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Huynh, Tram

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Cancer Biology, Cell Biology, Neurobiology

“I am interested broadly in neurobiology. More specifically, I want to understand how different cell types in the brain work and interact in normal environment and in disease contexts.”

Henley, Trevor

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Cardiovascular Biology, Cell Biology, Developmental Biology

“I’m very interested in how cells handle ions in order to create different membrane potentials. I’m trying to look at this through the context of heart development, and cellular biology.”

Harrison, Jonathan

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Biophysics, Cell Biology, Structural Biology

“I am interested in understanding the role of membranes throughout the cell, both the plasma membrane and organelle membranes. I find trafficking, endo/exocytosis, and membrane/cytoskeleton interactions particularly intriguing. I hope to explore these questions using both structural biology, such as cryoEM, and cell biology.”

Gillis, Meredith

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Cell Biology, Genetics, Pathology

“I’m interested in investigating the functional impacts of genetic variation of all kinds. My passion lies in understanding the cellular mechanisms that drive human disease and development – those related to cellular trafficking and signaling are of particular interest.”

Frank, Colten

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Cancer Biology, Cell Biology, Immunology

“I am broadly interested in the field of cancer biology. I am interested in understanding how cancers are able to alter normal molecular processes inside of the cell in order to gain an advantage to grow uncontrollably and how we are able to develop methods to stop this growth. I would also like to learn more about cancer immunotherapy research and how this can translate to improvements in precision medicine.”

Evans, Elliot

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Cell Biology, Cell Signaling, Neurobiology

“I am interested in understanding the cellular biology of neurons and non-neuronal cells that make up the nervous system. I am specifically interested in investigating proteins governing the functionality of these cells to enhance our knowledge on the basic mechanisms of these cells.”

Edwards, Kaylia

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Cell Biology, Immunology, Molecular Biology

“During graduate school I am interested in studying novel molecular mechanisms of disease, particularly those prevalent in autoimmune disorders. I am especially curious about their initiation of cascading pathways that lead to dysregulation and degeneration throughout the body.”

de Jesus, Bailey

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Cell Biology, Developmental Biology, Molecular Biology

“I am interested in research related to cell and developmental biology. I want to better understand how cells make and carry out decisions about division, organization, and differentiation during development.”

Chana, Naveen

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Cell Biology, Genetics, Plant Biology

“I’m broadly interested in plant cell biology and genetics. I’m also interested in the cytoskeleton in other organisms, particularly microtubule organization and dynamics.”

Bhuiyan, Zubair

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Biochemistry, Biophysics, Cell Biology, Drug Delivery

“I am interested in applying protein design and engineering principles to develop novel therapeutics that can either be delivered as recombinant molecules or via gene delivery. Current computational design tools and high-throughput screening methods are greatly enhancing our ability to identify advantageous molecular features in protein therapeutics. I’d like to apply these tools to identify specific molecular properties that lead to superior cell/tissue targeting specificity and increased therapeutic index.”