Current Participants

NASA/BMSIS YOUNG SCIENTIST PROGRAM IN SPACE BIOSCIENCES

Metadel Abegaz

Metadel Abegaz
Education
M.S. Marine Sciences (San Francisco State University, in progress)
Location
Mountain View, California
Advisor
Dr. Ruth Globus (NASA Ames)

Nicholas Bense

Nicholas Bense
Education
M.S. Bioinformatics (Northeastern University 2017)
Location
Mountain View, California
Advisor
Dr. Jen Blank (BMSIS/NASA Ames)

Genesis Berlanga

Genesis Berlanga
Education
M.S. Geology and Geophysics (University of Hawaii at Manoa 2017)
Location
Mountain View, California
Advisor
Dr. Tom Bristow (NASA Ames)

Dana Burton

Dana Burton
Education
Ph.D. Anthropology (George Washington University)
Location
Mountain View, California
Advisor
Dr. Alfonso Davila

Theresa Chu

Theresa Chu
Education
B.S. Biochemistry (Santa Clara University, in progress)
Location
Mountain View, California
Advisor
Dr. Milena Popovic (NASA Ames)

Molly Coyne

Molly Coyne
Education
M.S. Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (Georgetown University 2018)
Location
Mountain View, California
Advisor
Dr. Eduardo Almeida (NASA Ames)

Seanna Fess

Seanna Fess
Education
B.S. Physics & Biology (Carnegie Mellon University, in progress)
Location
Mountain View, California
Advisor
Dr. Steve Howell and Dr. Mary Beth Wilhelm (NASA Ames)

Brieanna Goo

Brieanna Goo
Education
B.S. Biomolecular Engineering (Santa Clara University, in progress)
Location
Mountain View, California
Advisor
Dr. Ruth Globus (NASA Ames)

Elias Holte

Elias Holte
Education
B.S. Physics (Minnesota State University Moorhead 2018)
Location
Mountain View, California
Advisor
Dr. Alfonso Davila (NASA Ames)

Charles Houseman

Charles Houseman
Education
B.S. Microbiology (San Francisco State University, 2019)
Advisor
Dr. Ruth Globus (NASA Ames)

Simranjit Kalotia

Simranjit Kalotia
Education
B.S. Biological Sciences (San Jose State University 2017)
Location
Mountain View, California
Advisor
Dr. Joshua Alwood (NASA Ames)

Moniece Lowe

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Education
M.S. Clinical Psychology (Notre Dame de Namur University 2015)
Location
Mountain View, California
Advisor
Dr. Ann-Sofie Schreur (NASA Ames)

Enya Mistry

Enya Mistry
Education
Irvington High School
Location
Mountain View, California
Advisor
Dr. Eduardo Almeida

Nathan O’Neil

Nathan O'Neil
Education
M.S. Cellular and Molecular Biology (San Francisco State University 2018)
Location
Mountain View, California
Advisor
Dr. Ruth Globus (NASA Ames)

Margaux Petay

Young Scientist Margaux Petay
Education
M.S. Chemistry & Life Sciences (PSL University)
Location
Paris, France

Jennifer Piaseczny

Jennifer Piaseczny
Education
M.S. Atmospheric Science (University of California - Davis, in progress)
Location
Mountain View, California
Advisor
Dr. Sanjoy Som (NASA Ames)

Santiago Cadena Rodriguez

Santiago Cadena Rodriguez
Education
PhD in Marine Sciences (CINVESTAV, in progress)
Location
Mountain View, California
Advisor
Dr. Brad Bebout

Steffy Tabares Ruiz

Steffy Tabares Ruiz
Education
B.S. Biology (Santa Clara University 2019)
Location
Mountain View, California
Advisor
Dr. Ruth Globus (NASA Ames)

Olivia Stimpel

Olivia Stimpel
Education
B.S. Kinesiology (West Valley, in progress)
Location
Mountain View, California
Advisor
Dr. Elizabeth Blaber (NASA Ames)

Sonali Verma

Sonali Verma
Education
B.S. in Molecular Biology (University of San Francisco)
Location
Mountain View, California
Advisor
Dr. David Smith

Deshan Yapabandara

Deshan Yapabandara
Education
B.S. Biology (currently at De Anza College)
Location
Sunnyvale, California
Advisor
Dr. Milena Popovic

Jhony Zavaleta

Jhony Zavaleta
Education
B.S. Physiology (San Francisco State University 2017)
Location
Mountain View, California
Advisor
Dr. Sharmila Bhattacharya (NASA Ames)
BMSIS YOUNG SCIENTIST PROGRAM

Ismael Acosta

Ismael Acosta
Education
Bachelor in Biology, Bachelor in Astronomy (Universidad de la República, Facultad de Ciencias)
Advisor
Dr. Omer Markovitch

Omar Alaidy

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Education
Biotechnology and Life Sciences (Ain Shams University)
Advisor
Dr. Andro Rios & Dr. Graham Lau

Aravindsamy Arumugam

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Education
Masters in Spacecraft Engineering (Moscow Aviation Institute ,National research University)
Advisor
Dr. Dimitra Atri

Aayush Arya

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Education
Physics (Lovely Professional University)
Advisor
Dr. Jim Cleaves & Dr. Chris Butch

Nilay Aşıktoprak

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Education
Computer Engineering (Çanakkale Onsekiz Mart University & AGH University of Science)
Advisor
Dr. Dimitra Atri

Esma Nur Bozlak

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Education
Biology (Hacettepe University)
Advisor
Drs. Andro Rios & Graham Lau

Pernelle Chan

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Education
B.S. Cell Biology (University of California, Davis)
Advisor
Dr. Milena Popovic

Berfin Dağ

Berfin Dağ
Education
Molecular Biology and Genetics (Afyon Kocatepe University)
Advisor
Dr. Omer Markovitch

Claudia De Micco

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Education
M.S. Industrial and Environmental Biotechnology (University of Bari Aldo Moro)
Advisor
Drs. Afshin Khan & Parag Vaishampayan

Rana Doğan

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Education
Chemistry (Boğaziçi University)
Advisor
Drs. Jim Cleaves, Tony Jia, & Chris Butch

Büsra Elkatmis

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Education
Molecular Biology and Genetics (Gebze Technical University)
Advisor
Drs. Andro Rios & Graham Lau

Nurbanu Erölmez

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Education
B.Sc. Molecular Biology and Genetics, Minor in Bioengineering (Konya Food and Agriculture University)
Advisor
Drs. Andro Rios & Graham Lau

Marco Fang

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Education
Chemistry (Imperial College, London)
Advisor
Drs. Jim Cleaves, Tony Jia, & Chris Butch

Emily Felder

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Education
Geology (Pasadena City College)
Advisor
Dr. Andro Rios & Dr. Graham Lau

Eduardo Alejandro Lozano Garcia

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Education
Biomedical Engineering (Instituto Politécnico Nacional)
Advisor
Drs. Jim Cleaves, Tony Jia, & Chris Butch

María José Villarreal Gómez

María José Villarreal Gómez
Education
Microbiology and Bioanalysis (Industrial University of Santander)
Advisor
Dr. Dimitra Atri

Emily Harari

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Education
B.S. Molecular and Cell Biology (UC Berkeley)
Advisor
Dr. Graham Lau

Niko D. Carvajal Janke

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Education
B.S. Biology (Middlebury College)
Advisor
Drs. Afshin Khan & Parag Vaishampayan

Jovel Varghese Jose

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Education
(Amity Institute of Biotechnology, Amity University Mumbai)
Advisor
Drs. Afshin Khan & Parag Vaishampayan

Elisabeth Lee

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Education
B.S. Human Biology, Health & Society (Cornell)
Advisor
Dr. Graham Lau

Rômulo Vitor Leão Lemos

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Education
Masters Degree in Information Systems (University of São Paulo)
Advisor
Dr. Dimitra Atri

Rongrong Liu

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Education
B.S. Cognitive Science & Statistics (University of California, San Diego)
Advisor
Dr. Anamaria Berea

Caitlin MacArthur

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Education
Bachelor of Biomedical Science, Human Genetics and Molecular Pathology (Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand)
Advisor
Dr. Dimitra Atri

Marcos Jusino-Maldonado

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Education
Physics (University of Puerto Rico at Mayagüez), B.S
Advisor
Drs. Jim Cleaves, Tony Jia, & Chris Butch

Anastasios Mastroanastasiou

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Education
M.Sc. Business and Management (Stockholm School of Economics)
Advisor
Dr. Jacob Haqq-Misra

Anastasios Mastroanastasiou

Anastasios Mastroanastasiou
Education
BSc in Medical Sciences with a Major in Biomedicine (Karolinska Institutet)
Advisor
Dr. Jim Cleaves

Shireen Mathur

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Education
Aerospace Engineering (Amity University, Maharashtra, India)
Advisor
Dr. Dimitra Atri

Veronica Mierzejewski

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Education
Bachelor of Arts in Chemistry, Biochemistry Concentration (Skidmore College)
Advisor
Dr. Chris Butch

Anurup Mohanty

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Education
Biotechnology (SRM Institute of Science and Technology)
Advisor
Dr. Andro Rios & Dr. Graham Lau

Laura Molares Moncayo

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Education
B.S. Cellular and Molecular Biology (Erasmus University Rotterdam)
Advisor
Drs. Andro Rios & Graham Lau

Jéssica Carneiro Oliveira

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Education
Biological Sciences (Federal University of Rio de Janeiro - Brazil)
Advisor
Dr. Jacob Haqq-Misra

Roberto Parisi

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Education
Department of Medicine and Surgery (University of Salerno)
Advisor
Dr. Dimitra Atri

Naiara Patiño

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Education
Licentiate's Degree Physics (Universidad de Los Andes, Venezuela)
Advisor
Dr. Andro Rios & Dr. Graham Lau

Ruth Estefany Quispe Pilco

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Education
M.Sc. Molecular Biology (Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos)
Advisor
Dr. Milena Popovic

Rabeea Rasheed

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Education
Psychology (University of Management and Technology Lahore)
Advisor
Dr. Graham Lau

Rakshanda Sajeed

Rakshanda Sajeed
Education
M. Tech in Bioinformatics (International Institute of Information Technology)
Advisor
Dr. Milena Popovic

Durga Sapkota

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Education
Bachelors in Law, Bachelors in Art (Kathmandu School of Law)
Advisor
Dr. Sanjoy Som

Cathryn Sephus

Cathryn Sephus
Education
Bachelors of Science in Molecular and Cellular Biology (University of Arizona)
Advisor
Dr. Betul Kaçar

Serhat Sevgen

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Education
M.Sc. Oceanography (Institute of Marine Sciences, METU)
Advisor
Dr. Sanjoy Som

Aditi Sharma

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Education
Chemical Engineering (University of California, San Diego)
Advisor
Dr. Graham Lau

Brooke Shepard

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Education
B.S. Biology (Oakland University)
Advisor
Drs. Andro Rios & Graham Lau

Will Suero Amparo

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Education
B.S. Biomedical Engineering (New Jersey Institute of Technology)
Advisor
Dr. Dimitra Atri

Tsu-Wang Sun

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Education
B.S. Plant Pathology (National Chung Hsing University)
Advisor
Drs. Jim Cleaves, Tony Jia, & Chris Butch

Adam Suttle

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Education
Materials Science (The Queen's College, Oxford)
Advisor
Dr. Sanjoy Som

Satyam Tiwari

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Education
B.Tech Aeronautical Engineering (Samalkha Group of Institute, Kurukshetra University)
Advisor
Dr. Jacob Haqq-Misra

Paulina Umansky

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Education
B.S. Astrophysics & Planetary Science (UC Berkeley)
Advisor
Drs. Jim Cleaves, Tony Jia, Chris Butch, & Dimitra Atri

Tammy Witzens

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Education
B.S. Engineering, Aerospace Engineering, Astronautics (Arizona State University)
Advisor
Dr. Dimitra Atri