MARC Scholars


Jianna Bond

Jianna Bond

Jianna Bond, of Lincoln Nebraska, is a senior at KU majoring in microbiology with a minor in Political Science. Jianna is mentored by Dr. Unckless, associate Professor in the Department of Molecular Biosciences. Jianna’s research focuses on mapping genetic variance in response to bacterial pathogens using Drosophila melanogaster.

Kamar Chahine

Kamar Chahine

Kamar Chahine, of Lawrence KS, is a junior at KU majoring in molecular, cellular, and developmental biology. Kamar is mentored by Dr. Kristi Neufeld professor in the Department of Molecular Biosciences. Kamar’s MARC research investigates the effect of heat shock on the subcellular localization of tumor suppressor protein APC.

Ginny Ge

Ginny Ge

Ginny Ge, of Hays KS, is a junior at KU majoring in interdisciplinary computing with an emphasis in chemistry. Ginny is mentored by Dr. Prajnaparamita Dhar, professor of Chemical and Petroleum Engineering. Ginny’s MARC research investigates the surface activity of polysorbate -based surfactants as excipients in drug formulations.

Joshua McGhee

Joshua McGhee

Joshua McGhee, of Olathe KS, is a senior at KU majoring in biochemistry with a minor in Spanish. Josh is mentored by Dr. Jai Subramanin, associate professor of Pharmacology & Toxicology. Joshua’s MARC research focuses on the characterization of Mitophagy Sensing Plasmid in HEK293 Cells. Josh is a Parker B. Francis Summer Fellowship Program awardee, for summer 2023.

Danielle Williams

Danielle Williams

Danielle Williams, of Wyandotte KS, is a sophomore at KU majoring in microbiology with a minor in environmental studies. Danielle is mentored by Dr. Maggie Wagner, assistant professor in the Department of Ecology & Evolutionary biology. Danielle’s MARC research investigates the influence of soil chemical and physical properties on nutrient uptake and maize fitness.