Helen is a second year graduate student at Yale studying immunobiology. She graduated in 2014 from the University of Chicago with a BA in biology while researching how viruses infect mice while interacting with the microbes that live in their guts. Currently, she studies how the adaptive immune system is able to recognize so many different pathogens. Outside of lab, she loves traveling or sitting at home with a cup of tea, a good book, and her cats.
Zuri is a first-year graduate student studying immunobiology at Yale University. Before graduate school, she graduated from Harvard University with a degree in molecular and cellular biology, and spent two years living in Durban, South Africa where she studied the impact of TB/HIV co-infection on the human immune system.
Adeene is a first-year graduate student in the department of Earth, Environmental, and Planetary Science at Brown University. She studies the geologic and climate history of Mars through the interactions of volcanism and glacial processes, and tries to understand volcanoes on icy moons in her spare time. She hopes to one day become an astronaut! Check out her personal website here.
Ross is a former indie rock drummer, DJ, and music producer, now studying immunobiology at Yale University. His research focuses on hydrophobic protein-protein interactions between transmembrane domains of cell surface receptors.
Vicky is a first-year MD/PhD student at the University of Michigan, pursuing joint doctoral degrees in medicine and socio-cultural anthropology. She graduated from Harvard University in 2012 with a BA in social anthropology and a language citation in Haitian Creole. Her primary areas of focus include global health equity, medical anthropology, water insecurity, and the cholera epidemic in Haiti.
Erin is a 3rd year in the Yale Genetics PhD program. She likes to talk. A lot. Mostly about science. And she loves dogs and coffee.
Kylia is a third-year graduate student in Genetics at Yale University, studying Human Papillomavirus. Her hobbies include travel, learning new languages, and playing with her adorable 9-year-old puppy.
Chris is a first-year graduate student in the Department of Earth Environmental and Planetary Sciences at Brown University. His research interests revolve around the study of past climate states in Earth history on geologically recent timescales (thousands to tens of thousands of years), particularly in the tropics and subtropics and as pertains to the course of human history. His hobbies include nature photography, hiking/birding, strumming the guitar, and jotting down poems. Check out his personal webpage here.
Erica is a PhD student in the Yale University Interdepartmental Neuroscience Program where she studies the molecular basis of neurodegeneration. She enjoys knitting, baking, and petting puppies almost as much as she loves science. Her dream in life is to become head scientific officer on a Federation Starship (like the Enterprise) or to fly around space and time in a little blue box.
Jenna is a first year grad student studying immunobiology at Yale University, where she focuses on the role of the immune system in multiple sclerosis. The rest of her time is spent with food, books, crosswords, and her cat.