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Molecular Biophysics and Engineering Lab
The University of Mississippi

Graduate Students

Omayma Al Azzam

Ph.D. Candidate – Engineering Science, Emphasis: Chemical Engineering

M.S. Chemical Engineering, University of Mississippi

B.S. Chemical Engineering, Jordan University of Science and Technology

Project: Myosin ensemble synergy in higher actin architectures

 

Undergraduate Students

Mallory Moffett

Senior – B.S. Biomedical Engineering, Emphasis: Biomolecular

Sally McDonnell Barksdale Honors College

Post-graduation aspirations: Pursue a PhD in biomedical or bioengineering

Project: Biophysical Mechanisms of Cytoskeletal Crosstalk

 

Henry Seiler

Senior – B.S. Biomedical Engineering, Emphasis: Biomolecular

Sally McDonnell Barksdale Honors College

Post-graduation aspirations: Attend medical school or graduate school

Project: Biophysical Mechanisms of Cytoskeletal Crosstalk

 

 

Khadeejah Franklin

Junior – B.A. Psychology, Minor in Chemistry, Biological Sciences, and Communication Sciences and Disorders

Sally McDonnell Barksdale Honors College

Post-graduation aspirations: Attend medical school to become a surgeon

Project: Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Student Parents in STEM Disciplines

 

Emily Kerivan

Junior – B.S. Biomedical Engineering

Funded by the UM SURGG Program

Post-graduation aspirations: Work in biomedical engineering industry or attend graduate school

Project: Assembly kinetics and viscoelastic properties of actomyosin nanocells

 

Lydia Robbins

Junior – B.S. Biomedical Engineering

Sally McDonnell Barksdale Honors College

Post-graduation aspirations: Medical school or work in biomedical engineering industry

Project: Actin-microtubule cytoskeletal crosstalk

 

Alexa Saval

Junior – B.E. General Engineering, Emphasis: Pre-med

Sally McDonnell Barksdale Honors College

Post-graduation aspirations: Attend medical school

Project: Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Student Parents in STEM Disciplines

 

Janie Watts

Junior – B.S. Chemical Engineering

Sally McDonnell Barksdale Honors College

Post-graduation aspirations: Work in chemical engineering industry

Project: Myosin ensemble synergy in actin assemblies

 

 

Lab Alumni

Graduate Students

Cameron Lee Trussell, Class of 2022

 

Undergraduates

Ashwin Sivalingam, Class of 2022

Addison Caspari-Linhardt, Class of 2021 – Medtronic

Baylee Howard, Class of 2021 – Law School, University of Mississippi

Ashton Murrah, Class of 2021 – Dental School, University of Mississippi Medical Center

Jake Smith, Class of 2021 – Quality Engineer, Tegra Medical

Juliana Davis, Class of 2020 – Boeing

Justin Reynolds, Class of 2020 – Medical School, Auburn University

Rex Barron, Class of 2020 – Veterinary Technician, Oxford, MS

 

High School Students

Nathan Lee – Mississippi School for Mathematics and Science, ARISE Participant (Summer 2019)

Anish Bandari – Oxford High School, ARISE Participant (Summer 2021)

 

Group Pictures

2021 Nanoengineering REU Poster Session

Rising junior Janie Watts and high school senior Anish Bandari participated in the Nanoengineering REU and ARISE programs during summer 2021.

 

2021 Honors College Graduation

Seniors Addison, Baylee, and Ashton each successfully defended their theses after spending two years in the lab (during the COVID-19 pandemic at that!). Congratulations!

 

2020 Mississippi Academy of Sciences Meeting – Biloxi, MS 

Graduating seniors Justin Reynolds, Juliana Davis, and Rex Barron presented in the Physics and Engineering division poster session at MAS.  Their poster received Honorable Mention in their category — congratulations!

 

Summer Undergraduate Research Experience in Nanobiotechnology 2019

 

 

American Chemical Society National Meeting, Orlando, FL – 2019

 

 

 

 

Southern Biomedical Engineering Conference, Hattiesburg, MS – 2019

 

 

 

2019 Student Chapter of the Biomedical Engineering Society at SBEC 2019