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Postdoc Sarah Lower
Postdoc Spotlight: Sarah Lower

Evolutionary biologist Sarah Lower studies short repetitive DNA sequences, called satellite DNA, which make up a substantial portion of most genomes and are linked to certain human diseases such as cancer and premature aging.

Teaching Postdoc John J. Michael
Postdoc Spotlight: John J. Michael

John J. Michael is a teaching postdoc focused on implementing teaching techniques that promote active learning in both small and large classes.

Postdoc Seçil Yilmaz
Postdoc Spotlight: Seçil Yilmaz

Near Eastern Studies postdoc Seçil Yilmaz studies the history of medicine, gender, and sexuality in the late Ottoman Empire by looking at how syphilis was perceived and treated by different segments of the society.

Postdoc Ana Maria Porras
Postdoc Spotlight: Ana Maria Porras

Postdoc Ana Maria Porras works with Dr. Ilana Brito in the Meinig School of Biomedical Engineering studying multiple aspects of the human microbiome and developing tools to engineer it.

Postdoc Justin Richardson
Postdoc Spotlight: Justin Richardson

Geochemist Justin Richardson is currently a Critical Zone Observatory Network Postdoctoral Fellow and will begin his position as an assistant professor at the University of Massachusetts Amherst in 2018.

Mark W. Deets, History
Student Spotlight: Mark W. Deets

Mark W. Deets, a U.S. Marine Corps veteran and historian whose dissertation investigates the spatial history of Senegal’s Casamance conflict, will begin a teaching job at The American University in Cairo in August 2017.

Allison Truhlar, Biological and Environmental Engineering
Student Spotlight: Allison Truhlar

A graduate student in biological and environmental engineering, Allison Truhlar studies E. coli adaptations for survival in agricultural soil, as well as greenhouse gas emissions from residential septic systems. She also conducts research on her teaching.

Hannah Ryan, History of Art, Archaeology, and Visual Studies
Student Spotlight: Hannah Ryan

A Ph.D. candidate in art history and visual studies, Hannah Ryan looks at the visual and social history of the Americas as told through imagery of infant feeding. The overarching goal of her project is to normalize the sight of breastfeeding in the humanities.

Aaron Chiou, Biomedical Engineering
Student Spotlight: Aaron Chiou

Biomedical engineering doctoral student Aaron Chiou studies bone metastasis, which is the spread of cancer to bone. By researching how cancer works in the body, Chiou hopes to develop ways to prevent it from growing and spreading.

Xiaolu (Lucy) Wang, Economics
Student Spotlight: Xiaolu (Lucy) Wang

Xiaolu (Lucy) Wang is a third-year Ph.D. student in economics studying innovation and intellectual property rights in healthcare markets.

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