Eilis Monahan, Near Eastern Studies
Student Spotlight: Eilis Monahan

Near Eastern studies graduate student Eilis Monahan recently received an NSF Doctoral Dissertation Improvement Grant and a Fulbright U.S. Student Fellowship to fund her dissertation research in Cyprus.

Joonsuk (Jon) Park, Computer Science
Student Spotlight: Joonsuk (Jon) Park

Joonsuk (Jon) Park earned his Ph.D. in Computer Science this spring and will begin a teaching position at Williams College this fall.

Sachi Horibata, Pharmacology
Student Spotlight: Sachi Horibata

This March, pharmacology Ph.D. student Sachi Horibata was named the winner of this year’s Three Minute Thesis competition for her work titled “PAD12 – New Approaches to Treating Breast Cancer.”

Kalia Bistolas, Microbiology
Student Spotlight: Kalia Bistolas

Microbiology graduate student Kalia Bistolas studies the ecology of viruses that infect aquatic microcrustaceans. She recently received a travel grant from the Graduate School to collect samples in Eastern Australia for her research needs.

Mariano Sanchez Talanquer, Government
Student Spotlight: Mariano Sanchez Talanquer

Government graduate student Mariano Sanchez Talanquer's dissertation focuses on the critical historical periods of state-building during the 20th century in Mexico and Colombia, which has involved several trips to these countries to gather necessary research.

Postdoc Rebecca Dyer
Postdoc Spotlight: Rebecca Dyer

Rebecca Dyer, a postdoctoral associate in psychology, conducts research that studies perceptions of blame and the interaction between perpetrator-blame and victim-blame.

Nirav Patel, Natural Resources
Student Spotlight: Nirav Patel

A Ph.D. student in natural resources, Nirav Patel's doctoral research is focused on renewable energy education.

Anna Levina, Plant Breeding
Student Spotlight: Anna Levina

Plant breeding graduate student Anna Levina studies disease resistance in potatoes, specifically focusing on QTL mapping of common scab resistance and also mapping genes responsible for tuber shape and color.

Nick Fesette, Theatre Arts
Student Spotlight: Nick Fesette

Theatre arts graduate student Nick Fesette's work focuses on incarceration studies and prison theatre in the United States. As part of his studies, Fesette volunteers at Auburn Prison in Auburn, New York, working closely with the incarcerated men who make up the Phoenix Players Theatre Group.

Chantal Koechli, Microbiology
Student Spotlight: Chantal Koechli

Chantal Koechli is a Ph.D. student in the field of microbiology. Her work looks at the cycling of carbon substrates by soil microbes and how this fits into the larger ecology of the soil system.