Aryan is a junior from Fishers, IN. He is majoring in Biology and Neuroscience and minoring in Chemistry and Molecular Life Sciences. Apart from IUJUR, Aryan works in the Walczak lab where he conducts research on polyploid cells to understand mitotic arrest and cell death. He is also the president of Campus Cursive, an organization which writes letters to people in emotional distress and under-appreciated members of the IU community. In his free time, he enjoys listening to music and watching football and basketball.
Rida is a junior majoring in neuroscience and biotechnology. She was previously the Public Relations Chair for IUJUR. She has worked on and published research in the fields of biomusicology and molecular neuroscience, and is currently exploring a new project on clinical neurotrauma. In her free time, she can be found playing piano (Chopin’s Nocturne is a personal favorite), watching crime shows, or walking around her apartment making Holmes-esque remarks about the mystery of where she last saw her glasses.
Nadine is a junior studying cognitive science. This is her third year on IUJUR, and she previously served as the social sciences board chair. Nadine looks forward to promoting and helping to publish undergraduate research this year!
Arvind is a sophomore studying Business Economics and Public Policy at the Kelley School. He is from Cupertino, California, and is interested in researching economics, political science, astronomy, climate science, and more. Outside of school, Arvind enjoys reading, writing, and various sports.
Ellie Harrison is a junior from Indianapolis, Indiana. She is double majoring in art history and anthropology. At IU, Ellie works for Writing Tutorial Services and is a board member on the Hutton Honors Council. She is also a research assistant for an informatics lab studying the relationship between family mealtimes and technology. This is Ellie’s third year with IUJUR.
Muskaan Ramchandani is a junior from Carmel, IN studying Neuroscience and Biology with a minor in Healthcare Management and Policy. Her experience as an undergraduate research assistant has fueled her passion for science. She is currently investigating various proteins involved in bacterial cell wall biosynthesis. In addition to being the editorial board chair, Muskaan is also an avid volunteer with The Mask Project and Middle Way House, and she is additionally a Neighborhood Coordinator for Hutton Honors Council Association. In her spare time, Muskaan loves to travel, try new foods, and dance!
Poorabi is a sophomore double majoring in political science and history with a minor in international studies. A Bloomington native, she was on the SEB for Social Studies last year and is excited to continue on with IUJUR. Outside of the Journal she is involved in IndianaMUN and the Eleanor Roosevelt Society on campus. When she has some spare time, Poorabi enjoys exploring bookstores and baking desserts.
Rose is a sophomore studying biology, Spanish, and science writing. She is an undergraduate researcher in the Pohl lab, where they investigate various topics in glycobiology. Rose is passionate about the accessibility of science and works with ScIU (a science blog) and ProjectSTEM (an initiative of the Indiana CTSI) to connect people of all ages to scientific research. In her free time, Rose can be found hiking around Bloomington and making comfort food for her roommates.
Soumya is a junior from Carmel, IN and is currently double majoring in Psychology and Neuroscience. She is involved in MAPS and Timmy Global Health at IU. In her free time, she enjoys reading, baking, and photography.
Bobby Walker is a senior majoring in Biotechnology and is from Valparaiso, Indiana. Outside of IUJUR, he is involved in cancer biology research in Dr. Richard Carpenter's lab where he studies transcription factors responsible for ovarian and breast cancer metastasis. He is also involved as an undergraduate teaching assistant for an introductory biology class. In his free time, Bobby enjoys fishing, going on road trips across the United States with friends, and watching the Chicago Bears play football every Sunday