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Jordan Karubian
Ecology and Evolutionary Biology

Dr. Karubain works at the interface of ecology, behavior, evolution, and conservation biology. Dr. Karubian’s Fellowship research project on brown pelicans seeks to (1) provide detailed data on temporal and spatial variation in the degree of chronic exposure to petroleum hydrocarbons, and, (2) assess links between exposure and individual and population-level performance metrics.

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Yaozhong Liu
Global Biostatistics And Data Science

Dr. Liu’s main research interests are genetic/genomic epidemiological study for human diseases, including obesity, osteoporosis and periodontitis. In this fellowship project, Dr. Liu will use a proteomics approach to follow up the findings from his recent RNA sequencing study of airway epithelial cells.

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Samendra Sherchan
Global Environmental Health Sciences

Dr. Sherchan’s research program addresses critical issues at the intersection of water quality, human health and environmental protection. The goal of Dr. Sherchan’s fellowship project is to understand the incidence of Naegleria fowleri in premise plumbing of low-income homes in St. Bernard Parish, Louisiana to inform public policy.

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Laura McKinney
Sociology

Laura McKinney’s research focuses on ecology and society, broadly defined, and employs an interdisciplinary approach to nature—society relations to examine global and local sustainability. Her fellowship project uses an interdisciplinary approach to advance a theoretical and empirical basis for analyzing global environmental sustainability.

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Jason Nesbitt
Anthropology

Jason Nesbitt (Ph.D., 2012, Yale University) specializes in the archaeology of the central Andes. Jason Nesbitt co-directs the “Chavín Hinterlands Project”, which is studying settlement patterns and land-use in the rural hinterlands of Chavín de Huántar (ca. 1100-500 BC), one of the earliest urban centers in highland Peru.