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2021 CTSC TL1 Awardees

Josue Barnes, BS

Graduate Student, Weill Cornell Medicine

For his research, Josue explores non-invasive detection of blastocyst ploidy using machine learning.

TL1 Research Mentors:
Iman Hajirasouliha, MS, PhD, Assistant Professor, Physiology and Biophysics, Weill Cornell Medicine                                Nikica Zaninovic, MS, PhD, Associate Professor, Reproductive Medicine, Weill Cornell Medicine
Anna-Katerina, PhD, Associate Member, Developmental Biology, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

Julia Brown, PhD

Postdoctoral Associate, Weill Cornell Medicine

Julia’s research investigates the role of the premature infant microbiome in determining the immune response to respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) infection.

TL1 Research Mentors:
Melody Zeng, PhD, Assistant Professor, Pediatrics, Weill Cornell Medicine
Theresa Lu, MD, PhD, Professor, Autoimmunity and Inflammation, Hospital for Special Surgery
Stefan Worgall, MD, PhD, Professor, Pulmonology, Allergy and Immunology, Weill Cornell Medicine

 

Andrew Lee, BS

Graduate Student, Weill Cornell Medicine

Andrews's research examines chemogenetic-mediated improvement of learning deficits in a mouse model of autism.

TL1 Research Mentors:
Alexandra Joyner, PhD, Member, Developmental Biology, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
Anjali Rajadhyaksha, PhD, Professor, Pediatrics, Weill Cornell Medicine

 

Jeffrey Pea, BS

Graduate Student, Cornell University – Ithaca

Jeffrey's research explores convolutional neural networks and machine learning in the identification of ultrasonographic features of ovarian morphology.

TL1 Research Mentors:

Marla Lujan, MSC, PhD, Associate Professor, Nutritional Sciences, Cornell University
Iman Hajirasouliha, BS, MS, PhD, Assistant Professor, Physiology and Biophysics, Weill Cornell Medicine                              Steven Spandorfer, MD, Associate Professor, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Weill Cornell Medicine

Fanny Vatter, MS, PhD

Postdoctoral Associate, Weill Cornell Medicine

For her research, Fanny investigates exercise-induced exosomes providing a therapeutic potential for breast cancer prevention.

TL1 Research Mentors:
David Lyden, MD, PhD, Professor, Pediatrics, Weill Cornell Medicine
Lee Jones, PhD, Attending, Medicine, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

 

Nicholas Vernice, BA

Medical Student, Weill Cornell Medicine

Nicholas’s research assesses patient-specific, 3D-printed bioengineered implants for nasal reconstruction.

TL1 Research Mentors:
Jason Spector, BA, MD, Professor, Surgery, Weill Cornell Medicine
Lawrence Bonassar, PhD, BS, MS, Professor, Biomedical Engineering, Cornell University

 

 

 

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