Honors Students

Ruffolo, Luis I

Project Title: 
Stimulus intensity effects on conditioned responses in mouse eye-blink conditioning
Sponsor Name: 
Dr. Javier Medina
Dept and School: 
Psychology, School of Arts and Sciences
High School: 
Webster Thomas High School, Webster, NY
Other: 
4 year Varsity football player, 2 year all Ivy league , 2010 D1 AA Third Team All American, 2 Time Undefeated Ivy League Champions (2009, 2020), 2009 academic All Ivy, 2011 Class of 1915' award for outstanding UPenn male student athlete, 2 time recipient of Football Club Award (2009,2010); founder of Penn Collegiate Athletes Medical Society, Vice President of Nu Rho Psi National Honor Society in Neuroscience.

Siderio, Kelly

Project Title: 
Cell Morphology & Types in Ca1 of the Hippocampus in Ht1rA KO
Sponsor Name: 
Dr. Sheryl Beck
Dept and School: 
Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
High School: 
Friends Select School, Philadelphia, PA
Other: 
Studied abroad in Copenhagen and was in West Philly Swingers swing dance troop in my sophomore year

Smith, Frank

Project Title: 
Regional Expression of a Novel Modification of Tau, Acetylation
Sponsor Name: 
Dr. Virginia Lee
Dept and School: 
Neurology, School of Medicine
High School: 
The Milton Academy, Milton, MA
Other: 
I studied abroad in Lyon, France during the spring semester of my Junior Year; I was on the Cheerleading Squad during the fall semester of my Junior Year and helped the team qualify to Nationals for the first time in several years before heading off to France for the spring semester; I was a member of the Penn Six A Cappella group until the spring semester of my sophomore year; I was also a member of the Penn Shotokan Karate Club. I tried to do a little bit of everything while I was at Penn, and I am grateful for all of the experiences I had.

Sulewski, Michael E.

Project Title: 
Nr4a orphan nuclear receptors mediate memory enhancements by histone deacetylase inhibitors
Sponsor Name: 
Dr. Ted Abel
Dept and School: 
Biology, School of Arts and Sciences
High School: 
The Shipley School, Bryn Mawr, PA
Other: 
2010 Eliot Stellar Award, Phi Beta Kappa, club squash, club lacrosse. Alpha Chi Rho fraternity. I will be attending Penn Med this fall.

Yellin, Joe

Project Title: 
Pet-1 Knockout Mice and Mice Subjected to Chronic Swim Stress Display Increased Levels of Anxiety in Behavioral Testing
Sponsor Name: 
Dr. Sheryl Beck
Dept and School: 
Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
High School: 
Princeton Day School, Princeton, NJ
Other: 
Academic Honors: Phi Beta Kappa; Deans List (Fr, So, Jr, Sr); Nu Rho Psi (National Neuroscience Honor Society) Co-Founder and President; National Society for Collegiate Scholars Extracurricular Involvements: Kite and Key Society - Internal VP (term ended in Dec., 2010); Hillel CJC - Co-Chair (term ended May, 2010); Penn Club Gymnastics - Competitor and Coach (Nationals Qualifier in 2010 and 2011); Peers Helping Incoming New Students (PHINS) Coordinator; Peer Advisor in the college and Major Advising Program (MAP); Writing Tutor (Kelly Writers House); Member of Zeta Beta Tau Fraternity; Class of 2011 graduation speaker