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  • Student Profile: David Abraham

    Student Profile: David Abraham

    David Abraham is a fifth year PhD student in the Chemistry department. 1. Tell us a little more about what you’re studying at the moment and what your research focuses on. As an analytical chemist I’m investigating single-cell signaling in cancer cells by developing cellular preservation strategies and click-chemistry based probes. 2. What are your professional goals after ...

  • Alumni Profile: Martino Rabaioli

    Alumni Profile: Martino Rabaioli

    Martino Rabaioli is a Regional Market Director with Cimco Sales and Marketing, a small agency based in Puyallup, WA. He is a PhD candidate in Italian Studies within the UNC Department of Romance Studies, with an expected graduation date of May 2020. 1. Tell us a little more about the work you are currently engaged in. ...

  • Alumni Profile: Carolyn Beaudot

    Alumni Profile: Carolyn Beaudot

    Carolyn Beaudot is a biostatistician for Chiesi USA, Inc. She completed her BPH and MPH, both in Biostatistics, in 2005 and 2008 respectively, in the UNC Department of Biostatistics in the Gillings School of Global Public Health.  1. Tell us a little more about the work you are currently engaged in. What are your main job responsibilities? My main ...

  • Alumni Profile: Francesca Bernardi

    Alumni Profile: Francesca Bernardi

    Francesca Bernardi is a Dean’s Postdoctoral Scholar in the Department of Mathematics at Florida State University. Her research focuses on modeling filtering systems for municipal wastewater facilities. She received her PhD in Mathematics in 2018 from UNC, in addition to a Graduate Certificate in Women’s and Gender Studies. She joined the leadership of 500 Women ...

  • Alumni Profile: Brandon Essary

    Alumni Profile: Brandon Essary

    Dr. Brandon Essary is Associate Professor of Italian, Italian Studies Coordinator, Language Assessment Coordinator, and Associate Chair of the Department of World Languages and Cultures at Elon University. He earned a PhD in Italian Studies from UNC in 2012. His research and teaching focus on the process of transmediation—especially when works of literature are turned ...

  • Alumni Profile: Laura Rowley

    Alumni Profile: Laura Rowley

    Laura Rowley is the Director of Life Science Economic Development at the North Carolina Biotechnology Center. She partners closely with the North Carolina Department of Commerce, universities, the community college system, and the broader economic development community to support life science companies seeking to expand or relocate to NC. Laura earned her bachelor’s degree in ...

  • Student Profile: Manisit Das

    Student Profile: Manisit Das

    Manisit Das is a fifth year PhD student in the Division of Pharmacoengineering and Molecular Pharmaceutics, in the Eshelman School of Pharmacy. 1. Tell us a little more about what you’re studying and what your research focuses on. I am currently developing gene and immune therapies against cancers of the pancreas. Solid tumors such as pancreatic ...

  • Student Profile: William Green

    Student Profile: William Green

    Name William D. Green Graduate program Doctor of Philosophy in Nutrition What initially interested you about participating in 3MT? A close friend competed in the previous year’s 3MT competition and shared their wonderful experience. What value did participating in 3MT add to your graduate career? I found the preparation for competition to be invaluable. It allowed me to practice how to disseminate ...

  • Student Profile: Jessica Barrick

    Student Profile: Jessica Barrick

    Name Jessica Barrick Graduate program Physics & Astronomy PhD What initially interested you about participating in 3MT? I’ve always liked reading and writing as much as I liked math and science, so I knew I’d want a job which combined communication as well as the technical aspects of research. Participating in the 3MT competition felt like a good way ...