Undergraduate Research at the Gomes Lab
Undergraduates are a core part of the lab.
Undergrads do individual and group research projects and often present at the UC Davis Undergraduate Research Conference.
Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Research
Awards won by our undergraduates:
Benefits of Research Experience for Undergraduate Students
Peer-reviewed data suggest that undergraduate students who participate in undergraduate research experiences (UREs) gain several benefits. These include:
Improvements in professional advancement, professional development, and personal development (Gilmore et al., 2016; Lopatto, 2006).
Increased retention in undergraduate studies (Nagda et al., 1998)
Increased career pathways for minority and underrepresented populations (Nagda et al., 1998).
Increased interest in and entry into graduate school (Kremer and Bringle, 1990)
Development of research skills including data analysis, communication, and presentation skills (Bauer and Bennett, 2003)
Acquire great recommendation letters for future careers from a mentor that actually takes time to get to know you (Gomes, 2019 unpublished)
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Recent Publications by Undergraduate Researchers in the Gomes Lab
Tiwari S, Mishra M, Newens J, Gomes AV. (2020) Gender-specific changes in energy metabolism and protein degradation as major pathways affected in livers of mice treated with ibuprofen. Scientific Reports. 2020; 10: 3386.
Kazmierczak K, Liang J, Yuan CC, Yadav S, Sitbon YH, Walz K, Ma W, Irving TC, Cheah JX, Gomes AV, Szczesna-Cordary D. (2019) Slow-twitch skeletal muscle defects accompany cardiac dysfunction in transgenic mice with a mutation in the myosin regulatory light chain. FASEB J.33:3152-3166.
Mishra M, Tiwari S, Gunaseelan A, Li D, Hammock BD, Gomes AV. (2019) Improving the sensitivity of traditional Western blotting via Streptavidin containing Poly-horseradish peroxidase (PolyHRP). Electrophoresis. 40(12-13): 1731-1739.
Sander H, Wallace S, Plouse R, Tiwari S, Gomes AV. (2019) Ponceau S waste: Ponceau S staining for total protein normalization. Anal Biochem. 575: 44-53.
Gomes AV, Kazmierczak K, Cheah JX, Gilda JE, Yuan CC, Zhou Z, Szczesna-Cordary D. (2015) Proteomic analysis of physiological versus pathological cardiac remodeling in animal models expressing mutations in myosin essential light chains.J Muscle Res Cell Motil. 36(6):447-61.
Gilda JE, Ghosh R, Cheah JX, West TM, Bodine SC, Gomes AV. (2015) Western Blotting Inaccuracies with Unverified Antibodies: Need for a Western Blotting Minimal Reporting Standard (WBMRS). PLoS One. 19;10(8):e0135392.
Emily Eijansantos, Shuchita Tiwari, Andrew Johnson, Michael Chang, Sai Sahitha Somepalle, Anita Gunaseelan, Sahar Rahgozar, Meena Calaimany, Tiange Hou, Rong Pei, and Aldrin V. Gomes (2018) The Role of Post-Translational Modifications on the Ubiquitin-Proteasome System, Part I: E1, E2, and E3 PTMs. Ubiquitin Proteasome System: A Review and Directions for Research. Nova Science. Chapter 3. ISBN: 978-1-53613-518-3
Rachel Plouse, Hannah Sander, Samantha Wallace, Colin Wang, Emily Eijansantos, Shuchita Tiwari, and Aldrin V. Gomes. (2018) The Role of Post-Translational Modifications on the Ubiquitin-Proteasome System, Part II: Proteasome PTMs Ubiquitin Proteasome System: A Review and Directions for Research. Nova Science. Chapter 4. ISBN: 978-1-53613-518-3
Nariman A. Dyab, Layan K. Afaneh, Emily Eijansantos, Nawaf F. Alsaadoon, Israa A. Aljawad, and Aldrin V. Gomes (2018) The Immunoproteasome: Structure, Function, and Role in Pathophysiology In Ubiquitin Proteasome System: A Review and Directions for Research. Nova Science. Chapter 5. ISBN: 978-1-53613-518-3