Recent Honors Recipients

The Program in Biological Sciences confers Honors to a select set of graduating seniors, based partly on grades within the major, but more particularly on the quality of research and writing evidenced in formal Senior Theses.

2017 Program Honors in Biological Sciences

Yue Weng Deng with Mentor

Yue Wen Deng (pictured on right) with Mentor, Sue Ro

Protein interactions involved in biological methane oxidation in Methylomicrobium buryatense 5G

Research Supervisor: Amy Rosenzweig     Rosenzweig Lab

Leonardo Dionisio

Leonardo Esteban Dionisio (not pictured)

The role of PRRT2 in ion channel and receptor trafficking: implications for the 16p11.2 microduplication

Research Supervisor: Peter Penzes     Penzes Lab

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Jing Gao (pictured on right) with Mentor, Dr. Ella Rotman

Regulation of cyclic diguanylate during Vibrio fischeri biofilm formation

Research Supervisor: Mark Mandel      Mandel Lab

Alex Ge Ann Harris

Alex Yang Ge Holding Picture of Mentor, Ann Harris

Using CRISPR/Cas9 to characterize key CFTR regulatory elements

Research Supervisor: Ann Harris      Ann Harris Lab

Gabrielle Marie Gillow Tomas Andriani

Gabrielle Marie Gillow with Mentor, Tomas Andriani

The role of insomniac in sleep circuitry

Research Supervisor: Ravi Allada     The Allada Lab

Jeremy Edward Green Joan Cook-Mills

Jeremy Edward Green with Mentor, Professor Joan Cook-Mills

Serotonin receptor regulation of eosinophil transendothelial migration during the allergic response

Research Supervisor: Joan Cook-Mills     Cook-Mills Lab

Nicholas Gregory Griffiths Eric Hill

Nicholas Gregory Griffiths with Mentor, Eric Hill

Dashsous regulates planarian brain growth downstream of Wnt/notum signaling

Research Supervisor: Christian Petersen     Petersen Lab

Samuel Dadd Hamilton Stefan Zdraljevic

Samuel Dadd Hamilton (pictured on right) with Mentor, Stefan Zdraljevic

dbt-1 gene a component of arsenic trioxide sensitivity in C. elegans

Research Supervisor: Erik Andersen     Andersen Lab

Melissa Kim Dr Rintaro Hashizume

Melissa Kim (pictured on right) with Mentor, Dr. Rintaro Hashizume

A novel therapeutic combination strategy for targeting histone modifiers for pediatric brainstem glioma

Research Supervisor: Dr. Rintaro Hashizume     Hashizume Lab

Biance Maria Marin Prof. Joel Voss

Bianca-Maria Marin with Mentor, Professor Joel Voss

Pre-frontal theta-burst modulates influence of retrieval on episodic memory formation

Research Supervisor: Professor Joel Voss     Voss Lab

Andrew Melehy Kari Tanaka

Andrew Melehy with Mentor, Kari Tanaka

The Sap transporter's role in disease action of Haemophilus influenzae

Research Supervisor: Heather Pinkett     Pinkett Lab

Rachel Ka Ng Amanda Davis-Roca

Rachel Ka Ng with Mentor, Amanda Davis-Roca

Investigating the mechanism of ring complex disassembly in C. elegans oocyte meiosis

Research Supervisor: Sadie Wignall     Wignall Lab

Anna Preston Kaleigh Roberts

Anna Preston (pictured on right) with Mentor, Kaleigh Roberts

Cobalt (III) Schiff base complexes as inhibitors of metal-mediated amyloid-B aggregation and toxicity in Alzheimer's disease

Research Supervisor: Thomas Meade     The Meade Group

Zachary Rubnitz Tim Mullen

Zachary Aaron Rubnitz(pictured on right) with Mentor, Tim Mullen

Investigating the roles of KLP-3, KLP-15/16, and KLP-17 in the acentrosomal meiotic spindle

Research Supervisor: Sadie Wignall     Wignall Lab

Katie Senter Tobias Neef

Katharine I. Senter with Mentor, Tobias Neef

The effect of PLG(Ag) nanoparticles on APC and CD4+ T cell phenotypes and T cell proliferation

Research Supervisor: Steven Miller     Miller Lab

Austin Michael Stults

Austin Stults

Elucidating regulators of CD95-mediated stem cell formation in breast cancer

Research Supervisor: Andrea Murmann     Marcus Peter Lab