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September 26, 2014

BME grad students Iraj Hosseini, Joel Sunshine and Carmen Kut named 2015 Siebel Scholars

The Department of Biomedical Engineering congratulates graduate students Iraj Hosseini, Joel Sunshine and Carmen Kut, who have been named to the 2015 class of Siebel Scholars. The eighty-three 2015 Siebel Scholars are from prominent graduate schools around the world. Iraj, Joel and Carmen are three of the five Johns Hopkins University student who received this honor. Other Johns Hopkins awardees were Mustafa Ankarali, Mechanical Engineering; and Tuo Zhao, Computer Science. The merit-based Siebel program provides $35,000 to each student for use in his or her final year of graduate studies. View BME news article.

Iraj Hosseini, Iran  |   Mentor: Dr. Feilim Mac Gahbann
Thesis:   Multiplexed Component Analysis to Identify Genes Contributing to the Immune Response during Acute SIV Infection

Carmen Kut, Baltimore, MD  |   Mentor: Dr. Xingde Li
Thesis:   How Critical Is the Blood-Brain Barrier to the Development of Neurotherapeutics?

Joel Sunshine, Pikesville, MD  |   Mentor: Dr. Jordan Green
Thesis:   Biodegradable Nano- and Microparticles for Gene Delivery and Immune Activation

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