ICRU Research Ambassadors

The Research Ambassadors are a group of UI undergraduates who are involved in research and creative work on campus.  They assist with campus recruiting and outreach, event planning, and other ways to promote undergraduate involvement. Contact them if you have any questions about getting involved in research.  They know first-hand what it takes to be a successful undergraduate researcher at the University of Iowa.

Interested in being an ICRU Ambassador? Read more about what our Ambassadors do on the Ambassador Information Page. Then, fill out this Interest Form. ICRU will contact you to set up a time to meet with you.

Nicole Boodhoo 2022

Nicole Boodhoo


B.S. Biomedical Sciences 2024
University Honors

Mentor: Dr. Gordon Buchanan (Neurology)

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Regan Day

Regan Day


BBA Marketing; BBA Business Analytics; BA Political Science, Spring 2024
University Honors

Mentor: Brian Lai (Political Science)

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Sam Eliasen 2022

Sam Eliasen


Neuroscience BS, Biochemistry BA, Spring 2025
Certificate in Clinical and Translational Science

University Honors
Mentor: Dr. Hanna Stevens (Psychiatry)

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Abdel Homedan

Abdel Homedan


BS Neuroscience, Spring 2024
University Honors
Mentor: Dr. Cathleen Moore (Psychological and Brain Sciences)

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Deeraj Manika

Deeraj Manika


BS Biomedical Sciences, Spring 2024
University Honors
Mentors: Dr. Jennifer Streeter (Cardiology)

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Precious  Pate 2022

Precious Maryah Pate


BS Public Health, Spring 2023
University Honors

Mentor: Dr. Maurine Neiman (Biology)

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Grayson Talaski 2022

Grayson Talaski


BSE Biomedical Engineering, Spring 2025
University Honors
Mentor: Dr. Kevin Dibbern and Dr. Cesar de Cesar Netto. (Orthopedics)

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Samantha Thompson

Samantha Thompson


BS Biochemistry, Spring 2025
Spanish Minor
University Honors
Mentor: Dr. Rory Fisher (Neuroscience and Pharmacology)

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ICRU Ambassador Alumni

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