HHMI Students

Rediet Abebe

Rediet Abebe

AB in Mathematics (2013), Harvard University
MA in Mathematics (2014), University of Cambridge
Undergraduate Research Sponsor: Victor Reiner
Undergraduate Research Project: Laplacian Eigenvalues of Simplicial Complexes

Kwasi Adu-Berchie

Kwasi Adu-Berchie

BS in Chemical Engineering (Concentrating in Biomedical Engineering) (2015), Michigan State University
Undergraduate Research Sponsor: Patrick Walton
Undergraduate Research Project: Functional Characterization of siRNA Asymmetry
Current Affiliation: I intend to pursue a PhD during the Fall of 2015 in Chemical Engineering/Biomedical Engineering.... Read more about Kwasi Adu-Berchie

Caleb Arthur

Caleb Arthur

BS in Physiology (2015), Michigan State University
Undergraduate Research Sponsor: Heedeok Hong
Undergraduate Research Project: FtsH-Mediated Membrane Protein Degradation
Current Affiliation: Currently exploring options

Lestella Bell

BS in Physiology (2015), Michigan State University
Undergraduate Research Sponsor: Karen Patricia Williams
Undergraduate Research Project: Bridging the Knowledge Gap: Does Biological HIV Knowledge Acquisition in the Classroom Correlate with Increased HIV Knowledge?

Shaunte Butler

Shaunte Butler

AB in Neurobiology (2014), Harvard University
Undergraduate Research Sponsor: Elizabeth Engle
Undergraduate Research Project: Effects of CFEOM3 mutations in beta tubulin isotype III on cranial nerve development
Current Affiliation: Algebra 2 teacher, Miami Northwestern Senior High School

Kelly Capuder (Yarber)

BS in Microbiology (2012), The Ohio State University
Undergraduate Research Sponsor: Juan Alfonzo
Undergraduate Research Project: Localizing the tRNA-intron endonuclease in Trypanosoma brucei
Current Affiliation: Research Assistant at Boston Children's Hospital 

Bassir Caravan

BS in Physics (2015), Hofstra University
Undergraduate Research Sponsor: Gregory Levine
Undergraduate Research Project: Scaling of Entanglement Entropy in Point Contact Free Fermion Systems

Egle Cekanaviciute

Egle Cekanaviciute

AB in Neurobiology (2007), Harvard University
PhD Candidate (expected 2014), Standford University in Neurosciences
Undergraduate Research Sponsor: Venkatesh Murthy
Undergraduate Research Project:
Nav1.2 expression regulates synaptic plasticity of developing hippocampal neurons
Thesis Advisor: Marion Buckwalter
Thesis Topic: How do astrocytes regulate neuroinflammation? Astrocytic TGFβ signaling limits inflammation and neuronal damage in models of stroke and infection
Current Affiliation: Postdoctoral Fellow at University of California, San Francisco in the department of Neurology. PI  Dr. Sergio Baranzini.   My project focuses on how microbiome shapes the severity of autoimmune neurological disorders.... Read more about Egle Cekanaviciute

Danai Nyasha Chagwedera

Danai Nyasha Chagwedera

AB in Human Development and Regenerative Biology (2012), Harvard University
MD/PhD Biomedical Sciences (immunology), UCSF
Undergraduate Research Sponsor: Joseph Vacanti
Undergraduate Research Project:
A Novel Mechanism for Chondrocyte Phenotype Determination - the role of miR-29 and Alternative Polyadenylation
Thesis Topic:
  TBD
Current Affiliation: MD/PhD Biomedical Sciences (immunology), UCSF (expected 2020)

Serene Chen

Serene Chen

AB in Biochemical Sciences (2008), Harvard University
Undergraduate Research Sponsor: Jeff Lichtman
Undergraduate Research Project: Synaptic rearrangement in the submandibular ganglion during development
Current Affiliation: MD Candidate (expected 2015), Yale University of Medicine... Read more about Serene Chen

Victioria Clark

AB in Biochemical Sciences (2008), Harvard University
Undergraduate Research Sponsor: Constance Cepko
Undergraduate Research Project: Alternative Splicing Factor Sfrs10 Is Required for Terminal Differentiation of Rod Photoreceptor Outer Segments in the Mouse Retina
PhD (2015), Yale University
Thesis Advisor: Murat Gunel
Thesis Topic: Characterizing the genomic architecture and molecular mechanisms driving the formation of non-NF2 meningiomas
Current Affiliation: MD/PhD candidate, Yale University

Cherish Connelly

Cherish Connelly

AB in Psychology (2014), Harvard University
Undergraduate Research Sponsor: Catherine Dulac
Undergraduate Research Project: The Bully and the Bullied: An analysis of the persistence and influence of the winner and loser effects

Chimdimnma Esimai

Chimdimnma Esimai

BS in Engineering Sciences (2008), Harvard University
Undergraduate Research Sponsor: Debra Auguste
Undergraduate Research Project: Characterizing pH-sensitive hydrogels for drug-delivery potential
Current Affiliation: PhD Candidate (expected 2014), Georgia Institute of Technology, Interdisciplinary Bioengineering Program; Woodruff School of Mechanical Engineering
Thesis Advisor: Andres Garcia
Thesis Topic: Adhesion Strengthening of Cadherin-Based Cell-Cell Adhesions

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