Petit Scholars Alumni


Jason Weis - Georgia Tech

Petit Scholars
Mentor: Ian Miller
Project: Optimizing the heat inducibility of engineered T cells

Lab: Gabe Kwong

Nadine Abrahamse - Georgia Institute of Technology

Beckman Coulter Scholar
Mentor: Jessica Deutsch
Project: Investigate Bacterial Natural Products using Culture-based Strategies

Lab: Neha Garg, Ph.D.

Cindy Aguilera-Navarro - Agnes Scott College

Dasher Scholar
Mentor: Travis Rotterman
Project: Preservation of Spinal Cord Circuitry after Peripheral Nerve Injury Restores Normal Function

Lab: Timothy Cope

Kaitlin Ahlstedt - Georgia Tech

Children's Healthcare of Atlanta Scholar
Mentor: Ashley Brown
Project: Rescuing Coagulopathy of Pediatric Cardiopulmonary Bypass Patients using Novel Platelet-like Particles

Bilal Al-Khalil - Georgia Tech

Monsanto Scholar
Mentor: Michael Rood
Project: Understanding the Role of Mutations in the Estrogen Receptor Ligand Binding Domain

Ashley Alexander - Georgia Tech

Evolution of Cross-feeding in a Simple Bacterial Consortium: Genetic and Ecological Determinants
Mentor: Dong-Dong Yang
Project: Evolution of Cross-feeding in a Simple Bacterial Consortium: Genetic and Ecological Determinants

Lab: Frank Rosenzweig

Berna Aliya - Georgia Tech

Beckman Coulter Scholar
Mentor: Mahir Mohiuddin
Project: Assessing the Role of Redox Homeostasis on Regeneration of Ischemic Skeletal Muscle

Lab: Young Jang

Dexter Allen - Emory University

Medtronic Scholar
Mentor: Deidre O'Connor
Project: Optimizing Lentiviral Vector use in the in Gene Based Neuromodulation

Christina Allen - Georgia Tech

Mentor: Vladimir Zarnitsyn

Elman Amador - Georgia Tech

Medtronic Scholar
Mentor: Jason Lamanna
Project: Post-transplantation Fate of Neural Stem Cells Transplanted into the Porcine Spinal Cord: Migration, Differentiation, and Immune Response

Derrius Anderson - Morehouse College

Medtronic Scholar
Mentor: Aubrey Tiernan
Project: Generating Improved Insulin-secreting Iintestinal L Cells for Diabetes Treatment through Alleviation of Gene Silencing

Ananyaveena Anilkumar - Georgia Tech

Beckman Coulter Scholar
Mentor: Nathan Rohner
Project: An in vitro Lymph Node-on-a-chip for Evaluating Immune Cell Response to Altered Lymph Node Microenvironments

Alina Antonova - Emory University

Regenerative Engineering & Medicine Center Scholar
Mentor: Sruthi Ravindranathan
Project: Improving Allogeneic Bone Marrow Transplantation by Increasing Plasmacytoid Dendritic Cell Content with Flt3L

Lab: Edmund-Waller

Anthony Aportela - Georgia Tech

GB Espy Scholar
Mentor: Conner Herndon
Project: Experimental and Computational Modeling of Cardiac Electrical Propagation in Bio-engineered Sinoatrial Node Tissue

Lab: Flavio Fenton

Fazilla Aseem - Agnes Scott College

Mentor: Taylor Updegrove

Jennifer Ayers - Georgia Tech

Mentor: Samer Salim

Lab: K. Seley

Ben Bachman - Georgia Tech

Mentor: John Phan

Kevin Bai - Georgia Tech

Kolpitcke Scholar
Mentor: Kyung-Ho Roh
Project: Biomaterial-based Artificial Bone Marrow Niches for in vitro B Cell Generation from Hematopoietic Stem Cells

Charlo Bain - Morehouse College

St. Joseph's Translational Research Institute Scholar
Mentor: Khalilah Reddie
Project: Synthesis of Thiol-reactive Fluorescent Probes to Monitor Oxidative Stress in Living Systems Lab Lab Murthy

Mehmet Bajin - Georgia Tech

Mentor: Yash Kolambkar

Mario DeRainge Ball - Morehouse College

Mentor: Srinidhi Nagaraja

Sri Rahul Balusu - Georgia Tech

Mentor: Efstathios Karathanasis

Shereka Banton - Georgia Tech

Mentor: Eileen Finnegan
Project: Shear Stress and Hypoxia Modulate HSC Trafficking via Activation of BMEC

Lab: Barabino

Bilal Bari - Georgia Tech

Mentor: Doug Ollerenshaw
Project: Tactile Detection and Discrimination in the Rodent Somatosensory System

Adrienne Barry - Emory University

Mentor: Susan Safely

Kayla Bell - Georgia Institute of Technology

CMaT Scholar
Mentor: Jeonghwan Son, Ph.D.
Project: DL-MAM: In situ Live-cell Imaging with Modular-array Microscopy and Deep-learning

Lab: Shu Jia, Ph.D.

Geoffrey Berguig - Georgia Tech

Mentor: Carolyn Sargent

Jennifer Birchmore - Georgia Tech

Mentor: Gary Nernam

Megan (Satterfield) Blackburn - Georgia Tech

Mentor: Carrie Williams

Nathaniel Bloodworth - Georgia Tech

Mentor: Taymour Hammoudi
Project: Photocrosslinkable Chondroitin-Sulfate for Tendon/Ligament Tissue Engineering

Megan Bloomquist - Georgia Tech

Bell Scholar
Mentor: Samirkumar Patel
Project: Microneedles for Drug Delivery to the Eye

Ji Bok - Georgia Tech

Children's Healthcare of Atlanta Scholar
Mentor: Yash Chitalia
Project: Construction of a Multi-DoF Robotic Endoscope for Pediatric Hydrocephalus Treatment

Lab: Jaydev Desai

Cedric Bowe - Morehouse College

Beckman Coulter Scholar
Mentor: Vineet Tiruvadi
Project: Modeling Brain Rhythm Changes in Effective Deep Brain Stimulation for Depression

Lab: Robert Butera

Elyse (Baum) Boyles - Georgia Tech

Mentor: Chris Wilson

Erin Brandt - Agnes Scott College

Mentor: Shing-Yi Cheng/Thein Tun

Robert (Bobby) Brooke - Georgia Tech

Mentor: Mike Reid

Steinie Browne - Georgia Tech

Mentor: Stephen Yang

Olivia Burnsed - Georgia Tech

Mentor: Chris Lee
Project: Quantifying Growth Factors Expression and Secretion from Microencapsulated Adipose Stem Cells for Cartilage and Bone Regeneration

Lab: Barbara-Boyan

Michael Butler - Georgia Tech

Bell Scholar
Mentor: Adam Prasanphanich
Project: Characterization of Smad Localization Under Redox Perturbation of TGF Signaling

Jeffrey Butler - Morehouse College

Petit Endowment
Mentor: Jiexi Liao
Project: The Role of Talin on Platelet Aggregation in Stenosis Microfluidics using Pediatric Type I Diabetic Blood Samples

Lab: Cheng Zhu

Rebecca Byler - Georgia Tech

Pruitt Scholar
Mentor: Billy Wang
Project: Application of MEMS and Microfluidic Technologies for Malaria Diagnosis and Surveillance

Julianne Camba - Georgia Tech

Mentor: Alice Zhao

Rich Carpenedo - Georgia Tech

Mentor: Scott Seaman

Kristin Casey - Georgia Tech

Medtronic Scholar
Mentor: Pavithra Chandramowlishwaran
Project: Mutation Analysis of Amyloid Beta to Identify Sequence Elements that Control Amyloid-forming Capability

Marisa Casola - Georgia Tech

Mentor: Linda Kippner
Project: Characterization of Covarying Surface Protein Expression in T cell and Neutrophil Populations

Kasey Cervantes - Emory University

Petit Endowment Scholar
Mentor: Yan Fang
Project: Neuromorphic Intelligent Central Pattern Generator for Robots and Prostheses

Lab: Arijit Raychowdhury

Michael Chen - Georgia Tech

Monsanto Scholar
Mentor: Aaron Engelhart
Project: Small Molecules that Enhance Trinucleotide Repeat Fragility: Towards New Therapeutics

Qingyu Chen - Georgia Institute of Technology

CMaT Scholar
Mentor: Kidan Tadesse
Project: The New Optical Correlation Imaging Systems for Extended Understanding of Living Systems

Lab: Shu Jia, Ph.D.

Inn Inn Chen - Georgia Tech

Mentor: Shcharita Shankar

Rachel Chin - Georgia Institute of Technology

REM Scholar
Mentor: Eleftheria Michalaki
Project: Identifying a Nanoparticles Library for Lymphatic-specific Targeting

Lab: Brandon Dixon, Ph.D.

Seonggeon Cho - Georgia Tech

Regenerative Engineering & Medicine Center Scholar
Mentor: Young-Doug Sohn
Project: Identification of the therapeutic effect of human LEPC encapsulated peptide amphiphile gel on arm lymphedema and its effectiveness in restoring lymphatic function

Lab: Young-sup Yoon

Soohee Cho - Georgia Tech

Mentor: Russell Vegh
Project: Optimization of the Phototoxic Fluorescent Protein "KillerRed"

Mi Hyun Choi - Georgia Tech

UCB Scholar
Mentor: Joshua Lee
Project: Intuitive Olfactory Display using Sensory Substitution

Lab: Frank-Hammond-III

Alexander Choi - Georgia Tech

Dasher Scholar
Mentor: Fangxu Sun
Project: Systematic and Site-specific Analysis of N-sialoglycosylated Proteins on Cell Surface

Lab: Ronghu-Wu

Dabin Choi - Emory University

Mentor: Ji Woong "Jay" Han
Project: Identification of Molecular Mechanisms of Restoring the Defective Myelination of Diabetic Schwann cells by BM-MSCs using in vitro Co-culture System

Catherine Chou - Georgia Tech

Regenerative Engineering & Medicine Center Scholar
Mentor: Marian Hettiaratchi
Project: Development of Heparin Microparticle-Modified Collagen Sponges for Bone Morphogenetic Protein-2 (BMP-2) Delivery for Bone Regeneration

Angela Chu - Georgia Tech

Mentor: Shing-Yi Cheng

Destiny Cobb - Georgia Tech

Children's Healthcare of Atlanta Scholar
Mentor: Giuliana Salazar-Noratto
Project: Characterization of Osteochondritis Dissecans and Development of a Small Animal Model of its Progression

Leslie Coburn - Georgia Tech

Mentor: Delfi Krishna

Lab: LeDoux

James Collins - Georgia Tech

Mentor: Swapan Jain

Sean Connell - Georgia Tech

Mentor: Chris Tison

Renee Copeland - Georgia Tech

UCB Scholar
Mentor: Andrew Tadros
Project: Ionic liquids for transdermal drug delivery to treat complications associated with cardiovascular disease

Lab: Mark Prausnitz

Ana Cristian - Georgia Tech

Beckman Coulter Scholar
Mentor: Kalina Paunovska
Project: Identifying Sources of Variation in Lipid Nanoparticle Efficiency by Investigating in vitroParameters

Lab: James Dahlman

Christopher Cummings - Georgia Tech

Mentor: Jan Stegemann

Frederick Damen - Georgia Tech

Mentor: Behnaz Yousefi
Project: Effects of Nodal and Edge Definitions on Anatomical Brain Networks in Three Primate Species

Kamari Dansby - Georgia Tech

Pruitt Scholar
Mentor: Yue Wu
Project: Study the Gold Nanoparticles’ Impact on Cancer Cell Exosomes for Inhibiting Cancer Progression

Lab: Mostafa-El-Sayed

Ana Gomez del Campo - Georgia Tech

Dasher Scholar
Mentor: Aiden Payne
Project: Quantifying Differences in Balance for Rehabilitation and Robotics

Lab: Lena Ting

Eric Deutsch - Georgia Tech

Mentor: Angela Lin

Maria Diaz Ortiz - Georgia Tech

Pruitt Scholar
Mentor: Christopher Johnson
Project: A Critical Bone Defect Infection Model Utilizing an Engineered Bioluminescent Clinical Strain of Pseudomonas Aeruginosa

Joey Dolensky - Georgia Tech

Bell Scholar
Mentor: Lauren Couch
Project: Tricuspid Valve Coaptation in Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension

Chris Durst - Georgia Tech

Mentor: Taby Ahsan

Ima Mbodie Ebong - Georgia Tech

Mentor: Kara McCloskey/Jan Stegemann

Geraldine Ekpo - Georgia Tech

Mentor: Jonathan Butcher

Chris Erdman - Georgia Tech

Mentor: Rene Olivares-Navarrete

Lab: Barbara Boyan

Camden Esancy - Agnes Scott College

Mentor: Laxminarayanan Krishnan
Project: Incorporation of Bioactive Molecules in Electrospun Polymeric Membranes for Localized Activity

Carolann Espy - Georgia Tech

Center for Chemical Evolution (CCE) Scholar
Mentor: Kasahun Neselu
Project: Structural Studies of Photosystem II After Urea Wash Treatment

Lab: Ingeborg Schmidt-Krey

Emmanuel Eziakor - Morehouse College

Cell Manufacturing Technologies (CMaT) Scholar
Mentor: Hannah Song
Project: Non-destructive Analysis of Endothelial Cell Barrier Function after Inflammatory Signaling

Lab: Manu Platt

Hassan Fakhoury - Georgia Tech

Dasher Scholar
Mentor: Quoc Mac
Project: Sortase A-mediated Synthesis of Synthetic Biomarkers

Lab: Gabe-Kwong

Meredith Fay - Georgia Tech

Mentor: David Myers
Project: Fluid Dynamics of how Sickled Red Cells Pathologically Interact with the Blood Vessel Wall in Sickle Cell Disease

Kyle Ferguson - Georgia Tech

Mentor: Jonathan Park
Project: Identification of the substrate specificity of nitroreductases, and alteration via protein engineering

Rachel Fitzgerald - Georgia Tech

UCB Scholar
Mentor: Mentor: Asheley Chapman
Project: Targeted Drug Delivery to Melanoma using Peptide-Guided Virus-like Particles

Lab: M.G. Finn

Will Flanagan - Georgia Tech

Children's Healthcare of Atlanta Scholar
Mentor: Jonathan Camargo Leyva
Project: Electrode array for EMG signals

Lab: Aaron Young

Andre Forbes - Morehouse College

Mentor: Chang Quo
Project: Systems and Synthetic Biology: A Platform to Demonstrate Control Theory in Living Cells

James Forsmo - Georgia Tech

UCB Scholar
Mentor: Laura Weinstock
Project: Characterizing the Dynamics of Macrophage Signaling and Polarization

Lab: Levi-Wood

Courtney Fox - Georgia Tech

Mentor: Sibali Bandyopadhyay
Project: Qualitative Analysis of Sphingomyelinase D Activities in Different Spider Venoms using Thin Layer Chromatography

Kaitlyn Frazier - Georgia Tech

Mentor: Philippe Sucosky

Quantez Freeman - Morehouse College

Mentor: Diane da la Zeilcourt

Yue Geng - Georgia Tech

Mentor: William Wan

Alex George - Georgia Tech

Children's Healthcare of Atlanta Scholar
Mentor: Udit Agarwal
Project: Delivering Human Pediatric Progenitor Cells to a Model of Juvenile Heart Failure

Sarah Ghalayini - Georgia Tech

UCB Scholar
Mentor: Moustafa Ali
Project: Toxicity Effect of Gold Nanoparticles on both Healthy and Cancerous Immune Cells

Lab: Mostafa El Sayed

Saron Ghebrezadik - Agnes Scott College

CMaT Scholar
Mentor: Ana Mora-Boza, Ph.D.
Project: Synthesis of PEG-4aNB Microgels through Flow-focusing Microfluidics using Photopolymerization Techniques for Cell Encapsulation

Lab: Andrés García, Ph.D.

Ushnik Ghosh - Georgia Tech

Medtronic Scholar
Mentor: John Newman
Project: Identifying Critical Windows for Successful Cortical Network Self-organization using Very Long-term, Closed Loop Stimulation

Shohini Ghosh-Choudhary - Georgia Tech

Children's Healthcare of Atlanta Scholar
Mentor: Warren Gray
Project: Pediatric CPC Exosomes to Treat Juvenile RV Dysfunction

Brian Giles - Georgia Tech

Mentor: Kartik Balachandran

Meghan Gilroy - Georgia Tech

Mentor: Ramsey Kinney

Venkat Goli - Georgia Tech

Mentor: Kipp Schoenwald
Project: Development of a Fluid Interconnect for Use in Atomic Force Microscope Biophysical Measurements

Kelsey Gratton - Georgia Tech

Mentor: Megan Cole
Project: Expanding biology: Engineering tRNAs for delivery of unnatural amino acids to the ribosome

Derwin Gray - Morehouse College

Mentor: Alex Peister
Project: Effect of Diabetes on the Function of Mesenchymal Stem Cells and Bone Healing

Vaun Greer - Morehouse College

Mentor: Todd Stokes

Beth C. Grove - Emory University

Mentor: Lauren Schwimmer

Karisma Gupta - Georgia Tech

Children's Healthcare of Atlanta Scholar
Mentor: Vicky Stefanelli
Project: Fibrin-Microgel Composites For Enhanced Repair of Cardiomyopathy

Anoopum Gupta - Georgia Tech

Mentor: Ann Ensley

Monique Gupta - Georgia Tech

Mentor: Natalia Landazuri

Lab: LeDoux

Daniel Gurevich - Georgia Tech

Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta Scholar
Mentor: Ilija Uzelac
Project: Optimizations in Feedback Chaos Control for Effective Termination of Cardiac Ventricular Fibrilation

Lab: Flavio-Fenton

Stefka Gyoneva - Georgia Tech

Mentor: Buxin Chen

Natalie Haddad - Georgia Tech

Medtronic Scholar
Mentor: Patricia Pacheco
Project: Expression and Conjugation of InlA onto Microparticles for Internalization Kinetics Studies on Non-phagocytotic Cells

Shawna Hagen - Georgia Tech

Mentor: Marilyn Markowski
Project: Proteolytic Mechanisms to Improve Hematopoietic Stem Cell Mobilization for Autologous Transplant in Cancer Patients

Justin Haller - Georgia Tech

Mentor: Ann Ensley

Katy Hammersmith - Georgia Tech

Mentor: Andres Bratt-Leal
Project: Heparin-Modified Microparticles for Biomolecule Release within Stem Cell Spheroids

Neil Hardy - Georgia Tech

Medtronic Scholar
Mentor: Conner Herndon
Project: Zebra fish cardiac tissue period doubling dynamics at high frequency stimulation

Lab: Flavio Fenton

Alexandria Harrison - Georgia Tech

Medtronic Scholar
Mentor: Sharanya Desai
Project: Comparing Stimulation Performance of Microelectrodes to that of Traditional Macroelectrodes used in Deep Brain Stimulation

Susan Hastings - Georgia Tech

Pruitt Scholar
Mentor: Marmar Merabadi
Project: Thrombus Formation in Pediatric ExtraCorporeal Membrane Oxygenation (ECMO) Circuits

David Heaner - Georgia Tech

Mentor: Sibel Kalyoncu
Project: Crystal Contact Engineering of Single Chain Antibody Fragments (scFv) to Optimize Crystal Lattices and Develop a scFv Crystallization Chaperone Toolbox

Kathleen Heller - Georgia Tech

Medtronic Scholar
Mentor: Yu Zhang
Project: Crosstalk between the ability of repetitive DNA sequences GAA/TTC to serve as promoters and their potential to drive genome instability

Conner Herndon - Georgia Tech

Medtronic Scholar
Mentor: Anthony Hazel
Project: Computational Determination of Small-Molecule Permeability

James Hill - Morehouse College

Mentor: Ping Wang

Abby Hill - Georgia Tech

Mentor: Catherine Rivet
Project: Analysis of Cell Senescence in Expanded Primary T-Cell Population using a Microfluidic Device

Thejas Hiremath - Georgia Tech

Mentor: Jacob Lucrezi
Project: Pioneering a New Treatment for Inflammatory Diseases

Leslie Hirsig - Emory University

Mentor: Mary Milner

Mariana Holguin-Lopez - Georgia State University

Cell Manufacturing Technologies (CMaT) Scholar
Mentor: Katherine Young
Project: Biophysical Analysis of Apoptotic Cells and Comparison to Gold Standard Labels

Lab: Todd Sulchek

Kendreze Holland - Georgia State University

CMaT Scholar
Mentor: Fatima Chrit

Lab: Todd Sulchek

Brandon Holt - Georgia Tech

Beckman Coulter Scholar
Mentor: Aaron Enten
Project: Whole Blood Primary Cellular Component Isolation

Lab: Todd Sulchek

Rebecca Hu - Georgia Tech

Petit Endowment
Mentor: David Hanna
Project: Investigating Heme as a Mitochondrial Retrograde Signal

Lab: Amit Reddi

Connor Huddleston - Georgia Tech

Children's Healthcare of Atlanta Scholar
Mentor: Zhenglun "Alan" Wei
Project: Is Virtual Surgery Platform Ready for Bedside Clinical Usage?

Lab: Ajit-Yoganathan

Krystalyn Hudson - Georgia Tech

Mentor: Phillip Gibbs

Samiya Hussain - Georgia Tech

Mentor: Choon Hwai Yap
Project: Synergistic Effects of Cyclic Stretch and Serotonin Reuptake on Degenerative Aortic Valve Disease

Kimberly Huynh - Georgia Tech

Mentor: Sarah Cartmell

Ryan Iannucci - Georgia Tech

Mentor: Amy Campbell/Sylvia Shadinger

Josepha (Ikhumetse) Iluonakhamhe - Georgia Tech

Mentor: Suchitra Konduri

Tsuraya Iswanto - Georgia State University

UCB Scholae
Mentor: Shea McMurty
Project: Mapping Intermuscular Force Dependent Reflex Pathways using Intramuscular Stimulation in the Cat Hindlimb

Lab: T. Richard Nichols

Amunet Jacobs - Agnes Scott College

CMaT Scholar
Mentor: Zhe Guang, Ph.D.
Project: Developing the qOBM and SRS-SOCT Technologies for Brain Organoid Developments and Tumor Pathologies

Lab: Francisco Robles, Ph.D.

Kaitlin Jacobson - Georgia Tech

CCE Scholar
Mentor: Moran Frenkel-Pinter
Project: Reversible Polymerization of Prebiotic Depsipeptides Leads to Structure-based Selection of Alpha-amino Acids

Lab: Nicholas Hud

Bryan Jenkin - Georgia Tech

Dasher Scholar
Mentor: Claudia Montllor-Albalate
Project: Improving Hemeprotein Discovery Through Use of Azide Tagged Heme

Lab: Amit Reddi

Joey Jilk - Georgia Tech

Medtronic Scholar
Mentor: Seyed Safavynia
Project: Long-term Determinants of Muscle Activity In Human Postural Responses

Burles (Rusty) Johnson - Georgia Tech

Mentor: David Fann

Jacob Johnson - Georgia Tech

St. Joseph's Translational Research Institute Scholar
Mentor: Arvind Santhanakrishnan
Project: Experimental Investigation of the Effect of Compliance in Fontan Surgical Connections

Nuzhat Kabir - Georgia Tech

GB Espy Scholar
Mentor: Monica Perez
Project: Synthesis and Topical Delivery of Ionic Liquids for Diagnosis of Cystic Fibrosis

Lab: Mark Prausnitz

Chanchala Kaddi - Georgia Tech

Mentor: Chang Quo

Justin Kahla - Georgia Tech

Regenerative Engineering & Medicine Center Scholar
Mentor: Quoc Mac
Project: Logic-gated Synthetic Biomarkers for Improved Detection Specificity of Organ Transplant Rejection

Lab: Gabe-Kwong

Harish Kamath - Georgia Tech

Mercy's Children Hospital
Mentor: Michael Riley
Project: It’s POWER - Procedures are Optimized when Empathy Rules

Zahra Mousavi Karimi - Georgia Tech

UCB Scholar
Mentor: Nate Dwarshius
Project: Alginate Core-shell Scaffolds for Enhance CAR T Cell Manufacturing

Lab: Krishnendu-Roy

Brandon Kassouf - Georgia Tech

Regenerative Engineering & Medicine Center (REM) Scholar
Mentor: Sruti Behri
Project: Optimizing Protein Encapsulation and Vesicle Homing to Cardiac Site

Lab: Michael Davis

Taylor Kavanaugh - Georgia Tech

Mentor: Asha Shekaran
Project: A transgenic luciferase mouse model for non-invasive imaging of endogenous osteoprogenitor cell invasion and vascularization into a radial segmental defect

Rebecca Keate - Georgia Tech

UCB Scholar
Mentor: Shlomi Cohen
Project: Physical Regulation of Cell Adhesion Strength by Cell-surface Bound Hyaluronan Polymers on Non-motile Cells - Neuro

Lab: Jennifer-Curtis

Mark Keenum - Georgia Tech

Dasher Scholar
Mentor: Randall Toy
Project: Designing virus-mimicking Nanoparticles to Enhance the Efficacy of Flu Vaccines

Lab: Krishnendu Roy

Lucky Khambouneheuang - Emory University

Mentor: Jack Heath
Project: Shear Stress-responsive microRNA 199a-3p Plays an Important Role in Aortic Valve Stenosis

Jaheda Khanam - Georgia Tech

Mentor: Brian Cafferety
Project: Characterization of Supramolecular Polymer Systems Composed of Glycosylated Recognition Units

Hasan Khosravi - Georgia Tech

Medtronic Scholar
Mentor: Jonathan Rubin
Project: Effect of Gas-liquid Interfaces on Amyloid Formation

Leandre Kibeho - Morehouse College

Mentor: Samantha Au
Project: One-step Purification of Dehydrogenases Employing an Aqueous Two-phase Extraction System

Baret Kilbacak - Georgia Tech

Mentor: Jennifer Tang
Project: Preparing Gold-capped Microparticles for Bifunctionality

Kijoon Kim - Georgia Tech

UCB Scholar
Mentor: Bailey Hannon
Project: Genipin as a Crosslinker and Potential Glaucoma Therapy

Lab: C.-Ross-Ethier

Lilian King - Georgia Tech

Beckman Coulter Scholar
Mentor: Katie Young
Project: PWM based Perfusion Bioreactor for Investigating Tumor Cell Migration

Lab: Todd Sulchek

Laura Kitashima - Georgia Tech

Mentor: Liang Guo
Project: Exploration of a Muscle-Based Prosthesis Using a Novel Conformable Microelectrode Array

Troy Kleber - Georgia Tech

Children's Healthcare of Atlanta Scholar
Mentor: Brandon Stauffer
Project: Characterization of Novel Peptides binding CFTR

Lab: Nael McCarty

Fanwei Kong - Georgia Tech

Mentor: Kyle Murdock
Project: Develop an in vitro Flow Loop System to Validate the CFD Simulation Results for Transcatheter Aortic Valve Deployment in Bicuspid Aortic Valve Patients

Arina Korneva - Emory University

Mentor: Jeff Kornuta
Project: Design and Implementation of a Stretch Device for Studying the Functional Response of Lymphatic Endothelial Cells to Mechanical Stretch

Patrycja Kotowska - Georgia Tech

Beckman Coulter Scholar
Mentor: Shlomi Cohen
Project: The Role of Hyaluronan in Collective Cell Migration

Lab: Jennifer Curtis

Sherman Ku - Georgia Tech

Mentor: Chris Banna

Jaswinder Kumar - Georgia Tech

Mentor: Bahareh Azizi

Eun Chan Kwak - Georgia Tech

Children's Healthcare of Atlanta Scholar
Mentor: Dawit Lee
Project: Smart Controlled Pediatric Powered Lower-limb Exoskeleton

Lab: Aaron Young

Michelle Kwon - Georgia Tech

Mentor: Shannon Hill
Project: Engineering Mutant Myocilin for a More Thermally Stable Protein

Byung Kyu - Georgia Tech

Mentor: Wenwei Xu
Project: Ovarian Cancer Mechanical Diagnostics

Cullen LaClair - Emory University

Mentor: Melody Walsh

Lab: Larsen

Michael Lan - Georgia Tech

Mentor: Kristin Michael/Charlie Gersbach

Alicia Lane - Georgia Tech

Gertler-Clark Scholar
Mentor: Anthony Awojoodu
Project: Molecular Contributors to Monocyte Adhesion in Sickle Cell Disease

Jacqueline Larouche - Georgia Tech

Children's Healthcare of Atlanta Scholar
Mentor: John Nicosia
Project: Characterizing fibroblast-to-myofibroblast differentiation in idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis

Leyla Larsson - Georgia Tech

Regenerative Engineering & Medicine Center Scholar
Mentor: Po-Yi Ho
Project: Modulation of DNA methylation for increased efficiency of NSC differentiation

Lab: Yuhong Fan

Blake Lash - Georgia Tech

Dasher Scholar
Mentor: Joscelyn Mejias
Project: Enhancing Chitosan Nanoparticle Delivery to Lung Epithelial Cells

Lab: Krishnendu Roy

Kelsey Lawrence - Georgia Tech

Medtronic Scholar
Mentor: Chris Hermann
Project: Characterization of a Mouse Model of Re-synostosis

Lab: Boyan

Khin Khin Lay - Georgia Tech

Mentor: Terry Watt

Changdae Lee - Georgia Tech

Children's Healthcare of Atlanta Scholar
Mentor: "James" Po-Yen Wu
Project: A Mobile-based ICU Decision Support System

Shao-Chien (Saul) Lee - Georgia Tech

Mentor: Hwa-Liang Leo

Yun-Hsuan (Stellina) Lee - Emory University

Medtronic Scholar
Mentor: Kathleen Bates
Project: Development of a low-cost fluorescence microscope for examining neuronal activity in active circuits

Lab: Hang Lu

Tracey Lee - Georgia Tech

Mentor: Ge "Alice" Zhao

Ilya Levental - Georgia Tech

Mentor: Shannon Stott

Siyi "Sophie" Li - Georgia Tech

Children's Healthcare of Atlanta Scholar
Mentor: Aline Yonesawa
Project: Development of Bioink for 3D Bioprinting an Aortic Valve

Lab: Michael Davis

Jenni Li - Georgia Tech

UCB Scholar
Mentor: Shivesh Chaudhary
Project: Investigating the Effect of Neurotransmitter Mutations on C. elegans Whole-brain Dynamics

Lab: Hang-Lu

Michelle Lightfoot - Georgia Tech

Mentor: Jeff Caves

Lu Ling - Georgia Tech

Medtronic Scholar
Mentor: Melissa Kinney
Project: Analysis of signaling to direct embryonic stem cell differentiation a microfluidic co-culture

Kenneth Liu - Georgia Institute of Technology

Beckman Coulter Scholar
Mentor: Hailee Scelsi
Project: Folding of Common Allele Variants of Myocilin-OLF

Lab: Raquel Lieberman, Ph.D.

Amy Liu - Georgia Tech

Cell Manufacturing Technologies (CMaT) Scholar
Mentor: Eric Parigoris
Project: The Role of Neutrophil Extracellular Traps on T Lymphocyte and Breast Cancer Viability and Migration

Lab: Shuichi Takayama

Ashley Lockwood - Georgia Tech

Medtronic Scholar
Mentor: Michael Baksh
Project: Identifying Small Molecule Modulators of the Cystic Fibrosis Transduction Receptor using Backscattering Interferometry

Cyril Lukianov - Georgia Tech

Beckman Coulter Scholar
Mentor: Sung In Lim
Project: Opening the Intracellular Environment to Therapeutic Proteins that Deliver Themselves

Lab: Julie Champion

Augustin Luna - Georgia Tech

Mentor: Karen Polizzi

Taran Lundgren - Agnes Scott College

St. Joseph's Translational Research Institute Scholar
Mentor: Nick Willett
Project: Characterization of Novel Therapeutic Targets in a Rat Model of Composite Bone and Muscle Injury

Diego Luque - Georgia State University

CMaT Scholar
Mentor: Ji Hoon Li
Project: Understanding Stretch Effect on Apical-out Organoids and its Clinical Applications

Lab: Shuichi Takayama, Ph.D.

Alix Macklin - Georgia Tech

Pruitt Scholar
Mentor: Kimberly Lang
Project: Directional Acuity during Whole-body Perturbations to Standing Balance

Gita Mahmoudabadi - Georgia Tech

Mentor: Bryan Baker
Project: Detection of RNA Targets of Interest with Double Stranded DNA Probes

Renee Julia Manalo - Georgia Tech

UCB Scholar
Mentor: Robert Hincapie
Project: Antigen-specific Immune Tolerance via Enzyme-packaged Protein Particles

Lab: M.G.-Finn

Robert Mannino - Georgia Tech

St. Joseph's Translational Research Institute Scholar
Mentor: David Myers
Project: Automated Mobile Phone Telemicroscopy for Sickle Cell Disease Screening

Wesley Mantingou - Morehouse College

Children's Healthcare of Atlanta Scholar
Mentor: Seung Yup 'Paul' Lee
Project: Non-invasive Optical Techniques to Study the Brain in Children with Sickle Cell Disease

Sivasai Manyapu - Georgia Institute of Technology

Petit Endowment Scholar
Mentor: Nyssa Morgan
Project: Pathophysiological Response to Severe Burn and Traumatic Injury in Skeletal Muscle Cell Niche

Lab: Young Jang, Ph.D.

Chrisangela Martin - Georgia State University

CMaT Scholar
Mentor: Seleipiri Charles
Project: Functional Imaging of Mature Forebrain Organoids using a Robust Microfluidic Platform

Lab Hang Lu

Amelia Matthews - Georgia Tech

GB Espy Scholar
Mentor: Sam Tonddast-Navaei
Project: Repurposing FDA-approved Drugs for Anti-aging Therapies

Lab: Jeffrey-Skolnick

Daniel McGrail - Georgia Tech

Medtronic Scholar
Mentor: Deepraj Ghosh
Project: Mechanics of Cell Migration: Investigating the Relationship between Intracellular Nanorheology and Extracelluar Traction Forces

Bailey McLain - Georgia Tech

Pruitt Scholar
Mentor: Inseung Kang
Project: Smart Controlled Pediatric Powered Lower-limb Exoskeleton

Lab: Aaron Young

Susan McLaughlin - Agnes Scott College

Mentor: Natasha Case

Malik McRae - Morehouse College

CMaT Scholar
Mentor: Peter Kottke, Ph.D.
Project: Development of PAINT Drug Delivery Prototype

Lab: Andrei Fedorov, Ph.D.

Matthew Melendez - Georgia Institute of Technology

CMaT Scholar
Mentor: Raquel Caldeira Botelho
Project: Decomposition of Adipocyte Secreted Factors for Cell-type Specific ROS Induction

Lab: Melissa Kemp, Ph.D.

Mikhail Melomed - Georgia Tech

Mentor: Denis Kiktev
Project: Effect of Chaperones Hsp90 and Hsp26 Families on [PSI+] Stability in get Knockout Strains

Bryant Menn - Georgia Tech

Gertler-Clark Scholar
Mentor: Alison Douglas
Project: Modulating Fibrin Network Structure and Matrix Mechanics with pNIPAM Microgels for Controlled Stem Cell Differentiation

Ayanna Miller - Georgia Tech

Mentor: Sue Wanant/John Wilson

Nicole Milligan - Georgia Tech

Mentor: Neelakantan Saikrishnan
Project: Effect of Coronary Arteries on Sinus and Ascending Aortic Flow Patterns in Normal and Bicuspid Aortic Valves: An in vitro Study

Jennifer Min - Emory University

Children's Healthcare of Atlanta Scholar
Mentor: Zachary McEachin
Project: Development of a stem cell model of the pediatric neuromuscular disease DSMA1

Lab: Gary Bassell

Sameer Mishra - Georgia Tech

Children's Healthcare of Atlanta Scholar
Mentor: Ryan Hoffman
Project: Project: Predictive Modeling of Patient Descriptors and Outcomes using Pan-Cancer Omic Data

Jonathan Mitchel - Georgia Tech

Beckman Coulter Scholar
Mentor: Mengnan Zhang
Project: Indirectly Targeting Cancer Genes Through Transcription Factors

Lab: John McDonald

Michael Mohseni - Georgia Tech

Mentor: Joe Berglund

Jung Mok - Georgia Tech

Dasher Scholar
Mentor: Kaixiang Cao
Project: Investigation of the Interplay among H1 Binding and the Active and Repressive Histone Marks in Embryonic Stem Cells

Sean Monahan - Georgia Tech

Children's Healthcare of Atlanta Scholar
Mentor: Ilbin Lee
Project: Data Analytics for Uncovering Utilization of Pediatric Dental Care

Lab: Nicoleta Serban

Clara Moon - Georgia Tech

Mentor: Vidhya Narayanan

Ivan Morales - Georgia Tech

Medtronic Scholar
Mentor: Jennifer Johnson
Project: Characterization of Anti-EE Fab Antibody Fragment via Crystallization in Complex with Test Proteins for Proof of Concept for Approach

Alex Moran - Georgia Tech

Children's Healthcare of Atlanta Scholar
Mentor: Erin Garcia
Project: Analysis to determine lifetime cost of pediatric depression

Lab: Nicoleta-Serban

Esperance Mugabekazi - Agnes Scott College

Mentor: Sang-Eon Park
Project: Optogenetic Neuromodulation for Illuminating Underlying Mechanism of Hippocampal Theta and Cognitive Performance

Lab: Robert-Gross

Brady Munz - Georgia Tech

Children's Healthcare of Atlanta Scholar
Mentor: Mike Tree
Project: Validation of a Patient-specific In-Vitro Fontan Circulation

Jason Murray - Georgia Tech

Mentor: Chiaolong Hsiao
Project: Determination of the Three-Dimensional Structure of Mini-Ribosomes

Michelle Myrick - Georgia Tech

Children's Healthcare of Atlanta Scholar
Mentor: Inseung Kang
Project: Children Walking Exoskeleton

Lab: Aaron-Young

Mohamad Najia - Georgia Tech

Beckman Coulter Scholar
Mentor: Jenna Wilson
Project: Influencing encapsulated stem cell factor secretion through hypoxic conditioning

Lila Nassar - Georgia Institute of Technology

CMaT Scholar
Mentor: Liana Kramer
Project: Synthetize and Characterization of Bioactive Liposome Particles for B Cell Manufacturing

Lab: Krishnendu Roy, Ph.D.

Brian Nguyen - Georgia Tech

Mentor: Derek Doroski

Thanh-Long Nguyen - Georgia Institute of Technology

Petit Endowment Scholar
Mentor: Youngkyu Jeon
Project: Characterize the Mechanisms of DNA Break Repair in Transcribed DNA in Yeast Cells

Lab: Francesca Storici, Ph.D.

Willa Ni - Georgia Tech

Mentor: Melissa Kemp
Project: Examining the Implications of Chronic ROS Levels on ER Thioredoxin:Ask-1 Interactions

Franck Nijimbere - Morehouse College

Petit Endowment
Mentor: Bo Broadwater
Project: Illuminating the Mechanism of Competitor-induced Dissociation in DNA

Michael Norsworthy - Georgia Tech

Mentor: Nina Romanova
Project: Screening for Components of Eukaryotic Aggresome in the Yeast Model

Moses Nyaribo - Georgia Tech

Mentor: Muralidhar Padala

Shawn O'Connor - Georgia Tech

Mentor: Shane Migliore

Tyler O'Malley - Georgia Gwinnett College

Medtronic Scholar
Mentor: Matthew Faulkner
Project: The Effects of Hyperlipidemea on Cancer Cell Metastasis: The Role of Adhesion Molecules

Jessica O'Neal - Georgia Tech

Mentor: Wijaya Martanto

Chiagoziem "Chichi" Obi - Georgia Tech

Beckman Coulter Scholar
Mentor: Udita Brahmachari
Project: Role for the Intrinsically Disordered Photosystem II Subunit, PsbO, in GTP Binding and Hydrolysis

Lab: Bridgette-Barry

Rafael Ortiz - Georgia Tech

Dasher Scholar
Mentor: Molly Ogle
Project: Role of Sphingolipid Signaling in Hematopoietic Stem Cell Mobilization and Homing

Erin (Elder) Osben - Georgia Tech

Mentor: Ann Ensley

Meridith Owensby - Georgia Tech

Mentor: Pete Davis

Laura Ozolins - Gerogia Tech

Mentor: Renee Wegzryn

Kaley Parchinski - Georgia Tech

Cook Regentec
Mentor: David Reece
Project: Development of a neocartilage analysis method using contrast-enhanced microCT

Lab: Robert Guldberg

Brittaney Parks - Georgia Tech

Pavithra Chandramowlishwaran
Project: Development of a low-cost fluorescence microscope for examining neuronal activity in active circuits

Lab: Yury Chernoff

Sonya Parpart - Georgia Tech

Mentor: Chris Tison

Kevin Parsons - Georgia Tech

Pruitt Scholar
Mentor: Matthew Nipper
Project: Lymphatic Filariasis Microfluidic Device for Studying Worm Migration and Maturation

Jesse Patterson - Georgia Tech

Mentor: Susanne Mueller

Brandon Philbrick - Georgia Tech

Regenerative Engineering & Medicine Center Scholar
Mentor: Torri Rinker
Project: Heparin-based Microparticles for Temporal Control of Biomolecule Release

Ellen Pikus - Georgia State University

Mentor: Ellenor Brown
Project: Sensorimotor Control During Physiological Sympathetic Activation

Kishan Pithadia - Georgia Tech

Regenerative Engineering & Medicine Center Scholar
Mentor: Brett Klosterhoff
Project: Dynamic Morphometry Analysis of Regenerating Bone

Lab: Robert Guldberg

Rebecca Poole - Agnes Scott College

Mentor: Ciara Caltagirone

Marc Powell - Georgia Tech

Bell Scholar
Mentor: Ming-fai Fong
Project: Multi-well optogenetic stimulation system for studying homeostatic synaptic plasticity in cultured cortical networks in vitro

Bryant Price - Morehouse College

Mentor: Manu Platt

Andrew Procter - Emory University

Mentor: Jeff Gross/Shing-Yi Cheng

Matthew Prohaska - Georgia Tech

Mentor: Tiffany Johnson

Krishna Pucha - Emory University

Cell Manufacturing Technologies (CMaT) Scholar
Mentor: Jay McKinney
Project: Project: Characterization of Pediatric and Adult hMSC Therapeutic Potency in Arthritis

Lab: Nick Willett

Renee Puvvada - Georgia Tech

Pruitt Scholar
Mentor: Katily Ramirez
Project: Antibacterial Fabrics for Reducing Hospital-acquired Infections

Lab: Todd-Sulchek

Yasmin Rahmani - Georgia State University

Mentor: Crystal Simon

Julia Raykin - Southern Poly Tech

Mentor: Delfi Krishna

Connie Rich - Georgia Tech

Mentor: Jonathan Sylvester

Wendy Rich - Georgia Tech

Mentor: Jeff Halladay

Megan Rich - Georgia Tech

Beckman Coulter Scholar
Mentor: Yash Chitalia
Project: Tool Usage by an Assistive Mobile Manipulator for Activities of Daily Living

Dylan Richards - Georgia Tech

Mentor: Clare Gollnick
Project: A Functional Role for Perineuronal Nets in Modulating Cortical Plasticity in the Rodent Barrel Cortex

Elizabeth Richter - Georgia Tech

Mentor: Brian Conklin

Lab: J. Chen

Milan Riddick - Georgia Tech

Pruitt Scholar
Mentor: Pranav Kalelkar
Project: Codelivery of Bacteriophage and Mucolytic DNase using Poly(lactic-co-glycolic acid) (PLGA) Microparticles to Mitigate of Bacterial Lung Infection

Lab: Andrés García

Matthew Ritch - Georgia Tech

Regenerative Engineering & Medicine Center Scholar
Mentor: Bailey Hannon
Project: Determining Efficacy and Toxicitiy of Genipin-induced Scleral Crosslinking in Rat Eyes

Lab: C. Ross Ethier

Mindy Ross - Georgia Tech

Pruitt Scholar
Mentor: Tyler Nelson
Project: Assessment of lymphatic dysfunction in obesity by development of a novel metric of lymphatic vascular permeability using near-infrared (NIR) imaging

Lab: J. Brandon Dixon

William Rountree - Georgia Tech

UCB Scholar
Mentor: Yogi Patel
Project: Shape memory polymer electrodes for chronic peripheral nerve stimulation

Lab: Robert Butera

Sydney Rowson - Georgia Tech

Medtronic Scholar
Mentor: Alana Reed
Project: Investigation of the cytoskeleton and energy-dependent processes as mechanisms of lipid transport across the lymphatic endothelium

Calvin Runnels - Georgia Tech

Beckman Coulter Scholar
Mentor: Nicholas Kovacs
Project: Ribosomal RNA Assisted Protein Folding

Lab: Loren Williams

Abdullah Saif - Georgia Tech

Mentor: Stacey Schutte

Arushi Saini - Georgia Tech

Dasher Scholar
Mentor: Osiris Martinez-Guzman
Project: Illuminating the Role of Mitochondrial Dynamics on Heme Homeostasis

Lab: Amit-Reddi

Stephanie Sanchez - Agnes Scott College

Petit Endowment
Mentor: Angel Santiago-Lopez
Project: Optogenetic Control of DCC Signaling for Guided Axonal Regeneration

Brian Sanner - Georgia Tech

Gertler-Clark Scholar
Mentor: Yogi Patel
Project: Project: Long-term Effects of Electrical Stimulation of Peripheral Nerves

Andrea Santiago - Georgia Tech

Petit Endowment
Mentor: Andrew Tadros
Project: Investigation of STAR Particle Insertion Depth and Drug Delivery Enhancement

Lab: Mark-Prausnitz

Amanda Schaefer - Georgia Tech

Dasher Scholar
Mentor: Emily Jackson
Project: Microfluidics for Environmental Control and Quantitative Analysis of Stem Cell Aggregate Differentiation

Lab: Hang-Lu

Jason Schmaltz - Georgia Tech

Mentor: Padmini Rangamani

Peter Schnaak - Georgia Tech

Beckman Coulter Scholar
Mentor: Betul Kacar
Project: Exploring the Pathways of Adaptive Protein Evolution in E.coli

Thomas Schneider - Georgia Tech

Mentor: George McConnell

Jessica (St. John) Schrader - Georgia Tech

Mentor: Karen Polizzi

Aaron Schueneman - Georgia Tech

Mentor: Jan Stegemann

Maggie Schwab - Agnes Scott

Mentor: Michael Foster

Vincent Scoglietti - Georgia Tech

Mentor: Chris Banna

Lab: Jung Choi

Larry Scott - Morehouse College

Mentor: Jeremy Lim
Project: Aggrecan-containing Hydrogels for Regeneration of the Ligament-bone Interface

Marc Seaman - Georgia Tech

Mentor: Allison Dennis

Jake Sebring - Georgia Tech

Children's Healthcare of Atlanta Scholar
Mentor: Maria Restrepo
Project: Surgical Planning of Fontan Procedure for Single Ventricle Congenital Heart Defects: A Robustness Analysis

Richard Seeger - Georgia Tech

Mentor: Dan Hallow

Sydney Shaffer - Georgia Tech

Mentor: Scott Wilson
Project: Novel Dual-release Drug Delivery Vehicles: Core-shell Microparticles

Lab: Murthy

Shalin Shah - Georgia Tech

Mentor: Peter Carnell

Hevil Shah - Georgia Tech

Mentor: Peter Henning

Abhinav Sharma - Emory University

St. Joseph's Translational Research Institute Scholar
Mentor: Brad Kairdolf
Project: Characterization of Biomarkers in Breast Cancer Cells with Quantum Dots and Detection of Brain Tumor Cells using SpectroPen

Joseph Shaver - Georgia Tech

Dasher Scholar
Mentor: Fabrice Bernard
Project: Nano-particles for Intra-articular Retention and Lymphatic Drug Delivery

Lab: J. Brandon Dixon

Christopher Skipwith - Georgia Tech

Mentor: Priyanka Rohatgi

Madeline Smerchansky - Georgia Tech

Regenerative Engineering & Medicine Center Scholar
Mentor: Kirsten Parratt
Project: Material-directed Chondrogenic Differentiation under Dynamic Culture Conditions

Lab: Krishnendu Roy

Andrew Smith - Georgia Tech

Mentor: Tony Tang/Joe Berglund

Courtney Smith - Georgia Institute of Technology

Pruitt Scholar
Mentor: Jennifer Leestma
Project: Machine Learning for Estimation of Whole-body Angular Momentum using Wearable Sensors

Lab: Aaron Young, Ph.D.

Ben Solomon - Emory University

Mentor: Stephen Yang

Meagan Spencer - Georgia Tech

Mentor: Heather Virginia

Fiona Splaine - Georgia Tech

Dasher Scholar
Mentor: Kelsey Kubelick
Project: Photomagnetic Nanoparticles for Glaucoma Therapy and Image-guided Tissue Engineering

Lab: Stanislav Emelianov

Sanjay Sridaran - Georgia Tech

Dot Defoor Powell Scholar
Mentor: Tanushree Thote
Project: Establish Novel Quantitative Parameters to Characterize Effects of Therapeutics on both Structure and Function in a Small Animal OA Model

Sraeyes Sridhar - Georgia Tech

Dasher Scholar
Mentor: Jenna Wilson
Project: Engineering a Platform to Harness Embryonic Stem Cell Trophic Secretion

Andrew St. James - Georgia Tech

Bell Scholar
Mentor: Brande Jones
Project: Deconstruction of the RIbosome In vitro and In vivo

Brandon Stanley - Morehouse College

Mentor: Tim Petrie

Isabelle Stasenko - Georgia Tech

UCB Scholar
Mentor: Efraín Cermeño
Project: Breast Cancer Cell Line Adhesive Property Characterization and Correlation to Tumor Initiating Cell (TIC) Phenotype

Lab: Andrés García

Sean Stephansson - Georgia Tech

Mentor: Ben Byers

Courtney Stewart - Georgia Tech

Mentor: Michael Sorensen

Max Stockslager - Georgia Tech

Beckman Coulter Scholar
Mentor: Torri Rinker
Project: Multi-Functional Delivery System for Spatial and Temporal Control of Therapeutic Agent Release

Patrick Strane - Georgia Tech

Mentor: Vincent Fiore
Project: Measuring the magnitude and frequency of cell-mediated forces applied to native ECM

Lee-Kai Sun - Georgia Tech

UCB Scholar
Mentor: Ian Miller
Project: Engineering Genetic Thermal Switches for Remote Control of Therapeutic T Cells

Lab: Gabe Kwong

Anirudh Sundararaghavan - Georgia Tech

Mentor: Renee Cottle
Project: Application of Nanotechnology to the Study of G-protein Signaling Within a Live Cell

Subina Surendran - Georgia Tech

Mentor: Torrence Welch

Emiko Suzuki - Georgia Tech

Mentor: Jason Xu/Brent Nix

Kevin Tao - Georgia Tech

Cell Manufacturing Technologies (CMaT) Scholar
Mentor: Fang-Yi "Ida" Su
Project: Low-cost, Ultrasensitive Detection of T cells using CRISPR-based Diagnostics

Lab: Gabe Kwong

Lambros Tassoulas - Georgia Tech

Mentor: Rachel Johnston
Project: Small Hairpin RNA Knock Down of Target Genes through Plasmid Transfection in Brachionus Manjavacas (rotifera)

Matt Tate - Georgia Tech

Mentor: Kelly Mitchell

Kayla Taylor - Spelman College

Cell Manufacturing Technologies (CMaT) Scholar
Mentor: Andre Norfleet
Project: Omics-guided Computational Optimization of iPSC-Cardiomyocyte Metabolic Function

Lab: Melissa Kemp

Evan Teng - Georgia Tech

Beckman Coulter Scholar
Mentor: Haylee Bachman
Project: Optimize Surface Display Expression of Proteins on E. coli Cells

Charles Terry - Georgia Tech

Mentor: Taylor Updegrove

Ranni Tewfik - Georgia Tech

Mentor: Rich Carpenedo

Ben Thomas - Georgia Tech

Mentor: Karthik Nagapudi

Lab: Chaikoff

Megan (Cornwell) Thomas - Agnes Scott College

Mentor: Ping Wang

Paxton Threatt - Georgia Tech

Dasher Scholar
Mentor: Andrew McAvoy
Project: Exploring Functional Interplay Between Burkholderia spp. Quorum Sensing Circuit

Lab: Neha Garg

Julianne Tijani - Georgia Institute of Technology

Dasher Scholar
Mentor: Aawaz Pokhrel
Project: Structural and Mechanical Properties of Surface Attached Bacterial Colonies

Lab: Peter Yunker, Ph.D.

Bao Ngoc To - Georgia Tech

Mentor: John Connelly

Luke Tomasovic - Georgia Tech

UCB Scholar
Mentor: Ana Stringari de Castro
Project: Designing a Staphylococcus Aureus Vaccine with Increased Immunogenicity towards Staphylococcal Cytotoxins

Lab: Ravi Kane

Moya Tomlin - Georgia Tech

Children's Healthcare of Atlanta Scholar
Mentor: Dustin Huard
Project: Structural and Biophysical Characterization of the Interaction between Hsp90β and Myocilin OLF

Lab: Raquel-Lieberman

Samantha Torres - Georgia Tech

Children's Healthcare of Atlanta Scholar
Mentor: Molly Hopper
Project: Targeted Metabolomics Tools to Understand Beneficial Effects Associated with Physical Activity

Lab: Facundo Fernandez

Lauren Troxler - Georgia Tech

Mentor: Erin Spinner
Project: Effect of Tricuspid Valvular and Subvalvular Geometric Alterations on Chordal Forces

Phillip Trusty - Georgia Tech

Mentor: Kathryn Smith
Project: Development of Tough Photopolymerizable Composite Polymer Networks for Orthopedic Applications

Cuong Tu - Georgia Tech

Mentor: Jamie Chilton

Gaurav Tuteja - Georgia Tech

Mentor: Weimin Feng

Thibault Twahirwa - Morehouse College

Medtronic Scholar
Mentor: David Molony
Project: Evaluation of Methodologies for the 3D Reconstruction of Coronary Arteries from Intravascular Ultrasound Images

Kristen Valentine - Georgia Tech

Mentor: Abhiruchi Agarwal

Edward van der Heijden - Georgia Tech

Mentor: Heather Virginia

Jose Vasquez Porto-Viso - Georgia Tech

Mentor: Sarah Griffiths
Project: Enhancing the Angiogenic Potential of MSCs

Amitej Venapally - Georgia Tech

Beckman Coulter Scholar
Mentor: Jay Haynes
Project: Investigating the Role of the Ancestral Ribosome in Proto-peptide Formation

Lab: Loren Williams

Ehud B. "Udi" Vermesh - Emory University

Mentor: Pavel Kamaev

Glenn Wagner - Georgia Tech

Mentor: Roman Mezencev
Project: Studies on the Molecular Basis of Cisplatin Resistance in Ovarian and Pancreatic Cancer Cell Lines

Alexandra Wagner - Agnes Scott College

Medtronic Scholar
Mentor: Natalie Saini
Project: Determining the importance of post-translational modifications of Rvb1 and Rvb2 in DNA secondary structure metabolism

Yichen Wang - Georgia Tech

Children's Healthcare of Atlanta Scholar
Mentor: Robert Mannino
Project: Increased Erythrocyte Rigidity is Sufficient to Cause Endothelial Dysfunction in Sickle Cell Disease

James Waring - Georgia Tech

Mentor: Alyssa Ngangan

William Wellborn - Georgia Tech

Mentor: Tracey Murphy

Kenneth Williams - Georgia Tech

Mentor: Sunil Saini

Lab: Wick

Justin Williams - Georgia Tech

GB Espy Scholar
Mentor: Igor Rupniewski
Project: Evolution of a Lysine Utilizing Intein

Megen Wittling - Georgia Tech

Children's Healthcare of Atlanta Scholar
Mentor: Mariana Delfino Machina
Project: Characterization of Metalloproteinases during neural crest EMT and migration

Lab: Shuyi Nie

Caroline Wu - Georgia Tech

Petit External Advisory Board
Mentor: Christian Waiblinger
Project: Pushing the Perceptual Boundary Towards Optimal Performance in a Detection Task with Changing Stimulus Statistics

Lab: Garrett Stanley

Kent Yamamoto - Georgia Tech

Beckman Coulter Scholar
Mentor: Yash Chitalia
Project: Phantom Model System Design for Testing Medical Robots

Lab: Jaydev Desai

Chen Yang - Georgia Tech

Mentor: Matt Wagner

Lab: Wick

Daniel Yeager - Georgia Tech

Mentor: Priyanka Rohatgi

Victor Yeh - Georgia Tech

Mentor: James Broering

Kevin Yin - Georgia Tech

Beckman Coulter Scholar
Mentor: Mary Kho
Project: Calcium Signaling in Neural Crest Cell Migration

Lab: Shuyi Nie

Chun Yong - Georgia Tech

Mentor: Alison Lawson
Project: In Vitro Culturing of Alginate Beads to Assess In Vivo Stability

Chun Yong - Georgia Tech

Mentor: Alison Lawson
Project: In Vitro Culturing of Alginate Beads to Assess In Vivo Stability

Yen-Hua Yu - Emory University

Mentor: Renee Wegrzyn

Jennifer Zhang - Georgia Tech

Children's Healthcare of Atlanta Scholar
Mentor: Dwight Chambers
Project: Project: Extracelluilar Stiffness "Pries" Apart the Nuclear Membrane's Regulation of TGF-Beta

Corey Zheng - Georgia Tech

Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta Scholar
Mentor: Seung Yup "Paul" Lee
Project: Design of the Optical Sensors for Brain Blood Flow Monitoring in Children with Sickle Cell Disease

Lab: Erin M. Buckley

Jaqueline Zhu - Emory University

UCB Scholar
Mentor: Xuanwen Hua
Project: Hybrid Super-Resolution and Light-Field Microscopy for Simultaneous Anatomical and Functional Neuronal Imaging

Andy Zhu - Georgia Tech

Mentor: Jin Gao