Current Board Members

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Mack Cleveland
  • Mack Cleveland '23
  • Major: Materials Science and Engineering
Venkata Sai Varshitha Dhulipala
  • Venkata Sai Varshitha Dhulipala '25
  • Major: Molecular and Cell Biology
  • Minor: Public Health
  • Research Focus: Cell Biology and Molecular Clocks
  • Years of Research Experience: 1
  • High School: Heritage High School
Jake Fields
  • Jake Fields '25
  • Major: Biochemistry and Genetics
  • High School: Dripping Springs High School
Annaliese Fowler
  • Annaliese Fowler '23
  • Major: Biomedical Engineering
  • Minor: Bioinformatics
Jenna Glotfelty
  • Jenna Glotfelty '24
  • Major: Psychology
  • Minor: Woman and Gender Studies
  • Research Focus: Cognitive Neuroscience, Attentional Bias, Mental Health
  • Years of Research Experience: 0.5
  • High School: Richardson High School
Roshni Gowrisankar
  • Roshni Gowrisankar '25
  • Major: Molecular and Cellular Biology
  • Minor: Business Administration
  • Research Focus: Spatial Thinking & Psychology
  • Years of Research Experience: 2-3 months
  • High School: Centennial High School
  • Advisor: Dr. Heather Burte
  • Project(s): Matrix Usability in the Spatial Thinking and STEM lab
Nabila Haque
  • Nabila Haque '24
  • Major: Economics
  • High School: Clements High School
 Thao Ho
  • Thao Ho '22
  • Major: Bioinformatics
Aidan Holman
  • Aidan Holman '24
  • Major: Forensic & Investigative Sciences (Honors), Entomology (Honors)
  • Minor: Genetics
  • Research Focus: Forensic Science, Victim Identification, and Raman Spectroscopy
  • Years of Research Experience: 2
  • High School: William J. Brennan HS
  • Advisor: Dmitry Kurouski
  • Project(s): 1) FTIR-based differentiation of dye types among hair colorants 2) Raman spectroscopy enables highly accurate identification of male and female Palmer weeds 3) Identification of different tick species using Raman Spectroscopy 4) Locust and Grasshopper Differentiation elucidated by Raman Spectroscopy 5) The Capability of Raman Spectroscopy to Recognize Anatomical and Biological information of Dyed Hair
Michael Lord
  • Michael Lord '24
  • Major: Biochemistry
  • Minor: Chemistry
  • Research Focus: Ribosomal-Targeting Drugs, Mycobacterium tuberculosis, Drug Discovery & Design, Cryo-EM
  • Years of Research Experience: 1
  • High School: Waco High School
  • Advisor: Dr. Junjie Zhang
  • Project(s): I am currently designing a website for students in biochemistry and related fields! The website will host information about research from my experiences and will also provide support for classwork in undergraduate courses.
Ayesha Nagaria
  • Ayesha Nagaria '24
  • Major: Public Health
  • Research Focus: Health Policy, Microbial Pathogenesis and Immunology
  • Years of Research Experience: 1
  • High School: Seven Lakes High School
  • Advisor: Dr. Jon Skare
  • Project(s): Complement Evasion by Lyme Disease and Relapsing Fever Spirochetes 
Shivam Pancholy
  • Shivam Pancholy '25
  • Major: Biomedical Sciences
  • Research Focus: Cardiovascular Medicine, Sociology, Public Health, Biomedical Sciences
  • Years of Research Experience: 1
  • High School: Lawrence E. Elkins High School
Nidhi Pawate
  • Nidhi Pawate '24
  • Major: Genetics
  • Research Focus: Neuroscience
  • Years of Research Experience: 1
  • High School: Allen High School
  • Advisor: Dr. Samba Reddy
  • Project(s): Acknowledged in: Aptamer Sequence Phylogenetic Analysis Reveals Widespread Undescribed Sequence Alterations. Pending Publication.
Ananya Pillai
  • Ananya Pillai '24
  • Major: Biomedical Sciences
  • Minor: Public Health
  • Research Focus: Cardiothoracic Surgery, Historical Science, Pulmonary
  • Years of Research Experience: 3
  • High School: Liberty High School
Vishay Ram
  • Vishay Ram '24
  • Major: Molecular and Cell Biology
Nushrat Rashid
  • Nushrat Rashid '24
  • Major: Biochemistry and Genetics
  • Minor: Bioinformatics
  • Research Focus: Genetics, Evolution
  • Years of Research Experience: 1
  • High School: Plano West Senior High
  • Advisor: Dr. Vaishali Katju
Travis Richard
  • Travis Richard '25
  • Major: Biochemistry
  • Minor: Chemistry
  • Research Focus: Mitochondrial disorder, yeast, biochemical
  • Years of Research Experience: 1
  • High School: Cistercian Preparatory School
  • Advisor: Dr. Vishal Gohil
  • Project(s): Project in the lab of Dr. Vishal Gohil to investigate spermidine as a potential treatment option for the debilitating mitochondrial genetic disorder Barth syndrome.
Subiksha Sankar
  • Subiksha Sankar '26
  • Major: Biology
  • Research Focus: Cell Biology and Cancer Bioinformatics
  • Years of Research Experience: 2
  • High School: Texas Academy of Mathematics and Science
Suchitaa Sawhney
  • Suchitaa Sawhney '24
  • Major: General Engineering
Ronald Sellers
  • Ronald Sellers '22
  • Major: Industrial and Systems Engineering
  • Minor: Biomedical Engineering, Mathematics
  • Research Focus: Additive Manufacturing, Medical Devices, Traditional Manufacturing, Process Engineering
  • Years of Research Experience: 1.5
  • High School: Homeschool
  • Advisor: Dr. Sarah Wolff
Miriam Stein
  • Miriam Stein '24
  • Major: Molecular, Cell Biology
Jeremy Thomas
  • Jeremy Thomas '23
  • Major: Biomedical Engineering
  • Minor: Materials Science, Chemistry
Abhinav Vadassery
  • Abhinav Vadassery '25
  • Major: Biology
  • Research Focus: Genetics, Infectious Disease, Tumor, Cell Biology
  • Years of Research Experience: 4
  • High School: William P Clements High School
  • Advisor: Dr. Ellen Ruth Alexander
Lesley Villafuerte
  • Lesley Villafuerte '24
  • Major: English
  • Minor: Health Humanities
Eber Villazana
  • Eber Villazana '24
  • Major: Biochemistry and Genetics
  • Research Focus: Immunology, Autoimmune Disease, Gene Therapy
  • Years of Research Experience: 2
  • High School: Shadow Creek High School
  • Advisor: Dr. Jiaxun Song
  • Project(s): I am currently working on my research scholars capstone and my writing intensive 491 credit on the effects of EEF2K on T cell development in the thymus.
Andrea "Andie" van Ravenswaay
  • Andrea "Andie" van Ravenswaay '23
  • Major: Applied Math