Research at Rochester

Research at Rochester: Rajaoberison helps explore the universe through machine learning

Rajaoberison writes machine learning algorithms to help James Webb’s 18 primary mirrors position themselves and counter piston phase error.

Research Rochester: CHeT investigates race representation in health studies

The Center for Health + Technology (CHeT) conducts clinical research while advancing knowledge, reach, and clinical care the Rochester community. The Research Views project aims to understand race representation in research studies.

Research Rochester: Huishan Shi uses her passion for microbiology to study her own illness

Shi has always been interested in the human's immune system, leading her to study Microbiology. Personally affected by atopic dermatitis, Huishan joined the Beck Lab that focuses on the protein CLDN1 and its relationship to atopic dermatitis.

Manohar uses economics to observe effects of climate change

Passionate about development economics, Junior Pramod Manohar studied how temperature shocks affect the output of major crops in India. Although the research process is challenging, he advises students to remain open-minded and adaptable.

Research at Rochester: Leonor Teles reflects on her myriad of research experiences

Throughout her time at UR, Teles has worked in a variety of research projects and labs, ranging from improving UR’s drinking water systems to predicting stroke in patient carotid CT scans. Reflecting on her years of experience, Teles shares that, “ 99% of research is failure. It’s fine to mess up or to adapt the way you are learning.”

Research at Rochester: Leon Harvey looks at plant proteins to explain evolutionary quirks

Currently a biochemistry graduate student, Leon Harvey reflects on his undergraduate research at the Ghaemmaghani Lab. Besides exploring the evolutionary concept known as balancing selection, Harvey shares his insight on balancing work and life.

Research at Rochester: Jia divides and conquers tissue development

A scientist and a student, senior Anna Jia studies how tissues develop, in which how cell division drives the development of an epithelium. Her project was to determine the relationship between cell division and the cell cycle, as well as to assess any effect on when and how this process occurs.

Research at Rochester: Irving upgrades voltage and current measurement instrument technology

Recently publishing a paper with Dr. Yates on an upgraded potentiostat, Senior Paul Irving tests the limits of modern engineering and chemical capability. Last summer, Irving interned for Mosaic Microsystems, and from this experience, Irving wanted to design a low cost, open-source potentiostat instrument that takes accurate measurements over a specified electrical current voltage range.

Research at Rochester: Jerotich explores how heat works at the nanoscale

Jerotich currently works in the Pickel Lab, where she collaborates with other undergraduates and graduate students to address fundamental problems in heat transfer at the nanoscale using numerical and experimental methods. Heat transfer is the study of how thermal energy moves through systems. 

Research at Rochester: Wu delves into the intersection of music and science

A mathematics and music double major, Panzhen Wu combines her passions conducting interdisciplinary research about tonal language and sung melodies.