The Frontiers In Science (FIS) Program provides an entry into natural and physical science disciplines for students from all disciplines and academic levels. These students are able to work with researchers both during the summer and through the academic year as time permits. One of the benefits of such an opportunity is the chance to contribute on a publication.
Two undergraduate students in the FIS program at the University of Houston have co-authored papers with CTBP faculty. In 2015, Ana Mandic was one of the authors of “Generalized Manning Condensation Model Captures the RNA Ion Atmosphere” published in Physical Review Letters, vol 114. Miss Mandic worked with Dr. José Onuchic’s group. Both students also received mentorship from Dr. Margaret Cheung.
This year, Will Harrison co-authored “Operating Principles of Tristable Circuits Regulating Cellular Differentiation,” published in the May 23rd issue of Physical Biology (vol. 14, no. 3). Mr. Harrison worked with Dr. Herbert Levine’s group.
Congratulations to both of these students!