Awards and achievements

September 22, 2011

The Siebel Scholars Foundation announces 2012 Siebel Scholars

Three graduate students in the Johns Hopkins Department of Biomedical Engineering were selected as Siebel Scholars recipients. The Siebel Scholars program recognizes the most talented students at the world’s leading graduate schools of business, bioengineering, and computer science. With the 2012 class of Siebel Scholars, 85 new scholars join an ever-growing, lifelong community of leaders. This years recipients included:

Manisha Aggarwal, Baltimore, MD  |   Mentor: Dr. Susumu Mori
Thesis:   Longitudinal Characteriza of Brain Atrophy in Mouse Models of Huntington’s Disease Using in Vivo Magnetic Resonance Imaging

Hannah Carter, Louisville, KY  |   Mentor: Dr. Rachel Karchin
Thesis:   Computational assessment of somatic missense mutations detected in tumor sequencing studies with Cancer-specific High-throughput Annotation of Somatic Mutations (CHASM)

Suneil Hosmane, DeKalb, IL  |   Mentor: Dr. Nitish V. Thakor
Thesis:   Innovative Technologies to Study Mechanisms of Axonal Degeneration

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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