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Business Associate 

Avi Agarwal

Avi is a first-year living Holworthy studying Government and Economics with a secondary in Computer Science. Outside of THURJ, Avi is part of the Harvard Political Review, Behavioral Strategy Group, and South Asian Association. Avi also likes testing out new recipes to bake and reading about geography and history. As a Business Associate, he is eager to grow undergraduate research by identifying new opportunities to fund innovative ideas.

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Associate Editor of Design

Catherine Feng

Catherine Feng is a first-year in Greenough planning on studying either Molecular and Cellular Biology or Statistics, with a secondary in Art, Film, and Visual Studies. Catherine is passionate about computational biology and oncology research, and is currently working with Dr. David Liu at Dana Farber Cancer Institute studying the metastasis of melanomas. Outside of classes, Catherine enjoys making art and spending time with friends.

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Associate Editor of Peer Review

April Keys

April is a sophomore in Winthrop House from Hanson, MA studying Chemical and Physical Biology with a secondary in Neuroscience. She is interested in the molecular mechanisms of the brain, and currently works in the Indzhykulian Lab at Mass. Eye and Ear to express, purify, and resolve the structures of proteins relevant to degenerative eyesight loss. Outside of THURJ and research, she can be found volunteering with PBHA Experimentors, writing opinions for the Crimson, painting mugs, or thinking about how to make engaging with research more accessible to everyone!

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Associate Editor of Content

Saketh Sundar

Saketh is a first-year in Greenough studying Neuroscience. He is currently pursuing research at the MIT Laboratory for Computational Physiology. Outside of THURJ, Saketh is a reporter for The Harvard Crimson and volunteers with PBHA. Saketh is excited to help foster a community of scientific writers as an Associate Editor of Content with THURJ.

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Business Associate

Mia Tavares

Mia Tavares is a first-year from San Francisco, California who intends on concentrating in Chemistry. She's excited to get involved with THURJ this semester and to build business partnerships with organizations in our field.

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Associate Editor of Peer Review

Tianna Tout-Puissant

Tianna Tout-Puissant is a freshman in Thayer, originally from Pocono, Pennsylvania. She is studying Neuroscience and plans to pursue a career in neurosurgery. Currently, she is researching the effect of bipolar disorder on cardiovascular disease in Dr. Garcia-Cardeña’s laboratory at Brigham and Women's Hospital. In her free time, she loves traveling, working out, volunteering, playing basketball, cooking, and baking. As an Associate Editor of Peer Review, she hopes all undergraduate students will learn to love the editing process and broaden their knowledge on various research topics!

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Associate Editor of Peer Review

Grace Zhang

Grace is a freshman in Holworthy prospectively concentrating in Molecular and Cellular Biology. In her free time she likes doodling out a few melodies with her cello and is also involved with the Asian American Dance Troupe. In THURJ, Grace hopes to uplift and encourage student research

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Associate Editor of Peer Review

David An

David An is a freshman in Thayer thinking of concentrating in Human Developmental and Regenerative Biology with a secondary in Global Health and Health Policy. In addition to systematic reviews in high school, he has been conducting research on the effect of mechanical forces on human endothelial cell morphology with the García-Cardeña Lab since the fall of 2023. As an AEPR in THURJ, he hopes to take on more responsibility and leadership in the organization to help Harvard undergraduates learn how to conduct a variety of research.

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Associate Editor of Peer Review

Marvel Hanna

Originally, from Huntington Beach, California, Marvel is a Freshmen hoping to study computational biology. She has conducted research on predicting mosquito habitats and breeding patterns using machine learning models and on bacteria in drinking water. Outside of THURJ, Marvel is involved in Harvard Model UN and the Innovations Lab. In her free time, Marvel enjoys hiking, playing the viola, and binge watching shows. As an AEPR, she hopes to extend the support she received when working on research papers to others.

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Audrey Limb

Audrey is a first-year from San Francisco, CA planning to concentrate in music. She is currently working on research regarding pitch discrimination in cochlear implant-users with the Sound and Music Perception Lab at the University of California San Francisco. Outside of THURJ, she writes for The Harvard Crimson as well as The Wave literary and arts magazine.

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Tech Associate

Laurel Shugart

Laurel is a first year living in Matthews and studying Human Developmental and Regenerative Biology. Laurel is passionate about health equity and accessibility, and hopes to work at the intersection of technology, research, and advocacy to develop equitable health solutions. They hope to pursue a PhD and work with stem cell therapies for childhood cancers. Outside of THURJ, Laurel is a reporter for The Harvard Crimson and serves as a Representative for PBHA. Laurel is excited to be a tech associate for THURJ, and can't wait to work on making research accessible for all!

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Associate Editor of Content

Theo Tobel

Theo is a freshman living in Straus Hall studying Psychology and Philosophy. He currently works in the Nock Lab, where he researches self-harming behaviors and suicidology. Outside of THURJ, Theo enjoys playing bass guitar, hiking, and reading.

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Tech Associate

Himani Yarlagadda

Himani Yarlagadda is a freshman in Mower thinking of concentrating in Applied Mathematics with a secondary in Global Health and Health Policy. Her research interests currently include immunology-centered work that targets infectious diseases and food allergies. She hopes to work with the rest of the wonderful tech team and the entirety of THURJ to create an easily accessible and evolving digital presence for THURJ that shares the highlights of the undergraduate research community.

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Associate Editor of Design

Xinyi Christine Zhang

Christine is a first-year living in Holworthy studying Neuroscience. Outside of THURJ, she is also involved in The Crimson and PBHA volunteering. As an Associate Editor of Design this semester, she's excited to incorporate more graphical elements and infographics into the journal as well as mentor new compers!

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