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Research at Rochester: Bajaj tackles political campaigning and engagement

Sophomore Gautam Bajaj has always been interested in making a difference in people’s lives. In middle school, Bajaj was a member of Model UN, keen on understanding the relationships between societies and within the international world. 

Posters and Pints unites beer and science

Hundreds of postdocs, graduate students, and faculty gathered Tuesday for Posters and Pints, an evening of science communication and beer tasting.

Sustainability seminar discusses new research in wetland restoration 

Despite the complications with an increase in development and industrialization, Tyler says there is worthwhile intervention in actively restoring wetlands.

O’Brien laboratory leads the way on iron absorption studies

Dr. Kimberly O’Brien and her colleague Dr. Zhenglong Gu are leading the FeGenes study to determine how hereditary hemochromatosis, or iron overload, varies by population group.

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.

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.