Honors Students

Abovich, Arielle

Project Title: 
Generation of reporter U-2 OS cell lines with single site integration for the study of circadian rhythms
Sponsor Name: 
Dr. John Hogenesch
Dept and School: 
Pharmacology, School of Medicine
High School: 
Suncoast Community High School
Other: 
Slavic Department Undergraduate Advisory Board Member, Russian Club Co-Director, Women's Club Water Polo Vice President, Penn Genome Frontiers Institute Outreach Speaker, Major Advising Program Advisor

Babin, Klil

Project Title: 
The Role of MAPK in the Angiotensin II-induced sodium appetite pathway
Sponsor Name: 
Dr. Lori Flanagan-Cato
Dept and School: 
Psychology, School of Arts and Sciences
High School: 
Glen Rock High School
Other: 
Women's Club Basketball, Penn West Philadelphia Basketball League, Sigma Kappa Sorority

Baranov, Esther

Project Title: 
Destruction of the perineuronal net following status epilepticus
Sponsor Name: 
Dr. Brenda Porter
Dept and School: 
Neurology, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
High School: 
Lower Merion High School
Other: 
volunteering at the Student Run Emergency Housing Unit of Philadelphia, cast of the Vagina Monologues, Phi Beta Kappa, Dean's List, Harrison Surgical Scholar at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania

Baranovic, Stephanie

Project Title: 
Genetic Differences in Response to Stress
Sponsor Name: 
Dr. Irwin Lucki
Dept and School: 
Psychiatry, School of Medicine
High School: 
Metairie Park Country Day School
Other: 
President (2011-2012) and Treasurer (2010-2011) of the Penn Women's Biomedical Society, Research Chair for Nu Rho Psi (2011-2012), Member of Alpha Phi Sorority, Studied with Penn-in-Buenos Aires (Summer 2010.)

Belfer, Samy

Project Title: 
Worm in Droplet approach for high throughput long-term monitoring of C. elegans quiescent behavior
Sponsor Name: 
Dr. David Raizen
Dept and School: 
Neurology, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
High School: 
Marine Academy of Science and Technology
Other: 
Rose Award Winner, Stellar Award Winner; College Alumni Society Grant Recipient; Schmitt Program for Integrative Brain Research Scholar; Executive Board Member, Outreach Director, West Philadelphia Tutoring Project; Tikkun Olam Teaching Fellow; Research Peer Advisor, CURF

Bracco, Danielle

Project Title: 
Antidepressant-like efficacy of kappa antagonists: Effects of Buprenorphine in the tail suspension test and 2 day forced swim test
Sponsor Name: 
Dr. Irwin Lucki
Dept and School: 
Psychiatry, School of Medicine
High School: 
Staten Island Technical High School
Other: 
Rodin College House Communications Manager; training for the Philadelphia half-marathon in November; Deans List for the 2010-2011

Carron, Hannah

Project Title: 
Effect of lesions in RA of avian song motor pathway on song performance
Sponsor Name: 
Dr. Marc Schmidt
Dept and School: 
Biology, School of Arts and Sciences
High School: 
Trumbull High School
Other: 
Penn Dance Company (Dancer, Choreographer, Secretary, Co-Publicist, Vice President); Soundworks Tap Factory (Dancer, Choreographer, Budget Director, Director); Academic Associate and Research Assistant at the CHOP Emergency Department with the NEAR Intubation Study

Cusumano, Cristen

Project Title: 
Chemosensory and Electroencephalographic Correlates of Cholinergic Function
Sponsor Name: 
Dr. Richard Doty
Dept and School: 
Otorhinolaryngology, School of Medicine
High School: 
Ramapo High School
Other: 
Statistics tutor at Penn Tutoring Center, tutor at Wilson Elementary School for Penn Science Across Ages, Senior Peer Advisor, Alternate Spring Break

Eneva, Kalina

Project Title: 
Nucleus of the Solitary Tract Leptin Signaling in the Control of Food Intake
Sponsor Name: 
Dr. Harvey Grill
Dept and School: 
Psychology, School of Arts and Sciences
High School: 
Charter School of Wilmington
Other: 
PennPals, Alpha Phi

Friedman, Shayna

Project Title: 
Overexpression of Mutated GluA1 Subunits in the Nucleus Accumbens Shell Attenuates Cocaine Seeking in Rats
Sponsor Name: 
Dr. Chris Pierce
Dept and School: 
Psychiatry, School of Medicine
High School: 
North Central High School, IN
Other: 
Camp Kesem UPenn, Jewish Renaissance Project