From biology to engineering, from physics to history, from chemistry to literature, research by undergraduates at AAU universities is making a difference in their education and in our lives.
Get to know Ayumi Pottenger, a senior studying molecular and cellular biology in the hopes of developing treatments for those with Parkinson’s disease while elucidating some of the mysteries of the brain.
Vicken Khazar ’22 at Stony Brook University — the URECA Researcher of the Month for June 2021 — is a biology major doing research under the mentorship of Dr. Patrick Hearing, Department of Microbiology and Immunology, on “Understanding the Role of the SPRTN Metalloprotease in the Adenovirus DNA Damage Response.”
Amelia Camino ’21 — the URECA Undergraduate Researcher of the Month for January 2021 — thoroughly enjoys the collaborative, international research environment of Dr. Milind Diwan’s group at Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL), a team she joined initially as a participant in BNL’s Science & Learning Internship program in Summer 2019.
“There’s a difference between knowing what’s in the textbook vs. actually doing the research and actually figuring it out,” said Natalie Lo, an undergraduate researcher at Stony Brook University
Toni Atieh became a first-generation college student through USC's Bovard Scholars program after coming to the United States that October at the age of 10, knowing just two words in English: “hi” and “bye.”
Whether it’s using computers to analyze slide tissue images, mapping the functions of the brain, or working on a study to help amputees partake in meaningful activities, Christian Arty ’19 has made the most of his lab experiences while at Stony Brook University.