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Varun Mandalaparthy
Graduate Student Highlight: Varun Mandalaparthy

In this installment of our highlight series, we are featuring Varun Mandalaparthy, a fifth-year student in the Noid group. Varun’s work focuses on trying to understand how small molecules, such as salts and neutral molecules, affect surface tension and protein folding. 

Dayna Patterson.

In this installment of our highlight series, we are featuring Dayna Patterson, a fifth-year student in the Weinert group. Dayna’s research focuses on characterizing a class of heme proteins called globin-coupled sensors (GCS). 

Graduate Student Highlight: Dayna Patterson