2018 Summer Research Scholars

Mykal Ammons
Ammons is seeking a BS in Human Biology. She is working in Professor Farrah Bashey's lab, where she is experimenting with how different species of nematodes react to certain environmental factors.
Jesus Badillo
Badillo is seeking a BS in Intelligent Systems Engineering.
Amanda Ellison
Ellison is seeking a BS degree in Biology. She works in Dr. S. Newman's lab studying cannabis effects on neurotransmitter glutamate.
Jamon Gaines
Gaines is seeking a BS in informatics with a minor in business. He worked with Lantao Liu and Malintha Fernando on programming with robotics.
Naim Johnson
Johnson is seeking a BS degree in biology. He is working with Dr. Allison Gruber in her Biomechanics lab studying mechanisms of running injuries.
Michael Lopez
Lopez is seeking a BS degree in Neuroscience with a minor in Spanish. He is a Herbert Presidential Scholar as well as a Hudson & Holland Scholar at IU Bloomington. He is involved in STEM Outreach, a club that does STEM based projects with Elementary School students.
Chenesairmwy Marimirofa
Marimirofa is seeking a BS degree in neuroscience with a minor in psychology. She has worked in Clinical and Cognitive Neuroscience Center with Dr. W. Hetrick on studying healthy individuals' brain activity, performing a verbal fluency task while in an MRI scanner.
Xandria McDowell
McDowell is seeking a BS in Intelligent Systems Engineering. Working with Dr. Martin Swayn in the Wild-land Fire Data Logistics Network research that aims to create a faster and more reliable method of transmitting wildfire data.
Diavian Miller
Miller was selected as a scholar in 2018. Currently, she is seeking a BS in Public Health.
Deanna Molina
Molina she is seeking a BS degree in Neuroscience with a minor in Spanish. After graduation, she hopes to continue her education into graduate school towards her career in neuropsychology. 
Kiarra Pratchett
Pratchett is seeking a BS in informatics with a focus in public health. She is working with Dr. Dana Habeeb and Dr. James Clawson to examine how individuals experience extreme heat in urban environments. She is also a Hudson & Holland and 21st Century Scholar. After graduation, she aspires to work in industry and later pursue doctoral studies in health informatics.
Emmanuel Scaife
Scaife is seeking a BS degree in Neuroscience and a BA in Biochemistry. He has worked with Dr. Kenkel on the analysis of Ultra Sonic Vocalizations of the Prairie Vole Rodent. Mr. Scaife is also an Advocate for Community Engagement with the Center for Innovative Teaching and Learning (CITL) at IUB. This organization aims to mutually benefit community non-profits and service-learning classes to offer valuable service and real life experience. After graduation he hopes to pursue an MD/PhD in Neuroscience.