Magnet Alumni News: Summer 2019
Featured in this newsletter:
Amazonian Archaeology: Anna Browne Ribeiro '99 is exploring pre-Columbian Amazonian settlements.
Medication Management: Hareesh Ganesan '08 co-founded a company to help patients manage their medications.
Fluidly Focused (from Silver Quest): Jessica Shang '04 runs a lab researching hydrodynamics.
Awards, Scholarships and Prizes:
Lorrie Cranor '89 was named to the 2019 Class of Andrew Carnegie Fellows.
Deena Hausner '91 won the 2019 Top Leadership in Law award, presented by The Daily Record of Maryland.
Zeki Mokhtarzada '96 was named Alumni Entrepreneur of the Year by UMD's Dingman Center for Entrepreneurship.
Audrey Kubetin '07 won a 2019 DCFemTech Award.
Michelle McGhee '14 was part of the USA U-24 Women's Ultimate Frisbee Team that won the 2019 World Ultimate Championship.
At UMD commencement, Maria Novitskaya '15 was recognized as a member of Phi Kappa Phi, and Ishaan Parikh '15 as Omicron Delta Kappa.
Sarah Wagner '15 was inducted into Yale Phi Beta Kappa.
Yaëlle Goldschlag '16 was one of four UMD students to win a 2019 Goldwater Scholarship.
Sambuddha Chattopadhyay '17 won Harvard's Jacob Wendell Scholarship Prize. (pdf)
R.J. Ries et al., and Samie Jaffrey '89, m6A enhances the phase separation potential of mRNA (Nature Letters)
M. Ghandi et al., incl. David Weinstock '90, Next-generation characterization of the Cancer Cell Line Encyclopedia (Nature)
M. van de Kerk D. P. Onorato, Jeffrey Hostetler '92 et al., Dynamics, Persistence, and Genetic Management of the Endangered Florida Panther Population (Wildlife Monographs)
Hormuzd Katki '92, Quantifying risk stratification provided by diagnostic tests and risk predictions: Comparison to AUC and decision curve analysis (Statistics in Medicine)
T.M. Finegan and Dan Bergstralh '93, Division orientation: disentangling shape and mechanical forces (Cell Cycle)
Nicole Hindman '93, How Low Can We Go?: The Very Low Limits of Iodine Detection and Quantification in Dual-Energy CT (Radiology)
A.R. Maiuri, S.S. Savant, R. Podicheti, D.B. Rusch, and Heather O'Hagan '94, DNA methyltransferase inhibition reduces inflammation-induced colon tumorigenesis (Epigenetics)
A.H. Chang and Patricio Vela '94, Evaluation of Bio-Inspired Scales on Locomotion Performance of Snake-Like Robots (Robotica)
Nikki Privé '95 and R.M. Errico, Uncertainty of observation impact estimation in an adjoint model investigated with an Observing System Simulation Experiment (Monthly Weather Review)
L. Sharp, R. Salari, and Grace Brannigan '96, Boundary lipids of the nicotinic acetylcholine receptor: Spontaneous partitioning via coarse-grained molecular dynamics simulation (BBA Biomembranes)
Jacob Lurie '96, Elliptic Cohomology III: Tempered Cohomology (pdf)
S. Breiner, Carl Miller '97, and N.J. Ross, Graphical Methods in Device-Independent Quantum Cryptography(Quantum)
A.B. Van Zant, Jonah Berger '98, How the voice persuades (Journal of Personality and Social Psychology)
B.J. Thomson et al. and Caleb Fasset '98, How Much of the Sediment in Gale Crater's Central Mound Was Fluvially Transported? (Geophysical Research Letters)
D.J. Grant, Ani Manichaikul '99 et al., Evaluation of vitamin D biosynthesis and pathway target genes reveals UGT2A1/2 and EGFR polymorphisms associated with epithelial ovarian cancer in African American Women (Cancer Medicine)
L.W. Clark et al. and Jonathan Simon '00, Interacting Floquet polaritons (Nature)
T. Stuart et al. and Rahul Satija '02, Comprehensive Integration of Single-Cell Data (Cell)
R. Curtu, X. Wang, Bingni Wen Brunton '02, and K. Nourski, Neural signatures of auditory perceptual bistability revealed by large-scale human intracranial recordings (The Journal of Neuroscience)
Ning Bao '04 and I.F. Halpern, Conditional and multipartite entanglements of purification and holography (Physical Review D)
M. Ballesteros II and Emily Tsui '04, Reactivity of Zinc Thiolate Bonds: Oxidative Organopolysulfide Formation and S3 Insertion (Inorganic Chemistry)
J. Hu et al., and Erica Hartmann '05, Impacts of indoor surface finishes on bacterial viability (Indoor Air)
Rachel Kirsch '06 and A.J. Radcliffe, Many Triangles with Few Edges (The Electronic Journal of Combinatorics)
John Silberholz '06, D. Bertsimas, and L. Vahdat, Clinical benefit, toxicity and cost of metastatic breast cancer therapies: systematic review and meta-analysis (Breast Cancer Research and Treatment)
P. Plager, Margot Zarin-Pass '06, and M.B. Pitt, References to Netflix’ “13 Reasons Why” at clinical presentation among 31 pediatric patients (Journal of Children and Media)
O. Abudayyeh, Jonathan Gootenberg '09, et al., A cytosine deaminase for programmable single-base RNA editing (Science)
R. Najm, Emily Jones '10, and Y. Huang, Apolipoprotein E4, inhibitory network dysfunction, and Alzheimer’s disease (Molecular Neurodegeneration)
Michelle N. Meyer et al., incl. William Cai '13, Objecting to experiments that compare two unobjectionable policies or treatments (Proceedings of the National Academy of Science)
Elinor Lichtenberg '99 is joining the University of North Texas faculty as an Assistant Professor of Biology. (@UNTScience)
Wilma Bainbridge '05 is joining the University of Chicago faculty as an Assistant Professor of Psychology.
Martino Choi '05 was appointed chaplain for the Newman Catholic Center at George Washington University and director of the Office of Worship for the Archdiocese of Washington.
Jordyn Wolfand '07 is joining the University of Portland faculty as an Assistant Professor of Civil Engineering. (@UPortland)
On Screen, On Stage, In Print:
Emily Schuster '94 is the editor of Diversity & Democracy, a quarterly magazine whose most recent issue discussed student activism.
Cynthia Addai-Robinson '98 appears in Season 6 of the TV drama Power, debuting August 25 on Starz.
Hannah and the Dread Gazebo, a play by Jiehae Park '98, is opening at the Fountain Theatre in Los Angeles on August 17th. The play was named one of the three finalists for the American Theatre Critics Association's Francesa Primus Prize.
In her new book Tech With Heart, math teacher Stacey Roshan '00 writes about Leveraging Technology to Empower Student Voice, Ease Anxiety, & Create Compassionate Classrooms.Barbarous, co-authored by Ananth Hirsh '01, won the National Cartoonist Society's Reuben Award for best long form online comic.
Samantha Henig '02 has left her editorial position at the New York Times.
Kristin Mink '03 was one of the DC locals interviewed in May for W. Kamau Bell's United Shades of America on CNN.
Erik Agard '11 published several crossword puzzles in the New York Times and the New Yorker.
Mengming Luo '18 contributed to Legacies: An Asian American Anthology. (@antholegacies)
Politics, Policy, and Activism:
Aaron Klein '94 completed a report at the Brookings Institution on China's new payment system. He also co-wrote an Op-Ed in the Washington Post about reforming credit scores.
Jesse Lee '98 co-authored an Op-Ed in the New York Daily News: Why Congress needs to see Trump’s taxes.
Urja Mittal '10 is one of the lawyers at the Campaign Legal Center challenging Tennessee's voter registration laws.
Brittany Cheng '13 helped to organize the Vox Media Union and will be leading a panel on journalist unions at the Online News Association annual conference.
Rona Yu '16 completed a research project on privacy regulations at Caltech, submitting formal recommendations to the Federal Trade Commission.
Blogs, Podcasts, and Videos:
Rosamond King '92 was interviewed about her poetry on the podcast, Where’s Your Tree?
Helen Fields '93 wrote about the new dioramas at the National Museum of Natural History.
Joshua Weitz '93 contributed to the Sinai and Synapses project "Scientists in Synagogues," with The Billion-Year-Old Golden Rule of Symbiosis.
Vishal Kapur '97 wrote about his decision to choose entrepreneurship.
Diana Ekelman Sung '99 blogs about personal finance, writing: You Don’t Have to Put Life on Hold to Pay Off Debt.
Jean Fan '09 wrote a style guide for scientific paper figures: Figure style faux pas
Sherman Leung '12 wrote about his transition from product manager to venture capital.
Sam Maynard '14 wrote about his six months in China: samstriptochina.com
Anna Barth '17, made a new YouTube video discussing special relativity with her mom.
Jess Zimmerman '97 was married in New York in May (@j_zimms)
Nick Stone '04 was married in Maryland in July (New York Times)
Eric Su '07 was married in California in May (New York Times)
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