Current Graduate Fellows

Mike Suh

Mike Suh

Mike Suh is a PhD student in the Graduate Division of Religion. He received his BS in Organismal Biology, Ecology, and Evolution from UCLA and his Master of Theological Studies from Duke University. His dissertation focuses on ideas of pollution, transgression, and power in temples and other sacred spaces in the ancient Mediterranean world, using literary and material evidence from Greek, Roman, and Jewish contexts. The main goal for this comparative work is to provide a framework for reading and interpreting ancient religious discourse, as can be seen in Paul's letter to the early Christian community in Corinth. During his time at Emory University, Mike has served as a TA for six semesters and also taught a one-year language course in Greek at the Candler School of Theology. Outside of research, his interests include photography, travel, and LA sports (Lakers, Dodgers, and UCLA).

Michael Thees

Michael Thees

Michael Thees is a 5th year PhD candidate in the Physics Department at Emory University. Michael performed undergraduate research at Boston University and independent research at The University of Pennsylvania before beginning his PhD at Emory. Throughout these stages of his research career, his focus has converged to polymer glasses and glassy properties near interfaces. He hopes to one day understand polymer gas permeation membranes well enough to use them to put an end to global warming. Michael enjoys artisan beer tasting and, on his rare downtime, a bike ride through the beltline or a good game of hockey.

Aimee Vester

Aimée Vester

Aimée is an MD/PhD candidate in the Environmental Health Sciences program, currently in her 3rd year of graduate school and 5th year overall. She is originally from the metro area of Detroit, Michigan and obtained a bachelor’s degree in Neuroscience from the University of Michigan before moving to Emory. Broadly, Aimée is interested in environmental exposures that impact neurodevelopment and disproportionately affect certain populations. At Emory, she works with Dr. William Michael Caudle and Dr. Carmen Marsit to investigate whether pyrethroid pesticide and stress exposures together impact the development of Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD).

Signe White

Signe White

Signe is a 4th year graduate student in the Population Biology, Ecology, and Evolution graduate program. Her research focuses on the evolutionary mechanisms of pathogen evolution and she uses experimental biology to test her predictions. She is in the Biology Department and is advised by Drs. Levi Morran and Jaap de Roode. Though her main interests are biological, she feels it is very important to remain curious outside of one primary discipline, and that learning from other researchers can keep ideas, techniques, and methods fresh. In her spare time she enjoys trail running, gardening, insect collecting, watching films, and learning about genealogy and American history.

Julian Whitney

Julian Whitney

Julian is a sixth-year PhD candidate in the Department of English at Emory. His dissertation focuses on intersections between law and literature in the British Romantic period. He has taught courses on music in popular culture, the aesthetics of video games, and the politics of justice in contemporary literature. He has also recently worked as a writing tutor for the Rollins School of Public Health. While not working on his dissertation, he enjoys exercising, traveling, playing video games, and trying out new cuisines.