Magnet Alumni News: Winter 2022
Daisy Yu '18 was named a Philip Merrill Presidential Scholar at the University of Maryland.
Vince Nguyen ‘99 was recognized for his efforts to develop and distribute Get Out And Learn (GOAL) Engineering Kits to students in Montgomery and Prince George’s County schools.
Ekta Taneja ‘06 is the Associate Program Director of the Adult Psychiatry Residency Program at Cambridge Health Alliance.
Melodi Anahtar ‘12 defended her PhD thesis in the Harvard-MIT program in Medical Engineering and Medical Physics.
George Klees ‘18 was selected to participate in the RSA Security Scholar Program.
Scientific Journal Publications:
S.K. Dey et al., and Samie Jaffrey ‘89, Repurposing an adenine riboswitch into a fluorogenic imaging and sensing tag (Nature Chemical Biology)
A.N.M. Kraay, et al., incl. Joshua Weitz ‘93, Modeling serological testing to inform relaxation of social distancing for COVID-19 control (Nature Communications)
R.D. Hool, et al., and Minjoo Larry Lee ‘94, Challenges of relaxed n-type GaP on Si and strategies to enable low threading dislocation density (Journal of Applied Physics)
H. Ko, et al., incl. David Hu ‘97, Air-Fluidized Aggregates of Black Soldier fly Larvae (Frontiers in Physics)
H. Vu and Jason Ernst ‘98, Universal annotation of the human genome through integration of over a thousand epigenomic datasets (Genome Biology)
Caleb Fassett ‘98 and T.A. Goudge, Modeling the Hydrodynamics, Sediment Transport, and Valley Incision of Outlet-Forming Floods From Martian Crater Lakes (JGR Planets)
S.E. Graham et al., incl. Ani Manichaikul ‘99, The power of genetic diversity in genome-wide association studies of lipids (Nature)
B.R. Aiello, et al., and Bingni Wen Brunton ‘02, Spatial distribution of campaniform sensilla mechanosensors on wings: form, function, and phylogeny (Current Opinion in Insect Science)
S. Choudhary and Rahul Satija ‘02, Comparison and evaluation of statistical error models for scRNA-seq (Genome Biology)
E. Newcomb, et al., and Kristina Cammen ‘03, Breaking down “harassment” to characterize trends in human interaction cases in Maine's pinnipeds (Conservation Science and Practice)
Ning Bao ‘04, et al., Holevo information of black hole mesostates (Physical Review D)
A. Reinhart, et al., incl. Noah Simon ‘04, An open repository of real-time COVID-19 indicators (Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences)
E.H. Hall, Wilma Bainbridge ‘05, and C.I. Baker, Highly similar and competing visual scenes lead to diminished object but not spatial detail in memory drawings (Memory)
J. Hu, et al., and Erica Hartmann ‘05, Towards understanding microbial degradation of chloroquine in large saltwater systems (Science of the Total Environment)
D. Philippus, Jordyn Wolfand ‘07, et al., Raspy-Cal: A Genetic Algorithm-Based Automatic Calibration Tool for HEC-RAS Hydraulic Models (Water)
H. Leduc-Pessah, Cynthia Xu ‘08, et al., Spinal A3 adenosine receptor activation acutely restores morphine antinociception in opioid tolerant male rats (Journal of Neuroscience Research)
L. Atta, A. Sahoo, and Jean Fan ‘09, VeloViz: RNA velocity-informed embeddings for visualizing cellular trajectories (Bioinformatics)
Emily Aery Jones ‘10, et al., Dentate gyrus and CA3 GABAergic interneurons bidirectionally modulate signatures of internal and external drive to CA1 (Cell Reports)
C.J. Argue ‘11, et al., Robust Secretary and Prophet Algorithms for Packing Integer Programs (ACM-SIAM Symposium on Discrete Algorithms)
J.A. Diao, Richard Chen ‘13, and J.C. Kvedar, Efficient cellular annotation of histopathology slides with real-time AI augmentation (npj Digital Medicine)
H. Wang, et al., incl. Robert Martin ‘14, Directing-group-free catalytic dicarbofunctionalization of unactivated alkenes (Nature Chemistry)
Clare Singer ‘14, et al., Top-of-Atmosphere Albedo Bias from Neglecting Three-Dimensional Cloud Radiative Effects (Journal of the Atmospheric Sciences)
N. Neupane, Ari Goldbloom-Helzner ‘16, and A. Arab, Spatio-temporal modeling for confirmed cases of lyme disease in Virginia (Ticks and Tick-borne Diseases)
D.G. Costanzo, et al., incl. Eyob Tsegaye ‘17, The cyclic graph (deleted enhanced power graph) of a direct product (Involve)
S. Yevich, Stephen Chen ‘91, et al., Radiofrequency Ablation of Spine Metastases: A Clinical and Technical Approach (Seminars in Musculoskeletal Radiology)
M.E. Dyson, et al., and Arash Kimayi-Asadi ‘92, The empty stromal sandwich sign: A potential for false negatives in Mohs micrographic surgery slides when evaluating basal cell carcinoma (Dermatologic Therapy)
S. Thomas and Nicole Hindman ‘93, Case series demonstrating in vivo MR safety of stainless steel (Chinese/Ring) IUDs (BJR case reports)
H. Beltran and Atish Choudhury ‘95, Towards Biologically Driven Decision-making in Metastatic Hormone-sensitive Prostate Cancer (European Urology Oncology)
Nisha Gilotra ‘02, Sarcoidosis-Related Cardiomyopathy: Current Knowledge, Challenges, and Future Perspectives State-of-the-Art Review (Journal of Cardiac Failure)
Ximena Levander ‘02, et al., Rural opioid treatment program patient perspectives on take-home methadone policy changes during COVID-19: a qualitative thematic analysis (Addiction Science & Clinical Practice)
C.L. LiBrizzi, A.S. Levin, Sophie Strike ‘03, and C.D. Morris, Indications and outcomes of palliative major amputation in patients with metastatic cancer (Surgical Oncology)
M.M. Chapman, V.V. Muse, J.E. Mojica, and Melis Anahtar ‘04, Case 35-2021: A 50-Year-Old Woman with Pain in the Left Upper Quadrant and Hypoxemia (New England Journal of Medicine)
A-T Ayuk-Arrey, Isha Darbari ‘15, et al., HLA Typing Status of Hospitalized Pediatric Patients with Sickle Cell Disease: Impact of Socioeconomics and an Initiative to Offer Typing to All Patients with Siblings (Blood)
Economics and Policy Research:
Josh Fischman ‘90, How Many Cases are Easy? (Journal of Legal Analysis)
David Heetderks ‘93, Norms of Textual Scansion and Rhyme in Beatles AABA forms (Music Theory Spectrum)
Miranda Mockrin ‘95, et al., Growth of the wildland-urban interface within and around U.S. National Forests and Grasslands, 1990–2010 (Landscape and Urban Planning)
L. Bowleg, Cheriko Boone ‘96, et al., Beyond “heartfelt condolences”: A critical take on mainstream psychology’s responses to anti-Black police brutality (American Psychologist)
Ellen Kohl ‘97, et al., From ‘marginal to marginal’: environmental justice under the Trump administration (Environmental Sociology)
Jonah Berger ‘98, How Nonprofits Can Encourage Donors to Give More (Harvard Business Review)
Christine Dobridge ‘98, et al., Corporate Taxes and the Earnings Distribution: Effects of the Domestic Production Activities Deduction (Federal Reserve Finance and Economics Discussion Series)
Jessica Salvatore ‘98, et al., Negative and positive partisans’ responses to the 2020 presidential election (Analyses of Social Issues and Public Policy)
Jean Lee ‘99, et al., Narrowing the gender gap in mobile banking (Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization)
D.J. Wink, et al., and Elizabeth Todd-Breland ‘00, Engaging Social Science and Humanities Students in Community-Based Research on Nitrogen Oxide Pollution (Journal of Chemical Education)
Nathan Barrymore ‘05, et al., Gender and competitiveness when earning for others: Experimental evidence and implications for sponsorship (Strategic Management Journal)
Sarah Peitzmeier ‘06, et al., Increases in Intimate Partner Violence During COVID-19: Prevalence and Correlates (Journal of Interpersonal Violence)
A. Anderer, H. Bastani, and John Silberholtz ‘06, Adaptive Clinical Trial Designs with Surrogates: When Should We Bother? (Management Science)
Arts and Entertainment:
Jiehae Park '98 won a Steinberg Playwright Award. (Playbill)
Pixels of You by Ananth Hirsh '01, Yuko Ota, and J.R. Doyle, will be released February 8. (Publishers Weekly)
Nathan Blustein '06 joined the Classical Gabfest to discuss Stephen Sondheim's work as a composer.
Samantha Xiao Cody '13 published a short story in the New England Review.
Science and Tech News:
Lorrie Cranor '89 shared recommendations for good passwords at The Conversation.
Samit Dasgupta '95 talked about his family and his mathematics research with My Kolkata.
Simeon Kakpovi '14 presented on Microsoft's analysis of Iranian ransomware at CyberWarCon 2021. (CSO)
Michelle McGhee '14 helped to create a data visualization on food allergies at The Pudding.
Craig Rice ‘90 talked about his experience in a Germantown hospital during the recent COVID wave. (WUSA9)
Jonah Berger ‘98 shared his marketing research explaining why free covid tests went viral. (New York Times)
Margot Zarin-Pass '06 talked about her experience parenting in the pandemic. (New York Times)
Prayag Gordy ‘20 wrote about Rice University’s delayed return to campus after winter break. (the Rice Thresher)
Aviva Bechky ‘21 wrote about how international students planned to spend winter break while navigating quarantine requirements. (The Daily Northwestern)
Aaron Klein ‘94 testified at a Congressional hearing on policies to help the unbanked and underbanked. (Brookings Institution)
Drew Linzer '94 shared survey results showing on the political attitudes of Millennial and Gen Z Americans. (Time)
Gautam Mukunda '97 wrote about leadership on climate change. (Forbes)