Organizing Committee

Brian  Aguado

Brian Aguado

Graduate Student, Biomedical Engineering, Northwestern University

Dr. Brian Aguado completed his Ph.D. at Northwestern University in the Biomedical Engineering department as an NSF Fellow in the...
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Reggie Bain

Reggie Bain

Graduate Student, Physics, Duke

I am currently a second year graduate student in theoretical physics at Duke University. My research focuses on studying phenomenology in Quantum...

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Annie  Bruns

Annie Bruns

Graduate Student, Molecular Biology, Northwestern University

Annie grew up in a tiny farming town in Northeast Iowa, and received her B.A. in biology from Luther College in Decorah, IA. She will graduate in July with...

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Ben Cook

Ben Cook

Graduate Student

Ben entered the Ph.D. program in Astronomy at Harvard in 2014, after completing his undergraduate work in Astrophysics at Princeton.  His main scientific focus is on the formation and evolution of galaxies.... Read more about Ben Cook

Maria Drout

Maria Drout

Hubble, Carnegie-Dunlap Postdoctoral Fellow, Observatories of the Carnegie Institution for Science
ComSciCon Co-founder

I am currently a Hubble Postdoctoral Fellow at the Observatories of the Carnegie Institution for Science and a Research Associate at the Dunlap Institute...

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Chris Faesi

Chris Faesi

Graduate Student, Astronomy, Harvard
ComSciCon Co-founder

Chris Faesi is an NSF Graduate Research Fellow at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics.  His primary research interests center around...

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Rodrigo  Garcia

Rodrigo Garcia

Grad Student, Neuroscience, MIT

My research is focused on both translational and basic science. I have investigated potential therapeutics for Rett Syndrome, an Autism Spectrum Disorder that primarily affects girls. Of equal interest has been exploring the role of the non-neuronal brain cells called astrocytes to the function of the normal and diseased brain.... Read more about Rodrigo Garcia