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FALL 2018 UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH SPOTLIGHT

October 10, 2018 12PM -1:30PM
Cabot Library Discovery Bar on the first floor

Come and meet your Harvard undergraduate peers and learn about their research projects and experiences conducting scientific and engineering research at Harvard and abroad. Students will present 3-minute lightning talks at the Cabot Library Discovery Bar, followed by reception and deserts. Pizza and drinks will be provided until supplies last. This event is co-sponsored by the FAS Science Education and Harvard Library. If you have questions about this event please contact Dr. Anna (Anushka) Babakhanyan ababakhanyan@fas.harvard.edu.

Event Program

  1. Opening remarks: Laura Woods, Harvard Library and Margaret A. Lynch, Science Education
  2. Allison Welton, Class of 2018, Concentration: Physics and History of Science, Mentor: Dr. Synho Do, MGH “Extraction of Findings in Chest X-Ray Reports for Medical AI Development”
  3. Anthony Henriquez, Class of 2020, Concentration: Chemistry, Mentor: Dr. Sahad Homoz, HMS “Finding Lost JAK2 Driver Cancer Mutation on First Reported Cured Patient with Polycythemia Vera”
  4. Shivani Aggarwal, Class of 2021, Concentration: Integrative Biology, Mentor: Dr. Kazuyo Moro, RIKEN IMS, Yokohama Japan “Pulmonary Localization of Type 2 Innate Lymphoid Cells (ILC2s) in Asthma”
  5. Benjamin Lee, Class of 2020, Concentration: Computer Science, Mentor: Dr. George Church, HMS “Programmatic Framework for Continuous Flow Process Description, Analysis, and Automation”
  6. Brenda Chiang, Class of 2019, Concentration: Molecular and Cell Biology, Mentor: Dr. Rachelle Gaudet, Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology, FAS “Homophilic Specificity of Clustered Protocadherin Interactions”
  7. Armeen Barghi, Class of 2021, Concentration: Human Developmental and Regenerative Biology, Mentor: Dr. Lynn Matthews, MGH “Adherence to periconception HIV risk-reduction among uninfected women in rural Uganda”
  8. Matthew Farber, Class of 2020, Concentration: Human Evolutionary Biology, Mentor: Dr. Richard Hodin, MGH “The Effects of Exercise on Murine Modeled Colitis and the Role of IAP”
  9. Mary Katherine DeWane, Class of 2020, Concentration: Integrative Biology, Mentor: Dr. Paul Moorcroft, Organismic and Evolutionary Biology, FAS “Using Remote Sensing Data to Analyze Plant Drought Stress”
  10. Ben Rhee, Class of 2021, Concentration: Undeclared, Mentor: Dr. Xu Yu, Ragon Institute “Characterizing the Proviral Landscape in HIV-1-infected Elite Controllers, Viremic Controllers, and HAART-treated Patients”
  11. Henna Hundal, Class of 2019, Concentration: Human Developmental and Regenerative Biology, Mentor: Dr. Richard Lee, Harvard Stem Cell Institute “Investigating the Essentiality of Ras-Related Protein Rab11a in Fructose Uptake”
  12. Joshua Stern, Class of 2021, Concentration: Neurobiology, Mentor: Dr. Naoshige Uchida, Center for Brain Science “Should I Stay or Should I Go Now: Belief State in Virtual Foraging”
  13. Carolyn Wong, Class of 2021, Concentration: Applied Mathematics, Mentor: Dr. Richard Losick, Department of Molecular and Cell Biology, FAS “Investigation of the role of srrA in eDNA release during biofilm formation in Staphylococcus aureus”
  14. Closing remarks: Anna Babakhanyan, Undergraduate Research Advisor, Science Education
  15. Reception and deserts

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SPRING 2018 UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH SPOTLIGHT

April 6, 2018 12PM 
Cabot Library first floor

Kai Trepka


Kai Trepka
Chemistry and Physics, 2020

Synthesis of Metallic Rare-Earth Nanowires as Magnetic Field Gradient Sources
Ye Tao, Rowland Institute

Shreya Menon


Shreya Menon
Mathematics, 2020

Investigating the molecular basis for infertility associated with abnormality in SYCP2
Cynthia Morton, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Brigham's Women's Hospital

Michelle Ko

Michelle Ko
HDRB, 2019

In vivo Perturb-Seq: convergent and divergent mechanisms in autism spectrum disorders
Paola Arlotta, HDRB

Gha Young Lee


Gha Young Lee
Physics and Chemistry, 2019

Noninvasive Coronary Artery Disease Diagnosis By Protein Corona Pattern Recognition
Omid Farokhzad, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Center for Nanomedicine
 

Sabrina Devereaux


Sabrina Devereaux
Env Sci and Public Policy, 2018

Assessing the Costs and Benefits of Small-Scale Fisheries Management in Antongil Bay, Madagascar
James McCarthy, Environmental Science and Public Policy Concentration, Planetary Health Alliance

Dalton Brunson
Dalton Brunson
HDRB, 2-ry Global Health and Health Policy, 2019

Zebrafish Avatars of Human Cancer: Growing Xenografts in Adult Immune Compromised Zebrafish
David Langenau ,Molecular Pathology, Massachusetts General Hospital and HMS
Vaibhav Mohanty


Vaibhav Mohanty
Chemistry & Physics, 2-ry Music, 2019

Validity of the Adiabatic Born-Oppenheimer Approximation in the Tight-Binding Model of Graphene
Eric Heller, Department of Physics and Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology
 

Ana Karla Cepeda Diaz


Ana Karla Cepeda Diaz
MCB, 2-ry History of Science, 2019

Elucidating Adeno-Associated Virus Assembly-Activating Protein Binding Interactions
Luk Vanenberg, Ocular Genomics Institute, Department of Ophthalmology, Harvard Medical School and MEEI
 

Vikram Sundar

Vikram Sundar
Math & Physics, 2-ry in Chemistry, 2018

Accounting for Nuclear Quantum Effects at the Speed of Classical Molecular Dynamics
Alán Aspuru-Guzik, Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology

Maria Brouard


Maria Brouard
Biomed Eng and Chemistry, 2018

Development of DNA Double-Strand Cleaving Compounds
Christina Woo, Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology

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FALL 2017 UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH SPOTLIGHT

October 11, 2017 12PM 
Cabot Library first floor

Catherine Hua
Catherine Hua
MCB, East Asian Studies, 2020

Is Anatrachyntis another insect radiation onto cycads?
Dr. Pierce, Department of Organismic Evolutionary Biology
Akshaya Annapragada
Akshaya Annapragada
Applied Mathematics, Global Health and Health Policy, 2020

Quantifying the impact of poultry vaccination programs for Malagasy communities
Dr. Christopher Golden, Department of Environmental Health, Harvard T.H Chan School of Public Health
Yi Chen Yi Chen
Chemical and Physical Biology, 2ry in CS, History of Science, 2020

Addressing the role of G1 phase length on genetic instability in S. cerevisiae
Dr. Murray, FAS Center for Systems Biology, Department of Molecular & Cellular Biology, Harvard University
Clara Cousins
Clara Cousins
Chemical and Physical Biology, Computer Science, 2020

Nailfold capillary morphology in exfoliation syndrome
Dr. Pasquale, Department of Ophthalmology, Massachusetts Eye and Ear, Harvard Medical School
Harrison Satcher
Harrison Satcher
Psychology, Statistics, 2019

Implicit attitudes and reinforcement learning: a first investigation
Dr. Banaji, Department of Psychology
Hakeem Angulu
Hakeem Angulu
Joint concentration between Computer Science + Statistics, African American Studies, 2020

Human networks and health: social determinants of health in Madagascar
Dr. Christopher Golden, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
Gabrielle Sejourne
Gabrielle Sejourne
Physics, Global Health and Health Policy, 2018

A mechanical basis for gyrification in the ferret brain
Dr. Mahadevan, Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences
Shreya Menon
Shreya Menon
Mathematics, 2020

Investigating the molecular basis for infertility associated with abnormality in SYCP2
Dr. Morton, Brigham and Women’s Hospital
Cynthia Chang Cynthia Chang
History of Science, Global Health/Health Policy, 2020

Effects of Endothelial Shear Stress on Plaque Progression in HIV Patients based on Coronary CT Angiography Images
Dr. Hoffman, Cardiac MR PET CT Program, Department of Radiology/Cardiology, Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard Medical School
Yu Mi Kim
Yu-Mi Kim
History of Science, English, 2020

Assessment of Lake Balkhash phytoplankton community structure using FlowCam Imaging flow cytometer
Dr. Barteneva, Harvard Microbiology Initiative and PCMM-Boston Children’s Hospital