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Research

Recent Recipients

2013 (Fall)

  • Claudia Acha (COL 2015): “UN Counternarcotic Efforts Effects on Cocaine Trafficking and Production in Bolivia” [Mentor: Isa Camyar, International Relations]
  • Maya Afilalo (COL 2016): “Content of Naturally-Occurring Worry in Daily Life” [Mentor: Ayelet Ruscio, Psychology]
  • Bonnie Arbittier (COL 2014): “Amour as Projection” [Mentor: Nancy Davenport, Fine Arts]
  • Devin Barney (COL 2015): “Coordination in Conversation in Schizophrenia” [Mentor: Delphine Dahan, Psychology]
  • Robert Franco (COL 2014): “¡Salva la Madre!: Ecuadorian and Colombian Reactions to the Spanish Civil War, 1936-1939” [Mentor: Antonio Feros, History]
  • Joseph Isaac (COL 2014): “Wrinkles of Memory; Understanding the Narrative Created by JR’s ‘Wrinkles of the City, Berlin’” [Mentor: Karen Beckman, History of Art]
  • Bahar Javdan (COL 2014): “Investigating the Relationship between Non-Conventional Practices and Immune Functioning Among West African Immigrants in Philadelphia Receiving Conventional Care for HIV” [Mentor: Laura Bamford, Medicine]
  • Colleen Kase (COL 2014): “The Effects of Sorority Recruitment on Perceptions of Social Support” [Mentor: Melissa Hunt, Psychology]
  • Barunie Kim (COL 2015): “The Process of Naturally-Occurring Worry in Daily Life” [Mentor: Ayelet Ruscio, Psychology]
  • Deepa Lakshmin (COL 2014): “The role of payment incentives in effort” [Mentor: Coren Apicella, Psychology]
  • Katelynn McShane (COL 2016): “The influence of predicative factors on the frequency and duration of naturally occurring worry” [Mentor: Ayelet Ruscio, Psychology]
  • Charity Migwi (COL 2015): “The Evolution of Women’s Costumes at the Trinidad Carnival” [Mentor: Deborah Thomas, Anthropology]
  • Duyen Quach (COL 2016): “Regulation of discoidal HDL particle biogenesis by nuclear receptors” [Mentor: Daniel Rader, Medicine]
  • Olivia Rutigliano (COL 2014): “The Original Cabin in the Woods: ‘Walden’ and the Tradition of Modern Supernatural Adaptations of Nineteenth Century Literature” [Mentor: Michael Gamer, English]
  • Lisa Sha (COL; WH 2014): “Refining a literature ELISA protocol to detect Aβ from axon-only regions on the Smith Lab neuron culture platform” [Mentor: Douglas Smith, Medicine]
  • Jessica Stokes (COL 2014): “ADHD, Self-Concept, and Biofeedback Training” [Mentor: Melissa Hunt, Psychology]
  • Josh Tycko (COL 2014): “Engineering the Epigenome: Development of a Standardized Assay for Site-Specific Methylases” [Mentor: Brian Chow, Bioengineering]
  • Christina Wu (COL 2014): “Comparative Study of Elderly Chinese Immigrants and Elderly African Americans in Philadelphia in their Attitudes Towards Vision and Eye Care and Perceived Barriers to Seeking and Receiving Eye Care” [Mentor: Giang Nguyen, Medicine]
  • Jenny Yan (COL 2015): “Effects of Enhanced DNA Vaccine against Tyrosinase on Myeloid-Derived Suppressor Cells in a Murine Melanoma Model” [Mentor: Kar Muthumani, Medicine]
  • Wei Yu (COL 2016): “Investigating the expression & role of prion-like ABU/PQN proteins in C. elegans” [Mentor: David Raizen, Medicine]

2013 (Spring)

  • Amanda Ball (COL 2014): “Death in the Landscape: a study of Ancient Greek Hades worship and the archaeological imprint” [Mentor: Thomas Tartaron, Classical Studies]
  • John Baranik (COL 2016): “Music Printing and Publishing Culture in Early Philadelphia” [Mentor: Peter Stallybrass, English]
  • Davis Butner (COL 2014): “Consecrating a City through Culture: A Study of the Effects of Cultural Centers and Performance Halls on a Surrounding Urban Fabric” [Mentor: Emily Dolan, Music]
  • Fangyu Chen (COL 2015): “Agonist-Induced Binding of the Regulatory Scaffold Protein Spinophilin to Phospholipase-C in Platelets” [Mentor: Lawrence Brass, Medicine]
  • John Cheo (COL 2014): “Co-Opting Confucian – The Rise and Fall of ‘Asian Values’” [Mentor: Yuhua Wang, Political Science]
  • Kelsey Cloonan (COL 2014): “South African Punk: a Musical Discourse of Identity” [Mentor: Carol Muller, Music]
  • Marisa Denker (COL 2014): “A Brave New Dublin” [Mentor: Mark Stern, Urban Studies]
  • Matthew Fernandez (COL 2014): “Literary Nationalism and the Politics of Memory in Stephen Vincent Benet” [Mentor: Catherine Turner, English]
  • Arielle Fogel (COL 2014): “Stress and reproductive status for a captive population of owl monkeys (Aotus nancymae) in different social environments” [Mentor: Eduardo Fernandez-Duque, Anthropology]
  • Robert Franco (COL 2014): “Madres, Mujeres, y Obreras: Women and Labor Activism in Ecuador, 1922-1944” [Mentor: Ann Farnsworth-Alvear, History]
  • Natasha Gabbay (COL 2014): “Women Helping Women: Manifestations of Sisterhood in Early Modern English Courts” [Mentor: Margo Todd, History]
  • Geoffrey Hogan (COL 2014): “Stress or Glucocorticoid Induced Impairment of Working Memory Mediated by β-adrenoceptors in the Prefrontal Cortex” [Mentor: Steven Thomas, Medicine]
  • Bahar Javdan (COL 2014): “Investigating the calcium-dependence of IL-1α and IL-1ß expression, processing, and secretion” [Mentor: Sunny Shin, Medicine]
  • Julia Kelsoe (COL 2014): “The Court of Star Chamber: From Legality to Tyranny” [Mentor: Margo Todd, History]
  • Leslie Krivo-Kaufman (COL 2014): “The Arts and Political Engagement in Philadelphia” [Mentor: Mark Stern, Urban Studies]
  • Jonathan Levenson (COL 2014): “Effects of Sleep Deprivation and Circadian Shifts on the Neural Circuitry of Aggression in Drosophila” [Mentor: Amita Sehgal, Medicine]
  • Jordan Lidsky-Everson (COL 2015): “Attention and Motivation in Female Offspring of Maternal Malnutrition” [Mentor: Teresa Reyes, Medicine]
  • Shaj Mathew (COL 2014): “Literary and Literal Violence in Roberto Bolaño’s “2666”” [Mentor: Andrea Goulet, Comparative Literature]
  • Ariel Miller (COL 2014): “The Effects of DNMT1 on DNA Methylation” [Mentor: Teresa Reyes, Medicine]
  • Isabel Oliveres (COL 2014): “More Than Just Bombs: Tracing the Development of Catalan Anarchism Through “La Revista Blanca”” [Mentor: Antonio Feros, History]
  • So Jung Park (COL 2014): “Oxidative Stress and DNA Damage by Petrogenic Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons” [Mentor: Jeffrey Field, Medicine]
  • Akiva Sanders (COL 2014): “Fingerprints and Changes in Pottery Production at Tell Leilan Over the Course of the Early Bronze Age” [Mentor: Lauren Ristvet, Anthropology]
  • Sarah Schulte (COL 2014): “Understanding Rising Obesity in the Latino Population in South Philadelphia” [Mentor: Jason Schnittker, Sociology]
  • William Smith (COL 2014): “The Effects of Personal Politics on Judicial Procedure in the House of Lords in 1620s & 1640s” [Mentor: Margo Todd, History]
  • David Steinmetz (COL 2014): “Viability of Circulating Tumor Cells (CTCs) after enumeration with adenovirus” [Mentor: Jay Dorsey, Medicine]
  • Nicole Williams (COL 2015): “Music Printing and Publishing Culture in Early Philadelphia” [Mentor: Peter Stallybrass, English]
  • Abby Worthen (COL 2014): “Barriers to Access of Cervical Cancer Screening for African-American Muslim Women in Philadelphia” [Mentor: Jonathan Moreno, History and Sociology of Science]
  • Winona Wu (COL 2014): “The Role of the Trib1:MALT1 Interaction in Acute Myelogenous Leukemia” [Mentor: Warren Pear, Medicine]
  • Wenda Ye (COL 2014): “Effects of Olfactory Sensory Receptors and Guidance Cues on Axon Mapping in the Developing Zebrafish Olfactory System” [Mentor: Jonathan Raper, Medicine]

2012 (Fall)

  • Erin Beck (COL 2013): “A Body at Work: Neurodegenerative Disease and the Production of Artwork” [Mentor: Dr. Murray Grossman, Visual Studies]
  • Kelsey Bogue (COL 2013): “Attitudes and Behaviors regarding Mammograms” [Mentor: Dr. Melissa Hunt, Psychology]
  • Daniel Brooks (COL 2015): ““Gene flow among Totonacan-speaking populations and other linguistic groups from Veracruz and Puebla states of Mexico”” [Mentor: Dr. Theodore Schurr, Biology]
  • Christopher Dunn (COL 2013): “Backward Magical Contagion Effects in the United States” [Mentor: Dr. Paul Rozin, Psychology]
  • Elaine Fitz Gibbon (COL 2013): “György Kurtág’s Hölderlin: the Voice and Text in Contemporary Composition” [Mentor: Dr. Simon Richter, Germanic Languages and Literatures]
  • Dorry Guerra (COL 2013): “Snap-shot: Camera, Celebrity, and the Paparazzi” [Mentor: Dr. Peter Decherney, Visual Studies]
  • Emma Gwaltney (COL 2014): “A Balancing Act: Zoo Exhibit Design for Animals, Guests, and Staff” [Mentor: Dr. Andrew Dahlgren, Architecture]
  • Geena Ianni (COL 2013): “Metaphor Comprehension in Right and Left Brain Damaged Patients” [Mentor: Dr. Anjan Chatterjee, Biological Basis of Behavior]
  • Emma Kaufman (COL 2014): “Art Heroes: The Discovery of Japan’s Sexual Identity” [Mentor: Dr. Ayako Kano, East Asian Languages and Civilizations]
  • Kate Kerpen (COL 2014): “The Fate of Beneficial Mutations in Asexual Mutator Populations of Escherichia Coli Experiencing Fitness Decline” [Mentor: Dr. Paul Sniegowski, Biology]
  • Rose Kleiman-Weiner (COL 2014): “Role of Fibroblast Activation Protein in Tumor Growth and Progression” [Mentor: Dr. Ellen Puré, Biology]
  • Nicolas Klocanas (COL 2015): “Sweden, a Laboratory for Immigrant Integration” [Mentor: Dr. Peter Steiner, Philosophy, Politics, and Economics]
  • Kevin Lou (COL 2014): “Synthesis and Evaluation of Novel Triazolopyrimidine Microtubule-Stabilizing Agents as Potential Candidates for the Treatment of Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Tauopathies” [Mentor: Dr. Amos Smith, Chemistry]
  • Sonali Mehta (COL 2015): “The effect of training on art viewing and aesthetic experience” [Mentor: Dr. Anjan Chatterjee, Cognitive Science]
  • Olivia Rutigliano (COL 2014): “Bardrobing: Conventions and Inventions in Shakespeare Costume Design” [Mentor: Dr. Cary Mazer, English]
  • Hayley Sacks (COL 2013): “Impact of Anxiety on Treatment Reponse to Pediatric Trichotillomania” [Mentor: Dr. Martin Franklin, Psychology]
  • Alisha Saxena (COL 2013): “Gaze Patterns of Autistic Children in Response to Anxiety-Provoking Stimuli” [Mentor: Dr. Coralie Chevallier, Psychology]
  • Nicole Seligman (COL 2013): “The Girls in Transition Program as an Intervention to Reduce Body Image Anxiety by Challenging Thin Media Ideals” [Mentor: Dr. Jane Gillham, Psychology]
  • Annie Shearer (COL 2013): “The effects of mindfulness meditation on alleviating maladaptive perfectionists’ response to stress” [Mentor: Dr. Melissa Hunt, Psychology]
  • Jonah Stern (COL 2013): “Film as a Visual Medium” [Mentor: Dr. Ellen Reynolds, Visual Studies]
  • Thamolwan Surakiatchanukul (COL 2013): “Stress Responses in C. elegans Models of Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis” [Mentor: Dr. Robert Kalb, Biochemistry]

2012 (Spring)

  • Lauren Ambler (COL 2013): “NMDA receptor activity in amygdala and social function” [Mentor: Dr. Steven Seigel, Psychiatry]
  • Logan Bayroff (COL 2013): “The Creation of American Russia Policy in the Wilsonian Age: The University, the State Department, and Samuel Harper” [Mentor: Dr. Peter Holquist, History]
  • Camilo Bermudez (COL; EAS 2014): “Quantitative Analysis of EEG Spike Density to Predict Seizure Onset” [Mentor: Dr. Eric Marsh, Medicine]
  • Moshe Bitterman (COL 2013): “The Role of PTEN in the Insulin Signaling Pathway” [Mentor: Dr. Morris Birnbaum, Medicine]
  • Davis Butner (COL 2014): “Steps in Synthesizing Music from Spatial Design (An Exploration of the Methodology of Iannis Xenakis)” [Mentor: Dr. James Primosch, Music]
  • Shayna Friedman (COL 2013): “The Role of GluA1 AMPA Receptor Subunit Trafficking in the Nucleus Accumbens in Cocaine Priming-Induced Reinstatement” [Mentor: Dr. Heath Schmidt, Medicine]
  • Naomi Fujiki (COL 2013): “The Evolution of U.S. Government Policies Towards Soviet Dissidents from 1969-1980” [Mentor: Dr. Vanessa Ogle, History]
  • Leanne Gale (COL 2013): “The Sheikh Jarrah Solidarity Movement as a Case Study of Joint-Israeli Palestinian Nonviolent Resistance” [Mentor: Dr. Ian Lustick, Political Science]
  • Keshav Garud (COL 2015): “Social Networks and Economic Development” [Mentor: Dr. Brian Spooner, Anthropology]
  • Joshua Herren (COL 2013): “Aids, Activism, and the Art of Mourning: Queer Art and Visual Culture in the Fight to End Aids, 1980-1994” [Mentor: Dr. Kathy Peiss, History]
  • Emma Kaplan (COL 2014): “Cross-hemispheric Plasticity of the Zebra Finch Song System Following Unilateral RA Lesion in Juvenile Birds” [Mentor: Dr. Marc Schmidt, Biology]
  • Vinayak Kumar (COL 2013): “Determining the Prevalence of Diabetes and Obesity in a Slum Population in Trujillo, Peru” [Mentor: Dr. Mark Kahn, Medicine]
  • Muyi Li (COL 2013): “Inducible RNAi Knockdown Detection Using Tag Proteins” [Mentor: Dr. Michael Lampson, Biology]
  • Irina Markina (COL 2013): “The theme of antiquity in the Lyon murals of Pierre Puvis de Chavannes.” [Mentor: Dr. Gerald Prince, French]
  • Urja Mittal (COL; WH 2014): “Mobile Banking Methodologies and Poverty Reduction: A Case Study in Colombia” [Mentor: Dr. Mauro Guillen, Management]
  • Arielle Pardes (COL 2014): “The Birds, the Bees, and the Swedes: An Exploration of the Swedish Sex Education System” [Mentor: Dr. Shannon Lundeen, Gender, Sexuality & Women’s Studies]
  • Cara Piccoli (COL 2013): “Nr1 expression may mediate sociability in C57BL/6J mice” [Mentor: Dr. Edward Brodkin, Medicine]
  • Pallavi Podapati (COL 2013): “Appalachian Water Watch” [Mentor: Dr. David Barnes, Health and Societies]
  • Julio Reynaga Galeas (COL; WH 2013): “Receipt or No Receipt: Tax Compliance in Buyer-Seller Transactions” [Mentor: Dr. Judd Kessler, Business and Public Policy]
  • Alethea Roe (COL 2013): “Mummy Portraits” [Mentor: Dr. Kimberly Bowes, Classical Studies]
  • Stephanie Rogers (COL 2014): “Expression Patterns of Proteases After Status Epilepticus” [Mentor: Dr. Brenda Porter, Neurology]
  • Sheila Shanmugan (COL 2013): “Utilizing fMRI to Determine Effects of Vyvanse on Memory, Attention, and Brain Activity in Menopausal Women” [Mentor: Dr. C. Neill Epperson, Medicine]
  • Madeleine Shiff (COL 2013): ““Outsiders in Berlin: Christopher Isherwood, George S. Messersmith, and William Shirer’s Responses to the Rise of the Nazi Regime”” [Mentor: Dr. Warren Breckman, History]
  • Noreen Sit (COL 2013): “Wealth and Reputation from the Late Roman Republic to Early Empire” [Mentor: Dr. Cynthia Damon, Classical Studies]
  • Andrew Starling (COL 2013): “Stories about the Past, Lessons of the Present: A Study of American History Textbooks, Their Adoptions and Their Cultural Implications” [Mentor: Dr. Daniel Richter, History]
  • Alexandra Stern (COL 2013): “Contagious Rebellion: The Dakota Uprising in the Civil War Period” [Mentor: Dr. Stephanie McCurry, History]
  • Avital Warburg (COL 2014): “Sexually transmitted infections and housing instability” [Mentor: Dr. Nadia Dowshen, Medicine]
  • Anthony Zarate (COL 2013): “Student-Led Culture and the Effects on Urban Schools” [Mentor: Dr. John Fantuzzo, Education]

2011 (Fall)

  • Billie Bian (COL 2012): “Targeting HIV Infection with Rapamycin” [Mentor: Dr. Karuppiah Muthumani, Medicine – Pathology]
  • Jennifer Blackwell (COL 2012): “Molecular mechanisms of age-related memory deficits” [Mentor: Dr. Ted Abel, Biology]
  • Marisa Brau (COL 2012): “The founding of Bloomers, a Comedic Venue for Penn Women” [Mentor: Dr. Rose Malague, Theatre Arts]
  • Ian Bussard (COL 2013): “Autonomy and Awareness in Agnes Martin’s “The Islands”” [Mentor: Dr. Gwendolyn DuBois Shaw, History of Art]
  • Jennifer Gamarra (COL 2012): “Coping Strategies in College Students” [Mentor: Dr. Melissa Hunt, Psychology]
  • Carolyn Gombert (COL 2012): “The Gordon Alexander Project” [Mentor: Dr. Jay Kirk, English]
  • To Nhu Huynh (COL 2012): “History of Dock Street Market: Mid 19th Century to 1959” [Mentor: Dr. Andrew Deener, Wharton – Robert Wood Johnson Health and Societies Scholars Program]
  • Nalini Jain (COL 2014): “Physiological characterization of thalamus-projecting neurons in the respiratory brainstem” [Mentor: Dr. Marc Schmidt, Biology]
  • Yeonjin Jung (COL 2012): “Responsibility for Harm in Health-Care Allocation Decisions” [Mentor: Dr. Jonathan Baron, Psychology]
  • Xiao Kang (COL/NUR 2012): “How Far is the East from the West: Historial Study of Transnational Nursing Knowledge Exchange in China” [Mentor: Dr. Barbra Wall, Nursing]
  • Lily Kim (COL 2012): “Influences of Children’s Programming on Racial Attitude Formation in a “Post-Racial” Society” [Mentor: Dr. John Jackson, Communication]
  • Sam Krupa (COL 2013): “Numerical Analysis of Euler Characteristic Integrals” [Mentor: Dr. Michael Robinson, Mathematics]
  • Bethany Morgan (COL/LPS 2012): “Social Engagement in Water Practices” [Mentor: Dr. Orkan Telhan, School of Design]
  • Deven Parker (COL 2012): “A Politics of Dissent in Keat’s “Endymion”” [Mentor: Dr. Michael Gamer, English]
  • Jesse Rappaport (COL 2012): “Elucidating the role of Jun in cell migration” [Mentor: Dr. Jason Stoller, CHOP Neonatology]
  • Emily Rickard (COL 2012): “If You Tell a Fool a Proverb, He Will Ask You its Meaning: The Life and Legacy of Captain R.S. Rattray” [Mentor: Dr. Steven Hahn, History]
  • Sarah Rosenbach (COL 2012): “Academic and Social Functioning in Adolescent Victims of Sexual Trauma with Posttraumatic Stress Disorder” [Mentor: Dr. Carmen Mclean, Medicine]
  • Parth Shah (COL/WH 2012): “Analyzing the effectiveness of a dairy cooperative via estimating the cost of milk production” [Mentor: Dr. Santosh Anagol, Business and Public Policy]
  • Erica Shandell (COL 2012): “Religious Identity and Body Image” [Mentor: Dr. David Sarwer, Medicine – Center for Weight and Eating Disorders]
  • Janet Sung (COL 2012): “How Tz’utujil Maya mothers treat illness in children in Santiago Atitlan” [Mentor: Dr. Frances Barg, Anthropology]
  • Joel Tee (COL 2012): “The Political Economy of Welfare: Explaining the Policy Mix of State TANF Programs in the United States” [Mentor: Dr. Julia Lynch, Political Science]
  • Kaiwen Zhu (COL 2014): “Changes in Neuronal Circuitry Underlying Maternal Behavior” [Mentor: Dr. Gregory Carlson, Medicine – Psychiatry]
  • Hannah Zickgraf (COL 2012): “Cleanliness and moral decision-making” [Mentor: Dr. Paul Rozin, Psychology]

2011 (Spring)

  • Etan Aber (COL 2012): The Choline Transporter and the Neuromuscular Junction
  • Samuel Belfer (COL 2012): Investigating sexual dimorphisms in C. elegans lethargus
  • Laura Cooper (COL 2012): Formation of Reactive Cerium and Uranium Carbenes
  • Thadeus Dowad (COL 2012): The Paternity of Puppetry: Paul Klee’s Hand Puppets, 1916-1925
  • James Ebeling (COL 2012): French Identity and the ‘Other’ in Parisian Museums
  • Sara Ehsani-Nia (COL 2012): Go Forth and Do Good: US-Iran Relations and the Peace Corps
  • Rebecca Freedman (COL 2012): Moses Montefiore: Philanthropy in Jerusalem as a Catalyst for Development of the Yishuv in the pre-Zionist era of Jewish Palestine
  • Sarah Huepenbecker (COL 2012): The Effects of Carbon Limitation on Storage and Growth in Oaks
  • Meghan Hussey (COL 2012): Criminals or Political Prisoners? The Management of the 1980-81 Hunger Strikes in Northern Ireland by the Governments of the United Kingdom & Ireland
  • Yeonjin Jung (COL 2012): Guilt and Anger in Fairness Perceptions
  • Mark Kaltenbach (COL 2012): Belief Overkill Differences Among Individuals and Categories of Belief
  • Charles Austin Kasserman (COL 2012): Application of the Seismoelectric Effect to Geophysical Surveying
  • Galileu Kim (COL 2013): The Paris Club: The Politics of Debt Restructuring in Argentina, Brazil and Mexico.
  • Vinayak Kumar (COL 2013): Determining the Prevalence of Diabetes and Obesity in a Slum Population in Trujillo, Peru
  • Regina Lam (COL 2012): Untangling the Healing Effect: Exploring the Acupuncturist-Patient Relationship
  • Heui Beom Lee (COL; EAS 2013): Synthesis and Characterization of Lanthanide-Nitroxyl Complexes with Potential Applications in Lanthanide Separation
  • Samuel Levi (COL 2014): The Design and Synthesis of Novel Chloroquine Derivatives to Block Autophagy in Tumor Cells
  • Flora Liu (COL; WH 2012): The End of Political Economy Studies in America: An Analysis of Wharton’s Disintegration as a Social Sciences Institution
  • Kevin Liu (COL 2013): Modeling Human Melanoma in a 3D Environment
  • Shaina Mann (COL 2012): A Study of SYTOX Blue Dead Cell Stain in Investigating Natural Killer Cell Function
  • Ben McGuire (COL 2012): The Roots of Growth: Philadelphia’s Progress in a Time of Decline
  • Sarah McKenna (COL 2013): Analysis of the Role of the Exocyst in the Novel Urocrine Signaling Pathway
  • Divya Mishra (COL 2013): Effects of gender on the changes in roles and responsibilities of family members after migration to the US: A study of Nepali refugee families in Baltimore
  • Michael Morse (COL 2013): The Electoral Impact of Felon Disenfranchisement Reform: A Case Study in Iowa
  • Adam Saltzman (COL 2012): Morality of Terrorism Against Democracies
  • James Sawyer (COL 2013): Ottomania: The Implications of Historic Nostalgia on Contemporary Turkish Identity
  • Emily Schapira (COL 2013): Understanding Human Squamous Cell Carcinoma: Utilization of an Engineered Three-Dimensional Model to Characterize Genetic Changes Driving Malignancy
  • Khoi Vo (COL 2012): The Role of the Basal Ganglia in Decision Making
  • Carly Ziegler (COL 2012): A Transcriptional Network Approach for Studying T Cell Exhaustion During Chronic Infection

2010 (Fall)

  • Samuel Belfer (COL 2012): Ice-chewing as a novel treatment for attention and working memory defecits in iron-deficeint anemics
  • Prerana Bharadwaj (COL 2011): Ice-chewing as a novel treatment for attention and working memory defecits in iron-deficeint anemics
  • Solomon Bienstock (COL 2011): ADHD and Diurnal Variation
  • Rachel Chizkov (COL 2011): An Experimental Investigation of the Impact of a Therapy Dog on Depth of Emotional Processing and Outcome in a Standard Expressive Writing Paradigm
  • Olivia Choy (COL 2013): Biosocial Risk Factors of Crime
  • Michael Contillo (COL 2012): Shifting Socio-Legal Paradigms of Victorian Women’s Criminal Deviance in a Sensation Novel: Mary Elizabeth Braddon’s Lady Audley’s Secret
  • McKenna Crilley (COL 2011): Constructing Contemporary Cultural Identiy
  • Pooja Doshi (COL/WH 2012): Merging Health care Delivery and Economic Development: An economic model
  • Ryna Frankel (COL 2011): Just Short of Ambitious: A Study of Provisional Painting and Visual Culture
  • Carol Gianessi (COL 2011): The effects of sleep on spatial and non-spatial transitive memory consolidation
  • Emily Goshey (COL 2013): African American Muslims: an exploration of identity in West Philadelphia
  • Christian Grados (COL 2011): Universities as Sites of Citizenship
  • Xinpei Jiang (COL 2011): Molecular analysis of Cu-dependent mutants of Rhodobacter capsulatus that affect the production of the cytochrome cbb3-oxidase
  • Margaret Kross (COL 2011): Normative Perceptions and Rhizomatic Conceptions: The Intersection of Art and Architecture in Contemporary Installation Art Practices
  • Greg Kurzhals (COL 2013): Famine, Fenians, and Firearms: The Irish Militia Tradition in Antebellum American Cities
  • Alison Lai (COL 2012): Confirmation and Analysis of Rare Variants in the Serine Rich Domain of the Ankyrin 3 Gene in a European American Population with Bipolar Disorder, Type I
  • Qintan Lin (COL 2011): An Experimental Study of the “Marriage Problem”: When do people stop their decision making search for partners
  • Kyle Lutkewitte (COL 2011): “The Black Grandma Moses”: Creating Clementine Hunter
  • Jeanne Michele Mariani (COL 2011): Self-Imposed Failure: The problems with waging limited war in contemporary society
  • Claire Masteller (COL 2012): Modelling Relative Sea Level Changes through Microfossil Analysis, Georgia, United States
  • Dorothy Melander-Dayton (COL 2011): Freakshows: Blurring the Lines Between Fantasy, Reality, and the Assumed Persona
  • Yu Ri Park (COL 2012): Impact of American foreign diplomacy on the geopolitics of East Asia during the beignning years of the 20th century
  • Kexin Qiang (COL 2011): ADHD and Diurnal Variation
  • Darina Shtrakhman (COL 2012): Foreshadowing the Post-War Economic Order: The Anglo-American Wheat Talks of 1941
  • Arielle Spellun (COL 2012): Song Production and Modulation by the nTS Region of the Zebra Finch Brainstem
  • Julie Stein (COL 2011): The role of worry in influencing emotional reactivity to verbal-linguistic threats.
  • Vaughn Stewart (COL 2011): Classless and Free?: Working Class Whites and the Conservative Activism
  • Cassandra Turcotte (COL 2012): A Morphological Analysis of Change in Juvenile Suid Skeletons due to Burning
  • Polly Van Den Berg (COL 2011): The Effects of Long-acting GLP-1 Receptor Analogs on Food Intake and Meal Patterns in Rats
  • Catalina Villamil (COL 2011): An examination of microscopic changes to burnt immature remains
  • Julia Wong (COL 2012): The Cluster Approach to Effective International Humanitarian Response
  • Kathryn Wynbrandt (COL 2012): Shifting Socio-Legal Paradigms of Victorian Women’s Criminal Deviance in a Sensation Novel: Mary Elizabeth Braddon’s Lady Audley’s Secret

2010 (Spring)

  • Sean Angiolillo (COL 2011A): The Maoist Movement in Bihar: A Centre-State Dilemma
  • Adam Behrens (COL 2011A): Fear and Loathing in Paris: Atheism and Religious Debate in the French Enlightenment
  • Michael Chien (COL 2011A): Molecular Simulations to Investigate Nanotube-DNA Hybrids
  • Stephen Childs (COL 2011A): Averting Crisis: The Washington Peace Conference of 1861 – Its Failure, and the Quandary of the Border-States
  • Rachel Cohen (COL 2011A): Shakespeare’s External Construction of Identity and Contemporary Performances of Virtuality
  • James Ebeling (COL 2012A): Assessing the Prospect of a National Museum of Belize
  • Clare Foran (COL 2011A): The construction of memory: An analysis of Antigone and Les Mouches in postwar France
  • Lydia Gau (COL 2011A): ADH Variation in Indigenous Altaian, Kazakh and Mongolian Populations
  • Evi Heilbrunn (COL 2011A): Learning the Black Body: Approaches of Black Women to Body Care Post-Emancipation.
  • To Nhu Huynh (COL 2012A): The Invisible Fear: Representation of H1N1 in the Vietnamese Online Newspapers
  • Amanda Johnson (COL 2012A): Economic Stimulus: Investigating Where the Money Has Gone and Why
  • Celine Kosian (COL 2011A): Never Mind the Past! The Enemy of my Enemy is My Friend: Foreign Relations between the United States and Spain from 1945 to 1953
  • Shira Lerner (COL 2011A): The Effects of Psychosocial Stressors on Hypertension Control at a Student-Run Free Clinic
  • Mark Lester (COL 2011A): Philistine Culinary Culture in a Wider World
  • Carly Levitz (COL 2011A): Understanding the Persistent Racial Disparity in “Avoidable” Cancer Mortality
  • Aaron Levy (COL 2011A): Symmetron Particles in the Early Universe
  • Gina Mahatma (COL 2012A): Evaluating core sequences in enhancer of RUNX2
  • Kaneesha Parsard (COL 2011A): Dougla/dougla: The “Miscegenate” in Caribbean Nation-Building
  • Arithruth Reyes (COL 2012A): Interneurons in CDKL5 deficient mice: Implications for infantile spasms associated with mental retardation
  • Sasha Riser-Kositsky (COL 2011A): Are Smaller States ‘Better’ States? Development and Governance in Jharkhand and Uttarkhand
  • Andrew Rizzo (COL 2011A): Support in romantic relationships: A comparison of actual and desired social support
  • Rachel Romeo (COL 2011A): Phonological Word Recognition Development in Children with Potential Hearing Impairments
  • Sarah Rosenbach (COL 2012A): The Role of Deliberate Practice in Determining Performance on the SAT
  • Andrew Schlossberg (COL 2011A): The Military Dimensions of Post-Cold War US Oil Strategy
  • Emily Schultheis (COL 2011A): From English Countryside to New World: Jane Austen’s Literary Presence in Early America
  • Eric Smith (COL 2011A): Feudal Capitalism: An Economic Analysis of the Rents due to a Late Fifteenth Century French Estate
  • Arber Tasimi (COL 2011A): The Sociolinguistics of the Good, the Bad and the Ugly: Language and its impact on social cognition
  • Jonathan Williams (COL 2011A): Forward Through the Past: Confederate Legacy Groups and the New South

2009 (Fall)

  • Ashley Takacs (COL 2010) “The Grain Elevator as an American Icon”
  • Brynn Applebaum (COL 2010) “Joe Chemo’s Impact: A Cultural Comparison of Anti-Smoking Campaigns”
  • Sarah Brody (COL 2010) “Reconstructing Holocene Earthquakes and Tsunamis from the Cascadia Subduction Zone”
  • Jonathan de Jong (COL 2011) “From Also-Rans to Bargaining Equals: The Benelux and Early European Integration”
  • Stephanie Scott (COL 2010) “Biogeochemistry of Organic Waste in Soils from Spain”
  • Xiaoyun (Linda) Yin (COL 2012) “Memory Encoding in the Dorsal and Ventral Hippocampus: Effect of Fear Conditioning on Spatial Memory and Place Field Remapping”
  • Aaron Ecay (COL 2010) “Applicatives and ditransitives in Itawes”
  • Kyle Johnson (COL 2010) “Black (super) Power: Representations of African American Leadership in Popular Culture”
  • Sara Mead (COL 2010) “Green Roofs for Urban Dwellers: Heightening Awareness, Exposing Benefits”
  • Lauren Hoffman (COL 2010) “The Girls in Transition Project”
  • James Katz (COL 2010) “Alternate Universes: How the self-serving bias warps our perception of reality.”
  • Amy Kranzler (COL 2010) “The Girls In Transition Program”
  • Molly Seltzer (COL 2010) “The Girls in Transition Program”
  • Danielle Daitch (COL 2010) “The Effects of Language on Perceptual Processing of Color”
  • Lucy la Cour (COL 2010) “Social Influences on Reproductive Stimulation in Cowbirds”
  • Karuna Meda (COL 2010) “A study on the novel role of REST in learning and memory.”
  • Valeria Tsygankova (COL 2011) “Representing Church and State: Title Pages, Portraits of Patrons, Decorative Initials and Woodcut Ornaments in English Bibles, 1535-1611”
  • Jessica Leifer (COL 2010) “Fostering Self-Control: Attention to Rewards and Work”
  • Daniella Mak (COL 2010) “Luso-Tropicalismo The New Colonizer and the New Colonized in Brazilian Literature, Music, and Film from 1933-1975 on Angolan Decolonization”
  • Benjamin van Buren (COL 2012) “The Role of Aesthetic Sensibility in Directing Covert Attention”
  • Rachel Weinblatt (COL 2010) “How Phonological Differences Affect Children’s Word Individuation”

2009

  • Pablo Barrera (COL 2010): The Evolution of Joseon Dynasty Aesthetics and Architecture: A Cross Disciplinary Study of “Hanok” in South Korea’s National Building Campaign
  • Emily Belfer (COL 2010): Popular Culture in WWI London
  • Elena Blebea (COL 2010): The Latin American Diet Pyramid: Serving the Hispanic Population?
  • Sophie Cavoulacos (COL 2010): Cold War Cultural Diplomacy: Early U.S. policy in Europe
  • Rachel-Marie Gittelman (COL 2010): Primate Behavior, Ecology and Conservation in the Argentinean Gram Chaco
  • Yuki Hashimoto (COL 2010): Project Evaluation of a PennEWB Water Distribution Initiative in Gundom, Cameroon: a Cultural Ecological Study
  • Sol Jung (COL 2010): The Evolution of Joseon Dynasty Aesthetics and Architecture: A Cross Disciplinary Study of “Hanok” in South Korea’s National Building Campaign
  • Lauren Kapsalakis (COL 2011): Attitudes Towards the Use of Contraceptives in an Indigenous Population in Transition
  • Benjamin Kaufman (COL 2010): Social Identity Among Russian and Russian-Speakers in Latvia
  • Adam Mandelsberg (COL 2011): A Second Look at the Election of 1976: How Jimmy Carter Resuscitated the New Deal Coalition and Why it Failed to Last
  • Kendra McKoy (COL 2011): Hurricane Erosion and Deposition in the Cape May, New Jersey, Area for the Past 2500 Years and Future Implications
  • Anish Mehta (COL 2010): The Effects of Mindfulness/Meditation Training on Executive Function Deficits in Adult ADHD
  • Emma Morgenstern (COL 2011): A Sociolinguistic Study of the Jews in Greece and their Language, Judeo-Spanish
  • Clara Ng (COL 2010): Opportunity Amid Struggle: Development of the Fourth Sector as a Response to Diabetes in West Africa
  • Michail Reiche (COL 2010): Translation Kinetics of an mRNA Containing a Stem Loop
  • Curtis Rogers (COL 2010): Troutfishing a Few Miles above Tintern Abbey

2008

  • Mary Kreamer: “Ethnicity Created”
  • Lauren Mancuso: “Educating the Wandering Mind: A Cognitive Analysis of Text Comprehension During Reading”
  • Laura Heckman: “The inhibition of L1 retrotransposon expression by DNA methylation”
  • Ningkun Li: “Identify MiRNAs that regulate the expression of the neuropeptide Neuromedin U in malignant immature blood cells”
  • Yuri Castaño: “Daily life of La Merced’s sex workers”
  • Steven Wang: “Promotion and Inhibition of Hematopoletic Stem Cell Derived Myofiber Regeneration by Defined Factors”
  • Lavanya Madhusudan: “Self Perceptions of Maternal Health and Their Effects on Child Nutritional Status in Bangalore, India”
  • Max Reibman: “Paris and Damascus Beyond the Holy Land: The Partition of Greater Syria and the Birth of the Palestine Mandate”
  • Brinda Alagesan: “Evaluating the roles of prostaglandins D2 and E2 in skin stem cell function in vivo and in vitro”
  • Srujan Peddapaidi: “Breast cancer stem cells derived from mammospheres and DC61 cells”
  • Sasha Renninger: “Middle Kingdom bread molds and trays at Abydos: creating a ceramic chronology.”
  • Tali Yahalom: “The Murder Trial of Sam Sheppard: Media, Crime and the Court of Public Opinion”
  • Daniel Ross: “Jew Like Me: An Oral History of Congregation Temple Bethel, a Black Synagogue in the West Oak Lane Neighborhood of Philadephia”
  • Jody Pollock: “Documenting the development of sustainable business”
  • Mark Dela Cruz: “The Effect of Prosody on Theory of Mind in Frontotemporal Dementia”
  • Jean Lee: “Philadelphia’s Sex Trafficking Industry”
  • Allison Rao: “Functional Role of New Neurons in Memory”
  • Jason You: “The Mystery of Motility in Archaea”
  • Amber Alhadeff: “Caudal brainstem AMP-kinase as an intracellular mediator of energy balance”
  • George Karandinos: “Dying with AIDS in America”
  • Roopa Gogineni: “Naxal Settlement in Rural Andhra Pradesh”

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