Gold Graduate College Fellows
Materials Science and Engineering
College of Engineering
Mark is delighted to join Drexel University, the Materials Science and Engineering department, and Dr. Yury Gogotsi’s group to pursue a PhD. Although he wasn’t able to join Drexel’s renowned undergraduate MSE program, it was a matter of time until the dream was realized. Mark completed his Bachelor’s degree in MSE with a chemistry minor at Clemson University where he conducted research on graphene oxide, silicon photonics, and polyoxometalate chemistry. At Drexel, he is interested in studying surface modification and functionalization of 2D MXene materials to better understand their fundamental structures and properties in the hopes of improving their performance in the energy storage and catalysis applications. Outside of research, Mark’s hobbies include playing soccer, cooking and baking, and watching movies.
College of Arts and Sciences
Christian comes to Drexel from the University of California at Berkeley where he studies Molecular Environmental Biology and completed an honors thesis under the advisement of Dr. Chelsea Specht. He is interested in the biology of ants, which is a major reason he chose to attend Drexel for graduate school. Christian is a member of Dr. Jacob Russell's lab where he is looking at the interactions between ants and their gut microbiome. His other interests include camping and playing guitar.
Ou Stella Liang
College of Computing and Informatics
Ou Stella Liang is excited to join the Drexel community and Dr. Christopher C. Yang's lab to pursue her interest in health informatics. Her goal is to leverage advanced data analytics to improve public health as it relates to drug safety and injury prevention. Prior to joining the Yang lab, Liang spent seven years as an internal consultant and manager at the Johns Hopkins Medicine where she collaborated with multidisciplinary healthcare professionals and gained expertise in analyzing healthcare data leading to several publications in medical journals. She received a Master of Health Administration from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, and a Bachelor of Science in Pharmaceutical Science from the Peking University Health Science Center.
College of Arts and Sciences
Simar Singh is a first-year Clinical Psychology Doctoral student in Dr. Michael Lowe's Lab. She graduated with a double major in Psychology and Integrative Biology from the University of California, Berkeley in 2016, and did her clinical research in two labs at the University of California, San Francisco thereafter, investigating the efficacy of eating disorders treatments and the impact of environmental stressors on child development. She hopes to focus her graduate research on the neurobiological bases of eating disorders - specifically, how genes and neural structure function to promote and maintain disordered eating. Aside from her research, she is somewhat of a ‘jack of all trades’ in the arts, dabbling in drawing, painting, calligraphy, sewing, jewelry making, and leather work.
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