Louisa Smieska takes an interdisciplinary approach to her work as a scientist and researcher. She is currently a fellow at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, where she uses a technique called x-ray fluorescence (XRF) to identify which chemical elements are present in various artworks.
Lin Ma received her Ph.D. in Materials Science and Engineering in August 2016. Her work focuses on advanced materials for energy storage systems.
Sociologist and Frank H.T. Rhodes Postdoctoral Fellow April Sutton works in the Cornell Population Center researching the areas of stratification and inequality, education, gender, labor markets, race and ethnicity, and work and occupations.
Postdoc Sarah Adeyemo works in Tim Settler's lab studying strategies to induce flowering in the staple crop cassava, the third most important source of calories for individuals in the tropics, especially in sub-Saharan Africa, Asia, and Latin America.
Development economist Nathaniel Jensen studies the dynamics of welfare and poverty reduction. He plans to move to Nairobi, Kenya, with his family in the near future to continue this work.
Dumizulu Tembo's work looks at the role of monocytes and macrophages in contributing to severe malaria in children. Tembo grew up in Malawi and had malaria as a child, which inspired her to form her career around eliminating the disease.
Postdoc Spencer Debenport studies the diversity and function of microorganisms in plants and soils, specifically focusing on the impacts of nitrogen deposition on microbial decomposition of forest leaf litter.
Whitten Overby's research focuses on how, why, and where television functions as an apparatus and an active agent in defining spatial tastes and behaviors. He received this year's Distinguished Master's Thesis Award from the Northeastern Association of Graduate Schools for his work, "Postcards from God."
Hui Jing, a graduate student in chemistry and chemical biology, recently received the Howard Hughes Medical Institute International Student Research Fellowship.
This summer, Gabrielle Borenstein was awarded the prestigious and competitive Dolores Zohrab Liebmann Fellowship, which was established to support graduate students with outstanding character and ability who hold promise for achievement and distinction in their chosen fields of study.