As the QBioS program enters its third year, our first cohort of students are making progress on their doctoral thesis proposals, with a variety of interesting topics.
As the QBioS program enters its third year, our first cohort of students are making progress on their doctoral thesis proposals, with a variety of interesting topics!
In the spring and summer, three students presented and passed their proposals:
- Elma Kajtaz (advisor Richard Nichols) presented, “Quantitative Analysis of Autogenic and Intermuscular Pathways in Cats with Spinal Cord Injury.”
- Alexander Bo Lee (advisor David Hu) presented, “Sniffing for Underwater Olfaction.”
- Joy Putney (advisor Simon Sponberg) presented, “Temporal encoding, coordination, and adaptation in a comprehensive, spike-resolved motor program.”
In September/October, five additional students are scheduled:
- Shlomi Cohen (advisors Jennifer Curtis and Shuyi Nie) – “The Biomechanical Role of Hyaluronan in Cell Migration”
- Nolan English (advisor Matt Torres) – “From Sequence to Significance: Machine learning for functional prioritization of Post Translational Modifications”
- Pedro Marquez Zacarias (advisor William Ratcliff) – “Fitness and phenotype dynamics during the transition to multicellularity”
- Hector Augusto Velasco Perez (advisor Flavio Fenton) – “Spatio-temporal reconstruction of electrical reentrant waves in cardiac tissue”
- Seyed Alireza Zamani Dahaj (advisors Peter Yunker and William Ratcliff) – “Heritability and Superflake Yeasts: Two Steps in the Transitions to Multicellularity.”
Stephen Thomas (advisor Sam Brown) and Lijiang Long (advisor Patrick McGrath) will present their proposals later in the fall/winter.