2018-2019 Dissertation Fellowship Recipients

Computational & Integrative BiologyChildhood Studies

Ruchi Lohia, PhD Candidate in Computational & Integrative Biology
Proposed Dissertation Title: Mechanism Underlying Conformational Effects of a Disease-Associated Hydrophobic-to-Hydrophobic Substitution on an Intrinsically Disordered Region

Linlin Zhao, PhD Candidate in Computational & Integrative Biology
Proposed Dissertation Title: Mechanism-Driven Computational Modeling of Hepatotoxicity Based on Chemical Information, Biological Data and Toxicity Pathways 

Lisa Puga, PhD Candidate in Childhood Studies
Proposed Dissertation Title: “Homeschooling is Our Protest:” A Snapshot of Fifteen African American Homeschooling Families Navigating the Nexus of Marginality and Liberation

2018-2019 Dean’s Graduate Conference Travel Grant Recipients 

Childhood Studies (MA/PhD)Computational & Integrative Biology (MS/PhD)Public Affairs (PhD)BiologyCriminal JusticePublic Administration

Smruthi Bala Kannan
PhD, Childhood Studies
Conference Title: AAS-in-Asia, Asia in Motion: Geographies and Genealogies
Conference Location: New Delhi, India
Presentation Title: Rhetorics of Sanitation and School Toilets
Faculty Adviser: Dr. Sarada Balagopalan

Jessica Schriver
PhD, Childhood Studies
Conference Title: Contemporary Childhood Conference
Conference Location: Glasgow, Scotland
Presentation Title: Post-Colonial Juvenile Justice
Faculty Adviser: Dr. Lauren Silver

Elisabeth Yang
PhD, Childhood Studies
Conference Title: Children and Youth on the Move Conference 2018
Conference Location: London, UK
Presentation Title: Babies ‘on the move’: Baby Carriages as “Coaches” of “Royalty” and Societal Realities in America and Britain, 1865-1950
Faculty Adviser: Dr. John Wall

Mark Nessel
PhD, Computational & Integrative Biology
Conference Title: Ecological Society of America Annual Meeting
Conference Location: New Orleans, LA
Presentation Title: Global Body Size Scaling of Elemental Content in Invertebrates and Vertebrates
Faculty Adviser: Dr. Angelica Gonzalez

Catherine Rosenberg
PhD, Computational & Integrative Biology
Conference Title: American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine
Conference Location: Dallas, TX
Presentation Title: Measuring Volume of Upper Extremities: Validity of Direct and Approximate Approaches
Faculty Adviser: Dr. Desmond Lun

Matthew Closter
PhD, Public Affairs
Conference Title: Community Development Society
Conference Location: Detroit, MI
Presentation Title: Community School and Universiy Anchor Transforms Neighborhood
Faculty Adviser: Dr. Gloria Bonilla-Santiago

Wanda Garcia
PhD, Public Affairs
Conference Title: Community Development Society
Conference Location: Detroit, MI
Presentation Title: Community School and Universiy Anchor Transforms Neighborhood
Faculty Adviser: Dr. Gloria Bonilla-Santiago

Kathrina DeWitt
MS, Biology 
Conference Title: Ecological Society of America
Conference Location: New Orleans, LA
Presentation Title: A stiochiometric niche approach to pitcher-plant food webs
Faculty Adviser: Dr. Angelica Gonzalez

Morgan Kelley
MS, Biology 
Conference Title: Ecological Society of America
Conference Location: New Orleans, LA
Presentation Title: Global functional trait variation of terrestrial and aquatic animals
Faculty Adviser: Dr. Angelica Gonzalez

Stephen Schulze
MS, Biology 
Conference Title: 14th International Symposium on Tardigrada
Conference Location: Copenhagen, DK
Presentation Title: The first record of marine tardigrades from New Jersey, USA
Faculty Adviser: Dr. John Dignton

Erin Doherty
MA, Criminal Justice
Conference Title: American Society of Criminology: Institutions, Cultures, and Crime
Conference Location: Atlanta, GA
Presentation Title: Neighborhood Health, Social Structure, and Family Violence
Faculty Adviser: Dr. Richard Stansfield

David Southgate
MPA, Public Administration
Conference Title: Council of Development Finance Agencies’ National Development Finance Summit
Conference Location: Dallas, TX
Presentation Title: Disaster Recovery through Brownfield Redevelopment

2018-2019 Dean’s Graduate Research Grant Recipients 

Biology

Caleb Gilbert
MS, Biology
Research Topic: Biological Diversity and ecosystem function in pitcher plants
Faculty Adviser: Dr. Angelica Gonzalez

Morgan Kelley
MS, Biology
Research Topic: Global functional trait variation of terrestrial and aquatic animals
Faculty Adviser: Dr. Angelica Gonzalez


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