Are you curious about how to find research opportunities? Wondering what it's like when you're starting off working with a faculty mentor for the first time? Are you looking for tips on how to prepare a successful Diamond Research Scholars application or CARAS project grant proposal? Have questions about managing mentor relationships? The Undergraduate Research Ambassadors are happy to chat with you!

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Kathrine Kyrylchuk '24

Biology major; Statistics and Neuroscience Research minor

I first started doing research the summer after my freshman year through the Frances Velay Program and I worked on T-cell and Dendritic Cell research. The following fall, I became a part of the Science Scholars Program and continued to work in the same lab throughout the Fall 2021 and Spring 2022 semesters. I then transitioned intoa Microbiology/Immunology lab this past summer as part of the Diamond Research Scholars.

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Tyler-Rayne Nero '22

Chemistry major

My undergraduate research has been predominantly on catalysis. I initially worked on creating homogenous catalyst and polymeric materials with Dr. Graham Dobereiner. I currently am working on the catalysis of degrading toxic chemicals with Dr. Eric Borguet.

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Abhi Pandey '24

Neuroscience major; Statistics and Data Science minor

I began conducting research last summer through the Science Scholar Program (SSP) in Dr. Sajjan’s lab where I worked on a project to gain better insight into how rhinovirus migrated between cells. There, I learned various important laboratory techniques that will undoubtedly be beneficial moving forward.

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Alexandra Hehn '23

Neuroscience major; Psychology minor

My involvement with research at Temple began the Summer of 2021 in Dr. Debra Bangasser’s Neuroendocrinology and Behavior Lab. My research in this lab has predominantly investigated the impact of early life stress on addiction behavior in rats, which has been done utilizing cocaine intravenous-self administration (IVSA).

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Saamia Farooki '23

Bioinformatics PSM (4+1 program); Biology major; Psychology minor

During my undergraduate studies, I have participated in both clinical research and wet lab research. I completed one year of clinical research at Shriners Hospital for Children Philadelphia with a focus on pediatric scoliosis research. This entailed meeting with patients and data collection.

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Logan Bennett '23

Neuroscience: Systems, Behavior & Plasticity major

My current work at the Annenberg Public Policy Center of the University of Pennsylvania focuses on using epidemiological modeling, electroencephalography (EEG), and surveys to enhance mental and physical well-being for groups at risk of HIV infection and drug & alcohol abuse.

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Brianna Kline-Costa-Chavez '23

Political Science major; Global Studies minor

I first conducted research via the LAURA grant my junior year, assisting Dr. Jessica Stanton in her research on UN Resolution 1373 and the human rights consequences of anti-terrorism legislature. This semester, I am researching the symbolism of gendered violence in the Guatemalan Civil War, funded by the CARAS grant.

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Faisal Shaikh '25

Data Science w/conc. Bioinformatics and Genomics major

I first started doing research the summer after my freshman year under the independent research course at the Temple Ambler Forest Observatory and have researched Tornado effects on Temperate Deciduous Forest Mortality. This fall, I continued my research at the Forest Observatory as part of the Undergraduate Research Program. I also conduct clinical research in the cardiology department at the Temple Hospital.

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Rohan Harolikar '24

Biology major; Chemistry minor

Through the Science Scholars program, I started research in January of 2021 and my current research focuses on the protein modifications that are associated with suppression of Calcium ion transport through the membranes of melanoma (skin cancer) cells at Fels Cancer Institute at Lewis Katz School of Medicine.

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Salvin Kabir '24

Biology major; Math minor

I started doing research in the summer after my first year under the Fox Chase Cancer Center Fellowship in Dr. Wu’s lab in the Molecular therapeutics department. I spent my summer working with Talin and Kindlin protein crystallization and co-crystallization with different compounds.

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Caedyn Lipovsky '25

Neuroscience major; Computer Science minor; pre-med track

I first started research the spring of my freshman year or Dr. Liu-Chen in the Lewis Katz School of Medicine where we analyzed the distribution of kappa opioid receptors in different brain regions using CLARITY technology. Currently, I am learning the ins-and-outs of computational neuroscience modeling in Dr. Iyad Obeid's lab in the College Engineering with the hope of using models to have clinical applications.

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