Women’s Research in STEM Showcase: Meet the Scientists – Part Three

Our third installment of scientists conduct research on prostate cancer, safety materials for chemical warfare, cellular life cycles, and software security. Keep reading for information about the people that make this research possible!

BY: Mikaela Dunkin

Lara Franceschinis Tshering

Lara is a PhD student in Molecular and Cellular Pharmacology. As a member of the Talos lab, she is researching clonal dynamics and drug resistance in prostate cancer. In her free time, she enjoys reading, watching science fiction and comic book movies, and knitting.

Yiyao Tian

Yiyao is a PhD candidate in Materials Science and Chemical Engineering. Her research is on novel filtration materials, polyoxometalates (POMs), for use against chemical warfare agents.

She utilizes a multimodal approach to better understand the underlying reaction mechanisms. Outside of the lab, she enjoys watching movies, going to concerts, and exploring food from different cultures.

Taylor Medwig Kinney

Taylor is a PhD student in the Genetics Graduate Program. She studies animal development in the Matus Lab using the nematode C. elegans. She is specifically interested in how cells make the decisions to become distinct tissues and organs.

Outside of lab, Taylor enjoys spending time with family, especially her husband, son, and brother.
Twitter: @TMedwigKinney
Lab web page: https://you.stonybrook.edu/matuslab/

Shachee Mishra

Shachee is a PhD student in the department of Computer Science. She works broadly in system and software security with a focus on creating specialized versions of applications to limit their exploitation and thus prevent information leakage.

Her interests outside of lab include cooking, dancing, and traveling. She is also the president of the Women in PhD group in the Computer Science and Engineering Department.

Instagram: shach33
Twitter: shach_m

Curious about their research? Come to the Women’s Research in STEM Showcase on April 4thto learn more!


Author: sbugwise

We are the Graduate Women in Science and Engineering group at Stony Brook University and we are dedicated to supporting women in STEM fields.

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