Beckman Scholars Profiles


Allison Baker
  • Allison Baker '23
  • Major: Biology
  • Advisor: Dr. Bruce Riley
Emily Chapa
  • Emily Chapa '23
  • Major: Biology
  • Advisor: Dr. Deborah Bell-Pedersen
Brandon Lookfong
  • Brandon Lookfong '22
  • Major: Biomedical Engineering
Ryan Rahman
  • Ryan Rahman '22
  • Major: Biology
Rachel Porter
  • Rachel Porter '19
  • Major: Molecular and Cellular Biology
  • Project(s):

    Undergraduate Research Scholar Thesis: Circadian Regulation of Ribosomal Protein Composition in Neurospora crassa (Pending Publication)
     

Cody Martin
  • Cody Martin '20
  • Major: Biochemistry and Genetics
  • Project(s):

    Undergraduate Research Scholar Thesis: Molecular, Genetic, and Biochemical Analysis of the Phikt Disruptin: A New Class of Lysis Proteins (Pending Publication)
     

Ashley Holt
  • Ashley Holt '19
  • Major: Biomedical Engineering
  • Project(s):

    Undergraduate Research Scholar Thesis: How Bacteriophage PhiKT Breaks Free: A New Phage Lysis Protein (Pending Publication)

    Texas A&M University, Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics College Station, Texas | Research Technician, January 2020 – Present 
     

Luke Oaks
  • Luke Oaks '19
  • Major: Biomedical Engineering
  • Project(s): Undergraduate Research Scholar Thesis: Improving Transformational Teaching and Learning by Advancing Higher Education Feedback-Based Dialogues at Texas A&M University 
    URS advisor: Heather Wilkinson

    Bray International, Inc. | Houston, TX  | July 2019 – Present Controls Engineer in Rotation 
Brooke Versaw
  • Brooke Versaw '18
  • Major: Chemistry
  • Minor: Business Administration
  • Project(s):

    Undergraduate Research Scholar Thesis: Natural Product-based Engineering Polymers: A Special Emphasis Toward Degradable Polycarbonate Materials from Quinic Acid and Cellulose (Pending Publication)

    PhD Candidate, California Institute of Technology, July 2018–present

Jennifer Tran
  • Jennifer Tran '18
  • Major: Biochemistry and Genetics
  • Minor: Biology and Classics
  • Project(s):

    Undergraduate Research Scholar Thesis: Genetic Characterization of Single-Stranded RNA Phage Lysis Genes 

Gabrielle Lessen
  • Gabrielle Lessen '18
  • Major: Biochemistry
  • Project(s):

    Undergraduate Research Scholar Thesis: Determining the Individual Roles of Telomere-Associated Proteins in Telomere Regulation in Arabidopsis 

    Summer Undergraduate Research Institution for the Study of Kidney Disease (SURISKD Program), University of Texas Southwestern Participant

Mikayla Barry
  • Mikayla Barry '17
  • Major: Biomedical Engineering
  • Project(s):

    Undergraduate Research Scholar Thesis: Dynamic Whole Blood Study of Silicone Modified with PEO-Silane Amphiphiles

    PhD in Materials from UC Santa Barbara fall 2022