Fbxo7-null H9 Human Embryonic Stem Cells for a Parkinson’s Disease Model
  • Metabolomic differences in soil Streptomyces populations: an alternative explanation for silent gene cluster
  • NoCAP enrichment: A new method for host associated microbial transcriptomics
  • Genetic Expression in the Motor Cortex of the Common Bottlenose Dolphin
  • Perturbing mirror symmetry – A targeted CRISPR screen in the zebrafish neuromast
  • Studying the role of Hypoxia Inducible Factor 1-alpha Subunit in therapy-induced cellular senescence
  • BMP and TGF-β Signaling Dynamics in Human Gut Tube Morphogenesis
  • Activity dependent translational control by eIF4G2 in postsynaptic compartments
  • A Model of Torpor Induced by CPT1 Inhibition During Nutrient Stress
  • The interplay between fibrinogen and Aβ-induced inflammatory response, and their contributions to synaptic damage in an Alzheimer’s Disease model
  • Deciphering the role of TXNDC15 in the post-translational regulation of ER lipid metabolism

Important Dates:

February 1, 2024
All applicants must apply online.

The online application for summer 2024 has now closed. The application for summer 2025 will become available in November 2024. 

mid-March 2024

June 3 to August 9, 2024


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