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SCIENCE

Kenzi Aurora

B.S. Student, Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College

Location:

Mississippi, USA

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Interests:

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

Michael Argenyi

Preventive Medicine Resident, University of Massachusetts Medical School

Location:

Boston, MA, USA

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Interests:

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

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.

Jakrada Attarataya

Scientist, Synchrotron Light Research Institute

Location:

Bangkok and Nakhon Ratchasima, Thailand

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Interests:

Biochemistry, Protein crystallography, Synchrotron beamline design and Python (in progress). AND trail-running & trekking in free time :-)

With my field on protein crystallography which is focused on solving 3D structure of protein for drug target, I am collaborating with researchers on protein crystallization and helping them on diffraction data collection and analysis. Since I have worked with synchrotron beamline, I am also learning a bit of optics and engineering for beamline design as well as python for fun.

Pranav Audhkhasi

PhD student, Institute of Earth Physics, Paris

Location:

Paris, France

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Interests:

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

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.

Ingo Barth

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

Location:

Halle (Saale), Germany

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Interests:

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 )

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

David Bayless

Postdoctoral researcher, Pennington Biomedical Research Center

Location:

Baton Rouge, LA, USA

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Interests:

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

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

Britny Bensman

Certified Clinical Medical Assistant

Location:

Columbus, Ohio, USA

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Interests:

Biology to anything in the medical field

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.

Ashley Bergeron

MSc student, Kingston University London

Location:

London, UK

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Interests:

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

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.

Linda Campbell

Professor, Saint Mary's University

Location:

Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada

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Interests:

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

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/.

Wissam Constantin

Project Director, Canadian Association of the Deaf

Location:

London, Ontario, Canada

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Interests:

Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics

Mechelle Cureaux

Toxicology Lab Technician II, Rochester Institute of Technology

Location:

New Orleans, LA, USA

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Interests:

toxicology, analytical chemistry

I am studying the effects of chemical substances on living organisms.

Gina De Naples

Park Naturalist, Smith Mountain Lake State Park

Location:

Clifton, VA, USA

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Interests:

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

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

Andrew Donald

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

Location:

College Park, Maryland, USA

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Interests:

General dentistry

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.

Lorne Farovitch

PhD student, University of Rochester

Location:

Rochester, NY, USA

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Interests:

Mix of microbiology and epidemiology (emerging infectious diseases)

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

Sachiko Flores

Co-Founder, CorpsTHAT

Location:

Baltimore, MD, USA

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Interests:

Jane of all trades including building trails

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

Brienna Herold

Graduate Student, Rochester Institute of Technology

Location:

Rochester, New York, USA

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Interests:

Computer Science/Biology

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.

TraciAnn Hoglind

MPH Candidate, Boston University

Location:

Boston, MA, USA

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Interests:

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

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

Pepsi Holmquist

Ph.D. Candidate, Ohio State University

Location:

Columbus, OH, USA

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Interests:

protein native mass spectrometry

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

Katerina Holubova

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

Location:

Prague, Czech Republic

Email:

Interests:

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

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

Stuart Jones

Scientist, Savannah River National Laboratory

Location:

Aiken, SC, USA

Email:

Interests:

Laboratory. Fabrication. Shipping/Receiving. Chemistry.

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

Cindy King

Hydrologic Technician, US Geological Survey

Location:

Albuquerque, NM, USA

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Interests:

Water quantity/quality, wetlands assessment & delineation

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.

Anne Logan

Ph.D. Student, Cornell University

Location:

Ithaca, NY, USA

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Interests:

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

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.

Dieter Muylaert

Student (BA), University Howest Bruges

Location:

Belgium

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Interests:

Biomedical Laboratory Technology, Microscopy, Hematology, Immunology

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

Camille Ollier

Agrocampus Ouest

Location:

Rennes, France

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Interests:

Marine biology/ecology, Marine mammals, Statistics analysis

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

Marie Pangrácová

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

Location:

Prague, the Czech Republic, Europe

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Interests:

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

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.

Mariam Paracha

Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Rochester

Location:

Rochester, NY, USA

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Interests:

Pharmacology, Public Health, Data Science, HIV, Neurology

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.

Clare Patterson

Research Assistant, University of Tennessee Health Science Center

Location:

Memphis, TN, USA

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Interests:

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

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

Tyler Pugeda

Student Researcher, The John Hopkins University

Location:

Baltimore, MD, USA

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Interests:

Neuroscience

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.

Jackie Pyne

Biologist, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

Location:

Odenton, Maryland, USA

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Interests:

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

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

Jennifer Reilly

Field Operations Assistant, Research Department, Loggerhead Marinelife Center

Location:

Jupiter, Florida, USA

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Interests:

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

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.

Alma Schrage

Graduate Research Assistant, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Location:

Chicago/Urbana, IL, USA

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Interests:

Bumble bee conservation monitoring, raptor counting and banding, passerine banding and bioacoustics

I am currently developing occupancy models for the federally endangered rusty-patched bumble bee for my MSc thesis work.

Caroline Solomon

Professor, Gallaudet University

Location:

Washington, D.C., USA

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Interests:

nutrient assimilation pathways

Nutrient and phytoplankton dynamics in aquatic ecosystems

Barbara Spiecker

Ph.D Candidate, Oregon State University

Location:

Corvallis, OR, USA

Email:

Interests:

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

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

Giordon Stark

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

Location:

Santa Cruz, CA, USA

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Interests:

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

Carolyn Stern (Spanjer)

Physician, Urgent Care, University of Rochester

Location:

Rochester, NY, USA

Email:

Interests:

Family/Urgent Care Physician

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

Amanda Jo Temple

Student, University of Minnesota

Location:

St. Paul, MN, USA

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Interests:

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

I'm not currently working on any projects.

Stephen Wallin

Science mentor, Colorado State University - Pueblo

Location:

Pueblo, CO, USA

Email:

Interests:

Physics

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

Alicia Wooten

Ph.D Candidate, Boston University

Location:

Boston, MA, USA

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Interests:

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

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

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