Scholar Profiles

2021 Research Scholars

Hasan AL-Robaee
Hasan AL-Robaee was selected as an IN LSAMP Summer Research Scholar in 2021. Currently, he is seeking a Bachelor of Science in biological sciences. He is working with Dr. Tom Clark projecting changes in the societal burden of cancer with the obesity epidemic. Mr. AL-Robaee expects to graduate in 2023 and plans to attend medical school.
Marcus Bailey
Marcus Bailey was selected as an IN LSAMP Scholar in 2021. Currently, he is seeking a Bachelor of Science in Biological Sciences. As an LSAMP Scholar, Mr. Bailey is working with Dr. Deborah Marr on completing a census of the trees at Bendix Woods Nature Preserve and using the collected data to analyze how forest composition has changed over 50 years. Mr. Bailey is a member of the Honors Leadership Council for the IU South Bend Honors Program, a member of the Botany Club and the Black Student Union. When he graduates, Mr. Bailey plans to attend dental school.
Rose Inchauregui
Rose Inchauregui was selected as an IN LSAMP Scholar in 2021. Currently, she is seeking a Bachelor of Science in Biological Sciences. As an LSAMP Scholar, she is working with Dr. Deborah Marr. The goal of the research is to collect data in the Bendix Nature Woods Preserve and analyze data to see how the environmental composition has changed over a span of 50 years. Ms. Inchauregui hopes to graduate in 2023 and attend graduate school to purse a PhD in Ecology.
Emily Barrera
Emily Barrera was selected as an IN LSAMP Summer Research Scholar in 2021. Currently, she is seeking a Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry. As an LSAMP Scholar, she is working with Dr. Grace Muna in investigating the electroanalytical performance of antimony modified glassy carbon electrode for detecting lead and cadmium in water and soil samples. She is expecting to graduate in 2024 and hopes to pursue a PhD in Biochemistry and hopefully be involved in medical research.
Aurora Easton
Aurora Easton was selected as an IN LSAMP Summer Research Scholar in 2021. Currently, she is seeking a Bachelor of Science in Biological Sciences at IU South Bend. Ms. Easton is working with Dr. Tom Clark on projecting changes in societal burden of diabetes mellitus and cardiovascular disease with rising obesity rates. After she graduates in 2023, she plans to pursue a Doctorate Degree of Dentistry at IUPUI.
Myree Finley
Myree Finley was selected as an IN LSAMP Summer Research Scholar in 2021. Currently, she is seeking a Bachelor of Science in Biological sciences with a concentration in pre-medicine. This summer she is working with Dr. Kasey Clear in development of a turn on fluorescent sensor for L-DOPA. She hopes to graduate in 2023 and plans to pursue medical school.
Melyse Ishimwe
Melyse Ishimwe was selected as an IN LSAMP Summer Research Scholar in 2021. Currently, she is seeking a Bachelor of Science degree in Biological Sciences. She is working with Dr. Shahir Rizk on a project to detect the effect of substitution mutations on polymerization of PhuZ protein. She expects to graduate in 2024 and plans to go to physical therapy school.
Salile Malisita
Salile Malisita was selected as an IN LSAMP Summer Research Scholar in 2021. Currently, he is seeking a BS in Informatics with a focus in New media Arts. Salile is working alongside Dr. Hossein Hakimzadeh in the Informatics department to research and develop an app using React Native platform. He expects to graduate in 2022.

2020 Research Scholars

Marcus Bailey
Bailey was selected as an IN LSAMP Summer Research Scholar in 2020. Currently, he is seeking a BS degree in Biological Sciences.
Humberto Chavarria
Selected as an IN LSAMP Scholar in 2020, he is pursuing a BS in Chemistry. After a great REU experience at Biosphere 2 in Oracle, Arizona, maintained by the University of Arizona, I plan on returning to Arizona and applying to the university for their Geological Sciences Ph.D. program.
Rose Inchauregui
Inchauregui was selected as an IN LSAMP Summer Research Scholar in 2020. Currently, she is seeking a BS degree in Biological Sciences.
Rhoda Lucas
She is seeking a BS in computer science.
Valeria Robles Madrigal
Robles Madrigal is seeking a BS in chemistry. She plans to pursue a PhD in Chemical Engineering and eventually work in creating holistic, eco-friendly consumer goods.
Luis Rodriguez
Rodriguez is seeking a BS in Physics. He is also a math tutor at my local Mathnasium and find it incredibly fulfilling--not just to teach math to others, but to refine my own mathematical skills.
Jared Soto Ruiz
Soto Ruiz is seeking a BS in chemistry with a minor in Mathematics. Studied my first years of college in Puerto Rico before Hurricane Maria happened. A bilingual student fluent in both Spanish and English,
Keith Taylor
He is pursuing a BS in Biological Sciences. My lifetime goal is to work as a veterinarian and own a veterinary practice. Aside from pursuing a veterinary career, I am also a musician (violin). I am planning to join a professional orchestra in the future. Playing the violin is a great stress-reliever in my journey off becoming a veterinarian.

2019 Research Scholars

Alexia Adams (Glasper)
Adams was an IN LSAMP Research Scholar in 2019. Currently, she is seeking a BS in Biochemistry. After she graduates, she plans to pursue a PhD.
Ebenezer Pacifique Barinda
Barinda was an IN LSAMP Research Scholar in 2019. Currently, he seeks a BS in computer science. He hopes to work in the software development field and pursue a graduate degree in Computer Science.
Angel Garcia-Simental
Garcia-Simental was selected as an IN LSAMP Summer Research Scholar in 2019. Currently, he is seeking a BS degree in Physics.
Brianna Jones
Jones was an IN LSAMP Research Scholar in 2019. She is seeking a BS in Chemistry and a minor in Spanish. After she graduates, she plans to pursue a career in pharmacology.
Amber Owens
Owens was an IN LSAMP Research Scholar in 2019. She is seeking a BS in Biology. After she graduates, she plans to pursue higher education.
Andrew Vila
Vila was an IN LSAMP research scholar in 2019. He is seeking a BS in Biological Sciences with a minor in Chemistry. He hopes to pursue an MD/PhD degree after graduation.

2018 Research Scholars

Winnie Ihano
Winnie was an IN LSAMP Research Scholar in 2018. She seeks a BS in Biochemistry and minor in Mathematics. Her future goals are to seek a career with a pharmaceutical company or in nanotechnology.
Jessica Jones
Jessica was an IN LSAMP Research Scholar in 2018. She seeks a BS in Biological Sciences with a minor in Chemistry. She plans to work in the STEM field after graduation.
David Mitchell
David was selected as an IN LSAMP Research Scholar in 2018. He is seeking a BS in Biology with a minor in Spanish. When he graduates, he hopes to join a marine biology restoration programs.
Imani Poua
Imani was selected as an IN LSAMP Research Scholar in 2018.  He seeks a BS in applied mathematics. When he graduates, he hopes to work on applied mathematics research.