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M.S. Bioengineering, University of California at Berkeley
B.S. Biomedical Engineering, Johns Hopkins University
Sanjit Datta is currently a fourth-year medical student at Case Western Reserve University. Sanjit previously worked at the sensor design laboratory InnoSense to develop chemical technologies including biomolecular cancer diagnostics. He later spent two years testing new clinical radiology hardware and software for Siemens Healthcare; working closely with physicians at Stanford and UCSF in that role, he developed image guidance technology for minimally invasive procedures.
B.A. Molecular and Cell Biology, and Art Practice, University of California at Berkeley
Valerie Carbaial is currently a fourth-year medical student at Case Western Reserve University. During her time at Berkeley, she split her time between printmaking in the art studios and defining the anti-cancer properties of artemisinin and related compounds in triple-negative breast cancer cells. She also created and taught courses in her respective majors, including an “Anatomy for Artists” course, a “Spanish for Future Doctors” course, and an internship course for graduates of “Spanish for Future Doctors” in which students interned at various Spanish-speaking free clinics in the Bay Area. After graduating, she studied the potential use of reverse-engineered anti-psychotic medications in negatively regulating phosphatases in neuroblastoma cancer cells, helping to pave the way for the future use of these medications in treating various cancers.
B.S. Biology, Mercer University
Annika Sinha is currently a fourth-year medical student at Case Western Reserve University. As an undergraduate, Annika led fundraising efforts for the Mercer Prosthetics and Orthotics Club, a non-profit organization that designs low-cost prosthetics and delivers them to patients in Vietnam. During her tenure, the organization was able to serve over 1,000 patients and was featured twice by the Clinton Global Initiative University.
B.S. Biochemical Engineering, University of Massachusetts Amherst
Charit Tippareddy is currently a first year medical student at Case Western Reserve University. As an undergraduate, Charit's research was in the application of 2-dimensional nanomaterials in the detection of gases for use in biomedical devices. He also has a background in developing and running small scale bioreactors as well as large scale distillation columns. After graduating, Charit spent time in underserved villages in south India volunteering as a hospital intern.
B.A. English Literature, Washington University in St. Louis
Kerrin Sunshine is currently a second-year medial student at Case Western Reserve University. As an undergraduate, in addition to her premed work, Kerrin focused much of her time on writing, both academically and creatively. After graduating, Kerrin spent a year working on the development of teaching anatomy in augmented reality at Case Western Reserve University and promoting the technology being used to do so: the Microsoft HoloLens.
B.S. Mechanical Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology
David Pfau is currently a third-year medical student at Case Western Reserve University. While earning his undergraduate degree at Georgia Tech, David developed code to aid in the study of the role of monocytes in supporting vascular network growth within an inflammatory injury, and he designed solar panels for Prox-1, a microsatellite designed to demonstrate automated trajectory control in low Earth orbit, scheduled for launch in 2017.
B.S. Biomedical Engineering, The Ohio State University
Eric Salomon is currently a third-year medical student at Case Western Reserve University. As an undergraduate, Eric worked on an engineering team to design, code, and build a reusable surgery simulation to improve safety and outcomes for endonasal pituitary adenoma resections. He also spent two years with modeling, development, and testing of a cell isolation and culture device with the potential to improve diagnostics and formation of complex therapies.
Major: Chemical Engineering, Minor: Ethics, Case Western Reserve University
Kathryn Lundgren is a junior undergraduate student studying chemical engineering at Case Western Reserve University. For four years, she has done research on both biosand and SODIS filtration techniques. As a freshman at Case, she traveled to northern Ghana for three weeks, designing and implementing a water filtration business for a remote community. Kathryn is currently working on an engineering water project for Engineers without Borders. Furthermore, she works in an environmental engineering lab where she is testing the use of algae to treat wastewater and create sustainable biofuel. Kathryn is passionate about water filtration and plans to pursue a career in filtration engineering.
B.A. Psychology, Dartmouth College
Scott Wagner is currently a fourth-year medical student at Case Western Reserve University. Prior to medical school, Scott worked for eight years as a business consultant in the biotechnology industry. He assessed the opportunity for new cardiovascular, respiratory and oncology products and led various market landscape assessment, market segmentation and product positioning engagements for industry-leading companies.
B.S. Human Biology, University of California at San Diego
M.S. Molecular Biology, University of California at San Diego
Brian Chin is currently a fourth-year medical student at Case Western Reserve University. Brian previously studied molecular mechanisms behind bipolar disorder before studying the role of the NTRK1 gene in relation to bipolar disorder in addition to genetic predisposition to psychiatric disorders. He has expertise with genetics, molecular cloning, and cell biology. Additionally, he has an interest in 3d printing and assists with development of prototypes.
B.S. Neuroscience, The Ohio State University
Harini is currently a first-year medical student at NEOMED. As an undergraduate, Harini worked on a video game therapy project and personally studied what stimuli were most attended to by patients with hemispatial neglect. She also held advocacy positions in various organizations including the Indian American Association and Volunteers Around the World to raise awareness and funds for charity work.
B.A. Biological Sciences, Vanderbilt University
Ashley is currently a first-year medical student at Case Western Reserve University. As an undergraduate, Ashley's passion focused on the care and empowerment of children and adolescents. Her research assessed communication and sensory differences in infants and toddlers with Autism Spectrum Disorder, while her mentoring relationships led her to co-found a leadership and professional development conference for underserved high school students in Nashville.
Daniel Lacks, Ph.D.
Daniel Lacks is the C. Benson Branch Professor and Chair of the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at Case Western Reserve University. He leads engineering study abroad courses in Botswana and other African countries, directs Fulbright professional development programs for international faculty, and has worked with universities in Myanmar and the Philippines on curriculum development.
Susan Wentz, M.D., M.S.
Susan Wentz directs the Office of Urban Health, the Urban Area Health Education Center and NetWellness at the Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. She develops collaborative programs joining university and community partners to address important health needs and provides community-based experiences for medical students through a broad spectrum of opportunities.
Sam Mesiano, Ph.D.
Sam Mesiano is a Professor with joint appointments in the Case Western Reserve University Departments of Reproductive Biology and Physiology and Biophysics. He also serves as the Director of the University Hospitals Obstetrics and Gynecology Research Division. His research is funded by the Gates Foundation, March of Dimes, and National Institutes of Health, among other organizations.