"My mentor was incredibly supportive and provided me with valuable feedback throughout the course. Each session was insightful and proved to be a valuable experience. As someone new to conducting research, this course guided me along the path to success. The group activities allowed me to connect with my peers, and observing others' research projects was truly exciting!"
"The course has provided an excellent introduction to scientific research. Beyond being just an introduction, it effectively equips students to create high-quality research outcomes. IRIS is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. I firmly believe it stands as the ultimate chance for any student eager to delve into scientific research, explore their field of interest, and craft highly respected research papers"
"IRIS greatly helped me understand the field of research. I received incredibly helpful feedback, and I believe this course has prepared me for my future. Our professor was extremely supportive and understanding. He clearly communicated his expectations and suggestions, while also being understanding when we fell behind or faced challenges. He created a fun and safe learning environment and provided outstanding feedback. His teaching style made the topics interesting and engaging to learn about!"
"There was a lot of support, and the environment in the IRIS course was incredibly encouraging and collaborative. I felt comfortable talking to both my peers and my advisors. It is an intensive course that provides amazing information and connections, fostering engaging research environments. I appreciate the diversity of the students and the friendliness and inclusivity of the professors and staff"
"I was generally pleased with the amount of resources and assistance provided by the IRIS team. The professor was particularly helpful and encouraging throughout my research process. I found the course to be excellent for those conducting research for the first time or for anyone seeking professional guidance"
"It was truly a game-changing experience! Our professor was very lovely and understanding of each student's situation, and her literature was always helpful. This was a significant change for me, especially as a non-English speaker. I'm not proficient in English, but studying and reading journals and articles in a completely new field were crucial for developing my English and research skills"
Dr. Kif L. holds a PhD degree in molecular genetics from the University of Cambridge, UK. He is currently an EMBO & Hillblom Fellow, working at Stanford University, USA on genetic mechanisms involved in synapse formation and function.
Dr. Eric S. research interests include work in dynamical systems, machine learning, computer systems, and bioinformatics. He is currently working on machine learning techniques for financial data analysis and blockchain applications.
Dr. Kruger holds B.S. degrees in Biology and Psychology from Le Moyne College, Master of Arts, and Doctor of Philosophy degrees in Applied Social Psychology from Loyola University Chicago, and completed a NIMH Post-Doctoral Research Fellowship at the University of Michigan.
Dr. Hannah T., who earned her PhD in psychology from Columbia University in 2023, is currently a postdoctoral research fellow at the Rotman Research Institute in Toronto. Her research focuses on how memory influences adaptive behavior, using methods like eye tracking and magnetic resonance imaging to study memory in healthy young adults, older adults, and individuals with epilepsy.
Dr. Iva B. is a Lecturer in Business and Sustainable Societies at the University of Leeds. Ivaʼs research interests are focused, but not limited to the ethical behavior and decision-making in the marketplace, and sustainable consumption and production.
Dr. Ceyhun E. is a Lecturer in Economics at Columbia University and a Professor of Economics at Bogazici University. His research interests are in applied macroeconomics, economic growth, and political economics.