2021 NSF REU


Fellow’s Institution

Research Mentor

Project Title

Ashley Boatright

Austin College Prof. Caitlin Davis Mimicking the cellular environment for RNA folding studies

Hannah Chen

Vanderbilt University

Prof. Tony Koleske and Prof. Jessica Cardin

Impact of TRIO mutations on the spatiotemporal dynamics of cortical activity

Andres Cubero Cruz

University of Puerto Rico-Mayaguez Prof. Jing Yan

Half-space cavity expansion theory with application to the growth and morphogenesis of confined biofilms

Aliza Fisher

Yale University Prof. Corey O’Hern

Comparing the differences in jammed packing vibrations between disconnected disks and polymers

Carolyn Fulton

Schreiner University Prof.  David van Dijk Developing machine learning frameworks to study brain dynamics and its role incomputation

Saachi Grewal

Yale University Prof. Corey O’Hern

Weighted laplacian smoothing method for the enhancement of porous 3D biological meshes

Judith Landau

Califfornia State University, Los Angeles

Prof. Michael Murrell

The role of mechanical feedback on biochemical oscillations in Xenopus Oocytes

Karlaes Morales

Yale University Prof. Corey O’Hern

Athermal, quasistatic simple shear of a purely repulsive amorphous materials under constant pressure

Rithvik Nalamalapu

College of William and Mary

Prof. Farren Issacs

Designing versatile genetic systems to engineer diverse microbes

Irene Pak

Yale University

Prof. Gunter Wagner

Investigating the role of proteasomes in TGFB1 signaling and human vulnerability to cancer malignancy

Alexander Plonski University of Colorado, Denver Prof. Corey O’Hern

Protein core formation in molecular dynamics simulations

Jorge Urbina University of Chicago Prof. Zachary Levine Utilizing coarse-grained simulations to deduce the size and diffusion of amyloid oligomers

In 2021, we ran our REU Site remotely.