Taraneh Atri is a junior undergraduate student at Washington University in St. Louis. She is majoring in biology, neuroscience and has minors in music and applied linguistics. Taraneh joined the Bateman Lab in the spring of 2023 and is working primarily with the NfL team to better characterize neurofilament light. She plans to attend medical school after completing her undergraduate education. Outside of the lab, Taraneh serves as a Matched Academic Mentor and is principal double bassist of the WashU Symphony Orchestra.
Josh Hou is a junior undergraduate student at Washington University in St. Louis. He is pursuing a major in Bio: Neuroscience and a minor in Computer science. He joined the Bateman lab in spring of 2023 to work on mass spectrometry analysis of potential biomarkers of neurodegeneration. Outside of lab, Josh is part of an acapella group, a dance team, club swim, and enjoys golfing and playing soccer.
Ziqiao (Aurora) Jiao is a rising senior undergraduate student at Washington University. She is double majoring in statistics and psychology. She joined the Bateman Lab in Spring 2023 doing computational works with datasets cleaning. Being interested in data, she is keen on the statistics use in lab works. Upon completion of undergraduate study, she will continue to graduate school in areas of statistics and biostatistics. Outside of the lab, she loves badminton and cooking.
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Matthew Larsen is a current sophomore undergraduate student at Washington University. He is a psychological and brain sciences major. He has always been intrigued by the brain with a particular interest in neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer's disease. He joined the Bateman lab in fall 2021, working on the SEABIRD project. Upon completion of his undergraduate studies, he plans to obtain an MD/PhD to conduct research in neuroscience and practice as a surgeon. Outside of the lab, Larsen is a member of the varsity swimming and diving team at WashU and is a counselor of the Camp Kesem organization. He was also selected to be a Washington University Student Associate helping first-year students with their transition to WashU.
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Matthew Strok is a junior undergraduate student at Washington University in St. Louis. He is double majoring in Bio: Neuroscience and Psychology. He joined the Bateman lab in the spring semester of 2021. He currently works with the tau team to develop a phosphorylated tau internal standard. Strok spent the last 15 months working as a physician facilitator at Total Access Urgent Care, and he is starting a new job as a patient care tech in BJC’s trauma surgery unit. Outside of the lab, he enjoys skydiving, surfing, golfing and playing tennis.