Student Researchers

The College provides support for several students to assist in research projects throughout the academic year and during the summer.  For more information about these opportunities, visit the following link.  

Attendees at the 2015 Midwest Stress Response and Molecular Chaperone Meeting
left to right:  James West, Jonathan Allotey, Jen Pilat, Karis Kosar, Jack Buchan, Joe David

Sophomore Research Assistants – Spring 2015
Kristin Allan ('16)
Brianna Bauer ('17)
Nathan Brownstein ('18)
Jack Buchan ('17)
Ned Kelly ('16)
Matt Loberg ('16)
Jen Pilat ('16)
Matt Pleshinger ('18)

Sophomore Research Assistants – Fall 2014
Kristin Allan ('16)
Nathan Brownstein ('18)
Jack Buchan ('17)
Matt Loberg ('16)
Jen Pilat ('16)
Matt Pleshinger ('18)

Summer Research Assistant – Summer 2014
Kristin Allan ('16)

Sophomore Research Assistants – Spring 2014
Jack Buchan ('17)
Karis Kosar ('15)
Matt Loberg ('16)
Jen Pilat ('16)
Herbert Sizek ('17)

Attendees at the 2014 Midwest Stress Response and Molecular Chaperone Meeting
left to right:  Matt Naticchia, Matt Loberg, Matt Spencer, James West, Juliet Chepngeno, and Sreyan Chowdhury

Sophomore Research Assistants – Fall 2013
Matt Loberg ('16)
Jen Pilat ('16)
Herbert Sizek ('17)

Summer Research Group – 2013
Juliet Chepngeno ('14, HHMI)
Matt Loberg ('16, Research Corporation)
Matt Naticchia ('14, Research Corporation)

Sophomore Research Assistants – Spring 2013
Navee Chandran ('15)
Juliet Chepngeno ('14)
Abbey Daniel ('15)
Shikha Dharia ('16)
Rachelle Herrin ('15)
Matt Spencer ('14)


Attendees at the 2013 Midwest Stress Response and Molecular Chaperone Meeting
Front row (L to R):  Wes Murphy and Sreyan Chowdhury; Back row (L to R):  James West, Matt Spencer, Kate Hunt, Susmit Tripathi, and Navee Chandran

Sophomore Research Assistants – Fall 2012
Navee Chandran ('15)
Rachelle Herrin ('15)
Matt Spencer ('14)

Summer Research Group – 2012
Front Row, left to right:  Rachelle Herrin ('15, Clare Boothe Luce Scholar); Masha Berman ('16, HHMI SEER Student); Karli Pulice ('16, HHMI SEER Student)
Back Row, left to right:  Matthew Naticchia ('14, Research Corporation Research Assistant); Andrew Lamade ('13, HHMI SEER Mentor); James West

Sophomore Research Assistants – Spring 2012
Naveeshini Chandran ('15)
Sreyan Chowdhury ('14)
Rachelle Herrin ('15)
Matthew Naticchia ('14)
Susmit Tripathi ('15)

Attendees at 2012 Midwest Stress Response and Molecular Chaperone Meeting
Pictured from left to right:  James West, Haley Brown ('12), and TeQuion Brookins ('12)

Sophomore Research Assistants – Spring 2011
Haley Brown ('12)
Sreyan Chowdhury ('14)
Andrew Lamade ('13)
Wesley Murphy ('13)
Matthew Naticchia ('14)
Susmit Tripathi ('14)

Attendees at the 2011 Midwest Stress Response and Molecular Chaperone Meeting
Pictured from left to right (James West (with eyes closed), Omar Atassi, unknown person eating in background, Chelsea Stamm, unknown person drinking coffee in background, Haley Brown)

Summer Research Group – 2010
Haley Brown (Sophomore Research, '12)
Haley devising a plan for cloning a gene (or perhaps plotting a mischievous prank on a lab mate instead)

Samantha Justice (HHMI, '12)
Sam after consuming large amounts of a cake she baked out of rainbows and smiles

Chelsea Stamm (HHMI, '11)
Chelsea admiring her most recent Western blot

The students (and faculty) above completed at least part of the Hartzler's Challenge (sampling every flavor of ice cream sold at Hartzler's Dairy).  Others participating included Stephanie Strand, Beth Snyder, Lyn Loveless, and Tristan Vrolijk.

Sophomore Research Assistants – Spring 2010
Haley Brown
Will Cary ('13)

Sophomore Research Assistant – Fall 2009
Chelsea Stamm

Summer Research Group – 2009
Chelsea Stamm (HHMI)
Haley Brown (Sophomore Research)

Chelsea Stamm enjoying some quality time in the cell culture hood.


Haley Brown overjoyed at the thought of doing another beta-galactosidase assay.












Sophomore Research Assistants for Spring 2009
Chelsea Stamm
Yujing Zhao ('12)

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