Current Participants

NASA/BMSIS YOUNG SCIENTIST PROGRAM IN SPACE BIOSCIENCES

 

Kylie Akiyama

Kylie Akiyama
Education
Bioengineering Undergraduate at UC Berkeley
Location
Berkeley, California, USA
Advisor
Dr. Tori Hoehler

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)

James Casaletto

James Casaletto
Education
PhD student in Bioinformatics at University of California Santa Cruz
Location
California, USA
Advisor
Dr. Sylvain Costes

Estrella Passerat de la Chapelle

Estrella Passerat de la Chapelle
Education
M.Sc in Cellular and Integrative Neuroscience at the University of Strasbourg in France
Location
France
Advisor
Drs. Egle Cekanaviciute & Sylvain Costes

Juliana DiGiacomo

Juliana DiGiacomo
Education
College Senior at Rutgers University
Location
Mountain View, California
Advisor
Dr. Alfonso Davila

Jennifer Keith

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

Shiyin Lim

Shiyin Lim
Education
Ph.D. Student in BioMechanics
Location
California, USA
Advisor
Dr. Eduardo Almeida

Enya Mistry

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

Aditi Nayak

Aditi Nayak
Education
Undergraduate at Amherst College
Location
New Jersey, USA
Advisor
Dr. Alfonso Davila

Margaux Petay

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

Melissa Thompson

Melissa Thompson
Education
BS in Chemistry (UC Santa Cruz 2020)
Location
California
Advisor
Dr. George Cooper

Deshan Yapabandara

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

 

Camila Lisset Saenz Velasquez

Camila Lisset Saenz Velasquez
Education
Universidad Nacional de Ingeniería (Peru), Chemical Engineering
Advisor
Dr. Jim Cleaves

Paras Adlakha

Paras Adlakha
Education
University of Petroleum and Energy Studies, Dehradun , India; B.Tech Aerospace Engineering,
Advisor
Drs. Tony Jia, Graham Lau, and Chaitanya Giri

Cristian Salazar Albarrán

Cristian Salazar Albarrán
Education
Autonomous University of Mexico State; Physics undergraduate
Advisor
Dr. Dimitra Atri

Andrea Aldaba

Andrea Aldaba
Education
University of New Mexico; Bachelor of Science in Biology and Bachelor of Science in Anthropology
Advisor
Drs. Tony Jia, Graham Lau, and Chaitanya Giri

Mohammed Aljobori

Mohammed Aljobori
Education
Northern Illinois University; Astrophysics
Advisor
Drs. Tony Jia, Graham Lau, and Chaitanya Giri

Dayana Mishel Zhigue Álvarez

Dayana Mishel Zhigue Álvarez
Education
Universidad de Investigación de Tecnología Experimental, Mathematics
Advisor
Dr. Sanjoy Som

Patricia Jaqueline Ramirez Arenas

Patricia Jaqueline Ramirez Arenas
Education
CIBNOR
Advisor
Drs. Shiladitya DasSarma, Priya DasSarma, and Victoria Laye

Arnab Kakati

Arnab Kakati
Education
University of Delhi, B.Sc. (Hons.) Microbiology
Advisor
Drs. Shiladitya DasSarma, Priya DasSarma, and Victoria Laye

İlknur Bahçıvan

İlknur Bahçıvan
Education
Konya Food and Agriculture University; Bachelor of Molecular Biology and Genetics
Advisor
Drs. Tony Jia, Graham Lau, and Chaitanya Giri

Mahima Banerjee

Mahima Banerjee
Education
University of Calcutta; Bachelor in Technology (Chemical Engineering)
Advisor
Dr. Dimitra Atri

Andrew Bartnik

Andrew Bartnik
Education
University of Arkansas - Chemistry BA, Biology BA, and Environmental Science BSA
Advisor
Dr. Jihua Hao

Joy Batty

Joy Batty
Education
California State University, Northridge; BA in Biology & Teaching Credential Program
Advisor
Dr. Jim Cleaves

Victoria Brendel

Victoria Brendel
Education
UC Berkeley; B.A. Astrophysics
Advisor
Drs. Shiladitya DasSarma, Priya DasSarma, and Victoria Laye

Sümeyra Zeynep Çalıcı

Sümeyra Zeynep Çalıcı
Education
Istanbul University; Bachelor's degree
Advisor
Drs. Shiladitya DasSarma, Priya DasSarma, and Victoria Laye

Anna Casey

Anna Casey
Education
Brighton and Sussex Medical School, Bachelor of Medicine Bachelor of Surgery
Advisor
Dr. Dimitra Atri

Aida Castelblanco

Aida Castelblanco
Education
Skidmore College, BA in Chemistry
Advisor
Dr. Dimitra Atri

Ayse Ceylin Celebi

Ayse Ceylin Celebi
Education
Istanbul Medeniyet University; Molecular Biology and Genetics, Bachelor Degree
Advisor
Dr. Graham Lau

Nipun Chandrasiri

Nipun Chandrasiri
Education
University of Peradeniya; B.Sc (Hons) Chemistry
Advisor
Drs. Tony Jia, Graham Lau, and Chaitanya Giri

Xi Chen

Xi Chen
Education
University of Science and Technology of China; Bachelor's Degree
Advisor
Dr. Jihua Hao

Bimal Chopra

Bimal Chopra
Advisor
Dr. Jim Cleaves

Madellyn Christie

Madellyn Christie
Education
University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA); Bachelor of Science in Environmental Science
Advisor
Drs. Shiladitya DasSarma, Priya DasSarma, and Victoria Laye

Leonardo Marcello Soto Chumpitaz

Leonardo Marcello Soto Chumpitaz
Education
Saint Thomas University; Biology
Advisor
Drs. Shiladitya DasSarma, Priya DasSarma, and Victoria Laye

Dee Cirium

Dee Cirium
Education
Imperial College London; MSci Geology
Advisor
Dr. Dimitra Atri

Seyma Citak

Seyma Citak
Education
Gebze Technical University; Bachelor Degree in Molecular Biology and Genetics
Advisor
Dr. Jim Cleaves

Luke Concollato

Luke Concollato
Education
University of Oxford; Master of Physics (MPhys)
Advisor
Gina Misra & Dr. Rafael Loureiro

Andrea Di Mauro

Andrea Di Mauro
Education
Polytechnic University of Turin, Bachelor's Degree in Computer Engineering
Advisor
Dr. Sanjoy Som and Crystal Riley

Kiarra Dolan

Kiarra Dolan
Education
California State University East Bay; Bachelor's in Health Science with a concentration in Public Health
Advisor
Dr. Dimitra Atri

Alyssa Eakman

Alyssa Eakman
Education
Tufts University, Bachelor of Science
Advisor
Dr. Dimitra Atri

Ilankuzhali Elavarasan

Ilankuzhali Elavarasan
Education
Hindustan Institute of Science and Technology, Chennai; BTech Aerospace Engineering
Advisor
Drs. Tony Jia, Graham Lau, and Chaitanya Giri

Zeynep Eş

Zeynep Eş
Education
Uskudar University; Bachelor Degree in Molecular Biology and Genetics
Advisor
Gina Misra & Dr. Rafael Loureiro

Danna Camila Jaimes Fajardo

Danna Camila Jaimes Fajardo
Education
Studying Geology at Universidad Industrial de Santander
Advisor
Dr. Sanjoy Som

Rida Fatima

Rida Fatima
Education
Undergraduate Degree in Biosciences
Advisor
Dr. Jihua Hao

Laura Steinert de Freitas

Laura Steinert de Freitas
Education
University of Sao Paulo; Environmental Management
Advisor
Dr. Lev Horodyskyj

Dionysios Gakis

Dionysios Gakis
Education
University of Patras; Physics
Advisor
Dr. Dimitra Atri

Chirantan Ganguly

Chirantan Ganguly
Education
University of Calcutta, BTech in Electronics and Communication Engineering
Advisor
Dr. Anamaria Berea

Ramakrishnan GK

Ramakrishnan GK
Education
Thiruvalluvar University; Bachelor of Science in Physics
Advisor
Dr. Dimitra Atri

Todd Godderidge

Todd Godderidge
Education
The University of Warwick; MMathPhys Mathematics and Physics
Advisor
Dr. Dimitra Atri

Riddhi Gondhalekar

Riddhi Gondhalekar
Advisor
Dr. Shawn McGlynn

Ignacy Górecki

Ignacy Górecki
Education
Medical University of Warsaw; Medical Doctor (M.D.)
Advisor
Dr. Dimitra Atri

Nidhi Goswami

Nidhi Goswami
Education
Amity University Mumbai; M.Sc. Biotechnology
Advisor
Drs. Shiladitya DasSarma, Priya DasSarma, and Victoria Laye

Lauren Grelle

Lauren Grelle
Education
Portland State University
Advisor
Dr. Dimitra Atri

Ebrar Güneş

Ebrar Güneş
Education
Istanbul Technical University
Advisor
Drs. Shiladitya DasSarma, Priya DasSarma, and Victoria Laye

Kashish Gupta

Kashish Gupta
Education
Panjab University (GCG, Ludhiana); B.Sc. in Biochemistry, Chemistry and Zoology
Advisor
Drs. Tony Jia, Graham Lau, and Chaitanya Giri

Alyssa Guzman

Alyssa Guzman
Education
Smith College; Bachelor of Arts in Astronomy and Physics
Advisor
Dr. Dimitra Atri

Shahkar Ul Hassan

Shahkar Ul Hassan
Education
UET Lahore
Advisor
Dr. Lev Horodyskyj

Idaly Aurora Fraire Hernandez

Idaly Aurora Fraire Hernandez
Education
Universidad Autónoma de Ciudad Juárez (UACJ); Bachelor of Science in Nutrition and Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Engineering
Advisor
Dr. Dimitra Atri

Diba Heydary

Diba Heydary
Education
University of Toronto, Honours Bachelor of Sciences
Advisor
Drs. Shiladitya DasSarma, Priya DasSarma, and Victoria Laye

Ishani

Ishani
Education
SRM Institute of Science and Technology; B.tech in Biotechnology
Advisor
Dr. Dimitra Atri

Isita

Isita
Education
SRM Institute of Science and Technology; B.tech in Biotechnology
Advisor
Dr. Dimitra Atri

Fernanda Salles Jamel

Fernanda Salles Jamel
Education
Federal University of Rio de Janeiro; Bachelor of Science Education in Biology
Advisor
Dr. Milena Popovic

Margaret (Rita) Kamenetskiy

Margaret (Rita) Kamenetskiy
Education
University of Colorado Boulder; Biochemistry and Spanish w/ minors in Political Science & Evolutionary Biology
Advisor
Dr. Dimitra Atri

Prakriti Karki

Prakriti Karki
Advisor
Drs. Shiladitya DasSarma, Priya DasSarma, and Victoria Laye

Begüm Nisa Kasaplı

BegümNisaKasaplı
Education
Bahçeşehir University; Molecular Biology and Genetics
Advisor
Dr. Cassandra Juran

Simran Kaur

Simran Kaur
Education
G.S.S.D.G.S. Khalsa College Patiala (Affiliated to Punjabi University Patiala); B.Sc. Physics (Honours)
Advisor
Dr. Dimitra Atri

Sakshi Pradip Khandare

Sakshi Pradip Khandare
Education
IISER BHOPAL; BS-MS (Chemistry Major)
Advisor
Drs. Tony Jia, Graham Lau, and Chaitanya Giri

Manavika Khanna

Manavika Khanna
Education
Indian Institute of Science Education and Research, Bhopal, India; Dual BS-MS program
Advisor
Drs. Shiladitya DasSarma, Priya DasSarma, and Victoria Laye

Oliver Kimmance

Oliver Kimmance
Education
University of Bristol, UK; Masters in Biochemistry
Advisor
Drs. Shiladitya DasSarma, Priya DasSarma, and Victoria Laye

Ryan Kirby

Ryan Kirby
Education
Wheaton College; BA Physics
Advisor
Drs. Graham Lau and Jen Blank

Luis Fernando Xicotencatl López Lazo

Luis Fernando Xicotencatl López Lazo
Education
Autonomous University of Queretaro; Biomedical Engineering
Advisor
Dr. Dimitra Atri

Minh Lê

Minh Lê
Education
Florida Institute of Technology; B.S. Astronomy and Astrophysics, Computational Mathematics Minor
Advisor
Dr. Dimitra Atri

Kamille Morales Lebron

Kamille Morales Lebron
Education
University of Puerto Rico; Bachelor in Fine Arts-Drawing Major
Advisor
Dr. Graham Lau

Christos Liaconis

Christos Liaconis
Education
McMaster University; BEng (Mechanical Engineering), Interdisciplinary Minor in Sustainability
Advisor
Drs. Tony Jia, Graham Lau, and Chaitanya Giri

Raina Liu

Raina Liu
Education
Columbia University; BA in Astrophysics and Computer Science
Advisor
Dr. Jim Cleaves

Matthew (Richard) Ludwig

Matthew (Richard) Ludwig
Education
University of Exeter; MSci Natural Sciences
Advisor
Dr. Jim Cleaves

Sylvia Alexandra Aphang Ly

Sylvia Alexandra Aphang Ly
Education
Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú; Bachelor of Science Degree in Chemistry
Advisor
Dr. Milena Popovic

Tanvi Madaan

Tanvi Madaan
Education
Indian Institute of Science Education and Research Mohali, India; BS/MS Integrated Program
Advisor
Dr. Jim Cleaves

Michael May

Michael May
Education
University of California, Berkeley; BA in Astrophysics and Physics
Advisor
Dr. Dimitra Atri

Benjamin McFarland

Benjamin McFarland
Education
Ripon College; Dual major in Chemistry-Biology with a Molecular-Biochemical Emphasis and Computer Science:Chemistry
Advisor
Dr. Jim Cleaves

Megan Simeone

Megan Simeone
Education
Wheaton College in Massachusetts; BA in Physics
Advisor
Dr. Dimitra Atri

Avanija Menon

Avanija Menon
Education
University College London (UCL), MSci Astrophysics
Advisor
Dr. Dimitra Atri

Atila Meszaros

Atila Meszaros
Education
Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia; Biology
Advisor
Dr. Dimitra Atri

Roza Sürme Mizrak

Roza Sürme Mizrak
Education
Jacobs University Bremen; Bachelor's Degree in Biochemistry and Cell Biology
Advisor
Dr. Betül Kaçar

Upasana Mohanty

Upasana Mohanty
Education
SRM Institute of science and Technology, Chennai, India; Btech - Biotechnology
Advisor
Dr. Dimitra Atri

Angela Murphy

Angela Murphy
Education
Rutgers University, major in biochemistry or microbiology
Advisor
Dr. Jihua Hao

Sagorika Nag

Sagorika Nag
Education
Indian Institute Of Technology Varanasi (IIT-BHU); Btech+Mtech (Dual Degree)
Advisor
Drs. Shiladitya DasSarma, Priya DasSarma, and Victoria Laye

José Antonio Vela Novoa

Jose Antonio Vela Novoa - José Antonio Vela Novoa
Education
Universidad Nacional de Trujillo, Peru; Bachelor of Science in Microbiology and Parasitology
Advisor
Drs. Shiladitya DasSarma, Priya DasSarma, and Victoria Laye

Nurdan Dal

Nurdan Dal
Education
Eskisehir Technical Universty; Bachelor Degree
Advisor
Dr. Lev Horodyskyj

David Orta

David Orta
Education
Hartnell College, Computer Science
Advisor
Dr. Lev Horodyskyj

Daniel Orta

Daniel Orta
Education
Hartnell College Computer Science Major
Advisor
Dr. Lev Horodyskyj

Sonora Ortiz

Sonora Ortiz
Education
University of Maine; B.S. Physics, minors in Mathematics & Astronomy
Advisor
Dr. Anamaria Berea

Madeline Paoletti

Madeline Paoletti
Education
Wellesley College; Biological Sciences
Advisor
Dr. Betül Kaçar

Diego Dueñas Parapar

Diego Dueñas Parapar
Education
Ricardo Palma University
Advisor
Dr. Dimitra Atri

Dimple Patel

Dimple Patel
Education
National Institute of Technology, Calicut; B.Tech in Biotechnology
Advisor
Dr. Dimitra Atri

Emily Peñaherrera

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Education
Molecular and Cellular Biology (University of Arizona)
Advisor
Dr. Betül Kaçar

Srija Ponna

Srija Ponna
Education
University of Southern California; Biological Sciences (BS)
Advisor
Dr. Graham Lau

Maria Quevedo

Maria Quevedo
Education
Pedagogical and Technological University of Colombia; Biology Degree
Advisor
Drs. Shiladitya DasSarma, Priya DasSarma, and Victoria Laye

Antony Fabian Quiñones-Camacho

Antony Fabian Quiñones-Camacho
Education
Industrial University of Santander, Microbiologist and Bioanalyst
Advisor
Dr. Dimitra Atri

Madeline Raith

Madeline Raith
Education
University of Maryland, College Park; Bachelors of Science in Geology
Advisor
Dr. Dimitra Atri

Aditya V. Ramakrishnan

Aditya Ramakrishnan
Education
University of California, Santa Barbara: Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering
Advisor
Dr. Jim Cleaves

Devika S

Devika S
Education
University: National Institute of Technology Calicut, India; Bachelor of Technology in Biotechnology
Advisor
Drs. Shiladitya DasSarma, Priya DasSarma, and Victoria Laye

Arpita Saha

Arpita Saha
Education
Gokhale Memorial Girls' College; BSc. Physics Honours
Advisor
Drs. Tony Jia, Graham Lau, and Chaitanya Giri

Benjamin Sailors

Benjamin Sailors
Education
BSE in Materials Science Engineering; University of Pennsylvania
Advisor
Dr. Dimitra Atri

Hestia Sartika

Hestia Sartika
Education
Iowa State University; BS. Management Information Systems : Glendale Community College; AA. Mathematics and Sciences
Advisor
Dr. Ken Williford

Satyam Shah

Satyam Shah
Education
University of Leicester; BSc Biological Sciences
Advisor
Dr. Dimitra Atri

Sahil Rajiv Shahi

Sahil Rajiv Shahi
Education
Sardar Vallabhbhai National Institute of Technology, Surat, India; Bachelor of Technology in Chemical Engineering
Advisor
Dr. Jim Cleaves

Rafael Duarte Rianço Gomes da Silva

Rafael Duarte Rianço Gomes da Silva
Education
University of Lisbon (Faculty of Sciences); Bachelor's in Physics
Advisor
Dr. Jim Cleaves

Reilly Sleater

Reilly Sleater
Education
Florida Atlantic University; Bachelor's in Biological Sciences
Advisor
Drs. Graham Lau and Jen Blank

Tymofii Sokolskyi

Tymofii Sokolskyi
Education
Duke University; BSc : Taras Shevchenko Kyiv National University; BS
Advisor
Drs. Shiladitya DasSarma, Priya DasSarma, and Victoria Laye

Davi Alves Feitosa de Souza

Davi Alves Feitosa de Souza
Education
Federal University of Rio Grande do Norte, Bachelor in Electrical Engineering
Advisor
Gina Misra & Dr. Rafael Loureiro

Jamie Stankiewiz

Jamie Stankiewiz
Education
University of California Berkeley; BA Biochemistry & Molecular Biology; BA Statistics
Advisor
Dr. Jim Cleaves

Ellen Su

Ellen Su
Education
Princeton University; BSE in Computer Science
Advisor
Dr. Cassandra Juran

Will Suero Amparo

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

Paola Tiranti

Paola Tiranti
Education
Northumbria University; Physics with Astrophysics BSc (Hons)
Advisor
Drs. Tony Jia, Graham Lau, and Chaitanya Giri

Orlando Josué Solórzano Toala

Orlando Josué Solórzano Toala
Education
Yachay Tech University; Nanotechnology Engineering
Advisor
Drs. Tony Jia, Graham Lau, and Chaitanya Giri

Luis Antonio Franco Vergara

Luis Antonio Franco Vergara
Education
Autonomous University of Queretaro; Biomedical Engineering
Advisor
Dr. Dimitra Atri

Victoria M. Raggi

Victoria M. Raggi
Education
UCLA; Undergraduate Degree in Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology
Advisor
Drs. Shiladitya DasSarma, Priya DasSarma, and Victoria Laye

Aivaras Vilutis

Aivaras Vilutis
Education
Vilnius University, Bachelor of Science (BSc), Biophysics
Advisor
Drs. Tony Jia, Graham Lau, and Chaitanya Giri

Yishi Wang

Yishi Wang
Education
Virginia Tech; Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering
Advisor
Dr. Sanjoy Som

Jiawei Wang

Jiawei Wang
Education
University of Science and Technology of China; B.S in Geochemistry
Advisor
Dr. Jihua Hao

Omar Wanis

Omar Wanis
Education
Mansoura University; Bachelor in Biotechnology
Advisor
Dr. Graham Lau

Aileen (Shu Yeen) Wee

Aileen (Shu Yeen) Wee
Education
UCSI University, Bachelor's in Science (Honors) Biotechnology
Advisor
Dr. Graham Lau

Guixin Xing

Guixin Xing (邢珪馨)
Education
Chengdu University of Technology
Advisor
Dr. Jihua Hao