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Reducing the Impact of Infectious Diseases by Supporting Trans-Disciplinary Academic Research

Excellence in Undergraduate Research Awardees

Watch their presentations HERE.

Anna Nguyen 

Project: Host Genetic Diversity Reduces Disease Infection: A Meta-analysis

Mentor: Amanda K. Gibson, Assistant Professor, Biology

Mary Dickerson

Project: Context Specific Essential Genes within Klebsiella pneumoniae

Mentor: Jason Papin, Professor, Biomedical Engineering, Infectious Diseases & International Health

Nnenna Ene

Project: De novo Assembly of the P.falciparum Genome to Identify Structural Variants Involved in Antimalarial Resistance Acquisition

Mentor: Jennifer Guler, Assistant Professor, Biology

Emily Leventhal

Project: Prototyping an mHealth Intervention to Address the Rise in Anxiety during COVID19

Mentor: Bethany Teachman, Professor, Psychology

Jakub Lipowski & Nikita Sivakumar

Project: Agent-Based Model for the Spread of SARS-CoV-2 at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, Virginia

Mentor: Gianluca Guadagni, Assistant Professor, Engineering