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Paige Daniel
Co-President

Paige is a sixth-year Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Chemistry, studying methodology development and catalysis in organic synthesis. Paige obtained her undergraduate degree at Wake Forest University and was a 2010 Teach for America Corps Member in Memphis. In her free time, she enjoys dance, yoga, and spending time with friends, family, and her two kitties, Oliver and Rupard.

Aparna Krishnan
Co-President

Aparna is a second-year graduate student in the Dept of Molecular Genetics and Microbiology. She studies the function of specific influenza proteins during viral infection in the Heaton Lab. During her time off, she enjoys baking, hiking, spending time playing with dogs and traveling.

Sarah Cunningham
Treasurer

Sarah works in the Reddy Lab in the Center for Genomics and Computational Biology studying gene regulation in pregnancy with a special focus on preterm birth and gestational diabetes. Outside the lab, she likes to hike with her dog, do yoga, read, and cheer on the Georgia Bulldogs!

Niba Nirmal
Social Media Co-Chair (Instagram, Twitter)

Niba is a second-year Ph.D. student in the University Program of Genetics and Genomics. She studies the effects of pesticides on rice roots in the Benfey Lab of Plant Biology and Genetics. When off of social media, she works part-time as a model (@Nibvana) and enjoys journaling, cats, and video games.

Haleh Jeddi
Social Media Co-Chair (Facebook)

Haleh is a second-year PhD student in the Department of Chemistry, studying the development of new catalysts for organic reactions in the Malcolmson lab. Haleh obtained her BS and MS at Western Kentucky University in 2017. She spends her spare time doing puzzles and playing with her sweet puppy, Astro.

Dr. Jennifer Ingram
Faculty Advisor

Dr. Ingram is an Assistant Research Professor at Duke University in the Duke Asthma, Allergy, and Airway Center. Her work focuses on understanding the molecular pathways that lead to airway remodeling in asthma. She grew up in Princeton, North Carolina and she earned her B.S. and Ph.D. from North Carolina State University.

 

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