Current Ambassadors


Joseph Chen
  • Joseph Chen '23
  • Major: Biology
  • Minor: Computer Science
  • Research Focus: Neuroscience, Neural Progenitor Cell Transplantation, Spinal Cord Injury
  • Years of Research Experience: 1
  • High School: Elkins High School
  • Advisor: Dr. Jennifer Dulin
Johnathan Ellard
  • Johnathan Ellard '23
  • Major: Wildlife and Fisheries Sciences
  • Research Focus: Alligator Gar, Movement Ecology, Diel Activity, Habitat Usage and Association
  • Years of Research Experience: 1
  • High School: Caldwell High School
  • Advisor: Dr. Joshuah Perkin
Emily Ha
  • Emily Ha '23
  • Major: Biology
  • Minor: Psychology
  • Research Focus: Y Chromosomes, Evolutionary Biology, Bioinformatic, Genome Assembly
  • Years of Research Experience: 1
  • High School: Cypress Ranch High School
  • Advisor: Dr. Heath Blackmon
Marissa Henley
  • Marissa Henley '23
  • Major: Public Health
  • Minor: Pre-Medicine
  • Research Focus: Medical Physiology, Lymphangiogenesis, Renal Lymphatics, Hypertension
  • Years of Research Experience: 2
  • High School: Manor New Technology High School
  • Advisor: Dr. Brett Mitchell
Sangji "David" Lee
  • Sangji "David" Lee '22
  • Major: Biomedical Sciences
  • Research Focus: Neuroscience, Attention
  • Years of Research Experience: 4
  • Project(s): Kim, A. J., Lee, D. S., & Anderson, B. A. (2021). The influence of threat on the efficiency of goal-directed attentional control. Psychological Research, 85, 980-986.
Sofia Quintero
  • Sofia Quintero '23
  • Major: Psychology
  • Minor: Neuroscience
  • Research Focus: Health Inequities, Minority Empowerment, Spatial Cognition
  • Years of Research Experience: 2
  • High School: Tompkins High School
  • Advisor: Dr. Idia Thurston
Jeremy Thomas
  • Jeremy Thomas '23
  • Major: Biomedical Engineering
  • Minor: Chemistry
  • Research Focus: Biomaterials, Tissue Engineering, 3D Bioprinting
  • Years of Research Experience: 1.5
  • High School: Marcus High School
  • Advisor: Dr. Akhilesh Gaharwar
  • Project(s): D. Chimene, K. Deo, J. Thomas, A.K. Gahawar (2021) Open Source Bioprinter Construction Through Conversion of Commercial 3D Printers. Manuscript in Preparation.
Meera Trikur
  • Meera Trikur '23
  • Major: Materials Science & Engineering
  • Minor: Engineering Project Management
  • Research Focus: Climate Change, Criminal Justice, Public Policy
  • Years of Research Experience: 1
  • High School: Reedy High School
  • Advisor: Dr. J. Carlee Purdum
Kayla Wilhoit
  • Kayla Wilhoit '23
  • Major: Biomedical Sciences
  • Minor: Genetics, Japanese
  • Research Focus: Genomics, Bioinformatics, Chromosome Rearrangement
  • Years of Research Experience: 2
  • High School: Homeschool
  • Advisor: Dr. Heath Blackmon