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SCIENCE

B.S. Student, Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College

Kenzi Aurora

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Mississippi, USA

Physics, engineering, astrophysics, quantum physics, quantum mechanics, aerospace engineering, aeronautics

Preventive Medicine Resident, University of Massachusetts Medical School

Michael Argenyi

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I am developing my unique role to enhance anti-oppressive HIV/STD prevention and treatment for LGBTQ and PWD from population health and clinical health perspectives.

Boston, MA, USA

HIV prevention and treatment, sexually transmitted diseases, LGBTQ health, integration of people with disabilities, public health

PhD student, Institute of Earth Physics, Paris

Pranav Audhkhasi

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My PhD is in exploration geophysics. I study the waveforms recorded in the subsurface of the earth and process and analyze them. The particular region where I am working is the equatorial Atlantic.

Paris, France

Digital signal processing, waveform analysis and inversion, tomography, seismic data processing, fortran programming

Max Planck Research Group Leader, Max Planck Institute of Microstructure Physics

Ingo Barth

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Theoretical quantum physicist; Theoretical chemist (see http://www1.mpi-halle.mpg.de/~barth/ )

Halle (Saale), Germany

Current-carrying quantum dynamics (CCQD); Ionization dynamics in strong circularly polarized laser fields; Analysis and control of electron and nuclear currents in atoms and molecules; Quantum hydrodynamics in molecules (see https://www.mpi-halle.mpg.de/ccqd )

Postdoctoral researcher, Pennington Biomedical Research Center

David Bayless

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My current field of study includes mechanisms of thermogenesis in rodent models of obesity and diabetes.

Baton Rouge, LA, USA

Diabetes, obesity, metabolism, thermogenesis mechanisms, vascular biology, adipose biology, muscle biology

Certified Clinical Medical Assistant

Britny Bensman

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Gather information from the patient of their past medical history, family history, allergy, medication, and vital signs. Give injections/medications. Assist providers when they need help on certain circumstances.

Columbus, Ohio, USA

Biology to anything in the medical field

MSc student, Kingston University London

Ashley Bergeron

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I'm studying environmental management which is an interdisciplinary program that integrates environmental science research, environmental law & policy, and economics with a focus on sustainability. My particular area of interest is of hydrology.

London, UK

Environmental sciences, natural resources, climate change, environmental policy, ArcGIS, hydrology, and research

Professor, Saint Mary's University

Linda Campbell

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I lead an active research group focusing on environmental contaminants and aquatic invasive species. More information can be found at my research website: http://www.ap.smu.ca/~lcampbel/.

Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada

Aquatic ecology, environmental contaminants, ecotoxicology, laboratory & field research

Project Director, Canadian Association of the Deaf

Wissam Constantin

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London, Ontario, Canada

Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics

Park Naturalist, Smith Mountain Lake State Park

Gina De Naples

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I work to impart to park visitors my knowledge and passion for the environment at Smith Mountain Lake.

Clifton, VA, USA

Environmental Policy, Park Interpretation, Canoe Guide, Conservation, Invasive Species Management

General Dentist, Steven L. Rattner, DDS, PA & Associates

Andrew Donald

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I am a general dentist and work for a private practice. I provide adults and children dental treatments and promote their dental health knowledge to maintain their dental care.

College Park, Maryland, USA

General dentistry

PhD student, University of Rochester

Lorne Farovitch

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Surveillance of global tick-borne diseases in ecological context: geographic distribution, novel biodiagnostic testing, and preventive strategies for the deaf population.

Rochester, NY, USA

Mix of microbiology and epidemiology (emerging infectious diseases)

Co-Founder, CorpsTHAT

Sachiko Flores

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Our mission is to support the inclusion of Deaf and Hard of Hearing participants in conservation corps and outdoor programs. - https://corpsthat.org/

Baltimore, MD, USA

Jane of all trades including building trails

Graduate Student, Rochester Institute of Technology

Brienna Herold

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As a graduate student, I am building a model to predict influenza vaccine responses and estimate population resistance to emerging influenza strains. I am also building a semantic search engine which uses artificial intelligence to better "understand" astrophysics content. Before graduate school, I worked at the National Institutes of Health, studying the nature of ligand interactions with the capsaicin receptor TRPV1, a therapeutic target for chronic and inflammatory pain, as well as at Gallaudet, reconstructing the genealogy of connexin 26 mutations using molecular and bioinformatic methods.

Rochester, New York, USA

Computer Science/Biology

MPH Candidate, Boston University

TraciAnn Hoglind

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I am passionate about improving the health and health access for all deaf people. I am currently working on establishing a nonprofit organization that will provide accessible public health services for all people who use American Sign Language

Boston, MA, USA

Health equity, access, communication, education, policy, promotion, and research

Ph.D. Candidate, Ohio State University

Pepsi Holmquist

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My work is in structural biology, incorporating biophysical techniques of mass spectrometry, NMR, and ITC to characterize proteins and nucleic acids.

Columbus, OH, USA

protein native mass spectrometry

Occupational therapist; Psychology and Deaf Studies student, Charles University, First Faculty of Medicine

Katerina Holubova

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occupational therapy (specialization: OT neuropsychological rehabilitation of patients with brain injury and/or with disorders of diminished motivation)

Prague, Czech Republic

OT neuropsychological rehabilitation; brain injury; disorders of diminished motivation; virtual reality in OT; psychological and psychoeducational assessment of deaf and hard of hearing people; neurobiochemistry; ecological validity in rehabilitation

Scientist, Savannah River National Laboratory

Stuart Jones

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I work with low level radionuclides found in soil/air/water samples.

Aiken, SC, USA

Laboratory. Fabrication. Shipping/Receiving. Chemistry.

Hydrologic Technician, US Geological Survey

Cindy King

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Conduct a variety of fieldwork related to water resources in New Mexico, review and analyze data, work collaboratively with federal, state and local agencies and tribes.

Albuquerque, NM, USA

Water quantity/quality, wetlands assessment & delineation

Ph.D. Student, Cornell University

Anne Logan

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I study impacts of shoot tip modifications on the physiology of the whole grapevine from roots to the fruit and the mechanisms behind vine responses. Mechanisms may include source-sink relationships, and two key hormones involved with apical dominance effects observed in my study.

Ithaca, NY, USA

Viticulture, enology, plant physiology, sustainable agriculture, horticulture, fruit crops, field work, university extension

Student (BA), University Howest Bruges

Dieter Muylaert

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I'm student for Biomedical Laboratory Technology (BA) at university.

Belgium

Biomedical Laboratory Technology, Microscopy, Hematology, Immunology

Agrocampus Ouest

Camille Ollier

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No work at the moment but my last internship is about how El Niño modulated the recovery of intertidal macrolgaes along the Oregon coast

Rennes, France

Marine biology/ecology, Marine mammals, Statistics analysis

scientist, research and development specialist, Institute of Organic Chemistry and Biochemistry of the CAS

Marie Pangrácová

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I test the hypothesis that the longevity of reproductives in the termite species Prorhinotermes simplex is linked with the activation of the telomerase enzyme complex. I work in a lab and I test the antibodies anti TERT on fractions of cells from various termites phenotypes, now.

Prague, the Czech Republic, Europe

KEY WORDS: social insects, termites, Isoptera, kings and queens, longevity, reproduction, ageing, telomere maintenance, telomerase, endocrine signalling pathway, gene expression, proteine extraction. LAB TECHNIQUES: DNA,RNA, proteine isolation, fractional isolation from cells, blotting - short, Wester, Southern, TRF Assay, RT-PCR, work with antibodies, ELISA, BCA, Bradford assay

Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Rochester

Mariam Paracha

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Through my post-doctoral training, I am focusing on developing clinical pharmacology expertise in HIV antiretrovirals and anti-Parkinson medications. My research interests are in drug-drug interactions caused by inflammation and polypharmacy. Ultimately, my research aims to identify factors of pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamic variability in order to develop safer strategies of medication administration in populations vulnerable to drug-drug interactions.

Rochester, NY, USA

Pharmacology, Public Health, Data Science, HIV, Neurology

Research Assistant, University of Tennessee Health Science Center

Clare Patterson

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Graduate thesis (2014) was “The Utility of Autologous Stem Cell Transplants in Newly Diagnosed Type 1 Diabetes: Reversing Autoimmunity and Preserving Beta Cell Function”

Memphis, TN, USA

Translational science, medicine, genetics, mitochondria, Transplant, immune response, stem cells

Student Researcher, The John Hopkins University

Tyler Pugeda

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In Dr. Seth Margolis' lab at The Johns Hopkins University this year, I have been doing research to illuminate how proteasome S20 - a protein complex that degrades intracellular proteins into extracellular peptides - induces calcium signaling in nervous systems. The purpose of this research is to offer a novel form of neural communication, which can advance our understanding of neurodegenerative diseases.

Baltimore, MD, USA

Neuroscience

Biologist, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

Jackie Pyne

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I'm a Chemical Review Manager for the Office of Pesticide Programs in DC in the Pesticide Re-Evaluation Division.

Odenton, Maryland, USA

Risk Assessment, Regulatory Management, Environmental Science, Chemistry, Insects, Aquatics, Health and Safety, Emergency Response, Worker Exposure

Field Operations Assistant, Research Department, Loggerhead Marinelife Center

Jennifer Reilly

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I conduct daily nesting surveys, nest checks and excavations on one of the highest density sea turtle nesting beaches in the world. Leatherback, Loggerhead and Green sea turtles are the three species of sea turtles that frequent our beaches for nesting. I also assist my Research department with other projects as needed and with the training of seasonal field technicians and interns.

Jupiter, Florida, USA

marine biology and conservation with a special focus on threatened and endangered sea turtles, environmental education, citizen science, climate change

Professor, Gallaudet University

Caroline Solomon

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Nutrient and phytoplankton dynamics in aquatic ecosystems

Washington, D.C., USA

nutrient assimilation pathways

Ph.D Candidate, Oregon State University

Barbara Spiecker

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I am studying how nutrients modify the effects of El Niño on intertidal macroalgae on spatiotemporal scales.

Corvallis, OR, USA

marine biology, ecology, El Niño, climate change, rocky intertidal, macroalgae, R programming, MATLAB

Postdoctoral Employee, Santa Cruz Institute for Particle Physics (SCIPP)

Giordon Stark

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Santa Cruz, CA, USA

Physics, Particle Physics, Machine Learning, Web Development (full stack), and STEM Education

Physician, Urgent Care, University of Rochester

Carolyn Stern (Spanjer)

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Urgent Care Physician in Dept. of Emergency Medicine, School of Medicine Faculty

Rochester, NY, USA

Family/Urgent Care Physician

Student, University of Minnesota

Amanda Jo Temple

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I'm not currently working on any projects.

St. Paul, MN, USA

Large mammal ecology, ArcGIS, R, wildlife management, marine ecosystems

Science mentor, Colorado State University - Pueblo

Stephen Wallin

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Laboratory and like sensors. Work with other Deaf and HoH on central auditory hearing loss.

Pueblo, CO, USA

Physics

Ph.D Candidate, Boston University

Alicia Wooten

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I am focused on studying the innate immune response in the lungs when exposed to Streptococcus pneumoniae. By looking at how we can better understand the host-pathogen response, it will allow for increased treatment to bacterial pneumonia

Boston, MA, USA

lung infection, innate and adaptive immunity, pneumonia, cell culture, immunology, microbiology