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Plearn Aroonchote Jonathan Lamontagne, Assistant Professor, Dept. of Civil and Environmental Engineering, School of Engineering Is Thailand's Queen Sirikit Dam Robust to Climate Change?
Mrugank Bhusari Justin Hollander, Associate Professor, Urban and Environmental Policy, Graduate School of Arts & Sciences Urban Planning in Extreme and Uninhabitable Conditions
Claire Davidson Elizabeth Byrnes, Associate Professor, Associate Chair, & Section Head of Neuroscience and Reproductive Biology, Dept. of Biomedical Sciences, Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine A Study on Adolescent Opioid Exposure and its Influence on Adult Energy Metabolism
Francesca DeIeso-Frechette Amy Yee, Professor of Developmental, Molecular, and Chemical Biology, Co-PI: The Amy Yee & K. Eric Paulson Lab, Sackler School of Graduate Biomedical Sciences, TUSM Effects of Epigallocatechin Gallate and Decitabine on Circulating Tumor Cells in Triple Negative Breast Cancer
Rae Deveney David Proctor, Senior Lecturer: Late Antique and Medieval Western Europe, Byzantium, Southeastern Europe, Papal-Imperial Relations, Dept. of History, School of Arts & Sciences

Church and State in Byzantium

Claire Dunn Madeleine Oudin, Assistant Professor, Biomedical Engineering, Science & Technology Center, PI: Oudin Lab, School of Engineering Using CRISPR to Study the Role of Proteases in Cell Growth and Migration and Response to Drug Therapy in Triple Negative Breast Cancer Cells
Desmond Fonseca  Kamran Rastegar, Associate Professor of Arabic and Comparative Literature, Dept. of International Literary & Cultural Studies, School of Arts & Sciences Re-Imagining Angola: A Methodological Study of Postcolonial History and Cultural Memory
Amel Hassan Jivko Sinapov, Assistant Professor, Computer Science, School of Engineering Autonomous Intelligent Robots
Rachel Klein Bruce Hitchner, Professor, Department of Classics & International Relations. Adjunct Professor of History, Director of Archaeology Program, School of Arts & Sciences Building Peace Through Environmental Theology in Israel
Hannah Lee & Peter Lam Robin Kanarek, John Wade Professor of Psychology, School of Arts & Sciences Effectiveness and Engagement in Eating Disorder Mobile Applications
Nora Maetzener Hilary Binda, Director of the Program in Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, Department of Visual and Critical Studies

The Critical Intersection of Higher Education in Prison
Sarah Markos Diana Chigas, Associate Provost, Senior International Officer, & Professor of Practice, Office of the Provost Mobile Technologies in Health: Reducing Barriers to Reporting Sexual Violence in Refugee Camps
Magnifique Mukundwa Daniele Lantagne, Associate Professor & PI Lantagne Group, Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering, School of Arts & Sciences Efficacy of Jerrican Disinfection Methods
Mackenzie Parmenter Stephen Fuchs, Assistant Professor & PI The Fuchs Lab, Dept. of Biology, Schools of Arts & Sciences Development of CRISPR Technique in S. Cerevisiae for Creating Repeat Variation
Jonathan Rodriguez Lenore Cowen, Professor, Computer Science, School of Engineering New Metrics for Disease Gene Prioritization
Josue Rodriguez Michele Jacob, Professor, Neuroscience. PI: The Michele Jacob Lab. Sackler School of Graduate Medical Sciences, TUSM The Neuropathology of Intellectual Disability
Daniela Sanchez Deborah Donahue-Keegan, Lecturer, Education, School of Arts & Sciences Language and the Letter of the Law: Probing the Dynamics of Legal Language Justice on the Frontera
Grace Schumaker Jennifer Allen, Professor and Chair, Dept. of Community Health, School of Arts & Sciences Substance Abuse Among Brazilian Women
Steven Schwab Rebecca Scheck, Assistant Professor, Dept. of Chemistry. Pearson Chemistry Laboratory, School of Arts & Sciences Novel Optimization of Peptide Organocatalysts
Aneya Sousa Year One: Keith Maddox, Associate Professor, Dept. of Psychology. School of Arts & Sciences

Year Two: Shameka Powell, Assistant Professor of Educational Studies, Education Department, School of Arts & Sciences

Encouraging and Empowering Interracial Dialogue
Isabella Spaulding Lisa Shin, Professor & Chair, Dept. of Psychology. PI: The Shin Lab. School of Arts & Sciences Brain Responses to Ambiguous Facial Expressions in Individuals with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
Virginia Ulichney Nathan Ward, Assistant Professor: Information Processing, Cognition, Multitasking. Dept of Psychology, Schools of Arts & Sciences & Engineering Balance-Related Multitasking Impairments Across the Lifespan
Gian Marco Visani Soha Hassoun, Professor, Computer Science. Adjunct Professor, Chemical and Biological Engineering. Adjunct Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering. School of Engineering Understanding Enzyme Promiscuity through Data Analysis

Keya Viswanathan Mitch McVey, Professor, Molecular Biology: DNA Repair, Genome Instability, and Aging. PI: The McVey Laboratory. Dept. of Biology, School of Arts & Sciences Developing a Novel Assay to Assess the Effects of DNA Double-strand Break Repair on Trinucleotide Repeat Expansion

Sam Weidner Rosemary Taylor, Associate Professor of Community Health & Sociology, Department of Sociology, School of Arts & Science Curing Hepatitis C, Treating AIDS: A Comparative Analysis of Innovation and Regulation in the Pharmaceutical Industry

Future Scholar Events

April 16, 2018 2019 Laidlaw Foundation Site Visit Luncheon and Dinner, Chase Center

Past Scholar Events

April 30, 2018 Welcome Dinner with President Monaco
May 14-15, 2018 Laidlaw Scholar Retreat
September 25, 2018 Fall Dinner for Scholars & Mentors in the Coolidge Room at 4:00pm
October 25, November 29, December 19, January 23, February 25, March 11 Academic Dinners in the Coolidge Room from 6:00pm to 8:00pm

5-Week Scholar Lecture Programming




May 22, 2018 Lara Sloboda IRB
May 29, 2018 Jonathan Garlick Inclusive Dialogue
June 5, 2018 Thomas Cox Design Thinking
June 12, 2018 Elizabeth McClintock Importance & Art of Negotiation 
June 19, 2018 Jean Papalia Etiquette 
Time: 6:00pm-8:00pm

Location: 1 The Green, Ballou Hall, 2nd Floor, Coolidge Room