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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.

UR Professor Ranga Dias has brought the world one step closer to hoverboards and magnetic levitation trains

Superconductors have been around since the beginning of the 20th century and scientists have been working for years to bring them up to room temperature. In the last five years, Dias and his team have advanced that research significantly.

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.

Sutherland-Foggio shines a light on Ewing’s sarcoma research

His fascination with healthcare systems drove him to study abroad in Italy spring semester of his junior year. There, Sutherland-Foggio participated in research comparing the Italian mental health system to that of the United States, focusing on New York.

Research at Rochester: Lenoe looks at everyday women from the feminist movement

Eleanor Lenoe entered UR determined not to study history. Four years later, Lenoe is graduating with a degree in History.

Research at Rochester: Sammartino’s mathematic explorations

The challenge was to find a square or prove that one cannot exist. “Most research in mathematics is scribbling on a whiteboard and banging your head in frustration.”

Research at Rochester: Yahn’s worldwide journey studying the brain

Scientists like Bryce Yahn have been researching and coding neural networks from Boston to Berlin to right here in Rochester.

UR’s BCS department receives $12.2 mil NIH grant

The research project focuses on how the brain understands the difference between object motion and self-motion, and how different parts of our eyes and brain interact to “give rise to our percepts of what we see,” according to Assistant Professor of BCS Ralf Haefner.