Aresty RURJ

The Aresty Rutgers Undergraduate Research Journal (RURJ), in affiliation with the Aresty Research Center for Undergraduates, is an undergraduate-run, interdisciplinary journal designed to showcase the cutting-edge undergraduate research conducted at Rutgers University. Our mission is to provide undergraduate researchers the opportunity to publish their own work and experience the peer review process. In our review process, researchers implement multiple rounds of revisions based on peer reviews from undergraduates, graduate students, and faculty. An extension of our mission is to offer a unique educational program for students to learn about and gain hands-on experience with peer review. 

We are pleased to announce the release of our 4th  issue of the Aresty Rutgers Undergraduate Research Journal. Please use the link below to learn more about the exciting and innovative research discovers RU undergraduates have investigated.

The Aresty RURJ is indexed in the Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ).

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2022 Editorial Team



Jason Kawalec

Reviewer Program Director

Asher Hong

Managing Editor

Miranda Barnes

Chief Copy Editor

Sriya Sadangi

Marketing/Creative Director

Sabrina Burns


Undergraduate Peer Reviewers

Jonelle Biggs

Sophie Brown

Cynthia Chen

Victoria Coles

Omay Edekar

Aditya Girish

Jessica Greene

Winston Huang

Chacko Jacob

Ashni Kapadia

Maryam Khalid

Sung Lee Jae

Darin Mak

Micheal McCourt

Shivangi Mehra

Eric Mooney

Sachin Mysore

Bhargava Narala

Mugdhesh Pandkar

Jessica Philip

Zanub Rahman

Amy Rosen

Sriya Sadangi

Hrishikesh Sathyanarayan

Jennifer Schug

Eman Shamshad

Hiba Shaqra

Jakub Suchojad

Marina Tawfeles

Trinity Tse

Murium Whala

Olivia Worthington

Shameelah Yassim

Caroline Yu


Senior Undergraduate Peer Reviewers

Miranda Barnes

Asher Hong

Chenghui Jiang

Jason Kawalec

Elif Ozsen

Renesh Ravi


Graduate Student Reviewers

Victor Drouin-Touchette

Rudrani Gangopadhyay

Danielle Kozlosky

Gina McKeon

Mathias Miller

Jessica Mingoia

Jonathan Phan

Jacob Romanow

Elizabeth Rosenzweig

Frederic Traylor

Jennifer Vilchez

Heidi Yeh


Faculty Reviewers

David Axelrod

Faith Belanger

Sanjib Buyhan

Carla Cevasco

Thomas Davidson

Anita Franzione

Max Haggblom

Donald Kobayashi

Michael Levine

Daphne Munroe

Tetsuya Nakamura

Heather Pierce

Kathleen Riley


Copy Editors

Sophie Brown

Sabrina Burns

Neha Saju

Rohan Savani

Jennifer Schug


Aresty Research Center

Tamiah N. Brevard-Rodriguez, Director of the Aresty Research Center for Undergraduates

Chandni A. Pathak, Senior Program Coordinator, Aresty Research Center for Undergraduates

Faculty Editorial Advisors

Vadim Levin, Ph.D., Faculty Director of the Aresty Research Center for Undergraduates

Lily Todorinova, Undergraduate Experience Librarian