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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, Graduate School of 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 Year One: Bruce Hitcher, Professor, Department of Classics & International Relations. Adjunct Professor of History, Director of Archaeology Program, School of Arts & Sciences

Year Two: Dawn Geronimo Terkla, Associate Provost. Adjunct Professor, Infectious Disease & Global Health, Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine

Building Peace Through Environmental Theology in Israel
Aram 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 Llamas Rodriguez Michele Jacob, Professor, Neuroscience. PI: The Michele Jacob Lab. Tufts Center for Medical Education, TUSM The Neuroscience 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

Analyzing Anti-Blackness and Antagonism Against Black LGBT Youth in Mental Health Services
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 DisorderLaidlaw Scholar Isabelle Spaulding and her faculty mentor, Lisa Shin, pose for a photo.
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

Laidlaw Scholars Network

The Laidlaw Scholars' Network: A Global Expert Community Platform for Scholars, Supervisors, Faculty and Partners to Share Their Thinking, Connect with Each Other and Become Better Leaders.

Scholars, be sure to sign up to join the network to connect with scholars from around the world, stay up to date on our programming, and view valuable resources developed by other institutions and the Laidlaw Foundation.

Future Scholar Events

June 11 - July 9, 2019 5-Week Tuesday Night Dinner/Speaker Program (Mandatory)
June 11 - July 9, 2019 Qualtrics Surveys on Summer Programming
July 5 - August 4, 2019 Volunteer Opportunity in Figi with the Laidlaw Foundation
August 1 - August 28, 2019 Volunteer Opportunity in Tanzania with the Laidlaw Foundation
September 2019 End of Summer Dinner for Cohort 2
October 12, 2019 Ted Talks/Symposia

5-Week Scholar Lecture Programming (Mandatory)




June 11, 2019 Lara Sloboda IRD: Ethical Research Practices
June 18, 2019 Jonathan Garlick Inclusive Dialogue
June 25, 2019 TBD TBD
July 2, 2019 Robert Burdick Importance & Art of Negotiation
July 9, 2019 Tom Cox Design Thinking
Time: 6:00pm-8:00pm

Location: Tufts Collaborative Learning & Innovation Complex (CLIC), Rooms 310 & 316. 574 Boston Ave, Medford, MA 02155

Past Scholar Events

April 30, 2018 Welcome Dinner with President Monaco (Mandatory)
May 14-15, 2018 Laidlaw Scholar Retreat (Mandatory)
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
April 16, 2019 2019 Laidlaw Foundation Site Visit Luncheon and Dinner, Chase Center