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Student Advisory Board

Alexia Asgari

Alexia Asgari

Architecture; 2022

Research Description: At the Jenny Sabin Lab, my research centers on robotic additive manufacturing through ceramic 3D printing. On the RoboSense & Polybrick team, we are studying the potentials of human-robot interaction in design and fabrication processes.


Julia Caldropoli

Julia Caldropoli

Human Biology, Health, and Society; 2023

Research Description: My nutritional science research in the O'Brien Lab focuses on mineral dynamics using mass spectroscopy. Currently, we are studying the genetic contributors to population-based differences in iron metabolism.


Emily Hur

Emily Hur

Computer Science; 2023

Research Description: I do research in the Biomedical Engineering Department with the Fischbach Lab. My current project is analyzing RNA sequencing data to identify differentially expressed genes and performing gene set enrichment analysis.


Rishitha Thambireddy

Rishitha Thambireddy

Computer Science; 2022

Research Description: My research is in the areas of human-computer interaction, machine learning, accessibility, and assistive technologies. I am currently working on a project to empower those with visual impairments to be able to more seamlessly navigate their environments.


Kelvin Baafi

Kelvin Baafi

Biological Science; 2022

Research Description: I am working on engineering an enteric probiotic that is going to reprogram gut cells into glucose-responsive insulin+ cells to eliminate the need for insulin injections.


Adriana Palmieri

Adriana Palmieri

Food Science; 2024

Research Description: My research with the Dando and Gibney Lab involves genetically engineering yeast to produce sweet-tasting proteins as a replacement for sugar in fermented beverages. The research would culminate in organizing a panel to review the product and assess the sweetness and flavor of the substitution.


Sarina Zhou

Sarina Zhou

Economics; 2022

Research Description: I am an undergraduate research assistant in the Laboratory for Rational Decision Making. Our lab uses the fuzzy trace theory, developed by our P.I. (Dr. Reyna), to investigate adolescent risky decision making, medical decision making, and aging and cognitive neuroscience. Currently, I am examining the relationship between risk-taking (including criminal risk-taking) and reward responsiveness to primary and secondary rewards (i.e. candy, money) in young adults.


David Frank

David Frank

AEM; 2024

Research Description: My most recent project, "Shattering the Illusion of the Self-earned Tip: The Effect of a Restaurant Magician on Co-workers' Tips," examines the effect of a restaurant magician's performance and tips on tips to the waitstaff. Results indicate that tables that receive a magic performance tip their servers