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McNair Scholar Profiles

Current Scholars

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Ewuraba (Baaba) Annan
Major: Human Development 
Mentor: Dr. Dinesh Sharma 
Research project: Independence: The Process of Decolonization and Development in Ghana

Jennifer Augustin
Major: Biology and Spanish
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Pavel Masek
Research project: Long term aversive taste memory in Drosophila

Dudley Britton
Major: Integrative Neuroscience
Mentor: Dr. Kirsten Prior
Research project 2018: Investigating a key ecosystem function in primary and secondary eastern deciduous forests: Are seed dispersal mutualisms intact in regenerating, secondary forests?
Mentor: Dr. Marvin Diaz
Research project 2017: The affect of adolescent exposure to alcohol on anxiety levels

Alan Chen
Major: Economics
Mentor: Dr. Susan Wolcott
Research project: Bank Expansion in India From 1930's to 1960's

Shreen Dubey
Major: Biology
Mentor: Dr. Yvonne Johnston
Research project: The Impact of The Health Coaching Project on lives of Binghamton North Side Residents 

Sintia Escobar 
Major: Integrative neuroscience
Mentor: Dr. Kathleen Horwath
Research project: Antifreeze proteins as cryoprotectants 

Rahman Farhana
Major: Biochemistry
Mentor: Dr. Kanneboyina Nagaraju
Research project: Molecular Mimicry in chronic Lyme 

Johan Ferreras 
Major: Computer Science
Mentor: Arti Ramesh
Research project: Towards Privacy-aware Personal Assistants 

Ariel Galvez
Major: English & History
Mentor: Joseph Weil 
Research project: The Internet's Creative Renaissance 

Cameron Ghazvini
Major: Integrative Neuroscience
Mentor: Dr. Chuan-Jian Zhong
Research project: Exploration of Au based nanoparticles for cancer and diabetes diagnosis

Joshua Gonzalez
Major: Geography
Mentor: Dr. John Frazier
Research project: Gentrification and Displacement: A Study of the Johnson City School of Pharmacy and Incubator Areas 

Nahillah High
Major: Psychology & Africana Studies
Mentor: Dr. Michael West
Research project 2018: Black Power: The Interconnection of a Revolutionary Consciousness
Mentor: Dr. Patricia G. Lespinasse
Research project 2017: An Academic Attack: The Prejudice Motif of the Zero Tolerance School discipline Policies and its Presence in the Inner City School Districts








Tisnue Jean-Baptiste 
Major: Psychology and Human Development 
Mentor: Dr. Nicholas Gaspelin 
Research project: The effects of selection history on visual search 
Michael Lam
Major: Biology, (Envi minor)
Mentor: Dr. James M. Sobel 
Research project 2018: Germination and vernalization requirements in Mimulus ringens across a latitudinal cline
Research project 2017: Mating System Plasticity in Mimulus cardinalis
Research Interests: Soil ecology, botany, sustainability 

Amelia Martin 
Major: Biology
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Yvonne Johnston
Research project:  Effects of Health Interventions within the Community in Binghamton, NY  

Randy Owen 
Major: Physics
Mentor: Dr. Eric Cotts 
Research project: Study of Ostwald Ripening in Near-Eutectic Solder Alloy 
Nina Pregosin 
Major: Biochemistry
Mentor: Dr. Heather Fiumera 
Research project: Identifying the Genetic Basis of Mitochondrial Functions in Saccharomyces cerevisiae under Anaerobic
and Aerobic Growth Conditions

Victoria Roselli
Major: Integrative Neuroscience and Comparative Literature
Mentor: Dr. Yao-ying Ma 
Research project 2018: Effect of Prenatal Alcohol Exposure on Sucrose Taking: Gender and Age Related Motivated and
Habituated Components
Research project: Age and Prenatal Alcohol Exposure Impact on Motivation for Sucrose Administration
Ifeoluwa Shoola
Major: Integrative Neuroscience 
Mentor: Dr. Titilayo Okoror 
Research project: Perceptions of Adolescents use of Information and Communication Technology in Ogbomoso, Oyo State, Nigeria.

Pawandeep Singh 
Major: Integrative Neuroscience
Mentor: Dr. Joseph Hall & Dr. Lisa Savage 
Research project: Chemogenetic modulation of forebrain cholinergic neurons rescues prefrontal cortical acetylcholine release in a rodent model of binge-drinking












Last Updated: 8/6/18