Honors Students

Choi, Gyujae

Project Title: 
Identification of the Factor That Promotes Neurogenesis of Hippocampal Precursor Cells
High School: 
Winston Churchill High School, Potomac, MD
Other: 
Captain of Men's Ultimate Frisbee team at Penn, also participated in Penn Science, Also studied abroad in Spain (Alicante), summer of 2010.

Donnay, Gabriel

Project Title: 
Neural Substrates of Spontaneous Interactive Musical Performance
Sponsor Name: 
Dr. Charles Limb
Dept and School: 
Department of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery, Johns Hopkins Hospital
High School: 
Gilman school, Baltimore, MD

Eastwood, Winnie

Project Title: 
Amyloid-Beta Pathologies Following Traumatic Brain Injury in Neprilysin Knockout Mice
Sponsor Name: 
Dr. Douglas Smith
Dept and School: 
Neurosurgery, School of Medicine
High School: 
Bishop's School, La Jolla, CA
Other: 
Sigma Alpha Pi; Executive Board, Community Service Chair; National Society of Leadership and Success focused on service and community development; Organized campus-wide community service event integrating student groups for coordinated initiative; Nu Rho Psi National Honors Society in Neuroscience; Founding Member, Major Advisor for underclassmen; Penn Pals; Mentor:Mentor elementary schools students from communities of West Philadelphia in afterschool homework; Women;s Club Water Polo captain, Treasurer, Player of the Conference, First Team All Conference; UPenn Club Team 2008-Present, 4th Place 2009, 7th Place 2010 National Championship.

Eisler, Evan

Project Title: 
Apelin treatment regulates cellular adaptive stress responses: Implications for HIV-associated
Sponsor Name: 
Dr. Dennis Kolson
Dept and School: 
Neurology, School of Medicine
High School: 
Cresskill High School, Cresskill, NJ
Other: 
PennQuest (preorientation program) Leader,Neuroscience Pipeline - Teaching Assistant, Nu Rho Psi – Neuroscience Honor Society,Phi Kappa Psi Community Service Chair

Ferrari, Alana

Project Title: 
Weight and Behavioral Modifications Secondary to Chemosensory Dysfunction
Sponsor Name: 
Dr. Richard Doty
Dept and School: 
Otorhinolaryngology, School of Medicine
High School: 
Upper Dublin High School, Fort Washington, PA
Other: 
Institute for Regenerative Medicine; Center of Excellence Internship, Penn-in- Florence Study Abroad, Alpha Phi Omega, Penn Global Health Initiative, Penn Tutoring, and Kite and Key Society

Gajewski, Nicholas

Project Title: 
α-1 Adrenoceptor Antagonist Prazosin Reduces Non-REM Sleep (NREMS) Arousals in Fear-Conditioned Wistar-Kyoto Rats (WKY)
Sponsor Name: 
Dr. Adrian Morrison
Dept and School: 
Animal Biology, School of Veterinary Medicine
High School: 
Chagrin Falls High School, Chagrin Falls, OH
Other: 
I was on the deans list from sophomore year on, I played on the club tennis team, tutored for the west philadelphia

Galati, Alexandra

Project Title: 
An Investigation of Household Influences and Patient Personality as Predictors of Treatment Response in Cocaine Dependent Humans
Sponsor Name: 
Dr. Kyle Kampman
Dept and School: 
School of Medicine
High School: 
The Punahou School, Honolulu, Hawaii
Other: 
Nu Rho Psi Honors Society, Dean's List 2008-2009, Dean's List 2009-2010, Vice President of Penn Hawaii Club, Studied abroad in Barcelona fall of junior year

Gittelman, Rachel

Project Title: 
The Role of ALDH3A1 Variation in Climatic Droplet Keratopathy in the Mapuche Indians of Argentina
Sponsor Name: 
Dr. Ted Schurr
Dept and School: 
Anthropology, School of Arts & Sciences
High School: 
Mercer Island High School, Mercer Island, WA
Other: 
Active member of Sigma Kappa sorority; PR chair, BBB society executive board; CURF research peer advisor; Penn in Alicante summer abroad program, 2008; Awards: Pincus-Magaziner College Alumni Society Research Grant, CURF and Penn Undergraduate Climate Action Grant, CURF.

Haas, Jacqueline

Project Title: 
The Relationship between NREM EEG SWE and Inter-Individual Differences in Vulnerability of Vigilant Attention Performance to the Effects of Total Sleep Deprivation
Sponsor Name: 
Dr. David Dinges
Dept and School: 
Psychiatry, School of Medicine
High School: 
Radnor High School, Radnor, PA
Other: 
Deans list 08-09

Haimm, Ethan

Project Title: 
Immunohistochemical study of the potassium channel Kir4.1 in a mouse model of seizure susceptibility
Sponsor Name: 
Dr. Thomas Ferraro
Dept and School: 
Psychiatry, School of Medicine
High School: 
Lower Merion High School, Lower Merion, PA
Other: 
Phi Beta Kappa; Study Abroad in Buenos Aires, Argentina; Tutor for Community School Student Partnerships