Tag: #BrownInSTEM

Unique Scientist: Susana Najera

Let’s welcome Susana Najera (She/her) to our family! Susana is a cell and molecular biologist from Mexico currently earning her Master’s degree at John Hopkins University and the National Cancer Institute in the USA! What kind of scientist are you? I am a second year master’s students at Johns Hopkins University where I am doing…

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Unique Scientist: Tarini Konchady

Time to meet Tarini Konchady (She/her)! Tarini is an astronomer and graduate student at Texas A&M University in the USA studying stars! What kind of scientist are you? I am a graduate student studying astronomy. I look for special stars called Miras (“mye-ra”, Latin for “wonderful”!) in other galaxies. We can use Miras to measure…

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Unique Scientist: Manasi Pethe

Time to meet Manasi Pethe (She/her)! Manasi is a protein engineer and a science artist originally from India but currently living in the USA! What kind of scientist are you? I am a protein engineer. I currently work in the agribiotech sector and previously worked in enzyme design and vaccine design. I have always struggled…

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Unique Scientist: Niveditha Vathsangam

Time to meet Niveditha Vathsangam (She/her)! Niveditha is an immunologist originally from India working on ways to harness the animal immune system to develop personalized medicine for veterinary use at the University of Melbourne in Australia! What kind of scientist are you? I am an Immunologist with a dash of a Molecular Biologist, currently applying…

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Unique Scientist: Chelsie Boodoo

Time to meet Chelsie Boodoo (She/her)! Chelsie is a biomedical engineer at Michigan State University, a founder of a Science Communication organization, and co-host of The Sci-Files! What kind of scientist are you? I am a Biomedical Engineer at Michigan State University (MSU). I study what happens when the bladder is overstretched to see how…

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Unique Scientist: Jerusha Mather

Time to meet Jerusha Mather! Jerusha is originally from Sri Lanka and currently a PhD student in the field of neuroscience in Melbourne, Australia! What kind of scientist are you? I am a neuroscientist from Melbourne, Australia. I am investigating strength training and anodal transcranial direct current stimulation in adults with spastic hemiplegic cerebral palsy.…

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Unique Scientist: Constanza Silva

Time to meet Constanza Silva (She/her)! Constanza is a Ph.D. Candidate in the Department of Biobehavioral Health at The Pennsylvania State University interested in the behavioral genomics of tobacco and alcohol use. She is originally from Chile! ¡Bienvenida a nuestra familia! What kind of scientist are you? I am a 5th-year international grad student, #LatinaInSTEM,…

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Unique Scientist: Dr. Michelle Rodrigues

Time to meet Dr. Michelle Rodrigues (She/her)! Dr. Rodrigues is a biological anthropologist who studies friendship, social networks, and stress in primates at the Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology in the USA! What kind of scientist are you? I’m a biological anthropologist who studies friendship, social networks, and stress in primates. My research…

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Unique Scientist: Manisit Das

Time to meet Manisit Das (He/his)! Manisit is a cancer researcher and pharmaceutical scientist originally from India, but currently working towards his Ph.D. at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s Eshelman School of Pharmacy in the USA! What kind of scientist are you? I am a cancer researcher and pharmaceutical scientist. I study…

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Unique Scientist: Kritika Gupta

Time to meet Kritika Gupta (She/her)! Kritika is a science communicator originally from India and is currently a Ph.D. student at the University of Mississippi in the USA in the Department of Nutrition and Hospitality Management! What kind of scientist are you? I am a science communicator who guides/informs the audience about various aspects/struggles of…

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Unique Scientist: Sofia Z. Sheikh

A new #UniqueScientist takes the spotlight! Say hi to Sofia Z. Sheikh (She/Her)! Sofia is a PhD candidate in astronomy in the USA at Penn State University. What kind of scientist are you? I’m a PhD Candidate studying astronomy and astrobiology at Penn State. In my research, I look for technosignatures a.k.a. signs of alien…

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Unique Scientist: Dr. Chelsie Romulo

Let’s all say hello to Dr. Chelsie Romulo (She/her)! Dr. Romulo is an assistant professor in the Environmental and Sustainability Studies Program at University of Northern Colorado in the USA! What kind of scientist are you? My background is in ecology, but I’ve moved much more into merging social and natural sciences for developing sustainable…

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Unique Scientist: Sarafina Nance

Meet the cheerful Sarafina Nance (She/her)! Sarafina is a PhD student at UC Berkeley (@UCBerkeley) in the USA! What kind of scientist are you? I’m an astrophysicist! I focus on supernovae (exploding stars). I try to figure out which sorts of stars explode, what they look like, and using supernovae to measure other parameters in…

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Unique Scientist: Iromi Wanigasuriya

Meet the cheerful Iromi Wanigasuriya (She/her)! Iromi is originally from Sri Lanka and currently a PhD student in the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research (@WEHI_research) in Australia! What kind of scientist are you? I’m a PhD student at the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research, which is the department of…

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Unique Scientist: Ankita Patil

Say Hi to Ankita Patil (She/her)! Ankita is originally from India but currently lives in the USA where she works at Drexel University College of Medicine, Philadelphia, USA (@DrexelMedicine). What kind of scientist are you? I’m a cellular neuroscientist. I study neurons (some of the major cells in the brain) to understand how these cells…

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Unique Scientist: Dani Beck

Say hello to Dani Beck (He/Him)! Dani lives in Norway where he works at the University of Oslo. You can follow Dani on Twitter at @_DaniBeck and on Instagram at @_dani.beck. What kind of scientist are you? I’m a neuroscientist interested in the interchangeable connection between our cardiovascular system and the brain. Cardiovascular risk factors…

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Unique Scientist: Jiwandeep Kohli

Meet Jiwandeep Kohli (He/Him/His)! Jiwandeep lives in the USA where he works at San Diego State University/The University of California San Diego. What kind of scientist are you? I’m a neuroscientist and PhD student in the SDSU/UC San Diego Joint Doctoral Program (JDP) in Clinical Psychology. I am broadly interested in applications of various neuroimaging…

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