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Where Are Our Roche Scholars Today? Part II

Posted on Friday, January 19, 2018

Last month ARCS Foundation featured some of the great work done by Roche/ARCS Scholars in the past three years; this month ARCS Foundation is pleased to share the following updates on where these scholars are now, thanks in part to their Roche/ARCS Foundation Scholar Awards.

Elizabeth Annoni, Roche/ARCS Scholar in Biomedical Engineering from the University of Minnesota, currently is working on data analysis and writing manuscripts while mentoring one master’s student and two undergraduate students. She recently finished a three-year study investigating the efficacy of vagus nerve stimulation on hypertensive rats and its effects on survival. Her plan is to have degree work completed in the spring or early summer and prepare to defend her dissertation in late summer or early fall.

Caroline Glidden, Roche/ARCS Scholar in Integrative Biology from Oregon State University, is currently at the University of Melbourne in Australia, studying the relationship between disease super-spreading and disease resistance versus tolerance in African buffalo. Her research often takes her between Australia and South Africa. “I am using the Roche/ARCS Foundation Scholar Award to fund the majority of this project. I also used the Roche/ARCS Scholar Award to travel to South Africa.” Caroline plans to defend her dissertation in May 2019.

Amy Hauck, Roche/ARCS Scholar in Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, and Biophysics at the University of Minnesota, completed her Ph.D. in November 2017. She accepted a postdoctoral fellowship position at the University of Pennsylvania in the laboratory of Dr. Mitchell Lazar. Amy started in the new laboratory in November and will be working on transcriptional regulatory mechanisms in metabolic disease.

Daniel Long, Roche/ARCS Scholar at the University of Pittsburgh, is continuing to pursue his degree in Bioengineering, although he has recently transferred to Cornell University for the remainder of his studies. Daniel is on schedule to complete his Ph.D. by the summer of 2019. His research investigates animals capable of whole-body regeneration to inspire new therapeutics for humans after heart attacks. Daniel is grateful for the assistance he has received from ARCS Foundation. “Thanks again to ARCS Foundation for this award. It’s amazing to see how the women of ARCS Foundation rally together to support a community of graduate students.”

Susan Shea, Roche/ARCS Scholar in Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering at Georgia Tech, finished her Ph.D. and graduated in May 2017. She has recently accepted a job at Washington University in St. Louis as a Staff Scientist and will start in March. She is pursuing an academic career and is on the path to a faculty position.  She also recently had an abstract accepted at the ISHLT meeting in Nice this year, titled “Quantification and Distribution of Thrombus Burden in Berlin Heart Pumps.”