2019-2020 Knox Fellows

Lina Verchery

Lina Verchery

B.A. (Honours) in the Study of Religion, McGill University
M.Div. in Eastern Religions, Harvard Divinity School

Canada | Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Ph.D. under the Committee for the Study of Religion (Religion and Film with a focus on Buddhist philosophy)

Lina studies contemporary Chinese Buddhist monastic life in China and the worldwide Chinese diaspora, with a focus on issues of moral agency, everyday life, and Buddhist conceptions of the possibilities and limitations of the "human". She is also a documentary filmmaker, and has made several documentaries about religion as well as experimental and ethnographic works.

Matthew West

Matthew West

MPhys Physics with Theoretical Physics (1st Class), University of Manchester

United Kingdom | T. H. Chan School of Public Health, M.Sc. in Computational Biology and Quantitative Genetics

Matthew is interested in the potential for artificial intelligence and machine learning to advance our understanding of problems in biomedicine and public health. With a background in physics, he is particularly interested in computational, statistical, and data-driven approaches to the personalised treatment and diagnosis of disease, and he hopes to develop a significant background in both human genomics and quantitative cancer biology while at Harvard. He has worked in Tokyo as a data scientist in the biotechnology sector, and maintains an interest in the healthcare startup sphere.

Brandon Woo

Brandon Woo

B.Sc. (Honours) in Psychology, University of British Columbia

Canada | Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Ph.D. in Psychology

 

Through Brandon’s research, he aims to learn more about social issues in current events. Specifically, Brandon studies how people cooperate, come to care for others, and form moral evaluations. Brandon’s ultimate goal is to become a professor. In graduate school, he hopes to grow as a scientist so that he’ll be better able to contribute to the study of sociomoral cognition.

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