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

We’re not done yet! These scientists are currently studying space rocks, the movement of cancer, dialog agents, and the environment of tumors. Keep reading to learn more about their hard work!

BY: Mikaela Dunkin

Laura Breitenfeld

Laura is a PhD student in Geosciences. She is studying visible/ near-infrared and thermal infrared spectroscopy under a simulated asteroid environment.  Using multivariate analysis, she is working to estimate mineral abundances on the asteroid Bennu, in support of the on-going OSIRIS-REx NASA mission.

Alex Larkin

Alex is a PhD student in Molecular and Cellular Pharmacology. She is studying the movement of cancer cells through blood vessels and how the cells decide on a site of metastasis. She enjoys backpacking, baking, and long walks on the beach with her dog, Murphy.

Mitesh Singh

Mitesh is a Master’s student in the Computer Science department. He is currently working on developing EDDIE, a knowledge-backed intelligent dialog agent, using natural language processing and information retrieval techniques.

Apart from his research work, Mitesh enjoys reading novels, listening music and participating in hackathons. Read more about his work here – https://miteshksingh.github.io

Ana Paula Delgado

Ana is a PhD candidate in the Genetics program. She uses single-cell RNA sequencing to study the changes in the tumor microenvironment during breast cancer progression. She is part of the Center for Inclusive Education (CIE), and recently became a recipient of the Turner Dissertation Fellowship.

Curious about their research? Come to the Women’s Research in STEM Showcase on April 4th (THIS THURSDAY!) to 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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