Executive Board

Current Executive Board members:

Dr. Adrienne D. Cox
Faculty Advisor
Adrienne D. Cox is Associate Professor of Radiation Oncology and Pharmacology, Director of UNC's Cancer Cell Biology T32 Training Program, and a member of the Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center. Her laboratory studies the Ras family of small GTPases, with particular emphasis on molecularly targeted therapeutics directed against Ras signaling pathways. She is a slow writer, a first-rate editor, and a voracious reader of both scientific and non-scientific writing. She also enjoys visual storytelling via photography.
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Rachel Cherney
President / Treasurer

Rachel is a 3rd year Ph.D. candidate pursuing a doctorate in Genetics and Molecular Biology. In the lab of Dr. Calabrese, she studies how long non-coding RNAs (lncRNAs) mediate gene expression. In her spare time, she enjoys being near water, traveling, cooking, eating, and crossword puzzles. 

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Emma Hinkle
Vice President / Chief Editor

Emma is a 3rd year graduate student in the department of Genetics and Molecular Biology. She is researching the effect of mechanical forces on the alternative splicing of muscle cells in Jimena Giudice's lab. In her free time she loves to read, exercise and play violin.

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Chiung-Wei Huang
Editorial Coordinator
Chiung-Wei is a 4th year Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Chemistry at UNC where she researches nanomaterials using atomic force microscopy related methods in the Atkin Lab. Before living in the USA, she studied and worked in Taiwan. Outside of lab, Chiung-Wei enjoys whatever catches her eyes at the moment (playing piano, reading novels), and spending time with her young son and her husband, also a chemist.
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Breanna Turman
Social Media Coordinator

Breanna is a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Microbiology and Immunology. Her research in the Darville and Nagarajan laboratories examines how a protein produced by the bacterium, Chlamydia trachomatis, promotes disease in the female reproductive tract. In her free time, Breanna enjoys reading, playing with her dog, and working on her mission to find the best coffee shop in the Triangle.

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Gabby Budziszewski
Content Editor

Gabby Budziszewski is SWAC's current content editor and a PhD candidate in the McGinty lab studying how epigenetic modifying enzymes recognize their nucleosomal substrates. Gabby's favorite thing about science writing for a general audience is coming up with the perfect analogy to explain scientific concepts. When she's not in the lab, Gabby enjoys the local music scene, the company of her cat, and reading and writing horror stories.

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Prior Executive Board members:

Daniel Albaugh
Co-Founder / President (Jan 2015-Fall 2015)
Erinn Brigham
Chief Editor (Jan. 2015 - June 2015)
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Jonathan Susser
Outreach Coordinator (July 2015 - Jan. 2016)
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Kristin Sellers
Editorial Coordinator (June 2015 - Dec. 2015)
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Chris Givens
Content Editor (June 2015 - Jan. 2016)
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Bailey Peck
Chief Editor / Vice-President (July 2015 - May 2016); Outreach Coordinator (Jan 2015-June 2015)
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Nicole M. Baker
Co-Founder / President
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Deirdre Sackett
Chief Editor / Vice-President
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Neerali Patel
Outreach Coordinator
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Rachel Haake
Content Editor
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Suzannah Isgett
Editorial Coordinator
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Christina Marvin
President (2016-2018) Content Editor (2015-2016)
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Erika Van Goethem
Chief Editor / Vice-President (2017-2018) Treasurer (2017-2018)
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Christina Parker
Social Media Coordinator
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Sarah Vick
President (2018-2019) Content Editor (2017-2018)
Richard Hodge
Vice President / Chief Editor (2018-2019)