Honors Students

Kaltman, David

Sponsor Name: 
Dr. Ruben Gur
Dept and School: 
Psychiatry, School of Medicine
High School: 
Highland Park High School, Highland Park, IL
Other: 
Kite and Key Society, Tour Guide, Ambassador, Step One Tutoring Coordinator (2008), House School Outreach Coordinator (Spring 2009), External VP (Fall 2009), President (2010),Sigma Alpha Mu Fraternity, Recording Secretary (2009-2010), House Manager (2008-2009),PennRec, Certified Personal Trainer,Red and Blue Crew (Penn athletics fan club); Volunteered abroad in Kigali, Rwanda for Women's Equity in Access to Care and Treatment (WE-ACTx), a community-based initiative that aims to increase women’s and children’s access to HIV testing, care, treatment, support, education and training in resource-limited settings at the grassroots level.

Katz, Jenna

Project Title: 
MEG Study of the Visual Mismatch Field Elicited by Emotional Faces 
Sponsor Name: 
Name
Dept and School: 
Name
High School: 
Plainview Old-Bethpage John F. Kennedy High School, Plainview, NY
Other: 
Elected to Phi Beta Kappa, Member of the Nu Rho Psi Honor Society, Member of Alpha Phi Sorority, Tour Guide with the Kite and Key Society, Volunteer at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

Kenney, Alexandra

Project Title: 
The effect of sleep on ocular dominance plasticity in cat visual cortex
Sponsor Name: 
Dr. Marcos Frank
Dept and School: 
Neuroscience, School of Medicine
High School: 
Milton High School, Milton, MA
Other: 
I studied abroad in Seville, Spain in the spring of 2010; I play clarinet in the Penn Band (at all home and away football and basketball games and other Penn events) and I am a member of the Fanfare Honor Society.

Kimmey, Blake

Project Title: 
The role of the glutamate receptor interacting protein (GRIP) within the nucleus accumbens in the reinstatement of cocaine seeking
Sponsor Name: 
Dr. Chris Pierce
Dept and School: 
Psychiatry, School of Medicine
High School: 
Shikellamy High School, Sunbury, PA
Other: 
Nu Rho Psi Neuroscience Honor Society (Spring 2011); Alpha Phi Omega, National Service Fraternity (Fall 2009-Spring 2011; Historian, Fall 2010); Penn Environmental Group (Fall 2009-Spring 2010); Intramural Soccer (Fall 2010 – Spring 2011); Nu Rho Psi Neuroscience Honor Society (Spring 2011); Alpha Phi Omega, National Service Fraternity (Fall 2009-Spring 2011; Historian, Fall 2010); Penn Environmental Group (Fall 2009-Spring 2010) Intramural Soccer (Fall 2010 – Spring 2011)

LaMorte, Danielle

Project Title: 
Role of Oxidative Stress in cART-Induced Neurotoxicity
Sponsor Name: 
Dr. Kelly Jordan-Sciutto
Dept and School: 
Pathology, Dental School
High School: 
Saint Andrews School
Other: 
Member of the Phi Beta Kappa Society and Member of Psi Chi, the National Honor Society in Psychology, Member of Alpha Phi Omega- Class Alpha Kappa

Lim, Robyn Sy

Project Title: 
A Comparison of Social Recognition in C57BL/6J and BALB/cJ mice
Sponsor Name: 
Dr. Ted Brodkin
Dept and School: 
Psychiatry, School of Medicine
High School: 
Immaculate Conception Academy in Manila, Philippines

Lin, Emily

Project Title: 
The Role of Non-Auditory Feedback on Song Production in Birds
Sponsor Name: 
Dr. Marc Schmidt
Dept and School: 
Biology, School of Arts & Sciences
High School: 
Lake Forest Academy, Lake Forest, Illinois
Other: 
Strive for College chapter co-director, Tutor at Penn Tutoring Center, Nu Rho Psi member, Sigma Kappa Sorority member

Linton, Edward

Project Title: 
Eleveted PDE4a5 in the hippocampus causes hippocampus-dependent memory deficits in mice
Sponsor Name: 
Dr. Ted Abel
Dept and School: 
Biology, School of Arts & Sciences
High School: 
Tennessee Science academy

Merel, Josh

Project Title: 
A computational mechanism for goal-directed navigation using a multi-scale place map
Sponsor Name: 
Dr. Vijay Balasubramanian
Dept and School: 
Physics, School of Arts and Sciences
High School: 
Naperville North High School, Naperville, Illinois
Other: 
At Penn, my primary academic interests have revolved around neuroscience, but I have broad ranging interests in the humanities as well as engineering which I indulge by promiscuously attending lectures on campus. I also minored in electrical engineering, and I have participated in Penn Electric Racing, a club which builds and promotes alternative energy vehicles; I am a member of Phi Beta Kappa.

Naile, Lauren

Project Title: 
Dosage dependent effects of a glycine transport inhibitor on a schizophrenia relevant mouse model
Sponsor Name: 
Dr. Ted Brodkin
Dept and School: 
Psychiatry, School of Medicine
High School: 
Archbishop Carroll H.S., Radnor, PA
Other: 
BBB Society, Stimulus Children's Theater, Nu Rho Sci, Penn Speaks for Autism