Claire Gianakas

Class of 2017


  • Evilevitch studies how viruses release DNA to infect cells

    In today’s society, the term virus is widely understood due to its role in common, well-known diseases. Nevertheless, there is still much that is unknown about the mechanisms that control viral function. Recent findings by Alex Evilevitch, associate professor of physics at Carnegie Mellon University, have shed light on several of the mechanisms behind viral infection.

    SciTech | November 10, 2014
  • LeDuc studies significance of mechanics in cell signaling

    As the world becomes more connected through advancements in technology and communication, interdisciplinary and collaborative studies become increasingly significant in the scientific community. Philip LeDuc, a professor of mechanical engineering at Carnegie Mellon studying the mechanical aspects of cellular communication, is one of many researchers involved in this type of collaborative research....

    SciTech | November 3, 2014
  • SciTech Briefs

    Chemistry Nobel laureates improve microscopy

    SciTech | October 13, 2014
  • Feinberg studies electrical interactions of heart muscles

    Heart disease is a widespread affliction that affects millions of people across the world. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, over 600,000 people die from sudden cardiac death per year. Due to this overwhelming prevalence, billions of dollars are spent each year on cardiac research.

    SciTech | October 6, 2014
  • Smart headlights allow drivers to use high beams safely

    Nearly everyone has been told at some point in their life to drive safely. In today’s society, this reminder is often a warning about speeding or texting while driving. Despite the importance of these dangers, though, many drivers are unaware of one of the biggest driving hazards — the dark. Robert Tamburo, a project scientist in the Carnegie Mellon Robotics Institute, along with Srinivasa Narasim...

    SciTech | September 29, 2014

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