Versions Compared


  • This line was added.
  • This line was removed.
  • Formatting was changed.
Comment: Added quote on impact and citations for poster+paper


  • Zachery Casey, Northeastern University, participant in Fall 2019 and Spring 2020
  • Nicholas Grabill, Michigan State University, participant in Summer 2020
  • Carlos Gutierrez, California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, participant in Spring 2019 through Spring 2020
  • Umairullah Khan, Portland State University, participant in Spring, Summer, and Summer Fall 2020
  • Phan Phu, California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, participant in Spring and Summer 2018
  • Kai Pinckard, Reed College, participant in Summer 2020
  • Olivia Shaw, University of Delaware, participant in Spring and Summer 2020


"The Empower program has given me the opportunity to research and implement software for the conversion of tomographic images to 3D meshed volumes. The Goal being to take the 3D volume into Abaqus for FEA analysis. Participation in the EMPOWER program has helped me grow my capabilities with Finite Element Software and my ability to do computational research. The EMPOWER program has allowed me to learn about 3D visualization software and the process behind creating a CT to FEA workflow. For research projects I learned the important of creating a plan and documenting steps." (written in October 2020)

From Umairullah Khan, Portland State University, participant in spring, summer, and fall 2020:

"My work in the Reichow Lab, supported by the EMPOWER program, is actually the primary driver of my intent to pursue a computational research career in the life sciences. I have been exposed to a discipline and a community of scientists that I hope to contribute to and be a productive member of throughout my career. Moreover, the connections I've made so far will be invaluable in driving my future plans, into graduate school and beyond. In particular, the EMPOWER program has supported my long-term participation in the lab, particularly over the summer months. Otherwise, I would be unable to dedicate extended and uninterrupted time towards the Reichow Lab's various research projects. Continued support from XSEDE is the reason I have co-authored recent publications."

Yue, B., Haddad, B.G., Khan, U., Atalla, M., Reichow, S.L., & Bai, D. (2020, February). Functional Characterization of VJ-gating and Single Channel Conductance of Sheep Cx46 and Cx50 Gap Junctions. Poster presented at the 64th Annual Meeting of The Biophysical Society, San Diego, CA.

Yue B., Haddad, B.G., Khan, U., Chen, H., Atalla, M., Zhang, Z., Zuckerman, D.M., Reichow, S.L., & Bai, D. (2020). Connexin 46 and connexin 50 gap junction channel open stability and unitary conductance are shaped by structural and dynamic features of their N-terminal domains. Unpublished manuscript.

From Adith Srivatsa, Georgia Institute of Technology, participant in fall 2020: