Previous degree from Rice University
UT Austin: Department of Educational Psychology
Kelly Banneyer is interested in the etiology and treatment of mood and anxiety disorders in children and adolescents. She has worked with researchers studying autism and mood disorders in the past and is hoping to further define her own research interests and goals through study in the School Psychology Program.
Previous degree from University of Kansas
UT Austin: Department of Chemical Engineering
Brandon is investigating the gene expression of antibody-secreting B-cells toward the creation of new antibody therapeutics. He is most interested in studying the genetic recombination that gives rise to the enormous diversity of antibodies in human immune systems.
Previous degree from Texas A&M University
UT Austin: Department of Accounting
Chris Yust is interested in how capital markets react to and use accounting information. He uses statistical analysis to determine how accounting and financial choices made by firms or required by regulators affect stock prices and returns.
Previous degree from The University of Texas at Austin
UT Austin: Department of Astronomy
Joshua Adams uses telescope data and computational modeling to answer outstanding questions in galaxy structure, formation, and evolution. He has worked on the gaseous halo surroundings of radio galaxies, a survey to find more than 100 faint galaxies in the early universe as preparation for the Hobby Eberly Telescope Dark Energy eXperiment (HETDEX), the distribution of dark matter in low-mass disk galaxies, and making indirect measurements of the ultraviolet radiation field that fills the space between all galaxies.
Previous degree from Arizona State University
UT Austin: Department of Anthropology
Carrie Veilleux studies how differences in the color of nocturnal light environments affect the evolution of color vision abilities of nocturnal primates. She has conducted fieldwork in lemur habitats in Madagascar measuring nocturnal light environments, and lab work analyzing color vision genes in nocturnal lemurs.