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September 23, 2010

BME graduate students named 2011 Siebel Scholars

The Siebel Scholars Foundation today announced the recipients of the annual Siebel Scholars awards which include five Johns Hopkins Biomedical Engineering PhD students. The Siebel Scholars program recognizes outstanding graduate students from the world’s most prestigious business, computer science, and bioengineering graduate schools. Siebel Scholars are selected from among students who rank at the top of their class, and are chosen by the dean of their respective schools on the basis of outstanding academic achievement and demonstrated leadership. This year’s honorees are:

Vikram Aggarwal, New York, NY  |   Mentor: Dr. Nitish V. Thakor
Thesis:   Developing a Brain-Machine Interface for Dexterous Control of an Upper-Limb Neuroprosthesis

Ivy Dick, Baltimore, MD   |   Mentor: Dr. David Yue
Thesis:   Mechanisms underlying Calcium/Calmodulin Dependent regulation of Voltage Gated Calcium Channels

Kelvin Liu, Cockeysville, MD  |   Mentor: Dr. Jeff Wang
Thesis:   Single Molecule Analysis of Circulating Nucleic Acid Biomarkers for Noninvasive Cancer Diagnostics

Prashant Mali, La Jolla, CA  |   Mentor: Dr. Linzhao Cheng
Thesis:   Engineering Human Cells for Cell and Gene Therapy

Ying-Ying Wang, Washington, DC  |   Mentor: Dr. Justin Hanes
Thesis:   Muco-Inert Nanoparticle Probes and Drug Carriers