Rebekah Loving

  • Program Year: 1
  • Academic Institution: California Institute of Technology
  • Field of Study: Computational Biology
  • Academic Advisor: Lior Pachter
  • Practicum(s): Practicum Not Yet Completed
  • Degree(s):
    B.A. Mathematics, and B.S. Computer Science, University of Hawai‘i at Hilo, 2019

Publications

Lakshmanan Krishnamurti, Donna S. Neuberg, Keith M. Sullivan, Naynesh R. Kamani, Allistair Abraham, Federico Campigotto, Thabat Dahdoul, Laura De Castro, Suhag Parik3, Nitya Bakshi, Ann Haight, Kathryn L. Hassell, Rebekah Loving, Joseph Rosenthal, Shannon L. Smith, Wally Smith, Marcus Spearman, Kristen Stevenson, Catherine J. Wu, Christina Wiedl, Wandi Zhang, Edmund K. Waller, and Mark C. Walters, "Bone Marrow Transplantation for Adolescents and Young Adults with Sickle Cell Disease: Results of a Prospective Multicenter Pilot Study", American Journal of Hematology, December 28, 2018. To appear.
Rebekah K. Loving and Michael R. Peterson, "Investigating the Effects of Rare Variants in Concurrent Drug Usage: An Association Analysis Approach", IEEE International Conference on BioInformatics and BioEngineering (BIBE) 2017, Accepted September 14, 2017.
P.-M. Binder, A. L. Grace, K. J. Hui and R. K. Loving, "Magnetic field in the plane of a physical dipole", Eur. J. Phys. 37, 045203.
UCBerkeley AMGEN Scholars Presentations
- Talk: "Comparison of germline mutation rates in humans and chimpanzees" August 3, 2018
2nd Annual Big Island Weed Management Forum
- Talk: "Automating Weed Detection from sUAS-derived Imagery with Machine Learning, Using Convolutional Neural Networks" April 13, 2018
10th Annual TCBES Research Symposium
- Talk: "Automating Weed Detection from sUAS-derived Imagery with Machine Learning, Using Convolutional Neural Networks" April 6, 2018
IEEE International Conference on BioInformatics and BioEngineering
- Talk: "Investigating the Effects of Rare Variants in Concurrent Drug Usage: An Association Analysis Approach" October 23, 2017
5th Heidelberg Laureate Forum
- Lightning Talk: "A Deep Learning Model of the Retina" September 25, 2017
Caltech Summer Seminar Day
- Talk: "Leveraging Bulk Expression Data to Improve Single-Cell Transcriptome Quantifications" August 24, 2017
Pipelines into Biostatistics Symposium, Harvard
- Talk: "Changes in Health-Related Quality of Life after Bone Marrow Transplantation for Severe Sickle Cell Disease" July 21, 2016
ABRCMS 2018
- Poster: "Leveraging Bulk Expression Data to Improve Single-Cell Transcriptome Quantifications" November 15, 2018
UCBerkeley AMGEN Scholars Presentations
- Poster: "Comparative Analysis of Mutation Rates Between Chimpanzees and Humans" July 28, 2018
10th Annual TCBES Research Symposium
- Poster: "Investigating the Effects of Rare Variants in Concurrent Drug Usage: An Association Analysis Approach" April 5, 2018
SACNAS Conference
- Poster: "Health-Related Quality of Life for Sickle Cell Patients Participating in Stride-1 Who Underwent Bone Marrow Transplantation" October 20, 2017
- Poster: "Magnetic Field in the Plane of a Physical Dipole" October 15, 2016
Pipelines into Biostatistics Symposium, Harvard
- Poster: "An Asssociation Analysis Approach: Investigating the Effects of Rare Variants in Concurrent Drug Usage" July 19, 2017

Awards

Outstanding Graduating Senior in Mathematics, University of Hawaii at Hilo, May 2019.
Hertz Fellowship Finalist, Spring 2019.
NSF GRFP Awardee, April 2019.
Ford Fellowship Honorable Mention, April 2019.
U.S. Senator Daniel K. Akaka Regents Scholar, University of Hawaii, Jun 2015 - Present
"'In recognition of an exceptional academic record and exemplary creative achievement.' . Out of the 20 Regents scholars chosen, a single scholar is selected to be awarded the Senator Daniel K. Akaka Regents Scholar. This scholarship comes with full tuition coverage as well as a stipend for all four years of college."
NSF S-STEM Scholar, University of Hawaii at Hilo, National Science Foundation, Aug 2015 - Present
"Provides a stipend of $5,000 per year to remarkable students pursuing degrees in STEM fields."
The Daniel G. Fox Prize for Excellence in Computer Science, May 2018
"Tuition grant of approximately $1200/semester plus approximately $500 cash per academic year"
ABRCMS Travel Scholarship, Recipient, Nov 2018
"Awarded to individuals who demonstrate passion, dedication, and holistic mindsets through their activities within STEM education and research."
Dean's List, Fall 2015 - Spring 2019, University of Hawaii at Hilo
Alakai Leadership Award, University of Hawaii at Hilo, May 2017
"The Alakai Award recognizes a student who leads with initiative, is a role model to others, and provides commitment toward goals in life and the community."
SACNAS Travel Scholarship, Recipient, Oct 2016 and Oct 2017
"Awarded to individuals who demonstrate passion, dedication, and holistic mindsets through their activities within STEM education and research."
2016 Pearson Outstanding Computer Science Underclassman, University of Hawaii at Hilo, May 2016
2016 Pearson Outstanding Mathematics Underclassman, University of Hawaii at Hilo, May 2016
APIASF/USA Funds AANAPISI Scholar, Dec 2015 - May 2016
All-around Medal, Second Place, March 2015
"Awarded at the Hawaii United States Academic Decathlon State Championship. First Place in Economics, Science, and Music."
Certificate of Merit, National Merit Scholarship Corporation, Jan 2015
"Acknowledgement of outstanding academic achievement and potential"
Certificate of Commendation, United States Senator Brian Schatz, Oct 2014
"You have demonstrated a high level of achievement...Your personal drive, work ethic, and critical thinking skills will continue to be instrumental in your ongoing pursuit of your intellectual curiosities..." Senator Brian Schatz