Selma Baradaran Nakhjavani
Selma Baradaran Nakhjavani My name is Selma Baradaran Nakhjavani. This is going to be my second year here at SDSU. I’m
an undergraduate biology major pursuing a bachelor’s degree. I’ve always wanted to participate in research in the field of biology. This has been always my passion and I have always wanted to research the molecular basis of the mechanisms that occur in the human body. I joined Dr. Sussman’s lab in the summer of 2017 as a volunteer and it is an honor for me to become a member of this lab, gaining experience and learning how to become a researcher. I am confident that my passion and enthusiasm, along with my knowledge of biology can be an asset to the lab and I’m looking forward to learning more and challenging myself.
Claudia Comacchio
Version 2 Hi! My name is Claudia, I’m currently a second-year student majoring in Cellular and Molecular
Biology and I’m from Italy. Projects that improve human health interests me a lot. I joined Dr.
Sussman’s Lab in Fall 2017 and I’m grateful for the opportunity given which will enrich my
knowledge and experience as a scientific researcher and benefit my future career. My first goal is to obtain a master degree. Also, I will probably continue to do research in the biomedical field
and earn a PhD.
Zach Ehrenberg
img_3048_Zach Ehrenberg My name is Zach Ehrenberg and I am a senior mechanical engineer with an emphasis in bioengineering. I am working in Dr. Sussman’s laboratory to gain a deeper understanding of the cardiovascular system while learning research techniques in a world leading cardiac research laboratory. Currently, I am assisting my mentor Megan in her ‘Cardiocluster’ project and learning other cool science and engineering things from the amazing graduate or post-doc students here. Overall, Dr. Sussman’s laboratory has revealed to me how fun research can be and how to tackle difficult biological problems.
Marielle Limbo
mariellelimbo My name is Marielle Limbo and I am a fourth year undergraduate studying in Microbiology with an emphasis in Clinical Laboratory Science. I joined Dr. Sussman’s lab in the Summer of 2017 in order to gain experience in research as well working together with my colleagues to enhance my knowledge in laboratory procedures. I am thankful to be given this opportunity and hope to expand my growth in the scientific world. Other than being an academic student, I am also a collegiate athlete as a fourth year coxswain and varsity captain for the SDSU Men’s Rowing team.
Alvin Muliono
alvin I am int’l student from Indonesia, originally pursuing for purely Mechanical Engineering. However, when transferred to SDSU, I was placed as a M.E. with Biomechanical Engineering emphasis major. The first semester in SDSU, I took Dr. Feuer’s class, he made aware of the potential of Stem Cell as the future of medicine/ therapy. It creates a spark of deep interest in biology in me.
I volunteered in Dr. Sussman’s lab to learn the techniques and knowledge required to do research in lab. I am grateful to be able to volunteer in the lab since l am learning many things hands-on, at “out of class” setting. In addition, the staffs are very helpful at reinforcing what I had learned in class.
My goal is to work at R&D industry hope to find a way to directly connect neural wire to a man made object (non-organic) and sustain it; by learning neuroscience and the research of stem cell.
May science fiction come true!
Clarissa Savko
bio-pic Clarissa I’m Clarissa Savko, a second year Biology major at SDSU. I joined Dr. Sussman’s lab as a volunteer in the Fall of 2017 in efforts to further develop my passion for science by becoming involved in a hands-on research environment. It has been an amazing opportunity to begin understanding all of the work and cooperation that goes into scientific research. Aside from my time spent being a Biology major, I also play clarinet in the Wind Symphony and Symphony Orchestra here at SDSU.
Sharon Sengphanith
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Sharon Sengphanith
Hi everyone! My name is Sharon and I am a third year Interdisciplinary Studies major with
departments in Biology, Chemistry, and Psychology. I joined the lab during the summer of 2017
in hopes of gaining valuable research experience as well as to explore possible career options.
I’m excited to see how much I will learn and where my involvement will take me!