Andrew was worried. Several years ago, a storm had just cut electricity to the home in Export, PA, that he shared with his parents and his brother, Henry. Both young men suffered from Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA), a neuromuscular illness similar to Stephen Hawking’s.
Michelle Heusser, a bioengineering graduate student at the University of Pittsburgh and an ARCS Scholar Alum, received a scholarship from the Society for the Neural Control of Movement (NCM). Although the 2020 meeting did not take place, the society recently recognized the scholarship winners and celebrated their work.
Sam Foley recently finished his third year as an ARCS Scholar at Carnegie Mellon University in the Physics Department, where he continues to study biological physics, specifically the soft condensed matter of lipid membranes. The lipids in these membranes form the foundation of our cells.
Gary Yu recently completed his Ph.D. in the Department of Bioengineering at the University of Pittsburgh, and is now a third-year medical school student in the joint degree Medical Scientist Training Program, earning his M.D. As a third-year medical student, he is beginning to see patients for the first time,... Read more
Linda Burke, Esq. Science was not Linda’s bag. She was a government major undergrad and has practiced corporate tax law, with some digression into employee benefits, for 45 years, now retired. But she knows science is important to the success of a nation... Read more