Women’s Research in STEM Showcase: Meet the Scientists – Part Six

Finally the last, but not the least, of our presenters at the upcoming Women’s Research in STEM Showcase that is happening on Thursday, April 4th, from 6 to 9 pm. The following scientists study bluff erosion, the genetics of epilepsy, parallel programming, cancer stem cells, and the effect of global change on marine life.

BY: Mikaela Dunkin

Masha Ghazian

Mahsa is a PhD student in Ocean Engineering at the Civil Engineering Department.

She is studying the effect of soil material on the erosion of the bluff to better predict the erosion rate. Outside the lab, she enjoys swimming, running, and hanging out with friends.

Gabby Moody

Gabby is a PhD Candidate in the Molecular and Cellular Pharmacology program with an interest in Neuroscience. She is studying how subtle genetic changes can lead to Epilepsy in children. Outside of lab she enjoys attending the GWiSE book club!

Delafrouz Mirfendereski

Delafrouz is a Master’s student in Computer Science. She works on parallel programming models, with a focus on OpenSHMEM library, in Exascallab group. She’s interested in problem solving, traveling, and women’s rights activities.

Jiabei He

Jiabei is a PhD student in Molecular and Cellular Pharmacology. She is studying cancer stem cells, chemoresistance, and tumor microenvironment of triple negative breast cancer.

Her lab’s research was recently shared in Newsday – Stony Brook team has breakthrough in ‘triple-negative’ breast cancer research. Outside of the lab, she enjoys running, hiking, reading, and searching for delicious food.

Alyssa Liguori

A smiling Alyssa holding a starfish.

Alyssa is a PhD student in Ecology and Evolution and Vice President of GWiSE. Her research interests include marine invertebrate zoology as well as adaptation and phenotypic plasticity in response to global change. In the future, Alyssa would like to work at a NOAA laboratory but she is keeping her options open and wants to take on interesting opportunities as they come up.


Curious about their research? Come to the Women’s Research in STEM Showcase on April 4th to learn more!

Author: sbugwise

We are the Graduate Women in Science and Engineering group at Stony Brook University and we are dedicated to supporting women in STEM fields.

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