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  • Ruiyao Cai

    Ruiyao Cai

    Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Biology

    BioRuiyao Marika Cai was born in China and raised in Italy. She earned her B.S. in Biotechnology and M.S. in Biotechnology in Medicine at the University of Milano-Bicocca, in Milan, Italy. At the same university she conducted her Master thesis research elucidating aspects of stroke pathophysiology. In particular, she performed her research in the laboratory of Neurobiology held by Prof. Carlo Ferrarese, with a short period of 4 months as visiting student in the laboratory of Cerebral Ischemia of the University of Oxford held by the Prof. Alastair Buchan.
    In 2015, Marika moved to Munich, Germany to join the laboratory of Acute Brain Injury held by Dr. Ali Ertuerk at the Institute for Stroke and Dementia Research (ISD), Ludwig Maximilian University (LMU). At the same time she enrolled into the Graduate School of Systemic Neurosciences which belonged to the LMU. During her doctoral studies Marika developed new tissue clearing technologies to render entire organisms transparent for high resolution 3D imaging, with the aim of studying the effect of brain injuries at whole-body scale.
    Currently, she is working as postdoctoral scholar in the lab. of Prof. Marc Tessier-Lavigne, here at Stanford University. Her projects focus on studying the phenomena of neuroplasticity that occur in the adult brain.

  • Bruce Cain

    Bruce Cain

    Charles Louis Ducommun Professor in Humanities and Sciences and Senior Fellow at the Woods Institute for the Environment, at the Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research and at the Precourt Institute for Energy

    BioBruce E. Cain is a Professor of Political Science at Stanford University and Director of the Bill Lane Center for the American West. He received a BA from Bowdoin College (1970), a B Phil. from Oxford University (1972) as a Rhodes Scholar, and a Ph D from Harvard University (1976). He taught at Caltech (1976-89) and UC Berkeley (1989-2012) before coming to Stanford. Professor Cain was Director of the Institute of Governmental Studies at UC Berkeley from 1990-2007 and Executive Director of the UC Washington Center from 2005-2012. He was elected the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 2000 and has won awards for his research (Richard F. Fenno Prize, 1988), teaching (Caltech 1988 and UC Berkeley 2003) and public service (Zale Award for Outstanding Achievement in Policy Research and Public Service, 2000). His areas of expertise include political regulation, applied democratic theory, representation and state politics. Some of Professor Cain’s most recent publications include “Malleable Constitutions: Reflections on State Constitutional Design,” coauthored with Roger Noll in University of Texas Law Review, volume 2, 2009; “More or Less: Searching for Regulatory Balance,” in Race, Reform and the Political Process, edited by Heather Gerken, Guy Charles and Michael Kang, CUP, 2011; “Redistricting Commissions: A Better Political Buffer?” in The Yale Law Journal, volume 121, 2012; and Democracy More or Less (CUP, 2015). He is currently working on problems of environmental governance.

  • Miray Cakiroglu

    Miray Cakiroglu

    Ph.D. Student in Anthropology, admitted Autumn 2018

    BioMy research revolves around the constitutive role of ruins, as a specific genre of objects, in the spatial organization of politics at multiple scales and in a historical continuum. As the constructed cultural progenitor of western Europe, the Mediterranean region occupies a special place in discussions of heritage with its extensive ruin landscapes. The search for the material remains of antiquity motivated much of travel eastward, shaping the archaeological imaginary in the discipline’s early days. I focus on the shifting trajectory of the meaning of ruins as they move from one context to another. I am specifically interested in the imperial encounters of the 19th century on what is now the Turkish Aegean and the afterlives of ruins in new sociopolitical frameworks. I am also interested in the territorial imagination of homelands and borderlands in relation to politics of death, dying, and martyrdom.

    I received my B.A. in English Literature with a double major in Philosophy from Bogazici University. I completed an M.A. in Cultural Studies at the same university with a thesis on the formulation of urban space and urban citizen in the coursebooks of “Istanbul courses.” I hold another M.A. in Near Eastern Studies from New York University, where I focused on the mobility of a Seljuk sultan’s tomb in Syria, presently a Turkish territory outside national borders, in its relation to nationalism and place-making. I have two poetry books published in Turkish, one of which is the recipient of the prestigious Yasar Nabi Nayir Youth Award.