2022 Scholars and Mentors

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.