Life in the Mouse House

Hong Yu Liu, COL ’24, Broomall, PA

This summer, I had the wonderful opportunity to work in the Yang Lab which is part of Cancer Biology at the Perelman School of Medicine. The lab is interested in the role of …

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Summer at a Nurse Extern at NYU Langone Health

Daniel Huynh, NUR ’23, Portland, Oregon

This summer, I had the opportunity to complete a 9-week Nursing Externship on the Solid Organ Transplant Floor at NYU Lagone Health’s Kimmel Pavillion. This floor focused on patients mainly receiving kidney and liver …

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Brain and Behavior

Amishi Mahajan, COL ’25, West Bloomfield, MI

This summer, I spent my time on a different side of Penn’s campus: the Perelman School of Medicine. Though I enjoyed my morning coffee runs at Starbucks and lunches at Gia Pronto’s Kitchen, …

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PhD Career Exploration Fellow Spotlight: Julia Tasca

(Hosted by Janssen)

Describe your experience working with your host:

My host was Dr. Sheng Gao, the Director of Immunology Translational Sciences at Janssen Pharmaceuticals. I am extremely fortunate to have been paired with an attentive, knowledgeable, and caring host …

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“Heart” Work – Nursing on a Telemetry Unit in NYC

Sophie Ouyang, NUR’23, New Hyde Park, NY

This summer I had the opportunity to work as a student nurse intern on a telemetry unit at the Mount Sinai Morningside hospital in Manhattan. Telemetry refers to heart rhythm monitoring. Along with …

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Entering H. pylori Territory

Angelina Jala, COL’ 25, Philadelphia, PA

Over the summer, I had the privilege of being an Undergraduate Research Assistant in Dr. Yi-Wei Chang’s Lab within the Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics. Utilizing the structural biology imaging technique, cryo-electron tomography, this …

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Paving a Path for a Career in Emergency Medical Services

Taylor Buie, COL ’24, Philadephia, PA

My path began in the Spring of 2022. It was the night before my dance team’s, opening show night. As I looked around me, I saw friends smiling full of joy, smiles that even …

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Neuroscience Lab Work

Jong-Eun Park, COL ’25, Johns Creek, GA

I was desperate to find a research lab for the summer towards the end of spring. Luckily, through a friend’s recommendation I was able to secure one on campus. It was my first …

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Evolution and Ecology of Disease Systems Laboratory

Rhoda Kaddu, COL ’25, Lowell, MA

This summer, I was fortunate to work in Dr.Dustin Brisson’s Evolutionary and Ecology
Lab at Penn’s Biology Department. Penn’s First-Year Exposure to Research Biological Sciences (Penn FERBS) Program introduced me to scientific research by …

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A Psychedelic Summer at the SoundMind Center

Margaret Gladieux, COL ’23, Lynchburg, VA

This summer, I had the unique opportunity to be a summer intern at SoundMind Institute, a local psychedelic-assisted therapy clinic and training center located just a few blocks from Penn’s campus in West Philadelphia.

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