BY: Mikaela Dunkin
Lara Franceschinis Tshering
Lara is a PhD student in Molecular and Cellular Pharmacology. As a member of the Talos lab, she is researching clonal dynamics and drug resistance in prostate cancer. In her free time, she enjoys reading, watching science fiction and comic book movies, and knitting.
Yiyao is a PhD candidate in Materials Science and Chemical Engineering. Her research is on novel filtration materials, polyoxometalates (POMs), for use against chemical warfare agents.
She utilizes a multimodal approach to better understand the underlying reaction mechanisms. Outside of the lab, she enjoys watching movies, going to concerts, and exploring food from different cultures.
Taylor Medwig Kinney
Taylor is a PhD student in the Genetics Graduate Program. She studies animal development in the Matus Lab using the nematode C. elegans. She is specifically interested in how cells make the decisions to become distinct tissues and organs.
Shachee is a PhD student in the department of Computer Science. She works broadly in system and software security with a focus on creating specialized versions of applications to limit their exploitation and thus prevent information leakage.
Her interests outside of lab include cooking, dancing, and traveling. She is also the president of the Women in PhD group in the Computer Science and Engineering Department.
Curious about their research? Come to the Women’s Research in STEM Showcase on April 4thto learn more!