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Student Research Profiles


November 12, 2013

Jennifer Lambe (History) is writing “Baptism by Fire: The Making and Remaking of Madness in Cuba, 1857-1980,” advised by Gilbert Joseph. Her research traces the history of the Mazorra Mental Asylum, Cuba’s first and, until 1959, only public... read more

How Does an Embryo’s DNA Take Control of Development?

November 11, 2013

Ashley Bonneau (Genetics) is figuring out how a fertilized egg develops into a complex organism. “We know that the embryo itself has little or no control during the beginning steps of development,” she says. “We know that the maternal... read more


November 11, 2013

Abigail Dumes (Anthropology) is working on a dissertation titled “Divided Bodies: The Practice and Politics of Lyme Disease in the United States,” advised by Marcia C. Inhorn. In it, she examines the controversy that surrounds the diagnosis and... read more

Figuring Out Who Will Get Liver Cancer

September 9, 2013

Liver cancer incidence is increasing in the general population, and elevated rates have been found in people living with HIV/AIDS. Lesley Park (MPH 2010), a PhD candidate in the Department of Chronic Disease Epidemiology and a fellow at the... read more