Past Projects

This listing of recipients of major research grants reflects the diversity of research projects undertaken by Penn undergraduates and supported by CURF.

We do not currently track recipients of departmental grants unless they are alumnus-backed or otherwise

Penn Undergraduate Research Mentoring Program
Project Title Students Involved School Faculty Mentor Year of Project
Identifying How T Cells Utilize Branched-Chain Amino Acids (BCAAs) To Activate mTORC1 or Engage Downstream Mitochondrial Metabol
Rajat Ramesh
College
William Bailis
2021 (Fall)
Misinformation on the COVID-19 Vaccine on Twitter
Michelle Wu
Nursing
Melanie Kornides, ScD, MPH, APRN
2021 (Fall)
Test & Roll: Profit-maximizing A/B tests
Maxine Fang
Wharton
Ron Berman, PhD
2021 (Fall)
Use of the Cox Proportional-Hazards Model for Survival Analysis and Prognostic Prediction of Glioblastoma (GBM)
Nari Kim
College
Dokyoon Kim, PhD
2021 (Fall)
A Quantitative & Economic Analysis of Crime, Policing & Race in a Time of Change
Caroline Li
Wharton
David Abrams, PhD
2021 (Spring)
A Unified Model of Network Formation and Network Bargaining
Zhong Zhang
College
Wayne Gao
2021 (Spring)
ARCH Lab Implementation Science Projects
Temitayo Lukan
College
Dr. Rinad Beidas
2021 (Spring)
Architectural Research in Robotic Fabrication: Autonomous Rod Bending
Gregory Tasik
Engineering and Applied Sciences
Robert Stuart-Smith, Mr
2021 (Spring)
Castle Escape
Priya Shah
Engineering and Applied Sciences
Chris Callison-Burch
2021 (Spring)
Characterizing the Role of TRF2 in Maintaining Cardiomyocyte Function During Heart Development
Yujung Lee
Nursing
Foteini Mourkioti, PhD
2021 (Spring)
Digitizing the Census of Religious Bodies
Zhangyang Xie
College
Melissa Wilde, Ph.D
2021 (Spring)
Diversification of the SprT-like Gene Family and Functional Consequences for Chromosome Transmission
Isabella Farkas
College
Mia Levine, PhD
2021 (Spring)
Does fast-acting antidepressant action of ketamine reverse psychosocial stress-induced hippocampal-dependent cognitive deficits
Harley Haas
College
Harley Haas
2021 (Spring)
Evolutionary dynamics in Drosophila melanogaster
Tia Yancey
College
Paul Schmidt
2021 (Spring)
Examining Self Isolation Induced Stress and Exploring Modern Self Administration Paradigms
Claude-Ericka Ekobeni
Engineering and Applied Sciences
Kyle Czarnecki
2021 (Spring)
How International Organizations Work: Legal and Practical Aspects
Carolina Herrera Figueroa
College
Julia Gray, PhD
2021 (Spring)
How International Organizations Work: Legal and Practical Aspects
Naveen Farook
College
Julia Gray, PhD
2021 (Spring)
How International Organizations Work?
Hannah Norman
College
Julia Gray, PhD
2021 (Spring)
Integrating Pointing Sensors for High Altitude Balloon-borne Telescope
Mei Han
Engineering and Applied Sciences
James Aguirre
2021 (Spring)
Ionizable Lipid Nanoparticle Mediated mRNA Delivery to Multiple Myeloma Cells
Andres Hubsch
Engineering and Applied Sciences
Michael Mitchell, PhD
2021 (Spring)
Latent Stratification in Advertising Experiments
Zhen Huang
College
Ron Berman, PhD
2021 (Spring)
Living Electrodes for Hearing Rehabilitation
Halle Kincaid
College
Jason Brant, MD
2021 (Spring)
Living Electrodes for Hearing Rehabilitation
Ashrita Nagpal
College
Jason Brant, MD
2021 (Spring)
Microbial Activity in Anthracite Contaminated Soils
Jazmine Rud
College
Alain Plante, PhD
2021 (Spring)
MicroRNAs As Early Gastric Cancer (GC) Biomarkers
Tahana Ahmed
College
Sandra Ryeom, Ph.D.
2021 (Spring)
Misinformation about the COVID-19 Vaccine in the Media
Franchesca Perez
College
Dr. Melanie Kornides
2021 (Spring)
Modulation of Protein-X using a Blocking Antibody
Michael Wang
College
Michela Locci, PhD
2021 (Spring)
Mylar Project
Leah Tesfa
Engineering and Applied Sciences
Igor Bargatin, Ph.D.
2021 (Spring)
Nanowire Fabrication
Sophie Abner
College
Ritesh Agarwal, Ph.D.
2021 (Spring)
Novel Mast Cell Receptor in Allergic and Inflammatory Diseases
Olivia Ong
College
Hydar Ali, Ph.D.
2021 (Spring)
Ocean physics and ecology: satellite and climate model data analysis
Jonathan Tran
Engineering and Applied Sciences
Irina Marinov
2021 (Spring)
Overlap in Penk and Y1R Genes Involved in Pain and Hunger
Yaelee Valencia-Aguilera
College
John Nicholas Betley
2021 (Spring)
Reviewing and developing distributed algorithms for multi-center learning
Geshi Yeung
College
Yong Chen, PhD
2021 (Spring)
Specification and verification for functional and imperative programs
Vikramaditya Singh
Engineering and Applied Sciences
Stephanie Weirich
2021 (Spring)
Status-pay trade off? Gender Patterns in Engineers' Job Applications
Peng Zhao
College
Tiantian Yang
2021 (Spring)
Sunset over Sunset
Julian Valgora
College
Francesca Ammon, PhD
2021 (Spring)
The endogenous role of hindbrain ghrelin receptors in regulating feeding behavior
Mattison Boveri
Engineering and Applied Sciences
Harvey Grill, PhD
2021 (Spring)
College Alumni Society Undergraduate Research Grant
Project Title Students Involved School Faculty Mentor Year of Project
Investigating the role of the S1PR1 endocytosis pathway on T cell migration towards S1P.
Christine Wu
College
Janis Burkhardt , Ph.D
2021 (Fall)
Approximate arithmetic processing on multiple visual ensembles
Wenyi Xu
College
Elizabeth Brannon, Ph.D.
2021 (Spring)
Determining predictive risk of schizophrenia in individuals with 22qDS through failed mitochondrial compensation
Angela Yang
College
Stewart Anderson, M.D.
2021 (Spring)
High Throughput Optogenetics in an Integrated Opto-Plate Reader
Gloria Lee
College
Lukasz Bugaj, PhD
2021 (Spring)
Memories of Captivity in the Great East Asian War (1592-1598)
Junyoung Baik
College
Siyen Fei
2021 (Spring)
Microglia Density and Morphology at P10 in the Early Postnatal Male and Female C57BL/6J Mouse Hippocampus
Max Wragan
College
Amelia Eisch, PhD
2021 (Spring)
Targeting Moral Values in Non-Compliant Individuals to Increase Mask-Wearing during the COVID-19 Pandemic
Tiffany Tieu
College
Melissa Hunt, Ph.D.
2021 (Spring)
Grants for Faculty Mentoring Undergraduate Research
Project Title Students Involved School Faculty Mentor Year of Project
Accessible and insightful scientific learning experiences using the microorganism Haloferax volcanii
Criston Young
College
Mechthild Pohlschroder
2021 (Spring)
Jumpstart for Juniors
Project Title Students Involved School Faculty Mentor Year of Project
Debiasing Overconfidence
Feiyi Wang
College
Barbara Mellers , PhD
2021 (Spring)
Effects of Aerobic Exercise on Recovery after a Transient Ischemic Attack
Justin Arnold
College
Kelly Sloane
2021 (Spring)
Investigating a Neural Circuit for Female Reproductive Behavior using Viral Tools in Songbirds
Elena Cruz-Adames
College
Marc Schmidt, Ph.D.
2021 (Spring)
Vagelos Undergraduate Research Grant
Project Title Students Involved School Faculty Mentor Year of Project
Formulating Thermosensitive Radiopaque Hydrogel for Hepatocellular Carcinoma Treatment
Ananyaa Kumar
Engineering and Applied Sciences
David Cormode, Ph.D.
2021 (Spring)
Gelfman International Summer Fund
Project Title Students Involved School Faculty Mentor Year of Project
The Law of the Other: Converts and Gentiles in the Eyes of Seventeenth-Century Istanbul Rabbis
ELYAKIM ENGELMANN-SUISSA
College
Oscar Aguirre-Mandujano
2021 (Spring)

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