Fellow-Category: Natural Sciences

Laurent Loinard

Often cited as one of the most promising young astrophysicists in Mexico, Laurent Loinard won international plaudits for his creative use of the high-precision astrometry capabilities of the Very Long Baseline Array (VLBA) to produce unprecedentedly accurate measurements of distances to the most frequently studied regions of star formation. Now that the VLA is being

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Pablo Irarrazaval

I am fascinated with the application of signal processing to medical imaging, in particular to Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI). I have dedicated most of my working time to research and teaching. I did my undergraduate studies at Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, where I received my Electrical Engineering degree (1988) and later on continued at

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Abraham C.-L. Chian

Senior scientist and professor at the National Institute for Space Research (INPE) in Brazil, Abe Chian earned a B.Sc. (with distinction) in electrical engineering and space science from Cornell University (1973) and a Ph.D. in applied mathematics and theoretical physics from the University of Cambridge (1977). His doctoral dissertation, Relativistic Nonlinear Waves in Plasmas, was

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Alejandro F. Schinder

Alejandro Schinder received his M.Sc. in Biology from the University of Buenos Aires (1990), and his Ph.D. from the Department of Biology, University of California, San Diego (1996), where he studied the role of mitochondria in excitotoxic neuronal death. In 1997 he became a postdoc in Mu-ming Poo’s lab at UCSD, where he investigated the

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João Ricardo Mendes Oliveira

Dr. João Ricardo Mendes de Oliveira, M.D., Ph.D., was born in 1974, Recife, Brazil. Since 1992, when he was an undergraduate, Dr Oliveira is studying genetic risk factors for several neuropsychiatric conditions such as Alzheimer´s disease, schizophrenia, muscular dystrophies, and mood disorders. He worked at the UCLA, between 2001 and 2004, as a postdoctoral Fellow

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Hugo Daniel Lujan

Argentinean Hugo Lujan is a Professor in the Department of Biochemistry in the Universidad Católica de Córdoba’s School of Medicine and a Principal Investigator with CONICET. One of the consistent focuses of his research has been parasite differentiation and adaptation. During his graduate work in the lab of Delia H. Bronia in the Department of

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Mario D. Galigniana

Dr. Mario Galigniana was born in the Argentinean Western city of Mendoza, just at the foot of the Andes. At the age of four, while he played among vineyards surrounded by snowed mountains, he also learned how to read and write with the best instructor he could have, his own mother, who was a school

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Patrícia T. Bozza

Patricia Bozza is a Senior Scientist at the Instituto Oswaldo Cruz, Brazil. Research in Dr. Bozza’s laboratory focuses on molecular and cellular mechanisms of leukocyte activation and generation of inflammatory mediators in host defense and other forms of inflammation. The main areas of investigation are the biogenesis and functions of lipid droplets in host pathogen-interactions;

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Francisco Bozinovic

One of the most highly regarded ecologists and evolutionary biologists in the world, Francisco Bozinovic is a Professor at the Center for Advanced Studies in Ecology and Biodiversity at the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile. A growing interest in environmental biology and natural history, developed during his undergraduate years at the Universidad de Chile (Licentiate

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Liliana Arrachea

Liliana Arrachea obtained the degree of Ms.C. (Licenciada) in 1990 and the Ph.D. in Physics in 1995 at Universidad de La Plata, Argentina. She did part of her Ph.D. research at Centro Atómico Bariloche, Argentina. In 1996-1998 she was Alexander von Humboldt Fellow at the Freie Universität Berlin and at the Max-Planck-Institute für Physik komplexer

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Shuhai Xiao

Shuhai Xiao grew up in a rural area in Jiangxi Province of southern China. He attended Peking University from 1984 to 1991, receiving his B.Sc. and M.Sc. degrees, both in geology, in 1988 and 1991, respectively. After working for two years at the Nanjing Institute of Geology and Paleontology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, he went

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John S. Wettlaufer

John Wettlaufer is an applied mathematician with enterprises that lie on and sometimes define the boundaries between what are considered more traditional disciplines. He draws together and develops new approaches in applicable mathematics and condensed matter physics, with implications in astrophysical, biophysical, environmental, geophysical, and technological problems. The scales of his interests range from atomic

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Tandy Warnow

Tandy Warnow is Professor of Computer Sciences at the University of Texas at Austin, and is a member of five graduate programs: Computer Science; Ecology, Evolution, and Behavior; Molecular and Cellular Biology; Mathematics; and Computational and Applied Mathematics. Warnow received her Ph.D. in Mathematics in 1991 at UC Berkeley under the direction of Gene Lawler,

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Maryam Tabrizian

An expert in regenerative medicine and nanomedicine, Maryam Tabrizian is a Professor of Biomedical Engineering and a Professor in the Faculty of Dentistry at McGill University. She is also an Associate Member of both the Montreal Heart Institute and Sainte-Justine Hospital. The principal areas of her research are cell-implant interactions and multifunctional biointerfaces for application

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Dawn Song

Dawn Song is an Associate Professor in the department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at University of California, Berkeley. She obtained her B.S. in Physics from Tsinghua University in China in 1996, her M.S. in Computer Science from Carnegie Mellon University in 1999, and her Ph.D. in Computer Science from UC Berkeley in 2002.

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Hyongsok Soh

Hyongsok (Tom) Soh is a Professor in the departments of mechanical and materials engineering and holds the Ruth Garland Endowed Chair at the University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB). He received bachelor’s degrees in mechanical engineering and materials science and a master’s degree in electrical engineering from Cornell University (1992, 1993) and both master’s and

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Laura L. Kiessling

Laura L. Kiessling is the Hilldale Professor of Chemistry and Laurens Anderson Professor of Biochemistry at the University of Wisconsin, Madison. After earning a B.S. in chemistry at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (1983) and a Ph.D. in chemistry from Yale University (1989), Ms. Kiessling spent two years at the California Institute of Technology as

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Ovidiu Costin

Ovidiu Costin studied physics as an undergraduate; between 1991 and 1995 he studied mathematics at Rutgers University, obtaining his Ph.D. in mathematics under the direction of Martin Kruskal. From 1995 to 1998 he was a Dickson Instructor at the University of Chicago, and in 1998 he returned to Rutgers as assistant, and then associate professor.  He

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Gustavo Murer

An expert in the physiology of the nervous system and the pathophysiology of its disorders, especially basal ganglia–related disorders such as Parkinson’s disease, Gustavo Murer is not only an instructor-lecturer in the Department of Physiology and Biophysics at the University of Buenos Aires’ School of Medicine and the head of its Laboratory of Neuronal Circuitry

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