2018-2019 Board

Aparna Krishnan

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

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, play roller derby, and cheer on the Georgia Bulldogs!

Abbey Jackson

Abbey is a fourth year PhD student in the Department of Chemistry. She works on developing antibacterial prodrugs in the Franz Lab. In her free time, she plays violin, crochets, and snuggles with her two cats.

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.