Is It Dark In Here?: Tracking Melanosomal Proteins

Abetzi Vazquez Ochoa, COL ’25, Houston, Texas

This summer, I was lucky enough to work in the Marks Lab of the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, where I explored the different variants of …

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Tuning into TUNE-In for Autism

Michelle Yoon, COL ’23, Daejeon, South Korea

This summer I was fortunate enough to receive funding to continue working in the Brodkin Lab, which I joined in the fall of 2020. I am part of the TUNE-In (Training to Understand and …

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Learning Molecular Cloning

April Ng, COL ’24, San Francisco, CA

Before this summer, my only lab experience was from biology and organic chemistry courses. I found the hands-on nature of my lab courses to be quite engaging and unique compared to learning in …

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Understanding Health Systems in Pittsburgh

Luisa Fernandez, COL ’23, Philadelphia, PA

This summer I spent eight weeks working as a Research Assistant at Magee Womens Research Institute (MWRI) in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. I was part of their Student Summer Internship Program and was one of 8 …

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Pathways to Purposeful Careers: The Unique Narratives of Penn’s Career Advisors

As part of an ongoing effort to explore the people that make University Life a diverse community of educators and humans, I sat down with an ordained minister, a chicken expert, a geographer, an actor, and a …

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Play Ball: My Summer with MLB

Emma Segerman, WH ’24, Bexley, OH

This summer, I found myself at times in a dugout in San Diego, and others running through a hospital in Manhattan. I worked as a Baseball Operations intern for Major League Baseball, concentrating in …

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The Most Fulfilling Work I’ve Done So Far at Penn

Brinn Gammer, COL ’24, Hazleton, PA

In my sophomore year, I switched from being prospectively pre-med to pre-law.

It sounds like quite the jump, but it wasn’t as unexpected as it may seem. I’ve always been interested in psychiatry and …

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A Summer with the Center for Psychotherapy Research

Cathryn Boga, COL ’23, Tampa, FL

This summer, I had the opportunity to work at the Center for Psychotherapy Research, a research department in Penn Medicine’s Department of Psychiatry. Having only preliminary psychology research experience, I was excited at the …

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It’s Getting Hot in Here

Katelyn Jones, COL ’24, Fayetteville, PA

Climate change – one problem that will undoubtably plague the future of the planet. Among other global issues, rising global ocean temperatures feels like an out-of-control train car that just can’t seem to be stopped. …

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Investigating Missense Mutations in silico vs. in vivo

Aleena Alex, COL ’24, Philadelphia, PA

This summer I got the opportunity to conduct research with the Paralkar Lab. The Paralkar Lab studies how transcription factors and other related proteins affect normal hematopoiesis or blood cell development. The lab focuses …

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