M.S. Students


Jason Grana
Hometown: Rochester, NY
Undergraduate institution: Binghamton University
Undergraduate degree:  Biology
Career goal: Teaching, obtaining a PhD, and applying myself to the medical field
Research interests: Neurobiology, Genetics, Organismic
Research mentor: TBD


Mo Kalmbacher
Hometown: Wilmington, DE
Undergraduate degree:  Environmental Science
Career goal: Gain some work life experience and then pursue a doctorate
Research interests: Ecology
Research mentor: Dr. Clint Springer


Madison Honer
Hometown: Hatboro, PA
Undergraduate institution: Saint Joseph's University
Undergraduate degree: Biology
Research mentor: Dr. Matthew Nelson
Research interests: Animal Behavior, Genetics, Microscopy
Research description: Determining and understanding the roles of neuropeptides in regulating sleep in C. elegans


Alison Kloiber
Hometown: Downingtown, PA
Undergraduate institution: Saint Joseph's University
Undergraduate degree: B.S. in Biology
Career goal:  Something that combines my interests in education and animal behavior
Research interests:  Animal behavior, Learning
Research mentor: Dr. Scott McRobert
Research description: TBD


Dan Netting
Hometown: Trumbull, CT
Undergraduate institution: University of Connecticut
Undergraduate degree: Molecular and Cell Biology
Career goal:  Something that combines my interests in education and animal behavior
Research interests:  Microbiology and genetics
Research mentor: Dr. Catalina Arango
Research description: TBD

Keelan O'Reilly
Hometown: Chester Springs, PA
Undergraduate institution: Saint Joseph's University
Undergraduate degree:  Biology
Career goal: Job within biology industry, doing research
Research mentor: TBD


Jaime Reel
Hometown: Lancaster, PA
Undergraduate institution: West Chester University
Undergraduate degree:  Cell and Molecular Biology
Career goal: Work for R&D Pharmaceutical Company
Research mentor: TBD
Research description: TBD


Marly Rene
Hometown: Spring Valley, NY
Undergraduate institution: Saint Joseph's University
Undergraduate degree:  B.S. in Biology
Research interest: Study of disease
Career goal: Research
Research mentor: Dr. Karen Snetselaar
Research description: Studying infection by the fungus, ustilago maydis


Elizabeth Rybakovsky
Hometown: Shavertown, PA
Undergraduate institution: King's College
Undergraduate degree:  B.S. in Biology, minor in Chemistry
Career goal: Research
Research mentor: Dr. Jim Mullin (Lankenau Institute for Medical Research)
Research description: Effects of Ebola on epithelial barrier


Ryan Schuck
Hometown: Mechanicsburg, PA
Undergraduate institution: Saint Joseph's University
Undergraduate degree: B.S. in Biology
Research interests:  Cellular and molecular biology
Research mentor: Dr. Matthew Nelson
Research description: Temporal analysis of AMPK activation during stress-induced sleep in C. elegans


Sanjita Subramanian
Hometown: Ottawa, Canada
Undergraduate institution: Carleton University
Undergraduate degree: Neuroscience and Biology
Career goal:  Learn more about the brain!!
Research interests:  Neuroscience of consciousness, factors that affect memory, the use of hallucinogens in treating depression and anxiety
Research mentor: TBD


Nicole Vernachio
Hometown: Gilbertsville, PA
Undergraduate institution: West Chester University
Undergraduate degree: B.S. in Biology
Career goal:  Teaching or job in environmental field
Research interests:  Ecology and Plants
Research mentor: Dr. Clint Springer


Courtney Wallace
Hometown: Bridgeport, CT
Undergraduate institution: University of Connecticut
Undergraduate degree: Molecular and Cell Biology
Career goal: Medical School
Research interests: Microbiology and stem cells
Research mentor: Dr. Catalina Arango


Megan Watson
Hometown: Hancock, MD
Undergraduate institution: Arcadia University
Research interests: Microbiology and Pathogens
Research mentor: Dr. Shantanu Bhatt


Wenlan Yu
Hometown: Beijing, China
Undergraduate institution: Saint Joseph's University
Undergraduate degree: B.S. in Biology
Career goal:  Ph.D. program
Research interests: Molecular biology
Research mentor: Dr. Karen Snetselaar
Research description: Identification of mutate genes that cause mating defects in Ustilago maydis

M.A. Students

Ronald Jackson
Hometown: Philadelphia, PA
Undergraduate institution: LaSalle University
Undergraduate degree:  B.S. in Biology
Research interests: Animal behavior and ecology
Career goal: Vet school or animal research
Lacey Malone
Hometown: Philadelphia, PA
Undergraduate institution: University of Pittsburgh
Career goal: Medical School


Justin Platt
Hometown: Chester, PA
Undergraduate institution: Xavier University of Louisiana
Undergraduate degree:  B.S. in Biology
Career goal: Medical School
Research mentor: Dr. Matthew Nelson
Research interests:  Genetics


Mi Tran
Hometown: Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam
Undergraduate institution: Drexel University
Undergraduate degree:  Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences
Research interests: Human anatomy and microbiology
Career goal:  Clinical research or medical related field

Nourah Alanazi

 

Anthony Checchio