Cornell Presidential Postdoctoral Fellowship

All Fellows
"I’m excited that I will be initiating collaborations to open up new questions and new fields.”

Mina T. Arashloo

Computer Science, College of Engineering/Computing and Information Science

Research Group:
John Nathan Foster

Research: Computer Networks

Previous Affiliation: PhD, Princeton University

Dorian K. Bandy

Music, College of Arts and Sciences

Research Group:
David G. Yearsley

Research: The music of Mozart

Previous Affiliation: PhD, University of Glasgow

MC Forelle

Cornell Tech; Cornell Law School

Research Group:
James Grimmelmann

Research: Intersection of technology, culture, and law

Previous Affiliation: PhD, University of Southern California

Aaron R. Hall

Cornell Law School

Research Group:
Josh Chafetz

Research: Nineteenth-century United States slavery, government, and constitutionalism

Previous Affiliation: PhD, University of California, Berkeley

Kelly Luo

Physics, College of Arts and Sciences

Research Group:
Daniel Ralph

Research: Information transformations of spintronic, photonic, and magnetic states in two-dimensional hybrid materials

Previous Affiliation: PhD, Ohio State University

Ana Porras

Meinig School of Biomedical Engineering, College of Engineering

Research Group:
Ilana L. Brito

Research: Designing tissue models of inflammatory bowel disease

Previous Affiliation: PhD, University of Wisconsin, Madison

Celene Reynolds

ILR School

Research Group:
Pamela Tolbert

Research: Antidiscrimination law interpretation over time

Previous Affiliation: PhD, Yale University

Manvendra Singh

Molecular Biology and Genetics, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences/College of Arts and Sciences

Research Group:
Cedric Feschotte

Research: The regulatory role of transposable elements (TEs) in disease development and progression

Previous Affiliation: PhD, Freie University, Berlin

Vivekinan L. Ashok

Government, College of Arts and Sciences

Research Group:
Peter Enns

Research: Ashok examines factors that inform economic policy preferences and support for particular candidates with a focus on perceptions of inequality.

Previous Affiliation: PhD, Yale University

Research Story: Interpreting Public Opinion

Andrew Campana

Asian Studies, College of Arts and Sciences

Research Group:
Brett de Bary

Research: Campana studies creative engagements with emerging technologies in modern and contemporary Japanese literature and media, with an emphasis on poetry, digital media, and disability.

Previous Affiliation: PhD, Harvard University

Research StoryPoets, Artists, Game Makers, and New Media

Steve Kang Hoon Choi

Astronomy, College of Arts and Sciences

Research Group:
Gordon Stacey; Michael Niemack

Research: Currently working with the Cerro Chajnantor Atacama Telescope-prime and the Simons Observatory projects, Choi specializes in precision cosmology, including cosmic inflation, dark energy, and the Epoch of Reionization.

Previous Affiliation: PhD, Princeton University

Research StoryTelescopes to Help Decode the Cosmos

Mackenzie Cooley

History, College of Arts and Sciences

Research Group:
Peter R. Dear

Research: Cooley explores the intertwining of human, animal, and environmental history, with an emphasis on the topic, race—how it evolved from a descriptor for controlled animal progeny to a human phenotype categorization.

Previous Affiliation: PhD, Stanford University

Research Story: Humans, Animals, Race, History—Intertwined

Jessica Cooper

Anthropology, College of Arts and Sciences; Cornell Law School

Research Group:
Andrew C. Willford

Research: Cooper studies people across power divides in social services institutions.

Previous Affiliation: PhD, Princeton University

Research StoryJuxtaposed—Mental Health, Criminal Justice

Tyler Coverdale

Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences

Research Group:
Anurag Agrawal

Research: Coverdale examines evolutionary tradeoffs in biodiversity with a focus on the defensive strategies of plants.

Previous Affiliation: PhD, Princeton University

Research StoryHow Plants Defend Themselves—Over Time

Chih-chun Lin

Molecular Biology and Genetics, College of Arts and Sciences

Research Group:
Andrew G. Clark

Research: Lin studies microbe-host interactions, concentrating on the beneficial relationships between microbe and host, including the gut-bacteria partnership.

Previous Affiliation: PhD, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas

Research StoryBacteria and Their Hosts, Good Companions

Erin Stache

Chemistry and Chemical Biology, College of Arts and Sciences

Research Group:
Geoffrey Coates; Brett Fors

Research: Stache concentrates on innovative synthesis techniques for the creation of new polyketones and biodegradable polymers.

Previous Affiliation: PhD, Colorado State University

Research StoryPlastics, Can’t Get Away from Using Them

Rong Ye

Chemistry and Chemical Biology, College of Arts and Sciences

Research Group:
Peng Chen

Research: Rong Ye, also known as Rocky, investigates catalysis, with emphasis on developing techniques for seeing single particles in action.

Previous Affiliation: PhD, University of California, Berkeley

Research StoryCatalysis—Focusing in to See the Action