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Featured Alumni

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Rabiah Mayas

Rabiah Mayas, Director of Science and Integrated Strategies

Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago

Rabiah Mayas (Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, 2007) is the Director of Science and Integrated Strategies at the Museum of Science and Industry (MSI) in Chicago. Her team evaluates the learning and experience outcomes of the museum’s activities, and develop programs that connect audiences to practicing science professionals in the Chicago area.

Arguably the coolest part of Rabiah’s work is running MSI’s digital fabrication laboratory, or Fab Lab. She organizes programs for participants to design anything from a vinyl sticker for a water bottle to a 3D model of their own heads. In one session, lasting from 20 minutes to 1 hour, the participants design their objects of choice, program the fabrication machine, and receive the output.

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Sean Sheridan

Sean Sheridan, Associate Principal

Charles River Associates, Chicago

Sean Sheridan received his PhD in Genetics in 2008, as well as a MBA in Finance from Booth School of Business in 2013.

Sean is currently an associate principal in the intellectual property practice at Charles River Associates. In this role, he assists clients with the valuation, licensing, and strategic management of intellectual property.  Prior to working as a consultant, Sean worked for UChicagoTech, the Center for Technology Development and Ventures at the University of Chicago, where he was responsible for the identification, evaluation, protection and commercialization of University inventions.

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Radmila Sarac

Radmila Sarac, Associate Professor

Purdue University Calumet

Radmila Sarac (Neurobiology, Pharmacology, and Physiology, 2004) is an associate professor of molecular and cell physiology in the Department of Biological Sciences at Purdue University Calumet.

Current students in Radmila's lab are working on research projects examining the structural determinants of GIRK potassium channel function. She is also interested in developing and investigating educational cell biology learning modules that assess the impact of 3D molecular visualization in biology education.

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