2018 Cell Biology Research Scholars Program (CRSP) Scholars
Linh Chu - Haigis Lab
I am a junior at Gustavus Adolphus College, majoring in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology with minor in Management. I am from Hanoi, Vietnam. Upon graduation, I want to obtain a PhD and pursue biomedical science career, with the goal to help improve the community’s health conditions within my laboratory. I also love traveling, learning about other cultures, trying different cuisines and sharing my passion with people coming from different backgrounds in doing researches.
Chloe Le Moing - Chouchani Lab
I was born in Trenton, New Jersey and grew up near the shore. I attended a magnet high school specializing in biotechnology, where I conducted independent research projects and cultivated my passion for biological sciences. I’m currently attending Cornell University, engaging in research on the molecular nutrition of selenium and the functional genomics of antioxidant enzymes. I aim to pursue a PhD in cellular biology so I may go into professional research, a career which I have long aspired for. I would love to explore the field of astrobiology at some point in my time as a student and researcher, as well as gain experience teaching others about the joy of studying life science. My current interests include art, taiko, backpacking, and urban exploration.
Aislinn Mayfield - Van Vactor Lab
I am a junior biology major at Carleton College. My interests include cancer cell growth and regeneration as well as cell signaling in the central nervous system. In addition to my interests in cell biology, I also have a passion for visual art. My health-related externships and research experience as a TRIO McNair Scholar have sparked my desire to pursue a research-focused medical career. Overall, I hope to continue building my background in biological science and further develop my research skills. These experiences will continue to prepare me for a research-oriented career and further motivate me to become a medical researcher.
Olustosin "Tosin" Owoeymi - Harper Lab
I am currently a student at The Johns Hopkins University pursuing a B.S. in Molecular & Cellular Biology. I am a US-born, first-generation immigrant born to parents who immigrated to the United States from Nigeria. I was raised in Ellicott City, MD where my advanced science professors in high school first introduced me to the world of research. I have been deeply passionate about biology since my accelerated biology course in my first year of high school and have recently developed a strong inclination towards cancer biology. My passion for biology resulted in my matriculation to a university deeply centered around the importance of research where I could be introduced to a field that I had not previously explored. I have explored protein interactions between 14-3-3 and N-myc Down Regulated Gene1, the cause of prostate cell neurodifferentiation, and androgen treatment as a possible repair mechanism trigger at the Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center at Johns Hopkins under the direction of Sushant Kachhap, PhD. In my research, I am particularly interested in discovering more common genetic causes of cancer as well as understanding how genetic abnormalities may disrupt different signaling pathways. Outside of the lab, I enjoy dancing competitively, educating other students on campus about African cultures, mentoring underrepresented students, volunteering as a patient advocate at the Johns Hopkins Hospital, and cooking.
Hayley Schultz - Moazed Lab
I am a junior at Vassar College majoring in Biology. I became obsessed with biology as a high school sophomore and still am. I’m particularly fascinated by epigenetics and cellular biology with a focus on human health. Ultimately, I plan to pursue a PhD and prepare to teach and inspire undergraduate students to pursue careers in Biology. My independent research at Vassar focuses on the function of miR-33 in pigmentation regulation in the AKT/insulin signaling pathway in Drosophila. In addition to my academic pursuits, I’m a member of the Varsity Swim Team and have a love for training and competition.