Fifth Cohort 2012 - 2014
HOMETOWN: Virginia Beach, VA
UNDERGRAD & MAJOR: Chemical Engineering at Virginia Tech, Biomedical Engineering
LAB NAME & DEPARTMENT: Tissue engineering, Nanotechnology and Cancer Research (TENCR) Lab, School of Biomedical Engineering and Sciences (SBES)
IMSD Mentor: Dr. Nichole Rylander
CURRENT POSITION: Master's Student, Tissue Engineering, Nanotechnology and Cancer Research Lab, Virginia Tech/Wake Forest School of Biomedical Engineering and Sciences.
HOMETOWN: St. Charles, MO
UNDERGRAD & MAJOR: Murray State University (applied mathematics in biology, chemistry), Genetics, Bioinformatics, and Computational Biology
LABNAME & DEPARTMENT: Dr. David Mittelman at the Virginia Bioinformatics Institute (first rotation)
IMSD ADVISOR: Dr. Liwu Li
CURRENT RESEARCH: The project I am currently working on involves tandem repeats in DNA, which present problems in replication and are often loci for neurological diseases. Eventually, I want to work with cancer-related genomics.
HOMETOWN: Manzanola, Co
UNDERGRAD & MAJOR: University of Colorado at Colorado Springs, BS in Chemistry and BA in Mathematics
LABNAME & DEPARTMENT: Brewer Group at the Department of Chemistry
IMSD ADVISOR: Dr. Karen J. Brewer
CURRENT RESEARCH: Photodynamic therapy (PDT) is desirable for anti–cancer treatment due to the ability to generate cytotoxic agents through absorption of visible light. My research focus is to synthesize supramolecular transition metal PDT agents designed to interact with DNA through photocleavage and covalent photobinding mechanisms.
HOMETOWN: Woodland Hills, Ca
UNDERGRAD & MAJOR: California State University, Northridge, Developmental and Biological Psychology
LABNAME & DEPARTMENT: Interpersonal Decision Neuroscience Laboratory (King-Casas Lab), Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute/Psychology
IMSD ADVISOR: Dr. Brooks King-Casas
CURRENT POSITION: Graduate student in the Department of Psychology in Virginia Tech's College of Science