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Fabian Fuxa

What is your Major?

Computer Science Engineering

Why MRC?

MRC stands out by creating a true sense of community amongst all its members, from the first-years to the RAs to the staff, that is comprised of far-reaching, motivated individuals. We also have the unique opportunity to experience research first-hand at a top research university with renowned faculty as sponsors (and how cool is that?!)

Tell us a little bit about your research project

My research project last year involved designing a low-cost, self-cleaning microplastic and microfiber filter to be installed in wastewater treatment plants.

Sowmyaw Nakkina

What is your Major?

Neuroscience

Why MRC?

At first it was because I wanted exposure to research and to meet a few people with similar interests. It very quickly became a much more valuable decision that has helped me develop professional skills and build life-long relationships. I am unbelievably ecstatic that I was able to return; I love this community and I'm grateful that I was given an opportunity to make a difference.

Tell us a little bit about your research project

My research lies within the Michigan Health System, specifically the Department of Cell and Molecular Biology. Our lab focuses on the development of villi in the intestine in order to gather enough information to create artificial intestine for those who suffer from ailments such as Crohn's disease and Celiac disease.