Maria “Qi” Wang

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Maria is a Ph.D. student from the Department of Computer Science at Rice University. She is working in the Treangen Lab.

She is study the role of the gut microbiome in the neuropathology of brain injuries.

Kiana Banafshay

Kiana Banafshay is a junior at the University of Texas at Austin (UT) majoring in biology with a minor in business. She was recognized as a Distinguished College Scholar and is a mentor in the Accelerated Research Initiative at UT. A native of Houston, Texas, Kiana is excited to be at Houston Methodist and learn more about neurorestoration through this lab, broadening her research experience as a result. She will also be applying to medical school this upcoming summer to further her dreams of becoming a medical doctor.