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Current Scholars

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Amelia Martin
Major: Biology
Mentor: Pavel Masek
Research Project: Does smell affect our response to food

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

Michael Lam
Major: Biology, (Envi minor)
Mentor: James M. Sobel
Research Project: Mating System Plasticity in Mimulus cardinalis
Research Interests: Soil ecology, botany, sustainability
Roman Gutin
Major: Chemistry Materials Science
Mentor: Jeffrey Mativetsky
Research Project: My current project explores a multi-step reduction process for improving the electrical conductivity of Graphene Oxide, a promising organic material for application in electronics.
Research Interests: My research interests are in the the field of clean energy with emphasis on photovoltaic(solar) energy. I am particularly interested in materials that demonstrate potential for replacing silicon cells as the commercial standard.

Monet Schultz
Major: Sociology

Mentor: Joshua Price
Research Project: Viewing the Effects of Gentrification on Health Disparities in Rockaway New York

Seth Robinson
Major: Environmental Science

Mentor: George Meindl
Research Project: Possible Leaching from Crystalline Silicon Photovoltaic Modules

Abel Portorreal
Major: Industrial Systems Engineering

Mentor: Sung Hoon Chung
Research Project: The School Bus Routing Problem: Case Study for the Binghamton City School District

Dudley Britton
Major: Integrative Neuroscience

Mentor: Marvin Diaz
Research Project: The affect of adolescent exposure to alcohol on anxiety levels

Mmekom Udosen
Major: Integrative Neuroscience & Africana Studies
Mentor: Titilayo Okoror
Research Project: Perception of mental illness among Africans from South South Nigeria living in the Diaspora

Christiana Oyewande
Major: Africana Studies
Mentor: Titilayo Okoror
Research Project: Food Choices among HIV Positive Nursing Mothers in Southwest Nigeria

Joshua Gonzalez
Major: Geography
Mentor: John Frazier
Research Project: Gentrification and Displacement: A Study of the Johnson City School of Pharmacy and Incubator Areas

Janet Nelson
Major: Psychology & Linguistics
Mentor: Nichole Rouhana
Research Project: What is the Human Body's Early Response to the Anti-Inflammatory Drug Prednisone?

Aylin Gonzalez
Major: English & Global Cultures
Mentor: Melanie Ragin
Research Project: Bottom Dollar Education: Why Opportunity Matters

Nahillah High
Major: Psychology & Africana Studies
Mentor: Patricia G. Lespinasse
Research Project: An Academic Attack: The Prejudice Motif of the Zero Tolerance School discipline Policies and its Presence in the Inner City School Districts






Alpha Bah
Major: Biochemistry
Mentor: Erick Rozners
Research Project: Synthesis of fluorescent conjugated polymers to use them as Chemical sensors to detect fluoride 

Jose Gomez
Major: Political Science
Mentor: Daniel B. Magleby
Research Project: Gerrymandering and Voter Turnout: A Case Study of North Carolina.

Samantha Cermak
Major: Integrative Neuroscience
Mentor: J. David Jentsch
Research Interests: Behavioral neuroscience

Aleisha John
Major: Biological Science
Mentor: Mark Reisinger
Research Project: Historical to Contemporary Air Pollution in China: Beijing and Shanghai as Case Studies
Matthew Heintz
Major: Psychology

Jesus Cepin
Major: Latin American Caribbean Studies
Mentor: Dr. Joseph Leeson-Schatz

Emony Jones 
Major: Human Development

Kimberly Nnah
Major: Integrative Neuroscience
Mentor:  Patricia Di Lorenzo
Research Project: c-FOS Labeling in the NTS of Obese Gastric Bypass Rats to Measure Cellular Taste Activity
Interests: The effects of gastric bypass on gustation in Sprague Dawley Rats
Maria Santa-Cruz
Major: Integrative Neuroscience

Chenelle Seck
Major: Sociology

Dilmurod Saliev
Major: Mechanical Engineering

Ifeoluwa Shoola
Major: Integrative Neuroscience

Victoria Roselli
Major: Integrative Neuroscience and Comparative Literature
Mentor: Yao-ying Ma
Research Project: Age and Prenatal Alcohol Exposure Impact on Motivation for Sucrose Administration

Khadijah Boxill
Major: Psychlogy/Africana Studies; Minor: Global Studies
Mentor: Nathaniel Mathews
Research Project: The Mass Incarceration of African American Males: A detailed look into the New Jim Crow system and how race plays a role within law, the prison system, and social infrastructure
Research Interests: -Incarceration -Immigration -School to Prison Pipeline -Poverty/ Homelessness -Gentrification -Genocide -Education -Racism/Ageism/Sexism/Feminism











Last Updated: 3/21/18