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Co-Principle Investigators/Research Mentors:
Dr. Paramjeet Bagga pbagga@ramapo.edu
Dr. Lawrence D'Antonio ldant@ramapo.edu

Undergraduate Students:
Oleg Kikin: Project design, Coding (PHP, HTML, JavaScript, Java, SQL), Database Design, Graphic and Interface design
Nishtha Malhotra.
Manuel Viotti: Testing, maintenance, data upload and data analysis.


In the past, several Ramapo College undergraduate students have helped perform preliminary analysis of 'G'-Rich sequences (GRS) in mammalian nucleotide sequences. The results of their investigations helped us design the current project on QGRS. Their achievements are described below:

Most notable are: Rumen Kostadinov (currently a graduate student at University of Pennsylvania) who developed a web based prototype of GRS-Mapper that was initially used to upload computed data into GRSDB; Garrett Dancik (currently a doctorate student at University of Iowa), who designed a C++ based prototype program for 'G'-Rich sequence analysis; Carolina Cabral (currently a medical student at UMDNJ) and Maryum Kazmi, who used the prototype to perform the preliminary analysis. Before the development of computational tools, Harshani Peiris (currently working at the University of Pennsylvania ) helped perform manual preliminary analysis of a number of nucleotide entries.

Several other Ramapo College students helped out with manual preliminary analysis. They include: Rajintha Bandarnayake (currently a doctorate student at University of Massachusetts ), Michael Johnson, Garo Mimarayan, Anabella Moharita (currently a medical student at UMDNJ), Sophia Riccardi-Weise (currently a graduate student at Columbia University ) and Maggie Touleughian.

We thank Marcelo Halpern for technical assistance with the web server.

This project was funded in part by the Provost Office of Ramapo College of New Jersey and the Ramapo College Foundation.

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