Stabilization of an electro-optic modulator for quantum communication using a low-cost microcontroller

Author: George Iskander Mentor: Maria Spiropulu Co-Mentors: Neil Sinclair, Cristián Peña, Si Xie Editor: Hana Kim Introduction An electro-optic modulator modifies an optical signal in response to an applied electrical signal. These modulators are essential components for many applications ranging from internet telecommunications to sensing to quantum information science.1 A Mach Zehnder electro-optic modulator is … Continue reading Stabilization of an electro-optic modulator for quantum communication using a low-cost microcontroller

Phenotypic Analysis of Autism-associated mutations in C. elegans

Author: Judy Kim Mentor: Dr. Paul Sternberg Co-Mentor: Sandy Wong Editors: Sherry Wang and Jonathan Chan Introduction Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is a neurodevelopmental disorder with a large genetic component. Among these rare variants that are related to ASD, missense mutations (a type of point mutation where a single nucleotide change results in a codon … Continue reading Phenotypic Analysis of Autism-associated mutations in C. elegans

Culture Conditions Influence Iridescence in Marine Microbes

Author: J Livingston Mentor: Dr. George O’Toole, Dr. Dianne Newman, Co-Mentor: Lynn Kee Editor: Grace Xiong Introduction Microbiology is the study of microorganisms: how they grow, where they are found, and how they interact with each other and their environment.1,2 The study of microbiology allows researchers to develop a better understanding of the basic processes … Continue reading Culture Conditions Influence Iridescence in Marine Microbes