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Sullivan is a 2011 graduate of the College of Engineering and Computing with a degree in Biomedical Engineering from the South Carolina Honors College. As a Magellan Scholar she did undergraduate research on tissue encapsulation and stem cells with Dr. James Blanchette in the department of chemical engineering.

She was on the President’s Honor List and the Dean’s Honor list and she received the Lieber Scholarship, the LIFE Scholarship, and the Dean’s Leader Scholarship for her four undergraduate years.

She was vice president of the USC chapter of BMES (Biomedical Engineering Students), a member of Alpha Lambda National Honor Society, and a peer reviewer for Impulse, the Undergraduate Neuroscience Journal. She plans to enroll in the doctoral program in biomedical engineering at Georgia Tech which has awarded her an NSF’s Fellowship for stem cell biomanufacturing.

Toscano is a 2008 graduate of the University of Connecticut. He is a second-year doctoral student in biological sciences in USC’s College of Arts and Sciences, where he is working with Dr. Blaine D. Griffen. His research interests lie within the areas of population and community ecology. His research looks at the importance of multiple facets of biodiversity for the health and functioning of South Carolina’s intertidal oyster reefs.

Link is a 2011 graduate of the University of South Carolina, double majoring in chemistry and biology. She was a Capstone Scholar, a Palmetto Fellow and was awarded the Valedictorian Scholarship and the Victor W. Laurie Junior Year Scholarship. She received the Hiram and Lawanda Allen Scholarship for Excellence in Chemistry as well as the Outstanding Undergraduate Chemistry Major, awarded by the South Carolina Section of the American Chemical Society.

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