Twelve students join Hopkins for summer nanobiotech research

Institute for NanoBioTechnology (INBT) welcomed 12 undergraduate students to the Johns Hopkins University for its summer Research Experience (REU) program, funded by the National Science Foundation. The group includes students from across the country who attend other universities, as well as one Hopkins student. Each participant will work with an INBT affiliated faculty adviser. Their projects consist of 10-week research experiments and culminate in a university-wide poster session held with other internship and summer program students.

Along with their research, INBT’s REU students attend socials, professional development seminars, laboratory tours and other scheduled outings. Student are supported with a stipend and given housing for the summer. The selection process for INBT’s REU is highly competitive and more than 300 applicants vied for the 12 slots.

The students selected to participate in INBT’s 2009 Nanobiotechnology REU are listed below.

Stefanie Gomez

Stefanie Gonzalez from Milwaukee, Wisconsin; Milwaukee School of Engineering Junior, Biomedical Engineering; Faculty Adviser, David Gracias, assistant professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, Whiting School of Engineering

Steven Bolger from Aurora, Colorado;  Duke University  Junior, Biomedical Engineering;  Faculty Adviser, Sharon Gerecht, assistant professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, Whiting School of Engineering

Steven Bolger from Aurora, Colorado; Duke University Junior, Biomedical Engineering; Faculty Adviser, Sharon Gerecht, assistant professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, Whiting School of Engineering

Olusoji Afuwape from Calumet City, Illinois; University of Illinois at Chicago  Senior, Bioengineering; Faculty Adviser, Guo-li Ming, associate professor of Neurology, School of Medicine

Olusoji Afuwape from Calumet City, Illinois; University of Illinois at Chicago Senior, Bioengineering; Faculty Adviser, Guo-li Ming, associate professor of Neurology, School of Medicine

Alexander Federation from Rochester, New York;  University of Rochester  Junior, Chemical Engineering - Cell & Developmental Biology;  Faculty Adviser, Kalina Hristova, associate professor of Materials Science and Engineering, Whiting School of Engineering

Alexander Federation from Rochester, New York; University of Rochester Junior, Chemical Engineering – Cell & Developmental Biology; Faculty Adviser, Kalina Hristova, associate professor of Materials Science and Engineering, Whiting School of Engineering

Lawrence Lin from Denton, Texas;  Rice University  Junior, Biological Engineering;  Faculty Adviser, Doug Robinson, associate professor in Cell Biology, School of Medicine

Lawrence Lin from Denton, Texas; Rice University Junior, Biological Engineering; Faculty Adviser, Doug Robinson, associate professor in Cell Biology, School of Medicine

John Jones Molina from San Juan, Puerto Rico;  University of Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras Campus  Senior, Physics and Philosophy;  Faculty Adviser, Denis Wirtz, professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, Whiting School of Engineering

John Jones Molina from San Juan, Puerto Rico; University of Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras Campus Senior, Physics and Philosophy; Faculty Adviser, Denis Wirtz, professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, Whiting School of Engineering

Stephanie Naufel from Tempe, Arizona;  Arizona State University  Senior, Bioengineering;  Faculty Adviser, J.D. Tovar, assistant professor of Chemistry, Krieger School of Arts and Sciences

Stephanie Naufel from Tempe, Arizona; Arizona State University Senior, Bioengineering; Faculty Adviser, J.D. Tovar, assistant professor of Chemistry, Krieger School of Arts and Sciences

Amber Ortega from Albuquerque, New Mexico;  New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology  Senior, Biology and Psycholog;  Faculty Adviser, Hai-Quan Mao, assistant professor of Materials Science and Engineering, Whiting School of Engineering

Amber Ortega from Albuquerque, New Mexico; New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology Senior, Biology and Psycholog; Faculty Adviser, Hai-Quan Mao, assistant professor of Materials Science and Engineering, Whiting School of Engineering

Kayode Sanni from Pikesville, Maryland;  UMBC  Sophomore, Computer Engineering;  Faculty Adviser, Jeff Gray, assistant professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, Whiting School of Engineering

Kayode Sanni from Pikesville, Maryland; UMBC Sophomore, Computer Engineering; Faculty Adviser, Jeff Gray, assistant professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, Whiting School of Engineering

Hannah Wilson from Montgomery Village, Maryland;  UMBC  Senior, Chemical Engineering, Biotechnology/Bioengineering Track Student; Faculty Adviser, Howard Fairbrother, professor of Chemistry, Krieger School of Arts and Sciences

Hannah Wilson from Montgomery Village, Maryland; UMBC Senior, Chemical Engineering, Biotechnology/Bioengineering Track Student; Faculty Adviser, Howard Fairbrother, professor of Chemistry, Krieger School of Arts and Sciences

Chao Yin from Gaithersburg, Maryland;  Duke University  Junior, Biomedical Engineering with a minor in Chemistry;  Faculty Adviser, Jeff Wang, assistant professor of Mechanical Engineering, Whiting School of Engineering

Chao Yin from Gaithersburg, Maryland; Duke University Junior, Biomedical Engineering with a minor in Chemistry; Faculty Adviser, Jeff Wang, assistant professor of Mechanical Engineering, Whiting School of Engineering

Ranjini Krishnamurthy from Cupertino, California;  Johns Hopkins University  Senior, Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering;  Faculty Adviser, Denis Wirtz, professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, Whiting School of Engineering

Ranjini Krishnamurthy from Cupertino, California; Johns Hopkins University Senior, Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering; Faculty Adviser, Denis Wirtz, professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, Whiting School of Engineering

For more information about the INBT REU program, go to http://inbt.jhu.edu/reu-nanobio.php.

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