2015-2016 Fellows

Anant Balijepalli

Degree Sought : Ph.D.
Research Focus:

School Name : Lafayette School, Everett
Teaching Partner: Jennifer Barbarek
Anant's Project GLACIER Site

Anant is a second year Ph. D. candidate in biomedical engineering under Professor Mark W. Grinstaff. He is currently studying polymers that can be applied to cancer therapy and self-assembled drug delivery. Specifically, his work involves the synthesis and characterization of novel, multi-functionalized biomimetic carbohydrate polymers.

Anant is paired with Jen Barborek who teaches five 8th grade classes at the Lafayette K-8 school in Everett, MA. They are working to integrate global change into four diverse units throughout the year: physical and biological materials; biological processes and genetics; environment and climate; and transfer of energy and solar system. Together they will seek to integrate the scientific process including model formation, scientific method, presentation of data, and argument into the curriculum.
Sponsored by the NSF GK-12 Program