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Shlomi Cohen

Graduation Semester: Spring 2022
Employer/Job Title: Job Plans Pending
Advisor: Jennifer Curtis and Shuyi Nie
Home School: Physics
Dissertation Title: The Biomechanical Role of Hyaluronan in Cell Adhesion and Migration

Nolan English

Graduation Semester: Spring 2022
Employer/Job Title: Postdoctoral Researcher with the Atom Consortium at Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Advisor: Matt Torres
Home School: Biological Sciences
Dissertation Title: Using heuristic derived features in machine learning to recommend post translational modifications for experimental study

Elma Kajtaz

Graduation Semester: May 2019
Employer/Job Title: Senior Consultant at Deloitte (Managing a Data Science Team)
Advisor: Richard Nichols
Home School: Biological Sciences
Dissertation Title: Autogenic and Intermuscular Pathways in Cats with Partial Spinal Cord Lesions

Alexander Lee

Graduation Semester: December 2020
Employer/Job Title: High School Math Teacher via Project NURTURE (Douglas County)
Advisor: David Hu
Home School: Biological Sciences
Dissertation Title: Star-shaped bubbles and cubic feces: geometry through soft matter

Guanlin Li

Graduation Semester: August 2021
Employer/Job Title: Quantitative Researcher at Chicago Trading Company (CTC)
Advisor: Joshua Weitz
Home School: Physics
Dissertation Title: Optimization and Control of Virus-Host Systems

Lijiang Long

Graduation Semester: December 2020
Employer/Job Title: Data Scientist at the Home Depot
Advisor: Patrick McGrath
Home School: Biological Sciences
Dissertation Title: Quantitative Methods to Understand Reproductive Isolation that Contribute to Specialization

Joy Putney

Graduation Semester: Fall 2021
Employer/Job Title: Associate Service Fellow in CDC Office of Science (Data Strategy and Analytics Team)
Advisor: Simon Sponberg
Home School: Biological Sciences
Dissertation Title: Temporal Encoding, Precision, and Coordination in a Comprehensive, Spike-Resolved Motor Program

Hector Velasco-Perez

Graduation Semester: Spring 2022
Employer/Job Title: Scientist at Maxwell Biomedical (Start-up company in San Diego, developing a therapeutic device for patients suffering from Atrial Fibrulation.)
Advisor: Flavio Fenton
Home School: Physics
Dissertation Title: Methods for model reduction in cardiac dynamics

Seyed-Alireza Zamani-Dahaj

Graduation Semester: August 2021
Employer/Job Title: Senior Scientist at GenoTwin
Advisor: Peter Yunker
Home School: Physics
Dissertation Title: De novo evolution of macroscopic multicellularity and trait heritability in major transitions