Student Profiles 2010-11

Alex Iteen is a second year student majoring in Biology. He is interested in bioengineering and synthetic biology. He is currently working in Dr. Fygenson’s lab on DNA nanotubes.
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Ashley Scott is a third year student majoring in Chinese and Global Studies. She is interested in issues of race and racism in education and will be working with Dr. Winant this quarter to further limit the scope of this topic.
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Erin is a second year biology major. She is currently looking for a lab to research in and hopes to find one soon!
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Jenny Lei is a second year majoring in Mechanical Engineering. She is working with Professor Luke Theogarajan on modeling nanoscale physics using COMSOL Multiphysics.
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Jordanne is a third year student majoring in Chemical Engineering. She is interested in research relating to medicine and pharmaceuticals and is currently working in Professor Samir Mitragotri’s lab this year.
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Madison Cornwell is a second year student majoring in Biochemistry and Spanish. She is a EUREKA intern through the California NanoSystems Institute and the Resident Assistant of the Women in Science and Technology House in Manzanita Village. She will be working closely with Dr. Kosik and graduate student Israel Hernandez for the remainder of her time at UCSB.
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Mandy is a second year student majoring in aquatic sciences. She is having fun exploring whatever fields pique her interest but eventually hopes for a career studying animal behavior in response to climate change for NOAA.
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Nathaniel Scheidemen is a fourth year student majoring in Sociology and minoring in LGBTQ Studies. He is interested in gender and sexuality and is working with Dr. Beth Schneider in Sociology and the McNair Scholars program. His research focuses on the division of childcare labor in gay male partnerships.
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Nicole Perez is a third year student majoring in Sociology and Chicana/o Studies. She is interested in mixed race identity and is working with Professor Reginald Daniel in sociology and the McNair Scholars program. Her research focuses on the moment where an individual experienced an “awakened” identity and adopted a multiracial one.
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Paul Weitekamp is a second year physics major studying nano-structures of DNA. His interests include nanotechnology, integrated circuits, acoustics, neural networks, and computer science.
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Zoe Swank is a third year student majoring in biochemistry. She is interested in evolution and ecology as well, and how it is linked to the biochemistry in different organisms. She will be working with RNA nanoparticle programming and assembly in Professor Jaeger’s lab.
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Alex Iteen is a second year student majoring in Biology. He is interested in bioengineering and synthetic biology. He is currently working in Dr. Fygenson's lab on DNA nanotubes.
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David Wallace is a third year student majoring in Biochemistry/Molecular Biology. He is currently working in Professor Weimbs's lab studying the pathogenic mechanisms of Autosomal Dominant Polycystic Kidney Disease (ADPKD).
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Eneida Chesnut is a senior majoring in chemical engineering. She transferred from SBCC, where she studied chemistry. She works with organic materials for solar cells and is very interested in renewable energy research.
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Erzsebet is a second year chemical engineering major. She is interested in biotechnology and biophysics, and is working in Professor David Awschalom's lab investigating how cephalopod skin responds to different types of stimulation by light.
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Madison Cornwell is a second year student majoring in Biochemistry and Spanish. She is a EUREKA intern through the California NanoSystems Institute and the Resident Assistant of the Women in Science and Technology House in Manzanita Village. She will be working closely with Dr. Kosik and graduate student Israel Hernandez for the remainder of her time at UCSB.
See all her posts
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