Domestic Violence Advocacy with NYLAG

Alexa Addison, COL ’24, Washington, DC

This summer, I was blessed with the opportunity to work for the New York Legal Assistance Group as an intern for the Domestic Violence Unit. NYLAG is a nonprofit civil legal services organization based …

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A Robot That, Really, Can’t Do Much (Yet)

Wanjin Li, SEAS ’25, Vernon Hills, IL

Nanorobotics.

What a fancy buzzword that would incite many to imagine a miniscule yet extremely powerful device that can achieve so much not despite its size, but with the added strength of the …

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My Phenomenal Summer in Philadelphia

Jerry Cai, COL’24, Chapel Hill, NC

Scrolling through Instagram, I saw friends all dive into internship experiences all over the world. Some were busy cranking out financial models in New York, while others academically immersed themselves in beautiful Madrid. Compared …

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Assistant to Co-Author: Research in ALS and Cognitive Reserve

Sebleh Alfa, COL’23, Philadelphia, PA

As an undergraduate Psychology major, there is one thing that every advisor stresses almost tirelessly: research. It is almost every Psych students’ goal to have substantial research experience under their belt to eventually pursue higher …

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SOS: Summer of Science

Harley Haas, COL ’24, Sarasota, FL

This summer I had the opportunity to continue my research in the Eisch Lab at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia under the guidance of Dr. Sanghee Yun and Dr. Amelia Eisch. After years of …

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Clinical Research in the Brain

Emily Zhang, COL’25, Charlotte, North Carolina

My name is Emily Zhang and I am a rising sophomore at the University of Pennsylvania. I am majoring in Neuroscience, with a minor in Healthcare Management and Chemistry. This summer, I worked under …

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The Power of Structural Biology

Sagar Gupta, COL ’24, Bakersfield, CA

This summer, I continued working in the molecular immunology lab I joined in my freshman year. My experience working in Dr. Nikolaos Sgourakis’s lab at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia has been incredibly fulfilling …

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Extra-cellular Vesicles, an Overlooked Factor

Ian Mills, COL ’24, Hershey, PA

            This summer I had the opportunity to conduct research in Werth Lab on extracellular vesicles(EVs) and their effect on the immune system. Werth lab primarily focuses on research relevant to the treatment of …

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Research as an Aspiring Data Scientist

Eric Choi, COL ’24, Hoover, Alabama

This summer, I worked at a neuroscience research lab under the guidance of Professor Martha Farah. Specifically, I looked through the UK Biobank, a massive database filled with patient information, and tried to find …

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On Leveraging Immortality, Splicing, and Erythroid Stem Cells

Annie Xia, COL ’25, Cincinnati, Ohio

This summer, I was glad to have the opportunity to continue my work at the Jurado Lab at Perelman’s Department of Microbiology. Coming into Penn as an aspiring physician-scientist, I’d always hoped to hone …

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