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Portrait of Taylor Bias smiling at the camera.

Taylor Bias



Taylor was selected as an IN LSAMP research scholar in 2022. She is currently pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry at Ball State University. As a summer research scholar, Taylor works in Dr. Mary Konkle’s biochemistry lab. After graduation, Taylor plans to attend graduate school in biochemistry and work in drug discovery.

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Ona Ugboaja



Ona was selected as a summer 2022 research scholar and is currently pursuing research with faculty mentor Dr. Leonid Rubchinsky. In addition to her summer research experience, Ona is also a student ambassador in the IUPUI Office of Undergraduate Admissions. After graduating with a bachelor’s in Applied Mathematics with a minor in Business, Ona plans to work as a financial analyst in a Fortune 500 company.

Portrait of Anthony Garcia smiling at the camera.

Anthony Garcia



Anthony was selected as an IU Northwest LSAMP scholar in 2020. During his time as an undergraduate student, Anthony participated in the BigDataX REU and received a travel award to the 2022 Emerging Researchers Conference in STEM. Anthony earned a BS in Computer Information Systems from IU Northwest in 2021.

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E-Lexus Thornton

IUSB Alumnus


E-lexus was chosen to be an IN LSAMP Scholar in 2017. E-Lexus is a current Bridge to Doctorate Fellow. He is working towards a Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering at the University of Kentucky. He currently works as a Quality Engineer at Toyota Motor Manufacturing at Kentucky. E-lexus also participated in the Alumni Panel for the 2023 Student Poster Presentation and Recognition Ceremony.

Portrait of Chuck Barrios smiling at the camera.

Chuck Barrios

BSU Alumnus


Chuck was selected for IN LSAMP in 2017. After obtaining his bachelor’s in Chemistry, Chuck has gone on to complete his Master’s of the Art in Organic Chemistry from the University of Arizona. His current role is a QA/QC Laboratory Technician at SABIC Innovative Plastics. Chuck was a participant in the Alumni Panel for the 2023 Student Poster and Recognition Ceremony.

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