Magnet Alumni News: Fall 2021
Featured in this Newsletter:
Kyle Retterer '99 was interviewed for STEM to the Sky. He is the Chief Technology Officer at GeneDx.
Gautam Mukunda '97 and Eva Maria Theresa Janerus were married on September 11, 2021. (New York Times)
Abby Ostriker '12 and Bart Machielse '12 were married on September 26, 2021. Abby is an economics PhD student at MIT, and Bart is a quantum research scientist at AWS, having recently finished his Physics PhD at Harvard.
Amir Caspi '96 leads the CubeSat Imaging X-Ray Solar Spectrometer (CubIXSS) mission recently selected by NASA for a 2024 launch.
Melissa Coleman '98 was named a John A. Watson Faculty Scholar at UCSF.
Yevgeny Brudno '00 received a grant from the Chancellor’s Innovation Fund at NC State.
Hans Arora '01 joined the University of North Carolina as an Assistant Professor of Urology.
Deeya Garg '19 presented her research on medications for HIB treatment as an NIH summer intern.
Scientific Journal Publications:
L. Kissner and Lorrie Cranor '89, Privacy Engineering Superheroes (Communications of the ACM)
D.A. Salisbury, et al., incl. Samie Jaffrey '89, Transcriptional regulation of N6-methyladenosine orchestrates sex-dimorphic metabolic traits (Nature Metabolism)
H.A. Robbins, et al., and Hormuzd Katki '92, Management of lung cancer screening results based on individual prediction of current and future lung cancer risk (Journal of Thoracic Oncology)
E.A. Schiller and Dan Bergstralh '93, Interaction between Discs large and Pins/LGN/GPSM2: a comparison across species (Biology Open)
B.A. Lopman, et al., and Joshua Weitz '93, A framework for monitoring population immunity to SARS-CoV-2 (Annals of Epidemiology)
R. Xu, S. Feng, and Patricio Vela '94, Potential Gap: A Gap-Informed Reactive Policy for Safe Hierarchical Navigation (IEEE Robotics and Automation Letters)
B. Weir, et al., and Lesley Ott '96, Regional impacts of COVID-19 on carbon dioxide detected worldwide from space (Science Advances)
P.J. Yunker and David Hu '97, Biomechanics of pollen pellet removal by the honey bee (Royal Society Interface)
T.A. Goudge, A.M. Morgan, G. Stucky de Quay, and Caleb Fassett '98, The importance of lake breach floods for valley incision on early Mars (Nature)
V. Seplyarskiy, et al., incl. Ani Manichaikul '99, Population sequencing data reveal a compendium of mutational processes in the human germ line (Science)
D.A. Gurnett, et al., incl. Marc Pulupa '99, Origin of the Weak Plasma Emission Line Detected by Voyager 1 in the Interstellar Medium: Evidence for Suprathermal Electrons (The Astrophysical Journal)
S. Palvai, C.T. Moody, S. Pandit, and Yevgeny Brudno '00, On-Demand Drug Release from Click-Refillable Drug Depots (Molecular Pharmaceutics)
R. Nagpal, S.V. Sam, and Andrew Snowden '00, Periodicity in the cohomology of finite general linear groups via -divided powers (Transactions of the American Mathematical Society)
T. Stuart, A. Srivastava, S. Madad, C.A. Lareau, and Rahul Satija '02, Single-cell chromatin state analysis with Signac (Nature Methods)
P. Karashchuk, et al., incl. Bingni Wen Brunton '02, Anipose: A toolkit for robust markerless 3D pose estimation (Cell Reports)
Wilma Bainbridge '05, A tutorial on capturing mental representations through drawing and crowd-sourced scoring (Behavior Research Methods)
T.F. Bristow, et al., incl. Abigail Fraeman '05, Brine-driven destruction of clay minerals in Gale crater, Mars (Science)
J. Hu, et al., and Erica Hartmann '05, Towards understanding microbial degradation of chloroquine in large saltwater systems (Science of The Total Environment) (northwestern.edu)
C. Camacho, et al., incl. Rachel Kirsch '06, Bounding the tripartite-circle crossing number of complete tripartite graphs (Journal of Graph Theory)
J. Macy, D. Ratkovski, Purnima Balakrishnan '09, et al., Magnetic field-induced non-trivial electronic topology in Fe3−xGeTe2 (Applied Physics Reviews)
L. Atta and Jean Fan '09, Computational challenges and opportunities in spatially resolved transcriptomic data analysis (Nature Communications)
A. Özcan, et al., and Jonathan Gootenberg '09, Programmable RNA targeting with the single-protein CRISPR effector Cas7-11 (Nature)
A. Taubes, et al., incl. Emily Aery Jones '10, Experimental and real-world evidence supporting the computational repurposing of bumetanide for APOE4-related Alzheimer’s disease (Nature Aging)
E.L. Murphy, Miranda Bernard '11, et al., A decision framework for estimating the cost of marine plastic pollution interventions (Conservation Biology)
R. Eldan, Frederic Koehler '12, and O. Zeitouni, A spectral condition for spectral gap: fast mixing in high-temperature Ising models (Probability Theory and Related Fields)
J. Xue, et al., incl. Elizabeth Billings '13, Single Quadrupole Multiple Fragment Ion Monitoring Quantitative Mass Spectrometry (Analytical Chemistry)
Eric Neyman '15, et al., Binary Scoring Rules that Incentivize Precision (ACM Conference on Economics and Computation)
Katherine Lei '20, et al., Aggressively optimizing validation statistics can degrade interpretability of data-driven materials models (Journal of Chemical Physics)
R. Pinyol, et al., incl. Charissa Chang '91, Molecular characterisation of hepatocellular carcinoma in patients with non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (Journal of Hepatology)
B. Dane and Nicole Hindman '93, Feasibility of Abdominal Magnetic Resonance Imaging in Patients With Residual Concentrated Enteric Contrast After Fluoroscopic Abdominal Examination (Journal of Computer Assisted Tomography)
Melodi Javid Whitley '03 and S.E. Cox, Commentary on Prospective Clinical Trial of the Latest Generation of Noninvasive Monopolar Radiofrequency for the Treatment of Facial and Upper Neck Skin Laxity (Dermatologic Surgery)
A.L. Ciaranello, K.M. Tran, C.R. Audin, and Melis Anahtar '04, Case 21-2021: A 33-Year-Old Pregnant Woman with Fever, Abdominal Pain, and Headache (New England Journal of Medicine)
Alex Berger '04, J. Tan-Kim, and S.A. Menefee, Readmission and emergency department visits after minimally invasive sacrocolpopexy and vaginal apical pelvic organ prolapse surgery (American Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology)
Sarah Peitzmeier '06, et al., The transgender-specific intimate partner violence scale for research and practice: Validation in a sample of transgender women (Social Science & Medicine)
David Gootenberg '07, et al., Developing a pulse oximetry home monitoring protocol for patients suspected with COVID-19 after emergency department discharge (BMJ Health & Care Informatics)
A.P. Santoso, S. Jupitz, and Christie Lin '07, A framework for developing community-focused medical physics outreach programs (Journal of Applied Clinical Medical Physics)
R.S. Cires-Drouet, et al., incl. Cynthia Xu '08, Prevalence and clinical outcomes of hospitalized patients with upper extremity deep vein thrombosis (Journal of Vascular Surgery)
Economics and Policy Research:
Joshua Fischman '90 and M.A. Livermore, Empirically Validating Citation Metrics for Legal Scholars: A Market Approach (SSRN)
H.A. Kramer, V. Butsic, Miranda Mockrin '95, et al., Post-wildfire rebuilding and new development in California indicates minimal adaptation to fire risk (Land Use Policy)
J.R. Rifkin and Jonah Berger '98, How Nonconsumption Can Turn Ordinary Items into Perceived Treasures (Journal of the Association for Consumer Research)
L.F. Chavez, et al., and Luke Bergmann '98, Trade, uneven development and people in motion: Used territories and the initial spread of COVID-19 in Mesoamerica and the Caribbean (Socio-Economic Planning Sciences)
Christine Dobridge '98, R. Lester, and A. Whitten, IPOs and Corporate Taxes (FEDS Working Paper)
G.W. Jensen, et al., incl. Noah Simon '04, Conflict-related intentional injuries in Baghdad, Iraq, 2003–2014: A modeling study and proposed method for calculating burden of injury in conflict (PLOS Medicine)
Greg Howard '06 and A. Ornaghi, Closing Time: The Local Equilibrium Effects of Prohibition (Journal of Economic History)
T. Gross, A. Sacarny, Maggie Shi '12, and D. Silver, Regulated Revenues and Hospital Behavior: Evidence from a Medicare Overhaul (NBER Working Paper)
P. N. Razafindrambinina, A. Dubey, Paul B. Ellis '14, R. Lamb, and S. Ravan, Boosting Minority Teacher Recruitment and Retention for a Diverse Future STEM Workforce (Journal of Science Policy & Governance)
Zeki '96, Idris, and Haroon Mokhtarzada '97 are funding a new startup incubator at UMD.
Prayag Gordy '20 wrote about the masking and testing requirements at Rice University.
Khushboo Rathore '20 wrote about the 2001 tornado that hit College Park.
Anika Seth '21 wrote about the history surrounding a fake map in Yale's library.
Aaron Klein '94 wrote in the Wall Street Journal: Public Colleges Reach Across State Lines for a Tuition Windfall
Jess Zimmerman '97 shared her perspective on abortion in BuzzFeed News: I Wish My Grandma Had Gotten The Chance To Be Childless
Valerie Shen '04 was named Vice President of Third Way's National Security Program. (Politico)
Sofi Sinozich '12 shared poll results for ABC News: 20 years after 9/11 attacks, just half call US more secure
Ari Goldbloom-Helzner '16 co-authored an article in The Atlantic: Why the Filibuster Suits the GOP Just Fine