Contents Spring 2013


Editor’s Note A short study that lead to Brevia’s ideation and vision.

All Roads Lead to Brevia Ryan Lee ’15, Chemistry

Primary Research Submissions Undergraduates explain the implications of their original research.

Mapping the Brain’s Connections to Midbrain Dopamine Neurons Lynn Shi ’13, Neurobiology

How Social Relationships Shape Children’s Attitudes Towards Unfairness Hurnan Vongsachang ’13, Human Evolutionary Biology

Punk & Personhood: The Photography of Jimmy DeSana William Simmons ’14, History of Art and Architecture

Can the Pesticide Mancozeb Lead to Leukemia? Samita Mohanasundaram ’13, Environmental Science and Public Policy

HIV Controllers Exhibit Specialized Antiviral Capacities Olivia Angiuli ’15, Statistics

How Strong is the Human Impulse to Cooperate? Owen Wurzbacher ’13, Human Evolutionary Biology

Researcher Spotlights Brevia writers tell us the stories behind the work of leading undergraduate researchers.

Rewalking China Road Rachel Wong interviews Adam Mitchell ’13, East Asian Studies

Healing Visions: Not a Shot in the Dark Andy Gonzalez interviews Christine Shrock ’13, Neurobiology

From Mobile Clinic to Public Health Journal Katy Abel interviews Khin-Kyemon Aung ’14, Human Evolutionary Biology

Too Far from the Sun: Political Participation in Worcester Claire Atwood interviews David LeBoeuf ’13, Social Studies

In Transit: The Politics of Immigration Ola Topzcewska ’15, Government

A Freshman Summer with Breast Cancer Cells Cesar Monarrez ’15, Organismic and Evolutionary Biology