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2020 Scholars and Mentors

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

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

Kasey Cervantes - Emory University

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

Lab: Arijit Raychowdhury

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Paxton Threatt - Georgia Tech

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

Lab: Neha Garg

Kevin Yin - Georgia Tech

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

Lab: Shuyi Nie