Honors Students

Sitterley, Karlyndsay

Project Title: 
Axonal plasticity following traumatic brain injury
Sponsor Name: 
Dr. Deborah Watson
Dept and School: 
Neurosurgery, School of Medicine
High School: 
The Hotchkiss School, Lakeville CT
Other: 
hockey, running, ballet, equestrian, Nu Rho Psi

Sorokin, Jordan

Project Title: 
Comparative Quantitative Metabolic Changes in Post Cancer-Chemotherapy Patients using 18F-FDG-PET/CT Imaging: Insights into the “Chemo Brain”
Sponsor Name: 
Dr. Abass Alavi
Dept and School: 
Nuclear Medicine, School of Medicine (HUP)
High School: 
La Costa Canyon High School, San Diego CA
Other: 
BBB society, PUPPS, Penn Cycling Team, former writer for the DP, Penn Bioethics Journal. Hobbies: cycling, running/hiking, playing bass and guitar (starting a soul band), writing/reading, exploring downtown. Awards: summer fellowship at the Penn Positive Psychology Center, submitted honors project to the EJNM.

Spellun, Arielle

Project Title: 
Cross-hemispheric Plasticity in the Zebra Finch Song System Following Unilateral RA Lesion
Sponsor Name: 
Dr. Marc Schmidt
Dept and School: 
Biology, School of Arts and Sciences
High School: 
Toll Gate High School, Warwick RI
Other: 
Minor in American Sign Language, Penn-in-Hand ASL student sroup, Penn Reading Initiative literacy tutoring, Sol Feinstone Ivy Day Award for community service, Nu Rho Psi honor society, Pincus-Magaziner Family Undergraduate Research Fund, Study abroad in Siena, Italy

Vijayvargiya, Neha

Project Title: 
Home Cage Social Behaviors in a Genetic Model Relevant to Autism
Sponsor Name: 
Dr. Edward Brodkin
Dept and School: 
Psychiatry, School of Medicine
High School: 
Wilson High School, West Lawn PA
Other: 
dancer/former VP for Penn Masti (South Asian co-ed fusion dance team); volunteer/undergrad coordinator for United Community Clinics in West Philadelphia; Communications Chair, Student Health Advisory Board (SHAB).

Yankovich, Theresa

Project Title: 
Phosphorylated-Alk Protein Analysis in Neuroblastomas
Sponsor Name: 
Dr. Bruce Pawel
Dept and School: 
Cardiovascular medicine, School of Arts and Sciences
High School: 
Northville High School, Northville MI
Other: 
Dean's List 2009-2010, 2010-2011; varsity women's soccer team for 4 years at Penn; volunteer with Big Brothers/Big Sisters for 4 years; volunteered at the VA Medical Center in the Geriatrics Department and at the Philadelphia Hunger Coalition for a semester each; conducted research at the University of Michigan Program for Positive Aging for a summer; research with BIBB399 published in the American Journal of Surgical Pathology Volume 38 Issue 1 January 2012

Yeung, Priscilla

Project Title: 
The Structure of Amyloid-Beta Protein in Reverse Micelles
Sponsor Name: 
Dr. Paul H. Axelsen
Dept and School: 
Pharmacology, Perelman School of Medicine
High School: 
Shanghai American School, Shanghai, China
Other: 
First-author publication in Journal of American Chemical Society; Lead EMT on MERT; Photography Editor of Penn Yearbook

Yin, Linda

Project Title: 
Effects of Selective Hippocampal Lesions on Predator Odor Contextual Fear Conditioning
Sponsor Name: 
Dr. Isabel Muzzio
Dept and School: 
Psychology, School of Arts and Sciences
High School: 
Stuyvesant High School, NY NY
Other: 
Phi Beta Kappa; Nu Rho Psi Neuroscience Honor Society; Synapse Associate Editor; Louis H. Castor Undergraduate Research Grant; Deans List 2008-2012; Penn English Program in London; The Tutoring Center at Penn; Penn Summer Program in Computational Neuroscience; Robert C. Byrd Honors Scholarship

Bhatia, Ritwik

Project Title: 
Predicting Post-Surgical Memory Outcome of Temporal Lobe Epilepsy Patients by Measuring Extratemporal Activation: An fMRI Study
Sponsor Name: 
Dr. John Detre
Dept and School: 
Neurology, School of Medicine
High School: 
The Gulliver Preparatory School, Coral Gables, FL
Other: 
Nu Rho Psi Neuroscience Honor Society Member, Rodin College House Research Fellow, Pratit International Vice President, College of Arts and Sciences Senior Peer Advisor, Penn Weekend Service Co-Chair, Penn Pals Mentor at Drew Elementary

Campbell, Kaitlin

Project Title: 
The development of 5-HT and VGLUT3 in the raphe nuclei is subregion specific throughout the postnatal period
Sponsor Name: 
Dr. Sheryl Beck
Dept and School: 
Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
High School: 
Pennridge High School, Perkasie, PA
Other: 
Penn women's soccer all four years; Senior year: team Captain, First Team All-Ivy and Second Team NSCAA All Mid-Atlantic Region

Cawkwell, Philip

Project Title: 
The Neural Correlates of Individual Differences in Spatial Navigation
Sponsor Name: 
Dr. Sharon Thompson-Schill
Dept and School: 
Psychology, School of Arts and Sciences
High School: 
Byram Hills High School, Byram Hills, NY
Other: 
Varsity Cross Country, Varsity Track & Field (co-captain for both)