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Program Instructors


Karna Desai
B.S. in Astronomy - University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign
PhD Candidate in Astronomy studying Gravitational Instabilities in Protoplanetary Disks


Kyle Hagner
M.S. Electrical Engineering - Purdue University
B.S. Electrical Engineering - Purdue University
Graduate student in Biophysics studying the evolution of protein architecture

Blake Forland
M.S. Physics - Indiana University
B.S. Physics - Metro State University of Denver
Graduate student studying Yukawa matrix randomization and the origin of fermion mass.


Kimberly McCoy
B.S. Cellular Biology and Biopsychology - Western State College of Colorado
Graduate student studying bio-inspired nanomaterials.

Roshan Laamichhane
B.S. Chemistry - University of Evansville
M.S. Chemistry - Indiana University
Graduate student studying Instruction and Curriculum.

Jing Yang
B.S. Chemistry - Beijing Normal University
Graduate student studying theoretical and physical chemistry.


Dami Lee
B.S. in Mathematics - Korea University
Graduate student studying differential geometry

Ryan Vitale
B.S. in Mathematics - Cleveland State University
M.S. in Mathematics - Cleveland State University
Graduate student studying algebra

Chelsie Parker
B.S. in Mathematics - University of Oregon
Graduate student studying secondary math education

Zach Lindsey
B.S. Math - University of Tennessee
Graduate student studying algebraic topology

Geological Science

Devon Colcord
B.S. Earth Systems - University of Massachusetts
M.S. Environmental Science - Indiana University
M.S. Geological Science - Indiana University
Graduate student studying past changes in Earth's climate and historical measurement proxies


Logan Cole
B.S. Biology - University at Buffalo
Graduate student studying genome evolution and phylogenetics.

Kate Hummels
B.S. in Microbiology - University of Iowa
B.A. in Studio Art - University of Iowa
Graduate student studying bacterial motility on surfaces.

Maureen Onyeziri
B.S. Microbiology - Lagos State University, Nigeria
Graduate student studying and characterizing the long-term evolution of co-cultures.

Daniel Schwab
B.S. Biology - College of William & Mary
Graduate student studying evolutionary developmental biology and ecology.

Melissa Horton
B.S. Biology - Indiana Wesleyan University
Graduate student in Microbiology studying the honey bee microbiome.

Alex Porambo
B.S. Cell and Molecular Biology - Grand Valley State University
Graduate student studying chromatin biology.

Lekeah Durden
B.S. Biology - New Mexico State University
Graduate student studying ecology and evolution with research interest in host-microbe interactions.

Computer Science

Jaimie Murdock B.S. Computer Science - Indiana University
B.S. Cognitive Science - Indiana University
PhD Student in Informatics & Cognitive Science studying the interaction of individual and collective behavior in creativity