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Arwa Abbas

Micrbiology
Arwa Abbas

Micrbiology

Education:
2019 Ph.D. University of Pennsylvania
2012 B.S.  Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey

Ph.D Dissertation Title:
"The Human Lung Viral Microbiome in Health and Disease"

Ph.D Thesis Advisors:
Frederic D. Bushman, Ph.D.
Ronald G. Collman, M.D.

UPENN Dept:
Microbiology

Penn/CHOP Faculty Mentor:
Joseph Zackular, Ph.D.

Nkemka Anyiwo

Education
Nkemka Anyiwo

Education

Education:
2019, PhD Social Work and Developmental Psychology, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI
2016, MSW Social Work, MS Developmental Psychology, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI
2012, BA African American Studies, BA Psychology, University of Maryland, College Park, MD

PhD Dissertation Title:"
We gon' be alright": Racism, Media and the Sociopolitical Development of Black Youth

PhD Thesis Advisor:
Stephanie Rowley,PhD & Daphne Watkins, PhD

UPENN Department:
Human Development and Quantitative methods

Penn Faculty Mentor:  
Howard Stevenson, PhD

 

Daria Atkinson

Physics & Astronomy
Daria Atkinson

Physics & Astronomy

Education:
2020, PhD University of Massachusetts, Amherst
2015 B.A.  Carleton College

PhD Title: 
Filaments, Fibers, and Foliations in Frustrated Soft Materials

PhD Thesis Advisor:  
Gregory M. Grason and Christian D. Santangelo

Postdoc Research Topic
Geometry, topology, and elasticity of soft materials with internal structure

UPENN Department:
Physics and Astronomy

Penn Faculty Mentor:
Randall Kamien

 

Josue Baeza

Biochemistry & Biophysics
Josue Baeza

Biochemistry & Biophysics

Education:
2017 PhD Biochemistry, University of Wisconsin-Madison
2010 BS Biology, University of Texas Permian Basin

PhD Dissertation Title:
Mechanism of Protein Acetylation in Mitochondria

PhD Thesis Advisor:
John M. Denu

Postdoc Research Topic:
Biochemical mechanisms of protein turnover

Penn Department:
Biochemistry and Biophysics

Penn Faculty Mentor:
Benjamin A. Garcia

Ben Baker

Neuroscience
ben baker
ben baker
Ben Baker

Neuroscience

Education:
2020, Ph.D.  University of Pennsylvania - Philosophy
2014, J.D. Yale University
2010, B.A. Brown University

PhD Title:
Cognition in Nature: Information, Explanation, and Embodiment

PhD Thesis Advisor: 
Gary Hatfield and Lisa Miracchi

Postdoc Research Topic:
Philosophy of Neuroscience, with a focus on the neural-bodily dynamics of movement

UPENN Department:
Neuroscience

Penn Faculty Mentor:
Konrad Kording

Tianna Barnes

Management
Tianna Barnes

Management

Education:
2020, Ph.D.  University of Minnesota - Business Administration
2015, B.A. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill - Psychology

PhD Title:  
When Moral Identity Lapses: Extending Prosocial Behaviors Through A Social Moral Identity

PhD Thesis Advisor:  
Dr. John Kammeyer-Mueller

Postdoc Research Topic
Identity, Diversity, Morality and Stigma

Penn Faculty Mentor:
Dr. Andrew Carton and Dr. Stephanie Creary

Penn Department: The Wharton School - Department of Management

Daniel Blake

Higher Education
Daniel Blake
Daniel Blake
Daniel Blake

Higher Education

Education:
2020, Ph.D.  Higher Education, University of Pennsylvania
2011, B.A. Government, Cornell University

PhD Title: 
Recruitment and Career Experiences of Diverse Faculty Couples at AAU Universities

PhD Thesis Advisor:
Dr. Marybeth Gasman

Postdoc Research Topic
Exploring academic couple career choices and departure from faculty pathways

UPENN Department:
Higher Education

Penn Faculty Mentor:
Dr. Matthew Hartley

                                                                                                                 

Aja Carter

Electrical and Systems Engineering
Aja Carter

Electrical and Systems Engineering

Education:
2020, Ph.D,  Paleobiology from Department of Earth and Environmental Science, University of Pennsylvania
2014, B.S., Biology from Drexel University

PhD Title:
The Effects of Vertebral Morphology and Composition on Stem-Tetrapod Intervertebral Joint Functional Behavior

PhD Thesis Advisor: 
Peter Dodson

Post doc Research Topic:
Effects of Complex Vertebral Morphology on Whole Physical Agent Behavior

UPENN Department:
Electrical and Systems Engineering

Penn Faculty Mentor: 
Daniel Koditschek

 

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Daphney Chery

Orthopaedic Surgery
Daphney Chery

Orthopaedic Surgery

Education:
2020, PhD Biomedical Sciences
2012, M.S. School of Biomedical Engineering, Sciences and Health Systems at Drexel University
2010 ,B.S. Public Health, Rutgers Univeristy

PhD Dissertation Title: 
Biomechanics of the Pericellular Matrix: Roles in Cartilage Development and Osteoarthritis

PhD Thesis Advisor:
Dr. Lin Han

UPENN Department:
Orthopaedic Surgery Department

Penn Faculty Mentor:
Dr. Robert L. Mauck

 

Lourdes Delgado Reyes

Psychology
Lourdes Delgado Reyes

Psychology

Education:
2019,PhD, Psychology, Developmental Science: University of East Anglia, Norwich, UK
2015, M.A., Psychology, Developmental Science: University of Iowa, Iowa City IA
2012, B.A., Psychology, University of Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras Campus, San Juan, PR

PhD Title: 
Neurobehavioral Precursors of Executive Function in Early Development

PhD Thesis Advisor:
John P. Spencer, PhD

Postdoc Research Topic:
How children's early experiences shape neurocognitive development
  

UPENN Department:
Psychology

Penn Faculty Mentor:
Allyson Mackey, PhD

                                                                                                                                                                                                            

Rui Fu

Developmental Psychology
Rui Fu

Developmental Psychology

Education:
Ph. D., Developmental Psychology, University of Pennsylvania
M.S., Developmental Psychology, Shanghai Normal University, China
B. A., Psychology, Shanghai Normal University, China

PhD Dissertation Title:
Relations Between Childhood Self-Control And Early Adulthood Outcomes In China: The Contributions Of Social Relationships

PhD Thesis Advisor:
Dr. Xinyin Chen, Professor of Education, University of Pennsylvania
UPENN Department: My department at CHOP is “Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences”

Penn Faculty Mentor:
Dr. Stephen Leff, Co-Director, Violence Prevention Initiative at CHOP
Professor of Clinical Psychology in Pediatrics & Psychiatry
Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia; Univ. of Penn School of Med.

Jamaal Green

City and Regional Planning
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jamal green
Jamaal Green

City and Regional Planning

Education:
Ph.D.  Portland State University
M.A. UNC Chapel Hill
B.S. - UNC Chapel Hill

PhD Dissertation Title :
Manufacturing in Place: Industrial Preservation in the US

PhD Thesis Advisor: 
Prof. Greg Schrock

Postdoc Research Topic:
Evaluation of varied assistance programs

UPENN Department:
Social Policy and Practice / Regional Planning

Penn Faculty Mentor: 
Vincent Reina

Beth Harvey

Cell and Developmental Biology
beth harvey
beth harvey
Beth Harvey

Cell and Developmental Biology

Education:
2016, PhD, Molecular and Cellular Biology
Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, NY

2010, BS, Chemistry and Animal Science,
University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT

PhD Dissertation Title:
Mapping Sites of O-Glycosylation on Drosophila Notch and Understanding the Molecular Mechanisms of How Drosophila Fringe Modulates Notch-Ligand Binding

PhD Thesis Advisor:
Robert S. Haltiwanger

Postdoc Research Topic:
Optic Nerve Regeneration in Zebrafish

Penn Department:
Cell and Developmental Biology

Penn Faculty Mentor:
Michael Granato

Luis de Jesus Baez

Chemistry
Luis de Jesus Baez

Chemistry

Education:
PhD - Texas A&M University , College Station, TX
BS - University of Puerto Rico at Cayey, Puerto Rico

PhD Dissertation Title: 
The Secret Lives of Battery Materials: Core-level Spectroscopy as a Probe of Compositional and Electronic Structure Inhomogeneities

PhD Thesis Advisor:
Professor Sarbarjit Banerjee

Penn Department:
Chemistry

Penn Faculty Mentor:Professor Thomas E. Mallouk

Meg Guliford

Political Science
Meg Guliford

Political Science

Education:
Ph.D.  Tufts University
M.S. Harvard Kennedy School - Masters in Public Policy
B.A. University of Pennsylvania

PhD Title:
Willing and Able: Explaining the Effects of Intervention on Violence Against Civilians

PhD Thesis Advisor:
Dr. Katrina Burgess

Postdoc Research Topic:
Explaining the rise of norms about civilian victimization within the Frente Farabundo Marti para la Liberacion Nacional (FMLN

Penn Faculty Mentor:
Dr. Michael Horowitz

Penn Department: 
Political Science

Matthew Miller

Urban Planning & Development
Matthew Miller

Urban Planning & Development

Education:
Ph.D in Urban Planning and Development, University of Southern California
Master in City Planning, Environmental Policy and Planning, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
B.A. in Urban Studies with Honors, Minor in African & African-American Studies, Stanford University

Thesis Title:
The Geography of Black Commerce and Culture - Los Angeles, California, and Beyond

Thesis Research Advisor:
Lisa Ann Schweitzer

Penn Department:
City and Regional Planning

Penn Mentor:
Vincent Reina

Jose Pelliccia

Cell and Developmental Biology
Jose Pelliccia

Cell and Developmental Biology

Education:
2019 PhD Molecular Biology
Princeton University, Princeton, New Jersey

2008 BS Biology
Millersville University

PhD Dissertation Title:
The Role of the Vg1 Zebrafish Ortholog Gdf3 Nodal-Dependent Mesendoderm Formation and Left-Right Patterning

PhD Thesis Advisor:
Rebecca Burdine PhD

UPENN Department:
Cell and Developmental Biology

Penn Faculty Mentor:
Mary Mullins, PhD

Mallory Perry

Nursing/ Pediatrics
Mallory Perry

Nursing/ Pediatrics

Education:
PhD: University of Connecticut (Storrs)
BSN: University of Connecticut (Storrs)
MS: University of Connecticut (Storrs)

PhD Dissertation Title:
Understanding Chronic Pain Trajectory in Adolescents Undergoing Spinal Fusion Surgery

PhD Thesis Advisor:
Dr. Angela Starkweather, PhD, RN, ANCP-BC, CNRN, FAAN Associate Dean for Academic Affairs

UPENN Department:
Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (primary), Penn School of Nursing

Penn Faculty Mentor:

Dr. Martha A.Q. Curley, Professor Penn School of Nursing Professor and CHOP Ruth M. Colket Chair in Pediatric Nursing

Nicole Sansone

Social Policy and Practice
Nicole Sansone

Social Policy and Practice

Education:
PhD:  Goldsmiths, University of London
MA:   Goldsmiths, University of London
B.A.   Colgate University (double major in English Literature, Art and Art History)

PhD Title: 
Sites of Sky: A Visual Cultures Analysis of Landscape Aesthetics in an Age of Virtual Ecologie

PhD Thesis Advisor: Matthew Fuller; Josephine Berry (second supervisor)

Postdoc Research Topic:
Systems and aesthetics of digital and algorithmic immigration governance

UPENN Department:
School of Social Policy and Practice

Penn Faculty Mentor:
Dr. Ezekiel Dixon-Roman

Michelle G. Thompson

School of Social Policy & Practice
Michelle G. Thompson

School of Social Policy & Practice

Education:
2019 PhD Social Welfare
Robert Stempel College of Public Health & Social Work; Florida International University

2006 MS Psychology
College of Arts, Sciences and Education;School of Integrated Science and Humanities
Florida International University

2002 BA Psychology
College of Arts, Sciences and Education;School of Integrated Science and Humanities
Florida International University

PhD Dissertation Title:
The impact of microaggressions and minority stress on the psychological  well-being of emerging adult
sexual minorities of color

PhD Thesis Advisor:
Eric F. Wagner, PhD

Penn Department:
School of Social Policy & Practice

Penn Faculty Mentor:
Amy Hillier,PhD

 

 

Christine Vazquez

Microbiology
Christine Vazquez

Microbiology

Education:
Ph.D.  Duke University
MS Johns Hopkins University
B.S.  Johns Hopkins University

PhD Title: 
Mechanisms of Innate Immune Regulation by the Hepatitis C Virus protease, NS3-NS4A

PhD Thesis Advisor: 
Dr. Stacy Horner

Postdoc Research Topic:
Host-virus innate interactions of emerging viral pathogens

UPENN Department:
Department of Microbiology

Penn Faculty Mentor:
Dr. Kellie Jurado

Claire Witherel

Biomedical Engineering
Claire Witherel

Biomedical Engineering

Education:
2019, PhD, Drexel University, School of Biomedical Engineering, Science and Health Systems
2012, MS/BS ,  Masters of Science

PhD Dissertation Title:
Biomaterial-Mediated Control Over Macrophage Behavior for Tissue Engineering

PhD Thesis Advisor:

Kara L. Spiller, PhD
Penn Department:
Bioengineering

Penn Faculty Mentor:
Jason A. Burdick, PhD

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