2022 Heritage student cohort

The 2022 student cohort

In 2022, 11 students plan to participate in the REU Program for Heritage University students. We look forward to mentoring these students!

The 2022 Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) from Heritage University is supported by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation award G-2021-16996 with additional funding from other sources.

Below you will find information about the talented students who will work with us during summer 2022.

Students listed in alphabetical order by last name.


mayra-diaz.jpgMayra Diaz Acevedo

Major: Mathematics

Mentor: Camilla Compton

Research project: Measuring charge on LIGO test masses


Mariana-Alvarez.jpgMariana Alvarez

Major: Biology

Mentor: Dr. Lawrence Lam

Research project: Electro-magnetic sensing of body signal


Maria-Barrios.jpgMaria Barrios

Major: Biology

Mentor: Dr. Jong Yoon

Research project: Automating a Diagnostic Ultrasound Imaging Exam


Katarina-Berk.jpgKatarina Berk

Major: Biology

Mentor: Dr. Peter Anderson

Research project: Computational design of novel inhibitors of pathogens


Erik-Chino-Bustamente.jpgErik Chino Bustamante

Major: Medical Laboratory Science

Mentor: Dr. Kaibao Nie

Research project: Neural coding of sound in cochlear implants


J_Lizbeth_CervantesJ. Lizbeth Cervantes

Major: Biology

Mentor: Dr. Kaibao Nie

Research project: Neural coding of sound in cochlear implants


Mayra-Quintero-(1).jpgMayra Quintero Luciano

Major: Biology

Mentor: Jenne Driggers

Research project: Beam center location on LIGO test mass


Colton-Maybee.jpgColton Maybee

Major: Computer Science

Mentor: Balwinder Singh

Research project: Finding efficient ways to detect solutions reproducibility in the earth system models


Eric-Mendoza-(1).pngEric Mendoza

Major: Mechanical Engineering

Mentor:  Dr. Jong Yoon

Research project: Automating a Diagnostic Ultrasound Imaging Exam


Juan-Reyes-Francisco.PNGJuan Reyes Francisco

Major: Biology

Mentor: Dr. Jesse Zaneveld

Research project: Coral vs Sponge: An analysis of the microorganisms in marine organisms


Maria-Sanchez.jpgMaria Sanchez

Major: Biology

Mentor: Dr. Lawrence Lam

Research project: Optical probing for biomedical applications