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List of Weissman fellows

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Jennifer Arcila ’08 (Russian studies) traveled to Moscow to intern with the Carnegie Moscow Center. She translated the center’s online newsletters and publications from Russian to English, and assisted scholars with research, coordinated seminars, and updated the institution’s library.

Anastasiya Batrachenko ’07 (physics) conducted research on an anti-hydrogen experiment at CERN in Meyrin, Switzerland.

Matt Bosch ’07 (social studies) created and edited columns for a weekly social justice newspaper at Fahamu in Oxford, England.

Nina Catalano ’08 (government) worked with Prison Reform Trust in London. She conducted research and produced reports to be presented in Parliament.

Serene Chen ’08 (biochemical sciences) was a volunteer intern at the Mahatma Gandhi Memorial Medical Trust. She assisted physicians in caring for patients at the local clinic in Peda Amiram, India.

Deanna Dong ’08 (economics) conducted research on the corporate governance of Chinese state-owned enterprises with Professor Ning Xiangdong of the National Center for Economic Research at Tsinghua University in Beijing.

Marisa Flavin ’07 (biology) worked with Fernando Goldbaum to determine the biochemical mechanisms of riboflavin metabolism in Brucella sp at the Leloir Institute in Buenos Aires.

Kevin Gan ’07 (biochemical sciences) studied how to optimize HIV/AIDS health-care delivery with a team from Harvard Medical School Division of AIDS near Durban, South Africa.

Julian Gingold ’07 (chemistry and physics) studied correlated protein mutations in the structural biology department of the Weizmann Institute in Rehovot, Israel.

Alexandra Gutierrez ’08 (social studies) assisted with projects related to infrastructure development while working for Grupo Financiero Inbursa in Mexico City.

Alicia Harley ’08 (environmental science and public policy) researched coral reef health and sea cucumber diversity in the Red Sea with a local marine research station, MATE, and the Egyptian National Park Service in Dahab, Egypt.

Edward Henry ’07 (physics) conducted research on optical trapping using digital holography at the University of Barcelona in Spain.

Rafael Hines ’08 (history and Italian studies) worked for Brunello Cucinelli in Solomeo, Italy. He focused on international sales and imports of cashmere clothing collections.

Miriam Hinman ’08 (chemistry and anthropology) participated in excavations at Tel Dor and conducted archaeological science research at the Weizmann Institute’s Kimmel Center for Archaeological Science in Rehovot, Israel.

Xuan H. Hoang ’08 (biochemistry) worked alongside the midwives and peer counselors at El Centro para los Adolescentes to promote sexual and reproductive health, civil rights advocacy, and access to affordable health care in rural communities in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico.

Robert Huang ’07 (biochemical sciences) studied the efficacy of various vaccines for Schistosomiasis Japonicum in water buffalo at the Hunan Institute of Parasitic Diseases in Hunan, China.

Albert Kao ’07 (biophysics) developed and tested mathematical descriptions of collective decision making in animal groups with Iain Couzin at the University of Oxford in England.

Victoria Kim ’07 (history) reported on local West African affairs for the Associated Press in Dakar, Senegal, in collaboration with other AP correspondents.

Nina Kouyoumdjian ’08 (government) worked in the corporate law department at Bin Shabib & Associates in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

Ohkyung Kwon ’07 (physics and mathematics) worked with members of the ATLAS collaboration on the commissioning of the muon detector system at the Large Hadron Collider at CERN in Meyrin, Switzerland.

Hisham Mabrook ’08 (electrical engineering and computer science) was an intern at Dar Al Istithmar in London. He was involved in the development of financial tools that comply with Islamic laws for the Muslim population.

Ayah Mahgoub ’07 (economics) assisted the Franco American Commission for Educational Exchange with the implementation and evaluation of an educational program targeting underserved areas in the suburbs of Paris.

Steven McDonald ’08 (neurobiology) shadowed doctors and assisted with research at the Department of Neurology in the Hospital St. Pau of Barcelona, Spain.

Irina Mladenova ’08 (history of art and architecture) conducted research at the Graz University of Technology in Graz, Austria. She researched the techniques used by Austria and Hungary to preserve their historic monuments within the modern metropolis.

Oluwarotimi Okunade ’07 (engineering sciences) worked with Medicine in Need to assess the need for and acceptability of a handheld inhaler device used for the treatment of multi resistant tuberculosis in Pretoria, South Africa.

Joanna Parga ’07 (anthropology) studied gender identity in collaboration with researcher Melissa Hines at City University in London.

Lucas Paul ’08 (social studies) researched rural democracy and foreign NGO involvement in rural China while working for the Carter Center’s Democracy Information Project and the Beijing Center for Policy Research in Beijing.

Deena Shakir ’08 (social studies and Near Eastern languages and civilizations) researched and produced policy papers in collaboration with Ambassador Denis Baucharch, head of the Middle East Division of the French Institute for International Relations in Paris.

Caroline Sloan ’07 (history) assisted in the development of Rwanda’s HIV/AIDS-related virtual library at the National University of Rwanda School of Public Health in Kigali, Rwanda.

Anna Swenson ’08 (classics-Latin) performed nursing and nutritionist duties at Groote Shuur’s Pediatric HIV/AIDS ward, and expanded the beadwork project of the NGO Kidzpositive in Cape Town, South Africa.

Jianhua Andy Tau ’07 (economics) assisted with inpatient care and outpatient rural education at Proyecto Salud y Paz, a health clinic serving the impoverished indigenous Mayan population outside of Quetzaltenango, Guatemala.

Stephanie Teng ’08 (biology) conducted research in human tumor immunology and learned about basic immune monitoring techniques at the Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research in Lausanne, Switzerland.

Ryan Thoreson ’07 (government and studies of women, gender, and sexuality) researched grassroots gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender organizations and legislation around the world at the International Lesbian and Gay Association (ILGA), in Brussels, Belgium.

Anton Troianovski ’08 (social studies) worked as a reporting intern at the Moscow bureau of the Associated Press in Moscow.

Catherine Vaughan ’08 (history and literature) investigated children’s rights violations and helped propose amendments to children’s rights legislation with lawyers at Centre Innovations in St. Petersburg, Russia.

Jennifer Wu ’07 (anthropology) assisted with outreach health camps and other clinic activities, and developed nonviolence and mental health awareness programs at the Mahatma Gandhi Memorial Medical Trust in Peda Amiram, India.

Michelle Wu ’07 (economics and psychology) conducted a variety of research and writing projects involving recent developments in Chinese law as an intern at the law firm of Hogan & Harston LLP in Shanghai, China.

Amy Xu ’07 (biomedical sciences and engineering) investigated the subcellular localization of endothelial calcium entry induced by VEGF in the Microvascular Research Laboratories at the University of Bristol in Bristol, England.

Jessica Yang ’08 (biochemistry) used art therapy to help children affected by the AIDS epidemic at the AIDS Orphan Salvation Association in Fuyang, Anhui Province, China.