Mary Gordon Roberts Summer MBB Fellows 2018

June 7, 2018
MBB has selected its Mary Gordon Roberts Thesis Fellows for summer 2018. These undergraduates will be conducting senior thesis research this summer, and their fellowships include grants to enable this research. Support for these fellowships have been provided by Mary Gordon Roberts, the Gordon family, and the Office of the President and Provost. We congratulate our 2018 Fellows, listed below with concentration, project, and project advisor, and wish them a productive summer of research!

Amma Ababio, History and Science

Love Thy Neighbor as Thyself: Christianity and Reforms to the Treatment of Insane Patients at the Pennsylvania Hospital, advisors Nadine Weidman (History of Science/FAS) and Ahmed Ragab (Divinity School)

Julia Canick, Molecular and Cellular Biology
The Utility of Organoids for Recapitulating Human Brain Structure and Function, advisor Jeff Lichtman (Molecular and Cellular Biology/FAS)

Cindy Chau, Neurobiology
The Microglial Response to Deep Space Radiation, advisor Cynthia Lemere (Medical School)

Saewon Chun, Neurobiology
The Association between Language and Frontal Gamma Activity of Children with High Risks for Autism, advisor Charles Nelson (Medical School)

Mark Czeisler, Neurobiology
3-D Digital Reconstruction of Mouse Suprachiasmatic Nucleus Neurons Driving Circadian Rhythms, advisor Dominic Mao (Molecular and Cellular Biology/FAS)

Heather Forbes, Neurobiology
Role of Oxytocin in Increasing the Prevalence of Autism, advisor Marcy Kingsbury (Medical School)

Anahita Iyer, Neurobiology

Identifying Modifiers of Alpha-Synuclein Toxicity in Parkinson's Disease, advisor Dennis Selkoe (Medical School)

Taylor Joyce, Linguistics
Development of Quantification in Nicaraguan Sign Language, advisor Kathryn Davidson (Linguistics/FAS)

Theodora Mautz, Neurobiology
How does anatomical topology relate to the functional organization of higher-order visual cortex?, advisor Margaret Livingstone (Medical School)

Sienna Nielsen, Psychology
The Story of the True Self: Unpacking the Relation between Challenges and Self-Authenticity, advisor Jill Hooley (Psychology/FAS)

Chinaza Ochi, Neurobiology
Visual Evoked Potential (VEP) as Potential Bio-Marker for Autism Spectrum Disorder, advisor Charles Nelson (Medical School)

Duncan Stothers, Computer Science
Turing's Child Machine: A Neurodevelopmental Approach, advisor Gabriel Kreiman (Medical School)

Sonia Wang, Neurobiology
How Microglia Contribute to Plasticity and Learning in the Olfactory Bulb, advisor Venkatesh Murthy (Molecular and Cellular Biology/FAS)
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