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.
David Agyeman-Budu's area of research is developing an x-ray scanning probe technique called confocal x-ray fluorescence (CXRF) microscopy at the Cornell High Energy Synchrotron Source (CHESS). He is one of six doctoral students to receive a Commercialization Fellowship under the College of Engineering.
Biomedical Engineering student Madhur Srivastava's area of research is signal processing in magnetic resonance spectroscopic and imaging techniques such as Electron Spin Resonance (ESR), Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) and Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI). He is one of six doctoral students to receive a Commercialization Fellowship under the College of Engineering.
Mitchell Ishmael works on understanding the heat capacity of fluid mixtures under supercritical conditions. He is one of six doctoral students to receive a Commercialization Fellowship under the College of Engineering.
Amanda Bares' work focuses on the design of new laser microscope tools enabling researchers to visualize multiple cells and cell types simultaneously. She is one of six doctoral students who recently received a Commercialization Fellowship under the College of Engineering.