Student Honors & Announcements 2019

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PHI BETA KAPPA INDUCTEES

The following students were initiated into the Wake Forest Chapter of Phi Beta Kappa on Monday, April 15, 2019:

Phi Beta Kappa

Seniors
Elizabeth Maureen Black
Taylor Danielle Catalano
Brooke Ana Christensen
Amelia Adele Mangan
Kelly Anne O’Keefe
Jennifer Elaine Stern
Madelaine Mae Usey

Juniors
Katherine Grace Beshears

Phi Beta Kappa is the nation’s oldest and most prestigious academic honor society for the liberal arts.
Less than 10 percent of undergraduates in the liberal arts and sciences are selected for lifetime membership.

 

BMB SENIOR RESEARCH DAY

Congratulations to the following Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (BMB) students (and their Biology mentors) who presented posters on BMB Senior Research Day!

Oral Presentations from Honors Students:
Chloe Borden – Mentors: Sarah McDonald and James Pease
     Intergenotypic amino acid diversity in rotavirus outer capsid proteins VP4 and VP7

Poster Presentations:
Paula Patel – Mentor: Sarah McDonald
     Mapping Rotavirus VP1 Localization Determinants: Site-directed Mutagenesis of Leucine 138

Keyang Yu – Mentor: Ke Zhang
     Analysis of protein-protein interaction between histone demethylases

 

AWARDS

Elizabeth Black won the Carolina Biological Supply Company Undergraduate Research Award.

Emily Tompkins won the Elton C. Cocke Award for Outstanding Graduate Student.

 

RICHTER SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENTS

Name – Major
Nicole Johnsen – Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
Haleigh Schultz – Biology
Madeleine Ward – Biology
Mohammad Malik – Chemistry / Biology

Richter Scholarship Program awards are the largest single awards on campus for the purpose of independent study. Students are encouraged to pursue enriching, broadening projects that have the promise of being life-changing. To enrich the independent study experience, each student is required to have a faculty mentor for his or her project.

 

ARTS & HUMANITIES RESEARCH FELLOWSHIP RECIPIENTS

Name – Major
Andrew Murphy – Biology / English

Wake Forest Research Fellowships (WFA&HF) are designed to provide students with the opportunity to participate in intensive scholarship under the mentorship of a Wake Forest University faculty member during the summer months. The WFA&HF will support half-summer (5 week) projects mentored by Reynolda College faculty in Divisions I (Humanities), II (Literature), and III (Fine Arts).

 

RESEARCH FELLOWSHIP RECIPIENTS

Name – Major
Matthew Gronberg – Biochemistry
Ikeer Mancera-Ortiz – Biochemistry
Jialin Chen – Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Chaeun (Jiah) Lee – Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Molly Sohn – Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Katherine Cunnane – Biology
Ning (Faye) Fang – Biology
Lindsey Hoots – Biology
Suprene Mohamedzein – Biology
Samuel Sutton – Biology
Tien-Chi (Jason) Hou – Biology / Chemistry
Du (Dan) Gu – Biology / Psychology
Courtney Kaplan – Biology / Psychology

Wake Forest Research Fellowships (WFRF) are designed to provide students with the opportunity to participate in intensive scholarship under the mentorship of a Wake Forest University faculty member across the summer months. The Wake Forest Research Fellowship will support projects mentored or co-mentored by Reynolda College faculty.

 

Read more about the Student Honors and Announcements in the Dean’s Office Digest:
Spring 2019 Honors & Announcements