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CBL Scholar Spotlight

All the scholars are posing with Sugnhee Lee to the left and Dr. Nyre to the right.

The CBL research scholars are a prestigious group of women undergraduates. The awards recognize the students' academic accomplishments and provide them with the opportunity to deepen their education by working on an advanced research project in computer science, mathematical sciences, or physical science.

The 2018 CBL Scholars

Amanda Aebig

Amanda Aebig, Junior

Major: Computer Science
Research Project: Machine learning to aid in authorship attribution of 18th Century political writing Mentor: Lubomir Ivanov, Ph.D., Computer Science
 

Marnie Skinner

Naomy De Los Santos, Junior

Major: Chemistry
Research Project: Developing and characterizing antibody-polymer conjugates
Mentor: Casey Dougherty, Ph.D., Biochemistry
 

Maria DiBella

Maria DiBella, Junior

Major: Chemistry
Research Project: Synthesis and characterization of new water-soluble N-heterocyclic carbene ligands
Mentor: Kathleen Kristian, Ph.D., Inorganic Chemistry
 

Alyssa-Marie Gayapa

Alyssa-Marie Gayapa, Junior

Major: ACS Chemistry
Research Project: Biophysical studies of model cellular membranes and
interaction with small molecules
Mentor: Sunghee Lee, Ph.D., Biophysical Chemistry
 

Willow Held-Pistone

Willow Held-Pistone, Junior

Major: Physics
Research Project: Analysis of spectral and spatial images of the atmosphere of Mars
Mentor: Br. Robert Novak, Ph.D., Physics
 

Kathryn Kenny

Kathryn Kenny, Sophomore

Major: Computer Science
Research Project: Advancing refactoring technologies in the area of software engineering
Mentor: Jongwook Kim, Ph.D., Computer Science
 

Brona O'Sullivan

Brona O'Sullivan, Junior

Major: ACS Chemistry
Research Project: Investigation of thermotropic and structural properties of liposomes
Mentor: Sunghee Lee, Ph.D., Biophysical Chemistry
 

Ileana Palesi

Ileana Palesi, Junior

Major: Computer Science
Research Project: Simulation of Cisplatin and its analogues using Molecular Dynamics
Mentor: Mychel Varner, Ph.D., Computational Chemistry
 

Marnie Skinner

Marnie Skinner, Sophomore

Major: Biochemistry
Research Project: Interactions of graphene-based 2D nanomaterials with model cell membranes
Mentor: Sunghee Lee, Ph.D., Biophysical Chemistry
 

Kara Wilson

Kara Wilson, Sophomore

Major: Mathematics
Research Project: Statistical prediction of likely outcomes using probabilistic and linear algebra techniques.
Mentor: Benjamin Gaines, Ph.D., Mathematics