Class Day 2014
On June 2nd the Neuroscience Institute celebrated the accomplishments of the graduating seniors in the Neuroscience Certificate Program. This year we had 43 students from various majors receive the certificate.
Jihad Al-Jabban, Nicholas Brement, Randi Brown, Jan Cash, Dorothy Charles, Adriana Cherskov, Lucy Cobbs, James Di Palma-Grisi, Katya Dombrowski, Alicia Fenley, Emily Fourie, Zachary Garcia, Reena Glaser, Molly Higgins, Eliza Hompe, Tanner Johnson, Alexander Judge, Timothy Keyes, Hyunjean Kim, Sydney Krueger, Shiro Kuriwaki, Amy Li, Dennis London, Christian-David Martin, Kevin McKee, Jordan Metro, Obianuju Obioha, Tess O'Meara, Payam Paysepar, Tristana Perez, Gabriel Reder, Malcolm Reid, Dillon Sharp, Lauren Song, Madeline Stecy, Stephanie Yayoi Teramoto Kimura, Momchil Tomov, Biyang Wang, Daniel Xu, Kristi Yeung, Stanley Yuan, Zinan Zhang, Paul Zima
Stephanie Yayoi Teramoto Kimura received the 2014 John Brinster, Class of 1943, Neuroscience senior thesis prize for her thesis entitled “Calls through Development: A Biomechanical Model of Marmoset Vocal Production”. Stephanie, an Independent Study major, did her senior thesis work in the laboratory of Professor Philip Holmes and Professor Asif Ghazanfar. Stephanie will be working at Wellcome Trust four-year Doctoral Programme in Neuroscience, Oxford University.
Momchil Tomov received the 2014 John Brinster, Class of 1943, Neuroscience senior thesis prize for his thesis entitled “Towards a General Model of Prospective Memory”. Momchil, a Computer Science major, did his senior thesis work in the laboratory of Professor Jonathan Cohen. Momchil will be working in San Francisco (MemSQL) as a forward-deployed engineer.
Timothy Keyes, a Psychology major, received the prize for highest GPA award in the Princeton Neuroscience certificate graduating class. Timothy will be a research assistant at The Rockefeller University for a year, then plans to attend an MD/PhD program.
Undergrad research awards
Six Neuroscience certificate students were chosen as recipients of undergraduate research awards. These awards will help support the students in their senior Neuroscience independent work.
Peppar Cyr is a recipient of the Nancy J. Newman, MD ’78 & Valerie Biousse, MD Senior Thesis Research Fund for Neuroscience research award. Peppar is studying the individual differences in marmoset vocal development, including correlations with genes and ability to predict aspects of adult behavior in the lab of Professor Asif Ghazanfar of the Psychology Department and the Neuroscience Institute.
Dina Debenedetti is a recipient of the Nancy J. Newman, MD ’78 & Valerie Biousse, MD Senior Thesis Research Fund for Neuroscience research award. Dina will be able to conduct research in Sonia Bishop’s Affective Cognitive Neuroscience Laboratory at Berkeley University this summer.
Cynthia Steinhardt is a recipient of the Sanda & Jeremiah Lambert ’55 Fund for Undergraduate Neuroscience, in Honor of Clare Lambert ’08 and Hilary Lambert ‘10 research award. Cynthia will be working on an independent summer research project in a laboratory at the RIKEN Brain Science Institute.
Marjorie Xie is a recipient of the Sanda & Jeremiah Lambert ’55 Fund for Undergraduate Neuroscience, in Honor of Clare Lambert ’08 and Hilary Lambert ‘10 research award. Marjorie will investigate the neural mechanisms by which visual sensory cues modulate the patterning of courtship song in the Drosophila Melanogaster model in the lab of Professor Mala Murthy of the Molecular Biology Department and the Neuroscience Institute.
Michael Granovertter is a recipient of the James M. Shapiro ’80 Fund for Undergraduate Research in Neuroscience research award. Michael is researching Learning in individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) in the lab of Professor Yael Niv of the Psychology Department and the Neuroscience Institute.