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Danielle Lever came to Penn in October 2010 as the Advisor for Pre-Health Programs. She works with both Core Studies and Specialized Studies students, providing support in academic and career advising, committee letter writing, planning and delivery of special workshops/events, building a robust student community and many other duties to benefit the success of our Pre-Health Programs students.

Jackie McLaughlin is a Registered Dietitian with 20 years of professional experience in clinical and public health nutrition and eight years of management experience in academic affairs. She received her BA in Sociology with a concentration in Social Work from LaSalle University and her MS in Clinical Nutrition from Drexel University. Her professional practice has focused on nutritional health issues facing women and children living in poverty.

Mr. Goldberg teaches MMP 506: Physics of Radiation Therapy.

Dr. Dahmane holds a BS in Biology and an MS in Biochemistry/Cell Biology from the University of Rouen, France and a PhD in Biology of Aging/Human Genetics from the University of Paris, France. Dr. Dahmane teaches BMB 585: Cancer Cell Biology.

Dr. Tsourkas is an active member of the Institute for Medicine and Engineering (IME) and the Institute for Translational Medicine and Therapeutics (ITMAT), both at the University of Pennsylvania. He holds a BS in Mechanical Engineering from Cornell University, an MS in Mechanical Engineering from The Johns Hopkins University and a PhD in Biomedical Engineering through a joint program at the Georgia Institute of Technology and Emory University. Dr. Tsourkas coordinates and teaches MMP507: Medical/Molecular Imaging.

Dr. Maidment is certified by the American Board of Radiology in Diagnostic Physics. He holds a BASc in Engineering Science from the University of Toronto and a PhD in Medical Biophysics from the University of Toronto. Dr. Maidment teaches MMP 507: Physics of Medical/Molecular Imaging. 

Dr. Trodden’s research includes mapping out the space of viable models of the accelerating universe. Dr. Trodden holds an MA from Cambridge University, England and an MS and PhD from Brown University. He teaches PHYS 500: Mathematical Methods.

Dr. Nelson is currently studying the physics of artificial biomembranes, biopolymers such as DNA and other “soft” condensed matter systems. He holds an AB in Physics from Princeton University and an AM and PhD in Physics from Harvard University. Dr. Nelson teaches PHYS 516: Electromagnetic Phenomena.

Dr. Mele is a condensed matter theorist specializing in electronic phenomena in low-dimensional systems, including conducting polymers, crystal surfaces, fullerenes, carbon nanotubes and graphenes. He holds a BS in Physics from St. Joseph’s University and a PhD from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Dr. Mele teaches PHYS 562: Electromagnetism I and PHYS 562: Electromagnetism II.

Dr. Kamien’s research centers on problems in condensed matter theory, and is currently exploring problems in liquid crystals, foams, soft self-assembly and biological physics. He holds a BS and MS from the California Institute of Technology and a PhD from Harvard University. Dr. Kamien teaches PHYS 500: Mathematical Methods.


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