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Current Scholars

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Ewuraba (Baaba) Annan
Major: Human Development 
Mentor: Dr. Dinesh Sharma 
Research project: Independence: The Process of Decolonization and Development in Ghana

Jose Chavez
Major: Comparative Literature
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Jeffrey Kirkwood
Research project: Meta-Data Beyond Societies of Control 
Racquel Davis
Major: Economics, Africana Studies, Political Science 
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Anne Bailey
Research Project: History, Memory and Music: The Gullah Geechee Experience
Luis Espiritusanto
Major: Computer Engineering
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Scott Craver
Research Project: Real-Time Detection of Tennis Balls by Utilizing Image Data
Pablo Funes-Montaldo
Major: Computer Engineering
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Scott Craver
Research Project: Software Piracy Protection Utilizing Fingerprinting
Muzzammil Ullah 
Major: Biomedical Engineering
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Frank Lu 
Research Project: Label-free biomolecular imaging and characterization of human liver cirrhosis using second harmonic
generation and stimulated Raman microscopy
Rebecca Verpile 
Major: Integrative Neuroscience
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Angela Riley
Research Project: Effect of Education Intervention on Medication Disposal Methods

Dudley Britton
Major: Integrative Neuroscience
Mentor: Dr. Kirsten Prior
Research project 2018: Investigating a key ecosystem function in primary and secondary eastern deciduous forests: Are seed dispersal mutualisms intact in regenerating, secondary forests?
Mentor: Dr. Marvin Diaz
Research project 2017: The affect of adolescent exposure to alcohol on anxiety levels

Alan Chen
Major: Economics
Mentor: Dr. Susan Wolcott
Research project: Bank Expansion in India From 1930's to 1960's

Shreen Dubey
Major: Biology
Mentor: Dr. Yvonne Johnston
Research project: The Impact of The Health Coaching Project on lives of Binghamton North Side Residents 

Sintia Escobar 
Major: Integrative neuroscience
Mentor: Dr. Kathleen Horwath
Research project: Antifreeze proteins as cryoprotectants 

Rahman Farhana
Major: Biochemistry
Mentor: Dr. Kanneboyina Nagaraju
Research project: Molecular Mimicry in chronic Lyme 

Johan Ferreras 
Major: Computer Science
Mentor: Arti Ramesh
Research project: Towards Privacy-aware Personal Assistants 

Ariel Galvez
Major: English & History
Mentor: Joseph Weil; Kent Schull 
Research project 1: The Internet's Creative Renaissance 
Research project 2: Ottoman and British Enemy Aliens and POWs in WWI

Cameron Ghazvini
Major: Integrative Neuroscience
Mentor: Dr. Chuan-Jian Zhong
Research project: Exploration of Au based nanoparticles for cancer and diabetes diagnosis






Tisnue Jean-Baptiste 
Major: Psychology and Human Development 
Mentor: Dr. Nicholas Gaspelin 
Research project: The effects of selection history on visual search

Mentor: Dr. Christina Balderrama-Durbin

Research project: The Role of Gender Identity on Minority Stress Among Black Sexual Minorities

Morgan Hulbert
Major: Biology 
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Laura Cook 
Research Project: Identifying a host signal involved in Streptococcus agalactiae vaginal colonization in the murine model

Cheyenne Lewis
Major: Africana Studies
Faculty Mentor: Dr. James Burns 
Research Project: Reclaiming African Identity: The Case of African Americans

Jonathan Milongo-Kazadi
Major: Computer Engineering
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Scott Craver
Research Project: Salamander recognition through image processing

Marleen Moise
Major: Industrial Systems Engineering
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Peter Borgesen
Research Project: Investigating Intermetallic Growth 

Bryan Obregon-Blaker
Major: Biological Sciences
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Anthony Fiumera
Research Project: Metabolic Rate of D.melanogaster after Atrazine Exposure

David Oladunjoye
Major: Computer Engineering
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Scott Craver
Research Project: Low-complexity commuted string synthesis using a Karplus-Strong based algorithm

Milton Peraza 
Major: Computer Engineering
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Yu Chen
Research Project: Enabling Collaborative Smart Surveillance at the Edge

Johanna Quituisaca
Major: Nursing 
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Lina Begdache
Research Project: Investigating the Role of Diet Patterns on Mental Wellbeing

Adama Sakho
Major: Comparative Literature 
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Giovanna Montenegro
Research Project: Language Loss and Preservation in the Digital Age

Michael Lam
Major: Biology, (Envi minor)
Mentor: Dr. James Sobel 
Research project: Mating System Plasticity in Flowering Mimulus cardinalis

Amelia Martin 
Major: Biology
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Yvonne Johnston
Research project:  Effects of Health Interventions within the Community in Binghamton, NY  

Randy Owen 
Major: Physics
Mentor: Dr. Eric Cotts 
Research project: Study of Ostwald Ripening in Near-Eutectic Solder Alloy 

Nina Pregosin 
Major: Biochemistry
Mentor: Dr. Heather Fiumera 
Research project: Identifying the Genetic Basis of Mitochondrial Functions in Saccharomyces cerevisiae under Anaerobic and Aerobic Growth Conditions

Ifeoluwa Shoola
Major: Integrative Neuroscience 
Mentor: Dr. Titilayo Okoror 
Research project: Perceptions of Adolescents use of Information and Communication Technology in Ogbomoso, Oyo State, Nigeria.

Mentor: Dr. Richard Mattson

Research project: A multifactorial study examining how sex and type of infidelity influences perceptions of intimate partner










Last Updated: 9/9/19