Student Publications and Academic Honors

Our students have won prizes for their undergraduate research every year since 2002 at regional or national scientific conferencesOur students have won prizes for their undergraduate research every year since 2002 at regional or national scientific conferences

At the heart of the neuroscience major is the development research-rich student scholar that develops a varied, practical, and professional skill set that sets them apart for a future career. Here, we are delighted highlight and honor student scholars who shine through strong academic performance and who professional communicate their scholarship at scientific conferences and through peer-reviewed publication.

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Peer-reviewed journals Eukaryon External conferences
National honors Regional honors College honors
Nu Rho Psi Student Symposium Grace Groner grants
LFC-RFUMS summer research fellows

  

Major peer-reviewed journals 

 imageCaballero A, Diah K.C Tseng KY. Hippocampus. 2013 Jul 26. doi: 10.1002/hipo.22172.



 

imageCole, S. M., Reysen, M. B., & Kelley, M. R. Part-set cuing facilitation for spatial informationJournal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, & Cognition. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1037/a0032424

imageDerek Atchley ’10, Emily R. Hankosky ’09, Kaylyn Gasparotto ’11, J. Amiel Rosenkranz. Pharmacological enhancement of calcium-activated potassium channel function reduces the effects of repeated stress on fear memory. Behavioural Brain Research Volume 232, Issue 1, 15 June 2012, Pages 37–43.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA         Andrew Ferrier ’08, Alexandra Charon ’09, Yama Sadozai ’10, Lynn Switaj ’11, Anneliese Szutenbach ’12, and Pliny A. Smith,  Multiple phenotypes resulting from a mutagenesis screen for pharynx muscle mutations in Caenorhabditis elegans, PLOS One,  in press. 

imageHavens M.A., Ashley Reich ’13, Duelli D.M., Hastings M.L. Biogenesis of mammalian microRNAs by a non-canonical processing pathway. Nucleic Acids Res. 2012 Jan 23. [Epub ahead of print]

 

imageKelley, M. R., Reysen, M. B., Ahlstrand, K. M., & *Pentz, C. J. (2012).  Collaborative inhibition persists following social processingJournal of Cognitive Psychology, 26(4), 727-734.

 

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Publications in Eukaryon

imageThe Time-Course of the Effects of Stress on Behavior in Rodents(2010)
Derek Atchley ’10
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imageGenetic Evidence in Yeast Model Implicates Autophagy in the Degradation of Parkinson’s Disease Protein alpha-Synuclein
Kayla Ahlstrand ’12 and Peter Sullivan ’12
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imageThe Alternative Splicing of ApoER2 in Alzheimer’s Disease
Daniela Brutman ’12
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imageEvaluation of α−Synuclein Degradation Pathways in a Budding Yeast Model
Madhavi Senegolage ’12
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External Conference Presentations

imageDerek Atchley ’10
2010 Chicago Society for Neuroscience Meeting

 

 

   

imageMenzi Mhlanga ’11
2011 Chicago Society for Neuroscience Meeting

 

 

 

imagePascal Accoh ’12
2011 Chicago Society for Neuroscience Meeting
2011 Great Lakes Chapter-American Society for Pharmacological & Experimental Therapeutics Meeting

 

imageKayla Ahlstrand ’12
2009 Argonne National Labs Undergraduate Symposium

 

  

imageDaniella Brutman ’12
2009 Argonne National Labs Undergraduate Symposium
2011 Society for Neuroscience Meeting (Washington DC)

 

imageSydni Cole ’12
2012 Chicago Society for Neuroscience Meeting

 

 

 

imageKristina Johnson ’12
2011 Argonne National Labs Undergraduate Symposium
2012 Chicago Society for Neuroscience Meeting

 

 

imageMadhavi Senagolage ’12
2010 American Society for Cell Biology Meeting (Philadelphia, PA)
2011 Chicago Society for Neuroscience Meeting
2011 Society for Neuroscience Meeting (Washington DC)

  

imageAnneliese Szutenbach ’12
2011 Society for Developmental Biology Meeting (Chicago, IL)

 

 

 

imageNatalie Kukulka ’13
2011, 2012, 2013 Chicago Society for Neuroscience Meetings
2011 Argonne National Labs Undergraduate Symposium
2012 Great Lakes Chapter-American Society for Pharmacological & Experimental Therapeutics Meeting



imageAshley Reich ’13
2011 Argonne National Labs Undergraduate Symposium
2012, 2013 Chicago Society for Neuroscience Meeting

 

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National Honors 

imageDaniella Brutman ’12
2011 Brain Awareness Week Travel Award (one national award per year), Society For Neuroscience Meeting
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imageMadhavi Senagolage ’12
2011 Faculty for Undergraduate Neuroscience Travel Award
2011 Society for Neuroscience Meeting Undergraduate Travel Award (only seven national awards given in 2011)
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imageAnneliese Szutenbach ’12
FIRST PRIZE, Undergraduate poster
2011 Society for Development Biology Meeting
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OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERANatalie Kukulka 13
2013 Parkinson’s Disease Foundation Summer Grant Recipient
(Fifteen were nationally selected from 60+ medical, graduate and undergraduate applicants)


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Regional Honors

imageDerek Atchley ’10
THIRD PRIZE, Undergraduate poster
2010 Chicago Society for Neuroscience Meeting
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imagePascal Accoh ’12
THIRD PRIZE, Undergraduate poster
2011 Great Lakes Chapter-American Society for Pharmacological & Experimental Therapeutics Meeting
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imageSydni Cole ’12
FIRST PRIZE, Undergraduate poster
2012 Chicago Society for Neuroscience Meeting
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imageMadhavi Senagolage ’12
SECOND PRIZE, Undergraduate poster, 2011 Chicago Society for Neuroscience Meeting
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imageAshley Reich ’13
SECOND PRIZE, 2013 Chicago Society for Neuroscience Meeting

 

 

imageNatalie Kukulka ’13
THIRD PRIZE, 2013 Chicago Society for Neuroscience Meeting

 

 

imageKatrina Campbell ’14
SECOND PRIZE, Undergraduate poster
2012 Great Lakes Chapter-American Society for Pharmacological & Experimental Therapeutics Meeting
News story 

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAMaiwase Tembo ’14
FIRST PRIZE, Undergraduate poster
2013 Great Lakes Chapter-American Society for Pharmacological & Experimental Therapeutics Meeting

 

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAMaiwase Tembo ’14
THIRD PRIZE, Undergraduate poster
2014 Chicago Society for Neuroscience Meeting


    

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College and Departmental Honors

imageKayla Ahlstrand ’12
2011-12 Bartlett Faber Jensen and Zilversmit Scholarship for Study of the Mind
2012 Tribeta Service & Leadership Award

 

imageDaniella Brutman ’12
2011-12 Bartram Scholarship in Neuroscience

 

 

imageSydni Cole ’12
2012 Phi Beta Kappa Senior Thesis Award
2012 Carr Prize in Neuroscience

 

 

imageMadhavi Senagolage ’12
2012 Carr Prize in Neuroscience
2012 David Towle Award for Outstanding Research

 

   

imageNatalie Kukulka ’13
2013 Carr Prize in Neuroscience
2012-13 Bartlett Faber Jensen and Zilversmit Scholarship for Study of the Mind
2013 David Towle Award for Outstanding Research

 

imageAshley Reich ’13
2012-2013 Bartram Scholarship in Neuroscience
2013 Tribeta Service & Leadership Award

 

 

imageKim Diah’13
2012-2013 Samuel W. Smith Scholarship in Science
2013 Nu Rho Psi Senior Leadership and Service in Neuroscience

  

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAAmanda Allred ’14
2014 Carr Prize in Neuroscience
2013-14 Kriehbel Scholarship for outstanding academic performance in any discipline




OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAKatrina Campbell ’14
2014 Nu Rho Psi Senior Leadership and Service in Neuroscience
2013-14 Bartlett Faber Jensen and Zilversmit Scholarship for Study of the Mind
2014 David Towle Award for Outstanding Research

 

 

imageAnhar Mohamed ’14
2014 Nu Rho Psi Senior Leadership and Service in Neuroscience
2013-2014 Samuel W. Smith Scholarship in Science

 

Maiwase Tembo ’15


Cecilia Reyes ’15


Charles Alvarado ’16


Saul Bello Rojas ’16

 

Sarah Chiren ’16


Khadijah Hamid ’16


Heather Heitkotter ’16


Maribel Munoz ’16

 
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Nu Rho Psi (national neuroscience honorary) 

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Class of 2017:
Malia Hansen ’17

Class of 2016:
Saul Bello Rojas ’16
Sarah Chiren ’16
Rachel Granberg ’16
Khadijah Hamid ’16
Kayla Huber ’16
Jyothis James ’16
Cassandra McCray ’16
Maribel Munoz ’16
Alexandra Roman ’16

Class of 2015:
Kelli Grischeau ’15
Peter Nesper ’15
Cecelia Reyes ’15
Maegen Schultz ’15
Maiwase Tembo ’15
Natalie Zemela ’15

Class of 2014:
Amanda Allred ’14
Katrina Campbell ’14
Victoria Egedus ’14
Rida Khan ’14
Megan Joy Escanilla ’14

Class of 2013:
Natalie Kukulka ’13

Class of 2012:
Daniella Brutman ’12
Sydni Cole ’12
Madhavi Senagolage ’12
Anneliese Szutenbach ’12

Alumni Members:
Dr. Brandon Johnson, PhD, ’03
Dr. Michele (McNeeley) Beekman, MD, ’03
Dr. D’Anne Duncan, PhD, ’04
Dr. Anna Sienkiewicz West, MD, ’04
Silvia Skripskaus, MPPA, ’04
Jennifer Riddle ’07
Dr. Michael Zorniak, PhD, ’07
Dr. Lokesh Kukreja, PhD, ’08
Dr. Andrew Ferrier, PhD, ’08

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Steven M. Galovich Student Symposium Research Presentations

Derek Atchley ’10*
Menzi Mhlanga ’11*
Daniel Sanchez ’11*
Pascal Accoh ’12*
Kayla Ahlstrand ’12*
Daniella Brutman ’12*
Sydni Cole ’12*
Kristina Johnson ’12*
Madhavi Senagolage ’12*
Anneliese Szutenbach ’12*
Jody Buck ’13*
Kim Diah ’13*
Alexus Edmonds ’13*
Natalie Kukulka ’13*
Ashley Reich ’13*
Amanda Allred ’14*
Katrina Campbell ’14*
Anhar Mohamed ’14*
Lani Leong ’14*
Maiwase Tembo ’15*

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Grace Groner Foundation Grants

imageLani Leong ’14*

2012 summer research at Loyola University Stritch School of Medicine
(Participant in the Loyola Drug Discovery Summer Research Program)

imageAnhar Mohamed ’14*

2012 research at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science

 

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAHeather Heitkotter ’16*

2013 research at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science

 

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LFC-RFUMS Neuroscience Summer Research Fellows

Derek Atchley ’10*
Pascal Accoh ’12* (senior thesis in neuroscience)
Kristina Johnson ’12*
Daniella Brutman ’12* (senior thesis in neuroscience)
Ashley Reich ’13* (senior thesis in neuroscience)
Jody Buck ’13*
Alexus Edmonds ’13*
Kim Diah ’13* (senior thesis in neuroscience)
Lani Leong ’14*
Rida Khan ’14*
Anhar Mohamed ’14*
Kayla Sarkis ’14*
Jacqueline Meyer ’15*
Johnathan Vinkavich ’15*
Heather Heitkotter ’16*

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