Lipid Nanoparticle Mediated mRNA Delivery for Applications in Immunotherapy

Benjamin Nachod, SEAS ’26, Clarksburg, MD

My name is Ben Nachod, and I’m a rising sophomore studying Bioengineering, pursuing minors in Chemistry and Engineering Entrepreneurship. This summer I worked under the guidance of Dr. Michael Mitchell, a professor of Bioengineering …

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The Importance of Details at the Chung Lab

Hannah Kim, COL ’25, Glastonbury, CT

The first several days of working in the Chung Lab involved making implants. Even just getting used to the microscope was an ordeal, because I was not used to seeing my hands move in …

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A Summer In Cancer Biology

Jorge Rodriguez, COL ’26, Vineland, NJ

This past summer I was given the opportunity of being an undergraduate research assistant in Dr. Donita Brady’s lab, which is a part of the Cancer Biology Department and Abramson Family Research Institute within …

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A Dive into Industry Research

Annie Xia, COL ’25, Cincinnati, OH

Throughout my time at Penn, I’ve always looked to expand my understanding of various fields within the scope of biomedical research. In the last few years of undergrad, having experiences working in both basic …

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A Summer Immersed in Evolutionary Biology: Insights from Dr. Paul Schmidt’s Lab and Orchard Research

Jale-Anthony Diaz, COL ’26, Bronx, NY

This summer, I had the incredible opportunity to dive into the captivating world of evolutionary biology through my work in Dr. Paul Schmidt’s lab. Focused on unraveling the mysteries of Drosophila melanogaster, commonly known …

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Summer Hematology Lab Experience

Samir Maarouf, SEAS ’24, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

Over the course of my summer, I had the opportunity to continue doing research at my Hematology research lab in the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. Prior to this experience, I was …

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Computational Analysis of Methane-Producing Environments, particularly the Stomach of a Cow

Grace Dai, COL ’25, Winston-Salem, NC

Ever since learning that livestock agriculture contributes significantly to global warming, I’ve been curious about ways to reduce those emissions. Over my COVID gap year, I worked with Symbrosia, a biotechnology company growing red …

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A Summer in the Rainforest

Linda Wu, COL & WH ’24, Annandale, VA

International field ecology research isn’t always well funded, especially when there aren’t professors at Penn working with the systems you want to study. The opportunities that do exist are often extremely competitive. …

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My Summer in the Shin Lab

Klarissa Diaz, COL ’26, Houston, TX

Over the summer, I worked in Sunny Shin’s Immunology Lab for the Microbiology Department in the Perelman School of Medicine. I began working in her lab in October when I first came to Penn …

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Unraveling Nausea and Emesis Mechanisms through Hands-On Exploration

Allaha Mohiby, COL ’25, Pomona, NY

This summer, I had the opportunity to work in the lab of Professor DeJonghe. I had an amazing experience working alongside postdoctoral researcher Dr. Tito Borner and lab technician Allison Pataro. The lab focuses …

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