Aisha Qazi

Posted Leave a comment

Hello! My name is Aisha Qazi and I am a second year PhD student in the Graduate Education in Medical Studies (GEMS) program at the University of Illinois at Chicago. As a member of Dr. Ravinder Gill’s lab, we investigate the various roles of intracellular serotonin in intestinal inflammation and gastrointestinal diseases such as Crohn’s […]

Shabana Shaik, PhD

Posted Leave a comment

Hi! My name is Shabana Shaik and I am a postdoctoral scholar at Sisodia Lab in the department of Neurobiology, The University of Chicago. My research focuses on exploring sex-specific mechanisms of neuro-immune modulation by gut microbiome using Alzheimer’s mice models. This work will unravel critical lacunae in our understanding of host microbiome-CNS interactions and […]

Anusree Natraj, BA

Posted Leave a comment

Hello! I am Anusree Natraj, a Chemistry PhD student at Northwestern University. I graduated cum laude in 2019 from Washington University in St. Louis with a BA in Chemistry (primary) and Spanish (secondary). I was born and raised in Mumbai, India. My grandparents were chemists (my grandpa an industrial research scientist and my grandma a […]

Karen Murchie, Ph.D.

Posted Leave a comment

I am the Director of Freshwater Research at Shedd Aquarium and I oversee a team of biologists focused on addressing wildlife conservation concerns in the Great Lakes region, while also leading a research program focused on migratory fishes. Though the outdoors have always been a special place to explore, my passion for the aquatic world […]

Qining Wang

Posted Leave a comment

Hi! My name is Qining Wang (she/her). I am a third-year graduate student in the chemistry department at Northwestern University. Jointly advised by Professor Joe Hupp and Professor Justin Notestein, my work focuses on investigating the fundamental aspects of gas-phase catalysts using a class of material named metal-organic framework (MOF). By synthesizing MOF-supported catalysts with […]

Monika Filipovska, MS

Posted Leave a comment

I am Monika Filipovska, a Ph.D. Candidate in the Transportation Systems Analysis and Planning program at the department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Northwestern University. My research interests broadly fall in the areas of transportation network modeling, intelligent transportation systems, and connected and automated transportation technologies. My current dissertation research focuses on modeling travel […]

Women must empower women in STEM

Posted Leave a comment

A recent publication in Nature Communications on early-career informal mentorship [1] has caused scientists to take to the internet to express their discontent. Why, you ask? The authors of the paper concluded that junior female scientists benefit greatly from senior male mentorship and suffer if they have a female mentor. On the other hand, female […]

Isabel Gippo

Posted Leave a comment

Hello! I am a second year undergraduate student at Northwestern University. I am originally from St. Louis and found an interest in STEM at an early age. My unwavering curiosity for how things worked never subsided and I now find myself pursuing a degree in Neuroscience with an emphasis in Biology and a minor in […]

Yexinyu (Yolanda) Yang, BA

Posted Leave a comment

My name is Yexinyu (Yolanda) Yang, and I am a clinical psychology graduate student in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. I am currently working as a graduate research assistant at Mental Health Services and Policy Program with Dr. Heather Risser. My research focuses on studying how […]

Natasha Sansone, PhD

Posted Leave a comment

I completed a Ph.D. in Microbiology and Immunology at University of Illinois – Chicago, in the Uprichard lab. For my thesis work, I studied hepatitis C virus and infection/treatment response kinetics with the use of mathematical models and in vitro experiments. Halfway into my Ph.D. I decided to explore careers outside of academia and did […]