Magnet Alumni News: Winter 2023
Awards and Honors:
Robyn Sanderson '99, an Assistant Professor of Physics and Astronomy at U.Penn, was named a 2023 Sloan Research Fellow.
Daniel Zhu '19 was named a Putnam Fellow for the third time, part of MIT's winning team in the 2022 Putnam Competition. (pdf)
Clarence Lam '22 and Daniel Yuan '22 were part of UMD's 4th place team.
Gabriel Wu '21 (Harvard) and Daniel Monroe '21 (UCSD) also scored in the top 100.
Philip Guo '20 (UMD) and Timothy Qian '21 (MIT) scored in the top 200.
Craig Rice '90 won the Marilyn J. Praisner Public Service Award from the Maryland Association of Counties.
Wilma Bainbridge '05 was recognized as a Rising Star of the Association for Psychological Science.
Scientific Journal Publications:
V. Despic and Samie Jaffrey ‘89, mRNA ageing shapes the Cap2 methylome in mammalian mRNA (Nature)
K.E. Neville, et al., and Daniel Bergstralh ‘93, The Drosophila mitotic spindle orientation machinery requires activation, not just localization (EMBO Reports)
J.D. Harris, S.W. Park, J. Dushoff, and Joshua Weitz ‘93, How time-scale differences in asymptomatic and symptomatic transmission shape SARS-CoV-2 outbreak dynamics (Epidemics)
H. Vu, Z. Koch, P. Fiziev, and Jason Ernst ‘98, A framework for group-wise summarization and comparison of chromatin state annotations (Bioinformatics)
G.R.B. Sanders, et al., incl. Ani Manichaikul ‘99, Genetic diversity fuels gene discovery for tobacco and alcohol use (Nature)
M. VanBlunk, et al., and Yevgeny Brudno ‘00, Absorption rate governs cell transduction in dry macroporous scaffolds (Biomaterials Science)
H-H Wessels, et al., and Rahul Satija ‘02, Efficient combinatorial targeting of RNA transcripts in single cells with Cas13 RNA Perturb-seq (Nature Methods)
J. Shen et al., and Erica Hartmann ‘05, An improved workflow for accurate and robust healthcare environmental surveillance using metagenomics (Microbiome)
M.T.N. Yarnall, et al., and Jonathan Gootenberg ‘09: Drag-and-drop genome insertion of large sequences without double-strand DNA cleavage using CRISPR-directed integrases (Nature Biotechnology)
Stephanie Rager ‘15 and M.Y. Zeng, The Gut–Liver Axis in Pediatric Liver Health and Disease (Microorganisms)
A. Roberts, et al., incl. Jeffrey Hostetler ‘92, Migratory connectivity of North American waterfowl across administrative flyways (Ecological Applications)
A. Allen-Perkins, et al., incl. Elinor Lichtenberg ‘99, CropPol: A dynamic, open and global database on crop pollination (Ecology)
J.R. Jackson and Aleta Quinn ‘01, Post-Darwinian fish classifications: theories and methodologies of Günther, Cope, and Gill (History and Philosophy of the Life Sciences)
Timothy Buschman ‘97 and E.K. Miller, Working Memory Is Complex and Dynamic, Like Your Thoughts (J. Cognitive Neuroscience)
S.H. Singh, F. van Breugel, R.P.N. Rao, and Bingni Wen Brunton ‘02, Emergent behaviour and neural dynamics in artificial agents tracking odour plumes (Nature Machine Intelligence)
S.M. Plaza, et al., and Stuart Berg ‘03, neuPrint: An open access tool for EM connectomics (Frontiers in Neuroinformatics)
X. Li, Wilma Bainbridge ‘05, and A. Bakkour, Item memorability has no influence on value-based decisions (Scientific Reports)
Emily Aery Jones ‘10 and L.M. Giocomo, Neural ensembles in navigation: From single cells to population codes (Current Opinion in Neurobiology)
J.E. Goldberg, V. Prabhu, P.N. Smereka, and Nicole Hindman ‘93, How We Got Here: The Legacy of Anti-Black Discrimination in Radiology (RadioGraphics)
T. Tsujino, et al., incl. Atish Choudhury ‘95, CRISPR screens reveal genetic determinants of PARP inhibitor sensitivity and resistance in prostate cancer (Nature Communications)
V.R. Salasky and Wan-Tsu W. Chang ‘99, Neurotrauma Update (Emerg. Med. Clinics of N. Am.)
S. Waliani, Jennifer Caswell-Jin ‘02, et al., Pharmacovigilance Analysis of Heart Failure Associated With Anti-HER2 Monotherapies and Combination Regimens for Cancer (JACC: CardioOncology)
K.C. Priest, A.A. Balasanova, Ximena Levander ‘02, et al., Caring for Hospitalized Adults with Methamphetamine Use Disorder: A Proposed Clinical Roadmap (Am. J. Medicine)
F.W.Z. LaPolla, et al., and Hao Ye ‘02, Rigor and Reproducibility Instruction in Academic Medical Libraries (J. Medical Library Ass’n)
J.M. Fernandez, et al., and Melodi Javid Whitley ‘03, Gender differences in black patients with melanoma: a retrospective cohort analysis of 2464 cases from the National Cancer Database (Int’l J. Dermatology)
Cynthia Xu ‘08, et al., Proteomic Assessment of Hypoxia-Pre-Conditioned Human Bone Marrow Mesenchymal Stem Cell-Derived Extracellular Vesicles Demonstrates Promise in the Treatment of Cardiovascular Disease (Int’l J. Molecular Sciences)
Physics and Chemistry:
B. Saxberg, et al., incl. Jonathan Simon ‘00, Disorder-assisted assembly of strongly correlated fluids of light (Nature)
A.P. Chorney and Steven Chemtob ‘02, Iron precipitation under controlled oxygen flow: Mineralogical implications for BIF precursors in the Archean ocean (Chemical Geology)
Ning Bao ‘04 and J. Naskar, Code properties of the holographic Sierpinski triangle (Phys. Rev. D)
K.V. Prather and Emily Tsui ‘04, Photoinduced Ligand-to-Metal Charge Transfer of Cobaltocene: Radical Release and Catalytic Cyclotrimerization (Inorganic Chemistry)
Michael Winer ‘15 and B. Swingle, The Loschmidt spectral form factor (J. High Energy Physics)
B. Magondu, et al., and David Hu ‘97, Drying dynamics of pellet feces (Soft Matter)
A. Kim and Amanda Simson ‘98, Rapid optimization of 3D printed sediment microbial fuel cells (Int’l J. Energy and Environmental Eng’g)
W. Krauze, et al., incl. Shwetadwip Chowdhury ‘06, 3D scattering microphantom sample to assess quantitative accuracy in tomographic phase microscopy techniques (Scientific Reports)
Aaditya Chandrasekhar ‘09, et al., Graded multiscale topology optimization using neural networks (Advances in Engineering Software)
Emily Lathrop ‘13, et al., Directionally Compliant Legs Enabling Crevasse Traversal in Small Ground-Based Robots (Advanced Intelligent Systems)
R.H. Eggermont and Andrew Snowden ‘00, Topological noetherianity for algebraic representations of infinite rank classical groups (Transformation Groups)
J. Feng and Noah Simon ‘04, Ensembled sparse-input hierarchical networks for high-dimensional datasets (Statistical Analysis and Data Mining)
Rachel Kirsch ‘06, et al., Shortened universal cycles for permutations (Discrete Applied Mathematics)
Elliott Kienzle ‘18 and S. Rayan, Hyperbolic band theory through Higgs bundles (Advances in Mathematics)
Social Science and Public Policy:
Aaron Klein ‘94, The Financialization of Recession Response (J. Financial Crises)
Miranda Mockrin ‘95, et al., Balancing development and forest conservation: the impact of Maryland’s Forest Conservation Act on spatial configuration of forest and housing (J. Environ. Planning and Mgmt.)
Ellen Kohl ‘97 and J. Walenta, Legal Rights for Whose Nature? (Annals of the American Association of Geographers)
Jonah Berger ‘98, et al., What Holds Attention? Linguistic Drivers of Engagement (J. Marketing)
L.F. Chavez, N.L. Gottdenker, J.V. Runk, and Luke Bergmann ‘98, Reifications in Disease Ecology 2: Towards a Decolonized Pedagogy Enabling Science by, and for, the People (Capitalism Nature Socialism)
T. Tomiczek, Jennifer Helgeson ‘02, et al., A Framework for Characterizing Uncertainty Factors in Postdisaster Structural Performance Assessment Data (Natural Hazards)
T. Jiwatram-Negron, Sarah Peitzmeier ‘06, et al., Associations between transactional sex and intimate and non-intimate partner violence: findings from project WINGS of Hope (J. Family Violence)
J. Bae, R. Kapuscinski, and John Silberholz ‘06, Cost-Saving Synergy: Energy Stacking In Battery Energy Storage Systems (SSRN)
A.R. Ong, R. Schultz, Sofi Sinozich ‘12, et al., A User-Driven Method for Using Research Products to Empirically Assess Item Importance in National Surveys (J. Official Statistics)
Kristin Mink '03 is Montgomery County's first Asian-American Council Member, one of six new women elected to the Council. She visited Blair in February (@blairprincipal).
Anika Seth ‘21 and Aviva Bechky ‘21 helped to create the "Student Strong" app for MCPS.
Books and Stories:
Carl Miller '97 shared his story at "The Moth," The Universal Language of Everything: YouTube
Jonah Berger '98 has published a new book: Magic Words
Kyle Orland '00 has published a new book on the history of Minesweeper. (Ars Technica)
Elizabeth Green '02 co-authored a new "Roadmap for Local News"
Jeff Guo '07 is a co-host of NPR's Planet Money, and he recently investigated How the cats of Dixfield, Maine came into a fortune — and almost lost it.
Sophia Deng '13 has started a podcast on games: Game of Life
Neil Dalal '14 covers the Washington Wizards for the Sports Daily, recently reporting that John Wall Is Grateful For The Flowers From Wizards Fans As He Pivots To A New Role For The Clippers.