Honors Students

Narasimhan, Sneha

Project Title: 
The search for rare variants in VMAT1 in bipolar disorder
Sponsor Name: 
Dr. Falk Lohoff & Dr. Wade Berrettini
Dept and School: 
Psychiatry, School of Medicine
High School: 
Emmaus High School, Emmaus PA
Other: 
Nu Rho Psi Honors Society, Penn Wind Ensemble, Penn Women's Biomedical Society, Penn Wissahickon Hospice volunteer, Penn ReBio program mentor, Phi Beta Kappa, Dean's List 2008-2009, 2009-2010, 2010-2011

Olsen, Taylor

Project Title: 
GIRK channel presence in the raphe nuclei during early development
Sponsor Name: 
Dr. Sheryl G. Beck
Dept and School: 
Pharmacology, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
High School: 
Morris Knolls High School, Rockaway NJ
Other: 
2012 Edward N. Pugh, Jr. Award, Phi Beta Kappa, Dean's List. BBB Department Teaching Assistant for Intro to Brain and Behavior. Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania Volunteer. Sigma Delta Tau Sorority member. Medical & educational internship - Peru Project with Global Development Collaboration Summer 2010.

Parekh, Ami

Project Title: 
Cerebellar and Whole Brain metabolism in OSA (Obstructive Sleep Apnea) patients using FDG-PET; Whole brain, basal ganglia, cerebellar, white matter, and grey matter metabolism in heavy cigarette smokers using FDG-PET
Sponsor Name: 
Dr. Abass Alavi; Dr. Drew Torigian
Dept and School: 
Radiology, School of Medicine (HUP)
High School: 
Homeschooled
Other: 
India Figure Skating Champion; likes dancing, choreographing, working out, reading, writing

Ramakrishnan, Rithika

Project Title: 
Exploring the Cognitive Resources of Syntactic Revision and Semantic Competition
Sponsor Name: 
Dr. Sharon Thompson-Schill
Dept and School: 
Psychology, School of Arts and Sciences
High School: 
Moravian Academy, Bethlehem PA
Other: 
PENNaach, Penn Speaks for Autism, Nu Rho Psi National Honor Society in Neuroscience, National Society for Collegiate Scholars

Ramos, Daniel

Project Title: 
The role of ER81 in Pacinian corpuscle-innervating neurons
Sponsor Name: 
Dr. Wenqin Luo
Dept and School: 
Neuroscience, School of Medicine
High School: 
J.R. Masterman High School, Philadelphia PA
Other: 
McNair Scholar at Penn, competitive Latin and ballroom dancer since coming to Penn

Reggi, Justin

Project Title: 
Decision-Making Strategies in Multi-Option Trials under Time Constraint
Sponsor Name: 
Dr. Joseph Kable
Dept and School: 
Psychology, School of Arts and Sciences
High School: 
Hamilton High School East (Steinert), Hamilton NJ
Other: 
Transferred from Northeastern University after freshman year; President, Pi Kappa Phi Fraternity; Brainstorm Blog Coordinator & Writer, BBB Society; Nu Rho Psi Neuroscience Honor Society; National Italian American Foundation at Penn; West Philadelphia Tutoring Project; Transfer Student Advising Program; Penn Speaks for Autism; Alpha Iota Gamma Healthcare Fraternity; Penn-in-Florence Summer Abroad Program, 2011.

Roberts, Mariel

Project Title: 
Use of 18F-FDG-PET for quantitative assessment of the effects of temporal lobe epilepsy on brain metabolism
Sponsor Name: 
Dr. Abass Alavi
Dept and School: 
Radiology, School of Medicine
High School: 
Sutherland High School, Pittsford NY
Other: 
Soloist in coed a cappella group The Penny Loafers, Business Manager of Penny Loafers (2010-2011), Member of Nu Rho Psi Neuroscience Honor Society, Dean's List (2009-2010, 2010-2011), Information Center in Mayer and Fisher-Hassenfeld College Houses

Saxena, Shikha

Project Title: 
Relationship between Brain Structure and Decision Making
Sponsor Name: 
Dr. Joseph Kable
Dept and School: 
Psychology, School of Arts and Sciences
High School: 
Freedom High School, Bethlehem PA
Other: 
Dual Degree in Wharton and College, Dean's List 2009-10 and 2010-11, Nu Rho Psi Neuroscience Honors Society, Penn Masti (South Asian fusion dance team), Penn Music Mentoring Program

Schoenrock, Kelsi

Project Title: 
Profiles of Reproductive Hormones in Adult Owl Monkeys (Aotus Azarai)
Sponsor Name: 
Dr. Eduardo Fernandez-Duque
Dept and School: 
Anthropology, School of Arts and Sciences
High School: 
Acalanes High School, Lafayette CA
Other: 
Penn sailing team, tutor, volunteer at HUP, ServiceLink, Nu Rho Psi, Phi Beta Kappa

Siegel, Casey

Project Title: 
Sex Differences in Deep Brain Stimulation Amerlioration of Binge Eating
Sponsor Name: 
Dr. Tracy Bale
Dept and School: 
Animal Biology, School of Veterinary Medicine
High School: 
Crestwook High School, Mountain Top PA
Other: 
Alpha Phi Sorority, Order of Omega, and Seniors for the Penn Fund