Mrinalini “Nali” Shah interned at the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees in Washington, D.C. As a governmental affairs intern, Nali monitored congressional activity and supported UNHCR staff in their mission to assist refugees.
Elisa Friedmann, completing the Environment & Sustainability BDP, developed a interactive web application to present and compare water samples collected by the Longhorn Stream Team with those from high-profile data sources, such as the Texas Commission for Environmental Quality. She also compared data received from lab testing to that collected on-site, to determine the reliability of citizen science testing implements.
Roberto’s undergraduate research uses zebrafish to identify genes that can lead to scoliosis.
Learn more about Roberto’s work with his video submission for the 2016 Texas Student Research Showdown.
Faculty Supervisor: Dr. Ryan Gray, Pediatrics
Briefly describe your research project.
I am currently studying idiopathic scoliosis in zebrafish, primarily focusing on adamts9. We are trying to establish genes that may induce scoliosis upon mutation.