Manish Raghavan is one of two Cornell graduate students who were selected for the 2018-19 Microsoft Ph.D. Fellowship Program. His work investigates how the rising presence of algorithms in our lives presents both opportunities and challenges as we strive for a fair and free society.
Theresa Rocha Beardall is a Ph.D. candidate in sociology whose work is focused on race, policing, and inequality. She helped to create the NextGen Professors Program and is in the 2017-2018 cohort.
Postdoctoral scholar Jermain Toney's work examines the link between household financial status and health. He is also in the 2017-2018 cohort of the NextGen Professors Program.
A Ph.D. student in city and regional planning, Jared Enriquez's dissertation investigates how aging population structures influence local capacity to mitigate flood risks. He is also in the 2017-2018 cohort of the NextGen Professors Program.
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.
John J. Michael is a teaching postdoc focused on implementing teaching techniques that promote active learning in both small and large classes.
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 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.
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, 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.