Scholar Profiles

Jeffrey Avery
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Program: Computer Science

Expected Graduation: 2016

Undergraduate Institution: University of Maryland, Baltimore County

Research: Developing Deceptive Methods to Build Better Defenses

Advisor: Dr. Eugene Spafford and Dr. Saraubh Bagchi

Email: avery0@purdue.edu

Website: http://web.ics.purdue.edu/~avery0/

Alexander Barrios
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Program: Mathematics

Expected Graduation: 2017

Undergraduate Institution: Brown University

Research: Algebraic Number Theory, Elliptic Curves, Class Field Theory

Advisor: Dr. Edray Goins

Email: abarrio@math.purdue.edu

Website: https://sites.google.com/site/barriosalex/

Torrie Cropps
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Program: Youth Development & Agricultural Education

Expected Graduation: 2017

Undergraduate Institution: North Carolina Agricultural & Technical State University

Research: The diversified mentoring experiences of female ethnic minority graduate students enrolled in Agricultural and Life Science (ALS)-related STEM fields at a large Predominantly White Institution (PWI).

Advisor: Dr. Levon Esters

Email: tcropps@purdue.edu

Website: https://ag.purdue.edu/ydae/Pages/Profile.aspx?strAlias=tcropps&intDirDeptID=20

Kyle Dahlin
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Program: Mathematics

Expected Graduation: 2019

Undergraduate Institution: University of Hawaii at Manoa

Research: Mathematical Biology, Theoretical Ecology, Dynamical Systems

Advisor: Dr. Zhilan Feng

Email: kdahlin@purdue.edu

Website: https://www.math.purdue.edu/~kdahlin/

Fushcia-Ann Hoover
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Program: Ecological Science & Engineering Interdisciplinary Graduate Program

Expected Graduation: 2016

Undergraduate Institution: University of St. Thomas, St. Paul, MN

Research: The Use of Ecological Methods for Managing and Reducing Runoff in Urban Environments

Advisor: Dr. Laura Bowling

Email: fhoover@purdue.edu

Website: https://www.purdue.edu/gradschool/ese/about/profiles/hoover.html

Domenique Lumpkin
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Program: Civil Engineering

Expected Graduation: 2018

Undergraduate Institution: University of Florida

Research: Thermal Sciences

Advisor: Dr. Travis Horton

Email: dlumpkin@purdue.edu

Sean Natoli
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Program: Chemistry

Expected Graduation: 2017

Undergraduate Institution: Southern Utah University

Research: Organometallic Chemistry, Diruthenium-based Linkers That Can Span the Interface Between Bulk Electronic Components (Au-Si)

Advisor: Dr. Tong Ren

Email: snatoli@purdue.edu

Oyindamola Oluwatimi
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Program: Computer Science

Expected Graduation: 2017

Undergraduate Institution: Norfolk State University

Research: Mobile Security and Privacy

Advisor: Dr. Elisa Bertino

Email: ooluwati@purdue.edu

Website: http://dbseclab.cs.purdue.edu/author/ooluwati/

Chris Pulliam
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Program: Chemistry

Expected Graduation: 2016

Undergraduate Institution: Purdue University

Research: Advancing the Capabilities of the Miniature Mass Spectrometer

Advisor: Dr. Graham Cooks

Email: cpulliam@purdue.edu

Darryl Reano
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Program: Earth, Atmospheric and Planetary Sciences

Expected Graduation: 2018

Undergraduate Institution: Purdue University

Research: Assessment of a place-based, culturally-relevant geologic experience using mixed methods at Acoma Pueblo, NM

Advisor: Dr. Jonathan Harbor

Email: dreano@purdue.edu

Website: https://www.purdue.edu/naecc/sloan/Darryl_Reano.html

TiAir Riggins
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Program: Biomedical Engineering

Expected Graduation: 2018

Undergraduate Institution: The Ohio State University

Research: Assessing the microenvironment of the brain to better understand the metabolism and metastasis of glioblastomas.

Advisor: Dr. Jenna Rickus

Email: triggins@purdue.edu

Website: https://engineering.purdue.edu/BME/People/ptProfile?resource_id=120979

Jennifer Sdunzik
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Program: American Studies Interdisciplinary Graduate Program

Expected Graduation: 2016

Undergraduate Institution: Humboldt University, Germany

Research: 20th Century Social & Cultural U.S. History, Hate Crimes, Sundown Studies, Media & Visual Literacy, Cultural Studies, Minorities & Segregation, Race & Violence

Advisor: Dr. Susan Curtis

Email: jsdunzik@purdue.edu

Website: https://www.cla.purdue.edu/american-studies/directory/?p=Jennifer_Sdunzik

Video interview: https://youtu.be/PvG-0a06HJo

Kadari Taylor-Watson
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Program: American Studies Interdisciplinary Graduate Program

Expected Graduation: 2017

Undergraduate Institution: Hampton University, Hampton, VA

Research: Transnational Identity of West and Central African Print Fabric & Fashion

Advisor: Dr. Kim Gallon

Email: ktaylorw@purdue.edu

Fernando Tormos-Aponte
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Program: Political Science

Expected Graduation: 2017

Undergraduate Institution: Universidad de Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras

Research: How Social Movements Overcome Internal Divisions to Influence Policy

Advisor: Dr. Sirje Weldon

Email: ftormosa@purdue.edu

Website: https://www.cla.purdue.edu/polsci/directory/?p=Fernando_Tormos%20Aponte

Sasha Vega-Alvarez
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Program: Interdisciplinary Life Science (PULSe)

Expected Graduation: 2017

Undergraduate Institution: University of Puerto Rico, Mayaguez

Research: Oxidative Stress-Mediated Inflammation and Behavioral Deficits After Mild Blast-Induced Traumatic Brain Injury (mbTBI)

Advisor: Dr. Riyi Shi

Email: svegaalv@purdue.edu

Website: https://www.purdue.edu/gradschool/pulse/profiles/vega-alvarez.html

Michelle Visbal Onufrak
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Program: Biomedical Engineering

Expected Graduation: 2017

Undergraduate Institution: University of Puerto Rico, Mayaguez, Puerto Rico

Research: The development of a biomedical imaging method for non-invasive assessment of alterations in the ECM (extracellular matrix) over a clinically relevant area. To design and build a new class of mesoscopic (between microscopic and macroscopic) bio-imaging system, designed to non-invasively assess alterations in tissue microenvironments.

Advisor: Dr. Young L. Kim

Email: mvisbal@purdue.edu

Website: http://www.purdue.edu/mep/About%20MEP/Graduate%20Student%20Staff/Michelle%20Visbal.html

Breanne Wright
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Program: Nutrition Science Interdisciplinary Graduate Program

Expected Graduation: 2017

Undergraduate Institution: University of Maryland, Baltimore County

Research: Evaluate and improve food security in underrepresented populations, including United States Veterans and rural communities throughout the United States.

Advisor: Dr. Heather Eicher-Miller

Email: wrigh197@purdue.edu

Lisa Young
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Program: American Studies Interdisciplinary Graduate Program

Expected Graduation: 2017

Undergraduate Institution: Claflin University

Research: Racial Restrictive Covenants; Housing Inequality; Environmental Justice; Surveillance Studies; Black Feminist Theory, 20th Century Radical Black Press, Medical Humanities

Advisor: Dr. Venetria Patton

Email: young104@purdue.edu

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