Prateek is from Odisha, India and has lived in Poland, Australia, Cuba, Austria, Sudan, and now the United States. He completed his undergraduate degree in Business Administration and Economics from Marist College. Read about his passion for policy and how his experience at Brown to date.
Gabriela Manzano Nieves is interested in the effects of early life stress (ELS) on brain development. A doctoral student in Neuroscience, her research uses mice as models to determine how ELS may delay and/or alter brain growth. Yet, Manzano Nieves’ interests lie beyond the purely scientific. Using science to aid in the crafting of sound and just public policy is also a key part of her work.
Master’s student Yvonne Navarrete is the Ruth J. Simmons Urban Education Policy Scholarship recipient for 2019. She is excited to be learning from experts in the field of education and to develop the skills needed to evaluate and understand the world of urban education politics and policies.
The 2019 Joukowsky Family Foundation Outstanding Dissertation Awards will be awarded to Reyhan Durmaz, William Jordan, Evgenios Kornaropoulos and Florian Gunsilius as they receive their doctoral degrees from Brown University on May 26.
Vanessa Ryan and Laura Sobik will receive the 2019 Graduate Student Council (GSC) Wilson-DeBlois and Bates-Clapp awards. Each year the GSC honors two staff members recognized by remarkable contributions to graduate students and the Graduate School.
Four graduate students received the honor of being recognized for their teaching skills at the University Award Ceremony on April 29. David Abel (Computer Science), Kimberly Lewis (Anthropology), John Santiago (Molecular Biology, Cell Biology and Biochemistry) and Abner Santos (Portuguese and Brazilian Studies) all received incredible recommendations from faculty and former students.
Robinson’s role at the Graduate School involves assisting with the management and administration of distinctive opportunity programs such as Open Graduate Education, Research Matters, Brown Executive Scholar Training (BEST) and more.
Marlin is a third-generation Afro-Cuban raised in Michigan and New York. He received a master’s degree in Political Economics from Columbia University and his bachelor’s degree in International Affairs, Political Science and Latino Studies from the University of Michigan.
Sarah Cabral is a fourth-year student in the Molecular Biology, Cell Biology, and Biochemistry program and a Brown University Presidential Fellow. She shares how her love of science has grown into a love of teaching.
Erendina earned her master’s in Public Humanities from Brown. She is currently an Associate Curator of History at the Oakland Museum of California and has earned awards from the American Alliance of Museums and the National Council on Public History.
Anson Cheung, a second-year PhD student in Earth, Environmental and Planetary Sciences, studies climate history to determine ways to best adapt to future climate change. He is a Brown University Presidential Fellow.
Zak earned his PhD from Brown in Molecular Biology, Cell Biology and Biochemistry (MCB). He studied the cells that give rise to eggs and sperm using marine animals. Today, his research focus has expanded to the sea star. He reflects on how his time at Brown has shaped his early research career.
Robert (Bobby) Thorn is a recent graduate of the Molecular Biology, Cell Biology and Biochemistry (MCB) program at Brown. His dissertation focused on the brain and behavioral development and regeneration of zebrafish.
Johnny Page is from Storrs, Connecticut. He received his undergraduate degrees in Music with a focus on History, Theory and Composition and in Neuroscience from Brown University. While pursuing his Master’s, he continues combining his passion for music and science.
Joseph Meisel, a higher education leader, historian and humanities scholar was appointed in October 2018 as the Joukowsky Family University Librarian at Brown. He previously served as the Deputy Provost for eight years. Hear his thoughts on the new role and ways to enhance current and future services for graduate students.
As Associate Dean of Students and Director of Student and Employee Accessibility Services (SEAS), Catherine Axe ’87, along with her colleagues Jonathan Corey and Desirae Mix coordinate disability related accommodations and services at Brown.
Although many colleges and universities, including Brown, have taken steps towards increasing diversity in their student populations, Latino students are still severely underrepresented in higher education and more so in advanced degree fields.
Adam is the Cyber Division Chief for the Washington Air National Guard and is currently stationed at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, south of Seattle. He has 16 years of experience providing technical-focused IT services and cyber defense for the U.S. Army and Air Force.
J.R. has a bachelor’s degree in Geological Sciences from Cornell and earned his master’s and PhD in Geological Sciences at Brown. While earning his PhD, he studied the history and formation of Mars, partnered with NASA to map the planet’s mineralogy, and traveled to some of the most Mars-like places on Earth, including the Dry Valleys of Antarctica and the volcanoes of Hawaii.
When I arrived on Brown’s campus two years ago, I was eager to get involved with the community and help others as I’ve been helped time and time again on my journey as a seasoned international student.
The Graduate School has partnered with the Neuroscience department to host four students in an NIH-funded Post-baccalaureate Research Education Program (PREP). The Graduate School received more than 90 applicants for the four slots.